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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,  pistol whip,  action hero,  christmas tree,  outrunning explosion,  los angeles police department,  reference to ebenezer scrooge,  reference to yasser arafat,  fire hose used as rope,  reference to roy rogers,  u.s. treasury,  swiss watch,  stealing from a dead body,  faked accent,  driving backwards,  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,  c4 explosives,  woman punching a man,  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,  party,  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,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  two word title,  police,  violence,  murder,  gun,  fight,  death,  blood

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,  terrorist,  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,  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,  murder,  death,  blood,  violence,  police,  gun,  fight

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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,  murder,  police,  fight,  violence,  death

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,  computer cracker,  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,  police,  based on novel,  gun,  death,  fight,  murder,  violence,  blood

The Last Boy Scout (1991) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988)
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:detective,  warrior,  hostage
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,  shooting,  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,  gun,  blood,  police,  death,  murder,  violence,  fight

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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. This is why Live Free Or Die Hard (2007) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988). (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,  one night,  imperative in title,  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,  one against many,  limousine,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  part of series,  one man army,  exploding car,  strangulation,  california,  reporter,  criminal,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  shooting,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  airplane,  rescue,  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,  police,  murder,  death,  blood,  violence,  gun

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,  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,  death,  fight,  gun,  blood,  murder,  violence

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,  terrorist,  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,  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,  two word title,  based on novel,  death,  blood,  fight,  violence,  murder

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Assault On Precinct 13 (2005) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988)
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,  murder,  death,  fight,  police,  blood,  violence

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,  blood,  murder,  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. This is why Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988). (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,  fight,  violence,  murder,  death

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

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)

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

Themes: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,  fight,  death,  violence,  blood,  murder

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,  murder,  death,  fight,  police,  violence

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,  blood,  police,  violence,  murder

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The Way Of The Gun (2000)
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,  blood,  gun,  death

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

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

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

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

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Ngo Si Seoi (1998)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)

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

Themes: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,  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,  murder,  fight,  police,  violence,  death

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

Criminal (2016)

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

Themes:terrorism,  robbery,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  unlikely hero,  anti hero,  pistol whip,  action hero,  computer cracker,  armored car,  stuffed animal,  hacker,  assault rifle,  swat team,  walkie talkie,  mercenary,  race against time,  one against many,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  sniper,  one man army,  exploding car,  strangulation,  terrorist,  criminal,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  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,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  blood,  fight,  death,  violence,  murder,  police

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,  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,  weapon,  mixed martial arts,  strangulation,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  shooting,  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,  fight,  violence,  murder,  death,  blood

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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... This is why Hardcore Henry (2015) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988). (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,  death,  gun,  murder,  police,  fight,  violence,  blood

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

Ride Along (2014)

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

Themes:escape,  kidnapping
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:anti hero,  police detective,  police shootout,  action hero,  outrunning explosion,  maverick cop,  police officer shot,  body landing on a car,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  one day,  assault rifle,  damsel in distress,  mexican standoff,  falling down stairs,  police brutality,  shot in the arm,  kicked in the face,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  news report,  exploding car,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  bare chested male,  two word title,  murder,  police,  blood,  fight,  violence,  death

Lat Sau San Taam (1992)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Lat Sau San Taam (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:detective,  warrior,  hostage
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,  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,  gun,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  blood,  fight,  police

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Blood Father (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:reluctant hero,  anti hero,  action hero,  police officer shot in the head,  police officer shot in the chest,  police officer shot,  assault rifle,  damsel in distress,  machismo,  evil man,  race against time,  pay phone,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  sniper,  one man army,  california,  criminal,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  party,  explosion,  bare chested male,  two word title,  based on novel,  blood,  gun,  fight,  police,  death,  violence,  murder

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,  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,  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,  police,  cigarette smoking,  death,  blood,  violence,  murder,  fight

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. This is why Xxx (2002) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988). (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,  police officer killed,  sniper,  one man army,  exploding car,  terrorist,  california,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  party,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  blood,  death,  murder,  police,  gun

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

Machete Kills (2013)

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

Themes:terrorism,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:terrorist plot,  reluctant hero,  exploding helicopter,  anti hero,  action hero,  shot in the knee,  hanged man,  blood on camera lens,  armored car,  wisecrack humor,  assault rifle,  mexican standoff,  swat team,  police brutality,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  mercenary,  neck breaking,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one against many,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  one man army,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  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,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  fight,  police,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood

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,  fight,  murder,  police,  death

Red Dawn (2012) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988)
Action, Thriller

Red Dawn (2012)

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

Themes:terrorism,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  unlikely hero,  anti hero,  action hero,  police officer shot in the head,  c4 explosives,  armored car,  body landing on a car,  assault rifle,  power outage,  rocket launcher,  machismo,  silencer,  death of brother,  die hard scenario,  mercenary,  race against time,  one against many,  police officer killed,  shot in the leg,  news report,  sniper,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  martial arts,  two word title,  death,  murder,  violence,  fight

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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,  evil man,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  fbi,  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,  violence,  blood,  murder,  fight

Atomic Blonde (2017)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Atomic Blonde (2017)

The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies. This is why Atomic Blonde (2017) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988). (Read More)

Themes:escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:rooftop,  elevator,  airport
Characters:hostage
Period:1980s
Story:sniper rifle,  police shootout,  pistol whip,  blood on camera lens,  blood on shirt,  body landing on a car,  assault rifle,  falling down stairs,  silencer,  neck breaking,  kicked in the face,  race against time,  pay phone,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  karate,  one against many,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  sniper,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  strangulation,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  party,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  two word title,  based on novel,  death,  police,  blood,  gun,  violence,  fight,  murder

Stolen (2012)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Stolen (2012)

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

Themes:heist,  robbery,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:elevator
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:fbi agent,  sniper rifle,  anti hero,  driving backwards,  squad car,  villain not really dead cliche,  police officer shot in the chest,  power outage,  damsel in distress,  teddy bear,  swat team,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  kicked in the face,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  fbi,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  strangulation,  criminal,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  fight,  blood,  police,  violence,  murder,  death

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Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001)

The year is 2071. Following a terrorist bombing, a deadly virus is released on the populace of Mars and the government has issued a 300 million woo-long reward, the largest bounty in history, for the capture of whoever is behind it. The bounty hunter crew of the spaceship Bebop; Spike, Faye, Jet and Ed, take the case with hopes of cashing in the bounty. However, the mystery surrounding the man responsible, Vincent, goes deeper than they ever imagined, and they aren't the only ones hunting him. The original creators of the virus have dispatched Electra to deal with Vincent and take out anyone who may stumble on the truth behind him. As the hunt for the man with no past and no future continues to escalate, they begin to question what about the world is reality and what is a dream as the line between sanity and insanity becomes more apparent. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  escape,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:terrorist group,  terrorist plot,  anti hero,  action hero,  computer cracker,  armored car,  hacker,  wisecrack humor,  power outage,  mexican standoff,  swat team,  walkie talkie,  shot in the arm,  mercenary,  kicked in the face,  evil man,  race against time,  shot in the forehead,  news report,  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,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  party,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  gun,  blood,  murder,  violence,  fight,  police,  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: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,  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,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  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,  police,  bare chested male,  fight,  murder,  violence,  death,  blood

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,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  death,  fight,  violence,  murder,  blood

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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. This is why The Equalizer (2014) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988). (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,  criminal,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  two word title,  murder,  fight,  death,  violence,  blood

Lethal Weapon (1987) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988)
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,  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,  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,  criminal,  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,  murder,  fight,  death,  violence,  blood

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,  police,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence,  fight

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

Allegiant (2016)

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

Themes:terrorism,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  elevator,  airport
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:rescue mission,  anti hero,  action hero,  vault,  comic relief,  computer cracker,  armored car,  assault rifle,  gash in the face,  mexican standoff,  falling down stairs,  kicked in the face,  evil man,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one against many,  shot in the forehead,  part of series,  one man army,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  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,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  murder,  death,  blood,  violence,  fight

Grimsby (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Grimsby (2016)

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

Themes:terrorism,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:terrorist group,  sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  pistol whip,  action hero,  armored car,  body landing on a car,  wisecrack humor,  assault rifle,  mexican standoff,  rocket launcher,  swat team,  walkie talkie,  falling down stairs,  silencer,  mercenary,  neck breaking,  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,  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,  fight,  police,  murder,  violence,  death,  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. This is why Furious Seven (2015) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988). (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,  silencer,  mercenary,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  police officer killed,  news report,  exploding car,  weapon,  mixed martial arts,  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,  violence,  murder,  death

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Welcome To The Punch (2013)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Welcome To The Punch (2013)

Former criminal Jacob Sternwood is forced to return to London from his Icelandic hideaway when his son is involved in a heist gone wrong. This gives detective Max Lewinsky one last chance to catch the man he has always been after. As they face off, they start to uncover a deeper conspiracy they both need to solve in order to survive. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  robbery
Locations:airport
Characters:detective
Story:sniper rifle,  anti hero,  police detective,  media coverage,  assault rifle,  swat team,  police brutality,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  police officer killed,  shot in the leg,  news report,  sniper,  criminal,  brawl,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  police

The Transporter Refueled (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

The Transporter Refueled (2015)

Frank Martin, played by newcomer Ed Skrein, a former special-ops mercenary, is now living a less perilous life - or so he thinks - transporting classified packages for questionable people. When Frank's father (Ray Stevenson) pays him a visit in the south of France, their father-son bonding weekend takes a turn for the worse when Frank is engaged by a cunning femme-fatale, Anna (Loan Chabanol), and her three seductive sidekicks to orchestrate the bank heist of the century. Frank must use his covert expertise and knowledge of fast cars, fast driving and fast women to outrun a sinister Russian kingpin, and worse than that, he is thrust into a dangerous game of chess with a team of gorgeous women out for revenge. From the producers of LUCY and the TAKEN trilogy, THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED is a fresh personification of the iconic role of Frank Martin, that launches the high-octane franchise into the present-day and introduces it to the next generation of thrill-seekers. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  robbery,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:airport
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  detective
Story:mercenary,  anti hero,  police detective,  pistol whip,  action hero,  reference to john wayne,  computer cracker,  blood on shirt,  wisecrack humor,  one day,  gash in the face,  damsel in distress,  mexican standoff,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  kicked in the face,  race against time,  one against many,  limousine,  shot in the forehead,  one man army,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  strangulation,  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,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  fight,  violence,  police

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,  strangulation,  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,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  martial arts,  murder,  fight,  blood,  violence,  death

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The Marine (2006) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988)
Action, Drama, Thriller

The Marine (2006)

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

Themes:heist,  robbery,  kidnapping
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:police detective,  action hero,  outrunning explosion,  villain not really dead cliche,  damsel in distress,  mexican standoff,  rocket launcher,  chainsaw,  machismo,  neck breaking,  one against many,  police officer killed,  one man army,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  criminal,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  gun,  violence,  blood,  murder

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. This is why The Expendables 2 (2012) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988). (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,  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,  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,  fight,  blood,  violence,  murder,  gun,  death

War (2007)
Action, Crime, Thriller

War (2007)

After his partner Tom Lone and family are killed apparently by the infamous and elusive assassin Rogue, FBI agent John Crawford becomes obsessed with revenge as his world unravels into a vortex of guilt and betrayal. Rogue eventually resurfaces to settle a score of his own, setting off a bloody crime war between Asian mob rivals Chang of the Triad's and Yakuza boss Shiro. When Jack and Rogue finally come face to face, the ultimate truth of their pasts will be revealed. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior
Story:fbi agent,  sniper rifle,  police shootout,  action hero,  gun duel,  bullet ballet,  mexican standoff,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  fbi,  one against many,  shot in the forehead,  sniper,  one man army,  mixed martial arts,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  surprise ending,  explosion,  martial arts,  violence,  fight,  blood,  death

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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,  kicked in the face,  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,  blood,  violence,  police,  fight,  murder

Hung Fan Kui (1995) is one of the best movies like Die Hard (1988)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Hung Fan Kui (1995)

Keong comes from Hong Kong to visit New York for his uncle's wedding. His uncle runs a market in the Bronx and Keong offers to help out while Uncle is on his honeymoon. During his stay in the Bronx, Keong befriends a neighbor kid and beats up some neighborhood thugs who cause problems at the market. Meanwhile, one of those petty thugs in the local gang stumbles into a criminal situation way over his head. Blinded by greed, his involvement draws his gang, the kid, Keong, and the whole neighborhood into a deadly crossfire. When the lazy cops fail to successfully resolve matters, Keong takes things into his own hands. Needless to say, much spectacular kung-fu and outrageous action sequences follow.... (Read More)

Themes:greed,  robbery,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:rooftop,  airport
Characters:hostage
Story:anti hero,  action hero,  blood on shirt,  body landing on a car,  gash in the face,  teddy bear,  falling down stairs,  silencer,  kicked in the face,  one against many,  limousine,  news report,  one man army,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  criminal,  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,  car accident,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  police,  murder,  violence,  fight

Desperado (1995)
Action, Thriller

Desperado (1995)

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

Themes:revenge
Mood:gore
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,  mixed martial arts,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  shooting,  falling from height,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  murder,  fight,  gun,  blood,  death,  violence

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