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Predator (1987)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Predator (1987)

A team of special force ops, led by a tough but fair soldier, Major "Dutch" Schaefer, are ordered to assist CIA man, Colonel Al Dillon, on a rescue mission for potential survivors of a Helicopter downed over remote South American jungle. Not long after they land, Dutch and his team discover that they have been sent in under false pretenses. This deception turns out to be the least of their worries though, when they find themselves being methodically hunted by something not of this world. (Read More)

Themes:hunting, paranoia, brutality, military, monster, fear, betrayal
Mood:night, suspense, gore
Locations:jungle
Characters:alien, warrior, hostage, soldier
Period:1980s
Story:predator chases prey, commando mission, cia, handheld minigun, apache indian, human prey, invisibility cloak, predator, big game hunter, commando unit, hunting people, snare trap, booby trap, first of series, mission, survival horror, helicopter, humanoid alien, human versus alien, black soldier

Predators (2010)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Predators (2010)

The mercenary Royce; the military Isabelle; the Russian soldier Nikolai; the San Quentin criminal Stans; the Sierra Leone militia Mombasa; the drug lord Cuchillo; the Yakuza Hanzo; and the Doctor Edwin awake in free fall but they succeed to open their parachutes landing in a jungle. Soon they find that they are on another planet and they are prey of aliens in a deadly hunting game, and they need to join forces to destroy their predators and survive. (Read More)

Themes:hunting, paranoia, brutality, military, monster, fear, betrayal
Mood:suspense, gore
Locations:jungle
Characters:warrior, hostage, alien, soldier
Story:human prey, invisibility cloak, hunting people, snare trap, booby trap, survival horror, human versus alien, invisible monster, foot chase, human hunted down for sport, green blood, hunted people, spine ripping, infrared vision, hole in chest, covered in mud, free fall, infra red, minigun, prey

Lone Survivor (2013)
Action, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War

Lone Survivor (2013)

Marcus Luttrell, a Navy Seal, and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. After running into mountain herders and capturing them, they were left with no choice but to follow their rules of engagement or be imprisoned. Now Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare. (Read More)

Themes:military
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior, hostage, soldier
Story:commando mission, commando unit, mission, exploding helicopter, foot chase, trail of blood, covert operation, dog tag, grenade launcher, gatling gun, commando, special forces, scene during opening credits, hand grenade, battlefield, shot in the arm, american abroad, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, binoculars

Predator 2 (1990)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Predator 2 (1990)

LAPD lieutenant Mike Harrigan ('Danny Glover' (qv)) and his cocky detective partner Jerry Lambert ('Bill Paxton' (qv)) soon realize that what seemed a bloody feud between voodoo high priest King Willie's ('Calvin Lockhart' (qv)) Jamaican gangs and Ramon Vega's ('Corey Rand' (qv)) Colombian drug gang is actually the work of a scary third party. Peter Keyes's ('Gary Busey' (qv)) federal team shields the crime scene even for the LAPD, but after forensics proves it must be an alien, who keeps making victims, the chase brings them all together. (Read More)

Themes:hunting, monster
Mood:suspense, gore
Characters:alien
Story:predator chases prey, human prey, invisibility cloak, big game hunter, hunting people, hunter, survival horror, humanoid alien, human versus alien, invisible monster, foot chase, human hunted down for sport, green blood, spine ripping, infra red, prey, lifted by the throat, predator, extraterrestrial, invisibility

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013) is one of the best movies like Predator (1987)
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:military, betrayal
Characters:warrior, hostage, soldier
Story:commando mission, commando unit, foot chase, covert operation, dog tag, self destruction, grenade launcher, gatling gun, commando, special forces, hand grenade, battlefield, shot in the arm, general, mercenary, american abroad, exploding body, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, binoculars

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:paranoia, brutality, monster, fear, betrayal
Characters:warrior, hostage, soldier
Story:knife throwing, foot chase, covered in mud, kicking in a door, hanging upside down, wisecrack humor, reverse footage, torch, rebel, scene during opening credits, bow and arrow, battlefield, shot in the arm, severed arm, general, profanity, waterfall, exploding body, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue

Fury (2014)
Action, Drama, War

Fury (2014)

1945, in World War II Germany, the tough Sergeant Don 'Wardaddy' Collier commands a tank and survives a German attack with his veteran crew composed of Boyd 'Bible' Swan, Trini 'Gordo' Garcia and Grady 'Coon-Ass' Travis. He receives a rookie soldier Norman Ellison as the substitute for his deceased gunner and he tries to harden the youth along the way. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, military
Mood:gore
Characters:soldier
Story:male camaraderie, dog tag, mine, hand grenade, shaving, machismo, battlefield, shot in the arm, exploding body, american abroad, mission, person on fire, character repeating someone else's dialogue, binoculars, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, exploding car, map, stabbed to death, death of friend

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Action, Adventure, Thriller, War

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

John Rambo is removed from prison by his former superior, Colonel Samuel Troutman, for a top-secret operation to bring back POW's still held in Vietnam. Rambo's assignment is to only take pictures of where the POWs are being held, but Rambo wants to get the POWs out of Vietnam. Teamed up with female Vietnamese freedom fighter Co Bao, Rambo embarks on a mission to rescue the POWs, who are being held by sadistic Vietnamese Captain Vinh and his Russian comrade, Lieutenant Colonel Padovsky. Rambo starts killing every enemy in sight while still focusing on his intentions to rescue the POWs. There are also corrupt American officials involved in the mission, including Marshall Murdock, one of Rambo's superiors. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, military, betrayal
Locations:jungle
Characters:warrior, hostage, soldier
Period:1980s
Story:mission, exploding helicopter, knife throwing, foot chase, cartridge belt, ammunition belt, ammo belt, green beret, covert operation, male protagonist, gatling gun, wisecrack humor, special forces, bow and arrow, hand grenade, machismo, battlefield, cia, first part, waterfall

Riddick (2013) is one of the best movies like Predator (1987)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Riddick (2013)

The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he's encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty. The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won't leave the planet without Riddick's head as their trophy. (Read More)

Themes:monster, betrayal
Mood:gore
Characters:alien
Story:booby trap, knife throwing, grenade launcher, laser gun, characters killed one by one, lasersight, wisecrack humor, scene during opening credits, killing an animal, machismo, shot in the arm, severed arm, mercenary, exploding body, trap, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, spaceship, outer space, stabbed in the chest

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

Alice awakes at home with her daughter Becky and her husband. But soon she realizes that she is actually in an Umbrella Corporation's underground facility. Out of the blue, the computer security system shuts-down and Alice flees to the central control room of the facility. She meets Ada Wong, who works with Albert Wesker, and she learns that a five-man team has been sent by Wesker to rescue them. However, the Red Queen sends Jill Valentine and Rain to hunt them down. (Read More)

Themes:military, monster
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior, hostage, soldier
Story:commando mission, commando unit, survival horror, foot chase, blood on camera lens, hunt, female fighter, timebomb, commando, special forces, hand grenade, battlefield, shot in the arm, mercenary, exploding body, mission, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, map, impalement

Rambo III (1988)
Action, Adventure, Thriller, War

Rambo III (1988)

John Rambo's former Vietnam superior, Colonel Samuel Trautman, has been assigned to lead a mission to help the Mujahedeen rebels who are fighting the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, but the Buddhist Rambo turns down Trautman's request that Rambo help out. When the mission goes belly up and Trautman is kidnapped and tortured by Russian Colonel Zaysen, Rambo launches a rescue effort and allies himself with the Mujahedeen rebels and gets their help in trying to rescue Trautman from Zaysen. This is why Rambo III (1988) is one of the best movies like Predator (1987). (Read More)

Themes:brutality
Characters:warrior, hostage
Period:1980s
Story:booby trap, mission, exploding helicopter, knife throwing, cartridge belt, ammunition belt, ammo belt, trip wire, covert operation, blood on camera lens, timebomb, grenade launcher, rebel, bow and arrow, hand grenade, machismo, battlefield, exploding body, american abroad, shot in the leg

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, brutality, military, fear, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:jungle
Characters:hostage, soldier
Story:exploding helicopter, grenade launcher, gatling gun, lasersight, commando, special forces, torch, bow and arrow, hand grenade, shaving, battlefield, waterfall, exploding body, character's point of view camera shot, mission, binoculars, double cross, map, death of friend, impalement

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) is one of the best movies like Predator (1987)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:paranoia, brutality, fear, betrayal
Mood:suspense, gore
Characters:warrior
Story:foot chase, blood on camera lens, grenade launcher, machismo, shot in the arm, american abroad, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, cigar smoking, double cross, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, ambush, survival, shot in the back, action hero, held at gunpoint, showdown, falling from height

Avatar (2009)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Avatar (2009)

When his brother is killed in a robbery, paraplegic Marine Jake Sully decides to take his place in a mission on the distant world of Pandora. There he learns of greedy corporate figurehead Parker Selfridge's intentions of driving off the native humanoid "Na'vi" in order to mine for the precious material scattered throughout their rich woodland. In exchange for the spinal surgery that will fix his legs, Jake gathers intel for the cooperating military unit spearheaded by gung-ho Colonel Quaritch, while simultaneously attempting to infiltrate the Na'vi people with the use of an "avatar" identity. While Jake begins to bond with the native tribe and quickly falls in love with the beautiful alien Neytiri, the restless Colonel moves forward with his ruthless extermination tactics, forcing the soldier to take a stand - and fight back in an epic battle for the fate of Pandora. (Read More)

Themes:hunting, military, monster, fear, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:jungle
Characters:alien, warrior, soldier
Story:humanoid alien, human versus alien, exploding helicopter, battle, knife throwing, foot chase, rainforest, hunt, extraterrestrial, gatling gun, torch, hunter, killing an animal, bow and arrow, battlefield, general, waterfall, mercenary, terror, mission

The Magnificent Seven (2016)
Action, Adventure, Western

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in The Magnificent Seven. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns. As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, betrayal
Characters:warrior
Story:booby trap, knife throwing, trip wire, apache, tracker, kicking in a door, gatling gun, mine, wisecrack humor, torch, scene during opening credits, killing an animal, bow and arrow, battlefield, shot in the arm, mercenary, exploding body, person on fire, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead

The Expendables (2010)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

The Expendables (2010)

Barney Ross leads the "Expendables", a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, martial arts expert Yin Yang, heavy weapons specialist Hale Caesar, demolitionist Toll Road and loose-cannon sniper Gunner Jensen. When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church to assassinate the merciless dictator of a small South American island, Barney and Lee head to the remote locale to scout out their opposition. Once there, they meet with local rebel Sandra and discover the true nature of the conflict engulfing the city. When they escape the island and Sandra stays behind, Ross must choose to either walk away and save his own life - or attempt a suicidal rescue mission that might just save his soul. This is why The Expendables (2010) is one of the best movies like Predator (1987). (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage, soldier
Story:exploding helicopter, knife throwing, male camaraderie, fictional country, lasersight, special forces, reverse footage, rebel, scene during opening credits, machismo, cia, shot in the arm, first part, general, mercenary, exploding body, mission, person on fire, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the leg

Alien: Covenant (2017) is one of the best movies like Predator (1987)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Alien: Covenant (2017)

Almost eleven years after the futile and disastrous expedition on the distant moon LV-223, the deep-space colonisation vessel Covenant equipped with more than 2,000 colonists in cryogenic hibernation, sets a course for the remote planet Origae-6 with the intention to build a new world. Instead, a rogue transmission will entice the crew to a nearby habitable small planet which resembles The Earth. The unsuspecting members of Covenant will have to cope with biological foes, beyond human comprehension. Ultimately, what was intended as a peaceful exploratory mission, will soon turn into a desperate rescue operation deep into the cold infinite space. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, brutality, monster, fear, betrayal
Mood:suspense, gore
Characters:hostage, alien, soldier
Story:mission, survival horror, hole in chest, extraterrestrial, grenade launcher, characters killed one by one, lasersight, creature feature, scene during opening credits, shaving, waterfall, mercenary, exploding body, character's point of view camera shot, actor playing multiple roles, person on fire, cigar smoking, double cross, spaceship, outer space

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:paranoia, brutality, fear, betrayal
Mood:suspense, gore
Characters:warrior, hostage, soldier
Story:commando mission, commando unit, foot chase, death of title character, dog tag, blood on camera lens, gatling gun, wisecrack humor, commando, special forces, scene during opening credits, hand grenade, shot in the arm, severed arm, profanity, mercenary, exploding body, character's point of view camera shot, mission, character repeating someone else's dialogue

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

The Mummy (2017)

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

Themes:paranoia, military, monster, fear, betrayal
Characters:warrior, hostage, soldier
Story:foot chase, wisecrack humor, special forces, reverse footage, torch, skull, gothic, hand grenade, battlefield, mercenary, american abroad, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, binoculars, shot in the leg, double cross, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, death of friend, ambush

Kong: Skull Island (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Kong: Skull Island (2017)

A washed up monster chaser convinces the U.S. Government to fund a trip to an unexplored island in the South Pacific. Under the guise of geological research, the team travels to "Skull Island". Upon arrival, the group discover that their mission may be complicated by the wildlife which inhabits the island. The beautiful vistas and deadly creatures create a visually stunning experience that is sure to keep your attention. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, military, monster, fear, betrayal
Locations:jungle
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:skull, commando mission, commando unit, booby trap, mission, man versus monster, exploding helicopter, foot chase, tracker, dog tag, rainforest, camouflage, grenade launcher, gatling gun, commando, special forces, creature feature, scene during opening credits, hand grenade, severed arm

Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009) is one of the best movies like Predator (1987)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009)

A youth chooses manhood. The week Sam Witwicky starts college, the Decepticons make trouble in Shanghai. A presidential envoy believes it's because the Autobots are around; he wants them gone. He's wrong: the Decepticons need access to Sam's mind to see some glyphs imprinted there that will lead them to a fragile object that, when inserted in an alien machine hidden in Egypt for centuries, will give them the power to blow out the sun. Sam, his girlfriend Mikaela Banes, and Sam's parents are in danger. Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are Sam's principal protectors. If one of them goes down, what becomes of Sam? This is why Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009) is one of the best movies like Predator (1987). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, military, fear
Characters:warrior, alien, soldier
Story:commando mission, handheld minigun, commando unit, humanoid alien, human versus alien, exploding helicopter, foot chase, spine ripping, blood on camera lens, commando, special forces, machismo, battlefield, severed arm, general, mercenary, trap, mission, shot in the leg, outer space

The Revenant (2015)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western

The Revenant (2015)

While exploring g uncharted wilderness in 1823, legendary fronjitiersman Hugh Glass sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home while avoiding natives on their own hunt. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald, the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him. (Read More)

Themes:hunting, paranoia, brutality, fear, betrayal
Mood:suspense, gore
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:foot chase, tracker, blood on camera lens, hunt, torch, hunter, killing an animal, bow and arrow, battlefield, shot in the arm, waterfall, character's point of view camera shot, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, double cross, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, ambush, native american, survival

Transformers: Age Of Extinction (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Transformers: Age Of Extinction (2014)

After the battle between the Autobots and Decepticons that leveled Chicago, humanity thinks that all alien robots are a threat. So Harold Attinger, a CIA agent, establishes a unit whose sole purpose is to hunt down all of them. But it turns out that they are aided by another alien robot who is searching for Optimus Prime. Cade Yeager, a "robotics expert", buys an old truck and upon examining it, he thinks it's a Transformer. When he powers it up, he discovers it's Optimus Prime. Later, men from the unit show up looking for Optimus. He helps Yeager and his daughter Tessa escape but are pursued by the hunter. They escape and Yeager learns from technology he took from the men that a technology magnate and defense contractor named Joshua Joyce is part of what's going on, so they go to find out what's going on. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Characters:alien
Story:hunt, hunter, cia, booby trap, battle, foot chase, green blood, black ops, extraterrestrial, laser gun, gatling gun, lasersight, special forces, hand grenade, battlefield, severed arm, waterfall, mercenary, exploding body, american abroad

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (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:paranoia, brutality, military, monster, fear, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Characters:warrior, hostage, alien, soldier
Story:commando unit, booby trap, human versus alien, exploding helicopter, dragging a body, famous line, hanging upside down, grenade launcher, gatling gun, commando, special forces, reverse footage, scene during opening credits, hand grenade, battlefield, cia, severed arm, general, mercenary, exploding body

World War Z (2013) is one of the best movies like Predator (1987)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

World War Z (2013)

Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls. (Read More)

Themes:military
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:commando unit, exploding helicopter, foot chase, grenade launcher, gatling gun, commando, special forces, hand grenade, severed arm, general, mercenary, american abroad, exploding body, mission, person on fire, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, exploding car, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death

The Expendables 2 (2012)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

The Expendables 2 (2012)

Barney Ross is approached by CIA man Church, who wants him and his guns for hire to go to the former Soviet Union to retrieve something that was on a plane that crashed. Church doesn't tell him what he is getting. And Church sends a woman, Maggie with him to make sure he gets it. They find the plane and get the thing but some men take one of Barney's people hostage and the leader tells him to give him what they got or he'll kill his hostage. They give it to him but he kills his hostage anyway. Barney asks Maggie what was so important about that thing. She says that it showed the location of a Russian plutonium storage mine. Barney decides to track the man down and deal with him. They track them down and discover that the man they seek is Vilain who leads a group known as The Sangs and that they have taken all the men from the surrounding villages to work the mine. This is why The Expendables 2 (2012) is one of the best movies like Predator (1987). (Read More)

Mood:gore
Locations:jungle
Characters:hostage, soldier
Story:commando mission, commando unit, cia, mission, exploding helicopter, knife throwing, male camaraderie, grenade launcher, gatling gun, mine, wisecrack humor, commando, special forces, machismo, battlefield, shot in the arm, severed arm, mercenary, exploding body, binoculars

Rogue One (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Rogue One (2016)

All looks lost for the Rebellion against the Empire as they learn of the existence of a new super weapon, the Death Star. Once a possible weakness in its construction is uncovered, the Rebel Alliance must set out on a desperate mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. The future of the entire galaxy now rests upon its success. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, brutality, fear, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Characters:warrior, hostage, alien, soldier
Story:mission, female fighter, laser gun, rebel, battlefield, shot in the arm, general, mercenary, exploding body, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, binoculars, double cross, spaceship, outer space, map, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, death of friend, impalement

Star Trek: Beyond (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Star Trek: Beyond (2016)

After stopping off at Starbase Yorktown, a remote outpost on the fringes of Federation space, the USS Enterprise, halfway into their five-year mission, is destroyed by an unstoppable wave of unknown aliens. With the crew stranded on an unknown planet and with no apparent means of rescue, they find themselves fighting against a ruthless enemy with a well-earned hatred of the Federation and everything it stands for. Only a rebellious alien warrior can help them reunite and leave the planet to stop this deadly menace from beginning a possible galactic war. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, brutality, fear, betrayal
Characters:warrior, alien, hostage
Story:invisibility cloak, booby trap, mission, humanoid alien, foot chase, lifted by the throat, famous line, female fighter, invisibility, laser gun, wisecrack humor, battlefield, double cross, spaceship, outer space, death of friend, impalement, ambush, survival, shot in the back

The Terminator (1984) is one of the best movies like Predator (1987)
Action, Sci-fi

The Terminator (1984)

A cyborg is sent from the future on a deadly mission. He has to kill Sarah Connor, a young woman whose life will have a great significance in years to come. Sarah has only one protector - Kyle Reese - also sent from the future. The Terminator uses his exceptional intelligence and strength to find Sarah, but is there any way to stop the seemingly indestructible cyborg ? (Read More)

Mood:suspense, gore
Characters:soldier, warrior
Period:1980s
Story:mission, first of series, foot chase, twentieth century, death of title character, famous line, unsubtitled foreign language, male protagonist, laser gun, lasersight, 20th century, skull, killing an animal, first part, profanity, american abroad, exploding body, character's point of view camera shot, shot in the forehead, exploding car

Avpr: Aliens Vs Predator - Requiem (2007)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Avpr: Aliens Vs Predator - Requiem (2007)

Following the events of Alien vs. Predator, and the maturation of the chestburster that erupted from the body of Scar (the Predator that defeated the Alien Queen) into an adult Predalien, the Predator scout ship crashes in the woods of Gunnison County. A local, Buddy Benson, and his son, Sam, are hunting in the forest and witness the crash, but they are chased and are implanted with alien embryos by facehuggers along with several homeless people living in the sewers. Meanwhile another Predator lands seeking out the Alien and destroying evidence of their presence on Earth. The dwellers of the town find themselves in the middle of a battlefield between the two deadly extraterrestrial creatures, and the small group of survivors splits between the leadership of Sheriff Eddie Morales and the bad-boy Dallas Howard. Both have different opinions about the best means to escape from the beings. (Read More)

Themes:hunting, brutality, monster
Mood:gore
Characters:alien
Story:invisibility cloak, human versus alien, green blood, infrared vision, skinned alive, hanging upside down, predator, extraterrestrial, lasersight, killing an animal, battlefield, severed arm, exploding body, shot in the forehead, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement, shot in the back, shot in the head, shot in the chest

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

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

After the Kingsman headquarters are blown up by a psychotic criminal named Poppy Adams. The surviving agents find their way to an allied secret organisation based in Kentucky, named Statesman. The two agencies must now work together in order to save the world and take down the so called 'Golden Circle'. This is why Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) is one of the best movies like Predator (1987). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, brutality, fear, betrayal
Mood:gore
Locations:jungle
Characters:warrior, hostage, soldier
Story:grenade launcher, gatling gun, wisecrack humor, reverse footage, hand grenade, shaving, battlefield, severed arm, general, profanity, mercenary, exploding body, american abroad, character's point of view camera shot, mission, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, double cross, exploding car, map

District 9 (2009)
Sci-fi, Thriller

District 9 (2009)

In 1982, a massive star ship bearing a bedraggled alien population, nicknamed "The Prawns," appeared over Johannesburg, South Africa. Twenty-eight years later, the initial welcome by the human population has faded. The refugee camp where the aliens were located has deteriorated into a militarized ghetto called District 9, where they are confined and exploited in squalor. In 2010, the munitions corporation, Multi-National United, is contracted to forcibly evict the population with operative Wikus van der Merwe in charge. In this operation, Wikus is exposed to a strange alien chemical and must rely on the help of his only two new 'Prawn' friends. (Read More)

Themes:military, fear, betrayal
Mood:gore
Characters:alien, soldier
Story:human versus alien, arm blown off, blood on camera lens, extraterrestrial, laser gun, gatling gun, special forces, hand grenade, machismo, severed arm, mercenary, exploding body, character's point of view camera shot, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, spaceship, subjective camera, shot in the back, held at gunpoint, gunfight

300: Rise Of An Empire (2014) is one of the best movies like Predator (1987)
Action, Fantasy

300: Rise Of An Empire (2014)

After its victory over Leonidas' 300, the Persian Army under the command of Xerxes marches towards the major Greek city-states. The Democratic city of Athens, first on the path of Xerxes' army, bases its strength on its fleet, led by admiral Themistocles. Themistocles is forced to an unwilling alliance with the traditional rival of Athens, oligarchic Sparta whose might lies with its superior infantry troops. But Xerxes still reigns supreme in numbers over sea and land. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, betrayal
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:knife throwing, blood on camera lens, torch, skull, bow and arrow, machismo, battlefield, severed arm, general, exploding body, person on fire, shot in the leg, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, death of friend, impalement, ambush, shot in the back, combat, action hero

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:brutality, military, betrayal
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage, soldier
Story:commando mission, commando unit, booby trap, exploding helicopter, grenade launcher, gatling gun, wisecrack humor, commando, special forces, hand grenade, machismo, shot in the arm, general, mercenary, exploding body, american abroad, trap, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
Action, Fantasy, Horror

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

The siblings Hansel and Gretel are left alone in the woods by their father and captured by a dark witch in a candy house. However they kill the witch and escape from the spot. Years later, the orphans have become famous witch hunters. When eleven children go missing in a small village, the Mayor summons Hansel and Gretel to rescue them, and they save the red haired Mina from the local sheriff who wants to burn her, accusing Mina of witchcraft. Soon they discover that the Blood Moon will approach in three days and the powerful dark witch Muriel is responsible for the abduction of children. She intends to use the children together with a secret ingredient in a Sabbath to make the coven of witches protected against the fire. Meanwhile Hansel and Gretel disclose secrets about their parents. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Story:tracker, hanging upside down, gatling gun, wisecrack humor, slow motion, gothic, bow and arrow, battlefield, shot in the arm, severed arm, waterfall, exploding body, trap, mission, person on fire, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the leg, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement

Hercules (2014)
Action, Adventure

Hercules (2014)

1400 B.C., a tormented soul walked the Earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus. For this, he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors, and the death of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years, he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting, and the presence of death. These men and women never question where they go to fight, or why, or whom, just how much they will be paid. Now, the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. It is time for this bunch of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen, when they must train an army to become as ruthless and bloodthirsty as their reputation has become. This is why Hercules (2014) is one of the best movies like Predator (1987). (Read More)

Themes:monster, betrayal
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior, hostage, soldier
Story:knife throwing, torch, bow and arrow, battlefield, shot in the arm, severed arm, general, mercenary, person on fire, shot in the leg, double cross, snake, map, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement, ambush, shot in the back, combat, action hero

The Expendables 3 (2014) is one of the best movies like Predator (1987)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

The Expendables 3 (2014)

Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill... or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables -- but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables' most personal battle yet. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Characters:warrior, hostage, soldier
Story:commando mission, commando unit, mission, exploding helicopter, knife throwing, minigun, dog tag, timebomb, grenade launcher, gatling gun, wisecrack humor, commando, special forces, rebel, hand grenade, battlefield, cia, waterfall, mercenary, shot in the leg

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. (Read More)

Themes:fear
Characters:warrior, hostage, alien
Story:humanoid alien, human versus alien, green blood, hole in chest, trail of blood, apache, tracker, unsubtitled foreign language, laser gun, torch, scene during opening credits, killing an animal, bow and arrow, battlefield, shot in the arm, severed arm, exploding body, character's point of view camera shot, terror, spaceship

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

After young Katniss Everdeen agrees to be the symbol of rebellion, the Mockingjay, she tries to return Peeta to his normal state, tries to get to the Capitol, and tries to deal with the battles coming her way...but all for her main goal: assassinating President Snow and returning peace to the Districts of Panem. As her squad starts to get smaller and smaller, will she make it to the Capitol? Will she get revenge on Snow or will her target change? Will she be with her "Star-Crossed Lover," Peeta, or her long-time friend, Gale? Deaths, bombs, bow and arrows, a love triangle, hope... What will happen? (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, brutality, military, fear, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Characters:warrior, hostage, soldier
Story:commando mission, commando unit, booby trap, foot chase, fictional country, female fighter, commando, rebel, bow and arrow, battlefield, shot in the arm, mercenary, exploding body, mission, person on fire, double cross, exploding car, map, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death

Suicide Squad (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Suicide Squad (2016)

It feels good to be bad...Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren't picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it's every man for himself? (Read More)

Themes:brutality, military, monster, fear, betrayal
Locations:jungle
Characters:warrior, hostage, soldier
Story:commando mission, mission, commando unit, booby trap, exploding helicopter, black ops, hanging upside down, gatling gun, lasersight, wisecrack humor, commando, special forces, skull, rebel, battlefield, mercenary, exploding body, character's point of view camera shot, person on fire, shot in the forehead

The Dark Knight Rises (2012) is one of the best movies like Predator (1987)
Action, Thriller

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of The Dark Knight, in which he took the rap for Dent's crimes, Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which is struggling to cope with Bane's plans to destroy the city. This is why The Dark Knight Rises (2012) is one of the best movies like Predator (1987). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, brutality, military, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Characters:warrior, hostage, soldier
Story:commando mission, commando unit, booby trap, foot chase, timebomb, gatling gun, commando, special forces, bow and arrow, hand grenade, shaving, battlefield, cia, waterfall, mercenary, american abroad, exploding body, trap, character's point of view camera shot, mission

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:betrayal
Characters:hostage
Story:knife throwing, foot chase, unsubtitled foreign language, timebomb, wisecrack humor, cia, shot in the arm, profanity, american abroad, mission, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, double cross, impalement, ambush, subjective camera, shot in the back, held at gunpoint, falling from height, gunfight

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
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:military, betrayal
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior, hostage, soldier
Story:commando mission, commando unit, exploding helicopter, foot chase, guerrilla, gatling gun, wisecrack humor, commando, special forces, killing an animal, hand grenade, machismo, battlefield, shot in the arm, severed arm, first part, general, mercenary, exploding body, character's point of view camera shot

Battle Los Angeles (2011)
Action, Sci-fi

Battle Los Angeles (2011)

Los Angeles and other cities around the world are being bombarded by meteors that seem to be slowing down once they hit the earth's atmosphere. The earth is suddenly being invaded by space aliens that have landed off the shore of LA, and who begin killing everybody along the beach. The military is ordered into action. Marine Staff Sergeant Nantz (Aaron Eckhart), who was about to retire, is reassigned to a new platoon. The platoon, flown by chopper to the forward operating base at Santa Monica Airport, is being led by a new 2nd Lt. Martinez (Ramon Rodriguez). They are sent on a mission to rescue some civilians who are trapped at the police station within alien territory. They only have 3 hours to complete their mission and get out before the Air Force bombs that zone. (Read More)

Themes:military
Characters:alien, soldier
Story:mission, human versus alien, exploding helicopter, dog tag, extraterrestrial, grenade launcher, lasersight, hand grenade, shot in the arm, general, mercenary, exploding body, character repeating someone else's dialogue, binoculars, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, spaceship, exploding car, map, stabbed in the chest

Killer Elite (2011) is one of the best movies like Predator (1987)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Killer Elite (2011)

Loosely based on a true story, Killer Elite pits two of the worlds' most elite operatives - Danny, a ruthless killer-for-hire ('Jason Statham' (qv)) and Hunter, his longtime mentor ('Robert De Niro' (qv)) - against the cunning leader of a secret society of former Special Air Service operatives('Clive Owen'). Covering the globe from Australia to Paris, London and the Middle East, Danny and Hunter are plunged into a highly dangerous game of revenge and deception - where things are not always what they appear to be. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, military
Characters:warrior, hostage, soldier
Period:1980s
Story:foot chase, special forces, hunter, shot in the arm, mercenary, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, exploding car, stabbed to death, death of friend, shot in the back, action hero, held at gunpoint, tough guy, punched in the face, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun

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. This is why Captain America: Civil War (2016) is one of the best movies like Predator (1987). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, brutality, fear, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:jungle
Characters:warrior, hostage, soldier
Story:commando unit, booby trap, exploding helicopter, foot chase, black ops, fictional country, kicking in a door, rainforest, hanging upside down, female fighter, invisibility, grenade launcher, gatling gun, lasersight, wisecrack humor, special forces, bow and arrow, hand grenade, battlefield, cia

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

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)

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

Themes:betrayal, brutality, fear
Characters:warrior, hostage, soldier
Story:exploding helicopter, foot chase, black ops, gatling gun, wisecrack humor, scene during opening credits, hand grenade, battlefield, mercenary, american abroad, character's point of view camera shot, mission, character repeating someone else's dialogue, binoculars, double cross, exploding car, map, stabbed in the chest, ambush, subjective camera

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

The A-team (2010)

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

Themes:military, betrayal
Characters:hostage, soldier
Story:cia, exploding helicopter, foot chase, black ops, male camaraderie, grenade launcher, gatling gun, special forces, scene during opening credits, machismo, shot in the arm, general, mercenary, exploding body, trap, mission, person on fire, character repeating someone else's dialogue, cigar smoking, double cross

Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014) is one of the best movies like Predator (1987)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)

After stealing a mysterious orb in the far reaches of outer space, Peter Quill from Earth, is now the main target of a manhunt led by the villain known as Ronan the Accuser. To help fight Ronan and his team and save the galaxy from his power, Quill creates a team of space heroes known as the "Guardians of the Galaxy" to save the world. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Characters:warrior, hostage, alien, soldier
Period:1980s
Story:humanoid alien, foot chase, lifted by the throat, female fighter, laser gun, wisecrack humor, scene during opening credits, battlefield, severed arm, first part, mercenary, exploding body, character repeating someone else's dialogue, spaceship, outer space, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement, shot in the back, combat

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

A couple are driving home when their car breaks down just as the Purge commences. Meanwhile, a police sergeant goes out into the streets to get revenge on the man who killed his son, and a mother and daughter run from their home after assailants destroy it. The five people meet up as they attempt to survive the night in Los Angeles. (Read More)

Themes:hunting, brutality
Mood:night, suspense, gore
Characters:hostage
Story:booby trap, survival horror, foot chase, gatling gun, hand grenade, shot in the arm, mercenary, trap, character's point of view camera shot, mission, person on fire, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, exploding car, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, ambush, survival, shot in the back

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