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Public Enemies (2009)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Romance

Public Enemies (2009)

This is the story of the last few years of the notorious bank robber John Dillinger. He loved what he did and could imagine little else that would make him happier. Living openly in 1930s Chicago, he had the run of the city with little fear of reprisals from the authorities. It's there that he meets Billie Frechette with whom he falls deeply in love. In parallel we meet Melvin Purvis, the FBI agent who would eventually track Dillinger down. The FBI was is in its early days and Director J. Edgar Hoover was keen to promote the clean cut image that so dominated the organization through his lifetime. Purvis realizes that if he is going to get Dillinger, he will have to use street tactics and imports appropriate men with police training. Dillinger is eventually betrayed by an acquaintance who tells the authorities just where to find him on a given night. (Read More)

Themes:dying,  surveillance,  deception,  dance,  escape,  drunkenness,  torture,  drinking,  betrayal,  money,  kidnapping,  suicide,  friendship
Locations:brothel,  farm,  apartment,  kitchen,  woods,  elevator,  nightclub,  bathtub,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:french,  sheriff,  lawyer,  hostage,  photographer,  dancer,  policeman,  soldier,  boy,  singer,  doctor,  friend
Period:1930s
Story:bank robber,  escape from jail,  sewing machine,  safe house,  shoulder wound,  arm wound,  head wound,  foot pursuit,  escape from prison,  bank heist,  bank vault,  fbi chief,  dying words,  prison escape,  radio news,  woman beater,  handcuffed woman,  fbi agent,  bank robbery,  gang violence,  dangerous criminal,  bank,  celebrity criminal,  fbi,  semiautomatic rifle,  hit with a rifle butt,  repeating rifle,  singing in a car,  corrupt lawyer,  camera focus on female butt,  gang,  getaway car,  thrown from a car,  hotel fight,  car chase,  stealing a car,  prison break,  prison guard,  money laundering,  bag of money,  police shootout,  street shootout,  police car,  pistol whip,  car accident,  gun smuggling,  murder of an innocent person,  fake gun,  handcuffed to a chair,  coat check girl,  j. edgar hoover,  public enemy number one,  apple orchard,  public enemy,  planning robbery,  reference to james cagney,  guard tower,  senate hearing,  reference to clark gable,  folk hero,  g man,  manacles,  cigarette case,  congressional hearing,  crime epic,  punched in the gut,  south dakota,  tucson arizona,  alleyway,  shot in the side,  lodge,  bookie,  tommy gun,  newsreel,  job promotion,  romanian,  tied to a tree,  shackles,  submachine gun,  villain arrested,  kicking in a door,  race track,  shot through a door,  indiana,  neo western,  main character shot,  prohibition,  wisconsin,  horse race,  sewing,  mugshot,  betting,  carjacking,  michigan,  great depression,  pocket watch,  no title at beginning,  stakeout,  impersonating a police officer,  flare,  informant,  hideout,  farmhouse,  deportation,  first date,  final showdown,  villain played by lead actor,  romania,  ohio,  ethics,  shot through a window,  main character dies,  media coverage,  blood on shirt,  killing spree,  jumping through a window,  convict,  outlaw,  card playing,  theatre audience,  love at first sight,  safe,  shot in the face,  italian american,  gun battle,  manhunt,  murder of a police officer,  movie theatre,  morality,  death of friend,  railway station,  press conference,  movie theater,  watching a movie,  red dress,  shot in the stomach,  hat,  what happened to epilogue,  wound,  falling down stairs,  shaving,  kissing while having sex,  police brutality,  surgery,  black american,  shot in the arm,  handgun,  shot in the shoulder,  pursuit,  scar,  court,  opening action scene,  evil man,  pay phone,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  binoculars,  chicago illinois,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  cigar smoking,  bath,  radio,  no opening credits,  judge,  tied to a chair,  eating,  woman,  disguise,  ambush,  band,  police station,  shot in the back,  criminal,  handcuffs,  jail,  cafe,  interrogation,  sunglasses,  tears,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  shooting,  letter,  gunfight,  undressing,  arrest,  tough guy,  drink,  camera,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  police officer,  food,  blood splatter,  car,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  song,  based on book,  crying,  train,  telephone call,  based on true story,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  dancing,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  sex scene,  two word title,  gun,  sex,  death,  murder,  police,  blood,  violence,  kiss

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,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  money,  kidnapping,  suicide,  friendship
Locations:brothel,  apartment,  elevator,  nightclub,  hotel,  bar
Characters:hostage,  doctor
Story:thrown from a car,  car chase,  stealing a car,  bag of money,  police shootout,  police car,  pistol whip,  shot through a door,  neo western,  shot through a window,  blood on shirt,  shot in the stomach,  shot in the arm,  pursuit,  shot in the shoulder,  scar,  opening action scene,  pay phone,  organized crime,  binoculars,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  ambush,  police station,  shot in the back,  criminal,  interrogation,  tears,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  crying,  telephone call,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  death,  gun,  murder,  violence

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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:surveillance,  deception,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Locations:apartment,  nightclub,  hotel,  bar,  hospital
Story:bank vault,  bank robbery,  car chase,  stealing a car,  bag of money,  police shootout,  street shootout,  shot through a door,  main character shot,  mugshot,  no title at beginning,  impersonating a police officer,  shot through a window,  jumping through a window,  murder of a police officer,  death of friend,  shot in the stomach,  falling down stairs,  police brutality,  shot in the shoulder,  scar,  bank,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  cigar smoking,  no opening credits,  disguise,  ambush,  police station,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  police officer,  car,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  police,  violence,  death,  murder

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

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Locations:apartment,  elevator,  bathtub,  restaurant
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Story:thrown from a car,  car chase,  stealing a car,  prison guard,  police shootout,  street shootout,  pistol whip,  car accident,  villain arrested,  kicking in a door,  mugshot,  shot through a window,  jumping through a window,  police brutality,  shot in the arm,  opening action scene,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  cigar smoking,  no opening credits,  tied to a chair,  ambush,  police station,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  gangster,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  death,  police,  murder,  violence

Live By Night (2016) is one of the best movies like Public Enemies (2009)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Live By Night (2016)

Boston, 1926. The '20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world. Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city's most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw. But life on the dark side carries a heavy price. In a time when ruthless men of ambition, armed with cash, illegal booze, and guns, battle for control, no one-neither family nor friend, enemy nor lover-can be trusted. Beyond money and power, even the threat of prison, one fate seems most likely for men like Joe: an early death. But until that day, he and his friends are determined to live life to the hilt. Joe embarks on a dizzying journey up the ladder of organized crime that takes him from the flash of Jazz Age Boston to the sensual shimmer of Tampa's Latin Quarter to the sizzling streets of Cuba. Live by Night is a riveting epic layered with a diverse cast of loyal friends and callous enemies, tough rumrunners and sultry femmes fatales, Bible-quoting evangelists and cruel Klansmen, all battling for survival and their piece of the American dream. At once a sweeping love story and a compelling saga of revenge, it is a spellbinding tour de force of betrayal and redemption, music and murder, that brings fully to life a bygone era when sin was cause for celebration and vice was a national virtue. (Read More)

Themes:money,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  suicide,  friendship
Locations:brothel,  woods,  elevator,  nightclub,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:sheriff,  hostage,  photographer,  policeman,  friend
Period:1930s
Story:prohibition,  bank heist,  bank robber,  bank robbery,  car chase,  bag of money,  police shootout,  street shootout,  police car,  pistol whip,  car accident,  tommy gun,  great depression,  flare,  final showdown,  shot through a window,  outlaw,  shot in the face,  italian american,  movie theater,  falling down stairs,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  scar,  opening action scene,  bank,  pay phone,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  cigar smoking,  no opening credits,  ambush,  gang,  police station,  shot in the back,  criminal,  handcuffs,  cafe,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  train,  telephone call,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  sex scene,  death,  police,  blood,  murder,  violence

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Baby Driver (2017)
Action, Crime, Music, Thriller

Baby Driver (2017)

Baby is a young and partially hearing impaired getaway driver who can make any wild move while in motion with the right track playing. It's a critical talent he needs to survive his indentured servitude to the crime boss, Doc, who values his role in his meticulously planned robberies. However, just when Baby thinks he is finally free and clear to have his own life with his new girlfriend, Deborah, Doc coerces him back for another job. Now saddled with a crew of thugs too violently unstable to keep to Doc's plans, Baby finds himself and everything he cares for in terrible danger. To survive and escape the coming maelstrom, it will take all of Baby's skill, wits and daring, but even on the best track, can he make it when life is forcing him to face the music? This is why Baby Driver (2017) is one of the best movies like Public Enemies (2009). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  money
Locations:apartment,  elevator,  restaurant
Characters:singer
Story:bank robber,  bank robbery,  singing in a car,  camera focus on female butt,  getaway car,  thrown from a car,  car chase,  stealing a car,  prison guard,  bag of money,  police shootout,  street shootout,  police car,  pistol whip,  car accident,  carjacking,  final showdown,  shot through a window,  blood on shirt,  manhunt,  shot in the arm,  handgun,  shot in the shoulder,  scar,  court,  opening action scene,  bank,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  judge,  disguise,  ambush,  gang,  shot in the back,  criminal,  handcuffs,  jail,  cafe,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  letter,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  police officer,  car,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  song,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  police,  death,  violence,  murder,  gun,  kiss,  blood

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

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  money,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage
Story:stealing a car,  prison guard,  police car,  car accident,  shot in the side,  final showdown,  shot through a window,  movie theatre,  death of friend,  movie theater,  shaving,  shot in the shoulder,  scar,  evil man,  pay phone,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  disguise,  ambush,  gang,  shot in the back,  criminal,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  telephone call,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  two word title,  murder,  gun,  blood,  violence,  death,  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:deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Locations:hospital
Characters:hostage,  doctor
Story:singing in a car,  car chase,  stealing a car,  bag of money,  police shootout,  street shootout,  police car,  car accident,  gun smuggling,  carjacking,  impersonating a police officer,  informant,  jumping through a window,  falling down stairs,  police brutality,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  opening action scene,  shot in the leg,  tied to a chair,  ambush,  police station,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  letter,  gunfight,  undressing,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  two word title,  death,  blood,  police,  violence,  murder

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Bonnie And Clyde (1967) is one of the best movies like Public Enemies (2009)
Action, Biography, Crime, Drama

Bonnie And Clyde (1967)

1934. Young adults Bonnie Parker, a waitress, and Clyde Barrow, a criminal just released from prison, are immediately attracted to what the other represents for their life when they meet by chance in West Dallas, Texas. Bonnie is fascinated with Clyde's criminal past, and his matter-of-factness and bravado in talking about it. Clyde sees in Bonnie someone sympatico to his goals in life. Although attracted to each other physically, a sexual relationship between the two has a few obstacles to happen. Regardless, they decide to join forces to embark on a life of crime, holding up whatever establishments, primarily banks, to make money and to have fun. They don't plan on hurting anyone physically or killing anyone despite wielding loaded guns. They amass a small gang of willing accomplices, including C.W. Moss, a mechanic to fix whatever cars they steal which is important especially for their getaways, and Buck Barrow, one of Clyde's older brothers. The only reluctant tag-along is Buck's nervous wife, Blanche Barrow, a preacher's daughter. The gang's life changes after the first fatal shot is fired. Following, their willingness to shoot to kill increases to protect themselves and their livelihood. Their notoriety precedes them, so much so that no matter what one's opinion is of them, most want to have some association to the Barrow gang, to help them, to be spoken in the same breath as them, or to capture and or kill them. Of the many people they encounter in their crime spree, the one who may have the most profound effect on their lives is Texas Ranger Frank Hamer, who is looking for a little retribution. (Read More)

Themes:dying,  deception,  betrayal,  money,  kidnapping
Locations:farm,  woods,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:sheriff,  hostage,  photographer,  policeman,  singer
Period:1930s
Story:head wound,  bank robber,  bank robbery,  bank,  celebrity criminal,  gang,  car chase,  stealing a car,  police car,  car accident,  folk hero,  crime epic,  tommy gun,  wisconsin,  mugshot,  great depression,  villain played by lead actor,  shot through a window,  media coverage,  killing spree,  theatre audience,  shot in the face,  gun battle,  murder of a police officer,  movie theatre,  watching a movie,  shot in the stomach,  wound,  police brutality,  black american,  shot in the arm,  pursuit,  pay phone,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  cigar smoking,  prison,  woman,  ambush,  police station,  shot in the back,  criminal,  handcuffs,  jail,  cafe,  interrogation,  sunglasses,  tears,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  shooting,  gunfight,  tough guy,  camera,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  car,  shot to death,  shootout,  song,  crying,  telephone call,  based on true story,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  sex,  murder,  kiss,  police,  death,  gun,  blood

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:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:apartment,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  policeman,  soldier,  doctor
Story:radio news,  fbi agent,  car chase,  stealing a car,  police shootout,  street shootout,  police car,  car accident,  carjacking,  no title at beginning,  shot through a window,  media coverage,  shot in the face,  gun battle,  manhunt,  press conference,  what happened to epilogue,  surgery,  scar,  fbi,  on the run,  no opening credits,  police station,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  based on true story,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  police,  blood,  gun,  murder,  violence,  death

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 Public Enemies (2009).

Themes:dying,  escape,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  money,  friendship
Locations:hospital
Characters:friend
Story:stealing a car,  street shootout,  pistol whip,  submachine gun,  carjacking,  blood on shirt,  death of friend,  police brutality,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  no opening credits,  gang,  police station,  shot in the back,  criminal,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  shooting,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  car,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  death,  police,  blood,  violence,  gun,  murder

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Out Of Sight (1998)
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Out Of Sight (1998)

A career bank robber busts out of jail (Clooney) with the help of his buddy (Rhames) and kidnaps a US Marshal (Lopez) in the process. When the two cons head for Detroit to pull off their final big scam, the Marshal is put on their case but she finds she is attracted to one of them and has second thoughts about bringing them in. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Locations:elevator,  bathtub,  hotel,  hospital
Story:bank robber,  bank heist,  prison escape,  fbi agent,  bank robbery,  bank,  car chase,  prison guard,  police shootout,  police car,  car accident,  carjacking,  love at first sight,  safe,  kissing while having sex,  opening action scene,  fbi,  shot in the leg,  cigar smoking,  no opening credits,  shot in the back,  criminal,  handcuffs,  jail,  sunglasses,  undressing,  arrest,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  neo noir,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  sex,  murder,  kiss,  violence,  blood

Triple 9 (2016) is one of the best movies like Public Enemies (2009)
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:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  torture,  betrayal,  money,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:apartment,  elevator,  nightclub,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:safe house,  bank vault,  bank robbery,  camera focus on female butt,  bag of money,  police shootout,  street shootout,  police car,  car accident,  submachine gun,  carjacking,  informant,  shot through a window,  blood on shirt,  convict,  safe,  shot in the face,  murder of a police officer,  death of friend,  falling down stairs,  police brutality,  opening action scene,  bank,  fbi,  organized crime,  cigar smoking,  ambush,  gang,  police station,  criminal,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  airplane,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  car,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  police,  two word title,  violence,  murder,  death,  blood

Hell Or High Water (2016)
Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western

Hell Or High Water (2016)

In Texas, after the death of his mother, the unemployed oil and gas worker Toby Howard is losing his ranch to the Texas Midlands Bank. Toby is divorced from his wife who lives with their two sons. When his brother Tanner Howard is released from the prison, they team up to rob agencies of the Texas Midlands Bank to raise money to pay the loan so that Toby may leave the real estate to his sons. Meanwhile the Texas Ranger Marcus Hamilton who is near retirement and his Indian descendant partner Alberto Parker try to anticipate the next move of the thieves. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  drinking,  betrayal,  money
Locations:farm,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  hostage
Story:bank heist,  bank robber,  bank robbery,  bank,  singing in a car,  getaway car,  car chase,  money laundering,  bag of money,  police shootout,  street shootout,  police car,  pistol whip,  car accident,  neo western,  stakeout,  farmhouse,  final showdown,  shot through a window,  blood on shirt,  gun battle,  murder of a police officer,  opening action scene,  binoculars,  on the run,  ambush,  police station,  shot in the back,  criminal,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  shooting,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cigarette smoking,  sex scene,  blood,  violence,  death,  police,  gun,  murder

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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:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  money,  friendship
Locations:apartment,  nightclub,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  hostage,  policeman,  singer,  friend
Story:gang,  bag of money,  police shootout,  crime epic,  tommy gun,  main character shot,  betting,  informant,  villain played by lead actor,  main character dies,  jumping through a window,  safe,  italian american,  death of friend,  falling down stairs,  police brutality,  court,  evil man,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  judge,  tied to a chair,  disguise,  ambush,  police station,  shot in the back,  criminal,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  shooting,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  camera,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  telephone call,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  african american,  murder,  police,  violence,  death,  sex,  gun,  blood

We Own The Night (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

We Own The Night (2007)

Brooklyn, 1988. Crime is rife, especially drugs and drug violence. A Russian thug is building his heroin trade, while everyone laughs at the cops. Brothers have chosen different paths: Joe has followed his father Bert into New York's Finest; he's a rising star. Bobby, who uses his mother's maiden name, manages a club. Bobby too is on the rise: he has a new girlfriend and a green-light to develop a Manhattan club. Joe and Bert ask him to help with intelligence gathering; he declines. Then, Joe raids Bobby's club to arrest the Russian. From there, things spiral out of control: the Russian puts out a hit on Joe, personal losses mount, and Bobby's loyalties face the test. This is why We Own The Night (2007) is one of the best movies like Public Enemies (2009). (Read More)

Themes:dying,  escape,  drinking,  betrayal,  money,  suicide
Locations:nightclub,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:photographer,  dancer,  policeman,  singer
Story:car chase,  police shootout,  police car,  stakeout,  informant,  jumping through a window,  card playing,  shot in the face,  italian american,  murder of a police officer,  pursuit,  organized crime,  no opening credits,  eating,  ambush,  police station,  shot in the back,  jail,  cafe,  tears,  rifle,  shooting,  arrest,  drink,  camera,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  police officer,  food,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  song,  crying,  telephone call,  pistol,  chase,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  death,  violence,  gun,  blood,  sex,  murder,  police

The Dark Knight (2008) is one of the best movies like Public Enemies (2009)
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:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  money,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:apartment,  kitchen,  elevator,  nightclub,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  hostage,  doctor
Story:criminal,  bank heist,  bank vault,  bank robber,  prison escape,  bank robbery,  organized crime,  thrown from a car,  car chase,  prison guard,  money laundering,  bag of money,  police shootout,  street shootout,  car accident,  crime epic,  job promotion,  villain arrested,  kicking in a door,  no title at beginning,  shot through a window,  media coverage,  killing spree,  jumping through a window,  convict,  death of friend,  press conference,  falling down stairs,  police brutality,  scar,  court,  opening action scene,  bank,  evil man,  beaten to death,  cigar smoking,  no opening credits,  judge,  tied to a chair,  disguise,  ambush,  gang,  police station,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  jail,  interrogation,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  letter,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  police officer,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  police,  violence,  blood,  death,  kiss,  murder

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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,  drinking,  betrayal,  money
Locations:woods,  bar
Characters:policeman,  soldier
Story:hit with a rifle butt,  prison guard,  police car,  car accident,  betting,  card playing,  safe,  watching a movie,  kissing while having sex,  black american,  pursuit,  opening action scene,  evil man,  beaten to death,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  eating,  ambush,  police station,  shot in the back,  sunglasses,  tears,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  shooting,  letter,  gunfight,  tough guy,  drink,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  food,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  crying,  train,  telephone call,  pistol,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  sex scene,  death,  gun,  murder,  police,  violence,  blood

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:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  money,  kidnapping
Locations:restaurant
Characters:hostage,  soldier,  doctor
Story:thrown from a car,  car chase,  stealing a car,  prison guard,  bag of money,  street shootout,  police car,  pistol whip,  car accident,  submachine gun,  shot through a window,  convict,  manhunt,  shot in the shoulder,  scar,  opening action scene,  beaten to death,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  tied to a chair,  shot in the back,  criminal,  handcuffs,  cafe,  interrogation,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  airplane,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  death,  police,  murder,  violence,  blood

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:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  money,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:apartment,  elevator
Characters:hostage,  photographer
Story:bank heist,  bank vault,  bank robber,  bank robbery,  getaway car,  police shootout,  police car,  mugshot,  final showdown,  italian american,  death of friend,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  scar,  opening action scene,  bank,  woman,  ambush,  gang,  police station,  shot in the back,  criminal,  handcuffs,  tears,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  arrest,  camera,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  police officer,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  death,  violence,  murder,  police

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John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) is one of the best movies like Public Enemies (2009)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:deception,  escape,  betrayal,  suicide
Locations:elevator,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:policeman
Story:thrown from a car,  car chase,  stealing a car,  car accident,  final showdown,  shot through a window,  blood on shirt,  shot in the face,  manhunt,  falling down stairs,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  opening action scene,  organized crime,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  cigar smoking,  no opening credits,  ambush,  shot in the back,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  undressing,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  blood,  gun,  murder,  death

The Air I Breathe (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Air I Breathe (2007)

A frustrated and clumsy bank clerk overhears the conversation of three coworkers in the toilet about a fix in a horse race, and bets a large amount. He loses the bet and owes the money to the dangerous and powerful mobster Fingers. A gangster who works for Fingers has the ability of foreseeing pieces of the future; he is assigned to collect money for the boss, with his troublemaker nephew Tony, and is beaten up by a gang. The manager of pop-star Trista loses her contract to Fingers without her agreement and she is threatened by the gangster. A dedicated doctor seeks a blood donor that might have a rare blood type to save the life of his secret and unrequited passion, a beautiful epidemiologist who's married to a friend. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  torture,  drinking,  money,  suicide,  friendship
Locations:restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:photographer,  dancer,  policeman,  boy,  singer,  doctor,  friend
Story:head wound,  bank robber,  bank robbery,  bag of money,  police car,  car accident,  horse race,  pursuit,  shot in the shoulder,  scar,  bank,  organized crime,  on the run,  tied to a chair,  gang,  shot in the back,  cafe,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  shooting,  drink,  camera,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  song,  pistol,  chase,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  death,  police,  blood,  sex,  violence,  gun,  murder,  kiss

The Departed (2006)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Departed (2006)

In South Boston, the state police force is waging war on Irish-American organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Frank Costello. While Billy quickly gains Costello's confidence, Colin Sullivan, a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the state police as an informer for the syndicate is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by their double lives, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations they have penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the mob and the police that there is a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly in danger of being caught and exposed to the enemy - and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save themselves. But is either willing to turn on their friends and comrades they've made during their long stints undercover? (Read More)

Themes:dying,  surveillance,  deception,  drunkenness,  torture,  drinking,  betrayal,  money,  friendship
Locations:apartment,  kitchen,  elevator,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  policeman,  singer,  friend
Story:fbi agent,  criminal,  bag of money,  police shootout,  street shootout,  police car,  car accident,  public enemy,  crime epic,  alleyway,  job promotion,  main character shot,  no title at beginning,  informant,  hideout,  main character dies,  blood on shirt,  shot in the face,  italian american,  death of friend,  watching a movie,  wound,  kissing while having sex,  black american,  pursuit,  beaten to death,  fbi,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  eating,  ambush,  police station,  handcuffs,  jail,  cafe,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  shooting,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  food,  blood splatter,  car,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  crying,  train,  telephone call,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  african american,  police,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  death,  kiss,  murder,  gun,  violence,  blood

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Stolen (2012)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Stolen (2012)

In New Orleans, the notorious bank thief and family man Will Montgomery steals $10m with his partners Vincent, Riley Jeffers and Hoyt. However, he has an argument with Vincent in the runaway and Hoyt leaves Will behind. He tries to flee but the FBI agent Tim Harlend organizes a manhunt and Will is captured, but he burns the stolen money to get rid of the evidence against him. Eight years later, Will leaves the prison and he goes to the house of his teenage daughter Alison Loeb, who has issues against him. Alison leaves Will alone in a coffee shop and takes a cab to go to a session with her shrink. However, a couple of minutes later, Will receives a phone call from Vincent, who is presumed dead, telling that he has abducted Alison and will kill her unless he receives the $10m of the last robbery. Now Will has twelve hours to find a way to rescue his daughter from the hands of the psychopath Vincent. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  money,  kidnapping
Locations:apartment,  elevator,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hostage
Story:bank vault,  fbi agent,  bank robbery,  camera focus on female butt,  car chase,  stealing a car,  bag of money,  police car,  car accident,  mugshot,  carjacking,  flare,  manhunt,  murder of a police officer,  shot in the stomach,  opening action scene,  bank,  fbi,  binoculars,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  shot in the back,  criminal,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  blood,  police,  violence,  death,  murder

Harry Brown (2009) is one of the best movies like Public Enemies (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:deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:apartment,  elevator,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  hostage,  doctor,  friend
Story:radio news,  gang violence,  stealing a car,  bag of money,  street shootout,  pistol whip,  car accident,  shot through a window,  blood on shirt,  shot in the face,  death of friend,  press conference,  shot in the stomach,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  beaten to death,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  tied to a chair,  ambush,  gang,  police station,  shot in the back,  criminal,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  shooting,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  death,  blood,  police,  murder,  violence,  gun

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:apartment,  elevator,  nightclub,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  policeman,  doctor
Story:car chase,  police shootout,  police car,  car accident,  no title at beginning,  final showdown,  shot through a window,  manhunt,  shot in the stomach,  opening action scene,  bank,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  binoculars,  on the run,  cigar smoking,  no opening credits,  ambush,  criminal,  cafe,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  camera,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  police officer,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  gun,  kiss,  death,  murder,  sex,  police,  blood

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

Assault On Precinct 13 (1976)

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

Themes:deception,  escape
Characters:policeman,  doctor
Story:gang,  police station,  radio news,  car chase,  prison guard,  police shootout,  street shootout,  police car,  pistol whip,  tommy gun,  shot through a door,  flare,  shot through a window,  convict,  shot in the face,  police brutality,  shot in the arm,  pursuit,  opening action scene,  beaten to death,  binoculars,  woman,  ambush,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  jail,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  car,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  chase,  police,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  death,  violence,  murder

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.

Themes:deception,  escape
Locations:woods
Characters:hostage
Story:prison guard,  police shootout,  car accident,  tommy gun,  main character shot,  convict,  shot in the face,  italian american,  shot in the stomach,  police brutality,  shot in the shoulder,  opening action scene,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  woman,  police station,  shot in the back,  criminal,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  death,  police,  violence,  kiss,  blood

Pineapple Express (2008) is one of the best movies like Public Enemies (2009)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Pineapple Express (2008)

Lazy court-process clerk and stoner Dale Denton has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver: to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop and the city's most dangerous drug lord, he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him--and it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they're not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia: incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Pineapple Express. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  drinking,  betrayal,  money,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:woods,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  dancer,  policeman,  doctor,  friend
Period:1930s
Story:head wound,  car chase,  police shootout,  police car,  car accident,  shot in the side,  jumping through a window,  murder of a police officer,  shot in the stomach,  shot in the arm,  pursuit,  shot in the shoulder,  court,  pay phone,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  radio,  tied to a chair,  disguise,  handcuffs,  tears,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  shooting,  arrest,  drink,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  crying,  telephone call,  pistol,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  dancing,  african american,  murder,  violence,  blood,  gun,  police,  kiss,  death

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The Boondock Saints (1999)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Boondock Saints (1999)

Two Irish brothers accidentally kill mafia thugs. They turn themselves in and are released as heroes. They then see it as a calling by God and start knocking off mafia gang members one by one. Willem Dafoe plays the detective trying to figure out the killings, but the closer he comes to catching the Irish brothers, the more he thinks the brothers are doing the right thing. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  betrayal,  money,  friendship
Locations:elevator,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:photographer,  dancer,  policeman,  friend
Story:fbi agent,  fbi,  pistol whip,  shackles,  shot through a door,  killing spree,  italian american,  gun battle,  press conference,  black american,  shot in the arm,  handgun,  court,  pay phone,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  cigar smoking,  eating,  ambush,  gang,  police station,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  jail,  cafe,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  shooting,  gunfight,  arrest,  drink,  camera,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  food,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  prison,  telephone call,  pistol,  surprise ending,  dancing,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  death,  murder,  blood,  kiss,  violence,  police,  gun

The Raid 2: Berandal (2014)
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. This is why The Raid 2: Berandal (2014) is one of the best movies like Public Enemies (2009). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  money,  suicide
Locations:apartment,  kitchen,  nightclub,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:thrown from a car,  car chase,  prison guard,  car accident,  carjacking,  blood on shirt,  killing spree,  jumping through a window,  convict,  safe,  shot in the face,  murder of a police officer,  shot in the stomach,  police brutality,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  cigar smoking,  no opening credits,  gang,  police station,  shot in the back,  criminal,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  food,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  chase,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  police,  blood,  death,  murder

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

Black Mass (2015)

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

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:nightclub,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  friend
Story:fbi agent,  informant,  fbi,  money laundering,  bag of money,  villain played by lead actor,  shot through a window,  shot in the face,  italian american,  press conference,  what happened to epilogue,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  pay phone,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  tied to a chair,  woman,  ambush,  gang,  police station,  shot in the back,  criminal,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  based on book,  based on true story,  pistol,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence

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2 Guns (2013) is one of the best movies like Public Enemies (2009)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

2 Guns (2013)

Robert Trench, an undercover DEA agent, takes advantage of gunman Michael Stigman's idea to rob a bank to bust him and a mob boss. However, it proves too successful with much more money seized than anticipated with Trench's forces not stopping the getaway. Complicating things still more, Stigman turns out to be a Naval Intelligence agent who shoots Trench and takes the money. The interservice debacle suddenly finds Trench and Stigman in a bloody web of corrupt clandestine rivalries as they are hunted, blackmailed and isolated for the money on both sides of the law. Now, the fugitives must work together to find a way out of this situation with no one to turn to but themselves. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  money,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:apartment,  elevator,  hotel
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Story:bank vault,  bank robber,  bank robbery,  car chase,  stealing a car,  bag of money,  car accident,  shot through a window,  jumping through a window,  safe,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  bank,  fbi,  organized crime,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  tied to a chair,  disguise,  police station,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  shooting,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  murder,  violence,  death,  police,  blood

The Devil's Rejects (2005)
Crime, Horror

The Devil's Rejects (2005)

In Ruggsville, Texas, the police under the command of Sheriff John Quincy Wydell attack the house of the sadistic serial killers Firefly family (a.k.a. The Devil's Reject) and they arrest mother Firefly, but Otis B. Driftwood and Baby Firefly escape from the siege. Tiny is wandering nearby the house and also escapes. Otis and Baby call their patriarch, the mad clown Captain Spaulding and they schedule to reunite at an isolated motel in the desert. When Otis and Baby arrive, they kidnap two families of singers, using sadism and violence against the harmless persons. Meanwhile, Sheriff Wydell promises to capture and kill the runaways, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, the Deputy George Wydell. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  deception,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  suicide,  friendship
Locations:brothel,  farm,  bathtub,  bar
Characters:sheriff,  hostage,  policeman
Story:stealing a car,  police shootout,  pistol whip,  carjacking,  final showdown,  shot through a window,  media coverage,  blood on shirt,  killing spree,  jumping through a window,  murder of a police officer,  death of friend,  police brutality,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  opening action scene,  evil man,  pay phone,  beaten to death,  fbi,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  cigar smoking,  tied to a chair,  ambush,  police station,  shot in the back,  criminal,  handcuffs,  jail,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  sex scene,  police,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood

The Proposition (2005)
Crime, Drama, Western

The Proposition (2005)

Rural Australia in the late nineteenth century: Capt. Stanley and his men capture two of the three Burns brothers, Charlie and Mike. Their gang is held responsible for attacking the Hopkins farm, raping pregnant Mrs. Hopkins and murdering the whole family. Arthur Burns, the eldest brother and the gang's mastermind, remains on the loose and has retreated to a mountain hideout. Capt. Stanley's proposition to Charlie is to gain pardon and - more importantly - save his beloved younger brother Mike from the gallows by finding and killing Arthur within nine days. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  torture,  drinking,  betrayal
Locations:farm,  bathtub
Characters:photographer,  singer,  doctor
Story:pistol whip,  cigarette case,  hideout,  outlaw,  murder of a police officer,  death of friend,  shot in the stomach,  wound,  police brutality,  shot in the arm,  pursuit,  shot in the shoulder,  beaten to death,  eating,  disguise,  ambush,  gang,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  tears,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  arrest,  drink,  camera,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  food,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  song,  crying,  pistol,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  death,  murder,  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. This is why Spartan (2004) is one of the best movies like Public Enemies (2009). (Read More)

Themes:dying,  surveillance,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  suicide
Locations:brothel,  woods,  nightclub,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Story:head wound,  stealing a car,  impersonating a police officer,  shot through a window,  media coverage,  convict,  black american,  pursuit,  scar,  pay phone,  fbi,  binoculars,  on the run,  no opening credits,  shot in the back,  interrogation,  sunglasses,  rifle,  shooting,  letter,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  airplane,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  telephone call,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  death,  murder,  gun,  blood,  violence

Bandidas (2006) is one of the best movies like Public Enemies (2009)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Western

Bandidas (2006)

In 1848, a New York bank wants to put a railroad across Mexico, so it buys up small banks around Santa Rita, Durango, and evicts farmers on the proposed rail line who owe money. The bank's henchman is the murderous Jackson. He runs afoul of two women, Maria, the tough but uneducated daughter of a farmer, and Sara, the European-educated daughter of the owner of one of these banks. To feed the now landless people and to seek revenge, Maria and Sara become bank robbers, veritable Robin Hoods. But Jackson and his hired guns are after them. What are the women's options? (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  betrayal,  money
Locations:farm,  bar
Characters:photographer
Story:bank heist,  bank vault,  bank robber,  bank robbery,  bag of money,  street shootout,  final showdown,  safe,  shot in the arm,  scar,  bank,  evil man,  woman,  disguise,  ambush,  gang,  police station,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  gunfight,  arrest,  camera,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  cigarette smoking,  gun,  death,  kiss,  violence,  murder

Point Break (2015)
Action, Crime, Sport, Thriller

Point Break (2015)

A young FBI agent infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists. Deep undercover, and with his life in danger, he strives to prove these athletes are the architects of the mind-boggling crimes that are devastating the world's financial markets. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  escape,  money,  suicide,  friendship
Locations:woods
Story:bank heist,  fbi agent,  bank robbery,  fbi,  car chase,  police shootout,  car accident,  submachine gun,  shot through a window,  jumping through a window,  death of friend,  scar,  bank,  binoculars,  no opening credits,  ambush,  gang,  criminal,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  death,  murder,  police

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Gomorra (2008)
Crime, Drama

Gomorra (2008)

"Gomorra" is a contemporary Neapolitan mob drama that exposes Italy's criminal underbelly by telling five stories of individuals who think they can make their own compact with Camorra, the area's Mafia.

Themes:deception,  drinking,  betrayal,  money,  friendship
Locations:apartment,  kitchen,  woods,  hospital
Characters:photographer,  dancer,  policeman,  boy,  singer,  friend
Story:sewing machine,  submachine gun,  card playing,  pursuit,  opening action scene,  organized crime,  ambush,  shot in the back,  criminal,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  shooting,  arrest,  drink,  camera,  airplane,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  song,  based on book,  based on true story,  pistol,  chase,  singing,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  death,  blood,  murder,  sex,  police,  gun,  violence

16 Blocks (2006)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

16 Blocks (2006)

Jack Mosley, a burnt-out detective, is assigned the unenviable task of transporting a fast-talking convict from jail to a courthouse 16 blocks away. However, along the way he learns that the man is supposed to testify against Mosley's colleagues, and the entire NYPD wants him dead. Mosley must choose between loyalty to his colleagues and protecting the witness, and never has such a short distance seemed so long... (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  drinking,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:elevator,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  hostage,  policeman,  friend
Story:foot pursuit,  car accident,  alleyway,  shot in the side,  kicking in a door,  blood on shirt,  convict,  murder of a police officer,  wound,  black american,  pursuit,  court,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  disguise,  police station,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  jail,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  shooting,  letter,  gunfight,  drink,  slow motion scene,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  telephone call,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  african american,  death,  gun,  blood,  murder,  police,  violence

Cop Out (2010) is one of the best movies like Public Enemies (2009)
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 Public Enemies (2009). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  torture,  money,  kidnapping
Locations:apartment,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  hostage,  policeman
Story:car chase,  money laundering,  police shootout,  car accident,  shot in the side,  kicking in a door,  stakeout,  informant,  shot through a window,  blood on shirt,  italian american,  falling down stairs,  police brutality,  shot in the shoulder,  evil man,  binoculars,  no opening credits,  tied to a chair,  disguise,  gang,  police station,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  camera,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  violence,  murder,  blood,  police,  kiss

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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:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Locations:apartment,  kitchen,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:sheriff,  lawyer,  hostage,  soldier
Story:prison escape,  car chase,  stealing a car,  prison break,  prison guard,  police car,  car accident,  villain arrested,  final showdown,  shot through a window,  gun battle,  scar,  pay phone,  beaten to death,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  tied to a chair,  woman,  disguise,  ambush,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  prison,  telephone call,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  death,  blood,  murder,  police,  violence

Last Man Standing (1996)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Last Man Standing (1996)

John Smith is an amoral gunslinger in the days of Prohibition. On the lam from his latest (unspecified) exploits, he happens upon the town of Jericho, Texas. Actually, calling Jericho a town would be too generous--it has become more like a ghost town, since two warring gangs have 'driven off all the decent folk.' Smith sees this as an opportunity to play both sides off against each other, earning himself a nice piece of change as a hired gun. Despite his strictly avowed mercenary intentions, he finds himself risking his life for his, albeit skewed, sense of honor.... (Read More)

Themes:torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Locations:bathtub,  hotel,  bar
Characters:sheriff
Period:1930s
Story:woman beater,  hotel fight,  tommy gun,  neo western,  prohibition,  shot through a window,  shot in the stomach,  kissing while having sex,  shot in the arm,  scar,  evil man,  tied to a chair,  ambush,  shot in the back,  held at gunpoint,  shooting,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  kiss,  gun,  violence,  blood

Raw Deal (1986)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Raw Deal (1986)

Mark Kaminski is kicked out of the FBI for his rough treatment of a suspect. He winds up as the sheriff of a small town in North Carolina. FBI Chief Harry Shannon, whose son has been killed by a mobster named Luigi Patrovita, enlists Kaminski in a personal vendetta with a promise of reinstatement into the FBI if Patrovita is taken down. To accomplish this, Kaminski must go undercover and join Patrovita's gang. (Read More)

Locations:nightclub,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:sheriff
Story:fbi chief,  fbi agent,  fbi,  car chase,  impersonating a police officer,  hideout,  gun battle,  death of friend,  kissing while having sex,  police brutality,  court,  opening action scene,  organized crime,  chicago illinois,  cigar smoking,  ambush,  gang,  shot in the back,  rifle,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  blood splatter,  shootout,  telephone call,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  police,  kiss,  violence,  murder,  blood

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Dip Huet Seung Hung (1989) is one of the best movies like Public Enemies (2009)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Dip Huet Seung Hung (1989)

A violent Hong Kong action film, this is the story of an assassin, Jeffrey Chow (aka Mickey Mouse) who takes one last job so he can retire and care for his girlfriend Jenny. When his employers betray him, he reluctantly joins forces with Inspector Lee (aka Dumbo), the cop who is pursuing him. Together, the new friends face the final confrontation of the gangsters out to kill them. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  money,  friendship
Locations:nightclub,  hospital
Characters:singer,  hostage
Story:thrown from a car,  car chase,  police shootout,  car accident,  crime epic,  villain played by lead actor,  shot through a window,  main character dies,  blood on shirt,  gun battle,  murder of a police officer,  death of friend,  surgery,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  opening action scene,  beaten to death,  organized crime,  binoculars,  shot in the leg,  disguise,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  shooting,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  gun,  police,  violence,  blood,  murder,  death

15 Minutes (2001)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

15 Minutes (2001)

When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. When they learn how the American media circus can make a remorseless killer look like the victim and make them rich, they target media-savvy NYPD Homicide Detective Eddie Flemming and media-naive FDNY Fire Marshal Jordy Warsaw, the cops investigating their murder and torching of their former criminal partner, filming everything to sell to the local tabloid TV show "Top Story." This is why 15 Minutes (2001) is one of the best movies like Public Enemies (2009). (Read More)

Themes:escape,  drunkenness,  torture,  drinking,  betrayal,  money,  friendship
Locations:apartment,  bathtub,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  hostage,  policeman,  boy
Story:car chase,  pistol whip,  tied to a tree,  media coverage,  murder of a police officer,  death of friend,  police brutality,  shot in the arm,  pay phone,  shot in the leg,  cigar smoking,  tied to a chair,  police station,  criminal,  handcuffs,  cafe,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  drink,  camera,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  prison,  telephone call,  pistol,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  death,  blood,  murder,  police

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. (Read More)

Locations:apartment,  nightclub,  hotel,  restaurant,  hospital
Story:bag of money,  gun smuggling,  media coverage,  murder of a police officer,  press conference,  shot in the stomach,  police brutality,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  opening action scene,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  police station,  shot in the back,  criminal,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  murder,  police,  death

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

Near Dark (1987)

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

Themes:deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:farm,  bar
Characters:sheriff,  boy,  hostage
Story:car chase,  stealing a car,  police shootout,  police car,  car accident,  shot through a door,  shot through a window,  blood on shirt,  jumping through a window,  outlaw,  love at first sight,  murder of a police officer,  shot in the stomach,  scar,  pay phone,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  cigar smoking,  gang,  band,  police station,  shot in the back,  criminal,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  cigarette smoking,  death,  police,  blood,  murder,  gun,  kiss,  violence

Heist (2001) is one of the best movies like Public Enemies (2009)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Heist (2001)

David Mamet takes this story of thieves along many twists and turns, some of which work and some of which don't. Gene Hackman plays the brilliant leader of a gang (Delroy Lindo, Ricky Jay & Rebecca Pigeon as Hackman's youngish wife), which pulls off complex heists for a despicable fence (Danny DeVito). After stiffing the gang on a jewelry robbery, DeVito forces the gang to go after a Swiss gold shipment and to use his nephew (Sam Rockwell) in the crime. No one trusts anyone and every step is shaded with the unexpected. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  money,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:policeman
Story:car accident,  safe,  shot in the face,  italian american,  shot in the arm,  fbi,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  cigar smoking,  no opening credits,  disguise,  ambush,  gang,  shot in the back,  criminal,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  shooting,  gunfight,  airplane,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cigarette smoking,  gun,  death,  blood,  violence,  police,  murder

Knight And Day (2010)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Knight And Day (2010)

June has a garage in Boston. At an airport heading home, a man bumps into her a few times and tries to keep her off the plane. He's under FBI surveillance; they wonder if he and she are working together, so they let both on a flight full of armed men wanting to arrest the stranger. He's Roy, he shoots his way out of trouble and tells her she's in danger. She's home the next day, miraculously, when agents pick her up; Roy saves her again, and a transcontinental chase ensues with Roy convincing her that he's the good guy, protecting an energy source that a rogue agent wants to sell on the black market. Can she trust Roy, and will trust matter when the bullets start flying? (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:kitchen,  bathtub,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:safe house,  fbi agent,  singing in a car,  car chase,  police car,  car accident,  shot in the side,  fbi,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  tied to a chair,  woman,  disguise,  ambush,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  airplane,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  motorcycle,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  murder,  blood,  kiss,  death,  violence

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