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District 9 (2009)
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District 9 (2009)

In 1982, a massive star ship bearing a bedraggled alien population, nicknamed "The Prawns," appeared over Johannesburg, South Africa. Twenty-eight years later, the initial welcome by the human population has faded. The refugee camp where the aliens were located has deteriorated into a militarized gh…etto called District 9, where they are confined and exploited in squalor. In 2010, the munitions corporation, Multi-National United, is contracted to forcibly evict the population with operative Wikus van der Merwe in charge. In this operation, Wikus is exposed to a strange alien chemical and must rely on the help of his only two new 'Prawn' friends. (Read More)

Subgenre:
allegory fake documentary dystopia mockumentary black comedy cult film 
Themes:
unlikely hero self sacrifice prejudice execution poverty racism military escape torture fear betrayal friendship murder 
Mood:
car chase gore 
Locations:
slum laboratory africa helicopter hospital 
Characters:
american soldier self awareness father in law son in law relationship self mutilation employer employee relationship alien soldier husband wife relationship father son relationship 
Period:
2000s 
Story:
extraterrestrial robot extraterrestrial intelligence slum lord genetic mutation government scientist refugee camp execution style shooting saved from execution johannesburg south africa birthday party robot suit south africa happy birthday to you military convoy birthday cake β€¦blood on camera lens gun battle handheld camera alien child alien spacecraft alien intelligence alien language alien technology human versus alien alien race character's point of view camera shot talking to the camera looking at the camera video camera subjective camera surprise party human transforms into a creature corrupting influence of capitalism weapons technology sociology professor first time actor weapons testing traced call number 9 in title human test subject bullet dodging corporate corruption self consciousness eyes different color fingernail cut off tractor beam rioting hotwire representative lab experiment prawn power armor title appears in text weapons dealer bomb making disinformation racial profiling secret experiment tentacles agreement realistic exclusion inequality nigerian arm blown off speciesism pet food pact relocation scientific experiment mothership body torn apart interspecies sex shaky cam moral ambiguity media manipulation medical experiment snorricam father in law knocked out with a gun butt megacorporation evil corporation arm sling whistleblower segregation starship choice equality genetics fight the system cinema verite based on short film role reversal finger cut off apartheid karma dna hit by a truck metamorphosis broken window mecha intolerance head blown off hit in the face metaphor eviction extraterrestrial oppression translator media coverage blood on shirt laser gun gatling gun wilhelm scream severed leg gunfire flamethrower rpg alienation injustice mutation bigotry bulletproof vest concentration camp hologram exploding head ghetto title appears in writing special forces discrimination superstition chaos hatred target practice bloody nose buddy civil rights social commentary rocket launcher told in flashback loss of loved one witchcraft what happened to epilogue machete hand grenade missile machismo ak 47 riot subtitled scene refugee directorial debut severed arm mercenary exploding body government cover up fugitive danger shot in the forehead on the run shot in the leg transformation news report spaceship child in peril no opening credits nonlinear timeline weapon gang shot in the back prostitution robot birthday running held at gunpoint lie vomiting gunfight battle camera shot in the head urination shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death digit in title shootout voice over narration pistol chase party explosion title spoken by character photograph bare chested male number in title two word title flashback violence interview blood  (See All)

Chappie (2015)
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Chappie (2015)

In Johannesburg, the police department reduced the high rating of criminality using robots from the Tetravaal Company, designed by the engineer Deon Wilson. The former military Vincent Moore is envious of Deon, since he has developed another project called Moose, but neither Tetravaal nor the police… department is interested. Deon has just developed an Artificial Intelligence but the Tetravaal's CEO Michelle Bradley asks him to abort the project. Deon decides to bring the damaged Robot 22 that was sent to be crushed to test his A.I. However he is kidnapped by the criminals Ninja, Yo-Landi and Amerika that want him to stop the robot cops. When they see the damaged robot in the van, they force Deon to program it to heist banks with them and they call it Chappie. However, Chappie acts like a child and need to be trained to learn and grow. Meanwhile Vincent follows Deon and plots an evil scheme to activate his robot. (Read More)

Subgenre:
black comedy 
Themes:
self sacrifice military escape torture betrayal murder 
Locations:
slum laboratory africa helicopter 
Characters:
employer employee relationship 
Story:
johannesburg south africa character's point of view camera shot subjective camera megacorporation based on short film media coverage gatling gun rpg bulletproof vest title appears in writing target practice social commentary rocket launcher told in flashback ak 47 β€¦riot severed arm mercenary exploding body shot in the forehead shot in the leg news report no opening credits nonlinear timeline weapon gang shot in the back robot held at gunpoint shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death shootout pistol party explosion title spoken by character photograph bare chested male flashback blood interview violence  (See All)

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Elysium (2013)
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Elysium (2013)

In the year 2154, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Delacourt, a government official, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the …luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn't stop the people of Earth from trying to get in by any means they can. When unlucky Max is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that, if successful, will not only save his life but could bring equality to these polarized worlds. (Read More)

Subgenre:
allegory dystopia 
Themes:
unlikely hero self sacrifice torture betrayal friendship murder 
Mood:
gore 
Locations:
slum helicopter hospital 
Characters:
employer employee relationship 
Story:
gun battle subjective camera power armor shaky cam megacorporation equality fight the system dna head blown off hologram exploding head title appears in writing social commentary machete hand grenade β€¦missile machismo ak 47 subtitled scene mercenary exploding body government fugitive on the run spaceship child in peril no opening credits weapon shot in the back robot running shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death shootout pistol chase explosion title spoken by character photograph bare chested male violence flashback blood  (See All)

Starship Troopers (1997)
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Starship Troopers (1997)

In the distant future high school kids are encouraged to become citizens by joining the military. What they don't know is that they'll soon be engaged in a full scale war against a planet of alien insects. The fight is on to ensure the safety of humanity.

Subgenre:
dystopia black comedy cult film 
Themes:
self sacrifice military friendship murder 
Mood:
gore 
Characters:
alien soldier father son relationship 
Story:
blood on camera lens human versus alien body torn apart starship media coverage severed leg exploding head target practice rocket launcher missile machismo severed arm mercenary exploding body shot in the forehead β€¦news report spaceship no opening credits nonlinear timeline shot in the back vomiting battle shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death party explosion bare chested male violence blood  (See All)

Olympus Has Fallen (2013) is one of the best movies like District 9 (2009)
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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 t…o rely on Banning's inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President and avert an even bigger disaster. (Read More)

Themes:
unlikely hero execution military escape torture betrayal murder 
Mood:
gore 
Locations:
helicopter hospital 
Characters:
soldier husband wife relationship father son relationship 
Story:
character's point of view camera shot subjective camera media coverage gatling gun rpg bulletproof vest special forces chaos rocket launcher hand grenade missile machismo ak 47 subtitled scene severed arm β€¦mercenary exploding body shot in the forehead shot in the leg news report child in peril shot in the back held at gunpoint gunfight battle shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death shootout pistol chase explosion title spoken by character bare chested male blood flashback violence  (See All)

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Predators (2010)
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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 t…hat 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:
self sacrifice military escape fear betrayal murder 
Mood:
gore 
Characters:
alien soldier 
Story:
human versus alien alien race character's point of view camera shot subjective camera extraterrestrial gatling gun severed leg special forces machete hand grenade ak 47 subtitled scene severed arm mercenary exploding body β€¦danger spaceship no opening credits shot in the back held at gunpoint vomiting gunfight battle shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death shootout pistol chase explosion title spoken by character photograph bare chested male violence blood  (See All)

Predator (1987)
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Predator (1987)

A team of special force ops, led by a tough but fair soldier, Major "Dutch" Schaefer, are ordered to assist CIA man, Colonel Al Dillon, on a rescue mission for potential survivors of a Helicopter downed over remote South American jungle. Not long after they land, Dutch and his team discover that the…y have been sent in under false pretenses. This deception turns out to be the least of their worries though, when they find themselves being methodically hunted by something not of this world. (Read More)

Subgenre:
black comedy cult film 
Themes:
military fear betrayal murder 
Mood:
gore 
Locations:
helicopter 
Characters:
alien soldier 
Story:
blood on camera lens human versus alien character's point of view camera shot subjective camera arm blown off extraterrestrial laser gun gatling gun special forces hand grenade machismo severed arm mercenary exploding body shot in the forehead β€¦shot in the leg spaceship shot in the back held at gunpoint gunfight battle shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death shootout pistol chase explosion bare chested male blood violence  (See All)

The 5th Wave (2016)
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The 5th Wave (2016)

Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth in ruin. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal fifth wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her fina…l hope - if she can only trust him. (Read More)

Subgenre:
dystopia 
Themes:
self sacrifice military escape fear betrayal friendship murder 
Locations:
helicopter 
Characters:
self mutilation alien soldier husband wife relationship father son relationship 
Story:
refugee camp human versus alien alien race character's point of view camera shot subjective camera fight the system chaos target practice social commentary loss of loved one ak 47 shot in the leg news report spaceship child in peril β€¦no opening credits nonlinear timeline shot in the back held at gunpoint gunfight battle shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death digit in title shootout voice over narration pistol chase party explosion title spoken by character photograph bare chested male number in title violence flashback blood  (See All)

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Red Dawn (2012) is one of the best movies like District 9 (2009)
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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:
unlikely hero self sacrifice execution military escape fear betrayal murder friendship 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
helicopter 
Characters:
soldier father son relationship 
Period:
2000s 
Story:
shaky cam knocked out with a gun butt gatling gun flamethrower rpg special forces chaos target practice rocket launcher hand grenade machismo ak 47 subtitled scene mercenary exploding body β€¦danger shot in the leg news report child in peril shot in the back held at gunpoint vomiting gunfight battle shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol explosion photograph two word title violence  (See All)

The Purge: Election Year (2016)
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The Purge: Election Year (2016)

It's been seventeen years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for president and survive the annual ritual that targets t…he poor and innocent. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive until dawn...or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state. (Read More)

Subgenre:
dystopia black comedy 
Themes:
self sacrifice escape fear betrayal murder friendship 
Mood:
gore 
Locations:
helicopter 
Characters:
self mutilation 
Story:
fight the system hit by a truck media coverage blood on shirt gatling gun bulletproof vest ghetto special forces chaos hatred social commentary machete hand grenade ak 47 mercenary β€¦exploding body fugitive danger shot in the forehead on the run shot in the leg news report no opening credits gang shot in the back held at gunpoint gunfight shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death shootout pistol chase explosion photograph bare chested male blood violence flashback  (See All)

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)

Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began - The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gather…ing its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. (Read More)

Subgenre:
dystopia 
Themes:
self sacrifice escape fear betrayal murder 
Mood:
gore 
Locations:
laboratory 
Characters:
soldier 
Story:
character's point of view camera shot subjective camera evil corporation megacorporation fight the system gatling gun severed leg hologram chaos hatred social commentary rocket launcher machete hand grenade missile β€¦ak 47 severed arm mercenary exploding body cover up danger shot in the forehead shot in the leg no opening credits shot in the back running held at gunpoint gunfight battle shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death shootout voice over narration pistol chase explosion violence blood flashback  (See All)

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Doomsday (2008)
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Doomsday (2008)

A lethal virus spreads throughout Scotland, infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands. To contain the threat, acting authorities brutally quarantine the country as it succumbs to fear and chaos. The quarantine is successful. Three decades later, the Reaper virus violently resurfaces in Lo…ndon. An elite group of specialists, including Eden Sinclair, is urgently dispatched into Scotland to retrieve a cure by any means necessary. Shut off from the rest of the world, the unit must battle through a landscape that has become a waking nightmare. (Read More)

Subgenre:
dystopia cult film 
Themes:
military escape torture fear murder 
Mood:
car chase gore 
Locations:
laboratory helicopter hospital 
Characters:
soldier 
Story:
blood on camera lens knocked out with a gun butt head blown off media coverage special forces chaos hand grenade machismo riot mercenary exploding body shot in the leg news report child in peril gang β€¦shot in the back held at gunpoint vomiting gunfight battle shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death shootout pistol chase explosion violence blood  (See All)

Edge Of Tomorrow (2014) is one of the best movies like District 9 (2009)
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Edge Of Tomorrow (2014)

An alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himse…lf inexplicably thrown into a time loop-forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again...and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Vrataski take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy! (Read More)

Subgenre:
black comedy cult film 
Themes:
unlikely hero self sacrifice military escape fear 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
helicopter 
Characters:
alien soldier 
Story:
robot suit human versus alien alien race subjective camera hit by a truck mecha media coverage hologram special forces chaos target practice rocket launcher hand grenade mercenary exploding body β€¦news report no opening credits weapon shot in the back battle shot in the head machine gun blood splatter shot to death pistol chase explosion violence blood  (See All)

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)
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Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)

The second chapter of the epic "Maze Runner" saga. Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable …obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD's vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all. (Read More)

Subgenre:
dystopia 
Themes:
escape torture fear betrayal murder friendship 
Locations:
laboratory helicopter 
Characters:
soldier 
Story:
character's point of view camera shot subjective camera evil corporation megacorporation fight the system blood on shirt gatling gun hologram social commentary machete missile ak 47 mercenary exploding body fugitive β€¦shot in the forehead on the run no opening credits shot in the back running held at gunpoint battle shot in the chest shot to death shootout pistol party explosion bare chested male violence blood flashback  (See All)

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Logan (2017)
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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 stra…nger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins - In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are aging, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over. (Read More)

Subgenre:
dystopia 
Themes:
self sacrifice escape torture fear betrayal murder 
Mood:
car chase gore 
Locations:
laboratory helicopter hospital 
Characters:
self mutilation soldier husband wife relationship father son relationship 
Story:
happy birthday to you blood on camera lens character's point of view camera shot subjective camera corporate corruption knocked out with a gun butt megacorporation evil corporation whistleblower fight the system dna hit by a truck head blown off blood on shirt gatling gun β€¦severed leg bulletproof vest special forces hatred social commentary hand grenade subtitled scene severed arm mercenary exploding body cover up fugitive danger shot in the forehead on the run shot in the leg child in peril gang shot in the back running held at gunpoint shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death pistol chase explosion title spoken by character photograph bare chested male violence blood  (See All)

Lone Survivor (2013)
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Lone Survivor (2013)

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

Themes:
self sacrifice military friendship murder 
Mood:
gore 
Locations:
helicopter 
Characters:
self mutilation soldier 
Period:
2000s 
Story:
character's point of view camera shot subjective camera choice gatling gun special forces rocket launcher machete hand grenade ak 47 subtitled scene shot in the forehead shot in the leg child in peril nonlinear timeline shot in the back β€¦running held at gunpoint gunfight battle camera shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death shootout voice over narration pistol chase explosion photograph bare chested male two word title violence flashback blood  (See All)

Enemy Mine (1985) is one of the best movies like District 9 (2009)
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Enemy Mine (1985)

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

Subgenre:
black comedy cult film 
Themes:
racism military escape fear betrayal friendship murder 
Locations:
laboratory 
Characters:
alien soldier 
Story:
alien spacecraft alien language alien technology human versus alien alien race metamorphosis intolerance extraterrestrial laser gun hatred social commentary danger spaceship child in peril shot in the back β€¦held at gunpoint gunfight battle shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shootout voice over narration pistol chase explosion bare chested male two word title blood violence  (See All)

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Hardcore Henry (2015)
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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 yo…u should probably go get her back. Who's got her? His name's Akan; he's a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You're also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy. He may be on your side, but you aren't sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You're likely going to need it... (Read More)

Subgenre:
black comedy 
Themes:
self sacrifice escape torture betrayal murder 
Mood:
car chase gore 
Locations:
laboratory helicopter 
Characters:
self mutilation soldier husband wife relationship 
Story:
blood on camera lens gun battle character's point of view camera shot subjective camera shaky cam knocked out with a gun butt head blown off gatling gun wilhelm scream flamethrower bulletproof vest exploding head chaos rocket launcher machete β€¦hand grenade machismo ak 47 subtitled scene directorial debut severed arm mercenary exploding body fugitive danger shot in the forehead on the run shot in the leg shot in the back robot held at gunpoint gunfight battle shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death shootout pistol chase explosion bare chested male blood violence flashback  (See All)

American Sniper (2014)
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American Sniper (2014)

Chris Kyle was nothing more than a Texan man who dreamed of becoming a cowboy, but in his thirties he found out that maybe his life needed something different, something where he could express his real talent, something that could help America in its fight against terrorism. So he joined the SEALs i…n order to become a sniper. After marrying, Kyle and the other members of the team are called for their first tour of Iraq. Kyle's struggle isn't with his missions, but about his relationship with the reality of the war and, once returned at home, how he manages to handle it with his urban life, his wife and kids. (Read More)

Themes:
execution military torture murder 
Locations:
helicopter hospital 
Characters:
american soldier soldier husband wife relationship father son relationship 
Story:
character's point of view camera shot translator rpg bulletproof vest target practice rocket launcher what happened to epilogue hand grenade missile machismo ak 47 subtitled scene severed arm mercenary exploding body β€¦shot in the forehead shot in the leg news report no opening credits nonlinear timeline shot in the back held at gunpoint vomiting battle shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death shootout pistol party explosion photograph bare chested male two word title flashback blood violence  (See All)

Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009)
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Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009)

A youth chooses manhood. The week Sam Witwicky starts college, the Decepticons make trouble in Shanghai. A presidential envoy believes it's because the Autobots are around; he wants them gone. He's wrong: the Decepticons need access to Sam's mind to see some glyphs imprinted there that will lead the…m to a fragile object that, when inserted in an alien machine hidden in Egypt for centuries, will give them the power to blow out the sun. Sam, his girlfriend Mikaela Banes, and Sam's parents are in danger. Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are Sam's principal protectors. If one of them goes down, what becomes of Sam? (Read More)

Themes:
unlikely hero self sacrifice military fear murder 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
helicopter 
Characters:
american soldier alien soldier husband wife relationship father son relationship 
Period:
2000s 
Story:
extraterrestrial robot blood on camera lens alien technology human versus alien alien race head blown off media coverage special forces chaos rocket launcher missile machismo subtitled scene severed arm mercenary β€¦cover up fugitive danger on the run shot in the leg news report no opening credits robot battle shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout voice over narration pistol chase explosion bare chested male violence flashback  (See All)

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Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011) is one of the best movies like District 9 (2009)
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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 S…tates 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 torture betrayal murder 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
africa helicopter 
Characters:
american soldier employer employee relationship alien soldier husband wife relationship father son relationship 
Story:
extraterrestrial robot alien technology human versus alien alien race body torn apart laser gun gatling gun bulletproof vest exploding head special forces chaos rocket launcher missile severed arm mercenary β€¦exploding body cover up shot in the leg news report spaceship no opening credits weapon shot in the back robot held at gunpoint battle shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol chase explosion bare chested male flashback blood violence  (See All)

Terminator Genisys (2015)
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Terminator Genisys (2015)

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

Themes:
self sacrifice betrayal murder 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
laboratory hospital 
Characters:
soldier father son relationship 
Story:
birthday cake character's point of view camera shot subjective camera knocked out with a gun butt megacorporation fight the system hit by a truck head blown off laser gun hologram social commentary rocket launcher severed arm exploding body fugitive β€¦shot in the forehead on the run shot in the leg transformation news report child in peril shot in the back robot held at gunpoint battle shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout voice over narration pistol explosion photograph bare chested male two word title interview flashback  (See All)

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)
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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)

Subgenre:
dystopia 
Themes:
self sacrifice military escape torture fear betrayal murder friendship 
Locations:
helicopter 
Characters:
soldier husband wife relationship father son relationship 
Story:
character's point of view camera shot subjective camera knocked out with a gun butt gatling gun rpg bulletproof vest special forces hatred social commentary rocket launcher loss of loved one machete hand grenade missile ak 47 β€¦subtitled scene exploding body danger child in peril no opening credits weapon shot in the back held at gunpoint gunfight battle shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol chase explosion photograph bare chested male blood violence flashback  (See All)

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The Machine (2013)
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The Machine (2013)

Two artificial intelligence engineers come together as they work to create the first ever self-aware artificial intelligence. A veteran AI engineer secretly hopes to develop technology to help his diseased daughter, even if it means funding comes from the powerful Ministry of Defence (MoD). His new …partner, a young woman gifted in the field of AI, is brought on after her breakthroughs are recognized by the MoD. Things go wrong when the MoD takes over and advances the researchers' work to the next level, teaching the AI to kill and follow MoD instructions with its new and nearly indestructible body. (Read More)

Subgenre:
dystopia black comedy 
Themes:
self sacrifice military escape fear betrayal murder 
Mood:
gore 
Locations:
laboratory hospital 
Characters:
soldier 
Story:
blood on camera lens character's point of view camera shot subjective camera fight the system hologram target practice social commentary loss of loved one hand grenade mercenary cover up danger shot in the forehead no opening credits weapon β€¦shot in the back robot held at gunpoint gunfight battle shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death shootout pistol explosion title spoken by character bare chested male violence flashback blood  (See All)

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) is one of the best movies like District 9 (2009)
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Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

Two decades after the freak alien invasion that nearly destroyed mankind a new threat emerges. This Alien mothership is more than twice the size as the last one and once again, the world's armies must band together to save the world. Do they have enough firepower or will this battle change and will …aliens take over? (Read More)

Themes:
self sacrifice military escape fear friendship murder 
Locations:
laboratory africa helicopter hospital 
Characters:
alien soldier father son relationship 
Story:
alien intelligence alien technology human versus alien alien race character's point of view camera shot subjective camera mothership translator laser gun hologram chaos hatred loss of loved one machete subtitled scene β€¦exploding body danger news report spaceship no opening credits weapon gunfight battle shot in the head urination shot in the chest shot to death shootout pistol chase explosion photograph violence  (See All)

Suicide Squad (2016)
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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 deter…mined 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)

Subgenre:
black comedy 
Themes:
unlikely hero self sacrifice military escape torture fear betrayal murder 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
laboratory helicopter 
Characters:
soldier 
Story:
character's point of view camera shot subjective camera head blown off gatling gun mutation bulletproof vest exploding head special forces chaos target practice rocket launcher machete missile ak 47 subtitled scene β€¦mercenary exploding body government cover up danger shot in the forehead transformation no opening credits nonlinear timeline weapon gang shot in the back held at gunpoint gunfight battle shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol explosion title spoken by character photograph bare chested male two word title violence flashback  (See All)

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Cloverfield (2008)
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Cloverfield (2008)

Cloverfield follows five New Yorkers from the perspective of a hand-held video camera. The movie is exactly the length of a DV Tape and a sub-plot is established by showing bits and pieces of video previously recorded on the tape that is being recorded over. The movie starts as a monster of unknown …origin destroys a building. As they go to investigate, parts of the building and the head of the Statue of Liberty come raining down. The movie follows their adventure trying to escape and save a friend, a love interest of the main character. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
military escape fear 
Locations:
helicopter 
Characters:
soldier 
Period:
2000s 
Story:
blood on camera lens handheld camera character's point of view camera shot talking to the camera looking at the camera video camera subjective camera surprise party shaky cam chaos rocket launcher directorial debut exploding body danger no opening credits β€¦nonlinear timeline running camera blood splatter party explosion photograph violence flashback blood  (See All)

Spectral (2016)
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Spectral (2016)

Civil Unrest in the European country of Moldova has US forces engaging the insurgents however there is a new threat who has decided both are their enemy. This new threat resides in an alternative spectrum that makes them invisible to the naked eye and instant death to anyone confronting them. Locals… believe they are Spirits of War but others believe they are superior arms technology fabricated by the Moldova government.. (Read More)

Themes:
self sacrifice military escape fear murder 
Locations:
laboratory helicopter 
Characters:
soldier 
Story:
character's point of view camera shot subjective camera translator laser gun gatling gun bulletproof vest special forces superstition target practice social commentary rocket launcher hand grenade ak 47 directorial debut mercenary β€¦exploding body government danger child in peril robot held at gunpoint battle camera machine gun blood splatter pistol chase explosion title spoken by character blood violence  (See All)

Total Recall (2012) is one of the best movies like District 9 (2009)
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Total Recall (2012)

For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he's got a beautiful wife who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life - real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunte…d man as he finds himself on the run from the police. (Read More)

Subgenre:
dystopia 
Themes:
escape torture betrayal murder 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
helicopter 
Characters:
self mutilation husband wife relationship 
Story:
megacorporation fight the system oppression media coverage gatling gun bulletproof vest hologram severed arm exploding body fugitive shot in the forehead on the run news report no opening credits shot in the back β€¦robot held at gunpoint shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol explosion title spoken by character bare chested male two word title interview violence flashback  (See All)

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The Purge: Anarchy (2014)
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The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

A couple are driving home when their car breaks down just as the Purge commences. Meanwhile, a police sergeant goes out into the streets to get revenge on the man who killed his son, and a mother and daughter run from their home after assailants destroy it. The five people meet up as they attempt to… survive the night in Los Angeles. (Read More)

Subgenre:
dystopia 
Themes:
self sacrifice murder 
Mood:
gore 
Locations:
hospital 
Story:
character's point of view camera shot media coverage gatling gun flamethrower bulletproof vest ghetto machete hand grenade ak 47 mercenary shot in the forehead on the run shot in the leg news report no opening credits β€¦gang shot in the back held at gunpoint shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death shootout pistol explosion photograph bare chested male violence blood  (See All)

Battle Los Angeles (2011)
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Battle Los Angeles (2011)

Los Angeles and other cities around the world are being bombarded by meteors that seem to be slowing down once they hit the earth's atmosphere. The earth is suddenly being invaded by space aliens that have landed off the shore of LA, and who begin killing everybody along the beach. The military is o…rdered into action. Marine Staff Sergeant Nantz (Aaron Eckhart), who was about to retire, is reassigned to a new platoon. The platoon, flown by chopper to the forward operating base at Santa Monica Airport, is being led by a new 2nd Lt. Martinez (Ramon Rodriguez). They are sent on a mission to rescue some civilians who are trapped at the police station within alien territory. They only have 3 hours to complete their mission and get out before the Air Force bombs that zone. (Read More)

Themes:
self sacrifice military escape 
Locations:
helicopter 
Characters:
alien soldier husband wife relationship father son relationship 
Story:
alien spacecraft human versus alien nigerian shaky cam extraterrestrial media coverage blood on shirt bulletproof vest chaos rocket launcher hand grenade missile mercenary exploding body shot in the forehead β€¦shot in the leg news report spaceship child in peril no opening credits nonlinear timeline shot in the back battle shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol party explosion title spoken by character violence  (See All)

World War Z (2013)
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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 dis…ease. 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:
unlikely hero self sacrifice military escape murder 
Locations:
laboratory helicopter 
Characters:
soldier husband wife relationship 
Story:
hit by a truck gatling gun flamethrower mutation special forces chaos machete hand grenade missile ak 47 riot subtitled scene refugee severed arm mercenary β€¦exploding body shot in the forehead news report child in peril shot in the back gunfight battle shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout voice over narration pistol chase explosion bare chested male violence blood flashback  (See All)

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Transformers: Age Of Extinction (2014) is one of the best movies like District 9 (2009)
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Transformers: Age Of Extinction (2014)

After the battle between the Autobots and Decepticons that leveled Chicago, humanity thinks that all alien robots are a threat. So Harold Attinger, a CIA agent, establishes a unit whose sole purpose is to hunt down all of them. But it turns out that they are aided by another alien robot who is searc…hing for Optimus Prime. Cade Yeager, a "robotics expert", buys an old truck and upon examining it, he thinks it's a Transformer. When he powers it up, he discovers it's Optimus Prime. Later, men from the unit show up looking for Optimus. He helps Yeager and his daughter Tessa escape but are pursued by the hunter. They escape and Yeager learns from technology he took from the men that a technology magnate and defense contractor named Joshua Joyce is part of what's going on, so they go to find out what's going on. (Read More)

Themes:
escape betrayal murder friendship 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
laboratory helicopter 
Characters:
alien 
Story:
extraterrestrial robot alien technology extraterrestrial laser gun gatling gun severed leg hologram exploding head special forces chaos hand grenade missile subtitled scene severed arm mercenary β€¦exploding body fugitive on the run transformation spaceship no opening credits shot in the back robot running held at gunpoint gunfight battle shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol explosion flashback violence  (See All)

13 Hours (2016)
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13 Hours (2016)

Libya, 2012. At an unofficial CIA base in Benghazi a group of ex-military contractors are providing security. In the aftermath of Gaddafi's downfall a power vacuum exists and the climate is volatile. Military weapons are freely available. The US Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, makes a visit to t…he area, staying in a compound near the CIA base. On the night of 11 September, 2012, the Ambassador's compound is attacked by hordes of heavily armed locals. The only forces willing and able to defend it are six CIA contractors. (Read More)

Subgenre:
black comedy 
Themes:
military escape fear betrayal murder 
Mood:
car chase gore 
Locations:
helicopter 
Characters:
soldier husband wife relationship 
Story:
subjective camera translator rpg bulletproof vest special forces chaos rocket launcher what happened to epilogue machete machismo ak 47 riot severed arm mercenary exploding body β€¦danger shot in the forehead shot in the leg news report no opening credits shot in the back held at gunpoint gunfight battle camera shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death digit in title shootout pistol chase explosion photograph bare chested male number in title violence blood  (See All)

Robocop (2014)
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Robocop (2014)

The year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years - and it's meant billions for OmniCorp's bottom line. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they …see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) - a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit - is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine pursuing justice. (Read More)

Themes:
military escape torture betrayal murder 
Locations:
laboratory helicopter hospital 
Characters:
husband wife relationship father son relationship 
Story:
robot suit character's point of view camera shot subjective camera shaky cam megacorporation fight the system media coverage hologram social commentary hand grenade ak 47 subtitled scene mercenary exploding body shot in the leg β€¦news report child in peril no opening credits shot in the back robot held at gunpoint gunfight battle shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol chase explosion title spoken by character violence flashback  (See All)

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New Police Story (2004)
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New Police Story (2004)

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

Subgenre:
black comedy cult film 
Themes:
self sacrifice escape betrayal murder friendship 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
helicopter hospital 
Characters:
self mutilation husband wife relationship father son relationship 
Period:
2000s 
Story:
happy birthday to you birthday cake character's point of view camera shot subjective camera hit by a truck media coverage bulletproof vest hatred target practice hand grenade ak 47 shot in the forehead shot in the leg news report nonlinear timeline β€¦gang shot in the back birthday held at gunpoint vomiting gunfight camera shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death shootout pistol chase party explosion photograph bare chested male blood violence flashback  (See All)

The Avengers (2012) is one of the best movies like District 9 (2009)
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The Avengers (2012)

Nick Fury is the director of S.H.I.E.L.D., an international peace-keeping agency. The agency is a who's who of Marvel Super Heroes, with Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When global security is threatened by Loki and his cohorts, Nick Fury and his team w…ill need all their powers to save the world from disaster. (Read More)

Themes:
escape betrayal 
Locations:
laboratory helicopter 
Characters:
alien soldier 
Story:
robot suit human versus alien alien race character's point of view camera shot title appears in text mothership laser gun gatling gun hologram rocket launcher hand grenade missile subtitled scene severed arm mercenary β€¦exploding body transformation news report spaceship no opening credits shot in the back robot held at gunpoint gunfight battle shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shootout pistol chase explosion title spoken by character bare chested male two word title flashback  (See All)

Predator 2 (1990)
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Predator 2 (1990)

LAPD lieutenant Mike Harrigan ('Danny Glover' (qv)) and his cocky detective partner Jerry Lambert ('Bill Paxton' (qv)) soon realize that what seemed a bloody feud between voodoo high priest King Willie's ('Calvin Lockhart' (qv)) Jamaican gangs and Ramon Vega's ('Corey Rand' (qv)) Colombian drug gang… is actually the work of a scary third party. Peter Keyes's ('Gary Busey' (qv)) federal team shields the crime scene even for the LAPD, but after forensics proves it must be an alien, who keeps making victims, the chase brings them all together. (Read More)

Subgenre:
black comedy cult film 
Themes:
murder 
Mood:
gore 
Locations:
helicopter 
Characters:
alien 
Story:
gun battle alien spacecraft human versus alien subjective camera chaos machismo ak 47 severed arm shot in the leg news report spaceship no opening credits weapon gang held at gunpoint β€¦gunfight shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death digit in title shootout pistol chase party bare chested male number in title two word title blood violence  (See All)

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Blood Father (2016)
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Blood Father (2016)

Subgenre:
black comedy 
Themes:
self sacrifice racism escape fear betrayal friendship murder 
Story:
character's point of view camera shot subjective camera hit by a truck hand grenade machismo ak 47 exploding body fugitive danger shot in the forehead on the run shot in the leg news report no opening credits gang β€¦shot in the back birthday held at gunpoint gunfight shot in the head urination shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death shootout pistol chase party explosion photograph bare chested male two word title violence blood  (See All)

The Mummy (2017)
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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.

Subgenre:
black comedy 
Themes:
unlikely hero self sacrifice military escape fear betrayal friendship murder 
Locations:
laboratory helicopter 
Characters:
self mutilation soldier 
Story:
gun battle character's point of view camera shot subjective camera media coverage bulletproof vest special forces target practice hand grenade missile ak 47 subtitled scene mercenary cover up danger shot in the leg β€¦transformation news report no opening credits shot in the back held at gunpoint gunfight battle shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death shootout pistol chase explosion bare chested male flashback violence blood  (See All)

Ghost In The Shell (2017) is one of the best movies like District 9 (2009)
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Ghost In The Shell (2017)

In the near future, Major Motoko Kusanagi (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible terrorist attack, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the abilit…y to hack into people's minds and control them, Major Kusanagi is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major Kusanagi discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. (Read More)

Subgenre:
dystopia 
Themes:
execution escape fear betrayal murder 
Locations:
slum helicopter 
Characters:
soldier 
Story:
character's point of view camera shot subjective camera corporate corruption evil corporation megacorporation fight the system gatling gun bulletproof vest hologram exploding head social commentary rocket launcher hand grenade missile subtitled scene β€¦severed arm exploding body cover up fugitive danger shot in the forehead on the run shot in the leg robot held at gunpoint gunfight shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol chase explosion bare chested male violence flashback  (See All)

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Avatar (2009)
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Avatar (2009)

When his brother is killed in a robbery, paraplegic Marine Jake Sully decides to take his place in a mission on the distant world of Pandora. There he learns of greedy corporate figurehead Parker Selfridge's intentions of driving off the native humanoid "Na'vi" in order to mine for the precious mate…rial scattered throughout their rich woodland. In exchange for the spinal surgery that will fix his legs, Jake gathers intel for the cooperating military unit spearheaded by gung-ho Colonel Quaritch, while simultaneously attempting to infiltrate the Na'vi people with the use of an "avatar" identity. While Jake begins to bond with the native tribe and quickly falls in love with the beautiful alien Neytiri, the restless Colonel moves forward with his ruthless extermination tactics, forcing the soldier to take a stand - and fight back in an epic battle for the fate of Pandora. (Read More)

Subgenre:
allegory 
Themes:
self sacrifice racism military fear betrayal friendship murder 
Locations:
laboratory helicopter 
Characters:
alien soldier 
Story:
human versus alien interspecies sex megacorporation starship dna mecha extraterrestrial translator gatling gun wilhelm scream hologram social commentary machete missile subtitled scene β€¦mercenary spaceship child in peril no opening credits weapon robot held at gunpoint gunfight battle shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout voice over narration pistol chase explosion title spoken by character bare chested male blood violence  (See All)

The Expendables (2010)
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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)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
execution escape torture betrayal murder 
Mood:
car chase gore 
Locations:
helicopter 
Characters:
soldier 
Story:
video camera shaky cam knocked out with a gun butt head blown off bulletproof vest exploding head special forces title appears in writing target practice rocket launcher machete missile machismo ak 47 subtitled scene β€¦mercenary exploding body shot in the leg shot in the back held at gunpoint vomiting gunfight battle shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death shootout pistol chase explosion bare chested male blood violence  (See All)

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
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John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Subgenre:
black comedy 
Themes:
escape fear betrayal murder 
Mood:
car chase gore 
Characters:
self mutilation 
Story:
blood on camera lens blood on shirt rpg bulletproof vest target practice rocket launcher machismo subtitled scene cover up fugitive danger shot in the forehead on the run shot in the leg no opening credits β€¦shot in the back held at gunpoint gunfight shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death digit in title shootout pistol chase party explosion photograph number in title flashback blood violence  (See All)

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Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016) is one of the best movies like District 9 (2009)
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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 mastermi…nd and millionaire, tries to use his own advantages to fight the "Man of Steel". (Read More)

Themes:
self sacrifice military escape torture fear betrayal murder 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
laboratory africa helicopter 
Characters:
self mutilation employer employee relationship alien soldier father son relationship 
Story:
human versus alien knocked out with a gun butt media coverage gatling gun wilhelm scream flamethrower bulletproof vest special forces chaos hatred rocket launcher hand grenade missile ak 47 subtitled scene β€¦severed arm mercenary exploding body cover up danger transformation news report spaceship child in peril held at gunpoint gunfight battle camera shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol party explosion photograph bare chested male blood flashback interview violence  (See All)

Machete Kills (2013)
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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 pard…ons 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)

Subgenre:
black comedy 
Themes:
self sacrifice escape torture betrayal murder 
Mood:
car chase gore 
Locations:
helicopter 
Characters:
soldier 
Story:
blood on camera lens hit by a truck laser gun gatling gun wilhelm scream severed leg flamethrower hologram machete missile ak 47 subtitled scene severed arm mercenary exploding body β€¦shot in the forehead on the run shot in the leg news report shot in the back held at gunpoint gunfight battle shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death shootout pistol chase explosion title spoken by character photograph bare chested male violence flashback blood  (See All)

Doom (2005)
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Doom (2005)

Something has gone wrong at a remote scientific research station on Mars. All research has ceased. Communication has failed. And the messages that do get through are less than comforting. It's a level 5 quarantine and the only souls allowed in or out are the Rapid Response Tactical Squad - hardened …Marines armed to the teeth with enough firepower to neutralize the enemy...or so they think. (Read More)

Themes:
military murder 
Mood:
gore 
Locations:
laboratory 
Characters:
self mutilation alien soldier 
Story:
genetic mutation gun battle subjective camera laser gun gatling gun severed leg exploding head special forces machismo severed arm mercenary exploding body shot in the forehead shot in the back vomiting β€¦gunfight shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death shootout pistol chase violence blood  (See All)

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Universal Soldier (1992)
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Universal Soldier (1992)

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

Subgenre:
black comedy cult film 
Themes:
execution military escape betrayal murder 
Mood:
car chase gore 
Locations:
laboratory helicopter 
Characters:
american soldier soldier 
Story:
gun battle gatling gun special forces hand grenade machismo mercenary exploding body fugitive shot in the forehead on the run held at gunpoint gunfight battle machine gun blood splatter β€¦shot to death shootout pistol chase explosion title spoken by character photograph bare chested male two word title blood flashback violence  (See All)

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013) is one of the best movies like District 9 (2009)
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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 bat…tling a countdown to war, the two McClanes discover that their opposing methods make them unstoppable heroes. (Read More)

Themes:
escape betrayal murder 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
helicopter 
Characters:
father son relationship 
Story:
character's point of view camera shot shaky cam media coverage gatling gun rpg bulletproof vest target practice rocket launcher hand grenade ak 47 subtitled scene mercenary exploding body on the run shot in the leg β€¦news report shot in the back held at gunpoint gunfight shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death shootout pistol explosion photograph bare chested male  (See All)

Iron Man 3 (2013)
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Iron Man 3 (2013)

Marvel's "Iron Man 3" pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his met…tle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man? (Read More)

Subgenre:
black comedy 
Themes:
escape torture fear betrayal friendship murder 
Locations:
laboratory helicopter hospital 
Characters:
soldier 
Story:
robot suit character's point of view camera shot subjective camera power armor media manipulation hit by a truck media coverage gatling gun severed leg mutation hologram told in flashback missile machismo ak 47 β€¦severed arm exploding body cover up transformation news report child in peril no opening credits robot held at gunpoint gunfight battle shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shootout voice over narration pistol chase party explosion bare chested male number in title violence flashback  (See All)

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