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John Wick (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick (2014)

After John Wick loses his wife Helen to a terminal illness, he receives a beagle puppy named Daisy from her to help him cope with his grief. Despite John's almost stoic demeanor, he bonds with the puppy and they spend their day driving around in his vintage 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429. At a gas station, he encounters a trio of Russian gangsters whose leader Iosef insists on buying his car, but John repeatedly states that it is not for sale. Frustrated, the mobsters learn where John's home is, knock him unconscious, steal his car, and kill Daisy.

Iosef takes the Mustang to a chop shop to have the VIN changed. Aurelio, the shop's owner, recognizes the car and, upon learning that Iosef stole it from John, punches Iosef before throwing him out of his shop. John visits Aurelio, who identifies Iosef as the son of Viggo Tarasov, the head of the Russian crime syndicate in New York City. Viggo, notified by Aurelio of Iosef's activities, beats and berates Iosef before explaining to him who John Wick is: A famed assassin formerly in Viggo's employ, nicknamed 'Baba Yaga' (A deformed looking old witch, incorrectly translated in the film as Russian for 'Boogeyman'). Previously, when John wanted to retire and marry Helen, Viggo gave him an 'impossible task', implied to involve multiple assassinations in a short period of time. John succeeded, and his efforts were key in establishing the Tarasov syndicate.

Viggo tries to talk John out of seeking retribution, but John refuses. Viggo then sends a twelve-man hit group to John's house, but John kills them all and pays for the bodies and evidence of the attack to be professionally cleaned and removed. An unsurprised Viggo places a $2 million bounty on John's head and personally offers the contract to John's mentor, Marcus, who accepts the offer. John seeks refuge at the Continental Hotel, which caters exclusively to the criminal underworld and permits no assassinations on its premises. Viggo doubles the bounty for those willing to break the rules to kill John at the Continental. Winston, the Continental's owner, tells John that Viggo has Iosef under guard at his nightclub, the Red Circle. John enters the Red Circle and fights through to Iosef, but Viggo's henchman Kirill blindsides John, allowing Iosef to escape.

John retreats to the Continental to heal his injuries. Ms. Perkins, an assassin and former acquaintance, sneaks into John's room to kill him, but Marcus alerts John, allowing him to subdue Perkins. John forces Perkins to reveal the location of Viggo's front, knocks her unconscious, and leaves her with Harry, a fellow assassin, to await punishment. However, Perkins frees herself and kills Harry. John travels to the Little Russia church, which serves as Viggo's front, and destroys Viggo's cache of money and blackmail material. When Viggo and his team arrive, John ambushes them, but is subdued and captured. Viggo taunts John for thinking that he could leave his old life behind. Marcus intervenes again, allowing John to free himself and to kill Kirill before accosting Viggo, who (implied to be tired of his son's behavior) reveals Iosef's location. John then travels to the safe house, killing Iosef and his bodyguards.

Perkins learns that John and Marcus have been in contact and tells Viggo, who has Marcus beaten and tortured before executing him in his home. Viggo calls John to report this, planning to have Perkins ambush him. While waiting for John, Perkins is summoned to a meeting with Winston, who orders her executed for killing Harry on Continental grounds. Winston calls John to inform him that Viggo is planning to escape by helicopter. John races to the harbor helipad, where he kills Viggo's remaining henchmen before engaging Viggo in a battle on the dock. Viggo pulls out a knife, and John allows himself to be stabbed, surprising Viggo. John then disarms Viggo and fatally wounds him. John breaks into a waterfront animal clinic to treat his wound and releases a pit bull puppy scheduled to be euthanized. John and the dog walk home along the boardwalk, where he had his last date with Helen.
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Themes:vengeance, cruelty, sadism, grief, wrestling, cancer, brutality, anger, deception, funeral, torture, betrayal, revenge, friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:airport, nightclub, cemetery, hotel, church, bar, hospital
Characters:russian, hitman, lawyer, friend
Story:funeral in the rain, russian mafia, female bartender, professional assassin, sniper rifle, female assassin, school bus, helicopter shot, stolen car racket, caught in the rain, stolen car, car chase, stealing a car, driving a car, heavy rain, hit by a car, exploding car, pistol whip, knife fight, car crash

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:brutality, deception, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:hotel, bar
Characters:russian, hitman
Story:russian mafia, professional assassin, sniper rifle, female assassin, car chase, stealing a car, heavy rain, hit by a car, knife fight, car crash, threatened with a knife, car accident, foot chase, chop shop, coming out of retirement, gold coin, armory, shot in the foot, shot in the throat, contract killer

The Equalizer (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Equalizer (2014)

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

Themes:vengeance, sadism, brutality, deception, torture
Mood:gore
Locations:bar, hospital
Characters:russian, hitman
Story:russian mafia, threatened with a knife, foot chase, stabbed through the chin, strangled to death, camera phone, shot in the throat, shot in the neck, lens flare, assault rifle, stabbed in the neck, wristwatch, stabbed in the stomach, assassination attempt, warehouse, henchman, silencer, neck breaking, long take, kicked in the face

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

Logan (2017)

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

Themes:sadism, brutality, anger, deception, funeral, torture, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:cemetery, hotel, bar, hospital
Story:car chase, stealing a car, heavy rain, hit by a car, exploding car, pistol whip, car crash, threatened with a knife, car accident, foot chase, stabbed through the chin, spitting blood, righteous rage, shot in the foot, shot in the throat, bloodshed, hired killer, blood on camera lens, shot in the neck, shot through a window

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014) is one of the best movies like John Wick (2014)
Crime, Thriller

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)

Marv is unconscious on a highway surrounded by corpses. When he awakes, he has amnesia and tries to recall his last steps from the Kadie's saloon on the Saturday night. He recalls that he found four playboys burning a homeless man alive and defended the poor man. Marv hunts them down and kills the group. The cocky gambler Johnny hits jackpot in slot machines in the Kadie's saloon and invites the waitress Marcie to go with him to play poker game against the powerful Senator Roark. He wins the game and suffers the consequence of his arrogance. The private detective Dwight McCarthy is contacted by his former lover Ava Lord that asks to meet him at the Kadie's saloon. Ava asks him for forgiveness for leaving him to marry the wealthy Damian Lord. However her strong chauffeur Manute takes her home. Dwight snoops around Ava's house but is found and beaten by Manute and the bodyguards. When he returns home, Ava is waiting for him naked in the bed and seduces him again. Then she tells that Damian and Manute torture her and soon she will be killed. Once again Manute takes Ava with him and hits Dwight that invites Marv to help him to rescue Ava. Damian denies the accusation but Dwight beats him to death while Marv tear Manute's eye out. But soon Dwight finds that he was lured by Ava that shoots him. Marv rescues Dwight and takes him to the Old Town where Dwight finds his former lover Gail that helps him to recover while Dwight plots revenge against Ava. (Read More)

Themes:vengeance, grief, brutality, deception, torture, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:cemetery, hotel, bar, hospital
Story:female assassin, car chase, stealing a car, heavy rain, exploding car, pistol whip, car crash, threatened with a knife, car accident, foot chase, righteous rage, shot in the eye, shot multiple times, mob boss, rainstorm, stabbed in the leg, kicked in the crotch, punched in the stomach, shot in the face, kicked in the stomach

Kick-ass (2010)
Action, Comedy

Kick-ass (2010)

Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan with a few friends and who lives alone with his father. His life is not very difficult and his personal trials not that overwhelming. However, one day he makes the simple decision to become a super-hero even though he has no powers or training. This is why Kick-ass (2010) is one of the best movies like John Wick (2014). (Read More)

Themes:vengeance, cruelty, brutality, deception, torture, betrayal, revenge, friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:hospital
Story:sniper rifle, stealing a car, hit by a car, threatened with a knife, cellphone video, spitting blood, arsenal, camera phone, righteous rage, brooklyn bridge, shot in the neck, stick fight, shot through a window, marijuana joint, hit with a baseball bat, lens flare, bulletproof vest, dark hero, punched in the stomach, stabbed in the neck

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

Kick-ass 2 (2013)

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

Themes:brutality, deception, funeral, torture, betrayal, revenge, friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:cemetery, bar, hospital
Characters:russian
Story:female assassin, hit by a car, exploding car, knife fight, threatened with a knife, foot chase, brooklyn bridge, stick fight, shot through a window, hit with a baseball bat, lens flare, bulletproof vest, assault rifle, stabbed in the leg, kicked in the crotch, punched in the stomach, stabbed in the neck, shot in the face, masked man, death of friend

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

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

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

Themes:brutality, deception, torture, betrayal, revenge, friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:bar, hospital
Characters:lawyer
Story:female bartender, car chase, driving a car, exploding car, knife fight, car crash, threatened with a knife, car accident, martini, armory, camera phone, broken arm, puppy, assault rifle, shot in the face, mercilessness, death of friend, kicked in the stomach, wristwatch, assassination attempt

Spy (2015) is one of the best movies like John Wick (2014)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Spy (2015)

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

Themes:deception, betrayal, revenge, friendship
Locations:airport, nightclub, hotel, bar
Characters:russian
Story:female assassin, car chase, stealing a car, pistol whip, knife fight, car crash, threatened with a knife, car accident, foot chase, assault rifle, assassination attempt, head butt, stylized violence, shot in the arm, bodyguard, knocked out, one against many, shot in the forehead, bartender, shot in the leg

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

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)

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

Themes:betrayal, brutality, anger, deception, revenge, friendship
Locations:hotel, bar
Characters:russian
Story:sniper rifle, car chase, hit by a car, exploding car, pistol whip, car crash, threatened with a knife, car accident, foot chase, armory, brooklyn bridge, bulletproof vest, mercilessness, kicked in the stomach, wristwatch, assassination attempt, head butt, warehouse, grenade, henchman

Killer Elite (2011)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Killer Elite (2011)

Loosely based on a true story, Killer Elite pits two of the worlds' most elite operatives - Danny, a ruthless killer-for-hire ('Jason Statham' (qv)) and Hunter, his longtime mentor ('Robert De Niro' (qv)) - against the cunning leader of a secret society of former Special Air Service operatives('Clive Owen'). Covering the globe from Australia to Paris, London and the Middle East, Danny and Hunter are plunged into a highly dangerous game of revenge and deception - where things are not always what they appear to be. This is why Killer Elite (2011) is one of the best movies like John Wick (2014). (Read More)

Themes:brutality, deception, revenge
Locations:hotel, hospital
Characters:hitman
Story:car chase, exploding car, pistol whip, car crash, foot chase, coming out of retirement, woman in a bikini, bag over head, lens flare, assault rifle, kicked in the crotch, death of friend, assassination attempt, head butt, shot in the arm, silencer, bodyguard, kicked in the face, character's point of view camera shot, limousine

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, torture, betrayal, revenge, friendship
Story:sniper rifle, hit by a car, exploding car, knife fight, foot chase, mass destruction, coming out of retirement, lens flare, bulletproof vest, assault rifle, masked man, death of friend, kicked in the stomach, assassination attempt, stylized violence, grenade, shot in the arm, silencer, bodyguard, kicked in the face

Red 2 (2013) is one of the best movies like John Wick (2014)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Red 2 (2013)

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

Themes:deception, funeral, torture, betrayal, revenge
Locations:airport, hotel, church, bar
Characters:russian
Story:sniper rifle, female assassin, car chase, hit by a car, exploding car, pistol whip, car crash, car accident, foot chase, coming out of retirement, arsenal, information, shot in the foot, shot in the throat, vault, contract killer, bag over head, stabbed in the neck, assassination attempt, stylized violence

The Revenant (2015)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western

The Revenant (2015)

While exploring g uncharted wilderness in 1823, legendary fronjitiersman Hugh Glass sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home while avoiding natives on their own hunt. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald, the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him. (Read More)

Themes:vengeance, grief, brutality, deception, betrayal, friendship, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:bar
Story:heavy rain, pistol whip, knife fight, foot chase, righteous rage, shot in the foot, shot in the throat, shot in the eye, blood on camera lens, gun held to head, shot in the neck, lens flare, rainstorm, stabbed in the leg, dark hero, stabbed in the stomach, killing an animal, shot in the arm, neck breaking, long take

Desperado (1995)
Action, Thriller

Desperado (1995)

With this sequel to his prize-winning independent previous film, "El Mariachi," director Robert Rodriquez joins the ranks of Sam Peckinpah and John Woo as a master of slick, glamorized ultra-violence. We pick up the story as a continuation of "El Mariachi," where an itinerant musician, looking for work, gets mistaken for a hitman and thereby entangled in a web of love, corruption, and death. This time, he is out to avenge the murder of his lover and the maiming of his fretting hand, which occurred at the end of the earlier movie. However, the plot is recapitulated, and again, a case of mistaken identity leads to a very high body count, involvement with a beautiful woman who works for the local drug lord, and finally, the inevitable face-to-face confrontation and bloody showdown. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:bar, hospital
Characters:hitman
Story:hit by a car, exploding car, threatened with a knife, car accident, spitting blood, righteous rage, shot in the eye, gunslinger, shot in the neck, shot through a window, blood on shirt, dark hero, assassination attempt, stylized violence, grenade, crime boss, shot in the arm, silencer, neck breaking, organized crime

Knight And Day (2010)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Knight And Day (2010)

June has a garage in Boston. At an airport heading home, a man bumps into her a few times and tries to keep her off the plane. He's under FBI surveillance; they wonder if he and she are working together, so they let both on a flight full of armed men wanting to arrest the stranger. He's Roy, he shoots his way out of trouble and tells her she's in danger. She's home the next day, miraculously, when agents pick her up; Roy saves her again, and a transcontinental chase ensues with Roy convincing her that he's the good guy, protecting an energy source that a rogue agent wants to sell on the black market. Can she trust Roy, and will trust matter when the bullets start flying? This is why Knight And Day (2010) is one of the best movies like John Wick (2014). (Read More)

Themes:deception
Locations:airport, hotel, bar, hospital
Story:car chase, hit by a car, exploding car, knife fight, car crash, car accident, foot chase, gun held to head, brooklyn bridge, bag over head, brooklyn new york city, head butt, grenade, silencer, kicked in the face, knocked out, danger, one against many, gas station, shot in the leg

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) is one of the best movies like John Wick (2014)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:brutality, anger, deception, funeral, betrayal, revenge, friendship
Story:threatened with a knife, foot chase, righteous rage, shot in the throat, bag over head, stabbed in the leg, dark hero, shot in the face, mercilessness, masked man, kicked in the stomach, assassination attempt, head butt, stylized violence, henchman, shot in the arm, knocked out, character's point of view camera shot, death of wife, danger

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:vengeance, anger, deception, betrayal, revenge, friendship
Locations:cemetery, church
Story:pistol whip, car crash, threatened with a knife, car accident, foot chase, stick fight, bulletproof vest, stabbed in the leg, stabbed in the neck, mercilessness, rampage, death of friend, kicked in the stomach, assassination attempt, grenade, knocked out, character's point of view camera shot, lightning, danger, shot in the leg

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

The Accountant (2016)

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

Themes:brutality, anger, deception, funeral, torture, betrayal, revenge
Locations:hotel, bar
Characters:hitman
Story:sniper rifle, pistol whip, foot chase, mob execution, gold coin, armory, in medias res, contract killer, mafia boss, hired killer, shot through a window, shot multiple times, mob boss, bulletproof vest, dark hero, mercilessness, death of friend, kicked in the stomach, mobster, assassination attempt

8mm (1999)
Mystery, Thriller

8mm (1999)

A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, Welles relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate of a complete stranger. As his work turns into obsession, he drifts farther and farther away from his wife, family and simple life as a small-town private eye. (Read More)

Themes:cruelty, sadism, brutality, anger, deception, torture, betrayal, revenge
Locations:airport, cemetery, bar, hospital
Characters:lawyer
Story:heavy rain, pistol whip, knife fight, threatened with a knife, foot chase, brooklyn bridge, shot in the neck, rainstorm, stabbed in the neck, masked man, brooklyn new york city, kicked in the stomach, stabbed in the stomach, silencer, bodyguard, kicked in the face, lightning, person on fire, danger, limousine

Central Intelligence (2016) is one of the best movies like John Wick (2014)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Central Intelligence (2016)

Calvin Joyner was voted in high school the guy most likely to succeed. 20 years later he's an accountant. As his high school reunion approaches, he tries to make contact with his old schoolmates. And someone named Bob Stone contacts him. He says that he was known as Robbie Weirdicht in school. Calvin remembers that he was picked on, as a matter of fact after an extremely nasty prank he left school. They agree to meet and Calvin is surprised by how much he has changed. Bob asks Calvin to help him out. He says yes and the next thing he knows some men burst into his home. They're CIA, the one in charge is looking for Stone, she says he's a rogue agent. When they can't find Bob they leave. Later he approaches Calvin telling him, he is not a rogue agent, he's trying to find a person known as the Black Badger who is planning to sell some information that in the wrong hands can be disastrous. so he needs Calvin's help to stop him. Calvin's not sure whom he should believe. This is why Central Intelligence (2016) is one of the best movies like John Wick (2014). (Read More)

Themes:deception, torture, betrayal, friendship, revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman, lawyer
Story:car chase, hit by a car, exploding car, pistol whip, car crash, car accident, information, armory, contract killer, hired killer, shot in the neck, shot through a window, bulletproof vest, kicked in the stomach, assassination attempt, head butt, henchman, silencer, bodyguard, kicked in the face

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Action, Thriller

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of The Dark Knight, in which he took the rap for Dent's crimes, Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which is struggling to cope with Bane's plans to destroy the city.

Themes:brutality, deception, funeral, torture, betrayal, revenge
Locations:airport, cemetery, bar, hospital
Characters:russian, lawyer
Story:sniper rifle, school bus, stealing a car, exploding car, pistol whip, car crash, car accident, foot chase, coming out of retirement, armory, hit in the face, bag over head, lens flare, bulletproof vest, dark hero, mercilessness, masked man, kicked in the stomach, assassination attempt, head butt

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:brutality, deception, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:russian, hitman
Story:sniper rifle, female assassin, threatened with a knife, foot chase, stabbed through the chin, dark hero, punched in the stomach, shot in the face, mercilessness, killing an animal, head butt, kicked in the face, character's point of view camera shot, danger, sniper, double cross, one man army, no opening credits, anti hero, stabbed to death

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

The Nice Guys (2016)

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

Themes:sadism, brutality, deception, torture, betrayal, revenge, friendship
Locations:airport, hotel, bar, hospital
Characters:hitman, lawyer
Story:car chase, stealing a car, hit by a car, exploding car, pistol whip, car crash, threatened with a knife, car accident, foot chase, strangled to death, contract killer, hired killer, disposing of a dead body, shot through a window, marijuana joint, broken arm, hot tub, mercilessness, kicked in the stomach, assassination attempt

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) is one of the best movies like John Wick (2014)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

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

Themes:deception, torture, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:nightclub, church
Story:sniper rifle, female assassin, car chase, stealing a car, car crash, threatened with a knife, stabbed through the chin, arsenal, payback, shot in the throat, shot in the eye, bag over head, hit with a baseball bat, puppy, assault rifle, shot in the face, death of friend, kicked in the stomach, wristwatch, stylized violence

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

2 Guns (2013)

Robert Trench, an undercover DEA agent, takes advantage of gunman Michael Stigman's idea to rob a bank to bust him and a mob boss. However, it proves too successful with much more money seized than anticipated with Trench's forces not stopping the getaway. Complicating things still more, Stigman turns out to be a Naval Intelligence agent who shoots Trench and takes the money. The interservice debacle suddenly finds Trench and Stigman in a bloody web of corrupt clandestine rivalries as they are hunted, blackmailed and isolated for the money on both sides of the law. Now, the fugitives must work together to find a way out of this situation with no one to turn to but themselves. This is why 2 Guns (2013) is one of the best movies like John Wick (2014). (Read More)

Themes:brutality, deception, torture, betrayal, revenge, friendship
Locations:hotel
Story:sniper rifle, car chase, stealing a car, hit by a car, exploding car, car crash, car accident, foot chase, shot through a window, hit with a baseball bat, mob boss, lens flare, bulletproof vest, masked man, assassination attempt, killing an animal, crime boss, shot in the arm, silencer, bodyguard

The Expendables (2010)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

The Expendables (2010)

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

Themes:wrestling, torture, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:church
Story:sniper rifle, car chase, exploding car, car crash, threatened with a knife, car accident, righteous rage, lens flare, bulletproof vest, punched in the stomach, stabbed in the neck, shot in the face, kicked in the stomach, assassination attempt, grenade, henchman, shot in the arm, neck breaking, bodyguard, kicked in the face

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

The Dark Knight (2008)

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

Themes:sadism, brutality, anger, deception, funeral, torture, betrayal, friendship, revenge
Locations:nightclub, bar, hospital
Characters:russian, lawyer
Story:russian mafia, sniper rifle, organized crime, school bus, car chase, hit by a car, exploding car, car crash, threatened with a knife, car accident, broken bone, burning money, ruthlessness, mafia boss, shot through a window, mob boss, lens flare, bulletproof vest, assault rifle, dark hero

Baby Driver (2017) is one of the best movies like John Wick (2014)
Action, Crime, Music, Thriller

Baby Driver (2017)

Baby is a young and partially hearing impaired getaway driver who can make any wild move while in motion with the right track playing. It's a critical talent he needs to survive his indentured servitude to the crime boss, Doc, who values his role in his meticulously planned robberies. However, just when Baby thinks he is finally free and clear to have his own life with his new girlfriend, Deborah, Doc coerces him back for another job. Now saddled with a crew of thugs too violently unstable to keep to Doc's plans, Baby finds himself and everything he cares for in terrible danger. To survive and escape the coming maelstrom, it will take all of Baby's skill, wits and daring, but even on the best track, can he make it when life is forcing him to face the music? (Read More)

Themes:brutality, anger, deception, betrayal, revenge
Story:car chase, stealing a car, driving a car, heavy rain, hit by a car, exploding car, pistol whip, car crash, car accident, foot chase, risk, shot through a window, marijuana joint, blood on shirt, lens flare, dark hero, masked man, female singer, wristwatch, crime boss

The Mechanic (2011)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Mechanic (2011)

Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) is a 'mechanic' - an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. It's a job that requires professional perfection and total detachment, and Bishop is the best in the business. But when his mentor and close friend Harry (Donald Sutherland) is murdered, Bishop is anything but detached. His next assignment is self-imposed - he wants those responsible dead. His mission grows complicated when Harry's son Steve (Ben Foster) approaches him with the same vengeful goal and a determination to learn Bishop's trade. Bishop has always acted alone but he can't turn his back on Harry's son. A methodical hit man takes an impulsive student deep into his world and a deadly partnership is born. But while in pursuit of their ultimate mark, deceptions threaten to surface and those hired to fix problems become problems themselves. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, deception, torture, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:airport, nightclub, cemetery, hotel, bar
Characters:hitman, friend
Story:assassin, car chase, hit by a car, exploding car, car crash, animal shelter, marijuana joint, lens flare, stabbed in the leg, kicked in the crotch, punched in the stomach, death of friend, kicked in the stomach, kicked in the face, gas station, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, disarming someone, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
Action, Thriller

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential Secret Service Agent Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning's inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President and avert an even bigger disaster. This is why Olympus Has Fallen (2013) is one of the best movies like John Wick (2014). (Read More)

Themes:sadism, deception, torture, betrayal
Mood:gore
Locations:hospital
Story:sniper rifle, female assassin, heavy rain, exploding car, knife fight, car crash, threatened with a knife, car accident, foot chase, stabbed through the chin, shot in the foot, bag over head, shot through a window, shot multiple times, bulletproof vest, assault rifle, stabbed in the leg, punched in the stomach, stabbed in the neck, masked man

Deadpool (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-fi

Deadpool (2016)

This is the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. (Read More)

Themes:cancer, vengeance, sadism, brutality, deception, torture, betrayal, revenge, friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:bar
Characters:russian
Story:caught in the rain, exploding car, pistol whip, knife fight, car crash, threatened with a knife, car accident, murder spree, righteous rage, blood on camera lens, stick fight, blood on shirt, broken arm, stabbed in the leg, dark hero, stabbed in the neck, mercilessness, rampage, masked man, wristwatch

Hitman (2007) is one of the best movies like John Wick (2014)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Hitman (2007)

A gun-for-hire "Hitman" is a genetically-engineered, elite assassin known only as Agent 47 hired by a group known only as 'The Organization' is ensnared in a political conspiracy, which finds him pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military as he treks across Eastern Europe. But even 47 couldn't anticipate a "random equation" in his life exactitude: the unexpected stirrings of his conscience and the unfamiliar emotions aroused in him by a mysterious Russian woman. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, funeral, torture
Mood:gore
Locations:airport, hotel, church, bar
Characters:russian, hitman
Story:bulletproof vest, rainstorm, stabbed in the neck, shot in the arm, silencer, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, sniper, double cross, one man army, nonlinear timeline, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, strangulation, assassin, shot in the back, hand to hand combat, action hero, brawl, slow motion scene

Jason Bourne (2016)
Action, Thriller

Jason Bourne (2016)

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

Themes:brutality, deception, torture, betrayal, revenge
Locations:airport, hotel, hospital
Story:sniper rifle, car chase, stealing a car, exploding car, knife fight, car crash, threatened with a knife, car accident, foot chase, coming out of retirement, information, camera phone, righteous rage, hired killer, bulletproof vest, assault rifle, dark hero, stabbed in the neck, mercilessness, assassination attempt

Riddick (2013)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Riddick (2013)

The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he's encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty. The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won't leave the planet without Riddick's head as their trophy. (Read More)

Themes:deception, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Story:sniper rifle, threatened with a knife, strangled to death, armory, lens flare, bulletproof vest, assault rifle, rainstorm, stabbed in the leg, shot in the face, killing an animal, stylized violence, shot in the arm, silencer, character's point of view camera shot, lightning, sniper, one man army, anti hero, stabbed in the chest

Suicide Squad (2016)
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? This is why Suicide Squad (2016) is one of the best movies like John Wick (2014). (Read More)

Themes:sadism, brutality, deception, torture, betrayal, revenge
Locations:airport, nightclub, hotel, bar
Characters:hitman
Story:sniper rifle, caught in the rain, car chase, heavy rain, exploding car, knife fight, car crash, arsenal, armory, contract killer, hit with a baseball bat, bulletproof vest, assault rifle, dark hero, stabbed in the neck, rampage, masked man, kicked in the stomach, head butt, stylized violence

London Has Fallen (2016) is one of the best movies like John Wick (2014)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

London Has Fallen (2016)

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

Themes:funeral, brutality, deception, torture, betrayal, revenge, friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:airport, church
Story:sniper rifle, car chase, hit by a car, exploding car, pistol whip, knife fight, car crash, threatened with a knife, armory, shot through a window, bulletproof vest, assault rifle, stabbed in the leg, mercilessness, kicked in the stomach, assassination attempt, fireplace, henchman, shot in the arm, neck breaking

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

From Paris With Love (2010)

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

Themes:deception, betrayal
Locations:airport
Characters:hitman
Story:female assassin, car chase, stealing a car, driving a car, exploding car, car crash, car accident, foot chase, mafia boss, hit with a baseball bat, lens flare, wristwatch, assassination attempt, warehouse, crime boss, silencer, neck breaking, bodyguard, baseball bat, organized crime

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

A couple are driving home when their car breaks down just as the Purge commences. Meanwhile, a police sergeant goes out into the streets to get revenge on the man who killed his son, and a mother and daughter run from their home after assailants destroy it. The five people meet up as they attempt to survive the night in Los Angeles. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, deception, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:hospital
Characters:friend
Story:sniper rifle, stealing a car, hit by a car, exploding car, car crash, foot chase, car, shot in the throat, bag over head, hit with a baseball bat, lens flare, bulletproof vest, assault rifle, shot in the face, masked man, shot in the arm, neck breaking, character's point of view camera shot, person on fire, limousine

Lone Survivor (2013)
Action, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War

Lone Survivor (2013)

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

Themes:deception, revenge, friendship
Mood:gore
Story:exploding car, foot chase, shot in the foot, shot in the throat, shot multiple times, lens flare, assault rifle, shot in the face, death of friend, grenade, shot in the arm, silencer, long take, knocked out, character's point of view camera shot, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, sniper, nonlinear timeline, stabbed in the chest

Machete (2010) is one of the best movies like John Wick (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Machete (2010)

The highly skilled Federale Machete is hired by some unsavory types to assassinate a senator. But just as he's about to take the shot, he notices someone aiming at him and realizes he's been set up. He barely survives the sniper's bullet, and is soon out for revenge on his former employers, with the reluctant assistance of his brother Cheech Marin, who has become a priest and taken a vow of nonviolence. If you hire him to take out the bad guys, make sure the bad guys aren't you! This is why Machete (2010) is one of the best movies like John Wick (2014). (Read More)

Themes:deception, torture, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:church, hospital
Characters:hitman
Story:sniper rifle, female assassin, stealing a car, hit by a car, exploding car, car crash, threatened with a knife, gangster, car accident, chop shop, arsenal, contract killer, shot in the eye, hired killer, shot through a window, broken arm, bulletproof vest, stabbed in the leg, shot in the face, masked man

The Magnificent Seven (2016)
Action, Adventure, Western

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

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

Themes:brutality, deception, betrayal, friendship, revenge
Locations:cemetery, church, bar
Story:pistol whip, knife fight, threatened with a knife, righteous rage, shot in the foot, shot in the throat, shot in the eye, hired killer, gunslinger, shot through a window, shot multiple times, lens flare, stabbed in the leg, dark hero, mercilessness, death of friend, killing an animal, henchman, shot in the arm, person on fire

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

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)

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

Themes:brutality, anger, deception, funeral, torture, betrayal, revenge
Locations:cemetery, bar
Characters:russian
Story:sniper rifle, school bus, car chase, heavy rain, hit by a car, exploding car, car crash, threatened with a knife, bag over head, lens flare, bulletproof vest, assault rifle, dark hero, shot in the face, rampage, masked man, death of friend, kicked in the stomach, head butt, stylized violence

The Green Hornet (2011)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Green Hornet (2011)

Playboy Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) becomes the new publisher of Los Angeles' "The Daily Sentinel" after the sudden death of his father. Britt's party life is about to change when he and his driver and kung fu expert, Kato (Jay Chou), stop a robbery. With the help of Kato, Britt starts a new career of fighting crime as the masked superhero "The Green Hornet". (Read More)

Themes:brutality, deception, funeral, torture, revenge
Locations:nightclub, cemetery, church
Story:car chase, hit by a car, exploding car, car crash, threatened with a knife, car accident, woman in a bikini, gun held to head, lens flare, hot tub, kicked in the crotch, punched in the stomach, shot in the face, kicked in the stomach, head butt, stylized violence, crime boss, henchman, kicked in the face, knocked out

300: Rise Of An Empire (2014) is one of the best movies like John Wick (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:sadism, brutality, deception, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Story:heavy rain, threatened with a knife, blood on camera lens, rainstorm, stabbed in the leg, stabbed in the neck, masked man, death of friend, stylized violence, neck breaking, long take, kicked in the face, lightning, person on fire, shot in the leg, no opening credits, anti hero, nonlinear timeline, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death

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

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years. This is why Blade Runner 2049 (2017) is one of the best movies like John Wick (2014). (Read More)

Themes:brutality, deception, betrayal
Locations:nightclub, bar
Story:car chase, heavy rain, exploding car, car crash, threatened with a knife, car accident, mercilessness, kicked in the stomach, shot in the arm, kicked in the face, character's point of view camera shot, danger, shot in the forehead, disarming someone, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, mixed martial arts, throat slitting, strangulation

Total Recall (2012)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Total Recall (2012)

For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he's got a beautiful wife who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life - real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man as he finds himself on the run from the police. (Read More)

Themes:deception, torture, betrayal
Locations:hotel, bar
Story:female assassin, car chase, knife fight, car crash, foot chase, lens flare, bulletproof vest, stabbed in the stomach, stylized violence, grenade, shot in the arm, shot in the forehead, double cross, one man army, no opening credits, anti hero, security guard, tied to a chair, mixed martial arts, assassin

Gangster Squad (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Gangster Squad (2013)

It's 1949 Los Angeles, and gangster Mickey Cohen has moved in, with the intention of controlling all criminal activity in the city. He has bought local judges and police, and no one is willing to cross him or testify against him. Everyone except Sergeant John O'Mara, a former World War II soldier, whose goal is to settle with his family in a peaceful Los Angeles. Police Chief William Parker decides to form a special unit whose mission is to take down Cohen, and chooses O'Mara to lead the unit. O'Mara chooses 4 cops and asks another cop and vet, Jerry Wooters to join him but Wooters is not interested. But when he witnesses the murder of a young boy by Cohen's people, he joins them, and they decide to take apart Cohen's organization. Cohen wonders if a rival is going after him, but eventually he realizes it's the cops. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, deception, torture, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:airport, nightclub, hotel, bar
Characters:hitman, lawyer
Story:car chase, exploding car, pistol whip, car crash, threatened with a knife, burning money, gunslinger, mob boss, lens flare, masked man, death of friend, mobster, assassination attempt, head butt, stylized violence, grenade, crime boss, silencer, neck breaking, bodyguard

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013) is one of the best movies like John Wick (2014)
Action, Thriller

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)

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

Themes:deception, betrayal, revenge
Locations:airport, nightclub, hotel
Characters:russian
Story:stolen car, car chase, exploding car, car crash, information, shot in the foot, vault, shot through a window, lens flare, bulletproof vest, assault rifle, stabbed in the leg, masked man, head butt, shot in the arm, neck breaking, character's point of view camera shot, shot in the leg, double cross, one man army

22 Jump Street (2014)
Action, Comedy, Crime

22 Jump Street (2014)

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

Themes:friendship
Locations:hotel, bar
Story:car chase, stealing a car, hit by a car, exploding car, pistol whip, car crash, car accident, foot chase, jump, video game, woman in a bikini, gun held to head, bag over head, blood on shirt, bulletproof vest, crime boss, henchman, shot in the arm, kicked in the face, organized crime

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