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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,  city,  rooftop,  nightclub,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:bible,  alcoholic,  warrior,  hostage
Story:ex cia agent,  cia agent,  cia,  bodyguard,  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,  lighting a cigarette,  righteous rage,  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,  rpg,  parrot,  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,  vigilante,  die hard scenario,  mercenary,  exploding body,  suicide attempt,  employer employee relationship,  shot in the shoulder,  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,  violence,  blood,  murder,  dog,  police,  death

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,  agent,  secret agent,  cia,  swimming pool,  righteous rage,  shot in the foot,  timebomb,  tragic hero,  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,  violence,  murder,  blood,  dog

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Criminal (2016)
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,  death,  police,  blood,  murder,  violence

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,  agent,  cia,  retribution,  federal agent,  righteous rage,  shot in the foot,  murder of a child,  mass murder,  bullet,  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,  death,  dog,  blood,  murder,  violence

13 Hours (2016) is one of the best movies like Man On Fire (2004)
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,  murder,  death,  blood,  violence

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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. This is why Red 2 (2013) is one of the best movies like Man On Fire (2004). (Read More)

Themes:torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge,  love
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,  death,  violence

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

Logan (2017)

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

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,  blood,  police,  death

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The November Man (2014) is one of the best movies like Man On Fire (2004)
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,  love,  revenge
Locations:nightclub,  restaurant
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:cia agent,  ex 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,  blood,  death,  violence,  murder

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,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death

Alex Cross (2012)
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. This is why Alex Cross (2012) is one of the best movies like Man On Fire (2004). (Read More)

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,  death,  violence,  murder,  police,  blood

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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,  spy,  shot in the foot,  rocket launcher,  agent,  cia,  bodyguard,  exploding car,  bomb,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death

Atomic Blonde (2017) is one of the best movies like Man On Fire (2004)
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,  murder,  blood,  police,  death,  violence

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

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Bad Company (2002)
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,  agent,  cia,  timebomb,  spy,  reporter,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  blood

Taken 2 (2012)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Taken 2 (2012)

The retired CIA agent Bryan Mills invites his teenage daughter Kim and his ex-wife Lenore, who has separated from her second husband, to spend a couple of days in Istanbul where he is working. Meanwhile, the patriarch of the community of the Albanian gang of human trafficking, Murad Krasniqi, seeks revenge for the death of his son and organizes another gang to kidnap Bryan and his family. Bryan and Lenore are abducted by the Albanians, but Kim escapes and is the only hope that Bryan has to escape and save Lenore. This is why Taken 2 (2012) is one of the best movies like Man On Fire (2004). (Read More)

Themes:justice,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:cia agent,  ex cia agent,  agent,  cia,  swimming pool,  revenge motive,  kidnapped girl,  retribution,  bloodshed,  corrupt cop,  die hard scenario,  exploding car,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  telephone call,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  death,  murder

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,  city,  hospital
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:cia agent,  cia,  agent,  secret agent,  swimming pool,  righteous rage,  rocket launcher,  exploding body,  bodyguard,  exploding car,  spy,  bomb,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  death,  blood,  violence,  murder

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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:justice,  tragedy,  blackmail,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:mexico
Characters:hostage
Story:cia agent,  agent,  gun held to head,  tragic hero,  police corruption,  interracial friendship,  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,  murder,  violence,  death

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,  spy,  bomb,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  explosion,  murder

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,  murder,  violence,  death,  blood,  police

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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. This is why The Way Of The Gun (2000) is one of the best movies like Man On Fire (2004). (Read More)

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,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence

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,  violence,  murder,  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,  friendship,  revenge
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,  death,  violence,  murder,  blood,  police,  dog

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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,  death,  murder,  dog,  blood,  violence

Sin City (2005) is one of the best movies like Man On Fire (2004)
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:redemption,  tragedy,  blackmail,  torture,  betrayal,  suicide,  love,  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,  violence,  blood

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

Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017)

Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang (Donnie Yen) and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora's Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments. This is why Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017) is one of the best movies like Man On Fire (2004). (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:rooftop,  nightclub,  restaurant
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:cia agent,  secret agent,  swimming pool,  rave,  gun held to head,  timebomb,  grenade launcher,  cia,  mercenary,  bodyguard,  exploding car,  spy,  bomb,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  explosion,  death,  violence,  murder

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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 spellbinding tour de force of betrayal and redemption, music and murder, that brings fully to life a bygone era when sin was cause for celebration and vice was a national virtue. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  tragedy,  blackmail,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  suicide,  love,  revenge,  friendship
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,  blood,  murder,  violence

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:torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:hospital
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:secret agent,  stuffed animal,  grenade launcher,  interracial friendship,  whiskey,  rocket launcher,  bullet,  mercenary,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  latex gloves,  exploding car,  spy,  alcohol,  bomb,  watching tv,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  dog,  murder,  death,  blood,  violence

The Expendables (2010) is one of the best movies like Man On Fire (2004)
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:mexico,  city,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:cia agent,  swimming pool,  righteous rage,  rocket launcher,  ransom,  agent,  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,  violence,  murder,  blood

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From Paris With Love (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller

From Paris With Love (2010)

James Reece is an ambitious aide to the U.S. Ambassador in Paris, doing little jobs for the CIA and hoping to get into black ops. On the night he and his girlfriend, Caroline, become engaged, he's told to pick up Charlie Wax at Orly. Charlie is an unorthodox government employee - large, bald and bearded, foul-mouthed and eccentric. Charlie immediately takes James on a wild ride of murder and mayhem, through ethnic enclaves. As bodies pile up, the purpose remains opaque to James. Caroline, unhappy that James has been out of touch for a day, tells him to bring Charlie for dinner. Charlie can be charming - where will it lead? Does the chess-playing James have what it takes? (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  love
Locations:rooftop,  restaurant
Story:cia agent,  secret agent,  cia,  rocket launcher,  agent,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  exploding car,  spy,  bomb,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  explosion,  violence,  murder,  blood,  police,  death

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.... This is why Last Man Standing (1996) is one of the best movies like Man On Fire (2004). (Read More)

Themes:torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  love,  revenge
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,  violence,  murder,  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,  revenge,  love
Locations:restaurant,  hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:secret agent,  swimming pool,  retribution,  ransom,  mass murder,  agent,  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,  death,  dog,  blood,  murder,  violence

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Body Of Lies (2008) is one of the best movies like Man On Fire (2004)
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,  violence,  blood,  death

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:torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge,  friendship,  love
Locations:mexico
Characters:hostage
Story:cia agent,  federal agent,  glock,  grenade launcher,  rocket launcher,  agent,  arson,  cia,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  exploding car,  swimming,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  police,  death,  dog,  murder,  blood,  violence

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:city,  rooftop,  nightclub,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:vigilante,  tragic ending,  timebomb,  killing spree,  tragic hero,  rpg,  police corruption,  rocket launcher,  mass murder,  corrupt cop,  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,  police,  husband wife relationship,  dog,  death,  blood,  violence,  murder

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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 Fire (2004). (Read More)

Themes:torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:mexico,  rooftop,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:cia agent,  secret agent,  cia,  gun held to head,  grenade launcher,  rocket launcher,  agent,  corrupt cop,  mercenary,  exploding body,  exploding car,  journalist,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  explosion,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death

Jason Bourne (2016) is one of the best movies like Man On Fire (2004)
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,  cia,  agent,  secret agent,  righteous rage,  tragic hero,  arson,  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,  death,  blood,  violence,  police

Seeking Justice (2011)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Seeking Justice (2011)

In New Orleans, English teacher of the high school Rampart High, Will Gerard, and his wife, musician Laura Gerard, are in love with each other. One night, Laura leaves a rehearsal and is assaulted, while Will is playing chess with his friend Jimmy. Will is visiting her in hospital when, out of the blue, a stranger named Simon tells him that he belongs to an organization of vigilantes and offers to eliminate the assailant. In return, the organisation would want a favor from Will in the future. Will agrees, and the criminal is murdered. Six months later, Simon collects his debt with Will. He demands that Will kill Alan Marsh, a pedophile. Will accidentally kills Alan and soon he learns that the victim was an awarded journalist that was investigating the organization. Now he seeks evidences to prove his innocence but the network of the organization is powerful and is seeking Will out to eliminate him. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship,  revenge,  love
Locations:restaurant,  hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:gun held to head,  police corruption,  interracial friendship,  corrupt cop,  vigilante,  shot in the shoulder,  assassination,  journalist,  reporter,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  police,  blood,  death

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Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)

On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.

Themes:revenge
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:police corruption,  corrupt cop,  arson,  die hard scenario,  shot in the shoulder,  police officer killed,  bomb,  shot in the head,  remake,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  cigarette smoking,  police,  dog,  murder,  violence,  blood,  death

Grimsby (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Grimsby (2016)

MI6's top assassin (Mark Strong) has a brother. Unfortunately for him, he's a football hooligan (Sacha Baron Cohen) from the town of Grimsby. Nobby has everything a man from the poor English fishing town of Grimsby could want - 9 children and the most attractive girlfriend in northern England (Rebel Wilson). There's only one thing missing in his life: his little brother, Sebastian. After they were adopted by different families as children, Nobby spent 28 years searching for him. Upon hearing of his location, Nobby sets off to reunite with his brother, unaware that not only is his brother an MI6 agent, but he's just uncovered a plot that puts the world in danger. On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realizes that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:hospital
Characters:alcoholic,  warrior,  hostage
Story:agent,  secret agent,  fast motion scene,  grenade launcher,  rocket launcher,  mercenary,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  child in peril,  exploding car,  spy,  watching tv,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  dog,  police,  blood,  violence,  death

American Ultra (2015) is one of the best movies like Man On Fire (2004)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

American Ultra (2015)

Small-town stoner Mike Howell ('Jesse Eisenberg' (qv)) spends most of his time getting high and writing a graphic novel about a superhero monkey. What Mike doesn't know is that he was trained by the CIA to be a lethal killing machine. When the agency targets him for termination, his former handler activates his latent skills, turning the mild-mannered slacker into a deadly weapon. Now, the utterly surprised Mike must use his newfound abilities to save himself and his girlfriend from getting wasted by the failed test subjects that are sent after him by the CIA. This is why American Ultra (2015) is one of the best movies like Man On Fire (2004). (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  blackmail,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge,  love
Characters:hostage
Story:cia agent,  secret agent,  cia,  killing spree,  agent,  die hard scenario,  mercenary,  bodyguard,  police officer killed,  exploding car,  spy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  explosion,  death,  police,  blood,  murder,  violence

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Odd Thomas (2013)
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Odd Thomas (2013)

Small-town fry cook Odd Thomas ('Anton Yelchin' (qv)) is an ordinary guy with a paranormal secret: he sees dead people, everywhere. When a creepy stranger shows-up with an entourage of ghostly bodachs - predators who feed on pain and portend mass destruction - Odd knows that his town is in serious trouble. Teaming up with his sweetheart Stormy ('Addison Timlin' (qv)) and the local sheriff ('Willem Dafoe' (qv)), Odd plunges into an epic battle of good vs evil to try to stop a disaster of apocalyptic proportions. Based on the best-selling thriller by Dean Koontz. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  kidnapping,  love,  revenge
Locations:restaurant,  hospital
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:swimming pool,  tragic ending,  bloodshed,  timebomb,  killing spree,  severed finger,  corrupt cop,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  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,  cell phone,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  based on novel,  murder,  death,  dog,  police,  violence,  blood

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,  revenge,  friendship
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,  police,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  death,  blood,  violence

Red (2010)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Red (2010)

Frank (Bruce Willis) is retired, bored, and lonely living off his government pension in a nondescript suburb in an equally nondescript house. The only joy in Frank's life is his calls to the government pension processing center when he gets to talk to his case worker, Sarah (Mary-Louis Parker). Sarah is as bored and lonely as Frank and marks her conversations with the unknown Frank and her spy novels as the only things fun in her life. When something in Frank's past forces Frank back into his old line of work and puts an unwitting Sarah in the middle of the intrigue, Frank and Sarah begin a journey into Frank's past and the people he used to work with. Like Frank they are all RED ... Retired Extremely Dangerous. (Read More)

Themes:blackmail,  kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Story:ex cia agent,  cia agent,  agent,  cia,  stuffed animal,  grenade launcher,  rpg,  severed finger,  rocket launcher,  die hard scenario,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  latex gloves,  exploding car,  spy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  explosion,  police,  murder,  violence

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Salt (2010) is one of the best movies like Man On Fire (2004)
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,  cia,  agent,  spy,  secret agent,  die hard scenario,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  assassination,  bomb,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  violence,  murder,  police,  dog

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. This is why Blade Runner 2049 (2017) is one of the best movies like Man On Fire (2004). (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  love
Locations:rooftop,  nightclub,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:tragic ending,  main character dies,  death of protagonist,  whiskey,  exploding body,  police officer killed,  exploding car,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  three word title,  explosion,  murder,  dog,  death,  violence,  blood,  police

Desperado (1995)
Action, Thriller

Desperado (1995)

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

Themes:love,  revenge
Locations:mexico,  hospital
Story:righteous rage,  shot in the hand,  tragic hero,  rocket launcher,  bullet,  vigilante,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  latex gloves,  child in peril,  exploding car,  shot in the head,  remake,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  blood,  death,  murder

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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:redemption,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  suicide,  revenge
Locations:city,  rooftop,  hospital
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:cia agent,  hospital bed,  timebomb,  murder of a child,  tragic hero,  cia,  vigilante,  die hard scenario,  mercenary,  exploding body,  bodyguard,  police officer killed,  child in peril,  exploding car,  bomb,  watching tv,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  explosion,  death,  murder,  police

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

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:redemption,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge,  friendship
Characters:alcoholic,  warrior,  hostage
Story:bullet,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  police officer killed,  alcohol,  watching tv,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  telephone call,  explosion,  based on novel,  blood,  murder,  police,  violence,  death

Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)

HITMAN: AGENT 47 centers on an elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. He is the culmination of decades of research and forty-six earlier Agent clones -- endowing him with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence. His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent 47's past to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own. Teaming up with a young woman who may hold the secret to overcoming their powerful and clandestine enemies, 47 confronts stunning revelations about his own origins and squares off in an epic battle with his deadliest foe. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  suicide,  revenge
Locations:rooftop
Characters:hostage
Story:agent,  secret agent,  shot in the hand,  mercenary,  exploding body,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  assassination,  exploding car,  bomb,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  explosion,  death,  murder,  violence

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