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Escape From New York (1981)
Action, Sci-fi

Escape From New York (1981)

In the future, crime is out of control and New York City's Manhattan is a maximum security prison. Grabbing a bargaining chip right out of the air, convicts bring down the President's plane in bad old Gotham. Gruff Snake Plissken, a one-eyed lone warrior new to prison life, is coerced into bringing the President, and his cargo, out of this land of undesirables. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  wrestling
Locations:rooftop
Characters:villain,  warrior,  hostage
Period:future,  1990s
Story:snake,  rooftop chase,  prison,  grindhouse film,  prison escape,  future shock,  rescue,  held hostage,  war hero,  rescue mission,  dark hero,  taxi driver,  escape pod,  hand to hand combat,  anti hero,  action hero,  foot chase,  recipient of several purple hearts,  attack on president,  dystopian society,  modern gladiators,  man wearing an eyepatch,  control center,  necklace bomb,  man wearing wig,  slum lord,  breaking through a wall,  fight scene,  abandoned city,  head on a stake,  climbing up a wall,  airforce one,  knife in the head,  chained to a wall,  police commissioner,  stabbed in the forehead,  music score composed by director,  pardon,  glider,  drive in classic,  lowrider,  target shooting,  one eyed man,  bloody violence,  falling through the floor,  automatic weapon,  knocked out with a gun butt,  straight razor,  year 1997,  political leader,  leg wound,  kicking in a door,  landmine,  statue of liberty,  six shooter,  famous score,  gang violence,  blade,  statue of liberty new york city,  audio cassette,  hijacking,  film starts with text,  airplane accident,  roadblock,  climbing through a window,  urban decay,  central park manhattan new york city,  raft,  quick draw,  skyscraper,  molotov cocktail,  death of loved one,  strongman,  muscleman,  bad guy,  world trade center manhattan new york city,  tracking device,  car chase,  stick fight,  eye patch,  knife throwing,  briefcase,  loner,  wisecrack humor,  fight to the death,  one day,  airplane crash,  convict,  outlaw,  stabbed in the head,  punched in the stomach,  m 16,  severed finger,  crossbow,  presumed dead,  gun fu,  railway station,  grindhouse,  club,  electronic music score,  assassination attempt,  uzi,  year in title,  crime boss,  killing,  silencer,  first part,  dystopia,  self sacrifice,  city name in title,  injection,  speech,  u.s. president,  baseball bat,  race against time,  terror,  one against many,  library,  theater,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  hit by a car,  one man army,  darkness,  severed head,  exploding car,  map,  tied to a chair,  stabbed in the chest,  mixed martial arts,  bridge,  woman,  stabbing,  ambush,  native american,  manhattan new york city,  combat,  river,  revolver,  place name in title,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  hero,  blonde,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  train,  rape,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  tattoo,  new york city,  explosion,  martial arts,  police,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  bare chested male,  blood,  murder,  death,  violence

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

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:escape
Locations:rooftop
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Period:future
Story:hand to hand combat,  anti hero,  action hero,  foot chase,  straight razor,  kicking in a door,  urban decay,  tracking device,  car chase,  stick fight,  uzi,  crime boss,  silencer,  baseball bat,  race against time,  one against many,  one man army,  tied to a chair,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  car accident,  machine gun,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  violence,  police

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:escape
Locations:rooftop
Characters:warrior
Story:dark hero,  hand to hand combat,  anti hero,  action hero,  foot chase,  central park manhattan new york city,  car chase,  loner,  fight to the death,  stabbed in the head,  gun fu,  assassination attempt,  crime boss,  silencer,  one against many,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  hit by a car,  one man army,  stabbed in the chest,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  manhattan new york city,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  new york city,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  death,  violence,  murder

Hardcore Henry (2015)
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:escape
Locations:rooftop
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:escape pod,  hand to hand combat,  anti hero,  action hero,  foot chase,  knocked out with a gun butt,  climbing through a window,  skyscraper,  molotov cocktail,  strongman,  tracking device,  car chase,  knife throwing,  fight to the death,  one day,  stabbed in the head,  gun fu,  grindhouse,  electronic music score,  assassination attempt,  uzi,  crime boss,  silencer,  self sacrifice,  baseball bat,  one against many,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  hit by a car,  one man army,  severed head,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  stabbed in the chest,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  combat,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  rape,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  bare chested male,  murder,  police,  violence,  blood,  death

The Condemned (2007) is one of the best movies like Escape From New York (1981)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Condemned (2007)

The story of Jack Conrad, who is awaiting the death penalty in a corrupt Central American prison. He is "purchased" by a wealthy television producer and taken to a desolate island where he must fight to the death against nine other condemned killers from all corners of the world, with freedom going to the sole survivor. (Read More)

Themes:wrestling
Story:hand to hand combat,  action hero,  foot chase,  molotov cocktail,  strongman,  muscleman,  fight to the death,  punched in the stomach,  presumed dead,  dystopia,  one against many,  double cross,  one man army,  stabbed in the chest,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  combat,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  prison,  rape,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  death,  violence,  blood,  murder

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Machete Kills (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. This is why Machete Kills (2013) is one of the best movies like Escape From New York (1981). (Read More)

Themes:escape
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:hand to hand combat,  anti hero,  action hero,  foot chase,  death of loved one,  tracking device,  car chase,  eye patch,  knife throwing,  wisecrack humor,  fight to the death,  stabbed in the head,  grindhouse,  assassination attempt,  uzi,  killing,  silencer,  self sacrifice,  u.s. president,  race against time,  one against many,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  one man army,  severed head,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  stabbed in the chest,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  independent film,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  police,  violence,  murder

Hung Fan Kui (1995)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Hung Fan Kui (1995)

Keong comes from Hong Kong to visit New York for his uncle's wedding. His uncle runs a market in the Bronx and Keong offers to help out while Uncle is on his honeymoon. During his stay in the Bronx, Keong befriends a neighbor kid and beats up some neighborhood thugs who cause problems at the market. Meanwhile, one of those petty thugs in the local gang stumbles into a criminal situation way over his head. Blinded by greed, his involvement draws his gang, the kid, Keong, and the whole neighborhood into a deadly crossfire. When the lazy cops fail to successfully resolve matters, Keong takes things into his own hands. Needless to say, much spectacular kung-fu and outrageous action sequences follow.... (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:rooftop
Characters:hostage
Period:1990s
Story:taxi driver,  hand to hand combat,  anti hero,  action hero,  foot chase,  kicking in a door,  statue of liberty new york city,  climbing through a window,  world trade center manhattan new york city,  stick fight,  punched in the stomach,  uzi,  crime boss,  silencer,  baseball bat,  one against many,  one man army,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  manhattan new york city,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  hero,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  tattoo,  new york city,  martial arts,  independent film,  bare chested male,  murder,  police,  death,  violence,  blood

Knight And Day (2010)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Knight And Day (2010)

June has a garage in Boston. At an airport heading home, a man bumps into her a few times and tries to keep her off the plane. He's under FBI surveillance; they wonder if he and she are working together, so they let both on a flight full of armed men wanting to arrest the stranger. He's Roy, he shoots his way out of trouble and tells her she's in danger. She's home the next day, miraculously, when agents pick her up; Roy saves her again, and a transcontinental chase ensues with Roy convincing her that he's the good guy, protecting an energy source that a rogue agent wants to sell on the black market. Can she trust Roy, and will trust matter when the bullets start flying? (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:rooftop
Characters:hostage
Story:hand to hand combat,  anti hero,  action hero,  foot chase,  tracking device,  car chase,  knife throwing,  airplane crash,  presumed dead,  uzi,  silencer,  injection,  one against many,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  hit by a car,  one man army,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  bridge,  woman,  ambush,  river,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  hero,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  new york city,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  blood,  murder,  violence,  death

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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) is one of the best movies like Escape From New York (1981)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

After accomplishing the assignment of dismantling a human trafficking organization, the former military and drifter Jack Reacher goes to Washington to invite his liaison, Major Susan Turner, to have dinner with him. However, he meets her substitute, Colonel Sam Morgan, who explains that Major Turner has been arrested and accused of espionage. Jack seeks out her veteran lawyer, Colonel Bob Moorcroft, who explains that Major Turner has also been accused of the murders of two soldiers in Afghanistan. Further, he also tells Jack he is being sued, accused by a woman of being the father of her fifteen year-old daughter, Samantha. When Moorcroft is murdered, Jack is accused of being the killer and sent to a prison. He sees that Turner and he have been framed and also that Turner will be killed by two assassins. However, he rescues her and they flee. Soon, they realize that there is a conspiracy involving military people from the army and a government contractor that is a powerful arms dealer. Jack also learns that Samantha is in danger and Turner and he rescue her. They decide to protect her since a skilled assassin is hunting them down while they try to find the motive of the conspiracy. Who can be trusted? (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:rooftop
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:rooftop chase,  prison escape,  taxi driver,  hand to hand combat,  anti hero,  action hero,  foot chase,  climbing up a wall,  knocked out with a gun butt,  tracking device,  car chase,  stick fight,  loner,  fight to the death,  assassination attempt,  silencer,  race against time,  one against many,  library,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  one man army,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  mixed martial arts,  woman,  ambush,  combat,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  hero,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  police,  death,  blood,  violence,  murder

Atomic Blonde (2017)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Atomic Blonde (2017)

The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:rooftop
Characters:hostage
Story:hand to hand combat,  foot chase,  stabbed in the forehead,  bloody violence,  knocked out with a gun butt,  audio cassette,  film starts with text,  car chase,  stick fight,  knife throwing,  fight to the death,  stabbed in the head,  electronic music score,  assassination attempt,  killing,  silencer,  race against time,  one against many,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  hit by a car,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  mixed martial arts,  bridge,  woman,  ambush,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  rescue,  blonde,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  blood,  murder,  police,  violence,  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. This is why The Fate Of The Furious (2017) is one of the best movies like Escape From New York (1981). (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:rooftop
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:woman,  prison escape,  rescue mission,  hand to hand combat,  anti hero,  action hero,  foot chase,  knocked out with a gun butt,  statue of liberty new york city,  strongman,  tracking device,  car chase,  wisecrack humor,  fight to the death,  assassination attempt,  silencer,  race against time,  one against many,  double cross,  hit by a car,  one man army,  exploding car,  map,  tied to a chair,  stabbed in the chest,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  manhattan new york city,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  new york city,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood

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Ngo Si Seoi (1998)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)

Jackie Chan, a top secret militant soldier, crashes into the South African jungle after his mission of kidnapping three scientists (who were experimenting with a powerful mineral) has gone awry. Waking up in a village of local natives, Chan has no memory of who he is, thus being addressed as "Who Am I". His journey with aid from two female sidekicks to find out his identity leads him all the way to Rotterdam where he coincidentally discovers the location of the organization that kidnapped the three scientists. With no memory, Chan is thirsty for answers by any means necessary. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:rooftop
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Period:1990s
Story:hand to hand combat,  action hero,  foot chase,  skyscraper,  tracking device,  car chase,  electronic music score,  assassination attempt,  silencer,  one against many,  double cross,  hit by a car,  one man army,  exploding car,  snake,  map,  mixed martial arts,  bridge,  ambush,  combat,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  rescue,  hero,  car accident,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  independent film,  murder,  police,  violence,  death

Allegiant (2016) is one of the best movies like Escape From New York (1981)
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:escape
Locations:rooftop
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Period:future
Story:prison escape,  rescue mission,  hand to hand combat,  anti hero,  action hero,  foot chase,  climbing up a wall,  knocked out with a gun butt,  bad guy,  electronic music score,  dystopia,  injection,  race against time,  one against many,  double cross,  one man army,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  combat,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  prison,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  murder,  blood

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:escape
Locations:rooftop
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:dark hero,  hand to hand combat,  anti hero,  action hero,  foot chase,  police commissioner,  urban decay,  death of loved one,  strongman,  tracking device,  car chase,  knife throwing,  assassination attempt,  crime boss,  killing,  race against time,  one against many,  library,  double cross,  hit by a car,  one man army,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shootout,  rape,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence,  police

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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)

Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:prison escape,  rescue mission,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  foot chase,  target shooting,  tracking device,  briefcase,  stabbed in the head,  gun fu,  assassination attempt,  uzi,  silencer,  injection,  u.s. president,  race against time,  double cross,  hit by a car,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  stabbed in the chest,  mixed martial arts,  bridge,  ambush,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  blood,  murder,  violence,  death

Escape From L.a. (1996)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Escape From L.a. (1996)

The year is 2013 and Snake Plissken is back but this time it's L.A., which through the agency of earthquakes has become an island of the damned. But something has gone wrong in this new moral order, because the President's daughter has absconded to L.A. with a detonation device, and Snake is commandeered to retrieve it. But just below the surface there is a coiled Snake ready to strike. This is why Escape From L.a. (1996) is one of the best movies like Escape From New York (1981). (Read More)

Themes:escape
Period:future
Story:snake,  escape pod,  hand to hand combat,  anti hero,  action hero,  recipient of several purple hearts,  modern gladiators,  man wearing an eyepatch,  music score composed by director,  one eyed man,  six shooter,  famous score,  urban decay,  tracking device,  car chase,  eye patch,  knife throwing,  wisecrack humor,  fight to the death,  one day,  convict,  outlaw,  m 16,  gun fu,  uzi,  dystopia,  city name in title,  u.s. president,  race against time,  one against many,  shot in the leg,  prison,  one man army,  severed head,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  combat,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  rescue,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  murder,  police,  violence

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) is one of the best movies like Escape From New York (1981)
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:escape
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:held hostage,  taxi driver,  hand to hand combat,  anti hero,  action hero,  one eyed man,  knocked out with a gun butt,  landmine,  six shooter,  statue of liberty new york city,  tracking device,  car chase,  eye patch,  wisecrack humor,  fight to the death,  presumed dead,  gun fu,  assassination attempt,  self sacrifice,  injection,  u.s. president,  baseball bat,  race against time,  one against many,  double cross,  exploding car,  map,  tied to a chair,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  new york city,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood

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Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017)

Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang (Donnie Yen) and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora's Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:rooftop
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:hand to hand combat,  anti hero,  action hero,  foot chase,  tracking device,  car chase,  knife throwing,  wisecrack humor,  presumed dead,  gun fu,  assassination attempt,  uzi,  silencer,  race against time,  one against many,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  hit by a car,  one man army,  exploding car,  map,  stabbed in the chest,  mixed martial arts,  bridge,  ambush,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  new york city,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  death

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:escape
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:dark hero,  hand to hand combat,  anti hero,  action hero,  foot chase,  kicking in a door,  film starts with text,  strongman,  muscleman,  knife throwing,  wisecrack humor,  outlaw,  stabbed in the head,  assassination attempt,  self sacrifice,  one against many,  shot in the leg,  one man army,  darkness,  severed head,  snake,  map,  stabbed in the chest,  mixed martial arts,  bridge,  ambush,  combat,  river,  showdown,  brawl,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  prison,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  death,  blood

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)

On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.

Themes:escape
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:hand to hand combat,  anti hero,  foot chase,  molotov cocktail,  one day,  convict,  crime boss,  silencer,  self sacrifice,  baseball bat,  shot in the leg,  stabbed in the chest,  woman,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  blonde,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  police,  violence,  death,  blood,  murder

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Rambo III (1988) is one of the best movies like Escape From New York (1981)
Action, Adventure, Thriller, War

Rambo III (1988)

John Rambo's former Vietnam superior, Colonel Samuel Trautman, has been assigned to lead a mission to help the Mujahedeen rebels who are fighting the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, but the Buddhist Rambo turns down Trautman's request that Rambo help out. When the mission goes belly up and Trautman is kidnapped and tortured by Russian Colonel Zaysen, Rambo launches a rescue effort and allies himself with the Mujahedeen rebels and gets their help in trying to rescue Trautman from Zaysen. This is why Rambo III (1988) is one of the best movies like Escape From New York (1981). (Read More)

Themes:escape
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:war hero,  rescue mission,  hand to hand combat,  anti hero,  action hero,  rescue,  molotov cocktail,  strongman,  muscleman,  stick fight,  knife throwing,  loner,  one against many,  shot in the leg,  one man army,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  combat,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  hero,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  independent film,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  murder

Passenger 57 (1992)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Passenger 57 (1992)

Air travel is the safest, the FAA says. But the FAA never figured the risk with Charles Rane on board. "The Rane of Terror" has masterminded four terrorist attacks. Soon there will be a fifth -- and that's bad news for the passengers on Flight 163. But there's good news too: the man in seat 57! Wesley Snipes plays John Cutter, an undercover security operative who enters the lavatory and exits to find Rane (Bruce Payne) and his gang have taken over. Cutter's next move is clear. Do. Or be done to. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Period:1990s
Story:hand to hand combat,  anti hero,  action hero,  foot chase,  hijacking,  quick draw,  wisecrack humor,  fight to the death,  one day,  m 16,  electronic music score,  uzi,  silencer,  race against time,  terror,  one against many,  double cross,  one man army,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  hero,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence,  police

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)

Period:1990s
Story:woman,  dark hero,  hand to hand combat,  anti hero,  action hero,  quick draw,  knife throwing,  loner,  wisecrack humor,  m 16,  gun fu,  assassination attempt,  uzi,  crime boss,  silencer,  one against many,  shot in the leg,  hit by a car,  one man army,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  gunfight,  tough guy,  hero,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood

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The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Action, Thriller

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

A down and out cynical detective teams up with a down and out ex-quarterback to try and solve a murder case involving a pro football team and a politician.

Themes:escape
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Period:1990s
Story:anti hero,  action hero,  kicking in a door,  six shooter,  quick draw,  death of loved one,  car chase,  wisecrack humor,  m 16,  presumed dead,  gun fu,  assassination attempt,  self sacrifice,  race against time,  one against many,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  hit by a car,  one man army,  exploding car,  ambush,  combat,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  hero,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  police,  violence,  blood

American Assassin (2017) is one of the best movies like Escape From New York (1981)
Action, Thriller

American Assassin (2017)

Twenty three-year-old Mitch lost his parents to a tragic car accident at the age of fourteen, and his girlfriend to a terrorist attack just as they were engaged. Seeking revenge, he is enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy as a black ops recruit. Kennedy then assigns Cold War veteran Stan Hurley to train Mitch. Together they will later on investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets. The discovery of a pattern in the violence leads them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative intent on starting a world war in the Middle East. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:rooftop
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:dark hero,  hand to hand combat,  anti hero,  action hero,  foot chase,  bloody violence,  knocked out with a gun butt,  death of loved one,  tracking device,  car chase,  knife throwing,  fight to the death,  assassination attempt,  uzi,  silencer,  race against time,  one against many,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  hit by a car,  one man army,  exploding car,  map,  tied to a chair,  stabbed in the chest,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  blood,  violence

The Raid 2: Berandal (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Raid 2: Berandal (2014)

He thought it was over. After fighting his way out of a building filled with gangsters and madmen - a fight that left the bodies of police and gangsters alike piled in the halls - rookie Jakarta cop Rama thought it was done and he could resume a normal life. He couldn't have been more wrong. Formidable though they may have been, Rama's opponents in that fateful building were nothing more than small fish swimming in a pond much larger than he ever dreamed possible. And his triumph over the small fry has attracted the attention of the predators farther up the food chain. His family at risk, Rama has only one choice to protect his infant son and wife: He must go undercover to enter the criminal underworld himself and climb through the hierarchy of competing forces until it leads him to the corrupt politicians and police pulling the strings at the top of the heap. And so Rama begins a new odyssey of violence, a journey that will force him to set aside his own life and history and take on a new identity as the violent offender "Yuda." In prison he must gain the confidence of Uco - the son of a prominent gang kingpin - to join the gang himself, laying his own life on the line in a desperate all-or-nothing gambit to bring the whole rotten enterprise to an end. This is why The Raid 2: Berandal (2014) is one of the best movies like Escape From New York (1981). (Read More)

Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:taxi driver,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  foot chase,  police commissioner,  tracking device,  car chase,  stick fight,  fight to the death,  convict,  stabbed in the head,  punched in the stomach,  presumed dead,  assassination attempt,  uzi,  crime boss,  baseball bat,  one against many,  shot in the leg,  hit by a car,  one man army,  stabbed in the chest,  mixed martial arts,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  chase,  tattoo,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  bare chested male,  police,  blood,  violence,  murder,  death

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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:escape
Locations:rooftop
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:rescue mission,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  foot chase,  tracking device,  car chase,  one day,  airplane crash,  gun fu,  dystopia,  self sacrifice,  injection,  baseball bat,  race against time,  one against many,  shot in the leg,  hit by a car,  map,  mixed martial arts,  combat,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood

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:escape
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:taxi driver,  anti hero,  action hero,  foot chase,  tracking device,  car chase,  convict,  electronic music score,  assassination attempt,  injection,  race against time,  one against many,  library,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  one man army,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  stabbed in the chest,  bridge,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  bare chested male,  police,  blood,  murder,  violence,  death

Red Dawn (2012) is one of the best movies like Escape From New York (1981)
Action, Thriller

Red Dawn (2012)

The city of Spokane, Washington is awakened by a North Korean paratrooper invasion. Marine Corps veteran Jed Eckert and his civilian brother, Matt, escape with a group of friends to an isolated cabin in the woods, where they witness the execution of their father at the hands of the ruthless Captain Cho. The brothers unite with their friends to form a guerrilla resistance group--the Wolverines--to drive the invaders from their home. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:hand to hand combat,  anti hero,  action hero,  knocked out with a gun butt,  tracking device,  car chase,  airplane crash,  assassination attempt,  uzi,  silencer,  self sacrifice,  race against time,  one against many,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  hit by a car,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  combat,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  martial arts,  death,  violence,  murder

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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:escape
Locations:rooftop
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:hand to hand combat,  anti hero,  action hero,  foot chase,  film starts with text,  stick fight,  wisecrack humor,  fight to the death,  airplane crash,  assassination attempt,  self sacrifice,  injection,  race against time,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  one man army,  darkness,  stabbed in the chest,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  police,  violence,  murder

Black Dynamite (2009)
Action, Comedy

Black Dynamite (2009)

This is the story of 1970s African-American action legend Black Dynamite. The Man killed his brother, pumped heroin into local orphanages, and flooded the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor. Black Dynamite was the one hero willing to fight The Man all the way from the blood-soaked city streets to the hallowed halls of the Honky House.. This is why Black Dynamite (2009) is one of the best movies like Escape From New York (1981). (Read More)

Locations:rooftop
Characters:warrior
Story:hand to hand combat,  action hero,  foot chase,  kicking in a door,  car chase,  m 16,  gun fu,  grindhouse,  u.s. president,  baseball bat,  one against many,  one man army,  severed head,  exploding car,  woman,  revolver,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  blood,  murder,  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:escape
Locations:rooftop
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:prison escape,  dark hero,  hand to hand combat,  anti hero,  action hero,  foot chase,  police commissioner,  knocked out with a gun butt,  famous score,  airplane accident,  roadblock,  strongman,  muscleman,  tracking device,  fight to the death,  presumed dead,  electronic music score,  assassination attempt,  uzi,  self sacrifice,  injection,  u.s. president,  race against time,  one against many,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  one man army,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  mixed martial arts,  bridge,  ambush,  combat,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  police,  death,  murder

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Homefront (2013) is one of the best movies like Escape From New York (1981)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Homefront (2013)

Phil Broker is a former DEA agent who has gone through a crisis after his actions against a biker gang went horribly wrong and it cost the life of his bosses son. He is recently widowed and is left with a 9 year old daughter, Maddy. He decides to quit the turbulent and demanding life of thrill for Maddy's sake and retires to a small town. His daughter fights off a boy who is bullying her at school, and this sets in motion a round of events that end in his direct confrontation with the local Meth drug lord. His past history with the biker gang also enters the arena, making matters more complex. But he has a mission in his mind to protect his daughter and he is ready to pay any cost that it demands. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:hand to hand combat,  anti hero,  action hero,  foot chase,  car chase,  punched in the stomach,  assassination attempt,  one against many,  shot in the leg,  one man army,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  stabbed in the chest,  mixed martial arts,  bridge,  ambush,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  prison,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

El Mariachi (1992)
Action, Crime, Thriller

El Mariachi (1992)

El Mariachi just wants to play his guitar and carry on the family tradition. Unfortunately, the town he tries to find work in has another visitor...a killer who carries his guns in a guitar case. The drug lord and his henchmen mistake El Mariachi for the killer, Azul, and chase him around town trying to kill him and get his guitar case. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Period:1990s
Story:prison escape,  anti hero,  action hero,  foot chase,  death of loved one,  loner,  one day,  gun fu,  electronic music score,  assassination attempt,  uzi,  crime boss,  silencer,  first part,  race against time,  one against many,  double cross,  hit by a car,  one man army,  severed head,  ambush,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  hero,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  bare chested male,  blood,  death,  murder,  violence

Death Race (2008)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Death Race (2008)

In 2012, amid economic chaos and high unemployment, Americans watch by the millions as criminals with life sentences race armored cars on Terminal Island. Two-thirds of the combatants die but the winner may earn his freedom. On the day he loses his job, steelworker Jensen Ames is arrested for his wife's murder. Sent to Terminal Island, he's offered an out by the steely and manipulative Warden Hennessey - race as the popular mask-wearing (but now dead) champion, Frankenstein, or rot in prison. Jensen makes the bargain. As the three-stage race approaches, he realizes that the whole thing may be a set up - can an anonymous man behind a mask get revenge and win his release? (Read More)

Story:hand to hand combat,  anti hero,  action hero,  film starts with text,  car chase,  punched in the stomach,  first part,  dystopia,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  hit by a car,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  mixed martial arts,  combat,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  hero,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  prison,  train,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  martial arts,  violence,  death,  murder,  blood

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

Logan (2017)

In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins - In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are aging, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over. This is why Logan (2017) is one of the best movies like Escape From New York (1981). (Read More)

Themes:escape
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Period:future
Story:dark hero,  hand to hand combat,  anti hero,  action hero,  foot chase,  stabbed in the forehead,  bloody violence,  knocked out with a gun butt,  car chase,  wisecrack humor,  fight to the death,  stabbed in the head,  assassination attempt,  dystopia,  self sacrifice,  injection,  baseball bat,  race against time,  one against many,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  hit by a car,  one man army,  darkness,  severed head,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  mixed martial arts,  combat,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  violence,  murder,  police

Blood Father (2016) is one of the best movies like Escape From New York (1981)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:escape
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:dark hero,  anti hero,  action hero,  landmine,  presumed dead,  assassination attempt,  crime boss,  self sacrifice,  race against time,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  one man army,  ambush,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  explosion,  independent film,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  death,  police,  violence

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Action, Adventure, Thriller, War

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

John Rambo is removed from prison by his former superior, Colonel Samuel Troutman, for a top-secret operation to bring back POW's still held in Vietnam. Rambo's assignment is to only take pictures of where the POWs are being held, but Rambo wants to get the POWs out of Vietnam. Teamed up with female Vietnamese freedom fighter Co Bao, Rambo embarks on a mission to rescue the POWs, who are being held by sadistic Vietnamese Captain Vinh and his Russian comrade, Lieutenant Colonel Padovsky. Rambo starts killing every enemy in sight while still focusing on his intentions to rescue the POWs. There are also corrupt American officials involved in the mission, including Marshall Murdock, one of Rambo's superiors. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:war hero,  rescue mission,  hand to hand combat,  anti hero,  action hero,  prison,  rescue,  foot chase,  strongman,  muscleman,  knife throwing,  wisecrack humor,  uzi,  killing,  silencer,  first part,  one against many,  double cross,  one man army,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  battle,  hero,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence

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Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001)

The year is 2071. Following a terrorist bombing, a deadly virus is released on the populace of Mars and the government has issued a 300 million woo-long reward, the largest bounty in history, for the capture of whoever is behind it. The bounty hunter crew of the spaceship Bebop; Spike, Faye, Jet and Ed, take the case with hopes of cashing in the bounty. However, the mystery surrounding the man responsible, Vincent, goes deeper than they ever imagined, and they aren't the only ones hunting him. The original creators of the virus have dispatched Electra to deal with Vincent and take out anyone who may stumble on the truth behind him. As the hunt for the man with no past and no future continues to escalate, they begin to question what about the world is reality and what is a dream as the line between sanity and insanity becomes more apparent. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Period:future
Story:taxi driver,  hand to hand combat,  anti hero,  action hero,  foot chase,  kicking in a door,  tracking device,  wisecrack humor,  airplane crash,  punched in the stomach,  gun fu,  railway station,  race against time,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  bridge,  combat,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  violence,  police,  murder

Ride Along (2014)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance

Ride Along (2014)

Ben must prove he is good enough to date cop James' sister. By doing this he goes on a "Ride Along" to show that he is not weak and he will do whatever it takes to get James' approval but along the way runs into a few obstacles that he has to overcome in a very funny way.

Themes:escape
Characters:hostage
Story:anti hero,  action hero,  foot chase,  car chase,  wisecrack humor,  one day,  electronic music score,  crime boss,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  ambush,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  explosion,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  violence,  police,  death

Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) is one of the best movies like Escape From New York (1981)
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. This is why Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) is one of the best movies like Escape From New York (1981). (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:rooftop
Characters:hostage
Story:killing,  woman,  hand to hand combat,  anti hero,  action hero,  battle,  foot chase,  tracking device,  car chase,  loner,  uzi,  silencer,  injection,  race against time,  one against many,  shot in the leg,  hit by a car,  one man army,  exploding car,  map,  tied to a chair,  stabbed in the chest,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  murder,  violence,  death

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Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)

The second "Highlander" movie, again with Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery. It's the year 2024 and all the ozone above Earth has gone. To protect people from dying, MacLeod helped in the construction of a giant "shield", several years ago. But, since there isn't left anyone Immortal after MacLeod's victory in the previous film, he has stopped being an Immortal himself. Now he is just an old man, until one day some other Immortals arrive on our planet. You see, the Immortals come from another planet... (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Period:future,  1990s
Story:dark hero,  taxi driver,  anti hero,  action hero,  urban decay,  assassination attempt,  dystopia,  self sacrifice,  one against many,  theater,  one man army,  severed head,  exploding car,  snake,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  combat,  revolver,  taxi,  showdown,  gunfight,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  hero,  blonde,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  new york city,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood

Ghosts Of Mars (2001)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi

Ghosts Of Mars (2001)

200 years in the future a Martian police unit is dispatched to transport a dangerous prisoner from a mining outpost back to justice. But when the team arrives they find the town deserted and some of the inhabitants possessed by the former inhabitants of the planet.

Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:hand to hand combat,  anti hero,  head on a stake,  climbing up a wall,  music score composed by director,  leg wound,  fight to the death,  severed finger,  electronic music score,  severed head,  stabbed in the chest,  mixed martial arts,  woman,  stabbing,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  blonde,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  prison,  train,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  murder,  death,  police,  blood,  violence

Raw Deal (1986)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Raw Deal (1986)

Mark Kaminski is kicked out of the FBI for his rough treatment of a suspect. He winds up as the sheriff of a small town in North Carolina. FBI Chief Harry Shannon, whose son has been killed by a mobster named Luigi Patrovita, enlists Kaminski in a personal vendetta with a promise of reinstatement into the FBI if Patrovita is taken down. To accomplish this, Kaminski must go undercover and join Patrovita's gang. (Read More)

Story:hand to hand combat,  action hero,  foot chase,  quick draw,  car chase,  wisecrack humor,  electronic music score,  uzi,  crime boss,  silencer,  one against many,  one man army,  exploding car,  ambush,  revolver,  taxi,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  hero,  blonde,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  violence,  police,  blood,  murder

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Mechanic: Resurrection (2016) is one of the best movies like Escape From New York (1981)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)

Arthur Bishop, the master assassin who faked his death in hopes of putting that part of his ;life behind him, now lives a quiet life in Rio. But someone who knows who he is shows up and tells him, that if he wants to continue living this life, he will do three jobs for someone. Bishop tries to tell them he has the wrong man but they know who he is and if he won't do the job, they will take him but he gets away. He then goes to a resort in Thailand run by a friend, Mae, where he tries to find out who is looking for him. Later a woman named Gina shows up looking for medical assistance and Mae can't help but notice bruises all over her body. Mae deduces she's a battered woman and when Mae hears her being beaten, Mae asks Bishop to help her. He goes and kills the guy she's with. He kills the man and then sets fire to the boat he's on. But he sees that Gina has a photo of him. He deduces that they one who wants him, sent her. He confronts her and she admits that she works at a children's shelter in Cambodia and that someone told her if she didn't do what he said, the children would be endanger. While waiting for the man to come, they get close. And when the man's people comes, they grab them. Bishop is brought to the man who wants him to do the jobs and he tells Bishop that if he doesn't do it, Gina will be killed. So Bishop has no choice but to do it. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:dark hero,  hand to hand combat,  anti hero,  action hero,  knocked out with a gun butt,  tracking device,  stick fight,  knife throwing,  loner,  fight to the death,  presumed dead,  assassination attempt,  silencer,  race against time,  one against many,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  one man army,  map,  stabbed in the chest,  mixed martial arts,  bridge,  woman,  ambush,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  independent film,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)
Action, Horror, Romance

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)

The five highly trained Bennett sisters in Georgian England must try to protect themselves from the growing zombie threat, find suitable husbands for themselves, battle marriage proposals and unlikely suitors, and save the country before it's too late. This is why Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016) is one of the best movies like Escape From New York (1981). (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:rooftop
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:dark hero,  hand to hand combat,  anti hero,  action hero,  quick draw,  eye patch,  knife throwing,  dystopia,  race against time,  library,  double cross,  one man army,  severed head,  stabbed in the chest,  mixed martial arts,  bridge,  ambush,  combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  rescue,  fistfight,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  independent film,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence

Ninja Assassin (2009)
Action, Crime, Fantasy, Thriller

Ninja Assassin (2009)

Trained since childhood to be a lethal killer, Raizo has since turned his back on the Ozunu clan that raised him and now seeks revenge for their heartless murders. Teaming up with Europol investigator Mika, Raizo steadily butchers his enemies while inching ever closer to the long-awaited bloody reunion with his former master. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Characters:warrior
Story:dark hero,  hand to hand combat,  anti hero,  action hero,  foot chase,  climbing up a wall,  tracking device,  loner,  fight to the death,  stabbed in the head,  gun fu,  assassination attempt,  crime boss,  one against many,  hit by a car,  one man army,  severed head,  map,  stabbed in the chest,  mixed martial arts,  stabbing,  combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence

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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:wrestling,  escape
Characters:hostage
Story:rescue mission,  hand to hand combat,  anti hero,  action hero,  knocked out with a gun butt,  straight razor,  blade,  car chase,  knife throwing,  punched in the stomach,  assassination attempt,  uzi,  first part,  shot in the leg,  severed head,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  stabbed in the chest,  mixed martial arts,  bridge,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  gunfight,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  independent film,  murder,  violence,  blood

The Marine (2006) is one of the best movies like Escape From New York (1981)
Action, Drama, Thriller

The Marine (2006)

John Triton is a heroic Marine who returns home after being discharged--against his will--from the Iraq War. Stateside, he finds himself back in action, when a group of murderous diamond thieves on the run led by a merciless criminal named Rome has kidnapped his wife and John goes on a chase through the South Carolinian wilderness to retrieve her. With everything on the line, the Marine will stop at nothing to carry out his toughest and most important mission. (Read More)

Themes:wrestling
Characters:villain,  warrior,  hostage
Story:hand to hand combat,  action hero,  muscleman,  car chase,  m 16,  one against many,  one man army,  exploding car,  snake,  mixed martial arts,  combat,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  hero,  blonde,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  violence,  murder,  blood

Central Intelligence (2016)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Central Intelligence (2016)

Calvin Joyner was voted in high school the guy most likely to succeed. 20 years later he's an accountant. As his high school reunion approaches, he tries to make contact with his old schoolmates. And someone named Bob Stone contacts him. He says that he was known as Robbie Weirdicht in school. Calvin remembers that he was picked on, as a matter of fact after an extremely nasty prank he left school. They agree to meet and Calvin is surprised by how much he has changed. Bob asks Calvin to help him out. He says yes and the next thing he knows some men burst into his home. They're CIA, the one in charge is looking for Stone, she says he's a rogue agent. When they can't find Bob they leave. Later he approaches Calvin telling him, he is not a rogue agent, he's trying to find a person known as the Black Badger who is planning to sell some information that in the wrong hands can be disastrous. so he needs Calvin's help to stop him. Calvin's not sure whom he should believe. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Characters:hostage
Period:1990s
Story:hand to hand combat,  anti hero,  action hero,  strongman,  muscleman,  tracking device,  car chase,  knife throwing,  presumed dead,  assassination attempt,  silencer,  race against time,  one against many,  double cross,  hit by a car,  one man army,  exploding car,  snake,  mixed martial arts,  bridge,  ambush,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  death,  blood

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