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Grindhouse (2007)
Action, Horror, Thriller

Grindhouse (2007)

A double-bill of thrillers that recall both filmmakers' favorite exploitation films. "Grindhouse" (a downtown movie theater in disrepair since its glory days as a movie palace known for "grinding out" non-stop double-bill programs of B-movies) is presented as one full-length feature comprised of two individual films helmed separately by each director. "Death Proof," is a rip-roaring slasher flick where the killer pursues his victims with a car rather than a knife, while "Planet Terror" shows us a view of the world in the midst of a zombie outbreak. The films are joined together by clever faux trailers that recall the '50s exploitation drive-in classics. (Read More)

Themes:exploitation, cannibalism, sadism, escape, lesbianism, jealousy, revenge, friendship
Mood:slasher, gore
Locations:mexico, elevator, restaurant, beach, bar, hospital
Characters:zombie, sheriff, killer, actress, priest, nurse, soldier, testicles, doctor
Story:homicidal maniac, assault rifle, killer car, slasher flick, flesh eating zombie, serial killer, blood and gore, person on fire, on hood of moving car, real twins playing twins, film break, intentional goof, melting man, nazi experiment, accidental suicide, ripped in half, chemical weapons, wooden leg, cinephilia, thermometer

Planet Terror (2007)
Action, Comedy, Horror, Thriller

Planet Terror (2007)

After an experimental bio-nerve gas is accidentally released at a remote U.S. military base in Texas, those exposed to the gas turn into flesh-eating, mutating zombies out to kill. An assortment of various people who include stripper Cherry, her shady mechanic ex-boyfriend Wray, a strong-willed doctor, the local sheriff, and an assortment of various people must join forces to survive the night as the so-called "sickos" threaten to take over the whole town and the world. (Read More)

Themes:cannibalism, friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:mexico, elevator, restaurant, beach, hospital
Characters:sheriff, soldier, testicles, zombie, doctor
Story:military base, assault rifle, flesh eating zombie, person on fire, intentional goof, melting man, accidental suicide, ripped in half, chemical weapons, wooden leg, anthropophagus, director also cinematographer, deformity, walking dead, hit by a truck, old flame, exotic dancer, head blown off, homage, grenade launcher

Death Proof (2007)
Action, Thriller

Death Proof (2007)

In Austin, Texas, the girlfriends Julia, Arlene and Shanna meet in a bar to drink, smoke and make out with their boyfriends before traveling alone to Lake LBJ to spend the weekend together. They meet the former Hollywood stuntman Mike, who takes Pam out in his "death-proof" stunt car. Fourteen months later, Mike turns up in Lebanon, Tennessee and chase Abernathy, Zoe and Kim, but these girls are tough and decide to pay-back the attack. (Read More)

Themes:sadism, revenge, friendship
Mood:slasher, gore
Locations:bar
Characters:killer
Story:homicidal maniac, killer car, serial killer, on hood of moving car, intentional goof, austin texas, stuntman, tennessee, jukebox, human monster, text messaging, severed leg, grindhouse, maniac, shot in the arm, beaten to death, marijuana, psychopath, car chase, car accident

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, escape, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:mexico, bar, hospital
Characters:nurse, soldier, doctor
Story:assault rifle, blood and gore, hit by a truck, head blown off, car trouble, gatling gun, severed leg, stabbed in the eye, stabbed in the neck, shot in the face, mad scientist, dismemberment, shot in the arm, severed arm, exploding body, scar, beaten to death, stabbed in the back, shot in the forehead, racial slur

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) is one of the best movies like Grindhouse (2007)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:exploitation, escape, jealousy, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator, restaurant, bar
Story:stabbed in the hand, grenade launcher, castration, stabbed in the neck, shot in the face, shot in the arm, basement, stabbed in the back, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, double cross, hit by a car, assassination, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, car chase, falling from height, shot in the head, motorcycle, car accident

Sin City (2005)
Crime, Thriller

Sin City (2005)

Four tales of crime adapted from Frank Miller's popular comics, focusing around a muscular brute who's looking for the person responsible for the death of his beloved Goldie, a man fed up with Sin City's corrupt law enforcement who takes the law into his own hands after a horrible mistake, a cop who risks his life to protect a girl from a deformed pedophile, and a hitman looking to make a little cash. This is why Sin City (2005) is one of the best movies like Grindhouse (2007). (Read More)

Themes:cannibalism, sadism, escape, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator, hospital
Characters:killer
Story:serial killer, directed by several directors, director also cinematographer, exotic dancer, severed leg, stabbed in the eye, castration, disfigurement, exploding head, severed finger, tension, eaten alive, dismemberment, shot in the arm, severed arm, premarital sex, attempted rape, shot in the forehead, strip club, hit by a car

The Expendables (2010)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

The Expendables (2010)

Barney Ross leads the "Expendables", a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, martial arts expert Yin Yang, heavy weapons specialist Hale Caesar, demolitionist Toll Road and loose-cannon sniper Gunner Jensen. When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church to assassinate the merciless dictator of a small South American island, Barney and Lee head to the remote locale to scout out their opposition. Once there, they meet with local rebel Sandra and discover the true nature of the conflict engulfing the city. When they escape the island and Sandra stays behind, Ross must choose to either walk away and save his own life - or attempt a suicidal rescue mission that might just save his soul. (Read More)

Themes:escape, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:mexico, restaurant
Characters:soldier
Story:person on fire, deformity, head blown off, exploding head, stabbed in the neck, shot in the face, exploding building, machete, shot in the arm, exploding body, scar, ring, beaten to death, stabbed in the back, shot in the leg, severed head, apology, exploding car, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death

The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
Horror

The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

While celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, a couple are caravanning through the desert with their 3 children, son in law and their baby granddaughter. While the rest of the family agrees there are plenty of better and more appropriate things to do to celebrate an anniversary, they make do with what they have, but things take a turn after a sketchy gas station attendant informs them about a "short cut" that will take them in between a series of hills in the desert. It doesn't take too long before they realise they're not alone and the hills indeed do have eyes. (Read More)

Themes:cannibalism, sadism, revenge
Mood:slasher, gore
Characters:killer
Story:homicidal maniac, serial killer, person on fire, anthropophagus, deformity, serial murder, human monster, head blown off, severed leg, severed finger, killing an animal, maniac, dismemberment, severed arm, stabbed in the back, shot in the forehead, severed head, exploding car, stabbed in the chest, psychopath

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014) is one of the best movies like Grindhouse (2007)
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:revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:restaurant, bar, hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:person on fire, old flame, exotic dancer, disfigurement, exploding head, shot in the face, murder of a police officer, dismemberment, premarital sex, scar, beaten to death, stabbed in the back, shot in the forehead, strip club, shot in the leg, double cross, severed head, exploding car, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death

Kick-ass 2 (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:revenge, friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator, bar, hospital
Story:assault rifle, child with gun, stabbed in the hand, text messaging, grenade launcher, severed leg, stabbed in the eye, stabbed in the neck, shot in the face, murder of a police officer, machete, severed arm, attempted rape, beaten to death, stabbed in the back, shot in the leg, hit by a car, severed head, exploding car, stabbed in the chest

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

Predators (2010)

The mercenary Royce; the military Isabelle; the Russian soldier Nikolai; the San Quentin criminal Stans; the Sierra Leone militia Mombasa; the drug lord Cuchillo; the Yakuza Hanzo; and the Doctor Edwin awake in free fall but they succeed to open their parachutes landing in a jungle. Soon they find that they are on another planet and they are prey of aliens in a deadly hunting game, and they need to join forces to destroy their predators and survive. This is why Predators (2010) is one of the best movies like Grindhouse (2007). (Read More)

Themes:escape, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:killer, soldier, doctor
Story:serial killer, gatling gun, severed leg, shot in the face, severed finger, machete, killing an animal, severed arm, exploding body, double cross, man with glasses, severed head, stabbed to death, decapitation, psychopath, falling from height, shot in the head, machine gun, shot to death, shootout

Machete (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Machete (2010)

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

Themes:escape, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:mexico, hospital
Characters:priest, nurse, doctor
Story:machete, stabbed in the hand, homage, text messaging, gatling gun, stabbed in the eye, shot in the face, murder of a police officer, grindhouse, shot in the arm, premarital sex, stabbed in the back, shot in the forehead, racial slur, shot in the leg, double cross, hit by a car, assassination, man with glasses, severed head

Riddick (2013) is one of the best movies like Grindhouse (2007)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Riddick (2013)

The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he's encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty. The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won't leave the planet without Riddick's head as their trophy. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Mood:gore
Story:assault rifle, head blown off, grenade launcher, severed leg, disfigurement, exploding head, shot in the face, machete, killing an animal, dismemberment, shot in the arm, severed arm, exploding body, attempted rape, stabbed in the back, racial slur, severed head, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, decapitation

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

After the Kingsman headquarters are blown up by a psychotic criminal named Poppy Adams. The surviving agents find their way to an allied secret organisation based in Kentucky, named Statesman. The two agencies must now work together in order to save the world and take down the so called 'Golden Circle'. (Read More)

Themes:cannibalism, escape, friendship, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:bar, hospital
Characters:soldier
Story:assault rifle, broken hand, text messaging, grenade launcher, gatling gun, siege, infection, shot in the face, interracial friendship, exploding building, woman with glasses, maniac, severed arm, exploding body, scar, beaten to death, shot in the forehead, marriage proposal, double cross, man with glasses

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
Action, Crime, Horror

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

After a bank heist in Abilene with several casualties, the bank robber Seth Gecko and his psychopath and rapist brother Richard Gecko continue their crime spree in a convenience store in the middle of the desert while heading to Mexico with a hostage. They decide to stop for a while in a low-budget motel. Meanwhile the former minister Jacob Fuller is traveling on vacation with his son Scott and his daughter Kate in a RV. Jacob lost his faith after the death of his beloved wife in a car accident and quit his position of pastor of his community and stops for the night in the same motel Seth and Richard are lodged. When Seth sees the recreational vehicle, he abducts Jacob and his family to help his brother and him to cross the Mexico border, promising to release them on the next morning. They head to the truck drivers and bikers bar Titty Twister where Seth will meet with his partner Carlos in the dawn. When they are watching the dancer Santanico Pandemonium, Seth and Richard fight with three bodyguards. But soon they discover that the bar is a coven of vampires and they need to fight until dawn to leave the place alive. (Read More)

Themes:exploitation, escape
Mood:gore
Locations:mexico, bar
Characters:sheriff, killer, priest
Story:homicidal maniac, serial killer, person on fire, human monster, stabbed in the hand, siege, truck driver, exploding head, infection, exploding building, maniac, severed arm, exploding body, strip club, man with glasses, severed head, decapitation, supernatural power, psychopath, shot in the head

Gamer (2009)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Gamer (2009)

Ken Castle is extremely rich, popular and powerful since he invented and started exploiting the virtual online parallel reality games, in which people can either pay as user or be paid as 'actor' in a system of mind-control. The ultimate version, Slayers, fields death row convicts as gladiators in a desperate dim bid for survival, which no-one made yet. The champion, John 'Kable' Tillman, was scheduled to die just before he'ld gain release, but he persuades his teenage 'handler' to hand over the reins so he can fully use his talents and experience. Thus Kable escapes to freedom, only to be chased illegally by Castle's men, yet fights back all the way to his HQ and challenges his evil hidden plans. This is why Gamer (2009) is one of the best movies like Grindhouse (2007). (Read More)

Themes:exploitation
Locations:elevator
Story:hit by a truck, head blown off, grenade launcher, exploding head, exploding building, exploding body, beaten to death, stabbed in the back, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, hit by a car, stabbed in the chest, car chase, shot in the head, motorcycle, machine gun, black comedy, helicopter, shot to death, shootout

Deadpool (2016) is one of the best movies like Grindhouse (2007)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-fi

Deadpool (2016)

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

Themes:sadism, escape, revenge, friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:bar
Characters:soldier, doctor
Story:person on fire, broken hand, head blown off, text messaging, thanksgiving, disfigurement, exploding head, stabbed in the neck, interracial friendship, dismemberment, shot in the arm, premarital sex, exploding body, scar, beaten to death, stabbed in the back, shot in the forehead, strip club, marriage proposal, shot in the leg

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

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

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

Themes:escape
Mood:gore
Characters:sheriff
Story:person on fire, head blown off, gatling gun, exploding head, shot in the face, grindhouse, dismemberment, shot in the arm, severed arm, exploding body, attempted rape, stabbed in the back, shot in the leg, severed head, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, stabbing, good versus evil, decapitation, supernatural power

Hitman (2007)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Hitman (2007)

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

Mood:gore
Locations:restaurant, bar
Story:stabbed in the neck, murder of a police officer, machete, syringe, shot in the arm, severed arm, exploding body, stabbed in the back, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, double cross, assassination, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, shot in the head, machine gun, helicopter, shot to death, shootout, one word title

Killer Elite (2011)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Killer Elite (2011)

Loosely based on a true story, Killer Elite pits two of the worlds' most elite operatives - Danny, a ruthless killer-for-hire ('Jason Statham' (qv)) and Hunter, his longtime mentor ('Robert De Niro' (qv)) - against the cunning leader of a secret society of former Special Air Service operatives('Clive Owen'). Covering the globe from Australia to Paris, London and the Middle East, Danny and Hunter are plunged into a highly dangerous game of revenge and deception - where things are not always what they appear to be. (Read More)

Themes:escape, revenge
Locations:mexico, hospital
Characters:killer, soldier
Story:assault rifle, military base, hit by a truck, stabbed in the hand, stabbed in the eye, shot in the arm, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, assassination, exploding car, stabbed to death, car chase, shot in the head, motorcycle, machine gun, shot to death, shootout, murder, death, blood

World War Z (2013) is one of the best movies like Grindhouse (2007)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

World War Z (2013)

Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls. This is why World War Z (2013) is one of the best movies like Grindhouse (2007). (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:elevator, beach
Characters:soldier, zombie, doctor
Story:infection, assault rifle, person on fire, hit by a truck, grenade launcher, gatling gun, eaten alive, end of the world, machete, severed arm, exploding body, shot in the forehead, exploding car, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, falling from height, shot in the head, motorcycle, car accident, machine gun

Avpr: Aliens Vs Predator - Requiem (2007)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Avpr: Aliens Vs Predator - Requiem (2007)

Following the events of Alien vs. Predator, and the maturation of the chestburster that erupted from the body of Scar (the Predator that defeated the Alien Queen) into an adult Predalien, the Predator scout ship crashes in the woods of Gunnison County. A local, Buddy Benson, and his son, Sam, are hunting in the forest and witness the crash, but they are chased and are implanted with alien embryos by facehuggers along with several homeless people living in the sewers. Meanwhile another Predator lands seeking out the Alien and destroying evidence of their presence on Earth. The dwellers of the town find themselves in the middle of a battlefield between the two deadly extraterrestrial creatures, and the small group of survivors splits between the leadership of Sheriff Eddie Morales and the bad-boy Dallas Howard. Both have different opinions about the best means to escape from the beings. (Read More)

Themes:sadism, escape
Mood:gore
Locations:hospital
Characters:sheriff
Story:head blown off, exploding head, murder of a police officer, morgue, killing an animal, dismemberment, severed arm, exploding body, scar, stabbed in the back, shot in the forehead, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, diner, shot in the head, helicopter, shot to death, brother brother relationship, cult film, violence

30 Days Of Night (2007)
Horror, Thriller

30 Days Of Night (2007)

This is the story of an isolated Alaskan town that is plunged into darkness for a month each year when the sun sinks below the horizon. As the last rays of light fade, the town is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires bent on an uninterrupted orgy of destruction. Only the small town's husband-and-wife Sheriff team stand between the survivors and certain destruction. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Characters:sheriff
Story:person on fire, head blown off, siege, exploding head, stabbed in the neck, murder of a police officer, exploding building, killing an animal, dismemberment, shot in the arm, severed arm, hit by a car, severed head, stabbed in the chest, diner, decapitation, supernatural power, marijuana, falling from height, shot in the head

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:escape, jealousy, revenge, friendship
Characters:soldier
Story:disfigurement, shot in the face, interracial friendship, eaten alive, shot in the arm, severed arm, exploding body, scar, beaten to death, stabbed in the back, shot in the leg, severed head, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, bridge, good versus evil, decapitation, supernatural power, falling from height, shot in the head

Underworld Awakening (2012) is one of the best movies like Grindhouse (2007)
Action, Fantasy, Horror

Underworld Awakening (2012)

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

Themes:escape, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator
Characters:doctor
Story:stabbed in the eye, shot in the face, killing an animal, werewolf, shot in the arm, severed arm, exploding body, beaten to death, stabbed in the back, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, hit by a car, severed head, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, good versus evil, decapitation, supernatural power, falling from height, shot in the head

Kick-ass (2010)
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 Grindhouse (2007). (Read More)

Themes:friendship, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:hospital
Story:person on fire, child with gun, gatling gun, severed leg, exploding head, stabbed in the neck, shot in the face, severed finger, exploding building, shot in the arm, premarital sex, exploding body, stabbed in the back, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, double cross, hit by a car, man with glasses, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death

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

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

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

Themes:cannibalism, escape, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator
Characters:soldier, zombie
Story:flesh eating zombie, walking dead, hit by a truck, infection, shot in the face, eaten alive, end of the world, syringe, shot in the arm, exploding body, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, hit by a car, supernatural power, car chase, falling from height, shot in the head, motorcycle, car accident, machine gun

Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-fi

Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)

In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice (Jovovich), continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead that promises a safe haven from the Undead takes them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead - and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap. (Read More)

Themes:escape, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator, beach
Characters:soldier, zombie
Story:cameo appearance, head blown off, stabbed in the hand, siege, exploding head, infection, shot in the face, eaten alive, exploding building, cook, killing an animal, shot in the arm, exploding body, stabbed in the back, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, severed head, stabbed in the chest, good versus evil, decapitation

Ghostbusters (2016) is one of the best movies like Grindhouse (2007)
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Ghostbusters (2016)

Themes:escape, friendship
Locations:restaurant, bar
Story:assault rifle, cameo appearance, grenade launcher, interracial friendship, end of the world, exploding building, mad scientist, woman with glasses, exploding body, basement, racial slur, double cross, man with glasses, exploding car, diner, good versus evil, supernatural power, falling from height, motorcycle, car accident

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

300: Rise Of An Empire (2014)

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

Themes:sadism, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:beach
Characters:priest, soldier
Story:person on fire, deformity, severed leg, stabbed in the eye, stabbed in the neck, severed arm, exploding body, scar, stabbed in the back, shot in the leg, severed head, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, good versus evil, decapitation, falling from height, shot in the head, shot to death, fire, sex scene

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

Priest (2011)

PRIEST, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller, is set in an alternate world -- one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on a quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece's boyfriend, a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess who possesses otherworldly fighting skills. This is why Priest (2011) is one of the best movies like Grindhouse (2007). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator, bar
Characters:sheriff, priest
Story:person on fire, severed leg, eaten alive, machete, killing an animal, severed arm, exploding body, scar, beaten to death, stabbed in the back, severed head, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, good versus evil, decapitation, falling from height, motorcycle, machine gun, shootout, fire

The Cabin In The Woods (2012)
Horror

The Cabin In The Woods (2012)

Five teenagers head off for a weekend at a secluded cabin in the woods. They arrive to find they are quite isolated with no means of communicating with the outside world. When the cellar door flings itself open, they of course go down to investigate. They find an odd assortment of relics and curios, but when one of the women, Dana, reads from a book, she awakens a family of deadly zombie killers. However, there's far more going on than meets the eye. (Read More)

Mood:slasher, gore
Characters:zombie
Story:slasher flick, person on fire, stabbed in the hand, stabbed in the eye, eaten alive, end of the world, werewolf, dismemberment, severed arm, exploding body, basement, stabbed in the back, man with glasses, severed head, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, decapitation, shot in the head, machine gun, black comedy

2 Guns (2013) is one of the best movies like Grindhouse (2007)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

2 Guns (2013)

Robert Trench, an undercover DEA agent, takes advantage of gunman Michael Stigman's idea to rob a bank to bust him and a mob boss. However, it proves too successful with much more money seized than anticipated with Trench's forces not stopping the getaway. Complicating things still more, Stigman turns out to be a Naval Intelligence agent who shoots Trench and takes the money. The interservice debacle suddenly finds Trench and Stigman in a bloody web of corrupt clandestine rivalries as they are hunted, blackmailed and isolated for the money on both sides of the law. Now, the fugitives must work together to find a way out of this situation with no one to turn to but themselves. (Read More)

Themes:escape, friendship, revenge
Locations:mexico, elevator
Characters:killer, soldier
Story:military base, head blown off, stabbed in the hand, grenade launcher, barbecue, exploding building, machete, killing an animal, shot in the arm, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, double cross, hit by a car, severed head, exploding car, diner, car chase, shot in the head, car accident, machine gun

Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)

Years after the Raccoon City disaster, Alice is on her own; aware that she has become a liability and could endanger those around her, she is struggling to survive and bring down the Umbrella Corporation led by the sinister Albert Wesker and head researcher Dr. Isaacs. Meanwhile, traveling through the Nevada Desert and the ruins of Las Vegas, Carlos Olivera, L.J., and new survivors K-Mart, Claire Redfield, and Nurse Betty must fight to survive extinction against hordes of zombies, killer crows and the most terrifying creatures created as a result of the deadly T-Virus that has killed millions. (Read More)

Themes:cannibalism, sadism, escape, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:killer, nurse, zombie
Story:hit by a truck, severed leg, disfigurement, eaten alive, machete, killing an animal, dismemberment, shot in the arm, severed arm, exploding body, stabbed in the back, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, hit by a car, severed head, stabbed in the chest, decapitation, falling from height, shot in the head, motorcycle

Scream 3 (2000)
Horror, Mystery

Scream 3 (2000)

A new film is currently in production, and a killer is on the loose. The murders draw a reporter, ex-cop, and young woman to the set of the movie inspired by their life. They soon find out that they are dealing with a trilogy, and in a trilogy...anything can happen.

Themes:escape, jealousy, revenge
Mood:slasher, gore
Locations:bar
Characters:killer, actress
Story:serial killer, premarital sex, exploding body, basement, film within a film, beaten to death, stabbed in the back, shot in the forehead, racial slur, marriage proposal, shot in the leg, double cross, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, falling from height, shot in the head, car accident, black comedy, helicopter, shot to death

Fury (2014)
Action, Drama, War

Fury (2014)

1945, in World War II Germany, the tough Sergeant Don 'Wardaddy' Collier commands a tank and survives a German attack with his veteran crew composed of Boyd 'Bible' Swan, Trini 'Gordo' Garcia and Grady 'Coon-Ass' Travis. He receives a rookie soldier Norman Ellison as the substitute for his deceased gunner and he tries to harden the youth along the way. This is why Fury (2014) is one of the best movies like Grindhouse (2007). (Read More)

Mood:gore
Characters:soldier
Story:person on fire, head blown off, severed leg, stabbed in the eye, exploding head, exploding building, shot in the arm, premarital sex, exploding body, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, exploding car, stabbed to death, decapitation, shot in the head, machine gun, shot to death, shootout, fire, title spoken by character

Lone Survivor (2013) is one of the best movies like Grindhouse (2007)
Action, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War

Lone Survivor (2013)

Marcus Luttrell, a Navy Seal, and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. After running into mountain herders and capturing them, they were left with no choice but to follow their rules of engagement or be imprisoned. Now Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare. (Read More)

Themes:revenge, friendship
Mood:gore
Characters:soldier
Story:assault rifle, grenade launcher, gatling gun, shot in the face, severed finger, machete, shot in the arm, scar, shot in the forehead, racial slur, shot in the leg, exploding car, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, decapitation, falling from height, shot in the head, machine gun, helicopter, shot to death

Daybreakers (2009)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Daybreakers (2009)

In a world 10 years into the future, vampires make up the vast majority of the population with only 5% of the human race remaining. This presents particular challenges as the vampires' food supply - human blood - is dwindling and rationing is now the norm. There is growing evidence that vampires deprived of an adequate blood supply are themselves evolving into wild, vile creatures that attack anyone and anything in order to survive. Dr. Edward Dalton, a vampire and hematologist who works for a pharmaceutical firm, has been working on finding an artificial blood supply that will meet the vampire society's needs. He is sympathetic to humans and sees his work as a way of alleviating their suffering but his views on finding a solution change considerably when he meets someone who found a way to transform himself from being a vampire to again take human form. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Locations:elevator
Characters:soldier
Story:person on fire, exploding head, stabbed in the neck, eaten alive, syringe, dismemberment, shot in the arm, exploding body, scar, stabbed in the back, severed head, exploding car, stabbed in the chest, decapitation, car chase, car accident, machine gun, helicopter, shot to death, brother brother relationship

Spectre (2015)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Spectre (2015)

A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia, the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE. Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh, the new head of the Centre of National Security, questions Bond's actions and challenges the relevance of MI6 led by M. Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny and Q to help him seek out Madeleine Swann, the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White, who may hold the clue to untangling the web of SPECTRE. As the daughter of the assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot. As Bond ventures towards the heart of SPECTRE, he learns a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks. (Read More)

Themes:sadism, escape, jealousy, revenge
Locations:mexico, elevator, restaurant, bar
Story:ring, assault rifle, person on fire, text messaging, disfigurement, tension, parade, exploding building, premarital sex, scar, beaten to death, double cross, assassination, exploding car, bridge, good versus evil, psychopath, car chase, falling from height, shot in the head

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

Death Race (2008)

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

Themes:revenge
Story:person on fire, grenade launcher, gatling gun, exploding building, exploding body, stabbed in the back, shot in the leg, double cross, hit by a car, exploding car, stabbed in the chest, car chase, shot in the head, car accident, machine gun, helicopter, shot to death, shootout, tattoo, title spoken by character

The Expendables 2 (2012) is one of the best movies like Grindhouse (2007)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

The Expendables 2 (2012)

Barney Ross is approached by CIA man Church, who wants him and his guns for hire to go to the former Soviet Union to retrieve something that was on a plane that crashed. Church doesn't tell him what he is getting. And Church sends a woman, Maggie with him to make sure he gets it. They find the plane and get the thing but some men take one of Barney's people hostage and the leader tells him to give him what they got or he'll kill his hostage. They give it to him but he kills his hostage anyway. Barney asks Maggie what was so important about that thing. She says that it showed the location of a Russian plutonium storage mine. Barney decides to track the man down and deal with him. They track them down and discover that the man they seek is Vilain who leads a group known as The Sangs and that they have taken all the men from the surrounding villages to work the mine. This is why The Expendables 2 (2012) is one of the best movies like Grindhouse (2007). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:bar
Characters:soldier
Story:military base, jukebox, head blown off, grenade launcher, gatling gun, exploding head, stabbed in the neck, shot in the face, exploding building, machete, shot in the arm, severed arm, exploding body, beaten to death, stabbed in the back, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, severed head, exploding car, stabbed in the chest

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

The Mummy (2017)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Themes:escape, friendship, revenge
Characters:priest, soldier, zombie, doctor
Story:old flame, human monster, stabbed in the neck, mad scientist, morgue, scar, beaten to death, shot in the leg, double cross, assassination, man with glasses, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, good versus evil, supernatural power, car accident, machine gun, black comedy, helicopter, shot to death

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
Mood:gore
Locations:restaurant, bar, hospital
Story:assault rifle, stabbed in the neck, murder of a police officer, exploding building, exploding body, beaten to death, stabbed in the back, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, diner, bridge, shot in the head, machine gun, helicopter, shot to death, shootout, teenage girl, tattoo

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

Suicide Squad (2016)

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

Themes:sadism, escape, revenge
Locations:elevator, restaurant, bar
Characters:killer, soldier
Story:assault rifle, person on fire, deformity, head blown off, gatling gun, exploding head, stabbed in the neck, end of the world, machete, exploding body, scar, beaten to death, stabbed in the back, shot in the forehead, racial slur, double cross, severed head, exploding car, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death

Sucker Punch (2011) is one of the best movies like Grindhouse (2007)
Action, Fantasy

Sucker Punch (2011)

A young girl (Baby Doll) is locked away in a mental asylum by her abusive stepfather where she will undergo a lobotomy in five days' time. Faced with unimaginable odds, she retreats to a fantastical world in her imagination where she and four other female inmates at the asylum, plot to escape the facility. The lines between reality and fantasy blur as Baby Doll and her four companions, as well as a mysterious guide, fight to retrieve the five items they need that will allow them to break free from their captors before it's too late... (Read More)

Themes:escape
Characters:priest, soldier, zombie, doctor
Story:gatling gun, severed leg, stabbed in the eye, stabbed in the neck, shot in the face, cook, killing an animal, exploding body, attempted rape, stabbed in the back, shot in the forehead, strip club, shot in the leg, severed head, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, decapitation, falling from height, shot in the head, machine gun

Scream 2 (1997)
Horror, Mystery

Scream 2 (1997)

Two years after the events of Scream, Sidney Prescott and Randy are attending Windsor college. They are trying to get on with their lives...Until a new Ghostface killing spree begins. With the help of Dewey and Gale, Sidney must find out who's behind the murders. As the body count goes up, the list of suspects goes down. This is why Scream 2 (1997) is one of the best movies like Grindhouse (2007). (Read More)

Themes:sadism, escape, revenge
Mood:slasher, gore
Locations:hospital
Characters:killer
Story:slasher flick, serial killer, broken hand, interracial friendship, murder of a police officer, shot in the arm, film within a film, scar, stabbed in the back, shot in the forehead, racial slur, shot in the leg, double cross, hit by a car, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, stabbing, good versus evil, psychopath, shot in the head

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:escape
Locations:restaurant, beach
Story:chemical weapons, grenade launcher, gatling gun, siege, exploding building, machete, premarital sex, scar, ring, exploding car, diner, bridge, car chase, falling from height, motorcycle, car accident, machine gun, black comedy, helicopter, shot to death

Scream (1996)
Horror, Mystery

Scream (1996)

1 year after her mother's death, Sydney Prescott (Neve Campbell), and her friends started experiencing some strange phone calls. They later learned the calls were coming from a crazed serial killer, in a white faced mask and a large black robe, looking for revenge. His phone calls usually consist of many questions, the main one being: Whats your favorite scary movie? Along with many scary movie trivia, ending with bloody pieces of innocent lives scattered around the small town of Woodsboro. (Read More)

Themes:escape, revenge, friendship
Mood:slasher, gore
Characters:killer, sheriff
Story:slasher flick, serial killer, teenage girl, homage, premarital sex, stabbed in the back, shot in the forehead, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, ghost, psychopath, extramarital affair, falling from height, shot in the head, car accident, black comedy, shot to death, teenage boy, fire, cult film

Zodiac (2007) is one of the best movies like Grindhouse (2007)
Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller

Zodiac (2007)

A serial killer in the San Francisco Bay Area taunts police with his letters and cryptic messages. We follow the investigators and reporters in this lightly fictionalized account of the true 1970's case as they search for the murderer, becoming obsessed with the case. Based on Robert Graysmith's book, the movie's focus is the lives and careers of the detectives and newspaper people. (Read More)

Themes:sadism
Locations:restaurant, bar
Characters:killer
Story:homicidal maniac, serial killer, car trouble, woman with glasses, maniac, basement, stabbed in the back, man with glasses, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, diner, bridge, stabbing, shot in the head, motorcycle, helicopter, shot to death, underwear, teenage boy, teenage girl

Se7en (1995)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Se7en (1995)

A film about two homicide detectives' ('Morgan Freeman (I)' (qv) and ('Brad Pitt' (qv) desperate hunt for a serial killer who justifies his crimes as absolution for the world's ignorance of the Seven Deadly Sins. The movie takes us from the tortured remains of one victim to the next as the sociopathic "John Doe" ('Kevin Spacey' (qv)) sermonizes to Detectives Somerset and Mills -- one sin at a time. The sin of Gluttony comes first and the murderer's terrible capacity is graphically demonstrated in the dark and subdued tones characteristic of film noir. The seasoned and cultured but jaded Somerset researches the Seven Deadly Sins in an effort to understand the killer's modus operandi while the bright but green and impulsive Detective Mills (Pitt) scoffs at his efforts to get inside the mind of a killer... (Read More)

Themes:jealousy, revenge
Mood:slasher, gore
Locations:bar, hospital
Characters:killer
Story:serial killer, homicidal maniac, serial murder, human monster, disfigurement, maniac, shot in the forehead, hit by a car, severed head, diner, decapitation, psychopath, shot in the head, car accident, helicopter, shot to death, shootout, cult film, title spoken by character, one word title

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