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Mad Max (1979)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Mad Max (1979)

Taking place in a dystopian Australia in the near future, Mad Max tells the story of a highway patrolman cruising the squalid back roads that have become the breeding ground of criminals foraging for gasoline and scraps. When his wife and child meet a grisly end at the hands of a motorcycle gang, Max sets out across the barren wastelands in search of revenge. (Read More)

Themes:vengeance,  tragedy,  terrorism,  torture,  revenge
Mood:night
Locations:courtroom,  city,  australia,  desert,  hospital
Characters:warrior,  lawyer,  baby
Period:future
Story:playing saxophone,  death of partner,  run over by a truck,  woman with a gun,  woman driver,  future shock,  screaming woman,  woman wearing only a man's shirt,  old woman,  murder of a baby,  death of baby,  motorcycle policeman,  sawed off shotgun,  motorcycle riding,  motorcycle gang,  tragic hero,  shooting from car,  riding in a car,  killed in a car accident,  dragged by a car,  muscle car,  car trouble,  car chase,  driving a car,  implied rape,  exploding car,  action hero,  telephone call,  car accident,  shot with a gun,  ends with death,  tarzan spoof,  homosexual overtones,  lying on a bed,  voice box,  trackdown,  hissing,  driving alone,  mad max,  watering can,  australian apocalyptic,  oil tanker,  hack saw,  destruction of property,  marauder,  carsploitation,  victimization,  reference to tarzan,  blonde child,  screaming man,  climbing stairs,  black leather,  kneed in the groin,  first of trilogy,  alliterative title,  road rage,  saying goodbye,  looking at picture,  blond man,  ice cream cone,  murder of wife,  chosen one,  waking up,  outlaw gang,  gun in mouth,  saxophone,  anarchy,  telling someone to shut up,  burned to death,  australian horror,  australian science fiction,  sign language,  mannequin,  opening a door,  chain,  siege,  highway,  partner,  barefoot,  biker,  crying man,  towel,  part of trilogy,  severed hand,  buttocks,  overalls,  vandalism,  ice cream,  burned alive,  maniac,  police shootout,  directorial debut,  first part,  dystopia,  automobile,  tragic event,  countryside,  pursuit,  evil man,  road movie,  death of wife,  post apocalypse,  cigar smoking,  man with glasses,  apology,  brunette,  truck,  weapon,  bridge,  woman,  ambulance,  good versus evil,  f word,  telephone,  male pubic hair,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  rifle,  bikini,  shotgun,  hero,  motorcycle,  car,  shot to death,  train,  rape,  panties,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  male full frontal nudity,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  independent film,  two word title,  death,  police,  sex,  gun,  violence,  dog,  murder

The Road Warrior (1981)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Road Warrior (1981)

A former Australian policeman now living in the post-apocalyptic Australian outback as a warrior agrees to help a community of survivors living in a gasoline refinery to defend them and their gasoline supplies from evil barbarian warriors.

Mood:night
Locations:australia,  desert
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:sawed off shotgun,  motorcycle gang,  muscle car,  car chase,  driving a car,  exploding car,  action hero,  driving alone,  mad max,  oil tanker,  marauder,  screaming man,  black leather,  blond man,  anarchy,  australian horror,  australian science fiction,  highway,  biker,  part of trilogy,  police shootout,  dystopia,  automobile,  evil man,  road movie,  post apocalypse,  apology,  truck,  woman,  good versus evil,  hero,  motorcycle,  car,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  character name in title,  independent film,  murder,  violence,  death,  dog

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

Bartertown is a city on the edge of a desert that has managed to retain some technology if no civilization. Max has his supplies stolen and must seek shelter there in a post apocalyptic world where all machines have begun to break down and barbarians hold what is left. He becomes involved in a power struggle in this third Mad Max film where he must first survive the town, survive the desert and then rescue the innocent children he has discovered. (Read More)

Mood:night
Locations:city,  australia,  desert
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:playing saxophone,  screaming woman,  sawed off shotgun,  exploding car,  action hero,  mad max,  blonde child,  saying goodbye,  saxophone,  telling someone to shut up,  australian horror,  australian science fiction,  part of trilogy,  police shootout,  dystopia,  pursuit,  post apocalypse,  apology,  weapon,  woman,  f word,  shotgun,  train,  chase,  explosion,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  independent film,  violence,  death

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There's Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa, a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  revenge
Locations:australia,  desert
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:sawed off shotgun,  tragic hero,  car chase,  exploding car,  action hero,  car accident,  mad max,  carsploitation,  australian horror,  australian science fiction,  dystopia,  evil man,  road movie,  post apocalypse,  truck,  woman,  good versus evil,  rifle,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  car,  chase,  explosion,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  murder,  violence,  death

Scanners (1981) is one of the best movies like Mad Max (1979)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Scanners (1981)

Darryl Revok is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of the underground scanner movement for world domination. Scanners have great psychic power, strong enough to control minds; they can inflict enormous pain/damage on their victims. Doctor Paul Ruth finds a scanner that Revok hasn't, and converts him to their cause - to destroy the underground movement. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  terrorism,  torture
Mood:night
Story:car chase,  driving a car,  exploding car,  telephone call,  car accident,  climbing stairs,  looking at picture,  burned to death,  opening a door,  burned alive,  automobile,  evil man,  cigar smoking,  man with glasses,  apology,  brunette,  telephone,  psychopath,  shotgun,  shot to death,  train,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  independent film,  murder,  violence,  death

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Over 10 years have passed since the first cyborg called The Terminator tried to kill Sarah Connor and her unborn son, John Connor. John Connor, the future leader of the human resistance, is now a healthy young boy. However another Terminator is sent back through time called the T-1000, which is more advanced and more powerful than its predecessor. The Mission: to kill John Connor when he's still a child. However, Sarah and John do not have to face this threat of a Terminator alone. Another Terminator is also sent back through time. The mission: to protect John and Sarah Connor at all costs. The battle for tomorrow has begun... (Read More)

Locations:desert
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:woman with a gun,  motorcycle riding,  motorcycle gang,  riding in a car,  car chase,  driving a car,  exploding car,  action hero,  telephone call,  burned to death,  biker,  burned alive,  police shootout,  dystopia,  automobile,  tragic event,  post apocalypse,  cigar smoking,  truck,  weapon,  good versus evil,  f word,  telephone,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  shotgun,  hero,  motorcycle,  car,  shot to death,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  murder,  dog,  police,  violence,  gun,  death

Speed (1994)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Speed (1994)

Bomber terrorist's elevator plan backfires, so he rigs a bomb to a LA city bus. The stipulation is: once armed, the bus must stay above 50 mph to keep from exploding. Also if LAPD Officer tries to unload any passengers off, Payne will detonate it. Joe Morton co-stars as Jack's superior, and Jeff Daniels supports Jack helping him try to defuse the bomb. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  revenge
Locations:city
Characters:warrior
Story:sawed off shotgun,  car chase,  action hero,  directorial debut,  first part,  evil man,  woman,  ambulance,  good versus evil,  f word,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  shotgun,  hero,  car,  train,  panties,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  murder,  police,  violence

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

Bad Boys (1995)

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

Story:car chase,  exploding car,  action hero,  car accident,  partner,  police shootout,  directorial debut,  first part,  automobile,  f word,  telephone,  handcuffs,  shotgun,  hero,  car,  shot to death,  train,  panties,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  dog,  police,  gun,  violence,  death

Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance (2011) is one of the best movies like Mad Max (1979)
Action, Fantasy, Thriller

Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance (2011)

Johnny Blaze, a man who made a deal with the Devil who called himself Mephistopheles at the time (now Roarke), is on the run trying to make sure no-one is harmed by his alter ego, The Ghost Rider. He is approached by a Monk named Moreau who tells him that he can help be him free of the Rider, but first, he needs Johnny's help to protect a boy, whom Roarke has plans for, to help him take human form. (Read More)

Themes:vengeance
Locations:hospital
Characters:warrior
Story:tragic hero,  car chase,  exploding car,  action hero,  car accident,  burned to death,  chain,  biker,  burned alive,  truck,  bridge,  ambulance,  good versus evil,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  shot to death,  chase,  explosion,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  death,  violence,  murder

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,  terrorism,  torture,  revenge
Mood:night
Locations:city,  hospital
Characters:warrior,  lawyer
Story:sawed off shotgun,  tragic hero,  car chase,  exploding car,  action hero,  car accident,  anarchy,  telling someone to shut up,  burned to death,  burned alive,  maniac,  police shootout,  evil man,  cigar smoking,  man with glasses,  truck,  bridge,  ambulance,  good versus evil,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  rifle,  shotgun,  hero,  motorcycle,  shot to death,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  murder,  death,  police,  violence,  dog

The Fast And The Furious (2001)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Fast And The Furious (2001)

Los Angeles street racer Dominic Toretto falls under the suspicion of the LAPD as a string of high-speed electronics truck robberies rocks the area. Brian O'Connor, an officer of the LAPD, joins the ranks of Toretto's highly skilled racing crew undercover to convict Toretto. However, O'Connor finds himself both enamored with this new world and in love with Toretto's sister, Mia. As a rival racing crew gains strength, O'Connor must decide where his loyalty really lies. (Read More)

Locations:desert
Story:car chase,  exploding car,  action hero,  car accident,  police shootout,  first part,  evil man,  brunette,  truck,  telephone,  bikini,  shotgun,  hero,  motorcycle,  car,  shot to death,  train,  cult film,  chase,  police,  murder,  violence

Passenger 57 (1992)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Passenger 57 (1992)

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

Themes:terrorism,  revenge
Locations:hospital
Characters:warrior,  lawyer
Story:old woman,  tragic hero,  exploding car,  action hero,  telephone call,  car accident,  police shootout,  evil man,  man with glasses,  ambulance,  good versus evil,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  shotgun,  hero,  shot to death,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  violence,  murder,  death,  gun,  police

Machete (2010) is one of the best movies like Mad Max (1979)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Machete (2010)

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

Themes:torture,  revenge
Locations:desert,  hospital
Story:death of partner,  screaming woman,  sawed off shotgun,  exploding car,  action hero,  car accident,  murder of wife,  partner,  severed hand,  buttocks,  first part,  evil man,  death of wife,  cigar smoking,  man with glasses,  ambulance,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  rifle,  bikini,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  shot to death,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  murder,  violence

The Tournament (2009)
Action, Thriller

The Tournament (2009)

Every seven years in an unsuspecting town, The Tournament takes place. A battle royale between 30 of the world's deadliest assassins. The last man standing receiving the $10,000,000 cash prize and the title of Worlds No 1, which itself carries the legendary million dollar a bullet price tag.

Themes:vengeance,  torture,  revenge
Mood:night
Story:sawed off shotgun,  car chase,  exploding car,  telephone call,  car accident,  murder of wife,  gun in mouth,  severed hand,  maniac,  evil man,  death of wife,  cigar smoking,  apology,  truck,  f word,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  rifle,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  shot to death,  train,  chase,  explosion,  two word title,  dog,  murder,  death,  violence

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

Assault On Precinct 13 (1976)

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

Themes:tragedy,  revenge
Mood:night
Characters:warrior
Story:car chase,  gun in mouth,  siege,  ice cream,  police shootout,  pursuit,  weapon,  woman,  good versus evil,  handcuffs,  rifle,  shotgun,  shot to death,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  independent film,  violence,  police,  murder,  death

El Mariachi (1992)
Action, Crime, Thriller

El Mariachi (1992)

El Mariachi just wants to play his guitar and carry on the family tradition. Unfortunately, the town he tries to find work in has another visitor...a killer who carries his guns in a guitar case. The drug lord and his henchmen mistake El Mariachi for the killer, Azul, and chase him around town trying to kill him and get his guitar case. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  revenge
Locations:desert
Characters:warrior
Story:sawed off shotgun,  action hero,  car accident,  barefoot,  part of trilogy,  directorial debut,  first part,  tragic event,  evil man,  good versus evil,  telephone,  bikini,  shotgun,  hero,  motorcycle,  shot to death,  cult film,  chase,  character name in title,  independent film,  two word title,  gun,  death,  dog,  murder,  violence

Escape From New York (1981) is one of the best movies like Mad Max (1979)
Action, Sci-fi

Escape From New York (1981)

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

Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:future shock,  car chase,  exploding car,  action hero,  car accident,  first part,  dystopia,  bridge,  woman,  hero,  shot to death,  train,  rape,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  independent film,  death,  police,  violence,  murder

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

Near Dark (1987)

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

Themes:revenge
Mood:night
Story:sawed off shotgun,  car chase,  exploding car,  car accident,  burned to death,  siege,  burned alive,  police shootout,  directorial debut,  road movie,  cigar smoking,  truck,  good versus evil,  f word,  psychopath,  rifle,  shotgun,  shot to death,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  father son relationship,  independent film,  gun,  death,  dog,  murder,  police,  violence

The Dead Zone (1983)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Dead Zone (1983)

Johnny Smith wakes from a coma due to a car accident, only to find he has lost five years of his life, and yet gained psychic powers. Foreseeing the future appears to be a 'gift' at first, but ends up causing problems...

Themes:tragedy
Locations:hospital
Characters:baby
Period:future
Story:car accident,  severed hand,  maniac,  tragic event,  death of wife,  man with glasses,  truck,  ambulance,  good versus evil,  f word,  telephone,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  rifle,  car,  shot to death,  rape,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  independent film,  death,  murder

P2 (2007)
Crime, Horror, Thriller

P2 (2007)

The story centers on a corporate climber who gets stuck working late on Christmas Eve and finds herself the target of an unhinged security guard. With no help in sight, the woman must overcome physical and psychological challenges to survive.

Themes:revenge
Locations:city
Story:dragged by a car,  car trouble,  car chase,  exploding car,  telephone call,  car accident,  burned to death,  barefoot,  burned alive,  maniac,  apology,  woman,  ambulance,  f word,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  car,  chase,  explosion,  independent film,  murder,  death,  police,  dog,  violence

Dr. No (1962) is one of the best movies like Mad Max (1979)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Dr. No (1962)

James Bond (007) is Britain's top agent and is on an exciting mission, to solve the mysterious murder of a fellow agent. The task sends him to Jamaica, where he joins forces with Quarrel and a loyal CIA agent, Felix Leiter. While dodging tarantulas, "fire breathing dragons" and a trio of assassins, known as the three blind mice. Bond meets up with the beautiful Honey Ryder and goes face to face with the evil Dr. No. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism
Characters:warrior
Story:woman wearing only a man's shirt,  car chase,  exploding car,  action hero,  burned alive,  first part,  evil man,  woman,  good versus evil,  handcuffs,  bikini,  hero,  shot to death,  panties,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  character name in title,  two word title,  murder,  sex

Demolition Man (1993)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Demolition Man (1993)

Frozen in 1996, Simon Phoenix, a convicted crime lord, is revived for a parole hearing well into the 21st century. Revived into a society free from crime, Phoenix resumes his murderous rampage, and no one can stop him. John Spartan, the police officer who captured Phoenix in 1996, has also been cryogenically frozen, this time for a crime he did not commit. In 2032, the former cities of Los Angeles, San Diego and Santa Barbara have merged into peaceful, utopian San Angeles. Unable to stop him with their non-violent solutions, the police release Spartan to help recapture Phoenix. Now after 36 years, Spartan has to adapt himself to the future society he has no knowledge about. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  revenge
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:future shock,  sawed off shotgun,  car chase,  action hero,  car accident,  dystopia,  automobile,  pursuit,  evil man,  weapon,  woman,  good versus evil,  psychopath,  shotgun,  hero,  shot to death,  chase,  explosion,  two word title,  police,  murder,  death,  violence

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:terrorism,  torture,  revenge
Locations:city,  desert,  hospital
Characters:warrior,  lawyer
Story:sawed off shotgun,  tragic hero,  exploding car,  action hero,  car accident,  anarchy,  siege,  barefoot,  police shootout,  tragic event,  evil man,  man with glasses,  truck,  bridge,  ambulance,  good versus evil,  psychopath,  rifle,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  shot to death,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  police,  death,  murder

Blood Father (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:revenge
Locations:desert
Characters:warrior
Story:sawed off shotgun,  motorcycle gang,  action hero,  telephone call,  car accident,  biker,  evil man,  road movie,  man with glasses,  truck,  f word,  telephone,  rifle,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  shot to death,  chase,  explosion,  independent film,  two word title,  police,  murder,  death,  violence,  gun

Police Story (1985) is one of the best movies like Mad Max (1979)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Police Story (1985)

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

Themes:revenge
Characters:warrior,  lawyer
Story:car chase,  action hero,  telephone call,  car accident,  overalls,  police shootout,  first part,  automobile,  truck,  weapon,  good versus evil,  telephone,  handcuffs,  hero,  motorcycle,  shot to death,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  independent film,  two word title,  murder,  death,  police,  violence

The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Action, Thriller

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

A down and out cynical detective teams up with a down and out ex-quarterback to try and solve a murder case involving a pro football team and a politician.

Themes:torture,  revenge
Mood:night
Characters:warrior
Story:sawed off shotgun,  car chase,  exploding car,  action hero,  car accident,  reference to tarzan,  burned to death,  ice cream,  burned alive,  police shootout,  f word,  psychopath,  shotgun,  hero,  car,  shot to death,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  dog,  death,  police,  gun,  violence,  murder

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:vengeance,  tragedy,  torture,  revenge
Mood:night
Locations:city,  hospital
Story:tragic hero,  telephone call,  car accident,  hack saw,  severed hand,  first part,  tragic event,  evil man,  cigar smoking,  man with glasses,  woman,  good versus evil,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  motorcycle,  shot to death,  rape,  panties,  cult film,  explosion,  two word title,  police,  death,  murder,  violence

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

Last Action Hero (1993)

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

Characters:warrior
Story:car chase,  exploding car,  action hero,  maniac,  evil man,  cigar smoking,  truck,  weapon,  woman,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  hero,  shot to death,  cult film,  chase,  mother son relationship,  death,  police,  violence,  murder

Judge Dredd (1995) is one of the best movies like Mad Max (1979)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Judge Dredd (1995)

In the year 2139, the Earth has changed into a virtually uninhabitable place called the Cursed Earth. All of the Earth's population have crowded into the cities across the planet, now known as Mega-Cities. The crimes in these Mega-Cities became so violent and so powerful, that the regular justice system was powerless to contain, then it collapsed completely. However, a new justice system came from the ashes, there were three justice systems in one (police, jury and executioner), they were called Judges. In Mega-City One (formerly, New York City), there was a Judge, named Joseph Dredd, who was the toughest and most stringent Judge in history. One day, he was charged with murder, and was tried and sentenced to life in prison because of it. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:city,  desert
Characters:warrior,  lawyer
Period:future
Story:car chase,  exploding car,  action hero,  dystopia,  post apocalypse,  brunette,  good versus evil,  psychopath,  hero,  motorcycle,  shot to death,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  character name in title,  independent film,  two word title,  murder,  police

First Blood (1982)
Action, Adventure, Drama

First Blood (1982)

John J. Rambo is a former United States Special Forces soldier who fought in Vietnam and won the Congressional Medal of Honor, but his time in Vietnam still haunts him. As he came to Hope, Washington to visit a friend, he was guided out of town by the Sheriff William Teasel who insults Rambo, but what Teasel does not know that his insult angered Rambo to the point where Rambo became violent and was arrested. As he was at the county jail being cleaned, he escapes and goes on a rampage through the forest to try to escape from the sheriffs who want to kill him. Then, as Rambo's commanding officer, Colonel Samuel Trautman tries to save both the Sheriff's department and Rambo before the situation gets out of hand. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  terrorism,  torture,  revenge
Characters:warrior
Story:tragic hero,  car chase,  exploding car,  action hero,  police shootout,  first part,  cigar smoking,  bridge,  ambulance,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  rifle,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  father son relationship,  independent film,  death,  dog,  police,  murder,  violence

Hardcore Henry (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Hardcore Henry (2015)

Hardcore Henry is an action film told from a first person perspective: You remember nothing. Mainly because you've just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who's got her? His name's Akan; he's a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You're also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy. He may be on your side, but you aren't sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You're likely going to need it... (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  torture,  revenge
Locations:city
Characters:warrior
Story:sawed off shotgun,  car chase,  exploding car,  action hero,  car accident,  anarchy,  burned to death,  biker,  burned alive,  police shootout,  directorial debut,  evil man,  truck,  good versus evil,  f word,  psychopath,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  shot to death,  rape,  chase,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  independent film,  murder,  gun,  violence,  police,  dog,  death

Magnum Force (1973)
Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Magnum Force (1973)

San Francisco Police Inspector 'Dirty' Harry Callahan and his new partner, Early Smith have been temporarily reassigned from Homicide to Stakeout Duty. You Meanwhile, those of the city's criminals who manage to avoid punishment by the courts are nevertheless being killed by unknown assassins. Callahan begins to investigate the murders despite orders from his superior officer, Lieutenant Briggs. A man has to know his limitations... (Read More)

Themes:terrorism
Locations:hospital
Characters:warrior
Story:death of partner,  car chase,  exploding car,  car accident,  partner,  buttocks,  police shootout,  pursuit,  evil man,  ambulance,  rifle,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  shot to death,  panties,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  two word title,  murder,  death,  police,  violence

The Terminator (1984) is one of the best movies like Mad Max (1979)
Action, Sci-fi

The Terminator (1984)

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

Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:sawed off shotgun,  car chase,  exploding car,  action hero,  police shootout,  first part,  dystopia,  post apocalypse,  truck,  woman,  f word,  shotgun,  hero,  car,  shot to death,  cult film,  character name in title,  two word title,  murder,  death,  police,  violence,  gun

Chaos (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Chaos (2005)

In Seattle, detective Quentin Conners is unfairly suspended and his partner Jason York leaves the police force after a tragic shooting on Pearl Street Bridge, when the hostage and the criminal die. During a bank heist with a hostage situation, Conners is assigned in charge of the operation with the rookie Shane Dekker as his partner. The thieves, lead by Lorenz, apparently do not steal a penny from the bank. While chasing the gangsters, the police team disclose that they planted a virus in the system, stealing one billion dollars from the different accounts, using the principle of the Chaos Theory. Further, they find that Lorenz is killing his accomplices. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Story:sawed off shotgun,  car chase,  exploding car,  car accident,  partner,  biker,  police shootout,  automobile,  weapon,  bridge,  ambulance,  shotgun,  hero,  motorcycle,  car,  shot to death,  explosion,  murder,  death,  police,  violence

Dawn Of The Dead (1978)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller

Dawn Of The Dead (1978)

Following the events of _Night of the Living Dead (1968)_ (qv), we follow the exploits of four survivors of the expanding zombie apocalypse as they take refuge in an abandoned shopping mall following a horrific SWAT evacuation of an apartment complex. Taking stock of their surroundings, they arm themselves, lock down the mall, and destroy the zombies inside so they can eke out a living--at least for a while. Tensions begin to build as months go on, and they come to realize that they've fallen prey to consumerism. Soon afterward, they have even heavier problems to worry about, as a large gang of bikers discovers the mall and invades it, ruining the survivors' best-laid plans and forcing them to fight off both lethal bandits and flesh-eating zombies. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Characters:warrior
Story:sawed off shotgun,  motorcycle gang,  exploding car,  outlaw gang,  anarchy,  burned to death,  mannequin,  siege,  biker,  severed hand,  burned alive,  police shootout,  dystopia,  post apocalypse,  cigar smoking,  truck,  bridge,  woman,  ambulance,  good versus evil,  rifle,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  car,  shot to death,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  independent film,  murder,  death,  dog,  gun,  violence,  police

R.i.p.d. (2013)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-fi

R.i.p.d. (2013)

After Nick is murdered by his own partner, he joins the Rest in Peace Department to protect the world from the undeads. While working with his new partner, many undeads are seen gathering in Boston. Soon he realizes that someone close to him is behind all a plot to bring on the apocalypse.

Themes:torture
Characters:warrior
Story:car chase,  exploding car,  action hero,  car accident,  partner,  police shootout,  death of wife,  good versus evil,  handcuffs,  shotgun,  shot to death,  chase,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  violence,  police,  murder,  death

Vampires (1998) is one of the best movies like Mad Max (1979)
Action, Horror, Thriller

Vampires (1998)

The church has long known that vampires exist. However, it is discovered that a group of vampires are searching for a powerful doom for mankind. The Vatican then secretly enlists a team of vampire-hunters, led by Jack Crow, to hunt down and destroy the vampires before they find the crucifix.

Themes:vengeance,  torture,  revenge
Locations:desert
Story:sawed off shotgun,  action hero,  car accident,  burned to death,  severed hand,  buttocks,  burned alive,  pursuit,  cigar smoking,  ambulance,  good versus evil,  shotgun,  shot to death,  train,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  murder,  violence,  death

New Police Story (2004)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

New Police Story (2004)

Inspector Wing of the Hong Kong Police Force has become the victim of a gang, led by the evil Joe. When his entire team is killed, Wing becomes a hapless drunk, feeling guilty for the deaths of his team. A young man with a troubled past pretends to be a police officer working on the case with Wing, to get him back on his feet and begin an adventure to get revenge on the evil Joe and his Gang of Five, especially when it becomes personal. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  revenge
Locations:hospital
Characters:warrior,  lawyer
Story:tragic hero,  car chase,  exploding car,  action hero,  car accident,  mannequin,  partner,  police shootout,  ambulance,  good versus evil,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  shotgun,  hero,  shot to death,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  independent film,  murder,  police,  violence,  death

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'. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  torture,  revenge
Locations:hospital
Characters:warrior,  lawyer
Story:car chase,  driving a car,  exploding car,  action hero,  car accident,  anarchy,  burned to death,  siege,  severed hand,  maniac,  tragic event,  man with glasses,  ambulance,  good versus evil,  f word,  handcuffs,  rifle,  shotgun,  car,  shot to death,  chase,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  death,  gun,  murder,  violence,  dog

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

Exit Wounds (2001)

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

Themes:terrorism
Locations:city
Characters:warrior
Story:car chase,  exploding car,  action hero,  car accident,  partner,  police shootout,  evil man,  weapon,  bridge,  woman,  ambulance,  f word,  handcuffs,  shotgun,  hero,  motorcycle,  shot to death,  chase,  explosion,  violence,  death,  police,  murder

Ghost In The Shell (1995) is one of the best movies like Mad Max (1979)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ghost In The Shell (1995)

It is the year 2029. Technology has advanced so far that cyborgs are commonplace. In addition, human brains can connect to the internet directly. Major Motoko Kasunagi is an officer in Section 9, an elite, secretive police division that deals with special operations, including counter terrorism and cyber crime. She is currently on the trail of the Puppet Master, a cyber criminal who hacks into the brains of cyborgs in order to obtain information and to commit other crimes. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:future shock,  car chase,  exploding car,  car accident,  mannequin,  police shootout,  dystopia,  brunette,  bridge,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  shot to death,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  independent film,  death,  police,  murder,  violence

Dead Calm (1989)
Horror, Thriller

Dead Calm (1989)

An Australian couple take a sailing trip in the Pacific to forget about a terrible accident. While on the open sea, in dead calm, they come across a ship with one survivor who is not at all what he seems.

Themes:torture
Mood:night
Locations:australia,  hospital
Story:killed in a car accident,  car accident,  blonde child,  looking at picture,  opening a door,  maniac,  evil man,  apology,  psychopath,  shotgun,  train,  rape,  cult film,  chase,  husband wife relationship,  two word title,  sex,  dog,  death,  murder,  violence,  police

The Cannonball Run (1981)
Action, Comedy, Sport

The Cannonball Run (1981)

This comedy film brings Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Dom DeLuise, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and an all-star cast to the starting line of the ultimate auto race, a madcap cross-country scramble that roars full-speed ahead. This action-comedy was inspired by an actual event: the Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, an anything goes, all-stops-out - and very much illegal - competition that has grown to legendary proportions within the last ten years. (Read More)

Story:car chase,  exploding car,  carsploitation,  first of trilogy,  highway,  part of trilogy,  automobile,  road movie,  brunette,  truck,  ambulance,  motorcycle,  car,  train,  chase,  mother son relationship,  gun,  police,  dog

High Tension (2003)
Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

High Tension (2003)

Alexia travels with her friend Marie to spend a couple of days with her family in their farm in the country. They arrive late and they are welcomed by Alexia's father. Late in the night, a sadistic and sick killer breaks into the farmhouse, slaughters Alexia's family--including their dog--and kidnaps Alexia. Marie hides from the criminal and tries to help the hysterical and frightened Alexia, chase the maniac, and disclose his identity in the end. (Read More)

Themes:torture
Mood:night
Locations:hospital
Story:car chase,  telephone call,  car accident,  murder of wife,  severed hand,  maniac,  pursuit,  evil man,  death of wife,  telephone,  psychopath,  rifle,  shotgun,  rape,  chase,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  independent film,  gun,  dog,  death,  murder,  police,  violence

Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014) is one of the best movies like Mad Max (1979)
Crime, Thriller, Action

Frank Miller's 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:vengeance,  torture,  revenge
Mood:night
Locations:hospital
Characters:warrior
Story:motorcycle gang,  car chase,  driving a car,  exploding car,  action hero,  car accident,  highway,  biker,  severed hand,  burned alive,  dystopia,  automobile,  cigar smoking,  weapon,  telephone,  handcuffs,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  car,  shot to death,  chase,  explosion,  father son relationship,  independent film,  death,  dog,  gun,  murder,  violence

Gone In 60 Seconds (2000)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Gone In 60 Seconds (2000)

Car theft in Long Beach went down 47% when Randall "Memphis" Raines walked away from the life. He gets dragged back into it by assuming the job his brother Kip screwed up for stolen-car broker Raymond Calitri: steal 50 exotic cars and have them on a container ship by 8 AM Friday morning, and he got this news on a Monday. With Calitri threatening to kill him and Kip, and the police GRAB unit breathing down his neck, Memphis reassembles his old crew and attempts to pull off the logistically impossible. (Read More)

Mood:night
Story:muscle car,  car chase,  exploding car,  action hero,  automobile,  weapon,  bridge,  woman,  ambulance,  handcuffs,  shotgun,  hero,  car,  chase,  explosion,  mother son relationship,  dog,  police,  gun,  violence,  death

Patriot Games (1992)
Action, Thriller

Patriot Games (1992)

Former CIA analyst, Jack Ryan is in England with his family on vacation when he suddenly witnesses an explosion outside Buckingham Palace. It is revealed that some people are trying to abduct a member of the Royal Family but Jack intervenes, killing one of them and capturing the other, and stops the plan in its tracks. Afterwards, he learns that they're Irish revolutionaries and the two men are brothers. During his court hearing the one that's still alive vows to get back at Jack but is sentenced and that seems to be the end of it. However, whilst the man is being transported, he is broken out. Jack learns of this but doesn't think there's anything to worry about. But, when he is at the Naval Academy someone tries to kill him. He learns that they are also going after his family and so he rushes to find them, safe but having also been the victims of a failed assassination. That's when Jack decides to rejoin the CIA, and they try to find the man before he makes another attempt. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  revenge
Locations:desert,  hospital
Characters:warrior,  lawyer
Story:car chase,  exploding car,  action hero,  car accident,  tragic event,  evil man,  man with glasses,  weapon,  good versus evil,  handcuffs,  rifle,  shotgun,  hero,  shot to death,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  death,  police,  violence

Gothika (2003)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Gothika (2003)

Dr. Miranda Grey is a psychiatrist who works in a penitentiary, in the mental institution sector. She is married with Dr. Douglas Grey, the chief of department where Dr. Pete Graham also works. Chloe Sava, a patient of Dr. Miranda formerly abused by her stepfather, claims that she is frequently raped by the devil in her cell. After leaving the asylum in a stormy night, Dr. Miranda has a car accident, and when she wakes up, she is an inmate of the institution, being accused of an horrible crime and having no memory of the incident. (Read More)

Themes:torture
Mood:night
Locations:hospital
Characters:lawyer
Story:telephone call,  car accident,  barefoot,  buttocks,  maniac,  pursuit,  evil man,  cigar smoking,  bridge,  woman,  psychopath,  rifle,  shotgun,  car,  rape,  chase,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder,  sex,  police,  gun,  violence,  death

Legion (2010) is one of the best movies like Mad Max (1979)
Action, Fantasy, Horror

Legion (2010)

An out-of-the-way diner becomes the unlikely battleground for the survival of the human race. When God loses faith in humankind, he sends his legion of angels to bring on the Apocalypse. Humanity's only hope lies in a group of strangers trapped in a desert diner with the Archangel Michael (Bettany).

Locations:desert
Characters:warrior
Story:woman with a gun,  old woman,  exploding car,  car accident,  siege,  crying man,  severed hand,  burned alive,  good versus evil,  f word,  rifle,  shotgun,  shot to death,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  death,  murder,  violence

Shoot 'em Up (2007)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Shoot 'em Up (2007)

Late at night, in an unnamed U.S. city, a solitary man sits at a bus stop. A pregnant woman runs by, pursued by a man with a gun. With reluctance, the man at the bus stop rescues her and assists with the baby's delivery, while additional pursuers fire at them, including the gang's particularly nasty leader, an intuitive man named Hertz. Our hero, known only as Smith, determines to save the child and find out why Hertz wants the baby dead. At a local bordello, he tries to employ a lactating hooker to watch the child, but things quickly escalate, and this makeshift family is soon on the run. Heavy metal music calms the baby. Why? A laboratory, gun factory, and presidential campaign all figure in Smith's quest for the child's safe deliverance. (Read More)

Themes:torture
Mood:night
Locations:city
Characters:warrior,  baby
Story:car chase,  action hero,  telephone call,  kneed in the groin,  road rage,  severed hand,  evil man,  death of wife,  man with glasses,  woman,  shotgun,  hero,  shot to death,  panties,  cult film,  husband wife relationship,  gun,  violence,  murder,  dog,  death

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