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Divergent (2014)
Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi

Divergent (2014)

Set in a futuristic dystopia where society is divided into five factions that each represent a different virtue, teenagers have to decide if they want to stay in their faction or switch to another - for the rest of their lives. Tris Prior makes a choice that surprises everyone. Then Tris and her fellow faction-members have to live through a highly competitive initiation process to live out the choice they have made. They must undergo extreme physical and intense psychological tests, that transform them all. But Tris has a secret that she is Divergent, which means she doesn't fit into any one group. If anyone knew, it would mean a certain death. As she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly peaceful society, this secret might help her save the people she loves... or it might destroy her. (Read More)

Themes:courage, homelessness, surveillance, conspiracy, deception, fear, kidnapping, suicide
Locations:laboratory, rooftop, farm
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:bechdel test passed, test, lens flare, jumping from a rooftop, female warrior, female soldier, fear of heights, hand to hand combat, jumping from a moving train, elevated train, jumping a train, jumping onto a train, jumping from a train, el train, pistol whip, knife in hand, knife held to throat, tattoo parlor, tattoo artist, knife throwing

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:courage, deception, fear, kidnapping
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:jumping from a rooftop, hand to hand combat, knife throwing, threatened with a knife, fight the system, totalitarianism, coup d'etat, target practice, animal attack, mind control, jumping from height, kicked in the stomach, nosebleed, scene during opening credits, head butt, shot in the arm, self sacrifice, shot in the shoulder, manipulation, knocked out

Insurgent (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Insurgent (2015)

One choice can transform you-or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves--and herself--while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love. Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable--and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships. Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so. (Read More)

Themes:courage, surveillance, deception, fear, kidnapping, suicide
Locations:laboratory, rooftop
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:female warrior, hand to hand combat, jumping from a moving train, jumping a train, jumping from a train, pistol whip, knife held to throat, threatened with a knife, walled city, number in character's name, caste system, based on young adult novel, zip line, serum, fight the system, totalitarianism, coup d'etat, corrupt official, test, simulation

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:surveillance, conspiracy, deception, kidnapping
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:lens flare, female warrior, female soldier, hand to hand combat, zip line, coup d'etat, armored car, tracking device, assault rifle, target practice, mexican standoff, jumping from height, kicked in the stomach, self mutilation, shot in the arm, injection, kicked in the face, tough girl, knocked out, character's point of view camera shot

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) is one of the best movies like Divergent (2014)
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:surveillance, kidnapping
Locations:laboratory, rooftop
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:female warrior, female soldier, hand to hand combat, knife held to throat, threatened with a knife, female hero, armored car, tracking device, cyberpunk, mexican standoff, mind control, kicked in the stomach, syringe, shot in the arm, character says i love you, dystopia, self sacrifice, shot in the shoulder, injection, kicked in the face

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 Divergent (2014). (Read More)

Themes:courage, surveillance, deception, fear, kidnapping
Locations:laboratory, rooftop
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:hand to hand combat, pistol whip, threatened with a knife, serum, armored car, crow, target practice, mind control, kicked in the stomach, self mutilation, self sacrifice, injection, manipulation, knocked out, character's point of view camera shot, fantasy sequence, character repeating someone else's dialogue, attempted murder, shot in the leg, underwater scene

Assassin's Creed (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Assassin's Creed (2016)

Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar de Nerha, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day. (Read More)

Themes:courage, surveillance, conspiracy, deception, fear, kidnapping
Locations:laboratory, rooftop
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:jumping from a rooftop, female warrior, hand to hand combat, knife throwing, threatened with a knife, fight the system, totalitarianism, cyberpunk, social commentary, jumping from height, kicked in the stomach, self mutilation, shot in the arm, injection, manipulation, kicked in the face, tough girl, knocked out, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue

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

Logan (2017)

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

Themes:conspiracy, deception, fear, kidnapping
Locations:laboratory, farm
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:lens flare, hand to hand combat, pistol whip, threatened with a knife, serum, fight the system, armored car, near future, assault rifle, cyberpunk, social commentary, mind control, kicked in the stomach, scene during opening credits, self mutilation, shot in the arm, dystopia, self sacrifice, shot in the shoulder, injection

Priest (2011) is one of the best movies like Divergent (2014)
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, kidnapping
Characters:warrior
Story:female warrior, female soldier, hand to hand combat, knife throwing, threatened with a knife, walled city, council, fight the system, flare, tracking device, cyberpunk, target practice, social commentary, animal attack, jumping from height, kicked in the stomach, nosebleed, head butt, dystopia, self sacrifice

Total Recall (2012)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

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 hunted man as he finds himself on the run from the police. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, conspiracy, deception
Story:lens flare, hand to hand combat, hit in the throat, fight the system, totalitarianism, corrupt official, stabbed in the hand, cyberpunk, jumping from height, self mutilation, shot in the arm, character says i love you, dystopia, shot in the shoulder, injection, manipulation, tough girl, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, tied to a chair

Ghost In The Shell (2017)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

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 ability 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. This is why Ghost In The Shell (2017) is one of the best movies like Divergent (2014). (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy, deception, fear, kidnapping, suicide
Locations:rooftop
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:jumping from a rooftop, female warrior, hand to hand combat, fight the system, cityscape, near future, assault rifle, cyberpunk, social commentary, mind control, jumping from height, kicked in the stomach, scene during opening credits, dystopia, injection, manipulation, kicked in the face, tough girl, knocked out, character's point of view camera shot

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:conspiracy, deception, fear, kidnapping
Locations:rooftop, farm
Story:hand to hand combat, threatened with a knife, fight the system, cityscape, near future, tracking device, pier, cyberpunk, social commentary, kicked in the stomach, shot in the arm, character says i love you, dystopia, kicked in the face, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, disarming someone, mixed martial arts, subjective camera

Predators (2010) is one of the best movies like Divergent (2014)
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:deception, fear, kidnapping, suicide
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:female warrior, female soldier, threatened with a knife, woman punching a man, flare, punched in the stomach, animal attack, nosebleed, head butt, self sacrifice, shot in the shoulder, kicked in the face, tough girl, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, subjective camera, shot in the back, combat, held at gunpoint, falling from height

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:surveillance, deception, fear, kidnapping
Locations:rooftop
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:female warrior, hand to hand combat, pistol whip, threatened with a knife, test, flare, armored car, tracking device, mexican standoff, jumping from height, kicked in the stomach, scene during opening credits, head butt, manipulation, kicked in the face, tough girl, knocked out, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, attempted murder

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

After the Kingsman headquarters are blown up by a psychotic criminal named Poppy Adams. The surviving agents find their way to an allied secret organisation based in Kentucky, named Statesman. The two agencies must now work together in order to save the world and take down the so called 'Golden Circle'. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, deception, fear, kidnapping
Locations:laboratory
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:hand to hand combat, threatened with a knife, fight the system, armored car, tracking device, assault rifle, social commentary, kicked in the stomach, head butt, character says i love you, self sacrifice, shot in the shoulder, injection, manipulation, kicked in the face, knocked out, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, attempted murder, shot in the forehead

Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
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 Divergent (2014). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, deception, kidnapping
Locations:rooftop
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:female warrior, knife in hand, knife throwing, swimming underwater, female hero, flare, stabbed in the hand, crow, cyberpunk, social commentary, animal attack, mind control, jumping from height, kicked in the stomach, shot in the arm, dystopia, shot in the shoulder, injection, kicked in the face, tough girl

Hercules (2014) is one of the best movies like Divergent (2014)
Action, Adventure

Hercules (2014)

1400 B.C., a tormented soul walked the Earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus. For this, he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors, and the death of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years, he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting, and the presence of death. These men and women never question where they go to fight, or why, or whom, just how much they will be paid. Now, the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. It is time for this bunch of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen, when they must train an army to become as ruthless and bloodthirsty as their reputation has become. (Read More)

Themes:deception, kidnapping
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:female warrior, hand to hand combat, knife throwing, threatened with a knife, walled city, crow, target practice, animal attack, head butt, shot in the arm, self sacrifice, shot in the shoulder, kicked in the face, tough girl, knocked out, training, shot in the leg, fictional war, army, montage

The Expendables (2010)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

The Expendables (2010)

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

Themes:surveillance, kidnapping
Characters:soldier
Story:lens flare, hand to hand combat, tattoo parlor, tattoo artist, knife throwing, threatened with a knife, man punching a woman, pier, punched in the stomach, target practice, mexican standoff, kicked in the stomach, nosebleed, scene during opening credits, shot in the arm, first part, shot in the shoulder, kicked in the face, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the leg

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)
Adventure, Fantasy

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)

After successfully crossing over (and under) the Misty Mountains, Thorin and Company must seek aid from a powerful stranger before taking on the dangers of Mirkwood Forest--without their Wizard. If they reach the human settlement of Lake-town it will be time for the hobbit Bilbo Baggins to fulfill his contract with the dwarves. The party must complete the journey to Lonely Mountain and burglar Baggins must seek out the Secret Door that will give them access to the hoard of the dragon Smaug. And, where has Gandalf got off to? And what is his secret business to the south? (Read More)

Themes:deception
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:lens flare, female warrior, female soldier, hand to hand combat, knife throwing, corrupt official, animal attack, shot in the arm, shot in the shoulder, tough girl, knocked out, character's point of view camera shot, fantasy sequence, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, underwater scene, fictional war, mixed martial arts, army

Riddick (2013)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Riddick (2013)

The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he's encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty. The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won't leave the planet without Riddick's head as their trophy. (Read More)

Themes:deception
Story:lens flare, hand to hand combat, knife throwing, threatened with a knife, woman punching a man, man punching a woman, tracking device, assault rifle, animal attack, scene during opening credits, shot in the arm, shot in the shoulder, attempted rape, tough girl, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, underwater scene, montage, shot in the back, interrogation

Wonder Woman (2017) is one of the best movies like Divergent (2014)
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 Divergent (2014). (Read More)

Themes:courage, deception, fear
Locations:laboratory
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:female warrior, female soldier, hand to hand combat, threatened with a knife, female hero, jumping from height, kicked in the stomach, shot in the arm, self sacrifice, kicked in the face, tough girl, knocked out, fantasy sequence, character repeating someone else's dialogue, attempted murder, training, shot in the leg, underwater scene, disarming someone, mixed martial arts

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:courage, surveillance, deception, fear, suicide, kidnapping
Locations:laboratory, rooftop
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:female warrior, hand to hand combat, shooting range, man punching a woman, flare, armored car, tracking device, assault rifle, target practice, mind control, jumping from height, kicked in the stomach, head butt, self sacrifice, injection, manipulation, kicked in the face, tough girl, knocked out, character's point of view camera shot

The Legend Of Tarzan (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance

The Legend Of Tarzan (2016)

Following his parents' death in Africa, John Clayton has been be raised by an ape, was known by the name Tarzan, but eventually left Africa and for his parents' home in England, along with the woman he fell in love with and married, Jane Porter. He is asked by Belgian King Leopold to go to Africa to see what he has done there to help the country. Initially, he refuses. But an American, George Washington Williams, wants him to accept so he can accompany him. He says that Leopold might be committing all sorts of atrocities to achieve his goal, like slavery. Clayton agrees and his wife insists that she accompany him because she misses Africa. When they arrive, a man named Rom, who works for Leopold, attacks their village and captures Tarzan and Jane. With Washington's help he escapes and sets out to rescue Jane by going across the jungle. Washington joins him despite being told that he might not make it. (Read More)

Themes:courage, deception, kidnapping
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:female warrior, hand to hand combat, knife held to throat, rescue, threatened with a knife, fight the system, swimming underwater, pier, social commentary, animal attack, jumping from height, kicked in the stomach, head butt, self sacrifice, manipulation, kicked in the face, tough girl, character's point of view camera shot, attempted murder, underwater scene

Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)

After stealing a mysterious orb in the far reaches of outer space, Peter Quill from Earth, is now the main target of a manhunt led by the villain known as Ronan the Accuser. To help fight Ronan and his team and save the galaxy from his power, Quill creates a team of space heroes known as the "Guardians of the Galaxy" to save the world. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, deception, kidnapping, suicide
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:lens flare, female warrior, hand to hand combat, threatened with a knife, woman punching a man, female hero, scene during opening credits, first part, self sacrifice, kicked in the face, tough girl, character repeating someone else's dialogue, underwater scene, fictional war, mixed martial arts, army, montage, shot in the back, death of mother, combat

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016) is one of the best movies like Divergent (2014)
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:surveillance, conspiracy, deception, fear, kidnapping
Locations:laboratory, rooftop, farm
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:lens flare, female warrior, hand to hand combat, el train, threatened with a knife, armored car, tracking device, assault rifle, jumping from height, kicked in the stomach, scene during opening credits, self mutilation, head butt, character says i love you, self sacrifice, manipulation, kicked in the face, tough girl, knocked out, fantasy sequence

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

After young Katniss Everdeen agrees to be the symbol of rebellion, the Mockingjay, she tries to return Peeta to his normal state, tries to get to the Capitol, and tries to deal with the battles coming her way...but all for her main goal: assassinating President Snow and returning peace to the Districts of Panem. As her squad starts to get smaller and smaller, will she make it to the Capitol? Will she get revenge on Snow or will her target change? Will she be with her "Star-Crossed Lover," Peeta, or her long-time friend, Gale? Deaths, bombs, bow and arrows, a love triangle, hope... What will happen? This is why The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) is one of the best movies like Divergent (2014). (Read More)

Themes:courage, surveillance, deception, fear
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:female warrior, female soldier, based on young adult novel, fight the system, totalitarianism, coup d'etat, armored car, tracking device, assault rifle, cyberpunk, social commentary, mexican standoff, animal attack, mind control, propaganda, shot in the arm, dystopia, self sacrifice, manipulation, tough girl

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:kidnapping
Locations:laboratory, farm
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:lens flare, female soldier, hand to hand combat, council, woman punching a man, coup d'etat, man punching a woman, assault rifle, jumping from height, kicked in the stomach, head butt, first part, self sacrifice, injection, kicked in the face, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, underwater scene, fictional war, mixed martial arts

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:deception, fear, kidnapping, suicide
Characters:soldier
Story:female soldier, armored car, near future, assault rifle, social commentary, animal attack, dystopia, self sacrifice, knocked out, character's point of view camera shot, attempted murder, fictional war, army, montage, subjective camera, shot in the back, death of mother, combat, hallucination, interrogation

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) is one of the best movies like Divergent (2014)
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:courage, surveillance, deception, suicide
Locations:rooftop
Characters:soldier, warrior
Story:propaganda, lens flare, army, female soldier, hand to hand combat, jumping onto a train, pistol whip, capture the flag, woman punching a man, serum, tracking device, punched in the stomach, kicked in the stomach, head butt, shot in the arm, first part, self sacrifice, shot in the shoulder, injection, kicked in the face

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

Twelve months after winning the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen and her partner Peeta Mellark must go on what is known as the Victor's Tour, wherein they visit all the districts, but before leaving, Katniss is visited by President Snow who fears that Katniss defied him a year ago during the games when she chose to die with Peeta. With both Katniss and Peeta declared the winners, it is fueling a possible uprising. He tells Katniss that while on tour she better try to make sure that she puts out the flames or else everyone she cares about will be in danger. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, conspiracy, deception, suicide
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:female warrior, threatened with a knife, based on young adult novel, fight the system, totalitarianism, man punching a woman, female hero, near future, tracking device, cyberpunk, social commentary, animal attack, propaganda, dystopia, self sacrifice, tough girl, knocked out, character repeating someone else's dialogue, training, shot in the leg

Warcraft (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Warcraft (2016)

When the world of the Orcs of Draenor is being destroyed by the evil fel magic that uses life-force, the powerful warlock Gul'dan creates a portal to the world of Azeroth and forms the Horde with members of the Orc clans. He also captures many prisoners to keep the portal open. The king of Azeroth, Llane Wrynn and his brother-in-law, Anduin Lothar are informed by the apprentice of magician Khadgar that he has found fel magic in dead bodies and the king decides to summon the Guardian of Tirisfal, Medivh, to protect his kingdom. Lothar and Khadgar head to Kharazhan to meet Medivh and an ominous shadow points a book out to Khadgar, who takes it and hides. Anduin, Khadgar and Medivh and a group of soldiers are attacked by Orcs and they capture the slave Garona, who is released by King Llane, and she shows them the location of the portal. Garona is contacted by the Orc chief of a clan Durotan that wants to meet King Llane to stop the fel magic. Meanwhile Khadgar learns that the gate was opened with the help of someone in Azeroth. Shall King Llane trust Garona and Durotan, who might be the traitor? This is why Warcraft (2016) is one of the best movies like Divergent (2014). (Read More)

Themes:deception, fear
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:female warrior, female soldier, threatened with a knife, council, narrated by character, animal attack, mind control, kicked in the stomach, head butt, self sacrifice, manipulation, kicked in the face, tough girl, knocked out, character repeating someone else's dialogue, underwater scene, fictional war, army, subjective camera, combat

Gamer (2009)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Gamer (2009)

Ken Castle is extremely rich, popular and powerful since he invented and started exploiting the virtual online parallel reality games, in which people can either pay as user or be paid as 'actor' in a system of mind-control. The ultimate version, Slayers, fields death row convicts as gladiators in a desperate dim bid for survival, which no-one made yet. The champion, John 'Kable' Tillman, was scheduled to die just before he'ld gain release, but he persuades his teenage 'handler' to hand over the reins so he can fully use his talents and experience. Thus Kable escapes to freedom, only to be chased illegally by Castle's men, yet fights back all the way to his HQ and challenges his evil hidden plans. (Read More)

Story:lens flare, threatened with a knife, hit in the throat, dripping blood, near future, kicked in the crotch, punched in the stomach, target practice, mind control, dystopia, manipulation, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, shot in the back, combat, interrogation, held at gunpoint, punched in the face, shot in the head, shot in the chest

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) is one of the best movies like Divergent (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:surveillance, deception, kidnapping
Story:fear of heights, hand to hand combat, knife held to throat, threatened with a knife, swimming underwater, tracking device, assault rifle, mind control, kicked in the stomach, manipulation, knocked out, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, training, shot in the leg, underwater scene, teacher student relationship, tied to a chair, mixed martial arts

Looper (2012)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Looper (2012)

Joe is classified as a "looper", a job in which his employers use time travel to send men from the future to be killed into the past, where Joe can properly dispose of their bodies. However, to tie up loose ends and erase the evidence of his ever being a looper, Joe knows that one day his future self will be sent back for him to kill. When this day comes, Joe's future self is prepared and escapes, and the two men struggle separately in the past trying to evade capture and attempting to fulfill their own personal agendas. (Read More)

Themes:homelessness, suicide
Locations:farm
Story:lens flare, cityscape, cyberpunk, social commentary, self mutilation, syringe, dystopia, self sacrifice, tough girl, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, execution, montage, shot in the back, revolver, held at gunpoint, tough guy, slow motion scene, shot in the chest

The Revenant (2015)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western

The Revenant (2015)

While exploring g uncharted wilderness in 1823, legendary fronjitiersman Hugh Glass sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home while avoiding natives on their own hunt. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald, the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him. (Read More)

Themes:courage, deception, fear, kidnapping
Characters:warrior
Story:lens flare, hand to hand combat, pistol whip, swimming underwater, stabbed in the hand, animal attack, self mutilation, shot in the arm, shot in the shoulder, character's point of view camera shot, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, underwater scene, disarming someone, mixed martial arts, subjective camera, shot in the back, combat, hallucination, held at gunpoint

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

The Nice Guys (2016)

Set against the backdrop of 1977 Los Angeles, The Nice Guys opens when single father and licensed PI Holland March (Gosling) is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of famous porn star Misty Mountains. As the trail leads him to track down a girl named Amelia (Qualley), he encounters less licensed and less hands-off private eye Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) and his brass knuckles, both hired by the young hippie. However, the situation takes a turn for the worse when Amelia vanishes and it becomes apparent that March wasn't the only party interested. As both men are forced to team up, they'll have to take on a world filled with eccentric goons, strippers dressed as mermaids and even a possible government conspiracy. This is why The Nice Guys (2016) is one of the best movies like Divergent (2014). (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy, courage, deception, fear, suicide
Characters:warrior
Story:pistol whip, threatened with a knife, fight the system, corrupt official, social commentary, jumping from height, kicked in the stomach, nosebleed, scene during opening credits, shot in the arm, shot in the shoulder, kicked in the face, knocked out, fantasy sequence, character repeating someone else's dialogue, attempted murder, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, underwater scene, disarming someone

The Magnificent Seven (2016) is one of the best movies like Divergent (2014)
Action, Adventure, Western

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in The Magnificent Seven. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns. As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money. (Read More)

Themes:courage, deception
Locations:farm
Characters:warrior
Story:lens flare, pistol whip, knife throwing, threatened with a knife, target practice, jumping from height, scene during opening credits, shot in the arm, self sacrifice, shot in the shoulder, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, training, shot in the leg, disarming someone, army, montage, shot in the back, combat, revolver

Scream 3 (2000)
Horror, Mystery

Scream 3 (2000)

A new film is currently in production, and a killer is on the loose. The murders draw a reporter, ex-cop, and young woman to the set of the movie inspired by their life. They soon find out that they are dealing with a trilogy, and in a trilogy...anything can happen.

Themes:courage, deception, fear, kidnapping
Story:female warrior, knife throwing, threatened with a knife, mexican standoff, jumping from height, kicked in the stomach, head butt, shot in the shoulder, kicked in the face, tough girl, knocked out, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, disarming someone, tied to a chair, shot in the back, revolver, hallucination, held at gunpoint

The Green Hornet (2011)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Green Hornet (2011)

Playboy Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) becomes the new publisher of Los Angeles' "The Daily Sentinel" after the sudden death of his father. Britt's party life is about to change when he and his driver and kung fu expert, Kato (Jay Chou), stop a robbery. With the help of Kato, Britt starts a new career of fighting crime as the masked superhero "The Green Hornet". (Read More)

Themes:deception
Locations:rooftop
Story:lens flare, threatened with a knife, woman punching a man, corrupt official, armored car, kicked in the crotch, punched in the stomach, kicked in the stomach, head butt, shot in the shoulder, kicked in the face, knocked out, character repeating someone else's dialogue, training, shot in the leg, montage, subjective camera, shot in the back, revolver, interrogation

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. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, deception, fear, kidnapping, suicide
Locations:laboratory, rooftop
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:lens flare, female warrior, hand to hand combat, pistol whip, threatened with a knife, armored car, tracking device, social commentary, mexican standoff, mind control, jumping from height, kicked in the stomach, nosebleed, head butt, manipulation, kicked in the face, tough girl, knocked out, character's point of view camera shot, shot in the forehead

Jupiter Ascending (2015) is one of the best movies like Divergent (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Jupiter Ascending (2015)

Jupiter Jones was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people's houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine Wise, a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along - her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos. This is why Jupiter Ascending (2015) is one of the best movies like Divergent (2014). (Read More)

Themes:courage, deception, kidnapping
Locations:rooftop
Characters:warrior
Story:female warrior, hand to hand combat, el train, serum, pit, mexican standoff, manipulation, knocked out, attempted murder, chicago illinois, fictional war, mixed martial arts, army, montage, combat, interrogation, held at gunpoint, falling from height, brawl, gunfight

Jack Reacher (2012)
Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Jack Reacher (2012)

In an innocent heartland city, five are shot dead by an expert sniper. The police quickly identify and arrest the culprit, and build a slam-dunk case. But instead of confessing, the accused man writes the words, "Get Jack Reacher." Reacher himself sees the news report and turns up in the city. The defense is immensely relieved, but Reacher has come to bury the guy. Shocked at the accused's request, Reacher sets out to confirm for himself the absolute certainty of the man's guilt, but comes up with more than he bargained for. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, conspiracy, deception, kidnapping
Characters:soldier
Story:lens flare, army, hand to hand combat, shooting range, man punching a woman, assault rifle, kicked in the crotch, punched in the stomach, self mutilation, head butt, shot in the shoulder, kicked in the face, knocked out, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, subjective camera, shot in the back, held at gunpoint, brawl

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

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)

Themes:surveillance, deception, fear, kidnapping, suicide
Locations:laboratory
Characters:soldier
Story:flare, based on young adult novel, zip line, fight the system, crow, assault rifle, cyberpunk, social commentary, head butt, syringe, dystopia, shot in the shoulder, injection, tough girl, knocked out, character's point of view camera shot, shot in the forehead, disarming someone, tied to a chair, subjective camera

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

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)

Themes:homelessness, surveillance, deception, kidnapping
Story:lens flare, man punching a woman, armored car, tracking device, assault rifle, shot in the arm, dystopia, self sacrifice, shot in the shoulder, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, tied to a chair, army, shot in the back, revolver, death of father, held at gunpoint, tough guy

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) is one of the best movies like Divergent (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)

With the Games destroyed, Katniss Everdeen, along with Gale, Finnick and Beetee, end up in the so thought "destroyed" District 13. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her friends, Katniss becomes the "Mockingjay", the symbol of rebellion for the districts of Panem.

Themes:courage, deception, fear
Locations:laboratory
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:female warrior, based on young adult novel, fight the system, totalitarianism, shooting range, female hero, cyberpunk, social commentary, mind control, propaganda, dystopia, manipulation, tough girl, knocked out, attempted murder, execution, fictional war, army, combat, rescue

X-men: Apocalypse (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

X-men: Apocalypse (2016)

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction. This is why X-men: Apocalypse (2016) is one of the best movies like Divergent (2014). (Read More)

Themes:courage, surveillance, deception, fear, kidnapping
Locations:laboratory
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:female warrior, hand to hand combat, threatened with a knife, shipwreck, target practice, mind control, kicked in the stomach, head butt, self sacrifice, kicked in the face, tough girl, knocked out, character's point of view camera shot, underwater scene, fictional war, disarming someone, teacher student relationship, mixed martial arts, subjective camera, shot in the back

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

Escape Plan (2013)

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

Themes:surveillance, conspiracy, deception, kidnapping
Characters:warrior
Story:test, hand to hand combat, threatened with a knife, tracking device, assault rifle, punched in the stomach, head butt, shot in the arm, self sacrifice, shot in the shoulder, injection, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, underwater scene, tied to a chair, subjective camera, shot in the back, interrogation

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:surveillance, suicide
Locations:laboratory, rooftop
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:lens flare, female soldier, walled city, flare, assault rifle, self sacrifice, injection, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, tied to a chair, montage, shot in the back, combat, revolver, interrogation, falling from height, gunfight, rescue, shot in the head, shot in the chest

The Watch (2012) is one of the best movies like Divergent (2014)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

The Watch (2012)

In Glenview, Ohio, Evan is the manager of the Costco department store and married to Abby. When the Costco night watchman, Antonio Guzman, is mysteriously murdered, Evan organizes The Neighborhood Watch, a watch team with his suburban neighbors Bob, Franklin and Jamarcus to protect the neighborhood and find the killer of Antonio. Soon they discover that the murderer is an alien that is preparing to invade Earth, and they become the last hope of mankind on Earth. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, fear
Locations:farm
Story:lens flare, threatened with a knife, cut hand, narrated by character, scene during opening credits, head butt, character says i love you, self sacrifice, shot in the shoulder, knocked out, character repeating someone else's dialogue, montage, revolver, interrogation, held at gunpoint, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shot in the chest

X-men: Days Of Future Past (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

X-men: Days Of Future Past (2014)

In the future, the mutants and the humans that help them are slaughtered by powerful robots named Sentinels. Professor Xavier, Wolverine, Magneto, Storm, Kitty Pryde and her friends meet at a monastery in China and Xavier explains that the invincible Sentinels were created using the DNA of Mystique that was captured in 1973 when she tried to assassinate their creator Dr. Bolivar Trask. Xavier tells that their only chance is return to 1973 using Pryde's ability to join Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr to convince Mystique to give up of her intention. . However, only Wolverine can withstand the damages of the time travel. Will he succeed in stopping Mystique and the Sentinel Program and save the mutants and their human friends from annihilation? (Read More)

Themes:deception
Locations:laboratory
Characters:soldier
Story:hand to hand combat, near future, cyberpunk, social commentary, mind control, kicked in the stomach, dystopia, injection, kicked in the face, tough girl, character's point of view camera shot, attempted murder, shot in the leg, underwater scene, fictional war, mixed martial arts, army, subjective camera, combat, revolver

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