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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:2030s,  future,  1990s
Story: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,  reference to radio shack,  reference to betsy ross,  involuntary manslaughter,  propositioned for sex,  firing two guns simultaneously,  reference to pancho villa,  jumping from a moving vehicle,  freeze to death,  reference to mr. rogers,  reference to jackie chan,  talking to a computer,  reference to luke skywalker,  singing along with radio,  credits as currency,  reference to taco bell,  killed in chair,  red sweater,  retina scan faked,  stun baton,  simon says,  reference to playboy,  rolex watch,  reference to jeffrey dahmer,  bottle of beer,  breaking the rules,  social control,  marlboro cigarettes,  feet on desk,  speaking spanish,  retina scan,  parole hearing,  police lieutenant,  reference to arnold schwarzenegger,  arms,  oldsmobile,  reference to al pacino,  bungee jump,  fine,  liquid nitrogen,  police sergeant,  m 60 machine gun,  see you in hell,  cryonics,  facial cut,  automation,  blow torch,  evil laugh,  car stunt,  reference to mickey mouse,  seashell,  pacifism,  murder spree,  culture shock,  building collapse,  rescue attempt,  car in water,  rogue cop,  frozen body,  nightstick,  murder by gunshot,  microchip,  movie poster,  hapkido,  year 1996,  warden,  cryogenics,  totalitarianism,  wrongful imprisonment,  utopia,  beret,  lapd,  street fight,  rehab,  dreaming,  six shooter,  corrupt official,  repeated line,  subterranean,  knitting,  female cop,  maverick cop,  police chief,  hollywood sign,  rehabilitation,  kimono,  21st century,  eyeball,  one liner,  alternate history,  hamburger,  disposing of a dead body,  gun held to head,  computer cracker,  scene before opening credits,  stick fight,  eye,  ex cop,  passionate kiss,  desert eagle,  prison escape,  fight to the death,  car chase,  body landing on a car,  tough cop,  gasoline,  wisecrack humor,  thrown through a window,  exploding head,  kicked in the crotch,  m 16,  dual wield,  cyberpunk,  mercilessness,  murder of a police officer,  reverse footage,  censorship,  social commentary,  back from the dead,  bald man,  mind control,  singing in a car,  culture clash,  laser,  fish out of water,  exploding building,  enemy,  security camera,  scene during opening credits,  title based on song,  underground,  machismo,  police brutality,  ak 47,  video,  corrupt cop,  graffiti,  die hard scenario,  neck breaking,  dystopia,  automobile,  gift,  president,  pursuit,  opening action scene,  kicked in the face,  tough girl,  evil man,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  electrocution,  one against many,  duel,  police detective,  one man army,  disarming someone,  severed head,  weapon,  boxing,  mixed martial arts,  woman,  ambush,  police car,  police station,  good versus evil,  decapitation,  fighting,  revolver,  hand to hand combat,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  bare butt,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  mirror,  car accident,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  death,  police,  violence,  murder,  fight,  kiss

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,  opening action scene,  kicked in the face,  tough girl,  one against many,  police detective,  one man army,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  police station,  revolver,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  gangster,  car accident,  machine gun,  black comedy,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  death,  violence,  murder,  police,  fight

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: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,  machismo,  police brutality,  corrupt cop,  president,  opening action scene,  kicked in the face,  evil man,  product placement,  duel,  police detective,  one man army,  disarming someone,  weapon,  mixed martial arts,  woman,  ambush,  police car,  police station,  fighting,  hand to hand combat,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  violence,  death,  police,  murder,  fight

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,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  electrocution,  one against many,  duel,  police detective,  one man army,  disarming someone,  ambush,  police station,  revolver,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  bare butt,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  car accident,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  police,  murder,  violence,  death,  fight

Passenger 57 (1992) is one of the best movies like Demolition Man (1993)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Passenger 57 (1992)

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

Themes: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,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  police car,  good versus evil,  hand to hand combat,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  police,  death,  violence,  murder,  fight

Speed (1994)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Speed (1994)

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

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior
Period:1990s
Story:sawed off shotgun,  action hero,  foot chase,  lapd,  ex cop,  passionate kiss,  car chase,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  machismo,  police brutality,  die hard scenario,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  evil man,  one against many,  one man army,  mixed martial arts,  woman,  police car,  police station,  good versus evil,  decapitation,  fighting,  revolver,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  police,  fight,  violence,  murder

Rush Hour (1998)
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:action hero,  foot chase,  lapd,  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,  police detective,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  police car,  police station,  revolver,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  fight,  police,  violence,  murder

Robocop 3 (1993)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Robocop 3 (1993)

The mega corporation Omni Consumer Products is still bent on creating their pet project, Delta City, to replace the rotting city of Detroit. Unfortunately, the inhabitants of the area have no intention of abandoning their homes simply for desires of the company. To this end, OCP have decided to force them to leave by employing a ruthless mercenary army to attack and harass them. An underground resistance begins and in this fight, Robocop must decide where his loyalties lie. (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:underground resistance,  near future,  action hero,  rogue cop,  maverick cop,  desert eagle,  car chase,  tough cop,  exploding head,  cyberpunk,  social commentary,  exploding building,  underground,  police brutality,  ak 47,  neck breaking,  dystopia,  tough girl,  one against many,  one man army,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  police station,  decapitation,  fighting,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  hero,  gangster,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  fight,  violence,  police

New Police Story (2004) is one of the best movies like Demolition Man (1993)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

New Police Story (2004)

Inspector Wing of the Hong Kong Police Force has become the victim of a gang, led by the evil Joe. When his entire team is killed, Wing becomes a hapless drunk, feeling guilty for the deaths of his team. A young man with a troubled past pretends to be a police officer working on the case with Wing, to get him back on his feet and begin an adventure to get revenge on the evil Joe and his Gang of Five, especially when it becomes personal. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  sadism,  betrayal,  revenge
Characters:warrior
Story:anti hero,  action hero,  foot chase,  murder spree,  repeated line,  maverick cop,  police chief,  computer cracker,  ex cop,  car chase,  tough cop,  thrown through a window,  mercilessness,  murder of a police officer,  reverse footage,  security camera,  police brutality,  ak 47,  corrupt cop,  die hard scenario,  opening action scene,  kicked in the face,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one against many,  police detective,  one man army,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  police car,  police station,  good versus evil,  revolver,  hand to hand combat,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  car accident,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  murder,  violence,  fight,  death,  police

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: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,  car chase,  fight to the death,  body landing on a car,  exploding head,  dual wield,  mercilessness,  back from the dead,  mind control,  laser,  machismo,  police brutality,  ak 47,  corrupt cop,  neck breaking,  kicked in the face,  evil man,  electrocution,  one against many,  one man army,  disarming someone,  severed head,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  police car,  good versus evil,  decapitation,  revolver,  hand to hand combat,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  bare butt,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  car accident,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  fight,  police,  death,  violence,  murder

El Mariachi (1992)
Action, Crime, Thriller

El Mariachi (1992)

El Mariachi just wants to play his guitar and carry on the family tradition. Unfortunately, the town he tries to find work in has another visitor...a killer who carries his guns in a guitar case. The drug lord and his henchmen mistake El Mariachi for the killer, Azul, and chase him around town trying to kill him and get his guitar case. (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,  one against many,  one man army,  disarming someone,  severed head,  ambush,  good versus evil,  revolver,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  car accident,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  death,  murder,  violence

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... (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,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  police car,  good versus evil,  decapitation,  revolver,  psychopath,  showdown,  gunfight,  tough guy,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  death,  murder,  violence,  kiss

Universal Soldier (1992) is one of the best movies like Demolition Man (1993)
Action, Sci-fi

Universal Soldier (1992)

An elite team of soldiers has been used against terrorists where they use astounding physical capabilities to overcome them. Victoria, a reporter, follows them and discovers a part of their secret. When one of the team kills her cameraman she tries to escape. Luc, one of the soldiers begins to have flashbacks and turns sides and helps her as the remainder of the team follows to protect their secrets. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  terrorism,  betrayal
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior
Period:future,  1990s
Story:eye gouging,  action hero,  car explosion,  fight to the death,  car chase,  thrown through a window,  cyberpunk,  mercilessness,  back from the dead,  title based on song,  machismo,  neck breaking,  opening action scene,  evil man,  one against many,  one man army,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  good versus evil,  fighting,  hand to hand combat,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  bare butt,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  hero,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  murder,  death,  police,  fight,  violence

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,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  police detective,  disarming someone,  ambush,  police car,  police station,  revolver,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  two word title,  fight,  police,  murder,  violence,  death

Escape From L.a. (1996)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Escape From L.a. (1996)

The year is 2013 and Snake Plissken is back but this time it's L.A., which through the agency of earthquakes has become an island of the damned. But something has gone wrong in this new moral order, because the President's daughter has absconded to L.A. with a detonation device, and Snake is commandeered to retrieve it. But just below the surface there is a coiled Snake ready to strike. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Period:future
Story:sawed off shotgun,  anti hero,  action hero,  six shooter,  hollywood sign,  desert eagle,  car chase,  fight to the death,  wisecrack humor,  m 16,  dual wield,  machismo,  ak 47,  dystopia,  electrocution,  one against many,  one man army,  disarming someone,  severed head,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  decapitation,  revolver,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  police,  violence

Judge Dredd (1995)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Judge Dredd (1995)

In the year 2139, the Earth has changed into a virtually uninhabitable place called the Cursed Earth. All of the Earth's population have crowded into the cities across the planet, now known as Mega-Cities. The crimes in these Mega-Cities became so violent and so powerful, that the regular justice system was powerless to contain, then it collapsed completely. However, a new justice system came from the ashes, there were three justice systems in one (police, jury and executioner), they were called Judges. In Mega-City One (formerly, New York City), there was a Judge, named Joseph Dredd, who was the toughest and most stringent Judge in history. One day, he was charged with murder, and was tried and sentenced to life in prison because of it. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:laser gun,  anti hero,  action hero,  repeated line,  female cop,  prison escape,  car chase,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  cyberpunk,  murder of a police officer,  exploding building,  machismo,  police brutality,  corrupt cop,  neck breaking,  dystopia,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  product placement,  electrocution,  one man army,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  police station,  good versus evil,  hand to hand combat,  psychopath,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  hero,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  two word title,  murder,  police,  kiss

The Running Man (1987) is one of the best movies like Demolition Man (1993)
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,  police brutality,  neck breaking,  dystopia,  opening action scene,  kicked in the face,  tough girl,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  electrocution,  woman,  ambush,  good versus evil,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  fight,  murder,  police,  death

Bad Boys (1995)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Bad Boys (1995)

Marcus Burnett is a hen-pecked family man. Mike Lowry is a foot-loose and fancy free ladies' man. Both are Miami policemen, and both have 72 hours to reclaim a consignment of drugs stolen from under their station's nose. To complicate matters, in order to get the assistance of the sole witness to a murder, they have to pretend to be each other. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Period:1990s
Story:anti hero,  action hero,  foot chase,  maverick cop,  computer cracker,  desert eagle,  car chase,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  dual wield,  title based on song,  machismo,  police brutality,  corrupt cop,  automobile,  opening action scene,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  police detective,  ambush,  police station,  fighting,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  car accident,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  murder,  fight,  death,  kiss,  violence,  police

Assault On Precinct 13 (1976)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Assault On Precinct 13 (1976)

Police ambush and kill several gang members in Los Angeles. Gang members make a pact of blood to strike back at police, and conduct a siege on the police station which is almost abandoned and due to be closed. Staff of the closing precinct and the criminals being held there while in transit must work together to fight off the attacking gang members. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior
Story:anti hero,  foot chase,  repeated line,  female cop,  car chase,  tough cop,  mercilessness,  police brutality,  die hard scenario,  pursuit,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  weapon,  woman,  ambush,  police car,  police station,  good versus evil,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  fight,  murder,  violence,  police,  death

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. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:restaurant
Characters:warrior
Story: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,  opening action scene,  kicked in the face,  tough girl,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  electrocution,  one against many,  one man army,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  woman,  ambush,  police car,  hand to hand combat,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  fight,  murder,  kiss,  violence,  death

Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) is one of the best movies like Demolition Man (1993)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)

Martin Riggs finally meets his match in the form of Lorna Cole, a beautiful but tough policewoman. Together with Roger Murtaugh, his partner, the three attempt to expose a crooked former policeman and his huge arms racket. The crooked cop (Jack Travis) thwarts them at every turn, mainly by killing anyone who is about to talk, but Murtaugh has personal problems of his own as his family are brought into the equation. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Period:1990s
Story:action hero,  arms,  lapd,  six shooter,  maverick cop,  ex cop,  passionate kiss,  tough cop,  dual wield,  exploding building,  security camera,  machismo,  opening action scene,  kicked in the face,  tough girl,  duel,  disarming someone,  weapon,  boxing,  mixed martial arts,  revolver,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  kiss,  murder,  police,  violence

The Terminator (1984)
Action, Sci-fi

The Terminator (1984)

A cyborg is sent from the future on a deadly mission. He has to kill Sarah Connor, a young woman whose life will have a great significance in years to come. Sarah has only one protector - Kyle Reese - also sent from the future. The Terminator uses his exceptional intelligence and strength to find Sarah, but is there any way to stop the seemingly indestructible cyborg ? (Read More)

Mood:gore
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:eye gouging,  laser gun,  sawed off shotgun,  action hero,  foot chase,  totalitarianism,  21st century,  alternate history,  car chase,  thrown through a window,  m 16,  dual wield,  cyberpunk,  mercilessness,  murder of a police officer,  social commentary,  dystopia,  opening action scene,  one against many,  one man army,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  woman,  ambush,  police station,  hand to hand combat,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  police,  kiss,  death,  violence,  murder

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,  scene during opening credits,  ak 47,  tough girl,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  duel,  weapon,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  revolver,  hand to hand combat,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  murder,  death,  violence

Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995)

John McClane is now almost a full-blown alcoholic and is suspended from the NYPD. But when a bomb goes off in the Bonwit Teller Department Store the police go insane trying to figure out what's going on. Soon, a man named Simon calls and asks for McClane. Simon tells Inspector Walter Cobb that McClane is going to play a game called "Simon Says". He says that McClane is going to do the tasks he assigns him. If not, he'll set off another bomb. With the help of a Harlem electrician, John McClane must race all over New York trying to figure out the frustrating puzzles that the crafty terrorist gives him. But when a bomb goes off in a subway station right by the Federal Reserve (the biggest gold storage in the world) things start to get heated. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  conspiracy,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior
Period:1990s
Story:anti hero,  action hero,  simon says,  m 60 machine gun,  female cop,  maverick cop,  one liner,  car chase,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  mercilessness,  exploding building,  security camera,  machismo,  police brutality,  die hard scenario,  neck breaking,  opening action scene,  kicked in the face,  evil man,  duel,  police detective,  one man army,  disarming someone,  police station,  revolver,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  fight,  murder,  death,  police,  violence

Terminator Genisys (2015) is one of the best movies like Demolition Man (1993)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Terminator Genisys (2015)

When John Connor ('Jason Clarke (I)' (qv)), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese ('Jai Courtney' (qv)) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor ('Emilia Clarke' (qv)) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured time-line. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian ('Arnold Schwarzenegger' (qv)), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future... (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Period:future
Story:laser gun,  action hero,  foot chase,  police lieutenant,  microchip,  subterranean,  female cop,  21st century,  desert eagle,  car chase,  body landing on a car,  wisecrack humor,  thrown through a window,  dual wield,  cyberpunk,  murder of a police officer,  social commentary,  laser,  exploding building,  security camera,  scene during opening credits,  tough girl,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  electrocution,  police detective,  one man army,  disarming someone,  severed head,  ambush,  police station,  good versus evil,  decapitation,  revolver,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  two word title,  death,  murder

Escape From New York (1981)
Action, Sci-fi

Escape From New York (1981)

In the future, crime is out of control and New York City's Manhattan is a maximum security prison. Grabbing a bargaining chip right out of the air, convicts bring down the President's plane in bad old Gotham. Gruff Snake Plissken, a one-eyed lone warrior new to prison life, is coerced into bringing the President, and his cargo, out of this land of undesirables. (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Period:future,  1990s
Story:future shock,  anti hero,  action hero,  foot chase,  six shooter,  stick fight,  prison escape,  car chase,  fight to the death,  wisecrack humor,  m 16,  dystopia,  president,  one against many,  one man army,  severed head,  mixed martial arts,  woman,  ambush,  revolver,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  hero,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  death,  murder,  violence,  police

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

The Colony (2013)

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

Themes:surveillance,  sadism,  betrayal
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:near future,  anti hero,  action hero,  foot chase,  frozen body,  fight to the death,  mercilessness,  reverse footage,  bald man,  exploding building,  enemy,  security camera,  underground,  dystopia,  pursuit,  tough girl,  disarming someone,  severed head,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  good versus evil,  decapitation,  revolver,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  two word title,  death,  kiss,  fight,  violence,  murder

Lethal Weapon (1987)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Lethal Weapon (1987)

Martin Riggs is an L.A. cop with suicidal tendencies and Roger Murtaugh is the unlucky police officer with whom Riggs is assigned. Together they uncover a huge drug-smuggling operation, and as their success rate grows so does their friendship.

Story:sawed off shotgun,  anti hero,  action hero,  foot chase,  six shooter,  maverick cop,  body landing on a car,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  m 16,  machismo,  police brutality,  neck breaking,  duel,  police detective,  weapon,  boxing,  ambush,  police station,  revolver,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  death,  police,  fight,  violence

Hard Target (1993) is one of the best movies like Demolition Man (1993)
Action, Thriller

Hard Target (1993)

Natasha Binder comes to New Orleans looking for her father, who has gone missing. In doing so, she meets a very hard man called Chance. He helps her find out that her father was killed by an organisation who sell the opportunity to hunt human prey. They are taking advantage of a police strike in New Orleans. Will the Muscles from Brussels win through? (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior
Period:1990s
Story:sawed off shotgun,  anti hero,  action hero,  female cop,  stick fight,  m 16,  dual wield,  murder of a police officer,  machismo,  ak 47,  opening action scene,  kicked in the face,  one against many,  one man army,  disarming someone,  ambush,  police station,  hand to hand combat,  psychopath,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  hero,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  death,  murder,  police,  violence,  fight

Police Story (1985)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Police Story (1985)

Kevin Chan (aka Jackie) is a Hong-Kong cop, who scores his first big hit by virtually single-handedly capturing and arresting a big drug- lord. Of course, the drug-lord isn't too happy about this, and frames Kevin with the murder of another cop (who happened to be on the take). Kevin has to clear his name, whilst keeping himself from getting killed or arrested, and keeping his girlfriend from leaving him. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  revenge
Characters:warrior
Story:action hero,  foot chase,  car stunt,  maverick cop,  gun held to head,  car chase,  body landing on a car,  tough cop,  corrupt cop,  automobile,  opening action scene,  kicked in the face,  product placement,  one against many,  police detective,  one man army,  disarming someone,  weapon,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  police car,  police station,  good versus evil,  fighting,  revolver,  hand to hand combat,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  hero,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  car accident,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  two word title,  fight,  violence,  death,  police,  murder

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,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  electrocution,  one against many,  one man army,  disarming someone,  weapon,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  fighting,  hand to hand combat,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  fight,  murder,  death,  violence

Die Hard (1988)
Action, Thriller

Die Hard (1988)

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

Themes:terrorism,  revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior
Story:anti hero,  action hero,  rolex watch,  rogue cop,  maverick cop,  one liner,  computer cracker,  body landing on a car,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  machismo,  police brutality,  die hard scenario,  neck breaking,  kicked in the face,  evil man,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one against many,  police detective,  one man army,  weapon,  mixed martial arts,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  hero,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  murder,  police,  violence,  fight,  death

Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) is one of the best movies like Demolition Man (1993)
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,  ambush,  sunglasses,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  hero,  gangster,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  violence,  police

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,  ambush,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  mirror,  car accident,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  death,  violence,  fight,  murder

Total Recall (1990)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Total Recall (1990)

Douglas Quaid is haunted by a recurring dream about a journey to Mars. He hopes to find out more about this dream and buys a holiday at Rekall Inc. where they sell implanted memories. But something goes wrong with the memory implantation and he remembers being a secret agent fighting against the evil Mars administrator Cohaagen. Now the story really begins and it's a rollercoaster ride until the massive end of the movie. (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy,  betrayal
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Period:future
Story:anti hero,  action hero,  foot chase,  credits as currency,  utopia,  21st century,  one liner,  car chase,  exploding head,  kicked in the crotch,  cyberpunk,  reverse footage,  social commentary,  machismo,  neck breaking,  dystopia,  kicked in the face,  tough girl,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one man army,  woman,  good versus evil,  fighting,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  tough guy,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  two word title,  murder,  violence

Robocop 2 (1990)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Robocop 2 (1990)

After a successful deployment of the Robocop Law Enforcement unit, OCP sees its goal of urban pacification come closer and closer, but as this develops, a new narcotic known as "Nuke" invades the streets led by God-delirious leader Cane. As this menace grows, it may prove to be too much for Murphy to handle. OCP tries to replicate the success of the first unit, but ends up with failed prototypes with suicidal issues... until Dr. Faxx, a scientist straying away from OCP's path, uses Cane as the new subject for the Robocop 2 project, a living God. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:satire,  gore
Characters:warrior
Period:future,  1990s
Story:near future,  action hero,  rogue cop,  female cop,  maverick cop,  desert eagle,  m 16,  cyberpunk,  murder of a police officer,  social commentary,  police brutality,  ak 47,  dystopia,  tough girl,  one against many,  one man army,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  police car,  good versus evil,  fighting,  hand to hand combat,  psychopath,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  hero,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  murder,  death,  police,  fight,  violence

The Purge: Election Year (2016) is one of the best movies like Demolition Man (1993)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Purge: Election Year (2016)

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

Themes:surveillance,  sadism,  conspiracy,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior
Story:near future,  anti hero,  action hero,  street fight,  body landing on a car,  dual wield,  mercilessness,  social commentary,  security camera,  ak 47,  dystopia,  president,  kicked in the face,  evil man,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  electrocution,  one man army,  disarming someone,  severed head,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  decapitation,  revolver,  hand to hand combat,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  violence,  murder,  death,  fight

Machete Kills (2013)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Machete Kills (2013)

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

Themes:surveillance,  sadism,  terrorism,  conspiracy,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior
Story:laser gun,  sawed off shotgun,  anti hero,  action hero,  foot chase,  fight to the death,  car chase,  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,  one man army,  severed head,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  police station,  decapitation,  revolver,  hand to hand combat,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  bare butt,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  car accident,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  fight,  murder,  police,  death,  violence

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,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  electrocution,  one against many,  one man army,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  good versus evil,  fighting,  revolver,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  death,  fight,  violence,  murder

Double Impact (1991)
Action, Crime

Double Impact (1991)

Jean Claude Van Damme plays a dual role as Alex and Chad, twins separated at the death of their parents. Chad is raised by a family retainer in Paris, Alex becomes a petty crook in Hong Kong. Seeing a picture of Alex, Chad rejoins him and convinces him that his rival in Hong Kong is also the man who killed their parents. Alex is suspicious of Chad, especially when it comes to his girlfriend. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:restaurant
Period:1990s
Story:anti hero,  action hero,  foot chase,  hollywood sign,  car chase,  fight to the death,  kicked in the crotch,  m 16,  dual wield,  machismo,  ak 47,  neck breaking,  kicked in the face,  tough girl,  evil man,  electrocution,  duel,  disarming someone,  revolver,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  death,  murder,  fight,  violence

Die Hard 2 (1990) is one of the best movies like Demolition Man (1993)
Action, Thriller

Die Hard 2 (1990)

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

Themes:sadism,  terrorism,  betrayal
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior
Period:1990s
Story:anti hero,  action hero,  murder by gunshot,  maverick cop,  computer cracker,  fight to the death,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  thrown through a window,  kicked in the crotch,  m 16,  mercilessness,  machismo,  die hard scenario,  kicked in the face,  evil man,  one against many,  one man army,  weapon,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  death,  fight,  kiss,  violence,  police

Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)

Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh, after escaping death from the previous movies are put on a hit list by The Triads. When blood thirsty mercenaries are on their tail they team up again with Leo Getz and Lorna Cole, a newcomer (Chris Rock) to finally put an end to the Triads for good.

Period:1990s
Story:action hero,  foot chase,  lapd,  six shooter,  maverick cop,  car chase,  tough cop,  machismo,  police brutality,  ak 47,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  disarming someone,  weapon,  boxing,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  revolver,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  hero,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  martial arts,  murder,  police,  violence,  death

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,  back from the dead,  social commentary,  culture clash,  exploding building,  security camera,  neck breaking,  opening action scene,  kicked in the face,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  electrocution,  one against many,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  police car,  good versus evil,  fighting,  revolver,  hand to hand combat,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  death,  murder,  violence,  fight

Strange Days (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Strange Days (1995)

Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. One day he receives a disc which contains the memories of a murderer killing a prostitute. Lenny investigates and is pulled deeper and deeper in a whirl of blackmail, murder and rape. Will he survive and solve the case? (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  conspiracy,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:restaurant
Period:future,  1990s
Story:foot chase,  ex cop,  car chase,  body landing on a car,  gasoline,  cyberpunk,  security camera,  police brutality,  video,  corrupt cop,  dystopia,  opening action scene,  product placement,  electrocution,  disarming someone,  revolver,  hand to hand combat,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  los angeles california,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  mirror,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  violence,  death,  murder,  police,  fight

The Dark Knight Rises (2012) is one of the best movies like Demolition Man (1993)
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,  security camera,  underground,  ak 47,  die hard scenario,  neck breaking,  opening action scene,  kicked in the face,  tough girl,  evil man,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one against many,  duel,  police detective,  one man army,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  police station,  good versus evil,  hand to hand combat,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  fight,  death,  police,  murder,  kiss

Goldeneye (1995)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Goldeneye (1995)

When a deadly satellite weapon system falls into the wrong hands, only Agent 007 can save the world from certain disaster. Armed with his license to kill, Bond races to Russia in search of the stolen access codes for "Goldeneye," an awesome space weapon that can fire a devastating electromagnetic pulse toward Earth. But 007 is up against an enemy who anticipates his every move: a mastermind motivated by years of simmering hatred. Bond also squares off against Xenia Onatopp, an assassin who uses pleasure as her ultimate weapon. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  terrorism,  conspiracy,  revenge
Locations:museum
Characters:warrior
Period:1990s
Story:action hero,  bungee jump,  see you in hell,  computer cracker,  car chase,  reverse footage,  laser,  exploding building,  enemy,  machismo,  ak 47,  die hard scenario,  opening action scene,  evil man,  one man army,  weapon,  mixed martial arts,  good versus evil,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  car accident,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  fight,  death,  murder,  violence

Triple 9 (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Triple 9 (2016)

In TRIPLE 9, a crew of dirty cops are blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for "officer down". Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:restaurant
Story:foot chase,  police lieutenant,  police sergeant,  maverick cop,  scene before opening credits,  ex cop,  tough cop,  gasoline,  murder of a police officer,  reverse footage,  security camera,  scene during opening credits,  machismo,  police brutality,  ak 47,  corrupt cop,  gift,  opening action scene,  kicked in the face,  electrocution,  police detective,  disarming someone,  severed head,  ambush,  police car,  police station,  revolver,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  bare butt,  brawl,  gunfight,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  car accident,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  police,  death,  violence,  murder

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: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,  woman,  ambush,  good versus evil,  revolver,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  car accident,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  death,  murder,  fight,  violence

Enemy Mine (1985) is one of the best movies like Demolition Man (1993)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi

Enemy Mine (1985)

A soldier from Earth crash-lands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting; they band together to survive on this hostile world. In the end the human finds himself caring for his enemy in a completely unexpected way. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  betrayal,  revenge
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:laser gun,  anti hero,  action hero,  reference to mickey mouse,  rescue attempt,  21st century,  fight to the death,  mercilessness,  social commentary,  culture clash,  laser,  enemy,  opening action scene,  evil man,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one against many,  one man army,  disarming someone,  good versus evil,  fighting,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  two word title,  violence,  death,  fight,  murder

Gangster Squad (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Gangster Squad (2013)

It's 1949 Los Angeles, and gangster Mickey Cohen has moved in, with the intention of controlling all criminal activity in the city. He has bought local judges and police, and no one is willing to cross him or testify against him. Everyone except Sergeant John O'Mara, a former World War II soldier, whose goal is to settle with his family in a peaceful Los Angeles. Police Chief William Parker decides to form a special unit whose mission is to take down Cohen, and chooses O'Mara to lead the unit. O'Mara chooses 4 cops and asks another cop and vet, Jerry Wooters to join him but Wooters is not interested. But when he witnesses the murder of a young boy by Cohen's people, he joins them, and they decide to take apart Cohen's organization. Cohen wonders if a rival is going after him, but eventually he realizes it's the cops. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:restaurant
Story:anti hero,  action hero,  police sergeant,  reference to mickey mouse,  lapd,  maverick cop,  police chief,  car chase,  tough cop,  gasoline,  wisecrack humor,  dual wield,  murder of a police officer,  machismo,  corrupt cop,  neck breaking,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  police detective,  ambush,  police station,  good versus evil,  revolver,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  violence,  kiss,  murder,  death,  police

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