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Last Action Hero (1993)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Last Action Hero (1993)

Young Danny Madigan is a big fan of Jack Slater, a larger-than-life action hero played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. When his best friend, Nick the projectionist, gives him a magic ticket to the new Jack Slater film, Danny is transported into Slater's world, where the good guys always win. One of Slater's enemies, Benedict the hitman, gets hold of the ticket and ends up in Danny's world, where he realises that if he can kill Schwarzenegger, Slater will be no more. Slater and Danny must travel back and stop him. (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  mafia,  magic,  funeral,  love
Mood:spoof,  satire
Characters:villain,  killer,  warrior
Period:1990s
Story:axe murderer,  la brea tar pit,  cameo appearance,  mass murderer,  homicidal maniac,  spinning axe,  exploding truck,  movie theater,  man punching a woman,  gang violence,  psychopathic killer,  psycho killer,  exploding helicopter,  sword fight,  serial killer,  action hero,  attempted child murder,  punching through a car window,  same actor playing two characters simultaneously on screen,  actor meets character,  invisible barrier,  boy sidekick,  nun with a gun,  life imitates art,  cartoon reality crossover,  playing chicken,  driving through a wall,  fictional character,  breaking a glass window,  los angeles storm drain,  howie scream,  knife in the thigh,  t 1000,  cartoon character,  hand slap,  movie reality crossover,  actor talks to audience,  roaring,  worried mother,  self parody,  magical object,  same actor playing two characters,  twentieth century,  handcuffed to a pipe,  thrown through a wall,  actor playing dual role,  white suit,  tar,  child driving a car,  airbag,  cult movie cast,  movie premiere,  glass eye,  movie reference,  film premiere,  crane,  doberman,  projectionist,  year 1993,  jumping from a rooftop,  mushroom cloud,  falling off a roof,  sharpshooter,  child with a gun,  movie poster,  actress playing herself,  premature ejaculation,  bullet proof vest,  555 phone number,  deja vu,  kicked in the groin,  kicking in a door,  cartoon cat,  ticket,  grim reaper,  times square manhattan new york city,  fart joke,  exploding house,  self referential,  maverick cop,  hollywood sign,  pun,  shot in the eye,  no title at beginning,  stunt,  two man army,  human monster,  video store,  stereotype,  cartoon on tv,  bad guy,  madman,  desert eagle,  car chase,  gatling gun,  lasersight,  bulletproof vest,  tough cop,  healing,  20th century,  deceit,  black and white scene,  stabbed in the leg,  ghetto,  father figure,  dynamite,  kicked in the crotch,  dark humor,  child's point of view,  stealing a car,  murder of a police officer,  movie theatre,  switchblade,  cameo,  mexican standoff,  dinosaur,  gun fu,  classical music,  lifting someone into the air,  mobster,  actor playing himself,  uzi,  maniac,  henchman,  corrupt cop,  redhead,  killing,  death of son,  threatened with a knife,  semiautomatic pistol,  die hard scenario,  cinema,  neck breaking,  murderer,  exploding body,  film within a film,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  evil man,  statue,  fantasy sequence,  electrocution,  attempted murder,  breaking the fourth wall,  theater,  cigar smoking,  home invasion,  double cross,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  truck,  weapon,  woman,  mansion,  b movie,  axe,  single mother,  old man,  gang,  shot in the back,  manhattan new york city,  criminal,  handcuffs,  dead body,  car crash,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  sword,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  hero,  face slap,  blonde,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  cult film,  three word title,  chase,  new york city,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  murder,  death,  fight,  violence,  police,  kiss,  flashback

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.

Characters:warrior
Period:1990s
Story:action hero,  child with a gun,  kicking in a door,  exploding house,  self referential,  maverick cop,  two man army,  car chase,  tough cop,  stabbed in the leg,  kicked in the crotch,  stealing a car,  murder of a police officer,  switchblade,  gun fu,  henchman,  threatened with a knife,  semiautomatic pistol,  die hard scenario,  exploding body,  opening action scene,  electrocution,  double cross,  child in peril,  exploding car,  mansion,  shot in the back,  car crash,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  hero,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cult film,  chase,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  murder,  death,  violence,  police,  fight,  flashback

Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995)

John McClane is now almost a full-blown alcoholic and is suspended from the NYPD. But when a bomb goes off in the Bonwit Teller Department Store the police go insane trying to figure out what's going on. Soon, a man named Simon calls and asks for McClane. Simon tells Inspector Walter Cobb that McClane is going to play a game called "Simon Says". He says that McClane is going to do the tasks he assigns him. If not, he'll set off another bomb. With the help of a Harlem electrician, John McClane must race all over New York trying to figure out the frustrating puzzles that the crafty terrorist gives him. But when a bomb goes off in a subway station right by the Federal Reserve (the biggest gold storage in the world) things start to get heated. (Read More)

Themes:insanity
Characters:warrior
Period:1990s
Story:exploding helicopter,  action hero,  maverick cop,  two man army,  car chase,  tough cop,  stabbed in the leg,  ghetto,  stealing a car,  switchblade,  uzi,  henchman,  threatened with a knife,  die hard scenario,  neck breaking,  opening action scene,  evil man,  attempted murder,  double cross,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  truck,  gang,  manhattan new york city,  criminal,  handcuffs,  car crash,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  hero,  blonde,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cult film,  chase,  new york city,  martial arts,  death,  violence,  fight,  flashback,  police,  murder

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

Exit Wounds (2001)

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

Characters:warrior
Story:exploding helicopter,  sword fight,  action hero,  knife in the thigh,  airbag,  maverick cop,  bad guy,  desert eagle,  car chase,  bulletproof vest,  tough cop,  stabbed in the leg,  stealing a car,  gun fu,  uzi,  henchman,  corrupt cop,  threatened with a knife,  opening action scene,  evil man,  attempted murder,  double cross,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  weapon,  woman,  shot in the back,  criminal,  handcuffs,  car crash,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  chase,  martial arts,  police,  fight,  murder,  violence,  death

The Dark Knight (2008) is one of the best movies like Last Action Hero (1993)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Dark Knight (2008)

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

Themes:insanity,  mafia,  funeral,  love
Characters:villain,  warrior
Story:mass murderer,  exploding helicopter,  action hero,  jumping from a rooftop,  kicking in a door,  no title at beginning,  human monster,  madman,  car chase,  gatling gun,  lasersight,  bulletproof vest,  father figure,  dynamite,  lifting someone into the air,  mobster,  uzi,  maniac,  henchman,  corrupt cop,  threatened with a knife,  die hard scenario,  exploding body,  opening action scene,  evil man,  electrocution,  attempted murder,  cigar smoking,  home invasion,  double cross,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  truck,  axe,  gang,  shot in the back,  criminal,  handcuffs,  car crash,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  hero,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  cult film,  three word title,  chase,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  fight,  police,  murder,  death,  kiss,  violence

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

Brick Mansions (2014)

Characters:warrior
Story:action hero,  kicking in a door,  maverick cop,  two man army,  desert eagle,  car chase,  tough cop,  ghetto,  stealing a car,  mexican standoff,  uzi,  henchman,  threatened with a knife,  die hard scenario,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  cigar smoking,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  axe,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  gangster,  black comedy,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  chase,  martial arts,  flashback,  death,  fight,  murder,  police,  violence

Raw Deal (1986)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Raw Deal (1986)

Mark Kaminski is kicked out of the FBI for his rough treatment of a suspect. He winds up as the sheriff of a small town in North Carolina. FBI Chief Harry Shannon, whose son has been killed by a mobster named Luigi Patrovita, enlists Kaminski in a personal vendetta with a promise of reinstatement into the FBI if Patrovita is taken down. To accomplish this, Kaminski must go undercover and join Patrovita's gang. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  funeral
Story:exploding truck,  action hero,  twentieth century,  car chase,  tough cop,  20th century,  switchblade,  classical music,  mobster,  uzi,  semiautomatic pistol,  opening action scene,  cigar smoking,  home invasion,  exploding car,  gang,  shot in the back,  taxi,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  hero,  blonde,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shootout,  cult film,  martial arts,  police,  kiss,  violence,  murder

Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)

Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh, after escaping death from the previous movies are put on a hit list by The Triads. When blood thirsty mercenaries are on their tail they team up again with Leo Getz and Lorna Cole, a newcomer (Chris Rock) to finally put an end to the Triads for good.

Period:1990s
Story:exploding truck,  action hero,  maverick cop,  two man army,  car chase,  lasersight,  tough cop,  mexican standoff,  gun fu,  semiautomatic pistol,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  child in peril,  exploding car,  weapon,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  cult film,  chase,  martial arts,  police,  death,  violence,  murder

Double Impact (1991) is one of the best movies like Last Action Hero (1993)
Action, Crime

Double Impact (1991)

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

Period:1990s
Story:action hero,  same actor playing two characters simultaneously on screen,  crane,  kicking in a door,  hollywood sign,  two man army,  car chase,  lasersight,  kicked in the crotch,  henchman,  semiautomatic pistol,  neck breaking,  tough girl,  evil man,  electrocution,  cigar smoking,  exploding car,  axe,  shot in the back,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  blonde,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  helicopter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  cult film,  chase,  martial arts,  fight,  murder,  death,  violence

Furious Seven (2015)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Furious Seven (2015)

Dominic and his crew thought they'd left the criminal mercenary life behind. They'd defeated international terrorist Owen Shaw and went their separate ways. But now, Shaw's brother, Deckard Shaw, is out killing the crew one by one for revenge. Worse, a Somalian terrorist called Jakarde and a shady government official called "Mr. Nobody" are both competing to steal a computer terrorism program called "God's Eye," that can turn any technological device into a weapon. Torretto must reconvene with his team to stop Shaw and retrieve the God's Eye program while caught in a power struggle between the terrorist and the United States government. (Read More)

Themes:funeral
Story:exploding truck,  exploding helicopter,  action hero,  bullet proof vest,  exploding house,  car chase,  gatling gun,  lasersight,  bulletproof vest,  stabbed in the leg,  kicked in the crotch,  stealing a car,  murder of a police officer,  cameo,  uzi,  killing,  exploding body,  tough girl,  attempted murder,  exploding car,  weapon,  mansion,  shot in the back,  criminal,  handcuffs,  car crash,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  flashback,  murder,  death,  violence

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:insanity,  funeral
Characters:warrior
Story:action hero,  maverick cop,  car chase,  lasersight,  bulletproof vest,  tough cop,  murder of a police officer,  mexican standoff,  uzi,  henchman,  corrupt cop,  death of son,  die hard scenario,  opening action scene,  double cross,  exploding car,  gang,  shot in the back,  criminal,  handcuffs,  car crash,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  cult film,  chase,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  flashback,  police,  death,  murder,  violence,  fight

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)

Characters:warrior
Story:exploding truck,  exploding helicopter,  action hero,  times square manhattan new york city,  fart joke,  desert eagle,  car chase,  gatling gun,  bulletproof vest,  mexican standoff,  henchman,  threatened with a knife,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  electrocution,  attempted murder,  double cross,  child in peril,  exploding car,  truck,  woman,  shot in the back,  manhattan new york city,  handcuffs,  car crash,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  chase,  new york city,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  murder,  violence,  kiss,  flashback,  fight

New Jack City (1991) is one of the best movies like Last Action Hero (1993)
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)

Themes:mafia,  funeral
Period:1990s
Story:action hero,  maverick cop,  lasersight,  bulletproof vest,  tough cop,  ghetto,  switchblade,  cameo,  mobster,  uzi,  henchman,  threatened with a knife,  evil man,  home invasion,  double cross,  child in peril,  mansion,  old man,  gang,  shot in the back,  manhattan new york city,  criminal,  handcuffs,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  cult film,  chase,  new york city,  martial arts,  fight,  flashback,  death,  murder,  violence,  police

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:mafia
Characters:warrior
Story:action hero,  times square manhattan new york city,  car chase,  bulletproof vest,  stabbed in the leg,  stealing a car,  gun fu,  mobster,  henchman,  threatened with a knife,  neck breaking,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  attempted murder,  cigar smoking,  double cross,  no opening credits,  shot in the back,  manhattan new york city,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  chase,  new york city,  martial arts,  fight,  death,  violence,  flashback,  murder

Rumble In The Bronx (1995)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Rumble In The Bronx (1995)

Keong comes from Hong Kong to visit New York for his uncle's wedding. His uncle runs a market in the Bronx and Keong offers to help out while Uncle is on his honeymoon. During his stay in the Bronx, Keong befriends a neighbor kid and beats up some neighborhood thugs who cause problems at the market. Meanwhile, one of those petty thugs in the local gang stumbles into a criminal situation way over his head. Blinded by greed, his involvement draws his gang, the kid, Keong, and the whole neighborhood into a deadly crossfire. When the lazy cops fail to successfully resolve matters, Keong takes things into his own hands. Needless to say, much spectacular kung-fu and outrageous action sequences follow.... (Read More)

Themes:mafia
Characters:warrior
Period:1990s
Story:action hero,  driving through a wall,  kicking in a door,  stealing a car,  uzi,  henchman,  threatened with a knife,  cigar smoking,  home invasion,  child in peril,  exploding car,  gang,  manhattan new york city,  criminal,  car crash,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  sword,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  hero,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  chase,  new york city,  martial arts,  police,  murder,  death,  violence,  fight

Mr. Nice Guy (1997)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Adventure

Mr. Nice Guy (1997)

In Melbourne, the Chinese Chef Jackie has a successful show on television. The drug lord Giancarlo and his gang are dealing cocaine with The Demons gang, but they fight against each other. During the shooting, the snoopy reporter Diana and her partner are accidentally exposed and they flee with a VHS tape with the footage of the negotiation. On the street, she stumbles with Jackie and he helps her fighting against the gangsters. When they are escaping in his car, her tape accidentally mixes with other videotapes that Jackie has in a box on the backseat of his car. Jackie goes to his apartment and meets his girlfriend Miki while his nephews "borrow" the tape to watch. Meanwhile Giancarlo's gangsters are looking for the tape and abduct Miki. Jackie's friend Romeo, who is a police detective, chases the gangsters with other policemen while Jackie teams up with Diana and his friend Lakisha to release Miki from Giancarlo. (Read More)

Themes:mafia
Characters:warrior
Period:1990s
Story:action hero,  bullet proof vest,  exploding house,  stunt,  car chase,  bulletproof vest,  mobster,  henchman,  threatened with a knife,  semiautomatic pistol,  attempted murder,  cigar smoking,  home invasion,  double cross,  child in peril,  exploding car,  mansion,  gang,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  car crash,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  hero,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  cult film,  chase,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  death,  police,  fight,  violence,  kiss,  murder

Suicide Squad (2016) is one of the best movies like Last Action Hero (1993)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Suicide Squad (2016)

It feels good to be bad...Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren't picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it's every man for himself? (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  magic,  love
Characters:warrior
Story:man punching a woman,  exploding helicopter,  sword fight,  action hero,  car chase,  gatling gun,  lasersight,  bulletproof vest,  dynamite,  cameo,  uzi,  henchman,  neck breaking,  exploding body,  tough girl,  fantasy sequence,  electrocution,  double cross,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  weapon,  woman,  gang,  shot in the back,  criminal,  handcuffs,  car crash,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  sword,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  fight,  violence,  death,  murder,  flashback

Passenger 57 (1992)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Passenger 57 (1992)

Air travel is the safest, the FAA says. But the FAA never figured the risk with Charles Rane on board. "The Rane of Terror" has masterminded four terrorist attacks. Soon there will be a fifth -- and that's bad news for the passengers on Flight 163. But there's good news too: the man in seat 57! Wesley Snipes plays John Cutter, an undercover security operative who enters the lavatory and exits to find Rane (Bruce Payne) and his gang have taken over. Cutter's next move is clear. Do. Or be done to. (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Period:1990s
Story:action hero,  black and white scene,  mexican standoff,  uzi,  henchman,  threatened with a knife,  semiautomatic pistol,  die hard scenario,  neck breaking,  opening action scene,  evil man,  double cross,  child in peril,  exploding car,  gang,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cult film,  chase,  martial arts,  police,  flashback,  death,  fight,  violence,  murder

Police Story (1985)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Police Story (1985)

Kevin Chan (aka Jackie) is a Hong-Kong cop, who scores his first big hit by virtually single-handedly capturing and arresting a big drug- lord. Of course, the drug-lord isn't too happy about this, and frames Kevin with the murder of another cop (who happened to be on the take). Kevin has to clear his name, whilst keeping himself from getting killed or arrested, and keeping his girlfriend from leaving him. (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Story:sword fight,  action hero,  jumping from a rooftop,  maverick cop,  car chase,  tough cop,  henchman,  corrupt cop,  semiautomatic pistol,  threatened with a knife,  opening action scene,  attempted murder,  home invasion,  double cross,  truck,  weapon,  criminal,  handcuffs,  car crash,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  sword,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  hero,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  cult film,  chase,  martial arts,  police,  death,  fight,  murder,  violence

Bad Boys (1995)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Bad Boys (1995)

Marcus Burnett is a hen-pecked family man. Mike Lowry is a foot-loose and fancy free ladies' man. Both are Miami policemen, and both have 72 hours to reclaim a consignment of drugs stolen from under their station's nose. To complicate matters, in order to get the assistance of the sole witness to a murder, they have to pretend to be each other. (Read More)

Themes:mafia
Period:1990s
Story:action hero,  maverick cop,  two man army,  desert eagle,  car chase,  tough cop,  mexican standoff,  gun fu,  corrupt cop,  opening action scene,  attempted murder,  home invasion,  exploding car,  mansion,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  hero,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  cult film,  chase,  police,  murder,  kiss,  death,  fight,  violence

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005) is one of the best movies like Last Action Hero (1993)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)

On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.

Characters:warrior
Story:lasersight,  bulletproof vest,  tough cop,  mexican standoff,  mobster,  corrupt cop,  die hard scenario,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  attempted murder,  no opening credits,  weapon,  woman,  shot in the back,  criminal,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  sword,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  blonde,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  chase,  martial arts,  death,  police,  fight,  murder,  violence,  kiss

Near Dark (1987)
Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller

Near Dark (1987)

A mid-western farm boy reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl he meets turns out to be part of a band of southern vampires who roam the highways in stolen cars. Part of his initiation includes a bloody assault on a hick bar.

Themes:insanity
Story:mass murderer,  exploding truck,  driving through a wall,  child with a gun,  human monster,  car chase,  healing,  stealing a car,  murder of a police officer,  threatened with a knife,  neck breaking,  exploding body,  attempted murder,  cigar smoking,  double cross,  child in peril,  exploding car,  truck,  gang,  shot in the back,  criminal,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cult film,  chase,  father daughter relationship,  family relationships,  death,  murder,  violence,  kiss,  police,  fight

Lethal Weapon (1987)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Lethal Weapon (1987)

Martin Riggs is an L.A. cop with suicidal tendencies and Roger Murtaugh is the unlucky police officer with whom Riggs is assigned. Together they uncover a huge drug-smuggling operation, and as their success rate grows so does their friendship.

Story:action hero,  sharpshooter,  exploding house,  maverick cop,  two man army,  cartoon on tv,  bulletproof vest,  tough cop,  henchman,  semiautomatic pistol,  neck breaking,  exploding car,  weapon,  handcuffs,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  shot in the head,  hero,  blonde,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  cult film,  chase,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  death,  police,  violence,  fight

22 Jump Street (2014)
Action, Comedy, Crime

22 Jump Street (2014)

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

Mood:satire
Story:exploding helicopter,  action hero,  self referential,  two man army,  car chase,  lasersight,  bulletproof vest,  stealing a car,  switchblade,  cameo,  mexican standoff,  uzi,  henchman,  statue,  fantasy sequence,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  truck,  shot in the back,  criminal,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  chase,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  fight,  flashback,  police

The Green Hornet (2011) is one of the best movies like Last Action Hero (1993)
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:funeral
Story:action hero,  white suit,  no title at beginning,  two man army,  desert eagle,  car chase,  gatling gun,  lasersight,  kicked in the crotch,  switchblade,  cameo,  henchman,  threatened with a knife,  exploding body,  statue,  cigar smoking,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  mansion,  gang,  shot in the back,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  three word title,  martial arts,  fight,  death,  violence,  murder,  flashback

I Spy (2002)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller

I Spy (2002)

When the Switchblade, the most sophisticated prototype stealth fighter created yet, is stolen from the U.S. government, one of the United States' top spies, Alex Scott, is called to action. What he doesn't expect is to get teamed up with a cocky civilian, World Class Boxing Champion Kelly Robinson, on a dangerous top secret espionage mission. Their assignment: using equal parts skill and humor, catch Arnold Gundars, one of the world's most successful illegal arms dealers, and foil his treacherous plans for the plane. (Read More)

Mood:spoof
Story:action hero,  bullet proof vest,  two man army,  car chase,  stabbed in the leg,  kicked in the crotch,  stealing a car,  switchblade,  threatened with a knife,  semiautomatic pistol,  opening action scene,  electrocution,  double cross,  exploding car,  shot in the back,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  hero,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  martial arts,  violence

Cop Out (2010)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Cop Out (2010)

After a clumsy operation trying to capture a drug dealer, the N.Y.P.D Detectives Jimmy Monroe and Paul Hodges are suspended for one month by their Captain Romans. Jimmy decides to sell his rare baseball card to pay for his daughter's expensive wedding while his jealous partner believes that his wife is cheating on him with their next-door neighbor. When Jimmy sells his card to a memorabilia store, the place is burgled by two small-time thieves and the detective loses his card. They track down the thieves. (Read More)

Story:action hero,  child driving a car,  movie reference,  kicked in the groin,  kicking in a door,  maverick cop,  two man army,  car chase,  kicked in the crotch,  mexican standoff,  uzi,  semiautomatic pistol,  die hard scenario,  evil man,  fantasy sequence,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  gang,  handcuffs,  car crash,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  hero,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  cult film,  chase,  new york city,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  murder,  flashback,  kiss,  police,  violence

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

Gangster Squad (2013)

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

Themes:mafia
Story:exploding truck,  gang violence,  action hero,  maverick cop,  car chase,  gatling gun,  tough cop,  murder of a police officer,  mobster,  corrupt cop,  redhead,  threatened with a knife,  neck breaking,  exploding body,  cigar smoking,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  mansion,  shot in the back,  criminal,  handcuffs,  car crash,  showdown,  brawl,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  martial arts,  death,  police,  murder,  violence,  kiss

The Terminator (1984) is one of the best movies like Last Action Hero (1993)
Action, Sci-fi

The Terminator (1984)

A cyborg is sent from the future on a deadly mission. He has to kill Sarah Connor, a young woman whose life will have a great significance in years to come. Sarah has only one protector - Kyle Reese - also sent from the future. The Terminator uses his exceptional intelligence and strength to find Sarah, but is there any way to stop the seemingly indestructible cyborg ? (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Story:exploding truck,  action hero,  twentieth century,  555 phone number,  car chase,  lasersight,  20th century,  stealing a car,  murder of a police officer,  switchblade,  gun fu,  lifting someone into the air,  uzi,  threatened with a knife,  exploding body,  opening action scene,  exploding car,  truck,  woman,  shot in the back,  car crash,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  hero,  blonde,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cult film,  martial arts,  kiss,  police,  violence,  murder,  death

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

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:insanity,  mafia
Characters:warrior
Story:action hero,  ticket,  shot in the eye,  no title at beginning,  car chase,  mobster,  henchman,  killing,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  statue,  electrocution,  attempted murder,  cigar smoking,  home invasion,  double cross,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  truck,  mansion,  axe,  criminal,  car crash,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  chase,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  kiss,  death,  fight,  flashback,  police,  violence,  murder

Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)

Martin Riggs finally meets his match in the form of Lorna Cole, a beautiful but tough policewoman. Together with Roger Murtaugh, his partner, the three attempt to expose a crooked former policeman and his huge arms racket. The crooked cop (Jack Travis) thwarts them at every turn, mainly by killing anyone who is about to talk, but Murtaugh has personal problems of his own as his family are brought into the equation. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  funeral
Period:1990s
Story:action hero,  kicked in the groin,  maverick cop,  two man army,  tough cop,  gun fu,  uzi,  killing,  semiautomatic pistol,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  exploding car,  weapon,  gang,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cult film,  chase,  martial arts,  police,  kiss,  murder,  violence

Machete Kills (2013)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Machete Kills (2013)

During an operation of a Mexican Cartel, Machete Cortez and Sartana Rivera intercept the criminals alone, but another group arrives and a masked man kills Sartana. Machete is arrested, accused of killing his beloved Sartana and Sheriff Doakes hangs Machete. But the President of the USA Rathcock pardons and recruits Machete to kill the revolutionary Marcos Mendez that has threatened the USA with a missile with a bomb. Machete goes to San Antonio to meet the Miss San Antonio Blanca Vasquez that will be the liaison between Machete and President Rathcock. Then Machete goes to the brothel of Madame Desdemona to seek out the prostitute Cereza that is Mendez's mistress. Machete meets Mendez and learns that his heart is connected to the missile and only the arm dealer Luther Voz is capable to disarm the bomb. Now Machete needs to bring Mendez to the USA in less than twenty-four hours and save his new country in a dangerous journey with betrayals. (Read More)

Themes:insanity
Mood:spoof
Characters:warrior
Story:exploding helicopter,  sword fight,  action hero,  shot in the eye,  car chase,  gatling gun,  healing,  stealing a car,  cameo,  mexican standoff,  uzi,  henchman,  corrupt cop,  killing,  threatened with a knife,  neck breaking,  exploding body,  tough girl,  electrocution,  double cross,  exploding car,  b movie,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  car crash,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  sword,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  chase,  martial arts,  death,  violence,  murder,  flashback,  fight,  police

Run All Night (2015) is one of the best movies like Last Action Hero (1993)
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)

Story:action hero,  times square manhattan new york city,  car chase,  lasersight,  bulletproof vest,  stabbed in the leg,  stealing a car,  murder of a police officer,  henchman,  corrupt cop,  death of son,  attempted murder,  home invasion,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  shot in the back,  manhattan new york city,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  falling from height,  brawl,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  three word title,  new york city,  family relationships,  death,  police,  murder,  flashback,  violence

Con Air (1997)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Con Air (1997)

Cameron Poe, a highly decorated United States Army Ranger, came home to Alabama to his wife, Tricia, only to run into a few drunken regulars where Tricia works. Cameron unknowingly kills one of the drunks and is sent to a federal penitentiary for involuntary manslaughter for seven years. Cameron becomes eligible for parole and can now go home to his wife and daughter. Unfortunately, Cameron has to share a prison airplane with some of the country's most dangerous criminals, who took control of the plane and are now planning to escape the country. Cameron has to find a way to stop them while playing along. Meanwhile, United States Marshal Vincent Larkin is trying to help Cameron get free and stop the criminals, including Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom. (Read More)

Period:1990s
Story:homicidal maniac,  exploding truck,  psychopathic killer,  psycho killer,  serial killer,  action hero,  stabbed in the leg,  switchblade,  mexican standoff,  maniac,  semiautomatic pistol,  die hard scenario,  opening action scene,  evil man,  exploding car,  weapon,  woman,  criminal,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  hero,  blonde,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  shootout,  cult film,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  kiss,  murder,  police,  violence

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)

Characters:villain,  warrior
Period:1990s
Story:gang violence,  action hero,  kicking in a door,  bad guy,  car chase,  gun fu,  uzi,  killing,  theater,  double cross,  exploding car,  woman,  manhattan new york city,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  hero,  blonde,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cult film,  chase,  new york city,  martial arts,  police,  murder,  death,  violence

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

Deadpool (2016)

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

Mood:satire
Characters:warrior
Story:man punching a woman,  sword fight,  action hero,  555 phone number,  self referential,  desert eagle,  healing,  stabbed in the leg,  gun fu,  henchman,  threatened with a knife,  semiautomatic pistol,  neck breaking,  exploding body,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  evil man,  fantasy sequence,  breaking the fourth wall,  double cross,  exploding car,  woman,  mansion,  axe,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  car crash,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  sword,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  chase,  new york city,  martial arts,  fight,  kiss,  flashback,  murder,  death,  violence

Universal Soldier (1992) is one of the best movies like Last Action Hero (1993)
Action, Sci-fi

Universal Soldier (1992)

An elite team of soldiers has been used against terrorists where they use astounding physical capabilities to overcome them. Victoria, a reporter, follows them and discovers a part of their secret. When one of the team kills her cameraman she tries to escape. Luc, one of the soldiers begins to have flashbacks and turns sides and helps her as the remainder of the team follows to protect their secrets. (Read More)

Themes:insanity
Characters:warrior
Period:1990s
Story:exploding truck,  action hero,  thrown through a wall,  shot in the eye,  car chase,  gatling gun,  lasersight,  gun fu,  neck breaking,  exploding body,  opening action scene,  evil man,  attempted murder,  double cross,  exploding car,  b movie,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  hero,  black comedy,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cult film,  chase,  martial arts,  fight,  death,  police,  flashback,  violence,  murder

Desperado (1995)
Action, Thriller

Desperado (1995)

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

Themes:love
Period:1990s
Story:action hero,  jumping from a rooftop,  shot in the eye,  desert eagle,  cameo,  gun fu,  uzi,  semiautomatic pistol,  threatened with a knife,  neck breaking,  exploding body,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  evil man,  cigar smoking,  home invasion,  child in peril,  exploding car,  woman,  shot in the back,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cult film,  martial arts,  flashback,  violence,  death,  murder,  fight

The Expendables 3 (2014)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

The Expendables 3 (2014)

Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill... or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables -- but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables' most personal battle yet. (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Story:exploding truck,  exploding helicopter,  action hero,  car chase,  gatling gun,  bulletproof vest,  kicked in the crotch,  gun fu,  uzi,  threatened with a knife,  die hard scenario,  neck breaking,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  cigar smoking,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  mansion,  shot in the back,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  new york city,  martial arts,  murder,  fight,  violence,  death

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)

Themes:mafia
Story:action hero,  exploding house,  shot in the eye,  two man army,  car chase,  lasersight,  mexican standoff,  uzi,  semiautomatic pistol,  exploding body,  tough girl,  evil man,  exploding car,  mansion,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  chase,  martial arts,  death,  violence,  murder,  police

Ride Along (2014) is one of the best movies like Last Action Hero (1993)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance

Ride Along (2014)

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

Story:action hero,  maverick cop,  two man army,  desert eagle,  car chase,  lasersight,  tough cop,  stealing a car,  mexican standoff,  henchman,  corrupt cop,  threatened with a knife,  opening action scene,  fantasy sequence,  home invasion,  double cross,  exploding car,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  car crash,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  chase,  police,  death,  murder,  violence,  fight

Assault On Precinct 13 (1976)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Assault On Precinct 13 (1976)

Police ambush and kill several gang members in Los Angeles. Gang members make a pact of blood to strike back at police, and conduct a siege on the police station which is almost abandoned and due to be closed. Staff of the closing precinct and the criminals being held there while in transit must work together to fight off the attacking gang members. (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Story:car chase,  bulletproof vest,  tough cop,  ghetto,  switchblade,  die hard scenario,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  attempted murder,  weapon,  woman,  b movie,  gang,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cult film,  chase,  father daughter relationship,  police,  violence,  death,  fight,  murder

Rush Hour (1998)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Rush Hour (1998)

Cultures clash and tempers flares as the two cops named Detective Inspector Lee a Hong Kong Detective and Detective James Carter FBI, a big-mouthed work-alone Los Angeles cop who are from different worlds discovers one thing in common: they can't stand each other. With time running out, they must join forces to catch the criminals and save the eleven-year-old Chinese girl of the Chinese consul named Soo Yung. (Read More)

Characters:villain,  warrior
Period:1990s
Story:action hero,  maverick cop,  two man army,  desert eagle,  tough cop,  mexican standoff,  lifting someone into the air,  uzi,  opening action scene,  child in peril,  exploding car,  mansion,  axe,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  chase,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  police,  murder,  violence,  fight

Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

With many people fearing the actions of super heroes, the government decides to push for the Hero Registration Act, a law that limits a hero's actions. This results in a division in The Avengers. Iron Man stands with this Act, claiming that their actions must be kept in check otherwise cities will continue to be destroyed, but Captain America feels that saving the world is daring enough and that they cannot rely on the government to protect the world. This escalates into an all-out war between Team Iron Man (Iron Man, Black Panther, Vision, Black Widow, War Machine, and Spider-Man) and Team Captain America (Captain America, Bucky Barnes, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, and Ant Man) while a new villain emerges. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  funeral
Characters:villain,  warrior
Period:1990s
Story:exploding truck,  exploding helicopter,  action hero,  kicking in a door,  no title at beginning,  car chase,  gatling gun,  lasersight,  stealing a car,  cameo,  mexican standoff,  uzi,  henchman,  threatened with a knife,  neck breaking,  exploding body,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  statue,  electrocution,  home invasion,  double cross,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  handcuffs,  car crash,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  chase,  new york city,  martial arts,  death,  flashback,  kiss,  violence,  murder,  fight

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013) is one of the best movies like Last Action Hero (1993)
Action, Thriller

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)

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

Characters:warrior
Story:exploding truck,  exploding helicopter,  action hero,  maverick cop,  two man army,  car chase,  gatling gun,  lasersight,  bulletproof vest,  tough cop,  stabbed in the leg,  die hard scenario,  neck breaking,  exploding body,  double cross,  exploding car,  shot in the back,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  falling from height,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  new york city,  father daughter relationship,  murder

Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

A series of strange robberies brings Axel Foley back to Beverly Hills to help his two fellow cops solve the case. All the familiar faces of the first film are back...

Story:exploding truck,  action hero,  cartoon on tv,  desert eagle,  car chase,  lasersight,  tough cop,  switchblade,  cameo,  semiautomatic pistol,  opening action scene,  cigar smoking,  exploding car,  weapon,  sunglasses,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  hero,  blonde,  gangster,  black comedy,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cult film,  chase,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  murder,  police,  violence

The Expendables (2010)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

The Expendables (2010)

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

Story:exploding truck,  man punching a woman,  exploding helicopter,  action hero,  bullet proof vest,  car chase,  lasersight,  bulletproof vest,  cameo,  mexican standoff,  uzi,  henchman,  threatened with a knife,  die hard scenario,  neck breaking,  exploding body,  evil man,  statue,  cigar smoking,  exploding car,  truck,  shot in the back,  car crash,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  gunfight,  sword,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cult film,  chase,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  murder,  fight,  violence

The People Under The Stairs (1991)
Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The People Under The Stairs (1991)

The People Under the Stairs is the story of a young boy (Fool) from the ghetto and takes place on his 13th birthday. In an attempted burglary (along with two others) of the home of his family's evil landlords, he becomes trapped inside their large suburban house and discovers the secret of the "children" that the insane brother and sister have been "rearing" under the stairs. (Read More)

Themes:insanity
Mood:satire
Characters:villain
Period:1990s
Story:homicidal maniac,  psychopathic killer,  psycho killer,  falling off a roof,  child with a gun,  exploding house,  human monster,  bad guy,  madman,  lasersight,  ghetto,  dynamite,  maniac,  evil man,  electrocution,  home invasion,  child in peril,  mansion,  psychopath,  los angeles california,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  shot to death,  corpse,  cult film,  father daughter relationship,  death,  police,  murder,  violence

Strange Days (1995) is one of the best movies like Last Action Hero (1993)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Strange Days (1995)

Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. One day he receives a disc which contains the memories of a murderer killing a prostitute. Lenny investigates and is pulled deeper and deeper in a whirl of blackmail, murder and rape. Will he survive and solve the case? (Read More)

Period:1990s
Story:jumping from a rooftop,  car chase,  bulletproof vest,  switchblade,  corrupt cop,  killing,  semiautomatic pistol,  murderer,  opening action scene,  electrocution,  double cross,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  cult film,  chase,  martial arts,  mother son relationship,  fight,  police,  death,  murder,  violence,  flashback

Kick-ass (2010)
Action, Comedy

Kick-ass (2010)

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

Themes:mafia
Story:movie theater,  jumping from a rooftop,  kicking in a door,  gatling gun,  bulletproof vest,  stealing a car,  lifting someone into the air,  mobster,  henchman,  corrupt cop,  threatened with a knife,  exploding body,  tough girl,  fantasy sequence,  electrocution,  breaking the fourth wall,  double cross,  child in peril,  shot in the back,  criminal,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  sword,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  cult film,  new york city,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  flashback,  murder,  death,  violence

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