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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:langley virginia,  chewing gum,  prague czech republic,  undercover agent,  falling off a bridge,  spy hero,  female spy,  elevator shaft,  face mask,  computer cracker,  exploding helicopter,  fight on a train roof,  train station,  semiautomatic pistol,  threatened with a knife,  chinese writing,  channel tunnel,  homing device,  photographic memory,  high concept,  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,  stealing,  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,  mission,  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,  spy,  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,  blood,  murder,  flashback

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:langley virginia,  chewing gum,  undercover agent,  female spy,  face mask,  train station,  hidden gun,  rogue agent,  famous score,  gadget,  faked death,  phone booth,  kicked in the stomach,  blockbuster,  strong female character,  subtitled scene,  cia,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  american abroad,  opening action scene,  race against time,  mistaken identity,  mission,  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,  flashback,  murder

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: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,  mission,  based on tv series,  exploding car,  internet,  spy,  action hero,  mask,  tough guy,  computer,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  pistol,  knife,  murder,  blood

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,  murder,  flashback,  blood

Skyfall (2012) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996)
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. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  elevator,  hotel
Characters:hostage
Story:undercover agent,  spy hero,  female spy,  computer cracker,  exploding helicopter,  fight on a train roof,  threatened with a knife,  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,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  murder

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,  female spy,  computer cracker,  train station,  threatened with a knife,  rogue agent,  e mail,  kicked in the stomach,  subtitled scene,  cia,  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

Inception (2010)
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:falling off a bridge,  elevator shaft,  husband murders wife,  famous score,  drugged drink,  explosive,  crushed to death,  strong female lead,  blockbuster,  stealing,  grenade,  strong female character,  subtitled scene,  espionage,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  american abroad,  opening action scene,  race against time,  mission,  fugitive,  electrocution,  double cross,  false accusation,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  bridge,  disguise,  bound and gagged,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  cell phone,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  murder,  flashback

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: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,  mission,  electrocution,  based on tv series,  exploding car,  weapon,  death of friend,  bridge,  disguise,  bound and gagged,  spy,  action hero,  mask,  tough guy,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  pistol,  surprise ending,  husband wife relationship,  murder

Jason Bourne (2016) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996)
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:langley virginia,  spy hero,  female spy,  computer cracker,  train station,  threatened with a knife,  rogue agent,  blockbuster,  strong female character,  berlin germany,  subtitled scene,  cia,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  american abroad,  race against time,  fugitive,  exploding car,  disguise,  spy,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  london england,  tough guy,  computer,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  train,  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,  murder,  blood,  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

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. (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,  rat,  american abroad,  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

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

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,  spy hero,  female spy,  computer cracker,  threatened with a knife,  rogue agent,  virginia,  e mail,  kicked in the stomach,  traitor,  subtitled scene,  cia,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  american abroad,  opening action scene,  race against time,  undercover,  mission,  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,  blood,  murder,  flashback

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)

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

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,  united kingdom,  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,  computer,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  cell phone,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  blood,  murder

The Take (2016) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Take (2016)

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

Themes:heist,  deception,  betrayal
Locations:rooftop,  elevator,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:female spy,  face mask,  threatened with a knife,  rogue agent,  kicked in the stomach,  stealing,  subtitled scene,  cia,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  american abroad,  race against time,  mission,  fugitive,  electrocution,  double cross,  false accusation,  subway,  internet,  disguise,  spy,  bomb,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  mask,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  flashback,  blood,  murder

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,  aquarium,  explosive,  faked death,  subtitled scene,  cia,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  american abroad,  race against time,  undercover,  mission,  electrocution,  exploding car,  subway,  disguise,  bound and gagged,  spy,  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,  murder,  blood

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,  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,  murder,  flashback

Salt (2010)
Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Salt (2010)

Evelyn Salt is a CIA agent and highly respected by all, including her boss, Ted Winter. Out of the blue, a Russian spy walks into their offices and offers a vital piece of information: the President of Russia will be assassinated during his forthcoming visit to New York City to attend the funeral of the recently deceased U.S. Vice President. The name of the assassin: Evelyn Salt. Concerned about the safety of her husband, who she cannot contact, she goes on the run. Winter refuses to accept that she is a mole or a double agent but her actions begin to raise doubts. Just who is Evelyn Salt and what is she planning? (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator,  hotel
Characters:hostage
Story:female spy,  elevator shaft,  face mask,  thrown through a window,  frame up,  explosive,  strong female lead,  kicked in the stomach,  grenade,  strong female character,  subtitled scene,  cia,  espionage,  secret agent,  die hard scenario,  race against time,  undercover,  fugitive,  electrocution,  double cross,  subway,  stabbed to death,  woman,  disguise,  spy,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  computer,  airplane,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  cell phone,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  husband wife relationship,  flashback,  murder

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

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,  flashback,  blood,  murder

Who Am I? (1998)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Who Am I? (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,  murder,  flashback

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

Licence To Kill (1989)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Licence To Kill (1989)

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

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop
Characters:hostage
Story:undercover agent,  spy hero,  female spy,  threatened with a knife,  rogue agent,  gadget,  explosive,  crushed to death,  kicked in the stomach,  blockbuster,  traitor,  cia,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  opening action scene,  undercover,  mission,  double cross,  exploding car,  weapon,  death of friend,  spy,  bomb,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  pistol,  knife,  blood,  murder

The Fate Of The Furious (2017) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996)
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)

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Locations:rooftop,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story: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,  woman,  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,  flashback,  blood,  murder

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

Die Another Day (2002)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Die Another Day (2002)

Pierce Brosnan gives one last mission as James Bond. Starting off in North Korea, Bond is betrayed and captured. 14 months later, Bond is set free, but traded for Zao who was captured by MI6. When back in his world, Bond sets off to track down Zao. Bond gets caught up in yet another scheme which sends him to millionaire Gustav Graves. Another MI6 agent known as Miranda Frost is also posing as a friend of Graves. Bond is invited to a presentation held by Graves about a satellite found in space which can project a huge laser beam. Bond must stop this madman with a fellow American agent, known as Jinx. Whilst Bond tries to stop Graves and Zao, will he finally reveal who betrayed him? (Read More)

Mood:suspense
Locations:hotel
Story:undercover agent,  spy hero,  female spy,  exploding helicopter,  rogue agent,  gadget,  explosive,  crushed to death,  faked death,  blockbuster,  cia,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  opening action scene,  undercover,  mission,  electrocution,  double cross,  exploding car,  subway,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  bridge,  spy,  action hero,  london england,  tough guy,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending

Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

With many people fearing the actions of super heroes, the government decides to push for the Hero Registration Act, a law that limits a hero's actions. This results in a division in The Avengers. Iron Man stands with this Act, claiming that their actions must be kept in check otherwise cities will continue to be destroyed, but Captain America feels that saving the world is daring enough and that they cannot rely on the government to protect the world. This escalates into an all-out war between Team Iron Man (Iron Man, Black Panther, Vision, Black Widow, War Machine, and Spider-Man) and Team Captain America (Captain America, Bucky Barnes, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, and Ant Man) while a new villain emerges. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Period:1990s
Story:female spy,  elevator shaft,  face mask,  exploding helicopter,  threatened with a knife,  tunnel chase scene,  hanging upside down,  gadget,  frame up,  explosive,  kicked in the stomach,  blockbuster,  berlin germany,  subtitled scene,  cia,  espionage,  american abroad,  opening action scene,  race against time,  mistaken identity,  undercover,  mission,  fugitive,  electrocution,  double cross,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  disguise,  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,  blood,  flashback,  murder

Never Say Never Again (1983) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996)
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,  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

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,  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

Xxx (2002)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx (2002)

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

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,  murder,  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

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

For Steve Rogers, awakening after decades of suspended animation involves more than catching up on pop culture; it also means that this old school idealist must face a world of subtler threats and difficult moral complexities. That becomes clear when Director Nick Fury is killed by the mysterious assassin, the Winter Soldier, but not before warning Rogers that SHIELD has been subverted by its enemies. When Rogers acts on Fury's warning to trust no one there, he is branded as a traitor by the organization. Now a fugitive, Captain America must get to the bottom of this deadly mystery with the help of the Black Widow and his new friend, The Falcon. However, the battle will be costly for the Sentinel of Liberty, with Rogers finding enemies where he least expects them while learning that the Winter Soldier looks disturbingly familiar. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator
Characters:hostage
Story:undercover agent,  female spy,  face mask,  rogue agent,  gadget,  faked death,  kicked in the stomach,  loss of friend,  traitor,  subtitled scene,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  race against time,  undercover,  mission,  fugitive,  electrocution,  costume,  false accusation,  exploding car,  internet,  stabbed in the chest,  disguise,  spy,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  murder,  flashback,  blood

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)
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,  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

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: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,  woman,  disguise,  bomb,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  murder,  flashback

Escape Plan (2013)
Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Escape Plan (2013)

Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's framed and incarcerated in a master prison he designed himself. He needs to escape and find the person who put him behind bars. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Locations:hotel
Characters:bible
Story:undercover agent,  female spy,  face mask,  computer cracker,  threatened with a knife,  firefighter,  e mail,  explosive,  phone booth,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  undercover,  electrocution,  double cross,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  disguise,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  blood,  murder,  flashback

Speed (1994) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Speed (1994)

Bomber terrorist's elevator plan backfires, so he rigs a bomb to a LA city bus. The stipulation is: once armed, the bus must stay above 50 mph to keep from exploding. Also if LAPD Officer tries to unload any passengers off, Payne will detonate it. Joe Morton co-stars as Jack's superior, and Jeff Daniels supports Jack helping him try to defuse the bomb. (Read More)

Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator
Characters:hostage
Period:1990s
Story:elevator shaft,  fight on a train roof,  semiautomatic pistol,  explosive,  blockbuster,  strong female character,  first part,  die hard scenario,  opening action scene,  undercover,  subway,  death of friend,  woman,  bomb,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  computer,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  train,  pistol,  knife,  blood,  murder

The Fugitive (1993)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Fugitive (1993)

A well respected Chicago surgeon Dr. Richard Kimble has found out that his wife, Helen, has been murdered ferociously in her own home. The police found Kimble and accused him of the murder. Then, Kimble (without Justifiable Reason) was tried, convicted, and sentenced to death. However, on the way to prison, Kimble's transport crashed. Kimble escapes and is now on the run. Deputy Samuel Gerard from Chicago takes charge of the chase of Kimble. Meanwhile, Kimble takes up his own investigation to find who really killed his wife, and to lure Gerard and his team into it as well. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  elevator,  hotel
Characters:hostage
Period:1990s
Story:computer cracker,  semiautomatic pistol,  threatened with a knife,  based on tv show,  hitchcockian,  kicked in the stomach,  blockbuster,  race against time,  mistaken identity,  undercover,  fugitive,  based on tv series,  double cross,  false accusation,  subway,  weapon,  bridge,  disguise,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  computer,  slow motion scene,  remake,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  husband wife relationship,  flashback,  murder,  blood

Die Hard 2 (1990)
Action, Thriller

Die Hard 2 (1990)

After the terrifying events in LA, John McClane (Willis) is about to go through it all again. A team of terrorists, led by Col. Stuart (Sadler) is holding the entire airport hostage. The terrorists are planning to rescue a drug lord from justice. In order to do so, they have seized control of all electrical equipment affecting all planes. With no runway lights available, all aircraft have to remain in the air, with fuel running low, McClane will need to be fast. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator,  hotel
Characters:hostage
Period:1990s
Story:elevator shaft,  computer cracker,  semiautomatic pistol,  thrown through a window,  broken glass,  explosive,  crushed to death,  kicked in the stomach,  blockbuster,  traitor,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  race against time,  double cross,  weapon,  disguise,  bomb,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  pistol,  knife,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  murder

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

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,  threatened with a knife,  czech republic,  prague,  cia,  espionage,  silencer,  race against time,  mission,  double cross,  subway,  spy,  held at gunpoint,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  cell phone,  train,  pistol,  murder,  blood

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)

In the fourth installment of the Mission Impossible series, Ethan Hunt and a new team race against time to track down Hendricks, a dangerous terrorist who has gained access to Russian nuclear launch codes and is planning a strike on the United States. An attempt by the team to stop him at the Kremlin ends in a disaster, with an explosion causing severe damage to the Kremlin and the IMF being implicated in the bombing, forcing the President to invoke Ghost Protocol, under which the IMF is disavowed, and will be offered no help or backup in any form. Undaunted, Ethan and his team chase Hendricks to Dubai, and from there to Mumbai, but several spectacular action sequences later, they might still be too late to stop a disaster. (Read More)

Themes:deception
Mood:suspense
Locations:hotel
Story:undercover agent,  female spy,  computer cracker,  gadget,  thrown through a window,  faked death,  blockbuster,  subtitled scene,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  american abroad,  opening action scene,  race against time,  undercover,  mission,  based on tv series,  stabbed in the chest,  disguise,  spy,  bomb,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  shot in the chest,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  flashback,  murder

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,  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

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:undercover agent,  female spy,  magic trick,  drugged drink,  gadget,  berlin germany,  subtitled scene,  cia,  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,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  remake,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  flashback

Spies Like Us (1985) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996)
Adventure, Comedy

Spies Like Us (1985)

Two low-level government employees, Emmitt Fitz-Hume (played by Chevy Chase) and Austin Milbarge (Dan Aykroyd), are chosen for a top-secret CIA mission. They are unsuitable as CIA agents but are deliberately chosen for this reason, as their mission is a decoy one and they are expendable. After being fast-tracked through training they are parachuted into Pakistan where all manner of adventures await them. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Locations:elevator
Story:undercover agent,  spy hero,  female spy,  threatened with a knife,  hanging upside down,  blockbuster,  cia,  espionage,  secret agent,  american abroad,  race against time,  undercover,  mission,  double cross,  weapon,  spy,  held at gunpoint,  rescue,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife

The Losers (2010)
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. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  deception,  betrayal
Locations:rooftop,  elevator,  hotel
Story:computer cracker,  exploding helicopter,  threatened with a knife,  rogue agent,  explosive,  faked death,  kicked in the stomach,  traitor,  cia,  silencer,  undercover,  mission,  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,  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? (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Locations:rooftop,  elevator,  restaurant
Story:chewing gum,  undercover agent,  female spy,  frenchman,  aquarium,  explosive,  subtitled scene,  cia,  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

Clear And Present Danger (1994)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Clear And Present Danger (1994)

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

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  hotel
Characters:hostage
Period:1990s
Story:spy hero,  computer cracker,  semiautomatic pistol,  cnn reporter,  rogue agent,  blockbuster,  subtitled scene,  cia,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  american abroad,  undercover,  mission,  double cross,  exploding car,  death of friend,  disguise,  spy,  bomb,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  rescue,  helicopter,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  blood

Underworld: Blood Wars (2016) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Underworld: Blood Wars (2016)

The next installment in the blockbuster franchise, UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS follows Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) as she fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David (Theo James) and his father Thomas (Charles Dance), she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Characters:hostage
Story:female spy,  train station,  threatened with a knife,  hanging upside down,  break in,  frame up,  explosive,  strong female lead,  kicked in the stomach,  blockbuster,  traitor,  opening action scene,  fugitive,  double cross,  false accusation,  subway,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  bridge,  spy,  bomb,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  flashback,  blood,  murder

Casino Royale (2006)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Casino Royale (2006)

James Bond goes on his first ever mission as a 00. Le Chiffre is a banker to the world's terrorists. He is participating in a poker game at Montenegro, where he must win back his money, in order to stay safe among the terrorist market. The boss of MI6, known simply as M sends Bond, along with Vesper Lynd to attend this game and prevent Le Chiffre from winning. Bond, using help from Felix Leiter, Mathis and having Vesper pose as his partner, enters the most important poker game in his already dangerous career. But if Bond defeats Le Chiffre, will he and Vesper Lynd remain safe? (Read More)

Mood:suspense
Locations:hotel,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:prague czech republic,  rogue agent,  drugged drink,  gadget,  crushed to death,  blockbuster,  espionage,  secret agent,  silencer,  mission,  electrocution,  double cross,  weapon,  stabbed in the chest,  woman,  spy,  bomb,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  london england,  tough guy,  computer,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  cell phone,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  murder,  blood,  flashback

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