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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:claustrophobia,  heist,  greed,  terrorism,  robbery,  escape,  christmas,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:rooftop,  elevator,  airport
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  detective
Period:1980s
Story:walking on broken glass,  fragments of glass,  jumping from a rooftop,  karate chop,  fbi agent,  terrorist group,  sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  elevator shaft,  shooting out a window,  christmas party,  reluctant hero,  unlikely hero,  rescue mission,  exploding helicopter,  anti hero,  los angeles california,  police detective,  police shootout,  christmas eve,  pistol whip,  action hero,  christmas tree,  outrunning explosion,  los angeles police department,  reference to yasser arafat,  reference to ebenezer scrooge,  reference to roy rogers,  fire hose used as rope,  u.s. treasury,  swiss watch,  stealing from a dead body,  driving backwards,  faked accent,  rolex watch,  bearer bonds,  german stereotype,  japanese businessman,  reference to gary cooper,  power saw,  loose cannon,  squad car,  soldier killed,  santa claus costume,  reference to grace kelly,  soliloquy,  battle of wits,  writing in blood,  against the odds,  free fall,  catch phrase,  junk food,  police officer shot in the head,  estranged wife,  air vent,  estranged couple,  negotiator,  shot in the knee,  outnumbered,  rogue cop,  false name,  woman punching a man,  c4 explosives,  talking to oneself,  stockholm syndrome,  villain not really dead cliche,  payphone,  vendetta,  stupid victim,  famous line,  reference to john wayne,  hip hop music,  donut,  gun duel,  vault,  unsubtitled foreign language,  maverick cop,  police officer shot in the chest,  hanged man,  bare feet,  one liner,  glass,  bullet ballet,  blood on camera lens,  gunslinger,  comic relief,  computer cracker,  one night,  cameraman,  quick draw,  skyscraper,  armored car,  imperative in title,  stuffed animal,  hacker,  media coverage,  underdog,  blood on shirt,  beretta,  chauffeur,  marital problem,  police officer shot,  body landing on a car,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  one day,  assault rifle,  gash in the face,  power outage,  damsel in distress,  camera shot of feet,  barefoot,  mexican standoff,  rocket launcher,  teddy bear,  swat team,  blockbuster,  caught having sex,  walkie talkie,  captive,  monologue,  falling down stairs,  disaster,  machismo,  chainsaw,  police brutality,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  death of brother,  first part,  die hard scenario,  mercenary,  neck breaking,  kicked in the face,  evil man,  race against time,  pay phone,  first of series,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  fbi,  karate,  one against many,  limousine,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  sniper,  part of series,  one man army,  exploding car,  weapon,  mixed martial arts,  strangulation,  terrorist,  california,  reporter,  criminal,  television,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  shooting,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  pregnancy,  shootout,  based on book,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  party,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  two word title,  blood,  murder,  police,  violence,  death,  gun,  fight

Die Hard 2 (1990)
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:terrorism,  escape,  christmas
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:elevator,  airport
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:terrorist group,  terrorist plot,  elevator shaft,  reluctant hero,  unlikely hero,  anti hero,  police shootout,  action hero,  outrunning explosion,  swiss watch,  soldier killed,  police officer shot in the head,  c4 explosives,  reference to john wayne,  famous line,  gun duel,  maverick cop,  police officer shot in the chest,  bullet ballet,  computer cracker,  one night,  quick draw,  imperative in title,  media coverage,  beretta,  police officer shot,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  one day,  gash in the face,  swat team,  blockbuster,  walkie talkie,  machismo,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  mercenary,  kicked in the face,  evil man,  race against time,  one against many,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  part of series,  one man army,  weapon,  mixed martial arts,  strangulation,  terrorist,  reporter,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  shooting,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  based on novel,  death,  violence,  murder,  blood,  fight,  police,  gun

Live Free Or Die Hard (2007)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Live Free Or Die Hard (2007)

When someone hacks into the computers at the FBI's Cyber Crime Division; the Director decides to round up all the hackers who could have done this. When he's told that because it's the 4th of July most of their agents are not around so they might have trouble getting people to get the hackers. So he instructs them to get local PD'S to take care of it. And one of the cops they ask is John McClane who is tasked with bringing a hacker named Farrell to the FBI. But as soon as he gets there someone starts shooting at them. McClane manages to get them out but they're still being pursued. And it's just when McClane arrives in Washington that the whole system breaks down and chaos ensues. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  terrorism,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:elevator
Characters:hostage
Story:terrorist group,  sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  elevator shaft,  exploding helicopter,  los angeles california,  police detective,  police shootout,  action hero,  u.s. treasury,  loose cannon,  shot in the knee,  c4 explosives,  woman punching a man,  famous line,  maverick cop,  one night,  computer cracker,  imperative in title,  hacker,  body landing on a car,  tough cop,  rocket launcher,  blockbuster,  walkie talkie,  falling down stairs,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  neck breaking,  kicked in the face,  evil man,  fbi,  one against many,  limousine,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  part of series,  one man army,  exploding car,  strangulation,  terrorist,  california,  reporter,  criminal,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  shooting,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  airplane,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  death,  police,  blood,  violence,  gun

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. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  escape,  christmas,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:airport
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:fbi agent,  terrorist group,  sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  unlikely hero,  anti hero,  police shootout,  action hero,  catch phrase,  one liner,  comic relief,  quick draw,  beretta,  wisecrack humor,  one day,  mexican standoff,  swat team,  machismo,  police brutality,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  neck breaking,  kicked in the face,  evil man,  race against time,  fbi,  one against many,  shot in the forehead,  sniper,  one man army,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  strangulation,  terrorist,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  violence,  murder,  police,  blood,  death,  fight,  gun

Olympus Has Fallen (2013) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988)
Action, Thriller

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

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

Themes:terrorism,  escape,  christmas,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Locations:rooftop
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:terrorist group,  sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  unlikely hero,  exploding helicopter,  anti hero,  action hero,  christmas tree,  police officer shot in the chest,  armored car,  media coverage,  wisecrack humor,  one day,  assault rifle,  gash in the face,  rocket launcher,  swat team,  falling down stairs,  disaster,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  first part,  die hard scenario,  mercenary,  neck breaking,  evil man,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  fbi,  one against many,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  sniper,  one man army,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  strangulation,  terrorist,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  murder,  fight,  blood,  violence,  death

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:heist,  terrorism,  robbery,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:elevator
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  detective
Story:fbi agent,  terrorist group,  sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  exploding helicopter,  anti hero,  police detective,  police shootout,  action hero,  outrunning explosion,  catch phrase,  maverick cop,  one liner,  quick draw,  imperative in title,  beretta,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  one day,  swat team,  blockbuster,  walkie talkie,  machismo,  police brutality,  die hard scenario,  neck breaking,  kicked in the face,  evil man,  race against time,  pay phone,  fbi,  police officer killed,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  part of series,  one man army,  exploding car,  terrorist,  criminal,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  rescue,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  death,  blood,  violence,  police,  fight

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.

Themes:christmas,  kidnapping
Characters:detective
Period:1980s
Story:sniper rifle,  anti hero,  los angeles california,  police detective,  police shootout,  action hero,  christmas tree,  famous line,  maverick cop,  quick draw,  beretta,  body landing on a car,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  assault rifle,  swat team,  blockbuster,  machismo,  police brutality,  shot in the arm,  first part,  neck breaking,  first of series,  limousine,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  exploding car,  weapon,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  rescue,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  martial arts,  police,  fight,  death,  violence,  blood

New Police Story (2004)
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:robbery,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:rooftop,  elevator
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  detective
Story:fragments of glass,  karate chop,  sniper rifle,  reluctant hero,  anti hero,  police detective,  police shootout,  action hero,  outrunning explosion,  maverick cop,  comic relief,  computer cracker,  cameraman,  skyscraper,  media coverage,  tough cop,  assault rifle,  damsel in distress,  mexican standoff,  swat team,  walkie talkie,  falling down stairs,  police brutality,  shot in the arm,  death of brother,  die hard scenario,  kicked in the face,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  karate,  one against many,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  sniper,  one man army,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  strangulation,  criminal,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  party,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  police,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death,  fight

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988)
Action, Thriller

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)

Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, for the first time, finds himself on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack - unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons heist. With the Russian underworld in pursuit, and battling a countdown to war, the two McClanes discover that their opposing methods make them unstoppable heroes. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  terrorism,  escape,  revenge
Locations:rooftop,  elevator,  airport
Characters:warrior,  detective
Story:terrorist group,  terrorist plot,  exploding helicopter,  anti hero,  police detective,  police shootout,  action hero,  vault,  maverick cop,  armored car,  media coverage,  police officer shot,  body landing on a car,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  assault rifle,  rocket launcher,  police brutality,  shot in the arm,  die hard scenario,  mercenary,  neck breaking,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  police officer killed,  shot in the leg,  news report,  one man army,  exploding car,  strangulation,  terrorist,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  bare chested male,  murder

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:escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense,  gore
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  detective
Story:karate chop,  sniper rifle,  anti hero,  los angeles california,  police detective,  police shootout,  pistol whip,  action hero,  c4 explosives,  gun duel,  maverick cop,  one liner,  bullet ballet,  quick draw,  body landing on a car,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  assault rifle,  swat team,  captive,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  die hard scenario,  race against time,  pay phone,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  karate,  one against many,  limousine,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  one man army,  exploding car,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  murder,  gun,  blood,  police,  death,  violence,  fight

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

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:rooftop,  elevator
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  detective
Story:sniper rifle,  anti hero,  police detective,  police shootout,  pistol whip,  action hero,  maverick cop,  armored car,  body landing on a car,  tough cop,  damsel in distress,  mexican standoff,  swat team,  walkie talkie,  machismo,  police brutality,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  mercenary,  kicked in the face,  race against time,  one against many,  news report,  sniper,  one man army,  mixed martial arts,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  two word title,  police,  murder,  fight,  violence,  death

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:terrorism,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:elevator,  airport
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  detective
Story:terrorist plot,  elevator shaft,  rescue mission,  los angeles california,  action hero,  free fall,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  one day,  damsel in distress,  mexican standoff,  swat team,  blockbuster,  disaster,  machismo,  police brutality,  first part,  die hard scenario,  evil man,  pay phone,  fbi,  one against many,  police officer killed,  news report,  one man army,  mixed martial arts,  strangulation,  terrorist,  california,  reporter,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  airplane,  rescue,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  pistol,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  violence,  fight,  blood,  police,  murder

Exit Wounds (2001) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988)
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:terrorism,  escape,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Locations:rooftop
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  detective
Story:karate chop,  terrorist group,  exploding helicopter,  anti hero,  police detective,  police shootout,  action hero,  shot in the knee,  hip hop music,  maverick cop,  comic relief,  gunslinger,  computer cracker,  body landing on a car,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  swat team,  machismo,  police brutality,  shot in the arm,  kicked in the face,  evil man,  karate,  limousine,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  one man army,  exploding car,  weapon,  mixed martial arts,  terrorist,  criminal,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  based on novel,  murder,  death,  blood,  fight,  police,  violence

The Take (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Take (2016)

Michael Mason, a pick-pocket living in Paris steals a bag with a teddy bear in it. Not realizing the toy contains a timed bomb, he tosses it aside on a busy street. A few seconds later it explodes, killing four people. CCTV footage reveals Masons face and the French police tag him as a terrorist threat. The explosion, although botched, was set up by a select group of the French Interior Ministry as a decoy so they can make a half billion dollar digital transfer from a bank, (closed on French National Day) -hence the title Bastille Day. In a separate CIA investigation the unruly agent Sean Briar, discovers the real story behind Masons "terrorist attack". The two men, on different sides of the law, collaborate to bring the corrupt members of the Ministry down. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  terrorism,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:rooftop,  elevator
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  detective
Story:terrorist group,  sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  anti hero,  police detective,  police shootout,  action hero,  rogue cop,  hanged man,  media coverage,  assault rifle,  mexican standoff,  teddy bear,  swat team,  falling down stairs,  police brutality,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  kicked in the face,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one against many,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  sniper,  one man army,  mixed martial arts,  terrorist,  criminal,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  martial arts,  police,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence,  fight

Face/off (1997)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Face/off (1997)

Sean Archer, a very tough, rugged FBI Agent, is still grieving for his dead son Michael. Archer believes that his son's killer is his sworn enemy and a very powerful criminal, Castor Troy. One day, Archer has finally cornered Castor, however, their fight has knocked out Troy cold. As Archer finally breathes easy over the capture of his enemy, he finds out that Troy has planted a bomb that will destroy the entire city of Los Angeles and all of its inhabitants. Unfortunately the only other person who knows its location is Castor's brother Pollux, and he refuses to talk. The solution, a special operation doctor that can cut off people's faces, and can place a person's face onto another person. Archer undergoes one of those surgeries to talk to Pollux. However, Castor Troy somehow regains consciousness and now wants revenge on Archer for taking his face. Not only is Troy ruining Archer's mission, but his personal life as well. Archer must stop Troy again. This time, it's personal. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:airport
Characters:warrior
Story:fbi agent,  terrorist group,  sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  los angeles california,  police shootout,  pistol whip,  action hero,  woman punching a man,  vendetta,  gun duel,  bullet ballet,  gash in the face,  mexican standoff,  swat team,  blockbuster,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  death of brother,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  fbi,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  one man army,  mixed martial arts,  terrorist,  criminal,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  fight,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death,  gun

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:kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:airport
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  detective
Story:fbi agent,  los angeles california,  police detective,  police shootout,  action hero,  los angeles police department,  false name,  c4 explosives,  reference to john wayne,  maverick cop,  quick draw,  police officer shot,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  mexican standoff,  swat team,  blockbuster,  machismo,  first part,  kicked in the face,  fbi,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  california,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  fight,  murder,  blood,  violence,  police

The Fate Of The Furious (2017) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988)
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:terrorism,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:rooftop
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:terrorist group,  sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  rescue mission,  exploding helicopter,  anti hero,  pistol whip,  action hero,  one liner,  comic relief,  computer cracker,  armored car,  body landing on a car,  wisecrack humor,  damsel in distress,  mexican standoff,  rocket launcher,  swat team,  blockbuster,  walkie talkie,  falling down stairs,  chainsaw,  silencer,  mercenary,  kicked in the face,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one against many,  limousine,  sniper,  one man army,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  strangulation,  terrorist,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  blood,  murder,  death,  violence,  fight

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)

Themes:heist,  robbery
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator,  airport
Characters:detective
Story:anti hero,  police detective,  police shootout,  action hero,  loose cannon,  gun duel,  maverick cop,  bullet ballet,  computer cracker,  quick draw,  hacker,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  mexican standoff,  swat team,  blockbuster,  machismo,  police brutality,  first part,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  exploding car,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  fight,  gun,  murder,  police,  blood,  violence,  death

Universal Soldier (1992)
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:terrorism,  escape,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:karate chop,  rescue mission,  action hero,  gun duel,  bullet ballet,  cameraman,  blockbuster,  machismo,  silencer,  first part,  mercenary,  neck breaking,  evil man,  pay phone,  karate,  one against many,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  one man army,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  strangulation,  reporter,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  hero,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  two word title,  police,  murder,  fight,  blood,  gun,  violence,  death

The Dark Knight (2008)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Dark Knight (2008)

Set within a year after the events of Batman Begins, Batman, Lieutenant James Gordon, and new district attorney Harvey Dent successfully begin to round up the criminals that plague Gotham City until a mysterious and sadistic criminal mastermind known only as the Joker appears in Gotham, creating a new wave of chaos. Batman's struggle against the Joker becomes deeply personal, forcing him to "confront everything he believes" and improve his technology to stop him. A love triangle develops between Bruce Wayne, Dent and Rachel Dawes. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  terrorism,  robbery,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  elevator
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  detective
Story:fragments of glass,  jumping from a rooftop,  sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  rescue mission,  exploding helicopter,  anti hero,  police detective,  police shootout,  action hero,  famous line,  computer cracker,  skyscraper,  armored car,  media coverage,  body landing on a car,  assault rifle,  gash in the face,  power outage,  damsel in distress,  rocket launcher,  swat team,  blockbuster,  walkie talkie,  falling down stairs,  police brutality,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  kicked in the face,  evil man,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one against many,  limousine,  police officer killed,  news report,  sniper,  one man army,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  terrorist,  reporter,  criminal,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  party,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  police,  violence,  fight,  death

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:escape,  revenge
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:rooftop,  elevator
Characters:warrior
Story:sniper rifle,  anti hero,  action hero,  shot in the knee,  gun duel,  bullet ballet,  blood on camera lens,  blood on shirt,  body landing on a car,  rocket launcher,  falling down stairs,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  neck breaking,  kicked in the face,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one against many,  limousine,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  one man army,  mixed martial arts,  strangulation,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  party,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  gun,  death,  violence,  blood,  fight

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:heist,  terrorism,  robbery,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  elevator,  airport
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  detective
Story:jumping from a rooftop,  terrorist group,  sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  reluctant hero,  anti hero,  police detective,  police shootout,  pistol whip,  action hero,  police officer shot in the chest,  hanged man,  computer cracker,  armored car,  media coverage,  power outage,  barefoot,  swat team,  blockbuster,  walkie talkie,  die hard scenario,  mercenary,  neck breaking,  kicked in the face,  evil man,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one against many,  limousine,  police officer killed,  shot in the leg,  news report,  sniper,  one man army,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  strangulation,  terrorist,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  party,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  police,  death,  murder,  fight

S.w.a.t. (2003)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

S.w.a.t. (2003)

Based off of a one time T.V. show, two Los Angeles S.W.A.T. officers Jim Street and Brian Gamble were sent in to foil an extremely violent bank robbery. Although they thwarted the robbery, they shot a hostage in the process. Street was suspended from S.W.A.T. while Gamble was fired altogether. After 6 months, a veteran S.W.A.T. officer, Daniel Harrelson or "Hondo", is told to assemble a S.W.A.T. team for his division. He chooses other S.W.A.T. officers as well as 3 rookies. However, after they pass the S.W.A.T. training, they receive a message that a French crime boss, known as Alex Montell is trying to escape from prison. This will not be easy to prevent, especially after Montell promises $100 Million to his rescuers. (Read More)

Themes:greed,  robbery,  escape,  revenge
Locations:rooftop,  airport
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:fbi agent,  sniper rifle,  exploding helicopter,  anti hero,  los angeles california,  police shootout,  action hero,  maverick cop,  cameraman,  media coverage,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  rocket launcher,  swat team,  police brutality,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  race against time,  fbi,  limousine,  police officer killed,  news report,  sniper,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  california,  criminal,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  shooting,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  airplane,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  martial arts,  death,  police,  murder,  violence,  fight

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:terrorism,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:rooftop,  elevator,  airport
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:terrorist group,  sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  anti hero,  pistol whip,  action hero,  loose cannon,  blood on camera lens,  computer cracker,  armored car,  police officer shot,  body landing on a car,  assault rifle,  walkie talkie,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  mercenary,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one against many,  limousine,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  sniper,  one man army,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  strangulation,  terrorist,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  two word title,  death,  murder,  fight,  violence,  blood

Furious Seven (2015) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988)
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:heist,  terrorism,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:terrorist group,  sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  rescue mission,  exploding helicopter,  anti hero,  los angeles california,  action hero,  woman punching a man,  one liner,  comic relief,  armored car,  body landing on a car,  assault rifle,  rocket launcher,  blockbuster,  walkie talkie,  falling down stairs,  silencer,  mercenary,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  police officer killed,  news report,  exploding car,  weapon,  mixed martial arts,  terrorist,  criminal,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  party,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  death

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. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator,  airport
Characters:hostage
Story:reluctant hero,  unlikely hero,  anti hero,  police shootout,  pistol whip,  police officer shot in the head,  unsubtitled foreign language,  police officer shot in the chest,  armored car,  blood on shirt,  police officer shot,  assault rifle,  gash in the face,  power outage,  barefoot,  teddy bear,  swat team,  shot in the arm,  die hard scenario,  mercenary,  neck breaking,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one against many,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  news report,  one man army,  exploding car,  weapon,  mixed martial arts,  strangulation,  criminal,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  two word title,  death,  police,  fight,  murder,  violence,  blood

Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
Action, Crime, Thriller, Adventure

Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

Since Dom (Diesel) and Brian's (Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin's empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe. But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete. Meanwhile, Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Evans) is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (Rodriguez). The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London. Payment? Full pardons for all of them so they can return home and make their families whole again. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  terrorism,  kidnapping
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:fbi agent,  terrorist group,  sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  anti hero,  los angeles california,  action hero,  maverick cop,  computer cracker,  body landing on a car,  wisecrack humor,  assault rifle,  mexican standoff,  swat team,  blockbuster,  falling down stairs,  silencer,  mercenary,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  fbi,  police officer killed,  sniper,  one man army,  exploding car,  weapon,  mixed martial arts,  terrorist,  california,  criminal,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  two word title,  murder,  death,  fight,  violence,  gun

Blackhat (2015)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Blackhat (2015)

Nick Hathaway, an extremely talented hacker who has gone astray, finds his way out of a 15 year prison sentence when parts of a computer code he once wrote during his youth appears in a malware that triggered a terrorist attack in a nuclear power plant in China. This opportunity will reunite him with an old friend but will also put him in the middle of a power game between the American and Chinese government as well as an arch villain hacker whose identity he has to find if he wants to keep his freedom and his life. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport
Story:fbi agent,  terrorist plot,  anti hero,  los angeles california,  police shootout,  unsubtitled foreign language,  hacker,  police officer shot,  assault rifle,  swat team,  disaster,  shot in the arm,  death of brother,  mercenary,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  fbi,  one against many,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  news report,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  terrorist,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  police,  fight

The Enforcer (1976) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Enforcer (1976)

Picking up three years after the events in Magnum Force, a threatening terrorist group called, The People's Revolutionary Strike Force declare war to the city of San Francisco and demand a ransom to be paid, otherwise they plan to blow the city apart. While Inspector 'Dirty' Harry Callahan is at a limbo following his unorthodox method during a robbery, he's at it to dispatch the terrorist group, by playing their game by being more dirty than ever. But this time, he's got a new partner, which might prove the task to be somewhat more difficult than ever, unless the two can work together. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  robbery,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:rooftop
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:terrorist group,  terrorist plot,  anti hero,  police shootout,  action hero,  catch phrase,  famous line,  maverick cop,  quick draw,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  assault rifle,  rocket launcher,  swat team,  blockbuster,  limousine,  mixed martial arts,  terrorist,  reporter,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  rescue,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  martial arts,  murder,  blood,  violence

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

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)

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

Themes:escape,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  detective
Story:unlikely hero,  anti hero,  police detective,  police shootout,  shot in the knee,  one night,  tough cop,  one day,  power outage,  mexican standoff,  machismo,  police brutality,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  weapon,  criminal,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  police,  fight,  death,  violence,  murder,  blood

The Expendables 2 (2012)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

The Expendables 2 (2012)

Barney Ross is approached by CIA man Church, who wants him and his guns for hire to go to the former Soviet Union to retrieve something that was on a plane that crashed. Church doesn't tell him what he is getting. And Church sends a woman, Maggie with him to make sure he gets it. They find the plane and get the thing but some men take one of Barney's people hostage and the leader tells him to give him what they got or he'll kill his hostage. They give it to him but he kills his hostage anyway. Barney asks Maggie what was so important about that thing. She says that it showed the location of a Russian plutonium storage mine. Barney decides to track the man down and deal with him. They track them down and discover that the man they seek is Vilain who leads a group known as The Sangs and that they have taken all the men from the surrounding villages to work the mine. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:airport
Characters:hostage
Story:karate chop,  terrorist group,  sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  rescue mission,  exploding helicopter,  pistol whip,  action hero,  one liner,  bullet ballet,  armored car,  wisecrack humor,  gash in the face,  mexican standoff,  rocket launcher,  walkie talkie,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  die hard scenario,  mercenary,  neck breaking,  kicked in the face,  evil man,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  one man army,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  strangulation,  terrorist,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  violence,  murder,  death,  blood,  gun,  fight

The Expendables 3 (2014)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

The Expendables 3 (2014)

Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill... or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables -- but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables' most personal battle yet. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  christmas,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  elevator shaft,  rescue mission,  exploding helicopter,  anti hero,  action hero,  c4 explosives,  one liner,  comic relief,  computer cracker,  quick draw,  armored car,  wisecrack humor,  assault rifle,  power outage,  rocket launcher,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  mercenary,  neck breaking,  race against time,  one against many,  shot in the leg,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  terrorist,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  murder,  fight,  violence

Hard Boiled (1992) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Hard Boiled (1992)

Mobsters are smuggling guns into Hong Kong. The police orchestrate a raid at a teahouse where an ace detective loses his partner. Meanwhile, the two main gun smugglers are having a war over territory, and a young new gun is enlisted to wipe out informants and overcome barriers to growth. The detective, acting from inside sources, gets closer to the ring leaders and eventually must work with the inside man directly. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  detective
Story:rescue mission,  police shootout,  pistol whip,  police officer shot in the head,  estranged couple,  c4 explosives,  gun duel,  police officer shot in the chest,  bullet ballet,  blood on camera lens,  blood on shirt,  beretta,  police officer shot,  body landing on a car,  power outage,  mexican standoff,  swat team,  walkie talkie,  falling down stairs,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  kicked in the face,  evil man,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  exploding car,  weapon,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  police,  fight,  death,  gun,  violence,  blood

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

London Has Fallen (2016)

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

Themes:terrorism,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:airport
Characters:hostage
Story:terrorist group,  sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  exploding helicopter,  pistol whip,  action hero,  outrunning explosion,  armored car,  hacker,  body landing on a car,  wisecrack humor,  assault rifle,  power outage,  rocket launcher,  swat team,  walkie talkie,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  die hard scenario,  mercenary,  neck breaking,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one against many,  limousine,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  sniper,  one man army,  exploding car,  strangulation,  terrorist,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  pregnancy,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  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:escape,  kidnapping
Story:sniper rifle,  exploding helicopter,  anti hero,  los angeles california,  action hero,  comic relief,  one night,  wisecrack humor,  one day,  power outage,  mexican standoff,  machismo,  race against time,  one against many,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  one man army,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  terrorist,  california,  criminal,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  police,  violence,  murder

The Expendables (2010)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

The Expendables (2010)

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

Themes:escape,  christmas,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  rescue mission,  exploding helicopter,  anti hero,  action hero,  loose cannon,  shot in the knee,  one liner,  gash in the face,  damsel in distress,  mexican standoff,  rocket launcher,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  first part,  die hard scenario,  mercenary,  neck breaking,  kicked in the face,  evil man,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  strangulation,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  gunfight,  tough guy,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  fight,  violence,  murder,  blood

White House Down (2013) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988)
Action, Drama, Thriller

White House Down (2013)

Capitol Policeman John Cale has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer. Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation's government falling into chaos and time running out, it's up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:elevator
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  elevator shaft,  unlikely hero,  exploding helicopter,  police shootout,  c4 explosives,  vault,  media coverage,  one day,  assault rifle,  rocket launcher,  swat team,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  mercenary,  kicked in the face,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  fbi,  limousine,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  sniper,  one man army,  mixed martial arts,  terrorist,  reporter,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  martial arts,  violence,  death,  murder,  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:escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:rooftop
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  detective
Period:1980s
Story:jumping from a rooftop,  police detective,  police shootout,  action hero,  outnumbered,  reference to john wayne,  maverick cop,  body landing on a car,  tough cop,  damsel in distress,  falling down stairs,  first part,  kicked in the face,  race against time,  pay phone,  one against many,  police officer killed,  news report,  one man army,  weapon,  mixed martial arts,  criminal,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  two word title,  police,  fight,  violence,  blood,  murder,  death

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:terrorism,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:elevator,  airport
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Period:1980s
Story:terrorist plot,  exploding helicopter,  action hero,  gun duel,  unsubtitled foreign language,  computer cracker,  mexican standoff,  blockbuster,  disaster,  machismo,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  mercenary,  evil man,  karate,  shot in the forehead,  one man army,  exploding car,  weapon,  mixed martial arts,  strangulation,  terrorist,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  murder,  gun,  death,  blood,  fight,  violence

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

The Purge: Election Year (2016)

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

Themes:escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:rooftop,  airport
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  rescue mission,  anti hero,  action hero,  writing in blood,  hanged man,  media coverage,  blood on shirt,  body landing on a car,  assault rifle,  damsel in distress,  mexican standoff,  walkie talkie,  chainsaw,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  mercenary,  kicked in the face,  evil man,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  sniper,  one man army,  mixed martial arts,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  fight,  blood,  violence,  murder,  death

Survivor (2015) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988)
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:terrorism,  escape,  christmas,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  airport
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:terrorist group,  sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  unlikely hero,  exploding helicopter,  police detective,  christmas tree,  vault,  computer cracker,  gash in the face,  rocket launcher,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  race against time,  pay phone,  news report,  sniper,  exploding car,  terrorist,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  martial arts,  fight,  death,  violence,  murder,  police

Escape Plan (2013)
Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Escape Plan (2013)

Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's framed and incarcerated in a master prison he designed himself. He needs to escape and find the person who put him behind bars. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:warrior
Story:sniper rifle,  los angeles california,  blood on camera lens,  computer cracker,  wisecrack humor,  assault rifle,  power outage,  walkie talkie,  falling down stairs,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  mercenary,  neck breaking,  pay phone,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  one man army,  exploding car,  strangulation,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  two word title,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence,  fight

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:terrorism,  robbery,  escape,  revenge
Locations:rooftop,  elevator
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:jumping from a rooftop,  sniper rifle,  anti hero,  action hero,  free fall,  one liner,  computer cracker,  armored car,  body landing on a car,  wisecrack humor,  mexican standoff,  swat team,  walkie talkie,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  mercenary,  kicked in the face,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one against many,  limousine,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  sniper,  one man army,  exploding car,  weapon,  mixed martial arts,  television,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  party,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  fight,  death

Sudden Death (1995)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Sudden Death (1995)

Some terrorists kidnap the Vice President of the United States and threaten to blow up the entire stadium during the final game of the NHL Stanley Cup. There is only one way and one man to stop them...

Themes:terrorism,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense,  gore
Characters:hostage
Story:karate chop,  fbi agent,  terrorist plot,  rescue mission,  exploding helicopter,  action hero,  body landing on a car,  one day,  rocket launcher,  machismo,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  race against time,  fbi,  karate,  one against many,  shot in the forehead,  one man army,  exploding car,  strangulation,  terrorist,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  falling from height,  gunfight,  tough guy,  rescue,  hero,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  explosion,  martial arts,  violence,  death,  fight

Hardcore Henry (2015) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988)
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:terrorism,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:rooftop,  elevator
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:terrorist group,  sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  anti hero,  police shootout,  pistol whip,  action hero,  blood on camera lens,  skyscraper,  armored car,  body landing on a car,  one day,  damsel in distress,  rocket launcher,  walkie talkie,  machismo,  police brutality,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  mercenary,  neck breaking,  kicked in the face,  evil man,  one against many,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  one man army,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  strangulation,  terrorist,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  police,  fight,  violence,  blood,  gun,  murder,  death

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:heist,  robbery,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport
Story:jumping from a rooftop,  sniper rifle,  exploding helicopter,  los angeles california,  police detective,  police shootout,  c4 explosives,  police officer shot in the chest,  armored car,  police officer shot,  body landing on a car,  gash in the face,  mexican standoff,  swat team,  walkie talkie,  falling down stairs,  machismo,  police brutality,  kicked in the face,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  blood,  police,  violence

Chaos (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Chaos (2005)

In Seattle, detective Quentin Conners is unfairly suspended and his partner Jason York leaves the police force after a tragic shooting on Pearl Street Bridge, when the hostage and the criminal die. During a bank heist with a hostage situation, Conners is assigned in charge of the operation with the rookie Shane Dekker as his partner. The thieves, lead by Lorenz, apparently do not steal a penny from the bank. While chasing the gangsters, the police team disclose that they planted a virus in the system, stealing one billion dollars from the different accounts, using the principle of the Chaos Theory. Further, they find that Lorenz is killing his accomplices. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:fbi agent,  sniper rifle,  police detective,  police shootout,  c4 explosives,  maverick cop,  computer cracker,  beretta,  power outage,  swat team,  police brutality,  die hard scenario,  fbi,  police officer killed,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  exploding car,  weapon,  criminal,  held at gunpoint,  shooting,  brawl,  gunfight,  airplane,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  fight,  police,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence

Who Am I? (1998)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Who Am I? (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:greed,  escape,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  detective
Story:reluctant hero,  unlikely hero,  police detective,  action hero,  outrunning explosion,  air vent,  skyscraper,  beretta,  power outage,  walkie talkie,  police brutality,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  mercenary,  kicked in the face,  pay phone,  karate,  one against many,  one man army,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  reporter,  criminal,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  hero,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  helicopter,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  fight,  violence,  murder,  police,  death

The Way Of The Gun (2000) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Way Of The Gun (2000)

Two petty if violent criminals kidnap a girl being paid $1m to be a surrogate mother. As the baby is for a gangster the pair's demand for money sees several henchmen and assorted other ruthless characters head after them to Mexico. Bullets rather than talking are always going to settle this one.

Themes:escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:elevator
Characters:hostage
Story:fragments of glass,  sniper rifle,  anti hero,  police shootout,  pistol whip,  police officer shot in the head,  unsubtitled foreign language,  police officer shot in the chest,  gunslinger,  blood on shirt,  police officer shot,  mexican standoff,  walkie talkie,  shot in the arm,  pay phone,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one against many,  police officer killed,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  criminal,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  pregnancy,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  fight,  murder,  violence,  gun,  blood,  death

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

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

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

Themes:terrorism,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:terrorist group,  sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  rescue mission,  action hero,  outnumbered,  computer cracker,  armored car,  media coverage,  assault rifle,  power outage,  mexican standoff,  rocket launcher,  walkie talkie,  falling down stairs,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  mercenary,  kicked in the face,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  news report,  sniper,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  terrorist,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  party,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  fight,  blood,  murder,  violence,  death

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