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Miss Congeniality (2000)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance

Miss Congeniality (2000)

Undercover FBI agent Gracie Hart shows no signs of having any femininity in her demeanor or appearance. Generally a bright and capable agent, she is in trouble at work when she makes an error in judgment in a case which results in a near disaster. As such, one of her by-the-books colleagues, Eric Matthews, who has never shown any inclination of thinking outside the box, is assigned to lead the high profile case of a terrorist coined The Citizen instead of her, while she is facing possible disciplinary action. Gracie pieces together the evidence to determine that The Citizen's next target will be the Miss United States beauty pageant. The pageant represents everything that Gracie abhors. Despite Gracie's mannish demeanor, Eric, with no other undercover female agent remotely fitting the demographic, assigns her to go undercover as a pageant contestant to see if she can flush out The Citizen, who is perhaps one of the other contestants. Although the pageant administration, led by former winner Cathy Morningside and long time host Stan Fields, provide the FBI with access to the pageant, Cathy in particular is less than thrilled to have a non-credible Gracie posing as a contestant which she feels will ruin the pageant. The FBI enlist the assistance of former pageant contestant coach Victor Melling, who is facing his own disgrace associated with the pageant, to do the near impossible task of transforming Gracie, not only into a woman, but a credible beauty pageant contestant. As Gracie proceeds in the transformation, she gets to know the other contestants, not only as potential criminals, but also as real people. She also discovers that another sinister element is present at the pageant. She will do whatever it takes to quash that element and protect her new friends, namely the other innocent contestants. But now displaying some femininity, Gracie begins to have more womanly feelings herself and in turn attracts the attention of men, one in particular about who she is happy. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Mood:parody
Locations:texas
Period:2000s,  1980s
Story:beauty pageant,  pageant,  judo throw,  female fbi agent,  action heroine,  strong woman,  fbi agent,  undercover,  semiautomatic pistol,  reference to hooters restaurant,  pulled into a swimming pool,  reference to jurassic park,  swimming in a pool,  secret parent,  miss usa,  making a scene,  behavior modification,  tight dress,  girl talk,  airhead,  snorting,  fitting in,  klutz,  starbucks,  consultant,  falling down,  bomb threat,  etiquette,  rich snob,  assignment,  femininity,  sparring,  nightie,  law enforcement,  year 1982,  gender roles,  beauty contest,  year 2000,  federal agent,  villain arrested,  smiling,  long brown hair,  spy spoof,  chick flick,  bomber,  female martial artist,  punching bag,  diet,  judo,  friendship between girls,  popularity,  glass,  russian mafia,  tomboy,  crown,  makeover,  insecurity,  outcast,  teaching,  world trade center manhattan new york city,  praying,  deceit,  spying,  female lead,  new jersey,  fish out of water,  club,  swimsuit,  rehearsal,  heroine,  sabotage,  tough girl,  fbi,  training,  transformation,  brunette,  woman,  terrorist,  manhattan new york city,  criminal,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  arrest,  fistfight,  female protagonist,  pistol,  new york city,  martial arts,  f rated,  gun,  interview,  violence

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed And Fabulous (2005)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed And Fabulous (2005)

Because of the notoriety she gained from the Miss United States pageant, Gracie Hart's life as an undercover FBI agent is over. In addition, Agent Eric Matthews broke off their relationship which she did not take well. Begrudgingly on the advice her boss Director Harry McDonald, Gracie decides to become the FBI's media relations officer. Ten months later with the assistance of style coach Joel Meyers and a best selling book behind her about her experience, Gracie becomes a designer-clad media darling and the made-up face of the FBI. The new Gracie is the exact opposite of Agent Sam Fuller, a woman who, like Gracie before her pageant experience, has deep seated anger issues. The two do not get along, but that doesn't stop McDonald from assigning Sam to be Gracie's bodyguard. The two are sent to Las Vegas when Gracie's friend, reigning Miss United States Cheryl Frasier, and the long time Miss United States pageant host Stan Fields are kidnapped there. At the FBI's Las Vegas field office, Assistant Director Walter Collins wants Gracie solely to be the media spokesperson on the case, but Gracie wants to be back in the field, especially when she uncovers some leads Collins dismisses. Despite their antagonistic relationship, Gracie and Sam have to work together to follow these leads. Along with them are Joel and insecure FBI Agent Jeff Foreman, the foursome who in addition to finding Cheryl and Stan, have to elude Collins' other agents, Collins who wants Gracie and Sam back on a plane to New York and who wants the glory of solving the case for himself. (Read More)

Mood:parody
Period:2000s
Story:fbi agent,  judo throw,  female fbi agent,  action heroine,  fbi,  semiautomatic pistol,  sparring,  pageant,  law enforcement,  long brown hair,  spy spoof,  female martial artist,  judo,  heroine,  tough girl,  undercover,  training,  brunette,  woman,  manhattan new york city,  criminal,  hand to hand combat,  brawl,  arrest,  fistfight,  female protagonist,  pistol,  new york city,  martial arts,  f rated,  violence,  gun

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Colombiana (2011)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Colombiana (2011)

A young woman grows up to be a stone-cold assassin after witnessing her parents' murder as a child in Bogota. She works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she hopes will lead her to her ultimate target - the mobster responsible for her parents' death. (Read More)

Story:action heroine,  fbi agent,  semiautomatic pistol,  heroine,  tough girl,  fbi,  woman,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  fistfight,  female protagonist,  pistol,  martial arts,  violence,  gun

Raw Deal (1986)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Raw Deal (1986)

Mark Kaminski is kicked out of the FBI for his rough treatment of a suspect. He winds up as the sheriff of a small town in North Carolina. FBI Chief Harry Shannon, whose son has been killed by a mobster named Luigi Patrovita, enlists Kaminski in a personal vendetta with a promise of reinstatement into the FBI if Patrovita is taken down. To accomplish this, Kaminski must go undercover and join Patrovita's gang. (Read More)

Period:1980s
Story:fbi agent,  fbi,  semiautomatic pistol,  undercover,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  fistfight,  pistol,  martial arts,  violence

The Heat (2013) is one of the best movies like Miss Congeniality (2000)
Action, Comedy, Crime

The Heat (2013)

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

Themes:drunkenness
Story:fbi agent,  female fbi agent,  action heroine,  fbi,  federal agent,  tough girl,  undercover,  criminal,  showdown,  arrest,  female protagonist,  pistol,  new york city,  f rated,  violence

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Quantum Of Solace (2008)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Quantum Of Solace (2008)

Is there solace in revenge? Bond and "M" sniff a shadowy international network of power and corruption reaping billions. As Bond pursues the agents of an assassination attempt on "M," all roads lead to Dominic Greene, a world-renowned developer of green technology. Greene, a nasty piece of work, is intent on securing a barren area of Bolivia in exchange for assisting a strongman stage a coup there. The CIA looks the other way, and only Bond, with help from a retired spy and from a mysterious beauty, stands in Greene's way. "M" wonders if she can trust Bond, or if vengeance possesses him. Beyond that, can anyone drawn to Bond live to tell the tale? This is why Quantum Of Solace (2008) is one of the best movies like Miss Congeniality (2000). (Read More)

Story:judo throw,  semiautomatic pistol,  judo,  spying,  terrorist,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  fistfight,  pistol,  martial arts,  violence,  gun

Passenger 57 (1992)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Passenger 57 (1992)

Air travel is the safest, the FAA says. But the FAA never figured the risk with Charles Rane on board. "The Rane of Terror" has masterminded four terrorist attacks. Soon there will be a fifth -- and that's bad news for the passengers on Flight 163. But there's good news too: the man in seat 57! Wesley Snipes plays John Cutter, an undercover security operative who enters the lavatory and exits to find Rane (Bruce Payne) and his gang have taken over. Cutter's next move is clear. Do. Or be done to. (Read More)

Story:fbi agent,  terrorist,  semiautomatic pistol,  punching bag,  sabotage,  undercover,  fbi,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  arrest,  fistfight,  pistol,  martial arts,  violence,  gun

The Fast And The Furious (2001)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Fast And The Furious (2001)

Los Angeles street racer Dominic Toretto falls under the suspicion of the LAPD as a string of high-speed electronics truck robberies rocks the area. Brian O'Connor, an officer of the LAPD, joins the ranks of Toretto's highly skilled racing crew undercover to convict Toretto. However, O'Connor finds himself both enamored with this new world and in love with Toretto's sister, Mia. As a rival racing crew gains strength, O'Connor must decide where his loyalty really lies. (Read More)

Period:2000s
Story:undercover,  fbi agent,  semiautomatic pistol,  law enforcement,  fbi,  brunette,  manhattan new york city,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  arrest,  fistfight,  pistol,  martial arts,  violence

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Money Train (1995) is one of the best movies like Miss Congeniality (2000)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Money Train (1995)

Two foster brothers work as transit cops. While one's life is as good as it gets, the other's is a pit. After losing his job, getting dumped by his brother, and getting the crap kicked out of him by a loan shark for the umpteenth time, He implements his plan to steal the "money train," a train carrying the New York Subway's weekly revenue. But when things go awry, will his brother be able to save him in time? (Read More)

Story:semiautomatic pistol,  heroine,  tough girl,  undercover,  manhattan new york city,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  arrest,  fistfight,  pistol,  new york city,  martial arts,  violence

Catwoman (2004)
Action, Crime

Catwoman (2004)

Catwoman is the story of shy, sensitive artist Patience Philips, a woman who can't seem to stop apologizing for her own existence. She works as a graphic designer for Hedare Beauty, a mammoth cosmetics company on the verge of releasing a revolutionary anti-aging product. When Patience inadvertently happens upon a dark secret her employer is hiding, she finds herself in the middle of a corporate conspiracy. What happens next changes Patience forever. In a mystical twist of fate, she is transformed into a woman with the strength, speed, agility and ultra-keen senses of a cat. With her newfound prowess and feline intuition, Patience becomes Catwoman, a sleek and stealthy creature balancing on the thin line between good and bad. Like any wildcat, she's dangerous, elusive and untamed. Her adventures are complicated by a burgeoning relationship with Tom Lone, a cop who has fallen for Patience but cannot shake his fascination with the mysterious Catwoman, who appears to be responsible for a string of crime sprees plaguing the city. (Read More)

Period:2000s
Story:action heroine,  semiautomatic pistol,  heroine,  tough girl,  woman,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  fistfight,  female protagonist,  pistol,  martial arts

Enough (2002)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Enough (2002)

An abused woman discovers that the dream man she married isn't who she thought he was. She and her daughter try to escape (aided by her previous boyfriend), but he pursues her relentlessly. Fearing also for the safety of her daughter, she decides that there's only one way out of the marriage: kill him. This is why Enough (2002) is one of the best movies like Miss Congeniality (2000). (Read More)

Story:strong woman,  semiautomatic pistol,  tough girl,  training,  woman,  hand to hand combat,  brawl,  arrest,  fistfight,  female protagonist,  pistol,  martial arts,  gun,  violence,  interview

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Bird On A Wire (1990)
Action, Comedy

Bird On A Wire (1990)

Rick has been given a new identity by the FBI for helping convict a drug dealing FBI agent. Fifteen years later his former fiance recognises him. Rick's FBI 'minder' has been replaced by a corrupt agent who helps the drug dealing FBI agent and his accomplice locate him. There are many subsequent chase scenes as Rick and girlfriend revisit his former haunts. (Read More)

Story:fbi agent,  semiautomatic pistol,  tough girl,  fbi,  showdown,  brawl,  fistfight,  pistol,  martial arts,  violence,  gun

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005) is one of the best movies like Miss Congeniality (2000)
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.

Period:2000s
Story:sabotage,  tough girl,  undercover,  woman,  criminal,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  fistfight,  pistol,  martial arts,  violence

Furious 6 (2013)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Furious 6 (2013)

Since Dom (Diesel) and Brian's (Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin's empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe. But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete. Meanwhile, Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Evans) is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (Rodriguez). The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London. Payment? Full pardons for all of them so they can return home and make their families whole again. (Read More)

Story:criminal,  action heroine,  fbi agent,  tough girl,  undercover,  fbi,  terrorist,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  arrest,  fistfight,  pistol,  martial arts,  violence

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Knight And Day (2010)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Knight And Day (2010)

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

Story:fbi agent,  semiautomatic pistol,  undercover,  fbi,  woman,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  arrest,  fistfight,  pistol,  new york city,  martial arts,  violence

War (2007)
Action, Crime, Thriller

War (2007)

After his partner Tom Lone and family are killed apparently by the infamous and elusive assassin Rogue, FBI agent John Crawford becomes obsessed with revenge as his world unravels into a vortex of guilt and betrayal. Rogue eventually resurfaces to settle a score of his own, setting off a bloody crime war between Asian mob rivals Chang of the Triad's and Yakuza boss Shiro. When Jack and Rogue finally come face to face, the ultimate truth of their pasts will be revealed. This is why War (2007) is one of the best movies like Miss Congeniality (2000). (Read More)

Period:2000s
Story:fbi agent,  fbi,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  fistfight,  martial arts,  violence

Ella Enchanted (2004) is one of the best movies like Miss Congeniality (2000)
Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Ella Enchanted (2004)

Based on Gail Carson Levine's award winning novel, this is the story of Ella, a young woman who was given a "gift" of obedience by a fairy named Lucinda. She must obey anything anyone tells her to do. When her mother passes away, she is cared for by her thoughtless and greedy father who remarries a loathsome woman with two treacherous daughters. This modern-day, fantasy Cinderella story features fairies, ogres and elves...as well as a hero in the guise of Prince Charmont, whom Ella falls in love with. Unlike Cinderella though, she must depend on herself and her intelligence to get her through her troubles and find Lucinda in order for her "curse" to be broken! (Read More)

Story:long brown hair,  female martial artist,  crown,  club,  brunette,  woman,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  arrest,  fistfight,  martial arts,  violence

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Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)

A member of a rich British aristocratic family, Lara Croft is a "tomb raider" who enjoys collecting ancient artifacts from ruins of temples, cities, etc. worldwide, and doesn't mind going through death-defying dangers to get them. She is skilled in hand-to-hand combat, weapons training, and foreign languages - and does them all in tight outfits. Well, the planets of the solar system are going into planetary alignment (Which occurs every 5,000 years), and a secret society called the Illuminati is seeking an ancient talisman that gives its possessor the ability to control time. However, they need a certain clock/key to help them in their search, and they have to find the talisman in one week or wait until the next planetary alignment to find it again. Lara happens to find that key hidden in a wall of her mansion. The Illuminati steal it, and Lara gets an old letter from her deceased father telling her about the society's agenda (Her father was also the one who hid the key). Now, she must retrieve the key and find and destroy the talisman before the Illuminati can get their hands on it. (Read More)

Period:2000s
Story:action heroine,  female lead,  heroine,  tough girl,  training,  woman,  terrorist,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  fistfight,  female protagonist,  martial arts,  f rated,  gun

Atomic Blonde (2017)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Atomic Blonde (2017)

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

Themes:drunkenness
Period:1980s
Story:action heroine,  judo,  crown,  tough girl,  undercover,  woman,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  fistfight,  female protagonist,  pistol,  martial arts,  f rated,  gun,  violence

Allegiant (2016)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Allegiant (2016)

After the earth-shattering revelations of INSURGENT, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love. (Read More)

Story:action heroine,  strong woman,  fish out of water,  sabotage,  tough girl,  training,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  arrest,  fistfight,  female protagonist,  pistol,  martial arts,  violence

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Wonder Woman (2017) is one of the best movies like Miss Congeniality (2000)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, War

Wonder Woman (2017)

Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when a pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny. This is why Wonder Woman (2017) is one of the best movies like Miss Congeniality (2000). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Story:action heroine,  woman,  bomber,  crown,  fish out of water,  sabotage,  tough girl,  undercover,  training,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  fistfight,  female protagonist,  pistol,  martial arts,  f rated,  violence

Never Back Down (2008)
Action, Drama, Sport

Never Back Down (2008)

At his new high school, a rebellious teen Jake Tyler is lured into an ultimate underground fighting club in a Backyard Fight, where he finds a mentor in a mixed martial arts veteran. After receiving threats to the safety of his friends and family, Jake seeks the mentoring of a veteran fighter, to train his mind and body for one final no-holds-barred elimination fight with his unrelenting personal nemesis and local martial arts champion Ryan McCarthy. (Read More)

Story:punching bag,  club,  training,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  fistfight,  martial arts,  violence

The Avengers (1998)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Avengers (1998)

British Ministry agent John Steed, under direction from "Mother", investigates a diabolical plot by arch-villain Sir August de Wynter to rule the world with his weather control machine. Steed investigates the beautiful Doctor Mrs. Emma Peel, the only suspect, but simultaneously falls for her and joins forces with her to combat Sir August. (Read More)

Story:action heroine,  spy spoof,  sabotage,  tough girl,  training,  woman,  terrorist,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  fistfight,  pistol,  martial arts,  violence

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Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)
Action, Horror, Romance

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)

The five highly trained Bennett sisters in Georgian England must try to protect themselves from the growing zombie threat, find suitable husbands for themselves, battle marriage proposals and unlikely suitors, and save the country before it's too late.

Themes:drunkenness
Story:action heroine,  tough girl,  training,  transformation,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  fistfight,  female protagonist,  pistol,  martial arts,  violence,  gun

Now You See Me 2 (2016) is one of the best movies like Miss Congeniality (2000)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

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

Period:1980s
Story:fbi agent,  villain arrested,  new jersey,  sabotage,  fbi,  hand to hand combat,  brawl,  arrest,  fistfight,  pistol,  new york city,  martial arts

Stolen (2012)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Stolen (2012)

In New Orleans, the notorious bank thief and family man Will Montgomery steals $10m with his partners Vincent, Riley Jeffers and Hoyt. However, he has an argument with Vincent in the runaway and Hoyt leaves Will behind. He tries to flee but the FBI agent Tim Harlend organizes a manhunt and Will is captured, but he burns the stolen money to get rid of the evidence against him. Eight years later, Will leaves the prison and he goes to the house of his teenage daughter Alison Loeb, who has issues against him. Alison leaves Will alone in a coffee shop and takes a cab to go to a session with her shrink. However, a couple of minutes later, Will receives a phone call from Vincent, who is presumed dead, telling that he has abducted Alison and will kill her unless he receives the $10m of the last robbery. Now Will has twelve hours to find a way to rescue his daughter from the hands of the psychopath Vincent. This is why Stolen (2012) is one of the best movies like Miss Congeniality (2000). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Story:fbi agent,  fbi,  criminal,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  arrest,  fistfight,  pistol,  martial arts,  violence

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The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)

Samantha Caine, suburban homemaker, is the ideal mom to her 8 year old daughter Caitlin. She lives in Honesdale, PA, has a job teaching school and makes the best Rice Krispie treats in town. But when she receives a bump on her head, she begins to remember small parts of her previous life as a lethal, top-secret agent. Her old chums in the Chapter are now out to kill her so she enlists the help of a cheap detective named Mitch. As Samantha remembers more and more of her previous life, she becomes deadlier and more resourceful. Both Mitch and Charly proceed to do the killing thing, the bleeding thing and the shooting thing. (Read More)

Story:action heroine,  teaching,  world trade center manhattan new york city,  tough girl,  fbi,  woman,  manhattan new york city,  hand to hand combat,  female protagonist,  pistol,  new york city,  martial arts

The Tuxedo (2002)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

The Tuxedo (2002)

Jimmy Tong is just a lowly chauffeur for millionaire Clark Devlin, until Devlin has an accident that puts him in the hospital. Tong is sent back to fetch some things for Devlin and unknowingly tries on Devlin's tuxedo and finds that it gives extraordinary powers to anyone that dons the suit. This discovery thrusts Tong into world of international intrigue and espionage and pairs him with an inexperienced partner. (Read More)

Story:spy spoof,  spying,  tough girl,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  fistfight,  pistol,  new york city,  martial arts,  violence

The Accountant (2016) is one of the best movies like Miss Congeniality (2000)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Accountant (2016)

Christian Wolff is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King, starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise. (Read More)

Period:2000s,  1980s
Story:fbi agent,  criminal,  federal agent,  fbi,  training,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  arrest,  fistfight,  pistol,  new york city,  martial arts,  gun,  violence

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

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)

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

Story:woman,  action heroine,  federal agent,  sabotage,  tough girl,  terrorist,  manhattan new york city,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  arrest,  fistfight,  pistol,  new york city,  martial arts,  violence

Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001)

The year is 2071. Following a terrorist bombing, a deadly virus is released on the populace of Mars and the government has issued a 300 million woo-long reward, the largest bounty in history, for the capture of whoever is behind it. The bounty hunter crew of the spaceship Bebop; Spike, Faye, Jet and Ed, take the case with hopes of cashing in the bounty. However, the mystery surrounding the man responsible, Vincent, goes deeper than they ever imagined, and they aren't the only ones hunting him. The original creators of the virus have dispatched Electra to deal with Vincent and take out anyone who may stumble on the truth behind him. As the hunt for the man with no past and no future continues to escalate, they begin to question what about the world is reality and what is a dream as the line between sanity and insanity becomes more apparent. This is why Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001) is one of the best movies like Miss Congeniality (2000). (Read More)

Story:action heroine,  tomboy,  heroine,  tough girl,  terrorist,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  arrest,  fistfight,  pistol,  martial arts,  violence,  gun

Black Mass (2015)
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:drunkenness
Story:fbi agent,  fbi,  year 1982,  woman,  criminal,  brawl,  arrest,  fistfight,  pistol,  violence

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Ngo Si Seoi (1998) is one of the best movies like Miss Congeniality (2000)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)

Jackie Chan, a top secret militant soldier, crashes into the South African jungle after his mission of kidnapping three scientists (who were experimenting with a powerful mineral) has gone awry. Waking up in a village of local natives, Chan has no memory of who he is, thus being addressed as "Who Am I". His journey with aid from two female sidekicks to find out his identity leads him all the way to Rotterdam where he coincidentally discovers the location of the organization that kidnapped the three scientists. With no memory, Chan is thirsty for answers by any means necessary. (Read More)

Story:semiautomatic pistol,  spy spoof,  fish out of water,  sabotage,  tough girl,  undercover,  hand to hand combat,  brawl,  arrest,  fistfight,  pistol,  martial arts,  violence

Point Break (2015)
Action, Crime, Sport, Thriller

Point Break (2015)

A young FBI agent infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists. Deep undercover, and with his life in danger, he strives to prove these athletes are the architects of the mind-boggling crimes that are devastating the world's financial markets. (Read More)

Story:fbi agent,  fbi,  undercover,  criminal,  brawl,  fistfight,  pistol

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)

Locations:texas
Story:action heroine,  fish out of water,  tough girl,  training,  woman,  showdown,  arrest,  female protagonist,  pistol,  new york city,  gun,  violence

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Face/off (1997)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Face/off (1997)

Sean Archer, a very tough, rugged FBI Agent, is still grieving for his dead son Michael. Archer believes that his son's killer is his sworn enemy and a very powerful criminal, Castor Troy. One day, Archer has finally cornered Castor, however, their fight has knocked out Troy cold. As Archer finally breathes easy over the capture of his enemy, he finds out that Troy has planted a bomb that will destroy the entire city of Los Angeles and all of its inhabitants. Unfortunately the only other person who knows its location is Castor's brother Pollux, and he refuses to talk. The solution, a special operation doctor that can cut off people's faces, and can place a person's face onto another person. Archer undergoes one of those surgeries to talk to Pollux. However, Castor Troy somehow regains consciousness and now wants revenge on Archer for taking his face. Not only is Troy ruining Archer's mission, but his personal life as well. Archer must stop Troy again. This time, it's personal. This is why Face/off (1997) is one of the best movies like Miss Congeniality (2000). (Read More)

Story:terrorist,  fbi,  fbi agent,  criminal,  undercover,  transformation,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  fistfight,  pistol,  martial arts,  gun,  violence

Big Momma's House (2000) is one of the best movies like Miss Congeniality (2000)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Big Momma's House (2000)

FBI agent Malcolm Turner is known best for being a brilliant, master of disguise. Malcolm's latest assignment sends him to small-town Georgia, where he's assigned to trap a brutal bank robber (and a recent prison escapee) who they suspect will be coming down to visit his ex-girlfriend Sherry and her son. Malcolm sets up a stakeout across from the home of a larger-than-life southern matriarch known as Big Momma, who's about to be visited by Sherry. It's a simple plan, but there's one big problem: Unbeknownst to Sherry, Big Momma has unexpectedly left town. So Malcolm, decides to impersonate the cantankerous Southern granny. Using a few tricks of disguise, he completely transforms himself into Big Momma, even taking on the corpulent septuagenarian's everyday routine-from cooking soul food to delivering babies to "testifying" at the local church. In the mean time, Malcolm starts falling for Sherry, who may or may not be hiding some stolen cash. Now, Malcolm/Big Momma must somehow find a way to nab his criminal and the girl. (Read More)

Story:fbi agent,  assignment,  fbi,  criminal,  undercover,  f rated

The Siege (1998)
Action, Thriller

The Siege (1998)

After the abduction by the US military of an Islamic religious leader, New York City becomes the target of escalating terrorist attacks. Anthony Hubbard, the head of the FBI's Counter-Terrorism Task Force in New York, teams up with CIA operative Elise Kraft to hunt down the terrorist cells responsible for the attacks. As the bombings continue, the US government responds by declaring martial law, sending US troops, led by Gen. Devereaux, into the streets of New York City. (Read More)

Story:bomb threat,  world trade center manhattan new york city,  fbi,  terrorist,  manhattan new york city,  arrest,  pistol,  new york city,  violence

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I Spy (2002)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller

I Spy (2002)

When the Switchblade, the most sophisticated prototype stealth fighter created yet, is stolen from the U.S. government, one of the United States' top spies, Alex Scott, is called to action. What he doesn't expect is to get teamed up with a cocky civilian, World Class Boxing Champion Kelly Robinson, on a dangerous top secret espionage mission. Their assignment: using equal parts skill and humor, catch Arnold Gundars, one of the world's most successful illegal arms dealers, and foil his treacherous plans for the plane. (Read More)

Mood:parody
Story:semiautomatic pistol,  assignment,  spy spoof,  spying,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  fistfight,  pistol,  martial arts,  f rated,  violence

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

Machete Kills (2013)

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

Mood:parody
Locations:texas
Story:beauty pageant,  spy spoof,  tough girl,  undercover,  terrorist,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  arrest,  fistfight,  pistol,  martial arts,  violence

Tmnt (2007) is one of the best movies like Miss Congeniality (2000)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Tmnt (2007)

After the defeat of their old arch nemesis, The Shredder, the Turtles are needed more than ever, but Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo have become lost and direction less. Leonardo has gone to Central America, on the orders of the martial arts master and father figure Master Splinter, for training. Donatello and Michelangelo have started small businesses in Leonardo's absence. Meanwhile, strange things are happening in New York City. An army of ancient creatures threatens to take over the world and the Turtles must unite again to save it. This is why Tmnt (2007) is one of the best movies like Miss Congeniality (2000). (Read More)

Story:action heroine,  heroine,  training,  terrorist,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  fistfight,  new york city,  martial arts,  violence

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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)

Story:spy spoof,  fish out of water,  tough girl,  undercover,  hand to hand combat,  brawl,  arrest,  fistfight,  female protagonist,  pistol,  martial arts,  f rated,  violence

Eraser (1996)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Eraser (1996)

U.S. Marshal deputy John Kruger is one of the toughest Marshals, his methods are to "Erase" The identities of his witnesses he is assigned to protect. Meanwhile, a woman named Lee Cullen who works for a corporation named Cyrez performed an undercover job for the FBI to unveil a top secret weapon which uses an electromagnetic pulse to dispatch targets. Cyrez discovered this about Lee and are now out to kill her, Kruger's job is now to protect Lee so she can testify against Cyrez. But, when Kruger was assigned to perform a job with another Marshal named Robert Deguerin, he discovers that Deguerin is behind some kind of scam that will involve the EM Gun, which will change hands to a Russian criminal if Kruger does not stop them, Kruger must not only protect Lee's life but his own. (Read More)

Story:fbi,  undercover,  semiautomatic pistol,  assignment,  russian mafia,  spying,  heroine,  sabotage,  woman,  criminal,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  pistol,  martial arts,  gun,  violence

Vampire Academy (2014)
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

Vampire Academy (2014)

Rose Hathaway is a dhampir, half-vampire and half-human, who is training to be a guardian at St Vladimir's Academy along with many others like her. There are good and bad vampires in their world: Moroi, who co-exist peacefully among the humans and only take blood from donors, and also possess the ability to control one of the four elements - water, earth, fire or air; and Strigoi, blood-sucking, evil vampires who drink to kill. Rose and other dhampir guardians are trained to protect Moroi and kill Strigoi throughout their education. Along with her best friend, Princess Vasilisa Dragomir, a Moroi and the last of her line, with whom she has a nigh unbreakable bond, Rose must run away from St Vladimir's, in order to protect Lissa from those who wish to harm the princess and use her for their own means. (Read More)

Story:judo throw,  action heroine,  training,  outcast,  sabotage,  tough girl,  transformation,  hand to hand combat,  brawl,  arrest,  fistfight,  female protagonist,  pistol,  martial arts,  violence

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The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones (2013) is one of the best movies like Miss Congeniality (2000)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance

The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones (2013)

Set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray, discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother, Clary must join forces with a group of Shadow Hunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called the Shadow World, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures. (Read More)

Story:action heroine,  fish out of water,  heroine,  tough girl,  transformation,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  fistfight,  new york city,  martial arts,  gun,  violence

Kiss The Girls (1997)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Kiss The Girls (1997)

Alex Cross, a Washington D.C. cop and forensic psychologist learns that his niece who is going to college in North Carolina is missing. So he goes there and learns that the police think she's among the victims of someone who kidnaps young girls and holds them captive and kills them who dubs himself Cassanova after the great lover. Later Kate, one of his victims, escapes and tries to help Cross find his niece. This is why Kiss The Girls (1997) is one of the best movies like Miss Congeniality (2000). (Read More)

Story:sparring,  heroine,  fbi,  training,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  fistfight,  martial arts,  violence

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

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

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

Story:action heroine,  punching bag,  tough girl,  undercover,  training,  terrorist,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  fistfight,  pistol,  martial arts,  violence

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Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

The lead character, called 'The Bride,' was a member of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, led by her lover 'Bill.' Upon realizing she was pregnant with Bill's child, 'The Bride' decided to escape her life as a killer. She fled to Texas, met a young man, who, on the day of their wedding rehearsal was gunned down by an angry and jealous Bill (with the assistance of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad). Four years later, 'The Bride' wakes from a coma, and discovers her baby is gone. She, then, decides to seek revenge upon the five people who destroyed her life and killed her baby. The saga of Kill Bill Volume I begins. (Read More)

Locations:texas
Period:2000s,  1980s
Story:action heroine,  woman,  rehearsal,  heroine,  tough girl,  criminal,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  fistfight,  female protagonist,  pistol,  martial arts,  f rated,  gun,  violence

Traitor (2008) is one of the best movies like Miss Congeniality (2000)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Traitor (2008)

Samir Horn is a former soldier, a devout Muslim, and U.S. citizen in the Middle East selling bomb detonators to Islamic radicals. He joins their cause as both the FBI and a rogue CIA agent track him. Horn escapes a Yemeni prison, goes underground in France where he proves his abilities, and is sent to the United States to choreograph a simultaneous and multiple terror attack. Will the intelligence agencies talk to each other, and can Horn be stopped? (Read More)

Story:fbi agent,  undercover,  fbi,  terrorist,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  fistfight,  pistol,  martial arts,  violence

Bad Boys II (2003)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Bad Boys II (2003)

Narcotics cops Mike Lowrey ('Will Smith (I)' (qv)) and Marcus Burnett ('Martin Lawrence (I)' (qv)) head up a task force investigating the flow of ecstasy into Miami. Their search leads to a dangerous kingpin Johnny Tapia ('Jordi Molla' (qv)), whose plan to control the city's drug traffic has touched off an underground war. Meanwhile, things get sexy between Mike and Syd ('Gabrielle Union' (qv)), Marcus's sister. (Read More)

Period:2000s
Story:semiautomatic pistol,  russian mafia,  club,  tough girl,  undercover,  fbi,  showdown,  brawl,  arrest,  fistfight,  pistol,  martial arts,  violence,  gun

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