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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:surveillance, corruption, racism, deception, escape, drunkenness, torture, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:spoof, gore
Locations:texas, mexico, rooftop, kitchen, desert, church, hospital
Characters:maid, lust, hitman, hostage, priest, nurse, doctor, nipples, nudity
Period:2000s
Story:senator, machete, mexican immigrant, sniper rifle, surveillance camera, federale, mexican food, death of partner, womans bare butt, bare butt woman, resistance fighter, woman's bare butt, naked woman, rocket launcher, shootout in a church, chauffeured limousine, immigration agent, immigration officer, u.s. mexico border, undercover agent

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:deception, escape, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:rooftop
Characters:hitman
Story:sniper rifle, rocket launcher, assassination attempt, female assassin, double cross, threatened with a knife, stabbed in the crotch, chop shop, shot in the knee, crushed by a car, thrown from a car, repeated line, contract killer, hired killer, stabbed in the arm, stabbed in the hand, shot through a window, body count, body landing on a car, bulletproof vest

The Expendables (2010)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

The Expendables (2010)

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

Themes:surveillance, corruption, escape, torture, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:church, mexico
Characters:hostage
Story:sniper rifle, rocket launcher, undercover agent, assassination attempt, security camera, knife in the chest, knife throwing, threatened with a knife, shot in the knee, suitcase of money, stabbed in the shoulder, stabbed in the arm, body count, bulletproof vest, title at the end, title appears in writing, shot in the face, gash in the face, partner, reverse footage

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:corruption, deception, escape, drunkenness, torture, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:mexico, desert, hospital
Characters:hostage, nurse, doctor, nipples, nudity
Story:u.s. mexico border, assassination attempt, double cross, topless female nudity, threatened with a knife, stabbed in the forehead, crushed by a car, hands tied, neo western, stabbed in the face, stabbed in the shoulder, filmed killing, hired killer, stabbed in the arm, shot through a window, poetic justice, gatling gun, ethnic slur, body count, stabbed in the eye

The Equalizer (2014) is one of the best movies like Machete (2010)
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:surveillance, corruption, deception, torture
Mood:gore
Locations:hospital
Characters:hitman, hostage
Story:assassination attempt, police corruption, sawed off shotgun, security camera, threatened with a knife, corrupt businessman, nail gun, improvised weapon, stabbed in the shoulder, impersonating a police officer, title at the end, stabbed in the head, construction site, murder of a police officer, uzi, henchman, corrupt cop, subtitled scene, vigilante, silencer

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 Machete (2010). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, deception, escape, drunkenness, torture, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:rocket launcher, undercover agent, assassination attempt, double cross, security camera, threatened with a knife, over the top, thrown from a car, improvised weapon, exploding house, filmed killing, meat cleaver, discovery, text messaging, media coverage, gatling gun, drug lord, broken arm, eye patch, body landing on a car

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)
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:corruption, deception, drunkenness, torture, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:chauffeured limousine, female assassin, double cross, bare butt, katana sword, threatened with a knife, corrupt businessman, thrown from a car, naked, corrupt official, stabbed in the face, shot in the eye, stabbed in the arm, nude swimming, flamethrower, body landing on a car, jumping through a window, punched in the chest, stabbed in the leg, stabbed in the head

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:deception, torture, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:rooftop, hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:female assassin, sword fight, knife throwing, threatened with a knife, stabbed in the forehead, stabbed in the face, stabbed in the shoulder, stabbed in the arm, police officer shot in the chest, stabbed in the hand, shot through a window, text messaging, media coverage, stabbed in the eye, eye patch, body landing on a car, bulletproof vest, stabbed in the leg, stabbed in the head, shot in the face

Spy (2015) is one of the best movies like Machete (2010)
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:surveillance, deception, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:kitchen
Characters:hostage
Story:surveillance camera, undercover agent, assassination attempt, female assassin, double cross, knife throwing, threatened with a knife, gardner, socialite, filmed killing, meat cleaver, scene before opening credits, stabbed in the hand, homage, punched in the chest, construction site, partner, stealing a car, subtitled scene, shot in the arm

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:surveillance, escape, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:rooftop
Characters:hostage, doctor
Story:security camera, knife throwing, stabbed in the mouth, stabbed in the face, stabbed in the shoulder, shot in the eye, scalpel, stabbed in the arm, poetic justice, flamethrower, stabbed in the eye, body landing on a car, jumping through a window, punched in the chest, stabbed in the leg, stabbed in the head, shot in the face, partner, stealing a car, explosive

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. This is why G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013) is one of the best movies like Machete (2010). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, deception, torture, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:desert
Characters:hostage
Story:sniper rifle, rocket launcher, assassination attempt, double cross, security camera, sword fight, hummer, framed for murder, media coverage, gatling gun, bulletproof vest, punched in the chest, stabbed in the head, frame up, explosive, masked man, press conference, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie, uzi

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:surveillance, deception, escape, torture, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:rooftop, kitchen, desert, hospital
Characters:maid, hostage, priest, doctor
Story:sniper rifle, assassination attempt, double cross, time bomb, sawed off shotgun, security camera, police vigilantism, corrupt businessman, shooting a police officer, hummer, socialite, filmed killing, carjacking, police officer shot in the chest, media coverage, newspaper clipping, gatling gun, rocket, bulletproof vest, title at the end

2 Guns (2013) is one of the best movies like Machete (2010)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

2 Guns (2013)

Robert Trench, an undercover DEA agent, takes advantage of gunman Michael Stigman's idea to rob a bank to bust him and a mob boss. However, it proves too successful with much more money seized than anticipated with Trench's forces not stopping the getaway. Complicating things still more, Stigman turns out to be a Naval Intelligence agent who shoots Trench and takes the money. The interservice debacle suddenly finds Trench and Stigman in a bloody web of corrupt clandestine rivalries as they are hunted, blackmailed and isolated for the money on both sides of the law. Now, the fugitives must work together to find a way out of this situation with no one to turn to but themselves. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, corruption, deception, escape, torture, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:mexico, desert
Characters:hostage, nipples
Story:sniper rifle, rocket launcher, u.s. mexico border, undercover agent, assassination attempt, double cross, security camera, shot in the knee, scene before opening credits, framed for murder, stabbed in the hand, shot through a window, drug lord, bulletproof vest, jumping through a window, frame up, gunshot wound, partner, stealing a car, explosive

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:deception, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Characters:maid, hostage
Story:resistance fighter, assassination attempt, knife throwing, threatened with a knife, bare knuckle fighting, hands tied, scene before opening credits, fast motion scene, punched in the chest, stabbed in the leg, stabbed in the head, shot in the face, resistance, reverse footage, explosive, crushed to death, masked man, kicked in the stomach, freeze frame, henchman

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:deception, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:hitman, hostage, doctor
Story:sniper rifle, female assassin, double cross, sword fight, threatened with a knife, minigun, hand through chest, stabbed in the shoulder, scalpel, gatling gun, drug lord, shot in the face, machete, uzi, subtitled scene, battlefield, trap, shot in the shoulder, kicked in the face, tough girl

Desperado (1995)
Action, Thriller

Desperado (1995)

With this sequel to his prize-winning independent previous film, "El Mariachi," director Robert Rodriquez joins the ranks of Sam Peckinpah and John Woo as a master of slick, glamorized ultra-violence. We pick up the story as a continuation of "El Mariachi," where an itinerant musician, looking for work, gets mistaken for a hitman and thereby entangled in a web of love, corruption, and death. This time, he is out to avenge the murder of his lover and the maiming of his fretting hand, which occurred at the end of the earlier movie. However, the plot is recapitulated, and again, a case of mistaken identity leads to a very high body count, involvement with a beautiful woman who works for the local drug lord, and finally, the inevitable face-to-face confrontation and bloody showdown. This is why Desperado (1995) is one of the best movies like Machete (2010). (Read More)

Themes:corruption, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:mexico, hospital
Characters:hitman
Story:rocket launcher, assassination attempt, sawed off shotgun, knife in the chest, knife throwing, threatened with a knife, crushed by a car, neo western, shot in the eye, stabbed in the arm, shot through a window, poetic justice, drug lord, body count, body landing on a car, covered in blood, mexican, cowboy hat, bullet, uzi

Riddick (2013) is one of the best movies like Machete (2010)
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. (Read More)

Themes:deception, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:desert
Story:sniper rifle, sawed off shotgun, knife throwing, threatened with a knife, personal vendetta, head cut in half, stabbed in the shoulder, ethnic slur, bulletproof vest, punched in the chest, stabbed in the leg, disembowelment, stabbed in the head, title appears in writing, shot in the face, machete, machismo, shot in the arm, silencer, trap

Red 2 (2013)
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. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, deception, escape, torture, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:church
Characters:hostage
Story:sniper rifle, undercover agent, assassination attempt, female assassin, double cross, security camera, arsenal, filmed killing, contract killer, gatling gun, title at the end, punched in the chest, frame up, senator, uzi, subtitled scene, shot in the arm, silencer, shot in the shoulder, kicked in the face

Serbuan Maut (2011)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Serbuan Maut (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:surveillance, torture, betrayal
Mood:gore
Story:sniper rifle, drug lord, police corruption, security camera, stabbing a police officer, shooting a police officer, stabbed in the face, filmed killing, shot in the eye, police officer shot in the chest, stabbed in the hand, shot through a window, wilhelm scream, broken arm, body count, title at the end, jumping through a window, stabbed in the leg, stabbed in the head, shot in the face

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

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)

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

Themes:surveillance, betrayal, deception, escape, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:rooftop
Characters:hostage
Story:sniper rifle, rocket launcher, assassination attempt, double cross, security camera, threatened with a knife, hummer, gatling gun, government agent, body landing on a car, bulletproof vest, punched in the chest, explosive, duct tape over mouth, parking garage, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie, henchman, subtitled scene, battlefield

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016) is one of the best movies like Machete (2010)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)

The general public is concerned over having Superman on their planet and letting the "Dark Knight" - Batman - pursue the streets of Gotham. While this is happening, a power-phobic Batman tries to attack Superman.,Meanwhile Superman tries to settle on a decision, and Lex Luthor, the criminal mastermind and millionaire, tries to use his own advantages to fight the "Man of Steel". This is why Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016) is one of the best movies like Machete (2010). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, deception, escape, torture, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:rooftop, desert
Characters:hostage
Story:sniper rifle, rocket launcher, undercover agent, double cross, threatened with a knife, bare knuckle fighting, tortured to death, flame thrower, stabbed in the shoulder, filmed killing, framed for murder, media coverage, newspaper clipping, gatling gun, wilhelm scream, flamethrower, body landing on a car, bulletproof vest, jumping through a window, punched in the chest

Once Upon A Time In Mexico (2003)
Action, Thriller

Once Upon A Time In Mexico (2003)

In the third movie of Rodriguez's "Mariachi" trilogy, a Mexican drug lord pretends to overthrow the Mexican government, and is connected to a corrupt CIA agent who at that time, demands retribution from his worst enemy to carry out the drug lord's uprising against the government.

Themes:escape, drunkenness, torture, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:mexico, church, hospital
Characters:hitman, hostage, nurse, doctor
Story:mexican, drug lord, shootout in a church, assassination attempt, double cross, political corruption, sawed off shotgun, knife throwing, shot in the knee, murder of wife, neo western, set up, government agent, wilhelm scream, flamethrower, body count, eye patch, stabbed in the head, partner, explosive

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:surveillance, corruption, deception, escape, torture, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:rooftop, kitchen, hospital
Characters:hostage, nurse, doctor
Period:2000s
Story:vigilante, sniper rifle, rocket launcher, double cross, police corruption, sawed off shotgun, threatened with a knife, killed in car, corrupt businessman, hands tied, thrown from a car, improvised weapon, text message, filmed killing, shot through a window, news reporter, media coverage, newspaper clipping, gatling gun, rocket

Priest (2011)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Priest (2011)

PRIEST, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller, is set in an alternate world -- one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on a quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece's boyfriend, a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess who possesses otherworldly fighting skills. (Read More)

Themes:deception, torture, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:church, desert
Characters:priest, hostage
Story:knife throwing, threatened with a knife, repeated line, stabbed in the shoulder, meat cleaver, crucifixion, poetic justice, jumping through a window, punched in the chest, stabbed in the leg, disembowelment, gash in the face, covered in blood, social commentary, crushed to death, asian woman, kicked in the stomach, cowboy hat, crucifix, machete

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) is one of the best movies like Machete (2010)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

A young man named Eggsy whose father died when he was a young boy, is dealing with living with the creep his mother is with now, who mistreats her and him. He goes out and does something to one of the creep's friends. He gets arrested and he calls a number a man gave him around the time his father died, to call if he needs help. A man named Harry approaches him and tells him he's the one who helped him. He tells him that he knew his father. When the man Eggsy slighted wants some payback, Harry takes care of him and his companions single handed. Harry then tells Eggsy that he's part of a secret organization called the Kingsman and his father was also part of it. He died trying to make the world safe. Harry offers Eggsy the opportunity to be a Kingsman and he takes it. He undergoes a grueling training course. Harry is looking into the demise of another Kingsman and the trail leads him to tech billionaire named Valentine aka V who is also curious about the group following him, the Kingsman. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, deception, escape, torture, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:church
Characters:hostage
Story:sniper rifle, rocket launcher, undercover agent, female assassin, security camera, threatened with a knife, arsenal, filmed killing, meat cleaver, shot in the eye, stabbed in the arm, homage, poetic justice, newspaper clipping, stabbed in the eye, body landing on a car, jumping through a window, punched in the chest, stabbed in the head, shot in the face

Central Intelligence (2016)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Central Intelligence (2016)

Calvin Joyner was voted in high school the guy most likely to succeed. 20 years later he's an accountant. As his high school reunion approaches, he tries to make contact with his old schoolmates. And someone named Bob Stone contacts him. He says that he was known as Robbie Weirdicht in school. Calvin remembers that he was picked on, as a matter of fact after an extremely nasty prank he left school. They agree to meet and Calvin is surprised by how much he has changed. Bob asks Calvin to help him out. He says yes and the next thing he knows some men burst into his home. They're CIA, the one in charge is looking for Stone, she says he's a rogue agent. When they can't find Bob they leave. Later he approaches Calvin telling him, he is not a rogue agent, he's trying to find a person known as the Black Badger who is planning to sell some information that in the wrong hands can be disastrous. so he needs Calvin's help to stop him. Calvin's not sure whom he should believe. This is why Central Intelligence (2016) is one of the best movies like Machete (2010). (Read More)

Themes:deception, escape, torture, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:kitchen
Characters:hitman, hostage
Story:assassination attempt, double cross, bare butt, knife throwing, improvised weapon, repeated line, contract killer, hired killer, shot through a window, body landing on a car, bulletproof vest, jumping through a window, punched in the chest, partner, explosive, duct tape over mouth, parking garage, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie, freeze frame

Knight And Day (2010)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Knight And Day (2010)

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

Themes:surveillance, deception, escape, kidnapping
Locations:rooftop, kitchen, hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:double cross, security camera, knife in the chest, knife throwing, crushed by a car, body landing on a car, reverse footage, parking garage, uzi, silencer, kicked in the face, undercover, fugitive, character repeating someone else's dialogue, stabbed in the back, on the run, shot in the leg, news report, femme fatale, hit by a car

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:surveillance, deception, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:rooftop, desert, church
Characters:hostage, priest, doctor
Story:assassination attempt, double cross, bare butt, security camera, threatened with a knife, improvised weapon, media coverage, bulletproof vest, punched in the chest, stabbed in the leg, construction site, partner, reverse footage, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie, subtitled scene, battlefield, laptop, character repeating someone else's dialogue, electrocution

Sicario (2015) is one of the best movies like Machete (2010)
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:surveillance, corruption, deception, escape, torture, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:texas, mexico, desert
Characters:hitman, hostage
Story:mexican immigrant, sniper rifle, surveillance camera, mexican, u.s. mexico border, double cross, police corruption, security camera, federale, drug lord, bulletproof vest, title at the end, partner, reverse footage, covered in blood, murder of a police officer, severed hand, corrupt cop, subtitled scene, shot in the arm

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:corruption, deception, escape, drunkenness, torture, betrayal, revenge
Locations:hospital
Characters:hitman, hostage, nudity
Story:assassination attempt, double cross, bare butt, topless female nudity, threatened with a knife, corrupt official, contract killer, hired killer, shot through a window, ethnic slur, broken arm, body landing on a car, jumping through a window, punched in the chest, title appears in writing, stealing a car, reverse footage, social commentary, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie

The A-team (2010)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

The A-team (2010)

Four American soldiers who are in Iraq are sent on a mission to recover plates for printing 100 dollar bills that were used to print a billion dollars. After doing the job and returning to the base their commanding officer is killed in an explosion and the plates are stolen by another operative. They would be court martialed and sent to different prisons. 6 months later, the leader, Hannibal Smith is visited by a CIA spook who tells him he knows where the man who took the plates is and wants him and his men to recover it. So he helps him escape and he breaks out the others and they go after the plates. But after doing it, they discover that the spook might not be ok. And a military intelligence officer who was involved with one of them is pursuing them. This is why The A-team (2010) is one of the best movies like Machete (2010). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, corruption, deception, escape, torture, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:mexico, rooftop, desert, hospital
Characters:hostage
Period:2000s
Story:sniper rifle, rocket launcher, u.s. mexico border, double cross, security camera, thrown from a car, hummer, repeated line, framed for murder, gatling gun, government agent, bulletproof vest, title at the end, jumping through a window, punched in the chest, frame up, parking garage, kicked in the stomach, machismo, freeze frame

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:deception, torture, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:kitchen, hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:sniper rifle, double cross, firearm pointed at the camera, security camera, knife in the chest, knife throwing, threatened with a knife, arsenal, stabbed in the arm, shot through a window, gatling gun, body landing on a car, bulletproof vest, title appears in writing, shot in the face, gash in the face, stealing a car, crushed to death, masked man, kicked in the stomach

Natural Born Killers (1994) is one of the best movies like Machete (2010)
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:surveillance, corruption, deception, escape, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:kitchen, desert
Characters:hostage
Story:double cross, sawed off shotgun, security camera, knife throwing, threatened with a knife, filmed killing, shot through a window, news reporter, fast motion scene, media coverage, punched in the chest, stealing a car, covered in blood, social commentary, black humor, grindhouse, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie, cowboy hat, freeze frame

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:surveillance, escape, torture, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:rooftop
Characters:hostage
Story:rocket launcher, female assassin, time bomb, security camera, house explosion, threatened with a knife, crushed by a car, filmed killing, female fighter, bulletproof vest, punched in the chest, shot in the face, resistance, explosive, crushed to death, kicked in the stomach, battlefield, shot in the arm, shot in the shoulder, kicked in the face

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

Deadpool (2016)

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

Themes:deception, escape, torture, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage, doctor
Story:double cross, bare butt, katana sword, sword fight, knife in the head, knife throwing, topless female nudity, threatened with a knife, stabbed in the forehead, carrying someone, crushed by a car, thrown from a car, text message, stabbed in the shoulder, betting, stabbed in the arm, laundromat, female fighter, text messaging, broken arm

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
Action, Fantasy, Horror

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

The siblings Hansel and Gretel are left alone in the woods by their father and captured by a dark witch in a candy house. However they kill the witch and escape from the spot. Years later, the orphans have become famous witch hunters. When eleven children go missing in a small village, the Mayor summons Hansel and Gretel to rescue them, and they save the red haired Mina from the local sheriff who wants to burn her, accusing Mina of witchcraft. Soon they discover that the Blood Moon will approach in three days and the powerful dark witch Muriel is responsible for the abduction of children. She intends to use the children together with a secret ingredient in a Sabbath to make the coven of witches protected against the fire. Meanwhile Hansel and Gretel disclose secrets about their parents. This is why Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) is one of the best movies like Machete (2010). (Read More)

Themes:escape, betrayal, kidnapping
Mood:gore
Locations:desert
Characters:hostage, nudity
Story:sniper rifle, female assassin, sawed off shotgun, sword fight, exploding house, stabbed in the arm, scene before opening credits, gatling gun, title at the end, stabbed in the leg, stabbed in the head, shot in the face, covered in blood, crushed to death, grindhouse, buttocks, battlefield, shot in the arm, trap, shot in the shoulder

Olympus Has Fallen (2013) is one of the best movies like Machete (2010)
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:surveillance, deception, escape, torture, betrayal, kidnapping
Mood:gore
Locations:rooftop, hospital
Characters:hostage, nurse
Story:sniper rifle, rocket launcher, female assassin, security camera, threatened with a knife, stabbed in the forehead, shooting a police officer, filmed killing, police officer shot in the chest, shot through a window, media coverage, gatling gun, government agent, body count, bulletproof vest, stabbed in the leg, stabbed in the head, gash in the face, crushed to death, masked man

Hitman (2007)
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:corruption, torture
Mood:gore
Locations:rooftop, church
Characters:hitman, nudity
Story:double cross, sword fight, topless female nudity, stabbed in the arm, bulletproof vest, construction site, murder of a police officer, crucifix, machete, bullet, shot in the arm, silencer, laptop, stabbed in the back, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, sniper, one man army, assassination, stabbed in the chest

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. (Read More)

Themes:corruption, escape, torture, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:hospital
Characters:hitman, hostage
Story:female assassin, political corruption, police corruption, katana sword, stopped by police, shot in the eye, scene before opening credits, framed for murder, nude woman murdered, wilhelm scream, broken arm, stabbed in the eye, stabbed in the head, reverse footage, black humor, severed hand, asian woman, crucifix, uzi, corrupt cop

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:surveillance, deception, escape, betrayal, revenge
Locations:rooftop
Story:rocket launcher, undercover agent, double cross, sawed off shotgun, security camera, corrupt official, set up, shot through a window, media coverage, gatling gun, body landing on a car, bulletproof vest, jumping through a window, stabbed in the leg, explosive, masked man, freeze frame, subtitled scene, shot in the arm, police brutality

The Magnificent Seven (2016) is one of the best movies like Machete (2010)
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. This is why The Magnificent Seven (2016) is one of the best movies like Machete (2010). (Read More)

Themes:corruption, deception, escape, drunkenness, betrayal, revenge
Locations:desert, church
Story:sawed off shotgun, knife in the chest, knife throwing, threatened with a knife, shot in the eye, hired killer, shot through a window, poetic justice, gatling gun, ethnic slur, eye patch, title at the end, stabbed in the leg, mexican, murder of a police officer, cowboy hat, henchman, corrupt cop, subtitled scene, battlefield

Suicide Squad (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Suicide Squad (2016)

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

Themes:surveillance, deception, escape, torture, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:rooftop
Characters:hitman, hostage
Story:sniper rifle, rocket launcher, double cross, katana sword, security camera, sword fight, bomb, head cut in half, hand through chest, hot pants, arsenal, stabbed in the face, contract killer, filmed killing, impersonating a police officer, gatling gun, government agent, ethnic slur, body landing on a car, bulletproof vest

Killer Elite (2011)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Killer Elite (2011)

Loosely based on a true story, Killer Elite pits two of the worlds' most elite operatives - Danny, a ruthless killer-for-hire ('Jason Statham' (qv)) and Hunter, his longtime mentor ('Robert De Niro' (qv)) - against the cunning leader of a secret society of former Special Air Service operatives('Clive Owen'). Covering the globe from Australia to Paris, London and the Middle East, Danny and Hunter are plunged into a highly dangerous game of revenge and deception - where things are not always what they appear to be. (Read More)

Themes:deception, escape, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:mexico, desert, hospital
Characters:hitman, hostage
Story:assassination attempt, filmed killing, stabbed in the hand, government agent, stabbed in the eye, jumping through a window, bullet, shot in the arm, silencer, shot in the shoulder, bodyguard, kicked in the face, character repeating someone else's dialogue, limousine, confession, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, one man army, assassination, exploding car

Xxx (2002)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx (2002)

Xander "XXX" Cage is a thrill seeker who until now has been deemed untouchable by the law. NSA Agent Gibbons forces XXX to cooperate with the government to infiltrate an underground Russian crime ring, and avoid going to prison. Gibbons sends XXX to enter this world of crime undetected where others have failed, using his natural athletic prowess and a whole lot of attitude. Xander must combat an organization led by a clever, ruthless and nihilistic Yorgi whose first target is the city of Prague. (Read More)

Themes:escape, torture
Period:2000s
Story:sniper rifle, rocket launcher, undercover agent, sawed off shotgun, american citizenship, flame thrower, interracial kiss, gatling gun, title appears in writing, senator, stealing a car, explosive, crushed to death, parking garage, machete, machismo, corrupt cop, subtitled scene, battlefield, premarital sex

The Expendables 2 (2012) is one of the best movies like Machete (2010)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

The Expendables 2 (2012)

Barney Ross is approached by CIA man Church, who wants him and his guns for hire to go to the former Soviet Union to retrieve something that was on a plane that crashed. Church doesn't tell him what he is getting. And Church sends a woman, Maggie with him to make sure he gets it. They find the plane and get the thing but some men take one of Barney's people hostage and the leader tells him to give him what they got or he'll kill his hostage. They give it to him but he kills his hostage anyway. Barney asks Maggie what was so important about that thing. She says that it showed the location of a Russian plutonium storage mine. Barney decides to track the man down and deal with him. They track them down and discover that the man they seek is Vilain who leads a group known as The Sangs and that they have taken all the men from the surrounding villages to work the mine. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, torture, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:church
Characters:hostage
Story:sniper rifle, rocket launcher, knife throwing, rescue, suitcase of money, stabbed in the face, stabbed in the shoulder, stabbed in the arm, shot through a window, gatling gun, body count, bulletproof vest, jumping through a window, punched in the chest, stabbed in the leg, stabbed in the head, shot in the face, gash in the face, explosive, crushed to death

From Paris With Love (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller

From Paris With Love (2010)

James Reece is an ambitious aide to the U.S. Ambassador in Paris, doing little jobs for the CIA and hoping to get into black ops. On the night he and his girlfriend, Caroline, become engaged, he's told to pick up Charlie Wax at Orly. Charlie is an unorthodox government employee - large, bald and bearded, foul-mouthed and eccentric. Charlie immediately takes James on a wild ride of murder and mayhem, through ethnic enclaves. As bodies pile up, the purpose remains opaque to James. Caroline, unhappy that James has been out of touch for a day, tells him to bring Charlie for dinner. Charlie can be charming - where will it lead? Does the chess-playing James have what it takes? This is why From Paris With Love (2010) is one of the best movies like Machete (2010). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, deception, betrayal
Locations:rooftop
Characters:hitman
Story:rocket launcher, undercover agent, assassination attempt, female assassin, double cross, security camera, shot in the knee, aikido, government agent, drug lord, ethnic slur, jumping through a window, partner, stealing a car, explosive, parking garage, uzi, subtitled scene, silencer, premarital sex

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:surveillance, deception, escape, torture, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:desert, church
Characters:hostage
Story:sniper rifle, rocket launcher, chauffeured limousine, assassination attempt, two on a motorcycle, security camera, threatened with a knife, impersonating a police officer, shot through a window, gatling gun, ethnic slur, stabbed in the eye, body landing on a car, bulletproof vest, punched in the chest, stabbed in the leg, construction site, parking garage, murder of a police officer, kicked in the stomach

Total Recall (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:surveillance, deception, escape, drunkenness, torture, betrayal
Story:resistance fighter, undercover agent, female assassin, double cross, political corruption, corrupt official, stabbed in the hand, media coverage, gatling gun, government agent, bulletproof vest, jumping through a window, resistance, murder of a police officer, shot in the arm, shot in the shoulder, tough girl, fugitive, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead

The Accountant (2016) is one of the best movies like Machete (2010)
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:surveillance, deception, escape, torture, betrayal, revenge
Characters:hitman, hostage
Period:2000s
Story:sniper rifle, assassination attempt, double cross, security camera, minigun, corrupt businessman, tortured to death, contract killer, hired killer, stabbed in the arm, shot through a window, gatling gun, government agent, body count, bulletproof vest, punched in the chest, reverse footage, drug overdose, parking garage, press conference

Sucker Punch (2011)
Action, Fantasy

Sucker Punch (2011)

A young girl (Baby Doll) is locked away in a mental asylum by her abusive stepfather where she will undergo a lobotomy in five days' time. Faced with unimaginable odds, she retreats to a fantastical world in her imagination where she and four other female inmates at the asylum, plot to escape the facility. The lines between reality and fantasy blur as Baby Doll and her four companions, as well as a mysterious guide, fight to retrieve the five items they need that will allow them to break free from their captors before it's too late... (Read More)

Themes:escape, surveillance, betrayal
Locations:kitchen
Characters:hostage, priest, doctor
Story:sniper rifle, rocket launcher, female assassin, katana sword, security camera, sword fight, threatened with a knife, extreme closeup, arsenal, shot in the eye, gatling gun, rocket, stabbed in the eye, punched in the chest, stabbed in the leg, stabbed in the head, shot in the face, gash in the face, explosive, kicked in the stomach

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