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

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,  opening credits,  russian american,  mit,  young widow,  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,  jackhammer,  analyst,  forensic evidence,  national guard,  barack obama,  run over by a car,  jewish american,  asian man,  leg brace,  male camaraderie,  jihad,  year 2013,  law enforcement,  female police officer,  disaster film,  hands tied,  inspired by true events,  innocent person killed,  attempted robbery,  leg injury,  kicking in a door,  fanatic,  bilingualism,  hummer,  marathon,  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,  21st century,  no title at beginning,  cheering crowd,  male in underwear,  based on real events,  governor,  amputee,  standoff,  shot through a window,  marijuana joint,  police raid,  text messaging,  reference to barack obama,  media coverage,  heroism,  car chase,  firefighter,  severed leg,  police officer shot,  stadium,  bulletproof vest,  title at the end,  eye gouging,  mustache,  aerial shot,  punched in the chest,  commando,  archival footage,  special forces,  convenience store,  shot in the face,  gun battle,  chaos,  manhunt,  hatred,  stealing a car,  bravery,  explosive,  watching television,  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,  fight,  police,  violence,  dog,  blood,  murder,  gun,  death

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,  shot through a window,  marijuana joint,  police raid,  firefighter,  police officer shot,  bulletproof vest,  aerial shot,  punched in the chest,  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,  urban setting,  car crash,  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,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  police,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence

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: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,  kicking in a door,  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,  chaos,  hatred,  explosive,  watching television,  crime scene,  broken leg,  press conference,  swat team,  exploding building,  desperation,  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,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  murder,  blood,  death,  dog,  violence,  police

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Action, Thriller

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

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

Themes: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,  punched in the chest,  commando,  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,  car crash,  urban setting,  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,  police,  fight,  murder,  death

American Assassin (2017) is one of the best movies like Patriots Day (2016)
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:commando raid,  surveillance footage,  terrorist cell,  terrorist attack,  sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  islamic terrorism,  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,  punched in the chest,  commando,  special forces,  shot in the face,  gun battle,  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,  terrorist,  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,  fight,  blood,  violence,  dog,  death,  murder

The Take (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Take (2016)

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

Themes:panic,  surveillance,  paranoia,  terrorism,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Locations:rooftop,  apartment,  church,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:surveillance footage,  terrorist attack,  sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  police detective,  car set on fire,  police shootout,  bilingualism,  carjacking,  no title at beginning,  shot through a window,  text messaging,  media coverage,  bulletproof vest,  title at the end,  aerial shot,  punched in the chest,  shot in the face,  chaos,  shield,  press conference,  swat team,  helmet,  subtitled scene,  fugitive,  danger,  on the run,  news report,  van,  sniper,  double cross,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  security guard,  ambulance,  terrorist,  f word,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  urban setting,  bomb,  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,  black comedy,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  violence,  police,  blood,  fight,  murder,  death

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,  punched in the chest,  commando,  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,  fight,  blood,  murder,  violence,  police,  death

New Police Story (2004)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

New Police Story (2004)

Inspector Wing of the Hong Kong Police Force has become the victim of a gang, led by the evil Joe. When his entire team is killed, Wing becomes a hapless drunk, feeling guilty for the deaths of his team. A young man with a troubled past pretends to be a police officer working on the case with Wing, to get him back on his feet and begin an adventure to get revenge on the evil Joe and his Gang of Five, especially when it becomes personal. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  surveillance,  tragedy,  deception,  funeral,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:rooftop,  apartment,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  detective,  nurse
Story:surveillance footage,  sniper rifle,  police funeral,  police detective,  fire truck,  police shootout,  street shootout,  police chase,  police commissioner,  female police officer,  innocent person killed,  filmed killing,  cop killer,  police chief,  shot through a window,  police raid,  media coverage,  car chase,  firefighter,  bulletproof vest,  aerial shot,  punched in the chest,  hatred,  bravery,  explosive,  broken leg,  press conference,  swat team,  security camera,  electronic music score,  death of brother,  policewoman,  scar,  product placement,  police officer killed,  news report,  sniper,  double cross,  disarming someone,  exploding car,  montage,  ambulance,  police car,  police station,  flashlight,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  urban setting,  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,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  death,  violence,  police,  blood,  murder

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,  kicking in a door,  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,  urban setting,  car crash,  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,  violence,  death,  police,  murder,  fight

Sicario (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Sicario (2015)

When drug violence worsens on the USA Mexico border, the FBI sends an idealistic agent, Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) on a mission to eradicate a drug cartel responsible for a bomb that had killed members of her team.

Themes:surveillance,  tragedy,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Period:2010s
Story:commando raid,  commando unit,  surveillance footage,  fbi agent,  sniper rifle,  kicking in a door,  bilingualism,  bloody body of child,  no title at beginning,  severed leg,  police officer shot,  bulletproof vest,  title at the end,  aerial shot,  commando,  special forces,  swat team,  security camera,  electronic music score,  subtitled scene,  laptop,  death of child,  fbi,  police officer killed,  news report,  sniper,  double cross,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  f word,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  death,  dog,  fight

The Purge: Election Year (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,  urban setting,  car crash,  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,  blood,  violence,  fight,  death,  murder

Survivor (2015)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Survivor (2015)

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

Themes: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,  fight,  death,  murder,  violence,  police

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016) is one of the best movies like Patriots Day (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,  urban setting,  car crash,  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,  violence,  gun,  police,  blood,  death,  murder,  fight

Exit Wounds (2001)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Exit Wounds (2001)

Orin Boyd (Seagal) is a Detroit cop who doesn't follow rules. After he saved the Vice President by violating every order he received he is transferred to one of the worst precincts in the city. There he quickly encounters some corrupt cops selling heroin to drug dealers. The problem is, it's very difficult to tell who is the bad guy and who you can trust. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:rooftop,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:motorcycle cop,  police detective,  police shootout,  street shootout,  police chase,  police sergeant,  hummer,  female cop,  police chief,  shot through a window,  police raid,  car chase,  bulletproof vest,  punched in the chest,  stealing a car,  explosive,  swat team,  policewoman,  product placement,  police officer killed,  van,  double cross,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  security guard,  diner,  drug dealer,  ambulance,  terrorist,  police car,  police station,  f word,  handcuffs,  car crash,  urban setting,  bomb,  sunglasses,  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,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  violence,  death,  police,  blood,  fight,  murder

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,  murder,  blood,  violence

Inferno (2016)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Inferno (2016)

Famous symbologist on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks, a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to stop a madman from unleashing a global virus that would wipe out half of the world's population. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  surveillance,  paranoia,  terrorism,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment,  boat,  church,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  nurse,  soldier,  doctor
Period:2010s
Story:commando raid,  commando unit,  surveillance footage,  terrorist plot,  motorcycle cop,  fire truck,  bilingualism,  police raid,  firefighter,  aerial shot,  commando,  manhunt,  explosive,  swat team,  security camera,  electronic music score,  sociopath,  subtitled scene,  laptop,  scar,  fugitive,  danger,  on the run,  van,  double cross,  security guard,  ambulance,  terrorist,  police car,  interrogation,  car crash,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  bare chested male,  police,  death,  murder,  fight,  blood,  dog

Fire With Fire (2012) is one of the best movies like Patriots Day (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Fire With Fire (2012)

After witnessing the brutal murders of a convenience store owner and his son, firefighter Jeremy Coleman barely escapes with his life. As he is forced to testify against the crime lord, Hagan, he is placed in the witness protection program under the watch of the U.S. Marshals. When his new identity becomes compromised Jeremy is forced to take an unexpected course of action in order to get his life back and save the lives of those he loves. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  anger,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  policeman,  detective,  doctor
Period:2010s
Story:sniper rifle,  police detective,  fire truck,  street shootout,  hands tied,  two way mirror,  shot through a window,  car chase,  firefighter,  punched in the chest,  convenience store,  gun battle,  hatred,  crime scene,  electronic music score,  sociopath,  surgery,  laptop,  product placement,  danger,  gas station,  news report,  van,  sniper,  double cross,  disarming someone,  interracial relationship,  montage,  ambulance,  police car,  police station,  f word,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  bare chested male,  fight,  death,  violence,  blood,  murder

The Double (2011)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Double (2011)

Story kicks off with the mysterious murder of a senator bearing the marks of a Soviet assassin, who was long thought to be dead. To hunt down the killer, a retired CIA operative, who spent his career going toe-to-toe with his Soviet nemesis, is teamed with a young FBI agent.

Themes:surveillance,  anger,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  nurse,  doctor
Period:2010s
Story:fbi agent,  fire truck,  filmed killing,  car chase,  firefighter,  bulletproof vest,  hatred,  swat team,  sociopath,  warehouse,  subtitled scene,  laptop,  tragic event,  fbi,  double cross,  disarming someone,  baseball,  montage,  ambulance,  terrorist,  police car,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  written by director,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  dog,  blood,  violence,  death

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

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

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

Themes:surveillance,  paranoia,  terrorism,  brutality,  anger,  deception,  funeral,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  apartment,  church,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Period:2010s
Story:massachusetts institute of technology,  commando raid,  commando unit,  surveillance footage,  terrorist bombing,  terrorist attack,  terrorist plot,  fire truck,  police chase,  leg brace,  kicking in a door,  bilingualism,  no title at beginning,  police raid,  text messaging,  media coverage,  car chase,  title at the end,  punched in the chest,  special forces,  hatred,  stealing a car,  explosive,  cameo,  shield,  swat team,  exploding building,  security camera,  pizza,  subtitled scene,  fugitive,  on the run,  news report,  van,  double cross,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  security guard,  ambulance,  terrorist,  police car,  flashlight,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  bomb,  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,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  fight,  blood,  murder

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,  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,  death,  murder,  blood,  police,  fight,  violence

Red Dawn (2012) is one of the best movies like Patriots Day (2016)
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,  reference to barack obama,  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,  urban setting,  car crash,  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,  fight,  death,  violence,  murder

Jason Bourne (2016)
Action, Thriller

Jason Bourne (2016)

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

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  apartment,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  policeman
Period:2010s
Story:sniper rifle,  motorcycle cop,  car set on fire,  police chase,  analyst,  innocent person killed,  kicking in a door,  text messaging,  car chase,  bulletproof vest,  aerial shot,  punched in the chest,  chaos,  stealing a car,  press conference,  swat team,  security camera,  subtitled scene,  newspaper headline,  laptop,  scar,  product placement,  fugitive,  danger,  police officer killed,  on the run,  van,  sniper,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  security guard,  ambulance,  police car,  flashlight,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  bare chested male,  police,  death,  murder,  fight,  violence

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

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

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

Themes:panic,  surveillance,  paranoia,  terrorism,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Locations:apartment,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Period:2010s
Story:surveillance footage,  baseball cap,  terrorist plot,  street shootout,  bilingualism,  two way mirror,  filmed killing,  amputee,  text messaging,  media coverage,  car chase,  stadium,  mustache,  aerial shot,  punched in the chest,  shot in the face,  explosive,  cameo,  shield,  exploding building,  security camera,  sociopath,  warehouse,  subtitled scene,  laptop,  tragic event,  american flag,  scar,  product placement,  danger,  news report,  double cross,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  exploding car,  security guard,  diner,  drug dealer,  montage,  ambulance,  police car,  f word,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  bomb,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  gun,  dog,  fight,  violence,  blood

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:courage,  surveillance,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Story:car set on fire,  fire truck,  police shootout,  police officer shot in the head,  hands tied,  bilingualism,  two way mirror,  shot through a window,  marijuana joint,  text messaging,  police officer shot,  title at the end,  punched in the chest,  convenience store,  shot in the face,  manhunt,  bravery,  watching television,  swat team,  exploding building,  security camera,  pot smoking,  newspaper headline,  fireworks,  product placement,  fugitive,  police officer killed,  gas station,  on the run,  news report,  double cross,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  drug dealer,  montage,  ambulance,  police car,  police station,  f word,  handcuffs,  car crash,  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,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  murder,  blood,  death,  fight,  violence,  police

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

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)

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

Themes:panic,  surveillance,  paranoia,  terrorism,  brutality,  anger,  deception,  funeral,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  apartment,  wheelchair,  bar
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Period:2010s
Story:commando unit,  surveillance footage,  sniper rifle,  fire truck,  attempted robbery,  bilingualism,  fingerprint,  filmed killing,  police raid,  media coverage,  heroism,  car chase,  firefighter,  bulletproof vest,  aerial shot,  punched in the chest,  commando,  special forces,  shot in the face,  chaos,  hatred,  bravery,  explosive,  cameo,  shield,  broken leg,  press conference,  exploding building,  sociopath,  subtitled scene,  newspaper headline,  laptop,  american flag,  long take,  scar,  product placement,  danger,  news report,  sniper,  double cross,  disarming someone,  exploding car,  diner,  montage,  ambulance,  terrorist,  handcuffs,  car crash,  bomb,  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,  police officer,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  fight,  violence,  blood

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,  fight,  death,  violence,  blood,  gun,  murder,  police

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. (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,  gun,  blood,  murder,  police,  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: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,  cheering crowd,  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,  fight,  murder,  violence,  blood

Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995) is one of the best movies like Patriots Day (2016)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995)

John McClane is now almost a full-blown alcoholic and is suspended from the NYPD. But when a bomb goes off in the Bonwit Teller Department Store the police go insane trying to figure out what's going on. Soon, a man named Simon calls and asks for McClane. Simon tells Inspector Walter Cobb that McClane is going to play a game called "Simon Says". He says that McClane is going to do the tasks he assigns him. If not, he'll set off another bomb. With the help of a Harlem electrician, John McClane must race all over New York trying to figure out the frustrating puzzles that the crafty terrorist gives him. But when a bomb goes off in a subway station right by the Federal Reserve (the biggest gold storage in the world) things start to get heated. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  surveillance,  paranoia,  terrorism,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:boat
Characters:hostage,  policeman,  detective
Story:fbi agent,  sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  police detective,  police shootout,  female cop,  carjacking,  car chase,  chaos,  stealing a car,  swat team,  exploding building,  security camera,  subtitled scene,  policewoman,  scar,  fbi,  danger,  police officer killed,  van,  sniper,  double cross,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  exploding car,  security guard,  ambulance,  terrorist,  police station,  f word,  handcuffs,  car crash,  urban setting,  bomb,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  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,  cigarette smoking,  police,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death,  fight

The Last Boy Scout (1991)
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:hostage,  detective
Story:sniper rifle,  police detective,  fire truck,  police shootout,  street shootout,  suburbia,  kicking in a door,  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,  death,  police,  violence,  blood,  dog,  gun,  murder,  fight

London Has Fallen (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:panic,  surveillance,  terrorism,  brutality,  deception,  funeral,  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,  punched in the chest,  commando,  special forces,  swat team,  exploding building,  security camera,  jogging,  sociopath,  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,  murder,  violence,  death

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,  watching television,  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,  violence,  blood,  gun,  murder,  fight,  death

Southland Tales (2006) is one of the best movies like Patriots Day (2016)
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,  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,  police officer,  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,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  death,  gun,  blood,  police,  dog,  fight,  murder,  violence

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,  cheering crowd,  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,  violence,  fight,  murder,  dog,  death,  blood,  police

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... (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,  gun,  fight,  police,  death,  blood,  dog,  murder,  violence

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,  police,  violence,  blood,  fight,  death,  dog,  murder

Hell Or High Water (2016) is one of the best movies like Patriots Day (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. (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,  watching television,  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,  dog,  police,  death,  violence,  blood,  gun,  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: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,  commando,  punched in the chest,  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,  death,  violence,  fight

Takers (2010)
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,  death,  violence,  police,  blood,  murder

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,  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,  terrorist,  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,  fight,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood,  police,  gun

Olympus Has Fallen (2013) is one of the best movies like Patriots Day (2016)
Action, Thriller

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential Secret Service Agent Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning's inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President and avert an even bigger disaster. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:rooftop,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  nurse,  soldier
Story:commando raid,  commando unit,  terrorist attack,  sniper rifle,  terrorist plot,  street shootout,  national guard,  filmed killing,  shot through a window,  media coverage,  bulletproof vest,  commando,  special forces,  chaos,  press conference,  swat team,  exploding building,  security camera,  subtitled scene,  american flag,  fbi,  police officer killed,  news report,  sniper,  exploding car,  security guard,  ambulance,  terrorist,  f word,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  death,  violence,  blood,  murder

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,  death,  violence,  gun,  fight,  blood,  murder,  dog

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,  policeman,  detective
Story:fbi agent,  sniper rifle,  police detective,  police shootout,  street shootout,  police chase,  female police officer,  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,  murder,  police,  violence,  fight,  death,  blood

Iron Man 3 (2013)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Iron Man 3 (2013)

Marvel's "Iron Man 3" pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man? (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Locations:rooftop,  wheelchair,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Period:2010s
Story:terrorist cell,  terrorist bombing,  terrorist attack,  terrorist plot,  fire truck,  innocent person killed,  filmed killing,  21st century,  no title at beginning,  amputee,  media coverage,  severed leg,  punched in the chest,  cameo,  swat team,  exploding building,  security camera,  helmet,  sociopath,  grenade,  surgery,  newspaper headline,  fireworks,  laptop,  scar,  product placement,  police officer killed,  news report,  double cross,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  security guard,  diner,  montage,  ambulance,  terrorist,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  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,  black comedy,  helicopter,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  bare chested male,  violence,  death,  murder,  fight

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

Salt (2010)

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

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  deception,  funeral,  escape,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:apartment,  church,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Story:homemade explosive,  sniper rifle,  motorcycle cop,  fire truck,  police chase,  kicking in a door,  fingerprint,  two way mirror,  text messaging,  media coverage,  car chase,  police officer shot,  bulletproof vest,  shot in the face,  chaos,  explosive,  swat team,  security camera,  grenade,  subtitled scene,  newspaper headline,  laptop,  american flag,  scar,  product placement,  fugitive,  fbi,  on the run,  news report,  sniper,  double cross,  no opening credits,  montage,  ambulance,  police car,  flashlight,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  police officer,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  dog,  police,  murder,  violence,  fight

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

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,  baseball cap,  motorcycle cop,  police shootout,  street shootout,  police chase,  carjacking,  21st century,  shot through a window,  marijuana joint,  car chase,  police officer shot,  aerial shot,  convenience store,  manhunt,  stealing a car,  watching television,  swat team,  security camera,  sociopath,  pot smoking,  pickup truck,  pizza,  subtitled scene,  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,  punched in the face,  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,  death,  police,  blood,  gun,  violence,  murder

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. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  surveillance,  paranoia,  brutality,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Locations:apartment,  wheelchair,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  detective,  nurse,  doctor
Period:2010s
Story:boston massachusetts,  fbi agent,  police detective,  fire truck,  police shootout,  police chase,  innocent person killed,  kicking in a door,  fingerprint,  female cop,  marijuana joint,  car chase,  bulletproof vest,  watching television,  swat team,  policewoman,  fbi,  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,  death,  blood,  murder,  dog,  violence,  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,  dog,  police,  death,  violence,  murder,  gun,  blood

Die Hard 2 (1990) is one of the best movies like Patriots Day (2016)
Action, Thriller

Die Hard 2 (1990)

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

Themes:panic,  tragedy,  paranoia,  terrorism,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:church
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Story:commando raid,  commando unit,  terrorist plot,  police shootout,  police officer shot in the head,  innocent person killed,  fingerprint,  police raid,  media coverage,  police officer shot,  bulletproof vest,  commando,  punched in the chest,  special forces,  chaos,  explosive,  swat team,  sociopath,  danger,  police officer killed,  double cross,  no opening credits,  security guard,  terrorist,  flashlight,  f word,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  gun,  police,  fight,  violence,  blood,  death

Cop Land (1997)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Cop Land (1997)

Sometime in the 1970's, police officers from New York City wanted a safe haven to live, away from the dangers of the streets of New York City, this is when they established a "Cop Land" in the small New Jersey town of Garrison. Freddy Heflin who was always admired by the New York cops wanted to become one, but because he was deaf in one ear this prevents him from achieving his goal, but has become sheriff of Garrison. Recently there have been a dark omen surrounding the NYPD, and Freddy is now investigating on this case, then Internal Affairs officer Mo Tilden is also on the case and asks Freddy for help, but Freddy could not. Now Freddy suspects that a New York City cop named Ray Donlan might be one of the many cops who is corrupted by the mob and other criminals. Now, Freddy must find a cop who is nicknamed "Superboy" who can testify against Donlan and protect him, before Donlan finds Superboy and kills him. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  paranoia,  brutality,  funeral,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Locations:rooftop,  bar
Characters:mayor,  hostage,  policeman,  detective
Story:crime investigation,  police funeral,  police detective,  fire truck,  police shootout,  police chase,  female cop,  media coverage,  heroism,  car chase,  firefighter,  aerial shot,  convenience store,  gun battle,  bravery,  crime scene,  press conference,  newspaper headline,  policewoman,  product placement,  danger,  police officer killed,  on the run,  news report,  no opening credits,  diner,  ambulance,  police car,  police station,  flashlight,  f word,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  investigation,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  fire,  based on true story,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  two word title,  gun,  death,  blood,  violence,  police,  murder

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