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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:abduction,  paranoia,  divorce,  seduction,  deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  fear,  jealousy,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:courtroom,  woods,  elevator,  airport,  hotel,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:secretary,  professor,  hostage,  policeman,  detective
Period:1950s
Story:advertising executive,  advertising,  walking on a ledge,  art auction,  photograph in newspaper,  railway station,  chicago illinois,  undercover agent,  airplane explosion,  reading a newspaper,  assassination attempt,  female spy,  running from danger,  newspaper headline,  greyhound bus,  punch into the camera,  large format camera,  bus stop,  overhead camera shot,  film camera,  airplane accident,  taxi driver,  hotel desk clerk,  hotel lobby,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  sex on a train,  stranger on a train,  train tunnel,  passenger train,  subjective camera,  tanker truck explosion,  knife throwing,  police chase,  telephone call,  foot chase,  falling to one's death,  suspected murder,  hanging up without saying goodbye,  stepping on someone's hand,  united nations building,  reference to teddy roosevelt,  looking into a window,  homosexual villain,  reference to the fbi,  marketing executive,  shooting blanks,  secret government organisation,  reference to the cia,  semi trailer,  reference to theodore roosevelt,  lighting someone's cigarette,  secret history,  sleeping car,  sky photography,  contemporary setting,  man wrapped in a towel,  crime wave,  mislaid trust,  crop duster,  air strip,  goof in title,  dining car,  grand central station manhattan new york city,  climbing a wall,  26 year old,  title based on shakespeare,  olive oil,  overhearing a conversation,  hit in the stomach,  tanker truck,  falling over a cliff,  mount rushmore,  imagery,  waving goodbye,  scotch whiskey,  matchbook,  south dakota,  oedipus complex,  state trooper,  new york state,  microfilm,  surprise attack,  ledge,  country estate,  cliffhanger,  manor house,  pretending to be dead,  auto theft,  new york city new york,  identity crisis,  red herring,  climbing out a window,  earrings,  cardinal direction in title,  fuel,  indiana,  homosexual subtext,  biplane,  waiting,  lighting a cigarette,  stealth,  famous score,  illinois,  locked door,  giving a toast,  macguffin,  whistling,  climbing through a window,  foreplay,  stretcher,  cornfield,  valet,  unlikely hero,  drunk driving,  looking out a window,  crash,  railway,  drunken man,  framed for murder,  united nations,  caper,  cafeteria,  director cameo,  being followed,  car chase,  reckless driving,  government agent,  auction,  secret identity,  sports car,  pajamas,  wisecrack humor,  laughter,  stealing a car,  faked death,  damsel in distress,  telescope,  following someone,  white house,  phone booth,  blockbuster,  breaking and entering,  architecture,  shaving,  traitor,  eavesdropping,  eyeglasses,  pickup truck,  cold war,  washington d.c.,  premarital sex,  cult director,  espionage,  secret agent,  suspicion,  pursuit,  convertible,  knocked out,  evil man,  mistaken identity,  statue,  undercover,  fugitive,  pay phone,  liar,  stabbed in the back,  attempted murder,  library,  on the run,  marriage proposal,  femme fatale,  double cross,  assassination,  false accusation,  apology,  judge,  impalement,  stabbing,  disguise,  mountain,  police car,  assassin,  police station,  flashlight,  newspaper,  survival,  spy,  shot in the back,  manhattan new york city,  telephone,  handcuffs,  running,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  lie,  taxi,  falling from height,  brawl,  arrest,  bus,  camera,  punched in the face,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  mirror,  car accident,  police officer,  black comedy,  fistfight,  shot to death,  train,  fire,  shower,  pistol,  three word title,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  gun,  police,  fight,  death,  sex,  kiss

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:paranoia,  seduction,  deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator,  airport,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:undercover agent,  assassination attempt,  female spy,  knife throwing,  police chase,  foot chase,  microfilm,  lighting a cigarette,  macguffin,  car chase,  stealing a car,  following someone,  phone booth,  traitor,  cold war,  premarital sex,  espionage,  secret agent,  suspicion,  knocked out,  undercover,  pay phone,  stabbed in the back,  attempted murder,  on the run,  femme fatale,  double cross,  impalement,  disguise,  police car,  assassin,  survival,  spy,  shot in the back,  telephone,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  falling from height,  brawl,  camera,  punched in the face,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  police officer,  black comedy,  fistfight,  shot to death,  train,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  death,  gun,  police,  fight,  murder

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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:paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport,  restaurant
Characters:professor,  hostage
Story:undercover agent,  assassination attempt,  female spy,  taxi driver,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  subjective camera,  police chase,  foot chase,  macguffin,  unlikely hero,  car chase,  government agent,  stealing a car,  eavesdropping,  espionage,  secret agent,  knocked out,  mistaken identity,  undercover,  fugitive,  attempted murder,  library,  on the run,  double cross,  impalement,  police car,  spy,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  brawl,  arrest,  bus,  punched in the face,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  black comedy,  fistfight,  shot to death,  fire,  shower,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  fight,  death,  murder,  police

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,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Locations:airport,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:undercover agent,  assassination attempt,  female spy,  taxi driver,  subjective camera,  knife throwing,  telephone call,  foot chase,  car chase,  sports car,  wisecrack humor,  stealing a car,  faked death,  white house,  washington d.c.,  espionage,  knocked out,  undercover,  double cross,  impalement,  disguise,  assassin,  spy,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  falling from height,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  black comedy,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  fight,  death

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) is one of the best movies like North By Northwest (1959)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

After accomplishing the assignment of dismantling a human trafficking organization, the former military and drifter Jack Reacher goes to Washington to invite his liaison, Major Susan Turner, to have dinner with him. However, he meets her substitute, Colonel Sam Morgan, who explains that Major Turner has been arrested and accused of espionage. Jack seeks out her veteran lawyer, Colonel Bob Moorcroft, who explains that Major Turner has also been accused of the murders of two soldiers in Afghanistan. Further, he also tells Jack he is being sued, accused by a woman of being the father of her fifteen year-old daughter, Samantha. When Moorcroft is murdered, Jack is accused of being the killer and sent to a prison. He sees that Turner and he have been framed and also that Turner will be killed by two assassins. However, he rescues her and they flee. Soon, they realize that there is a conspiracy involving military people from the army and a government contractor that is a powerful arms dealer. Jack also learns that Samantha is in danger and Turner and he rescue her. They decide to protect her since a skilled assassin is hunting them down while they try to find the motive of the conspiracy. Who can be trusted? (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:assassination attempt,  taxi driver,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  telephone call,  foot chase,  framed for murder,  car chase,  stealing a car,  following someone,  eavesdropping,  pickup truck,  washington d.c.,  espionage,  suspicion,  knocked out,  undercover,  fugitive,  pay phone,  attempted murder,  library,  on the run,  double cross,  assassination,  false accusation,  disguise,  police car,  assassin,  flashlight,  survival,  shot in the back,  telephone,  handcuffs,  running,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  falling from height,  brawl,  arrest,  bus,  punched in the face,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  police officer,  black comedy,  fistfight,  shot to death,  fire,  shower,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  police,  death,  fight,  murder

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Spartan (2004)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Spartan (2004)

In the US-government's special ops, Scott is a shooter, not a planner, doing the job without regard to quaint or obsolete convention. When a Harvard undergrad goes missing (the daughter of a US leader), it's Scott who applies the pressure, first to her boyfriend, then to a madam whose cathouse is the initial stop en route to a white slavery auction in Dubai. The abductors may not know the girl's identity, but once they figure it out, she's doomed. Deadly double crosses force Scott to become a planner. Through it all, earnest TV newscasters read the drivel they're handed. This is why Spartan (2004) is one of the best movies like North By Northwest (1959). (Read More)

Themes:abduction,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:woods,  airport,  restaurant
Characters:professor,  hostage
Story:undercover agent,  newspaper headline,  taxi driver,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  telephone call,  foot chase,  being followed,  government agent,  auction,  stealing a car,  faked death,  following someone,  espionage,  secret agent,  pursuit,  undercover,  fugitive,  pay phone,  on the run,  double cross,  stabbing,  assassin,  flashlight,  spy,  shot in the back,  running,  sunglasses,  rifle,  taxi,  brawl,  punched in the face,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  mirror,  black comedy,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  gun,  death,  fight

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)

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

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:hotel,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:walking on a ledge,  undercover agent,  assassination attempt,  female spy,  newspaper headline,  police chase,  foot chase,  macguffin,  unlikely hero,  car chase,  eavesdropping,  espionage,  secret agent,  knocked out,  undercover,  fugitive,  pay phone,  on the run,  double cross,  assassin,  police station,  flashlight,  spy,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  falling from height,  brawl,  arrest,  camera,  punched in the face,  airplane,  rescue,  car accident,  black comedy,  fistfight,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  fight,  police,  death,  murder

Mortdecai (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance

Mortdecai (2015)

Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold. (Read More)

Themes:abduction,  deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  kidnapping
Locations:elevator,  airport,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:hostage,  policeman,  detective
Story:art auction,  assassination attempt,  hotel desk clerk,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  telephone call,  foot chase,  overhearing a conversation,  manor house,  red herring,  macguffin,  unlikely hero,  drunken man,  caper,  car chase,  reckless driving,  auction,  pajamas,  laughter,  shaving,  eyeglasses,  secret agent,  pursuit,  knocked out,  library,  femme fatale,  apology,  impalement,  police car,  assassin,  police station,  spy,  shot in the back,  telephone,  running,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  falling from height,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  mirror,  car accident,  fistfight,  shot to death,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  kiss,  police,  sex,  gun,  murder,  death,  fight

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) is one of the best movies like North By Northwest (1959)
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:paranoia,  seduction,  deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Locations:woods,  hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:undercover agent,  assassination attempt,  female spy,  taxi driver,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  subjective camera,  manor house,  car chase,  wisecrack humor,  white house,  phone booth,  shaving,  traitor,  eavesdropping,  eyeglasses,  washington d.c.,  espionage,  secret agent,  knocked out,  statue,  undercover,  pay phone,  attempted murder,  marriage proposal,  femme fatale,  double cross,  false accusation,  impalement,  mountain,  police car,  assassin,  spy,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  taxi,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  black comedy,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  fight,  gun,  death

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,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:assassination attempt,  taxi driver,  police chase,  foot chase,  unlikely hero,  framed for murder,  faked death,  breaking and entering,  suspicion,  knocked out,  fugitive,  pay phone,  attempted murder,  on the run,  false accusation,  disguise,  assassin,  flashlight,  survival,  running,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  falling from height,  brawl,  punched in the face,  airplane,  fistfight,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  fight,  death,  murder,  police

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 North By Northwest (1959). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:airport,  hotel,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:subjective camera,  knife throwing,  police chase,  foot chase,  macguffin,  cornfield,  car chase,  damsel in distress,  eavesdropping,  washington d.c.,  secret agent,  knocked out,  undercover,  fugitive,  stabbed in the back,  on the run,  femme fatale,  double cross,  disguise,  mountain,  police car,  assassin,  spy,  handcuffs,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  brawl,  arrest,  bus,  punched in the face,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  fistfight,  shot to death,  train,  pistol,  three word title,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  death,  murder,  kiss,  fight

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

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:assassination attempt,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  subjective camera,  telephone call,  stealing a car,  damsel in distress,  shaving,  pickup truck,  knocked out,  evil man,  fugitive,  pay phone,  attempted murder,  on the run,  double cross,  disguise,  police car,  assassin,  survival,  shot in the back,  telephone,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  black comedy,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  fight,  police,  gun,  murder,  death

Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016) is one of the best movies like North By Northwest (1959)
Action, Comedy

Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016)

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  fear,  jealousy,  betrayal
Locations:hotel,  restaurant
Story:undercover agent,  assassination attempt,  female spy,  knife throwing,  caper,  following someone,  traitor,  eavesdropping,  espionage,  secret agent,  suspicion,  knocked out,  undercover,  double cross,  assassin,  flashlight,  spy,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  fire,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  murder

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:seduction,  deception,  escape,  betrayal
Locations:woods,  elevator,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:undercover agent,  assassination attempt,  female spy,  knife throwing,  foot chase,  macguffin,  framed for murder,  caper,  car chase,  government agent,  sports car,  wisecrack humor,  stealing a car,  faked death,  eavesdropping,  pickup truck,  premarital sex,  espionage,  secret agent,  suspicion,  knocked out,  undercover,  attempted murder,  femme fatale,  double cross,  assassin,  spy,  shot in the back,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  brawl,  arrest,  bus,  punched in the face,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  death,  murder,  fight

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Dracula 2000 (2000)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Dracula 2000 (2000)

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

Themes:paranoia,  seduction,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport
Characters:secretary,  professor,  hostage
Story:foot chase,  wisecrack humor,  traitor,  premarital sex,  knocked out,  evil man,  stabbed in the back,  attempted murder,  library,  femme fatale,  double cross,  impalement,  disguise,  police station,  flashlight,  survival,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  falling from height,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  mirror,  black comedy,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  sex,  gun,  murder,  fight,  death

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

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  policeman,  detective
Story:assassination attempt,  newspaper headline,  subjective camera,  knife throwing,  police chase,  foot chase,  framed for murder,  car chase,  secret identity,  eavesdropping,  premarital sex,  knocked out,  statue,  fugitive,  attempted murder,  library,  on the run,  double cross,  police car,  assassin,  flashlight,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  brawl,  arrest,  camera,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  police officer,  fistfight,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  gun,  police,  kiss,  sex,  death,  fight

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) is one of the best movies like North By Northwest (1959)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:paranoia,  seduction,  deception,  escape,  fear,  jealousy,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:policeman
Story:assassination attempt,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  foot chase,  car chase,  stealing a car,  fugitive,  attempted murder,  stabbed in the back,  on the run,  double cross,  assassination,  assassin,  survival,  shot in the back,  manhattan new york city,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  brawl,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  mirror,  car accident,  police officer,  black comedy,  fistfight,  shot to death,  train,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  gun,  murder,  fight,  death

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The East (2013)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller

The East (2013)

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

Themes:deception,  escape,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:woods,  elevator,  airport,  hotel,  restaurant
Story:undercover agent,  female spy,  newspaper headline,  police chase,  foot chase,  eavesdropping,  washington d.c.,  espionage,  secret agent,  suspicion,  knocked out,  undercover,  double cross,  disguise,  police car,  flashlight,  spy,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  arrest,  airplane,  rescue,  police officer,  train,  pistol,  chase,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  death

Self/less (2015)
Action, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Self/less (2015)

An extremely wealthy man, dying from cancer, undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause.

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Locations:woods,  airport,  restaurant
Characters:professor,  hostage
Story:assassination attempt,  newspaper headline,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  subjective camera,  foreplay,  unlikely hero,  car chase,  stealing a car,  faked death,  premarital sex,  knocked out,  fugitive,  on the run,  double cross,  assassin,  flashlight,  survival,  held at gunpoint,  lie,  brawl,  punched in the face,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  black comedy,  fistfight,  shot to death,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  fight,  murder

American Assassin (2017)
Action, Thriller

American Assassin (2017)

Twenty three-year-old Mitch lost his parents to a tragic car accident at the age of fourteen, and his girlfriend to a terrorist attack just as they were engaged. Seeking revenge, he is enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy as a black ops recruit. Kennedy then assigns Cold War veteran Stan Hurley to train Mitch. Together they will later on investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets. The discovery of a pattern in the violence leads them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative intent on starting a world war in the Middle East. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:woods,  elevator,  airport,  hotel,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:undercover agent,  assassination attempt,  female spy,  subjective camera,  knife throwing,  foot chase,  car chase,  government agent,  stealing a car,  traitor,  eavesdropping,  cold war,  espionage,  secret agent,  suspicion,  knocked out,  undercover,  stabbed in the back,  attempted murder,  marriage proposal,  femme fatale,  double cross,  assassin,  flashlight,  spy,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  police officer,  fistfight,  shot to death,  train,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  fight,  death,  murder

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Xxx (2002) is one of the best movies like North By Northwest (1959)
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. This is why Xxx (2002) is one of the best movies like North By Northwest (1959). (Read More)

Themes:seduction,  escape
Mood:suspense
Locations:restaurant
Story:undercover agent,  female spy,  police chase,  surprise attack,  auto theft,  unlikely hero,  cafeteria,  director cameo,  car chase,  stealing a car,  faked death,  blockbuster,  washington d.c.,  premarital sex,  espionage,  secret agent,  convertible,  knocked out,  undercover,  femme fatale,  disguise,  mountain,  police car,  spy,  shot in the back,  telephone,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  arrest,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  police officer,  black comedy,  fistfight,  shot to death,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  death,  gun,  kiss,  police,  murder

The Guest (2014)
Mystery, Thriller

The Guest (2014)

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:restaurant
Story:newspaper headline,  overhead camera shot,  subjective camera,  framed for murder,  being followed,  car chase,  stealing a car,  faked death,  following someone,  pickup truck,  premarital sex,  suspicion,  stabbed in the back,  double cross,  flashlight,  shot in the back,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  fistfight,  shot to death,  fire,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder,  kiss,  death

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

American Ultra (2015)

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

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Locations:woods,  elevator,  airport,  hotel
Characters:hostage
Story:undercover agent,  assassination attempt,  female spy,  newspaper headline,  unlikely hero,  secret agent,  knocked out,  undercover,  fugitive,  stabbed in the back,  on the run,  marriage proposal,  femme fatale,  double cross,  impalement,  disguise,  police car,  assassin,  police station,  survival,  spy,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  police officer,  black comedy,  fistfight,  shot to death,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  murder,  fight,  death,  police

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Morgan (2016)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Morgan (2016)

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:woods
Characters:hostage
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  foot chase,  manor house,  climbing through a window,  car chase,  stealing a car,  suspicion,  knocked out,  attempted murder,  stabbed in the back,  double cross,  impalement,  assassin,  shot in the back,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  brawl,  camera,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  mirror,  car accident,  fistfight,  shower,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  fight,  death,  murder

Logan (2017) is one of the best movies like North By Northwest (1959)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Logan (2017)

In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins - In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are aging, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:woods,  hotel,  hospital
Characters:professor,  hostage
Story:assassination attempt,  newspaper headline,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  subjective camera,  foot chase,  waiting,  cornfield,  valet,  car chase,  wisecrack humor,  stealing a car,  telescope,  pickup truck,  pursuit,  knocked out,  evil man,  fugitive,  stabbed in the back,  attempted murder,  on the run,  double cross,  impalement,  police car,  assassin,  flashlight,  survival,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  running,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  mirror,  car accident,  fistfight,  shot to death,  train,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  police,  gun,  murder,  fight,  death

Midnight Special (2016)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Midnight Special (2016)

Alton Meyer is a boy unlike any other in the world with bizarrely powerful abilities and strange weaknesses. In the middle of the night, his father, Roy, spirits him away from the isolated cult that practically worships him and is determined to regain him at all costs. At the same time, Alton's abilities have been noticed by the US government as well and they are equally insistent on getting to the bottom of this mystery with Paul Sevier of the National Security Agency leading the Federal pursuit with his own questions. These rival hunts force father and son into a desperate run towards a looming date with destiny that could change everything. This is why Midnight Special (2016) is one of the best movies like North By Northwest (1959). (Read More)

Themes:abduction,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:woods
Characters:hostage,  policeman
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  subjective camera,  telephone call,  state trooper,  cornfield,  car chase,  pajamas,  stealing a car,  eyeglasses,  pickup truck,  pursuit,  knocked out,  fugitive,  pay phone,  on the run,  apology,  police car,  flashlight,  telephone,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  mirror,  car accident,  police officer,  fistfight,  shot to death,  fire,  shower,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  death,  fight,  gun,  police,  murder

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Grimsby (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Grimsby (2016)

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

Themes:seduction,  deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Locations:hotel,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  policeman
Story:undercover agent,  assassination attempt,  subjective camera,  police chase,  foot chase,  car chase,  wisecrack humor,  stealing a car,  eavesdropping,  espionage,  secret agent,  knocked out,  mistaken identity,  undercover,  fugitive,  on the run,  femme fatale,  double cross,  false accusation,  impalement,  disguise,  police car,  assassin,  spy,  shot in the back,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  brawl,  arrest,  bus,  camera,  punched in the face,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  police officer,  black comedy,  fistfight,  shot to death,  train,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  fight,  murder,  death,  police

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

Ride Along (2014)

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

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Locations:hospital
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:subjective camera,  police chase,  foot chase,  car chase,  wisecrack humor,  stealing a car,  damsel in distress,  eavesdropping,  knocked out,  undercover,  double cross,  police car,  police station,  flashlight,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  fistfight,  shot to death,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  murder,  police,  fight,  death

Brick Mansions (2014) is one of the best movies like North By Northwest (1959)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:deception,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Locations:elevator,  restaurant
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:newspaper headline,  police chase,  foot chase,  car chase,  auction,  stealing a car,  damsel in distress,  knocked out,  undercover,  false accusation,  police station,  flashlight,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  rescue,  car accident,  black comedy,  fistfight,  shower,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  fight,  police,  murder,  death

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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,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator,  airport,  hotel,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  policeman
Story:assassination attempt,  female spy,  newspaper headline,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  subjective camera,  police chase,  telephone call,  foot chase,  car chase,  government agent,  stealing a car,  following someone,  blockbuster,  eavesdropping,  washington d.c.,  espionage,  secret agent,  pursuit,  knocked out,  fugitive,  on the run,  assassination,  disguise,  police car,  assassin,  flashlight,  survival,  spy,  shot in the back,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  falling from height,  brawl,  bus,  punched in the face,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  fistfight,  shot to death,  train,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  murder,  fight,  death,  police

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. This is why The Fugitive (1993) is one of the best movies like North By Northwest (1959). (Read More)

Themes:escape,  abduction,  paranoia,  deception,  drunkenness,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator,  hotel,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:chicago illinois,  overhead camera shot,  bus,  foot chase,  red herring,  illinois,  climbing through a window,  framed for murder,  car chase,  reckless driving,  blockbuster,  suspicion,  mistaken identity,  undercover,  fugitive,  pay phone,  attempted murder,  on the run,  double cross,  false accusation,  judge,  disguise,  police car,  assassin,  police station,  newspaper,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  train,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  photograph,  murder,  cigarette smoking,  death,  police,  husband wife relationship,  fight

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

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)

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

Themes:betrayal,  seduction,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Locations:hotel,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:assassination attempt,  subjective camera,  police chase,  foot chase,  car chase,  government agent,  wisecrack humor,  damsel in distress,  blockbuster,  eavesdropping,  espionage,  secret agent,  knocked out,  stabbed in the back,  attempted murder,  femme fatale,  double cross,  disguise,  police car,  assassin,  spy,  shot in the back,  manhattan new york city,  handcuffs,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  falling from height,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  black comedy,  fistfight,  shot to death,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  murder,  kiss,  fight

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15 Minutes (2001) is one of the best movies like North By Northwest (1959)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

15 Minutes (2001)

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

Themes:paranoia,  escape,  drunkenness,  fear,  jealousy,  betrayal
Locations:airport,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:hostage,  policeman,  detective
Story:taxi driver,  police chase,  telephone call,  foot chase,  car chase,  pay phone,  attempted murder,  marriage proposal,  stabbing,  police station,  manhattan new york city,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  falling from height,  brawl,  arrest,  camera,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  death,  fight,  police

Ride Along 2 (2016)
Action, Comedy

Ride Along 2 (2016)

The RIDE ALONG 2 sequel picks up about a year after our heroes' last adventure. Plans for a quick trip to Miami go bad. With the wedding upcoming, James reluctantly takes Ben with him to Miami to follow up on a lead connected to a drug ring case he's been trying to crack. In Miami, they meet Maya, a no-BS homicide detective who lets them know Miami is her turf. They also encounter AJ, a shady cocky computer hacker who reveals evidence that implicates a well-respected local businessman, the wealthy Antonio Pope. Pope harbors a vicious streak and rules South Florida's drug trade. If Ben and James can convince the authorities that Pope is a brutal crime boss they'll stop his spree. If they fail, well there may not be a wedding after all. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  betrayal
Locations:hospital
Characters:detective
Story:walking on a ledge,  assassination attempt,  police chase,  foot chase,  climbing out a window,  car chase,  sports car,  stealing a car,  eavesdropping,  knocked out,  undercover,  double cross,  disguise,  assassin,  police station,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  arrest,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  police officer,  black comedy,  shot to death,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  murder,  police,  death

Seeking Justice (2011)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Seeking Justice (2011)

In New Orleans, English teacher of the high school Rampart High, Will Gerard, and his wife, musician Laura Gerard, are in love with each other. One night, Laura leaves a rehearsal and is assaulted, while Will is playing chess with his friend Jimmy. Will is visiting her in hospital when, out of the blue, a stranger named Simon tells him that he belongs to an organization of vigilantes and offers to eliminate the assailant. In return, the organisation would want a favor from Will in the future. Will agrees, and the criminal is murdered. Six months later, Simon collects his debt with Will. He demands that Will kill Alan Marsh, a pedophile. Will accidentally kills Alan and soon he learns that the victim was an awarded journalist that was investigating the organization. Now he seeks evidences to prove his innocence but the network of the organization is powerful and is seeking Will out to eliminate him. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:newspaper headline,  police chase,  foot chase,  framed for murder,  car chase,  fugitive,  pay phone,  on the run,  double cross,  assassination,  impalement,  disguise,  assassin,  police station,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  running,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  falling from height,  brawl,  arrest,  bus,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  chase,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  kiss,  death,  police,  murder,  fight

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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. This is why The Dark Knight Rises (2012) is one of the best movies like North By Northwest (1959). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  seduction,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator,  airport,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  policeman,  detective
Story:assassination attempt,  newspaper headline,  airplane accident,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  subjective camera,  police chase,  foot chase,  manor house,  famous score,  crash,  sports car,  stealing a car,  faked death,  blockbuster,  shaving,  knocked out,  evil man,  statue,  fugitive,  stabbed in the back,  on the run,  femme fatale,  double cross,  false accusation,  judge,  impalement,  disguise,  assassin,  police station,  shot in the back,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  taxi,  falling from height,  brawl,  bus,  punched in the face,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  police officer,  fistfight,  shot to death,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  police,  murder,  kiss,  fight,  death

The Way Of The Gun (2000) is one of the best movies like North By Northwest (1959)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Way Of The Gun (2000)

Two petty if violent criminals kidnap a girl being paid $1m to be a surrogate mother. As the baby is for a gangster the pair's demand for money sees several henchmen and assorted other ruthless characters head after them to Mexico. Bullets rather than talking are always going to settle this one.

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator,  hotel
Characters:hostage
Story:telephone call,  stretcher,  car chase,  stealing a car,  eavesdropping,  pursuit,  fugitive,  pay phone,  attempted murder,  on the run,  double cross,  impalement,  police car,  police station,  shot in the back,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  black comedy,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shower,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  gun,  murder,  fight,  death

Bandidas (2006)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Western

Bandidas (2006)

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

Themes:paranoia,  seduction,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal
Characters:detective
Story:newspaper headline,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  knife throwing,  foot chase,  railway,  caper,  eavesdropping,  knocked out,  evil man,  statue,  attempted murder,  femme fatale,  double cross,  disguise,  police station,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  falling from height,  arrest,  camera,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  shot to death,  train,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  death,  murder,  gun,  fight,  kiss

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

The Nice Guys (2016)

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

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  fear,  betrayal
Locations:woods,  elevator,  airport,  hotel,  hospital
Characters:secretary,  hostage,  detective
Story:assassination attempt,  newspaper headline,  foot chase,  macguffin,  valet,  unlikely hero,  crash,  car chase,  sports car,  wisecrack humor,  stealing a car,  damsel in distress,  following someone,  phone booth,  shaving,  suspicion,  knocked out,  mistaken identity,  undercover,  pay phone,  attempted murder,  on the run,  femme fatale,  double cross,  police car,  assassin,  telephone,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  falling from height,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  black comedy,  fistfight,  shot to death,  fire,  pistol,  three word title,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  fight,  death,  murder,  police

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

Machete Kills (2013)

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

Themes:deception,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Story:undercover agent,  assassination attempt,  female spy,  knife throwing,  foot chase,  car chase,  government agent,  wisecrack humor,  stealing a car,  white house,  washington d.c.,  premarital sex,  espionage,  secret agent,  undercover,  stabbed in the back,  on the run,  femme fatale,  double cross,  impalement,  disguise,  assassin,  police station,  spy,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  black comedy,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  death,  police,  murder,  fight

Broken City (2013) is one of the best movies like North By Northwest (1959)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Broken City (2013)

In New York City, detective Billy Taggart goes to court for the murder of the rapist Mikey Tavarez, but the Mayor Nicholas Hostetler and the Chief of Police Carl Fairbanks vanish with important evidence and Billy is declared not guilty by the judge; however, he leaves the police department. Seven years later, Billy is a private detective and lives with his girlfriend Natalie Barrow, who is an aspiring actress and the sister of Mikey's victim. His secretary Katy Bradshaw (Alona Tal) is trying to collect part of the debts to save their business. In the week of the elections, Hostetler summons Billy and offers $25,000 to investigate his wife, Cathleen Hostetler, whom he believes is having a love affair. Billy discovers that Cathleen is meeting Paul Andrews, who is the coordinator of the campaign of Jack Valliant, the opponent of Hostetler and favorite in the election. When Paul is found dead on the street, Billy finds that he had been double-crossed by Hostetler and he decides to investigate the truth behind Paul's murder. This is why Broken City (2013) is one of the best movies like North By Northwest (1959). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  betrayal
Locations:courtroom,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:secretary,  hostage,  detective
Story:newspaper headline,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  framed for murder,  car chase,  following someone,  eavesdropping,  suspicion,  knocked out,  undercover,  double cross,  false accusation,  judge,  police car,  manhattan new york city,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  camera,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  black comedy,  fistfight,  shot to death,  train,  pistol,  knife,  husband wife relationship,  fight,  murder,  death,  police

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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. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Locations:elevator,  hotel
Characters:hostage
Story:undercover agent,  assassination attempt,  hotel lobby,  subjective camera,  foot chase,  macguffin,  framed for murder,  car chase,  wisecrack humor,  stealing a car,  traitor,  pickup truck,  convertible,  undercover,  fugitive,  attempted murder,  on the run,  femme fatale,  double cross,  impalement,  disguise,  assassin,  police station,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  mirror,  car accident,  black comedy,  shot to death,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  police,  death

Scream 3 (2000)
Horror, Mystery

Scream 3 (2000)

A new film is currently in production, and a killer is on the loose. The murders draw a reporter, ex-cop, and young woman to the set of the movie inspired by their life. They soon find out that they are dealing with a trilogy, and in a trilogy...anything can happen.

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  fear,  jealousy,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Locations:woods
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:knife throwing,  foot chase,  red herring,  director cameo,  faked death,  eavesdropping,  premarital sex,  cult director,  suspicion,  knocked out,  stabbed in the back,  marriage proposal,  double cross,  false accusation,  police car,  police station,  flashlight,  survival,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  brawl,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  police officer,  black comedy,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shower,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  death,  police,  fight

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:seduction,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Locations:airport,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:undercover agent,  assassination attempt,  female spy,  foot chase,  car chase,  wisecrack humor,  faked death,  washington d.c.,  espionage,  secret agent,  undercover,  fugitive,  stabbed in the back,  on the run,  femme fatale,  double cross,  disguise,  assassin,  spy,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  fistfight,  shot to death,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  murder,  fight,  gun,  death

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The Mummy (2017) is one of the best movies like North By Northwest (1959)
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:paranoia,  seduction,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Locations:woods
Characters:professor,  hostage
Story:assassination attempt,  subjective camera,  foot chase,  contemporary setting,  macguffin,  unlikely hero,  wisecrack humor,  pickup truck,  knocked out,  statue,  attempted murder,  femme fatale,  double cross,  assassination,  police car,  flashlight,  shot in the back,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  bus,  punched in the face,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  police officer,  black comedy,  fistfight,  shot to death,  train,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  police,  murder,  fight,  death

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

Hardcore Henry (2015)

Hardcore Henry is an action film told from a first person perspective: You remember nothing. Mainly because you've just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who's got her? His name's Akan; he's a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You're also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy. He may be on your side, but you aren't sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You're likely going to need it... This is why Hardcore Henry (2015) is one of the best movies like North By Northwest (1959). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:woods,  elevator
Characters:hostage
Story:assassination attempt,  subjective camera,  knife throwing,  police chase,  foot chase,  climbing through a window,  car chase,  stealing a car,  faked death,  damsel in distress,  premarital sex,  knocked out,  evil man,  fugitive,  attempted murder,  stabbed in the back,  on the run,  femme fatale,  double cross,  impalement,  disguise,  police car,  assassin,  survival,  shot in the back,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  brawl,  bus,  punched in the face,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  black comedy,  fistfight,  shot to death,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  police,  fight,  murder,  gun,  death

Don't Say A Word (2001)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Don't Say A Word (2001)

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

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:foot chase,  red herring,  macguffin,  following someone,  suspicion,  knocked out,  attempted murder,  double cross,  police car,  police station,  flashlight,  shot in the back,  manhattan new york city,  telephone,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  camera,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  black comedy,  fistfight,  shot to death,  train,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  fight,  police,  death,  murder

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

Allegiant (2016)

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

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:woods,  elevator,  airport
Characters:hostage
Story:chicago illinois,  subjective camera,  foot chase,  cafeteria,  traitor,  eavesdropping,  suspicion,  knocked out,  evil man,  fugitive,  attempted murder,  on the run,  double cross,  impalement,  survival,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  fistfight,  shot to death,  train,  shower,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  mother son relationship,  murder,  fight,  death

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) is one of the best movies like North By Northwest (1959)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  jealousy,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Locations:woods
Characters:hostage
Story:assassination attempt,  female spy,  subjective camera,  knife throwing,  foot chase,  director cameo,  wisecrack humor,  following someone,  blockbuster,  traitor,  knocked out,  evil man,  fugitive,  stabbed in the back,  on the run,  femme fatale,  impalement,  disguise,  spy,  shot in the back,  falling from height,  brawl,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  fistfight,  shot to death,  fire,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder,  fight,  death

Nick Of Time (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Nick Of Time (1995)

Gene Watson is a public accountant who arrives on a train at Union Station in Los Angeles, accompanied by his 6-year-old daughter Lynn. Because of his ordinary looks, he is approached by a pair of sinister people named Smith and Jones. Pretending to be cops, Smith and Jones kidnap Lynn and confront Gene with a simple choice -- kill California governor Eleanor Grant in 90 minutes or less, or Lynn will die. Watson is given a gun, six bullets, and a name tag, and he is told to go to the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and kill Eleanor, who is giving an afternoon speech. While Jones is watching Lynn in a van, Smith watches Watson in order to prevent Watson from alerting the authorities. Watson must quickly find some way to get himself and Lynn out of this seemingly impossible situation. (Read More)

Themes:abduction,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:hotel,  elevator
Characters:hostage
Story:assassination attempt,  taxi driver,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  subjective camera,  foot chase,  hit in the stomach,  red herring,  unlikely hero,  government agent,  following someone,  eavesdropping,  secret agent,  suspicion,  knocked out,  evil man,  pay phone,  double cross,  assassination,  disguise,  shot in the back,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  falling from height,  brawl,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  black comedy,  fistfight,  shot to death,  train,  pistol,  chase,  photograph,  gun,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  fight,  death

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