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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

This new version of the saga of CIA analyst Jack Ryan begins as Jack attends the London School of Economics. 9/11 happens. He subsequently enlists in the Marines, sustaining severe injuries when the chopper deploying him to Afghanistan is shot down. While in intense rehab, he grabs the attention of Harper, a man who works for the CIA and who would like Jack to finish his studies, get a job on Wall Street, and seek out terrorist plots through their financial transactions. Ten years pass. Jack finds anomalies in the accounts of a Russian named Cherevin and thinks he should go to Russia to check out what's going on. He's told not to tell anyone who he is, including his girlfriend Cathy, which makes her doubt him when she catches him in some lies. In Russia, Cherevin assigns someone to assist Jack, but when the two are alone, the man tries to kill Jack instead, so Jack kills him. Obviously, Cherevin is hiding something. Jack goes to meet him and says he'll bring his fiancee along, but when Cathy shows up, Jack has to tell her the truth. Harper says Cathy has to go with Jack when she meets Cherevin. Jack doesn't want her to but Cathy says she's going, so the action begins that leads to the climax. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  abduction,  surveillance,  paranoia,  terrorism,  conspiracy,  deception,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:pennsylvania,  russia,  woods,  elevator,  airport,  hotel,  forest,  church,  restaurant
Characters:russian,  secretary,  hostage,  nurse,  soldier,  doctor
Period:2010s,  2000s
Story:9 11,  u.s. marine,  ex marine,  afghanistan veteran,  economics,  afghanistan,  cia agent,  undercover agent,  cia,  moscow russia,  fbi agent,  corrupt politician,  sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  female spy,  car bomb,  motorcycle riding,  terrorist,  car motorcycle chase,  helicopter shot down,  uh 1 huey helicopter,  hotel fight,  exploding helicopter,  underwater explosion,  female doctor,  threatened with a knife,  sleeping on a park bench,  fake death,  eurocopter dauphin,  surface to air missile,  man using crutches,  security code,  sleeper agent,  rehabilitation center,  back injury,  tunnel chase scene,  arbitrage,  percocet,  boeing 737,  cirrhosis,  unit,  oligarch,  reboot of series,  dissertation,  backhand slap,  head held underwater,  reference to instagram,  college graduate,  woman wearing a towel,  ugandan,  stock exchange,  london eye,  post cold war,  bound with duct tape,  directed by co star,  homeland security,  kremlin,  hit with a car door,  british actor playing american character,  analyst,  physical therapy,  reference to napoleon,  broken back,  phd,  police van,  wall street manhattan new york city,  corrupt businessman,  gas grenade,  flash drive,  year 2003,  stopwatch,  hidden door,  year 2013,  chopper,  big ben london,  origin of hero,  multiple time frames,  man slaps a woman,  stock market,  decoy,  year 2001,  sinister,  drive by shooting,  money laundering,  statue of liberty new york city,  medical student,  self defense,  unlikely hero,  brooklyn bridge,  commander,  billionaire,  marine,  amputee,  armored car,  reference to facebook,  united nations,  impersonating a police officer,  pickpocket,  fiancee,  tracking device,  engagement ring,  shot multiple times,  lens flare,  bulletproof vest,  lieutenant,  mentor,  stabbed in the throat,  construction site,  stealing a car,  bravery,  flood,  swat team,  movie theater,  security camera,  hypodermic needle,  assassination attempt,  hand grenade,  syringe,  subtitled scene,  espionage,  secret agent,  character says i love you,  silencer,  premarital sex,  american abroad,  laptop,  bodyguard,  gym,  college student,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  undercover,  uniform,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  fbi,  binoculars,  limousine,  flash forward,  marriage proposal,  drowning,  news report,  sniper,  double cross,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  security guard,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  politician,  ambulance,  ambush,  wine,  assassin,  flashlight,  spy,  manhattan new york city,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  bomb,  sunglasses,  car chase,  painting,  brawl,  london england,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  airplane,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  new york city,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  dog,  death,  flashback,  violence,  murder,  fight

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,  paranoia,  terrorism,  conspiracy,  deception,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport,  church,  restaurant
Characters:russian,  hostage,  soldier,  doctor
Period:2010s
Story:cia agent,  undercover agent,  sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  female spy,  uh 1 huey helicopter,  london eye,  hit with a car door,  british actor playing american character,  flash drive,  big ben london,  unlikely hero,  armored car,  pickpocket,  tracking device,  shot multiple times,  stabbed in the throat,  stealing a car,  swat team,  security camera,  hypodermic needle,  assassination attempt,  subtitled scene,  cia,  espionage,  secret agent,  american abroad,  laptop,  bodyguard,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  undercover,  news report,  sniper,  double cross,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  security guard,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  ambulance,  terrorist,  spy,  car crash,  sunglasses,  car chase,  brawl,  london england,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  airplane,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  bare chested male,  murder,  flashback,  death,  violence,  fight

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American Assassin (2017)
Action, Thriller

American Assassin (2017)

Twenty three-year-old Mitch lost his parents to a tragic car accident at the age of fourteen, and his girlfriend to a terrorist attack just as they were engaged. Seeking revenge, he is enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy as a black ops recruit. Kennedy then assigns Cold War veteran Stan Hurley to train Mitch. Together they will later on investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets. The discovery of a pattern in the violence leads them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative intent on starting a world war in the Middle East. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  conspiracy,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:woods,  elevator,  airport,  hotel,  forest,  restaurant
Characters:russian,  hostage,  soldier,  doctor
Period:2010s
Story:cia agent,  undercover agent,  cia,  corrupt politician,  sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  female spy,  terrorist,  underwater explosion,  threatened with a knife,  british actor playing american character,  commander,  armored car,  pickpocket,  fiancee,  tracking device,  engagement ring,  mentor,  stabbed in the throat,  stealing a car,  flood,  assassination attempt,  subtitled scene,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  american abroad,  laptop,  bodyguard,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  undercover,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  marriage proposal,  news report,  sniper,  double cross,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  politician,  ambush,  assassin,  flashlight,  spy,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  bomb,  sunglasses,  car chase,  brawl,  london england,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  airplane,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  dog,  death,  murder,  violence,  fight,  flashback

Survivor (2015)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Survivor (2015)

A State Department employee newly posted to the American embassy in London is charged with stopping terrorists from getting into the U.S. That puts her right in the line of fire and she is targeted for death and framed for crimes. Discredited, she is forced to go on the run while she tries to clear her name and stop a large-scale terrorist attack set for New Year's Eve in Times Square. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  conspiracy,  deception,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:hostage,  doctor
Story:sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  exploding helicopter,  london eye,  corrupt businessman,  flash drive,  big ben london,  unlikely hero,  brooklyn bridge,  marine,  economics,  tracking device,  afghanistan,  security camera,  assassination attempt,  hand grenade,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  american abroad,  laptop,  race against time,  binoculars,  news report,  sniper,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  ambulance,  terrorist,  ambush,  assassin,  flashlight,  hand to hand combat,  bomb,  brawl,  london england,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  airplane,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  new york city,  explosion,  murder,  death,  violence,  flashback,  fight

Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017) is one of the best movies like Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
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. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  conspiracy,  deception,  revenge
Locations:woods,  elevator,  forest,  church,  restaurant
Characters:russian,  hostage,  soldier
Period:2010s
Story:cia agent,  undercover agent,  moscow russia,  sniper rifle,  female spy,  threatened with a knife,  london eye,  big ben london,  sinister,  armored car,  impersonating a police officer,  tracking device,  bulletproof vest,  stealing a car,  swat team,  security camera,  assassination attempt,  hand grenade,  subtitled scene,  cia,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  premarital sex,  american abroad,  laptop,  bodyguard,  race against time,  undercover,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  news report,  sniper,  double cross,  exploding car,  security guard,  stabbed in the chest,  ambush,  assassin,  spy,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  bomb,  sunglasses,  car chase,  brawl,  london england,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  airplane,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  new york city,  explosion,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  fight,  violence

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Red 2 (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Red 2 (2013)

Retired CIA agent Frank Moses is in love with Sarah Ross and enjoying their normal life. Out of the blue, Marvin Boggs meets Frank in the supermarket and tells that Wikileaks has released the information that they had participated and know the whereabouts of the Nightshade, a portable nuclear weapon that was smuggled in pieces and hidden in Russia. Now the top agents in the world are under contract to seek them out to discover where Nightshade is. The trio travels to Paris and teams-up with the Russian Katja to track down the former Russian Agent 'The Frog' to get more information about the operation. They learn that the brilliant inventor Dr. Edward Bailey might know where the weapon is. They discover that Bailey has been interned in an asylum in London by the MI-6 for thirty-two years and the British Victoria joins the team. They rescue Bailey and find that the nuclear device is hidden in the Kremlin. Soon the dangerous South Korean Han joins the group expecting to retrieve the weapon. But dangerous killer Jack Horton is hunting Frank down and will not stop until he recovers the nuclear bomb. This is why Red 2 (2013) is one of the best movies like Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  conspiracy,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:russia,  airport,  hotel,  church,  restaurant
Characters:russian,  hostage,  soldier
Story:cia agent,  undercover agent,  moscow russia,  sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  female spy,  car bomb,  car motorcycle chase,  kremlin,  swat team,  security camera,  hypodermic needle,  assassination attempt,  hand grenade,  subtitled scene,  cia,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  american abroad,  race against time,  undercover,  fbi,  sniper,  double cross,  exploding car,  security guard,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  terrorist,  ambush,  assassin,  spy,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  bomb,  car chase,  brawl,  london england,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  airplane,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  murder,  death,  violence

The November Man (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The November Man (2014)

Peter Devereaux is a former CIA agent who is asked by the man he worked for to extract a woman who is in Russia and is presently close to a man running for President, who is believed to have committed crimes during the Chechen war. She can give them the name of someone who can prove it. His friend says that she will only come to him. So he goes and she gets the info and tries to get out but the man finds out and tries to stop her. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  conspiracy,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:russia,  elevator,  airport,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:russian,  hostage
Period:2010s,  2000s
Story:cia agent,  undercover agent,  cia,  moscow russia,  corrupt politician,  sniper rifle,  female spy,  car bomb,  threatened with a knife,  flash drive,  mentor,  stabbed in the throat,  stealing a car,  security camera,  assassination attempt,  subtitled scene,  espionage,  silencer,  premarital sex,  american abroad,  bodyguard,  undercover,  limousine,  news report,  sniper,  double cross,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  politician,  ambulance,  wine,  assassin,  spy,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  fight,  violence,  flashback

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:courage,  surveillance,  paranoia,  conspiracy,  deception,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:woods,  elevator,  airport,  hotel
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Story:cia agent,  undercover agent,  cia,  female spy,  car bomb,  threatened with a knife,  sleeper agent,  self defense,  unlikely hero,  armored car,  engagement ring,  mentor,  stabbed in the throat,  bravery,  swat team,  security camera,  assassination attempt,  hand grenade,  secret agent,  character says i love you,  american abroad,  bodyguard,  gym,  race against time,  undercover,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  flash forward,  marriage proposal,  news report,  double cross,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  ambulance,  ambush,  assassin,  spy,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  airplane,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  fight,  flashback,  violence,  murder

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The Fate Of The Furious (2017) is one of the best movies like Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
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:surveillance,  terrorism,  deception,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:russia,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:russian,  hostage,  soldier
Period:2010s
Story:sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  exploding helicopter,  threatened with a knife,  hit with a car door,  broken back,  flash drive,  decoy,  statue of liberty new york city,  brooklyn bridge,  armored car,  tracking device,  bulletproof vest,  flood,  swat team,  security camera,  assassination attempt,  hand grenade,  subtitled scene,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  american abroad,  bodyguard,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  binoculars,  limousine,  sniper,  double cross,  exploding car,  security guard,  stabbed in the chest,  politician,  terrorist,  ambush,  assassin,  spy,  manhattan new york city,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  bomb,  sunglasses,  car chase,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  airplane,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  new york city,  explosion,  bare chested male,  death,  fight,  murder,  flashback,  violence

From Paris With Love (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller

From Paris With Love (2010)

James Reece is an ambitious aide to the U.S. Ambassador in Paris, doing little jobs for the CIA and hoping to get into black ops. On the night he and his girlfriend, Caroline, become engaged, he's told to pick up Charlie Wax at Orly. Charlie is an unorthodox government employee - large, bald and bearded, foul-mouthed and eccentric. Charlie immediately takes James on a wild ride of murder and mayhem, through ethnic enclaves. As bodies pile up, the purpose remains opaque to James. Caroline, unhappy that James has been out of touch for a day, tells him to bring Charlie for dinner. Charlie can be charming - where will it lead? Does the chess-playing James have what it takes? (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  deception
Locations:elevator,  airport,  restaurant
Story:cia agent,  undercover agent,  cia,  terrorist plot,  female spy,  british actor playing american character,  money laundering,  fiancee,  tracking device,  engagement ring,  lens flare,  stabbed in the throat,  stealing a car,  swat team,  security camera,  assassination attempt,  subtitled scene,  secret agent,  silencer,  premarital sex,  american abroad,  laptop,  bodyguard,  race against time,  undercover,  binoculars,  limousine,  double cross,  exploding car,  politician,  terrorist,  wine,  assassin,  spy,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  bomb,  car chase,  brawl,  punched in the face,  airplane,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  bare chested male,  fight,  murder,  violence,  death

Red Dawn (2012)
Action, Thriller

Red Dawn (2012)

The city of Spokane, Washington is awakened by a North Korean paratrooper invasion. Marine Corps veteran Jed Eckert and his civilian brother, Matt, escape with a group of friends to an isolated cabin in the woods, where they witness the execution of their father at the hands of the ruthless Captain Cho. The brothers unite with their friends to form a guerrilla resistance group--the Wolverines--to drive the invaders from their home. This is why Red Dawn (2012) is one of the best movies like Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014). (Read More)

Themes:courage,  surveillance,  paranoia,  terrorism,  deception,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:woods,  forest,  restaurant
Characters:russian,  hostage,  soldier
Period:2010s,  2000s
Story:u.s. marine,  ex marine,  sniper rifle,  car bomb,  unlikely hero,  marine,  armored car,  tracking device,  lens flare,  bravery,  security camera,  assassination attempt,  hand grenade,  subtitled scene,  character says i love you,  silencer,  race against time,  binoculars,  news report,  sniper,  double cross,  exploding car,  ambush,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  bomb,  car chase,  brawl,  gunfight,  airplane,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  fight,  violence,  murder,  death

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

Spartan (2004)

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

Themes:abduction,  surveillance,  conspiracy,  deception,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:woods,  airport,  forest,  restaurant
Characters:russian,  hostage,  soldier
Story:undercover agent,  uh 1 huey helicopter,  threatened with a knife,  rehabilitation center,  backhand slap,  marine,  impersonating a police officer,  tracking device,  bulletproof vest,  stabbed in the throat,  construction site,  stealing a car,  cia,  espionage,  secret agent,  college student,  race against time,  undercover,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  fbi,  binoculars,  news report,  sniper,  double cross,  no opening credits,  politician,  assassin,  flashlight,  spy,  car crash,  sunglasses,  brawl,  london england,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  airplane,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  death,  fight

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013) is one of the best movies like Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
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,  terrorism,  conspiracy,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Story:sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  london eye,  big ben london,  commander,  armored car,  tracking device,  lens flare,  bulletproof vest,  security camera,  assassination attempt,  hand grenade,  silencer,  american abroad,  bodyguard,  gym,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  undercover,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  binoculars,  limousine,  news report,  sniper,  double cross,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  security guard,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  politician,  terrorist,  ambush,  assassin,  hand to hand combat,  bomb,  brawl,  london england,  punched in the face,  airplane,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  fight,  murder,  flashback,  death,  violence

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

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

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

Themes:surveillance,  paranoia,  terrorism,  deception,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:woods,  forest
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Period:2010s
Story:undercover agent,  terrorist plot,  female spy,  threatened with a knife,  reference to instagram,  british actor playing american character,  flash drive,  big ben london,  statue of liberty new york city,  amputee,  armored car,  reference to facebook,  tracking device,  flood,  movie theater,  security camera,  hypodermic needle,  assassination attempt,  hand grenade,  subtitled scene,  espionage,  secret agent,  character says i love you,  american abroad,  laptop,  bodyguard,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  undercover,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  marriage proposal,  news report,  double cross,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  security guard,  ambulance,  ambush,  assassin,  spy,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  bomb,  sunglasses,  car chase,  painting,  brawl,  london england,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  airplane,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  new york city,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  dog,  flashback,  violence,  murder,  fight,  death

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

Patriots Day (2016)

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

Themes:courage,  surveillance,  paranoia,  terrorism,  deception,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:church,  restaurant
Characters:hostage,  nurse,  soldier,  doctor
Period:2010s
Story:fbi agent,  sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  analyst,  year 2013,  amputee,  bulletproof vest,  stealing a car,  bravery,  swat team,  security camera,  subtitled scene,  laptop,  college student,  fbi,  news report,  sniper,  double cross,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  security guard,  ambulance,  terrorist,  flashlight,  car crash,  bomb,  sunglasses,  car chase,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  murder,  violence,  dog,  death

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. This is why The Mummy (2017) is one of the best movies like Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014). (Read More)

Themes:courage,  surveillance,  paranoia,  deception,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:woods,  forest,  church
Characters:hostage,  soldier,  doctor
Period:2010s
Story:threatened with a knife,  reboot of series,  london eye,  hit with a car door,  big ben london,  unlikely hero,  armored car,  bulletproof vest,  construction site,  bravery,  security camera,  hypodermic needle,  assassination attempt,  hand grenade,  subtitled scene,  american abroad,  laptop,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  binoculars,  flash forward,  drowning,  news report,  double cross,  no opening credits,  security guard,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  ambulance,  ambush,  flashlight,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  sunglasses,  brawl,  london england,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  airplane,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  bare chested male,  murder,  dog,  flashback,  violence,  fight,  death

Spy (2015) is one of the best movies like Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
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,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:airport,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:russian,  hostage
Story:cia agent,  undercover agent,  female spy,  car motorcycle chase,  threatened with a knife,  analyst,  drive by shooting,  tracking device,  construction site,  stealing a car,  assassination attempt,  subtitled scene,  cia,  espionage,  american abroad,  bodyguard,  race against time,  undercover,  double cross,  ambush,  assassin,  spy,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  bomb,  car chase,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  airplane,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  violence,  death,  fight,  murder,  flashback

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  fear,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:russian
Period:2010s
Story:sniper rifle,  car motorcycle chase,  threatened with a knife,  hidden door,  brooklyn bridge,  bulletproof vest,  stabbed in the throat,  stealing a car,  assassination attempt,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  american abroad,  bodyguard,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  sniper,  double cross,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  ambush,  assassin,  manhattan new york city,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  painting,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  new york city,  explosion,  character name in title,  violence,  dog,  murder,  fight,  flashback,  death

Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016)
Action, Comedy

Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016)

Themes:surveillance,  paranoia,  deception,  fear,  revenge
Locations:hotel,  restaurant
Story:undercover agent,  sniper rifle,  female spy,  car motorcycle chase,  hit with a car door,  tracking device,  assassination attempt,  espionage,  secret agent,  race against time,  undercover,  binoculars,  limousine,  flash forward,  sniper,  double cross,  no opening credits,  security guard,  ambush,  assassin,  flashlight,  spy,  bomb,  sunglasses,  gunfight,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  murder,  violence,  flashback

London Has Fallen (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

London Has Fallen (2016)

After the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances, all leaders of the Western world must attend his funeral. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a deadly plot to kill the world's most powerful leaders and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The President of the United States, his formidable secret service head and a British MI-6 agent who trusts no one are the only people that have any hope of stopping it. (Read More)

Themes:abduction,  surveillance,  terrorism,  conspiracy,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:airport,  church
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Period:2010s
Story:sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  car bomb,  car motorcycle chase,  helicopter shot down,  uh 1 huey helicopter,  exploding helicopter,  threatened with a knife,  surface to air missile,  london eye,  british actor playing american character,  flash drive,  big ben london,  amputee,  armored car,  impersonating a police officer,  tracking device,  bulletproof vest,  stabbed in the throat,  construction site,  swat team,  security camera,  assassination attempt,  hand grenade,  subtitled scene,  american abroad,  laptop,  bodyguard,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  news report,  sniper,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  politician,  terrorist,  ambush,  assassin,  spy,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  bomb,  car chase,  brawl,  london england,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  death,  violence,  murder

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Hardcore Henry (2015) is one of the best movies like Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
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... This is why Hardcore Henry (2015) is one of the best movies like Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014). (Read More)

Themes:courage,  surveillance,  terrorism,  conspiracy,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:russia,  woods,  elevator,  forest
Characters:russian,  hostage,  soldier,  doctor
Story:moscow russia,  sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  car motorcycle chase,  female doctor,  broken back,  hidden door,  drive by shooting,  armored car,  tracking device,  shot multiple times,  bulletproof vest,  stabbed in the throat,  stealing a car,  bravery,  assassination attempt,  hand grenade,  subtitled scene,  character says i love you,  silencer,  premarital sex,  bodyguard,  character's point of view camera shot,  sniper,  double cross,  exploding car,  security guard,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  terrorist,  ambush,  assassin,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  bomb,  sunglasses,  car chase,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  airplane,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  death,  fight,  dog,  flashback,  violence,  murder

Atomic Blonde (2017)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Atomic Blonde (2017)

The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator,  airport,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:russian,  hostage,  soldier
Story:cia agent,  undercover agent,  sniper rifle,  female spy,  threatened with a knife,  stabbed in the throat,  stealing a car,  movie theater,  assassination attempt,  subtitled scene,  cia,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  premarital sex,  american abroad,  race against time,  undercover,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  binoculars,  flash forward,  drowning,  news report,  sniper,  double cross,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  ambush,  assassin,  spy,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  sunglasses,  car chase,  brawl,  london england,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  airplane,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  bare chested male,  murder,  flashback,  fight,  violence,  death

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

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)

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

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  deception,  revenge
Locations:russia,  elevator,  airport,  hotel
Characters:russian
Story:cia agent,  undercover agent,  moscow russia,  terrorist plot,  car bomb,  exploding helicopter,  post cold war,  kremlin,  armored car,  lens flare,  bulletproof vest,  security camera,  hand grenade,  subtitled scene,  cia,  character says i love you,  american abroad,  character's point of view camera shot,  undercover,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  double cross,  exploding car,  terrorist,  assassin,  flashlight,  spy,  car crash,  bomb,  car chase,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  airplane,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  new york city,  explosion,  bare chested male,  murder

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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,  paranoia,  terrorism,  deception,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:russia,  airport,  hotel,  forest,  church,  restaurant
Characters:russian,  secretary,  hostage,  soldier
Period:2010s
Story:cia agent,  moscow russia,  terrorist plot,  female spy,  car bomb,  car motorcycle chase,  exploding helicopter,  threatened with a knife,  sleeper agent,  tunnel chase scene,  post cold war,  british actor playing american character,  gas grenade,  origin of hero,  sinister,  billionaire,  armored car,  united nations,  tracking device,  lens flare,  lieutenant,  stealing a car,  swat team,  security camera,  hand grenade,  subtitled scene,  cia,  espionage,  american abroad,  bodyguard,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  undercover,  binoculars,  flash forward,  drowning,  news report,  double cross,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  security guard,  stabbed in the chest,  ambulance,  terrorist,  ambush,  assassin,  flashlight,  spy,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  bomb,  sunglasses,  car chase,  brawl,  london england,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  airplane,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  new york city,  explosion,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  death,  flashback,  violence,  murder,  fight

Jason Bourne (2016) is one of the best movies like Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
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. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator,  airport,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s,  2000s
Story:cia,  cia agent,  sniper rifle,  female spy,  car bomb,  car motorcycle chase,  threatened with a knife,  analyst,  flash drive,  billionaire,  armored car,  impersonating a police officer,  tracking device,  bulletproof vest,  stealing a car,  swat team,  security camera,  assassination attempt,  subtitled scene,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  american abroad,  laptop,  bodyguard,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  binoculars,  limousine,  sniper,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  security guard,  ambulance,  ambush,  assassin,  flashlight,  spy,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  brawl,  london england,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  airplane,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  death,  flashback,  fight,  murder,  violence

The Equalizer (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Equalizer (2014)

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloe Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer. This is why The Equalizer (2014) is one of the best movies like Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception
Mood:suspense
Locations:restaurant
Characters:russian,  hostage
Story:moscow russia,  fbi agent,  threatened with a knife,  oligarch,  corrupt businessman,  flash drive,  man slaps a woman,  money laundering,  impersonating a police officer,  lens flare,  stabbed in the throat,  construction site,  security camera,  assassination attempt,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  laptop,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  fbi,  limousine,  no opening credits,  security guard,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  assassin,  hand to hand combat,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  bare chested male,  violence,  fight,  death,  murder,  flashback

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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,  kidnapping
Locations:airport,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:cia agent,  fbi agent,  car motorcycle chase,  tunnel chase scene,  brooklyn bridge,  tracking device,  swat team,  security camera,  syringe,  cia,  secret agent,  silencer,  american abroad,  gym,  undercover,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  fbi,  news report,  double cross,  exploding car,  ambulance,  ambush,  assassin,  spy,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  sunglasses,  car chase,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  airplane,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  new york city,  explosion,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  fight,  murder,  violence,  death

13 Hours (2016)
Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War

13 Hours (2016)

Libya, 2012. At an unofficial CIA base in Benghazi a group of ex-military contractors are providing security. In the aftermath of Gaddafi's downfall a power vacuum exists and the climate is volatile. Military weapons are freely available. The US Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, makes a visit to the area, staying in a compound near the CIA base. On the night of 11 September, 2012, the Ambassador's compound is attacked by hordes of heavily armed locals. The only forces willing and able to defend it are six CIA contractors. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  surveillance,  paranoia,  deception,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport,  restaurant
Characters:soldier
Period:2010s
Story:u.s. marine,  ex marine,  cia agent,  undercover agent,  sniper rifle,  female spy,  hit with a car door,  british actor playing american character,  armored car,  lens flare,  bulletproof vest,  bravery,  security camera,  cia,  silencer,  american abroad,  laptop,  bodyguard,  race against time,  undercover,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  flash forward,  news report,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  security guard,  ambush,  flashlight,  car crash,  bomb,  sunglasses,  car chase,  gunfight,  airplane,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  violence

Ngo Si Seoi (1998) is one of the best movies like Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
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:surveillance,  paranoia,  conspiracy,  deception,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:hotel
Characters:hostage,  nurse,  soldier,  doctor
Story:cia agent,  undercover agent,  female spy,  unlikely hero,  tracking device,  assassination attempt,  subtitled scene,  cia,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  laptop,  bodyguard,  undercover,  binoculars,  double cross,  exploding car,  ambush,  assassin,  flashlight,  spy,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  airplane,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  death,  dog,  fight,  flashback,  violence,  murder

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Machete Kills (2013)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Machete Kills (2013)

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

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  conspiracy,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage,  nurse,  soldier,  doctor
Story:undercover agent,  terrorist plot,  female spy,  exploding helicopter,  threatened with a knife,  billionaire,  armored car,  tracking device,  stabbed in the throat,  stealing a car,  swat team,  security camera,  assassination attempt,  subtitled scene,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  premarital sex,  bodyguard,  race against time,  undercover,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  double cross,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  terrorist,  ambush,  assassin,  spy,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  bomb,  car chase,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  flashback,  fight,  violence

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". This is why Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016) is one of the best movies like Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  paranoia,  terrorism,  conspiracy,  deception,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:woods,  forest
Characters:russian,  hostage,  soldier
Period:2010s
Story:cia agent,  undercover agent,  sniper rifle,  exploding helicopter,  threatened with a knife,  british actor playing american character,  gas grenade,  flash drive,  origin of hero,  billionaire,  armored car,  tracking device,  engagement ring,  lens flare,  bulletproof vest,  bravery,  flood,  movie theater,  hand grenade,  subtitled scene,  cia,  character says i love you,  silencer,  premarital sex,  laptop,  bodyguard,  race against time,  undercover,  flash forward,  drowning,  news report,  sniper,  double cross,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  politician,  ambulance,  terrorist,  ambush,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  bomb,  sunglasses,  car chase,  painting,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  airplane,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  violence,  death,  fight,  murder,  flashback

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

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:elevator,  restaurant
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Period:2010s
Story:sniper rifle,  threatened with a knife,  armored car,  tracking device,  stealing a car,  swat team,  security camera,  hand grenade,  silencer,  race against time,  undercover,  news report,  sniper,  no opening credits,  security guard,  ambulance,  ambush,  flashlight,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  fight,  flashback,  violence

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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015) is one of the best movies like Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)

CIA chief Hunley (Baldwin) convinces a Senate committee to disband the IMF (Impossible Mission Force), of which Ethan Hunt (Cruise) is a key member. Hunley argues that the IMF is too reckless. Now on his own, Hunt goes after a shadowy and deadly rogue organization called the Syndicate.

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  conspiracy,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:hotel,  restaurant
Characters:russian,  hostage
Story:cia,  cia agent,  undercover agent,  corrupt politician,  sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  female spy,  car motorcycle chase,  flash drive,  sinister,  impersonating a police officer,  tracking device,  stealing a car,  subtitled scene,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  american abroad,  laptop,  bodyguard,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  undercover,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  flash forward,  drowning,  sniper,  double cross,  exploding car,  security guard,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  politician,  terrorist,  ambush,  assassin,  spy,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  bomb,  sunglasses,  car chase,  brawl,  london england,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  violence,  flashback

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:surveillance,  paranoia,  terrorism,  conspiracy,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator,  airport
Characters:russian,  hostage,  soldier,  doctor
Period:2010s
Story:cia agent,  sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  car motorcycle chase,  stock exchange,  british actor playing american character,  broken back,  corrupt businessman,  flash drive,  hidden door,  billionaire,  armored car,  pickpocket,  tracking device,  lens flare,  bulletproof vest,  construction site,  stealing a car,  flood,  swat team,  security camera,  hypodermic needle,  assassination attempt,  hand grenade,  cia,  american abroad,  laptop,  bodyguard,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  news report,  sniper,  double cross,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  security guard,  stabbed in the chest,  ambulance,  terrorist,  ambush,  assassin,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  bomb,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  airplane,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  bare chested male,  fight,  murder,  flashback,  death

3 Days To Kill (2014)
Action, Drama, Thriller

3 Days To Kill (2014)

Dying of brain cancer, a dangerous international spy is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, whom he's previously kept at arm's length to keep out of danger; but first, he must complete one last mission - even if it means juggling the two toughest assignments yet: hunt down the world's most ruthless terrorist and look after his teenage daughter for the first time in ten years while his wife is out of town. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  kidnapping
Locations:elevator,  hotel
Characters:hostage
Story:cia agent,  undercover agent,  female spy,  terrorist,  spy,  bound with duct tape,  lens flare,  bulletproof vest,  stealing a car,  hypodermic needle,  assassination attempt,  syringe,  subtitled scene,  cia,  espionage,  secret agent,  character says i love you,  silencer,  american abroad,  bodyguard,  race against time,  undercover,  binoculars,  exploding car,  assassin,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  bomb,  car chase,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  fight,  flashback,  death,  murder,  violence

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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. This is why Grimsby (2016) is one of the best movies like Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  conspiracy,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:undercover agent,  sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  commander,  armored car,  tracking device,  bulletproof vest,  stealing a car,  flood,  swat team,  hypodermic needle,  assassination attempt,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  bodyguard,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  undercover,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  binoculars,  limousine,  flash forward,  news report,  sniper,  double cross,  exploding car,  security guard,  stabbed in the chest,  terrorist,  ambush,  assassin,  spy,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  sunglasses,  car chase,  brawl,  london england,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  airplane,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  death,  flashback,  fight,  murder,  violence,  dog

Spectre (2015) is one of the best movies like Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Spectre (2015)

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

Themes:surveillance,  paranoia,  terrorism,  conspiracy,  deception,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:woods,  elevator,  hotel,  forest,  restaurant
Characters:secretary,  hostage
Period:2010s
Story:sinister,  undercover agent,  corrupt politician,  terrorist plot,  assassin,  exploding helicopter,  female doctor,  threatened with a knife,  hidden door,  big ben london,  armored car,  tracking device,  mentor,  stealing a car,  swat team,  security camera,  hypodermic needle,  assassination attempt,  subtitled scene,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  premarital sex,  laptop,  bodyguard,  race against time,  undercover,  news report,  double cross,  exploding car,  security guard,  politician,  terrorist,  ambush,  spy,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  bomb,  sunglasses,  car chase,  brawl,  london england,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  airplane,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  murder,  death,  fight,  violence

Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)
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:surveillance,  conspiracy,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:airport,  hotel
Characters:hostage,  doctor
Story:sniper rifle,  car bomb,  car motorcycle chase,  assassin,  hotel fight,  exploding helicopter,  threatened with a knife,  british actor playing american character,  man slaps a woman,  pickpocket,  tracking device,  stealing a car,  security camera,  hypodermic needle,  secret agent,  silencer,  american abroad,  laptop,  bodyguard,  race against time,  sniper,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  ambush,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  bomb,  car chase,  brawl,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  character name in title,  death,  flashback,  violence,  murder

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Ride Along (2014)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance

Ride Along (2014)

Ben must prove he is good enough to date cop James' sister. By doing this he goes on a "Ride Along" to show that he is not weak and he will do whatever it takes to get James' approval but along the way runs into a few obstacles that he has to overcome in a very funny way.

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  kidnapping
Characters:hostage,  doctor
Period:2010s
Story:car motorcycle chase,  threatened with a knife,  impersonating a police officer,  engagement ring,  lens flare,  construction site,  stealing a car,  security camera,  hand grenade,  bodyguard,  character's point of view camera shot,  undercover,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  double cross,  exploding car,  security guard,  ambulance,  ambush,  flashlight,  car crash,  sunglasses,  car chase,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  fight,  murder

Morgan (2016)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Morgan (2016)

Themes:surveillance,  paranoia,  conspiracy,  deception,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:woods,  forest
Characters:hostage,  doctor
Story:female doctor,  threatened with a knife,  head held underwater,  british actor playing american character,  stealing a car,  security camera,  hypodermic needle,  subtitled scene,  laptop,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  drowning,  double cross,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  ambush,  assassin,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  brawl,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  violence,  fight,  murder,  flashback,  death

Central Intelligence (2016) is one of the best movies like Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
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. This is why Central Intelligence (2016) is one of the best movies like Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014). (Read More)

Themes:courage,  paranoia,  deception,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:elevator
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:cia agent,  flash drive,  armored car,  tracking device,  bulletproof vest,  bravery,  swat team,  assassination attempt,  hand grenade,  cia,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  laptop,  bodyguard,  gym,  race against time,  binoculars,  flash forward,  double cross,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  security guard,  terrorist,  ambush,  assassin,  spy,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  sunglasses,  car chase,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  airplane,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  bare chested male,  death,  flashback,  fight,  murder,  violence

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Paranoia (2013)
Drama, Thriller

Paranoia (2013)

The high stakes thriller Paranoia takes us deep behind the scenes of global success to a deadly world of greed and deception. The two most powerful tech billionaires in the world ('Harrison Ford (I)' (qv) and 'Gary Oldman (I)' (qv)) are bitter rivals with a complicated past who will stop at nothing to destroy each other. A young superstar ('Liam Hemsworth' (qv)), seduced by unlimited wealth and power falls between them, and becomes trapped in the middle of the twists and turns of their life-and-death game of corporate espionage. By the time he realizes his life is in danger, he is in far too deep and knows far too much for them to let him walk away. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  paranoia,  conspiracy,  deception,  fear,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator,  restaurant
Characters:nurse,  doctor
Period:2010s
Story:fbi agent,  college graduate,  corrupt businessman,  flash drive,  statue of liberty new york city,  brooklyn bridge,  tracking device,  lens flare,  mentor,  security camera,  espionage,  silencer,  premarital sex,  laptop,  bodyguard,  race against time,  undercover,  fbi,  news report,  double cross,  security guard,  flashlight,  spy,  manhattan new york city,  car crash,  sunglasses,  motorcycle,  helicopter,  corpse,  cell phone,  pistol,  new york city,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  murder,  death

Blackhat (2015)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Blackhat (2015)

Nick Hathaway, an extremely talented hacker who has gone astray, finds his way out of a 15 year prison sentence when parts of a computer code he once wrote during his youth appears in a malware that triggered a terrorist attack in a nuclear power plant in China. This opportunity will reunite him with an old friend but will also put him in the middle of a power game between the American and Chinese government as well as an arch villain hacker whose identity he has to find if he wants to keep his freedom and his life. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  conspiracy,  deception
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:soldier
Story:fbi agent,  terrorist plot,  terrorist,  stock exchange,  flash drive,  tracking device,  shot multiple times,  bulletproof vest,  stabbed in the throat,  swat team,  security camera,  subtitled scene,  cia,  american abroad,  laptop,  bodyguard,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  fbi,  binoculars,  news report,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  ambush,  assassin,  flashlight,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  brawl,  gunfight,  airplane,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  fight,  murder

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

A young man named Eggsy whose father died when he was a young boy, is dealing with living with the creep his mother is with now, who mistreats her and him. He goes out and does something to one of the creep's friends. He gets arrested and he calls a number a man gave him around the time his father died, to call if he needs help. A man named Harry approaches him and tells him he's the one who helped him. He tells him that he knew his father. When the man Eggsy slighted wants some payback, Harry takes care of him and his companions single handed. Harry then tells Eggsy that he's part of a secret organization called the Kingsman and his father was also part of it. He died trying to make the world safe. Harry offers Eggsy the opportunity to be a Kingsman and he takes it. He undergoes a grueling training course. Harry is looking into the demise of another Kingsman and the trail leads him to tech billionaire named Valentine aka V who is also curious about the group following him, the Kingsman. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:elevator,  church
Characters:hostage
Story:ex marine,  undercover agent,  corrupt politician,  sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  female spy,  uh 1 huey helicopter,  threatened with a knife,  surface to air missile,  multiple time frames,  billionaire,  tracking device,  mentor,  stabbed in the throat,  stealing a car,  flood,  security camera,  subtitled scene,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  laptop,  bodyguard,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  sniper,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  terrorist,  ambush,  assassin,  spy,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  bomb,  car chase,  brawl,  london england,  punched in the face,  airplane,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  dog,  flashback,  violence

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Lone Survivor (2013) is one of the best movies like Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
Action, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War

Lone Survivor (2013)

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

Themes:courage,  surveillance,  terrorism,  deception,  revenge
Locations:woods,  forest
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Period:2000s
Story:exploding helicopter,  gas grenade,  commander,  shot multiple times,  lens flare,  lieutenant,  afghanistan,  hand grenade,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  american abroad,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  binoculars,  sniper,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  terrorist,  ambush,  sunglasses,  brawl,  gunfight,  airplane,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  bare chested male,  fight,  murder,  flashback,  death,  violence

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. This is why Self/less (2015) is one of the best movies like Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:woods,  airport,  forest,  restaurant
Characters:hostage,  doctor
Period:2010s
Story:british actor playing american character,  physical therapy,  unlikely hero,  billionaire,  stealing a car,  assassination attempt,  premarital sex,  laptop,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  double cross,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  security guard,  ambulance,  ambush,  assassin,  flashlight,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  airplane,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  new york city,  explosion,  bare chested male,  death,  fight,  flashback,  violence,  murder

Passenger 57 (1992)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Passenger 57 (1992)

Air travel is the safest, the FAA says. But the FAA never figured the risk with Charles Rane on board. "The Rane of Terror" has masterminded four terrorist attacks. Soon there will be a fifth -- and that's bad news for the passengers on Flight 163. But there's good news too: the man in seat 57! Wesley Snipes plays John Cutter, an undercover security operative who enters the lavatory and exits to find Rane (Bruce Payne) and his gang have taken over. Cutter's next move is clear. Do. Or be done to. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  paranoia,  terrorism,  deception,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport
Characters:hostage
Story:fbi agent,  sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  terrorist,  car motorcycle chase,  threatened with a knife,  unlikely hero,  bravery,  swat team,  hand grenade,  silencer,  race against time,  undercover,  fbi,  binoculars,  sniper,  double cross,  exploding car,  ambulance,  ambush,  hand to hand combat,  sunglasses,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  airplane,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  murder,  death,  flashback,  violence,  fight

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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,  paranoia,  conspiracy,  deception,  fear,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport,  hotel,  church,  restaurant
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Period:2010s
Story:threatened with a knife,  flash drive,  decoy,  pickpocket,  tracking device,  bulletproof vest,  lieutenant,  afghanistan,  stealing a car,  security camera,  assassination attempt,  espionage,  silencer,  laptop,  race against time,  undercover,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  double cross,  exploding car,  security guard,  ambush,  assassin,  flashlight,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  sunglasses,  car chase,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  airplane,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  fight,  death,  violence,  murder,  flashback

The Expendables (2010) is one of the best movies like Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

The Expendables (2010)

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

Themes:surveillance,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:church,  restaurant
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Story:cia agent,  undercover agent,  fbi agent,  sniper rifle,  female spy,  exploding helicopter,  threatened with a knife,  gas grenade,  drive by shooting,  lens flare,  bulletproof vest,  stabbed in the throat,  security camera,  assassination attempt,  subtitled scene,  cia,  laptop,  bodyguard,  uniform,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  fbi,  sniper,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  assassin,  flashlight,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  bomb,  car chase,  painting,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  airplane,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  bare chested male,  fight,  murder,  violence

Salt (2010)
Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Salt (2010)

Evelyn Salt is a CIA agent and highly respected by all, including her boss, Ted Winter. Out of the blue, a Russian spy walks into their offices and offers a vital piece of information: the President of Russia will be assassinated during his forthcoming visit to New York City to attend the funeral of the recently deceased U.S. Vice President. The name of the assassin: Evelyn Salt. Concerned about the safety of her husband, who she cannot contact, she goes on the run. Winter refuses to accept that she is a mole or a double agent but her actions begin to raise doubts. Just who is Evelyn Salt and what is she planning? (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  conspiracy,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:russia,  woods,  elevator,  hotel,  church
Characters:russian,  hostage,  soldier
Story:cia agent,  cia,  spy,  sniper rifle,  female spy,  car motorcycle chase,  post cold war,  gas grenade,  statue of liberty new york city,  brooklyn bridge,  bulletproof vest,  swat team,  security camera,  hypodermic needle,  assassination attempt,  subtitled scene,  espionage,  secret agent,  laptop,  race against time,  undercover,  fbi,  limousine,  news report,  sniper,  double cross,  no opening credits,  stabbed to death,  ambulance,  assassin,  flashlight,  manhattan new york city,  car crash,  bomb,  car chase,  punched in the face,  airplane,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  new york city,  explosion,  character name in title,  flashback,  fight,  murder,  dog,  violence

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