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First Blood (1982)
Action, Adventure, Drama

First Blood (1982)

John J. Rambo is a former United States Special Forces soldier who fought in Vietnam and won the Congressional Medal of Honor, but his time in Vietnam still haunts him. As he came to Hope, Washington to visit a friend, he was guided out of town by the Sheriff William Teasel who insults Rambo, but what Teasel does not know that his insult angered Rambo to the point where Rambo became violent and was arrested. As he was at the county jail being cleaned, he escapes and goes on a rampage through the forest to try to escape from the sheriffs who want to kill him. Then, as Rambo's commanding officer, Colonel Samuel Trautman tries to save both the Sheriff's department and Rambo before the situation gets out of hand. (Read More)

Themes:cruelty,  sadism,  humiliation,  tragedy,  cancer,  terrorism,  escape,  torture,  fear,  christmas,  suicide,  revenge
Locations:woods,  cave,  rooftop,  forest,  bar
Characters:sheriff,  bully,  warrior
Period:1980s
Story:rambo,  colonel,  vietnam veteran,  sniper rifle,  escape from jail,  survival knife,  police harassment,  exploding gasoline station,  deputy,  veteran,  sadistic cruelty,  crooked sheriff,  car motorcycle chase,  small town,  bully comeuppance,  telescopic rifle,  wrongful arrest,  motorcycle jump,  oh 6 cayuse helicopter,  falling from a helicopter,  bell 206 jet ranger helicopter,  pine forest,  jail,  hand to hand combat,  police shootout,  knife held to throat,  gas station explosion,  truck explosion,  police chase,  car explosion,  threatened with a knife,  suicide by gun,  foot chase,  police dog,  vietnam flashback,  fire hose used on a person,  stitching own wound,  cartridge belt,  falling through a glass roof,  ammunition belt,  sprayed with a hose,  ammo belt,  feral pig,  scars on back,  car showroom,  self surgery,  male soldier,  wheelie,  m 60 machine gun,  bloodhound,  throwing a rock,  green beret,  laundry drying on clothes line,  national guard,  gun store,  bad cop,  pacific northwest,  ex special forces,  guerilla warfare,  jumping off a cliff,  gunpowder,  blockade,  moral ambiguity,  post traumatic stress,  nightstick,  bloody face,  automatic weapon,  straight razor,  weeping,  rock climbing,  armory,  fingerprint,  surrender,  shot in the foot,  male protagonist,  exploding truck,  fire truck,  outsider,  standoff,  abuse of power,  blackout,  war hero,  firearm,  anti war,  drifter,  harassment,  bazooka,  car chase,  moral dilemma,  firefighter,  tragic hero,  injustice,  falling to death,  gasoline,  prisoner of war,  thrown through a window,  one day,  booby trap,  ex soldier,  post traumatic stress disorder,  dark hero,  special forces,  father figure,  mentor,  m 16,  power outage,  manhunt,  haunted by the past,  social commentary,  rampage,  redneck,  rocket launcher,  jumping from height,  fish out of water,  vietnam war,  exploding building,  walkie talkie,  machismo,  police brutality,  corrupt cop,  first part,  waterfall,  rat,  scar,  fugitive,  first of series,  one against many,  police officer killed,  gas station,  on the run,  cigar smoking,  sniper,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  death of friend,  mixed martial arts,  impalement,  bridge,  ambulance,  disguise,  massacre,  axe,  police car,  police station,  survival,  combat,  revolver,  handcuffs,  car crash,  psychopath,  action hero,  rifle,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  shower,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  independent film,  based on novel,  flashback,  blood,  death,  police,  fight,  violence,  dog,  murder

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

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:sadism,  escape,  torture,  revenge
Locations:rooftop
Characters:warrior
Story:sniper rifle,  hand to hand combat,  police shootout,  police chase,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  straight razor,  fire truck,  car chase,  ex soldier,  special forces,  jumping from height,  walkie talkie,  machismo,  police brutality,  rat,  one against many,  cigar smoking,  sniper,  one man army,  anti hero,  mixed martial arts,  ambulance,  axe,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  car crash,  action hero,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  shower,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  murder,  fight,  police,  flashback,  violence,  death

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:escape,  fear,  suicide,  revenge
Locations:cave,  rooftop,  bar
Characters:warrior
Story:sniper rifle,  car motorcycle chase,  hand to hand combat,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  armory,  fingerprint,  shot in the foot,  fire truck,  car chase,  tragic hero,  dark hero,  manhunt,  rocket launcher,  machismo,  fugitive,  one against many,  on the run,  cigar smoking,  sniper,  one man army,  anti hero,  mixed martial arts,  massacre,  survival,  car crash,  action hero,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  flashback,  death,  blood,  murder,  dog,  violence,  fight

Rambo III (1988)
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. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  torture,  revenge
Locations:cave
Characters:warrior
Period:1980s
Story:sniper rifle,  rambo,  vietnam veteran,  colonel,  hand to hand combat,  cartridge belt,  ammunition belt,  ammo belt,  self surgery,  rock climbing,  exploding truck,  standoff,  war hero,  prisoner of war,  booby trap,  father figure,  rocket launcher,  fish out of water,  machismo,  one against many,  sniper,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  massacre,  combat,  action hero,  rifle,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  independent film,  death,  murder,  violence

Homefront (2013) is one of the best movies like First Blood (1982)
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,  torture,  revenge
Locations:woods,  forest,  bar
Characters:sheriff,  bully,  warrior
Story:sniper rifle,  bully comeuppance,  hand to hand combat,  foot chase,  fire truck,  car chase,  gasoline,  booby trap,  redneck,  exploding building,  machismo,  one against many,  police officer killed,  gas station,  sniper,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  impalement,  bridge,  ambulance,  disguise,  axe,  revolver,  car crash,  action hero,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  small town,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  based on novel,  blood,  flashback,  fight,  death,  murder,  dog,  violence

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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. This is why Passenger 57 (1992) is one of the best movies like First Blood (1982). (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  terrorism,  escape,  fear,  christmas,  revenge
Characters:sheriff,  warrior
Story:sniper rifle,  car motorcycle chase,  hand to hand combat,  police shootout,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  fire truck,  firefighter,  tragic hero,  one day,  m 16,  haunted by the past,  redneck,  jumping from height,  machismo,  police brutality,  one against many,  sniper,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  ambulance,  disguise,  police car,  survival,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  action hero,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  fight,  flashback,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence,  police

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

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:sadism,  humiliation,  tragedy,  escape,  torture,  fear
Locations:rooftop,  bar
Characters:warrior
Story:car motorcycle chase,  hand to hand combat,  police shootout,  police chase,  foot chase,  bazooka,  car chase,  tragic hero,  booby trap,  dark hero,  mentor,  manhunt,  rocket launcher,  jumping from height,  walkie talkie,  fugitive,  one against many,  police officer killed,  on the run,  cigar smoking,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  ambulance,  axe,  police car,  revolver,  car crash,  psychopath,  action hero,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  death,  murder,  police,  flashback,  blood,  violence,  fight

Red Dawn (2012)
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:terrorism,  escape,  fear,  revenge
Locations:woods,  forest,  bar
Characters:warrior
Story:sniper rifle,  telescopic rifle,  hand to hand combat,  guerilla warfare,  deputy,  blackout,  car chase,  prisoner of war,  booby trap,  special forces,  power outage,  veteran,  rocket launcher,  exploding building,  machismo,  one against many,  police officer killed,  sniper,  anti hero,  exploding car,  death of friend,  mixed martial arts,  disguise,  police station,  survival,  combat,  revolver,  car crash,  action hero,  rifle,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  small town,  shotgun,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  father son relationship,  death,  fight,  violence,  murder

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American Ultra (2015) is one of the best movies like First Blood (1982)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

American Ultra (2015)

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

Themes:sadism,  escape,  fear,  revenge
Locations:woods
Characters:sheriff
Story:hand to hand combat,  police shootout,  threatened with a knife,  blockade,  bloody face,  deputy,  fire truck,  abuse of power,  gasoline,  thrown through a window,  mentor,  power outage,  manhunt,  social commentary,  exploding building,  fugitive,  one against many,  police officer killed,  gas station,  on the run,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  impalement,  bridge,  ambulance,  disguise,  massacre,  police car,  police station,  survival,  revolver,  handcuffs,  car crash,  psychopath,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  small town,  shotgun,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  independent film,  murder,  death,  violence,  fight,  flashback,  police,  blood

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,  torture,  revenge
Characters:warrior
Period:1980s
Story:rambo,  colonel,  vietnam veteran,  hand to hand combat,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  cartridge belt,  ammunition belt,  ammo belt,  m 60 machine gun,  green beret,  guerilla warfare,  ex special forces,  male protagonist,  standoff,  war hero,  prisoner of war,  special forces,  manhunt,  rocket launcher,  vietnam war,  walkie talkie,  machismo,  first part,  waterfall,  one against many,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  massacre,  combat,  action hero,  rifle,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  blood,  murder,  violence,  death

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. This is why Criminal (2016) is one of the best movies like First Blood (1982). (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  escape,  torture,  fear,  revenge
Characters:warrior
Story:sniper rifle,  police chase,  car explosion,  foot chase,  ex special forces,  fire truck,  car chase,  moral dilemma,  gasoline,  special forces,  manhunt,  fish out of water,  walkie talkie,  rat,  scar,  fugitive,  one against many,  police officer killed,  on the run,  sniper,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  impalement,  bridge,  ambulance,  axe,  police car,  handcuffs,  car crash,  psychopath,  action hero,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  shower,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  independent film,  police,  blood,  death,  flashback,  fight,  murder,  violence

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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:sadism,  terrorism,  escape,  torture,  revenge
Locations:rooftop,  woods,  forest,  bar
Characters:bully,  warrior
Story:sniper rifle,  car motorcycle chase,  hand to hand combat,  police shootout,  police chase,  foot chase,  armory,  bazooka,  car chase,  one day,  rampage,  rocket launcher,  jumping from height,  walkie talkie,  machismo,  police brutality,  corrupt cop,  fugitive,  one against many,  police officer killed,  on the run,  sniper,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  impalement,  disguise,  massacre,  axe,  police car,  survival,  combat,  revolver,  car crash,  psychopath,  action hero,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  independent film,  dog,  blood,  flashback,  fight,  murder,  violence,  death,  police

Lock Up (1989) is one of the best movies like First Blood (1982)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Lock Up (1989)

Frank Leone is nearing the end of his prison term for a relatively minor crime. Just before he is paroled, however, Warden Drumgoole takes charge. Drumgoole was assigned to a hell-hole prison after his administration was publicly humiliated by Leone, and has now arrived on the scene to ensure that Leone never sees the light of day. (Read More)

Themes:cruelty,  sadism,  torture,  suicide,  revenge
Characters:bully,  warrior
Period:1980s
Story:bully comeuppance,  knife held to throat,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  nightstick,  armory,  abuse of power,  mentor,  m 16,  power outage,  manhunt,  walkie talkie,  machismo,  cigar smoking,  anti hero,  death of friend,  impalement,  handcuffs,  jail,  psychopath,  action hero,  showdown,  brawl,  tough guy,  shotgun,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  beating,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  independent film,  murder,  fight,  flashback,  dog,  violence,  blood

The Way Of The Gun (2000)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Way Of The Gun (2000)

Two petty if violent criminals kidnap a girl being paid $1m to be a surrogate mother. As the baby is for a gangster the pair's demand for money sees several henchmen and assorted other ruthless characters head after them to Mexico. Bullets rather than talking are always going to settle this one.

Themes:escape,  torture,  suicide,  revenge
Locations:bar
Story:sniper rifle,  telescopic rifle,  wrongful arrest,  police shootout,  shot in the foot,  drifter,  car chase,  walkie talkie,  scar,  fugitive,  one against many,  police officer killed,  gas station,  on the run,  sniper,  anti hero,  impalement,  ambulance,  massacre,  police car,  police station,  revolver,  car crash,  rifle,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  shotgun,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  shower,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  father son relationship,  independent film,  death,  fight,  murder,  violence,  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. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  tragedy,  escape,  torture,  fear,  revenge
Locations:woods,  forest,  bar
Characters:bully,  warrior
Story:car motorcycle chase,  bully comeuppance,  hand to hand combat,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  shot in the foot,  exploding truck,  fire truck,  car chase,  moral dilemma,  tragic hero,  dark hero,  special forces,  father figure,  haunted by the past,  social commentary,  redneck,  rampage,  fish out of water,  walkie talkie,  scar,  fugitive,  one against many,  police officer killed,  gas station,  on the run,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  impalement,  massacre,  axe,  police car,  survival,  combat,  revolver,  handcuffs,  car crash,  action hero,  showdown,  brawl,  tough guy,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  fight,  blood,  death,  dog,  police,  murder,  violence

Patriots Day (2016)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Patriots Day (2016)

On April 15, 2013 Boston, Massachusetts, Police Sgt, Tommy Saunders is pulling security duty on the annual Boston Marathon when the Tsarnaev brothers strike with their homemade bombs in an act of terrorism. In the resulting chaos as the wounded are cared for, Saunders and his comrades join forces with the FBI to get to the bottom of this attack. As the investigation continues, the Tsarnaev brothers realize that the authorities are close to identifying them and attempt to flee the city to continue their fanatical mayhem. To stop them, a police manhunt is performed that would have bloody confrontations and a massive dragnet shutting down the City of Boston to make sure there is no escape from the law. This is why Patriots Day (2016) is one of the best movies like First Blood (1982). (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  terrorism,  escape,  fear
Locations:rooftop,  bar
Story:sniper rifle,  police shootout,  police chase,  national guard,  fingerprint,  fire truck,  standoff,  car chase,  firefighter,  special forces,  manhunt,  exploding building,  scar,  fugitive,  police officer killed,  gas station,  on the run,  sniper,  exploding car,  ambulance,  police car,  police station,  handcuffs,  car crash,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  dog,  fight,  police,  blood,  violence,  murder,  death

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005) is one of the best movies like First Blood (1982)
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,  fear,  revenge
Locations:woods,  forest
Characters:warrior
Story:hand to hand combat,  police shootout,  police chase,  foot chase,  national guard,  standoff,  one day,  power outage,  haunted by the past,  machismo,  police brutality,  corrupt cop,  police officer killed,  sniper,  anti hero,  massacre,  police station,  survival,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  martial arts,  police,  dog,  death,  fight,  murder,  blood,  violence

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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,  torture,  suicide,  revenge
Locations:woods,  forest,  bar
Characters:bully,  warrior
Story:sniper rifle,  bully comeuppance,  police shootout,  car explosion,  threatened with a knife,  shot in the foot,  fire truck,  harassment,  car chase,  firefighter,  m 16,  machismo,  scar,  one against many,  police officer killed,  sniper,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  death of friend,  massacre,  police station,  combat,  revolver,  car crash,  psychopath,  action hero,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  police,  dog,  violence,  blood,  flashback,  fight,  murder,  death

Survivor (2015)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Survivor (2015)

A State Department employee newly posted to the American embassy in London is charged with stopping terrorists from getting into the U.S. That puts her right in the line of fire and she is targeted for death and framed for crimes. Discredited, she is forced to go on the run while she tries to clear her name and stop a large-scale terrorist attack set for New Year's Eve in Times Square. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  escape,  fear,  christmas,  revenge
Locations:rooftop
Story:sniper rifle,  hand to hand combat,  police chase,  foot chase,  fire truck,  gasoline,  booby trap,  manhunt,  rocket launcher,  exploding building,  rat,  fugitive,  on the run,  sniper,  exploding car,  ambulance,  disguise,  survival,  combat,  revolver,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  independent film,  death,  flashback,  murder,  police,  violence,  fight

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,  torture
Locations:cave,  rooftop
Characters:warrior
Story:hand to hand combat,  police chase,  foot chase,  car chase,  special forces,  power outage,  jumping from height,  fish out of water,  walkie talkie,  police brutality,  fugitive,  one against many,  on the run,  cigar smoking,  one man army,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  bridge,  police station,  combat,  handcuffs,  car crash,  action hero,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  independent film,  flashback,  death,  violence,  murder,  dog,  fight,  police

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Machete Kills (2013) is one of the best movies like First Blood (1982)
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 First Blood (1982). (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  terrorism,  escape,  torture,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:sheriff,  warrior
Story:bell 206 jet ranger helicopter,  hand to hand combat,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  deputy,  bazooka,  car chase,  jumping from height,  exploding building,  police brutality,  corrupt cop,  one against many,  police officer killed,  gas station,  on the run,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  impalement,  disguise,  massacre,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  car crash,  psychopath,  action hero,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  independent film,  fight,  blood,  flashback,  death,  murder,  police,  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:terrorism,  escape,  torture,  suicide,  revenge
Locations:cave,  rooftop,  bar
Characters:warrior
Story:sniper rifle,  car motorcycle chase,  hand to hand combat,  police shootout,  police chase,  car explosion,  foot chase,  national guard,  guerilla warfare,  blockade,  armory,  fingerprint,  tragic hero,  gasoline,  booby trap,  dark hero,  special forces,  father figure,  power outage,  haunted by the past,  social commentary,  jumping from height,  exploding building,  walkie talkie,  waterfall,  fugitive,  one against many,  police officer killed,  on the run,  sniper,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  impalement,  bridge,  ambulance,  disguise,  massacre,  police station,  combat,  car crash,  psychopath,  action hero,  rifle,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  flashback,  police,  death,  murder,  fight

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

The Dark Knight (2008)

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

Themes:sadism,  tragedy,  terrorism,  escape,  torture,  fear,  revenge
Locations:rooftop,  bar
Characters:warrior
Story:sniper rifle,  car motorcycle chase,  wrongful arrest,  hand to hand combat,  police shootout,  police chase,  threatened with a knife,  police dog,  national guard,  fingerprint,  fire truck,  car chase,  moral dilemma,  tragic hero,  injustice,  gasoline,  thrown through a window,  booby trap,  ex soldier,  dark hero,  father figure,  power outage,  social commentary,  rocket launcher,  jumping from height,  exploding building,  walkie talkie,  police brutality,  corrupt cop,  scar,  one against many,  police officer killed,  cigar smoking,  sniper,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  death of friend,  mixed martial arts,  impalement,  bridge,  ambulance,  disguise,  axe,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  jail,  car crash,  psychopath,  action hero,  rifle,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  police,  father son relationship,  murder,  blood,  fight,  death,  violence,  dog

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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
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,  torture,  fear,  revenge
Locations:rooftop
Characters:sheriff,  warrior
Story:wrongful arrest,  hand to hand combat,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  fingerprint,  deputy,  drifter,  bazooka,  car chase,  ex soldier,  veteran,  rocket launcher,  colonel,  jumping from height,  corrupt cop,  scar,  fugitive,  one against many,  police officer killed,  on the run,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  disguise,  police car,  survival,  combat,  handcuffs,  car crash,  action hero,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  shower,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  based on novel,  fight,  death,  violence,  blood,  police,  murder,  flashback

American Assassin (2017) is one of the best movies like First Blood (1982)
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:sadism,  tragedy,  terrorism,  escape,  torture,  suicide,  revenge
Locations:rooftop,  woods,  forest,  bar
Characters:warrior
Story:sniper rifle,  hand to hand combat,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  ex special forces,  shot in the foot,  deputy,  car chase,  tragic hero,  gasoline,  dark hero,  special forces,  mentor,  veteran,  walkie talkie,  machismo,  scar,  one against many,  police officer killed,  sniper,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  massacre,  handcuffs,  car crash,  action hero,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  based on novel,  violence,  death,  dog,  murder,  fight,  blood,  flashback

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. This is why Raw Deal (1986) is one of the best movies like First Blood (1982). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:sheriff
Period:1980s
Story:sniper rifle,  hand to hand combat,  foot chase,  exploding truck,  car chase,  machismo,  police brutality,  one against many,  cigar smoking,  one man army,  exploding car,  death of friend,  massacre,  revolver,  action hero,  rifle,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  small town,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  knife,  martial arts,  independent film,  police,  violence,  murder,  blood

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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,  torture
Story:car motorcycle chase,  police shootout,  police chase,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  gun store,  car chase,  one day,  exploding building,  police brutality,  corrupt cop,  anti hero,  exploding car,  ambulance,  police car,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  car crash,  action hero,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  fight,  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. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  escape,  fear,  revenge
Locations:rooftop,  bar
Characters:warrior
Story:sniper rifle,  hand to hand combat,  police chase,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  car showroom,  ex special forces,  armory,  exploding truck,  car chase,  moral dilemma,  thrown through a window,  ex soldier,  rocket launcher,  jumping from height,  exploding building,  walkie talkie,  scar,  one against many,  sniper,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  disguise,  police car,  handcuffs,  car crash,  action hero,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  father son relationship,  murder,  death,  fight,  flashback,  violence,  blood

Blood Father (2016) is one of the best movies like First Blood (1982)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:escape,  fear,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:warrior
Story:vietnam veteran,  moral dilemma,  booby trap,  dark hero,  redneck,  machismo,  scar,  fugitive,  police officer killed,  on the run,  sniper,  one man army,  anti hero,  death of friend,  disguise,  police car,  survival,  revolver,  action hero,  rifle,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  independent film,  based on novel,  blood,  death,  police,  fight,  murder,  violence

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The Condemned (2007)
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:suicide,  revenge
Story:hand to hand combat,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  guerilla warfare,  jumping off a cliff,  special forces,  social commentary,  machismo,  waterfall,  one against many,  cigar smoking,  one man army,  mixed martial arts,  impalement,  combat,  action hero,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood,  fight

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. This is why Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017) is one of the best movies like First Blood (1982). (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  escape,  revenge
Locations:rooftop,  woods,  forest,  bar
Characters:warrior
Story:sniper rifle,  hand to hand combat,  knife held to throat,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  armory,  car chase,  falling to death,  ex soldier,  special forces,  jumping from height,  exploding building,  walkie talkie,  scar,  one against many,  sniper,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  bridge,  massacre,  car crash,  action hero,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  murder,  fight,  violence,  death

The Hunted (2003)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Hunted (2003)

In the green woods of Silver Falls, Oregon, Aaron Hallam, a trained assassin AWOL from the Special Forces, keeps his own brand of wildlife vigil. After Hallam brutally slew four deer hunters in the area, FBI Special Agent Abby Durrell turns to L.T. Bonham-- the one man who may be able to stop him. At first L.T. resists the mission. Snug in retirement, he's closed off to his past, the years he spent in the Special Forces training soldiers to become skilled killers. But when he realizes that these recent slaying is the work of a man he trained, he feels obligated to stop him. Accepting the assignment under the condition that he works alone, L.T. enters the woods, unarmed--plagued by memories of his best student and riddled with guilt for not responding to Aaron's tortured letters to him as he began to slip over the edge of sanity. Furious as he is with his former mentor for ignoring his pleas for help, Aaron knows that he and L.T. share a tragic bond that is unbreakable. And, even as they go into their final combat against each other, neither can say with certainty who is the hunted and who is the hunter. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:woods,  forest,  bar
Story:sniper rifle,  hand to hand combat,  police chase,  pacific northwest,  car chase,  booby trap,  ex soldier,  post traumatic stress disorder,  special forces,  mentor,  manhunt,  haunted by the past,  waterfall,  fugitive,  police officer killed,  sniper,  one man army,  death of friend,  impalement,  bridge,  massacre,  combat,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  martial arts,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood,  flashback

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Knight And Day (2010) is one of the best movies like First Blood (1982)
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,  bar
Story:car motorcycle chase,  hand to hand combat,  police chase,  foot chase,  fire truck,  car chase,  ex soldier,  jumping from height,  exploding building,  fugitive,  one against many,  gas station,  on the run,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  bridge,  ambulance,  disguise,  police car,  revolver,  handcuffs,  car crash,  action hero,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  fight,  blood,  murder,  violence,  death

The Marine (2006)
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)

Characters:warrior
Story:hand to hand combat,  knife held to throat,  ex special forces,  car chase,  m 16,  rocket launcher,  exploding building,  machismo,  corrupt cop,  one against many,  police officer killed,  gas station,  one man army,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  axe,  police car,  combat,  action hero,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  blood,  murder,  violence

Self/less (2015)
Action, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Self/less (2015)

An extremely wealthy man, dying from cancer, undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause.

Themes:cancer,  escape,  fear,  revenge
Locations:woods,  forest,  bar
Characters:warrior
Story:hand to hand combat,  fire truck,  car chase,  moral dilemma,  ex soldier,  social commentary,  walkie talkie,  scar,  fugitive,  one against many,  gas station,  on the run,  anti hero,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  bridge,  ambulance,  survival,  revolver,  car crash,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  father son relationship,  independent film,  death,  fight,  flashback,  murder,  violence

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Takers (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Takers (2010)

A seasoned team of bank robbers, including Gordon Jennings (Idris Elba), John Rahway (Paul Walker), A.J. (Hayden Christensen), and brothers Jake (Michael Ealy) and Jesse (Chris Brown) Attica successfully complete their latest heist and lead a life of luxury while planning their next job. When Ghost (Tip T.I. Harris), a former member of their team, is released from prison he convinces the group to strike an armored car carrying $20 million. As the "takers" carefully plot their strategy and draw nearer to exacting the grand heist, a reckless police officer (Matt Dillon) inches closer to apprehending the criminals. This is why Takers (2010) is one of the best movies like First Blood (1982). (Read More)

Themes:torture,  revenge
Locations:bar
Story:sniper rifle,  bell 206 jet ranger helicopter,  police shootout,  police chase,  foot chase,  car chase,  m 16,  jumping from height,  walkie talkie,  machismo,  police brutality,  corrupt cop,  scar,  gas station,  cigar smoking,  sniper,  death of friend,  disguise,  police station,  handcuffs,  car crash,  showdown,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  police,  death,  blood,  violence,  murder

Black Dynamite (2009) is one of the best movies like First Blood (1982)
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.. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:rooftop
Characters:warrior
Story:vietnam veteran,  oh 6 cayuse helicopter,  bell 206 jet ranger helicopter,  hand to hand combat,  car explosion,  foot chase,  car chase,  thrown through a window,  m 16,  veteran,  vietnam war,  walkie talkie,  one against many,  one man army,  exploding car,  revolver,  action hero,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  murder,  fight,  flashback,  blood,  violence

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:terrorism,  torture,  revenge
Characters:warrior
Story:sniper rifle,  hand to hand combat,  foot chase,  male soldier,  falling to death,  ex soldier,  special forces,  power outage,  rocket launcher,  jumping from height,  exploding building,  walkie talkie,  on the run,  sniper,  exploding car,  death of friend,  mixed martial arts,  impalement,  bridge,  disguise,  massacre,  survival,  handcuffs,  action hero,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  flashback,  murder,  violence,  blood,  fight,  death

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:escape,  fear,  revenge
Locations:cave,  woods,  forest
Characters:warrior
Story:hand to hand combat,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  gunpowder,  tragic hero,  dark hero,  mentor,  haunted by the past,  jumping from height,  waterfall,  rat,  scar,  fugitive,  one against many,  on the run,  one man army,  anti hero,  mixed martial arts,  impalement,  bridge,  disguise,  massacre,  axe,  combat,  action hero,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  beating,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  flashback,  death,  murder,  blood,  dog,  fight,  violence

Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance (2011)
Action, Fantasy, Thriller

Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance (2011)

Johnny Blaze, a man who made a deal with the Devil who called himself Mephistopheles at the time (now Roarke), is on the run trying to make sure no-one is harmed by his alter ego, The Ghost Rider. He is approached by a Monk named Moreau who tells him that he can help be him free of the Rider, but first, he needs Johnny's help to protect a boy, whom Roarke has plans for, to help him take human form. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:cave
Characters:warrior
Story:sniper rifle,  car motorcycle chase,  hand to hand combat,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  drifter,  bazooka,  car chase,  tragic hero,  dark hero,  rocket launcher,  scar,  fugitive,  on the run,  sniper,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  bridge,  ambulance,  combat,  revolver,  car crash,  action hero,  showdown,  brawl,  tough guy,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  fistfight,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  flashback,  death,  fight,  violence,  murder

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) is one of the best movies like First Blood (1982)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There's Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa, a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland. This is why Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) is one of the best movies like First Blood (1982). (Read More)

Themes:escape,  sadism,  terrorism,  fear,  revenge
Locations:cave
Characters:warrior
Story:sniper rifle,  gasoline,  car motorcycle chase,  survival,  hand to hand combat,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  exploding truck,  drifter,  car chase,  tragic hero,  booby trap,  dark hero,  haunted by the past,  rocket launcher,  jumping from height,  scar,  fugitive,  on the run,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  impalement,  combat,  revolver,  car crash,  action hero,  rifle,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  chase,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  murder,  fight,  violence,  flashback,  blood,  death

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Grimsby (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Grimsby (2016)

MI6's top assassin (Mark Strong) has a brother. Unfortunately for him, he's a football hooligan (Sacha Baron Cohen) from the town of Grimsby. Nobby has everything a man from the poor English fishing town of Grimsby could want - 9 children and the most attractive girlfriend in northern England (Rebel Wilson). There's only one thing missing in his life: his little brother, Sebastian. After they were adopted by different families as children, Nobby spent 28 years searching for him. Upon hearing of his location, Nobby sets off to reunite with his brother, unaware that not only is his brother an MI6 agent, but he's just uncovered a plot that puts the world in danger. On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realizes that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  escape,  torture,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:warrior
Story:sniper rifle,  wrongful arrest,  hand to hand combat,  police chase,  foot chase,  exploding truck,  bazooka,  car chase,  haunted by the past,  social commentary,  rocket launcher,  jumping from height,  fish out of water,  exploding building,  walkie talkie,  fugitive,  one against many,  on the run,  sniper,  one man army,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  impalement,  bridge,  disguise,  police car,  car crash,  action hero,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  small town,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  fight,  flashback,  death,  blood,  police,  dog,  murder,  violence

Allegiant (2016)
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:terrorism,  escape,  fear,  revenge
Locations:cave,  rooftop,  woods,  forest
Characters:warrior
Story:hand to hand combat,  foot chase,  blockade,  armory,  moral dilemma,  social commentary,  fish out of water,  scar,  fugitive,  one against many,  on the run,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  impalement,  survival,  combat,  revolver,  handcuffs,  action hero,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  shower,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  based on novel,  blood,  murder,  fight,  violence,  death

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:sadism,  escape,  torture,  fear,  revenge
Locations:rooftop,  bar
Period:1980s
Story:sniper rifle,  hand to hand combat,  police shootout,  police chase,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  car chase,  gasoline,  jumping from height,  scar,  one against many,  police officer killed,  on the run,  sniper,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  impalement,  bridge,  disguise,  massacre,  police car,  survival,  revolver,  car crash,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  based on novel,  police,  fight,  flashback,  blood,  violence,  murder,  death

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Hummingbird (2013) is one of the best movies like First Blood (1982)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Hummingbird (2013)

Themes:escape,  revenge
Story:hand to hand combat,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  ex special forces,  falling to death,  ex soldier,  post traumatic stress disorder,  dark hero,  special forces,  haunted by the past,  exploding building,  fugitive,  on the run,  anti hero,  death of friend,  mixed martial arts,  revolver,  brawl,  tough guy,  machine gun,  fistfight,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  death,  flashback,  police,  violence,  murder,  fight

The Mummy (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Mummy (2017)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension. This is why The Mummy (2017) is one of the best movies like First Blood (1982). (Read More)

Themes:escape,  fear,  revenge
Locations:rooftop,  woods,  forest
Characters:warrior
Story:hand to hand combat,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  moral dilemma,  special forces,  power outage,  rampage,  colonel,  walkie talkie,  rat,  scar,  police officer killed,  one man army,  anti hero,  death of friend,  mixed martial arts,  ambulance,  massacre,  axe,  police car,  combat,  car crash,  action hero,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  dog,  police,  blood,  murder,  fight,  death,  violence,  flashback

Xxx (2002)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx (2002)

Xander "XXX" Cage is a thrill seeker who until now has been deemed untouchable by the law. NSA Agent Gibbons forces XXX to cooperate with the government to infiltrate an underground Russian crime ring, and avoid going to prison. Gibbons sends XXX to enter this world of crime undetected where others have failed, using his natural athletic prowess and a whole lot of attitude. Xander must combat an organization led by a clever, ruthless and nihilistic Yorgi whose first target is the city of Prague. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  escape,  torture
Characters:warrior
Story:sniper rifle,  car motorcycle chase,  police shootout,  police chase,  car chase,  special forces,  rocket launcher,  exploding building,  machismo,  corrupt cop,  scar,  one against many,  police officer killed,  sniper,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  bridge,  disguise,  police car,  combat,  revolver,  action hero,  falling from height,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  blood,  police,  murder,  death

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The Equalizer (2014)
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:sadism,  torture
Locations:bar
Characters:warrior
Story:hand to hand combat,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  exploding truck,  booby trap,  ex soldier,  power outage,  exploding building,  corrupt cop,  one against many,  gas station,  one man army,  anti hero,  mixed martial arts,  impalement,  bridge,  disguise,  revolver,  handcuffs,  action hero,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  shower,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  fight,  flashback,  blood,  murder,  violence,  death

Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) is one of the best movies like First Blood (1982)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)

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

Themes:escape,  torture,  suicide,  revenge
Locations:rooftop
Story:sniper rifle,  car motorcycle chase,  hand to hand combat,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  armory,  car chase,  firefighter,  booby trap,  special forces,  manhunt,  fugitive,  one against many,  on the run,  sniper,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  mixed martial arts,  impalement,  disguise,  survival,  handcuffs,  car crash,  action hero,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  flashback,  murder,  violence,  death

Near Dark (1987)
Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller

Near Dark (1987)

A mid-western farm boy reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl he meets turns out to be part of a band of southern vampires who roam the highways in stolen cars. Part of his initiation includes a bloody assault on a hick bar.

Themes:sadism,  escape,  fear,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:sheriff
Period:1980s
Story:police shootout,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  car showroom,  exploding truck,  deputy,  standoff,  drifter,  car chase,  moral dilemma,  redneck,  machismo,  scar,  fugitive,  police officer killed,  gas station,  on the run,  cigar smoking,  exploding car,  massacre,  police car,  police station,  revolver,  psychopath,  rifle,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  small town,  shotgun,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  father son relationship,  independent film,  death,  dog,  police,  blood,  violence,  fight,  murder

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