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Gangster Squad (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Gangster Squad (2013)

It's 1949 Los Angeles, and gangster Mickey Cohen has moved in, with the intention of controlling all criminal activity in the city. He has bought local judges and police, and no one is willing to cross him or testify against him. Everyone except Sergeant John O'Mara, a former World War II soldier, whose goal is to settle with his family in a peaceful Los Angeles. Police Chief William Parker decides to form a special unit whose mission is to take down Cohen, and chooses O'Mara to lead the unit. O'Mara chooses 4 cops and asks another cop and vet, Jerry Wooters to join him but Wooters is not interested. But when he witnesses the murder of a young boy by Cohen's people, he joins them, and they decide to take apart Cohen's organization. Cohen wonders if a rival is going after him, but eventually he realizes it's the cops. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  brutality,  corruption,  deception,  torture,  christmas,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:brothel,  airport,  nightclub,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:pimp,  maid,  hitman,  lawyer,  prostitute
Period:1940s
Story:nightclub shootout,  hand grenade,  police corruption,  police detective hero,  pump action shotgun,  anti hero,  police shootout,  street shootout,  pistol whip,  knife in hand,  action hero,  knife in the chest,  person on fire,  knife throwing,  threatened with a knife,  reference to claude rains,  burbank california,  thompson sub machine gun,  chinatown los angeles,  electronics expert,  los angeles police department,  g man,  year 1949,  ends with narration,  drill in the head,  killed in police car,  killed in an elevator,  torn in half,  police officer knocked unconscious,  police badge,  reference to mickey mouse,  pulp fiction,  police vigilantism,  burning money,  robbery gone awry,  reference to frank sinatra,  police sergeant,  ends with biographical notes,  hit with a chair,  title spoken by narrator,  jail break,  garrote,  extreme violence,  world war two veteran,  man slaps a woman,  villain arrested,  roulette,  finger gun,  black cop,  lapd,  shooting range,  wiretapping,  male in bathtub,  tommy gun,  sledgehammer,  drive by shooting,  gang violence,  money laundering,  maverick cop,  exploding truck,  gunslinger,  informant,  police chief,  pregnant wife,  acid,  fountain,  torso cut in half,  media coverage,  mob boss,  gatling gun,  lens flare,  police raid,  undercover cop,  tough cop,  gasoline,  accidental killing,  wisecrack humor,  ex soldier,  cigarette lighter,  police officer shot,  title appears in writing,  dual wield,  target practice,  crime scene,  masked man,  murder of a police officer,  hollywood california,  boxer,  mobster,  red dress,  shot in the stomach,  barn,  assassination attempt,  burned alive,  head butt,  falling down stairs,  stylized violence,  card game,  child murder,  grenade,  eavesdropping,  strong female character,  crime boss,  machismo,  freeze frame,  corrupt cop,  newspaper headline,  heroin,  redhead,  casino,  silencer,  premarital sex,  neck breaking,  exploding body,  witness,  death of child,  childbirth,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  attempted rape,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  cigar smoking,  news report,  femme fatale,  police officer killed,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  police detective,  judge,  exploding car,  death of friend,  impalement,  drug dealer,  mansion,  strangulation,  ambush,  police station,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  death of father,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  rifle,  showdown,  sex in bed,  brawl,  love triangle,  arrest,  tough guy,  camera,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  based on book,  voice over narration,  fire,  based on true story,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  kiss,  murder,  violence,  death,  blood,  dog

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

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:corruption,  deception,  torture,  revenge
Locations:restaurant
Story:hand grenade,  anti hero,  police shootout,  street shootout,  pistol whip,  action hero,  threatened with a knife,  villain arrested,  maverick cop,  undercover cop,  tough cop,  ex soldier,  dual wield,  head butt,  stylized violence,  crime boss,  machismo,  newspaper headline,  silencer,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  cigar smoking,  news report,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  police detective,  drug dealer,  ambush,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  gangster,  machine gun,  fistfight,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  two word title,  death,  violence,  murder

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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:deception,  torture
Story:hand grenade,  anti hero,  police shootout,  street shootout,  action hero,  threatened with a knife,  police vigilantism,  black cop,  shooting range,  maverick cop,  informant,  lens flare,  undercover cop,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  police officer shot,  target practice,  head butt,  falling down stairs,  grenade,  eavesdropping,  crime boss,  freeze frame,  corrupt cop,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  news report,  home invasion,  police detective,  exploding car,  ambush,  police station,  shot in the back,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  car chase,  showdown,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  two word title,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood

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

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:mafia,  brutality,  deception,  torture
Locations:nightclub,  bar
Characters:hitman,  prostitute
Story:hand grenade,  pump action shotgun,  anti hero,  police shootout,  action hero,  knife throwing,  robbery gone awry,  hit with a chair,  acid,  mob boss,  crime scene,  masked man,  mobster,  shot in the stomach,  assassination attempt,  stylized violence,  grenade,  eavesdropping,  crime boss,  newspaper headline,  casino,  premarital sex,  bodyguard,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  cigar smoking,  news report,  police officer killed,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  police detective,  exploding car,  mansion,  ambush,  good versus evil,  revolver,  interrogation,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  showdown,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  camera,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  voice over narration,  fire,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  kiss,  murder,  violence,  blood

The Equalizer (2014) is one of the best movies like Gangster Squad (2013)
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:brutality,  corruption,  deception,  torture
Mood:gore
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:pimp,  hitman,  prostitute
Story:police corruption,  anti hero,  action hero,  threatened with a knife,  drill in the head,  man slaps a woman,  money laundering,  exploding truck,  lens flare,  ex soldier,  crime scene,  murder of a police officer,  assassination attempt,  burned alive,  corrupt cop,  silencer,  neck breaking,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  police detective,  impalement,  mansion,  strangulation,  shot in the back,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  hand to hand combat,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  two word title,  violence,  blood,  death,  murder

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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. This is why The Last Boy Scout (1991) is one of the best movies like Gangster Squad (2013).

Themes:brutality,  corruption,  deception,  torture,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:hotel,  bar
Characters:hitman
Story:police detective hero,  pump action shotgun,  anti hero,  police shootout,  street shootout,  pistol whip,  action hero,  person on fire,  threatened with a knife,  maverick cop,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  title appears in writing,  dual wield,  crime scene,  murder of a police officer,  assassination attempt,  burned alive,  stylized violence,  machismo,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  police officer killed,  police detective,  exploding car,  death of friend,  mansion,  ambush,  police station,  shot in the back,  revolver,  interrogation,  car crash,  car chase,  showdown,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  camera,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  beating,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  dog,  death,  violence

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:deception,  torture,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:brothel,  nightclub,  hotel,  bar
Characters:pimp,  prostitute
Story:pump action shotgun,  anti hero,  police shootout,  pistol whip,  pulp fiction,  gunslinger,  police officer shot,  dual wield,  masked man,  shot in the stomach,  head butt,  stylized violence,  card game,  eavesdropping,  childbirth,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  police officer killed,  impalement,  ambush,  police station,  shot in the back,  revolver,  interrogation,  car crash,  car chase,  rifle,  showdown,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood

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. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  torture,  revenge
Locations:airport,  nightclub,  hotel,  bar
Story:pump action shotgun,  police shootout,  street shootout,  finger gun,  lapd,  police raid,  police officer shot,  masked man,  murder of a police officer,  hollywood california,  shot in the stomach,  falling down stairs,  machismo,  corrupt cop,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  cigar smoking,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  police detective,  death of friend,  drug dealer,  ambush,  police station,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  car chase,  showdown,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  death,  blood

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New Jack City (1991) is one of the best movies like Gangster Squad (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

New Jack City (1991)

The gangster Nino has a gang who call themselves Cash Money Brothers. They get into the crack business and not before long they make a million dollars every week. A cop, Scotty, is after them. He tries to get into the gang by letting an ex-drug addict infiltrate the gang, but the attempt fails miserably. The only thing that remains is that Scotty himself becomes a drug pusher. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  brutality,  corruption,  deception,  torture,  christmas,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:nightclub,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hitman,  lawyer,  prostitute
Story:anti hero,  police shootout,  action hero,  threatened with a knife,  police vigilantism,  world war two veteran,  black cop,  tommy gun,  drive by shooting,  maverick cop,  informant,  mob boss,  police raid,  undercover cop,  tough cop,  gasoline,  wisecrack humor,  ex soldier,  cigarette lighter,  mobster,  assassination attempt,  falling down stairs,  crime boss,  machismo,  heroin,  bodyguard,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  police officer killed,  home invasion,  police detective,  judge,  death of friend,  drug dealer,  mansion,  strangulation,  ambush,  police station,  shot in the back,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  hand to hand combat,  rifle,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  camera,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  beating,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence

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:brutality,  deception,  revenge
Story:police corruption,  anti hero,  police shootout,  person on fire,  tommy gun,  undercover cop,  tough cop,  cigarette lighter,  dual wield,  masked man,  mobster,  shot in the stomach,  crime boss,  machismo,  corrupt cop,  silencer,  shot in the shoulder,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  police officer killed,  no opening credits,  police detective,  drug dealer,  police station,  shot in the back,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  prison,  fire,  pistol,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  kiss,  death,  dog,  violence,  blood,  murder

Bullet To The Head (2012)
Action, Thriller

Bullet To The Head (2012)

In New Orleans, the hit men James Bonomo, a.k.a. Jimmy Bobo, and Louis Blanchard execute the dirty cop Hank Greely in a hotel room. But they are betrayed and Louis is stabbed in a bar by the mercenary Keegan while waiting for the payment of the contract. Meanwhile the Washington D.C. police detective Taylor Kwon comes to New Orleans to investigate the murder of Greely, who had stolen evidences from the Police Department. Soon he is shot by two dirty detectives but Jimmy saves his life. Jimmy brings Taylor to the shop of his daughter Lisa and she removes the bullet from his shoulder and nurses him. Taylor and Jimmy form the most unlikely partnership to investigate the crimes and after contacting the intermediate Ronnie Earl that had hired Jimmy and Louis, they discover a network of corruption formed by the lawyer Marcus Baptiste and the entrepreneur Robert Nkomo Morel. This is why Bullet To The Head (2012) is one of the best movies like Gangster Squad (2013). (Read More)

Themes:corruption,  revenge
Locations:hotel,  bar
Characters:hitman,  lawyer,  prostitute
Story:police corruption,  anti hero,  police shootout,  street shootout,  ex soldier,  police officer shot,  crime scene,  masked man,  murder of a police officer,  stylized violence,  crime boss,  machismo,  freeze frame,  corrupt cop,  newspaper headline,  silencer,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  police detective,  exploding car,  mansion,  police station,  shot in the back,  interrogation,  hand to hand combat,  rifle,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  violence,  murder

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:mafia,  brutality,  deception,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hitman
Story:anti hero,  action hero,  threatened with a knife,  shooting range,  mob boss,  dual wield,  target practice,  mobster,  assassination attempt,  falling down stairs,  stylized violence,  crime boss,  machismo,  silencer,  neck breaking,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  cigar smoking,  no opening credits,  strangulation,  ambush,  shot in the back,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  showdown,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  dog,  blood,  violence,  death,  murder

Triple 9 (2016) is one of the best movies like Gangster Squad (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Triple 9 (2016)

In TRIPLE 9, a crew of dirty cops are blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for "officer down". Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  corruption,  deception,  torture,  revenge
Locations:nightclub,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hitman,  prostitute
Story:police corruption,  police shootout,  street shootout,  threatened with a knife,  police sergeant,  black cop,  maverick cop,  informant,  police chief,  mob boss,  lens flare,  police raid,  tough cop,  gasoline,  accidental killing,  ex soldier,  cigarette lighter,  police officer shot,  crime scene,  masked man,  murder of a police officer,  mobster,  falling down stairs,  grenade,  eavesdropping,  crime boss,  machismo,  corrupt cop,  newspaper headline,  exploding body,  bodyguard,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  cigar smoking,  news report,  femme fatale,  police officer killed,  police detective,  exploding car,  death of friend,  drug dealer,  ambush,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  fire,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood

Desperado (1995)
Action, Thriller

Desperado (1995)

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

Themes:brutality,  corruption,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman
Story:hand grenade,  pump action shotgun,  anti hero,  street shootout,  action hero,  knife in the chest,  knife throwing,  threatened with a knife,  pulp fiction,  gunslinger,  wisecrack humor,  dual wield,  assassination attempt,  stylized violence,  grenade,  crime boss,  machismo,  silencer,  neck breaking,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  cigar smoking,  home invasion,  exploding car,  drug dealer,  ambush,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  revolver,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  sex in bed,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  murder,  blood

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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)

Themes:mafia,  brutality,  revenge
Locations:nightclub,  restaurant,  bar
Story:pump action shotgun,  action hero,  police vigilantism,  exploding truck,  gunslinger,  mob boss,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  dual wield,  mobster,  crime boss,  machismo,  casino,  silencer,  witness,  organized crime,  cigar smoking,  home invasion,  exploding car,  death of friend,  ambush,  shot in the back,  revolver,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  rifle,  showdown,  brawl,  tough guy,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  violence,  kiss,  blood,  murder

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 Gangster Squad (2013). (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  deception,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:nightclub,  restaurant
Characters:hitman,  prostitute
Story:police corruption,  action hero,  threatened with a knife,  police vigilantism,  hit with a chair,  extreme violence,  wiretapping,  mob boss,  undercover cop,  tough cop,  murder of a police officer,  shot in the stomach,  assassination attempt,  burned alive,  head butt,  stylized violence,  crime boss,  machismo,  corrupt cop,  neck breaking,  shot in the shoulder,  attempted rape,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  cigar smoking,  police officer killed,  no opening credits,  police detective,  impalement,  drug dealer,  strangulation,  police station,  shot in the back,  revolver,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  showdown,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  knife,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood

Kick-ass 2 (2013) is one of the best movies like Gangster Squad (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Kick-ass 2 (2013)

After Kick-Ass' insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes, our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist -- reborn as The Mother F%&*^r -- only the blade-wielding Hit Girl can prevent their annihilation. When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world's first superhero team with Mindy. Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she's forced to retire-leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes. Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world's first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there's only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  deception,  torture,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:bar
Characters:pimp,  prostitute
Story:knife throwing,  threatened with a knife,  killed in police car,  media coverage,  lens flare,  accidental killing,  wisecrack humor,  police officer shot,  dual wield,  target practice,  crime scene,  masked man,  murder of a police officer,  mobster,  stylized violence,  card game,  strong female character,  crime boss,  freeze frame,  newspaper headline,  neck breaking,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  attempted rape,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  news report,  home invasion,  police detective,  exploding car,  death of friend,  mansion,  police station,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  death of father,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  voice over narration,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  dog,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence

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Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA.

Themes:brutality,  revenge
Mood:gore
Story:anti hero,  street shootout,  pistol whip,  threatened with a knife,  drive by shooting,  dual wield,  card game,  crime boss,  machismo,  heroin,  premarital sex,  shot in the shoulder,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  no opening credits,  police detective,  death of friend,  drug dealer,  police station,  shot in the back,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  death of father,  brawl,  arrest,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  voice over narration,  pistol,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  murder,  death,  violence,  dog

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)
Crime, Thriller

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)

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

Themes:brutality,  corruption,  deception,  torture,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:brothel,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:prostitute
Story:anti hero,  pistol whip,  action hero,  person on fire,  threatened with a knife,  extreme violence,  mob boss,  gasoline,  cigarette lighter,  dual wield,  crime scene,  murder of a police officer,  head butt,  burned alive,  stylized violence,  crime boss,  corrupt cop,  heroin,  silencer,  premarital sex,  neck breaking,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  cigar smoking,  femme fatale,  police officer killed,  home invasion,  police detective,  exploding car,  impalement,  mansion,  strangulation,  shot in the back,  revolver,  handcuffs,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  showdown,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  beating,  shootout,  voice over narration,  fire,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  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:brutality,  deception,  torture,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:brothel,  bar
Characters:prostitute
Story:hand grenade,  police corruption,  anti hero,  police shootout,  street shootout,  pistol whip,  knife in hand,  action hero,  person on fire,  knife throwing,  hit with a chair,  tommy gun,  drive by shooting,  gatling gun,  cigarette lighter,  dual wield,  masked man,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  burned alive,  stylized violence,  crime boss,  machismo,  corrupt cop,  silencer,  premarital sex,  neck breaking,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  beaten to death,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  femme fatale,  police officer killed,  home invasion,  exploding car,  impalement,  strangulation,  ambush,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  revolver,  interrogation,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  showdown,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  dog,  murder,  violence,  blood

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

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:brutality,  deception,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman
Story:hand grenade,  anti hero,  action hero,  man slaps a woman,  police officer shot,  barn,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  crime boss,  machismo,  heroin,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  police officer killed,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  death of friend,  drug dealer,  ambush,  shot in the back,  revolver,  death of father,  rifle,  showdown,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  bare chested male,  two word title,  blood,  death,  violence,  murder

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. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  torture,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:brothel,  bar
Characters:hitman,  prostitute
Story:anti hero,  action hero,  person on fire,  knife throwing,  threatened with a knife,  police vigilantism,  gatling gun,  wisecrack humor,  dual wield,  masked man,  assassination attempt,  burned alive,  head butt,  stylized violence,  corrupt cop,  silencer,  premarital sex,  neck breaking,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  femme fatale,  police officer killed,  exploding car,  impalement,  ambush,  police station,  shot in the back,  revolver,  handcuffs,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  showdown,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood

Run All Night (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Run All Night (2015)

Professional Brooklyn hitman Jimmy Conlon is more commonly known as THE GRAVEDIGGER. Jimmy was a mob hit-man, who was best friends with his boss Sean Maguire. But when Jimmy's son, Michael, is marked for death by the mob, Jimmy must go up against Sean to protect Michael at all costs. Together, he and Michael must avoid corrupt cops, contract killers and the mob to survive the night. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  christmas,  revenge
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:hitman
Story:police corruption,  anti hero,  action hero,  killed in police car,  mob boss,  lens flare,  murder of a police officer,  boxer,  mobster,  shot in the stomach,  head butt,  falling down stairs,  crime boss,  machismo,  freeze frame,  corrupt cop,  newspaper headline,  heroin,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  news report,  police officer killed,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  police detective,  death of friend,  drug dealer,  police station,  shot in the back,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  death of father,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  rifle,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  voice over narration,  fire,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence

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Kill The Irishman (2011)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Kill The Irishman (2011)

The true story of Danny Greene, an impoverished but charismatic young Irish-American who rises to power as president of the longshoreman's local union and is charged with corruption but evades serious jail time by becoming an FBI informant. With fearless nerve he joins forces with a Mafia gangster to rise to power in Cleveland's underworld, gaining the reputation of a Robin Hood-like figure with nine lives as he escapes countless assassination attempts. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  corruption,  deception,  christmas
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:hitman,  lawyer
Story:hand grenade,  finger gun,  money laundering,  informant,  media coverage,  mob boss,  assassination attempt,  crime boss,  machismo,  newspaper headline,  exploding body,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  news report,  home invasion,  police detective,  exploding car,  death of friend,  drug dealer,  police station,  revolver,  interrogation,  car chase,  arrest,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  gangster,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  voice over narration,  fire,  based on true story,  pistol,  explosion,  murder,  violence,  death

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) is one of the best movies like Gangster Squad (2013)
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:brutality,  deception,  torture,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:bar
Characters:lawyer
Story:hand grenade,  anti hero,  street shootout,  action hero,  threatened with a knife,  hit with a chair,  wiretapping,  torso cut in half,  media coverage,  gatling gun,  accidental killing,  wisecrack humor,  ex soldier,  cigarette lighter,  dual wield,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  stylized violence,  eavesdropping,  heroin,  neck breaking,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  news report,  femme fatale,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  death of friend,  impalement,  drug dealer,  mansion,  strangulation,  ambush,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  rifle,  showdown,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  dog,  death,  violence

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

The Nice Guys (2016)

Set against the backdrop of 1977 Los Angeles, The Nice Guys opens when single father and licensed PI Holland March (Gosling) is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of famous porn star Misty Mountains. As the trail leads him to track down a girl named Amelia (Qualley), he encounters less licensed and less hands-off private eye Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) and his brass knuckles, both hired by the young hippie. However, the situation takes a turn for the worse when Amelia vanishes and it becomes apparent that March wasn't the only party interested. As both men are forced to team up, they'll have to take on a world filled with eccentric goons, strippers dressed as mermaids and even a possible government conspiracy. This is why The Nice Guys (2016) is one of the best movies like Gangster Squad (2013). (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  corruption,  deception,  torture,  christmas,  revenge
Locations:airport,  hotel,  bar
Characters:hitman,  lawyer
Story:hand grenade,  pump action shotgun,  anti hero,  street shootout,  pistol whip,  action hero,  threatened with a knife,  burbank california,  hit with a chair,  male in bathtub,  tommy gun,  drive by shooting,  wisecrack humor,  cigarette lighter,  title appears in writing,  dual wield,  crime scene,  hollywood california,  assassination attempt,  falling down stairs,  grenade,  strong female character,  machismo,  newspaper headline,  silencer,  exploding body,  witness,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  cigar smoking,  news report,  femme fatale,  home invasion,  exploding car,  mansion,  strangulation,  ambush,  revolver,  interrogation,  car crash,  car chase,  showdown,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  beating,  shootout,  voice over narration,  fire,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  dog,  death,  violence,  murder,  blood

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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:brutality,  deception,  torture,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:airport,  nightclub,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hitman
Story:police shootout,  pistol whip,  knife throwing,  threatened with a knife,  garrote,  wiretapping,  police raid,  gasoline,  cigarette lighter,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  falling down stairs,  stylized violence,  silencer,  premarital sex,  neck breaking,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  femme fatale,  police officer killed,  home invasion,  exploding car,  impalement,  strangulation,  ambush,  shot in the back,  revolver,  interrogation,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  showdown,  brawl,  camera,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  voice over narration,  fire,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  violence,  death,  murder,  blood

A Man Apart (2003)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

A Man Apart (2003)

Sean Vetter and Demetrius Hicks are members of the DEA who are fighting an ongoing drug war on the California/Mexico border, they are most successful at it because of their edge of growing up on the street and being thugs converted to cops. The DEA busts one of the major players by the name of "Memo" Lucero and imprison him in the United States but then a major player named Diablo then takes over the business and now he is now the major player targeted by Vetter and his team. But when Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible and in the process has to seek help from the imprisoned Lucero in order to catch Diablo. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diablo but it's easier said than done when all Vetter can focus on is revenge... (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  corruption,  deception,  revenge
Locations:nightclub
Story:nightclub shootout,  police shootout,  street shootout,  villain arrested,  lens flare,  wisecrack humor,  police officer shot,  masked man,  shot in the stomach,  child murder,  crime boss,  machismo,  silencer,  death of child,  shot in the shoulder,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  police officer killed,  exploding car,  drug dealer,  mansion,  handcuffs,  arrest,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  voice over narration,  pistol,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  blood,  violence

Live By Night (2016) is one of the best movies like Gangster Squad (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Live By Night (2016)

Boston, 1926. The '20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world. Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city's most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw. But life on the dark side carries a heavy price. In a time when ruthless men of ambition, armed with cash, illegal booze, and guns, battle for control, no one-neither family nor friend, enemy nor lover-can be trusted. Beyond money and power, even the threat of prison, one fate seems most likely for men like Joe: an early death. But until that day, he and his friends are determined to live life to the hilt. Joe embarks on a dizzying journey up the ladder of organized crime that takes him from the flash of Jazz Age Boston to the sensual shimmer of Tampa's Latin Quarter to the sizzling streets of Cuba. Live by Night is a riveting epic layered with a diverse cast of loyal friends and callous enemies, tough rumrunners and sultry femmes fatales, Bible-quoting evangelists and cruel Klansmen, all battling for survival and their piece of the American dream. At once a sweeping love story and a compelling saga of revenge, it is a spellbinding tour de force of betrayal and redemption, music and murder, that brings fully to life a bygone era when sin was cause for celebration and vice was a national virtue. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  brutality,  corruption,  deception,  torture,  revenge
Locations:brothel,  nightclub,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:pimp,  hitman,  prostitute
Story:police corruption,  anti hero,  police shootout,  street shootout,  pistol whip,  tommy gun,  police chief,  mob boss,  gasoline,  ex soldier,  mobster,  assassination attempt,  falling down stairs,  card game,  crime boss,  corrupt cop,  newspaper headline,  casino,  silencer,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  cigar smoking,  femme fatale,  police officer killed,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  mansion,  ambush,  police station,  shot in the back,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  death of father,  car crash,  car chase,  showdown,  love triangle,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  voice over narration,  fire,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence

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Homefront (2013)
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:brutality,  deception,  torture,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman,  lawyer
Story:anti hero,  action hero,  lens flare,  police raid,  gasoline,  murder of a police officer,  shot in the stomach,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  machismo,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  police officer killed,  home invasion,  exploding car,  impalement,  drug dealer,  strangulation,  ambush,  shot in the back,  revolver,  interrogation,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  showdown,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  fire,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  dog,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood

American Assassin (2017)
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. This is why American Assassin (2017) is one of the best movies like Gangster Squad (2013). (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  brutality,  deception,  torture,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:airport,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Story:anti hero,  street shootout,  pistol whip,  action hero,  knife throwing,  threatened with a knife,  wiretapping,  shooting range,  gasoline,  police officer shot,  target practice,  mobster,  assassination attempt,  eavesdropping,  machismo,  silencer,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  femme fatale,  police officer killed,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  strangulation,  ambush,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  showdown,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  two word title,  death,  murder,  dog,  blood,  violence

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:mafia,  brutality,  corruption,  deception,  torture,  revenge
Locations:nightclub,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:lawyer
Story:hand grenade,  hero,  organized crime,  police corruption,  anti hero,  police shootout,  street shootout,  action hero,  person on fire,  threatened with a knife,  burning money,  villain arrested,  money laundering,  acid,  media coverage,  mob boss,  gatling gun,  lens flare,  police raid,  gasoline,  ex soldier,  crime scene,  masked man,  mobster,  burned alive,  falling down stairs,  stylized violence,  grenade,  crime boss,  corrupt cop,  newspaper headline,  silencer,  exploding body,  bodyguard,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  cigar smoking,  news report,  police officer killed,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  police detective,  judge,  exploding car,  death of friend,  impalement,  drug dealer,  ambush,  police station,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  rifle,  showdown,  brawl,  love triangle,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  fire,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss,  violence,  blood,  dog,  murder,  death

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Black Mass (2015) is one of the best movies like Gangster Squad (2013)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History

Black Mass (2015)

Based on a true story of James "Whitey" Bulger, an Irish Mob godfather and FBI informant who had a "secret trading" deal with his brother, William "Billy" Bulger, a state senator and a Boston public figure, and John Connolly, an FBI agent. They planned to take down the Italian mob and mafia in Boston, which went awry and things turned massively violent. When the credence for each other began fading out, drug dealing, murders, and extortion started to rise, and forced the FBI's Boston office to confirm that Whitey Bulger was one of the most notorious criminals in US history and also one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List criminals. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  brutality,  corruption,  deception,  torture,  christmas,  revenge
Locations:nightclub,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hitman,  lawyer,  prostitute
Story:informant,  threatened with a knife,  ends with biographical notes,  wiretapping,  drive by shooting,  money laundering,  mob boss,  mobster,  head butt,  card game,  crime boss,  machismo,  corrupt cop,  newspaper headline,  heroin,  neck breaking,  witness,  shot in the shoulder,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  no opening credits,  drug dealer,  strangulation,  ambush,  police station,  shot in the back,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  rifle,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  based on book,  voice over narration,  based on true story,  pistol,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  two word title,  violence,  death,  murder,  blood

Hummingbird (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Hummingbird (2013)

Themes:deception,  revenge
Locations:brothel,  restaurant
Characters:pimp,  prostitute
Story:anti hero,  threatened with a knife,  money laundering,  ex soldier,  red dress,  head butt,  crime boss,  newspaper headline,  premarital sex,  shot in the shoulder,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  news report,  home invasion,  death of friend,  revolver,  hand to hand combat,  brawl,  tough guy,  camera,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  violence,  death,  murder

Welcome To The Punch (2013)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Welcome To The Punch (2013)

Former criminal Jacob Sternwood is forced to return to London from his Icelandic hideaway when his son is involved in a heist gone wrong. This gives detective Max Lewinsky one last chance to catch the man he has always been after. As they face off, they start to uncover a deeper conspiracy they both need to solve in order to survive. (Read More)

Locations:airport,  nightclub,  hotel,  restaurant
Story:police corruption,  anti hero,  media coverage,  ex soldier,  masked man,  murder of a police officer,  shot in the stomach,  assassination attempt,  corrupt cop,  silencer,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  news report,  police officer killed,  no opening credits,  police detective,  police station,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  death,  murder

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Spy (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Spy (2015)

Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global crisis. This is why Spy (2015) is one of the best movies like Gangster Squad (2013). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  revenge
Locations:airport,  nightclub,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:prostitute
Story:pistol whip,  knife in hand,  knife throwing,  threatened with a knife,  drive by shooting,  accidental killing,  wisecrack humor,  dual wield,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  stylized violence,  casino,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  impalement,  mansion,  strangulation,  ambush,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  violence,  murder,  death

Ride Along 2 (2016) is one of the best movies like Gangster Squad (2013)
Action, Comedy

Ride Along 2 (2016)

The RIDE ALONG 2 sequel picks up about a year after our heroes' last adventure. Plans for a quick trip to Miami go bad. With the wedding upcoming, James reluctantly takes Ben with him to Miami to follow up on a lead connected to a drug ring case he's been trying to crack. In Miami, they meet Maya, a no-BS homicide detective who lets them know Miami is her turf. They also encounter AJ, a shady cocky computer hacker who reveals evidence that implicates a well-respected local businessman, the wealthy Antonio Pope. Pope harbors a vicious streak and rules South Florida's drug trade. If Ben and James can convince the authorities that Pope is a brutal crime boss they'll stop his spree. If they fail, well there may not be a wedding after all. (Read More)

Themes:corruption,  deception
Locations:nightclub,  bar
Characters:hitman
Story:anti hero,  police shootout,  pistol whip,  action hero,  black cop,  wiretapping,  money laundering,  undercover cop,  tough cop,  assassination attempt,  eavesdropping,  crime boss,  freeze frame,  silencer,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  police detective,  exploding car,  drug dealer,  mansion,  police station,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  car crash,  car chase,  showdown,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  shot to death,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  death,  dog,  violence,  murder

Safe (2012)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Safe (2012)

In China, the girl Mei is a genius that looks like a computer in numbers. She is abducted by the Chinese Triads and the boss Han Jiao ends Mei to Chinatown, in New York, to help him in the control of his activities. Meanwhile, the fighter Luke Wright has his life destroyed when he wins a fight against the will of the Russian Mafia and accidentally kills his opponent. The Russian mobsters kill his wife and the alcoholic Luke wanders on the streets and hostels with no objective in life. One day, Han Jiao asks Mei to memorize a long number and soon the Russian Mafia abducts the girl from the Chinese mobs. She escapes from the mobsters and is chased by the Russians; by the corrupt detectives from the NYPD; and by the Triads. When Luke sees the girl fleeing from the Russian mobs in the subway, he protects the girl and discovers that the number she had memorized is the combination of a safe where the Triads keep 30 million dollars. Luke is an elite agent and uses his skills to protect the girl. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  revenge
Locations:nightclub,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hitman,  prostitute
Story:police corruption,  anti hero,  street shootout,  action hero,  police vigilantism,  mob boss,  lens flare,  police officer shot,  murder of a police officer,  mobster,  head butt,  crime boss,  corrupt cop,  casino,  neck breaking,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  no opening credits,  police detective,  mansion,  shot in the back,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  death

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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:brutality,  revenge
Story:pump action shotgun,  action hero,  knife in the chest,  person on fire,  threatened with a knife,  title appears in writing,  burned alive,  machismo,  neck breaking,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  beaten to death,  cigar smoking,  impalement,  strangulation,  ambush,  shot in the back,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  tough guy,  camera,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  death,  blood,  violence,  murder

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)
Action, Thriller

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)

Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, for the first time, finds himself on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack - unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons heist. With the Russian underworld in pursuit, and battling a countdown to war, the two McClanes discover that their opposing methods make them unstoppable heroes. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  revenge
Locations:airport,  nightclub,  hotel
Story:hand grenade,  anti hero,  police shootout,  action hero,  reference to frank sinatra,  shooting range,  maverick cop,  exploding truck,  media coverage,  gatling gun,  lens flare,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  police officer shot,  target practice,  masked man,  head butt,  freeze frame,  neck breaking,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  news report,  femme fatale,  police officer killed,  police detective,  judge,  exploding car,  strangulation,  police station,  shot in the back,  death of father,  car crash,  car chase,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  bare chested male,  murder

Kick-ass (2010) is one of the best movies like Gangster Squad (2013)
Action, Comedy

Kick-ass (2010)

Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan with a few friends and who lives alone with his father. His life is not very difficult and his personal trials not that overwhelming. However, one day he makes the simple decision to become a super-hero even though he has no powers or training. This is why Kick-ass (2010) is one of the best movies like Gangster Squad (2013). (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  brutality,  deception,  torture,  revenge
Mood:gore
Story:pump action shotgun,  anti hero,  knife in the chest,  person on fire,  knife throwing,  threatened with a knife,  title spoken by narrator,  black cop,  gatling gun,  lens flare,  title appears in writing,  masked man,  mobster,  red dress,  burned alive,  head butt,  grenade,  strong female character,  crime boss,  corrupt cop,  newspaper headline,  silencer,  premarital sex,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  police detective,  impalement,  drug dealer,  police station,  shot in the back,  revolver,  death of father,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  voice over narration,  fire,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  violence,  murder,  death

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The Departed (2006)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Departed (2006)

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

Themes:mafia,  brutality,  corruption,  deception,  torture
Mood:gore
Locations:airport,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hitman,  lawyer,  prostitute
Story:police corruption,  pump action shotgun,  police shootout,  street shootout,  knife in the chest,  killed in an elevator,  police badge,  police sergeant,  garrote,  wiretapping,  informant,  mob boss,  police raid,  undercover cop,  accidental killing,  cigarette lighter,  target practice,  crime scene,  mobster,  head butt,  crime boss,  corrupt cop,  heroin,  silencer,  witness,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  police officer killed,  no opening credits,  police detective,  exploding car,  death of friend,  drug dealer,  strangulation,  ambush,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  fire,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  two word title,  death,  kiss,  blood,  violence,  murder

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

American Ultra (2015)

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

Themes:brutality,  deception,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:airport,  hotel
Characters:hitman
Story:hand grenade,  anti hero,  police shootout,  pistol whip,  threatened with a knife,  gasoline,  cigarette lighter,  police officer shot,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  stylized violence,  newspaper headline,  neck breaking,  bodyguard,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  news report,  femme fatale,  police officer killed,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  impalement,  drug dealer,  strangulation,  ambush,  police station,  shot in the back,  revolver,  handcuffs,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  two word title,  death,  violence,  murder,  blood

Wild Card (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Wild Card (2015)

Nick Wild (Jason Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss. Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob. Having raised the stakes, Nick has one last play to change his fortunes...and this time, it's all or nothing. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  brutality,  deception,  torture,  christmas,  revenge
Locations:hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:maid,  lawyer,  prostitute
Story:anti hero,  action hero,  mob boss,  mobster,  head butt,  stylized violence,  crime boss,  machismo,  casino,  witness,  bodyguard,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  cigar smoking,  home invasion,  ambush,  interrogation,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  two word title,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood

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The Gunman (2015) is one of the best movies like Gangster Squad (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Gunman (2015)

A sniper on a mercenary assassination team, working for an unknown client, kills the minister of mines of the Congo. Terrier's (Sean Penn's) successful kill shot forces him to go into hiding to protect himself and the members of the team from retribution. This includes abruptly abandoning his girlfriend who has no idea what is going on. The assassination, paid for by a foreign mining company, triggers wide spread chaos and death in an already inflamed Congo. Terrier returns to the Congo years later working for an NGO, but eventually finds himself to be the target of a paid hit squad somehow connected to the ministers assassination. This leads to immediate deaths and the endangerment of the people working around him, and forces him back into hiding. In trying to discover who has put a price on his head, he begins to reconnect to the members of his old assassination team, including his old girlfriend. Always aware there is no path to redemption for his crimes, he is also periodically incapacitated by a type of accumulated and evolving physical brain damage caused by the hard knocks of his occupation. Unexpectedly, given the time that has elapsed, his reconnection to his old assassination team exposes additional intrigues with immediate deadly consequences. All of his years spent in hiding, have merely delayed the twisted end game that now enfolds. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  corruption,  deception,  revenge
Locations:hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hitman
Story:anti hero,  pistol whip,  person on fire,  threatened with a knife,  media coverage,  ex soldier,  cigarette lighter,  dual wield,  shot in the stomach,  barn,  falling down stairs,  grenade,  silencer,  premarital sex,  neck breaking,  bodyguard,  shot in the leg,  news report,  police officer killed,  home invasion,  exploding car,  death of friend,  impalement,  mansion,  ambush,  shot in the back,  hand to hand combat,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  death,  murder,  kiss,  blood,  violence

Broken City (2013)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Broken City (2013)

In New York City, detective Billy Taggart goes to court for the murder of the rapist Mikey Tavarez, but the Mayor Nicholas Hostetler and the Chief of Police Carl Fairbanks vanish with important evidence and Billy is declared not guilty by the judge; however, he leaves the police department. Seven years later, Billy is a private detective and lives with his girlfriend Natalie Barrow, who is an aspiring actress and the sister of Mikey's victim. His secretary Katy Bradshaw (Alona Tal) is trying to collect part of the debts to save their business. In the week of the elections, Hostetler summons Billy and offers $25,000 to investigate his wife, Cathleen Hostetler, whom he believes is having a love affair. Billy discovers that Cathleen is meeting Paul Andrews, who is the coordinator of the campaign of Jack Valliant, the opponent of Hostetler and favorite in the election. When Paul is found dead on the street, Billy finds that he had been double-crossed by Hostetler and he decides to investigate the truth behind Paul's murder. This is why Broken City (2013) is one of the best movies like Gangster Squad (2013). (Read More)

Themes:corruption,  deception
Locations:hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hitman,  lawyer
Story:anti hero,  police shootout,  wiretapping,  police chief,  media coverage,  lens flare,  crime scene,  masked man,  eavesdropping,  machismo,  newspaper headline,  silencer,  bodyguard,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  police detective,  judge,  death of friend,  handcuffs,  death of father,  car crash,  car chase,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  camera,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  murder,  death,  violence

The Devil's Rejects (2005)
Crime, Horror

The Devil's Rejects (2005)

In Ruggsville, Texas, the police under the command of Sheriff John Quincy Wydell attack the house of the sadistic serial killers Firefly family (a.k.a. The Devil's Reject) and they arrest mother Firefly, but Otis B. Driftwood and Baby Firefly escape from the siege. Tiny is wandering nearby the house and also escapes. Otis and Baby call their patriarch, the mad clown Captain Spaulding and they schedule to reunite at an isolated motel in the desert. When Otis and Baby arrive, they kidnap two families of singers, using sadism and violence against the harmless persons. Meanwhile, Sheriff Wydell promises to capture and kill the runaways, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, the Deputy George Wydell. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  deception,  torture,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:brothel,  bar
Characters:pimp,  maid,  prostitute
Story:anti hero,  police shootout,  pistol whip,  knife in the chest,  knife throwing,  threatened with a knife,  police vigilantism,  media coverage,  tough cop,  gasoline,  wisecrack humor,  cigarette lighter,  crime scene,  masked man,  murder of a police officer,  head butt,  stylized violence,  freeze frame,  neck breaking,  shot in the shoulder,  attempted rape,  beaten to death,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  cigar smoking,  news report,  police officer killed,  death of friend,  impalement,  drug dealer,  strangulation,  ambush,  police station,  shot in the back,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  death of father,  rifle,  showdown,  sex in bed,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence,  dog

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Kiss Of The Dragon (2001)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Kiss Of The Dragon (2001)

Liu Jian, a police officer from China, comes to Paris to help the vice squad apprehend a Chinese drug lord and his unknown French connection. The French connection is Richard, the head of the vice squad, who intends to kill the drug lord then frame Jian. Jian ducks a bullet and escapes with a tape of what really happened. By chance, Jian turns to Jessica - a US farm girl who is one of Richard's hookers - for help. She has her own problems, including the fact that Richard has her daughter locked in an orphanage to keep Jessica on the streets and silent about his activities. Can Jian protect Jessica, rescue her daughter, and give Richard the kiss of the dragon? (Read More)

Themes:brutality
Mood:gore
Locations:airport,  bar
Characters:pimp,  prostitute
Story:hand grenade,  action hero,  torso cut in half,  tough cop,  dual wield,  head butt,  grenade,  crime boss,  corrupt cop,  heroin,  neck breaking,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  shot in the forehead,  police officer killed,  death of friend,  ambush,  shot in the back,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  brawl,  tough guy,  camera,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  kiss,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood

Grimsby (2016) is one of the best movies like Gangster Squad (2013)
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:brutality,  deception,  torture,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:hotel,  bar
Characters:maid,  hitman
Story:street shootout,  pistol whip,  action hero,  person on fire,  villain arrested,  exploding truck,  accidental killing,  wisecrack humor,  masked man,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  burned alive,  falling down stairs,  stylized violence,  eavesdropping,  freeze frame,  heroin,  silencer,  neck breaking,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  femme fatale,  exploding car,  impalement,  drug dealer,  strangulation,  ambush,  shot in the back,  interrogation,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  showdown,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  camera,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  dog,  violence,  blood

Harry Brown (2009)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Harry Brown (2009)

In England, retired Royal Marine Harry Brown spends his lonely life between the hospital, where his beloved wife Kath is terminally ill, and playing chess with his only friend Leonard Attwell in the Barge pub owned by Sid Rourke. After the death of Kath, Len tells his grieving friend that the local gang is harassing him and he is carrying an old bayonet for self-defense; the widower suggests him to go to the police. When Len is beaten, then stabbed to death in an underground passage, Inspector Alice Frampton and her partner Sergeant Terry Hicock are sent to investigate. They pay Harry a visit but don't have good news; the police have not found any other evidence, other than the bayonet, in order to arrest the hoodlums. This mean that should the case go to trial the gang would claim self-defense. Harry Brown sees that justice will not be granted and decides to take matters into his own hands. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  deception,  torture,  revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:pimp,  lawyer,  prostitute
Story:anti hero,  street shootout,  pistol whip,  threatened with a knife,  police sergeant,  drive by shooting,  gang violence,  police raid,  gasoline,  ex soldier,  cigarette lighter,  crime scene,  shot in the stomach,  heroin,  shot in the shoulder,  attempted rape,  beaten to death,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  police officer killed,  no opening credits,  police detective,  exploding car,  death of friend,  drug dealer,  strangulation,  ambush,  police station,  shot in the back,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  arrest,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  death,  dog,  violence,  blood,  murder

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