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King Kong (2005)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance

King Kong (2005)

Carl Denham needs to finish his movie and has the perfect location; Skull Island. But he still needs to find a leading lady. This 'soon-to-be-unfortunate' soul is Ann Darrow. No one knows what they will encounter on this island and why it is so mysterious, but once they reach it, they will soon find out. Living on this hidden island is a giant gorilla and this beast now has Ann is its grasps. Carl and Ann's new love, Jack Driscoll must travel through the jungle looking for Kong and Ann, whilst avoiding all sorts of creatures and beasts. But Carl has another plan in mind. (Read More)

Themes:unemployment,  panic,  wrestling,  filmmaking,  monster,  escape,  kidnapping
Mood:epic,  melodrama
Locations:jungle,  canyon,  rooftop
Characters:actress,  actor
Period:1930s
Story:island,  gorilla,  remake of remake,  falling over a cliff,  playwright,  spear through chest,  wilhelm scream,  lifting a woman into the air,  barefoot woman,  director actor relationship,  rescue party,  color remake of black and white film,  remake of cult film,  monster as victim,  monster movie,  animal death,  gas bomb,  disaster in new york,  giant bat,  giant ape,  lost world,  broken jaw,  library book,  indian ocean,  brontosaurus,  central park,  simian fiction,  screening room,  king kong,  steamship,  chasm,  empire state building manhattan new york city,  ravine,  seaman,  drawbridge,  cartwheel,  native tribe,  troubled youth,  lifting an adult into the air,  sea captain,  storm at sea,  alliterative title,  stampede,  triceratops,  death of title character,  frozen lake,  impossible love,  vaudeville,  giant insect,  vine,  kaiju,  lifting female in air,  giant spider,  juggling,  giant animal,  check,  footprint,  log,  prohibition,  acrobatics,  starving,  tommy gun,  biplane,  cavern,  times square manhattan new york city,  broadway manhattan new york city,  air raid,  tyrannosaurus rex,  coward,  film studio,  great depression,  airplane accident,  human animal relationship,  falling into water,  central park manhattan new york city,  true love,  cameraman,  human sacrifice,  wall,  skyscraper,  gate,  tribute,  expedition,  animal name in title,  chloroform,  play,  pier,  film producer,  cliff,  rainstorm,  fog,  rowboat,  crushed to death,  backstage,  damsel in distress,  shoplifting,  eaten alive,  rampage,  animal attack,  ladder,  movie star,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  cook,  slow motion,  spear,  eavesdropping,  typewriter,  shot in the arm,  film within a film,  skeleton,  scream,  film director,  journey,  no opening credits,  map,  death of friend,  diner,  impalement,  army,  bridge,  woman,  stabbing,  manhattan new york city,  taxi,  falling from height,  rescue,  remake,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  shot to death,  chase,  new york city,  martial arts,  dancing,  character name in title,  two word title,  kiss,  police,  murder,  death

King Kong (1933)
Adventure, Horror, Sci-fi

King Kong (1933)

Carl Denham needs to finish his movie and has the perfect location; Skull Island. But he still needs to find a leading lady. This 'soon-to-be-unfortunate' soul is Ann Darrow. No one knows what they will encounter on this island and why it is so mysterious, but once they reach it, they will soon find out. Living on this hidden island is a giant gorilla and this beast now has Ann in it's grasps. Carl and Ann's new love, Jack Driscoll must travel through the jungle looking for Kong and Ann, whilst avoiding all sorts of creatures and beasts. (Read More)

Themes:unemployment,  panic,  filmmaking,  monster,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:jungle,  rooftop
Characters:actress,  actor
Period:1930s
Story:gorilla,  island,  rescue,  director actor relationship,  monster as victim,  monster movie,  animal death,  gas bomb,  disaster in new york,  giant ape,  lost world,  broken jaw,  brontosaurus,  simian fiction,  king kong,  steamship,  chasm,  empire state building manhattan new york city,  ravine,  seaman,  native tribe,  lifting an adult into the air,  alliterative title,  triceratops,  death of title character,  vine,  kaiju,  lifting female in air,  giant spider,  giant animal,  footprint,  log,  starving,  biplane,  broadway manhattan new york city,  air raid,  tyrannosaurus rex,  great depression,  airplane accident,  falling into water,  human sacrifice,  wall,  gate,  expedition,  animal name in title,  cliff,  fog,  crushed to death,  damsel in distress,  shoplifting,  eaten alive,  rampage,  animal attack,  ladder,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  cook,  spear,  scream,  film director,  journey,  map,  diner,  bridge,  woman,  stabbing,  manhattan new york city,  falling from height,  car accident,  machine gun,  shot to death,  chase,  new york city,  dancing,  character name in title,  two word title,  kiss,  police,  death

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King Kong (1976)
Adventure, Horror

King Kong (1976)

An expedition of the "Petrox" company, is exploring in search of petrol. A strange island where they arrive is the home of a giant ape, King Kong, that is captured by the expedition in order to make money exhibiting it to the world. When in the U.S. the huge gorilla becomes restless, trying to return home... (Read More)

Themes:panic
Mood:epic
Locations:jungle
Story:king kong,  gorilla,  color remake of black and white film,  monster as victim,  monster movie,  island,  giant ape,  simian fiction,  alliterative title,  impossible love,  kaiju,  giant animal,  footprint,  expedition,  animal name in title,  fog,  crushed to death,  blockbuster,  manhattan new york city,  falling from height,  rescue,  remake,  shot to death,  new york city,  character name in title,  two word title

Godzilla (1998)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Godzilla (1998)

Following the French atomic bomb tests in the South Pacific, an unknown creature is spotted passing eastward through the Panama Canal. Scientist Niko Tatopolous is called in to investigate the matter, and he quickly arrives at the conclusion that a giant, irradiated lizard has been created by the explosions. Godzilla then makes its way north, landing at Manhattan to begin wreaking havoc in the big city. Even with the combined forces of the U.S. military to fight the monster, will it be enough to save the people of New York? (Read More)

Themes:monster
Story:color remake of black and white film,  remake of cult film,  monster movie,  disaster in new york,  empire state building manhattan new york city,  death of title character,  kaiju,  footprint,  central park manhattan new york city,  pier,  crushed to death,  eaten alive,  rampage,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  diner,  manhattan new york city,  island,  taxi,  remake,  car accident,  machine gun,  chase,  new york city,  character name in title

Kong: Skull Island (2017) is one of the best movies like King Kong (2005)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Kong: Skull Island (2017)

A washed up monster chaser convinces the U.S. Government to fund a trip to an unexplored island in the South Pacific. Under the guise of geological research, the team travels to "Skull Island". Upon arrival, the group discover that their mission may be complicated by the wildlife which inhabits the island. The beautiful vistas and deadly creatures create a visually stunning experience that is sure to keep your attention. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  monster,  escape
Locations:jungle
Story:island,  monster movie,  giant ape,  lost world,  simian fiction,  king kong,  native tribe,  storm at sea,  kaiju,  giant spider,  giant animal,  footprint,  wall,  gorilla,  expedition,  crushed to death,  eaten alive,  blockbuster,  spear,  typewriter,  skeleton,  map,  impalement,  taxi,  falling from height,  rescue,  machine gun,  chase,  character name in title,  death,  murder

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War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. This is why War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017) is one of the best movies like King Kong (2005). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  escape,  kidnapping
Mood:epic
Locations:jungle
Story:simian fiction,  log,  wall,  gorilla,  cliff,  animal attack,  blockbuster,  spear,  journey,  no opening credits,  map,  death of friend,  impalement,  army,  bridge,  falling from height,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  chase,  death,  murder

The Legend Of Tarzan (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance

The Legend Of Tarzan (2016)

Following his parents' death in Africa, John Clayton has been be raised by an ape, was known by the name Tarzan, but eventually left Africa and for his parents' home in England, along with the woman he fell in love with and married, Jane Porter. He is asked by Belgian King Leopold to go to Africa to see what he has done there to help the country. Initially, he refuses. But an American, George Washington Williams, wants him to accept so he can accompany him. He says that Leopold might be committing all sorts of atrocities to achieve his goal, like slavery. Clayton agrees and his wife insists that she accompany him because she misses Africa. When they arrive, a man named Rom, who works for Leopold, attacks their village and captures Tarzan and Jane. With Washington's help he escapes and sets out to rescue Jane by going across the jungle. Washington joins him despite being told that he might not make it. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  kidnapping
Locations:jungle
Story:rescue,  steamship,  stampede,  vine,  gorilla,  expedition,  pier,  rainstorm,  fog,  rowboat,  damsel in distress,  eaten alive,  animal attack,  blockbuster,  spear,  journey,  no opening credits,  map,  army,  woman,  falling from height,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  chase,  martial arts,  character name in title,  kiss,  death,  murder

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:panic,  monster,  escape,  kidnapping
Story:giant bat,  giant animal,  human sacrifice,  rowboat,  crushed to death,  eaten alive,  animal attack,  blockbuster,  spear,  shot in the arm,  map,  impalement,  army,  bridge,  island,  falling from height,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  chase,  martial arts,  character name in title,  murder,  death

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The Great Wall (2016) is one of the best movies like King Kong (2005)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Great Wall (2016)

When a mercenary warrior (Matt Damon) is imprisoned within the Great Wall, he discovers the mystery behind one of the greatest wonders of the world. As wave after wave of marauding beasts besiege the massive structure, his quest for fortune turns into a journey toward heroism as he joins a huge army of elite warriors to confront the unimaginable and seemingly unstoppable force. (Read More)

Themes:monster,  panic,  escape
Locations:rooftop
Story:wall,  army,  monster movie,  stampede,  kaiju,  acrobatics,  eaten alive,  rampage,  spear,  journey,  no opening credits,  map,  impalement,  falling from height,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  chase,  death,  murder

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)

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

Themes:panic,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:jungle,  rooftop
Story:drawbridge,  skyscraper,  spear,  eavesdropping,  skeleton,  journey,  map,  bridge,  taxi,  falling from height,  rescue,  car accident,  machine gun,  chase,  martial arts,  character name in title,  police,  murder,  death

Cloverfield (2008)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Cloverfield (2008)

Cloverfield follows five New Yorkers from the perspective of a hand-held video camera. The movie is exactly the length of a DV Tape and a sub-plot is established by showing bits and pieces of video previously recorded on the tape that is being recorded over. The movie starts as a monster of unknown origin destroys a building. As they go to investigate, parts of the building and the head of the Statue of Liberty come raining down. The movie follows their adventure trying to escape and save a friend, a love interest of the main character. This is why Cloverfield (2008) is one of the best movies like King Kong (2005). (Read More)

Themes:monster,  panic,  escape
Locations:rooftop
Story:disaster in new york,  central park,  empire state building manhattan new york city,  kaiju,  footprint,  central park manhattan new york city,  true love,  skyscraper,  crushed to death,  eaten alive,  rampage,  no opening credits,  death of friend,  army,  manhattan new york city,  rescue,  new york city,  death

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The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)
Adventure, Fantasy

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)

After successfully crossing over (and under) the Misty Mountains, Thorin and Company must seek aid from a powerful stranger before taking on the dangers of Mirkwood Forest--without their Wizard. If they reach the human settlement of Lake-town it will be time for the hobbit Bilbo Baggins to fulfill his contract with the dwarves. The party must complete the journey to Lonely Mountain and burglar Baggins must seek out the Secret Door that will give them access to the hoard of the dragon Smaug. And, where has Gandalf got off to? And what is his secret business to the south? (Read More)

Themes:monster,  escape
Story:journey,  giant spider,  fog,  animal attack,  blockbuster,  spear,  shot in the arm,  skeleton,  no opening credits,  map,  impalement,  army,  bridge,  falling from height,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  chase,  martial arts,  character name in title,  murder,  death

Ghostbusters (2016) is one of the best movies like King Kong (2005)
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Ghostbusters (2016)

Themes:panic,  monster,  escape
Locations:rooftop
Story:disaster in new york,  times square manhattan new york city,  rampage,  no opening credits,  map,  diner,  army,  manhattan new york city,  taxi,  falling from height,  rescue,  remake,  car accident,  machine gun,  chase,  new york city,  dancing,  police

Anaconda (1997)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller

Anaconda (1997)

When a documentary crew traveling through the Amazon jungle, picks up a stranded man, they are unaware of the trouble that will occur. This stranger's hobby is to capture the giant Anaconda snake, and plans to continue targeting it on their boat, by any means necessary.

Themes:panic,  monster
Locations:jungle
Story:monster movie,  giant animal,  film producer,  rainstorm,  crushed to death,  eaten alive,  animal attack,  cook,  film director,  journey,  woman,  rescue

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10,000 Bc (2008)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History

10,000 Bc (2008)

A prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter named D'Leh's journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe. When a band of mysterious horse-riding warlords raid the Yaghal camp and kidnaps his heart's desire - the beautiful Evolet along with many others, D'Leh is forced to lead a small group of hunters south to pursue the warlords to the end of the world to save her. Driven by destiny, the unlikely band of warriors must battle saber-toothed cats and terror birds in the Levant. (Read More)

Themes:monster,  kidnapping
Mood:epic
Locations:jungle
Story:stampede,  human sacrifice,  rainstorm,  animal attack,  spear,  skeleton,  journey,  death of friend,  army,  stabbing,  falling from height,  rescue,  chase,  dancing,  death,  murder,  kiss

Pan (2015)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Pan (2015)

Themes:escape,  kidnapping
Period:1930s
Story:giant animal,  air raid,  eaten alive,  animal attack,  spear,  skeleton,  journey,  no opening credits,  map,  falling from height,  rescue,  chase,  martial arts,  character name in title,  murder,  death

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) is one of the best movies like King Kong (2005)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-fi

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

In this continuation to the adventure of the demon superhero, an evil elf breaks an ancient pact between humans and creatures, as he declares war against humanity. He is on a mission to release The Golden Army, a deadly group of fighting machines that can destroy the human race. As Hell on Earth is ready to erupt, Hellboy and his crew set out to defeat the evil prince before The Golden Army can destroy humanity's existence. (Read More)

Themes:wrestling
Story:crushed to death,  eaten alive,  spear,  film within a film,  skeleton,  no opening credits,  map,  impalement,  army,  falling from height,  shot in the chest,  new york city,  martial arts,  character name in title,  death

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Wonder Woman (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, War

Wonder Woman (2017)

Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when a pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  escape
Mood:epic
Story:island,  woman,  biplane,  blockbuster,  spear,  eavesdropping,  shot in the arm,  journey,  no opening credits,  map,  army,  falling from height,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  chase,  martial arts,  dancing,  character name in title,  two word title,  death,  murder

Barton Fink (1991)
Comedy, Drama, Thriller

Barton Fink (1991)

In 1941, New York intellectual playwright Barton Fink comes to Hollywood to write a Wallace Beery wrestling picture. Staying in the eerie Hotel Earle, Barton develops severe writer's block. His neighbor, jovial insurance salesman Charlie Meadows, tries to help, but Barton continues to struggle as a bizarre sequence of events distracts him even further from his task. (Read More)

Themes:wrestling
Story:playwright,  screening room,  lifting female in air,  film studio,  play,  film producer,  lifting someone into the air,  typewriter,  film within a film,  scream,  new york city,  dancing,  character name in title,  two word title,  murder

Gangs Of New York (2002)
Crime, Drama

Gangs Of New York (2002)

Having seen his father killed in a major gang fight in New York, young Amsterdam Vallon is spirited away for his own safety. Some years later, he returns to the scene of his father's death, the notorious Five Points district in New York. It's 1863 and lower Manhattan is run by gangs, the most powerful of which is the Natives, headed by Bill "The Butcher" Cutting. He believes that America should belong to native-born Americans and opposes the waves of immigrants, mostly Irish, entering the city. It's also the time of the Civil War and forced conscription leads to the worst riots in US history. Amid the violence and corruption, young Vallon tries to establish himself in the area and also seek revenge over his father's death. (Read More)

Mood:epic
Story:play,  pier,  fog,  rowboat,  slow motion,  no opening credits,  death of friend,  impalement,  army,  woman,  stabbing,  manhattan new york city,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  chase,  new york city,  dancing,  murder,  death,  kiss

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Hercules (2014) is one of the best movies like King Kong (2005)
Action, Adventure

Hercules (2014)

1400 B.C., a tormented soul walked the Earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus. For this, he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors, and the death of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years, he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting, and the presence of death. These men and women never question where they go to fight, or why, or whom, just how much they will be paid. Now, the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. It is time for this bunch of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen, when they must train an army to become as ruthless and bloodthirsty as their reputation has become. This is why Hercules (2014) is one of the best movies like King Kong (2005). (Read More)

Themes:monster,  escape,  kidnapping
Story:broken jaw,  giant animal,  crushed to death,  animal attack,  spear,  shot in the arm,  no opening credits,  map,  impalement,  army,  falling from height,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  martial arts,  character name in title,  death,  murder

Predators (2010)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Predators (2010)

The mercenary Royce; the military Isabelle; the Russian soldier Nikolai; the San Quentin criminal Stans; the Sierra Leone militia Mombasa; the drug lord Cuchillo; the Yakuza Hanzo; and the Doctor Edwin awake in free fall but they succeed to open their parachutes landing in a jungle. Soon they find that they are on another planet and they are prey of aliens in a deadly hunting game, and they need to join forces to destroy their predators and survive. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  monster,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:jungle
Story:falling into water,  animal attack,  lifting someone into the air,  skeleton,  no opening credits,  impalement,  falling from height,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  chase,  martial arts,  murder,  death

Avatar (2009)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Avatar (2009)

When his brother is killed in a robbery, paraplegic Marine Jake Sully decides to take his place in a mission on the distant world of Pandora. There he learns of greedy corporate figurehead Parker Selfridge's intentions of driving off the native humanoid "Na'vi" in order to mine for the precious material scattered throughout their rich woodland. In exchange for the spinal surgery that will fix his legs, Jake gathers intel for the cooperating military unit spearheaded by gung-ho Colonel Quaritch, while simultaneously attempting to infiltrate the Na'vi people with the use of an "avatar" identity. While Jake begins to bond with the native tribe and quickly falls in love with the beautiful alien Neytiri, the restless Colonel moves forward with his ruthless extermination tactics, forcing the soldier to take a stand - and fight back in an epic battle for the fate of Pandora. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  monster
Mood:epic
Locations:jungle
Story:wilhelm scream,  native tribe,  crushed to death,  animal attack,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  spear,  no opening credits,  impalement,  army,  woman,  falling from height,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  chase,  martial arts,  murder,  death,  kiss

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Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow (2004)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow (2004)

In 1939, an intrepid reporter in New York City makes a connection between the story she's covering -- of famous scientists suddenly disappearing around the world, and a recent attack on the city by giant robots. Determined to find the solution to these happenings, she seeks the help of her ex-boyfriend, the captain of a mercenary legion of pilots. The two are investigating the case when the robots attack the city again, though in a stroke of luck, Sky Captain's right-hand man is able to locate their source. They then set off on an adventure in search of the evil mastermind behind these schemes, who is bent on creating a utopia and destroying the current world. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Locations:jungle
Period:1930s
Story:wilhelm scream,  disaster in new york,  chasm,  empire state building manhattan new york city,  air raid,  airplane accident,  typewriter,  skeleton,  map,  woman,  manhattan new york city,  taxi,  falling from height,  machine gun,  new york city,  character name in title,  murder,  death,  police,  kiss

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) is one of the best movies like King Kong (2005)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

Alice awakes at home with her daughter Becky and her husband. But soon she realizes that she is actually in an Umbrella Corporation's underground facility. Out of the blue, the computer security system shuts-down and Alice flees to the central control room of the facility. She meets Ada Wong, who works with Albert Wesker, and she learns that a five-man team has been sent by Wesker to rescue them. However, the Red Queen sends Jill Valentine and Rain to hunt them down. (Read More)

Themes:monster,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:rooftop
Story:times square manhattan new york city,  crushed to death,  eaten alive,  shot in the arm,  map,  impalement,  army,  taxi,  falling from height,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  shot to death,  chase,  martial arts,  death,  murder

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

Power Rangers (2017)

High school outcasts stumble upon an old alien ship, where they acquire superpowers and are dubbed the Power Rangers. Learning that an old enemy of the previous generation has returned to exact vegenance, the group must harness their powers and use them to work together and save the world. This is why Power Rangers (2017) is one of the best movies like King Kong (2005). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  monster,  escape,  kidnapping
Story:wilhelm scream,  storm at sea,  kaiju,  wall,  rainstorm,  crushed to death,  rampage,  eavesdropping,  no opening credits,  map,  army,  falling from height,  rescue,  remake,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  chase,  martial arts,  death,  kiss,  murder

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Knight And Day (2010)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Knight And Day (2010)

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

Themes:escape,  kidnapping
Locations:rooftop
Story:damsel in distress,  animal attack,  eavesdropping,  diner,  bridge,  woman,  island,  falling from height,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  shot to death,  chase,  new york city,  martial arts,  character name in title,  murder,  kiss,  death

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)

The 17-year-old Sean Anderson receives a coded signal and his stepfather Hank helps him to decipher the message. They find that Sean's grandfather Alexander Anderson has found the mysterious island in the Pacific described by Jules Verne and two other writers in their novels. The stubborn Sean wants to travel to the coordinates and Hank decides to buy the tickets and travel with the teenager to a small island nearby the location. They rent an old helicopter owned by the locals Gabato and his teenage daughter Kailani and the group heads to the unknown spot. Along their journey, they cross a hurricane and crash on the island. They find a beautiful and dangerous place, surrounded by forests, volcanoes with lava of gold and menacing life forms. They also meet the old Alexander and Hank discovers that the island is sinking. Now their only chance to survive is to find the legendary Nautilus. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Locations:jungle
Story:island,  journey,  lost world,  storm at sea,  giant spider,  giant animal,  animal attack,  skeleton,  no opening credits,  map,  falling from height,  rescue,  remake,  chase,  kiss

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) is one of the best movies like King Kong (2005)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:panic,  escape
Locations:rooftop
Story:times square manhattan new york city,  central park manhattan new york city,  typewriter,  shot in the arm,  no opening credits,  manhattan new york city,  falling from height,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  shot to death,  chase,  new york city,  martial arts,  character name in title,  death,  murder

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Warcraft (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Warcraft (2016)

When the world of the Orcs of Draenor is being destroyed by the evil fel magic that uses life-force, the powerful warlock Gul'dan creates a portal to the world of Azeroth and forms the Horde with members of the Orc clans. He also captures many prisoners to keep the portal open. The king of Azeroth, Llane Wrynn and his brother-in-law, Anduin Lothar are informed by the apprentice of magician Khadgar that he has found fel magic in dead bodies and the king decides to summon the Guardian of Tirisfal, Medivh, to protect his kingdom. Lothar and Khadgar head to Kharazhan to meet Medivh and an ominous shadow points a book out to Khadgar, who takes it and hides. Anduin, Khadgar and Medivh and a group of soldiers are attacked by Orcs and they capture the slave Garona, who is released by King Llane, and she shows them the location of the portal. Garona is contacted by the Orc chief of a clan Durotan that wants to meet King Llane to stop the fel magic. Meanwhile Khadgar learns that the gate was opened with the help of someone in Azeroth. Shall King Llane trust Garona and Durotan, who might be the traitor? (Read More)

Themes:monster,  escape
Mood:epic
Story:wilhelm scream,  human sacrifice,  gate,  crushed to death,  animal attack,  blockbuster,  eavesdropping,  skeleton,  no opening credits,  map,  death of friend,  impalement,  army,  falling from height,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  chase,  death,  murder

Point Break (2015)
Action, Crime, Sport, Thriller

Point Break (2015)

A young FBI agent infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists. Deep undercover, and with his life in danger, he strives to prove these athletes are the architects of the mind-boggling crimes that are devastating the world's financial markets. This is why Point Break (2015) is one of the best movies like King Kong (2005). (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:jungle
Story:storm at sea,  skyscraper,  eavesdropping,  no opening credits,  map,  death of friend,  falling from height,  rescue,  remake,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  shot to death,  chase,  murder,  death,  police

North By Northwest (1959)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller

North By Northwest (1959)

Madison Avenue advertising man Roger Thornhill finds himself thrust into the world of spies when he is mistaken for a man by the name of George Kaplan. Foreign spy Philip Vandamm and his henchman Leonard try to eliminate him but when Thornhill tries to make sense of the case, he is framed for murder. Now on the run from the police, he manages to board the 20th Century Limited bound for Chicago where he meets a beautiful blond, Eve Kendall, who helps him to evade the authorities. His world is turned upside down yet again when he learns that Eve isn't the innocent bystander he thought she was. Not all is as it seems however, leading to a dramatic rescue and escape at the top of Mt. Rushmore. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  kidnapping
Story:falling over a cliff,  biplane,  airplane accident,  damsel in distress,  blockbuster,  eavesdropping,  impalement,  stabbing,  manhattan new york city,  taxi,  falling from height,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  shot to death,  chase,  murder,  police,  kiss,  death

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Dracula 2000 (2000) is one of the best movies like King Kong (2005)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Dracula 2000 (2000)

In the millenium version of this classic Gothic horror we find Abraham Van Helsing (Plummer), who has tangled with Count Dracula (Butler) in the past, working as an English antiques dealer. Simon (Miller) is a vampire hunter in training under his apprenticeship. Van Helsing and Simon travel from London to New Orleans to rescue Van Helsing's daughter Mary (Waddell) from the family's life long nemesis - Dracula. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:rooftop
Story:death of title character,  cameraman,  rampage,  map,  death of friend,  impalement,  taxi,  falling from height,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  chase,  martial arts,  character name in title,  death,  murder

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)

Themes:panic,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:rooftop
Story:wilhelm scream,  army,  tommy gun,  skyscraper,  crushed to death,  damsel in distress,  rampage,  shot in the arm,  impalement,  falling from height,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  shot to death,  chase,  martial arts,  character name in title,  murder,  police,  death

The Mummy (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Mummy (2017)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Themes:panic,  monster,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:rooftop
Story:monster movie,  human sacrifice,  rampage,  skeleton,  no opening credits,  death of friend,  army,  rescue,  remake,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  shot to death,  chase,  martial arts,  murder,  police,  death

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

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)

The general public is concerned over having Superman on their planet and letting the "Dark Knight" - Batman - pursue the streets of Gotham. While this is happening, a power-phobic Batman tries to attack Superman.,Meanwhile Superman tries to settle on a decision, and Lex Luthor, the criminal mastermind and millionaire, tries to use his own advantages to fight the "Man of Steel". This is why Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016) is one of the best movies like King Kong (2005). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  monster,  escape,  kidnapping
Mood:epic
Locations:rooftop
Story:wilhelm scream,  indian ocean,  skyscraper,  crushed to death,  damsel in distress,  rampage,  blockbuster,  spear,  eavesdropping,  death of friend,  diner,  impalement,  army,  woman,  falling from height,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  martial arts,  character name in title,  death,  murder

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (2011) is one of the best movies like King Kong (2005)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (2011)

At the story's heart is Caesar ('Andy Serkis' (qv)), a chimpanzee who gains human-like intelligence and emotions from an experimental drug. Raised like a child by the drug's creator, Will Rodman ('James Franco' (qv)) and a primatologist Caroline Aranha ('Freida Pinto' (qv)), Caesar ultimately finds himself taken from the humans he loves and imprisoned in an ape sanctuary in San Bruno. Seeking justice for his fellow inmates, Caesar gives the fellow apes the same drug that he inherited. He then assembles a simian army and escapes the sanctuary - putting man and ape on a collision course that could change the planet forever. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:jungle
Story:wilhelm scream,  simian fiction,  human animal relationship,  falling into water,  gorilla,  fog,  rampage,  animal attack,  no opening credits,  army,  falling from height,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  shot to death,  chase,  character name in title,  police,  death

Odd Thomas (2013)
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Odd Thomas (2013)

Small-town fry cook Odd Thomas ('Anton Yelchin' (qv)) is an ordinary guy with a paranormal secret: he sees dead people, everywhere. When a creepy stranger shows-up with an entourage of ghostly bodachs - predators who feed on pain and portend mass destruction - Odd knows that his town is in serious trouble. Teaming up with his sweetheart Stormy ('Addison Timlin' (qv)) and the local sheriff ('Willem Dafoe' (qv)), Odd plunges into an epic battle of good vs evil to try to stop a disaster of apocalyptic proportions. Based on the best-selling thriller by Dean Koontz. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  escape,  kidnapping
Mood:epic
Story:cook,  damsel in distress,  animal attack,  slow motion,  eavesdropping,  shot in the arm,  no opening credits,  diner,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  shot to death,  chase,  character name in title,  two word title,  kiss,  murder,  police,  death

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Escape From New York (1981)
Action, Sci-fi

Escape From New York (1981)

In the future, crime is out of control and New York City's Manhattan is a maximum security prison. Grabbing a bargaining chip right out of the air, convicts bring down the President's plane in bad old Gotham. Gruff Snake Plissken, a one-eyed lone warrior new to prison life, is coerced into bringing the President, and his cargo, out of this land of undesirables. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  wrestling
Locations:rooftop
Story:wall,  rescue,  army,  airplane accident,  central park manhattan new york city,  skyscraper,  map,  bridge,  woman,  stabbing,  manhattan new york city,  taxi,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  shot to death,  chase,  new york city,  martial arts,  police,  murder,  death

Morgan (2016)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Morgan (2016)

Themes:panic,  escape,  kidnapping
Story:pier,  rampage,  cook,  death of friend,  diner,  impalement,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  chase,  martial arts,  character name in title,  death,  murder

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) is one of the best movies like King Kong (2005)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:panic,  monster,  escape,  kidnapping
Story:rowboat,  animal attack,  spear,  eavesdropping,  no opening credits,  impalement,  army,  bridge,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  chase,  martial arts,  character name in title,  death,  murder,  kiss

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Don't Say A Word (2001)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Don't Say A Word (2001)

A group of thieves steal a rare gem, but in the process, two of the men double cross the leader of the thieving group, Patrick, and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, prominent psychiatrist Nathan Conrad is invited to examine a disturbed young woman named Elisabeth. Patrick immediately kidnaps Nathan's daughter, forcing Nathan to attempt to get Elisabeth to reveal a secret number which will ultimately lead Patrick to the whereabouts of the precious gem that has eluded him. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  escape,  kidnapping
Story:empire state building manhattan new york city,  shot in the arm,  skeleton,  scream,  map,  death of friend,  bridge,  woman,  manhattan new york city,  island,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  chase,  new york city,  murder,  death,  police

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

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)

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

Themes:panic,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:rooftop
Story:woman,  times square manhattan new york city,  damsel in distress,  blockbuster,  eavesdropping,  map,  manhattan new york city,  taxi,  falling from height,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  machine gun,  shot to death,  chase,  new york city,  martial arts,  death,  murder,  kiss

Colossal (2016)
Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Colossal (2016)

Gloria (Anne Hathaway) is an out-of-work girl who, after getting kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend, is forced to leave her life in New York and move back to her hometown. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, South Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spin out of control, Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world. (Read More)

Themes:unemployment,  panic,  monster,  escape
Story:monster movie,  kaiju,  rampage,  no opening credits,  map,  diner,  army,  woman,  taxi,  chase,  new york city,  dancing,  death,  kiss

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300: Rise Of An Empire (2014) is one of the best movies like King Kong (2005)
Action, Fantasy

300: Rise Of An Empire (2014)

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

Mood:epic
Story:storm at sea,  rainstorm,  crushed to death,  spear,  skeleton,  no opening credits,  death of friend,  impalement,  army,  falling from height,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  death,  murder

Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
Crime, Drama

Once Upon A Time In America (1984)

Epic tale of a group of Jewish gangsters in New York, from childhood, through their glory years during prohibition, and their meeting again 35 years later. This is why Once Upon A Time In America (1984) is one of the best movies like King Kong (2005).

Mood:epic
Locations:rooftop
Characters:actress
Period:1930s
Story:prohibition,  tommy gun,  rainstorm,  fog,  backstage,  new york city,  dancing,  death,  murder,  police

San Andreas (2015)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

San Andreas (2015)

In San Andreas, California is experiencing a statewide earthquake that goes on record as easily the biggest earthquake in history. Dwayne Johnson plays Ray Gaines, a helicopter rescue pilot for the Los Angeles Fire Department, who is trying to find his daughter, Blake (Alexandra Daddario), who is in San Francisco amidst the chaos. Ray's estranged wife, Emma, is forced to turn to Ray for help, as he is her last resort. Together they journey to save their daughter. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  escape
Story:rescue,  check,  cameraman,  skyscraper,  crushed to death,  damsel in distress,  blockbuster,  journey,  no opening credits,  map,  impalement,  bridge,  woman,  falling from height,  car accident,  two word title,  death,  kiss

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

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:escape,  kidnapping
Locations:rooftop
Story:damsel in distress,  shot in the arm,  no opening credits,  diner,  falling from height,  rescue,  remake,  car accident,  machine gun,  chase,  martial arts,  two word title,  death,  murder,  police

Jurassic Park (1993) is one of the best movies like King Kong (2005)
Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Jurassic Park (1993)

Huge advancements in scientific technology have enabled a mogul to create an island full of living dinosaurs. John Hammond has invited four individuals, along with his two grandchildren, to join him at Jurassic Park. But will everything go according to plan? A park employee attempts to steal dinosaur embryos, critical security systems are shut down and it now becomes a race for survival with dinosaurs roaming freely over the island. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  monster
Mood:epic
Locations:jungle
Story:island,  brontosaurus,  lifting an adult into the air,  triceratops,  tyrannosaurus rex,  rainstorm,  eaten alive,  rampage,  animal attack,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  no opening credits,  rescue,  chase,  two word title,  death

Beauty And The Beast (2017)
Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Beauty And The Beast (2017)

Disney's animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  monster,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:rooftop
Story:remake of cult film,  frozen lake,  true love,  rainstorm,  animal attack,  blockbuster,  no opening credits,  map,  bridge,  woman,  falling from height,  rescue,  remake,  shot in the chest,  chase,  dancing,  character name in title,  kiss

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