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Man On A Ledge (2012)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Man On A Ledge (2012)

An ex-cop turned con threatens to jump to his death from a Manhattan hotel rooftop. The nearest New York Police officer immediately responds to a screaming woman and calls dispatch. More Officers arrive with SWAT and tactical command along with fire-fighters. The police then dispatch a police psychologist personally requested to talk him down from the ledge. However, things aren't as they seem. (Read More)

Themes:heist, surveillance, deception, funeral, betrayal, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:hotel, rooftop, kitchen, elevator, cemetery, bar
Characters:secretary, detective
Period:2010s
Story:jewelry heist, diamond heist, blonde woman, diamond theft, diamond ring, irish american, jewel heist, diamond, corrupt businessman, jumping from a rooftop, woman wearing red lingerie, woman smoker, woman in bra and panties, surveillance camera, woman in underwear, escape from handcuffs, elevator shaft, news helicopter, bell 206 jet ranger helicopter, sing sing prison new york

Total Recall (2012)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Total Recall (2012)

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

Themes:surveillance, deception, betrayal
Locations:elevator, hotel, bar
Story:elevator shaft, police shootout, police chase, foot chase, media coverage, car chase, bulletproof vest, jumping through a window, strong female lead, jumping from height, swat team, strong female character, fugitive, news report, no opening credits, anti hero, security guard, disguise, shot in the back, bomb

Spy (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Spy (2015)

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

Themes:surveillance, deception, betrayal, revenge
Locations:kitchen, hotel, bar
Story:woman smoker, surveillance camera, bell 206 jet ranger helicopter, hotel room, foot chase, car chase, diamond, false identity, faked death, head butt, bartender, disguise, shot in the back, f word, handcuffs, bomb, held at gunpoint, brawl, gunfight, arrest

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:heist, surveillance, deception, funeral, betrayal, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop, kitchen, elevator, cemetery, bar
Characters:detective
Period:2010s
Story:corrupt businessman, jumping from a rooftop, prison escape, police detective, police shootout, police chase, foot chase, appeared on tv news, altered version of studio logo, no title at beginning, media coverage, bulletproof vest, jumping through a window, faked death, jumping from height, swat team, walkie talkie, security camera, head butt, fugitive

Knight And Day (2010) is one of the best movies like Man On A Ledge (2012)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Knight And Day (2010)

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

Themes:surveillance, deception
Locations:rooftop, kitchen, hotel, bar
Story:jumping from a rooftop, hotel room, police chase, foot chase, car chase, jumping from height, swat team, security camera, head butt, trust, fugitive, news report, anti hero, woman, disguise, f word, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, brawl, gunfight

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

The A-team (2010)

Four American soldiers who are in Iraq are sent on a mission to recover plates for printing 100 dollar bills that were used to print a billion dollars. After doing the job and returning to the base their commanding officer is killed in an explosion and the plates are stolen by another operative. They would be court martialed and sent to different prisons. 6 months later, the leader, Hannibal Smith is visited by a CIA spook who tells him he knows where the man who took the plates is and wants him and his men to recover it. So he helps him escape and he breaks out the others and they go after the plates. But after doing it, they discover that the spook might not be ok. And a military intelligence officer who was involved with one of them is pursuing them. This is why The A-team (2010) is one of the best movies like Man On A Ledge (2012). (Read More)

Themes:heist, surveillance, deception, funeral, betrayal, revenge
Locations:rooftop, cemetery, hotel
Period:2010s
Story:escape from handcuffs, bell 206 jet ranger helicopter, prison escape, police chase, foot chase, car flip, diversion, rappelling, distraction, money falling through the air, wrongful imprisonment, overhead camera shot, car chase, bulletproof vest, jumping through a window, frame up, security camera, head butt, corrupt cop, fugitive

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

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)

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

Themes:surveillance, betrayal, deception, revenge
Locations:rooftop, hotel, bar
Period:2010s
Story:woman, irish american, prison escape, police chase, foot chase, cheering crowd, car chase, bulletproof vest, jumping from height, swat team, walkie talkie, security camera, head butt, anti hero, security guard, prisoner, disguise, shot in the back, handcuffs, bomb

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:heist, surveillance, deception, funeral, betrayal, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop, kitchen, elevator, bar
Characters:secretary, detective
Story:corrupt businessman, jumping from a rooftop, prison escape, police detective, police shootout, police chase, appeared on tv news, newscaster, altered version of studio logo, no title at beginning, telling someone to shut up, media coverage, car chase, bulletproof vest, jumping through a window, faked death, jumping from height, swat team, walkie talkie, corrupt cop

22 Jump Street (2014) is one of the best movies like Man On A Ledge (2012)
Action, Comedy, Crime

22 Jump Street (2014)

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don't have to just crack the case - they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them. (Read More)

Locations:hotel, bar
Characters:detective
Story:police detective, police shootout, police chase, foot chase, climbing out a window, cheering crowd, car chase, bulletproof vest, racial slur, news report, no opening credits, security guard, prisoner, disguise, police station, flashlight, shot in the back, f word, handcuffs, held at gunpoint

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)
Action, Thriller

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)

Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, for the first time, finds himself on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack - unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons heist. With the Russian underworld in pursuit, and battling a countdown to war, the two McClanes discover that their opposing methods make them unstoppable heroes. (Read More)

Themes:heist, surveillance, deception, betrayal, revenge
Locations:rooftop, elevator, hotel
Characters:detective
Story:police detective, police shootout, vault, media coverage, car chase, bulletproof vest, jumping through a window, jumping from height, security camera, head butt, news report, anti hero, prisoner, police station, flashlight, shot in the back, bomb, held at gunpoint, gunfight, punched in the face

The Score (2001)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Score (2001)

Nick Wells, a professional criminal, decides to leave the business for good, since he nearly got caught on his last job. His plan is to live in peace with his girl Diane, running his Montreal jazz club. Soon afterward, Max, his good friend and financial partner, comes along with an offer Nick can't refuse: A historical and priceless French scepter has been discovered while being smuggled into the country. It is now under massive surveillance in the Montreal Customs House, and soon to be returned to France. Nick has to team up with Max's man inside, the young, talented and aggressive thief Jack Teller to get the precious item. Only one question remains: Who will trick whom out of their share? This is why The Score (2001) is one of the best movies like Man On A Ledge (2012). (Read More)

Themes:heist, surveillance, deception, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator
Story:jewelry heist, jewel heist, surveillance camera, foot chase, liquid nitrogen, jewel theft, jewelry, false identity, swat team, walkie talkie, security camera, marriage proposal, news report, anti hero, security guard, flashlight, f word, held at gunpoint, black comedy, cell phone

The Equalizer (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Equalizer (2014)

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

Themes:surveillance, deception
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Characters:detective
Story:irish american, corrupt businessman, police detective, foot chase, no title at beginning, security camera, corrupt cop, no opening credits, anti hero, security guard, disguise, shot in the back, f word, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, brawl, gunfight, arrest, punched in the face, shot in the chest

Need For Speed (2014) is one of the best movies like Man On A Ledge (2012)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Need For Speed (2014)

Framed by an ex-partner for a murder he did not commit, Tobey Marshall, a financially struggling custom-car builder and street-racer, spends two years in jail thinking about one moment. Fresh out of prison he reacquires the fastest car his workshop ever built and sold, and seeks to enter a secretive and extremely high-stakes race known as The DeLeon. His purpose; redemption, recognition from the world of racing and to solve his problems. Yet all this fades in comparison to his driving reason. Revenge. Above all, revenge. This is a story about love, redemption, revenge and motor oil all swirled together (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, funeral, betrayal, revenge
Locations:cemetery, hotel, bar
Story:blonde woman, police chase, foot chase, car flip, wrongful imprisonment, altered version of studio logo, engagement ring, car chase, frame up, jumping from height, fugitive, no opening credits, anti hero, arrest, punched in the face, blonde, helicopter, prison, cell phone, new york city

The Negotiator (1998)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Negotiator (1998)

In the midst of an elaborate conspiracy, an expert negotiator is driven to the edge when he's framed for the murder of his partner, as well as embezzling money from his department's pension fund. His only chance to prove his innocence is to take hostages himself, acquire the services of another expert negotiator, and find out who's running the conspiracy before it's too late. (Read More)

Themes:deception, funeral, betrayal, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Characters:secretary
Story:negotiator, proving innocence, internal affairs, black cop, media coverage, bulletproof vest, frame up, swat team, corrupt cop, trust, news report, false accusation, police station, f word, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, gunfight, shot in the chest, machine gun, black comedy

Natural Born Killers (1994)
Crime, Drama

Natural Born Killers (1994)

Mickey Knox and Mallory Wilson aren't your typical lovers - after killing her abusive father, they go on a road trip where, every time they stop somewhere, they kill pretty well everyone around them. They do however leave one person alive at every shootout to tell the story and they soon become a media sensation thanks to sensationalized reporting. Told in a highly visual style. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, deception, revenge
Locations:kitchen
Characters:detective
Story:prison escape, police detective, police shootout, newscaster, escaped convict, cameraman, media coverage, female reporter, walkie talkie, security camera, corrupt cop, fugitive, news report, anti hero, security guard, prisoner, woman, flashlight, shot in the back, f word

Now You See Me 2 (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public's adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, The Four Horsemen resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry, a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all. This is why Now You See Me 2 (2016) is one of the best movies like Man On A Ledge (2012). (Read More)

Themes:heist, surveillance, deception, betrayal, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop, kitchen, elevator, bar
Period:2010s
Story:corrupt businessman, prison escape, cheering crowd, media coverage, faked death, walkie talkie, fugitive, news report, no opening credits, security guard, prisoner, disguise, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, brawl, arrest, punched in the face, black comedy, fistfight, prison

Baby Driver (2017) is one of the best movies like Man On A Ledge (2012)
Action, Crime, Music, Thriller

Baby Driver (2017)

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

Themes:heist, surveillance, deception, betrayal, revenge
Locations:elevator
Period:2010s
Story:police shootout, police chase, foot chase, car chase, swat team, walkie talkie, security camera, corrupt cop, love interest, fugitive, racial slur, news report, anti hero, security guard, prisoner, disguise, flashlight, shot in the back, f word, handcuffs

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:deception, betrayal, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop, elevator, hotel, bar
Period:2010s
Story:foot chase, car chase, bulletproof vest, fugitive, no opening credits, anti hero, shot in the back, f word, held at gunpoint, brawl, gunfight, punched in the face, shot in the chest, machine gun, black comedy, fistfight, shot to death, shootout, cell phone, pistol

Rush Hour (1998)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Rush Hour (1998)

Cultures clash and tempers flares as the two cops named Detective Inspector Lee a Hong Kong Detective and Detective James Carter FBI, a big-mouthed work-alone Los Angeles cop who are from different worlds discovers one thing in common: they can't stand each other. With time running out, they must join forces to catch the criminals and save the eleven-year-old Chinese girl of the Chinese consul named Soo Yung. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, deception, revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:detective
Story:police detective, police shootout, foot chase, money falling through the air, c4 explosives, black cop, swat team, security camera, trust, racial slur, prisoner, disguise, police station, flashlight, shot in the back, handcuffs, bomb, held at gunpoint, brawl, gunfight

Central Intelligence (2016)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Central Intelligence (2016)

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

Themes:deception, betrayal, revenge
Locations:kitchen, elevator, bar
Period:2010s
Story:bell 206 jet ranger helicopter, distraction, car chase, bulletproof vest, jumping through a window, faked death, swat team, walkie talkie, head butt, fugitive, racial slur, no opening credits, anti hero, false accusation, security guard, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, brawl, gunfight, arrest

Now You See Me (2013) is one of the best movies like Man On A Ledge (2012)
Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Now You See Me (2013)

Four magicians each answer a mysterious summons to an obscure address with secrets inside. A year later, they are the Four Horsemen, big time stage illusionists who climax their sold out Las Vegas show with a bank apparently robbed for real. This puts agents Dylan Rhodes of the FBI and Alma Dray of Interpol on the case to find out how they did it. However, this mystery proves difficult to solve even with the insights of the professional illusion exposer, Thaddeus Bradley. What follows is a bizarre investigation where nothing is what it seems with illusions, dark secrets and hidden agendas galore as all involved are reminded of a great truth in this puzzle: the closer you look, the less you see. This is why Now You See Me (2013) is one of the best movies like Man On A Ledge (2012). (Read More)

Themes:heist, surveillance, deception, betrayal, revenge
Locations:rooftop, bar
Period:2010s
Story:escape from handcuffs, news helicopter, police chase, foot chase, handcuffed to something, distraction, money falling through the air, media coverage, car chase, frame up, faked death, swat team, security camera, news report, no opening credits, security guard, four word title, disguise, flashlight, handcuffs

Kick-ass 2 (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Kick-ass 2 (2013)

After Kick-Ass' insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes, our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist -- reborn as The Mother F%&*^r -- only the blade-wielding Hit Girl can prevent their annihilation. When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world's first superhero team with Mindy. Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she's forced to retire-leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes. Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world's first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there's only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all. (Read More)

Themes:deception, funeral, betrayal, revenge
Locations:rooftop, elevator, cemetery, bar
Story:prison visit, police detective, foot chase, hot dog stand, media coverage, bulletproof vest, italian american, strong female lead, strong female character, news report, prisoner, disguise, police station, shot in the back, f word, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, brawl, arrest, punched in the face

Xxx (2002)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx (2002)

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

Mood:suspense
Story:woman in bra and panties, police shootout, police chase, diversion, car chase, false identity, faked death, swat team, head butt, corrupt cop, love interest, death of brother, no opening credits, anti hero, disguise, shot in the back, bomb, held at gunpoint, gunfight, arrest

Hell Or High Water (2016)
Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western

Hell Or High Water (2016)

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

Themes:heist, surveillance, deception, betrayal, revenge
Locations:hotel, bar
Characters:detective
Period:2010s
Story:police detective, police shootout, police chase, car chase, loss of brother, death of brother, fugitive, racial slur, news report, anti hero, security guard, four word title, police station, flashlight, shot in the back, f word, held at gunpoint, gunfight, punched in the face, shot in the chest

Fast Five (2011) is one of the best movies like Man On A Ledge (2012)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Fast Five (2011)

Former cop Brian O'Conner partners with ex-con Dom Toretto on the opposite side of the law. Since Brian and Mia Toretto broke Dom out of custody, they've blown across many borders to elude authorities. Now backed into a corner in Rio de Janeiro, they must pull one last job in order to gain their freedom. As they assemble their elite team of top racers, the unlikely allies know their only shot of getting out for good means confronting the corrupt businessman who wants them dead. But he's not the only one on their tail. Hard-nosed federal agent Luke Hobbs never misses his target. When he is assigned to track down Dom and Brian, he and his strike team launch an all-out assault to capture them. But as his men tear through Brazil, Hobbs learns he can't separate the good guys from the bad. Now, he must rely on his instincts to corner his prey... before someone else runs them down first. (Read More)

Themes:heist, surveillance, betrayal, revenge
Locations:rooftop
Period:2010s
Story:corrupt businessman, police chase, foot chase, vault, escaped convict, car chase, walkie talkie, security camera, corrupt cop, policewoman, fugitive, businessman, news report, anti hero, police station, shot in the back, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, brawl, arrest

The Fugitive (1993)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Fugitive (1993)

A well respected Chicago surgeon Dr. Richard Kimble has found out that his wife, Helen, has been murdered ferociously in her own home. The police found Kimble and accused him of the murder. Then, Kimble (without Justifiable Reason) was tried, convicted, and sentenced to death. However, on the way to prison, Kimble's transport crashed. Kimble escapes and is now on the run. Deputy Samuel Gerard from Chicago takes charge of the chase of Kimble. Meanwhile, Kimble takes up his own investigation to find who really killed his wife, and to lure Gerard and his team into it as well. This is why The Fugitive (1993) is one of the best movies like Man On A Ledge (2012). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, deception, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop, elevator, hotel
Characters:detective
Story:prison escape, police detective, hotel room, prison, foot chase, escape from custody, overhead camera shot, escaped convict, car chase, jumping from height, walkie talkie, corrupt cop, trust, fugitive, false accusation, disguise, police station, shot in the back, handcuffs, held at gunpoint

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

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

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

Themes:surveillance, deception, betrayal, revenge
Story:prison escape, foot chase, media coverage, bulletproof vest, frame up, jumping from height, walkie talkie, security camera, news report, no opening credits, security guard, prisoner, disguise, shot in the back, handcuffs, bomb, held at gunpoint, brawl, punched in the face, shot in the chest

2 Guns (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

2 Guns (2013)

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

Themes:heist, surveillance, deception, betrayal, revenge
Locations:elevator, hotel
Period:2010s
Story:woman in bra and panties, foot chase, money falling through the air, car chase, bulletproof vest, jumping through a window, frame up, swat team, security camera, fugitive, no opening credits, security guard, disguise, police station, shot in the back, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, gunfight, arrest, punched in the face

The Boondock Saints (1999) is one of the best movies like Man On A Ledge (2012)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Boondock Saints (1999)

Two Irish brothers accidentally kill mafia thugs. They turn themselves in and are released as heroes. They then see it as a calling by God and start knocking off mafia gang members one by one. Willem Dafoe plays the detective trying to figure out the killings, but the closer he comes to catching the Irish brothers, the more he thinks the brothers are doing the right thing. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal, revenge
Locations:rooftop, elevator, hotel, bar
Characters:detective
Story:irish, irish american, jumping from a rooftop, air duct, air vent, newscaster, cityscape, italian american, racial slur, bartender, police station, flashlight, shot in the back, f word, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, gunfight, arrest, punched in the face, shot in the chest

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

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

Themes:deception, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop, bar
Characters:detective
Story:police detective, cityscape, altered version of studio logo, no title at beginning, car chase, faked death, love interest, fugitive, no opening credits, police station, shot in the back, f word, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, brawl, gunfight, punched in the face, shot in the chest, fistfight, shot to death

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

Detroit cop Axel Foley is delighted when he receives a surprise visit from his best friend Mikey Tandino, who lives in California. Not long after Mikey arrives in Detroit, Mikey is killed, right in front of Axel, by a man named Zack. Axel follows Zack to Beverly Hills, California, where Beverly Hills police department Lieutenant Andrew Bogomil assigns Detective Billy Rosewood and Rosewood's partner, Sergeant John Taggart, to keep an eye on Axel. Axel visits his friend Jenny Summers, who works in an art gallery. With Jenny's help, Axel discovers that Zack works for Jenny's boss, Victor Maitland, the man who owns the art gallery. Maitland is a drug kingpin who is using the gallery as a front, and Maitland had Zack kill Mikey after Maitland accused Mikey of stealing some of Maitland's bonds. With the help of Jenny, Billy, and Taggart, Axel does what he can to make sure Maitland and Zack won't kill any more people. This is why Beverly Hills Cop (1984) is one of the best movies like Man On A Ledge (2012). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, deception, revenge
Locations:kitchen, hotel, bar
Characters:detective
Story:police shootout, police chase, foot chase, black cop, car chase, walkie talkie, racial slur, anti hero, security guard, police station, shot in the back, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, brawl, gunfight, arrest, punched in the face, shot in the chest, machine gun, black comedy

Red 2 (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Red 2 (2013)

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

Themes:surveillance, deception, funeral, betrayal, revenge
Locations:hotel, bar
Story:foot chase, vault, car chase, frame up, faked death, swat team, security camera, fugitive, anti hero, security guard, disguise, shot in the back, handcuffs, bomb, held at gunpoint, brawl, gunfight, arrest, punched in the face, shot in the chest

The Heat (2013) is one of the best movies like Man On A Ledge (2012)
Action, Comedy, Crime

The Heat (2013)

Sarah Ashburn, an FBI agent, is extremely ambitious and has her eye on a promotion, but she doesn't get along with her co-workers. She is sent to Boston to uncover the identity of an elusive drug lord, Mr. Larkin, by tracking down his proxy, Rojas, and is told that she'll have a good shot at the promotion if she finds Larkin. When she arrives in Boston, she learns that Larkin has been eliminating his competition and taking over their operations. She learns that Rojas is in Boston PD custody and goes to see him to ask him what he knows about Larkin, but is warned that the cop who arrested Rojas, Shannon Mullins, is very territorial, and she is not exactly sociable. When the two meet they don't get along. When Mullins learns why Ashburn is in Boston, she decides to find Larkin herself. Ashburn is told by her boss to work with Mullins, but it won't be easy because Ashburn does things by the book while Mullins does things her way. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:detective
Period:2010s
Story:police detective, police shootout, police chase, climbing out a window, cityscape, car chase, bulletproof vest, swat team, head butt, policewoman, racial slur, bartender, prisoner, police station, shot in the back, f word, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, gunfight, arrest

Salt (2010)
Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Salt (2010)

Evelyn Salt is a CIA agent and highly respected by all, including her boss, Ted Winter. Out of the blue, a Russian spy walks into their offices and offers a vital piece of information: the President of Russia will be assassinated during his forthcoming visit to New York City to attend the funeral of the recently deceased U.S. Vice President. The name of the assassin: Evelyn Salt. Concerned about the safety of her husband, who she cannot contact, she goes on the run. Winter refuses to accept that she is a mole or a double agent but her actions begin to raise doubts. Just who is Evelyn Salt and what is she planning? (Read More)

Themes:funeral, surveillance, deception, betrayal, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:kitchen, elevator, cemetery, hotel
Story:elevator shaft, police chase, foot chase, nypd, fire extinguisher, media coverage, car chase, bulletproof vest, jumping through a window, frame up, strong female lead, jumping from height, swat team, security camera, head butt, strong female character, fugitive, news report, no opening credits, anti hero

Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995)

John McClane is now almost a full-blown alcoholic and is suspended from the NYPD. But when a bomb goes off in the Bonwit Teller Department Store the police go insane trying to figure out what's going on. Soon, a man named Simon calls and asks for McClane. Simon tells Inspector Walter Cobb that McClane is going to play a game called "Simon Says". He says that McClane is going to do the tasks he assigns him. If not, he'll set off another bomb. With the help of a Harlem electrician, John McClane must race all over New York trying to figure out the frustrating puzzles that the crafty terrorist gives him. But when a bomb goes off in a subway station right by the Federal Reserve (the biggest gold storage in the world) things start to get heated. (Read More)

Themes:heist, surveillance, deception, betrayal, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator
Characters:detective
Story:nypd, bomb, police detective, police shootout, hangover, car chase, one day, swat team, walkie talkie, security camera, head butt, policewoman, racial slur, no opening credits, anti hero, security guard, disguise, police station, f word, handcuffs

Ghostbusters (2016)
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Ghostbusters (2016)

Themes:surveillance, deception
Locations:rooftop, hotel, bar
Characters:secretary
Period:2010s
Story:appeared on tv news, hot dog stand, nypd, cheering crowd, fire extinguisher, media coverage, walkie talkie, racial slur, news report, no opening credits, security guard, flashlight, bomb, brawl, punched in the face, machine gun, fistfight, cell phone, pistol, surprise ending

Pineapple Express (2008) is one of the best movies like Man On A Ledge (2012)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Pineapple Express (2008)

Lazy court-process clerk and stoner Dale Denton has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver: to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop and the city's most dangerous drug lord, he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him--and it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they're not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia: incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Pineapple Express. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, deception, betrayal
Story:police shootout, police chase, fire extinguisher, car chase, jumping through a window, jumping from height, head butt, strong female character, corrupt cop, policewoman, death of brother, anti hero, disguise, flashlight, f word, handcuffs, bomb, held at gunpoint, arrest, punched in the face

The Watch (2012)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

The Watch (2012)

In Glenview, Ohio, Evan is the manager of the Costco department store and married to Abby. When the Costco night watchman, Antonio Guzman, is mysteriously murdered, Evan organizes The Neighborhood Watch, a watch team with his suburban neighbors Bob, Franklin and Jamarcus to protect the neighborhood and find the killer of Antonio. Soon they discover that the murderer is an alien that is preparing to invade Earth, and they become the last hope of mankind on Earth. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance
Period:2010s
Story:foot chase, jumping through a window, skateboard, walkie talkie, security camera, head butt, news report, false accusation, security guard, woman, disguise, police station, flashlight, f word, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, brawl, arrest, punched in the face, shot in the chest

Die Hard (1988)
Action, Thriller

Die Hard (1988)

NYPD cop John McClane goes on a Christmas vacation to visit his wife Holly in Los Angeles where she works for the Nakatomi Corporation. While they are at the Nakatomi headquarters for a Christmas party, a group of bank robbers led by Hans Gruber take control of the building and hold everyone hostage, with the exception of John, while they plan to perform a lucrative heist. Unable to escape and with no immediate police response, John is forced to take matters into his own hands. (Read More)

Themes:heist, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop, elevator, hotel
Characters:detective
Story:jumping from a rooftop, elevator shaft, police detective, police shootout, air vent, negotiator, c4 explosives, nypd, vault, cameraman, media coverage, one day, swat team, walkie talkie, death of brother, news report, anti hero, held at gunpoint, brawl, gunfight

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:surveillance, deception, betrayal, revenge
Locations:bar
Period:2010s
Story:media coverage, car chase, walkie talkie, security camera, head butt, marriage proposal, bartender, news report, no opening credits, anti hero, false accusation, security guard, four word title, shot in the back, f word, handcuffs, bomb, held at gunpoint, brawl, gunfight

The Departed (2006) is one of the best movies like Man On A Ledge (2012)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Departed (2006)

In South Boston, the state police force is waging war on Irish-American organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Frank Costello. While Billy quickly gains Costello's confidence, Colin Sullivan, a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the state police as an informer for the syndicate is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by their double lives, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations they have penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the mob and the police that there is a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly in danger of being caught and exposed to the enemy - and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save themselves. But is either willing to turn on their friends and comrades they've made during their long stints undercover? This is why The Departed (2006) is one of the best movies like Man On A Ledge (2012). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, deception, funeral, betrayal
Locations:rooftop, kitchen, elevator, cemetery, bar
Characters:detective
Story:irish, irish american, surveillance camera, police detective, police shootout, grave side ceremony, no title at beginning, italian american, head butt, corrupt cop, racial slur, news report, no opening credits, police station, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, brawl, gunfight, arrest, punched in the face

Underworld Awakening (2012)
Action, Fantasy, Horror

Underworld Awakening (2012)

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

Themes:surveillance, revenge
Locations:rooftop, elevator
Characters:detective
Story:elevator shaft, police detective, jumping through a window, jumping from height, security camera, news report, no opening credits, anti hero, security guard, police station, flashlight, shot in the back, handcuffs, bomb, held at gunpoint, brawl, gunfight, punched in the face, shot in the chest, machine gun

The Other Guys (2010)
Action, Comedy, Crime

The Other Guys (2010)

Terry Hoitz's past mistakes in the line of duty and Allen Gamble's reluctance to take risks have landed them the roles of the "Other Guys", disgraced New York City police detectives relegated to filling out paperwork for cocky hero cops Danson and Highsmith. The mismatched duo must look past their differences when they take on a high-profile investigation of shady capitalist David Ershon and attempt to fill the shoes of the notoriously reckless officers they idolize. (Read More)

Themes:funeral
Locations:rooftop, kitchen, hotel, bar
Characters:detective
Story:corrupt businessman, police detective, police chase, foot chase, wire cutter, jumping off a building, equipment, grave side ceremony, hot dog stand, money falling through the air, nypd, hangover, car chase, jumping from height, businessman, news report, police station, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, arrest

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)
Crime, Thriller

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)

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

Themes:deception, betrayal, revenge
Locations:cemetery, hotel, bar
Characters:detective
Story:corrupt businessman, police detective, police chase, foot chase, car chase, jumping through a window, jumping from height, nipples visible through clothing, head butt, corrupt cop, bartender, anti hero, disguise, shot in the back, handcuffs, bomb, held at gunpoint, brawl, gunfight, punched in the face

16 Blocks (2006) is one of the best movies like Man On A Ledge (2012)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

16 Blocks (2006)

Jack Mosley, a burnt-out detective, is assigned the unenviable task of transporting a fast-talking convict from jail to a courthouse 16 blocks away. However, along the way he learns that the man is supposed to testify against Mosley's colleagues, and the entire NYPD wants him dead. Mosley must choose between loyalty to his colleagues and protecting the witness, and never has such a short distance seemed so long... (Read More)

Themes:deception
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop, elevator, bar
Characters:detective
Story:police detective, nypd, one day, swat team, corrupt cop, prisoner, disguise, police station, shot in the back, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, gunfight, shot to death, shootout, cell phone, pistol, surprise ending, chase, new york city, title spoken by character

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

Suicide Squad (2016)

It feels good to be bad...Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren't picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it's every man for himself? This is why Suicide Squad (2016) is one of the best movies like Man On A Ledge (2012). (Read More)

Themes:heist, surveillance, deception, betrayal, revenge
Locations:rooftop, elevator, hotel, bar
Period:2010s
Story:diamond heist, bomb, prison escape, altered version of studio logo, car chase, bulletproof vest, jumping through a window, diamond, jumping from height, swat team, walkie talkie, security camera, head butt, racial slur, no opening credits, anti hero, security guard, prisoner, woman, shot in the back

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)

The general public is concerned over having Superman on their planet and letting the "Dark Knight" - Batman - pursue the streets of Gotham. While this is happening, a power-phobic Batman tries to attack Superman.,Meanwhile Superman tries to settle on a decision, and Lex Luthor, the criminal mastermind and millionaire, tries to use his own advantages to fight the "Man of Steel". (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, deception, funeral, betrayal, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop, cemetery, bar
Period:2010s
Story:rappelling, newscaster, engagement ring, media coverage, car chase, female reporter, bulletproof vest, jumping through a window, frame up, strong female lead, jumping from height, head butt, strong female character, love interest, news report, anti hero, false accusation, woman, disguise, handcuffs

The Bone Collector (1999)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Bone Collector (1999)

Quadripeligic ex-cop Lincoln Rhyme was looking forward to his assisted suicide when he got the news: some sicko was abducting people in a taxi and leaving them to die in particularly sadistic ways. With time counting down between each abduction and possible death, Rhyme recruits rather-unwilling Amelia Donaghy, haunted by her cop father's suicide and thinking she's next, into working the crime scenes to track down the killer. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, deception, betrayal, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Characters:detective
Story:police detective, hot dog stand, nypd, engagement ring, car chase, bulletproof vest, italian american, swat team, walkie talkie, policewoman, racial slur, police station, flashlight, shot in the back, f word, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, brawl, shot in the chest, machine gun

Taken 3 (2014) is one of the best movies like Man On A Ledge (2012)
Action, Thriller

Taken 3 (2014)

Liam Neeson returns as ex-covert operative Bryan Mills, whose long awaited reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered. Consumed with rage, and framed for the crime, he goes on the run to evade the relentless pursuit of the CIA, FBI and the police. For one last time, Mills must use his "particular set of skills," to track down the real killers, exact his unique brand of justice, and protect the only thing that matters to him now - his daughter. (Read More)

Themes:deception, funeral, betrayal, revenge
Locations:elevator, cemetery
Characters:detective
Story:police detective, police chase, foot chase, car chase, jumping through a window, security camera, head butt, fugitive, news report, anti hero, security guard, police station, shot in the back, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, brawl, arrest, punched in the face, shot in the chest, machine gun

Jack Reacher (2012)
Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Jack Reacher (2012)

In an innocent heartland city, five are shot dead by an expert sniper. The police quickly identify and arrest the culprit, and build a slam-dunk case. But instead of confessing, the accused man writes the words, "Get Jack Reacher." Reacher himself sees the news report and turns up in the city. The defense is immensely relieved, but Reacher has come to bury the guy. Shocked at the accused's request, Reacher sets out to confirm for himself the absolute certainty of the man's guilt, but comes up with more than he bargained for. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, deception, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator, bar
Characters:detective
Story:police detective, police chase, black cop, overhead camera shot, car chase, security camera, head butt, corrupt cop, news report, anti hero, false accusation, prisoner, police station, shot in the back, held at gunpoint, brawl, arrest, punched in the face, shot in the chest, machine gun

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