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Ransom (1996)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Ransom (1996)

Tom Mullen is a millionaire, he built his fortune by working hard. Along the way he learned how to play the game. He has a great family. One day his son is kidnapped. He is willing to pay the ransom but decides to call in the FBI, who manages to go into his home secretly. When he goes to make the drop something goes wrong. The kidnapper calls him again and reschedules it. On the way Mullen decides not to go and appears on TV saying that the ransom he was going to give to the kidnapper is now a bounty on the kidnapper. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  grief,  terrorism,  money,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:alcoholic,  hostage
Story:fictional tv commercial,  dirty cop,  laptop computer,  corrupt cop,  fbi agent,  suitcase of money,  police shootout,  street shootout,  child kidnapping,  breaking a shop window,  reference to h.g. wells,  holland tunnel,  tracing a telephone call,  based on tv movie,  voice changer,  grab ass,  white van,  urinating in fear,  science fair,  butt grab,  negotiator,  bounty,  body double,  criminal mastermind,  lost child,  condominium,  new york city new york,  harlem manhattan new york city,  last stand,  rich man,  reward,  vcr,  washing machine,  chinese food,  homeless person,  wetting pants,  central park manhattan new york city,  laundromat,  cartoon on tv,  duct tape,  e mail,  police corruption,  bribe,  millionaire,  new jersey,  murder of a police officer,  psycho thriller,  broken leg,  ransom,  crying man,  commercial,  victim,  blockbuster,  videotape,  sociopath,  cop,  revelation,  class differences,  brother,  laptop,  film within a film,  fbi,  child in peril,  hit by a car,  gambling,  shot in the back,  reporter,  manhattan new york city,  television,  psychopath,  showdown,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  rescue,  remake,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  one word title,  murder,  police,  violence,  death,  blood,  gun

The Negotiator (1998)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Negotiator (1998)

In the midst of an elaborate conspiracy, an expert negotiator is driven to the edge when he's framed for the murder of his partner, as well as embezzling money from his department's pension fund. His only chance to prove his innocence is to take hostages himself, acquire the services of another expert negotiator, and find out who's running the conspiracy before it's too late. (Read More)

Themes:money,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:corrupt cop,  fbi agent,  negotiator,  police corruption,  murder of a police officer,  revelation,  fbi,  gunfight,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  police,  gun,  violence,  death

Hostage (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Hostage (2005)

Jeff Talley, a former LAPD hostage negotiator, has moved himself away from his failed career outside of Los Angeles, and away from his wife and daughter when three perpetrators move in on an unsuspecting family. But the family's father has a secret which might compromise his kin, and one of the criminals is about to jump over the edge. Jeff Talley has to get everybody to survive the night......if he can. (Read More)

Themes:grief
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:police shootout,  negotiator,  murder of a police officer,  sociopath,  fbi,  shot in the back,  showdown,  gunfight,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  shootout,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  family relationships,  one word title,  blood,  police,  gun,  violence,  death

Chaos (2005)
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:money,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:dirty cop,  corrupt cop,  fbi agent,  police shootout,  street shootout,  police corruption,  videotape,  cop,  fbi,  hit by a car,  shot in the back,  gunfight,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  blood,  police,  death,  violence,  murder

The Double (2011) is one of the best movies like Ransom (1996)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Double (2011)

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

Themes:kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:fbi agent,  sociopath,  revelation,  laptop,  fbi,  hit by a car,  showdown,  gunfight,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  murder,  death,  violence

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:money,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:alcoholic,  hostage
Story:suitcase of money,  police shootout,  street shootout,  murder of a police officer,  cop,  child in peril,  hit by a car,  gambling,  shot in the back,  psychopath,  showdown,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  violence,  gun,  police,  blood,  death

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

Rush Hour (1998)

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

Themes:money,  kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Story:fbi agent,  police shootout,  ransom,  blockbuster,  cop,  fbi,  child in peril,  shot in the back,  showdown,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  title spoken by character,  murder,  police,  violence,  blood

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

Triple 9 (2016)

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

Themes:panic,  money,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:alcoholic,  hostage
Story:corrupt cop,  police shootout,  street shootout,  police corruption,  murder of a police officer,  sociopath,  laptop,  fbi,  child in peril,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  police,  death,  violence,  murder,  blood

Patriots Day (2016) is one of the best movies like Ransom (1996)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, Action

Patriots Day (2016)

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

Themes:panic,  terrorism,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:fbi agent,  police shootout,  street shootout,  broken leg,  sociopath,  laptop,  fbi,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  violence,  murder,  death,  gun,  police

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

Face/off (1997)

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

Themes:terrorism,  kidnapping
Story:fbi agent,  police shootout,  murder of a police officer,  blockbuster,  sociopath,  brother,  fbi,  child in peril,  shot in the back,  psychopath,  showdown,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood,  gun

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

Exit Wounds (2001)

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

Themes:terrorism,  kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Story:corrupt cop,  suitcase of money,  police shootout,  street shootout,  police corruption,  cop,  revelation,  hit by a car,  shot in the back,  showdown,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  police,  murder,  violence,  blood,  death

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

Police Story (1985)

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

Themes:kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Story:corrupt cop,  police shootout,  street shootout,  wetting pants,  police corruption,  videotape,  cop,  hit by a car,  showdown,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  police,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood

Cellular (2004) is one of the best movies like Ransom (1996)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Cellular (2004)

A young man receives a call on his cellular phone from a woman who says she's been kidnapped, and thinks she's going to be killed soon, along with her husband and son who the kidnappers have gone after next. The catch? She doesn't know where she is... and his cell phone battery might go dead soon.

Themes:kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Story:dirty cop,  police corruption,  victim,  videotape,  child in peril,  shot in the back,  psychopath,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  one word title,  blood,  police,  violence,  murder

Sicario (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Sicario (2015)

When drug violence worsens on the USA Mexico border, the FBI sends an idealistic agent, Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) on a mission to eradicate a drug cartel responsible for a bomb that had killed members of her team.

Themes:kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:corrupt cop,  fbi agent,  police corruption,  murder of a police officer,  laptop,  fbi,  shot in the back,  showdown,  arrest,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  one word title,  murder,  violence,  death

Surrogates (2009)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Surrogates (2009)

People are living their lives remotely from the safety of their own homes via robotic surrogates -- sexy, physically perfect mechanical representations of themselves. It's an ideal world where crime, pain, fear and consequences don't exist. When the first murder in years jolts this utopia, FBI agent Greer discovers a vast conspiracy behind the surrogate phenomenon and must abandon his own surrogate, risking his life to unravel the mystery. (Read More)

Characters:hostage
Story:laptop computer,  fbi agent,  murder of a police officer,  crying man,  fbi,  hit by a car,  shot in the back,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  one word title,  blood,  murder,  violence,  gun

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:money
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:corrupt cop,  fbi agent,  e mail,  police corruption,  murder of a police officer,  sociopath,  laptop,  fbi,  shot in the back,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  remake,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  murder,  violence,  blood,  death

Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995) is one of the best movies like Ransom (1996)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995)

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

Themes:panic,  terrorism,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:alcoholic,  hostage
Story:fbi agent,  police shootout,  criminal mastermind,  harlem manhattan new york city,  central park manhattan new york city,  blockbuster,  fbi,  child in peril,  manhattan new york city,  psychopath,  showdown,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  father son relationship,  police,  death,  violence,  murder,  blood

Street Kings (2008)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Street Kings (2008)

LAPD detective Tom Ludlow is a ruthlessly efficient, unorthodox undercover cop. Captain Jack Wander always covers for Tom, as do even his somewhat jealous colleagues. After technically excessive violence against a vicious Korean gang during the liberation of a kidnapped kid sex slave, Tom becomes the target of IA's hotshot, captain James Biggs, who feels passed over after Wander's promotion to chief. Tom's corrupt, disloyal ex-patrol partner Terrence Washington sides with IA but is killed during a shop robbery in Tom's presence. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Characters:alcoholic
Story:dirty cop,  police shootout,  street shootout,  cartoon on tv,  police corruption,  cop,  revelation,  shot in the back,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  murder,  gun,  violence,  death,  blood,  police

Passenger 57 (1992)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Passenger 57 (1992)

Air travel is the safest, the FAA says. But the FAA never figured the risk with Charles Rane on board. "The Rane of Terror" has masterminded four terrorist attacks. Soon there will be a fifth -- and that's bad news for the passengers on Flight 163. But there's good news too: the man in seat 57! Wesley Snipes plays John Cutter, an undercover security operative who enters the lavatory and exits to find Rane (Bruce Payne) and his gang have taken over. Cutter's next move is clear. Do. Or be done to. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  terrorism,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:fbi agent,  police shootout,  fbi,  child in peril,  shot in the back,  psychopath,  showdown,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  title spoken by character,  police,  murder,  gun,  death,  violence,  blood

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

48 Hrs. (1982)

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

Themes:kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:alcoholic,  hostage
Story:police shootout,  street shootout,  cartoon on tv,  blockbuster,  cop,  psychopath,  showdown,  gunfight,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  title spoken by character,  gun,  murder,  violence,  blood,  police

Takers (2010) is one of the best movies like Ransom (1996)
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:kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Story:corrupt cop,  suitcase of money,  police shootout,  street shootout,  murder of a police officer,  videotape,  hit by a car,  shot in the back,  showdown,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  one word title,  police,  blood,  murder,  violence,  death

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

New Police Story (2004)

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

Themes:money,  kidnapping
Characters:alcoholic,  hostage
Story:corrupt cop,  police shootout,  street shootout,  murder of a police officer,  broken leg,  victim,  revelation,  shot in the back,  psychopath,  showdown,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  murder,  death,  police,  violence,  blood

Heat (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Heat (1995)

Hunters and their prey--Neil and his professional criminal crew hunt to score big money targets (banks, vaults, armored cars) and are, in turn, hunted by Lt. Vincent Hanna and his team of cops in the Robbery/Homicide police division. A botched job puts Hanna onto their trail while they regroup and try to put together one last big 'retirement' score. Neil and Vincent are similar in many ways, including their troubled personal lives. At a crucial moment in his life, Neil disobeys the dictum taught to him long ago by his criminal mentor--'Never have anything in your life that you can't walk out on in thirty seconds flat, if you spot the heat coming around the corner'--as he falls in love. Thus the stage is set for the suspenseful ending.... (Read More)

Themes:money
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:police shootout,  street shootout,  based on tv movie,  criminal mastermind,  last stand,  child in peril,  gambling,  television,  psychopath,  showdown,  gunfight,  remake,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  one word title,  gun,  police,  death,  violence,  blood,  murder

Man On Fire (2004)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Man On Fire (2004)

Hard drinking, burnt out ex CIA operative John Creasy has given up on life until he's hired as a bodyguard to protect nine year old Pita Ramos. Bit by bit, Creasy begins to reclaim some of his soul, but when pita is kidnapped, Creasy's fiery rage is finally released and he will stop at nothing to save her as he sets out on a dangerous, revenge fuelled rescue mission. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Characters:alcoholic,  hostage
Story:corrupt cop,  child kidnapping,  police corruption,  psycho thriller,  ransom,  child in peril,  reporter,  rescue,  remake,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  shootout,  cell phone,  husband wife relationship,  police,  death,  violence,  blood,  murder

Die Hard (1988) is one of the best movies like Ransom (1996)
Action, Thriller

Die Hard (1988)

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

Themes:terrorism,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:fbi agent,  police shootout,  negotiator,  blockbuster,  cop,  fbi,  reporter,  television,  showdown,  gunfight,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  murder,  gun,  blood,  police,  death,  violence

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:money,  kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Story:fbi agent,  murder of a police officer,  ransom,  fbi,  hit by a car,  shot in the back,  psychopath,  showdown,  arrest,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  murder,  blood,  death,  police,  violence

Hannibal (2001)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Hannibal (2001)

The continuing saga of Hannibal Lecter, the murdering cannibal. He is presently in Italy and works as a curator at a museum. Clarice Starling, the FBI agent whom he aided to apprehend a serial killer, was placed in charge of an operation but when one of her men botches it, she's called to the mat by the Bureau. One high ranking official, Paul Krendler has it in for her. But she gets a reprieve because Mason Verger, one of Lecter's victims who is looking to get back at Lecter for what Lecter did to him, wants to use Starling to lure him out. When Lecter sends her a note she learns that he's in Italy so she asks the police to keep an eye out for him. But a corrupt policeman who wants to get the reward that Verger placed on him, tells Verger where he is. But they fail to get him. Later Verger decides to frame Starling which makes Lecter return to the States. And the race to get Lecter begins. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Story:fbi agent,  street shootout,  criminal mastermind,  reward,  millionaire,  fbi,  hit by a car,  psychopath,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  one word title,  blood,  murder,  police,  death,  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)

Characters:alcoholic
Story:corrupt cop,  police corruption,  murder of a police officer,  broken leg,  sociopath,  child in peril,  shot in the back,  manhattan new york city,  arrest,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  murder,  death,  police,  violence,  blood

The Last Stand (2013) is one of the best movies like Ransom (1996)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Last Stand (2013)

Sheriff Owens is a man who has resigned himself to a life of fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction after leaving his LAPD post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with failure and defeat after his partner was crippled. After a spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy, the most notorious, wanted drug kingpin in the hemisphere is hurtling toward the border at 200 mph in a specially outfitted car with a hostage and a fierce army of gang members. He is headed, it turns out, straight for Summerton Junction, where the whole of U.S. law enforcement will have their last opportunity to make a stand and intercept him before he slips across the border forever. At first reluctant to become involved, and then counted out because of the perceived ineptitude of his small town force, Owens ultimately accepts responsibility for the face off. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Story:corrupt cop,  fbi agent,  police shootout,  street shootout,  last stand,  murder of a police officer,  fbi,  hit by a car,  shot in the back,  showdown,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  murder,  death,  violence,  police

Cop Land (1997)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Cop Land (1997)

Sometime in the 1970's, police officers from New York City wanted a safe haven to live, away from the dangers of the streets of New York City, this is when they established a "Cop Land" in the small New Jersey town of Garrison. Freddy Heflin who was always admired by the New York cops wanted to become one, but because he was deaf in one ear this prevents him from achieving his goal, but has become sheriff of Garrison. Recently there have been a dark omen surrounding the NYPD, and Freddy is now investigating on this case, then Internal Affairs officer Mo Tilden is also on the case and asks Freddy for help, but Freddy could not. Now Freddy suspects that a New York City cop named Ray Donlan might be one of the many cops who is corrupted by the mob and other criminals. Now, Freddy must find a cop who is nicknamed "Superboy" who can testify against Donlan and protect him, before Donlan finds Superboy and kills him. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Story:dirty cop,  corrupt cop,  police shootout,  police corruption,  new jersey,  murder of a police officer,  cop,  shot in the back,  manhattan new york city,  showdown,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  one word title,  murder,  death,  gun,  violence,  police,  blood

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:money,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:police shootout,  ransom,  videotape,  revelation,  shot in the back,  showdown,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  murder,  gun,  death,  blood,  violence

Bullet To The Head (2012)
Action, Thriller

Bullet To The Head (2012)

In New Orleans, the hit men James Bonomo, a.k.a. Jimmy Bobo, and Louis Blanchard execute the dirty cop Hank Greely in a hotel room. But they are betrayed and Louis is stabbed in a bar by the mercenary Keegan while waiting for the payment of the contract. Meanwhile the Washington D.C. police detective Taylor Kwon comes to New Orleans to investigate the murder of Greely, who had stolen evidences from the Police Department. Soon he is shot by two dirty detectives but Jimmy saves his life. Jimmy brings Taylor to the shop of his daughter Lisa and she removes the bullet from his shoulder and nurses him. Taylor and Jimmy form the most unlikely partnership to investigate the crimes and after contacting the intermediate Ronnie Earl that had hired Jimmy and Louis, they discover a network of corruption formed by the lawyer Marcus Baptiste and the entrepreneur Robert Nkomo Morel. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Story:dirty cop,  corrupt cop,  police shootout,  street shootout,  police corruption,  murder of a police officer,  cop,  hit by a car,  shot in the back,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  blood,  murder,  death,  police,  violence,  gun

Running Scared (2006) is one of the best movies like Ransom (1996)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Running Scared (2006)

After a drug-op gone bad, Joey Gazelle is put in charge of disposing the gun that shot a dirty cop. But things go wrong for Joey after a neighbor kid stole the gun and used it to shoot his abusive father. Now Joey has to find that kid and the gun before the police and the mob do.

Themes:kidnapping
Story:dirty cop,  corrupt cop,  fbi agent,  police corruption,  cop,  shot in the back,  gunfight,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  blood,  murder,  gun,  death,  police,  violence

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:grief,  kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Story:police shootout,  millionaire,  murder of a police officer,  laptop,  shot in the back,  psychopath,  showdown,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  blood,  police,  violence,  death,  murder

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

Bad Boys (1995)

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

Themes:money
Story:corrupt cop,  police shootout,  street shootout,  police corruption,  blockbuster,  showdown,  gunfight,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  gun,  police,  death,  violence,  blood

The Enforcer (1976)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Enforcer (1976)

Picking up three years after the events in Magnum Force, a threatening terrorist group called, The People's Revolutionary Strike Force declare war to the city of San Francisco and demand a ransom to be paid, otherwise they plan to blow the city apart. While Inspector 'Dirty' Harry Callahan is at a limbo following his unorthodox method during a robbery, he's at it to dispatch the terrorist group, by playing their game by being more dirty than ever. But this time, he's got a new partner, which might prove the task to be somewhat more difficult than ever, unless the two can work together. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Story:police shootout,  street shootout,  ransom,  blockbuster,  reporter,  showdown,  gunfight,  arrest,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  violence,  blood,  murder

The Dark Knight (2008) is one of the best movies like Ransom (1996)
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:panic,  terrorism,  money,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:corrupt cop,  police shootout,  street shootout,  criminal mastermind,  police corruption,  broken leg,  blockbuster,  sociopath,  child in peril,  hit by a car,  shot in the back,  reporter,  psychopath,  showdown,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  blood,  murder,  violence,  death,  police

Mercury Rising (1998)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Mercury Rising (1998)

Bruce Willis is an outcast FBI agent who protects a 9 year old autistic boy who is the target for assassins after cracking a top secret government code.

Story:fbi agent,  cartoon on tv,  e mail,  fbi,  child in peril,  shot in the back,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  blood,  murder,  violence

Blackhat (2015)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Blackhat (2015)

Nick Hathaway, an extremely talented hacker who has gone astray, finds his way out of a 15 year prison sentence when parts of a computer code he once wrote during his youth appears in a malware that triggered a terrorist attack in a nuclear power plant in China. This opportunity will reunite him with an old friend but will also put him in the middle of a power game between the American and Chinese government as well as an arch villain hacker whose identity he has to find if he wants to keep his freedom and his life. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism
Mood:suspense
Story:fbi agent,  police shootout,  e mail,  murder of a police officer,  laptop,  fbi,  hit by a car,  shot in the back,  showdown,  gunfight,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  police,  death,  murder

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

Criminal (2016)

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

Themes:panic,  terrorism,  money,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:street shootout,  duct tape,  sociopath,  laptop,  child in peril,  shot in the back,  psychopath,  showdown,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  one word title,  blood,  death,  violence,  murder,  police

War (2007) is one of the best movies like Ransom (1996)
Action, Crime, Thriller

War (2007)

After his partner Tom Lone and family are killed apparently by the infamous and elusive assassin Rogue, FBI agent John Crawford becomes obsessed with revenge as his world unravels into a vortex of guilt and betrayal. Rogue eventually resurfaces to settle a score of his own, setting off a bloody crime war between Asian mob rivals Chang of the Triad's and Yakuza boss Shiro. When Jack and Rogue finally come face to face, the ultimate truth of their pasts will be revealed. (Read More)

Story:dirty cop,  fbi agent,  police shootout,  murder of a police officer,  fbi,  shot in the back,  showdown,  gunfight,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  blood,  violence,  death

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

Live Free Or Die Hard (2007)

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

Themes:terrorism,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:police shootout,  street shootout,  murder of a police officer,  blockbuster,  fbi,  child in peril,  hit by a car,  reporter,  showdown,  gunfight,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  chase,  murder,  blood,  death,  police,  violence,  gun

Lethal Weapon (1987)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Lethal Weapon (1987)

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

Themes:kidnapping
Story:police shootout,  cartoon on tv,  blockbuster,  cop,  showdown,  gunfight,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  title spoken by character,  police,  death,  violence,  blood

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

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)

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

Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:corrupt cop,  police shootout,  police corruption,  shot in the back,  showdown,  gunfight,  remake,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  blood,  police,  death,  violence,  murder

Non-stop (2014) is one of the best movies like Ransom (1996)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Non-stop (2014)

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

Themes:terrorism
Mood:suspense
Characters:alcoholic,  hostage
Story:police shootout,  cartoon on tv,  duct tape,  psycho thriller,  ransom,  sociopath,  cop,  child in peril,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  death,  violence,  murder

Strange Days (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Strange Days (1995)

Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. One day he receives a disc which contains the memories of a murderer killing a prostitute. Lenny investigates and is pulled deeper and deeper in a whirl of blackmail, murder and rape. Will he survive and solve the case? (Read More)

Story:dirty cop,  corrupt cop,  videotape,  cop,  shot in the back,  television,  psychopath,  showdown,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  mother son relationship,  blood,  police,  death,  murder,  violence

Die Hard 2 (1990)
Action, Thriller

Die Hard 2 (1990)

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

Themes:panic,  terrorism
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:police shootout,  cartoon on tv,  blockbuster,  sociopath,  shot in the back,  reporter,  showdown,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  violence,  gun,  death,  blood,  police

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:panic,  money,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:police shootout,  broken leg,  sociopath,  revelation,  laptop,  child in peril,  shot in the back,  manhattan new york city,  showdown,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  police,  murder,  violence,  blood,  death

Sleepless (2017) is one of the best movies like Ransom (1996)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Sleepless (2017)

Vincent Downs is a cop in Las Vegas, who's partnered with a crooked cop. His partner asks him to steal some drugs, which they do. But what they don't know is that the drugs belong to a crime family, the Novaks who goes after anyone who crosses them. And Rob Novak the man who was handling the drug sale sets his sights on the man who sold him the drugs, casino boss Rubino. Rubino discovers Downs was the one who stole the drugs so he has Downs' son abducted and tells Downs to bring the drugs to his casino. Jennifer Bryant, an idealistic cop who wants to take down every criminal including the Novaks. Recently one her busts went bust and she did everything by the book. She thinks all the men are patronizing her. When she meets Downs she gets a vibe off of him and follows him. Downs brings the drugs to the casino and hides the drugs. Downs meets with Rubino and asks for his drugs. Downs wants his son first before he gives him the drugs. Rubino shows him his son and goes to get the drugs but Bryant finds the drugs and takes them. When Downs learns what she did he scrambles to find a way to save his son. And Novak needs the drugs desperately and goes after everyone especially Downs who is latter asisted by his wife and son to defeat these foes. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:corrupt cop,  street shootout,  police corruption,  sociopath,  cop,  child in peril,  hit by a car,  shot in the back,  showdown,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  rescue,  remake,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  one word title,  death,  blood,  police,  murder,  violence

Contraband (2012)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Contraband (2012)

Chris Faraday once smuggled illegal items or contraband into the country on freighters. He left that life behind, got married, has a family and went legit. But when his brother-in-law got involved with Briggs, a drug dealer and when he blew a deal, Briggs demands restitution which he can't deliver. So Chris offers to find a way to pay Briggs but then he threatens Chris' family if he doesn't deliver. So he gets on a freighter destined for Panama and he sets out to bring back some counterfeit currency. Briggs "goes to see" Chris' family. When Chris learns of this he asks his friend Sebastian to take care of them which he does. He tells Chris that it would be better to bring drugs instead of the cash. (Read More)

Mood:suspense
Story:police shootout,  street shootout,  murder of a police officer,  brother,  child in peril,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  remake,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  one word title,  murder,  violence

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