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

Looper (2012)

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

Themes:homelessness, redemption, tragedy, mafia, torture, betrayal, suicide, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:farm, nightclub
Characters:french, hitman, boy
Period:future
Story:silver bar, night cityscape, gold bar, hiding in a closet, mob execution, double bitted axe, meeting future self, white man asian woman relationship, climbing a fire escape, mother murdered, male time traveller, falling on a car, trip and fall, time traveller, floor safe, severed nose, 2070s, shooting a woman, misfire, hit with a door

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:mafia, betrayal, suicide, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:hitman
Story:gold bar, bilingualism, contract killer, crashing through a window, shot through a window, body landing on a car, shot in the face, dual wield, self mutilation, falling down stairs, crime boss, subtitled scene, obscene finger gesture, american abroad, tough girl, fugitive, character repeating someone else's dialogue, organized crime, shot in the forehead, on the run

Logan (2017)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Logan (2017)

In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins - In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are aging, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, tragedy, torture, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:farm
Period:future
Story:bilingualism, cornfield, farmhouse, shot through a window, death of protagonist, telekinesis, severed leg, lens flare, body landing on a car, shot in the face, junkie, cyberpunk, social commentary, severed hand, self mutilation, pickup truck, subtitled scene, dismemberment, dystopia, exploding body

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

The Accountant (2016)

Christian Wolff is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King, starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, mafia, torture, betrayal, suicide, revenge
Locations:farm
Characters:hitman
Story:gold bar, mob execution, criminal, tear on cheek, contract killer, farmhouse, shot through a window, camera shot of feet, retirement, barn, gold, pickup truck, crime boss, obscene finger gesture, death of wife, fugitive, character repeating someone else's dialogue, organized crime, shot in the forehead, on the run

Desperado (1995) is one of the best movies like Looper (2012)
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:revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:hitman
Story:shot through a window, body landing on a car, dual wield, covered in blood, grenade, crime boss, exploding body, tough girl, organized crime, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, execution, child in peril, one man army, anti hero, assassin, shot in the back, f word, revolver, held at gunpoint

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

After the Kingsman headquarters are blown up by a psychotic criminal named Poppy Adams. The surviving agents find their way to an allied secret organisation based in Kentucky, named Statesman. The two agencies must now work together in order to save the world and take down the so called 'Golden Circle'. This is why Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) is one of the best movies like Looper (2012). (Read More)

Themes:torture, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Story:bilingualism, crashing through a window, body landing on a car, shot in the face, junkie, dual wield, social commentary, severed hand, gold, subtitled scene, obscene finger gesture, american abroad, exploding body, self sacrifice, tent, character repeating someone else's dialogue, organized crime, drug addict, shot in the forehead, anti hero

Fury (2014)
Action, Drama, War

Fury (2014)

1945, in World War II Germany, the tough Sergeant Don 'Wardaddy' Collier commands a tank and survives a German attack with his veteran crew composed of Boyd 'Bible' Swan, Trini 'Gordo' Garcia and Grady 'Coon-Ass' Travis. He receives a rookie soldier Norman Ellison as the substitute for his deceased gunner and he tries to harden the youth along the way. (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Mood:gore
Story:bilingualism, death of protagonist, severed leg, grenade, subtitled scene, exploding body, american abroad, death of child, self sacrifice, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, execution, map, death of friend, shot in the back, f word, revolver, bomb, held at gunpoint

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

Predators (2010)

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

Themes:redemption, betrayal, suicide, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:hitman
Story:severed leg, shot in the face, dual wield, severed finger, strong female character, subtitled scene, exploding body, self sacrifice, tough girl, character repeating someone else's dialogue, one man army, anti hero, assassin, shot in the back, f word, criminal, held at gunpoint, vomiting, tough guy, slow motion scene

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014) is one of the best movies like Looper (2012)
Crime, Thriller

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)

Marv is unconscious on a highway surrounded by corpses. When he awakes, he has amnesia and tries to recall his last steps from the Kadie's saloon on the Saturday night. He recalls that he found four playboys burning a homeless man alive and defended the poor man. Marv hunts them down and kills the group. The cocky gambler Johnny hits jackpot in slot machines in the Kadie's saloon and invites the waitress Marcie to go with him to play poker game against the powerful Senator Roark. He wins the game and suffers the consequence of his arrogance. The private detective Dwight McCarthy is contacted by his former lover Ava Lord that asks to meet him at the Kadie's saloon. Ava asks him for forgiveness for leaving him to marry the wealthy Damian Lord. However her strong chauffeur Manute takes her home. Dwight snoops around Ava's house but is found and beaten by Manute and the bodyguards. When he returns home, Ava is waiting for him naked in the bed and seduces him again. Then she tells that Damian and Manute torture her and soon she will be killed. Once again Manute takes Ava with him and hits Dwight that invites Marv to help him to rescue Ava. Damian denies the accusation but Dwight beats him to death while Marv tear Manute's eye out. But soon Dwight finds that he was lured by Ava that shoots him. Marv rescues Dwight and takes him to the Old Town where Dwight finds his former lover Gail that helps him to recover while Dwight plots revenge against Ava. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, torture, betrayal, suicide, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:farm
Story:climbing a fire escape, tear on cheek, crashing through a window, body landing on a car, shot in the face, dual wield, severed hand, self mutilation, crime boss, dismemberment, tough girl, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, strip club, shot in the leg, one man army, anti hero, diner, axe, shot in the back

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:torture, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Story:night cityscape, severed foot, shot through a window, severed leg, lens flare, body landing on a car, shot in the face, dual wield, severed hand, strong female character, crime boss, subtitled scene, tough girl, character repeating someone else's dialogue, organized crime, shot in the leg, child in peril, death of friend, montage, assassin

Sin City (2005)
Crime, Thriller

Sin City (2005)

Four tales of crime adapted from Frank Miller's popular comics, focusing around a muscular brute who's looking for the person responsible for the death of his beloved Goldie, a man fed up with Sin City's corrupt law enforcement who takes the law into his own hands after a horrible mistake, a cop who risks his life to protect a girl from a deformed pedophile, and a hitman looking to make a little cash. This is why Sin City (2005) is one of the best movies like Looper (2012). (Read More)

Themes:redemption, tragedy, torture, betrayal, suicide, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:hitman, boy
Story:cityscape, dead woman with eyes open, severed leg, severed finger, severed hand, grenade, dismemberment, self sacrifice, tough girl, organized crime, shot in the forehead, strip club, execution, one man army, anti hero, axe, assassin, shot in the back, stripper, revolver

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, torture, betrayal, suicide, revenge
Mood:gore
Story:title spoken by narrator, shot through a window, severed leg, lens flare, body landing on a car, shot in the face, severed finger, grenade, strong female character, crime boss, exploding body, tough girl, organized crime, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, child in peril, one man army, anti hero, diner, montage

Blade Runner 2049 (2017) is one of the best movies like Looper (2012)
Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy, betrayal
Locations:farm, nightclub
Period:future
Story:night cityscape, 2040s, cityscape, bilingualism, death of protagonist, cyberpunk, social commentary, subtitled scene, dystopia, exploding body, fugitive, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, on the run, shot in the back, f word, held at gunpoint, shot in the chest, car accident, blood splatter

The Equalizer (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Equalizer (2014)

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

Themes:torture
Mood:gore
Characters:hitman
Story:lens flare, wedding ring, retirement, subtitled scene, exploding body, character repeating someone else's dialogue, organized crime, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, one man army, anti hero, diner, assassin, shot in the back, f word, criminal, revolver, held at gunpoint, tough guy, slow motion scene

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

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

Themes:torture, revenge
Mood:gore
Story:hiding in a closet, starts with narration, shot in the face, cyberpunk, dual wield, syringe, dystopia, exploding body, self sacrifice, tough girl, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, child in peril, map, axe, assassin, shot in the back, supernatural power, bomb, held at gunpoint

Lone Survivor (2013)
Action, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War

Lone Survivor (2013)

Marcus Luttrell, a Navy Seal, and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. After running into mountain herders and capturing them, they were left with no choice but to follow their rules of engagement or be imprisoned. Now Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare. This is why Lone Survivor (2013) is one of the best movies like Looper (2012). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Mood:gore
Story:lens flare, shot in the face, severed finger, camera shot of feet, self mutilation, grenade, subtitled scene, american abroad, self sacrifice, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, child in peril, map, death of friend, axe, shot in the back, f word, held at gunpoint, tough guy

Hitman (2007) is one of the best movies like Looper (2012)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Hitman (2007)

A gun-for-hire "Hitman" is a genetically-engineered, elite assassin known only as Agent 47 hired by a group known only as 'The Organization' is ensnared in a political conspiracy, which finds him pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military as he treks across Eastern Europe. But even 47 couldn't anticipate a "random equation" in his life exactitude: the unexpected stirrings of his conscience and the unfamiliar emotions aroused in him by a mysterious Russian woman. (Read More)

Themes:torture
Mood:gore
Characters:hitman
Story:dual wield, syringe, obscene finger gesture, exploding body, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, one man army, map, assassin, shot in the back, bomb, thong, slow motion scene, shot in the chest, machine gun, blood splatter, shot to death, shootout, pistol, explosion

The Nice Guys (2016)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Nice Guys (2016)

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

Themes:redemption, torture, betrayal, suicide, revenge
Characters:hitman
Story:hiding in a closet, falling on a car, contract killer, urban decay, disposing of a dead body, shot through a window, body landing on a car, dual wield, social commentary, falling down stairs, grenade, strong female character, single parent, exploding body, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, on the run, shot in the leg, child in peril, anti hero

The Magnificent Seven (2016)
Action, Adventure, Western

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in The Magnificent Seven. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns. As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal, revenge
Locations:farm
Story:bilingualism, shot through a window, lens flare, dual wield, falling down stairs, gold, subtitled scene, exploding body, self sacrifice, tent, fugitive, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, on the run, shot in the leg, child in peril, anti hero, death of friend, montage, axe

Predestination (2014)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Predestination (2014)

PREDESTINATION chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career for all eternity. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.

Themes:revenge
Story:meeting future self, time paradox, time loop, younger version of character, grenade, tough girl, character repeating someone else's dialogue, time travel, criminal, revolver, bomb, held at gunpoint, written by director, slow motion scene, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, neo noir, shootout, voice over narration

Hell Or High Water (2016) is one of the best movies like Looper (2012)
Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western

Hell Or High Water (2016)

In Texas, after the death of his mother, the unemployed oil and gas worker Toby Howard is losing his ranch to the Texas Midlands Bank. Toby is divorced from his wife who lives with their two sons. When his brother Tanner Howard is released from the prison, they team up to rob agencies of the Texas Midlands Bank to raise money to pay the loan so that Toby may leave the real estate to his sons. Meanwhile the Texas Ranger Marcus Hamilton who is near retirement and his Indian descendant partner Alberto Parker try to anticipate the next move of the thieves. This is why Hell Or High Water (2016) is one of the best movies like Looper (2012). (Read More)

Themes:redemption, betrayal, revenge
Locations:farm
Story:retirement, cornfield, farmhouse, shot through a window, social commentary, self mutilation, pickup truck, self sacrifice, fugitive, shot in the forehead, on the run, anti hero, map, diner, shot in the back, f word, criminal, revolver, held at gunpoint, rifle

Baby Driver (2017)
Action, Crime, Music, Thriller

Baby Driver (2017)

Baby is a young and partially hearing impaired getaway driver who can make any wild move while in motion with the right track playing. It's a critical talent he needs to survive his indentured servitude to the crime boss, Doc, who values his role in his meticulously planned robberies. However, just when Baby thinks he is finally free and clear to have his own life with his new girlfriend, Deborah, Doc coerces him back for another job. Now saddled with a crew of thugs too violently unstable to keep to Doc's plans, Baby finds himself and everything he cares for in terrible danger. To survive and escape the coming maelstrom, it will take all of Baby's skill, wits and daring, but even on the best track, can he make it when life is forcing him to face the music? (Read More)

Themes:betrayal, revenge
Story:shot through a window, lens flare, body landing on a car, dual wield, crime boss, pickup truck, self sacrifice, fugitive, character repeating someone else's dialogue, organized crime, shot in the forehead, on the run, shot in the leg, anti hero, map, diner, montage, shot in the back, f word, criminal

Spy (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Spy (2015)

Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global crisis. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, betrayal, revenge
Locations:nightclub
Story:floor safe, tear on cheek, dual wield, subtitled scene, american abroad, tough girl, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, assassin, shot in the back, f word, bomb, held at gunpoint, vomiting, tough guy, written by director, slow motion scene, shot in the chest, motorcycle, car accident

Savages (2012)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Savages (2012)

In California, the former Navy SEAL Chon and his best friend, the peaceful botanist Ben, are successful entrepreneurs producing and dealing high-quality weed. Chon brought seeds from Afghanistan and Ben used his knowledge to develop the best marijuana in the country. Chon and Ben share the pothead lover Ophelia and she loves both of them since they complete each other - Chon is a powerful and strong lover and Ben is a sensible and loving lover. Their comfortable life changes when the Mexican Baja Cartel demands a partnership in their business. Chon and Ben refuse the deal and the leader of the cartel Elena sends her right-arm in America, Lado, to abduct Ophelia to press the American drug dealers. Chon and Ben ask the support of the dirty DEA Agent Dennis and get inside information to begin a secret war against the Baja Cartel to release Ophelia. (Read More)

Themes:torture, betrayal, suicide, revenge
Characters:hitman
Story:title spoken by narrator, starts with narration, woman slaps a man, lens flare, grenade, strong female character, crime boss, subtitled scene, obscene finger gesture, american abroad, character repeating someone else's dialogue, organized crime, shot in the leg, bound and gagged, assassin, shot in the back, held at gunpoint, vomiting, slow motion scene, shotgun

Total Recall (2012) is one of the best movies like Looper (2012)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Total Recall (2012)

For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he's got a beautiful wife who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life - real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man as he finds himself on the run from the police. (Read More)

Themes:torture, betrayal
Period:future
Story:lens flare, cyberpunk, self mutilation, grenade, strong female character, dystopia, exploding body, tough girl, fugitive, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, on the run, one man army, anti hero, assassin, shot in the back, bomb, held at gunpoint, tough guy, slow motion scene

Rogue One (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Rogue One (2016)

All looks lost for the Rebellion against the Empire as they learn of the existence of a new super weapon, the Death Star. Once a possible weakness in its construction is uncovered, the Rebel Alliance must set out on a desperate mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. The future of the entire galaxy now rests upon its success. This is why Rogue One (2016) is one of the best movies like Looper (2012). (Read More)

Themes:redemption, tragedy, torture, betrayal, revenge
Locations:farm
Period:future
Story:bag over head, shot through a window, death of protagonist, telekinesis, social commentary, grenade, strong female character, subtitled scene, exploding body, self sacrifice, tough girl, death of wife, character repeating someone else's dialogue, on the run, execution, child in peril, anti hero, map, death of friend, shot in the back

Chappie (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Chappie (2015)

In Johannesburg, the police department reduced the high rating of criminality using robots from the Tetravaal Company, designed by the engineer Deon Wilson. The former military Vincent Moore is envious of Deon, since he has developed another project called Moose, but neither Tetravaal nor the police department is interested. Deon has just developed an Artificial Intelligence but the Tetravaal's CEO Michelle Bradley asks him to abort the project. Deon decides to bring the damaged Robot 22 that was sent to be crushed to test his A.I. However he is kidnapped by the criminals Ninja, Yo-Landi and Amerika that want him to stop the robot cops. When they see the damaged robot in the van, they force Deon to program it to heist banks with them and they call it Chappie. However, Chappie acts like a child and need to be trained to learn and grow. Meanwhile Vincent follows Deon and plots an evil scheme to activate his robot. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, torture, betrayal, revenge
Period:future
Story:criminal, lawlessness, finger gun, urban decay, dual wield, social commentary, grenade, crime boss, dismemberment, american abroad, exploding body, self sacrifice, character repeating someone else's dialogue, organized crime, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, death of friend, montage, shot in the back, f word

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:redemption, betrayal, revenge
Story:bag over head, shot in the face, dual wield, falling down stairs, exploding body, self sacrifice, death of wife, fugitive, character repeating someone else's dialogue, on the run, shot in the leg, execution, child in peril, one man army, anti hero, map, montage, axe, shot in the back, supernatural power

Seven Psychopaths (2012) is one of the best movies like Looper (2012)
Comedy, Crime

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

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

Themes:suicide
Mood:gore
Story:finger gun, interracial marriage, younger version of character, dead woman with eyes open, lens flare, subtitled scene, tent, death of wife, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, on the run, shot in the back, criminal, vomiting, written by director, slow motion scene, shot in the chest, gangster, blood splatter, shot to death

Max Payne (2008)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Max Payne (2008)

Three years ago, NYPD detective Max Payne's wife and baby were murdered. Max gets himself transferred to the cold case office where he can continue searching for the killer who got away. He's a loner, but two people reach out to him during a fateful week: Alex, his ex-partner who may have found a clue, and BB, the security chief at the pharmaceutical company where Max's wife worked. Meanwhile, bodies are piling up, some as a result of a drug on the street that is highly addictive and, for many who take it, brings hideous hallucinations. When one of the bodies is a woman Payne was the last to see alive, her sister comes looking for him armed to the teeth; Max must move fast. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal, suicide, revenge
Mood:gore
Story:night cityscape, falling on a car, body landing on a car, junkie, dismemberment, death of child, drug addiction, death of wife, shot in the leg, death of friend, assassin, shot in the back, bomb, held at gunpoint, slow motion scene, shotgun, face slap, shot in the chest, machine gun, blood splatter

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. This is why Natural Born Killers (1994) is one of the best movies like Looper (2012). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:farm
Characters:boy
Story:shot through a window, wedding ring, dual wield, covered in blood, social commentary, self mutilation, pickup truck, subtitled scene, tough girl, fugitive, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, on the run, anti hero, map, diner, montage, bound and gagged, shot in the back, f word

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
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:homelessness, redemption, torture, betrayal, suicide, revenge
Story:night cityscape, lawlessness, crashing through a window, bag over head, murder of a child, younger version of character, lens flare, social commentary, retirement, hiding, american abroad, exploding body, death of child, self sacrifice, tough girl, fugitive, character repeating someone else's dialogue, on the run, shot in the leg, execution

Ghost In The Shell (2017) is one of the best movies like Looper (2012)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ghost In The Shell (2017)

In the near future, Major Motoko Kusanagi (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible terrorist attack, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people's minds and control them, Major Kusanagi is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major Kusanagi discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, betrayal, suicide, revenge
Locations:nightclub
Period:future
Story:night cityscape, cityscape, shot through a window, dual wield, cyberpunk, social commentary, grenade, subtitled scene, obscene finger gesture, dystopia, exploding body, tough girl, fugitive, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, on the run, shot in the leg, execution, anti hero, montage

Shooter (2007)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Shooter (2007)

Bob Lee Swagger, one of the world's great marksmen and the son of a Congressional Medal of Honoree, is a loner living in the Rockies. He's left the military, having been hung out to dry in a secret Ethiopian mission a few years before, when he's recruited by a colonel to help find a way that the President of the US might be assassinated in one of three cities in the next two weeks. He does his work, but the shot is fired notwithstanding and Bob Lee is quickly the fall guy: wounded and hunted by thousands, he goes to ground and, aided by two unlikely allies, searches for the truth and for those who double-crossed him. All roads lead back to Ethiopia. (Read More)

Themes:torture, betrayal, suicide, revenge
Story:woman slaps a man, bag over head, shot through a window, lens flare, severed finger, retirement, american abroad, exploding body, fugitive, shot in the forehead, on the run, shot in the leg, one man army, death of friend, slow motion scene, shotgun, face slap, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death

Underworld Awakening (2012)
Action, Fantasy, Horror

Underworld Awakening (2012)

Mankind discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan species and they begin a war to annihilate the races. When Selene meets with Michael in the harbor, they are hit by a grenade and Selene passes out. Twelve years later, Selene awakes from a cryogenic sleep in the Antigen laboratory and meets the Vampire David. She learns that she had been the subject of the scientist Dr. Jacob Lane and the Vampire and Lycan species have been practically eradicated from Earth. But Selene is still connected to Michael and has visions that she believes that belongs to Michael's sight. However she has a surprise and finds that she has a powerful daughter named Eve that has been raised in the laboratory. Now Selene and David have to protect Eve against the Lycans that intend to use her to inoculate their species against silver. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Mood:gore
Period:future
Story:silver, body landing on a car, shot in the face, cyberpunk, social commentary, self mutilation, grenade, dystopia, exploding body, tough girl, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, child in peril, anti hero, axe, shot in the back, revolver, supernatural power, bomb

Riddick (2013)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Riddick (2013)

The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he's encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty. The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won't leave the planet without Riddick's head as their trophy. This is why Riddick (2013) is one of the best movies like Looper (2012). (Read More)

Themes:betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Story:severed leg, lens flare, shot in the face, dismemberment, exploding body, tough girl, fugitive, character repeating someone else's dialogue, one man army, anti hero, montage, shot in the back, f word, bomb, held at gunpoint, vomiting, tough guy, written by director, slow motion scene, shotgun

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

Gangster Squad (2013)

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

Themes:mafia, torture, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:nightclub
Characters:hitman, boy
Story:title spoken by narrator, finger gun, lens flare, dual wield, barn, falling down stairs, grenade, strong female character, crime boss, exploding body, death of child, character repeating someone else's dialogue, organized crime, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, anti hero, death of friend, shot in the back, criminal, revolver

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:tragedy, mafia, torture, betrayal, revenge
Locations:nightclub
Story:criminal, organized crime, crashing through a window, urban decay, shot through a window, lens flare, body landing on a car, social commentary, falling down stairs, grenade, crime boss, subtitled scene, american abroad, exploding body, self sacrifice, character repeating someone else's dialogue, child in peril, one man army, anti hero, death of friend

Road To Perdition (2002)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Road To Perdition (2002)

1931. Mike Sullivan and Connor Rooney are two henchmen of elderly Chicago-based Irish-American mobster John Rooney, Connor's father. In many respects, John treats Mike more as his son, who he raised as his own after Mike was orphaned, than the volatile Connor, who nonetheless sees himself as the heir apparent to the family business. One evening, Mike's eldest son, twelve year old Michael Sullivan Jr., who has no idea what his father does for a living, witnesses Connor and his father gun down an associate and his men, the situation gone wrong initiated from an action by Connor. Caught witnessing the incident, Michael is sworn to secrecy about what he saw. Regardless, Connor, not wanting any loose ends, makes an attempt to kill Mike, his wife and their two sons. Mike and the surviving members of his family know that they need to go on the run as Connor, who has gone into hiding, will be protected through mob loyalty, especially by John, who cannot turn on his own flesh and blood. Still, Mike has to figure out a way for retribution for what Connor did, while still protecting him and his family, not only from Connor, but from John and his fellow associates. Through it all, Mike wants those in his family that had no say in what he chose as a living, to have some redemption for their eternal souls. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, mafia, betrayal, revenge
Locations:farm
Characters:hitman
Story:starts with narration, contract killer, murder of a child, death of protagonist, shot in the face, hiding, crime boss, fugitive, organized crime, shot in the forehead, on the run, child in peril, anti hero, diner, assassin, shot in the back, prostitution, rifle, slow motion scene, shotgun

Dredd (2012)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi

Dredd (2012)

The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One - a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called "Judges" who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge - a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of "Slo-Mo" experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed. During a routine day on the job, Dredd is assigned to train and evaluate Cassandra Anderson, a rookie with powerful psychic abilities thanks to a genetic mutation. A heinous crime calls them to a neighborhood where fellow Judges rarely dare to venture - a 200 storey vertical slum controlled by prostitute turned drug lord Ma-Ma and her ruthless clan. When they capture one of the clan's inner circle, Ma-Ma overtakes the compound's control center and wages a dirty, vicious war against the Judges that proves she will stop at nothing to protect her empire. With the body count climbing and no way out, Dredd and Anderson must confront the odds and engage in the relentless battle for their survival. (Read More)

Themes:homelessness, torture
Mood:gore
Period:future
Story:night cityscape, mob execution, urban decay, shot in the face, junkie, cyberpunk, grenade, strong female character, crime boss, dystopia, tough girl, organized crime, drug addict, shot in the leg, execution, one man army, anti hero, assassin, shot in the back, f word

Red 2 (2013) is one of the best movies like Looper (2012)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Red 2 (2013)

Retired CIA agent Frank Moses is in love with Sarah Ross and enjoying their normal life. Out of the blue, Marvin Boggs meets Frank in the supermarket and tells that Wikileaks has released the information that they had participated and know the whereabouts of the Nightshade, a portable nuclear weapon that was smuggled in pieces and hidden in Russia. Now the top agents in the world are under contract to seek them out to discover where Nightshade is. The trio travels to Paris and teams-up with the Russian Katja to track down the former Russian Agent 'The Frog' to get more information about the operation. They learn that the brilliant inventor Dr. Edward Bailey might know where the weapon is. They discover that Bailey has been interned in an asylum in London by the MI-6 for thirty-two years and the British Victoria joins the team. They rescue Bailey and find that the nuclear device is hidden in the Kremlin. Soon the dangerous South Korean Han joins the group expecting to retrieve the weapon. But dangerous killer Jack Horton is hunting Frank down and will not stop until he recovers the nuclear bomb. This is why Red 2 (2013) is one of the best movies like Looper (2012). (Read More)

Themes:torture, betrayal, revenge
Story:contract killer, bag over head, dual wield, hiding, grenade, subtitled scene, american abroad, exploding body, tough girl, fugitive, on the run, shot in the leg, anti hero, diner, bound and gagged, assassin, shot in the back, revolver, bomb, held at gunpoint

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)
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)

Themes:betrayal, suicide, revenge
Locations:nightclub
Story:night cityscape, bilingualism, crashing through a window, shot through a window, lens flare, body landing on a car, subtitled scene, american abroad, exploding body, character repeating someone else's dialogue, on the run, shot in the leg, one man army, anti hero, assassin, shot in the back, bomb, held at gunpoint, tough guy, slow motion scene

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:tragedy, torture, betrayal, revenge
Characters:hitman
Story:secret tunnel, bilingualism, bag over head, severed leg, covered in blood, severed hand, crime boss, subtitled scene, american abroad, death of child, tough girl, death of wife, character repeating someone else's dialogue, organized crime, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, anti hero, map, assassin, shot in the back

Tomorrowland (2015)
Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery, Sci-fi

Tomorrowland (2015)

Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as "Tomorrowland." (Read More)

Themes:redemption, betrayal
Characters:boy
Period:future
Story:bilingualism, pocket watch, cornfield, teleportation, body landing on a car, camera shot of feet, social commentary, severed hand, barn, falling down stairs, strong female character, pickup truck, single parent, dystopia, exploding body, self sacrifice, fugitive, character repeating someone else's dialogue, on the run, child in peril

Knight And Day (2010) is one of the best movies like Looper (2012)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Knight And Day (2010)

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

Story:kansas, cornfield, bag over head, body landing on a car, grenade, syringe, american abroad, fugitive, character repeating someone else's dialogue, on the run, shot in the leg, one man army, anti hero, diner, assassin, f word, revolver, held at gunpoint, tough guy, shotgun

District 9 (2009)
Sci-fi, Thriller

District 9 (2009)

In 1982, a massive star ship bearing a bedraggled alien population, nicknamed "The Prawns," appeared over Johannesburg, South Africa. Twenty-eight years later, the initial welcome by the human population has faded. The refugee camp where the aliens were located has deteriorated into a militarized ghetto called District 9, where they are confined and exploited in squalor. In 2010, the munitions corporation, Multi-National United, is contracted to forcibly evict the population with operative Wikus van der Merwe in charge. In this operation, Wikus is exposed to a strange alien chemical and must rely on the help of his only two new 'Prawn' friends. This is why District 9 (2009) is one of the best movies like Looper (2012). (Read More)

Themes:torture, betrayal
Mood:gore
Story:severed leg, social commentary, self mutilation, subtitled scene, dystopia, exploding body, self sacrifice, fugitive, shot in the forehead, on the run, shot in the leg, execution, child in peril, shot in the back, prostitution, held at gunpoint, vomiting, shot in the chest, machine gun, blood splatter

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

The Mummy (2017)

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

Themes:redemption, betrayal, revenge
Story:woman slaps a man, bilingualism, telekinesis, self mutilation, grenade, pickup truck, subtitled scene, american abroad, self sacrifice, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the leg, one man army, anti hero, death of friend, axe, shot in the back, supernatural power, held at gunpoint, tough guy, slow motion scene

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

The G.I. Joe team is framed for crimes against the country by Zartan, disguised as the President, and Cobra Commander has all the world leaders under his influence, with their advanced warheads headed towards innocent populaces around the world. Outnumbered and outgunned, the surviving team members form a plan with their original leader, General Joseph Colton, to rescue the President and face off Cobra Commander, his accomplices and the world leaders. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, torture, betrayal, revenge
Story:lens flare, dual wield, self mutilation, falling down stairs, grenade, obscene finger gesture, american abroad, exploding body, tough girl, character repeating someone else's dialogue, on the run, death of friend, assassin, shot in the back, bomb, held at gunpoint, tough guy, slow motion scene, shot in the chest, motorcycle

Black Mass (2015) is one of the best movies like Looper (2012)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History

Black Mass (2015)

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

Themes:mafia, torture, betrayal, revenge
Locations:nightclub
Characters:hitman
Story:mob execution, urban decay, disposing of a dead body, shot through a window, shot in the face, junkie, crime boss, fugitive, character repeating someone else's dialogue, organized crime, drug addict, shot in the forehead, on the run, shot in the leg, shot in the back, f word, criminal, revolver, held at gunpoint, rifle

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, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:hitman
Story:gangster, contract killer, interracial kiss, shot through a window, body landing on a car, shot in the face, covered in blood, social commentary, severed hand, subtitled scene, tough girl, death of wife, fugitive, character repeating someone else's dialogue, drug addict, shot in the forehead, on the run, shot in the leg, one man army, anti hero

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