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Man On Fire (2004)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Man On Fire (2004)

Hard drinking, burnt out ex CIA operative John Creasy has given up on life until he's hired as a bodyguard to protect nine year old Pita Ramos. Bit by bit, Creasy begins to reclaim some of his soul, but when pita is kidnapped, Creasy's fiery rage is finally released and he will stop at nothing to save her as he sets out on a dangerous, revenge fuelled rescue mission. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  alcoholism,  redemption,  tragedy,  blackmail,  torture,  betrayal,  religion,  kidnapping,  suicide,  revenge,  friendship,  love
Locations:mexico,  rooftop,  city,  nightclub,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:bible,  alcoholic,  warrior,  hostage
Story:ex cia agent,  cia agent,  whiskey bottle,  kidnap for ransom,  federal agent,  secret agent,  swimming contest,  swimming competition,  swimming lesson,  swimming pool,  child kidnapping,  adult child friendship,  revenge motive,  playing golf indoors,  warning shot,  lighting someone's cigarette,  drinking whisky,  misfiring gun,  swim meet,  anonymous telephone call,  ex military,  kidnapped daughter,  gun fire,  rainy day,  cd player,  kidnapped girl,  rich family,  intergenerational friendship,  death of title character,  moral ambiguity,  ends with biographical notes,  severed ear,  ex marine,  catholic school,  retribution,  tragic ending,  righteous rage,  lighting a cigarette,  shot in the foot,  hospital bed,  bloodshed,  mercedes benz,  shot in the hand,  finger cut off,  rave,  tween girl,  gun held to head,  glock,  stuffed animal,  timebomb,  mexican american,  main character dies,  fast motion scene,  grenade launcher,  murder of a child,  death of protagonist,  killing spree,  tragic hero,  parrot,  rpg,  deceit,  school uniform,  police corruption,  interracial friendship,  severed finger,  whiskey,  psycho thriller,  rocket launcher,  ransom,  compassion,  mass murder,  agent,  what happened to epilogue,  bullet,  corrupt cop,  arson,  dismemberment,  cia,  vigilante,  die hard scenario,  mercenary,  exploding body,  suicide attempt,  employer employee relationship,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  diary,  businessman,  police officer killed,  latex gloves,  child in peril,  assassination,  exploding car,  journalist,  newspaper,  spy,  swimming,  reporter,  alcohol,  bomb,  watching tv,  shot in the head,  remake,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  telephone call,  three word title,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  based on novel,  blood,  violence,  murder,  death,  dog,  police

The Double (2011)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Double (2011)

Story kicks off with the mysterious murder of a senator bearing the marks of a Soviet assassin, who was long thought to be dead. To hunt down the killer, a retired CIA operative, who spent his career going toe-to-toe with his Soviet nemesis, is teamed with a young FBI agent.

Themes:torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:mexico,  hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:ex cia agent,  cia agent,  secret agent,  righteous rage,  agent,  cia,  mercenary,  assassination,  spy,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  husband wife relationship,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence,  dog

Sicario (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Sicario (2015)

When drug violence worsens on the USA Mexico border, the FBI sends an idealistic agent, Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) on a mission to eradicate a drug cartel responsible for a bomb that had killed members of her team.

Themes:tragedy,  blackmail,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:mexico
Characters:hostage
Story:cia agent,  gun held to head,  tragic hero,  police corruption,  interracial friendship,  agent,  corrupt cop,  cia,  mercenary,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  police officer killed,  assassination,  bomb,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  dog,  violence,  murder,  death

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

Once Upon A Time In Mexico (2003)

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

Themes:torture,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:mexico,  nightclub,  hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:cia agent,  federal agent,  retribution,  righteous rage,  shot in the foot,  murder of a child,  mass murder,  agent,  bullet,  cia,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  latex gloves,  bomb,  watching tv,  shot in the head,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  telephone call,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  dog,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death

Alex Cross (2012) is one of the best movies like Man On Fire (2004)
Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Alex Cross (2012)

Dr. Alex Cross is on his last police duty to track down an assassin called Picasso, who's been torturing and killing rich businessmen in Detroit. Soon when the mission gets personal, Cross is pushed to the edge of his moral and psychological limits to end this once and for all.

Themes:torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:rooftop,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:ex military,  finger cut off,  interracial friendship,  severed finger,  rocket launcher,  die hard scenario,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  businessman,  police officer killed,  assassination,  exploding car,  bomb,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  based on novel,  violence,  death,  murder,  police,  blood

American Assassin (2017)
Action, Thriller

American Assassin (2017)

Twenty three-year-old Mitch lost his parents to a tragic car accident at the age of fourteen, and his girlfriend to a terrorist attack just as they were engaged. Seeking revenge, he is enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy as a black ops recruit. Kennedy then assigns Cold War veteran Stan Hurley to train Mitch. Together they will later on investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets. The discovery of a pattern in the violence leads them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative intent on starting a world war in the Middle East. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  tragedy,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  suicide,  revenge
Locations:rooftop,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:cia agent,  secret agent,  swimming pool,  righteous rage,  shot in the foot,  timebomb,  tragic hero,  agent,  cia,  mercenary,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  police officer killed,  exploding car,  spy,  bomb,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  based on novel,  death,  dog,  violence,  murder,  blood

The November Man (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The November Man (2014)

Peter Devereaux is a former CIA agent who is asked by the man he worked for to extract a woman who is in Russia and is presently close to a man running for President, who is believed to have committed crimes during the Chechen war. She can give them the name of someone who can prove it. His friend says that she will only come to him. So he goes and she gets the info and tries to get out but the man finds out and tries to stop her. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:nightclub,  restaurant
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:ex cia agent,  cia agent,  agent,  cia,  bodyguard,  child in peril,  assassination,  exploding car,  journalist,  spy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  three word title,  based on novel,  death,  violence,  blood,  murder

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:betrayal,  suicide,  revenge
Locations:rooftop,  nightclub
Characters:warrior
Story:cia agent,  swimming pool,  shot in the foot,  grenade launcher,  rpg,  rocket launcher,  cia,  die hard scenario,  mercenary,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  police officer killed,  exploding car,  bomb,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  explosion,  murder

Criminal (2016) is one of the best movies like Man On Fire (2004)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Criminal (2016)

Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous convict Jericho Stewart (Kevin Costner). When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and make the deal with him before the hacker launches ICBM's and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:restaurant
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:cia agent,  secret agent,  stuffed animal,  agent,  arson,  cia,  mercenary,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  police officer killed,  child in peril,  exploding car,  spy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  violence,  police,  blood,  death

Jason Bourne (2016)
Action, Thriller

Jason Bourne (2016)

Jason Bourne is again being hunted by the CIA. It begins when Nicky Parson a former CIA operative who helped Bourne, who went under and now works with a man who's a whistle blower and is out to expose the CIA's black ops. Nicky hacks into the CIA and downloads everything on all their Black Ops, including Treadstone which Bourne was a part of. And Heather Lee, a CIA agent, discovers the hack and brings it to the attention of CIA Director Dewey, the man behind the Black Ops. He orders Parsons be found and, hopefully, Bourne, too. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:rooftop,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:cia agent,  secret agent,  righteous rage,  tragic hero,  agent,  arson,  cia,  bodyguard,  police officer killed,  assassination,  exploding car,  spy,  watching tv,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  shot to death,  shootout,  telephone call,  explosion,  murder,  violence,  death,  police

13 Hours (2016)
Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War

13 Hours (2016)

Libya, 2012. At an unofficial CIA base in Benghazi a group of ex-military contractors are providing security. In the aftermath of Gaddafi's downfall a power vacuum exists and the climate is volatile. Military weapons are freely available. The US Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, makes a visit to the area, staying in a compound near the CIA base. On the night of 11 September, 2012, the Ambassador's compound is attacked by hordes of heavily armed locals. The only forces willing and able to defend it are six CIA contractors. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Locations:rooftop,  restaurant
Characters:warrior
Story:cia agent,  swimming pool,  ends with biographical notes,  ex marine,  grenade launcher,  rpg,  severed finger,  rocket launcher,  what happened to epilogue,  arson,  cia,  die hard scenario,  mercenary,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  exploding car,  bomb,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood

Léon: The Professional (1994)
Crime, Drama, Thriller, Action

Léon: The Professional (1994)

After her father, mother, older sister and little brother are killed by her father's employers, the 12-year-old daughter of an abject drug dealer is forced to take refuge in the apartment of a professional hitman who at her request teaches her the methods of his job so she can take her revenge on the corrupt DEA agent who ruined her life by killing her beloved brother. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  tragedy,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:rooftop,  restaurant
Story:intergenerational friendship,  tween girl,  stuffed animal,  murder of a child,  death of protagonist,  police corruption,  rocket launcher,  agent,  corrupt cop,  die hard scenario,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  child in peril,  assassination,  exploding car,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  explosion,  murder,  violence,  death

Clear And Present Danger (1994) is one of the best movies like Man On Fire (2004)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Clear And Present Danger (1994)

Jack Ryan is back and this time the bad guys are in his own government. When Admiral James Greer becomes sick with cancer, Ryan is appointed acting CIA Deputy Director of Intelligence. Almost before he can draw a breath in his new position, one of the president's closest friends and his family are murdered in their sleep by what appears to by drug cartels. Ryan is called in to investigate, but unknown to him the CIA has already sent a secret field operative to lead an illegal paramilitary force in Colombia against cartels. Things get even more complicated when his team is set up and he loses an agent in the field and a friend of his wife's, who was the murdered agent's secretary, is murdered that same day. Ryan must then risk not only his career, but his life to expose the truth behind the mystery. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:rooftop,  nightclub
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:cia agent,  secret agent,  tween girl,  glock,  rpg,  rocket launcher,  agent,  cia,  mercenary,  bodyguard,  assassination,  exploding car,  spy,  bomb,  watching tv,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  based on novel,  blood,  death,  murder,  violence

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:torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  love,  revenge
Locations:restaurant
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:ex cia agent,  cia agent,  secret agent,  shot in the foot,  shot in the hand,  timebomb,  agent,  cia,  die hard scenario,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  exploding car,  spy,  bomb,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  explosion,  murder,  violence,  death

Triple 9 (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Triple 9 (2016)

In TRIPLE 9, a crew of dirty cops are blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for "officer down". Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge. (Read More)

Themes:blackmail,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:nightclub,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:alcoholic,  hostage
Story:ex marine,  shot in the hand,  police corruption,  interracial friendship,  corrupt cop,  exploding body,  bodyguard,  police officer killed,  child in peril,  exploding car,  alcohol,  bomb,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  violence,  death,  murder,  police,  blood

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:justice,  tragedy,  blackmail,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge,  love,  friendship
Locations:rooftop,  city,  nightclub,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:tragic ending,  timebomb,  killing spree,  tragic hero,  rpg,  police corruption,  rocket launcher,  mass murder,  corrupt cop,  vigilante,  die hard scenario,  exploding body,  bodyguard,  police officer killed,  child in peril,  assassination,  exploding car,  journalist,  reporter,  bomb,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  three word title,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  police,  dog,  violence,  blood,  death

Licence To Kill (1989) is one of the best movies like Man On Fire (2004)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Licence To Kill (1989)

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

Themes:tragedy,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:mexico,  rooftop,  hospital
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:cia agent,  secret agent,  swimming pool,  righteous rage,  rocket launcher,  agent,  cia,  exploding body,  bodyguard,  exploding car,  spy,  bomb,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  death,  violence,  murder,  blood

The Man From Nowhere (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama

The Man From Nowhere (2010)

An ex-special agent CHA Tae-shik's only connection to the rest of the world is a little girl, So-mi, who lives nearby. Her mother, Hyo-jeong smuggles drugs from a drug trafficking organization and entrusts Tae-shik with the product, without letting him know. The traffickers find out about her smuggling and kidnap both Hyo-jeong and So-mi. The gang promises to release them if Tae-shik makes a delivery for them, however it actually is a larger plot to eliminate a rival drug ring leader. When Hyo-jeon's disemboweled body is discovered, Tae-shik realizes that So-mi's life may also be in danger. Tae-shik becomes enraged at the prospect that So-mi may already be dead and prepares for a battle, putting his own life at risk. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  tragedy,  torture,  suicide,  revenge,  friendship
Story:child kidnapping,  righteous rage,  tragic hero,  agent,  cia,  vigilante,  shot in the shoulder,  child in peril,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  explosion,  death,  murder,  police,  violence,  blood

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

New Police Story (2004)

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

Themes:alcoholism,  redemption,  tragedy,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:rooftop,  hospital
Characters:alcoholic,  warrior,  hostage
Story:ex marine,  timebomb,  killing spree,  tragic hero,  whiskey,  mass murder,  corrupt cop,  die hard scenario,  shot in the shoulder,  police officer killed,  exploding car,  bomb,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  police,  murder,  violence,  blood,  death

Logan (2017)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Logan (2017)

In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins - In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are aging, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  tragedy,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:mexico,  hospital
Characters:alcoholic,  warrior,  hostage
Story:death of title character,  tragic ending,  righteous rage,  shot in the foot,  bloodshed,  shot in the hand,  main character dies,  death of protagonist,  killing spree,  tragic hero,  bullet,  dismemberment,  mercenary,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  police officer killed,  child in peril,  exploding car,  alcohol,  watching tv,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  cell phone,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  dog,  police,  death,  blood,  violence

The Take (2016) is one of the best movies like Man On Fire (2004)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Take (2016)

Michael Mason, a pick-pocket living in Paris steals a bag with a teddy bear in it. Not realizing the toy contains a timed bomb, he tosses it aside on a busy street. A few seconds later it explodes, killing four people. CCTV footage reveals Masons face and the French police tag him as a terrorist threat. The explosion, although botched, was set up by a select group of the French Interior Ministry as a decoy so they can make a half billion dollar digital transfer from a bank, (closed on French National Day) -hence the title Bastille Day. In a separate CIA investigation the unruly agent Sean Briar, discovers the real story behind Masons "terrorist attack". The two men, on different sides of the law, collaborate to bring the corrupt members of the Ministry down. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:rooftop,  restaurant
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:cia agent,  secret agent,  timebomb,  police corruption,  agent,  corrupt cop,  arson,  cia,  shot in the shoulder,  spy,  bomb,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  explosion,  police,  murder,  violence,  blood,  death

The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Action, Thriller

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

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

Themes:blackmail,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  suicide,  revenge,  friendship
Characters:alcoholic,  warrior,  hostage
Story:swimming pool,  shot in the foot,  shot in the hand,  interracial friendship,  die hard scenario,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  police officer killed,  child in peril,  exploding car,  bomb,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  violence,  police,  dog,  blood,  death

Xxx (2002)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx (2002)

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

Themes:redemption,  torture
Locations:city,  nightclub,  restaurant
Characters:warrior
Story:secret agent,  ex military,  gun fire,  rave,  timebomb,  grenade launcher,  rocket launcher,  mass murder,  agent,  corrupt cop,  mercenary,  police officer killed,  exploding car,  spy,  bomb,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  police,  blood,  death

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:torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship,  love,  revenge
Locations:city,  nightclub,  hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:cia agent,  secret agent,  agent,  cia,  die hard scenario,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  assassination,  spy,  bomb,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  police,  violence,  dog

Bad Company (2002) is one of the best movies like Man On Fire (2004)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller

Bad Company (2002)

When a CIA agent is killed during a nuclear arms purchase, his partner Oakes, recruits his twin brother, Jake Hayes. Jake had no idea he had a twin brother, let alone that he worked for the CIA. Jake, a.k.a. Michael Turner, has nine days to fill his brother's place. However, the enemy terrorists learn of his secret identity and kidnap his girlfriend/fiancee. He has to rescue them and save New York city from an imminent nuclear terrorist act. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  kidnapping,  suicide
Locations:city,  nightclub,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:cia agent,  timebomb,  agent,  cia,  spy,  reporter,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  blood

The Expendables 3 (2014)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

The Expendables 3 (2014)

Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill... or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables -- but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables' most personal battle yet. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:mexico,  nightclub,  hospital
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:cia agent,  swimming pool,  ex marine,  timebomb,  grenade launcher,  rocket launcher,  cia,  die hard scenario,  mercenary,  bodyguard,  exploding car,  bomb,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence

Ransom (1996)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Ransom (1996)

Tom Mullen is a millionaire, he built his fortune by working hard. Along the way he learned how to play the game. He has a great family. One day his son is kidnapped. He is willing to pay the ransom but decides to call in the FBI, who manages to go into his home secretly. When he goes to make the drop something goes wrong. The kidnapper calls him again and reschedules it. On the way Mullen decides not to go and appears on TV saying that the ransom he was going to give to the kidnapper is now a bounty on the kidnapper. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Characters:alcoholic,  hostage
Story:swimming pool,  child kidnapping,  police corruption,  psycho thriller,  ransom,  corrupt cop,  child in peril,  reporter,  remake,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  husband wife relationship,  police,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death

3 Days To Kill (2014)
Action, Drama, Thriller

3 Days To Kill (2014)

Dying of brain cancer, a dangerous international spy is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, whom he's previously kept at arm's length to keep out of danger; but first, he must complete one last mission - even if it means juggling the two toughest assignments yet: hunt down the world's most ruthless terrorist and look after his teenage daughter for the first time in ten years while his wife is out of town. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  torture,  kidnapping
Locations:nightclub,  hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:cia agent,  secret agent,  shot in the foot,  rocket launcher,  cia,  bodyguard,  exploding car,  spy,  bomb,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  murder,  violence,  death

Children Of Men (2006) is one of the best movies like Man On Fire (2004)
Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Children Of Men (2006)

The world's youngest citizen has just died at 18, and humankind is facing the likelihood of its own extinction. Set in and around a dystopian London fractious with violence and warring nationalistic sects, Children of Men follows the unexpected discovery of a lone pregnant woman and the desperate journey to deliver her to safety and restore faith for a future beyond those presently on Earth. (Read More)

Themes:alcoholism,  redemption,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  love
Story:moral ambiguity,  shot in the hand,  gun held to head,  tragic hero,  deceit,  whiskey,  compassion,  mass murder,  corrupt cop,  child in peril,  newspaper,  reporter,  bomb,  watching tv,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  based on novel,  murder,  violence,  death,  police,  dog,  blood

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:redemption,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:nightclub,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:cia agent,  swimming pool,  timebomb,  agent,  cia,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  spy,  bomb,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  telephone call,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  violence,  blood,  death

Live By Night (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Live By Night (2016)

Boston, 1926. The '20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world. Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city's most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw. But life on the dark side carries a heavy price. In a time when ruthless men of ambition, armed with cash, illegal booze, and guns, battle for control, no one-neither family nor friend, enemy nor lover-can be trusted. Beyond money and power, even the threat of prison, one fate seems most likely for men like Joe: an early death. But until that day, he and his friends are determined to live life to the hilt. Joe embarks on a dizzying journey up the ladder of organized crime that takes him from the flash of Jazz Age Boston to the sensual shimmer of Tampa's Latin Quarter to the sizzling streets of Cuba. Live by Night is a riveting epic layered with a diverse cast of loyal friends and callous enemies, tough rumrunners and sultry femmes fatales, Bible-quoting evangelists and cruel Klansmen, all battling for survival and their piece of the American dream. At once a sweeping love story and a compelling saga of revenge, it is a spe… (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  tragedy,  blackmail,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  suicide,  friendship,  revenge,  love
Locations:nightclub,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:bible,  warrior,  hostage
Story:ex marine,  tragic ending,  police corruption,  corrupt cop,  arson,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  police officer killed,  assassination,  exploding car,  alcohol,  bomb,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  telephone call,  three word title,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  based on novel,  police,  death,  violence,  murder,  blood

New Jack City (1991)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

New Jack City (1991)

The gangster Nino has a gang who call themselves Cash Money Brothers. They get into the crack business and not before long they make a million dollars every week. A cop, Scotty, is after them. He tries to get into the gang by letting an ex-drug addict infiltrate the gang, but the attempt fails miserably. The only thing that remains is that Scotty himself becomes a drug pusher. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  torture,  betrayal,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:city,  nightclub,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:swimming pool,  ex marine,  tragic ending,  shot in the foot,  timebomb,  main character dies,  arson,  vigilante,  bodyguard,  police officer killed,  child in peril,  bomb,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  telephone call,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  violence,  blood,  police,  death,  murder

Olympus Has Fallen (2013) is one of the best movies like Man On Fire (2004)
Action, Thriller

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential Secret Service Agent Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning's inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President and avert an even bigger disaster. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Locations:rooftop,  hospital
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:shot in the foot,  rpg,  rocket launcher,  agent,  die hard scenario,  mercenary,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  police officer killed,  child in peril,  exploding car,  bomb,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  violence,  blood,  death

Red Dawn (2012)
Action, Thriller

Red Dawn (2012)

The city of Spokane, Washington is awakened by a North Korean paratrooper invasion. Marine Corps veteran Jed Eckert and his civilian brother, Matt, escape with a group of friends to an isolated cabin in the woods, where they witness the execution of their father at the hands of the ruthless Captain Cho. The brothers unite with their friends to form a guerrilla resistance group--the Wolverines--to drive the invaders from their home. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:city,  restaurant
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:ex marine,  main character dies,  death of protagonist,  rpg,  interracial friendship,  rocket launcher,  die hard scenario,  mercenary,  exploding body,  police officer killed,  child in peril,  exploding car,  bomb,  watching tv,  shot in the head,  remake,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  explosion,  murder,  violence,  death

Atomic Blonde (2017)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Atomic Blonde (2017)

The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:rooftop,  city,  nightclub,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:cia agent,  secret agent,  lighting a cigarette,  rave,  fast motion scene,  agent,  bullet,  arson,  cia,  police officer killed,  latex gloves,  exploding car,  spy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  based on novel,  police,  violence,  blood,  murder,  death

Body Of Lies (2008)
Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War

Body Of Lies (2008)

Roger Ferris is a CIA operative in the Middle East; Ed Hoffman is his control at Langley. Cynicism is everywhere. In Amman, Roger works with Hani Salaam, Jordan's head of security, whose only dictum is "Don't lie to me." The Americans are in pursuit of a cleric who leads a group placing bombs all over Europe. When Hani rebukes Ed's demand that Jordan allow the Americans to use one of Jordan's double agents, Roger and Ed hatch a plan to bring the cleric to them. The plan is complicated by its being a secret from Hani and by Roger's attraction to a local nurse. Satellites and cell phones, bodies and lies: modern warfare. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  betrayal,  religion,  kidnapping,  suicide,  friendship
Locations:rooftop,  restaurant,  hospital
Story:cia agent,  hospital bed,  mercedes benz,  fast motion scene,  rpg,  cia,  die hard scenario,  exploding body,  exploding car,  newspaper,  spy,  bomb,  watching tv,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  telephone call,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  based on novel,  murder,  dog,  blood,  death,  violence

The Way Of The Gun (2000) is one of the best movies like Man On Fire (2004)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Way Of The Gun (2000)

Two petty if violent criminals kidnap a girl being paid $1m to be a surrogate mother. As the baby is for a gangster the pair's demand for money sees several henchmen and assorted other ruthless characters head after them to Mexico. Bullets rather than talking are always going to settle this one.

Themes:redemption,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  suicide,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:mexico,  nightclub
Characters:hostage
Story:tragic ending,  shot in the foot,  deceit,  ransom,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  police officer killed,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  telephone call,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  death,  blood,  violence

Strange Days (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Strange Days (1995)

Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. One day he receives a disc which contains the memories of a murderer killing a prostitute. Lenny investigates and is pulled deeper and deeper in a whirl of blackmail, murder and rape. Will he survive and solve the case? (Read More)

Themes:blackmail,  betrayal,  suicide,  revenge
Locations:rooftop,  nightclub,  restaurant
Story:swimming pool,  interracial friendship,  mass murder,  corrupt cop,  shot in the shoulder,  police officer killed,  latex gloves,  exploding car,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  dog,  death,  police,  violence,  blood

Munich (2005)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Munich (2005)

After Black September's assassination of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972, Prime Minister Golda Meir okays a black-box operation to hunt down and kill all involved. A team of five gathers in Switzerland led by Avner, a low-level Mossad techie whose father was a war hero and whose wife is pregnant. It's an expendable team, but relying on paid informants, they track and kill several in Europe and Lebanon. They must constantly look over their shoulders for the CIA, KGB, PLO, and their own sources. As the body count mounts -- with retribution following retribution -- so do questions, doubts, and sleepless nights. Loyalties blur. What does it mean to be a Jew? (Read More)

Themes:justice,  tragedy,  betrayal,  religion,  kidnapping,  suicide,  love,  revenge
Locations:restaurant,  hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:secret agent,  swimming pool,  retribution,  mass murder,  what happened to epilogue,  bullet,  cia,  bodyguard,  businessman,  child in peril,  assassination,  journalist,  bomb,  watching tv,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  telephone call,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  dog,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death

Killer Elite (2011)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Killer Elite (2011)

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

Themes:kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:mexico,  hospital
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:secret agent,  agent,  what happened to epilogue,  bullet,  mercenary,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  assassination,  exploding car,  spy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  based on novel,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood

Deja Vu (2006) is one of the best movies like Man On Fire (2004)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi

Deja Vu (2006)

A ferry filled with crewmen from the USS Nimitz and their families was blown up in New Orleans on Mardi Gras. BATF Doug Carlin is brought in to assist in the massive investigation, and gets attached to an experimental FBI surveillance unit, one that uses spacefolding technology to directly look back a little over four days into the past. While tracking down the bomber, Carlin gets an idea in his head: could they use the device to actually travel back in time and not only prevent the bombing but also the murder of a local woman whose truck was used in the bombing? (Read More)

Locations:restaurant,  hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:ex marine,  finger cut off,  death of protagonist,  severed finger,  mass murder,  die hard scenario,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  diary,  exploding car,  bomb,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  murder,  death

Bullet To The Head (2012)
Action, Thriller

Bullet To The Head (2012)

In New Orleans, the hit men James Bonomo, a.k.a. Jimmy Bobo, and Louis Blanchard execute the dirty cop Hank Greely in a hotel room. But they are betrayed and Louis is stabbed in a bar by the mercenary Keegan while waiting for the payment of the contract. Meanwhile the Washington D.C. police detective Taylor Kwon comes to New Orleans to investigate the murder of Greely, who had stolen evidences from the Police Department. Soon he is shot by two dirty detectives but Jimmy saves his life. Jimmy brings Taylor to the shop of his daughter Lisa and she removes the bullet from his shoulder and nurses him. Taylor and Jimmy form the most unlikely partnership to investigate the crimes and after contacting the intermediate Ronnie Earl that had hired Jimmy and Louis, they discover a network of corruption formed by the lawyer Marcus Baptiste and the entrepreneur Robert Nkomo Morel. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:police corruption,  whiskey,  bullet,  corrupt cop,  mercenary,  shot in the shoulder,  latex gloves,  assassination,  exploding car,  bomb,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  explosion,  police,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death

The Expendables (2010)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

The Expendables (2010)

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

Themes:redemption,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:city,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:cia agent,  swimming pool,  righteous rage,  rocket launcher,  ransom,  cia,  die hard scenario,  mercenary,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  exploding car,  bomb,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  violence,  blood

Sin City (2005)
Crime, Thriller

Sin City (2005)

Four tales of crime adapted from Frank Miller's popular comics, focusing around a muscular brute who's looking for the person responsible for the death of his beloved Goldie, a man fed up with Sin City's corrupt law enforcement who takes the law into his own hands after a horrible mistake, a cop who risks his life to protect a girl from a deformed pedophile, and a hitman looking to make a little cash. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  blackmail,  torture,  betrayal,  suicide,  revenge
Locations:city,  hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:misfiring gun,  severed ear,  hospital bed,  tragic hero,  police corruption,  severed finger,  corrupt cop,  dismemberment,  vigilante,  mercenary,  shot in the shoulder,  police officer killed,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  cell phone,  telephone call,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  death,  police,  murder,  blood,  violence

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) is one of the best movies like Man On Fire (2004)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

Bourne is once again brought out of hiding, this time inadvertently by London-based reporter Simon Ross who is trying to unveil Operation Blackbriar--an upgrade to Project Treadstone--in a series of newspaper columns. Bourne sets up a meeting with Ross and realizes instantly they're being scanned. Information from the reporter stirs a new set of memories, and Bourne must finally, ultimately, uncover his dark past whilst dodging The Company's best efforts in trying to eradicate him. (Read More)

Themes:torture
Locations:rooftop
Characters:warrior
Story:cia agent,  gun held to head,  cia,  die hard scenario,  assassination,  exploding car,  newspaper,  spy,  reporter,  bomb,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  shot to death,  shootout,  three word title,  based on novel,  violence,  blood

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:betrayal,  suicide,  revenge
Locations:rooftop,  restaurant
Characters:warrior
Story:shot in the foot,  grenade launcher,  tragic hero,  rpg,  rocket launcher,  arson,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  assassination,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  dog,  murder,  violence,  blood,  death

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

Magnum Force (1973)

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

Themes:justice,  betrayal
Locations:rooftop,  hospital
Characters:warrior
Story:swimming pool,  retribution,  stuffed animal,  police corruption,  bullet,  corrupt cop,  vigilante,  police officer killed,  exploding car,  reporter,  bomb,  watching tv,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  based on novel,  death,  murder,  police,  violence,  blood

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

The Dead Zone (1983)

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

Themes:tragedy,  blackmail,  suicide,  love
Locations:hospital
Story:tragic ending,  shot in the hand,  main character dies,  death of protagonist,  psycho thriller,  corrupt cop,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  police officer killed,  child in peril,  assassination,  reporter,  watching tv,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  based on novel,  blood,  murder,  death

The Crow (1994) is one of the best movies like Man On Fire (2004)
Action, Drama, Fantasy

The Crow (1994)

A poetic guitarist Eric Draven is brought back to life by a crow a year after he and his fiancee are murdered. The crow guides him through the land of the living, and leads him to his killers: knife thrower Tin-tin, drugetic Funboy, car buff T-Bird, and the unsophisticated Skank. One by one, Eric gives these thugs a taste of their own medicine. However their leader Top-Dollar, a world-class crime lord who will dispatch his enemies with a Japanese sword and joke about it later, will soon learn the legend of the crow and the secret to the vigilante's invincibility. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  revenge
Locations:rooftop
Characters:warrior
Story:death of title character,  righteous rage,  shot in the hand,  rave,  main character dies,  tragic hero,  bullet,  arson,  vigilante,  child in peril,  exploding car,  bomb,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  police,  death,  violence,  murder,  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)

Themes:torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge,  love
Locations:mexico
Characters:alcoholic,  warrior
Story:severed ear,  whiskey,  corrupt cop,  arson,  vigilante,  die hard scenario,  mercenary,  shot in the head,  remake,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  three word title,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  violence,  blood

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