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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,  red curtain,  turf war,  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,  masquerade,  tragic love,  shoulder holster,  last stand,  star crossed lovers,  carousel,  double barreled shotgun,  gunslinger,  street gang,  sexual awakening,  main character dies,  teen romance,  teen movie,  aquarium,  feud,  gunshot wound,  loss of son,  forbidden love,  reverse footage,  pump action shotgun,  mexican standoff,  first love,  slapstick comedy,  heroine,  teen angst,  stylized violence,  hate,  shot in the arm,  fireworks,  passion,  poison,  organized crime,  duel,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  mixed martial arts,  california,  dysfunctional family,  showdown,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  mirror,  machine gun,  car accident,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  based on play,  pistol,  tattoo,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  sex scene,  blood,  gun,  murder,  death

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,  family relationships,  murder,  death

Unleashed (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Adventure

Unleashed (2005)

A man treated like a dog and raised as a fighting machine his entire life, ends up in a coma and is taken in the care of good people, but his sinister owner is looking to retrieve his most prized possession: a non stop human weapon triggered by the collar leashed on his neck.

Themes:love
Story:tragic hero,  semiautomatic pistol,  stylized violence,  shot in the arm,  organized crime,  mixed martial arts,  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,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  murder,  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: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,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  gun,  blood,  murder

Last Man Standing (1996) is one of the best movies like Romeo + Juliet (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,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  gun,  blood,  murder

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,  pistol,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  gun,  blood,  murder,  death

Tombstone (1993)
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,  mexican standoff,  stylized violence,  duel,  showdown,  gunfight,  tough guy,  hero,  blood splatter,  shootout,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  murder,  death,  gun

Wyatt Earp (1994)
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,  blood,  death,  murder,  gun

The Killer (1989) is one of the best movies like Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Killer (1989)

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

Themes: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,  shootout,  pistol,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  gun,  blood,  murder,  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:tragedy
Story:tragic hero,  reverse footage,  mexican standoff,  teen angst,  stylized violence,  shot in the arm,  organized crime,  mixed martial arts,  showdown,  gunfight,  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,  pistol,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  blood,  murder,  death

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,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  gun,  blood,  murder,  death

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

West Side Story (1961) is one of the best movies like Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Crime, Drama, Musical, Romance

West Side Story (1961)

West Side Story is the award-winning adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy, "Romeo and Juliet". The feuding families become two warring New York City gangs- the white Jets led by Riff and the Puerto Rican Sharks, led by Bernardo. Their hatred escalates to a point where neither can coexist with any form of understanding. But when Riff's best friend (and former Jet) Tony and Bernardo's younger sister Maria meet at a dance, no one can do anything to stop their love. Maria and Tony begin meeting in secret, planning to run away. Then the Sharks and Jets plan a rumble under the highway - whoever wins gains control of the streets. Maria sends Tony to stop it, hoping it can end the violence. It goes terribly wrong, and before the lovers know what's happened, tragedy strikes and doesn't stop until the climactic and heartbreaking ending. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  love
Story:shakespeare in modern dress,  modern day adaptation,  secret love,  star crossed lovers,  street gang,  teen movie,  feud,  gunshot wound,  forbidden love,  hate,  passion,  no opening credits,  showdown,  fistfight,  based on play,  murder,  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:suicide
Mood:suspense
Story:semiautomatic pistol,  aquarium,  pump action shotgun,  mexican standoff,  organized crime,  california,  showdown,  gunfight,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  family relationships,  gun,  death,  blood

Eraser (1996)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Eraser (1996)

U.S. Marshal deputy John Kruger is one of the toughest Marshals, his methods are to "Erase" The identities of his witnesses he is assigned to protect. Meanwhile, a woman named Lee Cullen who works for a corporation named Cyrez performed an undercover job for the FBI to unveil a top secret weapon which uses an electromagnetic pulse to dispatch targets. Cyrez discovered this about Lee and are now out to kill her, Kruger's job is now to protect Lee so she can testify against Cyrez. But, when Kruger was assigned to perform a job with another Marshal named Robert Deguerin, he discovers that Deguerin is behind some kind of scam that will involve the EM Gun, which will change hands to a Russian criminal if Kruger does not stop them, Kruger must not only protect Lee's life but his own. (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Story:semiautomatic pistol,  shoulder holster,  double barreled shotgun,  gunshot wound,  pump action shotgun,  heroine,  california,  showdown,  gunfight,  tough guy,  hero,  gangster,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  blood,  gun,  murder,  death

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,  death,  murder,  gun,  blood

Bad Boys (1995) is one of the best movies like Romeo + Juliet (1996)
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:marriage
Story:shoulder holster,  aquarium,  pump action shotgun,  mexican standoff,  showdown,  gunfight,  tough guy,  hero,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  car accident,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  death,  murder,  blood,  gun

Infernal Affairs (2002)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Action

Infernal Affairs (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,  death

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,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  gun,  blood,  murder,  death

Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

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

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,  bare chested male,  gun,  blood,  murder,  death

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005) is one of the best movies like Romeo + Juliet (1996)
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
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,  blood,  murder,  death

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,  murder,  gun,  death

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

In 19th century Qing Dynasty China, a warrior gives his sword, Green Destiny, to his lover to deliver to safe keeping, but it is stolen, and the chase is on to find it. The search leads to the House of Yu where the story takes on a whole different level.

Themes:wedding,  love
Story:death of hero,  tragic hero,  secret love,  main character dies,  heroine,  stylized violence,  poison,  duel,  no opening credits,  mixed martial arts,  showdown,  tough guy,  hero,  fistfight,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  blood,  murder,  death

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)

Story:gunslinger,  stylized violence,  shot in the arm,  organized crime,  duel,  no opening credits,  mixed martial arts,  showdown,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  martial arts,  murder,  death,  blood

A Fistful Of Dollars (1964) is one of the best movies like Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Western, Action, Drama

A Fistful Of Dollars (1964)

An anonymous, but deadly man rides into a town torn by war between two factions, the Baxters and the Rojo's. Instead of fleeing or dying, as most other would do, the man schemes to play the two sides off each other, getting rich in the bargain.

Story:double barreled shotgun,  gunslinger,  street gang,  shot in the arm,  organized crime,  stabbed in the chest,  showdown,  gunfight,  tough guy,  hero,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  murder,  gun

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,  blood,  murder,  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,  bare chested male,  murder,  gun,  blood,  death

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,  murder,  blood,  death

Money Train (1995) is one of the best movies like Romeo + Juliet (1996)
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

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)

Mood:suspense
Story:semiautomatic pistol,  shoulder holster,  mexican standoff,  mixed martial arts,  showdown,  gunfight,  tough guy,  hero,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  gun

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:tragedy
Mood:suspense
Story:tragic hero,  reverse footage,  shot in the arm,  organized crime,  no opening credits,  showdown,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  death

Gangster Squad (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Gangster Squad (2013)

It's 1949 Los Angeles, and gangster Mickey Cohen has moved in, with the intention of controlling all criminal activity in the city. He has bought local judges and police, and no one is willing to cross him or testify against him. Everyone except Sergeant John O'Mara, a former World War II soldier, whose goal is to settle with his family in a peaceful Los Angeles. Police Chief William Parker decides to form a special unit whose mission is to take down Cohen, and chooses O'Mara to lead the unit. O'Mara chooses 4 cops and asks another cop and vet, Jerry Wooters to join him but Wooters is not interested. But when he witnesses the murder of a young boy by Cohen's people, he joins them, and they decide to take apart Cohen's organization. Cohen wonders if a rival is going after him, but eventually he realizes it's the cops. (Read More)

Story:gunslinger,  pump action shotgun,  stylized violence,  organized crime,  no opening credits,  showdown,  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,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  death

Solace (2015) is one of the best movies like Romeo + Juliet (1996)
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)

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,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  blood,  murder,  death,  gun

Cradle 2 The Grave (2003)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Cradle 2 The Grave (2003)

When his daughter is kidnapped and held in exchange for priceless diamonds, the leader of a crew of highly skilled urban thieves (DMX) forges an unlikely alliance with a Taiwanese Intelligence officer (Jet Li) to rescue her. Their race against the clock to find the precious stones ultimately unravels a plot to distribute a deadly new weapon of war. (Read More)

Story:aquarium,  stylized violence,  duel,  mixed martial arts,  showdown,  gunfight,  tough guy,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  murder,  blood

Fist Of Fury (1972)
Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Fist Of Fury (1972)

Returning to Shanghai to marry his fiancee, Chen Zhen (Bruce Lee) a student of renowned martial arts teacher Huo Yuanjia, discovers his sifu has died. During the funeral, members of a local Japanese dojo show up and insult the Chinese students. The bullying continues, with Chen fighting back, but when he discovers the truth - that his teacher was poisoned on the orders of the dojo's master - he sets off on a doomed mission of revenge. (Read More)

Story:tragic hero,  last stand,  stylized violence,  poison,  duel,  mixed martial arts,  showdown,  tough guy,  hero,  gangster,  fistfight,  beating,  martial arts,  murder,  death,  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,  martial arts,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  blood,  murder,  gun

The Punisher (2004) is one of the best movies like Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Punisher (2004)

Special agent Frank Castle had it all: A loving family, a great life, and an adventurous job. But when his life is taken away from him by a ruthless criminal and his associates, Frank has become reborn. Now serving as judge, jury, and executioner, he's a new kind of vigilante out to wage a one man war against those who have done him wrong. (Read More)

Story:aquarium,  stylized violence,  shot in the arm,  mixed martial arts,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  hero,  gangster,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  martial arts,  character name in title,  murder,  blood

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,  murder,  blood

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)

Themes:suicide
Story:semiautomatic pistol,  pump action shotgun,  fireworks,  no opening credits,  showdown,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  mirror,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  murder,  blood,  death

The Accountant (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Accountant (2016)

Christian Wolff is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King, starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise. (Read More)

Mood:suspense
Story:tragic hero,  reverse footage,  organized crime,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  mixed martial arts,  showdown,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  martial arts,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  murder,  gun,  blood,  death

Battle Royale (2000) is one of the best movies like Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller, Action

Battle Royale (2000)

Forty-two students, three days, one deserted Island: welcome to Battle Royale. A group of ninth-grade students from a Japanese high school have been forced by legislation to compete in a Battle Royale. The students are each given a bag with a randomly selected weapon and a few rations of food and water and sent off to kill each other in a no-holds-barred (with a few minor rules) game to the death, which means that the students have three days to kill each other until one survives--or they all die. The movie focuses on a few of the students and how they cope. Some decide to play the game like the psychotic Kiriyama or the sexual Mitsuko, while others like the heroes of the movie--Shuya, Noriko, and Kawada--are trying to find a way to get off the Island without violence. However, as the numbers dwell down lower and lower on an hourly basis, is there any way for Shuya and his classmates to survive? (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  suicide,  love
Story:semiautomatic pistol,  teen movie,  pump action shotgun,  mexican standoff,  stylized violence,  shot in the arm,  poison,  showdown,  gunfight,  shot in the head,  hero,  mirror,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  sex scene,  death,  gun,  murder,  blood

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.

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,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  gun,  murder,  blood,  death

Running Scared (2006)
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:suicide
Story:pump action shotgun,  organized crime,  no opening credits,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  tattoo,  sex scene,  blood,  murder,  death,  gun

The American (2010)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The American (2010)

Alone among assassins, Jack is a master craftsman. When a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, he vows to his contact Pavel that his next assignment will be his last. Jack reports to the Italian countryside, where he holes up in a small town and relishes being away from death for a spell. The assignment, as specified by a Belgian woman, Mathilde, is in the offing as a weapon is constructed. Surprising himself, Jack seeks out the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto and pursues romance with local woman Clara. But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate. (Read More)

Themes:love
Mood:suspense
Story:tragic hero,  last stand,  gunslinger,  main character dies,  mexican standoff,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  sex scene,  death,  murder,  blood,  gun

Carlito's Way (1993) is one of the best movies like Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Carlito's Way (1993)

A Puerto Rican ex-con pledges to stay away from his former drug dealing ways but finds himself being dragged back by his past connections and the naive machinations of his lawyer and best friend. Hoping to raise enough money to get away from New York, Carlito Brigante takes on the job of running a nightclub, renews an affair with a dancer but old associates and old instincts suck him back into a world of violence and mistrust. (Read More)

Story:death of hero,  last stand,  main character dies,  organized crime,  stabbed in the chest,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  character name in title,  murder,  blood,  death

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... (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,  murder,  blood

The Crow (1994)
Action, Drama, Fantasy

The Crow (1994)

A poetic guitarist Eric Draven is brought back to life by a crow a year after he and his fiancee are murdered. The crow guides him through the land of the living, and leads him to his killers: knife thrower Tin-tin, drugetic Funboy, car buff T-Bird, and the unsophisticated Skank. One by one, Eric gives these thugs a taste of their own medicine. However their leader Top-Dollar, a world-class crime lord who will dispatch his enemies with a Japanese sword and joke about it later, will soon learn the legend of the crow and the secret to the vigilante's invincibility. (Read More)

Story:tragic hero,  tragic love,  main character dies,  shot in the arm,  duel,  stabbed in the chest,  mixed martial arts,  showdown,  gunfight,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  martial arts,  mother daughter relationship,  character name in title,  blood,  death,  murder,  gun

The Patriot (2000)
Action, Drama, History, War

The Patriot (2000)

It is 1776 in colonial South Carolina. Benjamin Martin, a French-Indian war hero who is haunted by his past, now wants nothing more than to live peacefully on his small plantation, and wants no part of a war with the most powerful nation in the world, Great Britain. Meanwhile, his two eldest sons, Gabriel and Thomas, can't wait to enlist in the newly formed "Continental Army." When South Carolina decides to join the rebellion against England, Gabriel immediately signs up to fight...without his father's permission. But when Colonel William Tavington, British dragoon, infamous for his brutal tactics, comes and burns the Martin Plantation to the ground, tragedy strikes. Benjamin quickly finds himself torn between protecting his family, and seeking revenge along with being a part of the birth of a new, young, and ambitious nation. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  wedding,  suicide
Story:last stand,  loss of son,  shot in the arm,  passion,  duel,  showdown,  gunfight,  tough guy,  hero,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shootout,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  blood,  murder,  gun

Blade Runner 2049 (2017) is one of the best movies like Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller, Action, Drama

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

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

Themes:tragedy,  love
Mood:suspense
Story:shoulder holster,  main character dies,  shot in the arm,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  mixed martial arts,  california,  gunfight,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  sex scene,  death,  murder,  blood,  gun

Wasabi (2001)
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,  blood,  gun

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