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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:christmas, claustrophobia, heist, greed, terrorism, robbery, escape, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:suspense, gore
Locations:rooftop, elevator, airport
Characters:hostage, warrior, detective
Period:1980s
Story:christmas party, 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, reluctant hero, unlikely hero, rescue mission, exploding helicopter, anti hero, los angeles california, police detective, police shootout, christmas eve

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:airport, elevator
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, one night

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, escape, kidnapping
Mood:suspense, gore
Locations:elevator
Characters:detective, hostage
Story:hacker, police detective, terrorist group, sniper rifle, terrorist plot, fbi, elevator shaft, terrorist, exploding helicopter, los angeles california, police shootout, action hero, u.s. treasury, loose cannon, shot in the knee, c4 explosives, woman punching a man, famous line, maverick cop, computer cracker

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
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

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

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

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

The G.I. Joe team is framed for crimes against the country by Zartan, disguised as the President, and Cobra Commander has all the world leaders under his influence, with their advanced warheads headed towards innocent populaces around the world. Outnumbered and outgunned, the surviving team members form a plan with their original leader, General Joseph Colton, to rescue the President and face off Cobra Commander, his accomplices and the world leaders. This is why G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988). (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

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)
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

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
Action, Thriller

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

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

Themes:terrorism, escape, christmas, kidnapping
Mood:gore
Locations:rooftop
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:terrorist, 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

Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988)
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, airport
Characters:detective, warrior, hostage
Story:fbi agent, terrorist group, sniper rifle, terrorist plot, terrorist, 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

Xxx (2002)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx (2002)

Xander "XXX" Cage is a thrill seeker who until now has been deemed untouchable by the law. NSA Agent Gibbons forces XXX to cooperate with the government to infiltrate an underground Russian crime ring, and avoid going to prison. Gibbons sends XXX to enter this world of crime undetected where others have failed, using his natural athletic prowess and a whole lot of attitude. Xander must combat an organization led by a clever, ruthless and nihilistic Yorgi whose first target is the city of Prague. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, escape
Mood:suspense
Characters:warrior
Story:terrorist group, sniper rifle, terrorist plot, unlikely hero, anti hero, police shootout, action hero, beretta, police officer shot, mexican standoff, rocket launcher, swat team, blockbuster, machismo, death of brother, mercenary, neck breaking, race against time, fbi, one against many

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Action, Thriller

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of The Dark Knight, in which he took the rap for Dent's crimes, Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which is struggling to cope with Bane's plans to destroy the city. This is why The Dark Knight Rises (2012) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988). (Read More)

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

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:christmas, escape, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Story:fbi agent, 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

The Dark Knight (2008) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988)
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:criminal, fragments of glass, jumping from a rooftop, hero, 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

Knight And Day (2010)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Knight And Day (2010)

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

Themes:escape, kidnapping
Locations:rooftop, airport
Characters:hostage
Story:jumping from a rooftop, fbi agent, anti hero, action hero, woman punching a man, body landing on a car, damsel in distress, swat team, silencer, mercenary, kicked in the face, character repeating someone else's dialogue, fbi, one against many, shot in the leg, news report, one man army, exploding car, strangulation, hand to hand combat

The Equalizer (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Equalizer (2014)

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

Themes:robbery
Mood:suspense, gore
Characters:warrior, hostage, detective
Story:fbi agent, anti hero, police detective, action hero, hanged man, assault rifle, power outage, silencer, die hard scenario, neck breaking, kicked in the face, character repeating someone else's dialogue, fbi, one against many, limousine, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, one man army, mixed martial arts, strangulation

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. This is why Lethal Weapon (1987) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988). (Read More)

Themes:christmas, kidnapping
Characters:detective
Period:1980s
Story:sniper rifle, anti hero, los angeles california, police detective, police shootout, action hero, christmas tree, los angeles police department, loose cannon, famous line, maverick cop, quick draw, beretta, body landing on a car, tough cop, wisecrack humor, assault rifle, swat team, blockbuster, machismo

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, terrorist, rescue mission, exploding helicopter, anti hero, los angeles california, action hero, woman punching a man, one liner, comic relief, armored car, hacker, body landing on a car, assault rifle, rocket launcher, blockbuster, walkie talkie, falling down stairs

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

Alice awakes at home with her daughter Becky and her husband. But soon she realizes that she is actually in an Umbrella Corporation's underground facility. Out of the blue, the computer security system shuts-down and Alice flees to the central control room of the facility. She meets Ada Wong, who works with Albert Wesker, and she learns that a five-man team has been sent by Wesker to rescue them. However, the Red Queen sends Jill Valentine and Rain to hunt them down. (Read More)

Themes:escape, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:rooftop, elevator
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:rescue mission, action hero, villain not really dead cliche, blood on camera lens, armored car, one day, power outage, mexican standoff, rocket launcher, chainsaw, shot in the arm, die hard scenario, mercenary, kicked in the face, race against time, one against many, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, part of series, mixed martial arts

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:rescue mission, karate chop, terrorist group, sniper rifle, terrorist plot, exploding helicopter, pistol whip, action hero, rescue, 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

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:detective, warrior, hostage
Story:fbi, 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

Desperado (1995) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988)
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. This is why Desperado (1995) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Mood:gore
Story:jumping from a rooftop, anti hero, action hero, gunslinger, quick draw, armored car, blood on shirt, body landing on a car, wisecrack humor, rocket launcher, machismo, shot in the arm, silencer, neck breaking, evil man, one against many, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, one man army, exploding car

Furious 6 (2013)
Action, Crime, Thriller

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:criminal, fbi agent, terrorist group, sniper rifle, terrorist plot, anti hero, los angeles california, action hero, 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

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

The Mummy (2017)

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

Themes:escape, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:rooftop
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:fragments of glass, unlikely hero, anti hero, pistol whip, action hero, stupid victim, comic relief, armored car, media coverage, wisecrack humor, power outage, walkie talkie, mercenary, race against time, character repeating someone else's dialogue, police officer killed, shot in the leg, news report, one man army, mixed martial arts

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

Red 2 (2013) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Red 2 (2013)

Retired CIA agent Frank Moses is in love with Sarah Ross and enjoying their normal life. Out of the blue, Marvin Boggs meets Frank in the supermarket and tells that Wikileaks has released the information that they had participated and know the whereabouts of the Nightshade, a portable nuclear weapon that was smuggled in pieces and hidden in Russia. Now the top agents in the world are under contract to seek them out to discover where Nightshade is. The trio travels to Paris and teams-up with the Russian Katja to track down the former Russian Agent 'The Frog' to get more information about the operation. They learn that the brilliant inventor Dr. Edward Bailey might know where the weapon is. They discover that Bailey has been interned in an asylum in London by the MI-6 for thirty-two years and the British Victoria joins the team. They rescue Bailey and find that the nuclear device is hidden in the Kremlin. Soon the dangerous South Korean Han joins the group expecting to retrieve the weapon. But dangerous killer Jack Horton is hunting Frank down and will not stop until he recovers the nuclear bomb. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, escape, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:airport
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:terrorist group, sniper rifle, terrorist plot, reluctant hero, anti hero, pistol whip, action hero, vault, wisecrack humor, swat team, shot in the arm, silencer, die hard scenario, kicked in the face, race against time, fbi, shot in the leg, sniper, exploding car, weapon

Serbuan Maut (2011)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Serbuan Maut (2011)

In Jakarta, Indonesia, Lieutenant Wahyu organizes the invasion of an apartment building that is the safe house of the powerful and cruel drug lord Tama and his gang. The SWAT team breaks in the building but one lookout sees and warns the gangsters and the police force is trapped on the seventh floor. They learn that Lt. Wahyu has not informed his superiors about the operation. Now the police officers have to fight with limited ammunition against the armed and dangerous gangsters. This is why Serbuan Maut (2011) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988). (Read More)

Mood:suspense, gore
Locations:elevator
Characters:warrior
Story:swat team, sniper rifle, action hero, police officer shot in the head, police officer shot in the chest, blood on camera lens, tough cop, one day, assault rifle, police brutality, silencer, first part, die hard scenario, neck breaking, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the leg, one man army, mixed martial arts, strangulation, hand to hand combat

Killer Elite (2011)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Killer Elite (2011)

Loosely based on a true story, Killer Elite pits two of the worlds' most elite operatives - Danny, a ruthless killer-for-hire ('Jason Statham' (qv)) and Hunter, his longtime mentor ('Robert De Niro' (qv)) - against the cunning leader of a secret society of former Special Air Service operatives('Clive Owen'). Covering the globe from Australia to Paris, London and the Middle East, Danny and Hunter are plunged into a highly dangerous game of revenge and deception - where things are not always what they appear to be. (Read More)

Themes:escape, kidnapping, revenge
Characters:warrior, hostage
Period:1980s
Story:reluctant hero, pistol whip, action hero, beretta, assault rifle, shot in the arm, silencer, mercenary, kicked in the face, character repeating someone else's dialogue, limousine, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, one man army, exploding car, hand to hand combat, held at gunpoint, brawl, tough guy, rescue

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

Detroit cop Axel Foley is delighted when he receives a surprise visit from his best friend Mikey Tandino, who lives in California. Not long after Mikey arrives in Detroit, Mikey is killed, right in front of Axel, by a man named Zack. Axel follows Zack to Beverly Hills, California, where Beverly Hills police department Lieutenant Andrew Bogomil assigns Detective Billy Rosewood and Rosewood's partner, Sergeant John Taggart, to keep an eye on Axel. Axel visits his friend Jenny Summers, who works in an art gallery. With Jenny's help, Axel discovers that Zack works for Jenny's boss, Victor Maitland, the man who owns the art gallery. Maitland is a drug kingpin who is using the gallery as a front, and Maitland had Zack kill Mikey after Maitland accused Mikey of stealing some of Maitland's bonds. With the help of Jenny, Billy, and Taggart, Axel does what he can to make sure Maitland and Zack won't kill any more people. (Read More)

Themes:escape, kidnapping, revenge
Characters:hostage, detective
Period:1980s
Story:california, anti hero, police shootout, action hero, bearer bonds, maverick cop, beretta, tough cop, wisecrack humor, damsel in distress, blockbuster, walkie talkie, machismo, police brutality, shot in the arm, first part, limousine, part of series, held at gunpoint, showdown

Rambo III (1988) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988)
Action, Adventure, Thriller, War

Rambo III (1988)

John Rambo's former Vietnam superior, Colonel Samuel Trautman, has been assigned to lead a mission to help the Mujahedeen rebels who are fighting the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, but the Buddhist Rambo turns down Trautman's request that Rambo help out. When the mission goes belly up and Trautman is kidnapped and tortured by Russian Colonel Zaysen, Rambo launches a rescue effort and allies himself with the Mujahedeen rebels and gets their help in trying to rescue Trautman from Zaysen. (Read More)

Themes:escape, kidnapping, revenge
Characters:warrior, hostage
Period:1980s
Story:sniper rifle, rescue mission, exploding helicopter, anti hero, action hero, rescue, blood on camera lens, rocket launcher, blockbuster, machismo, neck breaking, kicked in the face, one against many, shot in the leg, sniper, one man army, exploding car, mixed martial arts, hand to hand combat, showdown

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, escape, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:airport
Characters:warrior
Story:terrorist, fbi, fbi agent, terrorist group, sniper rifle, terrorist plot, criminal, 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

Underworld Awakening (2012)
Action, Fantasy, Horror

Underworld Awakening (2012)

Mankind discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan species and they begin a war to annihilate the races. When Selene meets with Michael in the harbor, they are hit by a grenade and Selene passes out. Twelve years later, Selene awakes from a cryogenic sleep in the Antigen laboratory and meets the Vampire David. She learns that she had been the subject of the scientist Dr. Jacob Lane and the Vampire and Lycan species have been practically eradicated from Earth. But Selene is still connected to Michael and has visions that she believes that belongs to Michael's sight. However she has a surprise and finds that she has a powerful daughter named Eve that has been raised in the laboratory. Now Selene and David have to protect Eve against the Lycans that intend to use her to inoculate their species against silver. This is why Underworld Awakening (2012) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988). (Read More)

Themes:escape, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:rooftop, elevator
Characters:warrior, hostage, detective
Story:elevator shaft, anti hero, police detective, body landing on a car, police brutality, shot in the arm, mercenary, neck breaking, kicked in the face, character repeating someone else's dialogue, one against many, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, news report, mixed martial arts, strangulation, hand to hand combat, held at gunpoint, showdown, falling from height

Shoot 'em Up (2007)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Shoot 'em Up (2007)

Late at night, in an unnamed U.S. city, a solitary man sits at a bus stop. A pregnant woman runs by, pursued by a man with a gun. With reluctance, the man at the bus stop rescues her and assists with the baby's delivery, while additional pursuers fire at them, including the gang's particularly nasty leader, an intuitive man named Hertz. Our hero, known only as Smith, determines to save the child and find out why Hertz wants the baby dead. At a local bordello, he tries to employ a lactating hooker to watch the child, but things quickly escalate, and this makeshift family is soon on the run. Heavy metal music calms the baby. Why? A laboratory, gun factory, and presidential campaign all figure in Smith's quest for the child's safe deliverance. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Characters:warrior
Story:jumping from a rooftop, sniper rifle, anti hero, pistol whip, action hero, gun duel, unsubtitled foreign language, one liner, bullet ballet, blood on camera lens, quick draw, imperative in title, body landing on a car, mexican standoff, machismo, shot in the arm, die hard scenario, evil man, pay phone, one against many

Lone Survivor (2013) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988)
Action, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War

Lone Survivor (2013)

Marcus Luttrell, a Navy Seal, and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. After running into mountain herders and capturing them, they were left with no choice but to follow their rules of engagement or be imprisoned. Now Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:exploding helicopter, outnumbered, assault rifle, gash in the face, camera shot of feet, rocket launcher, shot in the arm, silencer, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, sniper, exploding car, terrorist, held at gunpoint, falling from height, brawl, gunfight, tough guy, slow motion scene

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

The Nice Guys (2016)

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

Themes:escape, christmas, revenge
Locations:elevator, airport
Characters:warrior, hostage, detective
Story:reluctant hero, unlikely hero, anti hero, los angeles california, pistol whip, action hero, christmas tree, one liner, quick draw, body landing on a car, wisecrack humor, damsel in distress, barefoot, walkie talkie, falling down stairs, machismo, shot in the arm, silencer, kicked in the face, race against time

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:terrorism, escape, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:terrorist plot, anti hero, action hero, computer cracker, armored car, stuffed animal, media coverage, body landing on a car, wisecrack humor, assault rifle, rocket launcher, walkie talkie, mercenary, neck breaking, kicked in the face, race against time, pay phone, character repeating someone else's dialogue, one against many, shot in the forehead

White House Down (2013)
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. This is why White House Down (2013) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988). (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:elevator
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:terrorist group, 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

Spy (2015) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Spy (2015)

Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global crisis. (Read More)

Themes:escape, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:airport
Characters:hostage
Story:pistol whip, unsubtitled foreign language, wisecrack humor, assault rifle, power outage, mexican standoff, shot in the arm, race against time, one against many, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, mixed martial arts, strangulation, hand to hand combat, held at gunpoint, falling from height, brawl, gunfight, tough guy, slow motion scene

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

Logan (2017)

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

Themes:escape, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:suspense, gore
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:reluctant hero, anti hero, pistol whip, action hero, blood on camera lens, armored car, blood on shirt, chauffeur, body landing on a car, wisecrack humor, assault rifle, swat team, walkie talkie, shot in the arm, mercenary, neck breaking, kicked in the face, evil man, race against time, character repeating someone else's dialogue

Non-stop (2014)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Non-stop (2014)

Bill Marks, a former cop dealing with his daughter's death by drinking, is now a federal air marshal. While on a flight from New York to London, Marks gets a text telling him that unless 150 million dollars is transferred to an offshore account, someone will die every 20 minutes. Can he find the terrorist in time and save everyone? (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:terrorist plot, terrorist, anti hero, police shootout, pistol whip, action hero, one night, police officer shot, one day, power outage, police brutality, die hard scenario, neck breaking, race against time, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, news report, one man army, mixed martial arts, strangulation

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

Central Intelligence (2016) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Central Intelligence (2016)

Calvin Joyner was voted in high school the guy most likely to succeed. 20 years later he's an accountant. As his high school reunion approaches, he tries to make contact with his old schoolmates. And someone named Bob Stone contacts him. He says that he was known as Robbie Weirdicht in school. Calvin remembers that he was picked on, as a matter of fact after an extremely nasty prank he left school. They agree to meet and Calvin is surprised by how much he has changed. Bob asks Calvin to help him out. He says yes and the next thing he knows some men burst into his home. They're CIA, the one in charge is looking for Stone, she says he's a rogue agent. When they can't find Bob they leave. Later he approaches Calvin telling him, he is not a rogue agent, he's trying to find a person known as the Black Badger who is planning to sell some information that in the wrong hands can be disastrous. so he needs Calvin's help to stop him. Calvin's not sure whom he should believe. This is why Central Intelligence (2016) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988). (Read More)

Themes:escape, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:elevator
Characters:hostage
Story:anti hero, pistol whip, action hero, one liner, computer cracker, armored car, body landing on a car, mexican standoff, swat team, walkie talkie, silencer, mercenary, kicked in the face, race against time, one against many, one man army, exploding car, mixed martial arts, strangulation, terrorist

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

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, los angeles police department, 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

Suicide Squad (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Suicide Squad (2016)

It feels good to be bad...Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren't picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it's every man for himself? (Read More)

Themes:heist, robbery, escape, christmas, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:rooftop, elevator, airport
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:sniper rifle, unlikely hero, rescue mission, exploding helicopter, anti hero, action hero, armored car, body landing on a car, wisecrack humor, assault rifle, power outage, rocket launcher, swat team, blockbuster, walkie talkie, silencer, mercenary, neck breaking, kicked in the face, race against time

Predators (2010) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Predators (2010)

The mercenary Royce; the military Isabelle; the Russian soldier Nikolai; the San Quentin criminal Stans; the Sierra Leone militia Mombasa; the drug lord Cuchillo; the Yakuza Hanzo; and the Doctor Edwin awake in free fall but they succeed to open their parachutes landing in a jungle. Soon they find that they are on another planet and they are prey of aliens in a deadly hunting game, and they need to join forces to destroy their predators and survive. (Read More)

Themes:escape, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:suspense, gore
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:sniper rifle, anti hero, action hero, free fall, woman punching a man, talking to oneself, mercenary, kicked in the face, evil man, character repeating someone else's dialogue, sniper, one man army, criminal, held at gunpoint, falling from height, gunfight, tough guy, slow motion scene, rescue, shot in the head

Swordfish (2001)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Swordfish (2001)

When the DEA shut down its dummy corporation operation codenamed SWORDFISH in 1986, they had generated $400 million which they let sit around; fifteen years of compound interest has swelled it to $9.5 billion. A covert counter-terrorist unit called Black Cell, headed by the duplicitious and suave Gabriel Shear, wants the money to help finance their raise-the-stakes vengeance war against international terrorism, but it's all locked away behind super-encryption. He brings in convicted hacker Stanley Jobson, who only wants to see his daughter Holly again but can't afford the legal fees, to slice into the government mainframes and get the money. This is why Swordfish (2001) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988). (Read More)

Themes:terrorism
Locations:airport
Characters:hostage
Story:fbi agent, exploding helicopter, los angeles california, c4 explosives, villain not really dead cliche, gun duel, unsubtitled foreign language, hacker, swat team, silencer, die hard scenario, character repeating someone else's dialogue, police officer killed, shot in the forehead, exploding car, terrorist, held at gunpoint, falling from height, gunfight, slow motion scene

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:robbery, greed, escape, revenge
Locations:rooftop, airport
Characters:hostage, warrior
Story:los angeles police department, swat team, 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, police brutality, silencer, die hard scenario, race against time, fbi

Death Race (2008)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Death Race (2008)

In 2012, amid economic chaos and high unemployment, Americans watch by the millions as criminals with life sentences race armored cars on Terminal Island. Two-thirds of the combatants die but the winner may earn his freedom. On the day he loses his job, steelworker Jensen Ames is arrested for his wife's murder. Sent to Terminal Island, he's offered an out by the steely and manipulative Warden Hennessey - race as the popular mask-wearing (but now dead) champion, Frankenstein, or rot in prison. Jensen makes the bargain. As the three-stage race approaches, he realizes that the whole thing may be a set up - can an anonymous man behind a mask get revenge and win his release? (Read More)

Themes:christmas, revenge
Story:anti hero, action hero, armored car, gash in the face, camera shot of feet, rocket launcher, swat team, machismo, police brutality, first part, neck breaking, shot in the leg, exploding car, mixed martial arts, strangulation, hand to hand combat, showdown, brawl, gunfight, tough guy

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988)
Crime, Thriller

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)

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

Themes:revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior, detective
Story:anti hero, police detective, pistol whip, action hero, one night, chauffeur, body landing on a car, gash in the face, silencer, neck breaking, kicked in the face, character repeating someone else's dialogue, one against many, limousine, police officer killed, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, one man army, exploding car, mixed martial arts

Spectre (2015)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Spectre (2015)

A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia, the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE. Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh, the new head of the Centre of National Security, questions Bond's actions and challenges the relevance of MI6 led by M. Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny and Q to help him seek out Madeleine Swann, the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White, who may hold the clue to untangling the web of SPECTRE. As the daughter of the assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot. As Bond ventures towards the heart of SPECTRE, he learns a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, escape, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop, elevator
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:terrorist group, terrorist plot, criminal, exploding helicopter, anti hero, pistol whip, action hero, villain not really dead cliche, vendetta, unsubtitled foreign language, computer cracker, armored car, media coverage, chauffeur, wisecrack humor, assault rifle, damsel in distress, swat team, blockbuster, silencer

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