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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. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  military,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:mexico,  australia,  desert,  hotel,  hospital
Characters:hitman,  warrior,  hostage,  soldier
Period:1980s
Story:government agent,  secret agent,  subway station,  assassination attempt,  desert eagle .50,  military base,  desert eagle,  rescue attempt,  exploding motorcycle,  motorcycle cop,  ex soldier,  escape attempt,  pistol whip,  butterfly knife,  semiautomatic pistol,  biting another person,  remote control vehicle,  seeing father murdered,  remote detonator,  jumping between buildings,  car truck crash,  coitus interruptus,  tunnel chase scene,  boeing 727,  oman,  eurocopter as350 squirrel,  body search,  bald hero,  skeet shooting,  sas,  sheikh,  briefcase of money,  uh 1 huey helicopter,  hypothermia,  welsh,  punched in the crotch,  coming out of retirement,  ex special forces,  stabbed in the side,  begins with text,  stabbed with scissors,  ends with text,  snowstorm,  finger gun,  year 1980,  woman in a bikini,  briton abroad,  boxing ring,  disfigured face,  filmed killing,  british army,  reluctant hero,  film starts with text,  hit by a truck,  secret society,  night vision,  eiffel tower paris,  car bomb,  stabbed in the hand,  bag over head,  reference to elvis presley,  interrupted sex,  drugged drink,  beretta,  palace,  lens flare,  stabbed in the eye,  jumping through a window,  aerial shot,  assault rifle,  special forces,  kicked in the crotch,  rival,  exile,  mentor,  m 16,  hit in the crotch,  target practice,  accidental death,  videotape,  agent,  what happened to epilogue,  head butt,  bullet,  death of son,  pub,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  mercenary,  horse riding,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  kicked in the face,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  author,  limousine,  confession,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  one man army,  assassination,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  subway,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  disguise,  assassin,  foot chase,  spy,  shot in the back,  death of father,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  book,  brawl,  london england,  tough guy,  paris france,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  woman on top,  shootout,  based on true story,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  two word title,  flashback,  blood,  death,  murder,  violence

Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)

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

Themes:brutality,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Characters:hitman,  hostage
Story:secret agent,  subway station,  pistol whip,  car bomb,  jumping through a window,  aerial shot,  assault rifle,  special forces,  agent,  head butt,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  mercenary,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  kicked in the face,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  one man army,  assassination,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  stabbed to death,  disguise,  assassin,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  death of father,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  death,  flashback,  violence,  murder

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)

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

Themes:escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Characters:hostage
Story:secret agent,  subway station,  exploding motorcycle,  briton abroad,  eiffel tower paris,  bag over head,  jumping through a window,  assault rifle,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  bodyguard,  kicked in the face,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  one man army,  assassination,  exploding car,  subway,  stabbed to death,  disguise,  assassin,  foot chase,  spy,  shot in the back,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  london england,  tough guy,  paris france,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  martial arts,  photograph,  bare chested male,  death,  flashback,  violence,  murder

American Assassin (2017)
Action, Thriller

American Assassin (2017)

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

Themes:brutality,  military,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel,  hospital
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  soldier
Story:government agent,  secret agent,  assassination attempt,  rescue attempt,  pistol whip,  ex special forces,  filmed killing,  bag over head,  jumping through a window,  aerial shot,  assault rifle,  special forces,  mentor,  target practice,  agent,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  mercenary,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  one man army,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  stabbed to death,  assassin,  foot chase,  spy,  shot in the back,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  london england,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  two word title,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death,  flashback

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) is one of the best movies like Killer Elite (2011)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:brutality,  escape,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Characters:hitman,  warrior
Story:subway station,  assassination attempt,  escape attempt,  coming out of retirement,  secret society,  stabbed in the hand,  aerial shot,  target practice,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  kicked in the face,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  one man army,  assassination,  subway,  stabbed to death,  assassin,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  murder,  death,  blood,  flashback

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

London Has Fallen (2016)

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

Themes:brutality,  military,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:desert
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Story:assassination attempt,  pistol whip,  sas,  uh 1 huey helicopter,  ex special forces,  stabbed in the side,  british army,  night vision,  car bomb,  stabbed in the eye,  aerial shot,  assault rifle,  special forces,  agent,  shot in the arm,  mercenary,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  one man army,  assassination,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  subway,  stabbed to death,  assassin,  spy,  shot in the back,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  london england,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  death,  murder,  violence

Run All Night (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Run All Night (2015)

Professional Brooklyn hitman Jimmy Conlon is more commonly known as THE GRAVEDIGGER. Jimmy was a mob hit-man, who was best friends with his boss Sean Maguire. But when Jimmy's son, Michael, is marked for death by the mob, Jimmy must go up against Sean to protect Michael at all costs. Together, he and Michael must avoid corrupt cops, contract killers and the mob to survive the night. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  escape,  revenge
Locations:hospital
Characters:hitman
Story:subway station,  eurocopter as350 squirrel,  stabbed in the side,  boxing ring,  filmed killing,  night vision,  lens flare,  aerial shot,  mentor,  head butt,  death of son,  pub,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  shot in the forehead,  one man army,  subway,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  assassin,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  death of father,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  death,  violence,  murder,  blood,  flashback

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. (Read More)

Themes:military,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:hospital
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  soldier
Story:government agent,  ex special forces,  boxing ring,  filmed killing,  night vision,  bag over head,  assault rifle,  special forces,  m 16,  agent,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  mercenary,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  one man army,  exploding car,  stabbed to death,  disguise,  assassin,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  flashback,  violence,  blood

Jason Bourne (2016) is one of the best movies like Killer Elite (2011)
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,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel,  hospital
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:government agent,  secret agent,  assassination attempt,  motorcycle cop,  coming out of retirement,  ex special forces,  car bomb,  aerial shot,  assault rifle,  agent,  head butt,  silencer,  bodyguard,  character's point of view camera shot,  limousine,  one man army,  assassination,  exploding car,  disguise,  assassin,  foot chase,  spy,  shot in the back,  death of father,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  london england,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  photograph,  bare chested male,  murder,  flashback,  violence,  death

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

Criminal (2016)

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

Themes:brutality,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  soldier
Story:government agent,  secret agent,  subway station,  assassination attempt,  pistol whip,  semiautomatic pistol,  uh 1 huey helicopter,  ex special forces,  hit by a truck,  aerial shot,  assault rifle,  special forces,  agent,  mercenary,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  character's point of view camera shot,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  one man army,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  subway,  stabbed to death,  foot chase,  spy,  shot in the back,  death of father,  car crash,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  london england,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  blood,  violence,  flashback

Sicario (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Sicario (2015)

When drug violence worsens on the USA Mexico border, the FBI sends an idealistic agent, Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) on a mission to eradicate a drug cartel responsible for a bomb that had killed members of her team.

Themes:brutality,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:mexico,  desert
Characters:hitman,  hostage,  soldier
Story:desert eagle,  film starts with text,  night vision,  bag over head,  aerial shot,  assault rifle,  special forces,  agent,  death of son,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  mercenary,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  assassination,  tied to a chair,  stabbed to death,  assassin,  shot in the back,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  murder

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

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:military,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  soldier
Story:desert eagle,  rescue attempt,  ex soldier,  escape attempt,  pistol whip,  jumping through a window,  special forces,  head butt,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  mercenary,  kicked in the face,  one man army,  tied to a chair,  foot chase,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  two word title,  murder,  death,  violence,  flashback

Total Recall (2012) is one of the best movies like Killer Elite (2011)
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:escape
Locations:hotel
Story:government agent,  secret agent,  desert eagle,  ex soldier,  reluctant hero,  film starts with text,  stabbed in the hand,  lens flare,  jumping through a window,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  one man army,  tied to a chair,  subway,  disguise,  assassin,  foot chase,  spy,  shot in the back,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  bare chested male,  two word title,  flashback,  violence,  murder,  death

Escape Plan (2013)
Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Escape Plan (2013)

Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's framed and incarcerated in a master prison he designed himself. He needs to escape and find the person who put him behind bars. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Characters:warrior
Story:escape attempt,  uh 1 huey helicopter,  finger gun,  car bomb,  bag over head,  assault rifle,  head butt,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  mercenary,  shot in the shoulder,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  author,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  one man army,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  disguise,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  two word title,  flashback,  violence,  blood,  death,  murder

The November Man (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The November Man (2014)

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

Themes:brutality,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:assassination attempt,  coming out of retirement,  car bomb,  mentor,  agent,  head butt,  silencer,  bodyguard,  kicked in the face,  limousine,  shot in the forehead,  one man army,  assassination,  exploding car,  stabbed to death,  disguise,  assassin,  foot chase,  spy,  shot in the back,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  martial arts,  photograph,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  flashback,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence

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

The Take (2016)

Michael Mason, a pick-pocket living in Paris steals a bag with a teddy bear in it. Not realizing the toy contains a timed bomb, he tosses it aside on a busy street. A few seconds later it explodes, killing four people. CCTV footage reveals Masons face and the French police tag him as a terrorist threat. The explosion, although botched, was set up by a select group of the French Interior Ministry as a decoy so they can make a half billion dollar digital transfer from a bank, (closed on French National Day) -hence the title Bastille Day. In a separate CIA investigation the unruly agent Sean Briar, discovers the real story behind Masons "terrorist attack". The two men, on different sides of the law, collaborate to bring the corrupt members of the Ministry down. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:secret agent,  subway station,  ex soldier,  escape attempt,  eiffel tower paris,  bag over head,  aerial shot,  assault rifle,  hit in the crotch,  agent,  head butt,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  shot in the shoulder,  kicked in the face,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  one man army,  tied to a chair,  subway,  disguise,  foot chase,  spy,  shot in the back,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  paris france,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  photograph,  death,  murder,  blood,  flashback,  violence

The Fate Of The Furious (2017) is one of the best movies like Killer Elite (2011)
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:brutality,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  soldier
Story:government agent,  secret agent,  assassination attempt,  desert eagle,  motorcycle cop,  ex soldier,  pistol whip,  ex special forces,  aerial shot,  hit in the crotch,  head butt,  silencer,  mercenary,  bodyguard,  kicked in the face,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  one man army,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  disguise,  assassin,  foot chase,  spy,  shot in the back,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  violence,  death,  blood,  murder,  flashback

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

3 Days To Kill (2014)

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

Themes:kidnapping
Locations:hotel,  hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:secret agent,  subway station,  assassination attempt,  pistol whip,  coming out of retirement,  eiffel tower paris,  lens flare,  videotape,  silencer,  bodyguard,  kicked in the face,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  one man army,  exploding car,  subway,  disguise,  assassin,  foot chase,  spy,  shot in the back,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  paris france,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  murder,  blood,  flashback,  violence,  death

Underworld: Blood Wars (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Underworld: Blood Wars (2016)

The next installment in the blockbuster franchise, UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS follows Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) as she fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David (Theo James) and his father Thomas (Charles Dance), she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  escape
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  soldier
Story:subway station,  assassination attempt,  desert eagle,  pistol whip,  reluctant hero,  stabbed in the hand,  stabbed in the eye,  jumping through a window,  aerial shot,  assault rifle,  target practice,  bullet,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  kicked in the face,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  subway,  stabbed to death,  assassin,  spy,  shot in the back,  death of father,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  blood,  death,  flashback,  violence,  murder

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:military,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:desert
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  soldier
Story:assassination attempt,  exploding motorcycle,  ex soldier,  coming out of retirement,  boxing ring,  lens flare,  assault rifle,  special forces,  target practice,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  mercenary,  bodyguard,  kicked in the face,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  disguise,  assassin,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  london england,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  death,  violence,  flashback

The Brothers Grimsby (2016) is one of the best movies like Killer Elite (2011)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

The Brothers Grimsby (2016)

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

Themes:brutality,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel,  hospital
Characters:hitman,  warrior,  hostage
Story:secret agent,  assassination attempt,  desert eagle,  escape attempt,  pistol whip,  filmed killing,  jumping through a window,  aerial shot,  assault rifle,  kicked in the crotch,  agent,  head butt,  pub,  silencer,  mercenary,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  kicked in the face,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  one man army,  exploding car,  disguise,  assassin,  foot chase,  spy,  shot in the back,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  london england,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  flashback,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood

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,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:film starts with text,  bag over head,  lens flare,  assault rifle,  death of son,  shot in the arm,  mercenary,  shot in the shoulder,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  subway,  stabbed to death,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  death of father,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death

Bullet To The Head (2012)
Action, Thriller

Bullet To The Head (2012)

In New Orleans, the hit men James Bonomo, a.k.a. Jimmy Bobo, and Louis Blanchard execute the dirty cop Hank Greely in a hotel room. But they are betrayed and Louis is stabbed in a bar by the mercenary Keegan while waiting for the payment of the contract. Meanwhile the Washington D.C. police detective Taylor Kwon comes to New Orleans to investigate the murder of Greely, who had stolen evidences from the Police Department. Soon he is shot by two dirty detectives but Jimmy saves his life. Jimmy brings Taylor to the shop of his daughter Lisa and she removes the bullet from his shoulder and nurses him. Taylor and Jimmy form the most unlikely partnership to investigate the crimes and after contacting the intermediate Ronnie Earl that had hired Jimmy and Louis, they discover a network of corruption formed by the lawyer Marcus Baptiste and the entrepreneur Robert Nkomo Morel. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Characters:hitman,  hostage
Story:ex soldier,  briefcase of money,  stabbed in the side,  filmed killing,  car bomb,  jumping through a window,  bullet,  silencer,  mercenary,  shot in the shoulder,  kicked in the face,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  one man army,  assassination,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  stabbed to death,  assassin,  shot in the back,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood,  flashback

Spy (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Spy (2015)

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

Themes:escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Characters:hostage
Story:assassination attempt,  pistol whip,  filmed killing,  night vision,  eiffel tower paris,  stabbed in the hand,  drugged drink,  assault rifle,  hit in the crotch,  agent,  head butt,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  tied to a chair,  disguise,  assassin,  foot chase,  spy,  shot in the back,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  paris france,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  blood,  flashback,  violence,  death

Red 2 (2013) is one of the best movies like Killer Elite (2011)
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:military,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  soldier
Story:secret agent,  assassination attempt,  pistol whip,  coming out of retirement,  filmed killing,  reluctant hero,  eiffel tower paris,  car bomb,  bag over head,  drugged drink,  target practice,  agent,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  shot in the shoulder,  kicked in the face,  shot in the leg,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  stabbed to death,  disguise,  assassin,  foot chase,  spy,  shot in the back,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  london england,  tough guy,  paris france,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  violence

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:escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:mexico,  desert
Characters:hitman,  warrior,  hostage,  soldier
Story:government agent,  secret agent,  assassination attempt,  punched in the crotch,  reluctant hero,  hit by a truck,  jumping through a window,  assault rifle,  hit in the crotch,  head butt,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  mercenary,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  one man army,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  stabbed to death,  disguise,  assassin,  foot chase,  spy,  shot in the back,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  photograph,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  flashback,  blood,  death

Blood Father (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:brutality,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:desert
Characters:hitman,  warrior,  hostage
Story:assassination attempt,  exploding motorcycle,  reluctant hero,  hit by a truck,  stabbed in the hand,  assault rifle,  head butt,  bullet,  shot in the shoulder,  character's point of view camera shot,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  one man army,  death of friend,  disguise,  assassin,  shot in the back,  death of father,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  bare chested male,  two word title,  based on novel,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence

The Gunman (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Gunman (2015)

A sniper on a mercenary assassination team, working for an unknown client, kills the minister of mines of the Congo. Terrier's (Sean Penn's) successful kill shot forces him to go into hiding to protect himself and the members of the team from retribution. This includes abruptly abandoning his girlfriend who has no idea what is going on. The assassination, paid for by a foreign mining company, triggers wide spread chaos and death in an already inflamed Congo. Terrier returns to the Congo years later working for an NGO, but eventually finds himself to be the target of a paid hit squad somehow connected to the ministers assassination. This leads to immediate deaths and the endangerment of the people working around him, and forces him back into hiding. In trying to discover who has put a price on his head, he begins to reconnect to the members of his old assassination team, including his old girlfriend. Always aware there is no path to redemption for his crimes, he is also periodically incapacitated by a type of accumulated and evolving physical brain damage caused by the hard knocks of his occupation. Unexpectedly, given the time that has elapsed, his reconnection to his old assassination team exposes additional intrigues with immediate deadly consequences. All of his years spent in hiding, have merely delayed the twisted end game that now enfolds. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel,  hospital
Characters:hitman,  hostage
Story:ex soldier,  pistol whip,  ex special forces,  night vision,  stabbed in the hand,  bag over head,  assault rifle,  kicked in the crotch,  pub,  silencer,  mercenary,  bodyguard,  kicked in the face,  character's point of view camera shot,  shot in the leg,  one man army,  assassination,  exploding car,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  assassin,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  london england,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  two word title,  based on novel,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence,  flashback

Fast & Furious 6 (2013) is one of the best movies like Killer Elite (2011)
Action, Crime, Thriller, Adventure

Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

Since Dom (Diesel) and Brian's (Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin's empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe. But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete. Meanwhile, Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Evans) is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (Rodriguez). The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London. Payment? Full pardons for all of them so they can return home and make their families whole again. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Locations:hospital
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  soldier
Story:government agent,  subway station,  assassination attempt,  military base,  desert eagle,  tunnel chase scene,  lens flare,  assault rifle,  head butt,  silencer,  mercenary,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one man army,  exploding car,  subway,  death of friend,  disguise,  assassin,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  london england,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  bare chested male,  two word title,  flashback,  violence,  death,  murder

The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Action, Thriller

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

A down and out cynical detective teams up with a down and out ex-quarterback to try and solve a murder case involving a pro football team and a politician.

Themes:brutality,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Characters:hitman,  warrior,  hostage
Story:assassination attempt,  desert eagle .50,  pistol whip,  semiautomatic pistol,  car bomb,  assault rifle,  kicked in the crotch,  m 16,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  one man army,  exploding car,  death of friend,  assassin,  shot in the back,  car crash,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  flashback,  death,  blood,  violence,  murder

Homefront (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Homefront (2013)

Phil Broker is a former DEA agent who has gone through a crisis after his actions against a biker gang went horribly wrong and it cost the life of his bosses son. He is recently widowed and is left with a 9 year old daughter, Maddy. He decides to quit the turbulent and demanding life of thrill for Maddy's sake and retires to a small town. His daughter fights off a boy who is bullying her at school, and this sets in motion a round of events that end in his direct confrontation with the local Meth drug lord. His past history with the biker gang also enters the arena, making matters more complex. But he has a mission in his mind to protect his daughter and he is ready to pay any cost that it demands. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hitman,  warrior,  hostage
Story:assassination attempt,  exploding motorcycle,  stabbed in the hand,  lens flare,  hit in the crotch,  agent,  head butt,  death of son,  horse riding,  kicked in the face,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  one man army,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  stabbed to death,  disguise,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  based on novel,  murder,  death,  flashback,  violence,  blood

Who Am I? (1998)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Who Am I? (1998)

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

Themes:military,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:desert,  hotel,  hospital
Characters:hitman,  warrior,  hostage,  soldier
Story:secret agent,  assassination attempt,  semiautomatic pistol,  reluctant hero,  bag over head,  beretta,  aerial shot,  special forces,  agent,  head butt,  silencer,  mercenary,  bodyguard,  kicked in the face,  one man army,  exploding car,  assassin,  foot chase,  spy,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  flashback,  violence

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) is one of the best movies like Killer Elite (2011)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

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

Themes:kidnapping
Locations:hospital
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  soldier
Story:government agent,  secret agent,  assassination attempt,  ex soldier,  jumping between buildings,  car truck crash,  coming out of retirement,  stabbed in the hand,  jumping through a window,  special forces,  head butt,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  mercenary,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  kicked in the face,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one man army,  exploding car,  disguise,  assassin,  foot chase,  spy,  shot in the back,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  violence,  flashback,  death

Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017)

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

Themes:brutality,  escape,  revenge
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  soldier
Story:government agent,  secret agent,  assassination attempt,  ex soldier,  coming out of retirement,  jumping through a window,  aerial shot,  special forces,  exile,  head butt,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  mercenary,  bodyguard,  kicked in the face,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  one man army,  exploding car,  assassin,  foot chase,  spy,  shot in the back,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  london england,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  violence

Atomic Blonde (2017)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Atomic Blonde (2017)

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

Themes:brutality,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Characters:hitman,  hostage,  soldier
Period:1980s
Story:secret agent,  assassination attempt,  escape attempt,  pistol whip,  film starts with text,  aerial shot,  assault rifle,  hit in the crotch,  agent,  head butt,  bullet,  silencer,  kicked in the face,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  exploding car,  stabbed to death,  disguise,  assassin,  foot chase,  spy,  shot in the back,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  london england,  paris france,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  two word title,  based on novel,  flashback,  death,  blood,  violence,  murder

The Double (2011)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Double (2011)

Story kicks off with the mysterious murder of a senator bearing the marks of a Soviet assassin, who was long thought to be dead. To hunt down the killer, a retired CIA operative, who spent his career going toe-to-toe with his Soviet nemesis, is teamed with a young FBI agent.

Themes:escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:mexico,  hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:secret agent,  assassination attempt,  escape attempt,  ex special forces,  filmed killing,  eiffel tower paris,  agent,  silencer,  mercenary,  limousine,  assassination,  assassin,  foot chase,  spy,  car crash,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  paris france,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  photograph,  murder,  blood,  death,  violence,  flashback

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) is one of the best movies like Killer Elite (2011)
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:escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:secret agent,  desert eagle,  ex soldier,  uh 1 huey helicopter,  briton abroad,  filmed killing,  secret society,  bag over head,  drugged drink,  stabbed in the eye,  jumping through a window,  assault rifle,  mentor,  bullet,  pub,  silencer,  mercenary,  bodyguard,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  one man army,  tied to a chair,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  disguise,  assassin,  spy,  shot in the back,  death of father,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  london england,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  bare chested male,  death,  flashback,  blood,  violence,  murder

Exit Wounds (2001)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Exit Wounds (2001)

Orin Boyd (Seagal) is a Detroit cop who doesn't follow rules. After he saved the Vice President by violating every order he received he is transferred to one of the worst precincts in the city. There he quickly encounters some corrupt cops selling heroin to drug dealers. The problem is, it's very difficult to tell who is the bad guy and who you can trust. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  escape,  kidnapping
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:assassination attempt,  desert eagle,  motorcycle cop,  escape attempt,  hit by a truck,  bag over head,  jumping through a window,  head butt,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  kicked in the face,  limousine,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  one man army,  exploding car,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  based on novel,  violence,  death,  blood,  murder

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,  escape,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Characters:hitman,  warrior,  hostage,  soldier
Period:1980s
Story:government agent,  assassination attempt,  ex soldier,  pistol whip,  aerial shot,  mentor,  target practice,  bullet,  silencer,  mercenary,  bodyguard,  kicked in the face,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  one man army,  assassination,  tied to a chair,  death of friend,  assassin,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  death of father,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  martial arts,  photograph,  bare chested male,  two word title,  murder,  blood,  death,  violence,  flashback

Knight And Day (2010)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Knight And Day (2010)

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

Themes:escape,  kidnapping
Locations:hotel,  hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:secret agent,  desert eagle,  ex soldier,  semiautomatic pistol,  tunnel chase scene,  hit by a truck,  bag over head,  drugged drink,  agent,  head butt,  silencer,  mercenary,  kicked in the face,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  one man army,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  disguise,  assassin,  foot chase,  spy,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  photograph,  bare chested male,  blood,  murder,  violence,  death

Double Impact (1991) is one of the best movies like Killer Elite (2011)
Action, Crime

Double Impact (1991)

Jean Claude Van Damme plays a dual role as Alex and Chad, twins separated at the death of their parents. Chad is raised by a family retainer in Paris, Alex becomes a petty crook in Hong Kong. Seeing a picture of Alex, Chad rejoins him and convinces him that his rival in Hong Kong is also the man who killed their parents. Alex is suspicious of Chad, especially when it comes to his girlfriend. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hitman,  hostage
Story:desert eagle .50,  butterfly knife,  semiautomatic pistol,  kicked in the crotch,  rival,  m 16,  hit in the crotch,  head butt,  shot in the shoulder,  kicked in the face,  shot in the leg,  exploding car,  death of friend,  disguise,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  death of father,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  two word title,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence

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

Ride Along (2014)

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

Themes:escape,  kidnapping
Locations:hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:desert eagle,  lens flare,  jumping through a window,  assault rifle,  target practice,  head butt,  pub,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  kicked in the face,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  car crash,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  death,  violence,  blood,  murder

The Guest (2014)
Mystery, Thriller

The Guest (2014)

Themes:revenge
Story:ex soldier,  beretta,  jumping through a window,  assault rifle,  special forces,  death of son,  mercenary,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  one man army,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  shot in the back,  death of father,  car crash,  car chase,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  woman on top,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  violence,  death,  murder,  blood

The Purge: Election Year (2016)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Purge: Election Year (2016)

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

Themes:brutality,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:assassination attempt,  butterfly knife,  filmed killing,  hit by a truck,  aerial shot,  assault rifle,  special forces,  hit in the crotch,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  mercenary,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  kicked in the face,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  one man army,  tied to a chair,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  shot in the back,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  photograph,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  blood,  flashback,  violence

Lone Survivor (2013) is one of the best movies like Killer Elite (2011)
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:military,  revenge
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  soldier
Story:desert eagle,  escape attempt,  night vision,  lens flare,  assault rifle,  special forces,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  shot in the shoulder,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  exploding car,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  based on true story,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  two word title,  flashback,  murder,  blood,  death,  violence

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

It is 1942, America has entered World War II, and sickly but determined Steve Rogers is frustrated at being rejected yet again for military service. Everything changes when Dr. Erskine recruits him for the secret Project Rebirth. Proving his extraordinary courage, wits and conscience, Rogers undergoes the experiment and his weak body is suddenly enhanced into the maximum human potential. When Dr. Erskine is then immediately assassinated by an agent of Nazi Germany's secret HYDRA research department (headed by Johann Schmidt, a.k.a. the Red Skull), Rogers is left as a unique man who is initially misused as a propaganda mascot; however, when his comrades need him, Rogers goes on a successful adventure that truly makes him Captain America, and his war against Schmidt begins. (Read More)

Themes:military,  escape
Locations:hospital
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  soldier
Story:secret agent,  assassination attempt,  exploding motorcycle,  pistol whip,  semiautomatic pistol,  snowstorm,  car bomb,  lens flare,  jumping through a window,  special forces,  agent,  head butt,  pub,  shot in the arm,  mercenary,  shot in the shoulder,  kicked in the face,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  one man army,  exploding car,  death of friend,  assassin,  foot chase,  spy,  shot in the back,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  london england,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  bare chested male,  blood,  death,  flashback,  violence,  murder

Mission: Impossible II (2000)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Mission: Impossible II (2000)

Chimera is a deadly virus that will bare a deathly death unless you are given the antidote. The creator of Chimera is murdered and the antidote is stolen by a disavowed IMF agent, Sean Ambrose. The Impossible Mission Force, IMF, hire the skilled and charming Ethan Hunt, and the beautiful Nyah Nirdoff-Hall, who has had her share with Ambrose. Their mission, should they choose to accept it is to send Hirdoff-Hall undercover to Ambrose and learn what she can for Hunt to bring down Chimera, but they will have to break into a secure lab by jumping off buildings and dodging bullets. Its impossible. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:australia,  desert,  hospital
Characters:warrior
Story:secret agent,  assassination attempt,  exploding motorcycle,  semiautomatic pistol,  beretta,  agent,  silencer,  shot in the shoulder,  kicked in the face,  limousine,  shot in the leg,  one man army,  exploding car,  spy,  shot in the back,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  photograph,  bare chested male,  blood,  death,  violence,  murder

Machete (2010)
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! (Read More)

Themes:escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:mexico,  desert,  hospital
Characters:hitman,  hostage
Story:government agent,  assassination attempt,  filmed killing,  stabbed in the hand,  stabbed in the eye,  jumping through a window,  bullet,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  kicked in the face,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  limousine,  confession,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  one man army,  assassination,  exploding car,  stabbed to death,  disguise,  assassin,  shot in the back,  death of father,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  flashback,  violence,  blood,  murder

Skyfall (2012) is one of the best movies like Killer Elite (2011)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Skyfall (2012)

When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Gareth Mallory (Ralph Fiennes), the new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee. With MI6 now compromised from both inside and out, M is left with one ally she can trust: Bond. 007 takes to the shadows - aided only by field agent, Eve (Naomie Harris) - following a trail to the mysterious Silva (Javier Bardem), whose lethal and hidden motives have yet to reveal themselves. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:secret agent,  assassination attempt,  ex soldier,  briton abroad,  lens flare,  assault rifle,  target practice,  agent,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  mercenary,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  one man army,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  subway,  disguise,  assassin,  foot chase,  spy,  shot in the back,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  london england,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  violence

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

The A-team (2010)

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

Themes:military,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:mexico,  desert,  hotel,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Story:government agent,  secret agent,  military base,  exploding motorcycle,  eurocopter as350 squirrel,  uh 1 huey helicopter,  bag over head,  jumping through a window,  special forces,  head butt,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  mercenary,  kicked in the face,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  exploding car,  disguise,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  flashback,  blood,  murder

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