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Idiocracy (2006)
Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi

Idiocracy (2006)

Officer Collins has been spearheading one of the US Army's most secretive experiments to date: the Human Hibernation Project. If successful, the project would store its subjects indefinitely until they are needed most. Their first test subject - Joe Bauers - was not chosen for his superiority. Instead, he's chosen because he's the most average guy in the armed services. But scandal erupts after the experiment takes place, the base is closed, and the president disavows any knowledge of the project. Unfortunately Joe doesn't wake up in a year, he wakes up in 500 years! But during that time human evolution has taken a dramatic down turn. After waking up, Joe takes a prison-assigned IQ test and finds that he's the smartest guy alive! Awaiting a full presidential pardon if he can solve one of the country's biggest problems - the dwindling plant population, Joe races against time to solve this problem. But in doing so he alienates half the country in the process! Can he make things right and escape a rather bizarre execution? (Read More)

Themes:military,  absurdism,  greed,  surveillance,  deception,  drunkenness,  politics,  betrayal,  money,  infidelity,  friendship
Mood:satire
Locations:brothel,  farm,  hotel,  hospital
Characters:pimp,  secretary,  lawyer,  actor,  soldier,  prostitute,  doctor
Period:future
Story:hibernation,  top secret,  experiment,  barcode tattoo,  prison bus,  ex wrestler,  librarian,  angry mob,  secret experiment,  black u.s. president,  vice president,  public execution,  subway station,  president,  u.s. president,  u.s. army,  army,  escape from prison,  prison escape,  prison guard,  police chase,  u.s. house of representatives,  capitalist society,  intelligence test,  citizen uprising,  presidential pardon,  cabinet officer,  presidential comedy,  discount store,  case study,  dust cloud,  high concept,  dust bowl,  futuristic train,  2500s,  gatorade,  everyman,  barcode,  suspended animation,  obscene gesture,  starbucks,  capitol hill,  slideshow,  landfill,  monopoly,  frat pack,  washington monument,  monster truck,  punched in the crotch,  trailer trash,  jumping from a car,  u.s. congress,  flame thrower,  mass media,  thrown from a car,  jet ski,  leadership,  medallion,  megacorporation,  exploding airplane,  cryogenics,  social decay,  fart joke,  ignorance,  avalanche,  presidential election,  car set on fire,  mugshot,  newscast,  inmate,  camcorder,  garbage,  leader,  exploding truck,  infertility,  unlikely hero,  mental retardation,  television news,  cameraman,  time machine,  molotov cocktail,  hit in the face,  brainwashing,  swastika,  surprise after end credits,  grenade launcher,  media coverage,  car chase,  gatling gun,  wrestler,  ethnic slur,  flamethrower,  capitalism,  raised middle finger,  stadium,  thrown through a window,  scene after end credits,  punched in the chest,  amusement park,  kicked in the crotch,  hit in the crotch,  fight to the death,  underage drinking,  sexism,  misunderstanding,  social commentary,  redneck,  stupidity,  crushed to death,  white house,  rocket launcher,  fish out of water,  slapstick comedy,  flatulence,  mob,  swat team,  movie theater,  magazine,  security camera,  burned alive,  washington d.c.,  heart attack,  newspaper headline,  premarital sex,  dystopia,  film within a film,  government,  american flag,  bodyguard,  court,  product placement,  fugitive,  person on fire,  protest,  prologue,  microphone,  library,  flash forward,  on the run,  news report,  prison,  execution,  drawing,  trial,  judge,  exploding car,  subway,  montage,  video camera,  gay slur,  time travel,  cleavage,  f word,  handcuffs,  beer,  falling from height,  bare butt,  arrest,  bus,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  face slap,  motorcycle,  car accident,  machine gun,  black comedy,  beating,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  party,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  police,  masturbation

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

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:surveillance,  military,  deception,  betrayal
Characters:soldier
Period:future
Story:u.s. army,  prison guard,  police chase,  jumping from a car,  thrown from a car,  social decay,  mugshot,  camcorder,  car chase,  ethnic slur,  raised middle finger,  punched in the chest,  swat team,  security camera,  newspaper headline,  american flag,  news report,  handcuffs,  falling from height,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  machine gun,  black comedy,  beating,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  police

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Grimsby (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Grimsby (2016)

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

Themes:absurdism,  surveillance,  deception,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  friendship
Mood:satire
Locations:hotel,  hospital
Story:police chase,  thrown from a car,  social decay,  fart joke,  top secret,  exploding truck,  surprise after end credits,  grenade launcher,  car chase,  raised middle finger,  stadium,  scene after end credits,  punched in the chest,  kicked in the crotch,  social commentary,  stupidity,  crushed to death,  rocket launcher,  fish out of water,  slapstick comedy,  swat team,  burned alive,  bodyguard,  fugitive,  person on fire,  flash forward,  on the run,  news report,  exploding car,  montage,  video camera,  gay slur,  f word,  beer,  falling from height,  bare butt,  arrest,  bus,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  machine gun,  black comedy,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  police

Criminal (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Criminal (2016)

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

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  betrayal,  money
Characters:soldier,  doctor
Story:subway station,  prison guard,  police chase,  thrown from a car,  exploding airplane,  car set on fire,  unlikely hero,  car chase,  raised middle finger,  punched in the chest,  crushed to death,  fish out of water,  swat team,  security camera,  burned alive,  bodyguard,  product placement,  fugitive,  library,  on the run,  news report,  exploding car,  subway,  f word,  handcuffs,  arrest,  bus,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  machine gun,  black comedy,  beating,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  police

Machete Kills (2013) is one of the best movies like Idiocracy (2006)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Machete Kills (2013)

During an operation of a Mexican Cartel, Machete Cortez and Sartana Rivera intercept the criminals alone, but another group arrives and a masked man kills Sartana. Machete is arrested, accused of killing his beloved Sartana and Sheriff Doakes hangs Machete. But the President of the USA Rathcock pardons and recruits Machete to kill the revolutionary Marcos Mendez that has threatened the USA with a missile with a bomb. Machete goes to San Antonio to meet the Miss San Antonio Blanca Vasquez that will be the liaison between Machete and President Rathcock. Then Machete goes to the brothel of Madame Desdemona to seek out the prostitute Cereza that is Mendez's mistress. Machete meets Mendez and learns that his heart is connected to the missile and only the arm dealer Luther Voz is capable to disarm the bomb. Now Machete needs to bring Mendez to the USA in less than twenty-four hours and save his new country in a dangerous journey with betrayals. (Read More)

Themes:absurdism,  surveillance,  deception,  betrayal
Locations:brothel
Characters:soldier,  prostitute,  doctor
Story:u.s. president,  punched in the crotch,  surprise after end credits,  car chase,  gatling gun,  ethnic slur,  flamethrower,  scene after end credits,  hit in the crotch,  fight to the death,  crushed to death,  white house,  swat team,  security camera,  burned alive,  washington d.c.,  premarital sex,  president,  bodyguard,  person on fire,  on the run,  news report,  exploding car,  f word,  handcuffs,  falling from height,  bare butt,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  machine gun,  black comedy,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  police

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The A-team (2010)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

The A-team (2010)

Four American soldiers who are in Iraq are sent on a mission to recover plates for printing 100 dollar bills that were used to print a billion dollars. After doing the job and returning to the base their commanding officer is killed in an explosion and the plates are stolen by another operative. They would be court martialed and sent to different prisons. 6 months later, the leader, Hannibal Smith is visited by a CIA spook who tells him he knows where the man who took the plates is and wants him and his men to recover it. So he helps him escape and he breaks out the others and they go after the plates. But after doing it, they discover that the spook might not be ok. And a military intelligence officer who was involved with one of them is pursuing them. This is why The A-team (2010) is one of the best movies like Idiocracy (2006). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  military,  deception,  betrayal,  money
Locations:hotel,  hospital
Characters:soldier
Story:prison bus,  court,  u.s. army,  escape from prison,  prison escape,  prison guard,  police chase,  thrown from a car,  exploding airplane,  leader,  surprise after end credits,  grenade launcher,  car chase,  gatling gun,  raised middle finger,  scene after end credits,  punched in the chest,  rocket launcher,  security camera,  product placement,  fugitive,  person on fire,  on the run,  trial,  exploding car,  army,  handcuffs,  falling from height,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  face slap,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  black comedy,  beating,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  bare chested male

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

The G.I. Joe team is framed for crimes against the country by Zartan, disguised as the President, and Cobra Commander has all the world leaders under his influence, with their advanced warheads headed towards innocent populaces around the world. Outnumbered and outgunned, the surviving team members form a plan with their original leader, General Joseph Colton, to rescue the President and face off Cobra Commander, his accomplices and the world leaders. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  military,  deception,  betrayal,  friendship
Characters:soldier
Story:u.s. president,  prison escape,  prison guard,  washington monument,  cryogenics,  avalanche,  leader,  grenade launcher,  media coverage,  gatling gun,  punched in the chest,  white house,  rocket launcher,  security camera,  burned alive,  washington d.c.,  american flag,  president,  bodyguard,  on the run,  news report,  exploding car,  army,  handcuffs,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  beating,  prison,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  party,  explosion,  bare chested male

Ghostbusters (2016)
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Ghostbusters (2016)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  friendship
Locations:hotel
Characters:secretary
Story:subway station,  fart joke,  newscast,  camcorder,  unlikely hero,  surprise after end credits,  grenade launcher,  media coverage,  ethnic slur,  raised middle finger,  thrown through a window,  scene after end credits,  misunderstanding,  slapstick comedy,  flatulence,  product placement,  library,  news report,  drawing,  exploding car,  subway,  army,  montage,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  face slap,  motorcycle,  car accident,  machine gun,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  one word title,  police

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) is one of the best movies like Idiocracy (2006)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

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

Themes:absurdism,  surveillance,  deception,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  friendship
Mood:satire
Locations:hospital
Characters:lawyer,  soldier
Story:vice president,  u.s. president,  thrown from a car,  cryogenics,  top secret,  grenade launcher,  media coverage,  car chase,  gatling gun,  raised middle finger,  stadium,  punched in the chest,  fight to the death,  social commentary,  redneck,  crushed to death,  white house,  rocket launcher,  movie theater,  security camera,  washington d.c.,  american flag,  bodyguard,  product placement,  news report,  exploding car,  montage,  f word,  handcuffs,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  car accident,  machine gun,  black comedy,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male

Hardcore Henry (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Hardcore Henry (2015)

Hardcore Henry is an action film told from a first person perspective: You remember nothing. Mainly because you've just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who's got her? His name's Akan; he's a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You're also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy. He may be on your side, but you aren't sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You're likely going to need it... (Read More)

Themes:absurdism,  surveillance,  deception,  drunkenness,  betrayal
Locations:brothel
Characters:soldier,  prostitute,  doctor
Story:army,  police chase,  flame thrower,  thrown from a car,  cryogenics,  molotov cocktail,  grenade launcher,  car chase,  gatling gun,  flamethrower,  raised middle finger,  punched in the chest,  fight to the death,  crushed to death,  rocket launcher,  burned alive,  premarital sex,  bodyguard,  fugitive,  person on fire,  on the run,  exploding car,  subway,  montage,  gay slur,  f word,  falling from height,  bare butt,  bus,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  machine gun,  black comedy,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  police

Southland Tales (2006)
Comedy, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Southland Tales (2006)

Southland Tales is an ensemble piece set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an adult film star developing her own reality television project, and Ronald Taverner, a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy. This is why Southland Tales (2006) is one of the best movies like Idiocracy (2006). (Read More)

Themes:absurdism,  surveillance,  military,  deception,  politics,  betrayal,  friendship
Mood:satire
Characters:pimp,  actor,  soldier
Period:future
Story:u.s. army,  megacorporation,  exploding airplane,  social decay,  camcorder,  media coverage,  ethnic slur,  raised middle finger,  stadium,  punched in the chest,  social commentary,  swat team,  security camera,  dystopia,  film within a film,  government,  american flag,  bodyguard,  product placement,  protest,  prologue,  flash forward,  news report,  montage,  video camera,  time travel,  f word,  beer,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  car accident,  machine gun,  black comedy,  beating,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  party,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  police,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male

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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

After accomplishing the assignment of dismantling a human trafficking organization, the former military and drifter Jack Reacher goes to Washington to invite his liaison, Major Susan Turner, to have dinner with him. However, he meets her substitute, Colonel Sam Morgan, who explains that Major Turner has been arrested and accused of espionage. Jack seeks out her veteran lawyer, Colonel Bob Moorcroft, who explains that Major Turner has also been accused of the murders of two soldiers in Afghanistan. Further, he also tells Jack he is being sued, accused by a woman of being the father of her fifteen year-old daughter, Samantha. When Moorcroft is murdered, Jack is accused of being the killer and sent to a prison. He sees that Turner and he have been framed and also that Turner will be killed by two assassins. However, he rescues her and they flee. Soon, they realize that there is a conspiracy involving military people from the army and a government contractor that is a powerful arms dealer. Jack also learns that Samantha is in danger and Turner and he rescue her. They decide to protect her since a skilled assassin is hunting them down while they try to find the motive of the conspiracy. Who can be trusted? (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  military,  deception,  betrayal
Locations:hotel
Characters:lawyer,  soldier,  prostitute
Story:u.s. army,  prison escape,  prison guard,  washington monument,  car chase,  raised middle finger,  punched in the chest,  fight to the death,  rocket launcher,  security camera,  burned alive,  washington d.c.,  government,  product placement,  fugitive,  library,  on the run,  exploding car,  army,  montage,  gay slur,  handcuffs,  falling from height,  arrest,  bus,  punched in the face,  car accident,  machine gun,  black comedy,  beating,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  police

Ngo Si Seoi (1998) is one of the best movies like Idiocracy (2006)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)

Jackie Chan, a top secret militant soldier, crashes into the South African jungle after his mission of kidnapping three scientists (who were experimenting with a powerful mineral) has gone awry. Waking up in a village of local natives, Chan has no memory of who he is, thus being addressed as "Who Am I". His journey with aid from two female sidekicks to find out his identity leads him all the way to Rotterdam where he coincidentally discovers the location of the organization that kidnapped the three scientists. With no memory, Chan is thirsty for answers by any means necessary. (Read More)

Themes:absurdism,  greed,  surveillance,  military,  deception,  betrayal
Locations:hotel,  hospital
Characters:soldier,  doctor
Story:police chase,  top secret,  unlikely hero,  car chase,  punched in the chest,  fish out of water,  newspaper headline,  bodyguard,  product placement,  fugitive,  prologue,  on the run,  exploding car,  handcuffs,  falling from height,  arrest,  punched in the face,  motorcycle,  car accident,  machine gun,  black comedy,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  bare chested male,  police

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

American Ultra (2015)

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

Themes:absurdism,  surveillance,  military,  deception,  betrayal
Mood:satire
Locations:hotel
Characters:soldier
Story:u.s. army,  car set on fire,  top secret,  unlikely hero,  brainwashing,  thrown through a window,  punched in the chest,  social commentary,  swat team,  security camera,  newspaper headline,  bodyguard,  product placement,  fugitive,  flash forward,  on the run,  news report,  execution,  drawing,  exploding car,  montage,  f word,  handcuffs,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  face slap,  car accident,  machine gun,  black comedy,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  bare chested male,  police

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

Death Race (2008)

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

Themes:betrayal
Story:prison bus,  escape from prison,  prison guard,  dust cloud,  thrown from a car,  car set on fire,  exploding truck,  grenade launcher,  car chase,  gatling gun,  flamethrower,  crushed to death,  rocket launcher,  swat team,  burned alive,  dystopia,  american flag,  person on fire,  exploding car,  f word,  bus,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  car accident,  machine gun,  prison,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  husband wife relationship

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. This is why The Fate Of The Furious (2017) is one of the best movies like Idiocracy (2006). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  betrayal,  deception,  friendship
Locations:hotel
Characters:soldier
Story:prison bus,  prison escape,  prison guard,  police chase,  jumping from a car,  fart joke,  car set on fire,  top secret,  exploding truck,  car chase,  gatling gun,  thrown through a window,  punched in the chest,  hit in the crotch,  fight to the death,  rocket launcher,  swat team,  security camera,  american flag,  bodyguard,  product placement,  exploding car,  handcuffs,  falling from height,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  face slap,  motorcycle,  car accident,  machine gun,  black comedy,  beating,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male

Allegiant (2016) is one of the best movies like Idiocracy (2006)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Allegiant (2016)

After the earth-shattering revelations of INSURGENT, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  military,  deception,  politics,  betrayal
Characters:lawyer,  soldier
Period:future
Story:barcode tattoo,  prison escape,  prison guard,  barcode,  leadership,  social decay,  brainwashing,  punched in the chest,  social commentary,  fish out of water,  security camera,  experiment,  dystopia,  fugitive,  on the run,  execution,  trial,  exploding car,  army,  handcuffs,  falling from height,  arrest,  punched in the face,  car accident,  machine gun,  beating,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  bare chested male,  one word title

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X-men: Days Of Future Past (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

X-men: Days Of Future Past (2014)

In the future, the mutants and the humans that help them are slaughtered by powerful robots named Sentinels. Professor Xavier, Wolverine, Magneto, Storm, Kitty Pryde and her friends meet at a monastery in China and Xavier explains that the invincible Sentinels were created using the DNA of Mystique that was captured in 1973 when she tried to assassinate their creator Dr. Bolivar Trask. Xavier tells that their only chance is return to 1973 using Pryde's ability to join Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr to convince Mystique to give up of her intention. . However, only Wolverine can withstand the damages of the time travel. Will he succeed in stopping Mystique and the Sentinel Program and save the mutants and their human friends from annihilation? (Read More)

Themes:military,  deception
Locations:hotel
Characters:soldier
Period:future
Story:u.s. president,  washington monument,  megacorporation,  exploding airplane,  surprise after end credits,  media coverage,  gatling gun,  stadium,  scene after end credits,  social commentary,  white house,  burned alive,  experiment,  washington d.c.,  newspaper headline,  dystopia,  american flag,  president,  product placement,  person on fire,  news report,  exploding car,  subway,  army,  time travel,  falling from height,  bare butt,  punched in the face,  machine gun,  prison,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  bare chested male

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)

The general public is concerned over having Superman on their planet and letting the "Dark Knight" - Batman - pursue the streets of Gotham. While this is happening, a power-phobic Batman tries to attack Superman.,Meanwhile Superman tries to settle on a decision, and Lex Luthor, the criminal mastermind and millionaire, tries to use his own advantages to fight the "Man of Steel". (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  military,  deception,  politics,  betrayal
Locations:farm
Characters:soldier
Story:u.s. president,  u.s. army,  flame thrower,  exploding airplane,  social decay,  exploding truck,  grenade launcher,  media coverage,  car chase,  gatling gun,  flamethrower,  raised middle finger,  punched in the chest,  fight to the death,  crushed to death,  rocket launcher,  movie theater,  burned alive,  experiment,  washington d.c.,  newspaper headline,  premarital sex,  american flag,  bodyguard,  product placement,  protest,  prologue,  flash forward,  news report,  exploding car,  army,  montage,  handcuffs,  falling from height,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  beating,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  party,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male

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

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  betrayal,  friendship
Locations:hospital
Characters:prostitute,  doctor
Story:police chase,  librarian,  car chase,  punched in the chest,  amusement park,  crushed to death,  rocket launcher,  newspaper headline,  premarital sex,  bodyguard,  fugitive,  prologue,  library,  on the run,  news report,  exploding car,  gay slur,  falling from height,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  face slap,  motorcycle,  car accident,  machine gun,  beating,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  police

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Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011) is one of the best movies like Idiocracy (2006)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011)

Autobots Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide, Mirage (aka Dino), Wheeljack (aka Que) and Sideswipe led by Optimus Prime, are back in action taking on the evil Decepticons, who are eager to avenge their recent defeat. The Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the United States and Russia to reach a hidden Cybertronian spacecraft on the moon and learn its secrets, and once again Sam Witwicky has to go to the aid of his robot friends. The new villain Shockwave is on the scene while the Autobots and Decepticons continue to battle it out on Earth. This is why Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011) is one of the best movies like Idiocracy (2006). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  military,  deception,  betrayal
Characters:secretary,  soldier
Story:u.s. president,  u.s. army,  washington monument,  thrown from a car,  exploding airplane,  top secret,  newscast,  camcorder,  car chase,  gatling gun,  thrown through a window,  kicked in the crotch,  fight to the death,  white house,  rocket launcher,  swat team,  security camera,  washington d.c.,  american flag,  bodyguard,  product placement,  prologue,  news report,  exploding car,  montage,  falling from height,  bus,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  face slap,  car accident,  machine gun,  beating,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  police

Lockout (2012)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Lockout (2012)

In 2079, in Washington, the ex-CIA Operative Snow is brutally interrogated, accused of treason against the United States. The chief of the secret service Scott Langral believes that he shot the agent Frank in a hotel room. Meanwhile, the idealistic daughter of the president of the USA, Emilie Warnock, is visiting MS One, a maximum security prison in outer space expecting to find evidence that the prisoners are actually guinea pigs of a huge corporation. When one of her bodyguards loses a hidden pistol to the dangerous prisoner Hydell, he subdues the staff in the central control room and releases the prisoners, including his brother Alex who becomes the leader of the riot. Now the veteran agent Harry Shaw offers freedom to Snow if he succeeds in rescuing the president's daughter. But the idealistic Emilie does not want to leave MS-One without the hostages. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  betrayal
Locations:hotel
Period:future
Story:subway station,  u.s. president,  suspended animation,  leader,  car chase,  gatling gun,  white house,  swat team,  security camera,  washington d.c.,  government,  president,  bodyguard,  prison,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  black comedy,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  one word title

This Is The End (2013)
Comedy, Fantasy

This Is The End (2013)

All 'Jay Baruchel' (qv) expected coming to LA was a fun time with 'Seth Rogen' (qv) with all the wild partying to have both by themselves and at 'James Franco' (qv)'s housewarming party. Suddenly, the Rapture hits and the Biblical Apocalypse has begun. Now, Jay and Seth are desperately sheltering in James' house for rescue along with a few other friends. Together, they must band together to attempt to survive the end of the world, only for Jay to find that they are all too dumb and superficial to do it until they discover the only way out. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  friendship
Mood:satire
Characters:actor
Story:car set on fire,  raised middle finger,  thrown through a window,  crushed to death,  burned alive,  film within a film,  person on fire,  library,  news report,  exploding car,  montage,  video camera,  gay slur,  f word,  beer,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  face slap,  car accident,  black comedy,  beating,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  party,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  masturbation

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Logan (2017)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Logan (2017)

In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins - In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are aging, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  money
Locations:farm,  hotel,  hospital
Characters:soldier,  doctor
Period:future
Story:megacorporation,  exploding truck,  car chase,  gatling gun,  ethnic slur,  punched in the chest,  hit in the crotch,  fight to the death,  social commentary,  redneck,  crushed to death,  fish out of water,  swat team,  newspaper headline,  dystopia,  product placement,  fugitive,  on the run,  drawing,  exploding car,  army,  montage,  f word,  handcuffs,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  machine gun,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  police

The Purge: Election Year (2016) is one of the best movies like Idiocracy (2006)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Purge: Election Year (2016)

It's been seventeen years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for president and survive the annual ritual that targets the poor and innocent. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive until dawn...or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  politics,  betrayal,  friendship
Story:washington monument,  social decay,  presidential election,  brainwashing,  media coverage,  gatling gun,  ethnic slur,  raised middle finger,  punched in the chest,  hit in the crotch,  social commentary,  crushed to death,  white house,  security camera,  burned alive,  washington d.c.,  dystopia,  government,  american flag,  president,  bodyguard,  product placement,  fugitive,  person on fire,  prologue,  flash forward,  on the run,  news report,  montage,  f word,  beer,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  machine gun,  black comedy,  beating,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male

Spy (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Spy (2015)

Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global crisis. This is why Spy (2015) is one of the best movies like Idiocracy (2006). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  betrayal,  friendship
Locations:hotel
Characters:prostitute
Story:washington monument,  car chase,  raised middle finger,  punched in the chest,  hit in the crotch,  white house,  fish out of water,  slapstick comedy,  flatulence,  washington d.c.,  bodyguard,  cleavage,  f word,  handcuffs,  falling from height,  arrest,  punched in the face,  motorcycle,  car accident,  machine gun,  black comedy,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  party,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  one word title

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Nothing To Lose (1997)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Nothing To Lose (1997)

When a man (Robbins) believes he has discovered that his wife is having an affair with his boss, it sets off a chain reaction of events. First he wanders into a ghetto where a robber (Lawrence) tries to take his money at gunpoint, but instead sets a wild ride from California to Arizona. The two eventually become reluctant friends. Discussing robbery techniques, they decide to get back at the boss by robbing an office safe containing hundreds of thousands of dollars. Life is further complicated by another pair of robbers who chase the first two for infringing on their territory. (Read More)

Themes:absurdism,  surveillance,  deception,  money,  friendship
Locations:hotel
Characters:secretary
Story:surprise after end credits,  car chase,  raised middle finger,  scene after end credits,  hit in the crotch,  redneck,  security camera,  premarital sex,  person on fire,  f word,  handcuffs,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  face slap,  car accident,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship

Kick-ass 2 (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Kick-ass 2 (2013)

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

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  friendship
Mood:satire
Locations:hospital
Characters:pimp,  prostitute
Story:punched in the crotch,  unlikely hero,  grenade launcher,  media coverage,  scene after end credits,  kicked in the crotch,  hit in the crotch,  flatulence,  newspaper headline,  american flag,  bodyguard,  news report,  exploding car,  montage,  gay slur,  f word,  handcuffs,  falling from height,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  face slap,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  black comedy,  beating,  prison,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  police,  masturbation

Scanners (1981) is one of the best movies like Idiocracy (2006)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Scanners (1981)

Darryl Revok is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of the underground scanner movement for world domination. Scanners have great psychic power, strong enough to control minds; they can inflict enormous pain/damage on their victims. Doctor Paul Ruth finds a scanner that Revok hasn't, and converts him to their cause - to destroy the underground movement. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception
Locations:hotel
Characters:doctor
Story:subway station,  megacorporation,  hit in the face,  car chase,  thrown through a window,  crushed to death,  magazine,  security camera,  burned alive,  product placement,  person on fire,  on the run,  exploding car,  subway,  falling from height,  shotgun,  face slap,  car accident,  machine gun,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  one word title

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The Blob (1988)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Blob (1988)

Meg Penny is a cheerleader out on her first date with one of the football players, Paul Taylor. It doesn't go very well. Before they get where they're going, an old vagrant runs out in front of Paul's car, screaming in terror. The old man is closely followed by Brian Flagg, the local teen rebel, complete with long hair, black leather jacket, motorcycle and tough-guy attitude. Paul blames Brian for chasing the old man, but after the threesome takes him to the doctor's office, it becomes clear the vagrant had more to worry about than some young tough. He was screaming because of the acid-like substance on his hand - a substance that spreads over his body and eventually consumes him. Soon, the growing red blob, which sprouts tentacles to attack its victims, becomes a menace to the small town of Arbeville, Colorado. The military soon arrives in Hazmat suits, led by the wide-eyed Dr. Christopher Meddows. They're from the government, they say, and they want to help; but Brian's distrust for authority figures proves justified when he learns of their true motives. (Read More)

Themes:military,  deception,  drunkenness,  friendship
Locations:hospital
Characters:soldier,  doctor
Story:u.s. army,  jumping from a car,  exploding truck,  unlikely hero,  hit in the face,  flamethrower,  raised middle finger,  stadium,  social commentary,  crushed to death,  rocket launcher,  movie theater,  burned alive,  film within a film,  government,  person on fire,  exploding car,  handcuffs,  arrest,  motorcycle,  car accident,  machine gun,  black comedy,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  police

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 Idiocracy (2006). (Read More)

Story:police chase,  flame thrower,  avalanche,  unlikely hero,  grenade launcher,  car chase,  gatling gun,  crushed to death,  rocket launcher,  swat team,  washington d.c.,  premarital sex,  government,  product placement,  prologue,  exploding car,  army,  video camera,  cleavage,  falling from height,  arrest,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  machine gun,  black comedy,  prison,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  party,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  one word title,  police

The Italian Job (1969)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

The Italian Job (1969)

Charlie's got a 'Job' to do. Having just left prison, he finds one of his friends has attempted a high risk job in Italy right under the nose of the Mafia. Charlie's friend doesn't get very far so Charlie takes over the 'Job'. Using three Mini Coopers, a couple of Jaguars and a bus, he hopes to bring Torino to a standstill, steal the Gold and escape. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  drunkenness
Locations:hotel
Characters:soldier,  prostitute
Story:prison guard,  police chase,  car chase,  security camera,  newspaper headline,  product placement,  prologue,  prison,  exploding car,  subway,  gay slur,  beer,  arrest,  bus,  shotgun,  face slap,  motorcycle,  car accident,  black comedy,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  police

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Masterminds (2016) is one of the best movies like Idiocracy (2006)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Masterminds (2016)

David Ghantt discovers the true meaning of adventure far beyond his wildest dreams. He is an uncomplicated man stuck in a monotonous life. Day in and day out he drives an armored vehicle, transporting millions of other people's money with no escape in sight. The only glimmer of excitement is his flirtatious work crush Kelly Campbell who soon lures him into the scheme of a lifetime. Along with a group of half-brained criminals led by Steve Chambers and an absurdly faulted heist plan, David manages the impossible and makes off with $17 million in cash...only problem is he foolishly hands the money over to this wild group of double crossers and has been set up to take the fall. With the bandits blowing the millions on lavish and ridiculous luxuries, they leave behind a glaring trail of evidence. Now on the lam and in over his head, David must dodge the authorities, evade a hilarious hit man, Mike McKinney, and try to turn the tables on the ones he trusted most. (Read More)

Themes:absurdism,  surveillance,  money,  deception,  betrayal
Locations:hotel
Story:police chase,  monster truck,  fart joke,  car set on fire,  exploding truck,  molotov cocktail,  redneck,  stupidity,  fish out of water,  flatulence,  security camera,  fugitive,  flash forward,  on the run,  news report,  exploding car,  montage,  handcuffs,  falling from height,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  car accident,  machine gun,  prison,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  party,  explosion,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  one word title,  police

Iron Man Three (2013)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Iron Man Three (2013)

Marvel's "Iron Man 3" pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man? (Read More)

Themes:absurdism,  surveillance,  deception,  betrayal,  friendship
Locations:hotel,  hospital
Characters:actor,  soldier
Story:vice president,  u.s. president,  exploding airplane,  newscast,  surprise after end credits,  media coverage,  gatling gun,  scene after end credits,  punched in the chest,  white house,  slapstick comedy,  swat team,  security camera,  burned alive,  washington d.c.,  newspaper headline,  president,  bodyguard,  product placement,  person on fire,  prologue,  flash forward,  news report,  army,  montage,  handcuffs,  falling from height,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  machine gun,  black comedy,  beating,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  party,  explosion,  bare chested male

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

Self/less (2015)

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

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  money,  friendship
Characters:doctor
Story:flame thrower,  car set on fire,  top secret,  unlikely hero,  car chase,  flamethrower,  punched in the chest,  social commentary,  burned alive,  newspaper headline,  premarital sex,  product placement,  fugitive,  person on fire,  on the run,  exploding car,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  car accident,  black comedy,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  explosion,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male

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Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001)

The year is 2071. Following a terrorist bombing, a deadly virus is released on the populace of Mars and the government has issued a 300 million woo-long reward, the largest bounty in history, for the capture of whoever is behind it. The bounty hunter crew of the spaceship Bebop; Spike, Faye, Jet and Ed, take the case with hopes of cashing in the bounty. However, the mystery surrounding the man responsible, Vincent, goes deeper than they ever imagined, and they aren't the only ones hunting him. The original creators of the virus have dispatched Electra to deal with Vincent and take out anyone who may stumble on the truth behind him. As the hunt for the man with no past and no future continues to escalate, they begin to question what about the world is reality and what is a dream as the line between sanity and insanity becomes more apparent. This is why Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001) is one of the best movies like Idiocracy (2006). (Read More)

Themes:military,  deception,  betrayal
Characters:soldier,  doctor
Period:future
Story:futuristic train,  megacorporation,  exploding airplane,  exploding truck,  surprise after end credits,  scene after end credits,  swat team,  government,  product placement,  news report,  drawing,  exploding car,  subway,  army,  montage,  handcuffs,  falling from height,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  machine gun,  black comedy,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  tattoo,  party,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  police

Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) is one of the best movies like Idiocracy (2006)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)

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

Themes:absurdism,  surveillance,  deception,  betrayal
Locations:hotel
Characters:doctor
Story:barcode tattoo,  subway station,  army,  barcode,  megacorporation,  car chase,  punched in the chest,  crushed to death,  security camera,  bodyguard,  product placement,  fugitive,  prologue,  on the run,  exploding car,  handcuffs,  falling from height,  arrest,  bus,  punched in the face,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  beating,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  photograph

Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

With many people fearing the actions of super heroes, the government decides to push for the Hero Registration Act, a law that limits a hero's actions. This results in a division in The Avengers. Iron Man stands with this Act, claiming that their actions must be kept in check otherwise cities will continue to be destroyed, but Captain America feels that saving the world is daring enough and that they cannot rely on the government to protect the world. This escalates into an all-out war between Team Iron Man (Iron Man, Black Panther, Vision, Black Widow, War Machine, and Spider-Man) and Team Captain America (Captain America, Bucky Barnes, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, and Ant Man) while a new villain emerges. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  politics,  betrayal,  friendship
Locations:hotel
Characters:secretary,  soldier
Story:government,  police chase,  thrown from a car,  leadership,  exploding airplane,  cryogenics,  leader,  exploding truck,  brainwashing,  surprise after end credits,  grenade launcher,  media coverage,  car chase,  gatling gun,  scene after end credits,  punched in the chest,  hit in the crotch,  fight to the death,  social commentary,  rocket launcher,  swat team,  security camera,  bodyguard,  fugitive,  prologue,  flash forward,  on the run,  news report,  exploding car,  handcuffs,  falling from height,  arrest,  bus,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  machine gun,  beating,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male

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Repo Men (2010)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Repo Men (2010)

In the future humans have extended and improved our lives through highly sophisticated and expensive mechanical organs created by a company called "The Union". The dark side of these medical breakthroughs is that if you don't pay your bill, "The Union" sends its highly skilled repo men to take back its property... with no concern for your comfort or survival. Former soldier Remy is one of the best organ repo men in the business. But when he suffers a cardiac failure on the job, he awakens to find himself fitted with the company's top-of-the-line heart-replacement... as well as a hefty debt. But a side effect of the procedure is that his heart's no longer in the job. When he can't make the payments, The Union sends its toughest enforcer, Remy's former partner Jake, to track him down. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  infidelity,  friendship
Mood:satire
Locations:hospital
Characters:soldier,  doctor
Period:future
Story:futuristic train,  barcode,  megacorporation,  social decay,  car set on fire,  molotov cocktail,  grenade launcher,  hit in the crotch,  social commentary,  swat team,  security camera,  premarital sex,  dystopia,  prologue,  on the run,  news report,  subway,  montage,  f word,  falling from height,  bare butt,  bus,  punched in the face,  car accident,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male

District 9 (2009)
Sci-fi, Thriller

District 9 (2009)

In 1982, a massive star ship bearing a bedraggled alien population, nicknamed "The Prawns," appeared over Johannesburg, South Africa. Twenty-eight years later, the initial welcome by the human population has faded. The refugee camp where the aliens were located has deteriorated into a militarized ghetto called District 9, where they are confined and exploited in squalor. In 2010, the munitions corporation, Multi-National United, is contracted to forcibly evict the population with operative Wikus van der Merwe in charge. In this operation, Wikus is exposed to a strange alien chemical and must rely on the help of his only two new 'Prawn' friends. (Read More)

Themes:military,  betrayal,  friendship
Locations:hospital
Characters:soldier
Story:secret experiment,  megacorporation,  unlikely hero,  hit in the face,  media coverage,  car chase,  gatling gun,  flamethrower,  social commentary,  rocket launcher,  dystopia,  government,  fugitive,  on the run,  news report,  execution,  video camera,  machine gun,  black comedy,  voice over narration,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  party,  explosion,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male

Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017) is one of the best movies like Idiocracy (2006)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017)

Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang (Donnie Yen) and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora's Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments. This is why Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017) is one of the best movies like Idiocracy (2006). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  betrayal
Characters:soldier
Story:exploding airplane,  newscast,  grenade launcher,  car chase,  raised middle finger,  stadium,  punched in the chest,  swat team,  security camera,  premarital sex,  government,  bodyguard,  product placement,  prologue,  news report,  exploding car,  montage,  falling from height,  arrest,  bus,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  machine gun,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  party,  explosion,  bare chested male

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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,  friendship
Mood:satire
Locations:hotel
Story:police chase,  car chase,  ethnic slur,  stadium,  scene after end credits,  punched in the chest,  slapstick comedy,  product placement,  library,  news report,  exploding car,  montage,  gay slur,  f word,  handcuffs,  beer,  falling from height,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  car accident,  machine gun,  black comedy,  beating,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  party,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  police

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

The Nice Guys (2016)

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

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  politics,  betrayal,  money,  friendship
Locations:hotel,  hospital
Characters:secretary,  lawyer
Story:social decay,  unlikely hero,  car chase,  ethnic slur,  thrown through a window,  punched in the chest,  social commentary,  stupidity,  slapstick comedy,  newspaper headline,  government,  bodyguard,  protest,  prologue,  flash forward,  on the run,  news report,  exploding car,  gay slur,  f word,  falling from height,  bare butt,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  machine gun,  black comedy,  beating,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  party,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  police

Starman (1984)
Romance, Sci-fi

Starman (1984)

Jenny Hayden never did get over the death of her husband. So when an alien life form decides to model "himself" on the husband, Jenny is understandably confused if not terrified. The alien, or Starman, as he is called, has a deadline to meet, and kidnaps Jenny in order to meet it.

Themes:military,  deception
Characters:soldier
Story:u.s. army,  police chase,  exploding truck,  infertility,  car chase,  punched in the chest,  social commentary,  redneck,  white house,  fish out of water,  washington d.c.,  government,  product placement,  fugitive,  on the run,  news report,  drawing,  army,  bare butt,  bus,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  car accident,  machine gun,  black comedy,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  one word title,  police

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) is one of the best movies like Idiocracy (2006)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

For Steve Rogers, awakening after decades of suspended animation involves more than catching up on pop culture; it also means that this old school idealist must face a world of subtler threats and difficult moral complexities. That becomes clear when Director Nick Fury is killed by the mysterious assassin, the Winter Soldier, but not before warning Rogers that SHIELD has been subverted by its enemies. When Rogers acts on Fury's warning to trust no one there, he is branded as a traitor by the organization. Now a fugitive, Captain America must get to the bottom of this deadly mystery with the help of the Black Widow and his new friend, The Falcon. However, the battle will be costly for the Sentinel of Liberty, with Rogers finding enemies where he least expects them while learning that the Winter Soldier looks disturbingly familiar. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  politics,  betrayal,  friendship
Locations:hospital
Characters:soldier,  secretary
Story:top secret,  suspended animation,  washington monument,  thrown from a car,  hit in the face,  brainwashing,  surprise after end credits,  grenade launcher,  car chase,  gatling gun,  scene after end credits,  punched in the chest,  white house,  rocket launcher,  fish out of water,  security camera,  burned alive,  washington d.c.,  bodyguard,  product placement,  fugitive,  on the run,  exploding car,  army,  handcuffs,  falling from height,  arrest,  bus,  punched in the face,  motorcycle,  car accident,  machine gun,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  bare chested male

The Running Man (1987)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Running Man (1987)

In the year 2017, the world economy has collapsed. The great freedoms of the United States are no longer, as the once great nation has sealed off its borders and become a militarized police state, censoring all film, art, literature, and communications. Even so, a small resistance force led by two revolutionaries manages to fight the oppression. With full control over the media, the government attempts to quell the nation's yearning for freedom by broadcasting a number of game shows on which convicted criminals fight for their lives. The most popular and sadistic of these programs is "The Running Man," hosted by Damon Killian. When a peaceful protest of starving citizens gathers in Bakersfield, California, a police officer named Ben Richards is ordered to fire on the crowd, which he refuses to do. Subdued by the other officers, the attack is carried out, and Richards is framed for the murder of almost a hundred unarmed civilians. Following a daring jail break months later, Richards is captured once again and forced to appear on "The Running Man" with three other convicts. With their help, he fights his way through a cadre of sadistic gladiators hunting them down through the ruins of a Los Angeles earthquake, but not promising Killian that he'll return to settle the score when the show's host double-crosses him. In the meantime, the contestants must search through the ruins for the resistance in the hopes of finally broadcasting the truth about the government. This is why The Running Man (1987) is one of the best movies like Idiocracy (2006). (Read More)

Themes:absurdism,  surveillance,  military,  deception,  betrayal,  friendship
Mood:satire
Period:future
Story:government,  prison escape,  prison guard,  punched in the crotch,  social decay,  media coverage,  gatling gun,  wrestler,  flamethrower,  kicked in the crotch,  hit in the crotch,  fight to the death,  social commentary,  security camera,  dystopia,  fugitive,  protest,  on the run,  news report,  exploding car,  falling from height,  arrest,  punched in the face,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  black comedy,  prison,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  police

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

After young Katniss Everdeen agrees to be the symbol of rebellion, the Mockingjay, she tries to return Peeta to his normal state, tries to get to the Capitol, and tries to deal with the battles coming her way...but all for her main goal: assassinating President Snow and returning peace to the Districts of Panem. As her squad starts to get smaller and smaller, will she make it to the Capitol? Will she get revenge on Snow or will her target change? Will she be with her "Star-Crossed Lover," Peeta, or her long-time friend, Gale? Deaths, bombs, bow and arrows, a love triangle, hope... What will happen? (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  military,  deception,  politics,  betrayal
Locations:hospital
Characters:soldier,  doctor
Period:future
Story:president,  public execution,  futuristic train,  social decay,  camcorder,  cameraman,  brainwashing,  media coverage,  flamethrower,  social commentary,  rocket launcher,  dystopia,  fugitive,  person on fire,  flash forward,  on the run,  news report,  execution,  exploding car,  subway,  army,  falling from height,  machine gun,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  photograph

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Doomsday (2008)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Doomsday (2008)

A lethal virus spreads throughout Scotland, infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands. To contain the threat, acting authorities brutally quarantine the country as it succumbs to fear and chaos. The quarantine is successful. Three decades later, the Reaper virus violently resurfaces in London. An elite group of specialists, including Eden Sinclair, is urgently dispatched into Scotland to retrieve a cure by any means necessary. Shut off from the rest of the world, the unit must battle through a landscape that has become a waking nightmare. (Read More)

Themes:military
Locations:hospital
Characters:soldier
Period:future
Story:angry mob,  jumping from a car,  car set on fire,  molotov cocktail,  media coverage,  car chase,  thrown through a window,  fight to the death,  crushed to death,  mob,  burned alive,  dystopia,  government,  person on fire,  protest,  prologue,  news report,  exploding car,  army,  falling from height,  bus,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  machine gun,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  one word title,  police

The Blues Brothers (1980) is one of the best movies like Idiocracy (2006)
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:deception,  money,  friendship
Locations:hotel
Characters:soldier
Story:u.s. army,  prison guard,  police chase,  swastika,  car chase,  flamethrower,  rocket launcher,  mob,  swat team,  american flag,  protest,  on the run,  montage,  f word,  handcuffs,  beer,  falling from height,  arrest,  shotgun,  car accident,  machine gun,  black comedy,  prison,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  tattoo,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  police

Knight And Day (2010)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Knight And Day (2010)

June has a garage in Boston. At an airport heading home, a man bumps into her a few times and tries to keep her off the plane. He's under FBI surveillance; they wonder if he and she are working together, so they let both on a flight full of armed men wanting to arrest the stranger. He's Roy, he shoots his way out of trouble and tells her she's in danger. She's home the next day, miraculously, when agents pick her up; Roy saves her again, and a transcontinental chase ensues with Roy convincing her that he's the good guy, protecting an energy source that a rogue agent wants to sell on the black market. Can she trust Roy, and will trust matter when the bullets start flying? (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception
Locations:hotel,  hospital
Story:police chase,  exploding airplane,  car chase,  swat team,  security camera,  washington d.c.,  product placement,  fugitive,  on the run,  news report,  exploding car,  f word,  handcuffs,  falling from height,  arrest,  bus,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  machine gun,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male

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