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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:mars,  civil war,  medallion,  army colonel,  army captain,  gold bar,  branding iron,  chained to a wall,  arizona territory,  jumping through a window,  laser gun,  horse chase,  gold,  ex army officer,  aerial combat,  u.s. army,  warrior race,  princess,  sword held to throat,  air battle,  sword and planet,  space battle,  female warrior,  one man army,  sword and fantasy,  army,  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,  based on pulp magazine,  caged male,  egg hatching,  low gravity,  year 1868,  fighting arena,  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,  force field,  loincloth,  chosen one,  returning home,  pit,  digging a grave,  exploding ship,  superhuman strength,  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,  palace,  telepathy,  challenge,  teleportation,  telekinesis,  war veteran,  lens flare,  title at the end,  arizona,  space travel,  butler,  3 dimensional,  dual wield,  faked death,  indian,  colonel,  mind control,  told in flashback,  laser,  severed hand,  impersonation,  giant,  spacecraft,  jail cell,  heavy rain,  quest,  bow and arrow,  spear,  sabotage,  captain,  subtitled scene,  prince,  bare chested male bondage,  battlefield,  opening action scene,  diary,  tough girl,  skeleton,  19th century,  bartender,  creature,  king,  fictional war,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  outer space,  nonlinear timeline,  mixed martial arts,  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,  fight,  death,  father daughter relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  two word title,  flashback,  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

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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,  telepathy,  palace,  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,  death,  violence,  flashback,  fight

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,  fight,  death,  violence

The Avengers (2012) is one of the best movies like John Carter (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:captain,  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,  subtitled scene,  battlefield,  tough girl,  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,  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,  flashback,  fight

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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. This is why Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014) is one of the best movies like John Carter (2012). (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,  death,  flashback,  fight,  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,  telepathy,  palace,  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,  death,  fight,  violence,  flashback

Hercules (2014)
Action, Adventure

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,  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,  flashback,  violence

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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,  hero,  fighting in the air,  super speed,  exploding ship,  christ allegory,  leader,  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,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  violence,  death,  fight,  flashback

Star Trek: Beyond (2016)
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,  alien,  hostage
Story:jumping through a window,  laser gun,  space battle,  female warrior,  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,  captain,  subtitled scene,  battlefield,  tough girl,  creature,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  outer space,  mixed martial arts,  army,  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,  death,  violence,  fight

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. This is why The Legend Of Hercules (2014) is one of the best movies like John Carter (2012). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape
Locations:cave,  desert
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  soldier
Story:branding iron,  king,  one man army,  hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  forced marriage,  hero,  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,  no opening credits,  mixed martial arts,  army,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  combat,  supernatural power,  showdown,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  horse,  fistfight,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  death,  fight,  violence

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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:princess,  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,  prince,  battlefield,  tough girl,  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,  fight,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  two word title,  flashback,  death,  violence

Rogue One (2016) is one of the best movies like John Carter (2012)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Rogue One (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,  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,  fight,  flashback,  death,  violence

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

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:leader,  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,  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,  violence,  flashback,  fight,  death

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King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)
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,  fight,  flashback

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. This is why Enemy Mine (1985) is one of the best movies like John Carter (2012). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  monster,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:cave,  desert
Characters:alien,  warrior,  hostage,  soldier
Story:laser gun,  battle,  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,  rescue,  fistfight,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  bare chested male,  two word title,  fight,  death,  violence

Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013) is one of the best movies like John Carter (2012)
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,  captain,  warrior race,  space battle,  female warrior,  one man army,  human alien,  alien race,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  exploding ship,  superhuman strength,  space opera,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  teleportation,  lens flare,  space travel,  laser,  spacecraft,  spear,  sabotage,  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,  rescue,  fistfight,  shootout,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  fight

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

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,  violence,  fight,  flashback,  death

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,  flashback,  violence,  death

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,  violence,  fight

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Warcraft (2016) is one of the best movies like John Carter (2012)
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? This is why Warcraft (2016) is one of the best movies like John Carter (2012). (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,  telepathy,  palace,  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,  fight,  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,  quest,  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,  fight,  violence,  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.

Themes:deception,  monster,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:desert
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  soldier
Story:u.s. army,  princess,  one man army,  hand to hand combat,  escape attempt,  action hero,  sandstorm,  chosen one,  chained,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  tomb,  telepathy,  telekinesis,  mind control,  colonel,  subtitled scene,  battlefield,  opening action scene,  skeleton,  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,  violence,  flashback,  fight,  death

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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. Unfortunately, Loki's motivations remain unknown. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  monster
Locations:cave
Characters:warrior,  alien,  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,  flashback,  violence,  fight,  death

Cowboys & Aliens (2011) is one of the best movies like John Carter (2012)
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:desert,  cave,  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,  flashback,  violence

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. This is why Flash Gordon (1980) is one of the best movies like John Carter (2012). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  wedding
Characters:warrior,  alien
Story:laser gun,  sword and planet,  one man army,  human alien,  sword and sorcery,  action hero,  rescue,  science fantasy,  green blood,  force field,  space opera,  plane crash,  megalomaniac,  palace,  telepathy,  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,  hero,  fistfight,  shootout,  explosion,  martial arts,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  fight

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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,  telepathy,  palace,  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,  fight,  violence,  death,  flashback

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

Predators (2010) is one of the best movies like John Carter (2012)
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

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Conan The Barbarian (2011)
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,  violence,  flashback,  fight

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. This is why I, Frankenstein (2014) is one of the best movies like John Carter (2012). (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,  death,  fight,  violence,  flashback

Your Highness (2011)
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:quest,  horse chase,  female warrior,  sword and fantasy,  sword and sorcery,  hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  bar fight,  hero,  shapeshifting,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  female fighter,  palace,  teleportation,  giant,  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,  horse,  fistfight,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  two word title,  violence,  fight,  death

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The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones (2013) is one of the best movies like John Carter (2012)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance

The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones (2013)

Set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray, discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother, Clary must join forces with a group of Shadow Hunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called the Shadow World, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  monster,  escape,  kidnapping
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:female warrior,  hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  shapeshifting,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  female fighter,  telepathy,  teleportation,  telekinesis,  dual wield,  faked death,  mind control,  heavy rain,  spear,  battlefield,  tough girl,  skeleton,  creature,  fictional war,  mixed martial arts,  good versus evil,  combat,  supernatural power,  showdown,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  fistfight,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  new york city,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  violence,  death,  fight,  flashback

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

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  soldier
Story:jumping through a window,  u.s. army,  one man army,  ex soldier,  hand to hand combat,  escape attempt,  action hero,  dual wield,  jail cell,  bare chested male bondage,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  no opening credits,  mixed martial arts,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  rescue,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  two word title,  violence,  flashback,  fight,  death

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:deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:desert,  bar
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  soldier
Story:jumping through a window,  laser gun,  one man army,  hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  bar fight,  super speed,  digging a grave,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  female fighter,  arizona,  space travel,  dual wield,  subtitled scene,  battlefield,  tough girl,  skeleton,  bartender,  outer space,  mixed martial arts,  disguise,  massacre,  shot in the back,  scientist,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  flashback,  death,  fight,  violence

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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 John Carter (2012). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:bar
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  soldier
Story:army captain,  jumping through a window,  female warrior,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  leader,  plane crash,  female fighter,  lens flare,  sabotage,  captain,  subtitled scene,  battlefield,  tough girl,  fictional war,  mixed martial arts,  army,  disguise,  shot in the back,  combat,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  two word title,  fight,  violence,  death

The 5th Wave (2016) is one of the best movies like John Carter (2012)
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,  quest,  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,  death,  fight,  violence,  flashback

300: Rise Of An Empire (2014)
Action, Fantasy

300: Rise Of An Empire (2014)

After its victory over Leonidas' 300, the Persian Army under the command of Xerxes marches towards the major Greek city-states. The Democratic city of Athens, first on the path of Xerxes' army, bases its strength on its fleet, led by admiral Themistocles. Themistocles is forced to an unwilling alliance with the traditional rival of Athens, oligarchic Sparta whose might lies with its superior infantry troops. But Xerxes still reigns supreme in numbers over sea and land. (Read More)

Themes:deception
Locations:cave,  desert
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:female warrior,  hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  exploding ship,  palace,  3 dimensional,  dual wield,  heavy rain,  bow and arrow,  spear,  civil war,  battlefield,  tough girl,  skeleton,  king,  no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  army,  massacre,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  combat,  showdown,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  horse,  fistfight,  voice over narration,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  bare chested male,  flashback,  death,  violence

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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,  death,  flashback,  violence

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

Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001)

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

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  soldier
Story:jumping through a window,  female warrior,  ex soldier,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  space western,  mars,  space opera,  plane crash,  megalomaniac,  space travel,  indian,  colonel,  spacecraft,  jail cell,  captain,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  spaceship,  outer space,  mixed martial arts,  army,  disguise,  good versus evil,  scientist,  combat,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  hero,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  flashback,  fight,  violence,  death

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. This is why X-men: Apocalypse (2016) is one of the best movies like John Carter (2012). (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,  fight,  father daughter relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  flashback,  violence,  death

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

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

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

Themes:deception,  kidnapping
Locations:desert
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  soldier
Story:female warrior,  ex soldier,  hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  virginia,  leader,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  lens flare,  3 dimensional,  dual wield,  battlefield,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  no opening credits,  mixed martial arts,  army,  disguise,  massacre,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  fistfight,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  violence,  fight,  death,  flashback

Power Rangers (2017)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Power Rangers (2017)

High school outcasts stumble upon an old alien ship, where they acquire superpowers and are dubbed the Power Rangers. Learning that an old enemy of the previous generation has returned to exact vegenance, the group must harness their powers and use them to work together and save the world.

Themes:deception,  monster,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:cave
Characters:alien,  warrior,  hostage
Story:female warrior,  human alien,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  morphing,  superhuman strength,  leader,  world domination,  megalomaniac,  female fighter,  giant,  spacecraft,  heavy rain,  sabotage,  gold,  subtitled scene,  battlefield,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  creature,  fictional war,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  outer space,  mixed martial arts,  army,  good versus evil,  combat,  supernatural power,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  hero,  fistfight,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  fight,  violence

Jonah Hex (2010)
Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller, Western

Jonah Hex (2010)

During Grant's presidency, Jonah Hex is a remorseless bounty hunter. In the Civil War, he was a rebel whose honor put him afoul of a Confederate general, Quentin Turnbull, who murdered Jonah's family while Jonah watched. As a result of the ordeal, Jonah's face is disfigured and he can talk with the dead. After staging his own death, Turnbull, with a group of rebel stalwarts, hatches a plan to bring the Union to its knees. Grant wants Hex to stop it. While the nation readies to celebrate Independence Day, Hex and an unlikely ally have little time to stop Turnbull and his weapon of mass destruction. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Locations:desert,  bar
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Period:1870s
Story:branding iron,  u.s. army,  one man army,  ex soldier,  action hero,  fighting arena,  civil war veteran,  branding,  exploding ship,  christ allegory,  american civil war,  virginia,  megalomaniac,  steampunk,  colonel,  severed hand,  civil war,  no opening credits,  massacre,  native american,  shot in the back,  revolver,  supernatural power,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  brawl,  rescue,  horse,  fistfight,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  death,  flashback,  fight,  violence

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Star Wars (1977) is one of the best movies like John Carter (2012)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Star Wars (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,  warrior,  alien,  soldier
Story:princess,  rescue,  leader,  laser gun,  captain,  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,  impersonation,  spacecraft,  jail cell,  sabotage,  civil war,  tough girl,  skeleton,  fictional war,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  outer space,  mixed martial arts,  disguise,  good versus evil,  combat,  gunfight,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  hero,  shootout,  chase,  martial arts,  death,  two word title,  fight,  violence

Thor (2011)
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. This is why Thor (2011) is one of the best movies like John Carter (2012). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  monster,  escape
Locations:desert,  bar
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:scientist,  warrior race,  female warrior,  one man army,  human alien,  hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  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,  combat,  brawl,  arrest,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  horse,  fistfight,  voice over narration,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  fight,  flashback,  violence

The Scorpion King (2002)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Scorpion King (2002)

In an ancient time, predating the pyramids, the evil king Memnon is using the psychic powers of his sorceress Cassandra to fortell his great victories. In a last ditch effort to stop Memnon from taking over the world, the leaders of the remaining free tribes hire the assassin Mathayus to kill the sorceress. But Mathayus ends up getting much more than he bargained for. Now with the help of the trickster Arpid, tribal leader Balthazar and an unexpected ally, it's up to Mathayus to fufill his destiny and become the great Scorpion King. (Read More)

Locations:cave,  desert
Characters:warrior
Story:one man army,  sword and sorcery,  hand to hand combat,  sword fight,  action hero,  sandstorm,  leader,  palace,  dual wield,  spear,  battlefield,  opening action scene,  king,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  mixed martial arts,  combat,  showdown,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  rescue,  hero,  fistfight,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  character name in title,  fight,  violence

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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,  spacecraft,  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,  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,  death,  violence,  fight,  flashback

Seventh Son (2014) is one of the best movies like John Carter (2012)
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,  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

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,  quest,  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,  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,  violence,  flashback,  death,  fight

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