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Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA.

Themes:vengeance,  dying,  hope,  humiliation,  paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  robbery,  escape,  drunkenness,  fear,  betrayal,  money,  drugs,  revenge,  friendship,  love
Mood:affection,  gore
Locations:hospital
Characters:muslim,  detective,  friend,  teenager
Period:1970s,  1990s
Story:convenience store robbery,  street shootout,  gangsta grip,  convenience store,  drug overdose,  muslim convert,  street life,  police interrogation,  drive by shooting,  attempted robbery,  police brutality,  car driving,  stealing a car,  escape attempt,  release from prison,  los angeles california,  police detective,  pistol whip,  police chase,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  police dog,  urban violence,  death of cousin,  chevrolet impala convertible,  watts riots,  black slang,  ice cream van,  child with a gun,  drive thru,  latin american,  dominoes,  chop shop,  hoodlum,  slow motion action scene,  child swearing,  submachine gun,  gangsta,  social decay,  fade to black,  dreadlocks,  tragic ending,  inner city,  shrine,  blaxploitation,  shot in the hand,  carjacking,  n word,  urban decay,  vulgarity,  female teacher,  korean,  overdose,  high school teacher,  store,  marijuana joint,  graduation,  desert eagle,  blood on shirt,  juvenile delinquent,  hustler,  ethnic slur,  barbecue,  rainstorm,  teen movie,  black and white scene,  near death experience,  ghetto,  bible quote,  underage drinking,  dual wield,  hatred,  covered in blood,  switchblade,  drug dealing,  thug,  death of friend,  homicide,  parking garage,  honor,  told in flashback,  kicked in the stomach,  roman numeral in title,  videotape,  jail cell,  slow motion,  heavy rain,  street,  grandmother grandson relationship,  poker,  card game,  uzi,  grandfather grandson relationship,  crime boss,  machismo,  single parent,  hate,  heroin,  shot in the arm,  directorial debut,  loss of mother,  profanity,  premarital sex,  loss of father,  high school student,  shot in the shoulder,  long take,  cousin cousin relationship,  lightning,  product placement,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  drug addict,  flash forward,  gas station,  racial slur,  controversy,  execution,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  house,  prisoner,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  california,  single mother,  gang,  police station,  flashlight,  orphan,  gay slur,  survival,  shot in the back,  f word,  death of mother,  criminal,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  death of father,  urban setting,  archive footage,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  vomiting,  shooting,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  high school,  blood splatter,  car,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  pregnancy,  shootout,  prison,  voice over narration,  brother brother relationship,  coming of age,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  three word title,  chase,  knife,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  independent film,  bare chested male,  number in title,  gun,  blood,  murder,  flashback,  fight,  dog,  violence,  death,  police

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

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:escape,  betrayal,  drugs,  revenge
Characters:detective
Story:street shootout,  police brutality,  stealing a car,  escape attempt,  police detective,  pistol whip,  police chase,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  social decay,  n word,  urban decay,  desert eagle,  ethnic slur,  barbecue,  ghetto,  dual wield,  kicked in the stomach,  jail cell,  uzi,  grandfather grandson relationship,  crime boss,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  racial slur,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  prisoner,  drug dealer,  police station,  flashlight,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  gangster,  machine gun,  black comedy,  fistfight,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  flashback,  death,  police,  violence,  fight,  murder

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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:vengeance,  paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  money,  drugs,  friendship,  revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:detective,  friend
Period:1990s
Story:gang,  gangsta grip,  street life,  drive by shooting,  police brutality,  cocaine,  police detective,  police chase,  threatened with a knife,  black slang,  social decay,  dreadlocks,  tragic ending,  blaxploitation,  urban decay,  ethnic slur,  rainstorm,  near death experience,  ghetto,  hatred,  switchblade,  drug dealing,  thug,  death of friend,  kicked in the stomach,  heavy rain,  street,  uzi,  crime boss,  machismo,  heroin,  lightning,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  drug addict,  racial slur,  child in peril,  anti hero,  drug dealer,  police station,  flashlight,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  urban setting,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  shooting,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  husband wife relationship,  independent film,  bare chested male,  murder,  fight,  police,  blood,  flashback,  violence,  death,  gun

Boyz N The Hood (1991)
Crime, Drama

Boyz N The Hood (1991)

John Singleton's portrayal of social problems in inner-city Los Angeles takes the form of a tale of three friends growing up together 'in the 'hood.' Half-brothers Doughboy and Ricky Baker are foils for each other's personality, presenting very different approaches to the tough lives they face. Ricky is the 'All-American' athlete, looking to win a football scholarship to USC and seeks salvation through sports, while 'Dough' succumbs to the violence, alcohol, and crime surrounding him in his environment, but maintains a strong sense of pride and code of honor. Between these two is their friend Tre, who is lucky to have a father, 'Furious' Styles, to teach him to have the strength of character to do what is right and to always take responsibility for his actions. (Read More)

Themes:vengeance,  anger,  drugs,  escape,  money,  revenge,  friendship
Characters:friend,  teenager
Period:1990s
Story:gangsta grip,  convenience store,  drive by shooting,  attempted robbery,  police brutality,  car driving,  los angeles california,  chevrolet impala convertible,  black slang,  dominoes,  child swearing,  gangsta,  social decay,  n word,  urban decay,  blood on shirt,  juvenile delinquent,  ethnic slur,  barbecue,  teen movie,  ghetto,  underage drinking,  hatred,  covered in blood,  drug dealing,  death of friend,  homicide,  honor,  kicked in the stomach,  videotape,  uzi,  machismo,  single parent,  hate,  directorial debut,  premarital sex,  long take,  drug addict,  flash forward,  racial slur,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  drug dealer,  single mother,  gang,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  death of father,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  shooting,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  high school,  blood splatter,  car,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  brother brother relationship,  coming of age,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  violence,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  independent film,  bare chested male,  blood,  murder,  fight,  gun,  death,  police

Triple 9 (2016) is one of the best movies like Menace II Society (1993)
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:paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  robbery,  escape,  drunkenness,  fear,  betrayal,  money,  drugs,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:hospital
Characters:detective
Story:street shootout,  gangsta grip,  convenience store,  street life,  police brutality,  police detective,  police chase,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  child with a gun,  submachine gun,  social decay,  shot in the hand,  carjacking,  urban decay,  marijuana joint,  blood on shirt,  ethnic slur,  rainstorm,  near death experience,  ghetto,  thug,  death of friend,  heavy rain,  uzi,  crime boss,  machismo,  lightning,  organized crime,  drug addict,  racial slur,  child in peril,  house,  prisoner,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  gang,  police station,  flashlight,  f word,  criminal,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  urban setting,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  car,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  police,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  independent film,  bare chested male,  number in title,  violence,  blood,  murder,  death

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

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  money,  drugs,  revenge,  friendship
Characters:teenager
Story:stealing a car,  juvenile delinquent,  ethnic slur,  thug,  death of friend,  crime boss,  machismo,  heroin,  profanity,  loss of father,  shot in the shoulder,  product placement,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  drug addict,  racial slur,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  prisoner,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  california,  gang,  survival,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  revolver,  death of father,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  coming of age,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  independent film,  bare chested male,  police,  blood,  fight,  gun,  murder,  violence,  death

Baby Driver (2017)
Action, Crime, Music, Thriller

Baby Driver (2017)

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

Themes:paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  robbery,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  money,  love,  revenge
Story:street shootout,  car driving,  stealing a car,  escape attempt,  release from prison,  pistol whip,  police chase,  foot chase,  hoodlum,  carjacking,  marijuana joint,  blood on shirt,  ethnic slur,  black and white scene,  dual wield,  thug,  parking garage,  jail cell,  heavy rain,  uzi,  crime boss,  loss of mother,  shot in the arm,  profanity,  loss of father,  shot in the shoulder,  long take,  product placement,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  gas station,  racial slur,  anti hero,  prisoner,  gang,  flashlight,  orphan,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  death of mother,  criminal,  revolver,  handcuffs,  death of father,  urban setting,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  arrest,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  car,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  coming of age,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  gun,  police,  death,  murder,  flashback,  blood,  violence

The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Action, Thriller

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

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

Themes:brutality,  escape,  betrayal,  money,  revenge,  friendship
Mood:gore
Characters:detective,  teenager
Period:1990s
Story:street shootout,  stealing a car,  los angeles california,  police detective,  pistol whip,  threatened with a knife,  child with a gun,  child swearing,  shot in the hand,  dual wield,  hatred,  switchblade,  thug,  death of friend,  parking garage,  heavy rain,  street,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  profanity,  shot in the shoulder,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  drug addict,  child in peril,  anti hero,  cocaine,  police station,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  revolver,  interrogation,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  shooting,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  car,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  dog,  murder,  blood,  police,  violence,  gun,  flashback,  death

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Assault On Precinct 13 (2005) is one of the best movies like Menace II Society (1993)
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:paranoia,  brutality,  escape,  fear,  revenge
Characters:detective
Story:police brutality,  escape attempt,  police detective,  police chase,  foot chase,  ethnic slur,  dual wield,  jail cell,  crime boss,  machismo,  shot in the shoulder,  drug addict,  racial slur,  execution,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  prisoner,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  police station,  survival,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  cigarette smoking,  number in title,  fight,  police,  death,  dog,  violence,  murder,  blood

Harry Brown (2009)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Harry Brown (2009)

In England, retired Royal Marine Harry Brown spends his lonely life between the hospital, where his beloved wife Kath is terminally ill, and playing chess with his only friend Leonard Attwell in the Barge pub owned by Sid Rourke. After the death of Kath, Len tells his grieving friend that the local gang is harassing him and he is carrying an old bayonet for self-defense; the widower suggests him to go to the police. When Len is beaten, then stabbed to death in an underground passage, Inspector Alice Frampton and her partner Sergeant Terry Hicock are sent to investigate. They pay Harry a visit but don't have good news; the police have not found any other evidence, other than the bayonet, in order to arrest the hoodlums. This mean that should the case go to trial the gang would claim self-defense. Harry Brown sees that justice will not be granted and decides to take matters into his own hands. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  escape,  drunkenness,  fear,  betrayal,  drugs,  friendship,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:hospital
Characters:detective,  friend
Story:street shootout,  drug overdose,  drive by shooting,  attempted robbery,  stealing a car,  escape attempt,  police detective,  pistol whip,  threatened with a knife,  social decay,  urban decay,  blood on shirt,  hatred,  covered in blood,  thug,  death of friend,  kicked in the stomach,  heavy rain,  heroin,  shot in the arm,  directorial debut,  shot in the shoulder,  beaten to death,  drug addict,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  drug dealer,  gang,  police station,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  death of mother,  criminal,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  urban setting,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  shooting,  gunfight,  arrest,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  independent film,  bare chested male,  death,  gun,  police,  blood,  murder,  dog,  violence,  flashback

The Way Of The Gun (2000)
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 Menace II Society (1993). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  anger,  escape,  betrayal,  money,  revenge,  friendship
Mood:gore
Story:convenience store,  stealing a car,  pistol whip,  tragic ending,  desert eagle,  blood on shirt,  dual wield,  kicked in the stomach,  videotape,  card game,  directorial debut,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  gas station,  anti hero,  police station,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  revolver,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  pregnancy,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  independent film,  blood,  fight,  murder,  gun,  violence,  death

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Ride Along (2014)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance

Ride Along (2014)

Ben must prove he is good enough to date cop James' sister. By doing this he goes on a "Ride Along" to show that he is not weak and he will do whatever it takes to get James' approval but along the way runs into a few obstacles that he has to overcome in a very funny way.

Themes:paranoia,  escape,  betrayal
Locations:hospital
Characters:detective
Story:street shootout,  police brutality,  stealing a car,  police detective,  police chase,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  carjacking,  desert eagle,  ethnic slur,  barbecue,  thug,  kicked in the stomach,  crime boss,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  racial slur,  anti hero,  police station,  flashlight,  shot in the back,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  high school,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  bare chested male,  blood,  fight,  police,  murder,  violence,  death

Takers (2010) is one of the best movies like Menace II Society (1993)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Takers (2010)

A seasoned team of bank robbers, including Gordon Jennings (Idris Elba), John Rahway (Paul Walker), A.J. (Hayden Christensen), and brothers Jake (Michael Ealy) and Jesse (Chris Brown) Attica successfully complete their latest heist and lead a life of luxury while planning their next job. When Ghost (Tip T.I. Harris), a former member of their team, is released from prison he convinces the group to strike an armored car carrying $20 million. As the "takers" carefully plot their strategy and draw nearer to exacting the grand heist, a reckless police officer (Matt Dillon) inches closer to apprehending the criminals. (Read More)

Themes:robbery,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:hospital
Story:street shootout,  police brutality,  stealing a car,  release from prison,  los angeles california,  police detective,  police chase,  foot chase,  desert eagle,  death of friend,  parking garage,  videotape,  jail cell,  machismo,  shot in the shoulder,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  drug addict,  gas station,  no opening credits,  drug dealer,  police station,  flashlight,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  car,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  murder,  police,  violence,  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 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:vengeance,  money,  paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  robbery,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  drugs,  love,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:hospital
Characters:friend,  teenager
Story:street shootout,  escape attempt,  release from prison,  pistol whip,  police chase,  social decay,  fade to black,  tragic ending,  n word,  urban decay,  ethnic slur,  near death experience,  hatred,  thug,  honor,  kicked in the stomach,  poker,  card game,  crime boss,  single parent,  loss of mother,  shot in the arm,  loss of father,  shot in the shoulder,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  drug addict,  racial slur,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  prisoner,  gang,  police station,  survival,  shot in the back,  f word,  death of mother,  criminal,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  death of father,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  vomiting,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  three word title,  chase,  knife,  party,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  murder,  death,  blood,  police,  violence

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:paranoia,  brutality,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:gore
Story:stealing a car,  escape attempt,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  chop shop,  blood on shirt,  dual wield,  thug,  honor,  kicked in the stomach,  heavy rain,  crime boss,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  long take,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  survival,  shot in the back,  f word,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  party,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  number in title,  murder,  death,  dog,  blood,  fight,  flashback,  gun,  violence

22 Jump Street (2014)
Action, Comedy, Crime

22 Jump Street (2014)

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don't have to just crack the case - they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them. This is why 22 Jump Street (2014) is one of the best movies like Menace II Society (1993). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drugs,  friendship
Characters:detective
Story:stealing a car,  police detective,  pistol whip,  police chase,  foot chase,  slow motion action scene,  vulgarity,  store,  blood on shirt,  ethnic slur,  teen movie,  dual wield,  switchblade,  drug dealing,  street,  uzi,  crime boss,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  profanity,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  racial slur,  no opening credits,  prisoner,  drug dealer,  police station,  flashlight,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  black comedy,  high school,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  number in title,  police,  blood,  fight,  flashback

Don't Say A Word (2001) is one of the best movies like Menace II Society (1993)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Don't Say A Word (2001)

A group of thieves steal a rare gem, but in the process, two of the men double cross the leader of the thieving group, Patrick, and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, prominent psychiatrist Nathan Conrad is invited to examine a disturbed young woman named Elisabeth. Patrick immediately kidnaps Nathan's daughter, forcing Nathan to attempt to get Elisabeth to reveal a secret number which will ultimately lead Patrick to the whereabouts of the precious gem that has eluded him. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  anger,  robbery,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  money,  revenge,  friendship
Characters:detective
Period:1990s
Story:police detective,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  ethnic slur,  near death experience,  thug,  death of friend,  parking garage,  kicked in the stomach,  heavy rain,  shot in the arm,  loss of father,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  flash forward,  racial slur,  child in peril,  gang,  police station,  flashlight,  orphan,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  revolver,  handcuffs,  death of father,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  vomiting,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  black comedy,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  dog,  fight,  blood,  police,  flashback,  murder,  violence,  death

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The Devil's Rejects (2005)
Crime, Horror

The Devil's Rejects (2005)

In Ruggsville, Texas, the police under the command of Sheriff John Quincy Wydell attack the house of the sadistic serial killers Firefly family (a.k.a. The Devil's Reject) and they arrest mother Firefly, but Otis B. Driftwood and Baby Firefly escape from the siege. Tiny is wandering nearby the house and also escapes. Otis and Baby call their patriarch, the mad clown Captain Spaulding and they schedule to reunite at an isolated motel in the desert. When Otis and Baby arrive, they kidnap two families of singers, using sadism and violence against the harmless persons. Meanwhile, Sheriff Wydell promises to capture and kill the runaways, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, the Deputy George Wydell. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  vengeance,  humiliation,  paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge,  friendship
Mood:gore
Period:1970s
Story:police brutality,  house,  stealing a car,  escape attempt,  pistol whip,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  slow motion action scene,  carjacking,  vulgarity,  marijuana joint,  blood on shirt,  barbecue,  near death experience,  hatred,  covered in blood,  death of friend,  kicked in the stomach,  shot in the arm,  profanity,  shot in the shoulder,  beaten to death,  gas station,  racial slur,  child in peril,  anti hero,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  police station,  gay slur,  survival,  shot in the back,  f word,  death of mother,  criminal,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  death of father,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  vomiting,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  police,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  independent film,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood,  flashback,  dog

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

Kick-ass 2 (2013)

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

Themes:brutality,  robbery,  betrayal,  friendship,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:hospital
Characters:teenager
Story:convenience store robbery,  convenience store,  attempted robbery,  police detective,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  child swearing,  graduation,  desert eagle,  dual wield,  switchblade,  death of friend,  kicked in the stomach,  card game,  crime boss,  high school student,  shot in the shoulder,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  child in peril,  prisoner,  police station,  orphan,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  death of mother,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  death of father,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  vomiting,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  black comedy,  high school,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  voice over narration,  coming of age,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  police,  blood,  murder,  flashback,  violence,  dog

The Guest (2014)
Mystery, Thriller

The Guest (2014)

Themes:betrayal,  revenge,  friendship
Characters:teenager
Story:stealing a car,  underage drinking,  death of friend,  premarital sex,  high school student,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  drug dealer,  flashlight,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  death of mother,  revolver,  death of father,  psychopath,  beer,  brawl,  arrest,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  high school,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  independent film,  bare chested male,  blood,  death,  murder,  violence

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Patriots Day (2016) is one of the best movies like Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Patriots Day (2016)

On April 15, 2013 Boston, Massachusetts, Police Sgt, Tommy Saunders is pulling security duty on the annual Boston Marathon when the Tsarnaev brothers strike with their homemade bombs in an act of terrorism. In the resulting chaos as the wounded are cared for, Saunders and his comrades join forces with the FBI to get to the bottom of this attack. As the investigation continues, the Tsarnaev brothers realize that the authorities are close to identifying them and attempt to flee the city to continue their fanatical mayhem. To stop them, a police manhunt is performed that would have bloody confrontations and a massive dragnet shutting down the City of Boston to make sure there is no escape from the law. This is why Patriots Day (2016) is one of the best movies like Menace II Society (1993). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  escape,  fear
Locations:hospital
Characters:muslim,  detective
Story:street shootout,  convenience store,  attempted robbery,  stealing a car,  police detective,  police chase,  carjacking,  marijuana joint,  hatred,  long take,  product placement,  gas station,  no opening credits,  drug dealer,  police station,  flashlight,  f word,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  urban setting,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  police,  blood,  gun,  murder,  dog,  violence,  death

Assault On Precinct 13 (1976)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Assault On Precinct 13 (1976)

Police ambush and kill several gang members in Los Angeles. Gang members make a pact of blood to strike back at police, and conduct a siege on the police station which is almost abandoned and due to be closed. Staff of the closing precinct and the criminals being held there while in transit must work together to fight off the attacking gang members. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  escape,  fear,  revenge
Mood:gore
Period:1970s
Story:gang,  police station,  street shootout,  street,  police brutality,  escape attempt,  los angeles california,  pistol whip,  foot chase,  social decay,  inner city,  ghetto,  switchblade,  thug,  jail cell,  shot in the arm,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  anti hero,  prisoner,  survival,  shot in the back,  revolver,  handcuffs,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  car,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  police,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  independent film,  number in title,  death,  murder,  fight,  violence

Natural Born Killers (1994)
Crime, Drama

Natural Born Killers (1994)

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

Themes:paranoia,  brutality,  escape,  fear,  money,  revenge,  love
Mood:gore
Characters:detective
Period:1990s
Story:police brutality,  stealing a car,  police detective,  threatened with a knife,  social decay,  shot in the hand,  desert eagle,  blood on shirt,  black and white scene,  dual wield,  covered in blood,  kicked in the stomach,  jail cell,  premarital sex,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  flash forward,  gas station,  controversy,  anti hero,  prisoner,  flashlight,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  death of mother,  criminal,  handcuffs,  death of father,  archive footage,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  vomiting,  shooting,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  three word title,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  independent film,  police,  blood,  fight,  murder,  flashback,  death,  violence

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The Raid 2: Berandal (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Raid 2: Berandal (2014)

He thought it was over. After fighting his way out of a building filled with gangsters and madmen - a fight that left the bodies of police and gangsters alike piled in the halls - rookie Jakarta cop Rama thought it was done and he could resume a normal life. He couldn't have been more wrong. Formidable though they may have been, Rama's opponents in that fateful building were nothing more than small fish swimming in a pond much larger than he ever dreamed possible. And his triumph over the small fry has attracted the attention of the predators farther up the food chain. His family at risk, Rama has only one choice to protect his infant son and wife: He must go undercover to enter the criminal underworld himself and climb through the hierarchy of competing forces until it leads him to the corrupt politicians and police pulling the strings at the top of the heap. And so Rama begins a new odyssey of violence, a journey that will force him to set aside his own life and history and take on a new identity as the violent offender "Yuda." In prison he must gain the confidence of Uco - the son of a prominent gang kingpin - to join the gang himself, laying his own life on the line in a desperate all-or-nothing gambit to bring the whole rotten enterprise to an end. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  money,  revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:detective
Story:police brutality,  release from prison,  police detective,  police chase,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  social decay,  carjacking,  blood on shirt,  covered in blood,  parking garage,  jail cell,  heavy rain,  uzi,  crime boss,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  long take,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  no opening credits,  prisoner,  drug dealer,  gang,  police station,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  revolver,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  independent film,  flashback,  police,  fight,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence

'71 (2014) is one of the best movies like Menace II Society (1993)
Action, Drama, Thriller, War

'71 (2014)

A young British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a terrifying riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, the raw recruit must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorienting, alien and deadly landscape.

Themes:brutality,  escape
Characters:friend
Period:1970s
Story:street shootout,  police brutality,  foot chase,  child with a gun,  child swearing,  social decay,  hatred,  heavy rain,  directorial debut,  long take,  beaten to death,  no opening credits,  gang,  orphan,  survival,  shot in the back,  f word,  revolver,  interrogation,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  independent film,  number in title,  death,  blood,  police,  violence,  murder

El Mariachi (1992)
Action, Crime, Thriller

El Mariachi (1992)

El Mariachi just wants to play his guitar and carry on the family tradition. Unfortunately, the town he tries to find work in has another visitor...a killer who carries his guns in a guitar case. The drug lord and his henchmen mistake El Mariachi for the killer, Azul, and chase him around town trying to kill him and get his guitar case. This is why El Mariachi (1992) is one of the best movies like Menace II Society (1993). (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  anger,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  money,  revenge,  love
Mood:gore
Period:1990s
Story:street shootout,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  dominoes,  social decay,  fade to black,  shot in the hand,  blood on shirt,  dual wield,  hatred,  thug,  jail cell,  uzi,  crime boss,  machismo,  directorial debut,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  racial slur,  anti hero,  prisoner,  drug dealer,  gang,  survival,  criminal,  revolver,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  prison,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  independent film,  dog,  death,  gun,  violence,  blood,  murder

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King Of New York (1990)
Crime, Thriller

King Of New York (1990)

After completing a lengthy prison sentence, one-time drug kingpin Frank White returns to New York intent on reestablishing his empire and making things as they were before he left. Others of course have taken over the business during his absence but that clearly isn't going to stop White. While he is gunning down the opposition, he decides he's going to give away the money he'll make to modernize the hospital in his old neighborhood. Drug dealers aren't the only thing he has to worry about however: a group of rogue cops decide they are going to take him down. (Read More)

Themes:money,  brutality,  robbery,  drugs,  drunkenness,  revenge
Locations:hospital
Characters:detective
Period:1990s
Story:street shootout,  street life,  prison,  police brutality,  gang,  release from prison,  police detective,  police chase,  foot chase,  hoodlum,  gangsta,  social decay,  ethnic slur,  ghetto,  dual wield,  hatred,  drug dealing,  heavy rain,  street,  card game,  uzi,  crime boss,  machismo,  organized crime,  racial slur,  execution,  anti hero,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  shot in the back,  f word,  revolver,  handcuffs,  urban setting,  sunglasses,  gunfight,  arrest,  watching tv,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  gangster,  machine gun,  black comedy,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  party,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  violence,  police,  murder,  death

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:humiliation,  paranoia,  brutality,  robbery,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  friendship
Locations:hospital
Characters:detective,  teenager
Story:attempted robbery,  police detective,  police chase,  foot chase,  urban decay,  rainstorm,  near death experience,  thug,  kicked in the stomach,  heavy rain,  crime boss,  premarital sex,  lightning,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  flashlight,  gay slur,  criminal,  revolver,  interrogation,  urban setting,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  beating,  pregnancy,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  death,  blood,  gun,  murder,  police,  violence,  flashback

Attack The Block (2011) is one of the best movies like Menace II Society (1993)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Attack The Block (2011)

Attack the Block follows an unlucky young woman and and a gang of tough inner-city kids who make an unlikely alliance to try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, turning a South London apartment complex into a war-zone.

Themes:robbery,  escape,  friendship,  revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:teenager
Story:stealing a car,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  social decay,  marijuana joint,  covered in blood,  death of friend,  parking garage,  crime boss,  profanity,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  drug addict,  child in peril,  anti hero,  drug dealer,  gang,  survival,  f word,  revolver,  handcuffs,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  pistol,  cult film,  three word title,  chase,  knife,  independent film,  murder,  violence,  death,  blood,  dog,  police

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The Nice Guys (2016)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Nice Guys (2016)

Set against the backdrop of 1977 Los Angeles, The Nice Guys opens when single father and licensed PI Holland March (Gosling) is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of famous porn star Misty Mountains. As the trail leads him to track down a girl named Amelia (Qualley), he encounters less licensed and less hands-off private eye Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) and his brass knuckles, both hired by the young hippie. However, the situation takes a turn for the worse when Amelia vanishes and it becomes apparent that March wasn't the only party interested. As both men are forced to team up, they'll have to take on a world filled with eccentric goons, strippers dressed as mermaids and even a possible government conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  brutality,  escape,  drunkenness,  fear,  betrayal,  money,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:hospital
Characters:detective,  teenager
Period:1970s
Story:street shootout,  drive by shooting,  stealing a car,  los angeles california,  pistol whip,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  child swearing,  social decay,  urban decay,  marijuana joint,  ethnic slur,  near death experience,  dual wield,  switchblade,  thug,  kicked in the stomach,  machismo,  single parent,  shot in the arm,  profanity,  shot in the shoulder,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  flash forward,  gas station,  racial slur,  child in peril,  anti hero,  house,  california,  gay slur,  f word,  revolver,  interrogation,  urban setting,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  car,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  three word title,  chase,  knife,  party,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  dog,  flashback,  blood,  police,  violence,  death,  murder,  fight

Nothing To Lose (1997)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Nothing To Lose (1997)

When a man (Robbins) believes he has discovered that his wife is having an affair with his boss, it sets off a chain reaction of events. First he wanders into a ghetto where a robber (Lawrence) tries to take his money at gunpoint, but instead sets a wild ride from California to Arizona. The two eventually become reluctant friends. Discussing robbery techniques, they decide to get back at the boss by robbing an office safe containing hundreds of thousands of dollars. Life is further complicated by another pair of robbers who chase the first two for infringing on their territory. This is why Nothing To Lose (1997) is one of the best movies like Menace II Society (1993). (Read More)

Themes:humiliation,  robbery,  escape,  money,  friendship,  revenge
Period:1990s
Story:convenience store robbery,  convenience store,  attempted robbery,  stealing a car,  los angeles california,  shot in the hand,  carjacking,  barbecue,  ghetto,  videotape,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  premarital sex,  gas station,  racial slur,  california,  flashlight,  f word,  criminal,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  fistfight,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  fight,  flashback

Animal Kingdom (2010)
Crime, Drama

Animal Kingdom (2010)

Despite being no saint herself, Julia Cody has shielded her seventeen year old son, Joshua "J" Cody, from her Melbourne-based criminal relatives who they have not seen in years. After Julia dies in front of J's eyes from a self-inflicted heroin overdose, J, who is slightly detached from life, feels he has no choice but to contact his maternal grandmother, Janine "Smurf" Cody, the family matriarch, for a place to live. Smurf rules the family with a borderline incestuous love over her three sons, the quietly menacing Andrew "Pope" Cody, the hyperactive Craig Cody, and the barely of age Darren Cody. Pope and his best friend, Barry "Baz" Brown, are armed robbers, with Darren their up and coming apprentice, while Craig is a mid level drug dealer. Melbourne's Armed Robbery Squad is after specifically Pope, who is hiding out. But when the standoff between the Codys and the Armed Robbery Squad is brought up a notch, an all out war ensues, with some casualties and J caught in the middle. The only grounding in J's life is his girlfriend, Nicky Henry. With those casualties comes an investigation by Homicide Detective Senior Sergeant Nathan Leckie, who knows the Codys are involved in some of those deaths. As Leckie tries to get J on his side, J has to figure out how best to get himself out from the middle, where he trusts neither side. J also wants to figure out how to exact what he considers justice in an all around bad situation. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  robbery,  escape,  drunkenness,  fear,  betrayal,  friendship,  love,  revenge
Characters:detective,  friend
Story:drug overdose,  stealing a car,  police detective,  foot chase,  overdose,  barbecue,  death of friend,  homicide,  grandmother grandson relationship,  heroin,  directorial debut,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  gas station,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  police station,  flashlight,  survival,  shot in the back,  f word,  death of mother,  criminal,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  arrest,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  voice over narration,  brother brother relationship,  coming of age,  pistol,  surprise ending,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  violence,  murder

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Criminal (2016) is one of the best movies like Menace II Society (1993)
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:paranoia,  brutality,  robbery,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  money,  revenge
Story:street shootout,  stealing a car,  release from prison,  pistol whip,  police chase,  foot chase,  submachine gun,  thug,  told in flashback,  kicked in the stomach,  loss of father,  shot in the shoulder,  product placement,  beaten to death,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  prisoner,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  death of father,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  independent film,  bare chested male,  blood,  murder,  fight,  violence,  death,  flashback,  police

Southland Tales (2006)
Comedy, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Southland Tales (2006)

Southland Tales is an ensemble piece set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an adult film star developing her own reality television project, and Ronald Taverner, a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  brutality,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  drugs,  friendship
Mood:gore
Story:street shootout,  police brutality,  los angeles california,  police officer,  foot chase,  social decay,  tragic ending,  n word,  marijuana joint,  desert eagle,  blood on shirt,  ethnic slur,  rainstorm,  bible quote,  dual wield,  hatred,  death of friend,  kicked in the stomach,  heavy rain,  uzi,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  long take,  lightning,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  drug addict,  flash forward,  racial slur,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  drug dealer,  california,  shot in the back,  f word,  revolver,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  vomiting,  shooting,  brawl,  gunfight,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  pregnancy,  shootout,  voice over narration,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  party,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  police,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  independent film,  murder,  blood,  death,  fight,  violence,  dog,  flashback,  gun

Bandidas (2006)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Western

Bandidas (2006)

In 1848, a New York bank wants to put a railroad across Mexico, so it buys up small banks around Santa Rita, Durango, and evicts farmers on the proposed rail line who owe money. The bank's henchman is the murderous Jackson. He runs afoul of two women, Maria, the tough but uneducated daughter of a farmer, and Sara, the European-educated daughter of the owner of one of these banks. To feed the now landless people and to seek revenge, Maria and Sara become bank robbers, veritable Robin Hoods. But Jackson and his hired guns are after them. What are the women's options? (Read More)

Themes:hope,  paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  robbery,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  money,  revenge
Characters:detective
Story:street shootout,  attempted robbery,  escape attempt,  police detective,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  slow motion action scene,  near death experience,  hatred,  thug,  shot in the arm,  directorial debut,  loss of father,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  gang,  police station,  shot in the back,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  death of father,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  gun,  murder,  dog,  violence,  fight,  death

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Banlieue 13 (2004)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Banlieue 13 (2004)

In the near future, the worst ghettos of Paris, France are literally walled off and among the worst is District B13. Controlled by the ruthless crime lord, Taha, a young righteous punk named Leito is determined to bring him down. When the boss retaliates by kidnapping his sister, Lola, a rescue attempt by Leito is destroyed by betrayal that gets him arrested and Lola kept in the clutches in Taha. Six months later, a crackerjack undercover cop named Damien is given a urgent mission: a neutron bomb has been stolen by Taha in District B13 which has an automatic timer function engaged and set to detonate in less than 24 hours. Now with time running out, Damien and Leito must work together to find and stop the bomb, but there is far more to this crisis than any of the field players realize. This is why Banlieue 13 (2004) is one of the best movies like Menace II Society (1993). (Read More)

Themes:robbery,  escape,  betrayal,  money,  drugs,  revenge
Locations:hospital
Story:convenience store,  police brutality,  escape attempt,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  social decay,  urban decay,  barbecue,  ghetto,  switchblade,  kicked in the stomach,  jail cell,  crime boss,  machismo,  heroin,  shot in the arm,  long take,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  anti hero,  drug dealer,  gang,  police station,  gay slur,  survival,  criminal,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  bare chested male,  number in title,  fight,  murder,  police,  death,  violence

Black Mass (2015) is one of the best movies like Menace II Society (1993)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History

Black Mass (2015)

Based on a true story of James "Whitey" Bulger, an Irish Mob godfather and FBI informant who had a "secret trading" deal with his brother, William "Billy" Bulger, a state senator and a Boston public figure, and John Connolly, an FBI agent. They planned to take down the Italian mob and mafia in Boston, which went awry and things turned massively violent. When the credence for each other began fading out, drug dealing, murders, and extortion started to rise, and forced the FBI's Boston office to confirm that Whitey Bulger was one of the most notorious criminals in US history and also one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List criminals. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  brutality,  drunkenness,  fear,  betrayal,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:hospital
Characters:friend
Period:1970s
Story:drive by shooting,  threatened with a knife,  urban decay,  ethnic slur,  barbecue,  drug dealing,  thug,  parking garage,  told in flashback,  card game,  crime boss,  machismo,  heroin,  shot in the arm,  profanity,  shot in the shoulder,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  drug addict,  racial slur,  no opening credits,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  gang,  police station,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  death of mother,  criminal,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  urban setting,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  voice over narration,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  independent film,  murder,  blood,  death,  flashback,  violence

Hardcore Henry (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Hardcore Henry (2015)

Hardcore Henry is an action film told from a first person perspective: You remember nothing. Mainly because you've just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who's got her? His name's Akan; he's a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You're also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy. He may be on your side, but you aren't sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You're likely going to need it... (Read More)

Themes:hope,  brutality,  escape,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:gore
Story:street shootout,  drive by shooting,  police brutality,  stealing a car,  escape attempt,  pistol whip,  police chase,  foot chase,  fade to black,  marijuana joint,  near death experience,  dual wield,  thug,  parking garage,  kicked in the stomach,  uzi,  crime boss,  machismo,  directorial debut,  shot in the arm,  premarital sex,  shot in the shoulder,  long take,  beaten to death,  drug addict,  anti hero,  cocaine,  gay slur,  survival,  shot in the back,  f word,  revolver,  interrogation,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  independent film,  bare chested male,  dog,  gun,  blood,  flashback,  violence,  police,  murder,  fight,  death

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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:brutality,  anger,  escape,  betrayal,  money,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:hospital
Story:street shootout,  stealing a car,  pistol whip,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  carjacking,  ethnic slur,  near death experience,  hatred,  thug,  parking garage,  kicked in the stomach,  uzi,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  profanity,  shot in the shoulder,  long take,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  racial slur,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  flashlight,  orphan,  shot in the back,  f word,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  car,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  coming of age,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  violence,  death,  blood,  dog,  fight,  flashback,  murder

15 Minutes (2001)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

15 Minutes (2001)

When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. When they learn how the American media circus can make a remorseless killer look like the victim and make them rich, they target media-savvy NYPD Homicide Detective Eddie Flemming and media-naive FDNY Fire Marshal Jordy Warsaw, the cops investigating their murder and torching of their former criminal partner, filming everything to sell to the local tabloid TV show "Top Story." (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  robbery,  escape,  drunkenness,  fear,  betrayal,  money,  revenge,  friendship,  love
Characters:detective
Story:police brutality,  police detective,  pistol whip,  police chase,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  black and white scene,  switchblade,  death of friend,  homicide,  videotape,  shot in the arm,  product placement,  prisoner,  police station,  f word,  criminal,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  prison,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  number in title,  murder,  dog,  fight,  police,  blood,  violence,  death

Seeking Justice (2011) is one of the best movies like Menace II Society (1993)
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. This is why Seeking Justice (2011) is one of the best movies like Menace II Society (1993). (Read More)

Themes:vengeance,  paranoia,  escape,  betrayal,  friendship,  love,  revenge
Locations:hospital
Characters:detective,  friend
Story:police interrogation,  escape attempt,  police detective,  police chase,  foot chase,  social decay,  high school teacher,  parking garage,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  flash forward,  gas station,  anti hero,  police station,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  criminal,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  high school,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  independent film,  police,  murder,  blood,  flashback,  death,  fight

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Out Of The Furnace (2013)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Out Of The Furnace (2013)

Russell and his younger brother Rodney live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother becomes involved with one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast - a mistake that will cost him everything. Once released, Russell must choose between his own freedom, or risk it all to seek justice for his brother. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  anger,  betrayal,  money,  drugs,  revenge
Story:release from prison,  foot chase,  social decay,  urban decay,  heroin,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  drug addict,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  prisoner,  drug dealer,  police station,  flashlight,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  revolver,  death of father,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  vomiting,  shooting,  brawl,  gunfight,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  pregnancy,  shootout,  prison,  voice over narration,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  blood,  fight,  police,  violence,  flashback,  gun

The Equalizer (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Equalizer (2014)

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

Themes:vengeance,  brutality,  robbery,  money
Mood:gore
Locations:hospital
Characters:detective
Story:police detective,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  submachine gun,  social decay,  uzi,  shot in the shoulder,  long take,  product placement,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  gas station,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  african american,  bare chested male,  flashback,  murder,  death,  fight,  violence,  blood

Exit Wounds (2001)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Exit Wounds (2001)

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

Themes:brutality,  anger,  escape,  betrayal,  drugs
Mood:gore
Characters:detective,  friend
Story:street shootout,  gangsta grip,  street life,  heroin,  police brutality,  stealing a car,  escape attempt,  police detective,  police chase,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  gangsta,  social decay,  urban decay,  desert eagle,  ethnic slur,  dual wield,  drug dealing,  thug,  parking garage,  kicked in the stomach,  uzi,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  product placement,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  racial slur,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  house,  prisoner,  drug dealer,  gang,  police station,  shot in the back,  f word,  criminal,  handcuffs,  urban setting,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  african american,  blood,  death,  fight,  police,  violence,  murder

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Hung Fan Kui (1995) is one of the best movies like Menace II Society (1993)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Hung Fan Kui (1995)

Keong comes from Hong Kong to visit New York for his uncle's wedding. His uncle runs a market in the Bronx and Keong offers to help out while Uncle is on his honeymoon. During his stay in the Bronx, Keong befriends a neighbor kid and beats up some neighborhood thugs who cause problems at the market. Meanwhile, one of those petty thugs in the local gang stumbles into a criminal situation way over his head. Blinded by greed, his involvement draws his gang, the kid, Keong, and the whole neighborhood into a deadly crossfire. When the lazy cops fail to successfully resolve matters, Keong takes things into his own hands. Needless to say, much spectacular kung-fu and outrageous action sequences follow.... (Read More)

Themes:robbery,  escape,  drunkenness,  revenge
Period:1990s
Story:street life,  stealing a car,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  urban violence,  blood on shirt,  covered in blood,  death of friend,  parking garage,  kicked in the stomach,  uzi,  crime boss,  product placement,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  child in peril,  anti hero,  gang,  police station,  criminal,  revolver,  interrogation,  urban setting,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  independent film,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  violence,  police,  murder,  fight

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. This is why Atomic Blonde (2017) is one of the best movies like Menace II Society (1993). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  brutality,  escape,  drunkenness,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:gore
Story:stealing a car,  escape attempt,  pistol whip,  police chase,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  slow motion action scene,  blood on shirt,  covered in blood,  thug,  told in flashback,  kicked in the stomach,  heavy rain,  profanity,  premarital sex,  long take,  product placement,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  flash forward,  survival,  shot in the back,  f word,  revolver,  interrogation,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  party,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  murder,  police,  gun,  fight,  violence,  flashback

Hummingbird (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Hummingbird (2013)

Themes:escape,  drunkenness,  money,  revenge
Story:street life,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  barbecue,  switchblade,  thug,  death of friend,  crime boss,  shot in the arm,  premarital sex,  shot in the shoulder,  beaten to death,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  anti hero,  f word,  revolver,  vomiting,  brawl,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  party,  bare chested male,  death,  fight,  murder,  flashback,  violence,  police

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Cop Out (2010)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Cop Out (2010)

After a clumsy operation trying to capture a drug dealer, the N.Y.P.D Detectives Jimmy Monroe and Paul Hodges are suspended for one month by their Captain Romans. Jimmy decides to sell his rare baseball card to pay for his daughter's expensive wedding while his jealous partner believes that his wife is cheating on him with their next-door neighbor. When Jimmy sells his card to a memorabilia store, the place is burgled by two small-time thieves and the detective loses his card. They track down the thieves. (Read More)

Themes:humiliation,  paranoia,  robbery,  escape,  money,  drugs
Characters:detective
Story:police brutality,  police detective,  police chase,  foot chase,  store,  blood on shirt,  juvenile delinquent,  parking garage,  jail cell,  uzi,  shot in the shoulder,  gas station,  racial slur,  execution,  no opening credits,  drug dealer,  gang,  police station,  gay slur,  f word,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  husband wife relationship,  police,  murder,  flashback,  blood,  violence

The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009) is one of the best movies like Menace II Society (1993)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)

For the last 8 years the brothers have been living with their father on a sheep farm deep in isolated Ireland. One day their uncle tells them that they have been framed for the murder of a Bostonian Catholic priest. The boys must return to Boston to not only clear their names but find the men who framed them. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  revenge,  friendship
Mood:gore
Story:police detective,  pistol whip,  threatened with a knife,  shot in the hand,  death of friend,  heroin,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  racial slur,  prisoner,  police station,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  revolver,  handcuffs,  death of father,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  prison,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  number in title,  police,  murder,  flashback,  blood,  violence,  gun

The Transporter Refueled (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

The Transporter Refueled (2015)

Frank Martin, played by newcomer Ed Skrein, a former special-ops mercenary, is now living a less perilous life - or so he thinks - transporting classified packages for questionable people. When Frank's father (Ray Stevenson) pays him a visit in the south of France, their father-son bonding weekend takes a turn for the worse when Frank is engaged by a cunning femme-fatale, Anna (Loan Chabanol), and her three seductive sidekicks to orchestrate the bank heist of the century. Frank must use his covert expertise and knowledge of fast cars, fast driving and fast women to outrun a sinister Russian kingpin, and worse than that, he is thrust into a dangerous game of chess with a team of gorgeous women out for revenge. From the producers of LUCY and the TAKEN trilogy, THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED is a fresh personification of the iconic role of Frank Martin, that launches the high-octane franchise into the present-day and introduces it to the next generation of thrill-seekers. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  robbery,  escape,  betrayal,  money,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:hospital
Characters:detective
Period:1990s
Story:drug overdose,  attempted robbery,  stealing a car,  police detective,  pistol whip,  police chase,  threatened with a knife,  foot chase,  chop shop,  slow motion action scene,  blood on shirt,  black and white scene,  thug,  death of friend,  parking garage,  honor,  kicked in the stomach,  card game,  crime boss,  shot in the arm,  product placement,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  flash forward,  anti hero,  police station,  shot in the back,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  car,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  bare chested male,  independent film,  death,  police,  fight,  flashback,  murder,  violence

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