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

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, baby, nurse, doctor
Story:surgical scar, nuclear bomb, college student, lighting a cigarette for someone, abraham lincoln quotation, reference to ian fleming, time travel agency, bootstrap paradox, sex change operation, multiple actors for one character, temporal agent, purpose in life, australian time travel, caesarean section, antique store, meeting future self, secret government organization, short order cook, abandoned apartment, bandaged face

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:mission, nuclear bomb, terrorist, close up of eyes, government agent, undercover agent, secret agent, shot in the shoulder, scar, tough girl, race against time, character repeating someone else's dialogue, training, bartender, news report, no opening credits, orphan, bomb, held at gunpoint, brawl

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
Story:reference to ian fleming, media coverage, government agent, undercover agent, grenade, secret agent, shot in the shoulder, scar, tough girl, mission, 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

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:burnt face, government agent, undercover agent, disfigurement, secret agent, 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

Patriots Day (2016) is one of the best movies like Predestination (2014)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

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, bomber, media coverage, grenade, scar, 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

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
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, news report, no opening credits, nonlinear timeline, gay slur, revolver, bomb, held at gunpoint, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the chest, blood splatter, fistfight

Spartan (2004)
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
Story:college student, media coverage, government agent, undercover agent, looking at oneself in a mirror, secret agent, 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

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

Criminal (2016) is one of the best movies like Predestination (2014)
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, looking at oneself in a mirror, secret agent, shot in the shoulder, scar, race against time, mission, news report, no opening credits, nonlinear timeline, terrorist, held at gunpoint, brawl, punched in the face, shot in the chest, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, neo noir

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

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:deception, kidnapping, revenge
Story:nuclear bomb, laundromat, near future, 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

A Walk Among The Tombstones (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. This is why A Walk Among The Tombstones (2014) is one of the best movies like Predestination (2014). (Read More)

Themes:deception, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:wheelchair, bar, hospital
Characters:nurse
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

The Way Of The Gun (2000)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Way Of The Gun (2000)

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

Themes:deception, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:baby, doctor
Story:existentialism, shot in the shoulder, scar, character repeating someone else's dialogue, gay slur, 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

Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001) is one of the best movies like Predestination (2014)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001)

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

Themes:terrorism, deception, kidnapping, surrealism
Characters:doctor
Story:abandoned apartment, government agent, 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

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, 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

Looper (2012)
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
Story:meeting future self, time paradox, time loop, younger version of character, grenade, tough girl, character repeating someone else's dialogue, time travel, revolver, bomb, held at gunpoint, written by director, slow motion scene, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, neo noir, shootout, voice over narration, pistol

Old Boy (2013)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Old Boy (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. This is why Old Boy (2013) is one of the best movies like Predestination (2014). (Read More)

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

Self/less (2015) is one of the best movies like Predestination (2014)
Action, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Self/less (2015)

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

Themes:deception, kidnapping, surrealism, revenge
Locations:wheelchair, bar
Characters:doctor
Story:near future, looking at oneself in a mirror, scar, person on fire, character repeating someone else's dialogue, training, no opening credits, revolver, 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

Survivor (2015)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Survivor (2015)

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

Themes:terrorism, deception, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:wheelchair
Characters:doctor
Story:tough girl, race against time, news report, no opening credits, terrorist, orphan, revolver, bomb, held at gunpoint, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, fistfight, shootout, pistol, surprise ending, new york city, explosion, independent film, one word title

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, revenge, surrealism
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

Hummingbird (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Hummingbird (2013)

Themes:deception, drunkenness, revenge
Story:loner, looking at oneself in a mirror, shot in the shoulder, character repeating someone else's dialogue, news report, revolver, brawl, written by director, punched in the face, shot in the chest, fistfight, shot to death, neo noir, beating, pistol, surprise ending, explosion, title spoken by character, bare chested male, one word title

Non-stop (2014) is one of the best movies like Predestination (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? This is why Non-stop (2014) is one of the best movies like Predestination (2014). (Read More)

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

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
Story:lighting a cigarette for someone, antique store, near future, 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, time travel, revolver, held at gunpoint, brawl, shot in the chest, fistfight, neo noir, rain, beating

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
Story:shot in the shoulder, character repeating someone else's dialogue, no opening credits, orphan, gay slur, 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

The Salton Sea (2002)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Salton Sea (2002)

After the murder of his beloved wife, Danny Parker is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey he befriends slacker Jimmy the Finn and becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette from her own demons. Danny is antagonized by undercover narcotics agents and sadistic dealer Pooh-Bear. (Read More)

Themes:deception, drunkenness, revenge
Locations:bar, hospital
Story:playing pool, shot in the shoulder, person on fire, nonlinear timeline, gay slur, held at gunpoint, slow motion scene, urination, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, neo noir, rain, beating, voice over narration, pistol, surprise ending, explosion, title spoken by character, cigarette smoking

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014) is one of the best movies like Predestination (2014)
Crime, Thriller

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)

Marv is unconscious on a highway surrounded by corpses. When he awakes, he has amnesia and tries to recall his last steps from the Kadie's saloon on the Saturday night. He recalls that he found four playboys burning a homeless man alive and defended the poor man. Marv hunts them down and kills the group. The cocky gambler Johnny hits jackpot in slot machines in the Kadie's saloon and invites the waitress Marcie to go with him to play poker game against the powerful Senator Roark. He wins the game and suffers the consequence of his arrogance. The private detective Dwight McCarthy is contacted by his former lover Ava Lord that asks to meet him at the Kadie's saloon. Ava asks him for forgiveness for leaving him to marry the wealthy Damian Lord. However her strong chauffeur Manute takes her home. Dwight snoops around Ava's house but is found and beaten by Manute and the bodyguards. When he returns home, Ava is waiting for him naked in the bed and seduces him again. Then she tells that Damian and Manute torture her and soon she will be killed. Once again Manute takes Ava with him and hits Dwight that invites Marv to help him to rescue Ava. Damian denies the accusation but Dwight beats him to death while Marv tear Manute's eye out. But soon Dwight finds that he was lured by Ava that shoots him. Marv rescues Dwight and takes him to the Old Town where Dwight finds his former lover Gail that helps him to recover while Dwight plots revenge against Ava. (Read More)

Themes:deception, drunkenness, revenge
Locations:bar, hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:bandaged face, plastic surgery, disfigurement, looking at oneself in a mirror, shot in the shoulder, scar, tough girl, person on fire, character repeating someone else's dialogue, bartender, nonlinear timeline, revolver, bomb, held at gunpoint, brawl, written by director, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the chest, blood splatter

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. This is why Atomic Blonde (2017) is one of the best movies like Predestination (2014). (Read More)

Themes:deception, drunkenness, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:bar
Story:undercover agent, secret agent, scar, tough girl, race against time, mission, character repeating someone else's dialogue, 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

Allegiant (2016)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Allegiant (2016)

After the earth-shattering revelations of INSURGENT, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, deception, kidnapping, surrealism, revenge
Story:near future, disfigurement, scar, tough girl, race against time, mission, character repeating someone else's dialogue, training, no opening credits, orphan, revolver, bomb, held at gunpoint, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the chest, fistfight, shot to death, rain

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:deception, revenge
Locations:bar
Story:loner, looking at oneself in a mirror, typewriter, shot in the shoulder, tough girl, suitcase, character repeating someone else's dialogue, no opening credits, 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, surprise ending

American Sniper (2014) is one of the best movies like Predestination (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

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

Lone Survivor (2013)

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

Themes:terrorism, deception, revenge
Story:mission, grenade, shot in the shoulder, scar, character repeating someone else's dialogue, nonlinear timeline, terrorist, held at gunpoint, brawl, written by director, slow motion scene, shot in the chest, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, beating, shootout, voice over narration, pistol, surprise ending

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years. This is why Blade Runner 2049 (2017) is one of the best movies like Predestination (2014). (Read More)

Themes:deception, kidnapping
Locations:wheelchair, bar
Story:close up of eye, jukebox, near future, existentialism, orphanage, mission, character repeating someone else's dialogue, no opening credits, held at gunpoint, brawl, punched in the face, shot in the chest, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, neo noir, beating, pregnancy, shootout, pistol

The Prophecy (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The Prophecy (1995)

"Some people lose their faith because Heaven shows them too little," says Thomas Daggett. "But how many people lose their faith because Heaven showed them too much?" Daggett nearly became a priest; now he's a cop. He may want to put religion behind him, but one morning a weird, eyeless, hermaphroditic corpse turns up. Suddenly he is on a path that will put him right in the middle of a war in Heaven. And once again, Heaven will show him too much: gore, blood, charred flesh, living corpses and much worse. Even more central to the heavenly war effort is a young girl. This American Indian child has something Gabriel wants. And Gabriel is willing to kill her and anyone in his path - or even reanimate a corpse or two - to get it. (Read More)

Themes:deception, kidnapping, surrealism
Locations:hospital
Characters:nurse
Story:hermaphrodite, burnt face, close up of eyes, newspaper clipping, race against time, mission, person on fire, character repeating someone else's dialogue, orphan, 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

Fury (2014) is one of the best movies like Predestination (2014)
Action, Drama, War

Fury (2014)

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

Themes:drunkenness
Story:year 1945, grenade, shot in the shoulder, mission, person on fire, character repeating someone else's dialogue, no opening credits, revolver, bomb, held at gunpoint, written by director, urination, shot in the chest, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, beating, shootout, pistol, explosion

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, revenge, surrealism
Locations:bar
Characters:nurse
Story:terrorist, secret government organization, near future, government agent, existentialism, disfigurement, grenade, secret agent, tough girl, race against time, character repeating someone else's dialogue, bartender, orphan, revolver, bomb, held at gunpoint, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the chest

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

Harsh Times (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Harsh Times (2005)

Jim Davis is an ex-Army Ranger who finds himself slipping back into his old life of petty crime after a job offer from the LAPD evaporates. His best friend is pressured by his girlfriend Sylvia to find a job, but Jim is more interested in hanging out and making cash from small heists, while trying to get a law enforcement job so he can marry his Mexican girlfriend. This is why Harsh Times (2005) is one of the best movies like Predestination (2014). (Read More)

Themes:deception, drunkenness
Locations:bar
Story:playing pool, government agent, pool table, grenade, gay slur, held at gunpoint, punched in the face, urination, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, rain, beating, pregnancy, shootout, pistol, explosion, cigarette smoking, independent film, death

Morgan (2016) is one of the best movies like Predestination (2014)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Morgan (2016)

Themes:deception, kidnapping, revenge
Characters:doctor
Story:near future, close up of eyes, looking at oneself in a mirror, shot in the shoulder, suitcase, character repeating someone else's dialogue, held at gunpoint, brawl, punched in the face, shot in the chest, blood splatter, fistfight, beating, pistol, surprise ending, title spoken by character, bare chested male, independent film, one word title, flashback

Jonah Hex (2010)
Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller, Western

Jonah Hex (2010)

During Grant's presidency, Jonah Hex is a remorseless bounty hunter. In the Civil War, he was a rebel whose honor put him afoul of a Confederate general, Quentin Turnbull, who murdered Jonah's family while Jonah watched. As a result of the ordeal, Jonah's face is disfigured and he can talk with the dead. After staging his own death, Turnbull, with a group of rebel stalwarts, hatches a plan to bring the Union to its knees. Grant wants Hex to stop it. While the nation readies to celebrate Independence Day, Hex and an unlikely ally have little time to stop Turnbull and his weapon of mass destruction. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, drunkenness, kidnapping, revenge, surrealism
Locations:bar
Story:close up of eye, loner, disfigurement, secret agent, race against time, person on fire, no opening credits, terrorist, revolver, held at gunpoint, brawl, punched in the face, shot in the chest, fistfight, shot to death, rain, beating, shootout, voice over narration, pistol

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

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

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

Themes:terrorism, deception, kidnapping, revenge
Story:media coverage, grenade, tough girl, race against time, character repeating someone else's dialogue, training, news report, no opening credits, terrorist, 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

Broken City (2013)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Broken City (2013)

In New York City, detective Billy Taggart goes to court for the murder of the rapist Mikey Tavarez, but the Mayor Nicholas Hostetler and the Chief of Police Carl Fairbanks vanish with important evidence and Billy is declared not guilty by the judge; however, he leaves the police department. Seven years later, Billy is a private detective and lives with his girlfriend Natalie Barrow, who is an aspiring actress and the sister of Mikey's victim. His secretary Katy Bradshaw (Alona Tal) is trying to collect part of the debts to save their business. In the week of the elections, Hostetler summons Billy and offers $25,000 to investigate his wife, Cathleen Hostetler, whom he believes is having a love affair. Billy discovers that Cathleen is meeting Paul Andrews, who is the coordinator of the campaign of Jack Valliant, the opponent of Hostetler and favorite in the election. When Paul is found dead on the street, Billy finds that he had been double-crossed by Hostetler and he decides to investigate the truth behind Paul's murder. (Read More)

Themes:deception, drunkenness
Locations:bar
Story:media coverage, looking at oneself in a mirror, tape recorder, race against time, character repeating someone else's dialogue, news report, no opening credits, gay slur, held at gunpoint, brawl, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the chest, fistfight, shot to death, neo noir, rain, beating, shootout, pistol

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. This is why Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) is one of the best movies like Predestination (2014). (Read More)

Themes:deception, kidnapping, revenge
Characters:doctor
Story:close up of eye, close up of eyes, newspaper clipping, loner, secret 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

Jcvd (2008)
Comedy, Crime, Drama

Jcvd (2008)

Between his tax problems and his legal battle with his wife for the custody of his daughter, these are hard times for the action movie star who finds that even Steven Seagal has pinched a role from him! In JCVD, Jean-Claude Van Damme returns to the country of his birth to seek the peace and tranquility he can no longer enjoy in the United States. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, deception
Story:newspaper clipping, person on fire, character repeating someone else's dialogue, news report, nonlinear timeline, gay slur, held at gunpoint, punched in the face, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, beating, shootout, pistol, explosion, cigarette smoking, bare chested male, independent film, one word title, murder

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:secret government organization, medal, newspaper clipping, undercover agent, grenade, secret agent, 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

The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Action, Thriller

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

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

Themes:deception, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:bar
Story:telling a joke, cleveland ohio, shot in the shoulder, scar, race against time, person on fire, character repeating someone else's dialogue, bartender, 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, neo noir

Seeking Justice (2011) is one of the best movies like Predestination (2014)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Seeking Justice (2011)

In New Orleans, English teacher of the high school Rampart High, Will Gerard, and his wife, musician Laura Gerard, are in love with each other. One night, Laura leaves a rehearsal and is assaulted, while Will is playing chess with his friend Jimmy. Will is visiting her in hospital when, out of the blue, a stranger named Simon tells him that he belongs to an organization of vigilantes and offers to eliminate the assailant. In return, the organisation would want a favor from Will in the future. Will agrees, and the criminal is murdered. Six months later, Simon collects his debt with Will. He demands that Will kill Alan Marsh, a pedophile. Will accidentally kills Alan and soon he learns that the victim was an awarded journalist that was investigating the organization. Now he seeks evidences to prove his innocence but the network of the organization is powerful and is seeking Will out to eliminate him. (Read More)

Themes:deception, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:bar, hospital
Characters:nurse, doctor
Story:pool table, shot in the shoulder, character repeating someone else's dialogue, news report, gay slur, 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, title spoken by character

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

The 5th Wave (2016)

Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth in ruin. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal fifth wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope - if she can only trust him. This is why The 5th Wave (2016) is one of the best movies like Predestination (2014). (Read More)

Themes:deception, kidnapping
Characters:nurse
Story:close up of eyes, loner, grenade, tough girl, race against time, mission, 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

Riddick (2013)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Riddick (2013)

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

Themes:deception, revenge
Story:close up of eyes, disfigurement, shot in the shoulder, tough girl, race against time, character repeating someone else's dialogue, bomb, 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, rain, beating, voice over narration

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:terrorist, younger version of character, undercover agent, secret agent, tough girl, race against time, suitcase, mission, 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

Cube (1997) is one of the best movies like Predestination (2014)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Cube (1997)

Six different people, each from a very different walk of life, awaken to find themselves inside a giant cube with thousands of possible rooms. Each has a skill that becomes clear when they must band together to get out: a cop, a math whiz, a building designer, a doctor, an escape master, and a disabled man. Each plays a part in their thrilling quest to find answers as to why they've been imprisoned. (Read More)

Themes:deception, kidnapping, revenge, surrealism
Characters:doctor
Story:close up of eye, urinating, burnt face, close up of eyes, existentialism, race against time, character repeating someone else's dialogue, no opening credits, brawl, written by director, punched in the face, slow motion scene, urination, blood splatter, fistfight, neo noir, beating, surprise ending, title spoken by character, independent film

Out Of The Furnace (2013)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Out Of The Furnace (2013)

Russell and his younger brother Rodney live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother becomes involved with one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast - a mistake that will cost him everything. Once released, Russell must choose between his own freedom, or risk it all to seek justice for his brother. (Read More)

Themes:deception, revenge
Locations:bar
Story:younger version of character, pool table, looking at oneself in a mirror, character repeating someone else's dialogue, bartender, no opening credits, gay slur, 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

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