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John Carter (2012)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

John Carter (2012)

John Carter, a Civil War veteran, who in 1868 was trying to live a normal life, is "asked" by the Army to join, but he refuses so he is locked up. He escapes, and is pursued. Eventually they run into some Indians, and there's a gunfight. Carter seeks refuge in a cave. While there, he encounters someone who is holding some kind of medallion. When Carter touches it, he finds himself in a place where he can leap incredible heights, among other things. He later encounters beings he has never seen before. He meets a woman who helps him to discover that he is on Mars, and he learns there's some kind of unrest going on. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  monster,  wedding,  escape,  marriage,  kidnapping
Locations:cave,  desert,  bar
Characters:warrior,  lawyer,  hostage,  alien,  soldier
Period:1870s,  1860s
Story:army colonel,  army captain,  gold bar,  branding iron,  chained to a wall,  arizona territory,  jumping through a window,  laser gun,  horse chase,  ex army officer,  aerial combat,  u.s. army,  warrior race,  sword held to throat,  air battle,  sword and planet,  space battle,  female warrior,  one man army,  sword and fantasy,  stealing a horse,  two on a horse,  alien love,  shape shifting alien,  human versus alien,  human alien,  alien race,  sword and sorcery,  wedding party,  ex soldier,  escape from jail,  hand to hand combat,  escape attempt,  sword fight,  action hero,  forced marriage,  bar fight,  urinating on the floor,  smack upside the head,  troop transport,  urinating on the ground,  egg hatching,  low gravity,  caged male,  based on pulp magazine,  fighting arena,  year 1868,  year 1881,  silver dollar,  city state,  male nipple,  human male,  apache tribe,  hatching egg,  cease fire,  locked in jail,  u.s. cavalry,  paddle boat,  earthling,  civil war veteran,  fighting women,  blue blood,  science fantasy,  bare chested male fighting,  chest hair,  fighting in the air,  begins with narration,  u.s. civil war,  space western,  walking in the rain,  green blood,  spyglass,  pulp fiction,  minion,  morphing,  martian,  sandstorm,  super speed,  solar system,  jail break,  branding,  medallion,  loincloth,  force field,  chosen one,  returning home,  pit,  digging a grave,  exploding ship,  superhuman strength,  mars,  christ allegory,  shapeshifting,  jumping,  gladiator,  telegram,  american civil war,  chained,  space opera,  virginia,  leader,  swashbuckler,  plane crash,  world domination,  raft,  megalomaniac,  female fighter,  steampunk,  tomb,  telepathy,  palace,  challenge,  teleportation,  telekinesis,  war veteran,  lens flare,  title at the end,  arizona,  space travel,  butler,  3 dimensional,  dual wield,  faked death,  indian,  mind control,  colonel,  told in flashback,  laser,  severed hand,  impersonation,  giant,  spacecraft,  jail cell,  heavy rain,  quest,  bow and arrow,  spear,  sabotage,  captain,  gold,  civil war,  subtitled scene,  prince,  bare chested male bondage,  battlefield,  opening action scene,  diary,  tough girl,  skeleton,  19th century,  bartender,  princess,  creature,  king,  fictional war,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  outer space,  nonlinear timeline,  mixed martial arts,  army,  mansion,  disguise,  massacre,  native american,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  scientist,  combat,  revolver,  supernatural power,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  hero,  urination,  horse,  fistfight,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  new york city,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  two word title,  based on novel,  death,  violence,  flashback,  fight

The Avengers (2012)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

The Avengers (2012)

Nick Fury is the director of S.H.I.E.L.D., an international peace-keeping agency. The agency is a who's who of Marvel Super Heroes, with Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When global security is threatened by Loki and his cohorts, Nick Fury and his team will need all their powers to save the world from disaster. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  monster,  escape
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  alien,  soldier
Story:jumping through a window,  laser gun,  aerial combat,  warrior race,  female warrior,  shape shifting alien,  human versus alien,  human alien,  alien race,  ex soldier,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  fighting in the air,  super speed,  force field,  exploding ship,  shapeshifting,  plane crash,  world domination,  teleportation,  lens flare,  space travel,  3 dimensional,  dual wield,  mind control,  laser,  giant,  spacecraft,  bow and arrow,  spear,  sabotage,  captain,  subtitled scene,  battlefield,  tough girl,  fictional war,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  outer space,  mixed martial arts,  army,  disguise,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  scientist,  combat,  supernatural power,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  new york city,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  two word title,  fight,  flashback

Jupiter Ascending (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Jupiter Ascending (2015)

Jupiter Jones was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people's houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine Wise, a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along - her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  monster,  wedding,  escape,  marriage,  kidnapping
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  alien
Story:jumping through a window,  laser gun,  space battle,  female warrior,  one man army,  human alien,  alien race,  ex soldier,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  science fantasy,  fighting in the air,  pulp fiction,  branding,  force field,  chosen one,  pit,  exploding ship,  christ allegory,  space opera,  world domination,  space travel,  3 dimensional,  dual wield,  spacecraft,  captain,  subtitled scene,  battlefield,  opening action scene,  creature,  fictional war,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  outer space,  mixed martial arts,  army,  disguise,  good versus evil,  combat,  supernatural power,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  fistfight,  shootout,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  two word title,  death,  fight,  violence

Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)

After stealing a mysterious orb in the far reaches of outer space, Peter Quill from Earth, is now the main target of a manhunt led by the villain known as Ronan the Accuser. To help fight Ronan and his team and save the galaxy from his power, Quill creates a team of space heroes known as the "Guardians of the Galaxy" to save the world. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:cave,  bar
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  alien,  soldier
Story:laser gun,  aerial combat,  space battle,  female warrior,  human alien,  alien race,  hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  force field,  exploding ship,  space opera,  megalomaniac,  female fighter,  lens flare,  title at the end,  space travel,  3 dimensional,  dual wield,  laser,  severed hand,  giant,  spacecraft,  heavy rain,  battlefield,  tough girl,  creature,  fictional war,  spaceship,  outer space,  mixed martial arts,  army,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  combat,  supernatural power,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  fistfight,  shootout,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  fight,  death,  violence,  flashback

Star Wars: Episode Vii - The Force Awakens (2015) is one of the best movies like John Carter (2012)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Star Wars: Episode Vii - The Force Awakens (2015)

30 years after the defeat of Darth Vader and the Empire, Rey, a scavenger from the planet Jakku, finds a BB-8 droid that knows the whereabouts of the long lost Luke Skywalker. Rey, as well as a rogue stormtrooper and two smugglers, are thrown into the middle of a battle between the Resistance and the daunting legions of the First Order. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  monster,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:desert,  bar
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  alien,  soldier
Story:laser gun,  space battle,  female warrior,  one man army,  hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  science fantasy,  space western,  exploding ship,  space opera,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  female fighter,  telepathy,  telekinesis,  lens flare,  space travel,  mind control,  laser,  giant,  spacecraft,  heavy rain,  quest,  spear,  sabotage,  captain,  subtitled scene,  battlefield,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  bartender,  creature,  fictional war,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  outer space,  mixed martial arts,  army,  massacre,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  combat,  supernatural power,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  fistfight,  shootout,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  death,  fight,  violence

Pan (2015)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Pan (2015)

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:cave
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:warrior race,  air battle,  female warrior,  sword and fantasy,  hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  fighting in the air,  spyglass,  chosen one,  christ allegory,  swashbuckler,  female fighter,  steampunk,  3 dimensional,  dual wield,  giant,  jail cell,  spear,  captain,  battlefield,  tough girl,  skeleton,  princess,  creature,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  outer space,  mixed martial arts,  native american,  good versus evil,  combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  hero,  fistfight,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  based on novel,  fight,  death,  violence

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (2017)

VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS is the new adventure film from Luc Besson, the director of The Professional, The Fifth Element and Lucy, based on the comic book series which inspired a generation of artists, writers and filmmakers. In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha-an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  monster,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:cave,  desert
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  alien,  soldier
Story:jumping through a window,  laser gun,  space battle,  female warrior,  shape shifting alien,  human alien,  alien race,  hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  science fantasy,  green blood,  pulp fiction,  force field,  exploding ship,  space opera,  palace,  telepathy,  space travel,  dual wield,  mind control,  laser,  spacecraft,  spear,  sabotage,  captain,  subtitled scene,  battlefield,  tough girl,  princess,  creature,  king,  fictional war,  spaceship,  outer space,  mixed martial arts,  army,  disguise,  massacre,  shot in the back,  combat,  supernatural power,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  flashback,  violence,  fight,  death

Enemy Mine (1985)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi

Enemy Mine (1985)

A soldier from Earth crash-lands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting; they band together to survive on this hostile world. In the end the human finds himself caring for his enemy in a completely unexpected way. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  monster,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:cave,  desert
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  alien,  soldier
Story:laser gun,  warrior race,  space battle,  one man army,  human versus alien,  human alien,  alien race,  action hero,  blue blood,  space western,  green blood,  exploding ship,  chained,  space travel,  laser,  spacecraft,  heavy rain,  spear,  opening action scene,  creature,  fictional war,  spaceship,  outer space,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  combat,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  fistfight,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  bare chested male,  two word title,  violence,  death,  fight

Man Of Steel (2013) is one of the best movies like John Carter (2012)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Man Of Steel (2013)

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

Themes:escape,  kidnapping
Locations:desert,  bar
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  alien,  soldier
Story:jumping through a window,  laser gun,  u.s. army,  space battle,  one man army,  human versus alien,  human alien,  alien race,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  fighting in the air,  super speed,  exploding ship,  christ allegory,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  telepathy,  telekinesis,  lens flare,  title at the end,  space travel,  3 dimensional,  colonel,  laser,  spacecraft,  captain,  civil war,  battlefield,  skeleton,  creature,  fictional war,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  outer space,  nonlinear timeline,  mixed martial arts,  army,  good versus evil,  scientist,  combat,  supernatural power,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  hero,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  death,  fight,  violence,  flashback

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:deception,  monster,  escape,  marriage,  kidnapping
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  soldier
Story:female warrior,  one man army,  sword and fantasy,  sword and sorcery,  hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  bar fight,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  palace,  telepathy,  telekinesis,  dual wield,  faked death,  mind control,  heavy rain,  quest,  bow and arrow,  spear,  gold,  battlefield,  tough girl,  creature,  king,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  mixed martial arts,  army,  massacre,  good versus evil,  combat,  supernatural power,  showdown,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  hero,  horse,  fistfight,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  fight,  violence,  flashback,  death

Masters Of The Universe (1987)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Masters Of The Universe (1987)

On the planet Eternia, Skeletor and his dark army overthrow the Sorceress of Castle Grayskull expecting to acquire her power. He-Man, his old friend Duncan "Man-at-Arms" and his daughter Teela are attacked by Skeletor's soldiers and they defeat them. They also rescue their prisoner, the inventor and locksmith Gwildor. He explains that he was lured by Evil-Lyn that used his invention Cosmic Key to open the gates and seize the Castle Grayskull. He-Man and his friends retrieve the prototype of the Cosmic Key trying to release the Sorcereress but they are defeated by Skeletor and his army and Gwildor uses his key to open and portal for them to flee. They come to Earth but lose the key. Meanwhile Julie Winston, who grieves the loss of her parents in a plane crash, and her boyfriend Kevin Corrigan find and activate the key, believing it is a foreign musical instrument. On Eternia, Evil-Lyn locates the Cosmic Key and Skeletor sends her with a group of mercenaries and soldiers to vanquish He-man and his friends and bring the key back. Will they succeed? (Read More)

Themes:monster,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:cave,  desert
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  alien,  soldier
Story:laser gun,  sword and planet,  female warrior,  one man army,  sword and fantasy,  human alien,  sword and sorcery,  sword fight,  action hero,  science fantasy,  fighting in the air,  force field,  shapeshifting,  chained,  plane crash,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  female fighter,  palace,  teleportation,  dual wield,  mind control,  bare chested male bondage,  battlefield,  tough girl,  skeleton,  creature,  fictional war,  outer space,  mixed martial arts,  army,  disguise,  good versus evil,  combat,  revolver,  supernatural power,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  gunfight,  arrest,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  hero,  shootout,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  death,  fight

Flash Gordon (1980)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Flash Gordon (1980)

Flash Gordon is an American football hero who is skyjacked aboard Dr. Hans Zarkov's rocketship along with his beautiful girlfriend Dale Arden. The threesome are drawn into the influence of the planet Mongo, ruled by Emperor Ming the Merciless. The evil Ming has been testing Earth with unnatural disasters, and deeming our world a threat to his rule. He also intends to take Dale as his concubine, attempts to execute Flash and intends to destroy Earth. Flash must avoid the amorous attentions of Ming's daughter, and unite the warring kingdoms of Mongo to rescue Dale and save our world. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  wedding
Characters:warrior,  alien
Story:laser gun,  sword and planet,  one man army,  human alien,  sword and sorcery,  action hero,  science fantasy,  green blood,  force field,  space opera,  plane crash,  megalomaniac,  telepathy,  palace,  telekinesis,  space travel,  mind control,  spacecraft,  prince,  bare chested male bondage,  princess,  creature,  fictional war,  spaceship,  outer space,  good versus evil,  scientist,  combat,  revolver,  supernatural power,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  hero,  fistfight,  shootout,  explosion,  martial arts,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  fight

Conan The Barbarian (2011) is one of the best movies like John Carter (2012)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Conan The Barbarian (2011)

A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil.

Themes:escape,  kidnapping
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:chained to a wall,  horse chase,  female warrior,  one man army,  sword and fantasy,  two on a horse,  sword and sorcery,  hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  based on pulp magazine,  spyglass,  pulp fiction,  chained,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  palace,  3 dimensional,  dual wield,  quest,  bow and arrow,  spear,  battlefield,  tough girl,  princess,  creature,  king,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  mixed martial arts,  disguise,  massacre,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  combat,  supernatural power,  showdown,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  hero,  horse,  fistfight,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  death,  fight,  flashback,  violence

Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Thousands of years ago, a race of beings known as Dark Elves tried to send the universe into darkness by using a weapon known as the Aether. Warriors from Asgard stop them but their leader Malekith escapes to wait for another opportunity. The warriors find the Aether and since it cannot be destroyed, they try to hide it. In the present day, Jane Foster awaits the return of Thor although it has been two years since they last saw once another. In the meantime, Thor has been trying to bring peace to the nine realms. Jane discovers an anomaly similar to the one that brought Thor to Earth. She goes to investigate, finds a wormhole, and is sucked into it. Back on Asgard, Thor wishes to return to Earth but his father, Odin refuses to let him. Thor learns from Heimdall, who can see into all of the realms, that Jane disappeared. Thor then returns to Earth just as Jane reappears. However, when some policemen try to arrest her, an unknown energy repulses them. Thor then brings Jane to Asgard to find out what happened to her. When the energy is released again, they discover that when Jane disappeared, she crossed paths with the Aether and it entered her. Malekith, upon sensing that the time to strike is now, seeks out the Aether. He attacks Asgard and Thor's mother Frigga is killed protecting Jane. Odin wants to keep Jane on Asgard so that Malekith will come. Thor disagrees with his plan, so with his cohorts, he decides to take Jane away. He enlists the aid of his brother, Loki. Unfortun… (Read More)

Themes:deception,  monster
Locations:cave
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:laser gun,  warrior race,  female warrior,  one man army,  human alien,  alien race,  hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  science fantasy,  force field,  exploding ship,  shapeshifting,  leader,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  palace,  teleportation,  space travel,  3 dimensional,  faked death,  severed hand,  giant,  spacecraft,  heavy rain,  spear,  subtitled scene,  prince,  battlefield,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  creature,  king,  fictional war,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  outer space,  mixed martial arts,  army,  disguise,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  scientist,  combat,  supernatural power,  showdown,  brawl,  arrest,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  fistfight,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  fight,  death,  violence,  flashback

Wonder Woman (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, War

Wonder Woman (2017)

Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when a pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape
Locations:cave
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:jumping through a window,  warrior race,  female warrior,  sword and fantasy,  hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  bar fight,  super speed,  force field,  chosen one,  superhuman strength,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  female fighter,  steampunk,  teleportation,  telekinesis,  title at the end,  dual wield,  told in flashback,  bow and arrow,  spear,  sabotage,  captain,  subtitled scene,  battlefield,  tough girl,  princess,  no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  mixed martial arts,  army,  disguise,  massacre,  native american,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  scientist,  combat,  revolver,  supernatural power,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  horse,  fistfight,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  two word title,  death,  fight,  violence,  flashback

Gods Of Egypt (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Gods Of Egypt (2016)

Set, the merciless god of darkness, has taken over the throne of Egypt and plunged the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. Few dare to rebel against him. A young thief, whose love was taken captive by the god, seeks to dethrone and defeat Set with the aid of the powerful god Horus. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  monster,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:cave,  desert
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  soldier
Story:one man army,  sword and fantasy,  hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  science fantasy,  fighting in the air,  sandstorm,  christ allegory,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  tomb,  palace,  telepathy,  teleportation,  mind control,  giant,  quest,  bow and arrow,  spear,  sabotage,  gold,  civil war,  battlefield,  opening action scene,  skeleton,  creature,  king,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  outer space,  mixed martial arts,  army,  massacre,  good versus evil,  combat,  supernatural power,  showdown,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  horse,  fistfight,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  violence,  flashback,  fight,  death

Star Trek Beyond (2016) is one of the best movies like John Carter (2012)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

After stopping off at Starbase Yorktown, a remote outpost on the fringes of Federation space, the USS Enterprise, halfway into their five-year mission, is destroyed by an unstoppable wave of unknown aliens. With the crew stranded on an unknown planet and with no apparent means of rescue, they find themselves fighting against a ruthless enemy with a well-earned hatred of the Federation and everything it stands for. Only a rebellious alien warrior can help them reunite and leave the planet to stop this deadly menace from beginning a possible galactic war. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:cave,  bar
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  alien
Story:jumping through a window,  laser gun,  space battle,  female warrior,  human versus alien,  human alien,  alien race,  ex soldier,  hand to hand combat,  escape attempt,  action hero,  space western,  force field,  exploding ship,  space opera,  megalomaniac,  female fighter,  teleportation,  war veteran,  lens flare,  title at the end,  space travel,  3 dimensional,  spacecraft,  subtitled scene,  battlefield,  tough girl,  creature,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  outer space,  mixed martial arts,  disguise,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  fistfight,  shootout,  voice over narration,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  fight,  violence,  death

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller, Western

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

The Old West.. where a lone cowboy leads an uprising against a terror from beyond our world. 1873. New Mexico Territory. A stranger with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don't welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford). It's a town that lives in fear. But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known. Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he's been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. With the help of the elusive traveler Ella (Olivia Wilde), he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents-townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors-all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  kidnapping
Locations:cave,  desert,  bar
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  alien
Period:1870s
Story:laser gun,  horse chase,  female warrior,  one man army,  human versus alien,  human alien,  action hero,  bar fight,  civil war veteran,  green blood,  spyglass,  exploding ship,  chained,  world domination,  challenge,  lens flare,  arizona,  indian,  colonel,  laser,  spacecraft,  jail cell,  bow and arrow,  spear,  gold,  battlefield,  19th century,  bartender,  creature,  spaceship,  mixed martial arts,  native american,  shot in the back,  combat,  revolver,  supernatural power,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  horse,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  death,  fight,  violence,  flashback

The Legend Of Hercules (2014)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The Legend Of Hercules (2014)

In Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king and restore peace to a land in hardship. But this prince, Hercules, knows nothing of his real identity or his destiny. He desires only one thing: the love of Hebe, Princess of Crete, who has been promised to his own brother. When Hercules learns of his greater purpose, he must choose: to flee with his true love or to fulfill his destiny and become the true hero of his time. The story behind one of the greatest myths is revealed in this action-packed epic - a tale of love, sacrifice and the strength of the human spirit. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape
Locations:cave,  desert
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  soldier
Story:branding iron,  one man army,  hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  forced marriage,  christ allegory,  gladiator,  palace,  3 dimensional,  dual wield,  heavy rain,  bow and arrow,  spear,  captain,  prince,  bare chested male bondage,  battlefield,  opening action scene,  princess,  king,  no opening credits,  mixed martial arts,  army,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  combat,  supernatural power,  showdown,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  hero,  horse,  fistfight,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  violence,  fight,  death

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

The Imperial Forces, under orders from cruel Darth Vader, hold Princess Leia hostage in their efforts to quell the rebellion against the Galactic Empire. Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, captain of the Millennium Falcon, work together with the companionable droid duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the beautiful princess, help the Rebel Alliance and restore freedom and justice to the Galaxy. (Read More)

Themes:monster,  escape
Locations:desert,  bar
Characters:hostage,  alien,  soldier
Story:laser gun,  aerial combat,  sword and planet,  space battle,  alien race,  sword and sorcery,  hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  bar fight,  human male,  science fantasy,  space western,  exploding ship,  space opera,  female fighter,  telepathy,  telekinesis,  space travel,  mind control,  laser,  impersonation,  spacecraft,  jail cell,  sabotage,  captain,  tough girl,  skeleton,  princess,  creature,  fictional war,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  outer space,  mixed martial arts,  disguise,  good versus evil,  combat,  gunfight,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  hero,  shootout,  chase,  martial arts,  two word title,  violence,  fight

Thor (2011) is one of the best movies like John Carter (2012)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Thor (2011)

The warrior Thor (Hemsworth) is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard by his father Odin (Hopkins) for his arrogance and sent to Earth to live among humans. Falling in love with scientist Jane Foster (Portman) teaches Thor much-needed lessons, and his new-found strength comes into play as a villain from his homeland sends dark forces toward Earth. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  monster,  escape
Locations:desert,  bar
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:warrior race,  female warrior,  one man army,  human alien,  hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  science fantasy,  shapeshifting,  palace,  teleportation,  lens flare,  space travel,  giant,  heavy rain,  spear,  prince,  creature,  king,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  outer space,  army,  good versus evil,  scientist,  combat,  brawl,  arrest,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  hero,  horse,  fistfight,  voice over narration,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  flashback,  violence

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

When the USS Enterprise crew is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction. As our space heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  monster
Locations:bar
Characters:warrior,  alien
Story:laser gun,  warrior race,  space battle,  female warrior,  one man army,  human versus alien,  human alien,  alien race,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  human male,  exploding ship,  superhuman strength,  space opera,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  teleportation,  lens flare,  space travel,  laser,  spacecraft,  spear,  sabotage,  captain,  subtitled scene,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  creature,  fictional war,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  outer space,  mixed martial arts,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  scientist,  combat,  supernatural power,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  fistfight,  shootout,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  death,  violence

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

All looks lost for the Rebellion against the Empire as they learn of the existence of a new super weapon, the Death Star. Once a possible weakness in its construction is uncovered, the Rebel Alliance must set out on a desperate mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. The future of the entire galaxy now rests upon its success. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:cave,  desert
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  alien,  soldier
Story:laser gun,  space battle,  female warrior,  escape attempt,  action hero,  human male,  science fantasy,  space western,  force field,  exploding ship,  space opera,  plane crash,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  female fighter,  telekinesis,  war veteran,  space travel,  laser,  spacecraft,  jail cell,  heavy rain,  sabotage,  captain,  civil war,  subtitled scene,  battlefield,  tough girl,  creature,  fictional war,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  outer space,  army,  disguise,  massacre,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  scientist,  combat,  supernatural power,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  two word title,  flashback,  death,  violence,  fight

Hercules (2014)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Hercules (2014)

1400 B.C., a tormented soul walked the Earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus. For this, he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors, and the death of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years, he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting, and the presence of death. These men and women never question where they go to fight, or why, or whom, just how much they will be paid. Now, the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. It is time for this bunch of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen, when they must train an army to become as ruthless and bloodthirsty as their reputation has become. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  monster,  escape,  kidnapping
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  soldier
Story:female warrior,  one man army,  sword and fantasy,  sword and sorcery,  ex soldier,  hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  chained,  megalomaniac,  palace,  3 dimensional,  dual wield,  jail cell,  bow and arrow,  spear,  gold,  civil war,  prince,  bare chested male bondage,  battlefield,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  princess,  creature,  king,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  army,  disguise,  massacre,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  combat,  showdown,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  horse,  knife,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  death,  fight,  violence,  flashback

X-men: Apocalypse (2016) is one of the best movies like John Carter (2012)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

X-men: Apocalypse (2016)

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:cave,  desert,  bar
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  soldier
Story:jumping through a window,  female warrior,  hand to hand combat,  escape attempt,  action hero,  super speed,  force field,  plane crash,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  tomb,  telepathy,  teleportation,  telekinesis,  dual wield,  mind control,  colonel,  laser,  giant,  bow and arrow,  spear,  sabotage,  subtitled scene,  battlefield,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  skeleton,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  outer space,  mixed martial arts,  mansion,  disguise,  massacre,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  scientist,  combat,  revolver,  supernatural power,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  fistfight,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  new york city,  explosion,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  death,  fight,  violence,  flashback

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)
Adventure, Fantasy

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)

After successfully crossing over (and under) the Misty Mountains, Thorin and Company must seek aid from a powerful stranger before taking on the dangers of Mirkwood Forest--without their Wizard. If they reach the human settlement of Lake-town it will be time for the hobbit Bilbo Baggins to fulfill his contract with the dwarves. The party must complete the journey to Lonely Mountain and burglar Baggins must seek out the Secret Door that will give them access to the hoard of the dragon Smaug. And, where has Gandalf got off to? And what is his secret business to the south? (Read More)

Themes:deception,  monster,  escape
Locations:cave
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  soldier
Story:female warrior,  sword and fantasy,  sword and sorcery,  hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  force field,  shapeshifting,  female fighter,  tomb,  teleportation,  lens flare,  3 dimensional,  dual wield,  giant,  jail cell,  quest,  bow and arrow,  spear,  gold,  subtitled scene,  tough girl,  skeleton,  creature,  king,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  mixed martial arts,  army,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  combat,  brawl,  arrest,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  fistfight,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  character name in title,  based on novel,  fight,  death,  flashback,  violence

Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)

The second "Highlander" movie, again with Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery. It's the year 2024 and all the ozone above Earth has gone. To protect people from dying, MacLeod helped in the construction of a giant "shield", several years ago. But, since there isn't left anyone Immortal after MacLeod's victory in the previous film, he has stopped being an Immortal himself. Now he is just an old man, until one day some other Immortals arrive on our planet. You see, the Immortals come from another planet... (Read More)

Themes:deception
Locations:cave,  desert,  bar
Characters:warrior,  alien
Story:laser gun,  female warrior,  one man army,  sword and fantasy,  human alien,  alien race,  sword and sorcery,  sword fight,  action hero,  fighting in the air,  swashbuckler,  world domination,  female fighter,  teleportation,  faked death,  giant,  battlefield,  tough girl,  bartender,  fictional war,  outer space,  mixed martial arts,  good versus evil,  scientist,  combat,  revolver,  supernatural power,  showdown,  gunfight,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  hero,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  new york city,  explosion,  martial arts,  flashback,  death,  violence

Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time (2010)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time (2010)

Set in the mystical lands of Persia, a rogue prince and a mysterious princess race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time -- a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world.

Themes:escape,  marriage
Locations:desert
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:one man army,  sword and fantasy,  sword and sorcery,  hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  sandstorm,  swashbuckler,  palace,  dual wield,  bow and arrow,  prince,  princess,  king,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  mixed martial arts,  army,  good versus evil,  combat,  showdown,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  hero,  horse,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  violence,  flashback

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) is one of the best movies like John Carter (2012)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:deception,  monster,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:cave
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  soldier
Story:one man army,  sword and fantasy,  sword and sorcery,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  super speed,  chosen one,  christ allegory,  palace,  dual wield,  mind control,  giant,  jail cell,  bow and arrow,  spear,  sabotage,  captain,  battlefield,  opening action scene,  creature,  king,  fictional war,  nonlinear timeline,  mixed martial arts,  army,  disguise,  massacre,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  combat,  supernatural power,  showdown,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  horse,  fistfight,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  flashback,  fight

Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015)

Tony Stark creates the Ultron Program to protect the world, but when the peacekeeping program becomes hostile, The Avengers go into action to try and defeat a virtually impossible enemy together. Earth's mightiest heroes must come together once again to protect the world from global extinction.

Themes:deception
Locations:bar
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  soldier
Story:jumping through a window,  laser gun,  aerial combat,  female warrior,  human alien,  ex soldier,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  super speed,  branding,  force field,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  telekinesis,  3 dimensional,  colonel,  mind control,  laser,  giant,  jail cell,  bow and arrow,  battlefield,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  no opening credits,  mixed martial arts,  army,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  scientist,  combat,  revolver,  supernatural power,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  fistfight,  pistol,  surprise ending,  new york city,  explosion,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  flashback,  death,  violence

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

The Mummy (2017)

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

Themes:deception,  monster,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:desert
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  soldier
Story:u.s. army,  one man army,  hand to hand combat,  escape attempt,  action hero,  sandstorm,  chosen one,  chained,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  tomb,  telepathy,  telekinesis,  colonel,  mind control,  subtitled scene,  battlefield,  opening action scene,  skeleton,  princess,  king,  no opening credits,  mixed martial arts,  army,  massacre,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  scientist,  combat,  supernatural power,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  horse,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  fight,  violence,  death,  flashback

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (2014)
Adventure, Fantasy

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (2014)

After the Dragon leaves the Lonely Mountain, the people of Lake-town see a threat coming. Orcs, dwarves, elves and people prepare for war. Bilbo sees Thorin going mad and tries to help. Meanwhile, Gandalf is rescued from the Necromancer's prison and his rescuers realize who the Necromancer is.

Themes:deception,  escape
Locations:cave,  desert
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:female warrior,  sword and fantasy,  sword and sorcery,  hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  jail break,  shapeshifting,  female fighter,  3 dimensional,  dual wield,  faked death,  giant,  bow and arrow,  spear,  gold,  civil war,  subtitled scene,  battlefield,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  creature,  king,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  army,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  combat,  showdown,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  horse,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  based on novel,  violence,  death,  fight,  flashback

Suicide Squad (2016) is one of the best movies like John Carter (2012)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Suicide Squad (2016)

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

Themes:deception,  monster,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:cave,  bar
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  soldier
Story:jumping through a window,  u.s. army,  female warrior,  hand to hand combat,  escape attempt,  sword fight,  action hero,  exploding ship,  megalomaniac,  telepathy,  teleportation,  telekinesis,  3 dimensional,  dual wield,  mind control,  colonel,  severed hand,  jail cell,  heavy rain,  sabotage,  captain,  subtitled scene,  battlefield,  tough girl,  creature,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  mixed martial arts,  army,  massacre,  shot in the back,  scientist,  combat,  revolver,  supernatural power,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  fight,  death,  violence,  flashback

Allegiant (2016)
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:deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:cave,  desert
Characters:warrior,  lawyer,  hostage,  soldier
Story:laser gun,  female warrior,  one man army,  hand to hand combat,  escape attempt,  action hero,  city state,  science fantasy,  pulp fiction,  force field,  chosen one,  plane crash,  female fighter,  laser,  jail cell,  heavy rain,  sabotage,  civil war,  battlefield,  tough girl,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  mixed martial arts,  army,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  scientist,  combat,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  death,  fight,  violence

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Comedy

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.

Themes:kidnapping
Locations:bar
Story:jumping through a window,  laser gun,  warrior race,  female warrior,  one man army,  human alien,  alien race,  hand to hand combat,  escape attempt,  sword fight,  action hero,  science fantasy,  fighting in the air,  green blood,  super speed,  force field,  exploding ship,  world domination,  female fighter,  space travel,  dual wield,  bow and arrow,  subtitled scene,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  fictional war,  outer space,  mixed martial arts,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  new york city,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  two word title,  flashback,  death,  violence,  fight

Seventh Son (2014)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Seventh Son (2014)

John Gregory, who is a seventh son of a seventh son and also the local spook, has protected his country from witches, boggarts, ghouls and all manner of things that go bump in the night. However John is not young anymore, and has been seeking an apprentice to carry on his trade. Most have failed to survive. The last hope is a young farmer's son named Thomas Ward. Will he survive the training to become the spook that so many others couldn't? Should he trust the girl with pointy shoes? How can Thomas stand a chance against Mother Malkin, the most dangerous witch in the county? (Read More)

Themes:deception,  monster,  escape,  kidnapping
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:sword and fantasy,  sword and sorcery,  hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  bar fight,  fighting in the air,  branding,  chosen one,  pit,  world domination,  female fighter,  teleportation,  3 dimensional,  dual wield,  giant,  heavy rain,  bow and arrow,  spear,  battlefield,  skeleton,  creature,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  mixed martial arts,  army,  good versus evil,  combat,  supernatural power,  showdown,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  urination,  horse,  fistfight,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  based on novel,  death,  violence,  fight

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) is one of the best movies like John Carter (2012)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Comedy

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

After saving Xandar from Ronan's wrath, the Guardians are now recognized as heroes. Now the team must help their leader Star Lord (Chris Pratt) uncover the truth behind his true heritage. Along the way, old foes turn to allies and betrayal is blooming. And the Guardians find that they are up against a devastating new menace who is out to rule the galaxy. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  monster,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:cave
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  alien
Story:laser gun,  warrior race,  space battle,  female warrior,  human alien,  alien race,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  science fantasy,  fighting in the air,  pulp fiction,  force field,  exploding ship,  space opera,  leader,  swashbuckler,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  palace,  telepathy,  telekinesis,  space travel,  dual wield,  mind control,  laser,  giant,  spacecraft,  jail cell,  captain,  battlefield,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  skeleton,  creature,  fictional war,  spaceship,  outer space,  mixed martial arts,  good versus evil,  combat,  supernatural power,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  hero,  urination,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  fight,  flashback,  violence,  death

Warcraft (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Warcraft (2016)

When the world of the Orcs of Draenor is being destroyed by the evil fel magic that uses life-force, the powerful warlock Gul'dan creates a portal to the world of Azeroth and forms the Horde with members of the Orc clans. He also captures many prisoners to keep the portal open. The king of Azeroth, Llane Wrynn and his brother-in-law, Anduin Lothar are informed by the apprentice of magician Khadgar that he has found fel magic in dead bodies and the king decides to summon the Guardian of Tirisfal, Medivh, to protect his kingdom. Lothar and Khadgar head to Kharazhan to meet Medivh and an ominous shadow points a book out to Khadgar, who takes it and hides. Anduin, Khadgar and Medivh and a group of soldiers are attacked by Orcs and they capture the slave Garona, who is released by King Llane, and she shows them the location of the portal. Garona is contacted by the Orc chief of a clan Durotan that wants to meet King Llane to stop the fel magic. Meanwhile Khadgar learns that the gate was opened with the help of someone in Azeroth. Shall King Llane trust Garona and Durotan, who might be the traitor? (Read More)

Themes:deception,  monster,  escape
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  soldier
Story:horse chase,  warrior race,  female warrior,  sword and fantasy,  sword and sorcery,  sword fight,  action hero,  begins with narration,  green blood,  force field,  leader,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  female fighter,  palace,  telepathy,  teleportation,  telekinesis,  title at the end,  mind control,  told in flashback,  severed hand,  giant,  jail cell,  subtitled scene,  prince,  battlefield,  tough girl,  skeleton,  creature,  king,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  army,  massacre,  good versus evil,  combat,  supernatural power,  showdown,  brawl,  arrest,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  horse,  fistfight,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  violence,  death,  fight

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)
Action, Horror, Romance, Comedy, Fantasy

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)

The five highly trained Bennett sisters in Georgian England must try to protect themselves from the growing zombie threat, find suitable husbands for themselves, battle marriage proposals and unlikely suitors, and save the country before it's too late.

Themes:deception,  wedding,  escape,  marriage,  kidnapping
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  soldier
Story:female warrior,  one man army,  hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  female fighter,  dual wield,  colonel,  severed hand,  jail cell,  heavy rain,  spear,  captain,  subtitled scene,  battlefield,  tough girl,  19th century,  fictional war,  mixed martial arts,  mansion,  massacre,  good versus evil,  combat,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  showdown,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  horse,  fistfight,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  based on novel,  fight,  death,  violence,  flashback

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:deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:bar
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  soldier
Story:jumping through a window,  female warrior,  one man army,  ex soldier,  hand to hand combat,  escape attempt,  action hero,  fighting in the air,  force field,  superhuman strength,  leader,  female fighter,  telekinesis,  lens flare,  title at the end,  colonel,  mind control,  laser,  giant,  jail cell,  bow and arrow,  sabotage,  captain,  civil war,  subtitled scene,  prince,  battlefield,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  king,  no opening credits,  mixed martial arts,  disguise,  scientist,  combat,  supernatural power,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  hero,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  new york city,  explosion,  martial arts,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  violence,  flashback,  fight,  death

Your Highness (2011) is one of the best movies like John Carter (2012)
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Your Highness (2011)

Throughout history, tales of chivalry have burnished the legends of brave, handsome knights who rescue fair damsels, slay dragons and conquer evil. But behind many a hero is a good-for-nothing younger brother trying just to stay out of the way of those dragons, evil and trouble in general. As two princes on a daring mission to save their land, they must rescue the heir apparent's fiancee before their kingdom is destroyed. Thadeous (McBride) has spent his life watching his perfect older brother Fabious (Franco) embark upon valiant journeys and win the hearts of his people. Tired of being passed over for adventure, adoration and the throne, he's settled for a life of wizard's weed, hard booze and easy maidens. But when Fabious' bride-to-be, Belladonna (Zooey Deschanel), gets kidnapped by the evil wizard Leezar (Justin Theroux), the king gives his deadbeat son an ultimatum: Man up and help rescue her or get cut off. Half-assedly embarking upon his first quest, Thadeous joins Fabious to trek across the perilous outlands and free the princess. Joined by Isabel (Natalie Portman)-an elusive warrior with a dangerous agenda of her own-the brothers must vanquish horrific creatures and traitorous knights before they can reach Belladonna. If Thadeous can find his inner hero, he can help his brother prevent the destruction of his land. Stay a slacker, and not only does he die a coward, he gets front row seats to the dawn of an all-new Dark Ages. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  monster,  wedding,  escape,  kidnapping
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  soldier
Story:horse chase,  female warrior,  sword and fantasy,  sword and sorcery,  hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  bar fight,  shapeshifting,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  female fighter,  palace,  teleportation,  giant,  quest,  bow and arrow,  prince,  bare chested male bondage,  battlefield,  tough girl,  princess,  creature,  king,  mixed martial arts,  army,  good versus evil,  combat,  supernatural power,  brawl,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  hero,  horse,  fistfight,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  two word title,  violence,  fight,  death

The Legend Of Tarzan (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance

The Legend Of Tarzan (2016)

Following his parents' death in Africa, John Clayton has been be raised by an ape, was known by the name Tarzan, but eventually left Africa and for his parents' home in England, along with the woman he fell in love with and married, Jane Porter. He is asked by Belgian King Leopold to go to Africa to see what he has done there to help the country. Initially, he refuses. But an American, George Washington Williams, wants him to accept so he can accompany him. He says that Leopold might be committing all sorts of atrocities to achieve his goal, like slavery. Clayton agrees and his wife insists that she accompany him because she misses Africa. When they arrive, a man named Rom, who works for Leopold, attacks their village and captures Tarzan and Jane. With Washington's help he escapes and sets out to rescue Jane by going across the jungle. Washington joins him despite being told that he might not make it. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:cave
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  soldier
Story:female warrior,  one man army,  hand to hand combat,  escape attempt,  action hero,  civil war veteran,  swashbuckler,  3 dimensional,  dual wield,  heavy rain,  quest,  bow and arrow,  spear,  sabotage,  captain,  subtitled scene,  battlefield,  opening action scene,  diary,  tough girl,  19th century,  king,  no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  mixed martial arts,  army,  massacre,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  combat,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  fistfight,  shootout,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  fight,  violence,  flashback,  death

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

Predators (2010)

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

Themes:deception,  monster,  escape,  kidnapping
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  alien,  soldier
Story:warrior race,  female warrior,  one man army,  human versus alien,  alien race,  ex soldier,  sword fight,  action hero,  green blood,  exploding ship,  dual wield,  laser,  spacecraft,  subtitled scene,  battlefield,  tough girl,  skeleton,  creature,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  outer space,  shot in the back,  combat,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  violence,  death

The 5th Wave (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The 5th Wave (2016)

Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth in ruin. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal fifth wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope - if she can only trust him. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  alien,  soldier
Story:u.s. army,  female warrior,  human versus alien,  human alien,  alien race,  escape attempt,  superhuman strength,  world domination,  female fighter,  colonel,  spacecraft,  sabotage,  battlefield,  tough girl,  fictional war,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  army,  disguise,  massacre,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  combat,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  fistfight,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  new york city,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  flashback,  death,  fight,  violence

Dracula Untold (2014) is one of the best movies like John Carter (2012)
Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, War

Dracula Untold (2014)

At the turn of the century, the young lord Vlad and his family live a peaceful life ruling over their small kingdom, but when a Turk warlord demands from Vlad a thousand boys and his son to create an army Vlad seeks a terrible power that will allow him to protect his kingdom and family from the Turks at a terrible cost. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  kidnapping
Locations:cave
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  soldier
Story:one man army,  ex soldier,  hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  begins with narration,  super speed,  christ allegory,  shapeshifting,  world domination,  heavy rain,  bow and arrow,  spear,  subtitled scene,  prince,  bare chested male bondage,  battlefield,  skeleton,  no opening credits,  army,  massacre,  good versus evil,  combat,  supernatural power,  showdown,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  horse,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  flashback,  death,  violence

I, Frankenstein (2014)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

I, Frankenstein (2014)

Dr Victor Frankenstein dies frozen to death and the creature buries him at the cemetery of his family. However he is attacked by demons but he kills one of them and Gargoyles save him and take him to a Cathedral where the Gargoyles Order gathers. The Queen of the Gargoyles Leonore keeps Dr. Frankenstein's journal together with the treasures of the Order and gives the name of Adam to the creature. Then she explains to Adam that there is an ancient war between the Gargoyles that are angels and demons under the command of the Prince Naberius. She also invites Adam to join the Gargoyles in the war against demons, but Adam prefers to isolate in a remote place. Two hundred years later, Adam returns and finds a modern society. Soon he learns that Naberius has the intention of creating an army of soulless corpses to be possessed by demons. The scientist Terra is researching a process to create life and Naberius is seeking Dr Frankenstein's journal to help Terra and raise his army. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  monster,  kidnapping
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:jumping through a window,  female warrior,  one man army,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  female fighter,  3 dimensional,  dual wield,  spear,  prince,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  skeleton,  creature,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  mixed martial arts,  army,  good versus evil,  scientist,  combat,  supernatural power,  brawl,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  fistfight,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  violence,  death,  fight,  flashback

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

Priest (2011)

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

Themes:deception,  monster,  kidnapping
Locations:cave,  desert,  bar
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:jumping through a window,  female warrior,  one man army,  ex soldier,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  bar fight,  superhuman strength,  christ allegory,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  3 dimensional,  jail cell,  heavy rain,  quest,  tough girl,  creature,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  massacre,  good versus evil,  combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  hero,  fistfight,  shootout,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  flashback,  death,  fight,  violence

Wild Wild West (1999)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi, Western

Wild Wild West (1999)

Jim West is a guns-a-blazing former Civil War hero. Artemus Gordon is an inventive U.S. Marshal who excels in disguise. When the United States is threatened by psychotic Confederate Arliss Loveless, President Ulysses Grant teams the duo up to bring him to justice. On a hazard-packed train journey from Washington D.C. to Utah, West and Gordon must combine their skills to best Loveless and his diabolical machines. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Locations:desert,  bar
Story:u.s. army,  ex soldier,  hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  bar fight,  civil war veteran,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  steampunk,  captain,  civil war,  opening action scene,  19th century,  disguise,  massacre,  good versus evil,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  sword,  tough guy,  hero,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  violence

Assassin's Creed (2016) is one of the best movies like John Carter (2012)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Assassin's Creed (2016)

Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar de Nerha, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:desert
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  soldier
Story:horse chase,  female warrior,  hand to hand combat,  escape attempt,  sword fight,  action hero,  science fantasy,  world domination,  female fighter,  faked death,  jail cell,  bow and arrow,  spear,  subtitled scene,  prince,  battlefield,  tough girl,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  mixed martial arts,  army,  massacre,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  scientist,  combat,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  horse,  fistfight,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  violence,  death,  fight

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011)
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. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  kidnapping
Locations:desert,  bar
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  alien,  soldier
Story:jumping through a window,  laser gun,  u.s. army,  air battle,  space battle,  shape shifting alien,  human versus alien,  alien race,  fighting in the air,  exploding ship,  christ allegory,  shapeshifting,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  teleportation,  lens flare,  space travel,  3 dimensional,  faked death,  laser,  spacecraft,  sabotage,  fictional war,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  outer space,  mansion,  disguise,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  scientist,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  bare chested male,  violence,  death,  flashback,  fight

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