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Hell Or High Water (2016)
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:inheritance, heist, panic, surveillance, redemption, paranoia, poverty, brutality, racism, robbery, seduction, deception, escape, drunkenness, fear, drinking, betrayal, money, revenge
Locations:texas, motel, farm, desert, hotel, restaurant, bar
Characters:waitress, warrior, lawyer, hostage, detective, prostitute
Period:2010s
Story:texas ranger, bank robber, rude waitress, bank heist, bank robbery, sniper rifle, brother brother relationship, beer drinking, comanche indian, masked robber, oil drilling, oil well, death of partner, cigarette lighter, poker chip, ranch, bank foreclosure, paying off a debt, bank loan, bank teller

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, panic, surveillance, paranoia, brutality, robbery, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, money, revenge
Locations:restaurant
Characters:waitress, warrior
Period:2010s
Story:bank robber, bank robbery, bank teller, driving in reverse, final showdown, bag of money, police shootout, street shootout, pistol whip, getaway car, state trooper, cigarette smoking, scene before opening credits, robber, shot through a window, southern accent, blood on shirt, ethnic slur, death threat, singing in a car

2 Guns (2013)
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:heist, surveillance, brutality, deception, escape, betrayal, money, revenge
Locations:motel, desert, hotel
Characters:waitress, hostage
Period:2010s
Story:bank robber, bank robbery, sniper rifle, brother brother relationship, masked robber, gunshot wound, bag of money, stake out, bare chested, bullet hole, cigarette smoking, partnership, gunman, bullet wound, scene before opening credits, shot through a window, southern accent, gunfire, ranch, gasoline

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:panic, redemption, paranoia, brutality, deception, escape, drunkenness, fear, betrayal, money, revenge
Locations:motel, farm, desert, hotel, bar
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:driving in reverse, cowboy hat, final showdown, assault rifle, pistol whip, nihilist, gun violence, modern western, innocent person killed, neo western, fight the system, bullet wound, nihilism, cornfield, farmhouse, shot through a window, southern accent, blood on shirt, ethnic slur, social commentary

Natural Born Killers (1994) is one of the best movies like Hell Or High Water (2016)
Crime, Drama

Natural Born Killers (1994)

Mickey Knox and Mallory Wilson aren't your typical lovers - after killing her abusive father, they go on a road trip where, every time they stop somewhere, they kill pretty well everyone around them. They do however leave one person alive at every shootout to tell the story and they soon become a media sensation thanks to sensationalized reporting. Told in a highly visual style. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, paranoia, brutality, seduction, deception, escape, fear, money, revenge
Locations:motel, farm, desert
Characters:waitress, hostage, detective, prostitute
Story:cowboy hat, assault rifle, police detective, police shootout, cigarette smoking, innocent person killed, social decay, fight the system, white trash, shot through a window, southern accent, blood on shirt, gasoline, watching television, crime scene, social commentary, self mutilation, sociopath, pickup truck, fugitive

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:panic, paranoia, brutality, seduction, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, revenge
Locations:hotel, restaurant, bar
Characters:warrior
Period:2010s
Story:sniper rifle, final showdown, cigarette smoking, shot through a window, blood on shirt, self mutilation, long take, opening action scene, product placement, fugitive, danger, shot in the forehead, on the run, sniper, double cross, anti hero, ambush, shot in the back, f word, car crash

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

The Dark Knight (2008)

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

Themes:heist, panic, surveillance, paranoia, brutality, robbery, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, money, revenge
Locations:restaurant, bar
Characters:warrior, lawyer, hostage, detective
Story:criminal, bank robber, bank heist, bank robbery, sniper rifle, bank manager, cowboy hat, assault rifle, police detective, money laundering, car set on fire, bag of money, police shootout, street shootout, nihilist, innocent person killed, social decay, text message, fight the system, nihilism

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, deception, escape, drunkenness, fear, drinking, betrayal, money
Locations:farm, hotel, restaurant, bar
Characters:lawyer, hostage
Story:bank robber, bank heist, bank robbery, robber, bank, final showdown, money laundering, bag of money, police shootout, street shootout, pistol whip, getaway car, cigarette smoking, neo western, stakeout, farmhouse, shot through a window, blood on shirt, gun battle, murder of a police officer

Heat (1995) is one of the best movies like Hell Or High Water (2016)
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, brutality, betrayal, money, revenge
Locations:hotel, restaurant
Characters:detective, hostage, prostitute
Story:bank heist, bank robbery, sniper rifle, masked robber, automatic rifle, assault rifle, criminal, police detective, money laundering, bag of money, police shootout, street shootout, pistol whip, cigarette smoking, ski mask, gun battle, ex convict, profanity, bank, police officer killed

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:panic, surveillance, redemption, paranoia, seduction, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, revenge
Locations:desert
Characters:warrior, hostage
Period:2010s
Story:final showdown, pistol whip, gun battle, partner, crime scene, burial, self mutilation, pickup truck, self sacrifice, opening action scene, race against time, product placement, danger, binoculars, police officer killed, news report, double cross, anti hero, security guard, ambush

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years. This is why Blade Runner 2049 (2017) is one of the best movies like Hell Or High Water (2016). (Read More)

Themes:panic, brutality, seduction, deception, escape, fear, betrayal
Locations:farm, restaurant, bar
Characters:hostage, detective, prostitute
Story:police detective, retired cop, fight the system, billboard, social commentary, casino, character says i love you, profanity, opening action scene, product placement, fugitive, danger, binoculars, police officer killed, shot in the forehead, on the run, exploding car, police car, police station, shot in the back

3:10 To Yuma (2007)
Adventure, Crime, Drama, Western

3:10 To Yuma (2007)

Rancher Dan Evans heads into Bisbee to clear up issues concerning the sale of his land when he witnesses the closing events of a stagecoach robbery led by famed outlaw Ben Wade. Shortly thereafter, Wade is captured by the law in Bisbee and Evans finds himself one of the escorts who will take Wade to the 3:10 to Yuma train in Contention for the reward of $200. Evans's effort to take Wade to the station is in part an effort to save his land but also part of an inner battle to determine whether he can be more than just a naive rancher in the eyes of his impetuous and gunslinging son William Evans. The transport to Contention is hazardous and filled with ambushes by Indians, pursuits by Wade's vengeful gang and Wade's own conniving and surreptitious demeanor that makes the ride all the more intense. (Read More)

Themes:heist, robbery, seduction, escape, drinking, money
Locations:hotel
Characters:prostitute
Story:bank robber, gunshot wound, cowboy hat, death of brother, gun shooting, street shootout, gun held to one's back, gun pointed at head, gun shot victim, gun fight, guns and bullets, gun held to one's head, shot repeatedly, gunned down, gun shot, gunplay, gun violence, gunman, posse, mortgage

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014) is one of the best movies like Hell Or High Water (2016)
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:redemption, brutality, seduction, deception, drunkenness, betrayal, money, revenge
Locations:farm, hotel, restaurant, bar
Characters:waitress, warrior, detective, prostitute
Story:cigarette lighter, police detective, car set on fire, pistol whip, car explosion, cigarette smoking, social decay, shot multiple times, gasoline, murder of a police officer, crime scene, police chase, desperation, self mutilation, poker, cow, binoculars, police officer killed, shot in the forehead, double cross

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)

Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game-and the rest of the crew has been exonerated-the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime he can't seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before. From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, the elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world's stage... and to bring home the man who made them a family. (Read More)

Themes:panic, surveillance, redemption, betrayal, brutality, seduction, deception, escape, fear, revenge
Locations:hotel, restaurant, bar
Characters:warrior, hostage
Period:2010s
Story:sniper rifle, brother brother relationship, final showdown, car set on fire, pistol whip, car showroom, death threat, police chase, sociopath, ex convict, opening action scene, race against time, product placement, danger, binoculars, sniper, double cross, anti hero, exploding car, security guard

The Accountant (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Accountant (2016)

Christian Wolff is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King, starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise. (Read More)

Themes:panic, surveillance, redemption, paranoia, brutality, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, money, revenge
Locations:farm, hotel, restaurant, bar
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:sniper rifle, brother brother relationship, final showdown, criminal, money laundering, pistol whip, nitrile gloves, bullet wound, farmhouse, shot through a window, shot multiple times, retirement, pickup truck, loss of mother, ex convict, profanity, brother, opening action scene, race against time, fugitive

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. This is why Xxx (2002) is one of the best movies like Hell Or High Water (2016). (Read More)

Themes:redemption, seduction, escape
Locations:restaurant
Characters:waitress, warrior
Story:sniper rifle, brother brother relationship, death of brother, armed robbery, police shootout, gun fight, gun shot, cigarette smoking, man in underwear, male in underwear, gunfire, male underwear, police chase, opening action scene, race against time, product placement, binoculars, police officer killed, gunshot, sniper

The Equalizer (2014) is one of the best movies like Hell Or High Water (2016)
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, deception, money
Locations:restaurant, bar
Characters:warrior, hostage, detective, prostitute
Story:final showdown, assault rifle, armed robbery, police detective, money laundering, social decay, murder of a police officer, crime scene, retirement, sociopath, long take, product placement, gas station, shot in the forehead, anti hero, security guard, diner, shot in the back, f word, criminal

The Magnificent Seven (2016)
Action, Adventure, Western

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in The Magnificent Seven. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns. As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, deception, escape, drunkenness, betrayal, money, revenge
Locations:farm, desert, bar
Characters:warrior, prostitute
Story:comanche indian, cowboy hat, final showdown, pistol whip, comanche, cigarette smoking, innocent person killed, quick draw, shot through a window, southern accent, shot multiple times, ethnic slur, murder of a police officer, sociopath, self sacrifice, fugitive, cowboy, police officer killed, shot in the forehead, on the run

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:inheritance, heist, panic, surveillance, redemption, paranoia, brutality, robbery, seduction, deception, escape, betrayal, revenge
Locations:desert, bar
Characters:warrior, lawyer, hostage, detective
Period:2010s
Story:sniper rifle, final showdown, police detective, police shootout, street shootout, pistol whip, car explosion, blockade, fight the system, roadblock, gasoline, murder of a police officer, social commentary, retirement, police chase, sociopath, self sacrifice, opening action scene, race against time, product placement

The Heat (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime

The Heat (2013)

Sarah Ashburn, an FBI agent, is extremely ambitious and has her eye on a promotion, but she doesn't get along with her co-workers. She is sent to Boston to uncover the identity of an elusive drug lord, Mr. Larkin, by tracking down his proxy, Rojas, and is told that she'll have a good shot at the promotion if she finds Larkin. When she arrives in Boston, she learns that Larkin has been eliminating his competition and taking over their operations. She learns that Rojas is in Boston PD custody and goes to see him to ask him what he knows about Larkin, but is warned that the cop who arrested Rojas, Shannon Mullins, is very territorial, and she is not exactly sociable. When the two meet they don't get along. When Mullins learns why Ashburn is in Boston, she decides to find Larkin herself. Ashburn is told by her boss to work with Mullins, but it won't be easy because Ashburn does things by the book while Mullins does things her way. (Read More)

Themes:panic, surveillance, redemption, paranoia, brutality, escape, drunkenness, fear, revenge
Locations:motel, bar
Characters:hostage, detective, prostitute
Period:2010s
Story:brother brother relationship, police detective, police shootout, pistol whip, cigarette smoking, innocent person killed, watching television, police chase, ex convict, profanity, brother, race against time, shot in the forehead, racial slur, double cross, exploding car, diner, ambush, police car, police station

The Nice Guys (2016) is one of the best movies like Hell Or High Water (2016)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Nice Guys (2016)

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

Themes:panic, redemption, paranoia, brutality, deception, escape, drunkenness, fear, betrayal, money, revenge
Locations:hotel, bar
Characters:warrior, lawyer, hostage, detective
Story:cigarette lighter, street shootout, pistol whip, car explosion, cigarette smoking, social decay, fight the system, quick draw, shot through a window, ethnic slur, mustache, crime scene, social commentary, sociopath, profanity, race against time, danger, gas station, shot in the forehead, on the run

Pineapple Express (2008)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Pineapple Express (2008)

Lazy court-process clerk and stoner Dale Denton has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver: to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop and the city's most dangerous drug lord, he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him--and it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they're not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia: incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Pineapple Express. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, paranoia, deception, escape, fear, drinking, betrayal, money
Locations:motel, restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:brother brother relationship, cigarette lighter, motel room, death of brother, police shootout, man in underwear, duct tape, partner, murder of a police officer, watching television, male underwear, police chase, male bonding, casino, on the run, gunshot, anti hero, exploding car, police car, flashlight

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:heist, robbery, brutality, racism, seduction, escape, money
Locations:motel, bar, texas, desert
Characters:hostage
Story:bank heist, bank robbery, bank, bank robber, texas ranger, gunshot wound, death of brother, brother, modern western, neo western, bullet wound, robber, southern accent, blood on shirt, ethnic slur, partner, self sacrifice, opening action scene, fugitive, on the run

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. (Read More)

Themes:panic, redemption, paranoia, brutality, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, revenge
Locations:desert
Characters:hostage
Story:sniper rifle, brother brother relationship, loss of brother, death of brother, final showdown, assault rifle, heroic bloodshed, social commentary, burial, desperation, loss of mother, self sacrifice, opening action scene, race against time, danger, binoculars, sniper, double cross, map, ambush

Nocturnal Animals (2016) is one of the best movies like Hell Or High Water (2016)
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

A "story inside a story," in which the first part follows a woman named Susan who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, a man whom she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. The second element follows the actual manuscript, called "Nocturnal Animals," which revolves around a man whose family vacation turns violent and deadly. It also continues to follow the story of Susan, who finds herself recalling her first marriage and confronting some dark truths about herself. (Read More)

Themes:panic, redemption, paranoia, brutality, robbery, deception, escape, drunkenness, fear, revenge
Locations:texas, motel, desert, hotel, restaurant
Characters:hostage, detective
Period:2010s
Story:cowboy hat, final showdown, police detective, cigarette smoking, farmhouse, southern accent, mustache, retirement, sociopath, ex husband ex wife relationship, danger, double cross, diner, police car, police station, shot in the back, f word, criminal, car chase, held at gunpoint

The Departed (2006)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Departed (2006)

In South Boston, the state police force is waging war on Irish-American organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Frank Costello. While Billy quickly gains Costello's confidence, Colin Sullivan, a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the state police as an informer for the syndicate is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by their double lives, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations they have penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the mob and the police that there is a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly in danger of being caught and exposed to the enemy - and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save themselves. But is either willing to turn on their friends and comrades they've made during their long stints undercover? This is why The Departed (2006) is one of the best movies like Hell Or High Water (2016). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, brutality, racism, robbery, deception, drunkenness, drinking, betrayal, money
Locations:restaurant, bar
Characters:lawyer, detective, prostitute
Story:cigarette lighter, gunshot wound, criminal, police detective, car set on fire, bag of money, police shootout, street shootout, warrant, state trooper, cigarette smoking, text message, blood on shirt, ethnic slur, crime scene, burial, graffiti, long take, product placement, danger

Central Intelligence (2016)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Central Intelligence (2016)

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

Themes:panic, redemption, paranoia, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, money, revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:waitress, lawyer, hostage
Period:2010s
Story:cigarette lighter, final showdown, pistol whip, shot through a window, partner, self mutilation, pickup truck, race against time, product placement, fugitive, danger, binoculars, on the run, racial slur, double cross, anti hero, exploding car, security guard, ambush, revolver

Four Brothers (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Four Brothers (2005)

Four adopted brothers come to avenge their mother's death in what appears to be a random killing in a grocery store robbery. However, the boys' investigation of the death reveals more nefarious activities involving the one brother's business dealings with a notorious local hoodlum. Two cops who are trying to solve the case may also not be what they seem. (Read More)

Themes:inheritance, heist, robbery
Locations:restaurant
Characters:lawyer, hostage
Story:brother brother relationship, loss of brother, death of brother, police detective, gasoline, poker, loss of mother, ex convict, bank, police officer killed, racial slur, double cross, death of mother, car crash, car chase, showdown, gunfight, investigation, shot in the head, shotgun

Machete (2010) is one of the best movies like Hell Or High Water (2016)
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:surveillance, racism, deception, escape, drunkenness, betrayal, money, revenge
Locations:texas, desert
Characters:hostage
Story:sniper rifle, brother brother relationship, death of partner, gunshot wound, cowboy hat, death of brother, brother, cigarette smoking, neo western, text message, scene before opening credits, shot through a window, ethnic slur, racist, partner, murder of a police officer, social commentary, fugitive, shot in the forehead, on the run

The Blues Brothers (1980)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Music, Musical

The Blues Brothers (1980)

After the release of Jake Blues from prison, he and brother Elwood go to visit "The Penguin", the last of the nuns who raised them in a boarding school. They learn the Archdiocese will stop supporting the school and will sell the place to the Education Authority. The only way to keep the place open is if the $5000 tax on the property is paid within 11 days. The Blues Brothers want to help, and decide to put their blues band back together and raise the money by staging a big gig. As they set off on their "mission from God" they seem to make more enemies along the way. Will they manage to come up with the money in time? (Read More)

Themes:redemption, deception, escape, money, revenge
Locations:motel, hotel, restaurant, bar
Story:sniper rifle, brother brother relationship, brother, beer bottle, assault rifle, threatened with a gun, state trooper, cigarette smoking, blockade, southern accent, gasoline, police chase, country music, ex convict, race against time, gas station, on the run, racial slur, sniper, anti hero

16 Blocks (2006)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

16 Blocks (2006)

Jack Mosley, a burnt-out detective, is assigned the unenviable task of transporting a fast-talking convict from jail to a courthouse 16 blocks away. However, along the way he learns that the man is supposed to testify against Mosley's colleagues, and the entire NYPD wants him dead. Mosley must choose between loyalty to his colleagues and protecting the witness, and never has such a short distance seemed so long... This is why 16 Blocks (2006) is one of the best movies like Hell Or High Water (2016). (Read More)

Themes:redemption, paranoia, deception, drunkenness, drinking
Locations:bar
Characters:detective, lawyer, hostage
Story:sniper rifle, gunshot wound, police detective, blood on shirt, partner, murder of a police officer, friendship between men, self sacrifice, race against time, on the run, sniper, double cross, driving, police station, shot in the back, car crash, held at gunpoint, rifle, shooting, gunfight

The Hateful Eight (2015)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Western

The Hateful Eight (2015)

Some time after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. Bounty hunter John Ruth and his fugitive captive Daisy Domergue race towards the town of Red Rock, where Ruth will bring Daisy to justice. Along the road, they encounter Major Marquis Warren (an infamous bounty hunter) and Chris Mannix (a man who claims to be Red Rock's new sheriff). Lost in a blizzard, the bunch seeks refuge at Minnie's Haberdashery. When they arrive they are greeted by unfamiliar faces: Bob, who claims to be taking care of the place while Minnie is gone; Oswaldo Mobray, the hangman of Red Rock; Joe Gage, a cow puncher; and confederate general Sanford Smithers. As the storm overtakes the mountainside, the eight travelers come to learn that they might not make it to Red Rock after all... (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, brutality, racism, deception, betrayal, money, revenge
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:loss of brother, cowboy hat, death of brother, pistol whip, cigarette smoking, innocent person killed, quick draw, southern accent, blood on shirt, death threat, racist, cow, long take, fugitive, cowboy, danger, shot in the forehead, racial slur, double cross, anti hero

Desperado (1995) is one of the best movies like Hell Or High Water (2016)
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:bar
Story:brother brother relationship, cowboy hat, gun shooting, street shootout, cigarette smoking, modern western, neo western, quick draw, shot through a window, blood on shirt, gun battle, opening action scene, shot in the forehead, anti hero, exploding car, ambush, shot in the back, f word, revolver, held at gunpoint

The Lone Ranger (2013)
Action, Adventure, Western

The Lone Ranger (2013)

In the 1930s, an elderly Tonto tells a young boy the tale of John Reid, the Lone Ranger. An idealistic lawyer, he rides with his brother and fellow Texas Rangers in pursuit of the notorious Butch Cavendish. Ambushed by the outlaw and left for dead, John Reid is rescued by the renegade Comanche, Tonto, at the insistence of a mysterious white horse and offers to help him to bring Cavendish to justice. Becoming a reluctant masked rider with a seemingly incomprehensible partner, Reid pursues the criminal against all obstacles. However, John and Tonto learn that Cavendish is only part of a far greater injustice and the pair must fight it in an adventure that would make them a legend. (Read More)

Themes:escape, betrayal, revenge
Locations:texas, desert
Characters:warrior, lawyer, hostage, prostitute
Story:bank robbery, brother brother relationship, comanche, texas ranger, death of brother, brother, criminal, shot through a window, partner, murder of a police officer, bank, cowboy, anti hero, map, ambush, native american, police station, shot in the back, revolver, held at gunpoint

S.w.a.t. (2003)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

S.w.a.t. (2003)

Based off of a one time T.V. show, two Los Angeles S.W.A.T. officers Jim Street and Brian Gamble were sent in to foil an extremely violent bank robbery. Although they thwarted the robbery, they shot a hostage in the process. Street was suspended from S.W.A.T. while Gamble was fired altogether. After 6 months, a veteran S.W.A.T. officer, Daniel Harrelson or "Hondo", is told to assemble a S.W.A.T. team for his division. He chooses other S.W.A.T. officers as well as 3 rookies. However, after they pass the S.W.A.T. training, they receive a message that a French crime boss, known as Alex Montell is trying to escape from prison. This will not be easy to prevent, especially after Montell promises $100 Million to his rescuers. (Read More)

Themes:robbery, redemption, escape, betrayal, money, revenge
Locations:desert, restaurant, bar
Characters:hostage, warrior, lawyer
Story:bank robbery, bank robber, sniper rifle, partner, bank, final showdown, police shootout, street shootout, murder of a police officer, police chase, poker, opening action scene, race against time, product placement, fugitive, police officer killed, news report, sniper, anti hero, exploding car

Jason Bourne (2016)
Action, Thriller

Jason Bourne (2016)

Jason Bourne is again being hunted by the CIA. It begins when Nicky Parson a former CIA operative who helped Bourne, who went under and now works with a man who's a whistle blower and is out to expose the CIA's black ops. Nicky hacks into the CIA and downloads everything on all their Black Ops, including Treadstone which Bourne was a part of. And Heather Lee, a CIA agent, discovers the hack and brings it to the attention of CIA Director Dewey, the man behind the Black Ops. He orders Parsons be found and, hopefully, Bourne, too. This is why Jason Bourne (2016) is one of the best movies like Hell Or High Water (2016). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, redemption, brutality, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, revenge
Locations:hotel, restaurant
Characters:warrior, hostage
Period:2010s
Story:sniper rifle, final showdown, assault rifle, car set on fire, blockade, innocent person killed, fight the system, social commentary, police chase, casino, race against time, product placement, fugitive, danger, binoculars, police officer killed, on the run, sniper, anti hero, exploding car

Inside Man (2006) is one of the best movies like Hell Or High Water (2016)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Inside Man (2006)

From a cell, a man tells us he has planned the perfect bank robbery; he invites us to watch. An efficient gang enters a Manhattan bank, locks the doors, and takes hostages. They work deliberately, without haste. Detective Frazier is assigned to negotiate, but half his mind is occupied with the corruption charges he is facing. The bank's president has something to protect in a safe deposit box, so he brings in Madeleine White, a high-power broker with a hidden agenda. With an army of police surrounding the bank, the thief, the cop, and the plutocrat's fixer enter high-stakes negotiations. Why are the robbers asking for a plane, if they are so competent and they know they won't get one? Why aren't they in more of a hurry? If the job's perfect, why is the thieves' leader in a cell? (Read More)

Themes:heist, panic, robbery, deception, escape, fear, money
Locations:restaurant
Characters:hostage, detective
Story:bank robber, bank heist, bank robbery, police detective, check, robber, partner, bank, danger, police car, police station, flashlight, criminal, sunglasses, held at gunpoint, rifle, shooting, investigation, shot in the head, machine gun

Per Un Pugno Di Dollari (1964)
Western

Per Un Pugno Di Dollari (1964)

An anonymous, but deadly man rides into a town torn by war between two factions, the Baxters and the Rojo's. Instead of fleeing or dying, as most other would do, the man schemes to play the two sides off each other, getting rich in the bargain.

Themes:brutality, deception, escape, betrayal, money, revenge
Locations:desert, bar
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:cowboy hat, gunman, nihilism, quick draw, brother, cowboy, police officer killed, double cross, anti hero, ambush, shot in the back, revolver, held at gunpoint, rifle, showdown, gunfight, tough guy, punched in the face, small town, shotgun

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. (Read More)

Themes:heist, surveillance, robbery, money, revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage
Story:bank manager, bank robber, bank, bank robbery, masked robber, assault rifle, money laundering, car set on fire, bag of money, pistol whip, cigarette smoking, driver's license, blood on shirt, casino, ex convict, self sacrifice, binoculars, shot in the forehead, exploding car, shot in the back

Spy (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Spy (2015)

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

Themes:surveillance, redemption, deception, escape, betrayal, revenge
Locations:hotel, restaurant, bar
Characters:hostage, prostitute
Story:assault rifle, pistol whip, cigarette smoking, scene before opening credits, partner, casino, profanity, opening action scene, race against time, shot in the forehead, double cross, gambling, ambush, shot in the back, f word, car crash, car chase, held at gunpoint, gunfight, tough guy

Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995) is one of the best movies like Hell Or High Water (2016)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995)

John McClane is now almost a full-blown alcoholic and is suspended from the NYPD. But when a bomb goes off in the Bonwit Teller Department Store the police go insane trying to figure out what's going on. Soon, a man named Simon calls and asks for McClane. Simon tells Inspector Walter Cobb that McClane is going to play a game called "Simon Says". He says that McClane is going to do the tasks he assigns him. If not, he'll set off another bomb. With the help of a Harlem electrician, John McClane must race all over New York trying to figure out the frustrating puzzles that the crafty terrorist gives him. But when a bomb goes off in a subway station right by the Federal Reserve (the biggest gold storage in the world) things start to get heated. This is why Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995) is one of the best movies like Hell Or High Water (2016). (Read More)

Themes:heist, panic, surveillance, paranoia, brutality, racism, robbery, deception, escape, fear, drinking, betrayal, revenge
Characters:detective, warrior, hostage
Story:bank heist, bank robbery, sniper rifle, gunshot wound, brother, police detective, police shootout, cigarette smoking, quick draw, ethnic slur, racist, opening action scene, bank, race against time, danger, binoculars, police officer killed, racial slur, sniper, double cross

22 Jump Street (2014)
Action, Comedy, Crime

22 Jump Street (2014)

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don't have to just crack the case - they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking
Locations:hotel, restaurant, bar
Characters:hostage, detective
Story:police detective, police shootout, pistol whip, partnership, blood on shirt, ethnic slur, partner, police chase, profanity, product placement, racial slur, news report, exploding car, security guard, football, police station, flashlight, shot in the back, f word, criminal

Black Mass (2015)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History

Black Mass (2015)

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

Themes:paranoia, brutality, deception, drunkenness, fear, betrayal, revenge
Locations:hotel, restaurant, bar
Characters:lawyer, prostitute
Story:brother, brother brother relationship, money laundering, bag of money, cigarette smoking, shot through a window, shot multiple times, ethnic slur, burial, sociopath, ex convict, profanity, fugitive, shot in the forehead, on the run, racial slur, news report, double cross, gambling, ambush

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:panic, redemption, paranoia, brutality, robbery, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, money, revenge
Characters:warrior, hostage, prostitute
Story:brother brother relationship, final showdown, fight the system, scene before opening credits, death threat, loss of mother, profanity, self sacrifice, opening action scene, fugitive, danger, on the run, anti hero, map, ambush, shot in the back, death of mother, showdown, tough guy, punched in the face

Eagle Eye (2008) is one of the best movies like Hell Or High Water (2016)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Eagle Eye (2008)

Jerry Shaw is an amiable slacker with an over-achieving twin brother. After his twin dies in an accident, strange things happen to Jerry at a dizzying pace: a fortune shows up in his bank account, weapons are delivered to his flat, and a voice on his cell phone tells him the police are on their way. Jerry follows the voice's instructions, and soon he and a woman he's never met are racing through the city, on to a plane, and eventually to the Pentagon, chased by the FBI. She is Rachel Holloman, a single mom; the voice has threatened her son's death if she doesn't cooperate. The voice seems to know everything. Who is behind it, what is being planned, and why Jerry and Rachel? (Read More)

Locations:bar
Characters:hostage
Story:brother brother relationship, loss of brother, death of brother, armed robbery, car explosion, check, brother, self sacrifice, ex husband ex wife relationship, opening action scene, bank, product placement, fugitive, exploding car, gambling, shot in the back, car crash, sunglasses, car chase, shooting

Sicario (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Sicario (2015)

When drug violence worsens on the USA Mexico border, the FBI sends an idealistic agent, Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) on a mission to eradicate a drug cartel responsible for a bomb that had killed members of her team. This is why Sicario (2015) is one of the best movies like Hell Or High Water (2016).

Themes:surveillance, paranoia, brutality, deception, escape, betrayal, revenge
Locations:texas, motel, desert, bar
Characters:lawyer, hostage
Period:2010s
Story:sniper rifle, assault rifle, money laundering, cigarette smoking, social decay, southern accent, partner, murder of a police officer, culture clash, brother, opening action scene, bank, binoculars, police officer killed, shot in the forehead, news report, sniper, double cross, anti hero, map

War Dogs (2016)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, War

War Dogs (2016)

Two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a 300 million dollar deal to arm the Afghan Military - a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people, not the least of which turns out to be the U.S. Government. Based on true events. (Read More)

Themes:panic, paranoia, deception, drunkenness, fear, betrayal, money, revenge
Locations:motel, desert, hotel, restaurant, bar
Characters:hostage, prostitute
Story:bag of money, cigarette smoking, blockade, social decay, roadblock, death threat, gasoline, sociopath, casino, race against time, product placement, danger, gas station, double cross, security guard, diner, f word, sunglasses, held at gunpoint, punched in the face

Looper (2012)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Looper (2012)

Joe is classified as a "looper", a job in which his employers use time travel to send men from the future to be killed into the past, where Joe can properly dispose of their bodies. However, to tie up loose ends and erase the evidence of his ever being a looper, Joe knows that one day his future self will be sent back for him to kill. When this day comes, Joe's future self is prepared and escapes, and the two men struggle separately in the past trying to evade capture and attempting to fulfill their own personal agendas. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, betrayal, revenge
Locations:farm
Story:cigarette smoking, cornfield, farmhouse, shot through a window, social commentary, retirement, self mutilation, pickup truck, self sacrifice, fugitive, shot in the forehead, on the run, anti hero, map, diner, shot in the back, f word, criminal, revolver, held at gunpoint

American Sniper (2014) is one of the best movies like Hell Or High Water (2016)
Action, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War

American Sniper (2014)

Chris Kyle was nothing more than a Texan man who dreamed of becoming a cowboy, but in his thirties he found out that maybe his life needed something different, something where he could express his real talent, something that could help America in its fight against terrorism. So he joined the SEALs in order to become a sniper. After marrying, Kyle and the other members of the team are called for their first tour of Iraq. Kyle's struggle isn't with his missions, but about his relationship with the reality of the war and, once returned at home, how he manages to handle it with his urban life, his wife and kids. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, drunkenness, revenge
Locations:texas, desert, restaurant, bar
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:sniper, sniper rifle, brother brother relationship, texan, death of brother, assault rifle, street shootout, shot through a window, southern accent, friendship between men, cowboy, danger, binoculars, shot in the forehead, racial slur, news report, exploding car, ambush, shot in the back, f word

Chappie (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Chappie (2015)

In Johannesburg, the police department reduced the high rating of criminality using robots from the Tetravaal Company, designed by the engineer Deon Wilson. The former military Vincent Moore is envious of Deon, since he has developed another project called Moose, but neither Tetravaal nor the police department is interested. Deon has just developed an Artificial Intelligence but the Tetravaal's CEO Michelle Bradley asks him to abort the project. Deon decides to bring the damaged Robot 22 that was sent to be crushed to test his A.I. However he is kidnapped by the criminals Ninja, Yo-Landi and Amerika that want him to stop the robot cops. When they see the damaged robot in the van, they force Deon to program it to heist banks with them and they call it Chappie. However, Chappie acts like a child and need to be trained to learn and grow. Meanwhile Vincent follows Deon and plots an evil scheme to activate his robot. (Read More)

Themes:heist, surveillance, redemption, brutality, robbery, deception, escape, betrayal, revenge
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:assault rifle, criminal, bag of money, pistol whip, cigarette smoking, shot multiple times, social commentary, burial, sociopath, self sacrifice, race against time, product placement, danger, binoculars, shot in the forehead, news report, double cross, exploding car, security guard, ambush

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