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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,  economic crisis,  beaten up,  year 2008,  recession,  reference to george w. bush,  poker game,  mob hit,  martini,  implied sex,  presidential election,  drive by shooting,  contract killer,  shot in the hand,  shot through a window,  reference to barack obama,  lens flare,  thrown through a window,  new orleans louisiana,  punched in the stomach,  shot in the face,  sex talk,  masked man,  kicked in the stomach,  morgue,  mobster,  slow motion,  heroin,  kicked in the face,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  drug addict,  shot in the forehead,  hit by a car,  exploding car,  diner,  drug dealer,  subjective camera,  f word,  car crash,  vomiting,  arrest,  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,  three word title,  cigarette smoking,  character name in title,  based on novel,  flashback,  dog,  murder

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)

Locations:bar
Characters:hitman
Story:mob hit,  shot through a window,  lens flare,  kicked in the stomach,  morgue,  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,  rain,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  three word title,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  flashback

John Wick (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick (2014)

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

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

Viggo tries to talk John out of seeking retribution, but John refuses. Viggo then…
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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,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  character name in title,  murder,  dog,  flashback

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,  three word title,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  dog,  flashback

Jack Reacher (2012) is one of the best movies like Killing Them Softly (2012)
Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Jack Reacher (2012)

In an innocent heartland city, five are shot dead by an expert sniper. The police quickly identify and arrest the culprit, and build a slam-dunk case. But instead of confessing, the accused man writes the words, "Get Jack Reacher." Reacher himself sees the news report and turns up in the city. The defense is immensely relieved, but Reacher has come to bury the guy. Shocked at the accused's request, Reacher sets out to confirm for himself the absolute certainty of the man's guilt, but comes up with more than he bargained for. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Characters:hitman,  prostitute
Story:lens flare,  punched in the stomach,  kicked in the face,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  diner,  subjective camera,  car crash,  arrest,  written by director,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  character name in title,  based on novel,  murder,  flashback

Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Comedy, Crime

Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

Four Jack-the-lads find themselves heavily - seriously heavily - in debt to an East End hard man and his enforcers after a crooked card game. Overhearing their neighbours in the next flat plotting to hold up a group of out-of-their-depth drug growers, our heros decide to stitch up the robbers in turn. In a way the confusion really starts when a pair of antique double-barrelled shotguns go missing in a completely different scam. (Read More)

Themes:robbery
Locations:bar
Story:sawed off shotgun,  mob enforcer,  masked man,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  drug addict,  hit by a car,  drug dealer,  subjective camera,  f word,  car crash,  vomiting,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  flashback,  murder

Edge Of Darkness (2010)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Edge Of Darkness (2010)

Thomas Craven is a detective who has spent years working the streets of Boston. When his own daughter is killed outside his own home, Craven soon realizes that her death is only one piece of an intriguing puzzle filled with corruption and conspiracy, and it falls to him to discover who is behind the crime. (Read More)

Story:reference to george w. bush,  shot in the hand,  shot through a window,  punched in the stomach,  shot in the face,  morgue,  shot in the forehead,  hit by a car,  car crash,  arrest,  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

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. (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,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  murder

The Green Hornet (2011) is one of the best movies like Killing Them Softly (2012)
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,  beating,  pistol,  three word title,  character name in title,  murder,  flashback

Out Of The Furnace (2013)
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,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  flashback

Black Mass (2015)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History

Black Mass (2015)

Based on a true story of James "Whitey" Bulger, an Irish Mob godfather and FBI informant who had a "secret trading" deal with his brother, William "Billy" Bulger, a state senator and a Boston public figure, and John Connolly, an FBI agent. They planned to take down the Italian mob and mafia in Boston, which went awry and things turned massively violent. When the credence for each other began fading out, drug dealing, murders, and extortion started to rise, and forced the FBI's Boston office to confirm that Whitey Bulger was one of the most notorious criminals in US history and also one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List criminals. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Characters:hitman,  prostitute
Story:beaten up,  mob hit,  drive by shooting,  shot through a window,  shot in the face,  mobster,  heroin,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  drug addict,  shot in the forehead,  drug dealer,  f word,  car crash,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  flashback,  murder

Bad Boys II (2003)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Bad Boys II (2003)

Narcotics cops Mike Lowrey ('Will Smith (I)' (qv)) and Marcus Burnett ('Martin Lawrence (I)' (qv)) head up a task force investigating the flow of ecstasy into Miami. Their search leads to a dangerous kingpin Johnny Tapia ('Jordi Molla' (qv)), whose plan to control the city's drug traffic has touched off an underground war. Meanwhile, things get sexy between Mike and Syd ('Gabrielle Union' (qv)), Marcus's sister. (Read More)

Characters:prostitute
Story:lens flare,  thrown through a window,  morgue,  kicked in the face,  shot in the forehead,  hit by a car,  exploding car,  drug dealer,  f word,  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,  beating,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  murder

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) is one of the best movies like Killing Them Softly (2012)
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,  cigarette smoking,  character name in title,  flashback,  murder,  dog

A Walk Among The Tombstones (2014)
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. (Read More)

Themes:alcoholism
Locations:bar
Story:shot through a window,  kicked in the face,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  drug addict,  diner,  drug dealer,  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,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  based on novel,  flashback,  dog,  murder

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,  dog

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.

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,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  flashback,  dog

The Mechanic (2011) is one of the best movies like Killing Them Softly (2012)
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,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  dog

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,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  character name in title,  murder,  flashback

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)

Locations:bar
Story:shot through a window,  thrown through a window,  punched in the stomach,  kicked in the stomach,  heroin,  kicked in the face,  shot in the forehead,  hit by a car,  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,  beating,  pistol,  based on novel,  murder

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,  murder

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,  murder,  flashback

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,  murder,  flashback,  dog

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,  murder,  flashback

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,  flashback

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

Gangster Squad (2013)

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

Locations:airport,  bar
Characters:hitman,  prostitute
Story:drive by shooting,  lens flare,  masked man,  mobster,  heroin,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  exploding car,  drug dealer,  car crash,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  dog

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)

Story:shot through a window,  punched in the stomach,  new orleans louisiana,  masked man,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  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,  flashback,  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)

Locations:bar
Characters:hitman
Story:lens flare,  new orleans louisiana,  punched in the stomach,  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,  beating,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  based on novel,  dog,  flashback,  murder

The Killer (1989)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Killer (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. (Read More)

Locations:airport
Characters:hitman
Story:mob hit,  contract killer,  shot through a window,  thrown through a window,  punched in the stomach,  kicked in the stomach,  mobster,  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,  murder,  flashback

Live By Night (2016) is one of the best movies like Killing Them Softly (2012)
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 spe… (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,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  three word title,  cigarette smoking,  based on novel,  murder

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,  based on novel,  murder

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)

Locations:bar
Characters:hitman,  prostitute
Story:contract killer,  punched in the stomach,  new orleans louisiana,  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

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)

Story:lens flare,  shot in the face,  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,  f word,  car crash,  written by director,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  murder

New Jack City (1991) is one of the best movies like Killing Them Softly (2012)
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,  beating,  pistol,  murder,  flashback

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,  murder,  flashback

The Drop (2014)
Crime, Drama, Mystery

The Drop (2014)

Follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters - "money drops" - in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv, Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost. (Read More)

Themes:robbery
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman
Story:masked robber,  masked man,  mobster,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  hit by a car,  diner,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  pistol,  murder,  dog

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. (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,  murder

The Nice Guys (2016) is one of the best movies like Killing Them Softly (2012)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Action

The Nice Guys (2016)

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

Themes:alcoholism
Locations:airport,  bar
Characters:hitman
Story:drive by shooting,  contract killer,  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,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  three word title,  cigarette smoking,  dog,  flashback,  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)

Locations:airport,  bar
Story: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,  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,  beating,  pistol,  three word title,  based on novel,  murder,  flashback

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,  character name in title,  murder,  flashback

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. (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,  beating,  pistol,  murder,  flashback

Machete (2010) is one of the best movies like Killing Them Softly (2012)
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)

Characters:hitman
Story:sawed off shotgun,  contract killer,  shot through a window,  shot in the face,  masked man,  kicked in the stomach,  kicked in the face,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  drug addict,  shot in the forehead,  hit by a car,  exploding car,  car crash,  vomiting,  arrest,  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,  character name in title,  murder,  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,  cigarette smoking,  based on novel,  murder,  flashback

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,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  character name in title,  murder,  flashback,  dog

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

The Purge: Election Year (2016) is one of the best movies like Killing Them Softly (2012)
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)

Locations:airport
Story:presidential election,  shot through a window,  shot in the face,  masked man,  kicked in the stomach,  kicked in the face,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  drug addict,  shot in the forehead,  hit by a car,  f word,  car crash,  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,  pistol,  murder,  flashback

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,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  character name in title,  dog,  flashback,  murder

New Police Story (2004)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

New Police Story (2004)

Inspector Wing of the Hong Kong Police Force has become the victim of a gang, led by the evil Joe. When his entire team is killed, Wing becomes a hapless drunk, feeling guilty for the deaths of his team. A young man with a troubled past pretends to be a police officer working on the case with Wing, to get him back on his feet and begin an adventure to get revenge on the evil Joe and his Gang of Five, especially when it becomes personal. (Read More)

Themes:alcoholism,  robbery
Locations:bar
Story:shot through a window,  thrown through a window,  masked man,  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,  car crash,  vomiting,  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,  murder,  flashback

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,  flashback

The Iceman (2012) is one of the best movies like Killing Them Softly (2012)
Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Iceman (2012)

In the 1960s, Richard Kuklinski is working as a porn film lab tech until his mob bosses persuade him to change his career into that of a contract killer. For years, Kuklinski gains a reputation for cold blooded professionalism even as he raises a family who are kept in the dark about his true career. Unfortunately, mob politics ultimately forces him to secretly work independently with the psychopathic Robert 'Mr. Freezy' Pronge. As much as Kuklinski tries to keep his lives separate, circumstances and his own weaknesses threaten a terrible collision as the consequences of his choices finally catch up to him. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Characters:hitman
Story:mob enforcer,  mob hit,  contract killer,  lens flare,  shot in the face,  mobster,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  diner,  f word,  arrest,  written by director,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  character name in title,  flashback,  dog,  murder

Vampires (1998)
Action, Horror, Thriller

Vampires (1998)

The church has long known that vampires exist. However, it is discovered that a group of vampires are searching for a powerful doom for mankind. The Vatican then secretly enlists a team of vampire-hunters, led by Jack Crow, to hunt down and destroy the vampires before they find the crucifix.

Locations:bar
Characters:prostitute
Story:sawed off shotgun,  lens flare,  thrown through a window,  shot in the face,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  subjective camera,  car crash,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  based on novel,  murder

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