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Paul (2011)
Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi

Paul (2011)

Two sci-fi geeks take a pilgrimage to America's UFO heartland. While there, they accidentally meet an alien who brings them on an insane road trip that alters their universe forever. For the past 60 years, an alien named Paul (voiced by 'Seth Rogen' (qv)) has been hanging out at a top-secret military base. When he discovers he's been taken prisoner, the space-traveling smart ass decides to escape the compound and hop on the first vehicle out of town - a rented RV containing Earthlings Graeme Willy ('Simon Pegg' (qv)) and Clive Gollings ('Nick Frost (I)' (qv)). Chased by federal agents and the fanatical father of a young woman that they accidentally kidnap, Graeme and Clive hatch a fumbling escape plan to return Paul to his mother ship. And as two nerds struggle to help, one little green man might just take his fellow outcasts from misfits to intergalactic heroes. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  homophobia,  deception,  drunkenness,  kidnapping,  surrealism,  friendship
Locations:campfire,  kitchen,  woods,  desert,  hotel,  bar
Characters:alien,  sheriff,  bible,  waitress,  christian,  artist,  hostage
Period:1940s,  1980s
Story:car off bridge,  alien driving car,  ford crown victoria,  wyoming,  healing gift,  bar brawl,  cowboy costume,  three breasted woman,  ufo,  one eyed woman,  improvised weapon,  man punching a woman,  woman with glasses,  fundamentalist christian,  face mask,  samurai sword,  gas mask,  alien language,  alien space craft,  alien contact,  road trip,  flipping car,  car chase,  driving a car,  singing in a car,  hotel room,  exploding car,  police car,  car crash,  gas explosion,  bar fight,  car accident,  blind in one eye,  tracing a telephone call,  rv park,  hiding in a bathroom,  offensive,  soiling pants,  fender bender,  holding breath,  amateur radio,  storm trooper,  comicon,  american midwest,  hole in chest,  comic book shop,  reference to steven spielberg,  motor home,  state trooper,  shot in the knee,  area 51,  homophobic slur,  klingon,  room service,  year 1947,  reference to bob dylan,  gas grenade,  mothership,  sparkler,  tear gas,  surprise during end credits,  secret service agent,  book signing,  hit with a chair,  chevrolet,  payphone,  hide and seek,  kicking in a door,  ford,  recreational vehicle,  creationism,  reference to star wars,  year 1980,  exploding house,  dead bird,  reference to google,  briton abroad,  san diego california,  crotch grab,  trailer park,  epilogue,  convention,  crash landing,  united states of america,  mailbox,  roadblock,  double barreled shotgun,  hillbilly,  boy with glasses,  farmhouse,  fireball,  secret service,  marijuana joint,  invisibility,  southern accent,  bullet time,  younger version of character,  government agent,  telepathy,  wilhelm scream,  geek,  lens flare,  raised middle finger,  barbecue,  sailor,  disfigurement,  healing,  arizona,  cigarette lighter,  title appears in writing,  kicked in the crotch,  convenience store,  pool table,  resurrection,  shoplifting,  cameo,  eaten alive,  back from the dead,  crushed to death,  passport,  fish out of water,  walkie talkie,  spacecraft,  comic book,  fainting,  tourist,  killing an animal,  nerd,  eyeglasses,  pickup truck,  pizza,  subtitled scene,  secret agent,  shot in the arm,  fireworks,  exploding body,  automobile,  scene during end credits,  knocked out,  race against time,  product placement,  fugitive,  pay phone,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  costume,  author,  gas station,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  spaceship,  drawing,  no opening credits,  map,  weapon,  diner,  bridge,  montage,  woman,  ambulance,  disguise,  mountain,  axe,  flashlight,  gay slur,  f word,  revolver,  british,  supernatural power,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  rifle,  mask,  brawl,  sword,  camera,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  face slap,  urination,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  car,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  one word title,  dog,  murder,  blood,  fight,  flashback

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

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

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

Themes:deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:woods,  bar
Characters:hostage
Story:improvised weapon,  woman with glasses,  car chase,  driving a car,  exploding car,  police car,  car crash,  bar fight,  car accident,  hit with a chair,  exploding house,  southern accent,  raised middle finger,  cigarette lighter,  pool table,  resurrection,  cameo,  back from the dead,  crushed to death,  walkie talkie,  eyeglasses,  subtitled scene,  secret agent,  exploding body,  knocked out,  race against time,  product placement,  pay phone,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  map,  diner,  montage,  ambulance,  mountain,  axe,  f word,  revolver,  british,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  brawl,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  car,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  murder,  dog,  fight,  blood

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Critters (1986)
Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Critters (1986)

A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople.

Themes:deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  kidnapping,  surrealism
Locations:kitchen,  bar
Characters:sheriff,  hostage,  alien
Period:1980s
Story:improvised weapon,  alien contact,  police car,  car crash,  car accident,  exploding house,  farmhouse,  southern accent,  cigarette lighter,  pool table,  eaten alive,  spacecraft,  pickup truck,  subtitled scene,  ufo,  fireworks,  exploding body,  knocked out,  race against time,  fugitive,  pay phone,  spaceship,  axe,  flashlight,  revolver,  supernatural power,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  one word title,  murder,  blood

Knight And Day (2010)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Knight And Day (2010)

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

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:kitchen,  hotel,  bar
Characters:hostage
Story:man punching a woman,  flipping car,  car chase,  singing in a car,  hotel room,  exploding car,  police car,  car crash,  car accident,  mailbox,  secret agent,  knocked out,  product placement,  fugitive,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  gas station,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  diner,  bridge,  woman,  ambulance,  disguise,  mountain,  f word,  revolver,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  photograph,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  fight

American Ultra (2015) is one of the best movies like Paul (2011)
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:deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:kitchen,  woods,  hotel
Characters:sheriff,  hostage
Story:car off bridge,  improvised weapon,  gas mask,  exploding car,  police car,  car crash,  car accident,  marijuana joint,  bullet time,  cigarette lighter,  convenience store,  comic book,  secret agent,  shot in the arm,  fireworks,  knocked out,  race against time,  product placement,  fugitive,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  gas station,  on the run,  drawing,  no opening credits,  weapon,  bridge,  montage,  ambulance,  disguise,  f word,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  bare chested male,  murder,  flashback,  blood,  fight

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Power Rangers (2017)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Power Rangers (2017)

High school outcasts stumble upon an old alien ship, where they acquire superpowers and are dubbed the Power Rangers. Learning that an old enemy of the previous generation has returned to exact vegenance, the group must harness their powers and use them to work together and save the world. This is why Power Rangers (2017) is one of the best movies like Paul (2011). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  surrealism,  friendship
Locations:campfire,  woods
Characters:alien,  hostage
Story:improvised weapon,  alien language,  flipping car,  car chase,  singing in a car,  exploding car,  police car,  car crash,  car accident,  surprise during end credits,  fireball,  bullet time,  wilhelm scream,  geek,  resurrection,  cameo,  back from the dead,  crushed to death,  spacecraft,  nerd,  pickup truck,  subtitled scene,  exploding body,  scene during end credits,  knocked out,  race against time,  product placement,  costume,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  map,  montage,  axe,  flashlight,  supernatural power,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  brawl,  sword,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  murder

Starman (1984)
Romance, Sci-fi

Starman (1984)

Jenny Hayden never did get over the death of her husband. So when an alien life form decides to model "himself" on the husband, Jenny is understandably confused if not terrified. The alien, or Starman, as he is called, has a deadline to meet, and kidnaps Jenny in order to meet it.

Themes:deception,  escape,  surrealism
Locations:woods,  desert
Characters:alien,  sheriff,  waitress
Period:1980s
Story:healing gift,  spacecraft,  alien contact,  car chase,  singing in a car,  police car,  car crash,  car accident,  american midwest,  state trooper,  crash landing,  roadblock,  southern accent,  arizona,  resurrection,  back from the dead,  fish out of water,  pickup truck,  ufo,  race against time,  product placement,  fugitive,  pay phone,  gas station,  on the run,  drawing,  map,  diner,  woman,  road trip,  supernatural power,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  brawl,  punched in the face,  urination,  machine gun,  helicopter,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  one word title,  fight

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

Self/less (2015)

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

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  surrealism,  friendship
Locations:woods,  bar
Characters:hostage
Story:flipping car,  car chase,  exploding car,  car crash,  car accident,  hiding in a bathroom,  reference to google,  resurrection,  back from the dead,  walkie talkie,  fainting,  knocked out,  product placement,  fugitive,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  gas station,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  diner,  bridge,  ambulance,  flashlight,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  murder,  flashback

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Criminal (2016) is one of the best movies like Paul (2011)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Criminal (2016)

Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous convict Jericho Stewart (Kevin Costner). When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and make the deal with him before the hacker launches ICBM's and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Story:car off bridge,  improvised weapon,  car chase,  exploding car,  police car,  car crash,  car accident,  government agent,  raised middle finger,  cameo,  crushed to death,  passport,  fish out of water,  walkie talkie,  subtitled scene,  secret agent,  knocked out,  race against time,  product placement,  fugitive,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  bridge,  ambulance,  axe,  f word,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  murder,  fight,  blood,  flashback

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

Machete Kills (2013)

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

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  surrealism
Locations:desert,  bar
Characters:sheriff,  hostage
Story:car chase,  exploding car,  car crash,  gas explosion,  bar fight,  car accident,  shot in the knee,  reference to star wars,  southern accent,  government agent,  wilhelm scream,  disfigurement,  healing,  arizona,  cameo,  crushed to death,  subtitled scene,  secret agent,  shot in the arm,  exploding body,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  gas station,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  disguise,  f word,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  sword,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  fight,  blood,  flashback,  murder

Grimsby (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Grimsby (2016)

MI6's top assassin (Mark Strong) has a brother. Unfortunately for him, he's a football hooligan (Sacha Baron Cohen) from the town of Grimsby. Nobby has everything a man from the poor English fishing town of Grimsby could want - 9 children and the most attractive girlfriend in northern England (Rebel Wilson). There's only one thing missing in his life: his little brother, Sebastian. After they were adopted by different families as children, Nobby spent 28 years searching for him. Upon hearing of his location, Nobby sets off to reunite with his brother, unaware that not only is his brother an MI6 agent, but he's just uncovered a plot that puts the world in danger. On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realizes that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot. This is why Grimsby (2016) is one of the best movies like Paul (2011). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:hotel,  bar
Characters:hostage
Story:improvised weapon,  car chase,  exploding car,  police car,  car crash,  car accident,  surprise during end credits,  exploding house,  bullet time,  raised middle finger,  kicked in the crotch,  pool table,  crushed to death,  fish out of water,  walkie talkie,  secret agent,  fireworks,  exploding body,  scene during end credits,  knocked out,  race against time,  fugitive,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  map,  bridge,  montage,  disguise,  gay slur,  f word,  british,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  brawl,  camera,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  urination,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  one word title,  fight,  flashback,  blood,  murder,  dog

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Logan (2017)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Logan (2017)

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

Themes:deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  kidnapping
Locations:woods,  desert,  hotel,  bar
Characters:hostage
Story:car chase,  hotel room,  exploding car,  police car,  car crash,  car accident,  amateur radio,  farmhouse,  southern accent,  lens flare,  convenience store,  crushed to death,  fish out of water,  walkie talkie,  comic book,  pickup truck,  subtitled scene,  shot in the arm,  exploding body,  knocked out,  race against time,  product placement,  fugitive,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  gas station,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  drawing,  montage,  axe,  road trip,  flashlight,  f word,  revolver,  supernatural power,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  sword,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  one word title,  blood,  murder,  dog,  fight

The Watch (2012) is one of the best movies like Paul (2011)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

The Watch (2012)

In Glenview, Ohio, Evan is the manager of the Costco department store and married to Abby. When the Costco night watchman, Antonio Guzman, is mysteriously murdered, Evan organizes The Neighborhood Watch, a watch team with his suburban neighbors Bob, Franklin and Jamarcus to protect the neighborhood and find the killer of Antonio. Soon they discover that the murderer is an alien that is preparing to invade Earth, and they become the last hope of mankind on Earth. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  drunkenness,  friendship
Characters:alien
Story:singing in a car,  hole in chest,  chevrolet,  exploding house,  marijuana joint,  lens flare,  raised middle finger,  pool table,  walkie talkie,  killing an animal,  exploding body,  knocked out,  race against time,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  weapon,  montage,  woman,  ambulance,  disguise,  flashlight,  f word,  revolver,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  brawl,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  face slap,  urination,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  fight,  dog

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

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage
Story:face mask,  flipping car,  car chase,  exploding car,  police car,  car crash,  car accident,  surprise during end credits,  hit with a chair,  disfigurement,  crushed to death,  walkie talkie,  scene during end credits,  knocked out,  race against time,  fugitive,  costume,  on the run,  no opening credits,  ambulance,  axe,  flashlight,  gay slur,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  mask,  brawl,  camera,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  flashback,  blood,  fight,  murder

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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:deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  kidnapping,  surrealism
Locations:woods,  bar
Characters:hostage
Story:improvised weapon,  car chase,  exploding car,  police car,  car crash,  car accident,  hit with a chair,  crash landing,  marijuana joint,  bullet time,  wilhelm scream,  raised middle finger,  disfigurement,  cigarette lighter,  resurrection,  back from the dead,  crushed to death,  walkie talkie,  subtitled scene,  shot in the arm,  exploding body,  knocked out,  fugitive,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  montage,  disguise,  axe,  gay slur,  f word,  revolver,  british,  supernatural power,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  sword,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  dog,  fight,  blood,  flashback,  murder

Ghostbusters (2016)
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Ghostbusters (2016)

Themes:deception,  escape,  surrealism,  friendship
Locations:hotel,  bar
Story:improvised weapon,  woman with glasses,  exploding car,  police car,  car accident,  surprise during end credits,  reference to google,  government agent,  raised middle finger,  cameo,  walkie talkie,  pizza,  exploding body,  scene during end credits,  knocked out,  race against time,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  author,  drawing,  no opening credits,  map,  diner,  montage,  flashlight,  supernatural power,  brawl,  punched in the face,  investigation,  face slap,  machine gun,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  dancing,  bare chested male,  one word title,  flashback,  fight

Ride Along (2014) is one of the best movies like Paul (2011)
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:deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Story:car chase,  singing in a car,  exploding car,  police car,  car crash,  gas explosion,  car accident,  surprise during end credits,  lens flare,  barbecue,  shot in the arm,  scene during end credits,  knocked out,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  ambulance,  flashlight,  revolver,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  blood,  murder,  fight

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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

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

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:kitchen,  desert,  hotel
Characters:sheriff,  waitress,  hostage
Story:improvised weapon,  car chase,  exploding car,  police car,  car crash,  car accident,  southern accent,  raised middle finger,  convenience store,  shoplifting,  cameo,  pickup truck,  fireworks,  exploding body,  knocked out,  race against time,  product placement,  fugitive,  pay phone,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  diner,  montage,  woman,  disguise,  flashlight,  gay slur,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  photograph,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  fight,  flashback,  murder,  blood

Cabin Fever (2002)
Comedy, Horror

Cabin Fever (2002)

The college friends Paul, Karen, Bert, Marcy and Jeff rent an isolated cabin in the woods to spend a week together. When they arrive, a man contaminated with a weird disease asks for help to them, but they get in panic and burn the man, who falls in the water reservoir and dies. The whole group, except Karen, makes a pact of drinking only beer along the week without knowing where the dead body is. When Karen drinks tap water and gets the disease, the group begins their journey to hell. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  drunkenness,  friendship
Locations:campfire,  woods
Characters:sheriff
Story:improvised weapon,  car chase,  car accident,  double barreled shotgun,  hillbilly,  marijuana joint,  southern accent,  disfigurement,  convenience store,  eaten alive,  pickup truck,  shot in the arm,  scene during end credits,  knocked out,  product placement,  gas station,  shot in the leg,  ambulance,  mountain,  axe,  gay slur,  f word,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  rifle,  brawl,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  urination,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  pistol,  chase,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  blood,  flashback,  murder,  dog

Tomorrow, When The War Began (2010)
Action, Adventure, Drama

Tomorrow, When The War Began (2010)

Seven Australian teenage friends from a small town go on a camping trip to be with nature. During their trip, they see military aircraft fly overhead. What they didn't know was their country was being invaded by another country. Returning home, they discover that they are at war. With no training, they band together to fight the enemy. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  friendship
Locations:campfire
Characters:christian
Story:improvised weapon,  exploding car,  car crash,  car accident,  exploding house,  marijuana joint,  cigarette lighter,  crushed to death,  walkie talkie,  knocked out,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  bridge,  montage,  flashlight,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  dog,  blood,  fight

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Scanners (1981) is one of the best movies like Paul (2011)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Scanners (1981)

Darryl Revok is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of the underground scanner movement for world domination. Scanners have great psychic power, strong enough to control minds; they can inflict enormous pain/damage on their victims. Doctor Paul Ruth finds a scanner that Revok hasn't, and converts him to their cause - to destroy the underground movement. This is why Scanners (1981) is one of the best movies like Paul (2011). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  surrealism
Locations:hotel
Characters:artist
Period:1980s
Story:car chase,  driving a car,  exploding car,  car crash,  car accident,  kicking in a door,  telepathy,  crushed to death,  shot in the arm,  exploding body,  automobile,  product placement,  pay phone,  gas station,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  revolver,  supernatural power,  held at gunpoint,  investigation,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  one word title,  murder,  blood,  flashback

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:deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  surrealism,  friendship
Locations:woods
Characters:hostage,  alien
Story:car chase,  exploding car,  police car,  car crash,  car accident,  american midwest,  state trooper,  roadblock,  lens flare,  walkie talkie,  comic book,  eyeglasses,  pickup truck,  knocked out,  race against time,  fugitive,  pay phone,  gas station,  on the run,  no opening credits,  map,  diner,  bridge,  ambulance,  flashlight,  supernatural power,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  brawl,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  photograph,  murder,  blood,  fight

Nothing To Lose (1997)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Nothing To Lose (1997)

When a man (Robbins) believes he has discovered that his wife is having an affair with his boss, it sets off a chain reaction of events. First he wanders into a ghetto where a robber (Lawrence) tries to take his money at gunpoint, but instead sets a wild ride from California to Arizona. The two eventually become reluctant friends. Discussing robbery techniques, they decide to get back at the boss by robbing an office safe containing hundreds of thousands of dollars. Life is further complicated by another pair of robbers who chase the first two for infringing on their territory. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:desert,  hotel,  bar
Characters:waitress,  hostage
Story:car chase,  car crash,  car accident,  raised middle finger,  barbecue,  arizona,  convenience store,  shoplifting,  shot in the arm,  pay phone,  gas station,  diner,  flashlight,  f word,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  brawl,  sword,  punched in the face,  face slap,  pistol,  chase,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  fight,  flashback

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Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017)

Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang (Donnie Yen) and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora's Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape
Locations:woods,  bar
Characters:hostage
Story:improvised weapon,  woman with glasses,  car chase,  exploding car,  car crash,  car accident,  hit with a chair,  bullet time,  government agent,  raised middle finger,  convenience store,  cameo,  walkie talkie,  pickup truck,  subtitled scene,  secret agent,  shot in the arm,  knocked out,  race against time,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  map,  weapon,  bridge,  montage,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  murder,  fight

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

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011)

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

Themes:deception,  kidnapping
Locations:desert,  bar
Characters:hostage,  alien
Story:spacecraft,  gas mask,  car chase,  exploding car,  car crash,  car accident,  surprise during end credits,  epilogue,  crash landing,  government agent,  lens flare,  kicked in the crotch,  resurrection,  back from the dead,  walkie talkie,  secret agent,  shot in the arm,  exploding body,  scene during end credits,  product placement,  shot in the leg,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  weapon,  bridge,  montage,  disguise,  axe,  flashlight,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  sword,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  bare chested male,  fight,  flashback,  murder,  dog,  blood

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

The Mummy (2017)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension. This is why The Mummy (2017) is one of the best movies like Paul (2011). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  friendship,  surrealism
Locations:woods,  desert
Characters:hostage
Story:improvised weapon,  flipping car,  police car,  car crash,  car accident,  telepathy,  resurrection,  back from the dead,  walkie talkie,  pickup truck,  subtitled scene,  knocked out,  race against time,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  ambulance,  axe,  flashlight,  supernatural power,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  brawl,  punched in the face,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  bare chested male,  fight,  blood,  murder,  dog,  flashback

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

2 Guns (2013)

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

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:desert,  hotel
Characters:waitress,  hostage
Story:car chase,  exploding car,  car crash,  gas explosion,  car accident,  shot in the knee,  southern accent,  lens flare,  barbecue,  passport,  killing an animal,  pickup truck,  subtitled scene,  shot in the arm,  race against time,  fugitive,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  diner,  disguise,  revolver,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  mask,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  urination,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  flashback,  murder,  blood,  dog

Brick Mansions (2014)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Characters:waitress,  hostage
Story:car chase,  car crash,  car accident,  kicking in a door,  raised middle finger,  barbecue,  walkie talkie,  shot in the arm,  knocked out,  race against time,  no opening credits,  diner,  ambulance,  axe,  flashlight,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  murder,  fight,  flashback

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) is one of the best movies like Paul (2011)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

After a car accident, Michelle awakens to find herself in a mysterious bunker with two men named Howard and Emmett. Howard offers her a pair of crutches to help her remain mobile with her leg injury sustained from the car crash and tells her to "get good on those" before leaving the bunker. She has been given the information that there has been an alien attack and the outside world is poisoned. However, Howard and Emmett's intentions soon become questionable and Michelle is faced with a question: Is it better in here or out there? (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:kitchen
Characters:hostage,  alien
Story:car accident,  improvised weapon,  gas mask,  alien contact,  exploding car,  car crash,  car,  amateur radio,  farmhouse,  disfigurement,  cigarette lighter,  title appears in writing,  spacecraft,  pickup truck,  ufo,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  gas station,  spaceship,  drawing,  no opening credits,  map,  bridge,  montage,  woman,  flashlight,  revolver,  beer,  brawl,  shot in the head,  shot to death,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  murder,  flashback,  blood

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  surrealism,  friendship
Locations:woods
Characters:hostage
Story:face mask,  kicking in a door,  fireball,  bullet time,  disfigurement,  cameo,  eaten alive,  crushed to death,  fainting,  shot in the arm,  exploding body,  knocked out,  fugitive,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  map,  bridge,  montage,  disguise,  axe,  british,  supernatural power,  brawl,  sword,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  murder,  fight,  blood,  flashback,  dog

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller, Western

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

The Old West.. where a lone cowboy leads an uprising against a terror from beyond our world. 1873. New Mexico Territory. A stranger with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don't welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford). It's a town that lives in fear. But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known. Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he's been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. With the help of the elusive traveler Ella (Olivia Wilde), he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents-townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors-all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival. This is why Cowboys & Aliens (2011) is one of the best movies like Paul (2011). (Read More)

Themes:escape,  drunkenness,  kidnapping
Locations:desert,  campfire,  woods,  bar
Characters:sheriff,  hostage,  alien
Story:bar brawl,  alien contact,  bar fight,  hole in chest,  ford,  crash landing,  wilhelm scream,  lens flare,  disfigurement,  arizona,  kicked in the crotch,  resurrection,  eaten alive,  back from the dead,  spacecraft,  killing an animal,  ufo,  shot in the arm,  exploding body,  knocked out,  fugitive,  on the run,  spaceship,  mountain,  revolver,  supernatural power,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  brawl,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  dog,  fight,  flashback,  murder,  blood

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

The Nice Guys (2016)

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

Themes:deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  friendship
Locations:woods,  hotel,  bar
Characters:hostage
Story:gas mask,  woman,  car chase,  exploding car,  police car,  car crash,  car accident,  hit with a chair,  marijuana joint,  disfigurement,  cigarette lighter,  title appears in writing,  walkie talkie,  shot in the arm,  exploding body,  automobile,  knocked out,  race against time,  pay phone,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  gas station,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  diner,  ambulance,  gay slur,  f word,  revolver,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  car,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  blood,  dog,  murder,  flashback

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Central Intelligence (2016) is one of the best movies like Paul (2011)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Central Intelligence (2016)

Calvin Joyner was voted in high school the guy most likely to succeed. 20 years later he's an accountant. As his high school reunion approaches, he tries to make contact with his old schoolmates. And someone named Bob Stone contacts him. He says that he was known as Robbie Weirdicht in school. Calvin remembers that he was picked on, as a matter of fact after an extremely nasty prank he left school. They agree to meet and Calvin is surprised by how much he has changed. Bob asks Calvin to help him out. He says yes and the next thing he knows some men burst into his home. They're CIA, the one in charge is looking for Stone, she says he's a rogue agent. When they can't find Bob they leave. Later he approaches Calvin telling him, he is not a rogue agent, he's trying to find a person known as the Black Badger who is planning to sell some information that in the wrong hands can be disastrous. so he needs Calvin's help to stop him. Calvin's not sure whom he should believe. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:kitchen,  bar
Characters:waitress,  hostage
Story:improvised weapon,  car chase,  exploding car,  car crash,  bar fight,  car accident,  hit with a chair,  raised middle finger,  cigarette lighter,  walkie talkie,  pickup truck,  secret agent,  knocked out,  race against time,  product placement,  fugitive,  on the run,  no opening credits,  bridge,  montage,  revolver,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  brawl,  punched in the face,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  flashback,  fight

Spy (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Spy (2015)

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

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:kitchen,  hotel,  bar
Characters:hostage
Story:car chase,  hotel room,  car crash,  car accident,  raised middle finger,  cameo,  fish out of water,  fainting,  tourist,  subtitled scene,  shot in the arm,  knocked out,  race against time,  shot in the leg,  disguise,  f word,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  one word title,  fight,  murder,  blood,  flashback

Pineapple Express (2008)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Pineapple Express (2008)

Lazy court-process clerk and stoner Dale Denton has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver: to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop and the city's most dangerous drug lord, he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him--and it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they're not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia: incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Pineapple Express. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:woods
Characters:hostage
Story:car chase,  exploding car,  police car,  car crash,  car accident,  marijuana joint,  cigarette lighter,  kicked in the crotch,  crushed to death,  subtitled scene,  shot in the arm,  pay phone,  costume,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  weapon,  montage,  disguise,  flashlight,  f word,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  rifle,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  fight,  blood,  flashback

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Hung Fan Kui (1995)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Hung Fan Kui (1995)

Keong comes from Hong Kong to visit New York for his uncle's wedding. His uncle runs a market in the Bronx and Keong offers to help out while Uncle is on his honeymoon. During his stay in the Bronx, Keong befriends a neighbor kid and beats up some neighborhood thugs who cause problems at the market. Meanwhile, one of those petty thugs in the local gang stumbles into a criminal situation way over his head. Blinded by greed, his involvement draws his gang, the kid, Keong, and the whole neighborhood into a deadly crossfire. When the lazy cops fail to successfully resolve matters, Keong takes things into his own hands. Needless to say, much spectacular kung-fu and outrageous action sequences follow.... This is why Hung Fan Kui (1995) is one of the best movies like Paul (2011). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  kidnapping
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage
Story:improvised weapon,  woman with glasses,  exploding car,  police car,  car crash,  car accident,  kicking in a door,  trailer park,  pool table,  shoplifting,  crushed to death,  subtitled scene,  knocked out,  product placement,  disguise,  revolver,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  sword,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  bare chested male,  fight,  murder,  blood

Odd Thomas (2013) is one of the best movies like Paul (2011)
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:deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  surrealism
Locations:desert
Characters:sheriff,  waitress,  hostage
Story:singing in a car,  exploding car,  police car,  car crash,  gas explosion,  car accident,  exploding house,  invisibility,  bullet time,  barbecue,  shot in the arm,  exploding body,  knocked out,  race against time,  product placement,  no opening credits,  diner,  montage,  revolver,  supernatural power,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  character name in title,  dog,  flashback,  fight,  blood,  murder

The 5th Wave (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The 5th Wave (2016)

Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth in ruin. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal fifth wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope - if she can only trust him. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:campfire,  woods
Characters:hostage,  alien
Story:gas mask,  alien contact,  exploding car,  car crash,  car accident,  farmhouse,  convenience store,  spacecraft,  ufo,  knocked out,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  gas station,  shot in the leg,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  map,  montage,  disguise,  axe,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  brawl,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  blood,  murder,  flashback

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This Is The End (2013)
Comedy, Fantasy

This Is The End (2013)

All 'Jay Baruchel' (qv) expected coming to LA was a fun time with 'Seth Rogen' (qv) with all the wild partying to have both by themselves and at 'James Franco' (qv)'s housewarming party. Suddenly, the Rapture hits and the Biblical Apocalypse has begun. Now, Jay and Seth are desperately sheltering in James' house for rescue along with a few other friends. Together, they must band together to attempt to survive the end of the world, only for Jay to find that they are all too dumb and superficial to do it until they discover the only way out. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  drunkenness,  friendship
Locations:kitchen
Characters:bible
Story:exploding car,  car crash,  car accident,  recreational vehicle,  marijuana joint,  lens flare,  raised middle finger,  barbecue,  convenience store,  cameo,  eaten alive,  crushed to death,  exploding body,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  montage,  axe,  gay slur,  f word,  beer,  punched in the face,  face slap,  urination,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  blood

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

The G.I. Joe team is framed for crimes against the country by Zartan, disguised as the President, and Cobra Commander has all the world leaders under his influence, with their advanced warheads headed towards innocent populaces around the world. Outnumbered and outgunned, the surviving team members form a plan with their original leader, General Joseph Colton, to rescue the President and face off Cobra Commander, his accomplices and the world leaders. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:desert
Characters:hostage
Story:face mask,  exploding car,  secret service agent,  secret service,  southern accent,  lens flare,  healing,  walkie talkie,  shot in the arm,  exploding body,  knocked out,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  on the run,  no opening credits,  bridge,  disguise,  mountain,  british,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  sword,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  dancing,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  flashback,  murder,  blood,  fight

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) is one of the best movies like Paul (2011)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

After saving Xandar from Ronan's wrath, the Guardians are now recognized as heroes. Now the team must help their leader Star Lord (Chris Pratt) uncover the truth behind his true heritage. Along the way, old foes turn to allies and betrayal is blooming. And the Guardians find that they are up against a devastating new menace who is out to rule the galaxy. This is why Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) is one of the best movies like Paul (2011). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  surrealism
Locations:campfire,  woods
Characters:hostage,  alien
Period:1980s
Story:face mask,  singing in a car,  surprise during end credits,  year 1980,  crash landing,  southern accent,  telepathy,  wilhelm scream,  disfigurement,  cameo,  crushed to death,  spacecraft,  shot in the arm,  exploding body,  scene during end credits,  knocked out,  race against time,  fugitive,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  on the run,  spaceship,  diner,  montage,  flashlight,  supernatural power,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  brawl,  sword,  punched in the face,  urination,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  dancing,  bare chested male,  flashback,  fight,  murder

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Bride Of Chucky (1998)
Comedy, Horror

Bride Of Chucky (1998)

Chucky hooks up with another murderous doll, the bridal gown-clad Tiffany, for a Route 66 murder spree with their unwitting hosts, two eloping high-school graduates.

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  surrealism
Locations:kitchen,  hotel
Characters:hostage
Story:face mask,  car chase,  exploding car,  police car,  car crash,  car accident,  recreational vehicle,  trailer park,  marijuana joint,  raised middle finger,  disfigurement,  cigarette lighter,  convenience store,  resurrection,  back from the dead,  exploding body,  knocked out,  race against time,  fugitive,  pay phone,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  on the run,  drawing,  bridge,  montage,  road trip,  flashlight,  f word,  revolver,  supernatural power,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  pistol,  chase,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  fight,  blood

Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001)

The year is 2071. Following a terrorist bombing, a deadly virus is released on the populace of Mars and the government has issued a 300 million woo-long reward, the largest bounty in history, for the capture of whoever is behind it. The bounty hunter crew of the spaceship Bebop; Spike, Faye, Jet and Ed, take the case with hopes of cashing in the bounty. However, the mystery surrounding the man responsible, Vincent, goes deeper than they ever imagined, and they aren't the only ones hunting him. The original creators of the virus have dispatched Electra to deal with Vincent and take out anyone who may stumble on the truth behind him. As the hunt for the man with no past and no future continues to escalate, they begin to question what about the world is reality and what is a dream as the line between sanity and insanity becomes more apparent. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  surrealism
Locations:campfire
Characters:hostage
Story:gas mask,  exploding car,  kicking in a door,  crash landing,  bullet time,  government agent,  convenience store,  walkie talkie,  spacecraft,  shot in the arm,  fireworks,  race against time,  product placement,  spaceship,  drawing,  bridge,  montage,  disguise,  flashlight,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  flashback,  murder,  fight,  blood,  dog

Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)

HITMAN: AGENT 47 centers on an elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. He is the culmination of decades of research and forty-six earlier Agent clones -- endowing him with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence. His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent 47's past to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own. Teaming up with a young woman who may hold the secret to overcoming their powerful and clandestine enemies, 47 confronts stunning revelations about his own origins and squares off in an epic battle with his deadliest foe. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:hotel
Characters:hostage
Story:improvised weapon,  woman,  car chase,  exploding car,  car crash,  telepathy,  wilhelm scream,  crushed to death,  secret agent,  shot in the arm,  exploding body,  scene during end credits,  knocked out,  race against time,  product placement,  fugitive,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  map,  disguise,  supernatural power,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  character name in title,  murder,  flashback

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Cursed (2005) is one of the best movies like Paul (2011)
Comedy, Horror

Cursed (2005)

Ellie has been taking care of her younger brother Jimmy since their parents death. One night after picking him up from a party they are involved in a car accident on Mullholland Drive. While trying to rescue a woman from the other car a creature attacks and kills her, also injuring both Ellie and Jimmy. After some research Jimmy realizes the creature could only have been a werewolf. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  drunkenness,  surrealism
Locations:bar
Story:car off bridge,  police car,  car crash,  car accident,  geek,  cameo,  eaten alive,  comic book,  pizza,  knocked out,  product placement,  diner,  woman,  ambulance,  gay slur,  supernatural power,  brawl,  sword,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car,  shot to death,  pistol,  chase,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  bare chested male,  one word title,  murder,  blood,  dog,  fight

Attack The Block (2011)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Attack The Block (2011)

Attack the Block follows an unlucky young woman and and a gang of tough inner-city kids who make an unlikely alliance to try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, turning a South London apartment complex into a war-zone. This is why Attack The Block (2011) is one of the best movies like Paul (2011). (Read More)

Themes:escape,  friendship
Characters:alien
Story:exploding car,  car crash,  gas explosion,  marijuana joint,  lens flare,  cigarette lighter,  eaten alive,  killing an animal,  fireworks,  exploding body,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  woman,  axe,  f word,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  sword,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  dog,  blood,  murder

The Blob (1988)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Blob (1988)

Meg Penny is a cheerleader out on her first date with one of the football players, Paul Taylor. It doesn't go very well. Before they get where they're going, an old vagrant runs out in front of Paul's car, screaming in terror. The old man is closely followed by Brian Flagg, the local teen rebel, complete with long hair, black leather jacket, motorcycle and tough-guy attitude. Paul blames Brian for chasing the old man, but after the threesome takes him to the doctor's office, it becomes clear the vagrant had more to worry about than some young tough. He was screaming because of the acid-like substance on his hand - a substance that spreads over his body and eventually consumes him. Soon, the growing red blob, which sprouts tentacles to attack its victims, becomes a menace to the small town of Arbeville, Colorado. The military soon arrives in Hazmat suits, led by the wide-eyed Dr. Christopher Meddows. They're from the government, they say, and they want to help; but Brian's distrust for authority figures proves justified when he learns of their true motives. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  friendship
Locations:kitchen,  woods
Characters:sheriff,  bible,  waitress
Period:1980s
Story:car off bridge,  improvised weapon,  exploding car,  police car,  car accident,  crash landing,  raised middle finger,  disfigurement,  eaten alive,  crushed to death,  walkie talkie,  exploding body,  race against time,  map,  diner,  bridge,  ambulance,  axe,  flashlight,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  machine gun,  helicopter,  car,  blood splatter,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  blood,  murder,  dog

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Man Of Steel (2013)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Man Of Steel (2013)

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

Themes:escape,  kidnapping
Locations:desert,  hotel,  bar
Characters:waitress,  hostage,  alien
Story:man punching a woman,  gas mask,  alien contact,  exploding car,  car crash,  american midwest,  crash landing,  farmhouse,  telepathy,  wilhelm scream,  lens flare,  crushed to death,  spacecraft,  ufo,  exploding body,  race against time,  product placement,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  costume,  gas station,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  diner,  bridge,  supernatural power,  brawl,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  murder,  flashback,  fight,  dog

The A-team (2010) is one of the best movies like Paul (2011)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

The A-team (2010)

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

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:desert,  hotel
Characters:hostage
Story:gas mask,  car chase,  exploding car,  police car,  car crash,  gas grenade,  government agent,  raised middle finger,  barbecue,  cameo,  fainting,  subtitled scene,  secret agent,  shot in the arm,  fireworks,  exploding body,  knocked out,  product placement,  fugitive,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  on the run,  ambulance,  disguise,  revolver,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  murder,  fight,  blood,  flashback

Deadpool (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-fi

Deadpool (2016)

This is the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage
Story:healing,  man punching a woman,  face mask,  flipping car,  exploding car,  car crash,  gas explosion,  bar fight,  car accident,  hit with a chair,  reference to star wars,  bullet time,  telepathy,  disfigurement,  title appears in writing,  pool table,  crushed to death,  pizza,  shot in the arm,  exploding body,  race against time,  shot in the leg,  drawing,  map,  montage,  woman,  axe,  gay slur,  f word,  revolver,  supernatural power,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  mask,  brawl,  sword,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  urination,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  photograph,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  one word title,  flashback,  blood,  murder,  fight

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