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Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

Clyde Shelton's family is brutally murdered. The ones responsible are caught. However, because of improper procedure, the D.A., Nick Rice only has circumstantial evidence. So he decides to get one of them to testify against the other. When Shelton learns of this, he is not happy. Ten years later, the one who was convicted is being executed but something goes wrong; his execution goes awry and he suffers. They learn that someone tampered with the machine. And the other one is found dead, killed in a gruesome manner. Rice suspects Shelton, so he has him picked up. At first, Shelton agrees to a plea agreement with Rice but changes his mind. It appears that Shelton is not done, it appears he blames the whole system and is declaring war on it going after everyone involved with his family's case. So Rice has to stop him but Shelton is way ahead of him. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  sadism,  guilt,  anger,  funeral,  torture,  revenge
Locations:tunnel,  courtroom,  cemetery
Characters:engineer,  mayor,  lawyer
Story:district attorney,  female mayor,  defending oneself in court,  contempt of court,  female judge,  car bomb,  prison warden,  prison cell,  talking to an unborn baby,  botched execution,  department of defense,  reference to helen keller,  unjust system,  running across a roof,  50 calibre machine gun,  semtex,  electro magnetic pulse,  tortured to death,  stolen police car,  bell 206 jet ranger helicopter,  domestic terrorism,  duct tape gag,  legal system,  intravenous,  british actor playing american character,  lethal injection,  adrenaline,  napalm,  criminal mastermind,  steak,  mob of reporters,  cell mate,  man wearing a wig,  recital,  ipod,  hidden gun,  deal,  solitary confinement,  city hall,  abandoned warehouse,  secret passage,  death penalty,  capital punishment,  retribution,  mattress,  family man,  filmed killing,  snuff film,  prosecutor,  macguffin,  body in a trunk,  amputation,  cello,  informant,  snorting cocaine,  promotion,  dvd,  murder of family,  villain played by lead actor,  buried alive,  impersonating a police officer,  hit with a baseball bat,  suffocation,  arrogance,  looking at self in mirror,  philadelphia pennsylvania,  severed leg,  briefcase,  death threat,  castration,  e mail,  death of daughter,  stabbed in the neck,  stabbed in the throat,  attorney,  covered in blood,  duct tape over mouth,  murder of a police officer,  stabbed in the stomach,  woman with glasses,  police chase,  law,  child murder,  missile,  garage,  dismemberment,  vigilante,  character says i love you,  severed arm,  death of child,  american flag,  court,  bracelet,  death of wife,  poison,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  confession,  home invasion,  assassination,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  severed head,  police detective,  judge,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  prisoner,  throat slitting,  disguise,  terrorist,  bound and gagged,  assassin,  spy,  decapitation,  f word,  handcuffs,  robot,  bomb,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  prison,  cell phone,  fire,  rape,  surprise ending,  three word title,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  violence,  murder,  death

The Dark Knight (2008)
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:justice,  sadism,  anger,  funeral,  torture,  revenge
Characters:engineer,  mayor,  lawyer
Story:district attorney,  female judge,  car bomb,  prison warden,  domestic terrorism,  british actor playing american character,  criminal mastermind,  mob of reporters,  man wearing a wig,  abandoned warehouse,  filmed killing,  death threat,  attorney,  duct tape over mouth,  police chase,  law,  vigilante,  court,  poison,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  assassination,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  police detective,  judge,  exploding car,  death of friend,  prisoner,  disguise,  terrorist,  bound and gagged,  assassin,  handcuffs,  bomb,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  beating,  prison,  cell phone,  fire,  surprise ending,  three word title,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  violence,  murder,  death

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

Sicario (2015)

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

Themes:torture,  revenge
Locations:tunnel
Characters:lawyer
Story:british actor playing american character,  prosecutor,  murder of family,  looking at self in mirror,  severed leg,  death of daughter,  covered in blood,  murder of a police officer,  child murder,  death of child,  death of wife,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  assassination,  no opening credits,  severed head,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  assassin,  f word,  handcuffs,  bomb,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  murder

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

New Jack City (1991)

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

Themes:justice,  sadism,  anger,  funeral,  torture,  revenge
Locations:courtroom,  cemetery
Characters:lawyer
Story:mob of reporters,  informant,  villain played by lead actor,  police chase,  vigilante,  character says i love you,  court,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  police detective,  judge,  stabbed in the chest,  death of friend,  throat slitting,  disguise,  f word,  handcuffs,  bomb,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  fire,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence

8mm (1999) is one of the best movies like Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Mystery, Thriller

8mm (1999)

A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, Welles relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate of a complete stranger. As his work turns into obsession, he drifts farther and farther away from his wife, family and simple life as a small-town private eye. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  anger,  torture,  revenge
Locations:cemetery
Characters:lawyer
Story:abandoned warehouse,  filmed killing,  snuff film,  body in a trunk,  impersonating a police officer,  death of daughter,  stabbed in the neck,  duct tape over mouth,  stabbed in the stomach,  character says i love you,  home invasion,  man with glasses,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  prisoner,  throat slitting,  bound and gagged,  f word,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  prison,  cell phone,  fire,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  murder,  death,  violence

Kick-ass 2 (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Kick-ass 2 (2013)

After Kick-Ass' insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes, our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist -- reborn as The Mother F%&*^r -- only the blade-wielding Hit Girl can prevent their annihilation. When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world's first superhero team with Mindy. Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she's forced to retire-leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes. Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world's first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there's only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  funeral,  torture,  revenge
Locations:cemetery
Story:adrenaline,  hit with a baseball bat,  looking at self in mirror,  severed leg,  e mail,  stabbed in the neck,  stabbed in the throat,  murder of a police officer,  vigilante,  severed arm,  american flag,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  severed head,  police detective,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  prisoner,  disguise,  assassin,  decapitation,  f word,  handcuffs,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  prison,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood

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

Criminal (2016)

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

Themes:torture,  revenge
Story:prison warden,  tortured to death,  british actor playing american character,  deal,  solitary confinement,  abandoned warehouse,  macguffin,  death threat,  stabbed in the throat,  duct tape over mouth,  police chase,  missile,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  prisoner,  terrorist,  bound and gagged,  spy,  f word,  handcuffs,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  prison,  cell phone,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  blood,  murder

Fracture (2007)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Fracture (2007)

Wealthy, brilliant, and meticulous Ted Crawford, a structural engineer in Los Angeles, shoots his wife and entraps her lover. He signs a confession; at the arraignment, he asserts his rights to represent himself and asks the court to move immediately to trial. The prosecutor is Willy Beachum, a hotshot who's soon to join a fancy civil-law firm, told by everyone it's an open and shut case. Crawford sees Beachum's weakness, the hairline fracture of his character: Willy's a winner. The engineer sets in motion a clockwork crime with all the objects moving in ways he predicts. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  revenge
Locations:courtroom
Characters:engineer,  lawyer
Story:district attorney,  defending oneself in court,  legal system,  prosecutor,  villain played by lead actor,  arrogance,  law,  garage,  court,  death of wife,  confession,  judge,  arrest,  investigation,  shot in the head,  blood splatter,  prison,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  blood,  death

15 Minutes (2001) is one of the best movies like Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

15 Minutes (2001)

When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. When they learn how the American media circus can make a remorseless killer look like the victim and make them rich, they target media-savvy NYPD Homicide Detective Eddie Flemming and media-naive FDNY Fire Marshal Jordy Warsaw, the cops investigating their murder and torching of their former criminal partner, filming everything to sell to the local tabloid TV show "Top Story." (Read More)

Themes:justice,  sadism,  funeral,  torture,  revenge
Locations:cemetery
Characters:lawyer
Story:filmed killing,  snuff film,  death threat,  murder of a police officer,  police chase,  character says i love you,  american flag,  home invasion,  police detective,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  prisoner,  f word,  handcuffs,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  prison,  cell phone,  fire,  rape,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  murder,  death,  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:sadism,  torture,  revenge
Story:bell 206 jet ranger helicopter,  severed leg,  death of daughter,  stabbed in the neck,  stabbed in the throat,  covered in blood,  stabbed in the stomach,  missile,  dismemberment,  severed arm,  death of wife,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  severed head,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  disguise,  terrorist,  assassin,  spy,  decapitation,  f word,  handcuffs,  bomb,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence

Sabotage (2014)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Sabotage (2014)

An elite DEA team raids the safe house of a drug cartel and hide $10 million in the plumbing. When they go back to retrieve the money it is not there. The team is under investigation for the missing $10 million. Then after a couple months the investigation is lifted. The team trains together again and then celebrates at a strip club. Then one of the team is murdered. He wakes up in his RV on railroad tracks. Then a second team member is nailed to the ceiling. The third team member is gunned down at his remote cabin. There is a female City of Atlanta investigator in charge of the murders. After investigating the cartel angle, the twisted truth comes to light. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  revenge
Story:filmed killing,  snuff film,  body in a trunk,  murder of family,  hit with a baseball bat,  covered in blood,  murder of a police officer,  character says i love you,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  police detective,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  throat slitting,  bound and gagged,  assassin,  decapitation,  f word,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  blood,  violence

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

Triple 9 (2016)

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

Themes:anger,  torture,  revenge
Story:car bomb,  british actor playing american character,  body in a trunk,  informant,  suffocation,  death threat,  duct tape over mouth,  murder of a police officer,  police chase,  severed head,  police detective,  exploding car,  death of friend,  prisoner,  bound and gagged,  f word,  handcuffs,  bomb,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  prison,  cell phone,  fire,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  death,  blood

The Equalizer (2014) is one of the best movies like Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Equalizer (2014)

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloe Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  sadism,  torture
Story:impersonating a police officer,  e mail,  stabbed in the neck,  stabbed in the throat,  murder of a police officer,  stabbed in the stomach,  vigilante,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  police detective,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  disguise,  assassin,  f word,  handcuffs,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  tattoo,  explosion,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  death,  violence

The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

Mick Haller is a defense lawyer who works out of his Lincoln. When a wealthy Realtor is accused of assaulting a prostitute, Haller is asked to defend him. The man claims that the woman is trying to get some money out of him. But when Haller looks at the evidence against him, he learns that this case might be linked to an old case of his. (Read More)

Locations:courtroom
Characters:lawyer
Story:district attorney,  prosecutor,  dvd,  hit with a baseball bat,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  police detective,  judge,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  beating,  rape,  surprise ending,  three word title,  bare chested male,  death,  murder

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

Harry Brown (2009)

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

Themes:justice,  sadism,  funeral,  torture,  revenge
Locations:tunnel,  cemetery
Characters:lawyer
Story:filmed killing,  snuff film,  macguffin,  snorting cocaine,  suffocation,  death of daughter,  covered in blood,  vigilante,  death of wife,  no opening credits,  police detective,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  f word,  handcuffs,  arrest,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  fire,  rape,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  blood,  murder

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
Action, Thriller

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential Secret Service Agent Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning's inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President and avert an even bigger disaster. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  guilt,  torture
Story:secret passage,  filmed killing,  stabbed in the neck,  murder of a police officer,  missile,  severed arm,  american flag,  death of wife,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  disguise,  terrorist,  bound and gagged,  assassin,  f word,  handcuffs,  bomb,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  death,  blood

A Walk Among The Tombstones (2014) is one of the best movies like Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A Walk Among The Tombstones (2014)

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

Themes:sadism,  torture,  revenge
Locations:cemetery
Story:duct tape gag,  snuff film,  body in a trunk,  hit with a baseball bat,  severed leg,  duct tape over mouth,  police chase,  dismemberment,  character says i love you,  death of child,  death of wife,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  stabbed to death,  bound and gagged,  f word,  handcuffs,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  rape,  tattoo,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  murder,  violence,  death

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

Escape Plan (2013)

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

Themes:sadism,  torture,  revenge
Characters:lawyer
Story:car bomb,  prison warden,  solitary confinement,  e mail,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  prisoner,  disguise,  f word,  handcuffs,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  prison,  cell phone,  fire,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence

The November Man (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The November Man (2014)

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

Themes:anger,  revenge
Story:car bomb,  villain played by lead actor,  e mail,  stabbed in the throat,  child murder,  death of child,  home invasion,  assassination,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  disguise,  assassin,  spy,  f word,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  three word title,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

And Justice For All (1979)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

And Justice For All (1979)

When a judge is charged with rape, Arthur Kirkland is forced to defend him. Kirkland has had problems with the judge in the past, including one incident when the judge wrongly sentenced his client Jeff McCullaugh because of a technicality. Kirkland faces a moral and legal dilemma.

Themes:justice,  guilt,  anger
Locations:courtroom
Characters:lawyer
Story:district attorney,  contempt of court,  prosecutor,  attorney,  law,  court,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  judge,  prisoner,  handcuffs,  arrest,  investigation,  prison,  cell phone,  rape,  title spoken by character,  blood

The Dark Knight Rises (2012) is one of the best movies like Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Action, Thriller

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of The Dark Knight, in which he took the rap for Dent's crimes, Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which is struggling to cope with Bane's plans to destroy the city.

Themes:funeral,  torture,  revenge
Locations:tunnel,  cemetery
Characters:engineer,  mayor,  lawyer
Story:district attorney,  british actor playing american character,  city hall,  filmed killing,  murder of a police officer,  police chase,  missile,  vigilante,  death of child,  american flag,  court,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  police detective,  judge,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  prisoner,  disguise,  terrorist,  bound and gagged,  assassin,  bomb,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  beating,  prison,  fire,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  bare chested male,  death,  murder

Ninja Assassin (2009)
Action, Crime, Fantasy, Thriller

Ninja Assassin (2009)

Trained since childhood to be a lethal killer, Raizo has since turned his back on the Ozunu clan that raised him and now seeks revenge for their heartless murders. Teaming up with Europol investigator Mika, Raizo steadily butchers his enemies while inching ever closer to the long-awaited bloody reunion with his former master. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Story:severed leg,  stabbed in the neck,  stabbed in the throat,  covered in blood,  murder of a police officer,  dismemberment,  severed arm,  assassination,  no opening credits,  severed head,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  prisoner,  assassin,  decapitation,  f word,  arrest,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  fire,  tattoo,  explosion,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence

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

Attack The Block (2011)

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

Themes:revenge
Story:stolen police car,  hit with a baseball bat,  covered in blood,  child murder,  character says i love you,  severed arm,  death of child,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  severed head,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  decapitation,  f word,  handcuffs,  arrest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  fire,  three word title,  explosion,  violence,  death,  blood,  murder

Machete (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Machete (2010)

The highly skilled Federale Machete is hired by some unsavory types to assassinate a senator. But just as he's about to take the shot, he notices someone aiming at him and realizes he's been set up. He barely survives the sniper's bullet, and is soon out for revenge on his former employers, with the reluctant assistance of his brother Cheech Marin, who has become a priest and taken a vow of nonviolence. If you hire him to take out the bad guys, make sure the bad guys aren't you! (Read More)

Themes:torture,  revenge
Story:tortured to death,  filmed killing,  impersonating a police officer,  covered in blood,  duct tape over mouth,  murder of a police officer,  vigilante,  death of wife,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  confession,  home invasion,  assassination,  man with glasses,  severed head,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  disguise,  bound and gagged,  assassin,  decapitation,  handcuffs,  bomb,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  cell phone,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  murder,  violence

The Rainmaker (1997) is one of the best movies like Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Rainmaker (1997)

Rudy Baylor is a jobless young attorney. However, he is also the only hope of an elderly couple whose insurance company will not pay for an operation that could save their son's life. In this judicial drama, Rudy learns to hate corporate America as he falls in love with a battered young married woman. Will he be up to the task? (Read More)

Themes:justice,  anger,  funeral,  revenge
Locations:courtroom
Characters:lawyer
Story:city hall,  hit with a baseball bat,  attorney,  law,  american flag,  court,  no opening credits,  judge,  handcuffs,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  blood splatter,  beating,  tattoo,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  murder

Fire With Fire (2012)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Fire With Fire (2012)

After witnessing the brutal murders of a convenience store owner and his son, firefighter Jeremy Coleman barely escapes with his life. As he is forced to testify against the crime lord, Hagan, he is placed in the witness protection program under the watch of the U.S. Marshals. When his new identity becomes compromised Jeremy is forced to take an unexpected course of action in order to get his life back and save the lives of those he loves. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  anger,  torture,  revenge
Characters:lawyer
Story:district attorney,  abandoned warehouse,  body in a trunk,  hit with a baseball bat,  death threat,  vigilante,  police detective,  judge,  prisoner,  disguise,  bound and gagged,  assassin,  f word,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  fire,  three word title,  tattoo,  explosion,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death

Deja Vu (2006)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi

Deja Vu (2006)

A ferry filled with crewmen from the USS Nimitz and their families was blown up in New Orleans on Mardi Gras. BATF Doug Carlin is brought in to assist in the massive investigation, and gets attached to an experimental FBI surveillance unit, one that uses spacefolding technology to directly look back a little over four days into the past. While tracking down the bomber, Carlin gets an idea in his head: could they use the device to actually travel back in time and not only prevent the bombing but also the murder of a local woman whose truck was used in the bombing? (Read More)

Themes:funeral
Locations:cemetery
Story:body in a trunk,  death of daughter,  duct tape over mouth,  murder of a police officer,  child murder,  severed arm,  death of child,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  confession,  exploding car,  death of friend,  terrorist,  bound and gagged,  bomb,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  death

Bullet To The Head (2012)
Action, Thriller

Bullet To The Head (2012)

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

Themes:revenge
Characters:lawyer
Story:car bomb,  filmed killing,  impersonating a police officer,  stabbed in the throat,  duct tape over mouth,  murder of a police officer,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  assassination,  police detective,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  bound and gagged,  assassin,  bomb,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  cell phone,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  blood,  violence

Brick Mansions (2014) is one of the best movies like Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:sadism,  torture,  revenge
Characters:mayor
Story:city hall,  abandoned warehouse,  body in a trunk,  hit with a baseball bat,  police chase,  missile,  american flag,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  police detective,  prisoner,  handcuffs,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  beating,  prison,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  death

Oldboy (2013)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Oldboy (2013)

An advertising executive is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his punishment, only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment.

Themes:anger,  torture,  revenge
Story:solitary confinement,  filmed killing,  cello,  hit with a baseball bat,  looking at self in mirror,  stabbed in the throat,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  f word,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  rape,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence

Natural Born Killers (1994)
Crime, Drama

Natural Born Killers (1994)

Mickey Knox and Mallory Wilson aren't your typical lovers - after killing her abusive father, they go on a road trip where, every time they stop somewhere, they kill pretty well everyone around them. They do however leave one person alive at every shootout to tell the story and they soon become a media sensation thanks to sensationalized reporting. Told in a highly visual style. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  revenge
Story:prison warden,  mob of reporters,  solitary confinement,  filmed killing,  villain played by lead actor,  stabbed in the throat,  covered in blood,  poison,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  severed head,  police detective,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  prisoner,  throat slitting,  bound and gagged,  f word,  handcuffs,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  prison,  cell phone,  fire,  rape,  surprise ending,  three word title,  tattoo,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  blood,  violence

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

The Purge: Election Year (2016)

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

Themes:sadism,  revenge
Locations:tunnel
Story:ipod,  filmed killing,  murder of family,  stabbed in the neck,  stabbed in the throat,  covered in blood,  american flag,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  severed head,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  bound and gagged,  decapitation,  f word,  bomb,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  fire,  tattoo,  explosion,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015) is one of the best movies like Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)

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

Themes:torture,  revenge
Locations:cemetery
Story:hidden gun,  macguffin,  impersonating a police officer,  court,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  assassination,  man with glasses,  judge,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  disguise,  terrorist,  assassin,  spy,  handcuffs,  bomb,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  death

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

London Has Fallen (2016)

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

Themes:funeral,  torture,  revenge
Story:car bomb,  british actor playing american character,  impersonating a police officer,  stabbed in the throat,  murder of a police officer,  missile,  death of child,  american flag,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  assassination,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  terrorist,  assassin,  spy,  f word,  bomb,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  death,  murder,  violence

Alex Cross (2012)
Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Alex Cross (2012)

Dr. Alex Cross is on his last police duty to track down an assassin called Picasso, who's been torturing and killing rich businessmen in Detroit. Soon when the mission gets personal, Cross is pushed to the edge of his moral and psychological limits to end this once and for all.

Themes:funeral,  torture,  revenge
Story:hidden gun,  murder of a police officer,  police chase,  death of wife,  assassination,  no opening credits,  police detective,  exploding car,  assassin,  bomb,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  beating,  prison,  cell phone,  rape,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence

Taken 3 (2014)
Action, Thriller

Taken 3 (2014)

Liam Neeson returns as ex-covert operative Bryan Mills, whose long awaited reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered. Consumed with rage, and framed for the crime, he goes on the run to evade the relentless pursuit of the CIA, FBI and the police. For one last time, Mills must use his "particular set of skills," to track down the real killers, exact his unique brand of justice, and protect the only thing that matters to him now - his daughter. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  funeral,  torture,  revenge
Locations:cemetery
Story:stolen police car,  body in a trunk,  impersonating a police officer,  police chase,  character says i love you,  death of wife,  police detective,  exploding car,  throat slitting,  assassin,  handcuffs,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  death,  violence,  murder

The Guest (2014) is one of the best movies like Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Mystery, Thriller

The Guest (2014)

Themes:revenge
Story:british actor playing american character,  villain played by lead actor,  stabbed in the neck,  character says i love you,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  throat slitting,  f word,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

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

The Take (2016)

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

Themes:revenge
Story:semtex,  british actor playing american character,  impersonating a police officer,  hit with a baseball bat,  law,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  police detective,  disguise,  terrorist,  spy,  f word,  handcuffs,  bomb,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  fire,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood

American Sniper (2014)
Action, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War

American Sniper (2014)

Chris Kyle was nothing more than a Texan man who dreamed of becoming a cowboy, but in his thirties he found out that maybe his life needed something different, something where he could express his real talent, something that could help America in its fight against terrorism. So he joined the SEALs in order to become a sniper. After marrying, Kyle and the other members of the team are called for their first tour of Iraq. Kyle's struggle isn't with his missions, but about his relationship with the reality of the war and, once returned at home, how he manages to handle it with his urban life, his wife and kids. (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  torture,  revenge
Story:car bomb,  tortured to death,  british actor playing american character,  hidden gun,  filmed killing,  missile,  severed arm,  death of child,  american flag,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  severed head,  exploding car,  death of friend,  terrorist,  assassin,  f word,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  blood,  murder,  death

Patriots Day (2016)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, Action

Patriots Day (2016)

On April 15, 2013 Boston, Massachusetts, Police Sgt, Tommy Saunders is pulling security duty on the annual Boston Marathon when the Tsarnaev brothers strike with their homemade bombs in an act of terrorism. In the resulting chaos as the wounded are cared for, Saunders and his comrades join forces with the FBI to get to the bottom of this attack. As the investigation continues, the Tsarnaev brothers realize that the authorities are close to identifying them and attempt to flee the city to continue their fanatical mayhem. To stop them, a police manhunt is performed that would have bloody confrontations and a massive dragnet shutting down the City of Boston to make sure there is no escape from the law. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  funeral
Characters:mayor
Story:filmed killing,  severed leg,  police chase,  law,  death of child,  american flag,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  police detective,  exploding car,  terrorist,  f word,  handcuffs,  bomb,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  fire,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  death,  violence

American Assassin (2017) is one of the best movies like Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Action, Thriller

American Assassin (2017)

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

Themes:sadism,  anger,  torture,  revenge
Locations:tunnel
Characters:engineer
Story:british actor playing american character,  filmed killing,  body in a trunk,  e mail,  stabbed in the throat,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  terrorist,  assassin,  spy,  f word,  handcuffs,  bomb,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  explosion,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

Primal Fear (1996)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Primal Fear (1996)

Courtroom thriller about a slick, hotshot lawyer who takes the seemingly unwinnable case of a young altar boy accused of murdering an eminent catholic priest.

Themes:justice,  anger,  revenge
Locations:courtroom
Characters:lawyer
Story:district attorney,  contempt of court,  prison cell,  prosecutor,  castration,  confession,  judge,  f word,  punched in the face,  investigation,  beating,  surprise ending,  blood,  murder

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

The Double (2011)

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

Themes:anger,  torture,  revenge
Story:filmed killing,  villain played by lead actor,  impersonating a police officer,  assassination,  prisoner,  throat slitting,  terrorist,  assassin,  spy,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  prison,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  death,  blood,  violence

I Saw The Devil (2010)
Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller, Crime

I Saw The Devil (2010)

SPOILER: Jang Kyung-chul (Choi Min-sik) is a dangerous psychopath serial killer. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his victims range from young women to even children. The police have chased him for a long time, but were unable to catch him. One day, Joo-yeon, daughter of a retired police chief becomes his prey and is found dead in a horrific state. Her fiance Soo-hyun (Lee Byung-hun), a top secret agent, decides to track down the murderer himself. He promises himself that he will do everything in his power to take bloody vengeance against the killer, even if it means that he must become a monster himself to get this monstrous and inhumane killer. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  torture,  revenge
Locations:cemetery
Story:tortured to death,  body in a trunk,  suffocation,  severed leg,  death of daughter,  stabbed in the neck,  stabbed in the throat,  covered in blood,  dismemberment,  severed arm,  severed head,  police detective,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  bound and gagged,  decapitation,  punched in the face,  blood splatter,  beating,  cell phone,  rape,  murder,  violence,  blood

Morgan (2016) is one of the best movies like Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Morgan (2016)

Themes:anger,  revenge
Story:british actor playing american character,  lethal injection,  solitary confinement,  filmed killing,  stabbed in the neck,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  man with glasses,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  assassin,  f word,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  violence,  murder

The Raid: Redemption (2011)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Raid: Redemption (2011)

In Jakarta, Indonesia, Lieutenant Wahyu organizes the invasion of an apartment building that is the safe house of the powerful and cruel drug lord Tama and his gang. The SWAT team breaks in the building but one lookout sees and warns the gangsters and the police force is trapped on the seventh floor. They learn that Lt. Wahyu has not informed his superiors about the operation. Now the police officers have to fight with limited ammunition against the armed and dangerous gangsters. (Read More)

Themes:torture
Story:filmed killing,  stabbed in the neck,  duct tape over mouth,  murder of a police officer,  stabbed in the stomach,  child murder,  character says i love you,  death of child,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  bound and gagged,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  surprise ending,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
Action, Biography, Crime, Drama

The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)

Germany in the 1970s: Murderous bomb attacks, the threat of terrorism and the fear of the enemy inside are rocking the very foundations of the yet fragile German democracy. The radicalised children of the Nazi generation lead by Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof and Gudrun Ensslin are fighting a violent war against what they perceive as the new face of fascism: American imperialism supported by the German establishment, many of whom have a Nazi past. Their aim is to create a more human society but by employing inhuman means they not only spread terror and bloodshed, they also lose their own humanity. The man who understands them is also their hunter: the head of the German police force Horst Herold. And while he succeeds in his relentless pursuit of the young terrorists, he knows he's only dealing with the tip of the iceberg. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  torture,  revenge
Locations:courtroom
Characters:lawyer
Story:car bomb,  prison cell,  domestic terrorism,  hidden gun,  solitary confinement,  woman with glasses,  police chase,  confession,  assassination,  man with glasses,  judge,  prisoner,  disguise,  terrorist,  assassin,  handcuffs,  bomb,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  beating,  prison,  cell phone,  fire,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

We Own The Night (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

We Own The Night (2007)

Brooklyn, 1988. Crime is rife, especially drugs and drug violence. A Russian thug is building his heroin trade, while everyone laughs at the cops. Brothers have chosen different paths: Joe has followed his father Bert into New York's Finest; he's a rising star. Bobby, who uses his mother's maiden name, manages a club. Bobby too is on the rise: he has a new girlfriend and a green-light to develop a Manhattan club. Joe and Bert ask him to help with intelligence gathering; he declines. Then, Joe raids Bobby's club to arrest the Russian. From there, things spiral out of control: the Russian puts out a hit on Joe, personal losses mount, and Bobby's loyalties face the test. (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  revenge
Locations:cemetery
Characters:mayor
Story:car bomb,  informant,  snorting cocaine,  promotion,  stabbed in the throat,  murder of a police officer,  american flag,  death of wife,  assassination,  no opening credits,  throat slitting,  f word,  arrest,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  prison,  fire,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  violence,  blood,  death

Atomic Blonde (2017) is one of the best movies like Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Atomic Blonde (2017)

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

Themes:sadism,  torture,  revenge
Locations:tunnel
Story:stolen police car,  hidden gun,  abandoned warehouse,  macguffin,  stabbed in the throat,  covered in blood,  police chase,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  man with glasses,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  disguise,  assassin,  spy,  f word,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  fire,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  death,  violence

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

Run All Night (2015)

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

Themes:revenge
Story:hidden gun,  filmed killing,  stabbed in the neck,  murder of a police officer,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  police detective,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  assassin,  f word,  handcuffs,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  fire,  three word title,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood

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