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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:monster
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:rooftop,  city,  cemetery,  bar
Characters:alien
Period:future,  1990s
Story:predator chases prey,  rooftop gunfight,  subway train,  human prey,  invisibility cloak,  rookie cop,  second in series,  pregnant policewoman,  tough cop,  falling through a rooftop window,  automatic weapon,  gang violence,  gang war,  pregnant woman,  sword cane,  extraterrestrial alien,  alien spacecraft,  humanoid alien,  human versus alien,  invisible monster,  los angeles california,  police shootout,  street shootout,  woman on top,  foot chase,  los angeles police department,  title character not the main character,  human hunted down for sport,  object made of body part,  switching characters,  driving a car without a door,  falling down an elevator shaft,  green blood,  trailer narrated by don lafontaine,  spine ripping,  jamaican posse,  colombian drug cartel,  punch into the camera,  hunting people,  antique gun,  ultraviolet light,  police lieutenant,  pheromones,  d box motion code,  nude man murdered,  cauterization,  liquid nitrogen,  hanged body,  alley fight,  infra red,  heat wave,  xenomorph,  prey,  lifted by the throat,  body armor,  bones,  falling off a roof,  hung upside down,  franchise,  shoulder holster,  payphone,  year 1997,  female gunfighter,  reference to john wayne,  dreadlocks,  arm cut off,  toy gun,  slaughterhouse,  crashing through a window,  sawed off shotgun,  united states of america,  predator,  survival horror,  marijuana joint,  interrupted sex,  desert eagle,  invisibility,  torso cut in half,  grenade launcher,  government agent,  drug lord,  voodoo,  lasersight,  raised middle finger,  thrown through a window,  20th century,  creature feature,  dual wield,  chaos,  murder of a police officer,  reverse footage,  series,  gun battle,  skull,  phone booth,  swat team,  blockbuster,  hunter,  gothic,  cop,  head butt,  machismo,  ak 47,  severed arm,  policewoman,  opening action scene,  hanging,  lightning,  pay phone,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stabbed in the back,  organized crime,  tree,  shot in the leg,  cigar smoking,  news report,  necklace,  ritual,  fictional war,  spaceship,  police detective,  no opening credits,  severed head,  exploding car,  subway,  weapon,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  woman,  california,  gang,  journalist,  police station,  flashlight,  good versus evil,  subjective camera,  reporter,  numbered sequel,  car crash,  urban setting,  second part,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  gunfight,  sword,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  digit in title,  corpse,  pregnancy,  shootout,  train,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  martial arts,  african american,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  number in title,  two word title,  police,  sequel,  violence,  death,  murder,  blood

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:monster
Mood:suspense,  gore
Characters:alien
Story:predator chases prey,  human prey,  invisibility cloak,  humanoid alien,  human versus alien,  invisible monster,  foot chase,  human hunted down for sport,  green blood,  spine ripping,  hunting people,  infra red,  prey,  lifted by the throat,  predator,  survival horror,  invisibility,  grenade launcher,  lasersight,  20th century,  creature feature,  reverse footage,  series,  skull,  hunter,  gothic,  machismo,  severed arm,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  cigar smoking,  spaceship,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  subjective camera,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  gunfight,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  blood,  death,  violence,  murder

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:monster
Mood:suspense,  gore
Characters:alien
Story:human prey,  invisibility cloak,  human versus alien,  invisible monster,  foot chase,  human hunted down for sport,  green blood,  spine ripping,  hunting people,  infra red,  prey,  body armor,  dreadlocks,  predator,  survival horror,  invisibility,  torso cut in half,  drug lord,  lasersight,  dual wield,  skull,  hunter,  head butt,  ak 47,  severed arm,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  severed head,  impalement,  subjective camera,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  gunfight,  sword,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  murder,  blood,  sequel

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.

Themes:monster
Mood:gore
Locations:city
Characters:alien
Story:gang war,  human versus alien,  foot chase,  green blood,  ultraviolet light,  pheromones,  toy gun,  crashing through a window,  marijuana joint,  thrown through a window,  creature feature,  swat team,  severed arm,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stabbed in the back,  severed head,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  woman,  gang,  car crash,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  sword,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood,  police

Brick Mansions (2014) is one of the best movies like Predator 2 (1990)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Brick Mansions (2014)

Locations:rooftop
Period:future
Story:tough cop,  police shootout,  street shootout,  foot chase,  female gunfighter,  crashing through a window,  desert eagle,  drug lord,  raised middle finger,  dual wield,  swat team,  head butt,  machismo,  ak 47,  opening action scene,  organized crime,  cigar smoking,  news report,  police detective,  no opening credits,  police station,  flashlight,  car crash,  urban setting,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  gangster,  machine gun,  black comedy,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  two word title,  violence,  murder,  police,  death

The Terminator (1984)
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
Period:future
Story:los angeles california,  police shootout,  woman on top,  foot chase,  body armor,  payphone,  sawed off shotgun,  torso cut in half,  lasersight,  thrown through a window,  20th century,  dual wield,  murder of a police officer,  skull,  phone booth,  blockbuster,  opening action scene,  pay phone,  news report,  fictional war,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  woman,  police station,  subjective camera,  car crash,  urban setting,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  pregnancy,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  knife,  martial arts,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  two word title,  police,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood

Ninja Assassin (2009)
Action, Crime, Fantasy, Thriller

Ninja Assassin (2009)

Trained since childhood to be a lethal killer, Raizo has since turned his back on the Ozunu clan that raised him and now seeks revenge for their heartless murders. Teaming up with Europol investigator Mika, Raizo steadily butchers his enemies while inching ever closer to the long-awaited bloody reunion with his former master. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Locations:bar
Story:police shootout,  foot chase,  arm cut off,  torso cut in half,  grenade launcher,  government agent,  lasersight,  dual wield,  murder of a police officer,  gun battle,  swat team,  gothic,  machismo,  ak 47,  severed arm,  opening action scene,  stabbed in the back,  organized crime,  no opening credits,  severed head,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  good versus evil,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  gunfight,  sword,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence

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

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)

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

Mood:suspense
Story:rookie cop,  tough cop,  police shootout,  foot chase,  d box motion code,  female gunfighter,  lasersight,  dual wield,  machismo,  policewoman,  opening action scene,  shot in the leg,  police detective,  no opening credits,  weapon,  stabbed in the chest,  woman,  police station,  urban setting,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  gunfight,  sword,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  martial arts,  number in title,  police,  violence,  blood,  death,  murder

Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) is one of the best movies like Predator 2 (1990)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

A series of strange robberies brings Axel Foley back to Beverly Hills to help his two fellow cops solve the case. All the familiar faces of the first film are back...

Story:tough cop,  police shootout,  street shootout,  payphone,  desert eagle,  lasersight,  thrown through a window,  dual wield,  series,  gun battle,  blockbuster,  cop,  machismo,  opening action scene,  pay phone,  cigar smoking,  police detective,  exploding car,  weapon,  california,  second part,  showdown,  gunfight,  gangster,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  martial arts,  number in title,  police,  sequel,  murder,  violence,  blood

The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Action, Thriller

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

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

Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:bar
Period:1990s
Story:tough cop,  los angeles california,  police shootout,  street shootout,  alley fight,  shoulder holster,  sawed off shotgun,  dual wield,  murder of a police officer,  reverse footage,  gun battle,  phone booth,  swat team,  cop,  machismo,  opening action scene,  pay phone,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  police detective,  exploding car,  police station,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  martial arts,  african american,  bare chested male,  police,  blood,  violence,  murder,  death

Bad Boys (1995)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Bad Boys (1995)

Marcus Burnett is a hen-pecked family man. Mike Lowry is a foot-loose and fancy free ladies' man. Both are Miami policemen, and both have 72 hours to reclaim a consignment of drugs stolen from under their station's nose. To complicate matters, in order to get the assistance of the sole witness to a murder, they have to pretend to be each other. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Period:1990s
Story:tough cop,  police shootout,  street shootout,  foot chase,  shoulder holster,  desert eagle,  drug lord,  dual wield,  gun battle,  swat team,  blockbuster,  machismo,  opening action scene,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  police detective,  exploding car,  police station,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  train,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  african american,  death,  police,  violence,  murder,  blood

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

New Police Story (2004)

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

Locations:rooftop,  bar
Story:tough cop,  police shootout,  street shootout,  foot chase,  dreadlocks,  lasersight,  thrown through a window,  murder of a police officer,  reverse footage,  phone booth,  swat team,  head butt,  ak 47,  policewoman,  opening action scene,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  news report,  police detective,  exploding car,  gang,  police station,  flashlight,  good versus evil,  subjective camera,  car crash,  urban setting,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  police,  violence,  death,  sequel,  blood,  murder

Lethal Weapon 4 (1998) is one of the best movies like Predator 2 (1990)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)

Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh, after escaping death from the previous movies are put on a hit list by The Triads. When blood thirsty mercenaries are on their tail they team up again with Leo Getz and Lorna Cole, a newcomer (Chris Rock) to finally put an end to the Triads for good.

Locations:cemetery
Period:1990s
Story:tough cop,  los angeles california,  police shootout,  street shootout,  foot chase,  shoulder holster,  lasersight,  blockbuster,  machismo,  ak 47,  opening action scene,  exploding car,  weapon,  numbered sequel,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  falling from height,  gunfight,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  pregnancy,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  martial arts,  number in title,  death,  police,  sequel,  blood,  violence,  murder

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

Exit Wounds (2001)

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

Mood:gore
Locations:rooftop,  city,  bar
Story:tough cop,  police shootout,  street shootout,  foot chase,  desert eagle,  thrown through a window,  dual wield,  swat team,  cop,  head butt,  machismo,  policewoman,  opening action scene,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  police detective,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  weapon,  impalement,  woman,  police station,  urban setting,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  martial arts,  african american,  death,  violence,  blood,  murder,  police

Police Story (1985)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Police Story (1985)

Kevin Chan (aka Jackie) is a Hong-Kong cop, who scores his first big hit by virtually single-handedly capturing and arresting a big drug- lord. Of course, the drug-lord isn't too happy about this, and frames Kevin with the murder of another cop (who happened to be on the take). Kevin has to clear his name, whilst keeping himself from getting killed or arrested, and keeping his girlfriend from leaving him. (Read More)

Locations:rooftop
Story:tough cop,  police shootout,  street shootout,  foot chase,  reference to john wayne,  crashing through a window,  drug lord,  gun battle,  phone booth,  cop,  head butt,  opening action scene,  pay phone,  organized crime,  news report,  police detective,  weapon,  police station,  good versus evil,  car crash,  urban setting,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  gunfight,  sword,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  two word title,  death,  murder,  violence,  police,  blood

Die Hard (1988)
Action, Thriller

Die Hard (1988)

NYPD cop John McClane goes on a Christmas vacation to visit his wife Holly in Los Angeles where she works for the Nakatomi Corporation. While they are at the Nakatomi headquarters for a Christmas party, a group of bank robbers led by Hans Gruber take control of the building and hold everyone hostage, with the exception of John, while they plan to perform a lucrative heist. Unable to escape and with no immediate police response, John is forced to take matters into his own hands. (Read More)

Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:rooftop
Story:tough cop,  los angeles california,  police shootout,  los angeles police department,  payphone,  reference to john wayne,  swat team,  blockbuster,  cop,  machismo,  pay phone,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  news report,  police detective,  exploding car,  weapon,  california,  reporter,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pregnancy,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  two word title,  death,  police,  violence,  murder,  blood

Bad Boys II (2003) is one of the best movies like Predator 2 (1990)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Bad Boys II (2003)

Narcotics cops Mike Lowrey ('Will Smith (I)' (qv)) and Marcus Burnett ('Martin Lawrence (I)' (qv)) head up a task force investigating the flow of ecstasy into Miami. Their search leads to a dangerous kingpin Johnny Tapia ('Jordi Molla' (qv)), whose plan to control the city's drug traffic has touched off an underground war. Meanwhile, things get sexy between Mike and Syd ('Gabrielle Union' (qv)), Marcus's sister. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Story:police shootout,  street shootout,  woman on top,  foot chase,  torso cut in half,  drug lord,  lasersight,  thrown through a window,  gun battle,  swat team,  ak 47,  severed arm,  policewoman,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  severed head,  exploding car,  car crash,  second part,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  train,  pistol,  chase,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  death,  police,  blood,  sequel,  murder,  violence

Gangster Squad (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Gangster Squad (2013)

It's 1949 Los Angeles, and gangster Mickey Cohen has moved in, with the intention of controlling all criminal activity in the city. He has bought local judges and police, and no one is willing to cross him or testify against him. Everyone except Sergeant John O'Mara, a former World War II soldier, whose goal is to settle with his family in a peaceful Los Angeles. Police Chief William Parker decides to form a special unit whose mission is to take down Cohen, and chooses O'Mara to lead the unit. O'Mara chooses 4 cops and asks another cop and vet, Jerry Wooters to join him but Wooters is not interested. But when he witnesses the murder of a young boy by Cohen's people, he joins them, and they decide to take apart Cohen's organization. Cohen wonders if a rival is going after him, but eventually he realizes it's the cops. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Locations:city,  bar
Story:tough cop,  gang violence,  los angeles california,  police shootout,  street shootout,  los angeles police department,  torso cut in half,  dual wield,  murder of a police officer,  cop,  head butt,  machismo,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  cigar smoking,  news report,  police detective,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  impalement,  police station,  good versus evil,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  two word title,  death,  violence,  murder,  blood,  police

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:rooftop,  bar
Story:foot chase,  crashing through a window,  grenade launcher,  raised middle finger,  dual wield,  machismo,  opening action scene,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stabbed in the back,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  cigar smoking,  no opening credits,  subway,  stabbed in the chest,  car crash,  second part,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  digit in title,  corpse,  shootout,  train,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  martial arts,  african american,  character name in title,  number in title,  death,  murder,  blood,  sequel,  violence

Assault On Precinct 13 (1976)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Assault On Precinct 13 (1976)

Police ambush and kill several gang members in Los Angeles. Gang members make a pact of blood to strike back at police, and conduct a siege on the police station which is almost abandoned and due to be closed. Staff of the closing precinct and the criminals being held there while in transit must work together to fight off the attacking gang members. (Read More)

Mood:suspense,  gore
Story:rookie cop,  tough cop,  los angeles california,  police shootout,  street shootout,  foot chase,  phone booth,  opening action scene,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  tree,  weapon,  woman,  gang,  police station,  good versus evil,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  number in title,  murder,  violence,  death,  police,  blood

Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) is one of the best movies like Predator 2 (1990)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)

Martin Riggs finally meets his match in the form of Lorna Cole, a beautiful but tough policewoman. Together with Roger Murtaugh, his partner, the three attempt to expose a crooked former policeman and his huge arms racket. The crooked cop (Jack Travis) thwarts them at every turn, mainly by killing anyone who is about to talk, but Murtaugh has personal problems of his own as his family are brought into the equation. (Read More)

Period:1990s
Story:rookie cop,  tough cop,  los angeles california,  dual wield,  gun battle,  blockbuster,  cop,  machismo,  policewoman,  opening action scene,  exploding car,  subway,  weapon,  california,  gang,  numbered sequel,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  gunfight,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  digit in title,  shootout,  train,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  martial arts,  number in title,  murder,  sequel,  violence,  police,  blood

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

Triple 9 (2016)

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

Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Story:rookie cop,  tough cop,  police shootout,  street shootout,  foot chase,  police lieutenant,  marijuana joint,  murder of a police officer,  reverse footage,  swat team,  machismo,  ak 47,  policewoman,  opening action scene,  lightning,  organized crime,  cigar smoking,  news report,  police detective,  severed head,  exploding car,  gang,  police station,  flashlight,  car crash,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  digit in title,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  african american,  bare chested male,  number in title,  two word title,  police,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death

Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995)

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

Mood:suspense,  gore
Period:1990s
Story:tough cop,  police shootout,  shoulder holster,  interrupted sex,  torso cut in half,  chaos,  phone booth,  swat team,  blockbuster,  head butt,  machismo,  policewoman,  opening action scene,  pay phone,  shot in the leg,  police detective,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  subway,  stabbed in the chest,  gang,  police station,  urban setting,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  gunfight,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  train,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  martial arts,  african american,  death,  sequel,  violence,  police,  blood,  murder

Alien Vs. Predator (2004)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller, Adventure

Alien Vs. Predator (2004)

When a private satellite encounters an unidentified source of heat in Antarctica and it is found to be a pyramid buried deep underground , a search team comprising of top-of-the-line archaeologists and engineers is sent to Antarctica to find out more . Once there , the team comes across signs which indicate that the place is inhabited by an unknown alien species . It is not long before the aliens begin to hunt the team members . At the same time , a trio of coming-of-age Predators have arrived to collect the skulls of the aliens as trophies , and the humans are caught between a deadly battle between the two warring species . (Read More)

Themes:monster
Characters:alien
Story:invisibility cloak,  extraterrestrial alien,  human versus alien,  foot chase,  green blood,  d box motion code,  xenomorph,  lifted by the throat,  hung upside down,  dreadlocks,  predator,  lasersight,  hunter,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stabbed in the back,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  severed head,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  flashlight,  subjective camera,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  martial arts,  blood,  sequel,  death

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016) is one of the best movies like Predator 2 (1990)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)

Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began - The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Mood:gore
Locations:rooftop,  city
Story:hanged body,  sawed off shotgun,  survival horror,  desert eagle,  torso cut in half,  raised middle finger,  dual wield,  chaos,  head butt,  ak 47,  severed arm,  opening action scene,  stabbed in the back,  shot in the leg,  necklace,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  severed head,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  flashlight,  good versus evil,  subjective camera,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  gunfight,  sword,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  martial arts,  violence,  death,  murder,  sequel,  blood

Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA.

Mood:gore
Period:1990s
Story:los angeles california,  street shootout,  foot chase,  dreadlocks,  marijuana joint,  desert eagle,  dual wield,  machismo,  lightning,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  police detective,  no opening credits,  california,  gang,  police station,  flashlight,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  pregnancy,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  african american,  bare chested male,  number in title,  police,  death,  blood,  violence,  murder

Hard Target (1993)
Action, Thriller

Hard Target (1993)

Natasha Binder comes to New Orleans looking for her father, who has gone missing. In doing so, she meets a very hard man called Chance. He helps her find out that her father was killed by an organisation who sell the opportunity to hunt human prey. They are taking advantage of a police strike in New Orleans. Will the Muscles from Brussels win through? (Read More)

Mood:gore
Locations:cemetery
Period:1990s
Story:human prey,  prey,  female gunfighter,  sawed off shotgun,  lasersight,  dual wield,  murder of a police officer,  gun battle,  machismo,  ak 47,  opening action scene,  cigar smoking,  exploding car,  police station,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  train,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  martial arts,  police,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence

Terminator Genisys (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Terminator Genisys (2015)

When John Connor ('Jason Clarke (I)' (qv)), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese ('Jai Courtney' (qv)) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor ('Emilia Clarke' (qv)) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured time-line. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian ('Arnold Schwarzenegger' (qv)), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future... (Read More)

Period:future
Story:los angeles california,  foot chase,  police lieutenant,  lifted by the throat,  year 1997,  desert eagle,  grenade launcher,  government agent,  thrown through a window,  dual wield,  murder of a police officer,  blockbuster,  head butt,  severed arm,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stabbed in the back,  shot in the leg,  news report,  fictional war,  police detective,  severed head,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  police station,  good versus evil,  subjective camera,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  two word title,  murder,  sequel,  death

New Jack City (1991) is one of the best movies like Predator 2 (1990)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

New Jack City (1991)

The gangster Nino has a gang who call themselves Cash Money Brothers. They get into the crack business and not before long they make a million dollars every week. A cop, Scotty, is after them. He tries to get into the gang by letting an ex-drug addict infiltrate the gang, but the attempt fails miserably. The only thing that remains is that Scotty himself becomes a drug pusher. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Locations:city,  cemetery,  bar
Period:1990s
Story:tough cop,  gang war,  police shootout,  dreadlocks,  drug lord,  lasersight,  swat team,  cop,  machismo,  ak 47,  lightning,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  police detective,  stabbed in the chest,  gang,  police station,  flashlight,  subjective camera,  urban setting,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  martial arts,  african american,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  death,  police,  blood

Vampires (1998)
Action, Horror, Thriller

Vampires (1998)

The church has long known that vampires exist. However, it is discovered that a group of vampires are searching for a powerful doom for mankind. The Vatican then secretly enlists a team of vampire-hunters, led by Jack Crow, to hunt down and destroy the vampires before they find the crucifix.

Mood:gore
Locations:bar
Period:1990s
Story:cauterization,  sawed off shotgun,  torso cut in half,  thrown through a window,  murder of a police officer,  skull,  phone booth,  machismo,  lightning,  pay phone,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stabbed in the back,  shot in the leg,  cigar smoking,  news report,  ritual,  severed head,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  good versus evil,  subjective camera,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  train,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  martial arts,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death

Rush Hour (1998)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Rush Hour (1998)

Cultures clash and tempers flares as the two cops named Detective Inspector Lee a Hong Kong Detective and Detective James Carter FBI, a big-mouthed work-alone Los Angeles cop who are from different worlds discovers one thing in common: they can't stand each other. With time running out, they must join forces to catch the criminals and save the eleven-year-old Chinese girl of the Chinese consul named Soo Yung. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Period:1990s
Story:tough cop,  los angeles california,  police shootout,  foot chase,  los angeles police department,  year 1997,  reference to john wayne,  desert eagle,  dual wield,  swat team,  blockbuster,  cop,  machismo,  opening action scene,  police detective,  exploding car,  california,  police station,  flashlight,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  gunfight,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  martial arts,  african american,  two word title,  blood,  police,  murder,  violence

48 Hrs. (1982)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

48 Hrs. (1982)

Oddball cop and tough guy, Jack Cates is the only survivor of a cop shooting and in hunting down the murderer collects Reggie Hammond from jail for 48 hours. Hammond is oddly motivated to help. The killer is searching for his stash of cash. Cates and Hammond who have the Black-white, cop-crook thing to work out make surprisingly good partners as they navigate through the city looking for their suspect. (Read More)

Mood:suspense
Locations:city,  bar
Story:tough cop,  police shootout,  street shootout,  alley fight,  shoulder holster,  payphone,  thrown through a window,  blockbuster,  cop,  machismo,  opening action scene,  pay phone,  police detective,  subway,  police station,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  gunfight,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  martial arts,  african american,  bare chested male,  number in title,  murder,  blood,  violence,  police

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

Die Hard 2 (1990)

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

Mood:suspense,  gore
Period:1990s
Story:tough cop,  police shootout,  reference to john wayne,  drug lord,  thrown through a window,  chaos,  swat team,  blockbuster,  machismo,  no opening credits,  weapon,  journalist,  flashlight,  reporter,  numbered sequel,  second part,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  digit in title,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  martial arts,  number in title,  sequel,  police,  violence,  blood,  murder,  death

Dredd (2012)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi

Dredd (2012)

The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One - a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called "Judges" who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge - a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of "Slo-Mo" experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed. During a routine day on the job, Dredd is assigned to train and evaluate Cassandra Anderson, a rookie with powerful psychic abilities thanks to a genetic mutation. A heinous crime calls them to a neighborhood where fellow Judges rarely dare to venture - a 200 storey vertical slum controlled by prostitute turned drug lord Ma-Ma and her ruthless clan. When they capture one of the clan's inner circle, Ma-Ma overtakes the compound's control center and wages a dirty, vicious war against the Judges that proves she will stop at nothing to protect her empire. With the body count climbing and no way out, Dredd and Anderson must confront the odds and engage in the relentless battle for their survival. (Read More)

Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:rooftop,  city,  bar
Period:future
Story:rookie cop,  tough cop,  gang war,  foot chase,  desert eagle,  torso cut in half,  drug lord,  thrown through a window,  ak 47,  policewoman,  opening action scene,  pay phone,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  police detective,  no opening credits,  impalement,  woman,  police station,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  train,  pistol,  knife,  martial arts,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  police,  blood,  murder,  death,  violence

Underworld: Awakening (2012)
Action, Fantasy, Horror

Underworld: Awakening (2012)

Mankind discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan species and they begin a war to annihilate the races. When Selene meets with Michael in the harbor, they are hit by a grenade and Selene passes out. Twelve years later, Selene awakes from a cryogenic sleep in the Antigen laboratory and meets the Vampire David. She learns that she had been the subject of the scientist Dr. Jacob Lane and the Vampire and Lycan species have been practically eradicated from Earth. But Selene is still connected to Michael and has visions that she believes that belongs to Michael's sight. However she has a surprise and finds that she has a powerful daughter named Eve that has been raised in the laboratory. Now Selene and David have to protect Eve against the Lycans that intend to use her to inoculate their species against silver. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Mood:gore
Locations:rooftop
Period:future
Story:female gunfighter,  desert eagle,  torso cut in half,  thrown through a window,  gothic,  severed arm,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stabbed in the back,  shot in the leg,  news report,  fictional war,  police detective,  no opening credits,  severed head,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  police station,  flashlight,  good versus evil,  subjective camera,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  gunfight,  sword,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  two word title,  murder,  death,  police,  violence,  blood,  sequel

Total Recall (2012)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Total Recall (2012)

For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he's got a beautiful wife who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life - real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man as he finds himself on the run from the police. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Period:future
Story:falling through a rooftop window,  police shootout,  foot chase,  body armor,  desert eagle,  torso cut in half,  government agent,  lasersight,  murder of a police officer,  phone booth,  swat team,  severed arm,  opening action scene,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  no opening credits,  subway,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  bare chested male,  two word title,  murder,  police,  death,  violence

Lethal Weapon (1987) is one of the best movies like Predator 2 (1990)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Lethal Weapon (1987)

Martin Riggs is an L.A. cop with suicidal tendencies and Roger Murtaugh is the unlucky police officer with whom Riggs is assigned. Together they uncover a huge drug-smuggling operation, and as their success rate grows so does their friendship.

Story:tough cop,  los angeles california,  police shootout,  foot chase,  sawed off shotgun,  swat team,  blockbuster,  cop,  head butt,  machismo,  shot in the leg,  police detective,  exploding car,  weapon,  police station,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  falling from height,  gunfight,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  martial arts,  police,  violence,  blood,  death

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There's Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa, a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland. (Read More)

Period:future
Story:pregnant woman,  foot chase,  sawed off shotgun,  grenade launcher,  dual wield,  chaos,  skull,  head butt,  ak 47,  opening action scene,  lightning,  stabbed in the back,  tree,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  woman,  gang,  good versus evil,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  corpse,  pregnancy,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  martial arts,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  death,  blood,  sequel

Demolition Man (1993)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Demolition Man (1993)

Frozen in 1996, Simon Phoenix, a convicted crime lord, is revived for a parole hearing well into the 21st century. Revived into a society free from crime, Phoenix resumes his murderous rampage, and no one can stop him. John Spartan, the police officer who captured Phoenix in 1996, has also been cryogenically frozen, this time for a crime he did not commit. In 2032, the former cities of Los Angeles, San Diego and Santa Barbara have merged into peaceful, utopian San Angeles. Unable to stop him with their non-violent solutions, the police release Spartan to help recapture Phoenix. Now after 36 years, Spartan has to adapt himself to the future society he has no knowledge about. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Period:future,  1990s
Story:tough cop,  los angeles california,  foot chase,  police lieutenant,  liquid nitrogen,  sawed off shotgun,  desert eagle,  thrown through a window,  dual wield,  murder of a police officer,  reverse footage,  machismo,  ak 47,  opening action scene,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  police detective,  severed head,  weapon,  woman,  police station,  good versus evil,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  gunfight,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  martial arts,  two word title,  police,  death,  violence,  murder

Takers (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Takers (2010)

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

Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Story:los angeles california,  police shootout,  street shootout,  foot chase,  desert eagle,  lasersight,  murder of a police officer,  reverse footage,  swat team,  machismo,  ak 47,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  cigar smoking,  police detective,  no opening credits,  subway,  police station,  flashlight,  car crash,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  african american,  bare chested male,  blood,  police,  violence,  death,  murder

The Dark Knight Rises (2012) is one of the best movies like Predator 2 (1990)
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.

Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop,  city,  cemetery,  bar
Story:rookie cop,  police shootout,  street shootout,  foot chase,  crashing through a window,  sawed off shotgun,  chaos,  murder of a police officer,  swat team,  blockbuster,  head butt,  ak 47,  opening action scene,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stabbed in the back,  shot in the leg,  news report,  necklace,  fictional war,  police detective,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  subway,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  police station,  good versus evil,  subjective camera,  car crash,  urban setting,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  gunfight,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  police,  murder,  sequel,  death

Desperado (1995)
Action, Thriller

Desperado (1995)

With this sequel to his prize-winning independent previous film, "El Mariachi," director Robert Rodriquez joins the ranks of Sam Peckinpah and John Woo as a master of slick, glamorized ultra-violence. We pick up the story as a continuation of "El Mariachi," where an itinerant musician, looking for work, gets mistaken for a hitman and thereby entangled in a web of love, corruption, and death. This time, he is out to avenge the murder of his lover and the maiming of his fretting hand, which occurred at the end of the earlier movie. However, the plot is recapitulated, and again, a case of mistaken identity leads to a very high body count, involvement with a beautiful woman who works for the local drug lord, and finally, the inevitable face-to-face confrontation and bloody showdown. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Locations:bar
Period:1990s
Story:street shootout,  sawed off shotgun,  desert eagle,  drug lord,  dual wield,  gun battle,  machismo,  opening action scene,  stabbed in the back,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  cigar smoking,  exploding car,  woman,  good versus evil,  second part,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  gunfight,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  knife,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  blood,  death,  violence,  murder,  sequel

Live Free Or Die Hard (2007)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Live Free Or Die Hard (2007)

When someone hacks into the computers at the FBI's Cyber Crime Division; the Director decides to round up all the hackers who could have done this. When he's told that because it's the 4th of July most of their agents are not around so they might have trouble getting people to get the hackers. So he instructs them to get local PD'S to take care of it. And one of the cops they ask is John McClane who is tasked with bringing a hacker named Farrell to the FBI. But as soon as he gets there someone starts shooting at them. McClane manages to get them out but they're still being pursued. And it's just when McClane arrives in Washington that the whole system breaks down and chaos ensues. (Read More)

Mood:suspense,  gore
Story:tough cop,  los angeles california,  police shootout,  street shootout,  grenade launcher,  thrown through a window,  chaos,  murder of a police officer,  blockbuster,  machismo,  opening action scene,  shot in the leg,  police detective,  exploding car,  subway,  california,  reporter,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  falling from height,  gunfight,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  train,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  martial arts,  murder,  sequel,  death,  police,  violence,  blood

The Purge: Election Year (2016)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Purge: Election Year (2016)

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

Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:rooftop
Story:street shootout,  hanged body,  survival horror,  raised middle finger,  dual wield,  chaos,  ak 47,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stabbed in the back,  shot in the leg,  news report,  ritual,  no opening credits,  severed head,  stabbed in the chest,  gang,  flashlight,  car crash,  urban setting,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  gunfight,  sword,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  martial arts,  african american,  bare chested male,  sequel,  death,  violence,  blood,  murder

Total Recall (1990) is one of the best movies like Predator 2 (1990)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Total Recall (1990)

Douglas Quaid is haunted by a recurring dream about a journey to Mars. He hopes to find out more about this dream and buys a holiday at Rekall Inc. where they sell implanted memories. But something goes wrong with the memory implantation and he remembers being a secret agent fighting against the evil Mars administrator Cohaagen. Now the story really begins and it's a rollercoaster ride until the massive end of the movie. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Locations:bar
Characters:alien
Period:future
Story:police shootout,  foot chase,  raised middle finger,  reverse footage,  blockbuster,  machismo,  severed arm,  pay phone,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  fictional war,  spaceship,  exploding car,  subway,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  woman,  good versus evil,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  bare chested male,  two word title,  murder,  violence

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:monster
Locations:rooftop,  bar
Story:street shootout,  female gunfighter,  torso cut in half,  government agent,  lasersight,  dual wield,  chaos,  skull,  swat team,  blockbuster,  head butt,  ak 47,  lightning,  stabbed in the back,  organized crime,  necklace,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  severed head,  exploding car,  subway,  weapon,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  woman,  gang,  subjective camera,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  gunfight,  sword,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  martial arts,  african american,  bare chested male,  two word title,  violence,  death,  murder

Underworld: Blood Wars (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Underworld: Blood Wars (2016)

The next installment in the blockbuster franchise, UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS follows Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) as she fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David (Theo James) and his father Thomas (Charles Dance), she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Story:franchise,  desert eagle,  torso cut in half,  dual wield,  reverse footage,  blockbuster,  gothic,  ak 47,  severed arm,  opening action scene,  lightning,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stabbed in the back,  shot in the leg,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  severed head,  subway,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  flashlight,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  falling from height,  gunfight,  sword,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  train,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  sequel,  murder,  death,  blood,  violence

El Mariachi (1992)
Action, Crime, Thriller

El Mariachi (1992)

El Mariachi just wants to play his guitar and carry on the family tradition. Unfortunately, the town he tries to find work in has another visitor...a killer who carries his guns in a guitar case. The drug lord and his henchmen mistake El Mariachi for the killer, Azul, and chase him around town trying to kill him and get his guitar case. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Locations:cemetery,  bar
Period:1990s
Story:gang war,  street shootout,  foot chase,  sawed off shotgun,  drug lord,  dual wield,  reverse footage,  machismo,  opening action scene,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  severed head,  gang,  good versus evil,  subjective camera,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  two word title,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence

S.w.a.t. (2003) is one of the best movies like Predator 2 (1990)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

S.w.a.t. (2003)

Based off of a one time T.V. show, two Los Angeles S.W.A.T. officers Jim Street and Brian Gamble were sent in to foil an extremely violent bank robbery. Although they thwarted the robbery, they shot a hostage in the process. Street was suspended from S.W.A.T. while Gamble was fired altogether. After 6 months, a veteran S.W.A.T. officer, Daniel Harrelson or "Hondo", is told to assemble a S.W.A.T. team for his division. He chooses other S.W.A.T. officers as well as 3 rookies. However, after they pass the S.W.A.T. training, they receive a message that a French crime boss, known as Alex Montell is trying to escape from prison. This will not be easy to prevent, especially after Montell promises $100 Million to his rescuers. (Read More)

Locations:rooftop,  bar
Story:tough cop,  los angeles california,  police shootout,  street shootout,  foot chase,  female gunfighter,  drug lord,  murder of a police officer,  swat team,  ak 47,  policewoman,  opening action scene,  news report,  no opening credits,  exploding car,  subway,  california,  gang,  police station,  flashlight,  urban setting,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  gunfight,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  train,  pistol,  chase,  martial arts,  african american,  murder,  violence,  police,  death

The Raid: Redemption (2011)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Raid: Redemption (2011)

In Jakarta, Indonesia, Lieutenant Wahyu organizes the invasion of an apartment building that is the safe house of the powerful and cruel drug lord Tama and his gang. The SWAT team breaks in the building but one lookout sees and warns the gangsters and the police force is trapped on the seventh floor. They learn that Lt. Wahyu has not informed his superiors about the operation. Now the police officers have to fight with limited ammunition against the armed and dangerous gangsters. (Read More)

Mood:suspense,  gore
Story:rookie cop,  tough cop,  drug lord,  thrown through a window,  murder of a police officer,  swat team,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  gang,  urban setting,  hand to hand combat,  falling from height,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pregnancy,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  knife,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  police,  death,  violence,  blood,  murder

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