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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)

Themes:theft
Mood:night
Locations:australia,  desert
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:hit with a mallet,  wheel of fortune,  playing saxophone,  screaming woman,  blue mountains australia,  sydney australia,  south australia,  airplane taking off,  sawed off shotgun,  dead horse,  train travel,  pg 13 sequel to r rated franchise,  death match,  gladiatorial combat,  city of children,  mistaken for god,  trailer narrated by hal douglas,  song during main title,  irish wolfhound,  group of children,  talking doll,  mad max,  cage match,  plane wreck,  feral child,  record album,  blonde child,  city in ruins,  wheel,  bazaar,  mallet,  reference to bugs bunny,  locomotive,  blond,  third in trilogy,  frying pan,  saying goodbye,  sandstorm,  cutting hair,  prison camp,  banishment,  song during end credits,  phonograph,  man wearing glasses,  gladiator,  male protagonist,  arena,  saxophone,  underworld,  telling someone to shut up,  naivety,  australian outback,  australian horror,  ex cop,  drifter,  australian science fiction,  camel,  fight to the death,  shaved head,  australian fantasy,  loner,  father figure,  psychotronic,  crossbow,  innocence,  dwarf,  part of trilogy,  giant,  toy,  circus,  chainsaw,  record player,  monkey,  obscene finger gesture,  dystopia,  police shootout,  pig,  pursuit,  legend,  post apocalypse,  duel,  third part,  one man army,  anti hero,  apology,  exploding car,  weapon,  four word title,  woman,  orphan,  f word,  action hero,  airplane,  rescue,  shotgun,  horse,  train,  chase,  explosion,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  independent film,  death,  blood,  sequel,  fight,  violence

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,  mad max,  feral child,  australian outback,  australian horror,  ex cop,  drifter,  australian science fiction,  shaved head,  loner,  psychotronic,  crossbow,  part of trilogy,  dystopia,  police shootout,  legend,  post apocalypse,  one man army,  anti hero,  apology,  exploding car,  woman,  action hero,  chase,  explosion,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  independent film,  blood,  violence,  death,  sequel

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)

Mood:night
Locations:australia,  desert
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:playing saxophone,  screaming woman,  sawed off shotgun,  mad max,  blonde child,  saying goodbye,  saxophone,  telling someone to shut up,  australian horror,  australian science fiction,  part of trilogy,  dystopia,  police shootout,  pursuit,  post apocalypse,  apology,  exploding car,  weapon,  woman,  f word,  action hero,  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)

Locations:australia,  desert
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:sawed off shotgun,  mad max,  sandstorm,  australian outback,  australian horror,  ex cop,  drifter,  australian science fiction,  loner,  crossbow,  chainsaw,  dystopia,  post apocalypse,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  woman,  action hero,  rescue,  shotgun,  chase,  explosion,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  violence,  fight,  blood,  sequel,  death

Escape From New York (1981) is one of the best movies like Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
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:fight to the death,  loner,  crossbow,  dystopia,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  woman,  action hero,  rescue,  train,  chase,  explosion,  bare chested male,  independent film,  death,  blood,  violence

Astro Boy (2009)
Action, Animation, Comedy, Family, Sci-fi

Astro Boy (2009)

Set in futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist in the image of the son he has lost. Unable to fulfill the grieving man's expectations, our hero embarks on a journey in search of acceptance, experiencing betrayal and a netherworld of robot gladiators, before he returns to save Metro City and reconcile with the father who had rejected him. (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:banishment,  gladiator,  arena,  fight to the death,  loner,  crossbow,  giant,  chainsaw,  exploding car,  orphan,  action hero,  airplane,  rescue,  chase,  explosion,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male

Robocop 3 (1993)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Robocop 3 (1993)

The mega corporation Omni Consumer Products is still bent on creating their pet project, Delta City, to replace the rotting city of Detroit. Unfortunately, the inhabitants of the area have no intention of abandoning their homes simply for desires of the company. To this end, OCP have decided to force them to leave by employing a ruthless mercenary army to attack and harass them. An underground resistance begins and in this fight, Robocop must decide where his loyalties lie. (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:pg 13 sequel to r rated franchise,  part of trilogy,  dystopia,  police shootout,  third part,  one man army,  exploding car,  action hero,  shotgun,  chase,  explosion,  character name in title,  independent film,  fight,  sequel,  blood,  violence

Lethal Weapon (1987)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Lethal Weapon (1987)

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

Locations:desert
Story:sawed off shotgun,  trailer narrated by hal douglas,  reference to bugs bunny,  police shootout,  duel,  anti hero,  exploding car,  weapon,  action hero,  rescue,  shotgun,  chase,  fight,  death,  blood,  violence

The Terminator (1984) is one of the best movies like Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
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,  male protagonist,  psychotronic,  dystopia,  police shootout,  post apocalypse,  one man army,  exploding car,  woman,  f word,  action hero,  shotgun,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  violence

The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
Action, Sci-fi

The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

Neo discovers that somehow he is able to use his powers in the real world too and that his mind can be freed from his body, as a result of which he finds himself trapped on a train station between the Matrix and the Real World. Meanwhile, Zion is preparing for the oncoming war with the machines with very little chances of survival. Neo's associates set out to free him from The Merovingian since it's believed that he is the One who will end the war between humans and the machines. What they do not know is that there is a threat from a third party, someone who has plans to destroy both the worlds. (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:australian horror,  australian science fiction,  australian fantasy,  part of trilogy,  dystopia,  police shootout,  post apocalypse,  duel,  third part,  one man army,  action hero,  train,  sequel,  death,  blood,  violence,  fight

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Action, Adventure, Thriller, War

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

John Rambo is removed from prison by his former superior, Colonel Samuel Troutman, for a top-secret operation to bring back POW's still held in Vietnam. Rambo's assignment is to only take pictures of where the POWs are being held, but Rambo wants to get the POWs out of Vietnam. Teamed up with female Vietnamese freedom fighter Co Bao, Rambo embarks on a mission to rescue the POWs, who are being held by sadistic Vietnamese Captain Vinh and his Russian comrade, Lieutenant Colonel Padovsky. Rambo starts killing every enemy in sight while still focusing on his intentions to rescue the POWs. There are also corrupt American officials involved in the mission, including Marshall Murdock, one of Rambo's superiors. (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Story:prison camp,  male protagonist,  psychotronic,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  weapon,  action hero,  rescue,  shotgun,  chase,  explosion,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  violence,  death,  blood,  sequel

Rambo III (1988)
Action, Adventure, Thriller, War

Rambo III (1988)

John Rambo's former Vietnam superior, Colonel Samuel Trautman, has been assigned to lead a mission to help the Mujahedeen rebels who are fighting the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, but the Buddhist Rambo turns down Trautman's request that Rambo help out. When the mission goes belly up and Trautman is kidnapped and tortured by Russian Colonel Zaysen, Rambo launches a rescue effort and allies himself with the Mujahedeen rebels and gets their help in trying to rescue Trautman from Zaysen. (Read More)

Locations:desert
Characters:warrior
Story:loner,  father figure,  duel,  third part,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  action hero,  rescue,  shotgun,  horse,  explosion,  character name in title,  independent film,  bare chested male,  sequel,  death,  violence

Demolition Man (1993) is one of the best movies like Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
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)

Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:sawed off shotgun,  ex cop,  fight to the death,  dystopia,  pursuit,  duel,  one man army,  anti hero,  weapon,  woman,  action hero,  shotgun,  chase,  explosion,  violence,  death,  fight

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.

Mood:night
Characters:warrior
Story:sawed off shotgun,  trailer narrated by hal douglas,  police shootout,  duel,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  four word title,  f word,  action hero,  rescue,  shotgun,  horse,  chase,  explosion,  bare chested male,  death,  fight,  blood,  violence

Hard Target (1993)
Action, Thriller

Hard Target (1993)

Natasha Binder comes to New Orleans looking for her father, who has gone missing. In doing so, she meets a very hard man called Chance. He helps her find out that her father was killed by an organisation who sell the opportunity to hunt human prey. They are taking advantage of a police strike in New Orleans. Will the Muscles from Brussels win through? (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Story:sawed off shotgun,  drifter,  crossbow,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  action hero,  shotgun,  horse,  train,  chase,  explosion,  fight,  blood,  violence,  death

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)

Locations:desert
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:feral child,  fight to the death,  father figure,  dystopia,  pursuit,  third part,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  orphan,  f word,  action hero,  rescue,  shotgun,  horse,  train,  chase,  explosion,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  sequel,  fight,  blood,  violence,  death

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) is one of the best movies like Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Characters:warrior
Story:banishment,  fight to the death,  crossbow,  dwarf,  monkey,  one man army,  anti hero,  orphan,  action hero,  rescue,  horse,  chase,  explosion,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  fight,  blood,  sequel,  violence,  death

The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)

An American teenager who is obsessed with Hong Kong cinema and kung-fu classics makes an extraordinary discovery in a Chinatown pawnshop: the legendary stick weapon of the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. With the lost relic in hand, the teenager unexpectedly finds himself traveling back to ancient China to join a crew of warriors from martial arts lore on a dangerous quest to free the imprisoned Monkey King. (Read More)

Locations:desert
Characters:warrior
Story:sandstorm,  monkey,  legend,  duel,  weapon,  orphan,  action hero,  horse,  chase,  fight,  blood,  violence

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)

Characters:warrior
Story:sawed off shotgun,  underworld,  police shootout,  pursuit,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  action hero,  airplane,  rescue,  shotgun,  explosion,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  sequel

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)

Locations:desert
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:crossbow,  dystopia,  post apocalypse,  one man army,  anti hero,  weapon,  action hero,  rescue,  shotgun,  train,  chase,  explosion,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  violence,  death,  fight,  blood

Highlander II: The Quickening (1991) is one of the best movies like Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)

The second "Highlander" movie, again with Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery. It's the year 2024 and all the ozone above Earth has gone. To protect people from dying, MacLeod helped in the construction of a giant "shield", several years ago. But, since there isn't left anyone Immortal after MacLeod's victory in the previous film, he has stopped being an Immortal himself. Now he is just an old man, until one day some other Immortals arrive on our planet. You see, the Immortals come from another planet... (Read More)

Locations:desert
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:banishment,  giant,  dystopia,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  action hero,  airplane,  train,  chase,  explosion,  independent film,  death,  violence,  blood,  sequel

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:theft
Locations:desert
Characters:warrior
Story:sawed off shotgun,  fight to the death,  father figure,  police shootout,  legend,  duel,  third part,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  four word title,  orphan,  action hero,  airplane,  rescue,  shotgun,  chase,  explosion,  bare chested male,  fight,  death,  sequel

Doomsday (2008)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Doomsday (2008)

A lethal virus spreads throughout Scotland, infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands. To contain the threat, acting authorities brutally quarantine the country as it succumbs to fear and chaos. The quarantine is successful. Three decades later, the Reaper virus violently resurfaces in London. An elite group of specialists, including Eden Sinclair, is urgently dispatched into Scotland to retrieve a cure by any means necessary. Shut off from the rest of the world, the unit must battle through a landscape that has become a waking nightmare. (Read More)

Period:future
Story:gladiator,  arena,  fight to the death,  crossbow,  chainsaw,  dystopia,  post apocalypse,  exploding car,  rescue,  shotgun,  horse,  train,  chase,  explosion,  violence,  death,  blood

Pompeii (2014)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance

Pompeii (2014)

Set in 79 A.D., POMPEII tells the epic story of Milo (Kit Harington), a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia (Emily Browning), the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him. (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Story:gladiator,  arena,  one man army,  anti hero,  orphan,  action hero,  rescue,  horse,  chase,  explosion,  bare chested male,  fight,  blood,  violence,  death

The Matrix Reloaded (2003) is one of the best movies like Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
Action, Sci-fi

The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

Six months after the events depicted in The Matrix, Neo has proved to be a good omen for the free humans, as more and more humans are being freed from the matrix and brought to Zion, the one and only stronghold of the Resistance. Neo himself has discovered his superpowers including super speed, ability to see the codes of the things inside the matrix, and a certain degree of precognition. But a nasty piece of news hits the human resistance: 250,000 machine sentinels are digging to Zion and would reach them in 72 hours. As Zion prepares for the ultimate war, Neo, Morpheus and Trinity are advised by the Oracle to find the Keymaker who would help them reach the Source. Meanwhile Neo's recurrent dreams depicting Trinity's death have got him worried and as if it was not enough, Agent Smith has somehow escaped deletion, has become more powerful than before and has chosen Neo as his next target. (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:part of trilogy,  obscene finger gesture,  dystopia,  post apocalypse,  duel,  one man army,  exploding car,  action hero,  airplane,  rescue,  chase,  explosion,  sequel,  violence,  death,  fight,  blood

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)

Characters:warrior
Story:sawed off shotgun,  ex cop,  one man army,  woman,  f word,  action hero,  airplane,  rescue,  shotgun,  train,  chase,  explosion,  fight,  violence,  blood

Conan The Barbarian (1982)
Adventure, Fantasy

Conan The Barbarian (1982)

A village is attacked by the evil ruler of the Snake Cult, Thulsa Doom ('James Earl Jones' (qv)) and his evil warriors, when Thulsa Doom and his warriors kills his parents, a young boy named Conan ('Jorge Sanz (I)' (qv)) is enslaved. Years later, Conan grows up and becomes a mighty warrior and is trained as a fighter. After years as a slave and as a gladiator, Conan is set free. Conan sets out on a quest as he vows to avenge his parents and solve the riddle of steel. Joined by a archer named Subotai ('Gerry Lopez (I)' (qv)), a beautiful thief who falls in love with Conan, Valeria (sandahl Bergman') and a Chinese wizard ('Mako (I)' (qv)), Conan and his companions sets out to rescue Princess Yasmina ('Valerie Quennessen' (qv)), daughter of King Osric ('Max von Sydow (I)' (qv)), from the Snake Cult, and get his revenge on Thulsa Doom and avenge his parents. (Read More)

Locations:desert
Characters:warrior
Story:gladiator,  arena,  camel,  fight to the death,  psychotronic,  one man army,  anti hero,  action hero,  rescue,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  fight,  death,  violence,  blood

Riddick (2013)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Riddick (2013)

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

Locations:desert
Story:sawed off shotgun,  sandstorm,  pursuit,  third part,  one man army,  anti hero,  f word,  action hero,  rescue,  shotgun,  explosion,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  violence,  sequel

Tomorrow, When The War Began (2010) is one of the best movies like Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
Action, Adventure, Drama

Tomorrow, When The War Began (2010)

Seven Australian teenage friends from a small town go on a camping trip to be with nature. During their trip, they see military aircraft fly overhead. What they didn't know was their country was being invaded by another country. Returning home, they discover that they are at war. With no training, they band together to fight the enemy. (Read More)

Locations:australia
Story:australian horror,  australian science fiction,  part of trilogy,  chainsaw,  anti hero,  exploding car,  rescue,  horse,  chase,  explosion,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  death,  blood,  fight

Night Watch (2004)
Action, Fantasy, Thriller, Horror

Night Watch (2004)

Among normal humans live the "Others" possessing various supernatural powers. They are divided up into the forces of light and the forces of the dark, who signed a truce several centuries ago to end a devastating battle. Ever since, the forces of light govern the day while the night belongs to their dark opponents. In modern day Moscow the dark Others actually roam the night as vampires while a "Night Watch" of light forces, among them Anton, the movie's protagonist, try to control them and limit their outrage. (Read More)

Mood:night
Characters:warrior
Story:male protagonist,  legend,  one man army,  anti hero,  action hero,  airplane,  rescue,  horse,  train,  chase,  explosion,  father son relationship,  independent film,  bare chested male,  fight,  blood,  violence,  death

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. (Read More)

Locations:desert
Period:future
Story:shaved head,  crossbow,  monkey,  dystopia,  post apocalypse,  third part,  weapon,  orphan,  rescue,  shotgun,  horse,  chase,  explosion,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  sequel,  violence,  death,  fight

The Condemned (2007)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Condemned (2007)

The story of Jack Conrad, who is awaiting the death penalty in a corrupt Central American prison. He is "purchased" by a wealthy television producer and taken to a desolate island where he must fight to the death against nine other condemned killers from all corners of the world, with freedom going to the sole survivor. (Read More)

Story:fight to the death,  dystopia,  duel,  one man army,  f word,  action hero,  airplane,  shotgun,  horse,  chase,  explosion,  death,  fight,  blood,  violence

The Legend Of Hercules (2014) is one of the best movies like Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The Legend Of Hercules (2014)

In Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king and restore peace to a land in hardship. But this prince, Hercules, knows nothing of his real identity or his destiny. He desires only one thing: the love of Hebe, Princess of Crete, who has been promised to his own brother. When Hercules learns of his greater purpose, he must choose: to flee with his true love or to fulfill his destiny and become the true hero of his time. The story behind one of the greatest myths is revealed in this action-packed epic - a tale of love, sacrifice and the strength of the human spirit. (Read More)

Locations:desert
Characters:warrior
Story:gladiator,  arena,  fight to the death,  crossbow,  legend,  one man army,  action hero,  horse,  chase,  explosion,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  fight,  violence,  blood,  death

Passenger 57 (1992)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Passenger 57 (1992)

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

Characters:warrior
Story:ex cop,  fight to the death,  police shootout,  duel,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  action hero,  airplane,  rescue,  shotgun,  chase,  explosion,  blood,  fight,  violence,  death

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

The Purge: Election Year (2016)

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

Mood:night
Characters:warrior
Story:chainsaw,  obscene finger gesture,  dystopia,  third part,  one man army,  anti hero,  f word,  action hero,  rescue,  shotgun,  chase,  explosion,  bare chested male,  sequel,  violence,  fight,  blood,  death

The Colony (2013)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Colony (2013)

Groups of people - colonies - are forced underground due to another ice age. Colony 7 goes to check on Colony 5, which they lost contact with. When they get there they find that the colony has fallen and there is a whole new enemy that they have to face on their way back.

Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:fight to the death,  dystopia,  pursuit,  post apocalypse,  anti hero,  orphan,  f word,  action hero,  rescue,  shotgun,  chase,  explosion,  independent film,  death,  fight,  violence,  blood

Black Dynamite (2009) is one of the best movies like Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
Action, Comedy

Black Dynamite (2009)

This is the story of 1970s African-American action legend Black Dynamite. The Man killed his brother, pumped heroin into local orphanages, and flooded the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor. Black Dynamite was the one hero willing to fight The Man all the way from the blood-soaked city streets to the hallowed halls of the Honky House.. (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Story:legend,  duel,  one man army,  apology,  exploding car,  woman,  f word,  action hero,  shotgun,  chase,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  fight,  blood,  violence

Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017)

Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang (Donnie Yen) and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora's Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments. (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Story:sawed off shotgun,  obscene finger gesture,  third part,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  weapon,  action hero,  airplane,  rescue,  shotgun,  chase,  explosion,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  death,  sequel,  fight,  violence

The Wolverine (2013)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Wolverine (2013)

In modern day Japan, Wolverine is out of his depth in an unknown world as he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own near-immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before. (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Story:drifter,  loner,  crossbow,  one man army,  anti hero,  orphan,  action hero,  airplane,  rescue,  shotgun,  train,  chase,  explosion,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  fight,  death,  sequel,  blood,  violence

Licence To Kill (1989)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Licence To Kill (1989)

James Bond is on possibly his most brutal mission yet. Bond's good friend, Felix Leiter, is left near death, by drug baron Franz Sanchez. Bond sets off on the hunt for Sanchez, but not everyone is happy. MI6 does not feel Sanchez is their problem and strips Bond of his license to kill making Bond more dangerous than ever. Bond gains the aid of one of Leiter's friends, known as Pam Bouvier and sneaks his way into the drug factories, which Sanchez owns. Will Bond be able to keep his identity secret, or will Sanchez see Bond's true intentions? (Read More)

Locations:desert
Characters:warrior
Story:father figure,  pursuit,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  weapon,  action hero,  airplane,  rescue,  shotgun,  chase,  explosion,  father son relationship,  fight,  death,  sequel,  blood,  violence

Exit Wounds (2001) is one of the best movies like Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Exit Wounds (2001)

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

Characters:warrior
Story:fight to the death,  police shootout,  duel,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  weapon,  woman,  f word,  action hero,  rescue,  shotgun,  chase,  explosion,  violence,  death,  fight,  blood

Allegiant (2016)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Allegiant (2016)

After the earth-shattering revelations of INSURGENT, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love. (Read More)

Locations:desert
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:dystopia,  post apocalypse,  third part,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  orphan,  action hero,  airplane,  rescue,  train,  chase,  explosion,  bare chested male,  sequel,  death,  fight,  blood,  violence

Tron: Legacy (2010)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Tron: Legacy (2010)

Sam Flynn, the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn, looks into his father's disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 20 years. Along with Kevin's loyal confidant Quorra, father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous. Meanwhile, the malevolent program CLU, who dominates the digital world, plans to invade the real world and will stop at nothing to prevent their escape. (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Story:death match,  gladiatorial combat,  male protagonist,  fight to the death,  dystopia,  pig,  pursuit,  anti hero,  orphan,  rescue,  chase,  explosion,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  sequel,  death,  blood,  violence

Battle Royale (2000)
Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller, Action

Battle Royale (2000)

Forty-two students, three days, one deserted Island: welcome to Battle Royale. A group of ninth-grade students from a Japanese high school have been forced by legislation to compete in a Battle Royale. The students are each given a bag with a randomly selected weapon and a few rations of food and water and sent off to kill each other in a no-holds-barred (with a few minor rules) game to the death, which means that the students have three days to kill each other until one survives--or they all die. The movie focuses on a few of the students and how they cope. Some decide to play the game like the psychotic Kiriyama or the sexual Mitsuko, while others like the heroes of the movie--Shuya, Noriko, and Kawada--are trying to find a way to get off the Island without violence. However, as the numbers dwell down lower and lower on an hourly basis, is there any way for Shuya and his classmates to survive? (Read More)

Period:future
Story:gladiator,  arena,  fight to the death,  crossbow,  obscene finger gesture,  dystopia,  pursuit,  anti hero,  exploding car,  weapon,  action hero,  shotgun,  train,  chase,  explosion,  father son relationship,  death,  violence,  fight,  blood

A Fistful Of Dollars (1964) is one of the best movies like Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
Western, Action, Drama

A Fistful Of Dollars (1964)

An anonymous, but deadly man rides into a town torn by war between two factions, the Baxters and the Rojo's. Instead of fleeing or dying, as most other would do, the man schemes to play the two sides off each other, getting rich in the bargain.

Locations:desert
Characters:warrior
Story:sawed off shotgun,  drifter,  loner,  psychotronic,  one man army,  anti hero,  rescue,  shotgun,  horse,  explosion,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  blood

Desperado (1995)
Action, Thriller

Desperado (1995)

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

Story:sawed off shotgun,  loner,  part of trilogy,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  woman,  f word,  action hero,  shotgun,  explosion,  bare chested male,  sequel,  death,  fight,  violence,  blood

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

After accomplishing the assignment of dismantling a human trafficking organization, the former military and drifter Jack Reacher goes to Washington to invite his liaison, Major Susan Turner, to have dinner with him. However, he meets her substitute, Colonel Sam Morgan, who explains that Major Turner has been arrested and accused of espionage. Jack seeks out her veteran lawyer, Colonel Bob Moorcroft, who explains that Major Turner has also been accused of the murders of two soldiers in Afghanistan. Further, he also tells Jack he is being sued, accused by a woman of being the father of her fifteen year-old daughter, Samantha. When Moorcroft is murdered, Jack is accused of being the killer and sent to a prison. He sees that Turner and he have been framed and also that Turner will be killed by two assassins. However, he rescues her and they flee. Soon, they realize that there is a conspiracy involving military people from the army and a government contractor that is a powerful arms dealer. Jack also learns that Samantha is in danger and Turner and he rescue her. They decide to protect her since a skilled assassin is hunting them down while they try to find the motive of the conspiracy. Who can be trusted? (Read More)

Locations:desert
Characters:warrior
Story:drifter,  fight to the death,  loner,  obscene finger gesture,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  woman,  action hero,  airplane,  rescue,  chase,  explosion,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  fight,  blood,  sequel,  violence,  death

Gods Of Egypt (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Gods Of Egypt (2016)

Set, the merciless god of darkness, has taken over the throne of Egypt and plunged the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. Few dare to rebel against him. A young thief, whose love was taken captive by the god, seeks to dethrone and defeat Set with the aid of the powerful god Horus. (Read More)

Locations:desert
Characters:warrior
Story:sandstorm,  australian horror,  australian science fiction,  australian fantasy,  giant,  one man army,  anti hero,  action hero,  rescue,  horse,  chase,  explosion,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  fight,  violence,  death

Ninja Assassin (2009) is one of the best movies like Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
Action, Crime, Fantasy, Thriller

Ninja Assassin (2009)

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

Characters:warrior
Story:fight to the death,  loner,  police shootout,  one man army,  anti hero,  orphan,  f word,  action hero,  rescue,  chase,  explosion,  bare chested male,  blood,  death,  fight,  violence

Blade: Trinity (2004)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Blade: Trinity (2004)

Blade finds himself alone surrounded by enemies, fighting an up hill battle with the vampire nation and now humans. He joins forces with a group of vampire hunters whom call themselves the Nightstalkers. The vampire nation awakens the king of vampires Dracula from his slumber with intentions of using his primitive blood to become day-walkers. On the other side is Blade and his team manifesting a virus that could wipe out the vampire race once and for all. In the end the two sides will collide and only one will come out victorious, a battle between the ultimate vampire whom never knew defeat, facing off against the greatest vampire slayer. (Read More)

Locations:desert
Story:sawed off shotgun,  part of trilogy,  obscene finger gesture,  third part,  one man army,  exploding car,  action hero,  shotgun,  character name in title,  violence,  blood,  sequel,  death

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