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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:panic, sadism, tragedy, wrestling, paranoia, terrorism, brutality, military, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, christmas
Mood:suspense, gore
Locations:airport, elevator, snow, hotel, church
Characters:engineer, warrior, priest, soldier
Period:1990s
Story:fuel, airplane pilot, airplane accident, shootout in an airport, commando raid, commando unit, female journalist, terrorist group, terrorist plot, airport police, airport personnel, airport security, elevator shaft, final showdown, airplane runway, exploding airplane, reluctant hero, unlikely hero, airplane crash, rogue soldier

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:panic, paranoia, brutality, deception, escape, fear, betrayal
Mood:suspense, gore
Locations:elevator, hotel
Characters:warrior
Story:final showdown, anti hero, action hero, gun duel, fingerprint, bullet ballet, sequel to cult favorite, fight to the death, bulletproof vest, punched in the chest, mercilessness, gun fu, kicked in the stomach, machismo, silencer, kicked in the face, danger, one against many, shot in the forehead, double cross

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

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

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

Themes:terrorism, military, deception, betrayal
Locations:snow
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:commando raid, commando unit, terrorist group, terrorist plot, ex soldier, action hero, computer cracker, southern accent, media coverage, dictator, bulletproof vest, punched in the chest, commando, parachute, special forces, gun fu, explosive, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie, hand grenade

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:panic, betrayal, terrorism, brutality, deception, escape, fear
Locations:snow, hotel
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:terrorist group, terrorist plot, final showdown, ex soldier, anti hero, action hero, killed by a propeller, hostile takeover, reference to batman, snowmobile, flare, computer cracker, fight to the death, bulletproof vest, death threat, wisecrack humor, thrown through a window, punched in the chest, parachute, chaos

Die Hard (1988) is one of the best movies like Die Hard 2 (1990)
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, terrorism, escape
Mood:suspense, gore
Locations:elevator, airport, hotel
Characters:warrior
Story:terrorist group, terrorist plot, elevator shaft, reluctant hero, unlikely hero, soldier killed, anti hero, police shootout, action hero, outrunning explosion, swiss watch, police officer shot in the head, c4 explosives, famous line, reference to john wayne, gun duel, maverick cop, police officer shot in the chest, bullet ballet, one night

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. This is why The Mummy (2017) is one of the best movies like Die Hard 2 (1990). (Read More)

Themes:panic, paranoia, military, deception, escape, fear, betrayal
Locations:church
Characters:warrior, priest, soldier
Story:airplane pilot, final showdown, unlikely hero, airplane crash, rogue soldier, anti hero, action hero, media coverage, fight to the death, bulletproof vest, wisecrack humor, punched in the chest, parachute, special forces, construction site, mercilessness, colonel, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie, hand grenade

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:panic, paranoia, terrorism, brutality, military, deception, escape, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator, airport, snow
Characters:engineer, warrior, priest, soldier
Story:airplane accident, commando unit, terrorist group, terrorist plot, final showdown, exploding airplane, reluctant hero, anti hero, police shootout, action hero, hostile takeover, fingerprint, police officer shot in the chest, flare, computer cracker, sequel to cult favorite, police raid, media coverage, murder of a child, fight to the death

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:sadism, tragedy, terrorism, military, deception, escape, betrayal, christmas
Mood:gore
Locations:snow
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:terrorist, commando raid, commando unit, terrorist group, terrorist plot, final showdown, exploding airplane, unlikely hero, anti hero, action hero, hostile takeover, police officer shot in the chest, treason, media coverage, bulletproof vest, wisecrack humor, one day, commando, special forces, gash in the face

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) is one of the best movies like Die Hard 2 (1990)
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:panic, paranoia, terrorism, brutality, deception, escape, fear, betrayal
Mood:gore
Locations:snow
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:terrorist plot, final showdown, ex soldier, anti hero, action hero, semiautomatic pistol, computer cracker, southern accent, media coverage, fight to the death, drug lord, wisecrack humor, punched in the chest, parachute, cigarette lighter, crushed to death, mercilessness, gun fu, explosive, kicked in the stomach

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:panic, terrorism, brutality, military, deception, escape, betrayal
Mood:gore
Locations:airport, church
Characters:soldier
Story:commando raid, commando unit, terrorist group, terrorist plot, final showdown, action hero, outrunning explosion, innocent person killed, flare, treason, stabbed in the eye, bulletproof vest, wisecrack humor, commando, punched in the chest, special forces, construction site, mercilessness, swat team, kicked in the stomach

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. This is why Logan (2017) is one of the best movies like Die Hard 2 (1990). (Read More)

Themes:panic, sadism, tragedy, paranoia, brutality, deception, escape, fear, betrayal
Mood:suspense, gore
Locations:hotel
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:commando raid, commando unit, final showdown, reluctant hero, anti hero, action hero, innocent person killed, poetic justice, southern accent, fight to the death, stabbed in the eye, bulletproof vest, wisecrack humor, punched in the chest, commando, special forces, crushed to death, mercilessness, kicked in the stomach, swat team

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)

The general public is concerned over having Superman on their planet and letting the "Dark Knight" - Batman - pursue the streets of Gotham. While this is happening, a power-phobic Batman tries to attack Superman.,Meanwhile Superman tries to settle on a decision, and Lex Luthor, the criminal mastermind and millionaire, tries to use his own advantages to fight the "Man of Steel". (Read More)

Themes:panic, paranoia, terrorism, brutality, military, deception, escape, fear, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:snow
Characters:engineer, warrior, soldier
Story:commando unit, female journalist, final showdown, exploding airplane, airplane crash, anti hero, action hero, famous line, fingerprint, computer cracker, police raid, southern accent, media coverage, fight to the death, bulletproof vest, death threat, commando, punched in the chest, special forces, crushed to death

Non-stop (2014) is one of the best movies like Die Hard 2 (1990)
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:paranoia, terrorism, deception, fear, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport
Characters:warrior
Story:airplane pilot, airplane accident, terrorist plot, terrorist, airplane crash, ex soldier, anti hero, police shootout, action hero, hijacker, hijack, hijacking, flight attendant, one night, cartoon on tv, police officer shot, one day, plane, sociopath, die hard scenario

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
Locations:snow
Characters:warrior
Story:terrorist group, terrorist plot, unlikely hero, anti hero, police shootout, action hero, blank bullet, snowmobile, beretta, police officer shot, parachute, special forces, crushed to death, explosive, swat team, mass murder, blockbuster, sabotage, machismo, washington d.c.

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
Mood:gore
Locations:church, airport
Characters:soldier
Story:commando unit, plane, terrorist group, terrorist plot, final showdown, action hero, rescue, killed by a propeller, number 2 in title, zippo lighter, bullet ballet, sequel to cult favorite, bulletproof vest, wisecrack humor, commando, punched in the chest, special forces, kicked in the crotch, gash in the face, crushed to death

Red 2 (2013)
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. This is why Red 2 (2013) is one of the best movies like Die Hard 2 (1990). (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, military, deception, escape, betrayal
Locations:airport, hotel, church
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:terrorist group, terrorist plot, exploding airplane, reluctant hero, anti hero, action hero, wisecrack humor, punched in the chest, gun fu, swat team, hand grenade, washington d.c., silencer, general, die hard scenario, kicked in the face, race against time, double cross, security guard, weapon

Air Force One (1997) is one of the best movies like Die Hard 2 (1990)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Air Force One (1997)

The President of the USA goes to Moscow and gives a stirring speech outlining the USA's new "Zero-tolerance" policy with respect to terrorism. On the flight home, terrorists take over Air Force One (the President's official plane) and take the passengers (including his wife and daughter) hostage. The terrorists plan to execute one hostage every half-hour unless/until their demands are met. However, the President is a former Medal of Honor winner, so the terrorists may be in for a surprise... (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, escape, fear, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport
Characters:soldier
Period:1990s
Story:airplane accident, commando unit, terrorist group, terrorist plot, ex soldier, action hero, semiautomatic pistol, air traffic control, hijacker, fax machine, hostile takeover, fuel, hijack, hijacking, glock, dictator, commando, parachute, special forces, aviation

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:panic, sadism, brutality, military, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, christmas
Locations:elevator, airport, snow, hotel
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:commando unit, final showdown, unlikely hero, airplane crash, anti hero, bomb, action hero, hostile takeover, zippo lighter, flare, southern accent, bulletproof vest, wisecrack humor, punched in the chest, commando, cigarette lighter, special forces, chaos, explosive, colonel

Predators (2010)
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:panic, paranoia, brutality, military, deception, escape, fear, betrayal
Mood:suspense, gore
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:ex soldier, anti hero, action hero, flare, fight to the death, drug lord, parachute, special forces, mercilessness, hand grenade, mercenary, kicked in the face, evil man, danger, double cross, one man army, no opening credits, ambush, survival, shot in the back

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:military, escape
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator, snow
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:commando unit, airplane crash, action hero, bullet time, bulletproof vest, one day, commando, punched in the chest, special forces, crushed to death, gun fu, explosive, kicked in the stomach, hand grenade, washington d.c., die hard scenario, mercenary, kicked in the face, race against time, one against many

Central Intelligence (2016) is one of the best movies like Die Hard 2 (1990)
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 2 (1990). (Read More)

Themes:panic, paranoia, deception, escape, fear, betrayal
Locations:elevator
Period:1990s
Story:final showdown, anti hero, action hero, computer cracker, treason, bulletproof vest, punched in the chest, cigarette lighter, explosive, swat team, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie, hand grenade, sabotage, traitor, silencer, mercenary, kicked in the face, race against time, beaten to death

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:panic, paranoia, brutality, deception, escape, fear, betrayal
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:final showdown, reluctant hero, anti hero, action hero, bullet time, death threat, wisecrack humor, punched in the chest, crushed to death, chaos, mercilessness, explosive, kicked in the stomach, blockbuster, sabotage, traitor, general, evil man, beaten to death, danger

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. (Read More)

Themes:panic, tragedy, paranoia, brutality, military, deception, escape, fear, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:snow
Characters:soldier
Story:commando raid, colonel, final showdown, outrunning explosion, blizzard, bulletproof vest, commando, special forces, mercilessness, blockbuster, walkie talkie, hand grenade, sabotage, traitor, race against time, beaten to death, danger, binoculars, double cross, part of series

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:panic, sadism, tragedy, paranoia, terrorism, brutality, deception, escape, fear, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator
Characters:engineer, warrior
Story:chaos, hero, terrorist plot, ex soldier, anti hero, police shootout, action hero, innocent person killed, famous line, fingerprint, computer cracker, police raid, media coverage, bulletproof vest, death threat, thrown through a window, punched in the chest, parachute, gash in the face, mercilessness

Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995) is one of the best movies like Die Hard 2 (1990)
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:panic, wrestling, paranoia, terrorism, brutality, deception, escape, fear, betrayal
Mood:suspense, gore
Locations:elevator, airport
Characters:warrior
Period:1990s
Story:terrorist group, terrorist plot, terrorist, ex soldier, anti hero, bomb, police shootout, action hero, outrunning explosion, maverick cop, quick draw, imperative in title, beretta, tough cop, wisecrack humor, one day, construction site, chaos, mercilessness, kicked in the stomach

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? This is why Knight And Day (2010) is one of the best movies like Die Hard 2 (1990). (Read More)

Themes:deception, escape
Locations:airport, snow, hotel
Story:exploding airplane, airplane crash, ex soldier, anti hero, action hero, semiautomatic pistol, parachute, plane, chaos, swat team, washington d.c., silencer, mercenary, kicked in the face, danger, pilot, one against many, double cross, one man army, disguise

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:wrestling, terrorism, escape, fear
Mood:suspense, gore
Locations:elevator
Story:terrorist group, terrorist plot, elevator shaft, terrorist, police shootout, action hero, semiautomatic pistol, blank bullet, c4 explosives, famous line, maverick cop, computer cracker, one night, glock, imperative in title, stabbed in the eye, tough cop, thrown through a window, crushed to death, chaos

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. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, military, deception, betrayal
Locations:elevator
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:commando raid, commando unit, terrorist group, terrorist plot, elevator shaft, exploding airplane, unlikely hero, police shootout, c4 explosives, pager, hostile takeover, treason, media coverage, one day, punched in the chest, commando, special forces, chaos, swat team, hand grenade

The Expendables (2010) is one of the best movies like Die Hard 2 (1990)
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:wrestling, christmas, escape, betrayal
Mood:gore
Locations:church
Characters:soldier
Story:dictator, anti hero, action hero, fictional country, southern accent, bulletproof vest, death threat, special forces, gash in the face, plane, explosive, kicked in the stomach, sociopath, traitor, machismo, die hard scenario, general, mercenary, kicked in the face, evil man

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

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

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

Themes:panic, tragedy, brutality, deception, escape, fear, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:snow
Characters:engineer
Story:ex soldier, sequel to cult favorite, fight to the death, punched in the chest, chaos, mercilessness, kicked in the stomach, kicked in the face, beaten to death, danger, binoculars, police officer killed, shot in the forehead, no opening credits, mixed martial arts, throat slitting, strangulation, shot in the back, f word, second part

Wonder Woman (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, War

Wonder Woman (2017)

Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when a pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny. This is why Wonder Woman (2017) is one of the best movies like Die Hard 2 (1990). (Read More)

Themes:panic, sadism, paranoia, brutality, military, deception, escape, fear, betrayal
Locations:snow, church
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:pilot, final showdown, exploding airplane, anti hero, action hero, hijacking, bullet time, fight to the death, punched in the chest, chaos, mercilessness, kicked in the stomach, blockbuster, sociopath, hand grenade, sabotage, general, kicked in the face, evil man, race against time

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:sadism, brutality, deception
Mood:suspense, gore
Characters:warrior
Story:final showdown, ex soldier, anti hero, action hero, construction site, sociopath, silencer, die hard scenario, kicked in the face, beaten to death, one against many, shot in the forehead, one man army, no opening credits, security guard, mixed martial arts, throat slitting, disguise, strangulation, shot in the back

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013) is one of the best movies like Die Hard 2 (1990)
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:terrorism, deception, escape, betrayal
Locations:elevator, airport, hotel
Characters:warrior
Story:terrorist group, terrorist plot, final showdown, anti hero, police shootout, action hero, maverick cop, media coverage, police officer shot, bulletproof vest, tough cop, wisecrack humor, explosive, hand grenade, die hard scenario, mercenary, police officer killed, double cross, one man army, strangulation

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:brutality, military, deception, escape
Locations:hotel
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:reluctant hero, ex soldier, action hero, semiautomatic pistol, snowstorm, beretta, stabbed in the eye, special forces, kicked in the crotch, m 16, silencer, mercenary, kicked in the face, shot in the forehead, one man army, disguise, shot in the back, hand to hand combat, held at gunpoint, brawl

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, deception, betrayal
Locations:hotel
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:commando raid, commando unit, elevator shaft, final showdown, ex soldier, anti hero, action hero, c4 explosives, computer cracker, quick draw, bulletproof vest, wisecrack humor, punched in the chest, commando, parachute, special forces, kicked in the crotch, construction site, gun fu, sociopath

Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

With many people fearing the actions of super heroes, the government decides to push for the Hero Registration Act, a law that limits a hero's actions. This results in a division in The Avengers. Iron Man stands with this Act, claiming that their actions must be kept in check otherwise cities will continue to be destroyed, but Captain America feels that saving the world is daring enough and that they cannot rely on the government to protect the world. This escalates into an all-out war between Team Iron Man (Iron Man, Black Panther, Vision, Black Widow, War Machine, and Spider-Man) and Team Captain America (Captain America, Bucky Barnes, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, and Ant Man) while a new villain emerges. This is why Captain America: Civil War (2016) is one of the best movies like Die Hard 2 (1990). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, terrorism, brutality, deception, escape, fear, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport, snow, hotel, church
Characters:engineer, warrior, soldier
Period:1990s
Story:commando raid, commando unit, terrorist plot, elevator shaft, final showdown, exploding airplane, ex soldier, action hero, hangar, fictional country, hostile takeover, blizzard, police raid, media coverage, fight to the death, wisecrack humor, punched in the chest, special forces, explosive, colonel

Serbuan Maut (2011) is one of the best movies like Die Hard 2 (1990)
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. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, betrayal
Mood:suspense, gore
Locations:elevator
Characters:warrior
Story:drug lord, swat team, action hero, police officer shot in the head, police officer shot in the chest, police raid, fight to the death, tough cop, one day, thrown through a window, silencer, die hard scenario, beaten to death, one man army, mixed martial arts, throat slitting, massacre, strangulation, ambush, kung fu

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:brutality
Mood:gore
Period:1990s
Story:anti hero, action hero, semiautomatic pistol, quick draw, poetic justice, drug lord, wisecrack humor, m 16, gun fu, hand grenade, machismo, silencer, evil man, one against many, shot in the forehead, one man army, mixed martial arts, massacre, ambush, shot in the back

Star Trek: Beyond (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Star Trek: Beyond (2016)

After stopping off at Starbase Yorktown, a remote outpost on the fringes of Federation space, the USS Enterprise, halfway into their five-year mission, is destroyed by an unstoppable wave of unknown aliens. With the crew stranded on an unknown planet and with no apparent means of rescue, they find themselves fighting against a ruthless enemy with a well-earned hatred of the Federation and everything it stands for. Only a rebellious alien warrior can help them reunite and leave the planet to stop this deadly menace from beginning a possible galactic war. (Read More)

Themes:panic, paranoia, brutality, deception, escape, fear, betrayal
Locations:elevator
Characters:warrior, engineer
Story:final showdown, ex soldier, action hero, outrunning explosion, famous line, dictator, wisecrack humor, punched in the chest, crushed to death, mercilessness, kicked in the stomach, blockbuster, walkie talkie, kicked in the face, race against time, danger, one against many, double cross, no opening credits, weapon

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. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator
Characters:warrior
Story:elevator shaft, anti hero, poetic justice, stabbed in the eye, thrown through a window, punched in the chest, crushed to death, gun fu, explosive, kicked in the stomach, hand grenade, mercenary, kicked in the face, beaten to death, one against many, shot in the forehead, no opening credits, security guard, mixed martial arts, throat slitting

Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) is one of the best movies like Die Hard 2 (1990)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-fi

Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)

In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice (Jovovich), continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead that promises a safe haven from the Undead takes them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead - and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap. This is why Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) is one of the best movies like Die Hard 2 (1990). (Read More)

Themes:brutality, deception, escape, betrayal
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator, snow
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:airplane accident, elevator shaft, exploding airplane, anti hero, killed by a propeller, gun duel, bullet ballet, flare, poetic justice, bullet time, special forces, gash in the face, chaos, mercilessness, gun fu, explosive, kicked in the stomach, sociopath, mercenary, kicked in the face

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

A young man named Eggsy whose father died when he was a young boy, is dealing with living with the creep his mother is with now, who mistreats her and him. He goes out and does something to one of the creep's friends. He gets arrested and he calls a number a man gave him around the time his father died, to call if he needs help. A man named Harry approaches him and tells him he's the one who helped him. He tells him that he knew his father. When the man Eggsy slighted wants some payback, Harry takes care of him and his companions single handed. Harry then tells Eggsy that he's part of a secret organization called the Kingsman and his father was also part of it. He died trying to make the world safe. Harry offers Eggsy the opportunity to be a Kingsman and he takes it. He undergoes a grueling training course. Harry is looking into the demise of another Kingsman and the trail leads him to tech billionaire named Valentine aka V who is also curious about the group following him, the Kingsman. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, deception, escape, betrayal
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator, snow, church
Story:terrorist plot, ex soldier, action hero, poetic justice, bullet time, stabbed in the eye, thrown through a window, punched in the chest, parachute, cigarette lighter, chaos, kicked in the stomach, mass murder, sociopath, sabotage, traitor, silencer, die hard scenario, mercenary, race against time

Man Of Steel (2013)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Man Of Steel (2013)

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

Themes:military, escape
Locations:snow, hotel, church
Characters:engineer, warrior, priest, soldier
Story:female journalist, exploding airplane, reluctant hero, action hero, hero, media coverage, fight to the death, thrown through a window, punched in the chest, crushed to death, construction site, chaos, mercilessness, colonel, kicked in the stomach, blockbuster, general, kicked in the face, race against time, binoculars

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

For Steve Rogers, awakening after decades of suspended animation involves more than catching up on pop culture; it also means that this old school idealist must face a world of subtler threats and difficult moral complexities. That becomes clear when Director Nick Fury is killed by the mysterious assassin, the Winter Soldier, but not before warning Rogers that SHIELD has been subverted by its enemies. When Rogers acts on Fury's warning to trust no one there, he is branded as a traitor by the organization. Now a fugitive, Captain America must get to the bottom of this deadly mystery with the help of the Black Widow and his new friend, The Falcon. However, the battle will be costly for the Sentinel of Liberty, with Rogers finding enemies where he least expects them while learning that the Winter Soldier looks disturbingly familiar. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, terrorism, deception, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator
Characters:soldier, warrior
Story:commando raid, commando unit, traitor, terrorist group, terrorist plot, ex soldier, action hero, innocent person killed, zippo lighter, police officer shot, bulletproof vest, wisecrack humor, punched in the chest, commando, parachute, cigarette lighter, special forces, gun fu, kicked in the stomach, hand grenade

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011) is one of the best movies like Die Hard 2 (1990)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011)

Autobots Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide, Mirage (aka Dino), Wheeljack (aka Que) and Sideswipe led by Optimus Prime, are back in action taking on the evil Decepticons, who are eager to avenge their recent defeat. The Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the United States and Russia to reach a hidden Cybertronian spacecraft on the moon and learn its secrets, and once again Sam Witwicky has to go to the aid of his robot friends. The new villain Shockwave is on the scene while the Autobots and Decepticons continue to battle it out on Earth. (Read More)

Themes:military, deception, betrayal
Locations:elevator, snow, church
Characters:engineer, warrior, soldier
Story:airplane accident, commando raid, exploding airplane, computer cracker, fight to the death, bulletproof vest, thrown through a window, commando, parachute, special forces, kicked in the crotch, gash in the face, chaos, explosive, swat team, kicked in the stomach, blockbuster, walkie talkie, sabotage, traitor

Alien: Covenant (2017)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Alien: Covenant (2017)

Almost eleven years after the futile and disastrous expedition on the distant moon LV-223, the deep-space colonisation vessel Covenant equipped with more than 2,000 colonists in cryogenic hibernation, sets a course for the remote planet Origae-6 with the intention to build a new world. Instead, a rogue transmission will entice the crew to a nearby habitable small planet which resembles The Earth. The unsuspecting members of Covenant will have to cope with biological foes, beyond human comprehension. Ultimately, what was intended as a peaceful exploratory mission, will soon turn into a desperate rescue operation deep into the cold infinite space. This is why Alien: Covenant (2017) is one of the best movies like Die Hard 2 (1990). (Read More)

Themes:panic, sadism, tragedy, paranoia, brutality, deception, escape, fear, betrayal
Mood:suspense, gore
Characters:engineer, soldier
Story:final showdown, reluctant hero, unlikely hero, sequel to cult favorite, fight to the death, punched in the chest, crushed to death, mercilessness, sociopath, mercenary, race against time, beaten to death, danger, pilot, double cross, accident, massacre, strangulation, flashlight, survival

World War Z (2013)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

World War Z (2013)

Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls. (Read More)

Themes:panic, military, escape
Locations:elevator, airport
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:airplane accident, commando unit, chaos, reluctant hero, unlikely hero, airplane crash, action hero, flare, commando, special forces, explosive, colonel, hand grenade, silencer, general, die hard scenario, mercenary, pilot, police officer killed, shot in the forehead

Priest (2011)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Priest (2011)

PRIEST, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller, is set in an alternate world -- one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on a quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece's boyfriend, a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess who possesses otherworldly fighting skills. (Read More)

Themes:deception, betrayal
Mood:gore
Locations:church, elevator
Characters:warrior, priest
Story:ex soldier, anti hero, action hero, flare, poetic justice, punched in the chest, gash in the face, crushed to death, kicked in the stomach, mercenary, kicked in the face, race against time, beaten to death, one against many, one man army, no opening credits, weapon, throat slitting, massacre, ambush

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) is one of the best movies like Die Hard 2 (1990)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

It is 1942, America has entered World War II, and sickly but determined Steve Rogers is frustrated at being rejected yet again for military service. Everything changes when Dr. Erskine recruits him for the secret Project Rebirth. Proving his extraordinary courage, wits and conscience, Rogers undergoes the experiment and his weak body is suddenly enhanced into the maximum human potential. When Dr. Erskine is then immediately assassinated by an agent of Nazi Germany's secret HYDRA research department (headed by Johann Schmidt, a.k.a. the Red Skull), Rogers is left as a unique man who is initially misused as a propaganda mascot; however, when his comrades need him, Rogers goes on a successful adventure that truly makes him Captain America, and his war against Schmidt begins. (Read More)

Themes:military, terrorism, deception, escape, betrayal
Locations:elevator, snow, church
Characters:soldier, engineer, warrior, priest
Story:commando raid, commando unit, terrorist group, terrorist plot, anti hero, action hero, semiautomatic pistol, killed by a propeller, snowstorm, punched in the chest, commando, parachute, special forces, italian american, crushed to death, colonel, kicked in the stomach, hand grenade, sabotage, general

Rogue One (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Rogue One (2016)

All looks lost for the Rebellion against the Empire as they learn of the existence of a new super weapon, the Death Star. Once a possible weakness in its construction is uncovered, the Rebel Alliance must set out on a desperate mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. The future of the entire galaxy now rests upon its success. (Read More)

Themes:panic, tragedy, paranoia, brutality, deception, escape, fear, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator
Characters:engineer, warrior, soldier
Story:weapon, anti hero, action hero, control tower, innocent person killed, computer cracker, mercilessness, blockbuster, sociopath, sabotage, traitor, general, mercenary, evil man, race against time, danger, binoculars, pilot, one against many, double cross

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