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Killing Them Softly (2012)
Crime, Thriller

Killing Them Softly (2012)

Three amateurs stickup a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse. Brad Pitt plays the hitman hired to track them down and restore order.

Themes:alcoholism, robbery
Locations:airport, bar
Characters:hitman, prostitute
Story:blood vomiting, male vomiting, sawed off shotgun, stealing a dog, stealing from criminal, household cleaning gloves, wearing pantyhose over head, global economic crisis of 2008, killed in a car, heavy drinker, 2008 presidential election, small time crook, soft focus, mob enforcer, reference to thomas jefferson, masked robber, orlando florida, australian man, reference to tarzan, southern gothic

Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA.

Themes:robbery
Story:drive by shooting, shot in the hand, kicked in the stomach, slow motion, heroin, character repeating someone else's dialogue, drug addict, drug dealer, f word, vomiting, arrest, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, beating, pistol

Attack The Block (2011)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Attack The Block (2011)

Attack the Block follows an unlucky young woman and and a gang of tough inner-city kids who make an unlikely alliance to try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, turning a South London apartment complex into a war-zone.

Themes:robbery
Story:lens flare, thrown through a window, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, drug addict, hit by a car, exploding car, drug dealer, f word, car crash, arrest, written by director, slow motion scene, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, beating, pistol, three word title, murder

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Locations:bar
Characters:hitman
Story:contract killer, shot through a window, shot in the face, kicked in the stomach, mobster, kicked in the face, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, hit by a car, f word, car crash, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, pistol

Out Of The Furnace (2013) is one of the best movies like Killing Them Softly (2012)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Out Of The Furnace (2013)

Russell and his younger brother Rodney live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother becomes involved with one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast - a mistake that will cost him everything. Once released, Russell must choose between his own freedom, or risk it all to seek justice for his brother. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Story:2008 presidential election, beaten up, year 2008, reference to barack obama, lens flare, punched in the stomach, heroin, kicked in the face, character repeating someone else's dialogue, drug addict, shot in the forehead, drug dealer, f word, car crash, vomiting, written by director, punched in the face, shot in the head, shot in the chest, blood splatter

The Guest (2014)
Mystery, Thriller

The Guest (2014)

Locations:bar
Story:shot through a window, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, diner, drug dealer, subjective camera, f word, car crash, arrest, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, beating, pistol, cigarette smoking

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:robbery
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman, prostitute
Story:beaten up, implied sex, shot through a window, masked man, kicked in the stomach, mobster, kicked in the face, character's point of view camera shot, shot in the forehead, hit by a car, exploding car, subjective camera, car crash, arrest, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter

Seven Psychopaths (2012)
Comedy, Crime

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

A struggling screenwriter ('Colin Farrell (I)' (qv)) inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his friends ('Christopher Walken' (qv) and 'Sam Rockwell' (qv)) kidnap a gangster's ('Woody Harrelson' (qv)) beloved Shih Tzu.

Themes:alcoholism
Locations:bar
Characters:prostitute
Story:stealing a dog, lens flare, masked man, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, exploding car, car crash, vomiting, arrest, written by director, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, pistol, dog, flashback

Run All Night (2015) is one of the best movies like Killing Them Softly (2012)
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)

Locations:bar
Characters:hitman
Story:mob hit, shot through a window, lens flare, kicked in the stomach, morgue, mobster, heroin, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, diner, drug dealer, f word, car crash, arrest, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death

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)

Locations:bar
Characters:hitman
Story:lens flare, punched in the stomach, new orleans louisiana, kicked in the face, character repeating someone else's dialogue, drug addict, shot in the forehead, exploding car, diner, drug dealer, f word, car crash, arrest, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death

Kill List (2011)
Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller

Kill List (2011)

Characters:hitman
Story:contract killer, lens flare, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, subjective camera, f word, vomiting, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, beating, pistol, cigarette smoking, flashback, murder

The Salton Sea (2002)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Salton Sea (2002)

After the murder of his beloved wife, Danny Parker is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey he befriends slacker Jimmy the Finn and becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette from her own demons. Danny is antagonized by undercover narcotics agents and sadistic dealer Pooh-Bear. (Read More)

Themes:robbery
Locations:bar
Story:shot in the face, masked man, heroin, kicked in the face, drug addict, hit by a car, drug dealer, car crash, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, rain, corpse, beating, pistol, cigarette smoking, murder

Bullet To The Head (2012) is one of the best movies like Killing Them Softly (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)

Locations:bar
Characters:hitman, prostitute
Story:contract killer, new orleans louisiana, punched in the stomach, masked man, morgue, kicked in the face, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, hit by a car, exploding car, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, pistol, murder, flashback

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

Blood Father (2016)

Locations:bar
Characters:hitman
Story:sawed off shotgun, shot through a window, heroin, character's point of view camera shot, drug addict, shot in the forehead, diner, drug dealer, subjective camera, f word, arrest, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, beating, pistol

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:robbery
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman, prostitute
Story:sawed off shotgun, lens flare, kicked in the face, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, diner, subjective camera, f word, arrest, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, beating, pistol, flashback

Takers (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Takers (2010)

A seasoned team of bank robbers, including Gordon Jennings (Idris Elba), John Rahway (Paul Walker), A.J. (Hayden Christensen), and brothers Jake (Michael Ealy) and Jesse (Chris Brown) Attica successfully complete their latest heist and lead a life of luxury while planning their next job. When Ghost (Tip T.I. Harris), a former member of their team, is released from prison he convinces the group to strike an armored car carrying $20 million. As the "takers" carefully plot their strategy and draw nearer to exacting the grand heist, a reckless police officer (Matt Dillon) inches closer to apprehending the criminals. This is why Takers (2010) is one of the best movies like Killing Them Softly (2012). (Read More)

Themes:robbery
Locations:airport, bar
Story:shot through a window, punched in the stomach, masked man, kicked in the face, character repeating someone else's dialogue, drug addict, shot in the forehead, hit by a car, drug dealer, car crash, arrest, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shotgun, shot in the chest, shot to death, corpse, beating, pistol, cigarette smoking

The Last Boy Scout (1991) is one of the best movies like Killing Them Softly (2012)
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.

Locations:bar
Characters:hitman
Story:sawed off shotgun, reference to tarzan, mob hit, shot in the hand, shot in the face, character repeating someone else's dialogue, drug addict, shot in the forehead, hit by a car, exploding car, f word, car crash, arrest, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death

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:robbery
Locations:bar
Characters:prostitute
Story:shot through a window, lens flare, punched in the stomach, shot in the face, masked man, kicked in the stomach, mobster, kicked in the face, character repeating someone else's dialogue, hit by a car, exploding car, f word, vomiting, arrest, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter

Hobo With A Shotgun (2011)
Action, Comedy, Horror, Thriller

Hobo With A Shotgun (2011)

A vigilante homeless man pulls into a new city and finds himself trapped in urban chaos, a city where crime rules and where the city's crime boss reigns. Seeing an urban landscape filled with armed robbers, corrupt cops, abused prostitutes and even a pedophile Santa, the Hobo goes about bringing justice to the city the best way he knows how - with a 20-gauge shotgun. Mayhem ensues when he tries to make things better for the future generation. Street justice will indeed prevail. (Read More)

Themes:robbery
Characters:prostitute
Story:sawed off shotgun, lens flare, punched in the stomach, shot in the face, masked man, kicked in the face, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, punched in the face, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, pistol, cigarette smoking, character name in title, murder

Looper (2012)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Looper (2012)

Joe is classified as a "looper", a job in which his employers use time travel to send men from the future to be killed into the past, where Joe can properly dispose of their bodies. However, to tie up loose ends and erase the evidence of his ever being a looper, Joe knows that one day his future self will be sent back for him to kill. When this day comes, Joe's future self is prepared and escapes, and the two men struggle separately in the past trying to evade capture and attempting to fulfill their own personal agendas. (Read More)

Characters:hitman
Story:implied sex, contract killer, shot through a window, lens flare, shot in the face, character repeating someone else's dialogue, drug addict, shot in the forehead, diner, f word, vomiting, written by director, slow motion scene, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, pistol, cigarette smoking, murder

A Walk Among The Tombstones (2014) is one of the best movies like Killing Them Softly (2012)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A Walk Among The Tombstones (2014)

Matt Scudder is a former cop now a private eye. He is asked by a drug dealer to find the men who kidnapped his wife. It seems like they killed her even after he paid them. Scudder refuses. But the man later goes to see him and tells him how his wife was killed. Scudder takes the job. He does some research and thinks the men he is looking for have done this more than once. And that everyone they grabbed is connected to a drug dealer. He was about to give up when they grab another girl and Scudder tries make sure she's returned alive. This is why A Walk Among The Tombstones (2014) is one of the best movies like Killing Them Softly (2012). (Read More)

Themes:alcoholism
Locations:bar
Story:drug dealer, shot through a window, kicked in the face, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, drug addict, diner, subjective camera, f word, car crash, written by director, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, rain, corpse, beating

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (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)

Locations:bar
Characters:prostitute
Story:poker game, thrown through a window, punched in the stomach, shot in the face, kicked in the stomach, heroin, kicked in the face, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, exploding car, diner, subjective camera, car crash, written by director, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest

Hardcore Henry (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Hardcore Henry (2015)

Hardcore Henry is an action film told from a first person perspective: You remember nothing. Mainly because you've just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who's got her? His name's Akan; he's a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You're also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy. He may be on your side, but you aren't sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You're likely going to need it... (Read More)

Locations:bar
Characters:prostitute
Story:sawed off shotgun, drive by shooting, shot through a window, shot in the face, masked man, kicked in the stomach, kicked in the face, character's point of view camera shot, drug addict, shot in the forehead, hit by a car, exploding car, subjective camera, f word, car crash, written by director, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shotgun

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)

Locations:airport, bar
Characters:hitman, prostitute
Story:lens flare, thrown through a window, new orleans louisiana, punched in the stomach, kicked in the stomach, kicked in the face, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, hit by a car, exploding car, car crash, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, beating, pistol

Snitch (2013) is one of the best movies like Killing Them Softly (2012)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Snitch (2013)

Construction company owner John Matthews learns that his estranged son, Jason, has been arrested for drug trafficking. Facing an unjust prison sentence for a first time offender courtesy of mandatory minimum sentence laws, Jason has nothing to offer for leniency in good conscience. Desperately, John convinces the DEA and the opportunistic DA Joanne Keeghan to let him go undercover to help make arrests big enough to free his son in return. With the unwitting help of an ex-con employee, John enters the narcotics underworld where every move could be his last in an operation that will demand all his resources, wits and courage to survive. (Read More)

Story:beaten up, drive by shooting, shot through a window, lens flare, character repeating someone else's dialogue, exploding car, diner, drug dealer, car crash, arrest, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, beating, pistol, cigarette smoking, murder

Triple 9 (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Triple 9 (2016)

In TRIPLE 9, a crew of dirty cops are blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for "officer down". Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge. This is why Triple 9 (2016) is one of the best movies like Killing Them Softly (2012). (Read More)

Themes:robbery
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman, prostitute
Story:shot in the hand, shot through a window, lens flare, shot in the face, masked man, morgue, mobster, kicked in the face, drug addict, shot in the forehead, exploding car, drug dealer, f word, car crash, arrest, punched in the face, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter

Safe (2012)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Safe (2012)

In China, the girl Mei is a genius that looks like a computer in numbers. She is abducted by the Chinese Triads and the boss Han Jiao ends Mei to Chinatown, in New York, to help him in the control of his activities. Meanwhile, the fighter Luke Wright has his life destroyed when he wins a fight against the will of the Russian Mafia and accidentally kills his opponent. The Russian mobsters kill his wife and the alcoholic Luke wanders on the streets and hostels with no objective in life. One day, Han Jiao asks Mei to memorize a long number and soon the Russian Mafia abducts the girl from the Chinese mobs. She escapes from the mobsters and is chased by the Russians; by the corrupt detectives from the NYPD; and by the Triads. When Luke sees the girl fleeing from the Russian mobs in the subway, he protects the girl and discovers that the number she had memorized is the combination of a safe where the Triads keep 30 million dollars. Luke is an elite agent and uses his skills to protect the girl. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Characters:hitman, prostitute
Story:lens flare, thrown through a window, kicked in the stomach, mobster, kicked in the face, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, hit by a car, car crash, written by director, punched in the face, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, shot to death, corpse, beating, pistol, flashback, murder

Get Carter (2000)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Get Carter (2000)

Years ago, Jack Carter left his Seattle home to become a Las Vegas mob casino financial enforcer. He returns for the funeral of his brother Richard 'Richie' after a car crash during a storm, atypical of the careful house-father. Talking to the widow, daughter Doreen and enigmatic Geraldine, Jack suspects it was murder. Cliff Brumby, whose club Richie ran, is financially linked to porn and prostitution baron Cyrus Paice, who claims to be just a front-man for ITC tycoon Jeremy Kinnear. Someone hired goon Thorpey to make Jack return to Las Vegas. Jack's partner Con McCarty is restless, apparently about their boss Les Fletcher whose wife had an affair with Jack. Someone breaks into Richie's home, looking for a crucial CD. (Read More)

Characters:hitman, prostitute
Story:mob enforcer, punched in the stomach, kicked in the stomach, mobster, character repeating someone else's dialogue, diner, car crash, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot to death, rain, corpse, beating, pistol, cigarette smoking, murder, character name in title, based on novel, flashback

Self/less (2015) is one of the best movies like Killing Them Softly (2012)
Action, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Self/less (2015)

An extremely wealthy man, dying from cancer, undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause.

Locations:airport, bar
Story:new orleans louisiana, kicked in the stomach, kicked in the face, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, exploding car, diner, subjective camera, car crash, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, beating, pistol, flashback

The Family (2013)
Comedy, Crime, Thriller

The Family (2013)

A mafia boss and his family are relocated to a sleepy town in France under the witness protection program after snitching on the mob. Despite the best efforts of CIA Agent Stansfield ('Tommy Lee Jones' (qv)) to keep them in line, Fred Manzoni ('Robert De Niro' (qv)), his wife Maggie ('Michelle Pfeiffer' (qv)) and their children Belle ('Dianna Agron' (qv)) and Warren ('John D'Leo' (qv)) can't help but revert to old habits and blow their cover by handling their problems the "family" way, enabling their former mafia cronies to track them down. Chaos ensues as old scores are settled in the unlikeliest of settings. (Read More)

Themes:robbery
Characters:hitman
Story:mob hit, contract killer, lens flare, kicked in the stomach, mobster, kicked in the face, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, hit by a car, f word, written by director, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, beating

Live By Night (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Live By Night (2016)

Boston, 1926. The '20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world. Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city's most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw. But life on the dark side carries a heavy price. In a time when ruthless men of ambition, armed with cash, illegal booze, and guns, battle for control, no one-neither family nor friend, enemy nor lover-can be trusted. Beyond money and power, even the threat of prison, one fate seems most likely for men like Joe: an early death. But until that day, he and his friends are determined to live life to the hilt. Joe embarks on a dizzying journey up the ladder of organized crime that takes him from the flash of Jazz Age Boston to the sensual shimmer of Tampa's Latin Quarter to the sizzling streets of Cuba. Live by Night is a riveting epic layered with a diverse cast of loyal friends and callous enemies, tough rumrunners and sultry femmes fatales, Bible-quoting evangelists and cruel Klansmen, all battling for survival and their piece of the American dream. At once a sweeping love story and a compelling saga of revenge, it is a spellbinding tour de force of betrayal and redemption, music and murder, that brings fully to life a bygone era when sin was cause for celebration and vice was a national virtue. This is why Live By Night (2016) is one of the best movies like Killing Them Softly (2012). (Read More)

Themes:robbery
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman, prostitute
Story:mob hit, shot through a window, shot in the face, kicked in the stomach, mobster, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, drug addict, shot in the forehead, exploding car, diner, subjective camera, f word, car crash, vomiting, arrest, written by director, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head

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)

Locations:airport
Characters:hitman
Story:contract killer, shot in the hand, shot through a window, shot in the face, kicked in the stomach, kicked in the face, shot in the forehead, hit by a car, exploding car, car crash, arrest, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, beating, pistol

John Wick (2014) is one of the best movies like Killing Them Softly (2012)
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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Locations:airport, bar
Characters:hitman
Story:martini, contract killer, shot through a window, lens flare, punched in the stomach, shot in the face, masked man, kicked in the stomach, mobster, kicked in the face, character's point of view camera shot, shot in the forehead, hit by a car, exploding car, subjective camera, f word, car crash, vomiting, punched in the face, slow motion scene

Harry Brown (2009)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Harry Brown (2009)

In England, retired Royal Marine Harry Brown spends his lonely life between the hospital, where his beloved wife Kath is terminally ill, and playing chess with his only friend Leonard Attwell in the Barge pub owned by Sid Rourke. After the death of Kath, Len tells his grieving friend that the local gang is harassing him and he is carrying an old bayonet for self-defense; the widower suggests him to go to the police. When Len is beaten, then stabbed to death in an underground passage, Inspector Alice Frampton and her partner Sergeant Terry Hicock are sent to investigate. They pay Harry a visit but don't have good news; the police have not found any other evidence, other than the bayonet, in order to arrest the hoodlums. This mean that should the case go to trial the gang would claim self-defense. Harry Brown sees that justice will not be granted and decides to take matters into his own hands. (Read More)

Characters:prostitute
Story:drive by shooting, shot through a window, shot in the face, kicked in the stomach, heroin, character's point of view camera shot, drug addict, shot in the forehead, exploding car, drug dealer, subjective camera, f word, car crash, arrest, shot in the head, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, beating

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. (Read More)

Story:masked robber, shot through a window, lens flare, masked man, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, hit by a car, exploding car, diner, drug dealer, subjective camera, car crash, arrest, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter

Drive Angry (2011)
Action, Fantasy, Thriller

Drive Angry (2011)

John Milton is up against the clock: Jonah King, the leader of a Satanic cult, has murdered Milton's daughter and kidnapped her baby. In three days, King and his followers will sacrifice the child at midnight. Milton picks up the trail in Oklahoma as well as rescuing a waitress named Piper from her brutal, two-timing fiance. There are odd things about Milton: his driver's license is out of date, he has a very strange gun, and he's being pursued by a man in a suit who carries FBI ID and calls himself the Accountant. Piper, who's lived a life on the sidelines, has to piece things together on the fly as they close in on King. This is why Drive Angry (2011) is one of the best movies like Killing Them Softly (2012). (Read More)

Locations:bar
Characters:hitman
Story:sawed off shotgun, shot through a window, thrown through a window, punched in the stomach, kicked in the stomach, kicked in the face, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, hit by a car, diner, f word, car crash, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse

Spy (2015) is one of the best movies like Killing Them Softly (2012)
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)

Locations:airport, bar
Characters:prostitute
Story:drive by shooting, reference to barack obama, shot in the forehead, subjective camera, f word, car crash, vomiting, arrest, written by director, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, beating, pistol, cigarette smoking, flashback

Stolen (2012)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Stolen (2012)

In New Orleans, the notorious bank thief and family man Will Montgomery steals $10m with his partners Vincent, Riley Jeffers and Hoyt. However, he has an argument with Vincent in the runaway and Hoyt leaves Will behind. He tries to flee but the FBI agent Tim Harlend organizes a manhunt and Will is captured, but he burns the stolen money to get rid of the evidence against him. Eight years later, Will leaves the prison and he goes to the house of his teenage daughter Alison Loeb, who has issues against him. Alison leaves Will alone in a coffee shop and takes a cab to go to a session with her shrink. However, a couple of minutes later, Will receives a phone call from Vincent, who is presumed dead, telling that he has abducted Alison and will kill her unless he receives the $10m of the last robbery. Now Will has twelve hours to find a way to rescue his daughter from the hands of the psychopath Vincent. (Read More)

Themes:robbery
Locations:bar
Story:sawed off shotgun, lens flare, new orleans louisiana, kicked in the face, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, hit by a car, subjective camera, f word, car crash, arrest, punched in the face, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, beating, pistol, murder, flashback

Street Kings (2008)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Street Kings (2008)

LAPD detective Tom Ludlow is a ruthlessly efficient, unorthodox undercover cop. Captain Jack Wander always covers for Tom, as do even his somewhat jealous colleagues. After technically excessive violence against a vicious Korean gang during the liberation of a kidnapped kid sex slave, Tom becomes the target of IA's hotshot, captain James Biggs, who feels passed over after Wander's promotion to chief. Tom's corrupt, disloyal ex-patrol partner Terrence Washington sides with IA but is killed during a shop robbery in Tom's presence. (Read More)

Themes:alcoholism, robbery
Story:male vomiting, beaten up, shot in the face, masked man, kicked in the face, f word, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, beating, pistol, murder

New Jack City (1991)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

New Jack City (1991)

The gangster Nino has a gang who call themselves Cash Money Brothers. They get into the crack business and not before long they make a million dollars every week. A cop, Scotty, is after them. He tries to get into the gang by letting an ex-drug addict infiltrate the gang, but the attempt fails miserably. The only thing that remains is that Scotty himself becomes a drug pusher. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Characters:hitman, prostitute
Story:mob hit, drive by shooting, kicked in the stomach, mobster, heroin, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, drug addict, drug dealer, subjective camera, f word, arrest, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse

Dip Huet Seung Hung (1989) is one of the best movies like Killing Them Softly (2012)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Dip Huet Seung Hung (1989)

A violent Hong Kong action film, this is the story of an assassin, Jeffrey Chow (aka Mickey Mouse) who takes one last job so he can retire and care for his girlfriend Jenny. When his employers betray him, he reluctantly joins forces with Inspector Lee (aka Dumbo), the cop who is pursuing him. Together, the new friends face the final confrontation of the gangsters out to kill them. This is why Dip Huet Seung Hung (1989) is one of the best movies like Killing Them Softly (2012). (Read More)

Locations:airport
Characters:hitman
Story:mob hit, shot through a window, thrown through a window, punched in the stomach, kicked in the stomach, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, exploding car, subjective camera, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, beating, pistol, cigarette smoking, flashback

The Way Of The Gun (2000)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Way Of The Gun (2000)

Two petty if violent criminals kidnap a girl being paid $1m to be a surrogate mother. As the baby is for a gangster the pair's demand for money sees several henchmen and assorted other ruthless characters head after them to Mexico. Bullets rather than talking are always going to settle this one.

Locations:bar
Characters:prostitute
Story:shot through a window, masked man, kicked in the stomach, character repeating someone else's dialogue, diner, f word, car crash, arrest, written by director, punched in the face, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, beating, pistol, cigarette smoking, murder

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)

Locations:bar
Characters:hitman
Story:blood vomiting, shot in the hand, shot through a window, kicked in the face, character's point of view camera shot, exploding car, subjective camera, f word, arrest, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, beating, pistol, cigarette smoking

Heist (2001)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Heist (2001)

David Mamet takes this story of thieves along many twists and turns, some of which work and some of which don't. Gene Hackman plays the brilliant leader of a gang (Delroy Lindo, Ricky Jay & Rebecca Pigeon as Hackman's youngish wife), which pulls off complex heists for a despicable fence (Danny DeVito). After stiffing the gang on a jewelry robbery, DeVito forces the gang to go after a Swiss gold shipment and to use his nephew (Sam Rockwell) in the crime. No one trusts anyone and every step is shaded with the unexpected. (Read More)

Themes:robbery
Locations:airport, bar
Story:shot in the face, masked man, kicked in the face, hit by a car, diner, f word, car crash, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, pistol, cigarette smoking, murder

The Nice Guys (2016) is one of the best movies like Killing Them Softly (2012)
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)

Locations:airport, bar
Characters:hitman
Story:contract killer, drive by shooting, shot through a window, thrown through a window, kicked in the stomach, kicked in the face, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, hit by a car, exploding car, diner, f word, car crash, arrest, written by director, punched in the face, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter

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 Killing Them Softly (2012). (Read More)

Locations:bar
Characters:prostitute
Story:kicked in the stomach, kicked in the face, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, exploding car, subjective camera, f word, car crash, punched in the face, shot in the head, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, beating, pistol, three word title, flashback, murder

Baby Driver (2017)
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:robbery
Story:sawed off shotgun, shot through a window, lens flare, masked man, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, hit by a car, exploding car, diner, subjective camera, f word, car crash, arrest, written by director, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter

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:robbery
Story:drive by shooting, lens flare, thrown through a window, punched in the stomach, shot in the face, kicked in the stomach, kicked in the face, character repeating someone else's dialogue, hit by a car, exploding car, drug dealer, subjective camera, car crash, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse

The Big Hit (1998) is one of the best movies like Killing Them Softly (2012)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

The Big Hit (1998)

To payoff his second girlfriend's debt, hitman Melvin Smiley undertakes a kidnapping job with his usual associates. In a world of prospective Jewish in-laws and late movie fees, the hitman falls in love with the victim and must settle the score with those out to double-cross him.

Characters:hitman
Story:thrown through a window, punched in the stomach, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, subjective camera, car crash, vomiting, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, pistol, cigarette smoking, flashback, murder

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)

Story:sawed off shotgun, lens flare, shot in the face, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, f word, vomiting, written by director, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, rain, corpse, beating, pistol, character name in title

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