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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:desert, australia
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:mad max, hit with a mallet, wheel of fortune, playing saxophone, gladiator, arena, australian outback, 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

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:mad max, playing saxophone, screaming woman, sawed off shotgun, 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

Mad Max 2 (1981)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Mad Max 2 (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

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:desert, australia
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:loner, sawed off shotgun, mad max, sandstorm, australian outback, australian horror, ex cop, drifter, australian science fiction, crossbow, chainsaw, dystopia, post apocalypse, one man army, anti hero, exploding car, woman, action hero, rescue, shotgun

Rambo III (1988) is one of the best movies like Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
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:rescue, loner, father figure, duel, third part, one man army, anti hero, exploding car, action hero, shotgun, horse, explosion, character name in title, bare chested male, independent film, sequel, death, violence

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. This is why Logan (2017) is one of the best movies like Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985). (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

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

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
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, death, blood, sequel, violence, fight

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, blood, death, 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.

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

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. This is why The Condemned (2007) is one of the best movies like Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985). (Read More)

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

The Terminator (1984)
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:woman, sawed off shotgun, male protagonist, psychotronic, dystopia, police shootout, post apocalypse, one man army, exploding car, f word, action hero, shotgun, character name in title, bare chested male, violence, death, blood, fight

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, fight, blood

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, sequel, fight, violence, death

Black Dynamite (2009)
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, violence, blood

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. This is why Priest (2011) is one of the best movies like Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985). (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, blood, fight, death, violence

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) is one of the best movies like Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
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, death, violence, sequel, blood

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, monkey, police shootout, duel, one man army, anti hero, exploding car, action hero, airplane, rescue, shotgun, chase, explosion, fight, death, blood, violence

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, fight, blood, sequel, violence, death

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

The Dark Knight Rises (2012) is one of the best movies like Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
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. This is why The Dark Knight Rises (2012) is one of the best movies like Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985). (Read More)

Themes:theft
Locations:desert
Characters:warrior
Story:sawed off shotgun, underworld, 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

Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)
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, sequel, blood, violence, death

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

Blood Father (2016)

Locations:desert
Characters:warrior
Story:sawed off shotgun, one man army, anti hero, f word, action hero, rescue, shotgun, horse, chase, explosion, independent film, bare chested male, fight, blood, violence, death

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

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

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

Locations:desert
Story:sawed off shotgun, phonograph, fight to the death, crossbow, anti hero, orphan, f word, action hero, rescue, shotgun, chase, explosion, character name in title, bare chested male, violence, blood, fight, death

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017) is one of the best movies like Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
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, sequel, death, violence, blood, fight

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. This is why Gods Of Egypt (2016) is one of the best movies like Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985). (Read More)

Themes:theft
Locations:desert
Characters:warrior
Story:sandstorm, underworld, 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, fight, death, violence, blood

Last Man Standing (1996)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Last Man Standing (1996)

John Smith is an amoral gunslinger in the days of Prohibition. On the lam from his latest (unspecified) exploits, he happens upon the town of Jericho, Texas. Actually, calling Jericho a town would be too generous--it has become more like a ghost town, since two warring gangs have 'driven off all the decent folk.' Smith sees this as an opportunity to play both sides off against each other, earning himself a nice piece of change as a hired gun. Despite his strictly avowed mercenary intentions, he finds himself risking his life for his, albeit skewed, sense of honor.... (Read More)

Locations:desert
Characters:warrior
Story:dead horse, drifter, loner, giant, duel, one man army, action hero, rescue, shotgun, bare chested male, violence, blood

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Characters:warrior
Story:fight to the death, loner, obscene finger gesture, one man army, anti hero, f word, action hero, shotgun, train, chase, explosion, character name in title, fight, death, blood, violence, sequel

Riddick (2013) is one of the best movies like Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
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, violence, death, blood, sequel

Brick Mansions (2014)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Brick Mansions (2014)

Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:ex cop, police shootout, one man army, anti hero, action hero, rescue, shotgun, chase, explosion, bare chested male, fight, death, violence

Rush Hour 3 (2007)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Rush Hour 3 (2007)

After an attempted assassination on Ambassador Han, Inspector Lee and Detective Carter are back in action as they head to Paris to protect a French woman with knowledge of the Triads' secret leaders. Lee also holds secret meetings with a United Nations authority, but his personal struggles with a Chinese criminal mastermind named Kenji, which reveals that it's Lee's long-lost...brother. But their race will take them across the city, from the depths of the Paris underground to the breathtaking heights of the Eiffel Tower, as they fight to outrun the world's most deadly criminals and save the day. This is why Rush Hour 3 (2007) is one of the best movies like Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985). (Read More)

Story:shaved head, part of trilogy, police shootout, duel, third part, exploding car, woman, orphan, action hero, airplane, rescue, chase, violence, death, blood, fight, sequel

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, fight, bare chested male, death, blood, violence

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) is one of the best movies like Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (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:rescue, prison camp, male protagonist, psychotronic, one man army, anti hero, exploding car, weapon, action hero, shotgun, chase, explosion, character name in title, bare chested male, sequel, blood, death, violence

Machete Kills (2013)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Machete Kills (2013)

During an operation of a Mexican Cartel, Machete Cortez and Sartana Rivera intercept the criminals alone, but another group arrives and a masked man kills Sartana. Machete is arrested, accused of killing his beloved Sartana and Sheriff Doakes hangs Machete. But the President of the USA Rathcock pardons and recruits Machete to kill the revolutionary Marcos Mendez that has threatened the USA with a missile with a bomb. Machete goes to San Antonio to meet the Miss San Antonio Blanca Vasquez that will be the liaison between Machete and President Rathcock. Then Machete goes to the brothel of Madame Desdemona to seek out the prostitute Cereza that is Mendez's mistress. Machete meets Mendez and learns that his heart is connected to the missile and only the arm dealer Luther Voz is capable to disarm the bomb. Now Machete needs to bring Mendez to the USA in less than twenty-four hours and save his new country in a dangerous journey with betrayals. (Read More)

Locations:desert
Characters:warrior
Story:sawed off shotgun, fight to the death, obscene finger gesture, one man army, anti hero, exploding car, f word, action hero, rescue, shotgun, chase, explosion, character name in title, independent film, bare chested male, sequel, fight, blood, violence, death

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, death, blood, violence, fight

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. This is why A Good Day To Die Hard (2013) is one of the best movies like Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985). (Read More)

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

Homefront (2013) is one of the best movies like Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Homefront (2013)

Phil Broker is a former DEA agent who has gone through a crisis after his actions against a biker gang went horribly wrong and it cost the life of his bosses son. He is recently widowed and is left with a 9 year old daughter, Maddy. He decides to quit the turbulent and demanding life of thrill for Maddy's sake and retires to a small town. His daughter fights off a boy who is bullying her at school, and this sets in motion a round of events that end in his direct confrontation with the local Meth drug lord. His past history with the biker gang also enters the arena, making matters more complex. But he has a mission in his mind to protect his daughter and he is ready to pay any cost that it demands. (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Story:arena, ex cop, one man army, anti hero, exploding car, f word, action hero, rescue, shotgun, horse, train, chase, explosion, death, fight, blood, violence

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Characters:warrior
Story:dwarf, giant, legend, one man army, anti hero, orphan, action hero, rescue, horse, chase, explosion, father son relationship, character name in title, bare chested male, fight, blood, violence, death

Enemy Mine (1985)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi

Enemy Mine (1985)

A soldier from Earth crash-lands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting; they band together to survive on this hostile world. In the end the human finds himself caring for his enemy in a completely unexpected way. (Read More)

Locations:desert
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:fight to the death, psychotronic, one man army, anti hero, action hero, rescue, shotgun, chase, explosion, bare chested male, fight, 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:train, australian horror, australian science fiction, australian fantasy, part of trilogy, dystopia, police shootout, post apocalypse, duel, third part, one man army, action hero, rescue, fight, death, blood, sequel, 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. This is why Demolition Man (1993) is one of the best movies like Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985). (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

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)

Characters:warrior
Story:sawed off shotgun, fight to the death, obscene finger gesture, police shootout, one man army, anti hero, exploding car, f word, action hero, airplane, rescue, shotgun, horse, chase, explosion, character name in title, bare chested male, independent film, death, blood

Masters Of The Universe (1987)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Masters Of The Universe (1987)

On the planet Eternia, Skeletor and his dark army overthrow the Sorceress of Castle Grayskull expecting to acquire her power. He-Man, his old friend Duncan "Man-at-Arms" and his daughter Teela are attacked by Skeletor's soldiers and they defeat them. They also rescue their prisoner, the inventor and locksmith Gwildor. He explains that he was lured by Evil-Lyn that used his invention Cosmic Key to open the gates and seize the Castle Grayskull. He-Man and his friends retrieve the prototype of the Cosmic Key trying to release the Sorcereress but they are defeated by Skeletor and his army and Gwildor uses his key to open and portal for them to flee. They come to Earth but lose the key. Meanwhile Julie Winston, who grieves the loss of her parents in a plane crash, and her boyfriend Kevin Corrigan find and activate the key, believing it is a foreign musical instrument. On Eternia, Evil-Lyn locates the Cosmic Key and Skeletor sends her with a group of mercenaries and soldiers to vanquish He-man and his friends and bring the key back. Will they succeed? (Read More)

Locations:desert
Characters:warrior
Story:dwarf, psychotronic, pursuit, duel, one man army, exploding car, four word title, action hero, rescue, shotgun, chase, explosion, independent film, bare chested male, death, fight, violence

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

The Mummy (2017)

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

Locations:desert
Characters:warrior
Story:sandstorm, fight to the death, one man army, anti hero, action hero, airplane, rescue, shotgun, horse, train, chase, explosion, bare chested male, death, blood, violence, fight

The Book Of Eli (2010) is one of the best movies like Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

The Book Of Eli (2010)

In a violent post-apocalyptic society, a drifter, Eli, has been wandering westward across North America for the last thirty years. He finds solace in a unique book which he carries on his person and guards closely, whilst surviving by hunting small animals and seeking goods in destroyed houses and vehicles to trade in villages for water and supplies. When he reaches a village ruled by the powerful mobster, Carnegie, the man views Eli's impressive fighting skills and offers Eli a place within his gang. Carnegie presses his blind lover Claudia to send her daughter, Solara, to at least convince Eli to spend the night by sleeping with him. However, Eli proves to be the better man when he gently declines her advances. The girl sees Eli's book, and when Carnegie finds out he beats her mother until she reveals what she saw. Carnegie sends his gang into the wasteland to take the book from Eli, but the man proves to be a formidable foe as he makes it more than clear that if they want the book, they must first take his life. (Read More)

Mood:night
Locations:desert
Story:phonograph, drifter, chainsaw, post apocalypse, one man army, exploding car, weapon, woman, shotgun, explosion, character name in title, bare chested male, death, violence, blood

Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)

Arthur Bishop, the master assassin who faked his death in hopes of putting that part of his ;life behind him, now lives a quiet life in Rio. But someone who knows who he is shows up and tells him, that if he wants to continue living this life, he will do three jobs for someone. Bishop tries to tell them he has the wrong man but they know who he is and if he won't do the job, they will take him but he gets away. He then goes to a resort in Thailand run by a friend, Mae, where he tries to find out who is looking for him. Later a woman named Gina shows up looking for medical assistance and Mae can't help but notice bruises all over her body. Mae deduces she's a battered woman and when Mae hears her being beaten, Mae asks Bishop to help her. He goes and kills the guy she's with. He kills the man and then sets fire to the boat he's on. But he sees that Gina has a photo of him. He deduces that they one who wants him, sent her. He confronts her and she admits that she works at a children's shelter in Cambodia and that someone told her if she didn't do what he said, the children would be endanger. While waiting for the man to come, they get close. And when the man's people comes, they grab them. Bishop is brought to the man who wants him to do the jobs and he tells Bishop that if he doesn't do it, Gina will be killed. So Bishop has no choice but to do it. This is why Mechanic: Resurrection (2016) is one of the best movies like Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985). (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Story:sydney australia, fight to the death, loner, one man army, anti hero, woman, orphan, f word, action hero, rescue, shotgun, chase, explosion, independent film, bare chested male, sequel, death, blood, violence, fight

The Legend Of Zorro (2005)
Action, Adventure, Western

The Legend Of Zorro (2005)

The Legendary Zorro goes off on another adventure to protect the future of California and its citizens. This time, he fights against evil-doers with the help of his beautiful wife, Elena, and their precocious young son, Joaquin. Alejandro De LaVega is torn between two worlds: his life as Zorro and his life as a family man. After Alejandro once again breaks his promise to stop wearing the mask, Elena leaves him, and soon begins seeing Armand, a haughty French Count. But a mysterious explosion in the desert leads Zorro to believe that there's more to Armand than meets the eye, and our hero is intent on finding out what that is. Little does he know, there are others working to uncover certain truths as well. (Read More)

Locations:desert
Period:future
Story:legend, duel, action hero, shotgun, horse, train, explosion, father son relationship, character name in title, violence, sequel, fight

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, death, blood, violence

Jonah Hex (2010) is one of the best movies like Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller, Western

Jonah Hex (2010)

During Grant's presidency, Jonah Hex is a remorseless bounty hunter. In the Civil War, he was a rebel whose honor put him afoul of a Confederate general, Quentin Turnbull, who murdered Jonah's family while Jonah watched. As a result of the ordeal, Jonah's face is disfigured and he can talk with the dead. After staging his own death, Turnbull, with a group of rebel stalwarts, hatches a plan to bring the Union to its knees. Grant wants Hex to stop it. While the nation readies to celebrate Independence Day, Hex and an unlikely ally have little time to stop Turnbull and his weapon of mass destruction. (Read More)

Locations:desert
Story:fight to the death, loner, crossbow, one man army, anti hero, weapon, action hero, rescue, horse, train, explosion, character name in title, bare chested male, death, fight, violence

Cyborg (1989)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Cyborg (1989)

Gibson Rickenbacker is a hired fighter living in a plague-ravaged apocalyptic America where a plague has infested most of the United States and the rest of the world. In New York City, Gibson encounters a woman named Pearl Prophet. Pearl reveals to Gibson that she is a cyborg who is carrying vital-information for a group of scientists in Atlanta who are working on a cure to the plague and Pearl hires Gibson to escort her back to Atlanta. But Pearl is kidnapped by "Pirates" a murderous gang led by Fender Tremolo, who wants the cure for themselves and they decide to take Pearl to Atlanta themselves. Gibson, joined by a young woman named Nady Simmons, goes in pursuit of Fender and his gang, as Gibson sets out to rescue Pearl, stop Fender and his gang from reaching Atlanta and defeat Fender who slaughtered Gibson's family. (Read More)

Period:future
Story:woman, crossbow, pursuit, post apocalypse, duel, one man army, rescue, bare chested male, independent film, death, violence, blood

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