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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

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

Spy (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Spy (2015)

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

Themes: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

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

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

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'. This is why Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996). (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

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

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

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: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

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

Knight And Day (2010)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Knight And Day (2010)

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

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

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

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, 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

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. (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

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. This is why Rogue One (2016) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996). (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

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

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

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. (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

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

Mission: Impossible II (2000) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996)
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. This is why Mission: Impossible II (2000) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996). (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

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

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

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996)
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

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. This is why The Dark Knight (2008) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996). (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

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Action, Thriller

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of The Dark Knight, in which he took the rap for Dent's crimes, Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which is struggling to cope with Bane's plans to destroy the city.

Themes:heist, theft, deception, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop, elevator
Characters:hostage
Story:face mask, computer cracker, famous score, gadget, explosive, faked death, kicked in the stomach, blockbuster, cia, die hard scenario, american abroad, opening action scene, race against time, mission, fugitive, costume, double cross, false accusation, exploding car, subway

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

Salt (2010) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996)
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:cia, spy, 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, espionage, secret agent, die hard scenario, race against time, undercover, mission, fugitive

North By Northwest (1959)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller

North By Northwest (1959)

Madison Avenue advertising man Roger Thornhill finds himself thrust into the world of spies when he is mistaken for a man by the name of George Kaplan. Foreign spy Philip Vandamm and his henchman Leonard try to eliminate him but when Thornhill tries to make sense of the case, he is framed for murder. Now on the run from the police, he manages to board the 20th Century Limited bound for Chicago where he meets a beautiful blond, Eve Kendall, who helps him to evade the authorities. His world is turned upside down yet again when he learns that Eve isn't the innocent bystander he thought she was. Not all is as it seems however, leading to a dramatic rescue and escape at the top of Mt. Rushmore. (Read More)

Themes:deception, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator, hotel, restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:undercover agent, female spy, famous score, faked death, phone booth, blockbuster, breaking and entering, traitor, cia, espionage, secret agent, mistaken identity, undercover, fugitive, double cross, false accusation, impalement, disguise, spy, held at gunpoint

The A-team (2010)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

The A-team (2010)

Four American soldiers who are in Iraq are sent on a mission to recover plates for printing 100 dollar bills that were used to print a billion dollars. After doing the job and returning to the base their commanding officer is killed in an explosion and the plates are stolen by another operative. They would be court martialed and sent to different prisons. 6 months later, the leader, Hannibal Smith is visited by a CIA spook who tells him he knows where the man who took the plates is and wants him and his men to recover it. So he helps him escape and he breaks out the others and they go after the plates. But after doing it, they discover that the spook might not be ok. And a military intelligence officer who was involved with one of them is pursuing them. This is why The A-team (2010) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996). (Read More)

Themes:heist, deception, betrayal
Locations:rooftop, hotel, restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:cia, female spy, exploding helicopter, faking own death, rogue agent, frame up, kicked in the stomach, blockbuster, traitor, subtitled scene, secret agent, silencer, mission, fugitive, based on tv series, double cross, exploding car, disguise, action hero, held at gunpoint

Wonder Woman (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, War

Wonder Woman (2017)

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

Themes:deception, betrayal
Story:undercover agent, face mask, woman, train station, threatened with a knife, e mail, strong female lead, phone booth, kicked in the stomach, blockbuster, subtitled scene, secret agent, american abroad, race against time, undercover, mission, electrocution, costume, double cross, false accusation

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, traitor, mission, female spy, face mask, rogue agent, gadget, faked death, kicked in the stomach, loss of friend, subtitled scene, espionage, secret agent, silencer, die hard scenario, race against time, undercover, fugitive, electrocution, costume

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:deception, betrayal
Characters:hostage
Story:female spy, face mask, threatened with a knife, hanging upside down, explosive, crushed to death, kicked in the stomach, blockbuster, traitor, rat, opening action scene, fugitive, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement, bridge, disguise, spy, action hero, london england

The Mummy (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Mummy (2017)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Themes:deception, betrayal
Locations:rooftop
Characters:hostage
Story:threatened with a knife, englishwoman abroad, kicked in the stomach, grenade, subtitled scene, american abroad, rat, opening action scene, race against time, electrocution, double cross, subway, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, death of friend, action hero, held at gunpoint, london england, tough guy, slow motion scene

The Recruit (2003)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

The Recruit (2003)

In an era when the country's first line of defense, intelligence, is more important than ever, this story opens the CIA's infamous closed doors and gives an insider's view into the Agency: how trainees are recruited, how they are prepared for the spy game, and what they learn to survive. James Clayton might not have the attitude of a typical recruit, but he is one of the smartest graduating seniors in the country - and he's just the person that Walter Burke wants in the Agency. James regards the CIA's mission as an intriguing alternative to an ordinary life, but before he becomes an Ops Officer, James has to survive the Agency's secret training ground, where green recruits are molded into seasoned veterans. As Burke teaches him the ropes and the rules of the game, James quickly rises through the ranks and falls for Layla, one of his fellow recruits. But just when James starts to question his role and his cat-and-mouse relationship with his mentor, Burke taps him for a special assignment to root out a mole. As the suspense builds toward a gripping climax, it soon becomes clear that the CIA's old maxims are true: "trust no one" and "nothing is what it seems." This is why The Recruit (2003) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996). (Read More)

Themes:deception, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator, restaurant
Story:langley virginia, train station, magic trick, gadget, phone booth, breaking and entering, traitor, cia, espionage, undercover, mission, weapon, bridge, disguise, spy, bomb, held at gunpoint, mask, computer, shot in the chest

Hanna (2011) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Hanna (2011)

Hanna (Ronan) is a teenage girl. Uniquely, she has the strength, the stamina, and the skills of a soldier; these come from being raised by her father (Bana), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland. Living a life unlike any other teenager, her upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. The turning point in her adolescence is a sharp one; sent into the world by her father on a mission, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe while eluding agents dispatched after her by a ruthless intelligence operative with secrets of her own (Blanchett). As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity. (Read More)

Story:rogue agent, magic trick, strong female lead, kicked in the stomach, killing an animal, strong female character, berlin germany, subtitled scene, cia, silencer, american abroad, opening action scene, mission, fugitive, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement, woman, slow motion scene, shot in the chest

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

The Equalizer (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Equalizer (2014)

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

Themes:deception
Mood:suspense
Locations:restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:threatened with a knife, e mail, stabbed in the stomach, subtitled scene, silencer, die hard scenario, electrocution, based on tv series, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement, bridge, disguise, action hero, held at gunpoint, tough guy, slow motion scene, remake, shot in the chest, helicopter

Now You See Me 2 (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

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

Themes:heist, deception, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop, elevator, restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:chewing gum, magic trick, faked death, subtitled scene, american abroad, race against time, mission, fugitive, double cross, subway, bridge, disguise, held at gunpoint, london england, slow motion scene, airplane, rescue, cell phone, pistol, surprise ending

Get Smart (2008) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Get Smart (2008)

American Maxwell Smart works for a Government spy agency in an administrative capacity. When the agency's head office is attacked, the Chief decides to assign Maxwell as a spy and partners him with sexy Agent 99, much to her chagrin. The duo nevertheless set off to combat their attackers by first parachuting off an airplane and landing in Russian territory - followed closely by an over seven feet tall, 400 pound goon, known simply as Dalip. The duo, handicapped by Maxwell's antics, will eventually have their identities compromised, and may be chalked up as casualties, while back in America their attackers have already planted a bomb that is set-up to explode in a concert. This is why Get Smart (2008) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996). (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Story:spy hero, gadget, thrown through a window, traitor, espionage, secret agent, based on tv series, double cross, false accusation, exploding car, disguise, spy, bomb, held at gunpoint, tough guy, airplane, remake, shot in the chest, cell phone, pistol

The Tourist (2010)
Action, Crime, Romance, Thriller

The Tourist (2010)

Elise (Angelina Jolie) sits next to an American tourist, Frank (Johnny Depp), on a train going to Venice. She has chosen him as a decoy, making believe that he is her lover who is wanted by police. Not only will they need to evade the police, but also the mobster whose money her lover stole.

Themes:deception
Locations:rooftop, hotel
Story:undercover agent, female spy, threatened with a knife, englishwoman abroad, hitchcockian, subtitled scene, secret agent, silencer, american abroad, mistaken identity, undercover, double cross, subway, woman, train, held at gunpoint, london england, computer, cell phone, pistol

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

This new version of the saga of CIA analyst Jack Ryan begins as Jack attends the London School of Economics. 9/11 happens. He subsequently enlists in the Marines, sustaining severe injuries when the chopper deploying him to Afghanistan is shot down. While in intense rehab, he grabs the attention of Harper, a man who works for the CIA and who would like Jack to finish his studies, get a job on Wall Street, and seek out terrorist plots through their financial transactions. Ten years pass. Jack finds anomalies in the accounts of a Russian named Cherevin and thinks he should go to Russia to check out what's going on. He's told not to tell anyone who he is, including his girlfriend Cathy, which makes her doubt him when she catches him in some lies. In Russia, Cherevin assigns someone to assist Jack, but when the two are alone, the man tries to kill Jack instead, so Jack kills him. Obviously, Cherevin is hiding something. Jack goes to meet him and says he'll bring his fiancee along, but when Cathy shows up, Jack has to tell her the truth. Harper says Cathy has to go with Jack when she meets Cherevin. Jack doesn't want her to but Cathy says she's going, so the action begins that leads to the climax. (Read More)

Themes:deception
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator, hotel, restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:undercover agent, cia, female spy, exploding helicopter, threatened with a knife, tunnel chase scene, subtitled scene, espionage, secret agent, silencer, american abroad, race against time, undercover, double cross, exploding car, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, spy, bomb, london england

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, cia, 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, woman, disguise, held at gunpoint

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011)

Autobots Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide, Mirage (aka Dino), Wheeljack (aka Que) and Sideswipe led by Optimus Prime, are back in action taking on the evil Decepticons, who are eager to avenge their recent defeat. The Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the United States and Russia to reach a hidden Cybertronian spacecraft on the moon and learn its secrets, and once again Sam Witwicky has to go to the aid of his robot friends. The new villain Shockwave is on the scene while the Autobots and Decepticons continue to battle it out on Earth. (Read More)

Themes:deception, betrayal
Locations:elevator, restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:computer cracker, exploding helicopter, englishwoman abroad, thrown through a window, explosive, faked death, kicked in the stomach, blockbuster, grenade, traitor, secret agent, mission, electrocution, based on tv series, exploding car, weapon, stabbed in the chest, bridge, disguise, bomb

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

2 Guns (2013)

Robert Trench, an undercover DEA agent, takes advantage of gunman Michael Stigman's idea to rob a bank to bust him and a mob boss. However, it proves too successful with much more money seized than anticipated with Trench's forces not stopping the getaway. Complicating things still more, Stigman turns out to be a Naval Intelligence agent who shoots Trench and takes the money. The interservice debacle suddenly finds Trench and Stigman in a bloody web of corrupt clandestine rivalries as they are hunted, blackmailed and isolated for the money on both sides of the law. Now, the fugitives must work together to find a way out of this situation with no one to turn to but themselves. This is why 2 Guns (2013) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996). (Read More)

Themes:heist, deception, betrayal
Locations:elevator, hotel
Characters:hostage
Story:undercover agent, hanging upside down, frame up, explosive, killing an animal, traitor, subtitled scene, cia, silencer, race against time, undercover, fugitive, double cross, exploding car, impalement, disguise, bound and gagged, held at gunpoint, mask, slow motion scene

X-men: Apocalypse (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

X-men: Apocalypse (2016)

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction. (Read More)

Themes:deception, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:undercover agent, female spy, threatened with a knife, cnn reporter, famous score, crushed to death, strong female lead, kicked in the stomach, blockbuster, strong female character, berlin germany, subtitled scene, cia, american abroad, opening action scene, race against time, undercover, fugitive, electrocution, double cross

Goldeneye (1995)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Goldeneye (1995)

When a deadly satellite weapon system falls into the wrong hands, only Agent 007 can save the world from certain disaster. Armed with his license to kill, Bond races to Russia in search of the stolen access codes for "Goldeneye," an awesome space weapon that can fire a devastating electromagnetic pulse toward Earth. But 007 is up against an enemy who anticipates his every move: a mastermind motivated by years of simmering hatred. Bond also squares off against Xenia Onatopp, an assassin who uses pleasure as her ultimate weapon. (Read More)

Themes:theft
Locations:elevator
Characters:hostage
Period:1990s
Story:weapon, computer cracker, exploding helicopter, rogue agent, gadget, blockbuster, loss of friend, stealing, grenade, subtitled scene, espionage, secret agent, silencer, die hard scenario, opening action scene, exploding car, internet, woman, spy, action hero

Casino Royale (2006) is one of the best movies like Mission: Impossible (1996)
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:mission, prague czech republic, spy, rogue agent, drugged drink, gadget, crushed to death, blockbuster, cia, espionage, secret agent, silencer, electrocution, double cross, weapon, stabbed in the chest, woman, bomb, action hero, held at gunpoint

Kick-ass (2010)
Action, Comedy

Kick-ass (2010)

Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan with a few friends and who lives alone with his father. His life is not very difficult and his personal trials not that overwhelming. However, one day he makes the simple decision to become a super-hero even though he has no powers or training. (Read More)

Themes:theft, deception, betrayal
Characters:hostage
Story:internet, threatened with a knife, e mail, crushed to death, strong female lead, kicked in the stomach, stabbed in the stomach, grenade, strong female character, silencer, mistaken identity, electrocution, costume, double cross, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement, disguise, held at gunpoint, tough guy

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