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Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Drama, Romance

Romeo + Juliet (1996)

The classic story of Romeo and Juliet, set in a modern-day city of Verona Beach. The Montagues and Capulets are two feuding families, whose children meet and fall in love. They have to hide their love from the world because they know that their parents will not allow them to be together. There are obstacles on the way, like Juliet's cousin, Tybalt, and Romeo's friend Mercutio, and many fights. But although it is set in modern times, it is still the same timeless story of the "star crossed lovers". (Read More)

Themes:tragedy, wedding, marriage, suicide, love
Mood:parody, suspense
Story:pistol duel, family feud, tragic heroine, death of hero, tragic hero, secret marriage, semiautomatic pistol, shakespeare adaptation, shakespeare in modern dress, turf war, red curtain, exploding gasoline station, shakespeare play, shakespeare's romeo and juliet, modern day adaptation, based on a novel, hawaiian shirt, secret love, reference to led zeppelin, pastiche

Romeo And Juliet (1968)
Drama, Romance

Romeo And Juliet (1968)

Shakespeare's classic tale of romance and tragedy. Two families of Verona, the Montagues and the Capulets, have been feuding with each other for years. Young Romeo Montague goes out with his friends to make trouble at a party the Capulets are hosting, but while there he spies the Capulet's daughter Juliet, and falls hopelessly in love with her. She returns his affections, but they both know that their families will never allow them to follow their hearts. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy, marriage, suicide, love
Story:family feud, shakespeare play, shakespeare's romeo and juliet, secret love, tragic love, star crossed lovers, main character dies, feud, forbidden love, teen angst, passion, poison, duel, dysfunctional family, based on play, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, mother son relationship, father son relationship, character name in title

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:suicide
Mood:suspense
Story:double barreled shotgun, gunslinger, gunshot wound, pump action shotgun, mexican standoff, stylized violence, shot in the arm, organized crime, showdown, gunfight, tough guy, shot in the chest, gangster, machine gun, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, beating, shootout, pistol

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:love
Story:semiautomatic pistol, shoulder holster, gunslinger, stylized violence, shot in the arm, duel, showdown, gunfight, tough guy, shot in the head, hero, shot in the chest, gangster, machine gun, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, beating, shootout, pistol

Wyatt Earp (1994) is one of the best movies like Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Adventure, Biography, Crime, Drama, Western

Wyatt Earp (1994)

Wyatt Earp is a movie about a man and his family. The movie shows us the good times and the bad times of one of the West's most famous individuals.

Themes:marriage
Story:pistol duel, double barreled shotgun, gunslinger, gunshot wound, mexican standoff, stylized violence, fireworks, duel, showdown, gunfight, hero, blood splatter, fistfight, shootout, pistol, character name in title, gun, blood, death, murder

Dip Huet Seung Hung (1989)
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. This is why Dip Huet Seung Hung (1989) is one of the best movies like Romeo + Juliet (1996). (Read More)

Themes:love
Story:semiautomatic pistol, tragic love, main character dies, gunshot wound, mexican standoff, stylized violence, shot in the arm, organized crime, showdown, gunfight, tough guy, shot in the head, shot in the chest, gangster, machine gun, car accident, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, beating

Colombiana (2011)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Colombiana (2011)

A young woman grows up to be a stone-cold assassin after witnessing her parents' murder as a child in Bogota. She works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she hopes will lead her to her ultimate target - the mobster responsible for her parents' death. (Read More)

Themes:love
Story:semiautomatic pistol, heroine, stylized violence, organized crime, mixed martial arts, showdown, gunfight, shot in the chest, gangster, machine gun, car accident, blood splatter, fistfight, beating, shootout, pistol, martial arts, cigarette smoking, sex scene, murder

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

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:tragedy
Mood:suspense
Story:tragic hero, carousel, pump action shotgun, stylized violence, organized crime, no opening credits, mixed martial arts, showdown, gunfight, tough guy, shot in the head, shot in the chest, gangster, machine gun, car accident, blood splatter, fistfight, beating, shootout, pistol

Menace II Society (1993) is one of the best movies like Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA.

Themes:love
Story:teen movie, hate, shot in the arm, organized crime, no opening credits, california, gunfight, shot in the head, shot in the chest, gangster, machine gun, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, beating, shootout, pistol, cigarette smoking, mother son relationship, family relationships

Heist (2001)
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)

Mood:suspense
Story:double barreled shotgun, gunshot wound, shot in the arm, organized crime, no opening credits, showdown, gunfight, shot in the head, shot in the chest, gangster, car accident, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, shootout, pistol, tattoo, cigarette smoking, father son relationship, 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. This is why Assault On Precinct 13 (2005) is one of the best movies like Romeo + Juliet (1996). (Read More)

Mood:suspense
Story:mexican standoff, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, showdown, gunfight, tough guy, shot in the head, shot in the chest, gangster, machine gun, car accident, helicopter, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, shootout, pistol, martial arts, cigarette smoking, death

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

Blood Father (2016)

Mood:suspense
Story:teen angst, organized crime, no opening credits, california, showdown, gunfight, tough guy, shot in the head, shot in the chest, gangster, machine gun, car accident, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, beating, shootout, pistol, tattoo, father daughter relationship

Tombstone (1993) is one of the best movies like Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, Western

Tombstone (1993)

After success cleaning up Dodge City, Wyatt Earp moves to Tombstone, Arizona, and wishes to get rich in obscurity. He meets his brothers there, as well as his old friend Doc Holliday. A band of outlaws that call themselves The Cowboys are causing problems in the region with various acts of random violence, and inevitably come into confrontation with Holliday and the Earps, which leads to a shoot-out at the OK Corral. (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Mood:suspense
Story:pistol duel, shoulder holster, double barreled shotgun, gunslinger, feud, mexican standoff, stylized violence, duel, showdown, gunfight, tough guy, hero, blood splatter, shootout, pistol, cigarette smoking, murder, death, gun, blood

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:marriage, love
Mood:suspense
Story:secret love, tragic love, forbidden love, reverse footage, stylized violence, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, mixed martial arts, showdown, tough guy, shot in the head, hero, shot in the chest, mirror, fistfight, beating, martial arts, character name in title, bare chested male, death

Money Train (1995)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Money Train (1995)

Two foster brothers work as transit cops. While one's life is as good as it gets, the other's is a pit. After losing his job, getting dumped by his brother, and getting the crap kicked out of him by a loan shark for the umpteenth time, He implements his plan to steal the "money train," a train carrying the New York Subway's weekly revenue. But when things go awry, will his brother be able to save him in time? (Read More)

Themes:love
Story:semiautomatic pistol, carousel, mexican standoff, heroine, mixed martial arts, showdown, gunfight, tough guy, hero, gangster, machine gun, fistfight, shootout, pistol, martial arts, bare chested male, sex scene, murder

A Man Apart (2003)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

A Man Apart (2003)

Sean Vetter and Demetrius Hicks are members of the DEA who are fighting an ongoing drug war on the California/Mexico border, they are most successful at it because of their edge of growing up on the street and being thugs converted to cops. The DEA busts one of the major players by the name of "Memo" Lucero and imprison him in the United States but then a major player named Diablo then takes over the business and now he is now the major player targeted by Vetter and his team. But when Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible and in the process has to seek help from the imprisoned Lucero in order to catch Diablo. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diablo but it's easier said than done when all Vetter can focus on is revenge... This is why A Man Apart (2003) is one of the best movies like Romeo + Juliet (1996). (Read More)

Mood:suspense
Story:tragic hero, semiautomatic pistol, shot in the arm, organized crime, california, gunfight, tough guy, shot in the head, shot in the chest, gangster, machine gun, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, beating, shootout, pistol, cigarette smoking, blood, murder

Wasabi (2001) is one of the best movies like Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Wasabi (2001)

Hubert is a French policeman with very sharp methods. After being forced to take 2 months off by his boss, who doesn't share his view on working methods, he goes back to Japan, where he used to work 19 years ago, to settle the probate of his girlfriend who left him shortly after marriage without a trace. There he mets his former colleague Momo and his daughter Yumi who he did not know was ever born. Hubert eventually finds out why his girlfriend left him and the reason becomes his and his new daughters problem. (Read More)

Themes:marriage
Story:semiautomatic pistol, shoulder holster, slapstick comedy, showdown, gunfight, tough guy, hero, machine gun, blood splatter, fistfight, beating, shootout, pistol, martial arts, father daughter relationship, gun, blood

Xxx: State Of The Union (2005)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Xxx: State Of The Union (2005)

Agent Augustus Gibbons has selected an imprisoned former US Navy SEAL Darius Stone, a new agent in the XXX program, travels to Washington D.C., where they track a splinter faction of the U.S. military that attempts to overthrow the U.S. government and assassinate the President, led by Secretary of Defense and former 4-Star General George Deckert, Stone's former commanding officer whom he once led a mutiny against. But he's been targeted for assassination by a radical splinter group of dissenters deep within the United States government. The new XXX agent must uncover the insurgents from within. It is the nation's only hope to stop the first coup d'etat in American history. (Read More)

Story:semiautomatic pistol, mexican standoff, stylized violence, duel, stabbed in the chest, mixed martial arts, showdown, gunfight, tough guy, shot in the head, hero, shot in the chest, machine gun, helicopter, fistfight, shot to death, beating, shootout, pistol, tattoo

Fury (2014)
Action, Drama, War

Fury (2014)

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

Themes:suicide
Story:death of hero, last stand, main character dies, shot in the arm, no opening credits, gunfight, tough guy, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, beating, shootout, pistol, cigarette smoking, bare chested male, death, blood

Homefront (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Homefront (2013)

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

Story:feud, stabbed in the chest, mixed martial arts, dysfunctional family, showdown, gunfight, tough guy, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, car accident, helicopter, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, beating, shootout, pistol, tattoo, martial arts

Hitman (2007) is one of the best movies like Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Hitman (2007)

A gun-for-hire "Hitman" is a genetically-engineered, elite assassin known only as Agent 47 hired by a group known only as 'The Organization' is ensnared in a political conspiracy, which finds him pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military as he treks across Eastern Europe. But even 47 couldn't anticipate a "random equation" in his life exactitude: the unexpected stirrings of his conscience and the unfamiliar emotions aroused in him by a mysterious Russian woman. This is why Hitman (2007) is one of the best movies like Romeo + Juliet (1996). (Read More)

Story:semiautomatic pistol, mexican standoff, shot in the arm, stabbed in the chest, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, helicopter, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, shootout, pistol, martial arts, sex scene, blood, gun, death, murder

Parker (2013)
Action, Crime, Romance, Thriller

Parker (2013)

Parker is a thief who has an unusual code. He doesn't steal from the poor and hurt innocent people. He is asked to join four other guys on a job. They pull it off flawlessly. They tell Parker that what they got can help them set up another job which will net them much more. But Parker doesn't want to join them and asks for his share. But they need it all so they try to kill him. They dispose of his body but someone finds him--he is still alive--and takes him to the hospital. After recovering he sets out to get back at the ones who tried to kill him, another one of his codes. Despite being told that they are working for a known mobster which he was not aware of, he still wants to go after them. He learns where they are and poses as a wealthy Texan looking to buy a house. So he hires a real estate agent, Leslie Rogers to show him around. He is actually trying to find out where they're holed up. And when he finds it, he sets out on his plan to get them. But when they learn he is alive, they contact the mobster to take care of him. So the mobster sends a killer to take care of him. And Leslie also finds herself intrigued with him so she follows him. (Read More)

Story:double barreled shotgun, fireworks, organized crime, stabbed in the chest, mixed martial arts, showdown, gunfight, tough guy, shot in the head, shot in the chest, gangster, machine gun, helicopter, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, beating, shootout, pistol, martial arts

Silverado (1985)
Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Western

Silverado (1985)

In 1880, four men travel together to the city of Silverado. They come across many dangers before they finally engage the "bad guys" and bring peace and equality back to the city.

Story:pistol duel, double barreled shotgun, gunslinger, stylized violence, duel, showdown, gunfight, tough guy, hero, shot in the chest, fistfight, shootout, pistol, father son relationship, family relationships, murder

The Marine (2006)
Action, Drama, Thriller

The Marine (2006)

John Triton is a heroic Marine who returns home after being discharged--against his will--from the Iraq War. Stateside, he finds himself back in action, when a group of murderous diamond thieves on the run led by a merciless criminal named Rome has kidnapped his wife and John goes on a chase through the South Carolinian wilderness to retrieve her. With everything on the line, the Marine will stop at nothing to carry out his toughest and most important mission. (Read More)

Story:semiautomatic pistol, mexican standoff, mixed martial arts, showdown, gunfight, tough guy, hero, shot in the chest, machine gun, helicopter, blood splatter, fistfight, beating, shootout, pistol, martial arts, murder, gun, blood

Mou Gaan Dou (2002) is one of the best movies like Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Mou Gaan Dou (2002)

Chan Wing Yan, a young police officer, has been sent undercover as a mole in the local mafia. Lau Kin Ming, a young mafia member, infiltrates the police force. Years later, their older counterparts, Chen Wing Yan and Inspector Lau Kin Ming, respectively, race against time to expose the mole within their midst. (Read More)

Mood:suspense
Story:tragic hero, semiautomatic pistol, last stand, main character dies, mexican standoff, organized crime, showdown, gunfight, tough guy, shot in the head, hero, gangster, blood splatter, shootout, pistol, blood

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Story:tragic hero, reverse footage, stylized violence, shot in the arm, poison, stabbed in the chest, mixed martial arts, showdown, tough guy, shot in the head, shot in the chest, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, beating, tattoo, martial arts, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship

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)

Story:no opening credits, mixed martial arts, showdown, gunfight, tough guy, shot in the head, shot in the chest, mirror, machine gun, car accident, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, beating, shootout, pistol, tattoo, martial arts, cigarette smoking, father son relationship

Boyz N The Hood (1991)
Crime, Drama

Boyz N The Hood (1991)

John Singleton's portrayal of social problems in inner-city Los Angeles takes the form of a tale of three friends growing up together 'in the 'hood.' Half-brothers Doughboy and Ricky Baker are foils for each other's personality, presenting very different approaches to the tough lives they face. Ricky is the 'All-American' athlete, looking to win a football scholarship to USC and seeks salvation through sports, while 'Dough' succumbs to the violence, alcohol, and crime surrounding him in his environment, but maintains a strong sense of pride and code of honor. Between these two is their friend Tre, who is lucky to have a father, 'Furious' Styles, to teach him to have the strength of character to do what is right and to always take responsibility for his actions. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy
Story:double barreled shotgun, street gang, teen movie, loss of son, teen angst, hate, no opening credits, dysfunctional family, tough guy, shot in the head, shot in the chest, gangster, machine gun, helicopter, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, beating, pistol, tattoo

Wild Card (2015) is one of the best movies like Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Wild Card (2015)

Nick Wild (Jason Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss. Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob. Having raised the stakes, Nick has one last play to change his fortunes...and this time, it's all or nothing. (Read More)

Mood:suspense
Story:stylized violence, organized crime, stabbed in the chest, mixed martial arts, showdown, tough guy, shot in the chest, gangster, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, beating, pistol, tattoo, martial arts, cigarette smoking, character name in title, bare chested male, blood, murder

Hamlet (1996)
Drama

Hamlet (1996)

Hamlet, son of the king of Denmark, is summoned home for his father's funeral and his mother's wedding to his uncle. In a supernatural episode, he discovers that his uncle, whom he hates anyway, murdered his father. In an incredibly convoluted plot--the most complicated and most interesting in all literature--he manages to (impossible to put this in exact order) feign (or perhaps not to feign) madness, murder the "prime minister," love and then unlove an innocent whom he drives to madness, plot and then unplot against the uncle, direct a play within a play, successfully conspire against the lives of two well-meaning friends, and finally take his revenge on the uncle, but only at the cost of almost every life on stage, including his own and his mother's. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy, wedding, suicide, love
Story:shakespeare play, star crossed lovers, main character dies, poison, duel, dysfunctional family, based on play, mother son relationship, father son relationship, character name in title, family relationships, murder, death, blood

Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001)

The year is 2071. Following a terrorist bombing, a deadly virus is released on the populace of Mars and the government has issued a 300 million woo-long reward, the largest bounty in history, for the capture of whoever is behind it. The bounty hunter crew of the spaceship Bebop; Spike, Faye, Jet and Ed, take the case with hopes of cashing in the bounty. However, the mystery surrounding the man responsible, Vincent, goes deeper than they ever imagined, and they aren't the only ones hunting him. The original creators of the virus have dispatched Electra to deal with Vincent and take out anyone who may stumble on the truth behind him. As the hunt for the man with no past and no future continues to escalate, they begin to question what about the world is reality and what is a dream as the line between sanity and insanity becomes more apparent. This is why Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001) is one of the best movies like Romeo + Juliet (1996). (Read More)

Story:mexican standoff, heroine, stylized violence, shot in the arm, fireworks, mixed martial arts, showdown, gunfight, tough guy, shot in the head, hero, shot in the chest, machine gun, blood splatter, fistfight, shootout, pistol, tattoo, martial arts, cigarette smoking

Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
Action, Drama, Thriller, War

Behind Enemy Lines (2001)

Fighter navigator Chris Burnett wants out: he was looking for something more than the boring recon missions he's been flying. He finds himself flying the lone Christmas day mission over war-torn Bosnia. But when he talks pilot Stackhouse into flying slightly off-course to check out an interesting target, the two get shot down. Burnett is soon alone, trying to outrun a pursuing army, while commanding officer Reigert finds his rescue operation hamstrung by politics, forcing Burnett to run far out of his way. (Read More)

Mood:suspense
Story:semiautomatic pistol, shot in the arm, duel, stabbed in the chest, mixed martial arts, gunfight, tough guy, hero, shot in the chest, machine gun, helicopter, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, shootout, pistol, tattoo, martial arts, blood, death

Criminal (2016) is one of the best movies like Romeo + Juliet (1996)
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:wedding
Mood:suspense
Story:semiautomatic pistol, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, showdown, gunfight, tough guy, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, car accident, helicopter, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, beating, shootout, pistol, cigarette smoking, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship

Solace (2015)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Solace (2015)

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

Themes:marriage
Mood:suspense
Story:tragic hero, mexican standoff, poison, no opening credits, showdown, gunfight, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, car accident, blood splatter, shot to death, shootout, pistol, death, father daughter relationship, mother son relationship, father son relationship, gun, blood

'71 (2014)
Action, Drama, Thriller, War

'71 (2014)

A young British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a terrifying riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, the raw recruit must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorienting, alien and deadly landscape.

Mood:suspense
Story:no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, showdown, gunfight, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, blood splatter, shot to death, beating, shootout, pistol, cigarette smoking, murder, death, blood

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

Logan (2017)

In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins - In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are aging, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over. This is why Logan (2017) is one of the best movies like Romeo + Juliet (1996). (Read More)

Themes:tragedy
Mood:suspense
Story:tragic hero, main character dies, stylized violence, shot in the arm, stabbed in the chest, mixed martial arts, showdown, tough guy, shot in the head, shot in the chest, mirror, machine gun, car accident, helicopter, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, beating, pistol, martial arts

13 Hours (2016) is one of the best movies like Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War

13 Hours (2016)

Libya, 2012. At an unofficial CIA base in Benghazi a group of ex-military contractors are providing security. In the aftermath of Gaddafi's downfall a power vacuum exists and the climate is volatile. Military weapons are freely available. The US Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, makes a visit to the area, staying in a compound near the CIA base. On the night of 11 September, 2012, the Ambassador's compound is attacked by hordes of heavily armed locals. The only forces willing and able to defend it are six CIA contractors. (Read More)

Mood:suspense
Story:last stand, reverse footage, mexican standoff, shot in the arm, no opening credits, gunfight, tough guy, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, car accident, helicopter, blood splatter, shot to death, shootout, pistol, tattoo, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, family relationships

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:wedding
Story:semiautomatic pistol, reverse footage, showdown, gunfight, tough guy, shot in the head, hero, shot in the chest, machine gun, car accident, helicopter, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, shootout, pistol, martial arts, character name in title, bare chested male, murder

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.

Story:gunshot wound, mexican standoff, shot in the arm, showdown, gunfight, tough guy, shot in the chest, machine gun, car accident, fistfight, shot to death, beating, shootout, pistol, tattoo, bare chested male, death, murder, blood

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

The Dark Knight (2008)

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

Themes:tragedy, love
Mood:suspense
Story:hero, organized crime, tragic hero, stylized violence, hate, poison, duel, no opening credits, mixed martial arts, showdown, gunfight, tough guy, shot in the chest, gangster, machine gun, car accident, helicopter, fistfight, shot to death, beating

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016) is one of the best movies like Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Action, Horror, Romance

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)

The five highly trained Bennett sisters in Georgian England must try to protect themselves from the growing zombie threat, find suitable husbands for themselves, battle marriage proposals and unlikely suitors, and save the country before it's too late. This is why Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016) is one of the best movies like Romeo + Juliet (1996). (Read More)

Themes:wedding, marriage
Story:tragic hero, forbidden love, stylized violence, stabbed in the chest, mixed martial arts, showdown, tough guy, blood splatter, fistfight, beating, pistol, martial arts, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, family relationships, death, gun, blood, murder

Appaloosa (2008)
Crime, Drama, Romance, Western

Appaloosa (2008)

1882, New Mexico Territory. Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch are itinerant lawmen, hired by desperate towns as marshal and deputy. The city fathers of Appaloosa hire them after Randall Bragg, a newly-arrived rancher with money and a gang of thugs, disrupts commerce and kills three local lawmen. Cole and Hitch contrive to arrest Bragg and bring him to trial, but hanging him proves difficult. Meanwhile, a widow has arrived in town, Allison French, pretty, refined, and good-natured. Virgil falls hard, and it seems mutual, but there may be more to Allie than meets the eye. Can friendship and skill with a gun overcome a pernicious villain and green-eyed jealousy? (Read More)

Mood:suspense
Story:tragic hero, double barreled shotgun, gunslinger, gunshot wound, mexican standoff, shot in the arm, duel, showdown, gunfight, shot in the chest, mirror, shot to death, beating, shootout, pistol, cigarette smoking, bare chested male, gun, death, blood

Bad Boys II (2003)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Bad Boys II (2003)

Narcotics cops Mike Lowrey ('Will Smith (I)' (qv)) and Marcus Burnett ('Martin Lawrence (I)' (qv)) head up a task force investigating the flow of ecstasy into Miami. Their search leads to a dangerous kingpin Johnny Tapia ('Jordi Molla' (qv)), whose plan to control the city's drug traffic has touched off an underground war. Meanwhile, things get sexy between Mike and Syd ('Gabrielle Union' (qv)), Marcus's sister. (Read More)

Story:semiautomatic pistol, mexican standoff, stylized violence, shot in the arm, organized crime, mixed martial arts, showdown, tough guy, shot in the head, hero, shot in the chest, gangster, machine gun, car accident, helicopter, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, beating, shootout

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:love
Mood:suspense
Story:star crossed lovers, double barreled shotgun, reverse footage, stabbed in the chest, showdown, gunfight, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, car accident, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, beating, shootout, pistol, tattoo, cigarette smoking, father daughter relationship, father son relationship

Odd Thomas (2013) is one of the best movies like Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Odd Thomas (2013)

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

Themes:love
Story:tragic love, carousel, shot in the arm, no opening credits, california, showdown, gunfight, tough guy, shot in the head, hero, shot in the chest, machine gun, car accident, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, beating, shootout, pistol, tattoo

Kiss Of The Dragon (2001)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Kiss Of The Dragon (2001)

Liu Jian, a police officer from China, comes to Paris to help the vice squad apprehend a Chinese drug lord and his unknown French connection. The French connection is Richard, the head of the vice squad, who intends to kill the drug lord then frame Jian. Jian ducks a bullet and escapes with a tape of what really happened. By chance, Jian turns to Jessica - a US farm girl who is one of Richard's hookers - for help. She has her own problems, including the fact that Richard has her daughter locked in an orphanage to keep Jessica on the streets and silent about his activities. Can Jian protect Jessica, rescue her daughter, and give Richard the kiss of the dragon? This is why Kiss Of The Dragon (2001) is one of the best movies like Romeo + Juliet (1996). (Read More)

Mood:suspense
Story:stabbed in the chest, tough guy, shot in the head, hero, shot in the chest, gangster, machine gun, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, beating, shootout, pistol, martial arts, mother daughter relationship, bare chested male, sex scene, death, murder, blood

Another 48 Hrs. (1990)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Another 48 Hrs. (1990)

For the past four years, San Francisco cop Jack Cates has been after an unidentified drug kingpin who calls himself the "Ice Man". At the Hunter's Point Raceway, Jack confronts Tyrone Burroughs and Arthur Brock. Jack kills Brock in self defense, but Burroughs escapes, and Jack is in danger of going to prison because Brock's gun can't be found. Jack finds a picture that proves that the Ice Man has put a price on the head of Reggie Hammond, who is scheduled to be released from prison on the next day. Jack tries to convince Reggie to help him clear his name and find the Ice Man, but Reggie says he won't help unless Jack gives Reggie the $500,000 that Jack has been holding on to for Reggie. Jack refuses to give Reggie the money unless Reggie helps him. After the bus that is transporting Reggie away from the prison is forced to crash by two bikers and Jack gets shot by the same two bikers, Jack forces Reggie to help him by having the hospital release Reggie into his custody. Reggie recognized one of the bikers as Richard "Cherry" Ganz, the brother of Albert Ganz, the escaped convict Jack killed years ago. Jack got shot because Cherry wants revenge for Albert's death, and Cherry and his partner Willie Hickok are the hitmen who have been hired to kill Reggie. Burroughs, who works for the Ice Man, was trying to hire Brock as insurance, just in case Cherry and Hickok fail. Blake Wilson, the head of the Internal Affairs division, obviously doesn't like Jack, because Wilson will stop at nothing to prosecute Jack for manslaughter in Brock's death, and it turns out that the Ice Man put a price on Reggie's head because Reggie knows who the Ice Man is someone Jack never expected it to be. (Read More)

Mood:suspense
Story:semiautomatic pistol, shoulder holster, reverse footage, pump action shotgun, mexican standoff, showdown, gunfight, tough guy, hero, machine gun, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, shootout, pistol, cigarette smoking, father daughter relationship, blood, death, gun

Lat Sau San Taam (1992)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Lat Sau San Taam (1992)

Mobsters are smuggling guns into Hong Kong. The police orchestrate a raid at a teahouse where an ace detective loses his partner. Meanwhile, the two main gun smugglers are having a war over territory, and a young new gun is enlisted to wipe out informants and overcome barriers to growth. The detective, acting from inside sources, gets closer to the ring leaders and eventually must work with the inside man directly. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy
Story:mexican standoff, shot in the arm, organized crime, showdown, gunfight, hero, shot in the chest, gangster, machine gun, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, beating, shootout, pistol, martial arts, cigarette smoking, gun, bare chested male, death

Punisher: War Zone (2008) is one of the best movies like Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Punisher: War Zone (2008)

Frank Castle, the ex-military man whose family was killed by criminals, who became a vigilante known as the Punisher, goes after a whole mob family and gets everyone except enforcer Billy Russoti. He tracks Russoti down and chases him into a vat that is used for crushing bottles. Frank turns on the crusher hoping it would take care of him but it doesn't. He survives but sustains very severe injuries that even with plastic surgery his face looks like a jigsaw puzzle. So he decides to adopt the name Jigsaw. Frank who killed one of Russoti's people who unknown to him is an undercover Fed, decides to pack it in. But when he learns Russoti didn't die and is looking for the money he entrusted to the Fed and will go looking for it at his home which means his family is in danger. So Frank tries to save them. But Russoti wants revenge on Frank so he breaks out his brother who is so crazed that he is committed to an asylum, to deal with him. And also another Fed who's a friend of the man Frank killed wants him too. (Read More)

Story:tragic hero, stylized violence, organized crime, stabbed in the chest, mixed martial arts, gunfight, tough guy, shot in the head, shot in the chest, gangster, machine gun, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, shootout, pistol, martial arts, mother daughter relationship, father son relationship, character name in title

Tom Yum Goong (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Tom Yum Goong (2005)

In Bangkok, the young Kham was raised by his father in the jungle with elephants as members of their family. When his old elephant and the baby Kern are stolen by criminals, Kham finds that the animals were sent to Sidney. He travels to Australia, where he locates the baby elephant in a restaurant owned by the evil Madame Rose, the leader of an international Thai mafia. With the support of the efficient Thai sergeant Mark, who was involved in a conspiracy, Kham fights to rescue the animal from the mobsters. (Read More)

Story:stylized violence, poison, organized crime, duel, stabbed in the chest, mixed martial arts, showdown, tough guy, hero, shot in the chest, helicopter, blood splatter, fistfight, beating, martial arts, death, blood, murder

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