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Predestination (2014)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller, Action

Predestination (2014)

PREDESTINATION chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career for all eternity. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.

Themes:terrorism,  deception,  drunkenness,  kidnapping,  revenge,  surrealism
Locations:wheelchair,  bar,  hospital
Characters:pregnant,  australian,  baby,  nurse,  doctor
Period:future,  1940s,  1960s,  1970s,  1990s,  1980s
Story:australian time travel,  temporal agent,  surgical scar,  government agent,  undercover agent,  secret agent,  australian science fiction,  meeting future self,  near future,  time travel agency,  nuclear bomb,  college student,  time travel,  lighting a cigarette for someone,  abraham lincoln quotation,  reference to ian fleming,  bootstrap paradox,  male time traveller,  multiple actors for one character,  sex change operation,  purpose in life,  caesarean section,  opening credits,  antique store,  secret government organization,  short order cook,  abandoned apartment,  bandaged face,  stenographer,  gender reassignment,  hysterectomy,  testing,  time paradox,  proverb,  woman fighting a woman,  actress playing male role,  intersex,  reference to ernest hemingway,  year 1964,  time traveler,  year 1970,  year 1981,  year 1975,  telling a joke,  wine cellar,  year 1992,  gender bender,  nursery,  gender identity,  secret organization,  year 1963,  year 1985,  devastation,  hermaphrodite,  androgyny,  globe,  cleveland ohio,  close up of eye,  time loop,  reference to abraham lincoln,  burn victim,  treadmill,  in medias res,  year 1945,  sex on a desk,  bomber,  urinating,  sex change,  burnt face,  medal,  laundromat,  time machine,  jukebox,  plastic surgery,  playing pool,  close up of eyes,  media coverage,  newspaper clipping,  younger version of character,  existentialism,  loner,  disfigurement,  20th century,  lost,  plot twist,  pool table,  series,  orphanage,  spider,  first love,  agent,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  tape recorder,  hat,  grenade,  typewriter,  shot in the shoulder,  scar,  tough girl,  race against time,  suitcase,  storytelling,  mission,  based on short story,  person on fire,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  attack,  transgender,  training,  bartender,  news report,  no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  terrorist,  orphan,  gay slur,  criminal,  revolver,  college,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  travel,  brawl,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  urination,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  rain,  beating,  pregnancy,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  new york city,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  bare chested male,  one word title,  murder,  blood,  death,  flashback

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)

Themes:deception,  drunkenness
Locations:bar
Period:future
Story:government agent,  undercover agent,  secret agent,  reference to ian fleming,  media coverage,  grenade,  shot in the shoulder,  scar,  tough girl,  based on short story,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  no opening credits,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  rain,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  flashback

American Assassin (2017)
Action, Thriller

American Assassin (2017)

Twenty three-year-old Mitch lost his parents to a tragic car accident at the age of fourteen, and his girlfriend to a terrorist attack just as they were engaged. Seeking revenge, he is enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy as a black ops recruit. Kennedy then assigns Cold War veteran Stan Hurley to train Mitch. Together they will later on investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets. The discovery of a pattern in the violence leads them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative intent on starting a world war in the Middle East. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:bar,  hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:government agent,  undercover agent,  secret agent,  nuclear bomb,  close up of eyes,  lost,  agent,  shot in the shoulder,  scar,  tough girl,  race against time,  mission,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  attack,  training,  bartender,  news report,  no opening credits,  terrorist,  orphan,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  flashback,  death,  murder,  blood

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)

Themes:deception
Locations:hospital
Characters:doctor
Period:future
Story:government agent,  meeting future self,  time travel,  male time traveller,  time paradox,  time machine,  disfigurement,  shot in the shoulder,  tough girl,  race against time,  mission,  person on fire,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  orphan,  revolver,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  bare chested male,  flashback,  death,  murder

Looper (2012) is one of the best movies like Predestination (2014)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Looper (2012)

Joe is classified as a "looper", a job in which his employers use time travel to send men from the future to be killed into the past, where Joe can properly dispose of their bodies. However, to tie up loose ends and erase the evidence of his ever being a looper, Joe knows that one day his future self will be sent back for him to kill. When this day comes, Joe's future self is prepared and escapes, and the two men struggle separately in the past trying to evade capture and attempting to fulfill their own personal agendas. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Period:future
Story:meeting future self,  time travel,  male time traveller,  time paradox,  time loop,  younger version of character,  grenade,  tough girl,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  criminal,  revolver,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  travel,  written by director,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  one word title,  blood,  flashback,  death,  murder

Ghost In The Shell (2017)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ghost In The Shell (2017)

In the near future, Major Motoko Kusanagi (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible terrorist attack, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people's minds and control them, Major Kusanagi is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major Kusanagi discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  deception,  kidnapping,  surrealism,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:nurse
Period:future
Story:government agent,  secret agent,  near future,  secret government organization,  existentialism,  disfigurement,  grenade,  tough girl,  race against time,  attack,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  bartender,  terrorist,  revolver,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  death,  flashback,  murder

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

The Take (2016)

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

Themes:terrorism,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:bar
Story:secret agent,  jukebox,  media coverage,  pool table,  agent,  shot in the shoulder,  race against time,  mission,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  attack,  bartender,  news report,  no opening credits,  terrorist,  criminal,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  independent film,  flashback,  blood,  death,  murder

Criminal (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Criminal (2016)

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

Themes:terrorism,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:doctor
Story:government agent,  undercover agent,  secret agent,  agent,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  shot in the shoulder,  scar,  race against time,  mission,  news report,  no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  terrorist,  criminal,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  rain,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  independent film,  one word title,  murder,  flashback,  death,  blood

A Walk Among The Tombstones (2014) is one of the best movies like Predestination (2014)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A Walk Among The Tombstones (2014)

Matt Scudder is a former cop now a private eye. He is asked by a drug dealer to find the men who kidnapped his wife. It seems like they killed her even after he paid them. Scudder refuses. But the man later goes to see him and tells him how his wife was killed. Scudder takes the job. He does some research and thinks the men he is looking for have done this more than once. And that everyone they grabbed is connected to a drug dealer. He was about to give up when they grab another girl and Scudder tries make sure she's returned alive. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:wheelchair,  bar,  hospital
Characters:nurse
Period:1990s
Story:abandoned apartment,  close up of eye,  laundromat,  newspaper clipping,  loner,  tape recorder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  bartender,  orphan,  gay slur,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  urination,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  rain,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  new york city,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  flashback,  death,  blood,  murder

Face/off (1997)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Face/off (1997)

Sean Archer, a very tough, rugged FBI Agent, is still grieving for his dead son Michael. Archer believes that his son's killer is his sworn enemy and a very powerful criminal, Castor Troy. One day, Archer has finally cornered Castor, however, their fight has knocked out Troy cold. As Archer finally breathes easy over the capture of his enemy, he finds out that Troy has planted a bomb that will destroy the entire city of Los Angeles and all of its inhabitants. Unfortunately the only other person who knows its location is Castor's brother Pollux, and he refuses to talk. The solution, a special operation doctor that can cut off people's faces, and can place a person's face onto another person. Archer undergoes one of those surgeries to talk to Pollux. However, Castor Troy somehow regains consciousness and now wants revenge on Archer for taking his face. Not only is Troy ruining Archer's mission, but his personal life as well. Archer must stop Troy again. This time, it's personal. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hospital
Characters:doctor
Period:1990s
Story:undercover agent,  bandaged face,  plastic surgery,  agent,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  scar,  race against time,  mission,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  terrorist,  criminal,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  flashback,  death,  murder,  blood

The Man From U.n.c.l.e. (2015)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

The Man From U.n.c.l.e. (2015)

In the 1960s with the Cold War in play, CIA agent Napoleon Solo successfully helps Gaby Teller defect to West Germany despite the intimidating opposition of KGB agent Illya Kuryakin. Later, all three unexpectedly find themselves working together in a joint mission to stop a private criminal organization from using Gaby's father's scientific expertise to construct their own nuclear bomb. Through clenched teeth and stylish poise, all three must find a way to cooperate for the sake of world peace, even as they each pursue their own agendas. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  deception,  drunkenness,  kidnapping,  revenge
Period:1960s
Story:undercover agent,  secret agent,  nuclear bomb,  year 1963,  urinating,  close up of eyes,  agent,  race against time,  suitcase,  mission,  person on fire,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  terrorist,  criminal,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  urination,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  murder,  flashback

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

Machete Kills (2013)

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

Themes:terrorism,  deception,  kidnapping,  surrealism,  revenge
Locations:wheelchair,  bar
Characters:nurse,  doctor
Story:government agent,  undercover agent,  secret agent,  burnt face,  disfigurement,  shot in the shoulder,  tough girl,  race against time,  mission,  person on fire,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  bartender,  news report,  terrorist,  revolver,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  independent film,  death,  flashback,  blood,  murder

Spartan (2004) is one of the best movies like Predestination (2014)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Spartan (2004)

In the US-government's special ops, Scott is a shooter, not a planner, doing the job without regard to quaint or obsolete convention. When a Harvard undergrad goes missing (the daughter of a US leader), it's Scott who applies the pressure, first to her boyfriend, then to a madam whose cathouse is the initial stop en route to a white slavery auction in Dubai. The abductors may not know the girl's identity, but once they figure it out, she's doomed. Deadly double crosses force Scott to become a planner. Through it all, earnest TV newscasters read the drivel they're handed. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  kidnapping
Locations:bar
Characters:australian
Story:government agent,  undercover agent,  secret agent,  college student,  media coverage,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  scar,  race against time,  storytelling,  mission,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  bartender,  news report,  no opening credits,  gay slur,  brawl,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  rain,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  one word title,  death,  blood,  murder

Non-stop (2014)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Non-stop (2014)

Bill Marks, a former cop dealing with his daughter's death by drinking, is now a federal air marshal. While on a flight from New York to London, Marks gets a text telling him that unless 150 million dollars is transferred to an offshore account, someone will die every 20 minutes. Can he find the terrorist in time and save everyone? (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  deception,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:doctor
Story:government agent,  shot in the shoulder,  scar,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  no opening credits,  terrorist,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  fistfight,  shot to death,  rain,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  new york city,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  death,  murder

X-men: Days Of Future Past (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

X-men: Days Of Future Past (2014)

In the future, the mutants and the humans that help them are slaughtered by powerful robots named Sentinels. Professor Xavier, Wolverine, Magneto, Storm, Kitty Pryde and her friends meet at a monastery in China and Xavier explains that the invincible Sentinels were created using the DNA of Mystique that was captured in 1973 when she tried to assassinate their creator Dr. Bolivar Trask. Xavier tells that their only chance is return to 1973 using Pryde's ability to join Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr to convince Mystique to give up of her intention. . However, only Wolverine can withstand the damages of the time travel. Will he succeed in stopping Mystique and the Sentinel Program and save the mutants and their human friends from annihilation? (Read More)

Themes:deception,  revenge,  surrealism
Locations:wheelchair
Period:future
Story:meeting future self,  near future,  time travel,  time paradox,  close up of eye,  media coverage,  tough girl,  race against time,  mission,  person on fire,  news report,  no opening credits,  revolver,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  travel,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  new york city,  explosion,  bare chested male,  death,  flashback,  murder,  blood

Timecop (1994)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Timecop (1994)

When the ability to travel through time is perfected, a new type of law enforcement agency is formed. It's called Time Enforcement Commission or TEC. A cop, Max Walker, is assigned to the group. On the day he was chosen, some men attack him and kill his wife. Ten years later Max is still grieving but has become a good agent for the TEC. He tracks down a former co-worker who went into the past to make money. Max brings him back for sentencing but not after telling Max that Senator McComb, the man in charge of TEC, sent him. Max has his eye on McComb. (Read More)

Locations:wheelchair,  hospital
Period:future,  1990s
Story:temporal agent,  government agent,  secret agent,  time travel agency,  time travel,  time machine,  20th century,  agent,  attack,  travel,  brawl,  punched in the face,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  rain,  shootout,  pistol,  blood

The Double (2011) is one of the best movies like Predestination (2014)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Double (2011)

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

Themes:deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:bar,  hospital
Characters:nurse,  doctor
Story:undercover agent,  secret agent,  agent,  race against time,  suitcase,  terrorist,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  written by director,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  independent film,  murder,  blood,  flashback,  death

Oldboy (2013)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Oldboy (2013)

An advertising executive is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his punishment, only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment.

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:nurse,  doctor
Story:younger version of character,  shot in the shoulder,  scar,  race against time,  mission,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  bartender,  news report,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  urination,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  rain,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  new york city,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  blood,  death,  flashback,  murder

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

Patriots Day (2016)

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

Themes:terrorism,  deception,  kidnapping
Locations:wheelchair,  bar,  hospital
Characters:nurse,  doctor
Story:college student,  opening credits,  bomber,  media coverage,  grenade,  scar,  attack,  news report,  no opening credits,  terrorist,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  murder

The Machine (2013)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Machine (2013)

Two artificial intelligence engineers come together as they work to create the first ever self-aware artificial intelligence. A veteran AI engineer secretly hopes to develop technology to help his diseased daughter, even if it means funding comes from the powerful Ministry of Defence (MoD). His new partner, a young woman gifted in the field of AI, is brought on after her breakthroughs are recognized by the MoD. Things go wrong when the MoD takes over and advances the researchers' work to the next level, teaching the AI to kill and follow MoD instructions with its new and nearly indestructible body. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  revenge,  surrealism
Locations:wheelchair,  hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:secret agent,  near future,  opening credits,  disfigurement,  spider,  grenade,  shot in the shoulder,  scar,  race against time,  person on fire,  training,  no opening credits,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  independent film,  flashback,  blood,  death,  murder

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016) is one of the best movies like Predestination (2014)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:deception,  kidnapping
Locations:wheelchair,  bar,  hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:college student,  telling a joke,  newspaper clipping,  disfigurement,  grenade,  tough girl,  race against time,  attack,  news report,  no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  gay slur,  criminal,  revolver,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  beating,  pregnancy,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  flashback,  death,  murder,  blood

The Rainmaker (1997)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Rainmaker (1997)

Rudy Baylor is a jobless young attorney. However, he is also the only hope of an elderly couple whose insurance company will not pay for an operation that could save their son's life. In this judicial drama, Rudy learns to hate corporate America as he falls in love with a battered young married woman. Will he be up to the task? (Read More)

Themes:deception,  revenge
Locations:wheelchair,  bar,  hospital
Characters:nurse,  doctor
Period:1990s
Story:college student,  tape recorder,  typewriter,  training,  bartender,  news report,  no opening credits,  criminal,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  beating,  voice over narration,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood

Salt (2010)
Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Salt (2010)

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

Themes:terrorism,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hospital
Period:1970s
Story:government agent,  secret agent,  actress playing male role,  media coverage,  orphanage,  spider,  agent,  hat,  grenade,  shot in the shoulder,  scar,  race against time,  suitcase,  training,  news report,  no opening credits,  orphan,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  new york city,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  flashback,  murder

Run All Night (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Run All Night (2015)

Professional Brooklyn hitman Jimmy Conlon is more commonly known as THE GRAVEDIGGER. Jimmy was a mob hit-man, who was best friends with his boss Sean Maguire. But when Jimmy's son, Michael, is marked for death by the mob, Jimmy must go up against Sean to protect Michael at all costs. Together, he and Michael must avoid corrupt cops, contract killers and the mob to survive the night. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  revenge
Locations:bar,  hospital
Story:close up of eye,  in medias res,  burnt face,  loner,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  rain,  beating,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  new york city,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  murder,  death,  flashback,  blood

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001) is one of the best movies like Predestination (2014)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)

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

Themes:terrorism,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge,  surrealism
Characters:doctor
Period:future
Story:government agent,  abandoned apartment,  existentialism,  hat,  grenade,  shot in the shoulder,  tough girl,  race against time,  mission,  news report,  terrorist,  revolver,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  rain,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  blood,  death,  flashback,  murder

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

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Period:future
Story:near future,  nuclear bomb,  laundromat,  tough girl,  race against time,  mission,  news report,  no opening credits,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  fistfight,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  flashback

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

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

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

Themes:terrorism,  deception,  drunkenness,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:bar,  hospital
Story:undercover agent,  secret agent,  secret organization,  media coverage,  pool table,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  shot in the shoulder,  scar,  race against time,  suitcase,  mission,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  bartender,  news report,  no opening credits,  criminal,  revolver,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  rain,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  new york city,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  flashback,  murder

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)

CIA chief Hunley (Baldwin) convinces a Senate committee to disband the IMF (Impossible Mission Force), of which Ethan Hunt (Cruise) is a key member. Hunley argues that the IMF is too reckless. Now on his own, Hunt goes after a shadowy and deadly rogue organization called the Syndicate.

Themes:terrorism,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Story:undercover agent,  secret agent,  newspaper clipping,  tough girl,  race against time,  mission,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  terrorist,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  rain,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  flashback

Southland Tales (2006) is one of the best movies like Predestination (2014)
Comedy, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Southland Tales (2006)

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

Themes:terrorism,  deception,  kidnapping,  surrealism
Locations:bar
Period:future
Story:government agent,  undercover agent,  near future,  time travel,  time paradox,  time traveler,  plastic surgery,  media coverage,  shot in the shoulder,  scar,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  no opening credits,  terrorist,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  rain,  beating,  pregnancy,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  independent film,  death,  flashback,  blood,  murder

American Sniper (2014)
Action, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War

American Sniper (2014)

Chris Kyle was nothing more than a Texan man who dreamed of becoming a cowboy, but in his thirties he found out that maybe his life needed something different, something where he could express his real talent, something that could help America in its fight against terrorism. So he joined the SEALs in order to become a sniper. After marrying, Kyle and the other members of the team are called for their first tour of Iraq. Kyle's struggle isn't with his missions, but about his relationship with the reality of the war and, once returned at home, how he manages to handle it with his urban life, his wife and kids. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  drunkenness,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:wheelchair,  bar,  hospital
Characters:baby,  nurse
Story:nursery,  in medias res,  close up of eyes,  disfigurement,  grenade,  mission,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  terrorist,  gay slur,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  pregnancy,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  bare chested male,  murder,  flashback,  blood,  death

Source Code (2011)
Mystery, Romance, Sci-fi, Thriller

Source Code (2011)

Army Captain Colter Stevens finds himself working on a special program where his consciousness can be inserted into another human being. The only catch is can only be there for 8 minutes at any given time. That morning, a bomb exploded on a commuter train just outside Chicago. He occupies the body of teacher going to work on that train and is confused as to what he is doing or why he is there as his last memory is of flying his helicopter on a combat mission in Afghanistan. Those in charge of the program explain to him that there is a bomb on the train, and that he must locate it. More importantly, he must identify the bomber as another bombing is expected later that day. He is also told however that he cannot change the past and can only gather information. As he develops a liking for his traveling companion Christina, he sets out to test that theory. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  surrealism
Story:nuclear bomb,  time travel,  time loop,  in medias res,  bomber,  time machine,  race against time,  mission,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  nonlinear timeline,  terrorist,  criminal,  revolver,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  travel,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  blood,  death,  murder,  flashback

The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-fi

The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)

When Henry DeTamble meets Clare Abshire in a Chicago library they both understand that he is a time traveler, but she knows much more about him as he has not yet been to the times and places where they have already met. He falls in love with her, as she has already with him, but his continuing unavoidable absences while time traveling - and then returning with increasing knowledge of their future - makes things ever more difficult for Clare. (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Locations:wheelchair,  hospital
Characters:nurse,  doctor
Period:future,  1970s,  1990s,  1980s
Story:meeting future self,  time travel,  bootstrap paradox,  time paradox,  time traveler,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  race against time,  training,  no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  brawl,  punched in the face,  fistfight,  pregnancy,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  blood

Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) is one of the best movies like Predestination (2014)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)

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

Themes:deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:doctor
Story:secret agent,  close up of eye,  close up of eyes,  newspaper clipping,  loner,  agent,  shot in the shoulder,  tough girl,  race against time,  mission,  orphan,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  murder,  death,  flashback

Ghost In The Shell (1995)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ghost In The Shell (1995)

It is the year 2029. Technology has advanced so far that cyborgs are commonplace. In addition, human brains can connect to the internet directly. Major Motoko Kasunagi is an officer in Section 9, an elite, secretive police division that deals with special operations, including counter terrorism and cyber crime. She is currently on the trail of the Puppet Master, a cyber criminal who hacks into the brains of cyborgs in order to obtain information and to commit other crimes. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  deception,  surrealism
Locations:wheelchair
Characters:doctor
Period:future
Story:government agent,  secret agent,  secret government organization,  existentialism,  grenade,  tough girl,  race against time,  criminal,  revolver,  brawl,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  independent film,  murder,  blood,  death

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

Odd Thomas (2013)

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

Themes:terrorism,  deception,  kidnapping,  surrealism,  revenge
Locations:wheelchair,  hospital
Characters:nurse,  doctor
Story:short order cook,  bomber,  newspaper clipping,  spider,  shot in the shoulder,  race against time,  person on fire,  no opening credits,  terrorist,  revolver,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  murder,  death,  blood,  flashback

The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Thirteenth Floor (1999)

Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He's about to tell the discovery to his colleague, Douglas Hall, but knowing someone is after him, the old man leaves a letter in the computer generated parallel world his company has created (which looks like the 30's with seemingly real people with real emotions). Fuller is murdered in our real world the same night, and his colleague is suspected. Douglas discovers a bloody shirt in his bathroom and he cannot recall what he was doing the night Fuller was murdered. He logs into the system in order to find the letter, but has to confront the unexpected. The truth is harsher than he could ever imagine... (Read More)

Themes:deception,  surrealism
Locations:bar
Period:future,  1990s
Story:near future,  time travel,  lighting a cigarette for someone,  antique store,  close up of eyes,  newspaper clipping,  existentialism,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  shot in the shoulder,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  bartender,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  neo noir,  rain,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  murder,  flashback,  death

The 5th Wave (2016) is one of the best movies like Predestination (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The 5th Wave (2016)

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

Themes:deception,  kidnapping
Characters:nurse
Story:close up of eyes,  loner,  grenade,  tough girl,  race against time,  mission,  attack,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  training,  news report,  no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  revolver,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  new york city,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  flashback,  murder,  blood,  death

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

The Dark Knight (2008)

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

Themes:terrorism,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:wheelchair,  bar,  hospital
Characters:nurse,  doctor
Story:reference to abraham lincoln,  burn victim,  burnt face,  media coverage,  newspaper clipping,  loner,  pool table,  grenade,  scar,  race against time,  mission,  person on fire,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  bartender,  news report,  no opening credits,  terrorist,  criminal,  revolver,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  murder

The Time Machine (2002)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

The Time Machine (2002)

Based on the classic sci-fi novel by H.G. Wells, scientist and inventor, Alexander Hartdegen, is determined to prove that time travel is possible. His determination is turned to desperation by a personal tragedy that now drives him to want to change the past. Testing his theories with a time machine of his own invention, Hartdegen is hurtled 800,000 years into the future, where he discovers that mankind has divided into the hunter - and the hunted. (Read More)

Period:future
Story:near future,  time travel,  male time traveller,  testing,  time machine,  shot in the shoulder,  storytelling,  held at gunpoint,  travel,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  pistol,  new york city,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  independent film,  blood,  death,  murder

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.

Themes:drunkenness,  revenge
Locations:hospital
Period:1970s,  1990s
Story:shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  orphan,  gay slur,  criminal,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  pregnancy,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  independent film,  death,  murder,  blood,  flashback

The Way Of The Gun (2000) is one of the best movies like Predestination (2014)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Way Of The Gun (2000)

Two petty if violent criminals kidnap a girl being paid $1m to be a surrogate mother. As the baby is for a gangster the pair's demand for money sees several henchmen and assorted other ruthless characters head after them to Mexico. Bullets rather than talking are always going to settle this one.

Themes:deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:baby,  doctor
Story:existentialism,  shot in the shoulder,  scar,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  gay slur,  criminal,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  written by director,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  pregnancy,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  death

3 Days To Kill (2014)
Action, Drama, Thriller

3 Days To Kill (2014)

Dying of brain cancer, a dangerous international spy is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, whom he's previously kept at arm's length to keep out of danger; but first, he must complete one last mission - even if it means juggling the two toughest assignments yet: hunt down the world's most ruthless terrorist and look after his teenage daughter for the first time in ten years while his wife is out of town. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  kidnapping
Locations:bar,  hospital
Story:undercover agent,  secret agent,  younger version of character,  tough girl,  race against time,  suitcase,  mission,  terrorist,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  flashback,  murder,  death,  blood

Atomic Blonde (2017)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Atomic Blonde (2017)

The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:bar
Period:1980s
Story:undercover agent,  secret agent,  agent,  scar,  tough girl,  race against time,  mission,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  attack,  bartender,  news report,  nonlinear timeline,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  blood,  death,  murder,  flashback

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

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:bar
Story:jukebox,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  shot in the shoulder,  scar,  race against time,  bartender,  news report,  no opening credits,  criminal,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  urination,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  bare chested male,  independent film,  murder,  death,  blood

Chappie (2015) is one of the best movies like Predestination (2014)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Chappie (2015)

In Johannesburg, the police department reduced the high rating of criminality using robots from the Tetravaal Company, designed by the engineer Deon Wilson. The former military Vincent Moore is envious of Deon, since he has developed another project called Moose, but neither Tetravaal nor the police department is interested. Deon has just developed an Artificial Intelligence but the Tetravaal's CEO Michelle Bradley asks him to abort the project. Deon decides to bring the damaged Robot 22 that was sent to be crushed to test his A.I. However he is kidnapped by the criminals Ninja, Yo-Landi and Amerika that want him to stop the robot cops. When they see the damaged robot in the van, they force Deon to program it to heist banks with them and they call it Chappie. However, Chappie acts like a child and need to be trained to learn and grow. Meanwhile Vincent follows Deon and plots an evil scheme to activate his robot. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  kidnapping,  surrealism,  revenge
Characters:australian
Period:future
Story:near future,  media coverage,  grenade,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  training,  news report,  no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  criminal,  revolver,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  written by director,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  rain,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  one word title,  murder,  death,  blood,  flashback

The Guest (2014)
Mystery, Thriller

The Guest (2014)

Themes:deception,  revenge
Locations:bar
Story:medal,  grenade,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  bartender,  no opening credits,  gay slur,  revolver,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  blood

Near Dark (1987)
Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller

Near Dark (1987)

A mid-western farm boy reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl he meets turns out to be part of a band of southern vampires who roam the highways in stolen cars. Part of his initiation includes a bloody assault on a hick bar.

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:bar
Period:1980s
Story:burnt face,  jukebox,  disfigurement,  pool table,  scar,  race against time,  person on fire,  bartender,  criminal,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  independent film,  murder,  blood,  death

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

A young man named Eggsy whose father died when he was a young boy, is dealing with living with the creep his mother is with now, who mistreats her and him. He goes out and does something to one of the creep's friends. He gets arrested and he calls a number a man gave him around the time his father died, to call if he needs help. A man named Harry approaches him and tells him he's the one who helped him. He tells him that he knew his father. When the man Eggsy slighted wants some payback, Harry takes care of him and his companions single handed. Harry then tells Eggsy that he's part of a secret organization called the Kingsman and his father was also part of it. He died trying to make the world safe. Harry offers Eggsy the opportunity to be a Kingsman and he takes it. He undergoes a grueling training course. Harry is looking into the demise of another Kingsman and the trail leads him to tech billionaire named Valentine aka V who is also curious about the group following him, the Kingsman. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Story:undercover agent,  secret agent,  secret government organization,  secret organization,  medal,  newspaper clipping,  grenade,  scar,  race against time,  person on fire,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  training,  no opening credits,  terrorist,  gay slur,  revolver,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  bare chested male,  flashback,  murder,  blood,  death

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) is one of the best movies like Predestination (2014)
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)

Themes:terrorism,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:wheelchair
Characters:pregnant,  australian
Period:future
Story:australian science fiction,  loner,  grenade,  scar,  tough girl,  no opening credits,  terrorist,  revolver,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  pregnancy,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  flashback,  murder,  blood,  death

Black Mass (2015)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History

Black Mass (2015)

Based on a true story of James "Whitey" Bulger, an Irish Mob godfather and FBI informant who had a "secret trading" deal with his brother, William "Billy" Bulger, a state senator and a Boston public figure, and John Connolly, an FBI agent. They planned to take down the Italian mob and mafia in Boston, which went awry and things turned massively violent. When the credence for each other began fading out, drug dealing, murders, and extortion started to rise, and forced the FBI's Boston office to confirm that Whitey Bulger was one of the most notorious criminals in US history and also one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List criminals. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:bar,  hospital
Story:year 1981,  year 1975,  year 1985,  pool table,  agent,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  no opening credits,  nonlinear timeline,  gay slur,  criminal,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  voice over narration,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  death,  murder,  blood,  flashback

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