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Elysium (2013)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

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)

Themes:radiation,  heist,  childhood,  surveillance,  sadism,  robbery,  torture,  drinking,  politics,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship
Mood:allegory,  gore
Locations:slum,  earth,  space,  rooftop,  city,  elevator,  hospital
Characters:daughter,  secretary,  villain,  thief,  hostage,  nurse,  girl,  singer,  doctor,  friend
Period:future
Story:child with leukemia,  surveillance drone,  earth viewed from space,  radiation poisoning,  parole officer,  earth orbit,  christ allegory,  sleeper agent,  missile attack,  missile launcher,  brain surgery,  mother and daughter,  childhood flashback,  grenade launcher,  laptop computer,  defense secretary,  factory worker,  secretary of defense,  spaceship crash,  human in outer space,  hand grenade,  secret agent,  sick child,  space shuttle,  space station,  set in future,  murder of a child,  dark future,  man versus robot,  human versus robot,  humanoid robot,  talking robot,  death of child,  child in peril,  outer space,  stabbed with a sword,  assault rifle,  sideview mirror,  rearview mirror,  breaking a mirror,  broken mirror,  helicopter crash,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  death by explosion,  knife fight,  male doctor,  friend killed,  pointing a gun at someone's head,  verticle take off and landing aircraft,  brain machine interface,  screwdriver the tool,  woman with long hair,  stabbed with a glass shard,  smelling someone,  long haired woman,  hand gun,  threatened suicide,  sitting on a swing,  bloody bandage,  devastated landscape,  face blown off,  ex criminal,  opening credits,  jammed door,  strapped down,  one percenter,  distorted sound,  blurred vision,  original story,  industrial accident,  throwing a bottle,  ecological disaster,  shuttle craft,  saviour,  exoframe,  implanted memory,  exo suit,  human versus machine,  futuristic aircraft,  projectile vomiting,  long haired man,  download,  power armor,  post punk,  hooded sweatshirt,  potted plant,  stabbed with glass,  tattooed man,  armoury,  man murders a woman,  2100s,  power tool,  christ figure,  air pollution,  car flip,  burka,  advanced technology,  overturned car,  death of hero,  class conflict,  glass shard,  22nd century,  male with long hair,  tanning bed,  homeland security,  short haired female,  fear of death,  south african,  shantytown,  stabbed in the belly,  droid,  hitting a woman,  man punches a woman,  implant,  beer bottle,  citizenship,  flash drive,  body armor,  shaky cam,  coup,  long haired male,  overpopulation,  shack,  messiah,  fight the system,  megacorporation,  head ripped off,  force field,  dragging a body,  regeneration,  utopia,  bilingualism,  armory,  locket,  exploding ship,  corrupt official,  hoodie,  hospital bed,  parole,  male protagonist,  ex con,  sense of smell,  monitor,  dna,  computer hacker,  crash landing,  leukemia,  bearded man,  unlikely hero,  smuggler,  billionaire,  drone,  armored car,  deportation,  head blown off,  sarcasm,  crutches,  stabbed in the hand,  taser,  marijuana joint,  tracking device,  satellite,  illegal immigrant,  younger version of character,  death of protagonist,  tragic hero,  broken arm,  lens flare,  cane,  capture,  healing,  hologram,  artificial intelligence,  exploding head,  heart,  dark hero,  title appears in writing,  stabbed in the neck,  medication,  gun battle,  evacuation,  cyberpunk,  spanish,  explosive,  trapped,  social commentary,  street life,  bald man,  death of friend,  android,  teddy bear,  orphanage,  blockbuster,  stabbed in the stomach,  villainess,  security camera,  agent,  lifting someone into the air,  spacecraft,  captive,  coma,  sociopath,  machete,  grenade,  loyalty,  missile,  pickup truck,  terminal illness,  machismo,  ak 47,  surgery,  henchman,  subtitled scene,  class differences,  graffiti,  police brutality,  ex convict,  mother daughter relationship,  mercenary,  dystopia,  exploding body,  laptop,  pig,  self sacrifice,  government,  employer employee relationship,  pursuit,  president,  bodyguard,  race against time,  mission,  fugitive,  champagne,  factory,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  locker room,  microphone,  pilot,  flash forward,  on the run,  immigration,  home invasion,  fictional war,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  child,  nun,  exploding car,  weapon,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  interracial relationship,  impalement,  stabbing,  mansion,  bound and gagged,  assassin,  orphan,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  robot,  place name in title,  running,  tears,  rifle,  falling from height,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  bus,  drink,  written by director,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  mirror,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  shootout,  song,  crying,  rape,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  singing,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  one word title,  death,  flashback,  blood,  fight,  murder,  gun,  violence

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Action, Thriller

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of The Dark Knight, in which he took the rap for Dent's crimes, Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which is struggling to cope with Bane's plans to destroy the city.

Themes:heist,  surveillance,  robbery,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Locations:rooftop,  city,  elevator,  hospital
Characters:thief,  hostage,  doctor
Story:christ allegory,  hand grenade,  murder of a child,  death of child,  child in peril,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  flash drive,  coup,  fight the system,  armory,  hospital bed,  billionaire,  armored car,  tracking device,  satellite,  younger version of character,  tragic hero,  lens flare,  cane,  dark hero,  evacuation,  explosive,  trapped,  social commentary,  orphanage,  blockbuster,  villainess,  security camera,  sociopath,  loyalty,  missile,  ak 47,  henchman,  class differences,  mercenary,  exploding body,  laptop,  self sacrifice,  bodyguard,  race against time,  mission,  fugitive,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  on the run,  home invasion,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  mansion,  bound and gagged,  assassin,  orphan,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  rifle,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  bus,  written by director,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  photograph,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  flashback,  fight

Chappie (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

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)

Themes:heist,  surveillance,  robbery,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Locations:slum
Characters:hostage
Period:future
Story:grenade launcher,  man versus robot,  human versus robot,  humanoid robot,  assault rifle,  hand gun,  human versus machine,  tattooed man,  south african,  flash drive,  megacorporation,  armory,  drone,  armored car,  tracking device,  broken arm,  artificial intelligence,  title appears in writing,  social commentary,  death of friend,  android,  security camera,  sociopath,  grenade,  ak 47,  mercenary,  exploding body,  laptop,  self sacrifice,  employer employee relationship,  race against time,  factory,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  child,  exploding car,  weapon,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  robot,  written by director,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  one word title,  flashback,  blood,  death,  violence,  murder

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
Action, Thriller

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

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

Themes:surveillance,  sadism,  torture,  politics,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Locations:rooftop,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  nurse
Story:secretary of defense,  hand grenade,  child in peril,  assault rifle,  helicopter crash,  knife fight,  homeland security,  unlikely hero,  drone,  armored car,  stabbed in the neck,  trapped,  security camera,  agent,  missile,  machismo,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  mercenary,  exploding body,  president,  bodyguard,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  fictional war,  anti hero,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  bound and gagged,  assassin,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  blood,  death,  fight,  violence,  flashback,  murder

Machete Kills (2013) is one of the best movies like Elysium (2013)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Machete Kills (2013)

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

Themes:surveillance,  sadism,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage,  nurse,  doctor
Story:secret agent,  space shuttle,  space station,  outer space,  assault rifle,  knife fight,  billionaire,  armored car,  tracking device,  satellite,  healing,  hologram,  heart,  stabbed in the neck,  spanish,  stabbed in the stomach,  security camera,  machete,  missile,  ak 47,  surgery,  henchman,  subtitled scene,  police brutality,  mother daughter relationship,  mercenary,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  president,  bodyguard,  race against time,  mission,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  on the run,  anti hero,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  assassin,  shot in the back,  f word,  falling from height,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  murder,  fight,  flashback,  violence

The Purge: Election Year (2016)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

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 the 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)

Themes:surveillance,  sadism,  politics,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:rooftop
Characters:hostage
Story:hand grenade,  assault rifle,  knife fight,  south african,  fight the system,  drone,  taser,  tracking device,  stabbed in the neck,  social commentary,  death of friend,  security camera,  sociopath,  machete,  ak 47,  class differences,  mercenary,  dystopia,  exploding body,  laptop,  self sacrifice,  president,  bodyguard,  race against time,  mission,  fugitive,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  flash forward,  on the run,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  bound and gagged,  shot in the back,  f word,  rifle,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  photograph,  bare chested male,  violence,  fight,  blood,  flashback,  murder,  death

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,  torture,  betrayal
Locations:elevator
Period:future
Story:factory worker,  secret agent,  knife fight,  implanted memory,  man punches a woman,  body armor,  fight the system,  megacorporation,  corrupt official,  stabbed in the hand,  taser,  lens flare,  hologram,  artificial intelligence,  cyberpunk,  stabbed in the stomach,  villainess,  grenade,  dystopia,  exploding body,  fugitive,  factory,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  on the run,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  assassin,  shot in the back,  robot,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  violence,  flashback,  murder,  death

Terminator Genisys (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

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:betrayal
Locations:hospital
Characters:doctor
Period:future
Story:grenade launcher,  dark future,  human versus robot,  child in peril,  helicopter crash,  human versus machine,  fight the system,  megacorporation,  regeneration,  armory,  drone,  head blown off,  taser,  lens flare,  hologram,  artificial intelligence,  cyberpunk,  social commentary,  android,  teddy bear,  blockbuster,  security camera,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  race against time,  mission,  fugitive,  factory,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  on the run,  fictional war,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  assassin,  orphan,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  robot,  brawl,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  flashback

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) is one of the best movies like Elysium (2013)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

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

Themes:torture,  politics,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:space,  elevator
Characters:hostage
Period:future
Story:spaceship crash,  secret agent,  space shuttle,  space station,  child in peril,  outer space,  assault rifle,  opening credits,  droid,  long haired male,  fight the system,  force field,  exploding ship,  crash landing,  bearded man,  death of protagonist,  broken arm,  capture,  hologram,  artificial intelligence,  evacuation,  social commentary,  death of friend,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  spacecraft,  captive,  sociopath,  grenade,  subtitled scene,  ex convict,  mother daughter relationship,  mercenary,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  race against time,  mission,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  pilot,  flash forward,  on the run,  fictional war,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  weapon,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  robot,  falling from height,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  fight,  death,  violence,  flashback,  murder

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

Suicide Squad (2016)

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

Themes:heist,  surveillance,  sadism,  robbery,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Locations:rooftop,  elevator
Characters:thief,  hostage
Story:assault rifle,  helicopter crash,  knife fight,  implant,  regeneration,  armory,  exploding ship,  unlikely hero,  armored car,  head blown off,  taser,  tracking device,  satellite,  tragic hero,  exploding head,  dark hero,  stabbed in the neck,  evacuation,  explosive,  blockbuster,  villainess,  security camera,  sociopath,  machete,  missile,  ak 47,  henchman,  subtitled scene,  mercenary,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  government,  bodyguard,  race against time,  mission,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  exploding car,  weapon,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  assassin,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  falling from height,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  flashback,  murder,  fight

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

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)

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

Themes:surveillance,  torture,  politics,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Locations:rooftop
Characters:hostage
Story:christ allegory,  grenade launcher,  hand grenade,  space shuttle,  child in peril,  outer space,  assault rifle,  helicopter crash,  futuristic aircraft,  flash drive,  body armor,  dragging a body,  bilingualism,  exploding ship,  computer hacker,  crash landing,  smuggler,  billionaire,  drone,  armored car,  tracking device,  satellite,  death of protagonist,  lens flare,  artificial intelligence,  dark hero,  evacuation,  explosive,  death of friend,  blockbuster,  sociopath,  missile,  ak 47,  henchman,  subtitled scene,  mercenary,  exploding body,  laptop,  self sacrifice,  employer employee relationship,  bodyguard,  race against time,  flash forward,  fictional war,  spaceship,  anti hero,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  mansion,  bound and gagged,  orphan,  rifle,  falling from height,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  photograph,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  murder,  flashback,  fight,  violence

Jason X (2001)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Jason X (2001)

Set way in the future, Earth is no longer inhabitable, so humans have colonized in outer space. One colony receives two cryogenically frozen bodies, and when they defrost them, one of the bodies turns out to be.....who else? Jason Voorhees. No longer in the forest or Camp Crystal Lake, Jason stalks the colonists in a whole new environment. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Locations:earth,  space
Characters:villain,  doctor
Period:future
Story:earth viewed from space,  grenade launcher,  spaceship crash,  human in outer space,  space station,  outer space,  man murders a woman,  regeneration,  armory,  crash landing,  tracking device,  hologram,  artificial intelligence,  exploding head,  android,  stabbed in the stomach,  spacecraft,  machete,  surgery,  mercenary,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  race against time,  pilot,  flash forward,  spaceship,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  shot in the back,  robot,  rifle,  falling from height,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  murder,  fight,  blood,  flashback

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) is one of the best movies like Elysium (2013)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

When the USS Enterprise crew is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction. As our space heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew. (Read More)

Themes:radiation,  surveillance,  torture,  politics,  betrayal,  friendship
Locations:space,  elevator,  hospital
Characters:villain,  doctor
Story:spaceship crash,  human in outer space,  secret agent,  sick child,  space station,  child in peril,  outer space,  male doctor,  opening credits,  shuttle craft,  regeneration,  exploding ship,  corrupt official,  male protagonist,  crash landing,  death of protagonist,  broken arm,  lens flare,  capture,  hologram,  death of friend,  blockbuster,  spacecraft,  sociopath,  subtitled scene,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  pursuit,  bodyguard,  race against time,  mission,  fugitive,  on the run,  fictional war,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  weapon,  stabbed in the chest,  assassin,  shot in the back,  falling from height,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  murder,  fight

Robocop (2014)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

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:surveillance,  torture,  politics,  betrayal
Locations:rooftop,  city,  elevator,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  doctor
Period:future
Story:brain surgery,  grenade launcher,  hand grenade,  set in future,  child in peril,  assault rifle,  human versus machine,  shaky cam,  fight the system,  megacorporation,  armory,  drone,  armored car,  taser,  tracking device,  tragic hero,  hologram,  artificial intelligence,  dark hero,  cyberpunk,  explosive,  social commentary,  android,  security camera,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  police brutality,  mercenary,  exploding body,  factory,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  exploding car,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  robot,  falling from height,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  gun,  death,  murder,  violence,  flashback

The Machine (2013)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

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)

Themes:surveillance,  betrayal
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator,  hospital
Characters:daughter,  hostage,  doctor
Story:hand grenade,  secret agent,  assault rifle,  opening credits,  man murders a woman,  implant,  fight the system,  computer hacker,  taser,  broken arm,  lens flare,  hologram,  artificial intelligence,  stabbed in the neck,  cyberpunk,  social commentary,  android,  grenade,  surgery,  mercenary,  dystopia,  self sacrifice,  bodyguard,  race against time,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  weapon,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  bound and gagged,  assassin,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  robot,  brawl,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  fight,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence,  flashback

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

Criminal (2016)

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

Themes:surveillance,  robbery,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Characters:hostage,  doctor
Story:brain surgery,  secret agent,  child in peril,  assault rifle,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  implanted memory,  implant,  flash drive,  bilingualism,  computer hacker,  unlikely hero,  armored car,  taser,  tracking device,  satellite,  security camera,  agent,  sociopath,  missile,  subtitled scene,  mother daughter relationship,  mercenary,  laptop,  bodyguard,  race against time,  mission,  fugitive,  on the run,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  bound and gagged,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  brawl,  tough guy,  bus,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  one word title,  death,  violence,  flashback,  blood,  murder,  fight

Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014) is one of the best movies like Elysium (2013)
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,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:earth,  space,  hospital
Characters:villain,  thief,  hostage
Story:human in outer space,  outer space,  knife fight,  force field,  exploding ship,  crash landing,  smuggler,  broken arm,  lens flare,  hologram,  android,  blockbuster,  spacecraft,  ex convict,  mercenary,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  fugitive,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  pilot,  on the run,  fictional war,  spaceship,  anti hero,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  assassin,  orphan,  shot in the back,  falling from height,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  flashback,  murder,  fight,  violence,  death

Jason Bourne (2016)
Action, Thriller

Jason Bourne (2016)

Jason Bourne is again being hunted by the CIA. It begins when Nicky Parson a former CIA operative who helped Bourne, who went under and now works with a man who's a whistle blower and is out to expose the CIA's black ops. Nicky hacks into the CIA and downloads everything on all their Black Ops, including Treadstone which Bourne was a part of. And Heather Lee, a CIA agent, discovers the hack and brings it to the attention of CIA Director Dewey, the man behind the Black Ops. He orders Parsons be found and, hopefully, Bourne, too. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Locations:rooftop,  elevator,  hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:secret agent,  assault rifle,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  knife fight,  flash drive,  shaky cam,  fight the system,  computer hacker,  billionaire,  armored car,  tracking device,  satellite,  tragic hero,  dark hero,  stabbed in the neck,  evacuation,  social commentary,  blockbuster,  security camera,  agent,  subtitled scene,  police brutality,  laptop,  pursuit,  bodyguard,  race against time,  fugitive,  on the run,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  exploding car,  assassin,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  bus,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  bare chested male,  violence,  death,  murder,  flashback,  fight

Tomorrowland (2015)
Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery, Sci-fi

Tomorrowland (2015)

Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as "Tomorrowland." (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  betrayal
Locations:space,  elevator
Characters:girl,  doctor
Period:future
Story:earth viewed from space,  space shuttle,  child in peril,  outer space,  force field,  utopia,  bilingualism,  crash landing,  unlikely hero,  drone,  taser,  hologram,  artificial intelligence,  title appears in writing,  explosive,  social commentary,  android,  security camera,  agent,  pickup truck,  mercenary,  dystopia,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  bodyguard,  race against time,  mission,  fugitive,  factory,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  on the run,  home invasion,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  weapon,  assassin,  subjective camera,  robot,  falling from height,  brawl,  bus,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  swimming pool,  shootout,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  one word title,  violence,  death,  gun,  fight,  flashback,  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,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:hospital
Characters:hostage,  singer
Story:grenade launcher,  hand grenade,  secret agent,  assault rifle,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  knife fight,  flash drive,  fight the system,  bilingualism,  armory,  computer hacker,  drone,  armored car,  tracking device,  broken arm,  hologram,  explosive,  social commentary,  death of friend,  android,  villainess,  security camera,  sociopath,  missile,  henchman,  subtitled scene,  mother daughter relationship,  mercenary,  exploding body,  laptop,  self sacrifice,  bodyguard,  race against time,  mission,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  exploding car,  impalement,  mansion,  assassin,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  robot,  rifle,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  singing,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  flashback,  gun,  death,  violence,  murder,  fight,  blood

Transformers: Age Of Extinction (2014) is one of the best movies like Elysium (2013)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

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 searching 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:surveillance,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:elevator
Characters:daughter,  secretary,  villain
Story:hand grenade,  secret agent,  man versus robot,  talking robot,  outer space,  assault rifle,  exploding ship,  billionaire,  drone,  armored car,  lens flare,  hologram,  artificial intelligence,  exploding head,  explosive,  death of friend,  blockbuster,  spacecraft,  agent,  grenade,  missile,  pickup truck,  subtitled scene,  mercenary,  exploding body,  race against time,  fugitive,  factory,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  on the run,  fictional war,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  assassin,  shot in the back,  robot,  running,  falling from height,  brawl,  sword,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  fight,  death,  flashback,  violence,  murder

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:surveillance,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Locations:hospital
Characters:daughter,  hostage
Story:hand grenade,  assault rifle,  armored car,  tracking device,  lens flare,  machete,  ak 47,  class differences,  mother daughter relationship,  mercenary,  dystopia,  laptop,  self sacrifice,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  on the run,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  mansion,  shot in the back,  f word,  tough guy,  bus,  written by director,  los angeles california,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (2017)

VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS is the new adventure film from Luc Besson, the director of The Professional, The Fifth Element and Lucy, based on the comic book series which inspired a generation of artists, writers and filmmakers. In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha-an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  robbery,  torture,  politics,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Locations:city
Characters:hostage
Period:future
Story:secret agent,  space shuttle,  space station,  outer space,  assault rifle,  fight the system,  force field,  exploding ship,  crash landing,  drone,  tracking device,  hologram,  artificial intelligence,  evacuation,  explosive,  social commentary,  spacecraft,  missile,  subtitled scene,  mercenary,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  pursuit,  president,  bodyguard,  race against time,  mission,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  flash forward,  fictional war,  spaceship,  anti hero,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  shot in the back,  robot,  running,  rifle,  falling from height,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  bus,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  flashback,  violence,  gun,  blood,  murder,  fight,  death

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)

CIA chief Hunley (Baldwin) convinces a Senate committee to disband the IMF (Impossible Mission Force), of which Ethan Hunt (Cruise) is a key member. Hunley argues that the IMF is too reckless. Now on his own, Hunt goes after a shadowy and deadly rogue organization called the Syndicate.

Themes:surveillance,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Story:secret agent,  assault rifle,  knife fight,  car flip,  flash drive,  computer hacker,  taser,  tracking device,  capture,  evacuation,  blockbuster,  sociopath,  ak 47,  henchman,  subtitled scene,  laptop,  bodyguard,  race against time,  mission,  fugitive,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  flash forward,  on the run,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  assassin,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  flashback,  death

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011) is one of the best movies like Elysium (2013)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011)

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

Themes:surveillance,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Locations:earth,  space,  elevator
Characters:secretary,  villain,  hostage
Story:christ allegory,  laptop computer,  secretary of defense,  secret agent,  space shuttle,  human versus robot,  talking robot,  outer space,  human versus machine,  head ripped off,  exploding ship,  computer hacker,  crash landing,  drone,  tracking device,  satellite,  lens flare,  exploding head,  explosive,  blockbuster,  security camera,  spacecraft,  grenade,  missile,  mercenary,  exploding body,  employer employee relationship,  bodyguard,  fictional war,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  weapon,  stabbed in the chest,  mansion,  shot in the back,  robot,  falling from height,  brawl,  sword,  bus,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  bare chested male,  violence,  death,  murder,  fight,  blood,  flashback

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:sadism,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Locations:hospital
Characters:hostage,  nurse,  girl,  doctor
Period:future
Story:christ allegory,  hand grenade,  dark future,  child in peril,  assault rifle,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  fight the system,  megacorporation,  regeneration,  bilingualism,  dna,  drone,  armored car,  head blown off,  death of protagonist,  tragic hero,  lens flare,  dark hero,  stabbed in the neck,  cyberpunk,  social commentary,  bald man,  sociopath,  pickup truck,  henchman,  subtitled scene,  mercenary,  dystopia,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  pursuit,  race against time,  mission,  fugitive,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  on the run,  home invasion,  anti hero,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  assassin,  orphan,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  running,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  written by director,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  mirror,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  bare chested male,  one word title,  murder,  blood,  death,  violence,  gun,  fight

London Has Fallen (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

London Has Fallen (2016)

After the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances, all leaders of the Western world must attend his funeral. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a deadly plot to kill the world's most powerful leaders and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The President of the United States, his formidable secret service head and a British MI-6 agent who trusts no one are the only people that have any hope of stopping it. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  torture,  politics,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:earth
Characters:hostage
Period:future
Story:grenade launcher,  hand grenade,  death of child,  assault rifle,  helicopter crash,  knife fight,  flash drive,  armory,  drone,  armored car,  tracking device,  satellite,  security camera,  agent,  sociopath,  machete,  missile,  machismo,  ak 47,  henchman,  subtitled scene,  mother daughter relationship,  mercenary,  exploding body,  laptop,  self sacrifice,  president,  bodyguard,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  assassin,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  murder,  violence,  death

Serenity (2005)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Serenity (2005)

In the future, a spaceship called Serenity is harboring a passenger with a deadly secret. Six rebels on the run. An assassin in pursuit. When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an awesome action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy anything - or anyone - to get the girl back and the bloodthirsty creatures who roam the uncharted areas of space. But, the greatest danger of all may be on their ship. (Read More)

Themes:robbery,  friendship
Locations:space
Characters:thief,  girl,  doctor
Period:future
Story:earth viewed from space,  spaceship crash,  human in outer space,  death of child,  outer space,  body armor,  megacorporation,  exploding ship,  smuggler,  broken arm,  hologram,  trapped,  android,  spacecraft,  grenade,  loyalty,  pursuit,  fugitive,  pilot,  on the run,  fictional war,  spaceship,  anti hero,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  assassin,  shot in the back,  sword,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  death

Hardcore Henry (2015) is one of the best movies like Elysium (2013)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Hardcore Henry (2015)

Hardcore Henry is an action film told from a first person perspective: You remember nothing. Mainly because you've just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who's got her? His name's Akan; he's a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You're also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy. He may be on your side, but you aren't sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You're likely going to need it... (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  sadism,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Locations:rooftop,  city,  elevator
Characters:hostage,  doctor
Story:grenade launcher,  hand grenade,  implant,  shaky cam,  bilingualism,  armory,  crash landing,  armored car,  head blown off,  stabbed in the hand,  taser,  marijuana joint,  tracking device,  artificial intelligence,  exploding head,  gun battle,  villainess,  sociopath,  machete,  machismo,  ak 47,  henchman,  subtitled scene,  police brutality,  mercenary,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  bodyguard,  fugitive,  on the run,  home invasion,  anti hero,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  assassin,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  robot,  falling from height,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  bus,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  rape,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  flashback,  blood,  death,  violence,  fight,  murder,  gun

American Ultra (2015)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

American Ultra (2015)

Small-town stoner Mike Howell ('Jesse Eisenberg' (qv)) spends most of his time getting high and writing a graphic novel about a superhero monkey. What Mike doesn't know is that he was trained by the CIA to be a lethal killing machine. When the agency targets him for termination, his former handler activates his latent skills, turning the mild-mannered slacker into a deadly weapon. Now, the utterly surprised Mike must use his newfound abilities to save himself and his girlfriend from getting wasted by the failed test subjects that are sent after him by the CIA. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  sadism,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator
Characters:hostage
Story:earth viewed from space,  sleeper agent,  hand grenade,  secret agent,  assault rifle,  fight the system,  bilingualism,  unlikely hero,  drone,  armored car,  stabbed in the hand,  taser,  marijuana joint,  satellite,  capture,  stabbed in the neck,  social commentary,  teddy bear,  security camera,  mercenary,  bodyguard,  race against time,  fugitive,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  flash forward,  on the run,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  exploding car,  weapon,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  assassin,  shot in the back,  f word,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  flashback,  death,  blood,  fight,  murder,  violence

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

Alien: Covenant (2017)

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

Themes:surveillance,  sadism,  betrayal
Mood:gore
Locations:earth,  space
Characters:hostage,  doctor
Period:future
Story:grenade launcher,  outer space,  assault rifle,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  2100s,  armory,  crash landing,  unlikely hero,  armored car,  head blown off,  tracking device,  hologram,  artificial intelligence,  exploding head,  stabbed in the neck,  evacuation,  death of friend,  android,  security camera,  spacecraft,  sociopath,  mercenary,  exploding body,  laptop,  race against time,  mission,  pilot,  spaceship,  stabbed in the chest,  interracial relationship,  impalement,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  robot,  falling from height,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  gun,  death,  murder,  fight,  flashback,  violence,  blood

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,  robbery,  torture,  politics,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:rooftop
Characters:secretary,  villain,  hostage
Story:sleeper agent,  grenade launcher,  hand grenade,  man punches a woman,  force field,  bilingualism,  armory,  crash landing,  billionaire,  drone,  armored car,  tracking device,  lens flare,  hologram,  artificial intelligence,  dark hero,  evacuation,  explosive,  social commentary,  android,  blockbuster,  security camera,  machete,  missile,  ak 47,  henchman,  subtitled scene,  ex convict,  mercenary,  exploding body,  government,  bodyguard,  race against time,  mission,  fugitive,  flash forward,  on the run,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  assassin,  orphan,  subjective camera,  robot,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  bus,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  photograph,  bare chested male,  fight,  flashback,  death,  violence,  blood,  murder

Blade Runner 2049 (2017) is one of the best movies like Elysium (2013)
Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller, Action, Drama

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:radiation,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Locations:rooftop
Characters:hostage
Period:future
Story:surveillance drone,  dark future,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  opening credits,  distorted sound,  implanted memory,  man murders a woman,  stabbed in the belly,  man punches a woman,  implant,  fight the system,  megacorporation,  bilingualism,  crash landing,  drone,  tracking device,  death of protagonist,  hologram,  artificial intelligence,  cyberpunk,  social commentary,  orphanage,  missile,  subtitled scene,  mother daughter relationship,  dystopia,  exploding body,  mission,  fugitive,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  flash forward,  on the run,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  falling from height,  brawl,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  crying,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  death,  fight,  violence,  flashback,  blood,  murder,  gun

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

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 gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Locations:rooftop,  city
Characters:hostage,  doctor
Story:hand grenade,  helicopter crash,  implant,  flash drive,  fight the system,  megacorporation,  armory,  armored car,  satellite,  hologram,  artificial intelligence,  evacuation,  cyberpunk,  social commentary,  security camera,  sociopath,  machete,  missile,  ak 47,  henchman,  mercenary,  dystopia,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  race against time,  mission,  locker room,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  running,  falling from height,  brawl,  sword,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  fight,  violence,  murder,  blood,  flashback,  death

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,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:rooftop,  city
Characters:hostage
Story:missile launcher,  hand grenade,  secret agent,  child in peril,  helicopter crash,  flash drive,  armory,  computer hacker,  armored car,  taser,  tracking device,  satellite,  explosive,  bald man,  blockbuster,  villainess,  security camera,  sociopath,  grenade,  missile,  ak 47,  henchman,  subtitled scene,  ex convict,  mercenary,  bodyguard,  race against time,  mission,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  pilot,  anti hero,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  bound and gagged,  assassin,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  blood,  death,  murder,  flashback,  fight,  violence

Star Wars: Episode Vii - The Force Awakens (2015)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Star Wars: Episode Vii - The Force Awakens (2015)

30 years after the defeat of Darth Vader and the Empire, Rey, a scavenger from the planet Jakku, finds a BB-8 droid that knows the whereabouts of the long lost Luke Skywalker. Rey, as well as a rogue stormtrooper and two smugglers, are thrown into the middle of a battle between the Resistance and the daunting legions of the First Order. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Locations:elevator
Characters:hostage,  nurse
Story:spaceship crash,  human in outer space,  space station,  humanoid robot,  talking robot,  outer space,  advanced technology,  death of hero,  droid,  bilingualism,  exploding ship,  crash landing,  unlikely hero,  smuggler,  lens flare,  hologram,  explosive,  death of friend,  blockbuster,  spacecraft,  henchman,  subtitled scene,  mother daughter relationship,  race against time,  mission,  fugitive,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  pilot,  on the run,  fictional war,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  stabbed in the chest,  assassin,  orphan,  shot in the back,  robot,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  gun,  blood,  violence,  murder,  death,  fight

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013) is one of the best movies like Elysium (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,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship
Characters:hostage
Story:grenade launcher,  laptop computer,  hand grenade,  assault rifle,  knife fight,  dna,  drone,  armored car,  tracking device,  satellite,  lens flare,  healing,  explosive,  death of friend,  security camera,  grenade,  missile,  ak 47,  mercenary,  exploding body,  president,  bodyguard,  race against time,  factory,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  on the run,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  assassin,  shot in the back,  falling from height,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  blood,  flashback,  fight,  death

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? (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  politics,  betrayal
Locations:hospital
Characters:hostage,  nurse,  doctor,  friend
Period:future
Story:christ allegory,  dark future,  death of child,  child in peril,  assault rifle,  shaky cam,  fight the system,  armory,  armored car,  tracking device,  capture,  hologram,  evacuation,  cyberpunk,  explosive,  social commentary,  class differences,  mother daughter relationship,  mercenary,  dystopia,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  president,  mission,  fugitive,  flash forward,  on the run,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  mansion,  rifle,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  photograph,  murder,  death,  fight,  violence

Lockout (2012)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Lockout (2012)

In 2079, in Washington, the ex-CIA Operative Snow is brutally interrogated, accused of treason against the United States. The chief of the secret service Scott Langral believes that he shot the agent Frank in a hotel room. Meanwhile, the idealistic daughter of the president of the USA, Emilie Warnock, is visiting MS One, a maximum security prison in outer space expecting to find evidence that the prisoners are actually guinea pigs of a huge corporation. When one of her bodyguards loses a hidden pistol to the dangerous prisoner Hydell, he subdues the staff in the central control room and releases the prisoners, including his brother Alex who becomes the leader of the riot. Now the veteran agent Harry Shaw offers freedom to Snow if he succeeds in rescuing the president's daughter. But the idealistic Emilie does not want to leave MS-One without the hostages. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Locations:space
Characters:daughter,  hostage
Period:future
Story:earth viewed from space,  earth orbit,  human in outer space,  space shuttle,  space station,  outer space,  helicopter crash,  armory,  exploding ship,  head blown off,  lens flare,  death of friend,  security camera,  spacecraft,  agent,  missile,  exploding body,  president,  bodyguard,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  spaceship,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  shot in the back,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  one word title,  murder,  flashback,  fight

Inception (2010)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Inception (2010)

Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible - inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Locations:rooftop,  elevator
Characters:thief,  hostage
Story:grenade launcher,  hand grenade,  assault rifle,  breaking a mirror,  broken mirror,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  armored car,  tragic hero,  dark hero,  gun battle,  cyberpunk,  explosive,  blockbuster,  grenade,  henchman,  subtitled scene,  mercenary,  exploding body,  pursuit,  bodyguard,  race against time,  mission,  fugitive,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  on the run,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  child,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  bound and gagged,  assassin,  shot in the back,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  written by director,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  one word title,  fight,  violence,  murder,  flashback,  death,  gun,  blood

Allegiant (2016) is one of the best movies like Elysium (2013)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Allegiant (2016)

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

Themes:surveillance,  politics,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Locations:earth,  rooftop,  city,  elevator
Characters:hostage
Period:future
Story:child in peril,  assault rifle,  devastated landscape,  shuttle craft,  fight the system,  force field,  utopia,  armory,  crash landing,  drone,  armored car,  hologram,  stabbed in the neck,  cyberpunk,  explosive,  social commentary,  security camera,  missile,  henchman,  dystopia,  race against time,  mission,  fugitive,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  pilot,  on the run,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  orphan,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  one word title,  fight,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood

The Dark Knight (2008)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Dark Knight (2008)

Set within a year after the events of Batman Begins, Batman, Lieutenant James Gordon, and new district attorney Harvey Dent successfully begin to round up the criminals that plague Gotham City until a mysterious and sadistic criminal mastermind known only as the Joker appears in Gotham, creating a new wave of chaos. Batman's struggle against the Joker becomes deeply personal, forcing him to "confront everything he believes" and improve his technology to stop him. A love triangle develops between Bruce Wayne, Dent and Rachel Dawes. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  surveillance,  sadism,  robbery,  torture,  politics,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:rooftop,  city,  elevator,  hospital
Characters:secretary,  villain,  thief,  hostage,  nurse,  doctor
Story:christ allegory,  hand grenade,  child in peril,  assault rifle,  helicopter crash,  fight the system,  billionaire,  armored car,  crutches,  tragic hero,  lens flare,  dark hero,  evacuation,  explosive,  social commentary,  death of friend,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  sociopath,  grenade,  ak 47,  henchman,  subtitled scene,  police brutality,  mother daughter relationship,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  bodyguard,  race against time,  mission,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  exploding car,  impalement,  bound and gagged,  assassin,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  rifle,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  fight,  violence,  blood,  death,  murder

Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015)

Tony Stark creates the Ultron Program to protect the world, but when the peacekeeping program becomes hostile, The Avengers go into action to try and defeat a virtually impossible enemy together. Earth's mightiest heroes must come together once again to protect the world from global extinction.

Locations:city,  elevator
Characters:hostage
Story:secret agent,  space station,  humanoid robot,  talking robot,  child in peril,  assault rifle,  verticle take off and landing aircraft,  futuristic aircraft,  south african,  force field,  regeneration,  armory,  billionaire,  drone,  armored car,  tracking device,  satellite,  hologram,  artificial intelligence,  evacuation,  android,  orphanage,  blockbuster,  sociopath,  missile,  ak 47,  mother daughter relationship,  mercenary,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  race against time,  mission,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  orphan,  shot in the back,  robot,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  bus,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  death,  flashback,  violence,  murder

Jupiter Ascending (2015)
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. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:earth,  rooftop
Characters:hostage
Story:earth viewed from space,  christ allegory,  human in outer space,  outer space,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  shuttle craft,  force field,  regeneration,  exploding ship,  crash landing,  unlikely hero,  drone,  tragic hero,  hologram,  dark hero,  android,  spacecraft,  subtitled scene,  mother daughter relationship,  mercenary,  race against time,  mission,  on the run,  home invasion,  fictional war,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  exploding car,  assassin,  robot,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  written by director,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shootout,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  fight,  gun,  murder,  death,  violence

Furious Seven (2015) is one of the best movies like Elysium (2013)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Furious Seven (2015)

Dominic and his crew thought they'd left the criminal mercenary life behind. They'd defeated international terrorist Owen Shaw and went their separate ways. But now, Shaw's brother, Deckard Shaw, is out killing the crew one by one for revenge. Worse, a Somalian terrorist called Jakarde and a shady government official called "Mr. Nobody" are both competing to steal a computer terrorism program called "God's Eye," that can turn any technological device into a weapon. Torretto must reconvene with his team to stop Shaw and retrieve the God's Eye program while caught in a power struggle between the terrorist and the United States government. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  surveillance,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:grenade launcher,  hand grenade,  assault rifle,  helicopter crash,  futuristic aircraft,  flash drive,  computer hacker,  billionaire,  drone,  armored car,  tracking device,  bald man,  death of friend,  blockbuster,  coma,  grenade,  missile,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  mercenary,  exploding body,  laptop,  government,  bodyguard,  race against time,  mission,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  anti hero,  exploding car,  weapon,  mansion,  shot in the back,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  bus,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  flashback,  death,  murder,  violence

Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)

HITMAN: AGENT 47 centers on an elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. He is the culmination of decades of research and forty-six earlier Agent clones -- endowing him with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence. His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent 47's past to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own. Teaming up with a young woman who may hold the secret to overcoming their powerful and clandestine enemies, 47 confronts stunning revelations about his own origins and squares off in an epic battle with his deadliest foe. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Locations:rooftop
Characters:hostage,  doctor
Story:secret agent,  assault rifle,  helicopter crash,  knife fight,  car flip,  megacorporation,  armory,  computer hacker,  tracking device,  bald man,  security camera,  agent,  mercenary,  exploding body,  laptop,  bodyguard,  race against time,  mission,  fugitive,  factory,  on the run,  anti hero,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  assassin,  orphan,  shot in the back,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  bus,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  photograph,  death,  flashback,  violence,  murder

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,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Locations:city
Characters:hostage
Story:beer bottle,  shaky cam,  head blown off,  lens flare,  exploding head,  title appears in writing,  stabbed in the neck,  explosive,  security camera,  sociopath,  machete,  grenade,  missile,  machismo,  ak 47,  henchman,  subtitled scene,  mercenary,  exploding body,  laptop,  bodyguard,  mission,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  fictional war,  anti hero,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  bound and gagged,  assassin,  shot in the back,  f word,  falling from height,  sword,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  fight,  blood

The 5th Wave (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

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 final hope - if she can only trust him. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:earth
Characters:hostage,  nurse
Story:sleeper agent,  death of child,  child in peril,  assault rifle,  knife fight,  fight the system,  drone,  armored car,  tracking device,  evacuation,  social commentary,  teddy bear,  spacecraft,  grenade,  ak 47,  mother daughter relationship,  dystopia,  self sacrifice,  race against time,  mission,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  fictional war,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  exploding car,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  rifle,  brawl,  tough guy,  bus,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  bare chested male,  gun,  murder,  fight,  blood,  violence,  death,  flashback

Blood Father (2016) is one of the best movies like Elysium (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:surveillance,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship
Characters:hostage
Story:hand grenade,  assault rifle,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  one percenter,  man punches a woman,  ex con,  stabbed in the hand,  dark hero,  death of friend,  sociopath,  pickup truck,  machismo,  ak 47,  henchman,  ex convict,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  race against time,  fugitive,  on the run,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  assassin,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  rifle,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  fight,  blood,  death,  gun,  violence,  murder

Brick Mansions (2014)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:surveillance,  sadism,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Locations:rooftop,  elevator
Characters:hostage
Period:future
Story:hand grenade,  corrupt official,  armored car,  taser,  tracking device,  satellite,  security camera,  missile,  machismo,  ak 47,  henchman,  police brutality,  ex convict,  mercenary,  race against time,  mission,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  murder,  fight,  violence,  death,  flashback

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