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Mission: Impossible (1996)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Mission: Impossible (1996)

Based on the hit T.V. series. Jim Phelps was sent to Prague for a mission to prevent the theft of classified material. His wife Claire and his trusted partner Ethan Hunt were members of Phelps' team. Unfortunately, something went horribly wrong and the mission failed, leaving Ethan Hunt the lone survivor. After he reported the failed mission, Kettridge the head of the agency suspects Ethan of being the culprit for the failed mission. Now, Ethan uses unorthodox methods (Which includes the aid of an arms dealer going by the name "Max") to try to find who set him up and to clear his name. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  theft,  deception,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  elevator,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:bible,  hostage
Period:1990s
Story:mission,  langley virginia,  chewing gum,  prague czech republic,  stealing,  undercover agent,  falling off a bridge,  spy hero,  female spy,  elevator shaft,  face mask,  computer cracker,  spy,  exploding helicopter,  fight on a train roof,  train station,  semiautomatic pistol,  threatened with a knife,  chinese writing,  channel tunnel,  homing device,  high concept,  photographic memory,  tunnel chase scene,  sleight of hand,  superspy,  tgv,  kiev ukraine,  faking own death,  first person perspective,  cnn reporter,  lock pick,  gum,  shanghai china,  czech republic,  older man young girl relationship,  englishwoman abroad,  dutch angle,  hidden gun,  husband murders wife,  orchestral music score,  frenchman,  based on tv show,  rogue agent,  hitchcockian,  famous score,  virginia,  united states of america,  hanging upside down,  united kingdom,  prague,  magic trick,  break in,  drugged drink,  firefighter,  gadget,  thrown through a window,  e mail,  frame up,  aquarium,  broken glass,  explosive,  crushed to death,  strong female lead,  faked death,  phone booth,  kicked in the stomach,  blockbuster,  stabbed in the stomach,  loss of friend,  breaking and entering,  killing an animal,  grenade,  traitor,  strong female character,  berlin germany,  subtitled scene,  cia,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  first part,  die hard scenario,  rat,  american abroad,  opening action scene,  race against time,  mistaken identity,  undercover,  fugitive,  electrocution,  based on tv series,  costume,  double cross,  false accusation,  exploding car,  subway,  internet,  weapon,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  impalement,  bridge,  woman,  disguise,  bound and gagged,  bomb,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  vomiting,  mask,  london england,  tough guy,  computer,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  remake,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  cell phone,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  blood,  flashback

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:deception,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  elevator,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:undercover agent,  spy hero,  female spy,  train station,  threatened with a knife,  photographic memory,  englishwoman abroad,  hidden gun,  frenchman,  rogue agent,  strong female lead,  phone booth,  kicked in the stomach,  traitor,  berlin germany,  subtitled scene,  cia,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  american abroad,  opening action scene,  race against time,  undercover,  mission,  double cross,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  bridge,  woman,  disguise,  spy,  held at gunpoint,  london england,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  husband wife relationship,  flashback,  blood,  murder

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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)

CIA chief Hunley (Baldwin) convinces a Senate committee to disband the IMF (Impossible Mission Force), of which Ethan Hunt (Cruise) is a key member. Hunley argues that the IMF is too reckless. Now on his own, Hunt goes after a shadowy and deadly rogue organization called the Syndicate.

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:hotel,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:cia,  langley virginia,  chewing gum,  undercover agent,  mission,  female spy,  face mask,  woman,  train station,  hidden gun,  rogue agent,  famous score,  gadget,  faked death,  phone booth,  kicked in the stomach,  blockbuster,  strong female character,  subtitled scene,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  american abroad,  opening action scene,  race against time,  mistaken identity,  undercover,  fugitive,  electrocution,  based on tv series,  double cross,  exploding car,  subway,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  disguise,  spy,  bomb,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  london england,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  murder,  flashback

Criminal (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Criminal (2016)

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

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:undercover agent,  female spy,  computer cracker,  semiautomatic pistol,  crushed to death,  kicked in the stomach,  subtitled scene,  cia,  espionage,  secret agent,  rat,  american abroad,  opening action scene,  race against time,  mistaken identity,  undercover,  mission,  fugitive,  electrocution,  double cross,  exploding car,  subway,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  bridge,  bound and gagged,  spy,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  london england,  tough guy,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  husband wife relationship,  flashback,  murder,  blood

Spy (2015) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Spy (2015)

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

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Locations:hotel,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:langley virginia,  undercover agent,  female spy,  threatened with a knife,  englishwoman abroad,  rogue agent,  drugged drink,  gadget,  faked death,  subtitled scene,  cia,  espionage,  american abroad,  opening action scene,  race against time,  undercover,  mission,  double cross,  impalement,  disguise,  spy,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  vomiting,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  blood,  murder,  flashback

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Survivor (2015)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Survivor (2015)

A State Department employee newly posted to the American embassy in London is charged with stopping terrorists from getting into the U.S. That puts her right in the line of fire and she is targeted for death and framed for crimes. Discredited, she is forced to go on the run while she tries to clear her name and stop a large-scale terrorist attack set for New Year's Eve in Times Square. This is why Survivor (2015) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:computer cracker,  exploding helicopter,  train station,  e mail,  frame up,  explosive,  faked death,  breaking and entering,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  american abroad,  rat,  opening action scene,  race against time,  fugitive,  false accusation,  exploding car,  subway,  stabbed in the chest,  disguise,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  london england,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  helicopter,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  murder,  flashback

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

Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017)

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

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Locations:rooftop,  elevator,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:undercover agent,  spy hero,  female spy,  computer cracker,  threatened with a knife,  rogue agent,  gadget,  frame up,  faked death,  kicked in the stomach,  grenade,  subtitled scene,  cia,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  american abroad,  opening action scene,  race against time,  undercover,  mission,  electrocution,  double cross,  exploding car,  weapon,  stabbed in the chest,  bridge,  spy,  bomb,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  london england,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  murder

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:deception,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  elevator,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:undercover agent,  cia,  mission,  spy hero,  female spy,  computer cracker,  threatened with a knife,  rogue agent,  virginia,  e mail,  kicked in the stomach,  traitor,  subtitled scene,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  american abroad,  opening action scene,  race against time,  undercover,  electrocution,  double cross,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  spy,  bomb,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  london england,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  cell phone,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  murder,  blood,  flashback

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Ngo Si Seoi (1998) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996)
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)

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  hotel
Characters:hostage
Period:1990s
Story:undercover agent,  female spy,  semiautomatic pistol,  rogue agent,  gadget,  kicked in the stomach,  subtitled scene,  cia,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  opening action scene,  undercover,  mission,  fugitive,  double cross,  exploding car,  internet,  bridge,  spy,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  helicopter,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  flashback,  murder

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

Red 2 (2013)

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

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Locations:hotel,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:undercover agent,  female spy,  rogue agent,  drugged drink,  frame up,  faked death,  grenade,  subtitled scene,  cia,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  american abroad,  race against time,  undercover,  fugitive,  double cross,  exploding car,  weapon,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  bridge,  disguise,  bound and gagged,  spy,  bomb,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  london england,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  murder

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. This is why G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Characters:hostage
Story:face mask,  computer cracker,  cnn reporter,  hidden gun,  virginia,  frame up,  explosive,  kicked in the stomach,  grenade,  traitor,  silencer,  american abroad,  opening action scene,  race against time,  undercover,  based on tv series,  double cross,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  impalement,  bridge,  disguise,  bomb,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  london england,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  murder,  blood,  flashback

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

After the Kingsman headquarters are blown up by a psychotic criminal named Poppy Adams. The surviving agents find their way to an allied secret organisation based in Kentucky, named Statesman. The two agencies must now work together in order to save the world and take down the so called 'Golden Circle'. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Characters:hostage
Story:undercover agent,  spy hero,  female spy,  computer cracker,  semiautomatic pistol,  threatened with a knife,  rogue agent,  united kingdom,  gadget,  explosive,  crushed to death,  phone booth,  kicked in the stomach,  loss of friend,  traitor,  subtitled scene,  espionage,  secret agent,  american abroad,  opening action scene,  race against time,  undercover,  mission,  electrocution,  double cross,  false accusation,  exploding car,  death of friend,  impalement,  spy,  bomb,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  london england,  tough guy,  computer,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  murder,  flashback

Xxx (2002) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx (2002)

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

Mood:suspense
Locations:restaurant
Story:prague czech republic,  undercover agent,  spy hero,  female spy,  czech republic,  prague,  gadget,  explosive,  crushed to death,  faked death,  blockbuster,  subtitled scene,  espionage,  secret agent,  american abroad,  opening action scene,  race against time,  undercover,  mission,  exploding car,  bridge,  disguise,  bound and gagged,  spy,  bomb,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  blood,  murder

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

Total Recall (2012)

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

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Locations:elevator,  hotel
Story:undercover agent,  female spy,  elevator shaft,  husband murders wife,  strong female lead,  phone booth,  stabbed in the stomach,  grenade,  strong female character,  secret agent,  opening action scene,  mission,  fugitive,  double cross,  subway,  disguise,  spy,  bomb,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  remake,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  husband wife relationship,  flashback,  murder

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

3 Days To Kill (2014)

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

Themes:deception
Locations:elevator,  hotel
Characters:hostage
Story:langley virginia,  undercover agent,  female spy,  spy,  aquarium,  explosive,  faked death,  subtitled scene,  cia,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  american abroad,  race against time,  undercover,  mission,  electrocution,  exploding car,  subway,  woman,  disguise,  bound and gagged,  bomb,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  husband wife relationship,  flashback,  blood,  murder

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. This is why The Fate Of The Furious (2017) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996). (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  deception
Locations:rooftop,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:woman,  computer cracker,  exploding helicopter,  threatened with a knife,  englishwoman abroad,  thrown through a window,  explosive,  kicked in the stomach,  blockbuster,  grenade,  berlin germany,  subtitled scene,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  american abroad,  opening action scene,  race against time,  mission,  electrocution,  double cross,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  disguise,  bound and gagged,  spy,  bomb,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  flashback,  blood

Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996)
Action, Comedy

Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016)

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Locations:rooftop,  hotel,  restaurant
Story:undercover agent,  female spy,  gadget,  traitor,  espionage,  secret agent,  race against time,  undercover,  mission,  double cross,  bound and gagged,  spy,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  husband wife relationship,  flashback,  murder

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The November Man (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The November Man (2014)

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

Themes:deception
Locations:elevator,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:undercover agent,  cia,  female spy,  computer cracker,  train station,  threatened with a knife,  rogue agent,  e mail,  kicked in the stomach,  subtitled scene,  espionage,  silencer,  american abroad,  undercover,  mission,  fugitive,  double cross,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  woman,  disguise,  spy,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  murder,  flashback,  blood

Don't Say A Word (2001)
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:heist,  theft,  deception,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator
Characters:hostage
Period:1990s
Story:computer cracker,  threatened with a knife,  lock pick,  dutch angle,  explosive,  kicked in the stomach,  loss of friend,  opening action scene,  race against time,  double cross,  exploding car,  subway,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  bridge,  woman,  held at gunpoint,  vomiting,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  cell phone,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  husband wife relationship,  flashback,  blood,  murder

Mission: Impossible III (2006)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Mission: Impossible III (2006)

A man named Owen Davian kills an IMF agent that was sent undercover by the legendary Ethan Hunt, who has retired from combat missions. Hunt now has a fiance, Julia, who believes that he works for the traffic department when he really trains younger IMF agents to go into combat. He is assigned to his last mission. His mission, should he choose to accept it is to capture Davian, who is selling a toxic weapon called the rabbits foot. But Davian is reckless, cruel, and deathly. He promises Hunt that he will find Julia, hurt her, and Ethan will be too dead to help her. The mission is no more different to others, its dangerous, smart, and impossible; but now it's personal. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  theft
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  elevator
Characters:hostage
Story:mission,  rescue,  weapon,  superspy,  shanghai china,  rogue agent,  virginia,  break in,  gadget,  faked death,  blockbuster,  stealing,  berlin germany,  espionage,  secret agent,  die hard scenario,  opening action scene,  undercover,  electrocution,  based on tv series,  exploding car,  death of friend,  bridge,  disguise,  bound and gagged,  spy,  bomb,  action hero,  mask,  tough guy,  airplane,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  husband wife relationship,  murder

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Knight And Day (2010) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996)
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? This is why Knight And Day (2010) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996). (Read More)

Themes:deception
Locations:rooftop,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:semiautomatic pistol,  tunnel chase scene,  rogue agent,  hanging upside down,  drugged drink,  grenade,  cia,  secret agent,  silencer,  american abroad,  undercover,  fugitive,  double cross,  exploding car,  bridge,  woman,  disguise,  spy,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  computer,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  cell phone,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  blood,  murder

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

Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)

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

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Locations:rooftop,  hotel
Characters:hostage
Story:woman,  exploding helicopter,  threatened with a knife,  englishwoman abroad,  firefighter,  crushed to death,  kicked in the stomach,  berlin germany,  secret agent,  silencer,  american abroad,  opening action scene,  race against time,  mission,  fugitive,  electrocution,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  disguise,  bomb,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  flashback,  murder

Jason Bourne (2016)
Action, Thriller

Jason Bourne (2016)

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

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  elevator,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Period:1990s
Story:cia,  langley virginia,  spy hero,  female spy,  computer cracker,  train station,  threatened with a knife,  rogue agent,  blockbuster,  strong female character,  berlin germany,  subtitled scene,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  american abroad,  race against time,  fugitive,  exploding car,  internet,  disguise,  spy,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  london england,  tough guy,  computer,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  flashback,  murder,  blood

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American Ultra (2015)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

American Ultra (2015)

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

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Locations:elevator,  hotel
Characters:hostage
Story:langley virginia,  undercover agent,  cia,  female spy,  threatened with a knife,  rogue agent,  thrown through a window,  secret agent,  die hard scenario,  american abroad,  race against time,  undercover,  fugitive,  double cross,  exploding car,  weapon,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  bridge,  disguise,  spy,  held at gunpoint,  vomiting,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  blood,  murder,  flashback

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)

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

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop
Characters:hostage
Story:undercover agent,  computer cracker,  exploding helicopter,  threatened with a knife,  cnn reporter,  hanging upside down,  firefighter,  gadget,  e mail,  frame up,  explosive,  crushed to death,  strong female lead,  kicked in the stomach,  blockbuster,  strong female character,  subtitled scene,  cia,  silencer,  opening action scene,  race against time,  undercover,  electrocution,  double cross,  false accusation,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  impalement,  woman,  disguise,  bound and gagged,  bomb,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  flashback,  murder,  blood

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

From Paris With Love (2010)

James Reece is an ambitious aide to the U.S. Ambassador in Paris, doing little jobs for the CIA and hoping to get into black ops. On the night he and his girlfriend, Caroline, become engaged, he's told to pick up Charlie Wax at Orly. Charlie is an unorthodox government employee - large, bald and bearded, foul-mouthed and eccentric. Charlie immediately takes James on a wild ride of murder and mayhem, through ethnic enclaves. As bodies pile up, the purpose remains opaque to James. Caroline, unhappy that James has been out of touch for a day, tells him to bring Charlie for dinner. Charlie can be charming - where will it lead? Does the chess-playing James have what it takes? This is why From Paris With Love (2010) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Locations:rooftop,  elevator,  restaurant
Story:chewing gum,  undercover agent,  cia,  female spy,  frenchman,  aquarium,  explosive,  subtitled scene,  secret agent,  silencer,  american abroad,  race against time,  undercover,  double cross,  exploding car,  weapon,  bridge,  woman,  spy,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  shot in the chest,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  blood,  murder

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Johnny English Reborn (2011)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Johnny English Reborn (2011)

Rowan Atkinson returns to the role of the accidental secret agent who doesn't know fear or danger in the comedy spy-thriller Johnny English Reborn. In his latest adventure, the most unlikely intelligence officer in Her Majesty's Secret Service must stop a group of international assassins before they eliminate a world leader and cause global chaos. In the years since MI-7's top spy vanished off the grid, he has been honing his unique skills in a remote region of Asia. But when his agency superiors learn of an attempt against the Chinese premier's life, they must hunt down the highly unorthodox agent. Now that the world needs him once again, Johnny English is back in action. With one shot at redemption, he must employ the latest in hi-tech gadgets to unravel a web of conspiracy that runs throughout the KGB, CIA and even MI-7. With mere days until a heads of state conference, one man must use every trick in his playbook to protect us all. For Johnny English, disaster may be an option, but failure never is. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Locations:rooftop,  elevator,  restaurant
Story:computer cracker,  threatened with a knife,  hidden gun,  rogue agent,  drugged drink,  gadget,  frame up,  faked death,  kicked in the stomach,  traitor,  subtitled scene,  cia,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  race against time,  mistaken identity,  mission,  false accusation,  disguise,  spy,  held at gunpoint,  london england,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  murder,  flashback

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)

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Characters:hostage
Story:undercover agent,  female spy,  exploding helicopter,  threatened with a knife,  gadget,  crushed to death,  stabbed in the stomach,  subtitled scene,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  race against time,  undercover,  mission,  electrocution,  double cross,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  disguise,  spy,  bomb,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  murder,  blood,  flashback

I Spy (2002) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996)
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)

Themes:deception
Locations:hotel
Story:semiautomatic pistol,  threatened with a knife,  faking own death,  gadget,  kicked in the stomach,  subtitled scene,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  opening action scene,  mission,  electrocution,  based on tv series,  double cross,  exploding car,  bridge,  spy,  bomb,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  computer,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending

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The East (2013)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller

The East (2013)

A successful operative for an elite private intelligence firm is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator,  hotel,  restaurant
Story:undercover agent,  female spy,  face mask,  computer cracker,  drugged drink,  subtitled scene,  espionage,  secret agent,  undercover,  double cross,  disguise,  spy,  held at gunpoint,  vomiting,  airplane,  rescue,  helicopter,  cell phone,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  husband wife relationship

Central Intelligence (2016)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Central Intelligence (2016)

Calvin Joyner was voted in high school the guy most likely to succeed. 20 years later he's an accountant. As his high school reunion approaches, he tries to make contact with his old schoolmates. And someone named Bob Stone contacts him. He says that he was known as Robbie Weirdicht in school. Calvin remembers that he was picked on, as a matter of fact after an extremely nasty prank he left school. They agree to meet and Calvin is surprised by how much he has changed. Bob asks Calvin to help him out. He says yes and the next thing he knows some men burst into his home. They're CIA, the one in charge is looking for Stone, she says he's a rogue agent. When they can't find Bob they leave. Later he approaches Calvin telling him, he is not a rogue agent, he's trying to find a person known as the Black Badger who is planning to sell some information that in the wrong hands can be disastrous. so he needs Calvin's help to stop him. Calvin's not sure whom he should believe. This is why Central Intelligence (2016) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Locations:elevator
Characters:hostage
Period:1990s
Story:computer cracker,  rogue agent,  explosive,  faked death,  kicked in the stomach,  traitor,  cia,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  race against time,  fugitive,  electrocution,  double cross,  false accusation,  exploding car,  bridge,  bound and gagged,  spy,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  flashback,  blood

Rogue One (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Rogue One (2016)

All looks lost for the Rebellion against the Empire as they learn of the existence of a new super weapon, the Death Star. Once a possible weakness in its construction is uncovered, the Rebel Alliance must set out on a desperate mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. The future of the entire galaxy now rests upon its success. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator
Characters:hostage
Story:undercover agent,  mission,  female spy,  weapon,  computer cracker,  lock pick,  famous score,  strong female lead,  blockbuster,  grenade,  traitor,  strong female character,  subtitled scene,  secret agent,  race against time,  undercover,  electrocution,  double cross,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  impalement,  disguise,  spy,  bomb,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  pistol,  husband wife relationship,  flashback,  murder

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Inception (2010) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Inception (2010)

Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible - inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  deception,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  elevator,  hotel
Characters:hostage
Story:espionage,  falling off a bridge,  fugitive,  elevator shaft,  spy,  husband murders wife,  famous score,  drugged drink,  explosive,  crushed to death,  strong female lead,  blockbuster,  stealing,  grenade,  strong female character,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  american abroad,  opening action scene,  race against time,  mission,  electrocution,  double cross,  false accusation,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  bridge,  disguise,  bound and gagged,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  computer,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  cell phone,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  husband wife relationship,  flashback,  murder,  blood

Grimsby (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Grimsby (2016)

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

Themes:theft,  deception,  betrayal
Locations:hotel
Characters:hostage
Story:undercover agent,  train station,  superspy,  hidden gun,  gadget,  crushed to death,  kicked in the stomach,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  opening action scene,  race against time,  mistaken identity,  undercover,  mission,  fugitive,  double cross,  false accusation,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  bridge,  disguise,  spy,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  london england,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  cell phone,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  blood,  flashback

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

A young man named Eggsy whose father died when he was a young boy, is dealing with living with the creep his mother is with now, who mistreats her and him. He goes out and does something to one of the creep's friends. He gets arrested and he calls a number a man gave him around the time his father died, to call if he needs help. A man named Harry approaches him and tells him he's the one who helped him. He tells him that he knew his father. When the man Eggsy slighted wants some payback, Harry takes care of him and his companions single handed. Harry then tells Eggsy that he's part of a secret organization called the Kingsman and his father was also part of it. He died trying to make the world safe. Harry offers Eggsy the opportunity to be a Kingsman and he takes it. He undergoes a grueling training course. Harry is looking into the demise of another Kingsman and the trail leads him to tech billionaire named Valentine aka V who is also curious about the group following him, the Kingsman. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Locations:elevator
Characters:hostage
Story:undercover agent,  spy hero,  female spy,  threatened with a knife,  superspy,  drugged drink,  gadget,  thrown through a window,  kicked in the stomach,  grenade,  traitor,  subtitled scene,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  race against time,  electrocution,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  impalement,  disguise,  spy,  bomb,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  vomiting,  london england,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  cell phone,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  murder,  blood,  flashback

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Skyfall (2012)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Skyfall (2012)

When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Gareth Mallory (Ralph Fiennes), the new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee. With MI6 now compromised from both inside and out, M is left with one ally she can trust: Bond. 007 takes to the shadows - aided only by field agent, Eve (Naomie Harris) - following a trail to the mysterious Silva (Javier Bardem), whose lethal and hidden motives have yet to reveal themselves. This is why Skyfall (2012) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996). (Read More)

Themes:theft,  deception,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  elevator,  hotel
Characters:hostage
Story:mission,  undercover agent,  computer,  spy hero,  female spy,  computer cracker,  exploding helicopter,  fight on a train roof,  threatened with a knife,  train,  shanghai china,  gadget,  explosive,  faked death,  blockbuster,  grenade,  traitor,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  rat,  opening action scene,  race against time,  undercover,  double cross,  exploding car,  subway,  weapon,  stabbed in the chest,  woman,  disguise,  spy,  bomb,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  london england,  tough guy,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  murder

Bad Company (2002) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller

Bad Company (2002)

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

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Locations:hotel,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:langley virginia,  undercover agent,  cia,  threatened with a knife,  czech republic,  prague,  espionage,  silencer,  race against time,  mission,  double cross,  subway,  spy,  held at gunpoint,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  cell phone,  train,  pistol,  blood,  murder

Never Say Never Again (1983)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Never Say Never Again (1983)

SPECTRE agents under the command of Ernst Blofeld infiltrate a US air force base situated in the UK and steal two Tomahawk cruise missiles. When NATO is held to ransom, the British reactive their "00" agents and send James Bond to recapture the warheads and kill Blofeld.

Themes:theft,  deception,  betrayal
Locations:hotel
Story:spy hero,  semiautomatic pistol,  gadget,  explosive,  blockbuster,  grenade,  cia,  secret agent,  silencer,  race against time,  undercover,  mission,  electrocution,  exploding car,  weapon,  impalement,  woman,  disguise,  spy,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  london england,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  remake,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  pistol,  knife,  murder,  blood

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The Expendables (2010)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

The Expendables (2010)

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

Themes:betrayal
Locations:restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:undercover agent,  female spy,  exploding helicopter,  threatened with a knife,  rogue agent,  explosive,  kicked in the stomach,  grenade,  traitor,  subtitled scene,  cia,  first part,  die hard scenario,  mission,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  bridge,  bound and gagged,  bomb,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  vomiting,  tough guy,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  murder,  blood

Mission: Impossible II (2000)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Mission: Impossible II (2000)

Chimera is a deadly virus that will bare a deathly death unless you are given the antidote. The creator of Chimera is murdered and the antidote is stolen by a disavowed IMF agent, Sean Ambrose. The Impossible Mission Force, IMF, hire the skilled and charming Ethan Hunt, and the beautiful Nyah Nirdoff-Hall, who has had her share with Ambrose. Their mission, should they choose to accept it is to send Hirdoff-Hall undercover to Ambrose and learn what she can for Hunt to bring down Chimera, but they will have to break into a secure lab by jumping off buildings and dodging bullets. Its impossible. (Read More)

Themes:deception
Mood:suspense
Period:1990s
Story:mission,  undercover agent,  spy hero,  face mask,  computer cracker,  semiautomatic pistol,  threatened with a knife,  englishwoman abroad,  rogue agent,  hitchcockian,  famous score,  kicked in the stomach,  blockbuster,  grenade,  cia,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  american abroad,  undercover,  based on tv series,  exploding car,  internet,  woman,  disguise,  spy,  action hero,  mask,  tough guy,  computer,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  pistol,  knife,  murder,  blood

The Losers (2010) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

The Losers (2010)

A tale of double cross and revenge, centered upon the members of an elite U.S. Special Forces unit sent into the Bolivian jungle on a search and destroy mission. The team-Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar -find themselves the target of a lethal betrayal instigated from inside by a powerful enemy known only as Max. Presumed dead, the group makes plans to even the score when they're joined by the mysterious Aisha, a beautiful operative with her own agenda. Working together, they must remain deep undercover while tracking the heavily-guarded Max, a ruthless man bent on embroiling the world in a new high-tech global war. This is why The Losers (2010) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996). (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  theft,  deception
Locations:rooftop,  elevator,  hotel
Story:mission,  computer cracker,  exploding helicopter,  threatened with a knife,  rogue agent,  explosive,  faked death,  kicked in the stomach,  traitor,  cia,  silencer,  undercover,  fugitive,  electrocution,  double cross,  exploding car,  disguise,  held at gunpoint,  computer,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  murder

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Spectre (2015)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Spectre (2015)

A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia, the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE. Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh, the new head of the Centre of National Security, questions Bond's actions and challenges the relevance of MI6 led by M. Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny and Q to help him seek out Madeleine Swann, the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White, who may hold the clue to untangling the web of SPECTRE. As the daughter of the assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot. As Bond ventures towards the heart of SPECTRE, he learns a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  elevator,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:undercover agent,  spy hero,  computer cracker,  exploding helicopter,  threatened with a knife,  rogue agent,  gadget,  e mail,  faked death,  blockbuster,  subtitled scene,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  rat,  opening action scene,  race against time,  undercover,  mission,  double cross,  exploding car,  weapon,  bridge,  woman,  bound and gagged,  spy,  bomb,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  mask,  london england,  tough guy,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  cell phone,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  blood,  murder

The Man From U.n.c.l.e. (2015)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

The Man From U.n.c.l.e. (2015)

In the 1960s with the Cold War in play, CIA agent Napoleon Solo successfully helps Gaby Teller defect to West Germany despite the intimidating opposition of KGB agent Illya Kuryakin. Later, all three unexpectedly find themselves working together in a joint mission to stop a private criminal organization from using Gaby's father's scientific expertise to construct their own nuclear bomb. Through clenched teeth and stylish poise, all three must find a way to cooperate for the sake of world peace, even as they each pursue their own agendas. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  deception,  betrayal
Locations:hotel
Characters:hostage
Story:cia,  undercover agent,  female spy,  weapon,  bomb,  magic trick,  drugged drink,  gadget,  berlin germany,  subtitled scene,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  american abroad,  race against time,  mistaken identity,  mission,  electrocution,  based on tv series,  double cross,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  bridge,  spy,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  remake,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  flashback

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

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)

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

Themes:heist,  deception,  betrayal
Locations:rooftop,  elevator,  hotel
Story:langley virginia,  undercover agent,  exploding helicopter,  gadget,  explosive,  subtitled scene,  cia,  die hard scenario,  american abroad,  undercover,  double cross,  exploding car,  spy,  bomb,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  murder

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Nikita (1990) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996)
Action, Thriller

Nikita (1990)

Nikita est tres jeune, elle a vingt ans, mais elle a emprunte une mauvaise voie. Pendant un hold-up avec sa bande, elle tue un policier et est condamnee a la prison a vie. Les services secrets, par contre, lui offrent une voie de sortie : devenir un agent special, pret a tout, a leur service. Nikita accepte et commence ainsi un apprentissage tres dur qui concerne non seulement les differents modes de tuer, de prendre la fuite ou de faire face a des situations imprevues, mais aussi la maniere de se comporter en femme qui a de la classe, capable de se conduire avec aisance dans tous les milieux. Sous la conduite de Bob, Nikita arrive a freiner son caractere rebelle et a surmonter la terrible epreuve finale. Elle semble etre devenue une personne differente et tombe amoureuse. Mais faut-il faire confiance aux services secrets ? (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Locations:elevator,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Period:1990s
Story:undercover agent,  female spy,  computer cracker,  threatened with a knife,  magic trick,  drugged drink,  strong female lead,  faked death,  strong female character,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  undercover,  mission,  double cross,  disguise,  spy,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the chest,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  murder,  blood

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

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  elevator
Characters:hostage
Story:face mask,  computer cracker,  gadget,  frame up,  explosive,  crushed to death,  kicked in the stomach,  grenade,  opening action scene,  race against time,  fugitive,  electrocution,  costume,  double cross,  exploding car,  bomb,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  mask,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  murder,  flashback

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

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Locations:rooftop,  elevator,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:threatened with a knife,  kicked in the stomach,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  rat,  opening action scene,  race against time,  undercover,  mission,  false accusation,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  remake,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  murder,  flashback

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  elevator,  hotel,  restaurant
Story:threatened with a knife,  hidden gun,  kicked in the stomach,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  american abroad,  opening action scene,  fugitive,  double cross,  subway,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  cell phone,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  flashback,  blood,  murder

Dracula 2000 (2000) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Dracula 2000 (2000)

In the millenium version of this classic Gothic horror we find Abraham Van Helsing (Plummer), who has tangled with Count Dracula (Butler) in the past, working as an English antiques dealer. Simon (Miller) is a vampire hunter in training under his apprenticeship. Van Helsing and Simon travel from London to New Orleans to rescue Van Helsing's daughter Mary (Waddell) from the family's life long nemesis - Dracula. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  deception,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop
Characters:bible,  hostage
Story:computer cracker,  threatened with a knife,  explosive,  kicked in the stomach,  stealing,  traitor,  race against time,  double cross,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of friend,  impalement,  disguise,  held at gunpoint,  london england,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  murder,  flashback,  blood

The Dark Knight (2008)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Dark Knight (2008)

Set within a year after the events of Batman Begins, Batman, Lieutenant James Gordon, and new district attorney Harvey Dent successfully begin to round up the criminals that plague Gotham City until a mysterious and sadistic criminal mastermind known only as the Joker appears in Gotham, creating a new wave of chaos. Batman's struggle against the Joker becomes deeply personal, forcing him to "confront everything he believes" and improve his technology to stop him. A love triangle develops between Bruce Wayne, Dent and Rachel Dawes. (Read More)

Themes:heist,  deception,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  elevator,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:face mask,  computer cracker,  exploding helicopter,  threatened with a knife,  famous score,  hanging upside down,  magic trick,  drugged drink,  gadget,  thrown through a window,  explosive,  faked death,  kicked in the stomach,  blockbuster,  grenade,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  american abroad,  opening action scene,  race against time,  mission,  electrocution,  costume,  double cross,  false accusation,  exploding car,  death of friend,  impalement,  bridge,  disguise,  bound and gagged,  bomb,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  mask,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  murder

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