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Patriots Day (2016)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Patriots Day (2016)

On April 15, 2013 Boston, Massachusetts, Police Sgt, Tommy Saunders is pulling security duty on the annual Boston Marathon when the Tsarnaev brothers strike with their homemade bombs in an act of terrorism. In the resulting chaos as the wounded are cared for, Saunders and his comrades join forces with the FBI to get to the bottom of this attack. As the investigation continues, the Tsarnaev brothers realize that the authorities are close to identifying them and attempt to flee the city to continue their fanatical mayhem. To stop them, a police manhunt is performed that would have bloody confrontations and a massive dragnet shutting down the City of Boston to make sure there is no escape from the law. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  panic,  surveillance,  tragedy,  paranoia,  terrorism,  brutality,  anger,  deception,  funeral,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  apartment,  wheelchair,  boat,  church,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:mayor,  chinese,  muslim,  hostage,  policeman,  detective,  nurse,  soldier,  doctor
Period:2010s
Story:radical islam,  fbi investigation,  boston marathon,  massachusetts institute of technology,  homemade explosive,  commando raid,  commando unit,  boston massachusetts,  bomb explosion,  pizza parlor,  surveillance footage,  baseball cap,  terrorist cell,  fbi agent,  terrorist bombing,  terrorist attack,  sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  islamic terrorism,  crime investigation,  motorcycle cop,  police funeral,  murder investigation,  police detective,  car set on fire,  fire truck,  police shootout,  street shootout,  police chase,  police dragnet,  obstruction of justice,  russian american,  mit,  atm machine,  fenway park,  vaseline,  reference to martin luther king,  night vision binoculars,  police sergeant,  interrogator,  suburbia,  police officer shot in the head,  police commissioner,  analyst,  jackhammer,  forensic evidence,  national guard,  barack obama,  run over by a car,  jewish american,  asian man,  leg brace,  male camaraderie,  jihad,  year 2013,  law enforcement,  hands tied,  inspired by true events,  innocent person killed,  attempted robbery,  leg injury,  fanatic,  bilingualism,  marathon,  hummer,  radical,  fingerprint,  radio news,  college campus,  based on true events,  female cop,  two way mirror,  texting,  filmed killing,  cop killer,  operation,  carjacking,  bomber,  bloody body of child,  massachusetts,  police chief,  no title at beginning,  male in underwear,  based on real events,  governor,  amputee,  standoff,  shot through a window,  marijuana joint,  police raid,  text messaging,  media coverage,  heroism,  car chase,  firefighter,  severed leg,  police officer shot,  stadium,  bulletproof vest,  title at the end,  mustache,  eye gouging,  aerial shot,  commando,  punched in the chest,  archival footage,  special forces,  convenience store,  shot in the face,  gun battle,  chaos,  manhunt,  hatred,  stealing a car,  bravery,  explosive,  crime scene,  cameo,  shield,  broken leg,  press conference,  swat team,  exploding building,  desperation,  security camera,  islam,  jogging,  electronic music score,  helmet,  sociopath,  what happened to epilogue,  warehouse,  pot smoking,  grenade,  tv news,  pickup truck,  surgery,  pizza,  subtitled scene,  newspaper headline,  fireworks,  death of brother,  policewoman,  laptop,  death of child,  tragic event,  american flag,  long take,  scar,  college student,  product placement,  fugitive,  fbi,  danger,  police officer killed,  gas station,  on the run,  news report,  van,  sniper,  double cross,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  exploding car,  baseball,  security guard,  interracial relationship,  diner,  drug dealer,  montage,  ambulance,  terrorist,  police car,  police station,  flashlight,  f word,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  urban setting,  car crash,  bomb,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  written by director,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  investigation,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  police officer,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  brother brother relationship,  based on true story,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  death,  violence,  gun,  police,  fight,  murder,  dog,  blood

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:panic,  surveillance,  paranoia,  terrorism,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:church,  restaurant
Characters:hostage,  soldier,  doctor
Period:2010s
Story:commando raid,  commando unit,  sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  car set on fire,  fire truck,  street shootout,  police chase,  innocent person killed,  bilingualism,  two way mirror,  shot through a window,  text messaging,  car chase,  aerial shot,  commando,  punched in the chest,  special forces,  manhunt,  stealing a car,  cameo,  swat team,  security camera,  electronic music score,  sociopath,  subtitled scene,  laptop,  scar,  product placement,  fugitive,  danger,  police officer killed,  on the run,  news report,  van,  sniper,  double cross,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  security guard,  ambulance,  terrorist,  police car,  f word,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  fight,  violence,  death,  police,  blood

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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:panic,  surveillance,  tragedy,  terrorism,  brutality,  anger,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  apartment,  boat,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  soldier,  doctor
Period:2010s
Story:terrorist attack,  commando raid,  surveillance footage,  terrorist cell,  sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  islamic terrorism,  terrorist,  street shootout,  run over by a car,  jihad,  innocent person killed,  bilingualism,  filmed killing,  carjacking,  no title at beginning,  car chase,  police officer shot,  title at the end,  eye gouging,  aerial shot,  commando,  punched in the chest,  special forces,  shot in the face,  gun battle,  chaos,  hatred,  stealing a car,  sociopath,  subtitled scene,  laptop,  tragic event,  long take,  scar,  danger,  police officer killed,  news report,  van,  sniper,  double cross,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  exploding car,  montage,  flashlight,  f word,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  bomb,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  two word title,  death,  murder,  fight,  violence,  dog,  blood

Triple 9 (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Triple 9 (2016)

In TRIPLE 9, a crew of dirty cops are blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for "officer down". Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  surveillance,  paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  detective
Period:2010s
Story:surveillance footage,  police detective,  car set on fire,  fire truck,  police shootout,  street shootout,  police chase,  police sergeant,  hands tied,  carjacking,  police chief,  shot through a window,  marijuana joint,  police raid,  firefighter,  police officer shot,  bulletproof vest,  aerial shot,  punched in the chest,  special forces,  convenience store,  shot in the face,  crime scene,  shield,  swat team,  desperation,  security camera,  electronic music score,  sociopath,  pot smoking,  grenade,  subtitled scene,  newspaper headline,  death of brother,  policewoman,  laptop,  fbi,  danger,  police officer killed,  news report,  van,  double cross,  disarming someone,  exploding car,  security guard,  interracial relationship,  drug dealer,  montage,  ambulance,  police car,  police station,  flashlight,  f word,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  urban setting,  bomb,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  police,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  violence,  blood,  murder,  death

Brick Mansions (2014) is one of the best movies like Patriots Day (2016)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:rooftop,  apartment,  restaurant
Characters:mayor,  hostage,  detective,  soldier
Period:2010s
Story:sniper rifle,  police detective,  fire truck,  police shootout,  street shootout,  police chase,  shot through a window,  car chase,  punched in the chest,  special forces,  stealing a car,  swat team,  security camera,  newspaper headline,  american flag,  news report,  sniper,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  security guard,  diner,  drug dealer,  ambulance,  police station,  flashlight,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  black comedy,  fistfight,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  two word title,  murder,  violence,  death,  police,  fight

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Survivor (2015)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Survivor (2015)

A State Department employee newly posted to the American embassy in London is charged with stopping terrorists from getting into the U.S. That puts her right in the line of fire and she is targeted for death and framed for crimes. Discredited, she is forced to go on the run while she tries to clear her name and stop a large-scale terrorist attack set for New Year's Eve in Times Square. This is why Survivor (2015) is one of the best movies like Patriots Day (2016). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  apartment,  wheelchair,  restaurant
Characters:hostage,  detective,  doctor
Story:terrorist attack,  sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  police detective,  fire truck,  police chase,  night vision binoculars,  bilingualism,  eye gouging,  aerial shot,  manhunt,  explosive,  crime scene,  exploding building,  security camera,  electronic music score,  sociopath,  subtitled scene,  policewoman,  laptop,  product placement,  fugitive,  danger,  on the run,  news report,  sniper,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  ambulance,  terrorist,  flashlight,  f word,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  helicopter,  fistfight,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  murder,  police,  violence,  fight,  death

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

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:panic,  surveillance,  tragedy,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  apartment,  wheelchair,  boat,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  policeman,  detective,  doctor
Story:police detective,  police shootout,  police chase,  police commissioner,  attempted robbery,  no title at beginning,  shot through a window,  car chase,  title at the end,  aerial shot,  punched in the chest,  manhunt,  explosive,  crime scene,  desperation,  jogging,  helmet,  sociopath,  grenade,  newspaper headline,  tragic event,  college student,  fugitive,  danger,  police officer killed,  on the run,  news report,  double cross,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  security guard,  ambulance,  police car,  flashlight,  interrogation,  car crash,  urban setting,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  investigation,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  gun,  blood,  murder,  violence,  death,  police,  fight

13 Hours (2016)
Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War

13 Hours (2016)

Libya, 2012. At an unofficial CIA base in Benghazi a group of ex-military contractors are providing security. In the aftermath of Gaddafi's downfall a power vacuum exists and the climate is volatile. Military weapons are freely available. The US Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, makes a visit to the area, staying in a compound near the CIA base. On the night of 11 September, 2012, the Ambassador's compound is attacked by hordes of heavily armed locals. The only forces willing and able to defend it are six CIA contractors. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  panic,  surveillance,  paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  deception,  escape,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  restaurant
Characters:soldier
Period:2010s
Story:commando unit,  terrorist attack,  sniper rifle,  car set on fire,  street shootout,  night vision binoculars,  run over by a car,  male camaraderie,  bilingualism,  based on true events,  based on real events,  shot through a window,  heroism,  car chase,  bulletproof vest,  aerial shot,  commando,  archival footage,  special forces,  chaos,  bravery,  broken leg,  press conference,  exploding building,  security camera,  helmet,  what happened to epilogue,  laptop,  american flag,  scar,  danger,  news report,  van,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  exploding car,  security guard,  montage,  police car,  flashlight,  f word,  car crash,  bomb,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  based on true story,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  violence,  murder

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The Dark Knight Rises (2012) is one of the best movies like Patriots Day (2016)
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:panic,  surveillance,  paranoia,  terrorism,  brutality,  deception,  funeral,  escape,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  apartment,  bar,  hospital
Characters:mayor,  hostage,  policeman,  detective,  soldier,  doctor
Period:2010s
Story:commando unit,  terrorist attack,  sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  police detective,  police shootout,  street shootout,  police chase,  police commissioner,  national guard,  leg brace,  attempted robbery,  hummer,  fingerprint,  filmed killing,  carjacking,  bloody body of child,  no title at beginning,  police raid,  media coverage,  heroism,  stadium,  bulletproof vest,  title at the end,  aerial shot,  commando,  punched in the chest,  special forces,  chaos,  stealing a car,  explosive,  broken leg,  press conference,  swat team,  exploding building,  security camera,  electronic music score,  helmet,  sociopath,  newspaper headline,  laptop,  death of child,  tragic event,  american flag,  product placement,  fugitive,  danger,  police officer killed,  on the run,  news report,  sniper,  double cross,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  exploding car,  security guard,  ambulance,  terrorist,  police station,  interrogation,  urban setting,  car crash,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  written by director,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  police officer,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  fight,  police,  murder,  death

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

The Dark Knight (2008)

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

Themes:courage,  panic,  surveillance,  tragedy,  paranoia,  terrorism,  brutality,  anger,  deception,  funeral,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  apartment,  wheelchair,  boat,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:mayor,  chinese,  hostage,  detective,  nurse,  doctor
Story:chaos,  sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  police funeral,  police detective,  car set on fire,  fire truck,  police shootout,  street shootout,  police chase,  police commissioner,  national guard,  hands tied,  innocent person killed,  radical,  fingerprint,  female cop,  two way mirror,  filmed killing,  no title at beginning,  shot through a window,  police raid,  media coverage,  heroism,  car chase,  bulletproof vest,  title at the end,  aerial shot,  punched in the chest,  hatred,  explosive,  crime scene,  broken leg,  press conference,  swat team,  desperation,  exploding building,  electronic music score,  helmet,  sociopath,  warehouse,  grenade,  subtitled scene,  newspaper headline,  policewoman,  scar,  danger,  police officer killed,  news report,  van,  sniper,  double cross,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  exploding car,  security guard,  drug dealer,  montage,  ambulance,  terrorist,  police station,  flashlight,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  urban setting,  bomb,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  investigation,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  police officer,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  police,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  fight,  dog,  murder,  violence,  blood

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. This is why Ride Along (2014) is one of the best movies like Patriots Day (2016). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:hospital
Characters:hostage,  detective,  doctor
Period:2010s
Story:police detective,  police shootout,  street shootout,  police chase,  carjacking,  text messaging,  car chase,  police officer shot,  punched in the chest,  stealing a car,  exploding building,  security camera,  electronic music score,  warehouse,  grenade,  product placement,  news report,  double cross,  disarming someone,  exploding car,  security guard,  ambulance,  police car,  police station,  flashlight,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  investigation,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  fight,  death,  murder,  police,  violence,  blood

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Red Dawn (2012)
Action, Thriller

Red Dawn (2012)

The city of Spokane, Washington is awakened by a North Korean paratrooper invasion. Marine Corps veteran Jed Eckert and his civilian brother, Matt, escape with a group of friends to an isolated cabin in the woods, where they witness the execution of their father at the hands of the ruthless Captain Cho. The brothers unite with their friends to form a guerrilla resistance group--the Wolverines--to drive the invaders from their home. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  panic,  surveillance,  paranoia,  terrorism,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:mayor,  hostage,  soldier
Period:2010s
Story:homemade explosive,  commando unit,  sniper rifle,  street shootout,  police sergeant,  police officer shot in the head,  car chase,  stadium,  commando,  special forces,  chaos,  bravery,  explosive,  exploding building,  security camera,  grenade,  pickup truck,  subtitled scene,  death of brother,  american flag,  product placement,  danger,  police officer killed,  news report,  sniper,  double cross,  disarming someone,  exploding car,  montage,  police station,  car crash,  urban setting,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  watching tv,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  police officer,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  two word title,  murder,  death,  fight,  violence

Midnight Special (2016) is one of the best movies like Patriots Day (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. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  surveillance,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:church
Characters:hostage,  policeman,  soldier
Period:2010s
Story:commando raid,  commando unit,  fbi agent,  fire truck,  suburbia,  analyst,  hands tied,  fanatic,  radio news,  police raid,  media coverage,  car chase,  firefighter,  police officer shot,  bulletproof vest,  aerial shot,  commando,  special forces,  stealing a car,  swat team,  desperation,  electronic music score,  tv news,  pickup truck,  fugitive,  fbi,  police officer killed,  gas station,  on the run,  news report,  van,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  exploding car,  diner,  ambulance,  police car,  flashlight,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  written by director,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  police officer,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  two word title,  death,  police,  blood,  fight,  murder,  gun

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

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:panic,  surveillance,  paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:police officer shot in the head,  hands tied,  shot through a window,  text messaging,  police officer shot,  stealing a car,  desperation,  sociopath,  pickup truck,  scar,  product placement,  fugitive,  danger,  police officer killed,  on the run,  news report,  sniper,  double cross,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  diner,  drug dealer,  montage,  police car,  f word,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  bare chested male,  two word title,  death,  blood,  murder,  fight,  gun,  police,  violence

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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:panic,  surveillance,  paranoia,  anger,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:motorcycle cop,  police detective,  police shootout,  leg brace,  innocent person killed,  hummer,  female cop,  two way mirror,  explosive,  crime scene,  broken leg,  desperation,  security camera,  sociopath,  policewoman,  laptop,  tragic event,  scar,  danger,  police officer killed,  van,  double cross,  exploding car,  security guard,  ambulance,  police car,  police station,  flashlight,  f word,  handcuffs,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  investigation,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  police officer,  black comedy,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  death,  dog,  police,  murder,  fight,  violence,  blood

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. This is why Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017) is one of the best movies like Patriots Day (2016). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  brutality,  deception,  funeral,  escape
Locations:rooftop,  apartment,  church,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Period:2010s
Story:commando raid,  commando unit,  surveillance footage,  sniper rifle,  asian man,  attempted robbery,  carjacking,  shot through a window,  car chase,  stadium,  bulletproof vest,  title at the end,  aerial shot,  punched in the chest,  commando,  special forces,  convenience store,  gun battle,  stealing a car,  cameo,  swat team,  exploding building,  security camera,  warehouse,  grenade,  pickup truck,  subtitled scene,  laptop,  scar,  product placement,  news report,  van,  sniper,  double cross,  disarming someone,  exploding car,  security guard,  montage,  car crash,  bomb,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  bare chested male,  murder,  fight,  death,  violence

Takers (2010) is one of the best movies like Patriots Day (2016)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Takers (2010)

A seasoned team of bank robbers, including Gordon Jennings (Idris Elba), John Rahway (Paul Walker), A.J. (Hayden Christensen), and brothers Jake (Michael Ealy) and Jesse (Chris Brown) Attica successfully complete their latest heist and lead a life of luxury while planning their next job. When Ghost (Tip T.I. Harris), a former member of their team, is released from prison he convinces the group to strike an armored car carrying $20 million. As the "takers" carefully plot their strategy and draw nearer to exacting the grand heist, a reckless police officer (Matt Dillon) inches closer to apprehending the criminals. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment,  bar,  hospital
Story:surveillance footage,  sniper rifle,  police detective,  police shootout,  street shootout,  police chase,  no title at beginning,  shot through a window,  police raid,  car chase,  police officer shot,  bulletproof vest,  aerial shot,  stealing a car,  swat team,  desperation,  security camera,  scar,  product placement,  gas station,  sniper,  double cross,  no opening credits,  security guard,  drug dealer,  police station,  flashlight,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  police officer,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  violence,  police,  blood

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:policeman
Period:2010s
Story:sniper rifle,  fire truck,  bilingualism,  fingerprint,  shot through a window,  car chase,  bulletproof vest,  aerial shot,  punched in the chest,  shot in the face,  manhunt,  stealing a car,  warehouse,  subtitled scene,  long take,  product placement,  fugitive,  danger,  on the run,  sniper,  double cross,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  montage,  f word,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  dog,  blood,  death,  murder,  gun,  violence,  fight

The Way Of The Gun (2000)
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,  anger,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment,  bar
Characters:hostage,  doctor
Story:sniper rifle,  police shootout,  police officer shot in the head,  innocent person killed,  shot through a window,  car chase,  police officer shot,  bulletproof vest,  convenience store,  stealing a car,  scar,  product placement,  fugitive,  danger,  police officer killed,  gas station,  on the run,  sniper,  double cross,  disarming someone,  interracial relationship,  diner,  ambulance,  police car,  police station,  f word,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  written by director,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  gun,  murder,  fight,  violence

Baby Driver (2017)
Action, Crime, Music, Thriller

Baby Driver (2017)

Baby is a young and partially hearing impaired getaway driver who can make any wild move while in motion with the right track playing. It's a critical talent he needs to survive his indentured servitude to the crime boss, Doc, who values his role in his meticulously planned robberies. However, just when Baby thinks he is finally free and clear to have his own life with his new girlfriend, Deborah, Doc coerces him back for another job. Now saddled with a crew of thugs too violently unstable to keep to Doc's plans, Baby finds himself and everything he cares for in terrible danger. To survive and escape the coming maelstrom, it will take all of Baby's skill, wits and daring, but even on the best track, can he make it when life is forcing him to face the music? (Read More)

Themes:panic,  surveillance,  paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  deception,  escape,  fear
Locations:apartment,  wheelchair,  restaurant
Period:2010s
Story:pizza parlor,  motorcycle cop,  police shootout,  street shootout,  police chase,  carjacking,  shot through a window,  marijuana joint,  car chase,  police officer shot,  aerial shot,  manhunt,  stealing a car,  swat team,  security camera,  sociopath,  pot smoking,  pickup truck,  pizza,  newspaper headline,  long take,  scar,  product placement,  fugitive,  danger,  police officer killed,  gas station,  on the run,  news report,  van,  disarming someone,  man with glasses,  exploding car,  security guard,  diner,  montage,  police car,  flashlight,  f word,  handcuffs,  car crash,  urban setting,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  arrest,  written by director,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  police officer,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  two word title,  murder,  police,  death,  violence,  blood,  gun

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Hardcore Henry (2015) is one of the best movies like Patriots Day (2016)
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 Patriots Day (2016). (Read More)

Themes:courage,  panic,  surveillance,  terrorism,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  apartment,  wheelchair,  bar
Characters:hostage,  soldier,  doctor
Story:sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  police shootout,  street shootout,  police chase,  innocent person killed,  bilingualism,  hummer,  shot through a window,  marijuana joint,  text messaging,  car chase,  bulletproof vest,  eye gouging,  punched in the chest,  commando,  shot in the face,  gun battle,  chaos,  stealing a car,  bravery,  shield,  electronic music score,  sociopath,  subtitled scene,  long take,  fugitive,  danger,  police officer killed,  on the run,  van,  sniper,  double cross,  disarming someone,  exploding car,  security guard,  montage,  terrorist,  police car,  f word,  interrogation,  car crash,  bomb,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  gun,  blood,  violence,  fight,  dog,  murder,  police

Harry Brown (2009)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Harry Brown (2009)

In England, retired Royal Marine Harry Brown spends his lonely life between the hospital, where his beloved wife Kath is terminally ill, and playing chess with his only friend Leonard Attwell in the Barge pub owned by Sid Rourke. After the death of Kath, Len tells his grieving friend that the local gang is harassing him and he is carrying an old bayonet for self-defense; the widower suggests him to go to the police. When Len is beaten, then stabbed to death in an underground passage, Inspector Alice Frampton and her partner Sergeant Terry Hicock are sent to investigate. They pay Harry a visit but don't have good news; the police have not found any other evidence, other than the bayonet, in order to arrest the hoodlums. This mean that should the case go to trial the gang would claim self-defense. Harry Brown sees that justice will not be granted and decides to take matters into his own hands. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  brutality,  deception,  funeral,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  detective,  nurse,  doctor
Story:police detective,  car set on fire,  street shootout,  police sergeant,  innocent person killed,  attempted robbery,  radio news,  female cop,  filmed killing,  standoff,  shot through a window,  police raid,  punched in the chest,  shot in the face,  hatred,  stealing a car,  bravery,  crime scene,  press conference,  swat team,  exploding building,  sociopath,  policewoman,  danger,  police officer killed,  double cross,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  drug dealer,  ambulance,  police station,  f word,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  arrest,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  car accident,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  police,  dog,  murder,  blood,  death,  gun,  violence

The Guest (2014)
Mystery, Thriller

The Guest (2014)

Themes:deception
Mood:suspense
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Story:fire truck,  shot through a window,  car chase,  firefighter,  title at the end,  special forces,  stealing a car,  broken leg,  jogging,  electronic music score,  pot smoking,  grenade,  pickup truck,  newspaper headline,  death of brother,  laptop,  double cross,  no opening credits,  diner,  drug dealer,  ambulance,  flashlight,  f word,  car crash,  beer,  brawl,  arrest,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  death,  violence,  murder

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Logan (2017)
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:panic,  tragedy,  paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  deception,  funeral,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:wheelchair,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  nurse,  soldier,  doctor
Story:commando raid,  commando unit,  fire truck,  hands tied,  innocent person killed,  attempted robbery,  bilingualism,  filmed killing,  shot through a window,  car chase,  severed leg,  bulletproof vest,  punched in the chest,  commando,  special forces,  convenience store,  shot in the face,  hatred,  stealing a car,  swat team,  desperation,  sociopath,  pickup truck,  subtitled scene,  newspaper headline,  long take,  scar,  product placement,  fugitive,  danger,  police officer killed,  gas station,  on the run,  van,  double cross,  disarming someone,  exploding car,  montage,  police car,  flashlight,  f word,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  written by director,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  violence,  fight,  murder,  dog,  gun,  police

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) is one of the best movies like Patriots Day (2016)
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:surveillance,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  apartment,  wheelchair,  church,  restaurant
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Period:2010s
Story:innocent person killed,  fingerprint,  shot through a window,  text messaging,  heroism,  car chase,  bulletproof vest,  aerial shot,  punched in the chest,  convenience store,  gun battle,  stealing a car,  cameo,  broken leg,  desperation,  security camera,  pickup truck,  fireworks,  laptop,  scar,  product placement,  fugitive,  danger,  police officer killed,  on the run,  double cross,  disarming someone,  exploding car,  security guard,  diner,  montage,  police car,  flashlight,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  written by director,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  police officer,  black comedy,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  violence,  police,  fight,  blood

Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA. This is why Menace II Society (1993) is one of the best movies like Patriots Day (2016).

Themes:paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  escape,  fear
Locations:hospital
Characters:muslim,  detective
Story:police detective,  street shootout,  police chase,  attempted robbery,  carjacking,  marijuana joint,  convenience store,  hatred,  stealing a car,  long take,  product placement,  gas station,  no opening credits,  drug dealer,  police station,  flashlight,  f word,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  urban setting,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  dog,  fight,  police,  gun,  murder,  violence,  death

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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,  funeral,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Locations:apartment,  wheelchair,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hostage,  doctor
Period:2010s
Story:car set on fire,  fire truck,  radical,  two way mirror,  no title at beginning,  car chase,  title at the end,  aerial shot,  punched in the chest,  stealing a car,  newspaper headline,  laptop,  scar,  product placement,  fugitive,  gas station,  on the run,  double cross,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  security guard,  interracial relationship,  diner,  ambulance,  flashlight,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  investigation,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  explosion,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  fight,  violence,  death

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:panic,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  apartment,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Story:sniper rifle,  car set on fire,  police shootout,  police chase,  bilingualism,  two way mirror,  police raid,  car chase,  aerial shot,  punched in the chest,  shot in the face,  stealing a car,  electronic music score,  subtitled scene,  long take,  scar,  product placement,  danger,  police officer killed,  on the run,  news report,  van,  sniper,  double cross,  disarming someone,  man with glasses,  exploding car,  montage,  police car,  f word,  interrogation,  car crash,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  fight,  police,  blood,  death,  murder,  gun,  violence

Morgan (2016) is one of the best movies like Patriots Day (2016)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Morgan (2016)

Themes:panic,  surveillance,  paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:chinese,  hostage,  doctor
Story:surveillance footage,  innocent person killed,  bilingualism,  filmed killing,  car chase,  aerial shot,  punched in the chest,  stealing a car,  security camera,  jogging,  electronic music score,  subtitled scene,  laptop,  danger,  double cross,  disarming someone,  man with glasses,  interracial relationship,  diner,  f word,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  blood,  murder,  fight,  death

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Odd Thomas (2013)
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Odd Thomas (2013)

Small-town fry cook Odd Thomas ('Anton Yelchin' (qv)) is an ordinary guy with a paranormal secret: he sees dead people, everywhere. When a creepy stranger shows-up with an entourage of ghostly bodachs - predators who feed on pain and portend mass destruction - Odd knows that his town is in serious trouble. Teaming up with his sweetheart Stormy ('Addison Timlin' (qv)) and the local sheriff ('Willem Dafoe' (qv)), Odd plunges into an epic battle of good vs evil to try to stop a disaster of apocalyptic proportions. Based on the best-selling thriller by Dean Koontz. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  surveillance,  paranoia,  terrorism,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Locations:apartment,  wheelchair,  church,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  policeman,  nurse,  doctor
Story:homemade explosive,  terrorist plot,  police shootout,  innocent person killed,  bomber,  police chief,  shot through a window,  police officer shot,  bulletproof vest,  shot in the face,  stealing a car,  explosive,  crime scene,  security camera,  sociopath,  product placement,  danger,  police officer killed,  van,  double cross,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  security guard,  diner,  montage,  terrorist,  police car,  handcuffs,  car crash,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  two word title,  dog,  police,  murder,  blood,  fight,  death,  violence

Hell Or High Water (2016)
Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western

Hell Or High Water (2016)

In Texas, after the death of his mother, the unemployed oil and gas worker Toby Howard is losing his ranch to the Texas Midlands Bank. Toby is divorced from his wife who lives with their two sons. When his brother Tanner Howard is released from the prison, they team up to rob agencies of the Texas Midlands Bank to raise money to pay the loan so that Toby may leave the real estate to his sons. Meanwhile the Texas Ranger Marcus Hamilton who is near retirement and his Indian descendant partner Alberto Parker try to anticipate the next move of the thieves. This is why Hell Or High Water (2016) is one of the best movies like Patriots Day (2016). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  surveillance,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:hostage,  detective
Period:2010s
Story:sniper rifle,  police detective,  car set on fire,  police shootout,  street shootout,  police chase,  male camaraderie,  innocent person killed,  male in underwear,  shot through a window,  car chase,  mustache,  gun battle,  crime scene,  desperation,  sociopath,  pickup truck,  death of brother,  long take,  product placement,  fugitive,  danger,  police officer killed,  gas station,  on the run,  news report,  sniper,  double cross,  exploding car,  security guard,  diner,  police car,  police station,  flashlight,  f word,  car crash,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  gunfight,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  investigation,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  police officer,  black comedy,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  murder,  police,  violence,  dog,  gun

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  tragedy,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  apartment,  wheelchair,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:police detective,  forensic evidence,  bilingualism,  female cop,  no title at beginning,  car chase,  aerial shot,  punched in the chest,  chaos,  electronic music score,  subtitled scene,  tragic event,  product placement,  fugitive,  danger,  police officer killed,  on the run,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  police car,  police station,  f word,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  murder,  blood,  violence,  fight,  dog,  police,  death

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The Last Boy Scout (1991) is one of the best movies like Patriots Day (2016)
Action, Thriller

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

A down and out cynical detective teams up with a down and out ex-quarterback to try and solve a murder case involving a pro football team and a politician.

Themes:brutality,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment,  bar
Characters:detective,  hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  police detective,  fire truck,  police shootout,  street shootout,  suburbia,  car chase,  firefighter,  stadium,  shot in the face,  gun battle,  hatred,  stealing a car,  explosive,  crime scene,  swat team,  desperation,  american flag,  scar,  product placement,  police officer killed,  sniper,  double cross,  disarming someone,  exploding car,  police station,  f word,  interrogation,  car crash,  bomb,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  investigation,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  police officer,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  police,  blood,  dog,  death,  murder,  gun,  violence

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:panic,  surveillance,  terrorism,  brutality,  anger,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Locations:rooftop,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Period:2010s
Story:sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  motorcycle cop,  car set on fire,  police chase,  hummer,  car chase,  bulletproof vest,  aerial shot,  punched in the chest,  chaos,  hatred,  explosive,  swat team,  exploding building,  security camera,  sociopath,  warehouse,  grenade,  subtitled scene,  american flag,  scar,  product placement,  danger,  van,  sniper,  double cross,  disarming someone,  exploding car,  security guard,  terrorist,  police car,  handcuffs,  car crash,  bomb,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  fight,  violence,  blood

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:panic,  surveillance,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  detective,  nurse,  soldier,  doctor
Story:commando unit,  police detective,  police chase,  night vision binoculars,  car chase,  aerial shot,  punched in the chest,  commando,  special forces,  electronic music score,  subtitled scene,  newspaper headline,  laptop,  product placement,  fugitive,  danger,  on the run,  double cross,  disarming someone,  exploding car,  police station,  flashlight,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  black comedy,  helicopter,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  death,  police,  dog,  fight,  murder,  violence

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The Heat (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime

The Heat (2013)

Sarah Ashburn, an FBI agent, is extremely ambitious and has her eye on a promotion, but she doesn't get along with her co-workers. She is sent to Boston to uncover the identity of an elusive drug lord, Mr. Larkin, by tracking down his proxy, Rojas, and is told that she'll have a good shot at the promotion if she finds Larkin. When she arrives in Boston, she learns that Larkin has been eliminating his competition and taking over their operations. She learns that Rojas is in Boston PD custody and goes to see him to ask him what he knows about Larkin, but is warned that the cop who arrested Rojas, Shannon Mullins, is very territorial, and she is not exactly sociable. When the two meet they don't get along. When Mullins learns why Ashburn is in Boston, she decides to find Larkin herself. Ashburn is told by her boss to work with Mullins, but it won't be easy because Ashburn does things by the book while Mullins does things her way. This is why The Heat (2013) is one of the best movies like Patriots Day (2016). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  surveillance,  paranoia,  brutality,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Locations:apartment,  wheelchair,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  detective,  nurse,  doctor
Period:2010s
Story:fbi agent,  boston massachusetts,  fbi,  police detective,  fire truck,  police shootout,  police chase,  innocent person killed,  fingerprint,  female cop,  marijuana joint,  car chase,  bulletproof vest,  swat team,  policewoman,  van,  double cross,  disarming someone,  exploding car,  diner,  drug dealer,  montage,  ambulance,  police car,  police station,  f word,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  urban setting,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  arrest,  watching tv,  investigation,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  police officer,  black comedy,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  two word title,  blood,  death,  police,  violence,  murder,  dog

The Mummy (2017) is one of the best movies like Patriots Day (2016)
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:courage,  panic,  surveillance,  paranoia,  anger,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Locations:rooftop,  church
Characters:hostage,  soldier,  doctor
Period:2010s
Story:jackhammer,  bilingualism,  media coverage,  bulletproof vest,  aerial shot,  punched in the chest,  special forces,  gun battle,  bravery,  crime scene,  security camera,  grenade,  pickup truck,  subtitled scene,  laptop,  scar,  product placement,  danger,  police officer killed,  news report,  double cross,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  security guard,  ambulance,  police car,  flashlight,  car crash,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  police officer,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  bare chested male,  violence,  fight,  dog,  police,  death,  murder,  blood

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. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  deception,  funeral,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:boat,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Story:commando unit,  boston massachusetts,  shot through a window,  media coverage,  stadium,  bulletproof vest,  commando,  special forces,  convenience store,  stealing a car,  tv news,  newspaper headline,  scar,  college student,  product placement,  fugitive,  fbi,  police officer killed,  gas station,  on the run,  news report,  sniper,  double cross,  no opening credits,  flashlight,  f word,  interrogation,  car crash,  sunglasses,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  gun,  blood,  death,  fight,  murder,  violence

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Passenger 57 (1992)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Passenger 57 (1992)

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

Themes:courage,  panic,  paranoia,  terrorism,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:fbi agent,  sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  terrorist,  fire truck,  police shootout,  innocent person killed,  heroism,  firefighter,  punched in the chest,  bravery,  swat team,  electronic music score,  fbi,  danger,  van,  sniper,  double cross,  disarming someone,  man with glasses,  exploding car,  ambulance,  police car,  handcuffs,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  police officer,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  death,  police,  blood,  fight,  violence,  murder,  gun

Southland Tales (2006)
Comedy, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Southland Tales (2006)

Southland Tales is an ensemble piece set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an adult film star developing her own reality television project, and Ronald Taverner, a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  surveillance,  paranoia,  terrorism,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Locations:church,  bar
Characters:hostage,  policeman,  soldier
Story:sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  police shootout,  street shootout,  police officer,  run over by a car,  fingerprint,  radio news,  standoff,  marijuana joint,  police raid,  media coverage,  stadium,  bulletproof vest,  aerial shot,  punched in the chest,  chaos,  hatred,  press conference,  swat team,  security camera,  electronic music score,  pot smoking,  tv news,  fireworks,  laptop,  american flag,  long take,  scar,  product placement,  danger,  police officer killed,  news report,  sniper,  double cross,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  interracial relationship,  drug dealer,  montage,  ambulance,  terrorist,  police car,  f word,  car crash,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  brawl,  gunfight,  written by director,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  police,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  blood,  dog,  violence,  gun,  fight,  death,  murder

Taking Lives (2004) is one of the best movies like Patriots Day (2016)
Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Taking Lives (2004)

The film starts in the early 1980s. Young Martin Asher took a bus for Canada. He meets another teen on the bus Matt Soulsby. When the bus broke they decided to rent a car and drive to Seattle. On the road the car gets a flat tire, and Matt starts changing the tire Martin comments on how he and Matt are about the same height and he quickly pushes Matt in the way of an oncoming truck causing a huge accident where Matt and the driver both die. He took Matt's guitar and left singing like Matt did. Twenty years later, an FBI profiler, Illeana Scott comes to Canada to help hunting down a serial killer Martin Asher who killed multiple men and lived by their identities. Martin's mother claims that she saw Martin in Quebec city and she tells the police that Martin is evil. The police also has an eyewitness James Costa who saw Asher kill his last victim... This is why Taking Lives (2004) is one of the best movies like Patriots Day (2016). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:fbi agent,  fbi,  murder investigation,  police detective,  police chase,  forensic evidence,  law enforcement,  innocent person killed,  bilingualism,  fingerprint,  two way mirror,  car chase,  crime scene,  swat team,  security camera,  pizza,  subtitled scene,  newspaper headline,  fireworks,  american flag,  scar,  police officer killed,  news report,  double cross,  disarming someone,  man with glasses,  exploding car,  security guard,  drug dealer,  montage,  police car,  police station,  flashlight,  f word,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  police,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  blood

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Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)

On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.

Themes:paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:church
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:police detective,  police shootout,  police chase,  national guard,  female cop,  standoff,  bulletproof vest,  shot in the face,  pot smoking,  policewoman,  police officer killed,  sniper,  no opening credits,  drug dealer,  police station,  f word,  urban setting,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  cigarette smoking,  dog,  death,  fight,  murder,  police,  violence,  blood

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:surveillance,  brutality,  deception
Mood:suspense
Locations:restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:boston massachusetts,  fbi agent,  police detective,  jackhammer,  no title at beginning,  title at the end,  crime scene,  exploding building,  security camera,  sociopath,  warehouse,  subtitled scene,  laptop,  long take,  product placement,  fbi,  gas station,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  security guard,  diner,  f word,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  two word title,  fight,  blood,  death,  murder,  violence

Chaos (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Chaos (2005)

In Seattle, detective Quentin Conners is unfairly suspended and his partner Jason York leaves the police force after a tragic shooting on Pearl Street Bridge, when the hostage and the criminal die. During a bank heist with a hostage situation, Conners is assigned in charge of the operation with the rookie Shane Dekker as his partner. The thieves, lead by Lorenz, apparently do not steal a penny from the bank. While chasing the gangsters, the police team disclose that they planted a virus in the system, stealing one billion dollars from the different accounts, using the principle of the Chaos Theory. Further, they find that Lorenz is killing his accomplices. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  escape,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage,  detective,  policeman
Story:fbi agent,  sniper rifle,  police detective,  police shootout,  street shootout,  police chase,  female cop,  operation,  car chase,  chaos,  crime scene,  swat team,  security camera,  newspaper headline,  policewoman,  fbi,  police officer killed,  van,  sniper,  exploding car,  security guard,  diner,  drug dealer,  ambulance,  police station,  interrogation,  car crash,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  investigation,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  violence,  police,  fight,  murder,  blood,  death

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The Purge: Election Year (2016) is one of the best movies like Patriots Day (2016)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Purge: Election Year (2016)

It's been seventeen years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for president and survive the annual ritual that targets the poor and innocent. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive until dawn...or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  panic,  surveillance,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  church
Characters:hostage
Story:commando raid,  commando unit,  sniper rifle,  street shootout,  attempted robbery,  filmed killing,  shot through a window,  text messaging,  media coverage,  bulletproof vest,  aerial shot,  punched in the chest,  commando,  special forces,  convenience store,  shot in the face,  chaos,  manhunt,  hatred,  bravery,  press conference,  security camera,  helmet,  sociopath,  laptop,  american flag,  product placement,  fugitive,  danger,  on the run,  news report,  van,  sniper,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  montage,  ambulance,  flashlight,  f word,  car crash,  urban setting,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  brawl,  gunfight,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  murder,  fight,  blood,  violence,  death

Stolen (2012)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Stolen (2012)

In New Orleans, the notorious bank thief and family man Will Montgomery steals $10m with his partners Vincent, Riley Jeffers and Hoyt. However, he has an argument with Vincent in the runaway and Hoyt leaves Will behind. He tries to flee but the FBI agent Tim Harlend organizes a manhunt and Will is captured, but he burns the stolen money to get rid of the evidence against him. Eight years later, Will leaves the prison and he goes to the house of his teenage daughter Alison Loeb, who has issues against him. Alison leaves Will alone in a coffee shop and takes a cab to go to a session with her shrink. However, a couple of minutes later, Will receives a phone call from Vincent, who is presumed dead, telling that he has abducted Alison and will kill her unless he receives the $10m of the last robbery. Now Will has twelve hours to find a way to rescue his daughter from the hands of the psychopath Vincent. This is why Stolen (2012) is one of the best movies like Patriots Day (2016). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:apartment,  boat,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hostage
Story:fbi agent,  sniper rifle,  motorcycle cop,  car set on fire,  police chase,  carjacking,  car chase,  eye gouging,  manhunt,  stealing a car,  swat team,  security camera,  pickup truck,  subtitled scene,  fugitive,  fbi,  on the run,  van,  sniper,  montage,  police car,  f word,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  bare chested male,  fight,  blood,  death,  dog,  murder,  police,  violence

Paranoia (2013)
Drama, Thriller

Paranoia (2013)

The high stakes thriller Paranoia takes us deep behind the scenes of global success to a deadly world of greed and deception. The two most powerful tech billionaires in the world ('Harrison Ford (I)' (qv) and 'Gary Oldman (I)' (qv)) are bitter rivals with a complicated past who will stop at nothing to destroy each other. A young superstar ('Liam Hemsworth' (qv)), seduced by unlimited wealth and power falls between them, and becomes trapped in the middle of the twists and turns of their life-and-death game of corporate espionage. By the time he realizes his life is in danger, he is in far too deep and knows far too much for them to let him walk away. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  surveillance,  paranoia,  anger,  deception,  escape,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment,  wheelchair,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:nurse,  doctor
Period:2010s
Story:surveillance footage,  fbi agent,  fingerprint,  aerial shot,  security camera,  jogging,  electronic music score,  laptop,  product placement,  fbi,  danger,  news report,  double cross,  baseball,  security guard,  montage,  flashlight,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  arrest,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  motorcycle,  car accident,  black comedy,  helicopter,  neo noir,  corpse,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  blood,  murder,  death

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The Departed (2006)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Departed (2006)

In South Boston, the state police force is waging war on Irish-American organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Frank Costello. While Billy quickly gains Costello's confidence, Colin Sullivan, a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the state police as an informer for the syndicate is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by their double lives, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations they have penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the mob and the police that there is a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly in danger of being caught and exposed to the enemy - and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save themselves. But is either willing to turn on their friends and comrades they've made during their long stints undercover? (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  anger,  deception,  funeral
Locations:rooftop,  apartment,  boat,  church,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:policeman,  detective
Story:massachusetts,  boston massachusetts,  baseball cap,  fbi agent,  police funeral,  police detective,  car set on fire,  police shootout,  street shootout,  police sergeant,  two way mirror,  cop killer,  no title at beginning,  governor,  standoff,  police raid,  firefighter,  archival footage,  convenience store,  shot in the face,  crime scene,  warehouse,  long take,  product placement,  fbi,  danger,  police officer killed,  gas station,  news report,  van,  double cross,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  exploding car,  diner,  drug dealer,  montage,  ambulance,  police car,  police station,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  police,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  two word title,  death,  fight,  murder,  blood,  violence,  gun

London Has Fallen (2016) is one of the best movies like Patriots Day (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

London Has Fallen (2016)

After the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances, all leaders of the Western world must attend his funeral. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a deadly plot to kill the world's most powerful leaders and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The President of the United States, his formidable secret service head and a British MI-6 agent who trusts no one are the only people that have any hope of stopping it. (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  panic,  surveillance,  terrorism,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:apartment,  wheelchair,  boat,  church
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Period:2010s
Story:commando raid,  commando unit,  terrorist attack,  sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  street shootout,  night vision binoculars,  innocent person killed,  amputee,  shot through a window,  car chase,  bulletproof vest,  aerial shot,  commando,  punched in the chest,  special forces,  swat team,  exploding building,  security camera,  jogging,  sociopath,  surgery,  subtitled scene,  laptop,  death of child,  american flag,  long take,  product placement,  news report,  sniper,  disarming someone,  exploding car,  terrorist,  police car,  police station,  f word,  car crash,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  police,  murder,  violence,  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:surveillance,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment,  boat,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  detective,  nurse,  doctor
Story:surveillance footage,  police detective,  police chase,  two way mirror,  car chase,  stadium,  punched in the chest,  security camera,  newspaper headline,  laptop,  product placement,  fugitive,  gas station,  on the run,  news report,  double cross,  disarming someone,  security guard,  police station,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  blood,  fight,  police,  murder,  death

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