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Equilibrium (2002)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Equilibrium (2002)

In a futuristic world, a strict regime has eliminated war by suppressing emotions: books, art and music are strictly forbidden and feeling is a crime punishable by death. Cleric John Preston (Bale) is a top ranking government agent responsible for destroying those who resist the rules. When he misses a dose of Prozium, a mind-altering drug that hinders emotion, Preston, who has been trained to enforce the strict laws of the new regime, suddenly becomes the only person capable of overthrowing it. (Read More)

Themes:art, revolution, philosophy, freedom, surveillance, faith, poetry, guilt, theft, anger, memory, jealousy, betrayal, friendship, love
Mood:nightmare
Locations:tunnel, china
Characters:warrior, thief, policeman, boy, friend
Period:future, 1980s
Story:burning a painting, katana sword, book of poetry, cleric, resistance movement, law enforcement, self injection, execution of woman, beijing china, underground, m16 rifle, destroying a painting, mirror ball, looking at oneself in a mirror, sword fight, fire fight, man crying, person on fire, bernese mountain dog, dog licking someone

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:anger, jealousy, betrayal, friendship
Mood:nightmare
Characters:warrior, thief
Story:kicking in a door, totalitarianism, film starts with text, raid, stabbed in the leg, outlaw, chaos, resistance, following someone, mind control, rebellion, rebel, burned alive, stylized violence, destruction, shot in the arm, death of wife, one against many, execution, fictional war

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:jealousy, betrayal
Locations:tunnel
Characters:warrior, policeman
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror, secret room, stabbed in the arm, stabbed in the leg, gun fu, stylized violence, shot in the arm, widower, one against many, shot in the forehead, one man army, assassination, anti hero, stabbed in the chest, massacre, shot in the back, hand to hand combat, showdown, painting, brawl

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
Action, Fantasy, Horror

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

The siblings Hansel and Gretel are left alone in the woods by their father and captured by a dark witch in a candy house. However they kill the witch and escape from the spot. Years later, the orphans have become famous witch hunters. When eleven children go missing in a small village, the Mayor summons Hansel and Gretel to rescue them, and they save the red haired Mina from the local sheriff who wants to burn her, accusing Mina of witchcraft. Soon they discover that the Blood Moon will approach in three days and the powerful dark witch Muriel is responsible for the abduction of children. She intends to use the children together with a secret ingredient in a Sabbath to make the coven of witches protected against the fire. Meanwhile Hansel and Gretel disclose secrets about their parents. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Story:self injection, sword fight, person on fire, thrown through a wall, phonograph, stabbed in the arm, passionate kiss, lantern, stabbed in the leg, mind control, burned alive, stylized violence, shot in the arm, trap, injection, anti hero, severed head, stabbed in the chest, stabbing, massacre

Logan (2017) is one of the best movies like Equilibrium (2002)
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:anger, betrayal
Mood:nightmare
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror, stabbed in the arm, armored car, existentialism, stabbed in the leg, cyberpunk, mind control, rage, stylized violence, shot in the arm, dystopia, injection, one against many, shot in the forehead, one man army, anti hero, severed head, truck, stabbed in the chest, massacre

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. This is why Total Recall (2012) is one of the best movies like Equilibrium (2002). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, memory, betrayal
Mood:nightmare
Period:future
Story:body armor, totalitarianism, film starts with text, desert eagle, government agent, cyberpunk, resistance, rebellion, stylized violence, shot in the arm, dystopia, injection, post apocalypse, shot in the forehead, one man army, anti hero, shot in the back, interrogation, hand to hand combat, brawl

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

Alice awakes at home with her daughter Becky and her husband. But soon she realizes that she is actually in an Umbrella Corporation's underground facility. Out of the blue, the computer security system shuts-down and Alice flees to the central control room of the facility. She meets Ada Wong, who works with Albert Wesker, and she learns that a five-man team has been sent by Wesker to rescue them. However, the Red Queen sends Jill Valentine and Rain to hunt them down. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance
Characters:warrior
Story:submachine gun, armored car, desert eagle, cyberpunk, gun fu, resistance, mind control, wristwatch, stylized violence, underground, shot in the arm, dystopia, injection, one against many, post apocalypse, shot in the forehead, shot in the back, interrogation, hand to hand combat, showdown

Underworld Awakening (2012)
Action, Fantasy, Horror

Underworld Awakening (2012)

Mankind discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan species and they begin a war to annihilate the races. When Selene meets with Michael in the harbor, they are hit by a grenade and Selene passes out. Twelve years later, Selene awakes from a cryogenic sleep in the Antigen laboratory and meets the Vampire David. She learns that she had been the subject of the scientist Dr. Jacob Lane and the Vampire and Lycan species have been practically eradicated from Earth. But Selene is still connected to Michael and has visions that she believes that belongs to Michael's sight. However she has a surprise and finds that she has a powerful daughter named Eve that has been raised in the laboratory. Now Selene and David have to protect Eve against the Lycans that intend to use her to inoculate their species against silver. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:stabbed in the arm, desert eagle, stabbed in the leg, cyberpunk, partner, gun fu, shot in the arm, dystopia, injection, one against many, shot in the forehead, search, fictional war, anti hero, severed head, stabbed in the chest, massacre, shot in the back, kung fu, handcuffs

Blade Runner 2049 (2017) is one of the best movies like Equilibrium (2002)
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:philosophy, memory, betrayal, love
Period:future
Story:cityscape, film starts with text, stabbed in the arm, existentialism, cyberpunk, chaos, resistance, shot in the arm, dystopia, shot in the forehead, stabbed in the chest, shot in the back, handcuffs, interrogation, hand to hand combat, brawl, gunfight, punched in the face, shot in the head, shot in the chest

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.

Themes:surveillance, anger, betrayal, friendship
Locations:tunnel
Characters:warrior, thief
Story:secret room, film starts with text, artifact, armored car, stabbed in the leg, partner, death of friend, mind control, morgue, destruction, ak 47, injection, one man army, assassination, anti hero, stabbed in the chest, massacre, shot in the back, hand to hand combat, showdown

Rush Hour 3 (2007)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Rush Hour 3 (2007)

After an attempted assassination on Ambassador Han, Inspector Lee and Detective Carter are back in action as they head to Paris to protect a French woman with knowledge of the Triads' secret leaders. Lee also holds secret meetings with a United Nations authority, but his personal struggles with a Chinese criminal mastermind named Kenji, which reveals that it's Lee's long-lost...brother. But their race will take them across the city, from the depths of the Paris underground to the breathtaking heights of the Eiffel Tower, as they fight to outrun the world's most deadly criminals and save the day. This is why Rush Hour 3 (2007) is one of the best movies like Equilibrium (2002). (Read More)

Story:katana sword, sword fight, submachine gun, glock, eiffel tower paris, katana, desert eagle, flag, stylized violence, underground, ak 47, shot in the arm, speech, karate, assassination, shot in the back, kung fu, hand to hand combat, showdown, brawl

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

Rogue One (2016)

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

Themes:anger, betrayal, friendship
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:rebellion, mushroom cloud, totalitarianism, firing squad, film starts with text, broken arm, resistance, broken leg, death of friend, rebel, stylized violence, destruction, shot in the arm, death of wife, one against many, execution, fictional war, anti hero, stabbed in the chest, massacre

The Dark Knight Rises (2012) is one of the best movies like Equilibrium (2002)
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:revolution, surveillance, theft, betrayal
Locations:tunnel
Characters:thief, warrior, policeman
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror, lawlessness, mushroom cloud, secret room, armored car, peace, chaos, broken leg, stylized violence, destruction, underground, ak 47, trap, injection, one against many, execution, fictional war, one man army, anti hero, truck

Desperado (1995)
Action, Thriller

Desperado (1995)

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

Themes:love
Story:stabbed in the arm, armored car, passionate kiss, desert eagle, gun fu, pump action shotgun, broken leg, stylized violence, shot in the arm, one against many, shot in the forehead, execution, one man army, anti hero, massacre, shot in the back, hand to hand combat, showdown, shooting, gunfight

Cloud Atlas (2012)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi

Cloud Atlas (2012)

Everything is connected: an 1849 diary of an ocean voyage across the Pacific; letters from a composer to his lover; a thriller about a conspiracy at a nuclear power plant; a farce about a publisher in a nursing home; a rebellious clone in futuristic Korea; and the tale of a tribe living on post-apocalyptic Hawaii far in the future. (Read More)

Themes:revolution, guilt, memory, friendship, love
Characters:policeman, boy, friend
Period:future
Story:futuristic city, atlas, killing a dog, raid, rebellion, recording, law, record player, dystopia, death of wife, post apocalypse, execution, fictional war, stabbing, drug use, shot in the back, handcuffs, interrogation, dead body, running

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 Equilibrium (2002). (Read More)

Themes:revolution, surveillance, betrayal, love
Locations:tunnel
Characters:warrior, friend
Period:future
Story:rebellion, peace, person on fire, mayhem, totalitarianism, armored car, brainwashing, cyberpunk, chaos, resistance, mind control, rebel, destruction, shot in the arm, dystopia, post apocalypse, execution, fictional war, anti hero, stabbed in the chest

Assassin's Creed (2016) is one of the best movies like Equilibrium (2002)
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:surveillance, guilt, anger, memory, betrayal
Characters:warrior, boy
Period:1980s
Story:sword fight, totalitarianism, artifact, stabbed in the arm, stabbed in the leg, cyberpunk, stylized violence, shot in the arm, injection, one against many, execution, fictional war, assassination, anti hero, stabbed in the chest, massacre, shot in the back, death of mother, hand to hand combat, painting

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

Priest (2011)

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

Themes:betrayal
Mood:nightmare
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:person on fire, ruins, fascism, stabbed in the leg, cyberpunk, stylized violence, dystopia, one against many, post apocalypse, search, fictional war, one man army, anti hero, severed head, stabbed in the chest, massacre, death of mother, kung fu, interrogation, hand to hand combat

The Running Man (1987)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Running Man (1987)

In the year 2017, the world economy has collapsed. The great freedoms of the United States are no longer, as the once great nation has sealed off its borders and become a militarized police state, censoring all film, art, literature, and communications. Even so, a small resistance force led by two revolutionaries manages to fight the oppression. With full control over the media, the government attempts to quell the nation's yearning for freedom by broadcasting a number of game shows on which convicted criminals fight for their lives. The most popular and sadistic of these programs is "The Running Man," hosted by Damon Killian. When a peaceful protest of starving citizens gathers in Bakersfield, California, a police officer named Ben Richards is ordered to fire on the crowd, which he refuses to do. Subdued by the other officers, the attack is carried out, and Richards is framed for the murder of almost a hundred unarmed civilians. Following a daring jail break months later, Richards is captured once again and forced to appear on "The Running Man" with three other convicts. With their help, he fights his way through a cadre of sadistic gladiators hunting them down through the ruins of a Los Angeles earthquake, but not promising Killian that he'll return to settle the score when the show's host double-crosses him. In the meantime, the contestants must search through the ruins for the resistance in the hopes of finally broadcasting the truth about the government. (Read More)

Themes:freedom, art, surveillance, betrayal, friendship
Characters:warrior
Period:future, 1980s
Story:running, resistance movement, resistance, search, number, totalitarianism, film starts with text, ruins, cyberpunk, literature, death of friend, dystopia, karate, anti hero, massacre, shot in the back, hand to hand combat, showdown, brawl, gunfight

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:anger, betrayal, friendship
Locations:tunnel
Period:future
Story:film starts with text, falling, armored car, flag, peace, death of friend, stealing, destruction, ak 47, dystopia, death of wife, post apocalypse, fictional war, massacre, shot in the back, death of mother, interrogation, rifle, showdown, shooting

Machete (2010) is one of the best movies like Equilibrium (2002)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Machete (2010)

The highly skilled Federale Machete is hired by some unsavory types to assassinate a senator. But just as he's about to take the shot, he notices someone aiming at him and realizes he's been set up. He barely survives the sniper's bullet, and is soon out for revenge on his former employers, with the reluctant assistance of his brother Cheech Marin, who has become a priest and taken a vow of nonviolence. If you hire him to take out the bad guys, make sure the bad guys aren't you! This is why Machete (2010) is one of the best movies like Equilibrium (2002). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, betrayal
Story:katana sword, underground, sword fight, head cut in half, statistics, flame thrower, murder of wife, stabbed in the arm, government agent, broken arm, stabbed in the leg, partner, resistance, shot in the arm, trap, death of wife, shot in the forehead, one man army, assassination, anti hero

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, betrayal, friendship
Characters:warrior
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror, armored car, desert eagle, broken arm, puppy, gun fu, death of friend, wristwatch, stylized violence, destruction, injection, one against many, shot in the forehead, anti hero, drug use, shot in the back, handcuffs, interrogation, bed, hand to hand combat

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, betrayal, friendship
Characters:warrior
Story:sword fight, armored car, monastery, gun fu, death of friend, burned alive, stylized violence, ak 47, shot in the arm, injection, stabbed in the chest, massacre, shot in the back, handcuffs, interrogation, hand to hand combat, showdown, brawl, sword, punched in the face

Batoru Rowaiaru (2000)
Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batoru Rowaiaru (2000)

Forty-two students, three days, one deserted Island: welcome to Battle Royale. A group of ninth-grade students from a Japanese high school have been forced by legislation to compete in a Battle Royale. The students are each given a bag with a randomly selected weapon and a few rations of food and water and sent off to kill each other in a no-holds-barred (with a few minor rules) game to the death, which means that the students have three days to kill each other until one survives--or they all die. The movie focuses on a few of the students and how they cope. Some decide to play the game like the psychotic Kiriyama or the sexual Mitsuko, while others like the heroes of the movie--Shuya, Noriko, and Kawada--are trying to find a way to get off the Island without violence. However, as the numbers dwell down lower and lower on an hourly basis, is there any way for Shuya and his classmates to survive? (Read More)

Themes:guilt, memory, jealousy, love, friendship
Mood:nightmare
Locations:tunnel
Characters:friend
Story:sword fight, fascist, katana, fascism, gun fu, pump action shotgun, wristwatch, stylized violence, shot in the arm, dystopia, trap, one against many, anti hero, severed head, truck, stabbing, massacre, drug use, shot in the back, death of mother

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014) is one of the best movies like Equilibrium (2002)
Crime, Thriller

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)

Marv is unconscious on a highway surrounded by corpses. When he awakes, he has amnesia and tries to recall his last steps from the Kadie's saloon on the Saturday night. He recalls that he found four playboys burning a homeless man alive and defended the poor man. Marv hunts them down and kills the group. The cocky gambler Johnny hits jackpot in slot machines in the Kadie's saloon and invites the waitress Marcie to go with him to play poker game against the powerful Senator Roark. He wins the game and suffers the consequence of his arrogance. The private detective Dwight McCarthy is contacted by his former lover Ava Lord that asks to meet him at the Kadie's saloon. Ava asks him for forgiveness for leaving him to marry the wealthy Damian Lord. However her strong chauffeur Manute takes her home. Dwight snoops around Ava's house but is found and beaten by Manute and the bodyguards. When he returns home, Ava is waiting for him naked in the bed and seduces him again. Then she tells that Damian and Manute torture her and soon she will be killed. Once again Manute takes Ava with him and hits Dwight that invites Marv to help him to rescue Ava. Damian denies the accusation but Dwight beats him to death while Marv tear Manute's eye out. But soon Dwight finds that he was lured by Ava that shoots him. Marv rescues Dwight and takes him to the Old Town where Dwight finds his former lover Gail that helps him to recover while Dwight plots revenge against Ava. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Mood:nightmare
Characters:warrior
Story:katana sword, self injection, looking at oneself in a mirror, person on fire, burning, stabbed in the arm, stabbed in the leg, burned alive, stylized violence, one against many, shot in the forehead, one man army, anti hero, severed head, stabbed in the chest, shot in the back, handcuffs, bed, hand to hand combat, showdown

Pineapple Express (2008)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Pineapple Express (2008)

Lazy court-process clerk and stoner Dale Denton has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver: to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop and the city's most dangerous drug lord, he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him--and it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they're not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia: incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Pineapple Express. This is why Pineapple Express (2008) is one of the best movies like Equilibrium (2002). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, anger, jealousy, betrayal, love, friendship
Characters:policeman, friend
Story:thrown through a wall, split lip, sense of smell, partner, wristwatch, shot in the arm, anti hero, stabbing, massacre, drug use, handcuffs, dead body, running, tears, rifle, shooting, arrest, punched in the face, shot in the head, shot in the chest

V For Vendetta (2005)
Action, Drama, Thriller

V For Vendetta (2005)

Tells the story of Evey Hammond and her unlikely but instrumental part in bringing down the fascist government that has taken control of a futuristic Great Britain. Saved from a life-and-death situation by a man in a Guy Fawkes mask who calls himself V, she learns a general summary of V's past and, after a time, decides to help him bring down those who committed the atrocities that led to Britain being in the shape that it is in. (Read More)

Themes:revolution, freedom, surveillance, art
Characters:boy
Period:future
Story:fascist, mirror ball, totalitarian government, totalitarianism, brainwashing, dictatorship, fascism, chaos, burned alive, underground, dystopia, search, execution, fictional war, one man army, anti hero, stabbing, interrogation, dead body, tears

The Departed (2006)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Departed (2006)

In South Boston, the state police force is waging war on Irish-American organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Frank Costello. While Billy quickly gains Costello's confidence, Colin Sullivan, a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the state police as an informer for the syndicate is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by their double lives, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations they have penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the mob and the police that there is a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly in danger of being caught and exposed to the enemy - and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save themselves. But is either willing to turn on their friends and comrades they've made during their long stints undercover? (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, guilt, anger, jealousy, betrayal, love, friendship
Locations:tunnel, china
Characters:policeman, friend
Story:number, law, warrant, standoff, gloves, passionate kiss, broken arm, evidence, pump action shotgun, death of friend, rage, destruction, shot in the forehead, execution, stabbed in the chest, stabbing, death of mother, handcuffs, interrogation, running

The Last Samurai (2003) is one of the best movies like Equilibrium (2002)
Action, Drama, History, War

The Last Samurai (2003)

In the 1870s, Captain Nathan Algren, a cynical veteran of the American Civil war who will work for anyone, is hired by Americans who want lucrative contracts with the Emperor of Japan to train the peasant conscripts for the first standing imperial army in modern warfare using firearms. The imperial Omura cabinet's first priority is to repress a rebellion of traditionalist Samurai -hereditary warriors- who remain devoted to the sacred dynasty but reject the Westernizing policy and even refuse firearms. Yet when his ill-prepared superior force sets out too soon, their panic allows the sword-wielding samurai to crush them. Badly wounded Algren's courageous stand makes the samurai leader Katsumoto spare his life; once nursed to health he learns to know and respect the old Japanese way, and participates as advisor in Katsumoto's failed attempt to save the Bushido tradition, but Omura gets repressive laws enacted- he must now choose to honor his loyalty to one of the embittered sides when the conflict returns to the battlefield... (Read More)

Themes:art, friendship, love
Mood:nightmare
Characters:warrior, boy, friend
Story:katana sword, sword fight, person on fire, stabbed in the arm, katana, slaughter, stabbed in the leg, rebellion, rebel, destruction, shot in the arm, shot in the forehead, execution, severed head, stabbed in the chest, stabbing, massacre, shot in the back, hand to hand combat, tears

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:guilt, betrayal, friendship
Characters:warrior
Story:man crying, sorrow, stabbed in the arm, stabbed in the leg, broken leg, shot in the arm, death of wife, widower, one against many, shot in the forehead, search, one man army, anti hero, stabbed in the chest, stabbing, massacre, shot in the back, hand to hand combat, rifle, showdown

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". This is why Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016) is one of the best movies like Equilibrium (2002). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, anger, jealousy, betrayal, love
Mood:nightmare
Characters:warrior
Story:thrown through a wall, body armor, flame thrower, armored car, chaos, broken leg, following someone, death of friend, burned alive, stylized violence, destruction, ak 47, trap, one against many, fictional war, one man army, anti hero, stabbed in the chest, massacre, death of mother

Hitman (2007)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Hitman (2007)

A gun-for-hire "Hitman" is a genetically-engineered, elite assassin known only as Agent 47 hired by a group known only as 'The Organization' is ensnared in a political conspiracy, which finds him pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military as he treks across Eastern Europe. But even 47 couldn't anticipate a "random equation" in his life exactitude: the unexpected stirrings of his conscience and the unfamiliar emotions aroused in him by a mysterious Russian woman. (Read More)

Story:sword fight, conscience, stabbed in the arm, remote control, shot in the arm, injection, shot in the forehead, one man army, assassination, stabbed in the chest, shot in the back, handcuffs, hand to hand combat, brawl, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death

The Equalizer (2014) is one of the best movies like Equilibrium (2002)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Equalizer (2014)

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloe Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance
Characters:warrior
Story:submachine gun, wristwatch, burned alive, ak 47, trap, one against many, shot in the forehead, one man army, anti hero, stabbed in the chest, shot in the back, handcuffs, interrogation, hand to hand combat, brawl, gunfight, arrest, punched in the face, shot in the head, shot in the chest

The Terminator (1984)
Action, Sci-fi

The Terminator (1984)

A cyborg is sent from the future on a deadly mission. He has to kill Sarah Connor, a young woman whose life will have a great significance in years to come. Sarah has only one protector - Kyle Reese - also sent from the future. The Terminator uses his exceptional intelligence and strength to find Sarah, but is there any way to stop the seemingly indestructible cyborg ? (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Period:future, 1980s
Story:resistance, computer, body armor, totalitarianism, cyberpunk, gun fu, pump action shotgun, death of friend, recording, dystopia, one against many, post apocalypse, shot in the forehead, fictional war, one man army, truck, stabbed in the chest, shot in the back, interrogation, urban setting

The Boondock Saints (1999)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Boondock Saints (1999)

Two Irish brothers accidentally kill mafia thugs. They turn themselves in and are released as heroes. They then see it as a calling by God and start knocking off mafia gang members one by one. Willem Dafoe plays the detective trying to figure out the killings, but the closer he comes to catching the Irish brothers, the more he thinks the brothers are doing the right thing. (Read More)

Themes:theft, betrayal, friendship
Characters:thief, policeman, friend
Story:fire fight, person on fire, cityscape, gun fu, listening to music, recording, stylized violence, destruction, shot in the arm, execution, drug use, shot in the back, handcuffs, dead body, rifle, shooting, gunfight, arrest, watching tv, computer

300: Rise Of An Empire (2014)
Action, Fantasy

300: Rise Of An Empire (2014)

After its victory over Leonidas' 300, the Persian Army under the command of Xerxes marches towards the major Greek city-states. The Democratic city of Athens, first on the path of Xerxes' army, bases its strength on its fleet, led by admiral Themistocles. Themistocles is forced to an unwilling alliance with the traditional rival of Athens, oligarchic Sparta whose might lies with its superior infantry troops. But Xerxes still reigns supreme in numbers over sea and land. This is why 300: Rise Of An Empire (2014) is one of the best movies like Equilibrium (2002). (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Characters:warrior
Story:sword fight, person on fire, standoff, stabbed in the leg, death of friend, burned alive, stylized violence, execution, anti hero, severed head, stabbed in the chest, massacre, shot in the back, hand to hand combat, showdown, brawl, sword, punched in the face, shot in the head, shot in the chest

Munich (2005) is one of the best movies like Equilibrium (2002)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Munich (2005)

After Black September's assassination of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972, Prime Minister Golda Meir okays a black-box operation to hunt down and kill all involved. A team of five gathers in Switzerland led by Avner, a low-level Mossad techie whose father was a war hero and whose wife is pregnant. It's an expendable team, but relying on paid informants, they track and kill several in Europe and Lebanon. They must constantly look over their shoulders for the CIA, KGB, PLO, and their own sources. As the body count mounts -- with retribution following retribution -- so do questions, doubts, and sleepless nights. Loyalties blur. What does it mean to be a Jew? (Read More)

Themes:philosophy, memory, betrayal, love
Mood:nightmare
Characters:boy, friend
Story:reference to josef stalin, damage, eiffel tower paris, raid, remote control, following someone, death of friend, listening to music, reference to adolf hitler, law, hate, shot in the forehead, search, assassination, truck, stabbing, massacre, drug use, shot in the back, dead body

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Over 10 years have passed since the first cyborg called The Terminator tried to kill Sarah Connor and her unborn son, John Connor. John Connor, the future leader of the human resistance, is now a healthy young boy. However another Terminator is sent back through time called the T-1000, which is more advanced and more powerful than its predecessor. The Mission: to kill John Connor when he's still a child. However, Sarah and John do not have to face this threat of a Terminator alone. Another Terminator is also sent back through time. The mission: to protect John and Sarah Connor at all costs. The battle for tomorrow has begun... (Read More)

Themes:anger, love, friendship
Mood:nightmare
Characters:boy, warrior, policeman, friend
Period:future
Story:resistance, person on fire, bullet hole, mushroom cloud, killing a dog, cyberpunk, gun fu, pump action shotgun, burned alive, dystopia, injection, one against many, post apocalypse, fictional war, one man army, truck, handcuffs, urban setting, running, hand to hand combat

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. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, betrayal
Locations:tunnel
Characters:warrior, friend
Story:bullet dodging, submachine gun, cyberpunk, chaos, gun fu, death of friend, mind control, shot in the arm, dystopia, trap, injection, post apocalypse, shot in the forehead, fictional war, anti hero, severed head, stabbed in the chest, massacre, shot in the back, brawl

The Book Of Eli (2010)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

The Book Of Eli (2010)

In a violent post-apocalyptic society, a drifter, Eli, has been wandering westward across North America for the last thirty years. He finds solace in a unique book which he carries on his person and guards closely, whilst surviving by hunting small animals and seeking goods in destroyed houses and vehicles to trade in villages for water and supplies. When he reaches a village ruled by the powerful mobster, Carnegie, the man views Eli's impressive fighting skills and offers Eli a place within his gang. Carnegie presses his blind lover Claudia to send her daughter, Solara, to at least convince Eli to spend the night by sleeping with him. However, Eli proves to be the better man when he gently declines her advances. The girl sees Eli's book, and when Carnegie finds out he beats her mother until she reveals what she saw. Carnegie sends his gang into the wasteland to take the book from Eli, but the man proves to be a formidable foe as he makes it more than clear that if they want the book, they must first take his life. (Read More)

Themes:faith
Locations:tunnel
Story:sword fight, phonograph, armored car, pump action shotgun, trap, reading, one against many, post apocalypse, shot in the forehead, one man army, severed head, stabbed in the chest, shot in the back, hand to hand combat, showdown, book, gunfight, sword, shot in the head, shot in the chest

Looper (2012) is one of the best movies like Equilibrium (2002)
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. This is why Looper (2012) is one of the best movies like Equilibrium (2002). (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Characters:boy
Period:future
Story:2070s, lawlessness, cityscape, evidence, cyberpunk, death of friend, dystopia, death of wife, shot in the forehead, execution, one man army, anti hero, shot in the back, rifle, shot in the chest, machine gun, motorcycle, blood splatter, shot to death, neo noir

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

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

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

Themes:surveillance, betrayal
Characters:boy
Story:fire fight, person on fire, number, mayhem, secret room, stabbed in the arm, brainwashing, desert eagle, puppy, chaos, death of friend, mind control, wristwatch, burned alive, stylized violence, one against many, shot in the forehead, one man army, stabbed in the chest, massacre

The Crow (1994)
Action, Drama, Fantasy

The Crow (1994)

A poetic guitarist Eric Draven is brought back to life by a crow a year after he and his fiancee are murdered. The crow guides him through the land of the living, and leads him to his killers: knife thrower Tin-tin, drugetic Funboy, car buff T-Bird, and the unsophisticated Skank. One by one, Eric gives these thugs a taste of their own medicine. However their leader Top-Dollar, a world-class crime lord who will dispatch his enemies with a Japanese sword and joke about it later, will soon learn the legend of the crow and the secret to the vigilante's invincibility. (Read More)

Themes:love
Characters:warrior
Story:katana sword, sword fight, person on fire, gun kata, stabbed in the arm, slaughter, gun fu, nostalgia, shot in the arm, one against many, one man army, anti hero, stabbed in the chest, shot in the back, kung fu, urban setting, hand to hand combat, showdown, shooting, gunfight

American Psycho (2000)
Crime, Drama

American Psycho (2000)

Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated and intelligent. He is twenty-seven and living his own American dream. He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. At night he descends into madness, as he experiments with fear and violence.

Themes:anger, memory, jealousy, friendship
Characters:policeman
Period:1980s
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror, cityscape, sense of smell, killing a dog, slaughter, remote control, rage, shot in the forehead, execution, severed head, stabbed in the chest, stabbing, drug use, interrogation, dead body, bed, running, gunfight, watching tv, shot in the head

Warcraft (2016) is one of the best movies like Equilibrium (2002)
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? (Read More)

Themes:anger, betrayal, friendship
Characters:warrior
Story:sword fight, body armor, raid, chaos, death of friend, mind control, rebel, law, stylized violence, destruction, widower, one against many, fictional war, anti hero, severed head, stabbed in the chest, massacre, interrogation, showdown, book

Blood Diamond (2006)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Blood Diamond (2006)

A story following Archer, a man tortured by his roots. With a strong survival instinct, he has made himself a key player in the business of conflict diamonds. Political unrest is rampant in Sierra Leone as people fight tooth for tooth. Upon meeting Solomon, and the beautiful Maddy, Archer's life changes forever as he is given a chance to make peace with the war around him. This is why Blood Diamond (2006) is one of the best movies like Equilibrium (2002). (Read More)

Themes:revolution, betrayal
Characters:boy
Story:fire fight, murder of mother, firing squad, brainwashing, lantern, peace, chaos, death of friend, rebellion, rebel, ak 47, shot in the arm, search, execution, anti hero, massacre, drug use, shot in the back, death of mother, dead body

Deadpool (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-fi

Deadpool (2016)

This is the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal, love, friendship
Characters:warrior
Story:katana sword, sword fight, person on fire, submachine gun, stabbed in the arm, katana, desert eagle, broken arm, stabbed in the leg, gun fu, broken leg, following someone, wristwatch, burned alive, stylized violence, destruction, record player, shot in the arm, injection, one against many

The Accountant (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Accountant (2016)

Christian Wolff is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King, starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, anger, art, jealousy, betrayal
Characters:warrior
Period:1980s
Story:fire fight, stabbed in the arm, government agent, following someone, death of friend, death of wife, widower, one against many, shot in the forehead, one man army, assassination, anti hero, stabbed in the chest, shot in the back, death of mother, handcuffs, interrogation, hand to hand combat, showdown, painting

Brazil (1985) is one of the best movies like Equilibrium (2002)
Drama, Sci-fi

Brazil (1985)

Sam Lowry is a harried technocrat in a futuristic society that is needlessly convoluted and inefficient. He dreams of a life where he can fly away from technology and overpowering bureaucracy, and spend eternity with the woman of his dreams. While trying to rectify the wrongful arrest of one Harry Buttle, Lowry meets the woman he is always chasing in his dreams, Jill Layton. Meanwhile, the bureaucracy has fingered him responsible for a rash of terrorist bombings, and both Sam and Jill's lives are put in danger. (Read More)

Themes:freedom, surveillance
Mood:nightmare
Period:future
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror, sword fight, arrest, person on fire, i.d., totalitarianism, stabbed in the arm, armored car, dictatorship, government agent, cyberpunk, resistance, ak 47, dystopia, shot in the forehead, truck, stabbed in the chest, interrogation, gunfight, sword

Kokaku Kidotai (1995)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Kokaku Kidotai (1995)

It is the year 2029. Technology has advanced so far that cyborgs are commonplace. In addition, human brains can connect to the internet directly. Major Motoko Kasunagi is an officer in Section 9, an elite, secretive police division that deals with special operations, including counter terrorism and cyber crime. She is currently on the trail of the Puppet Master, a cyber criminal who hacks into the brains of cyborgs in order to obtain information and to commit other crimes. (Read More)

Themes:philosophy, surveillance
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:cityscape, government agent, existentialism, cyberpunk, mind control, dystopia, massacre, shot in the back, interrogation, hand to hand combat, brawl, gunfight, computer, punched in the face, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, motorcycle, fistfight, shot to death

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