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Heat (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Heat (1995)

Hunters and their prey--Neil and his professional criminal crew hunt to score big money targets (banks, vaults, armored cars) and are, in turn, hunted by Lt. Vincent Hanna and his team of cops in the Robbery/Homicide police division. A botched job puts Hanna onto their trail while they regroup and try to put together one last big 'retirement' score. Neil and Vincent are similar in many ways, including their troubled personal lives. At a crucial moment in his life, Neil disobeys the dictum taught to him long ago by his criminal mentor--'Never have anything in your life that you can't walk out on in thirty seconds flat, if you spot the heat coming around the corner'--as he falls in love. Thus the stage is set for the suspenseful ending.... (Read More)

Themes:robbery,  heist,  surveillance,  unfaithfulness,  obsession,  brutality,  theft,  anger,  adultery,  betrayal,  infidelity,  marriage,  suicide,  revenge
Mood:epic,  suspense
Locations:apartment,  airport,  hotel,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:detective,  thief,  hostage,  policeman,  prostitute,  doctor
Period:1990s
Story:bank heist,  criminal gang,  bank robbery,  angry man,  based on tv movie,  public phone,  crime epic,  heist gone wrong,  police surveillance,  pay phone,  career criminal,  criminal mastermind,  sniper rifle,  los angeles international airport,  armored car robbery,  master thief,  remake by original director,  criminal,  street prostitute,  prostitute killer,  black prostitute,  sex with prostitute,  dead prostitute,  los angeles california,  police detective,  cell phone,  police shootout,  street shootout,  pistol whip,  suicide attempt by slitting wrists,  attempted child suicide,  teen suicide,  attempted suicide,  breaking a picture frame,  los angeles skyline,  bookstore clerk,  mozambique drill,  reference to donald duck,  spike strip,  muzzle flash,  safe cracking,  modern architecture,  bearer bonds,  telephoto lens,  written by producer,  m16 rifle,  actor shares last name with character,  truck crash,  drilling,  pile of money,  automatic rifle,  masked robber,  marital strife,  night driving,  human shield,  parolee,  news broadcast,  escalation,  marksman,  firebomb,  retaliation,  woman smoking cigarette,  figurine,  hockey mask,  coffeehouse,  armored truck,  drive in,  angry,  car fire,  one last job,  payphone,  last stand,  witness protection,  tow truck,  money laundering,  stepfather stepdaughter relationship,  ski mask,  strong language,  mercy killing,  dying man,  stethoscope,  blood on camera lens,  tween girl,  solitude,  villa,  glock,  suit and tie,  armored car,  shot in the neck,  bag of money,  gambler,  death of protagonist,  phone,  loner,  assault rifle,  tv,  gun battle,  confrontation,  hooker,  railway station,  produced by director,  honor,  swat team,  bullet,  ex convict,  profanity,  sadness,  tragic event,  suicide attempt,  shot in the shoulder,  pursuit,  sensuality,  bank,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  duel,  latex gloves,  gunshot,  coffee,  sniper,  child in peril,  gambling,  security guard,  weapon,  diner,  ambulance,  california,  ambush,  gang,  dysfunctional family,  f word,  telephone,  television,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  showdown,  extramarital affair,  gunfight,  tough guy,  written by director,  airplane,  shotgun,  remake,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  car accident,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  teenage girl,  shower,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  one word title,  police,  kiss,  gun,  blood,  murder,  death,  violence

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:heist,  surveillance,  obsession,  robbery,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment,  airport,  hotel,  hospital
Characters:thief
Story:criminal gang,  bank robbery,  heist gone wrong,  career criminal,  sniper rifle,  armored car robbery,  los angeles california,  police detective,  cell phone,  police shootout,  street shootout,  glock,  armored car,  bag of money,  swat team,  ex convict,  shot in the shoulder,  bank,  shot in the forehead,  sniper,  security guard,  ambush,  showdown,  tough guy,  airplane,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  one word title,  police,  blood,  death,  violence,  murder

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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:anger,  betrayal,  infidelity,  suicide,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment,  hotel
Characters:hostage,  prostitute,  doctor
Story:pay phone,  sniper rifle,  cell phone,  police shootout,  pistol whip,  attempted suicide,  shot in the neck,  bag of money,  pursuit,  shot in the shoulder,  police officer killed,  gunshot,  coffee,  sniper,  diner,  ambulance,  ambush,  f word,  criminal,  showdown,  extramarital affair,  gunfight,  tough guy,  written by director,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  shower,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  gun,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood

Baby Driver (2017)
Action, Crime, Music, Thriller

Baby Driver (2017)

Baby is a young and partially hearing impaired getaway driver who can make any wild move while in motion with the right track playing. It's a critical talent he needs to survive his indentured servitude to the crime boss, Doc, who values his role in his meticulously planned robberies. However, just when Baby thinks he is finally free and clear to have his own life with his new girlfriend, Deborah, Doc coerces him back for another job. Now saddled with a crew of thugs too violently unstable to keep to Doc's plans, Baby finds himself and everything he cares for in terrible danger. To survive and escape the coming maelstrom, it will take all of Baby's skill, wits and daring, but even on the best track, can he make it when life is forcing him to face the music? (Read More)

Themes:heist,  surveillance,  brutality,  anger,  robbery,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  restaurant
Characters:thief
Story:bank robbery,  heist gone wrong,  criminal mastermind,  armored car robbery,  cell phone,  police shootout,  street shootout,  pistol whip,  armored truck,  car fire,  one last job,  strong language,  suit and tie,  bag of money,  phone,  swat team,  bullet,  profanity,  shot in the shoulder,  bank,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  latex gloves,  gunshot,  coffee,  security guard,  diner,  ambush,  gang,  f word,  criminal,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  showdown,  gunfight,  tough guy,  written by director,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  gun,  police,  murder,  kiss,  violence,  death

Hell Or High Water (2016) is one of the best movies like Heat (1995)
Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western

Hell Or High Water (2016)

In Texas, after the death of his mother, the unemployed oil and gas worker Toby Howard is losing his ranch to the Texas Midlands Bank. Toby is divorced from his wife who lives with their two sons. When his brother Tanner Howard is released from the prison, they team up to rob agencies of the Texas Midlands Bank to raise money to pay the loan so that Toby may leave the real estate to his sons. Meanwhile the Texas Ranger Marcus Hamilton who is near retirement and his Indian descendant partner Alberto Parker try to anticipate the next move of the thieves. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  surveillance,  brutality,  robbery,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:hotel,  restaurant
Characters:hostage,  detective,  prostitute
Story:bank heist,  bank robbery,  bank,  sniper rifle,  police detective,  cell phone,  police shootout,  street shootout,  pistol whip,  automatic rifle,  masked robber,  money laundering,  ski mask,  bag of money,  assault rifle,  gun battle,  ex convict,  profanity,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  gunshot,  sniper,  gambling,  security guard,  diner,  ambush,  f word,  criminal,  sunglasses,  showdown,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  death,  blood,  violence,  police,  gun,  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 Heat (1995).

Themes:brutality,  adultery,  betrayal,  suicide,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment,  hotel
Characters:detective,  hostage
Period:1990s
Story:pay phone,  sniper rifle,  los angeles california,  police detective,  police shootout,  street shootout,  pistol whip,  strong language,  assault rifle,  gun battle,  swat team,  profanity,  shot in the shoulder,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  duel,  sniper,  child in peril,  gambling,  ambush,  dysfunctional family,  f word,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  showdown,  extramarital affair,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  teenage girl,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  death,  blood,  murder,  police,  gun,  violence

Chaos (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Chaos (2005)

In Seattle, detective Quentin Conners is unfairly suspended and his partner Jason York leaves the police force after a tragic shooting on Pearl Street Bridge, when the hostage and the criminal die. During a bank heist with a hostage situation, Conners is assigned in charge of the operation with the rookie Shane Dekker as his partner. The thieves, lead by Lorenz, apparently do not steal a penny from the bank. While chasing the gangsters, the police team disclose that they planted a virus in the system, stealing one billion dollars from the different accounts, using the principle of the Chaos Theory. Further, they find that Lorenz is killing his accomplices. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  surveillance,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport
Characters:hostage,  detective,  policeman
Story:bank heist,  bank robbery,  bank,  sniper rifle,  police detective,  cell phone,  police shootout,  street shootout,  ski mask,  bag of money,  swat team,  ex convict,  police officer killed,  sniper,  security guard,  weapon,  diner,  ambulance,  ambush,  criminal,  gunfight,  airplane,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  blood,  death,  murder,  violence,  police,  kiss

Triple 9 (2016)
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:heist,  surveillance,  brutality,  anger,  robbery,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:thief,  hostage,  detective,  prostitute
Story:bank robbery,  police detective,  cell phone,  police shootout,  street shootout,  car fire,  one last job,  ski mask,  mercy killing,  armored car,  shot in the neck,  bag of money,  assault rifle,  swat team,  ex convict,  bank,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  child in peril,  security guard,  ambulance,  ambush,  gang,  f word,  criminal,  sunglasses,  gunfight,  airplane,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  police,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  violence,  death,  murder

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Blood Father (2016) is one of the best movies like Heat (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  anger,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:pay phone,  cell phone,  parolee,  shot in the neck,  assault rifle,  bullet,  ex convict,  profanity,  shot in the shoulder,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  sniper,  diner,  california,  ambush,  gang,  f word,  telephone,  criminal,  sunglasses,  showdown,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  teenage girl,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  death,  police,  gun,  blood,  murder,  violence

Heist (2001)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Heist (2001)

David Mamet takes this story of thieves along many twists and turns, some of which work and some of which don't. Gene Hackman plays the brilliant leader of a gang (Delroy Lindo, Ricky Jay & Rebecca Pigeon as Hackman's youngish wife), which pulls off complex heists for a despicable fence (Danny DeVito). After stiffing the gang on a jewelry robbery, DeVito forces the gang to go after a Swiss gold shipment and to use his nephew (Sam Rockwell) in the crime. No one trusts anyone and every step is shaded with the unexpected. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  surveillance,  theft,  robbery,  betrayal,  infidelity
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport
Characters:thief,  policeman
Story:criminal gang,  cell phone,  one last job,  ex convict,  security guard,  diner,  ambush,  gang,  f word,  criminal,  showdown,  gunfight,  airplane,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  one word title,  gun,  blood,  murder,  police,  violence,  death

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. This is why The Dark Knight (2008) is one of the best movies like Heat (1995). (Read More)

Themes:heist,  surveillance,  obsession,  brutality,  anger,  robbery,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:epic,  suspense
Locations:apartment,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:thief,  hostage,  detective,  doctor
Story:criminal mastermind,  criminal,  bank heist,  bank robbery,  crime epic,  sniper rifle,  police detective,  cell phone,  police shootout,  street shootout,  pile of money,  escalation,  armored truck,  money laundering,  suit and tie,  armored car,  bag of money,  loner,  assault rifle,  honor,  swat team,  bank,  police officer killed,  duel,  sniper,  child in peril,  security guard,  ambulance,  ambush,  gang,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  showdown,  gunfight,  tough guy,  written by director,  airplane,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  car accident,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  police,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  kiss,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood

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Don't Say A Word (2001)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Don't Say A Word (2001)

A group of thieves steal a rare gem, but in the process, two of the men double cross the leader of the thieving group, Patrick, and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, prominent psychiatrist Nathan Conrad is invited to examine a disturbed young woman named Elisabeth. Patrick immediately kidnaps Nathan's daughter, forcing Nathan to attempt to get Elisabeth to reveal a secret number which will ultimately lead Patrick to the whereabouts of the precious gem that has eluded him. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  surveillance,  theft,  anger,  robbery,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment
Characters:thief,  hostage,  detective
Period:1990s
Story:bank heist,  bank robbery,  police detective,  cell phone,  police shootout,  ski mask,  ex convict,  tragic event,  shot in the shoulder,  bank,  police officer killed,  gunshot,  child in peril,  security guard,  ambulance,  ambush,  gang,  f word,  telephone,  criminal,  showdown,  gunfight,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  police,  death,  violence,  murder

Criminal (2016) is one of the best movies like Heat (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Criminal (2016)

Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous convict Jericho Stewart (Kevin Costner). When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and make the deal with him before the hacker launches ICBM's and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  robbery,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport,  restaurant
Characters:hostage,  doctor
Story:career criminal,  sniper rifle,  cell phone,  street shootout,  pistol whip,  car fire,  armored car,  bag of money,  assault rifle,  swat team,  shot in the shoulder,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  sniper,  child in peril,  security guard,  ambulance,  f word,  criminal,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  showdown,  gunfight,  tough guy,  airplane,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  shower,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  one word title,  police,  death,  violence,  blood,  murder

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

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:surveillance,  obsession,  brutality,  robbery,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  policeman,  detective,  prostitute,  doctor
Story:heist gone wrong,  criminal mastermind,  police detective,  cell phone,  police shootout,  armored truck,  armored car,  tragic event,  bank,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  coffee,  gambling,  security guard,  ambulance,  ambush,  criminal,  psychopath,  showdown,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  car accident,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shootout,  teenage girl,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  gun,  death,  kiss,  murder,  police,  violence,  blood

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

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:surveillance,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  restaurant
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:sniper rifle,  police detective,  cell phone,  police shootout,  street shootout,  pistol whip,  armored car,  swat team,  ex convict,  sniper,  security guard,  diner,  ambulance,  ambush,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  remake,  gangster,  machine gun,  car accident,  neo noir,  shootout,  shower,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  death,  violence,  police,  murder

Live By Night (2016)
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. This is why Live By Night (2016) is one of the best movies like Heat (1995). (Read More)

Themes:heist,  brutality,  theft,  anger,  robbery,  betrayal,  suicide,  revenge
Mood:epic
Locations:hotel,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:thief,  hostage,  policeman,  prostitute
Story:bank heist,  bank robbery,  heist gone wrong,  pay phone,  police shootout,  street shootout,  pistol whip,  car fire,  bag of money,  honor,  ex convict,  tragic event,  shot in the shoulder,  bank,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  gambling,  diner,  ambush,  gang,  f word,  telephone,  criminal,  psychopath,  showdown,  extramarital affair,  gunfight,  tough guy,  written by director,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  teenage girl,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  police,  blood,  death,  murder,  violence

Menace II Society (1993) is one of the best movies like Heat (1995)
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,  anger,  robbery,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:hospital
Characters:detective
Period:1990s
Story:los angeles california,  police detective,  street shootout,  pistol whip,  honor,  profanity,  shot in the shoulder,  child in peril,  california,  gang,  f word,  criminal,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  gunfight,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  gun,  murder,  blood,  police,  violence,  death

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

Patriots Day (2016)

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

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  anger
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  policeman,  detective,  doctor
Story:sniper rifle,  police detective,  cell phone,  police shootout,  street shootout,  gun battle,  swat team,  tragic event,  police officer killed,  sniper,  security guard,  diner,  ambulance,  f word,  sunglasses,  gunfight,  written by director,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  gun,  murder,  police,  blood,  death,  violence

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)

Themes:heist,  robbery
Locations:apartment,  airport,  hotel,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:thief,  detective
Story:sniper rifle,  police detective,  bag of money,  assault rifle,  swat team,  shot in the shoulder,  police officer killed,  sniper,  criminal,  written by director,  airplane,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  murder,  death,  police

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,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:police detective,  cell phone,  police shootout,  shot in the shoulder,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  sniper,  weapon,  f word,  telephone,  criminal,  showdown,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  remake,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  kiss,  murder,  police,  violence,  death

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The Wild Bunch (1969) is one of the best movies like Heat (1995)
Action, Adventure, Western

The Wild Bunch (1969)

It's 1913, and the traditional American West is dying. Among the inhabitants of this dying time era are a outlaw gang called "The Wild Bunch". After a failed bank robbery, the gang head to Mexico to do one last job. Seeing their times and lives drifting away in the newly formed world of the 20th century, the gang take the job and end up in a brutally, violent last stand against their enemies who deemed to be corrupt in a small Mexican town, ruled by a ruthless general. This is why The Wild Bunch (1969) is one of the best movies like Heat (1995). (Read More)

Themes:robbery,  heist,  brutality,  theft,  betrayal,  marriage,  revenge
Mood:epic
Characters:thief,  hostage,  prostitute
Story:gang,  bank heist,  bank robbery,  bank,  street shootout,  one last job,  mercy killing,  gun battle,  confrontation,  hooker,  honor,  ex convict,  shot in the shoulder,  pursuit,  shot in the forehead,  sniper,  child in peril,  ambush,  showdown,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood,  gun

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,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment,  airport,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:pay phone,  sniper rifle,  police shootout,  pistol whip,  car fire,  ski mask,  strong language,  blood on camera lens,  suit and tie,  assault rifle,  bullet,  profanity,  sensuality,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  latex gloves,  gunshot,  sniper,  ambush,  f word,  telephone,  sunglasses,  showdown,  gunfight,  airplane,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  gun,  murder,  violence,  police,  death

New Jack City (1991)
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:surveillance,  obsession,  brutality,  anger,  adultery,  betrayal,  infidelity,  revenge
Mood:epic
Locations:apartment,  restaurant
Characters:hostage,  policeman,  detective,  prostitute
Period:1990s
Story:gang,  crime epic,  police detective,  cell phone,  police shootout,  human shield,  ski mask,  bag of money,  swat team,  police officer killed,  child in peril,  ambush,  f word,  telephone,  criminal,  sunglasses,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  gun,  police,  violence,  death,  blood

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Stolen (2012)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Stolen (2012)

In New Orleans, the notorious bank thief and family man Will Montgomery steals $10m with his partners Vincent, Riley Jeffers and Hoyt. However, he has an argument with Vincent in the runaway and Hoyt leaves Will behind. He tries to flee but the FBI agent Tim Harlend organizes a manhunt and Will is captured, but he burns the stolen money to get rid of the evidence against him. Eight years later, Will leaves the prison and he goes to the house of his teenage daughter Alison Loeb, who has issues against him. Alison leaves Will alone in a coffee shop and takes a cab to go to a session with her shrink. However, a couple of minutes later, Will receives a phone call from Vincent, who is presumed dead, telling that he has abducted Alison and will kill her unless he receives the $10m of the last robbery. Now Will has twelve hours to find a way to rescue his daughter from the hands of the psychopath Vincent. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  surveillance,  robbery,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  restaurant
Characters:thief,  hostage
Story:bank robbery,  career criminal,  sniper rifle,  cell phone,  bag of money,  phone,  swat team,  ex convict,  bank,  coffee,  sniper,  f word,  criminal,  psychopath,  showdown,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  teenage girl,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  one word title,  death,  police,  blood,  violence,  murder

Desperado (1995) is one of the best movies like Heat (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,  revenge
Locations:hospital
Period:1990s
Story:street shootout,  written by producer,  actor shares last name with character,  armored car,  shot in the neck,  loner,  gun battle,  confrontation,  produced by director,  bullet,  shot in the shoulder,  shot in the forehead,  latex gloves,  child in peril,  ambush,  f word,  showdown,  gunfight,  tough guy,  written by director,  shotgun,  remake,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  one word title,  murder,  death,  gun,  blood,  violence

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 Heat (1995). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  anger,  betrayal,  suicide,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment,  airport,  hotel,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  doctor
Story:sniper rifle,  cell phone,  street shootout,  pistol whip,  blood on camera lens,  armored car,  assault rifle,  gun battle,  profanity,  tragic event,  shot in the shoulder,  bank,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  sniper,  ambush,  f word,  sunglasses,  showdown,  gunfight,  tough guy,  airplane,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  death,  violence,  blood,  murder

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Public Enemies (2009)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Romance

Public Enemies (2009)

This is the story of the last few years of the notorious bank robber John Dillinger. He loved what he did and could imagine little else that would make him happier. Living openly in 1930s Chicago, he had the run of the city with little fear of reprisals from the authorities. It's there that he meets Billie Frechette with whom he falls deeply in love. In parallel we meet Melvin Purvis, the FBI agent who would eventually track Dillinger down. The FBI was is in its early days and Director J. Edgar Hoover was keen to promote the clean cut image that so dominated the organization through his lifetime. Purvis realizes that if he is going to get Dillinger, he will have to use street tactics and imports appropriate men with police training. Dillinger is eventually betrayed by an acquaintance who tells the authorities just where to find him on a given night. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  betrayal,  suicide
Locations:apartment,  hotel,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  policeman,  doctor
Story:bank heist,  bank robbery,  crime epic,  pay phone,  bank,  gang,  police shootout,  street shootout,  pistol whip,  money laundering,  bag of money,  gun battle,  railway station,  pursuit,  shot in the shoulder,  ambush,  criminal,  sunglasses,  gunfight,  tough guy,  airplane,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  police,  death,  murder,  violence,  gun,  kiss,  blood

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:brutality,  betrayal,  suicide,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:hotel,  restaurant
Characters:policeman
Story:sniper rifle,  cell phone,  blood on camera lens,  suit and tie,  shot in the neck,  loner,  honor,  shot in the shoulder,  shot in the forehead,  sniper,  ambush,  f word,  showdown,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  gun,  death,  violence,  blood,  murder

15 Minutes (2001) is one of the best movies like Heat (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

15 Minutes (2001)

When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. When they learn how the American media circus can make a remorseless killer look like the victim and make them rich, they target media-savvy NYPD Homicide Detective Eddie Flemming and media-naive FDNY Fire Marshal Jordy Warsaw, the cops investigating their murder and torching of their former criminal partner, filming everything to sell to the local tabloid TV show "Top Story." (Read More)

Themes:heist,  theft,  robbery,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  airport,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:thief,  hostage,  policeman,  detective,  prostitute
Story:pay phone,  police detective,  cell phone,  pistol whip,  witness protection,  tv,  ex convict,  ambulance,  f word,  criminal,  psychopath,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  police,  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,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:pay phone,  sniper rifle,  cell phone,  human shield,  blood on camera lens,  tween girl,  confrontation,  swat team,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  sniper,  child in peril,  diner,  ambulance,  ambush,  gang,  dysfunctional family,  f word,  showdown,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  one word title,  murder,  death,  blood,  violence

Point Break (2015)
Action, Crime, Sport, Thriller

Point Break (2015)

A young FBI agent infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists. Deep undercover, and with his life in danger, he strives to prove these athletes are the architects of the mind-boggling crimes that are devastating the world's financial markets. This is why Point Break (2015) is one of the best movies like Heat (1995). (Read More)

Themes:heist,  surveillance,  robbery,  suicide,  revenge
Characters:thief
Story:bank heist,  bank robbery,  cell phone,  police shootout,  car fire,  assault rifle,  honor,  bank,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  ambush,  gang,  criminal,  gunfight,  airplane,  shotgun,  remake,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  death,  police

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,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  detective,  prostitute,  doctor
Story:police detective,  cell phone,  street shootout,  pistol whip,  shot in the neck,  bag of money,  loner,  swat team,  shot in the shoulder,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  ambulance,  ambush,  gang,  f word,  criminal,  psychopath,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  shower,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  death,  police,  blood,  gun,  violence

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Die Hard (1988) is one of the best movies like Heat (1995)
Action, Thriller

Die Hard (1988)

NYPD cop John McClane goes on a Christmas vacation to visit his wife Holly in Los Angeles where she works for the Nakatomi Corporation. While they are at the Nakatomi headquarters for a Christmas party, a group of bank robbers led by Hans Gruber take control of the building and hold everyone hostage, with the exception of John, while they plan to perform a lucrative heist. Unable to escape and with no immediate police response, John is forced to take matters into his own hands. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  robbery,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport,  hotel
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:pay phone,  sniper rifle,  los angeles california,  police detective,  police shootout,  pistol whip,  bearer bonds,  payphone,  blood on camera lens,  armored car,  assault rifle,  swat team,  bank,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  sniper,  weapon,  california,  criminal,  television,  showdown,  gunfight,  tough guy,  airplane,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  death,  blood,  murder,  gun,  police,  violence

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:brutality,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:hotel,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  prostitute,  doctor
Story:pay phone,  cell phone,  one last job,  blood on camera lens,  gambler,  loner,  gambling,  diner,  ambush,  f word,  criminal,  sunglasses,  showdown,  tough guy,  remake,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  death,  blood,  violence

Bandidas (2006)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Western

Bandidas (2006)

In 1848, a New York bank wants to put a railroad across Mexico, so it buys up small banks around Santa Rita, Durango, and evicts farmers on the proposed rail line who owe money. The bank's henchman is the murderous Jackson. He runs afoul of two women, Maria, the tough but uneducated daughter of a farmer, and Sara, the European-educated daughter of the owner of one of these banks. To feed the now landless people and to seek revenge, Maria and Sara become bank robbers, veritable Robin Hoods. But Jackson and his hired guns are after them. What are the women's options? (Read More)

Themes:heist,  brutality,  anger,  robbery,  betrayal,  revenge
Characters:thief,  detective,  prostitute
Story:bank heist,  bank robbery,  heist gone wrong,  police detective,  street shootout,  escalation,  bag of money,  bank,  ambush,  gang,  showdown,  gunfight,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  one word title,  gun,  violence,  kiss,  murder,  death

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The Town (2010)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Town (2010)

The Charlestown neighborhood of Boston is renowned for churning out a high number of armed robbers, generation after generation. These robbers never leave their Charlestown life on their own volition, the neighborhood where there is an unwritten code to protect that lifestyle. Such robbers include friends Doug MacRay, James Coughlin, Albert 'Gloansy' Magloan and Desmond Elden. Doug and James in particular treat each other like family, as the Coughlins have realistically been as such to Doug since Doug's mother ran off and Doug's father, Stephen MacRay, was sent to prison. James' single mother sister, the drugged out Krista Coughlin, and Doug have a casual sexual relationship. The foursome carry out a mostly successful bank robbery, but due to circumstances take the bank manager, Claire Keesey, hostage for a short period before releasing her physically unharmed. They find out that Claire lives in Charlestown, so they want to ensure that she did not see anything that could incriminate them if they were to ever run into her. As such, Doug begins a personal relationship with her to find out what she knows and what she's told the police and the FBI, who have taken charge of the investigation. He learns that she has kept some information from the authorities for her own protection but information that could identify James in particular. But Doug slowly falls for her, as she does for him. Ultimately, Doug dreams about leaving his Charlestown life to be with Claire anywhere but there. But Doug has to try and keep his true identity from her, and keep the fact that he is seeing her from his colleagues. But leaving is not as easy as he would like as he and the gang are tasked with a big job by a local gangster named Fergie whether Doug likes it or not. And Adam Frawley, the FBI's lead investigator, comes into evidence that links the foursome to the bank robbery and a subsequent armored car heist, so is on their tail for evidence that will send them away dead or alive. This is why The Town (2010) is one of the best movies like Heat (1995). (Read More)

Themes:heist,  surveillance,  anger,  robbery,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:bank,  criminal gang,  bank robbery,  heist gone wrong,  police surveillance,  career criminal,  armored car robbery,  gang,  pistol whip,  telephoto lens,  masked robber,  one last job,  money laundering,  armored car,  bag of money,  assault rifle,  swat team,  ex convict,  shot in the forehead,  ambulance,  f word,  psychopath,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  kiss,  death,  murder,  violence,  police

Dip Huet Seung Hung (1989) is one of the best movies like Heat (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Dip Huet Seung Hung (1989)

A violent Hong Kong action film, this is the story of an assassin, Jeffrey Chow (aka Mickey Mouse) who takes one last job so he can retire and care for his girlfriend Jenny. When his employers betray him, he reluctantly joins forces with Inspector Lee (aka Dumbo), the cop who is pursuing him. Together, the new friends face the final confrontation of the gangsters out to kill them. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:airport,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:crime epic,  police detective,  police shootout,  one last job,  gun battle,  confrontation,  honor,  tragic event,  shot in the shoulder,  shot in the forehead,  sniper,  child in peril,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  showdown,  gunfight,  tough guy,  remake,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  death,  gun,  police,  blood,  violence

Spartan (2004)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Spartan (2004)

In the US-government's special ops, Scott is a shooter, not a planner, doing the job without regard to quaint or obsolete convention. When a Harvard undergrad goes missing (the daughter of a US leader), it's Scott who applies the pressure, first to her boyfriend, then to a madam whose cathouse is the initial stop en route to a white slavery auction in Dubai. The abductors may not know the girl's identity, but once they figure it out, she's doomed. Deadly double crosses force Scott to become a planner. Through it all, earnest TV newscasters read the drivel they're handed. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  unfaithfulness,  brutality,  adultery,  betrayal,  infidelity,  suicide
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport,  restaurant
Characters:hostage,  prostitute
Story:pay phone,  cell phone,  shot in the neck,  assault rifle,  tv,  pursuit,  police officer killed,  gunshot,  sniper,  f word,  sunglasses,  extramarital affair,  gunfight,  tough guy,  airplane,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  one word title,  gun,  murder,  violence,  death,  blood

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The Air I Breathe (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Air I Breathe (2007)

A frustrated and clumsy bank clerk overhears the conversation of three coworkers in the toilet about a fix in a horse race, and bets a large amount. He loses the bet and owes the money to the dangerous and powerful mobster Fingers. A gangster who works for Fingers has the ability of foreseeing pieces of the future; he is assigned to collect money for the boss, with his troublemaker nephew Tony, and is beaten up by a gang. The manager of pop-star Trista loses her contract to Fingers without her agreement and she is threatened by the gangster. A dedicated doctor seeks a blood donor that might have a rare blood type to save the life of his secret and unrequited passion, a beautiful epidemiologist who's married to a friend. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  theft,  suicide
Locations:airport,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:thief,  policeman,  prostitute,  doctor
Story:bank robbery,  cell phone,  attempted suicide,  bag of money,  swat team,  sadness,  suicide attempt,  pursuit,  shot in the shoulder,  bank,  sniper,  gambling,  gang,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  car accident,  shot to death,  neo noir,  pistol,  chase,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  kiss,  police,  death,  gun,  violence,  murder

The Transporter Refueled (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

The Transporter Refueled (2015)

Frank Martin, played by newcomer Ed Skrein, a former special-ops mercenary, is now living a less perilous life - or so he thinks - transporting classified packages for questionable people. When Frank's father (Ray Stevenson) pays him a visit in the south of France, their father-son bonding weekend takes a turn for the worse when Frank is engaged by a cunning femme-fatale, Anna (Loan Chabanol), and her three seductive sidekicks to orchestrate the bank heist of the century. Frank must use his covert expertise and knowledge of fast cars, fast driving and fast women to outrun a sinister Russian kingpin, and worse than that, he is thrust into a dangerous game of chess with a team of gorgeous women out for revenge. From the producers of LUCY and the TAKEN trilogy, THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED is a fresh personification of the iconic role of Frank Martin, that launches the high-octane franchise into the present-day and introduces it to the next generation of thrill-seekers. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  surveillance,  robbery,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:airport,  hotel,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  detective,  prostitute,  doctor
Period:1990s
Story:bank heist,  bank robbery,  bank,  police detective,  cell phone,  pistol whip,  honor,  shot in the forehead,  security guard,  ambulance,  ambush,  sunglasses,  showdown,  gunfight,  tough guy,  airplane,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  car accident,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  death,  violence,  police,  murder

Solace (2015) is one of the best movies like Heat (1995)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Solace (2015)

A psychic doctor, John Clancy (Sir Anthony Hopkins), works with an F.B.I. Special Agent (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) in search of serial killer Charles Ambrose (Colin Farrell). After having lived in isolation for two years, since the death of his daughter, Clancy is asked by his friend Joe, an F.B.I. Special Agent to help him solve several murders committed by a serial killer. The problem is that Ambrose is also psychic, and far ahead of Clancy. This is why Solace (2015) is one of the best movies like Heat (1995). (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  marriage
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment,  hotel,  hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:cell phone,  mercy killing,  blood on camera lens,  shot in the neck,  assault rifle,  swat team,  bullet,  shot in the shoulder,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  latex gloves,  ambush,  f word,  showdown,  gunfight,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  death,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  one word title,  murder,  gun,  blood,  violence,  police

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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:surveillance,  brutality,  anger
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  prostitute
Story:gun battle,  railway station,  swat team,  bullet,  pursuit,  shot in the shoulder,  sensuality,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  gunshot,  child in peril,  ambush,  psychopath,  tough guy,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  violence,  gun,  kiss,  blood,  murder,  police,  death

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Action, Thriller

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of The Dark Knight, in which he took the rap for Dent's crimes, Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which is struggling to cope with Bane's plans to destroy the city.

Themes:heist,  surveillance,  brutality,  theft,  robbery,  betrayal,  suicide,  revenge
Mood:epic,  suspense
Locations:apartment,  airport,  hospital
Characters:thief,  hostage,  policeman,  detective,  doctor
Story:sniper rifle,  master thief,  police detective,  police shootout,  street shootout,  pistol whip,  escalation,  tow truck,  armored car,  swat team,  tragic event,  police officer killed,  duel,  sniper,  child in peril,  security guard,  ambulance,  ambush,  psychopath,  showdown,  gunfight,  tough guy,  written by director,  airplane,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  kiss,  murder,  police,  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:surveillance,  brutality,  robbery
Mood:suspense
Locations:restaurant,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  detective,  prostitute
Story:police detective,  cell phone,  money laundering,  shot in the neck,  loner,  assault rifle,  shot in the shoulder,  shot in the forehead,  security guard,  diner,  f word,  criminal,  gunfight,  tough guy,  remake,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  teenage girl,  shower,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood

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Bad Boys (1995) is one of the best movies like Heat (1995)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Bad Boys (1995)

Marcus Burnett is a hen-pecked family man. Mike Lowry is a foot-loose and fancy free ladies' man. Both are Miami policemen, and both have 72 hours to reclaim a consignment of drugs stolen from under their station's nose. To complicate matters, in order to get the assistance of the sole witness to a murder, they have to pretend to be each other. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  brutality,  robbery,  marriage
Locations:apartment,  airport
Characters:detective,  prostitute
Period:1990s
Story:police detective,  cell phone,  police shootout,  street shootout,  witness protection,  strong language,  glock,  gun battle,  hooker,  swat team,  profanity,  pursuit,  ambush,  f word,  telephone,  showdown,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  murder,  husband wife relationship,  kiss,  police,  death,  blood,  gun,  violence

The American (2010)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The American (2010)

Alone among assassins, Jack is a master craftsman. When a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, he vows to his contact Pavel that his next assignment will be his last. Jack reports to the Italian countryside, where he holes up in a small town and relishes being away from death for a spell. The assignment, as specified by a Belgian woman, Mathilde, is in the offing as a weapon is constructed. Surprising himself, Jack seeks out the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto and pursues romance with local woman Clara. But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate. This is why The American (2010) is one of the best movies like Heat (1995). (Read More)

Themes:theft,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:hotel,  restaurant
Characters:prostitute
Story:weapon,  pay phone,  sniper rifle,  ambush,  sex with prostitute,  cell phone,  street shootout,  woman smoking cigarette,  one last job,  last stand,  death of protagonist,  loner,  bullet,  shot in the forehead,  sniper,  diner,  criminal,  television,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  shower,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  death,  murder,  blood,  gun,  violence,  kiss

Out Of Sight (1998)
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Out Of Sight (1998)

A career bank robber busts out of jail (Clooney) with the help of his buddy (Rhames) and kidnaps a US Marshal (Lopez) in the process. When the two cons head for Detroit to pull off their final big scam, the Marshal is put on their case but she finds she is attracted to one of them and has second thoughts about bringing them in. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  robbery
Locations:airport,  hotel,  hospital
Period:1990s
Story:bank heist,  bank robbery,  bank,  career criminal,  police shootout,  one last job,  swat team,  f word,  criminal,  sunglasses,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  blood,  murder,  violence,  kiss

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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. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Characters:hostage,  detective,  prostitute
Story:police detective,  cell phone,  police shootout,  street shootout,  bullet,  ex convict,  shot in the shoulder,  shot in the forehead,  latex gloves,  tough guy,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  death,  gun,  police,  murder,  violence,  blood

Ride Along (2014) is one of the best movies like Heat (1995)
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:betrayal
Locations:hospital
Characters:hostage,  detective,  doctor
Story:police detective,  cell phone,  police shootout,  street shootout,  bag of money,  assault rifle,  shot in the shoulder,  security guard,  ambulance,  ambush,  sunglasses,  showdown,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  violence,  death,  murder,  police,  blood

8mm (1999)
Mystery, Thriller

8mm (1999)

A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, Welles relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate of a complete stranger. As his work turns into obsession, he drifts farther and farther away from his wife, family and simple life as a small-town private eye. (Read More)

Themes:obsession,  surveillance,  brutality,  anger,  betrayal,  suicide,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  detective,  prostitute
Period:1990s
Story:pay phone,  los angeles california,  cell phone,  pistol whip,  shot in the neck,  shot in the shoulder,  ambulance,  f word,  telephone,  criminal,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  showdown,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  gun,  blood,  death,  violence,  murder

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