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Prisoners (2013)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Prisoners (2013)

How far would you go to protect your family? Keller Dover is facing every parent's worst nightmare. His six-year-old daughter, Anna, is missing, together with her young friend, Joy, and as minutes turn to hours, panic sets in. The only lead is a dilapidated RV that had earlier been parked on their street. Heading the investigation, Detective Loki arrests its driver, Alex Jones, but a lack of evidence forces his release. As the police pursue multiple leads and pressure mounts, knowing his child's life is at stake the frantic Dover decides he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family? (Read More)

Themes:hunting,  abduction,  paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  torture,  christmas,  kidnapping,  suicide,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:pennsylvania,  woods,  snow,  forest,  hospital
Characters:detective,  hostage,  priest,  teenager
Period:2010s
Story:candlelight vigil,  act of desperation,  thanksgiving,  vigilante justice,  child abduction,  interrogation room,  police investigation,  heavy rain,  police detective,  police chase,  investigation,  suicide by shooting one's self in the head,  suicide by cop,  foot chase,  questioned by police,  father searches for missing daughter,  searching for a missing girl,  unlawful confinement,  search for missing person,  one week time span,  male torturing male,  character appears in newspaper,  woman shoots a man,  lye,  christian man,  reference to bruce springsteen,  prime suspect,  vigil,  radiator,  speeding vehicle,  motor home,  star spangled banner,  sex offender,  sock,  gun held to one's head,  lord's prayer,  power drill,  missing girl,  missing daughter,  hamster,  red herring,  reference to batman,  man child,  pit,  recreational vehicle,  female criminal,  police captain,  family man,  memorial,  shot through the mouth,  two way mirror,  carpenter,  trumpet,  held captive,  department store,  whistling,  animal abuse,  workshop,  animal cruelty,  mental retardation,  whistle,  gun in mouth,  bag over head,  maze,  abandoned building,  missing child,  drugged drink,  media coverage,  mannequin,  ambiguous ending,  intruder,  title at the end,  deer,  bible quote,  duct tape over mouth,  crime scene,  apartment building,  interracial friendship,  press conference,  desperation,  hammer,  hypodermic needle,  breaking and entering,  sociopath,  killing an animal,  revelation,  pickup truck,  newspaper headline,  vigilante,  shot in the arm,  stalking,  manipulation,  missing person,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  gas station,  shot in the leg,  news report,  home invasion,  drawing,  dream sequence,  no opening credits,  snake,  tied to a chair,  diner,  ambulance,  bound and gagged,  police station,  flashlight,  f word,  alcohol,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  vomiting,  arrest,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  photograph,  police,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  one word title,  violence,  flashback,  blood,  dog

Don't Say A Word (2001)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Don't Say A Word (2001)

A group of thieves steal a rare gem, but in the process, two of the men double cross the leader of the thieving group, Patrick, and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, prominent psychiatrist Nathan Conrad is invited to examine a disturbed young woman named Elisabeth. Patrick immediately kidnaps Nathan's daughter, forcing Nathan to attempt to get Elisabeth to reveal a secret number which will ultimately lead Patrick to the whereabouts of the precious gem that has eluded him. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  anger,  torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:police investigation,  heavy rain,  police detective,  foot chase,  red herring,  two way mirror,  thanksgiving,  crime scene,  desperation,  hypodermic needle,  sociopath,  revelation,  shot in the arm,  stalking,  manipulation,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  drawing,  ambulance,  police station,  flashlight,  f word,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  vomiting,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  neo noir,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  dog,  blood,  flashback,  police,  violence

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Seeking Justice (2011)
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:paranoia,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:hospital
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:vigilante justice,  police detective,  police chase,  foot chase,  questioned by police,  memorial,  two way mirror,  abandoned building,  duct tape over mouth,  interracial friendship,  newspaper headline,  vigilante,  shot in the arm,  stalking,  manipulation,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  gas station,  shot in the leg,  news report,  home invasion,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  one word title,  police,  blood,  flashback

Patriots Day (2016)
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:paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:hospital
Characters:hostage,  detective
Period:2010s
Story:police detective,  police chase,  two way mirror,  media coverage,  title at the end,  crime scene,  press conference,  desperation,  sociopath,  pickup truck,  newspaper headline,  gas station,  news report,  no opening credits,  diner,  ambulance,  police station,  flashlight,  f word,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  dog,  blood,  police,  violence

Blood Father (2016) is one of the best movies like Prisoners (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage,  teenager
Period:2010s
Story:missing girl,  missing daughter,  duct tape over mouth,  desperation,  sociopath,  pickup truck,  manipulation,  missing person,  race against time,  shot in the leg,  news report,  home invasion,  drawing,  no opening credits,  diner,  f word,  alcohol,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  arrest,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  blood,  police,  violence

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

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage,  detective
Period:2010s
Story:police detective,  police chase,  foot chase,  newspaper headline,  shot in the arm,  race against time,  news report,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  tied to a chair,  diner,  ambulance,  police station,  flashlight,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  car accident,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  photograph,  violence,  police,  flashback

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

Triple 9 (2016)

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

Themes:paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:hospital
Characters:hostage,  detective
Period:2010s
Story:police investigation,  heavy rain,  police detective,  police chase,  suicide by cop,  foot chase,  bag over head,  ambiguous ending,  duct tape over mouth,  crime scene,  interracial friendship,  desperation,  sociopath,  newspaper headline,  manipulation,  race against time,  news report,  ambulance,  bound and gagged,  police station,  flashlight,  f word,  alcohol,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  photograph,  police,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  violence,  blood

Harry Brown (2009)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Harry Brown (2009)

In England, retired Royal Marine Harry Brown spends his lonely life between the hospital, where his beloved wife Kath is terminally ill, and playing chess with his only friend Leonard Attwell in the Barge pub owned by Sid Rourke. After the death of Kath, Len tells his grieving friend that the local gang is harassing him and he is carrying an old bayonet for self-defense; the widower suggests him to go to the police. When Len is beaten, then stabbed to death in an underground passage, Inspector Alice Frampton and her partner Sergeant Terry Hicock are sent to investigate. They pay Harry a visit but don't have good news; the police have not found any other evidence, other than the bayonet, in order to arrest the hoodlums. This mean that should the case go to trial the gang would claim self-defense. Harry Brown sees that justice will not be granted and decides to take matters into his own hands. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:hospital
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:vigilante justice,  heavy rain,  police detective,  suicide by cop,  police captain,  bag over head,  crime scene,  press conference,  hypodermic needle,  sociopath,  revelation,  vigilante,  shot in the arm,  race against time,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  tied to a chair,  ambulance,  police station,  f word,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  dog,  police,  blood,  violence,  flashback

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Batman: The Killing Joke (2016) is one of the best movies like Prisoners (2013)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:paranoia,  brutality,  torture,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:hospital
Characters:hostage,  detective,  teenager
Story:vigilante justice,  heavy rain,  police detective,  police chase,  foot chase,  ambiguous ending,  title at the end,  crime scene,  desperation,  sociopath,  newspaper headline,  vigilante,  manipulation,  race against time,  news report,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  ambulance,  flashlight,  revolver,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  violence,  flashback,  blood,  police

Ride Along (2014)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance

Ride Along (2014)

Ben must prove he is good enough to date cop James' sister. By doing this he goes on a "Ride Along" to show that he is not weak and he will do whatever it takes to get James' approval but along the way runs into a few obstacles that he has to overcome in a very funny way.

Themes:paranoia,  torture,  kidnapping
Locations:hospital
Characters:hostage,  detective
Period:2010s
Story:police investigation,  police detective,  police chase,  foot chase,  shot in the arm,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  news report,  home invasion,  tied to a chair,  ambulance,  police station,  flashlight,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  violence,  police,  blood

Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA. This is why Menace II Society (1993) is one of the best movies like Prisoners (2013).

Themes:paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  revenge
Locations:hospital
Characters:detective,  teenager
Story:heavy rain,  police detective,  police chase,  foot chase,  bible quote,  shot in the arm,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  gas station,  no opening credits,  police station,  flashlight,  f word,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  vomiting,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  flashback,  dog,  blood,  police,  violence

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The Equalizer (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Equalizer (2014)

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloe Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  torture
Mood:suspense
Locations:hospital
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:vigilante justice,  police detective,  foot chase,  power drill,  title at the end,  crime scene,  hammer,  sociopath,  vigilante,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  gas station,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  diner,  f word,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  tattoo,  photograph,  flashback,  blood,  violence

Chugyeogja (2008) is one of the best movies like Prisoners (2013)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Chugyeogja (2008)

Joong-ho is a dirty detective turned pimp in financial trouble as several of his girls have recently disappeared without clearing their debts. While trying to track them down, he finds a clue that the vanished girls were all called up by a same client whom one of his girls is meeting with right now.

Themes:brutality,  anger,  torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:hospital
Characters:detective
Story:police investigation,  police detective,  foot chase,  hammer,  killing an animal,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  drawing,  bound and gagged,  police station,  flashlight,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  car accident,  blood splatter,  rain,  corpse,  beating,  cell phone,  photograph,  one word title,  violence,  blood,  dog,  flashback

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

Self/less (2015)

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

Themes:paranoia,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:woods,  forest
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:heavy rain,  two way mirror,  title at the end,  interracial friendship,  revelation,  newspaper headline,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  gas station,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  diner,  ambulance,  flashlight,  revolver,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  flashback,  violence

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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:paranoia,  brutality,  torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:police chase,  foot chase,  two way mirror,  duct tape over mouth,  hypodermic needle,  sociopath,  race against time,  shot in the leg,  news report,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  tied to a chair,  ambulance,  bound and gagged,  f word,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  one word title,  blood,  flashback,  police,  violence

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. This is why Out Of The Furnace (2013) is one of the best movies like Prisoners (2013). (Read More)

Themes:hunting,  brutality,  anger,  revenge
Locations:pennsylvania,  woods,  forest
Period:2010s
Story:foot chase,  ambiguous ending,  deer,  hypodermic needle,  killing an animal,  pickup truck,  vigilante,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  police station,  flashlight,  f word,  revolver,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  vomiting,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  tattoo,  photograph,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  violence,  blood,  flashback,  police

Scream 3 (2000) is one of the best movies like Prisoners (2013)
Horror, Mystery

Scream 3 (2000)

A new film is currently in production, and a killer is on the loose. The murders draw a reporter, ex-cop, and young woman to the set of the movie inspired by their life. They soon find out that they are dealing with a trilogy, and in a trilogy...anything can happen.

Themes:paranoia,  brutality,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:woods
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:police detective,  foot chase,  red herring,  media coverage,  duct tape over mouth,  crime scene,  sociopath,  revelation,  stalking,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  news report,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  tied to a chair,  ambulance,  bound and gagged,  police station,  flashlight,  f word,  revolver,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  cell phone,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  dog,  violence,  blood,  police

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Taking Lives (2004)
Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Taking Lives (2004)

The film starts in the early 1980s. Young Martin Asher took a bus for Canada. He meets another teen on the bus Matt Soulsby. When the bus broke they decided to rent a car and drive to Seattle. On the road the car gets a flat tire, and Matt starts changing the tire Martin comments on how he and Matt are about the same height and he quickly pushes Matt in the way of an oncoming truck causing a huge accident where Matt and the driver both die. He took Matt's guitar and left singing like Matt did. Twenty years later, an FBI profiler, Illeana Scott comes to Canada to help hunting down a serial killer Martin Asher who killed multiple men and lived by their identities. Martin's mother claims that she saw Martin in Quebec city and she tells the police that Martin is evil. The police also has an eyewitness James Costa who saw Asher kill his last victim... (Read More)

Themes:hunting,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:pennsylvania,  snow,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:police investigation,  heavy rain,  police detective,  police chase,  foot chase,  red herring,  police captain,  two way mirror,  crime scene,  newspaper headline,  stalking,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  home invasion,  drawing,  police station,  flashlight,  f word,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  beating,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  police,  mother son relationship,  flashback,  blood

The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Action, Thriller

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

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

Themes:brutality,  torture,  kidnapping,  suicide,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:woods,  forest
Characters:detective,  hostage,  teenager
Story:heavy rain,  police detective,  crime scene,  interracial friendship,  desperation,  killing an animal,  shot in the arm,  manipulation,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  police station,  f word,  revolver,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  flashback,  police,  violence,  dog,  blood

Takers (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Takers (2010)

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

Themes:torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:hospital
Story:police investigation,  police detective,  police chase,  suicide by cop,  foot chase,  interracial friendship,  desperation,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  gas station,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  police station,  flashlight,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  neo noir,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  one word title,  police,  blood,  violence

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Cop Out (2010) is one of the best movies like Prisoners (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Cop Out (2010)

After a clumsy operation trying to capture a drug dealer, the N.Y.P.D Detectives Jimmy Monroe and Paul Hodges are suspended for one month by their Captain Romans. Jimmy decides to sell his rare baseball card to pay for his daughter's expensive wedding while his jealous partner believes that his wife is cheating on him with their next-door neighbor. When Jimmy sells his card to a memorabilia store, the place is burgled by two small-time thieves and the detective loses his card. They track down the thieves. This is why Cop Out (2010) is one of the best movies like Prisoners (2013). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  torture,  kidnapping
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:police detective,  police chase,  foot chase,  police captain,  two way mirror,  duct tape over mouth,  interracial friendship,  gas station,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  tied to a chair,  diner,  ambulance,  bound and gagged,  police station,  f word,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  police,  flashback,  blood,  violence

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:paranoia,  anger,  torture,  kidnapping,  suicide,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:hypodermic needle,  revelation,  shot in the arm,  stalking,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  gas station,  shot in the leg,  diner,  ambulance,  police station,  f word,  revolver,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  arrest,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  blood,  violence

The Guest (2014)
Mystery, Thriller

The Guest (2014)

Themes:revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:teenager
Story:maze,  title at the end,  pickup truck,  newspaper headline,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  diner,  ambulance,  flashlight,  f word,  revolver,  car crash,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  violence,  blood

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Morgan (2016)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Morgan (2016)

Themes:paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  kidnapping,  suicide,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:woods,  forest
Characters:hostage
Story:foot chase,  deer,  hypodermic needle,  revelation,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  diner,  f word,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  corpse,  beating,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  one word title,  violence,  flashback,  blood

American Assassin (2017) is one of the best movies like Prisoners (2013)
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:brutality,  anger,  torture,  kidnapping,  suicide,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:woods,  forest,  hospital
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:vigilante justice,  foot chase,  gun in mouth,  bag over head,  ambiguous ending,  title at the end,  sociopath,  shot in the arm,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  news report,  no opening credits,  tied to a chair,  flashlight,  f word,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  blood,  violence,  flashback,  dog

The Bone Collector (1999)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Bone Collector (1999)

Quadripeligic ex-cop Lincoln Rhyme was looking forward to his assisted suicide when he got the news: some sicko was abducting people in a taxi and leaving them to die in particularly sadistic ways. With time counting down between each abduction and possible death, Rhyme recruits rather-unwilling Amelia Donaghy, haunted by her cop father's suicide and thinking she's next, into working the crime scenes to track down the killer. This is why The Bone Collector (1999) is one of the best movies like Prisoners (2013). (Read More)

Themes:abduction,  paranoia,  torture,  christmas,  kidnapping,  suicide,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:heavy rain,  police detective,  red herring,  police captain,  abandoned building,  duct tape over mouth,  crime scene,  sociopath,  revelation,  newspaper headline,  race against time,  home invasion,  ambulance,  bound and gagged,  police station,  flashlight,  f word,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  photograph,  police,  blood,  violence

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Solace (2015)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Solace (2015)

A psychic doctor, John Clancy (Sir Anthony Hopkins), works with an F.B.I. Special Agent (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) in search of serial killer Charles Ambrose (Colin Farrell). After having lived in isolation for two years, since the death of his daughter, Clancy is asked by his friend Joe, an F.B.I. Special Agent to help him solve several murders committed by a serial killer. The problem is that Ambrose is also psychic, and far ahead of Clancy. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  brutality
Mood:suspense
Locations:hospital
Story:heavy rain,  foot chase,  red herring,  two way mirror,  drugged drink,  crime scene,  sociopath,  newspaper headline,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  f word,  revolver,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  one word title,  blood,  police,  dog,  violence,  flashback

Homefront (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Homefront (2013)

Phil Broker is a former DEA agent who has gone through a crisis after his actions against a biker gang went horribly wrong and it cost the life of his bosses son. He is recently widowed and is left with a 9 year old daughter, Maddy. He decides to quit the turbulent and demanding life of thrill for Maddy's sake and retires to a small town. His daughter fights off a boy who is bullying her at school, and this sets in motion a round of events that end in his direct confrontation with the local Meth drug lord. His past history with the biker gang also enters the arena, making matters more complex. But he has a mission in his mind to protect his daughter and he is ready to pay any cost that it demands. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:woods,  forest
Characters:hostage
Story:suicide by cop,  foot chase,  title at the end,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  gas station,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  tied to a chair,  diner,  ambulance,  f word,  revolver,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  one word title,  blood,  dog,  violence,  flashback

A Walk Among The Tombstones (2014) is one of the best movies like Prisoners (2013)
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:torture,  kidnapping,  suicide,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:hospital
Characters:hostage,  detective,  teenager
Story:police detective,  police chase,  foot chase,  duct tape over mouth,  apartment building,  newspaper headline,  stalking,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  drawing,  diner,  bound and gagged,  f word,  revolver,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  tattoo,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  police,  violence,  flashback,  blood,  dog

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

Logan (2017)

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

Themes:paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:woods,  forest,  hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:heavy rain,  foot chase,  abandoned building,  desperation,  hypodermic needle,  sociopath,  pickup truck,  newspaper headline,  shot in the arm,  stalking,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  gas station,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  drawing,  flashlight,  f word,  alcohol,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  one word title,  police,  blood,  dog,  violence

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

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)

On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop. This is why Assault On Precinct 13 (2005) is one of the best movies like Prisoners (2013). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  brutality,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:woods,  snow,  forest
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:police detective,  police chase,  foot chase,  female criminal,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  police station,  f word,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  dog,  police,  violence,  blood

Dragnet (1987)
Comedy, Crime

Dragnet (1987)

Friday and Streebek are assigned to some very strange robberies, like i.e. the stealing of one bat, a 30 foot long snake and the mane of a lion from a zoo. All the latest BAIT magazines were also recently stolen, and some chemicals that when are mixed correctly develops a very deadly gas. All these thefts have one thing in common; visit cards with the word "PAGAN" left at the crime scenes. Solving these crimes, including why plenty of police vehicles have been stolen lately, involves the usual; to drink coffee at strip tease bars, rescue kidnapped virgins from drowning and lose their jobs. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Characters:hostage,  priest,  detective
Story:police detective,  police chase,  foot chase,  star spangled banner,  pit,  police captain,  press conference,  snake,  ambulance,  bound and gagged,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  car accident,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  one word title,  police

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The Raid 2: Berandal (2014) is one of the best movies like Prisoners (2013)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Raid 2: Berandal (2014)

He thought it was over. After fighting his way out of a building filled with gangsters and madmen - a fight that left the bodies of police and gangsters alike piled in the halls - rookie Jakarta cop Rama thought it was done and he could resume a normal life. He couldn't have been more wrong. Formidable though they may have been, Rama's opponents in that fateful building were nothing more than small fish swimming in a pond much larger than he ever dreamed possible. And his triumph over the small fry has attracted the attention of the predators farther up the food chain. His family at risk, Rama has only one choice to protect his infant son and wife: He must go undercover to enter the criminal underworld himself and climb through the hierarchy of competing forces until it leads him to the corrupt politicians and police pulling the strings at the top of the heap. And so Rama begins a new odyssey of violence, a journey that will force him to set aside his own life and history and take on a new identity as the violent offender "Yuda." In prison he must gain the confidence of Uco - the son of a prominent gang kingpin - to join the gang himself, laying his own life on the line in a desperate all-or-nothing gambit to bring the whole rotten enterprise to an end. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  suicide,  revenge
Locations:snow
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:heavy rain,  police detective,  police chase,  foot chase,  police captain,  two way mirror,  bag over head,  ambiguous ending,  title at the end,  hammer,  shot in the arm,  manipulation,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  police station,  f word,  revolver,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  chase,  tattoo,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  police,  flashback,  blood,  violence

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

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

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

Themes:hunting,  paranoia,  brutality,  torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage,  teenager
Period:2010s
Story:heavy rain,  foot chase,  abandoned building,  desperation,  revelation,  pickup truck,  vigilante,  stalking,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  tied to a chair,  diner,  flashlight,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  neo noir,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  blood,  police,  violence,  flashback

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:paranoia
Characters:hostage,  detective
Period:2010s
Story:police detective,  media coverage,  ambiguous ending,  crime scene,  revelation,  newspaper headline,  manipulation,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  news report,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  f word,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  neo noir,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  police,  flashback,  violence

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Welcome To The Punch (2013)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Welcome To The Punch (2013)

Former criminal Jacob Sternwood is forced to return to London from his Icelandic hideaway when his son is involved in a heist gone wrong. This gives detective Max Lewinsky one last chance to catch the man he has always been after. As they face off, they start to uncover a deeper conspiracy they both need to solve in order to survive. This is why Welcome To The Punch (2013) is one of the best movies like Prisoners (2013). (Read More)

Locations:hospital
Characters:detective
Story:police detective,  police chase,  foot chase,  police captain,  media coverage,  press conference,  shot in the arm,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  news report,  no opening credits,  police station,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  neo noir,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  flashback,  police

Chaos (2005) is one of the best movies like Prisoners (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Chaos (2005)

In Seattle, detective Quentin Conners is unfairly suspended and his partner Jason York leaves the police force after a tragic shooting on Pearl Street Bridge, when the hostage and the criminal die. During a bank heist with a hostage situation, Conners is assigned in charge of the operation with the rookie Shane Dekker as his partner. The thieves, lead by Lorenz, apparently do not steal a penny from the bank. While chasing the gangsters, the police team disclose that they planted a virus in the system, stealing one billion dollars from the different accounts, using the principle of the Chaos Theory. Further, they find that Lorenz is killing his accomplices. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:heavy rain,  police detective,  police chase,  foot chase,  red herring,  police captain,  bag over head,  crime scene,  newspaper headline,  shot in the leg,  diner,  ambulance,  police station,  revolver,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  one word title,  violence,  police,  blood,  flashback

New Jack City (1991)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

New Jack City (1991)

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

Themes:paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  torture,  christmas,  revenge
Locations:snow
Characters:hostage,  priest,  detective
Story:police investigation,  heavy rain,  police detective,  police chase,  police captain,  thanksgiving,  sociopath,  vigilante,  manipulation,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  drawing,  tied to a chair,  police station,  flashlight,  f word,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  husband wife relationship,  police,  blood,  violence,  flashback

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Saw IV (2007)
Horror, Mystery

Saw IV (2007)

Jigsaw and his apprentice Amanda are dead. Now, upon the news of Detective Kerry's murder, two seasoned FBI profilers, Agent Strahm and Agent Perez, arrive in the terrified community to assist the veteran Detective Hoffman in sifting through Jigsaw's latest grisly remains and piecing together the puzzle. However, when SWAT Commander Rigg is abducted and thrust into a game, the last officer untouched by Jigsaw has but ninety minutes to overcome a series of demented traps and save an old friend or face the deadly consequences. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hospital
Characters:detective,  hostage
Story:police detective,  shot through the mouth,  two way mirror,  crime scene,  hammer,  sociopath,  revelation,  missing person,  race against time,  tied to a chair,  bound and gagged,  police station,  f word,  revolver,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  flashback,  police,  violence,  blood

Midnight Special (2016)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Midnight Special (2016)

Alton Meyer is a boy unlike any other in the world with bizarrely powerful abilities and strange weaknesses. In the middle of the night, his father, Roy, spirits him away from the isolated cult that practically worships him and is determined to regain him at all costs. At the same time, Alton's abilities have been noticed by the US government as well and they are equally insistent on getting to the bottom of this mystery with Paul Sevier of the National Security Agency leading the Federal pursuit with his own questions. These rival hunts force father and son into a desperate run towards a looming date with destiny that could change everything. (Read More)

Themes:abduction,  paranoia,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:woods,  forest
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:child abduction,  media coverage,  ambiguous ending,  desperation,  pickup truck,  race against time,  gas station,  news report,  no opening credits,  diner,  ambulance,  flashlight,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  vomiting,  arrest,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  blood,  police

The Heat (2013) is one of the best movies like Prisoners (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime

The Heat (2013)

Sarah Ashburn, an FBI agent, is extremely ambitious and has her eye on a promotion, but she doesn't get along with her co-workers. She is sent to Boston to uncover the identity of an elusive drug lord, Mr. Larkin, by tracking down his proxy, Rojas, and is told that she'll have a good shot at the promotion if she finds Larkin. When she arrives in Boston, she learns that Larkin has been eliminating his competition and taking over their operations. She learns that Rojas is in Boston PD custody and goes to see him to ask him what he knows about Larkin, but is warned that the cop who arrested Rojas, Shannon Mullins, is very territorial, and she is not exactly sociable. When the two meet they don't get along. When Mullins learns why Ashburn is in Boston, she decides to find Larkin herself. Ashburn is told by her boss to work with Mullins, but it won't be easy because Ashburn does things by the book while Mullins does things her way. This is why The Heat (2013) is one of the best movies like Prisoners (2013). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  brutality,  torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hospital
Characters:hostage,  detective
Period:2010s
Story:interrogation room,  police detective,  police chase,  police captain,  apartment building,  revelation,  race against time,  home invasion,  tied to a chair,  diner,  ambulance,  police station,  f word,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  dog,  violence,  blood,  police

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Sabotage (2014)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Sabotage (2014)

An elite DEA team raids the safe house of a drug cartel and hide $10 million in the plumbing. When they go back to retrieve the money it is not there. The team is under investigation for the missing $10 million. Then after a couple months the investigation is lifted. The team trains together again and then celebrates at a strip club. Then one of the team is murdered. He wakes up in his RV on railroad tracks. Then a second team member is nailed to the ceiling. The third team member is gunned down at his remote cabin. There is a female City of Atlanta investigator in charge of the murders. After investigating the cartel angle, the twisted truth comes to light. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  brutality,  torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:police investigation,  police detective,  investigation,  red herring,  recreational vehicle,  bag over head,  crime scene,  sociopath,  revelation,  shot in the arm,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  bound and gagged,  f word,  revolver,  interrogation,  car crash,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  one word title,  flashback,  violence,  blood

Alex Cross (2012)
Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Alex Cross (2012)

Dr. Alex Cross is on his last police duty to track down an assassin called Picasso, who's been torturing and killing rich businessmen in Detroit. Soon when the mission gets personal, Cross is pushed to the edge of his moral and psychological limits to end this once and for all.

Themes:torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:detective,  hostage
Story:police investigation,  police detective,  police chase,  foot chase,  police captain,  crime scene,  interracial friendship,  race against time,  drawing,  no opening credits,  police station,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  chase,  tattoo,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  violence,  flashback,  police,  blood

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. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:snow
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:heavy rain,  police detective,  police captain,  revelation,  shot in the arm,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  police station,  f word,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  dog,  police,  violence,  blood,  flashback

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The Dark Knight (2008) is one of the best movies like Prisoners (2013)
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:paranoia,  brutality,  anger,  torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:hospital
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:vigilante,  vigilante justice,  interrogation room,  police detective,  police chase,  two way mirror,  drugged drink,  media coverage,  ambiguous ending,  title at the end,  duct tape over mouth,  crime scene,  press conference,  desperation,  sociopath,  newspaper headline,  manipulation,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  tied to a chair,  ambulance,  bound and gagged,  police station,  flashlight,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  neo noir,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  police,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  dog,  blood,  violence

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 Prisoners (2013). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  brutality,  torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:snow
Characters:hostage
Story:heavy rain,  police chase,  foot chase,  two way mirror,  revelation,  stalking,  manipulation,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  news report,  home invasion,  f word,  revolver,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  flashback,  police,  blood,  violence

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:brutality,  christmas,  revenge
Locations:forest,  hospital
Characters:detective
Story:police detective,  foot chase,  apartment building,  sociopath,  newspaper headline,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  diner,  police station,  f word,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  arrest,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  shot to death,  rain,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  police,  flashback,  blood,  violence

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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:abduction,  brutality,  torture,  kidnapping,  suicide
Mood:suspense
Locations:woods,  forest
Characters:hostage
Story:foot chase,  missing daughter,  media coverage,  newspaper headline,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  gas station,  news report,  no opening credits,  flashlight,  f word,  interrogation,  car crash,  rifle,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  neo noir,  shot to death,  rain,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  one word title,  violence,  blood

The Dark Knight Rises (2012) is one of the best movies like Prisoners (2013)
Action, Thriller

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of The Dark Knight, in which he took the rap for Dent's crimes, Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which is struggling to cope with Bane's plans to destroy the city.

Themes:paranoia,  brutality,  torture,  kidnapping,  suicide,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:snow,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  priest,  detective
Period:2010s
Story:police detective,  police chase,  foot chase,  star spangled banner,  pit,  memorial,  bag over head,  media coverage,  title at the end,  press conference,  hypodermic needle,  sociopath,  revelation,  newspaper headline,  vigilante,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  news report,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  ambulance,  bound and gagged,  police station,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  neo noir,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  photograph,  flashback,  police

Kick-ass 2 (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Kick-ass 2 (2013)

After Kick-Ass' insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes, our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist -- reborn as The Mother F%&*^r -- only the blade-wielding Hit Girl can prevent their annihilation. When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world's first superhero team with Mindy. Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she's forced to retire-leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes. Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world's first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there's only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hospital
Characters:hostage,  teenager
Story:police detective,  foot chase,  reference to batman,  media coverage,  crime scene,  hypodermic needle,  sociopath,  newspaper headline,  vigilante,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  news report,  home invasion,  police station,  f word,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  vomiting,  arrest,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  flashback,  dog,  violence,  blood,  police

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