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Ronin (1998)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Ronin (1998)

Ronin is the Japanese word used for Samurai without a master. In this case, the Ronin are outcast specialists of every kind, whose services are available to everyone - for money. Dierdre (undoubtedly from Ireland) hires several Ronin to form a team in order to retrieve an important suitcase from a man who is about to sell it to the Russians. After the mission has been completed successfully, the suitcase immediately gets switched by a member of the team who seems to work into his own pocket. The complex net of everyone tricking everyone begins to surface slowly, and deadly... (Read More)

Themes:heist, terrorism, deception, betrayal, christmas
Mood:suspense
Locations:france, bar
Characters:american, german, french, russian
Period:1990s
Story:american in paris, irish woman, irish terrorist, paris france, driving a car, peugeot 406, case, female gunfighter, eiffel tower paris, irish accent, irish republican army, jeep cherokee, american in europe, speaking french, cup of coffee, weapon expert, nice france, automatic weapon, female terrorist, reckless driving

From Paris With Love (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller

From Paris With Love (2010)

James Reece is an ambitious aide to the U.S. Ambassador in Paris, doing little jobs for the CIA and hoping to get into black ops. On the night he and his girlfriend, Caroline, become engaged, he's told to pick up Charlie Wax at Orly. Charlie is an unorthodox government employee - large, bald and bearded, foul-mouthed and eccentric. Charlie immediately takes James on a wild ride of murder and mayhem, through ethnic enclaves. As bodies pile up, the purpose remains opaque to James. Caroline, unhappy that James has been out of touch for a day, tells him to bring Charlie for dinner. Charlie can be charming - where will it lead? Does the chess-playing James have what it takes? (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, deception, betrayal
Locations:france
Characters:american
Story:paris france, driving a car, paris, eiffel tower paris, american abroad, car chase, exploding car, car crash, car accident, foot chase, cellular phone trace, renault, audi, cia agent, bazooka, rocket launcher, uzi, automobile, shot in the shoulder, shot in the forehead

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:deception, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Characters:russian
Story:american abroad, sniper rifle, blood on camera lens, car chase, car crash, car accident, foot chase, rocket launcher, honor, beard, shot in the shoulder, suitcase, attempted murder, shot in the forehead, sniper, double cross, disarming someone, assassination, no opening credits, subway

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:deception
Locations:bar
Characters:german
Story:american abroad, car chase, exploding car, tunnel chase scene, car crash, car accident, foot chase, cellular phone trace, abandoned warehouse, rogue agent, macguffin, cia agent, desert eagle, mechanic, uzi, mercenary, double cross, disarming someone, bridge, woman

Red 2 (2013) is one of the best movies like Ronin (1998)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Red 2 (2013)

Retired CIA agent Frank Moses is in love with Sarah Ross and enjoying their normal life. Out of the blue, Marvin Boggs meets Frank in the supermarket and tells that Wikileaks has released the information that they had participated and know the whereabouts of the Nightshade, a portable nuclear weapon that was smuggled in pieces and hidden in Russia. Now the top agents in the world are under contract to seek them out to discover where Nightshade is. The trio travels to Paris and teams-up with the Russian Katja to track down the former Russian Agent 'The Frog' to get more information about the operation. They learn that the brilliant inventor Dr. Edward Bailey might know where the weapon is. They discover that Bailey has been interned in an asylum in London by the MI-6 for thirty-two years and the British Victoria joins the team. They rescue Bailey and find that the nuclear device is hidden in the Kremlin. Soon the dangerous South Korean Han joins the group expecting to retrieve the weapon. But dangerous killer Jack Horton is hunting Frank down and will not stop until he recovers the nuclear bomb. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, deception, betrayal
Locations:bar
Characters:russian
Story:paris france, eiffel tower paris, american abroad, terrorist group, sniper rifle, car chase, exploding car, car crash, car accident, foot chase, paris, rogue agent, cia agent, uzi, ak 47, shot in the shoulder, sniper, double cross, weapon, bridge

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)

Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game-and the rest of the crew has been exonerated-the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime he can't seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before. From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, the elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world's stage... and to bring home the man who made them a family. This is why The Fate Of The Furious (2017) is one of the best movies like Ronin (1998). (Read More)

Themes:betrayal, terrorism, deception
Locations:bar
Characters:russian
Story:woman, female terrorist, american abroad, terrorist group, sniper rifle, hit with a car door, car chase, exploding car, car crash, car accident, foot chase, desert eagle, rocket launcher, beard, ak 47, mercenary, suitcase, attempted murder, van, sniper

Lone Survivor (2013)
Action, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War

Lone Survivor (2013)

Marcus Luttrell, a Navy Seal, and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. After running into mountain herders and capturing them, they were left with no choice but to follow their rules of engagement or be imprisoned. Now Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, deception
Story:american abroad, exploding car, foot chase, outnumbered, desert eagle, assault rifle, rocket launcher, honor, beard, shot in the stomach, wound, ak 47, shot in the shoulder, attempted murder, shot in the forehead, sniper, child in peril, map, terrorist, shot in the back

Spy (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Spy (2015)

Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global crisis. (Read More)

Themes:deception, betrayal
Locations:bar
Characters:russian
Story:paris france, eiffel tower paris, american abroad, car chase, car crash, car accident, foot chase, rogue agent, cia agent, assault rifle, tourist, shot in the shoulder, shot in the forehead, double cross, shot in the back, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, vomiting, falling from height, gunfight

Killer Elite (2011) is one of the best movies like Ronin (1998)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Killer Elite (2011)

Loosely based on a true story, Killer Elite pits two of the worlds' most elite operatives - Danny, a ruthless killer-for-hire ('Jason Statham' (qv)) and Hunter, his longtime mentor ('Robert De Niro' (qv)) - against the cunning leader of a secret society of former Special Air Service operatives('Clive Owen'). Covering the globe from Australia to Paris, London and the Middle East, Danny and Hunter are plunged into a highly dangerous game of revenge and deception - where things are not always what they appear to be. (Read More)

Themes:deception
Story:paris france, eiffel tower paris, car chase, exploding car, tunnel chase scene, car crash, foot chase, paris, desert eagle, assault rifle, m 16, pub, mercenary, shot in the shoulder, shot in the forehead, assassination, subway, shot in the back, held at gunpoint, punched in the face

Rush Hour 3 (2007)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Rush Hour 3 (2007)

After an attempted assassination on Ambassador Han, Inspector Lee and Detective Carter are back in action as they head to Paris to protect a French woman with knowledge of the Triads' secret leaders. Lee also holds secret meetings with a United Nations authority, but his personal struggles with a Chinese criminal mastermind named Kenji, which reveals that it's Lee's long-lost...brother. But their race will take them across the city, from the depths of the Paris underground to the breathtaking heights of the Eiffel Tower, as they fight to outrun the world's most deadly criminals and save the day. (Read More)

Locations:france, bar
Characters:american, french
Story:paris france, eiffel tower paris, american abroad, sniper rifle, car chase, exploding car, car crash, foot chase, paris, desert eagle, uzi, ak 47, sniper, disarming someone, assassination, woman, shot in the back, held at gunpoint, falling from height, gunfight

Xxx (2002)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx (2002)

Xander "XXX" Cage is a thrill seeker who until now has been deemed untouchable by the law. NSA Agent Gibbons forces XXX to cooperate with the government to infiltrate an underground Russian crime ring, and avoid going to prison. Gibbons sends XXX to enter this world of crime undetected where others have failed, using his natural athletic prowess and a whole lot of attitude. Xander must combat an organization led by a clever, ruthless and nihilistic Yorgi whose first target is the city of Prague. This is why Xxx (2002) is one of the best movies like Ronin (1998). (Read More)

Themes:terrorism
Mood:suspense
Characters:american, russian
Story:female gunfighter, american abroad, terrorist group, sniper rifle, car chase, exploding car, car accident, title appears in writing, rocket launcher, honor, ak 47, mercenary, sniper, no opening credits, bridge, terrorist, shot in the back, held at gunpoint, falling from height, gunfight

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

The G.I. Joe team is framed for crimes against the country by Zartan, disguised as the President, and Cobra Commander has all the world leaders under his influence, with their advanced warheads headed towards innocent populaces around the world. Outnumbered and outgunned, the surviving team members form a plan with their original leader, General Joseph Colton, to rescue the President and face off Cobra Commander, his accomplices and the world leaders. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, deception, betrayal
Story:american abroad, terrorist group, sniper rifle, exploding car, foot chase, outnumbered, assault rifle, impostor, rocket launcher, traitor, uzi, ak 47, mercenary, sniper, double cross, no opening credits, bridge, terrorist, shot in the back, british

Baby Driver (2017) is one of the best movies like Ronin (1998)
Action, Crime, Music, Thriller

Baby Driver (2017)

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

Themes:heist, deception, betrayal
Story:driving a car, reckless driving, car chase, exploding car, street shootout, car crash, car accident, foot chase, abandoned warehouse, caper, uzi, ak 47, shot in the shoulder, attempted murder, shot in the forehead, coffee, van, disarming someone, driving, map

Body Of Lies (2008)
Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War

Body Of Lies (2008)

Roger Ferris is a CIA operative in the Middle East; Ed Hoffman is his control at Langley. Cynicism is everywhere. In Amman, Roger works with Hani Salaam, Jordan's head of security, whose only dictum is "Don't lie to me." The Americans are in pursuit of a cleric who leads a group placing bombs all over Europe. When Hani rebukes Ed's demand that Jordan allow the Americans to use one of Jordan's double agents, Roger and Ed hatch a plan to bring the cleric to them. The plan is complicated by its being a secret from Hani and by Roger's attraction to a local nurse. Satellites and cell phones, bodies and lies: modern warfare. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, deception, betrayal
Story:driving a car, american abroad, car chase, exploding car, car crash, foot chase, bmw, mercedes benz, cia agent, bazooka, jeep, wound, surgery, automobile, van, no opening credits, driving, weapon, woman, terrorist

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

After the Kingsman headquarters are blown up by a psychotic criminal named Poppy Adams. The surviving agents find their way to an allied secret organisation based in Kentucky, named Statesman. The two agencies must now work together in order to save the world and take down the so called 'Golden Circle'. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, deception, betrayal
Locations:bar
Story:driving a car, american abroad, car chase, exploding car, street shootout, car crash, car accident, rogue agent, tour guide, desert eagle, bazooka, assault rifle, rocket launcher, traitor, mercenary, shot in the shoulder, suitcase, attempted murder, shot in the forehead, double cross

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
Action, Thriller

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential Secret Service Agent Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning's inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President and avert an even bigger disaster. This is why Olympus Has Fallen (2013) is one of the best movies like Ronin (1998). (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, deception, betrayal, christmas
Story:terrorist, automatic weapon, terrorist group, sniper rifle, exploding car, street shootout, car crash, car accident, foot chase, murder of an innocent person, rogue agent, bazooka, assault rifle, m 16, rocket launcher, shot in the stomach, uzi, traitor, ak 47, mercenary

The Tourist (2010) is one of the best movies like Ronin (1998)
Action, Crime, Romance, Thriller

The Tourist (2010)

Elise (Angelina Jolie) sits next to an American tourist, Frank (Johnny Depp), on a train going to Venice. She has chosen him as a decoy, making believe that he is her lover who is wanted by police. Not only will they need to evade the police, but also the mobster whose money her lover stole.

Themes:deception
Characters:american, french, russian
Story:paris france, tourist, automatic weapon, american abroad, sniper rifle, foot chase, luxury hotel, macguffin, sniper, double cross, no opening credits, subway, woman, shot in the back, handcuffs, cafe, held at gunpoint, camera, cell phone, pistol

2 Guns (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

2 Guns (2013)

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

Themes:heist, deception, betrayal
Story:automatic weapon, sniper rifle, car chase, exploding car, car crash, car accident, foot chase, audi, outnumbered, macguffin, cia agent, rocket launcher, uzi, traitor, ak 47, shot in the shoulder, attempted murder, shot in the forehead, sniper, double cross

London Has Fallen (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

London Has Fallen (2016)

After the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances, all leaders of the Western world must attend his funeral. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a deadly plot to kill the world's most powerful leaders and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The President of the United States, his formidable secret service head and a British MI-6 agent who trusts no one are the only people that have any hope of stopping it. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, deception, betrayal
Characters:american, german
Story:american abroad, terrorist group, sniper rifle, car chase, british, exploding car, street shootout, car crash, preparation, rogue agent, assault rifle, rocket launcher, traitor, ak 47, surgery, mercenary, shot in the shoulder, shot in the forehead, sniper, disarming someone

Central Intelligence (2016)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Central Intelligence (2016)

Calvin Joyner was voted in high school the guy most likely to succeed. 20 years later he's an accountant. As his high school reunion approaches, he tries to make contact with his old schoolmates. And someone named Bob Stone contacts him. He says that he was known as Robbie Weirdicht in school. Calvin remembers that he was picked on, as a matter of fact after an extremely nasty prank he left school. They agree to meet and Calvin is surprised by how much he has changed. Bob asks Calvin to help him out. He says yes and the next thing he knows some men burst into his home. They're CIA, the one in charge is looking for Stone, she says he's a rogue agent. When they can't find Bob they leave. Later he approaches Calvin telling him, he is not a rogue agent, he's trying to find a person known as the Black Badger who is planning to sell some information that in the wrong hands can be disastrous. so he needs Calvin's help to stop him. Calvin's not sure whom he should believe. (Read More)

Themes:deception, betrayal
Locations:bar
Period:1990s
Story:car chase, exploding car, car crash, car accident, planning, rogue agent, macguffin, cia agent, desert eagle, impostor, traitor, ak 47, mercenary, coffee, van, double cross, disarming someone, no opening credits, bridge, terrorist

Fury (2014) is one of the best movies like Ronin (1998)
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. This is why Fury (2014) is one of the best movies like Ronin (1998). (Read More)

Characters:german
Story:automatic weapon, american abroad, exploding car, street shootout, outnumbered, main character shot, bazooka, title appears in writing, gun battle, shot in the shoulder, shot in the forehead, sniper, no opening credits, map, woman, shot in the back, held at gunpoint, vomiting, gunfight, shot in the head

Predators (2010)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Predators (2010)

The mercenary Royce; the military Isabelle; the Russian soldier Nikolai; the San Quentin criminal Stans; the Sierra Leone militia Mombasa; the drug lord Cuchillo; the Yakuza Hanzo; and the Doctor Edwin awake in free fall but they succeed to open their parachutes landing in a jungle. Soon they find that they are on another planet and they are prey of aliens in a deadly hunting game, and they need to join forces to destroy their predators and survive. (Read More)

Themes:deception, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Characters:russian
Story:sniper rifle, foot chase, scalpel, uzi, ak 47, mercenary, shot in the shoulder, sniper, double cross, no opening credits, shot in the back, held at gunpoint, vomiting, falling from height, gunfight, punched in the face, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, blood splatter

Desperado (1995)
Action, Thriller

Desperado (1995)

With this sequel to his prize-winning independent previous film, "El Mariachi," director Robert Rodriquez joins the ranks of Sam Peckinpah and John Woo as a master of slick, glamorized ultra-violence. We pick up the story as a continuation of "El Mariachi," where an itinerant musician, looking for work, gets mistaken for a hitman and thereby entangled in a web of love, corruption, and death. This time, he is out to avenge the murder of his lover and the maiming of his fretting hand, which occurred at the end of the earlier movie. However, the plot is recapitulated, and again, a case of mistaken identity leads to a very high body count, involvement with a beautiful woman who works for the local drug lord, and finally, the inevitable face-to-face confrontation and bloody showdown. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Period:1990s
Story:woman, exploding car, street shootout, car accident, case, desert eagle, m 16, gun battle, rocket launcher, uzi, surgery, shot in the shoulder, shot in the forehead, child in peril, disarming someone, shot in the back, held at gunpoint, falling from height, gunfight, shot in the head

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)
Action, Thriller

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)

Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, for the first time, finds himself on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack - unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons heist. With the Russian underworld in pursuit, and battling a countdown to war, the two McClanes discover that their opposing methods make them unstoppable heroes. (Read More)

Themes:heist, terrorism, deception, betrayal
Characters:russian
Story:american abroad, terrorist group, car chase, exploding car, car crash, cia agent, assault rifle, rocket launcher, ak 47, mercenary, shot in the shoulder, double cross, terrorist, shot in the back, held at gunpoint, falling from height, gunfight, punched in the face, shot in the head, shot in the chest

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015) is one of the best movies like Ronin (1998)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)

CIA chief Hunley (Baldwin) convinces a Senate committee to disband the IMF (Impossible Mission Force), of which Ethan Hunt (Cruise) is a key member. Hunley argues that the IMF is too reckless. Now on his own, Hunt goes after a shadowy and deadly rogue organization called the Syndicate.

Themes:terrorism, deception, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Characters:russian
Story:paris france, eiffel tower paris, american abroad, terrorist group, sniper rifle, woman, car chase, exploding car, car crash, foot chase, car, rogue agent, macguffin, cia agent, assault rifle, impostor, ak 47, sniper, double cross, assassination

The Expendables (2010)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

The Expendables (2010)

Barney Ross leads the "Expendables", a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, martial arts expert Yin Yang, heavy weapons specialist Hale Caesar, demolitionist Toll Road and loose-cannon sniper Gunner Jensen. When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church to assassinate the merciless dictator of a small South American island, Barney and Lee head to the remote locale to scout out their opposition. Once there, they meet with local rebel Sandra and discover the true nature of the conflict engulfing the city. When they escape the island and Sandra stays behind, Ross must choose to either walk away and save his own life - or attempt a suicidal rescue mission that might just save his soul. This is why The Expendables (2010) is one of the best movies like Ronin (1998). (Read More)

Themes:christmas, betrayal
Characters:american
Story:weapon expert, sniper rifle, car chase, exploding car, car crash, car accident, rogue agent, cia agent, title appears in writing, rocket launcher, traitor, uzi, ak 47, mercenary, shot in the shoulder, sniper, throat slitting, bridge, shot in the back, held at gunpoint

The Last Stand (2013)
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)

Story:convoy, automatic weapon, sniper rifle, car chase, exploding car, street shootout, car crash, car accident, foot chase, car, outnumbered, kiss on the lips, rogue agent, handcuffed, desert eagle, bazooka, assault rifle, rocket launcher, shot in the stomach, mercenary

Furious Seven (2015)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Furious Seven (2015)

Dominic and his crew thought they'd left the criminal mercenary life behind. They'd defeated international terrorist Owen Shaw and went their separate ways. But now, Shaw's brother, Deckard Shaw, is out killing the crew one by one for revenge. Worse, a Somalian terrorist called Jakarde and a shady government official called "Mr. Nobody" are both competing to steal a computer terrorism program called "God's Eye," that can turn any technological device into a weapon. Torretto must reconvene with his team to stop Shaw and retrieve the God's Eye program while caught in a power struggle between the terrorist and the United States government. (Read More)

Themes:heist, terrorism
Characters:american
Story:american abroad, terrorist group, sniper rifle, terrorist, car chase, exploding car, car crash, foot chase, convoy, macguffin, assault rifle, rocket launcher, uzi, ak 47, mercenary, attempted murder, weapon, bridge, shot in the back, handcuffs

Inception (2010) is one of the best movies like Ronin (1998)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Inception (2010)

Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible - inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming. (Read More)

Themes:heist, deception, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Story:paris france, planning, female gunfighter, american abroad, sniper rifle, hit with a car door, car chase, exploding car, street shootout, car crash, car accident, foot chase, case, macguffin, assault rifle, gun battle, impostor, uzi, mercenary, attempted murder

American Sniper (2014)
Action, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War

American Sniper (2014)

Chris Kyle was nothing more than a Texan man who dreamed of becoming a cowboy, but in his thirties he found out that maybe his life needed something different, something where he could express his real talent, something that could help America in its fight against terrorism. So he joined the SEALs in order to become a sniper. After marrying, Kyle and the other members of the team are called for their first tour of Iraq. Kyle's struggle isn't with his missions, but about his relationship with the reality of the war and, once returned at home, how he manages to handle it with his urban life, his wife and kids. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, christmas
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Characters:american
Story:sniper, american abroad, sniper rifle, exploding car, street shootout, car accident, assault rifle, rocket launcher, beard, ak 47, mercenary, shot in the forehead, no opening credits, woman, terrorist, shot in the back, held at gunpoint, vomiting, shot in the head, shot in the chest

The A-team (2010)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

The A-team (2010)

Four American soldiers who are in Iraq are sent on a mission to recover plates for printing 100 dollar bills that were used to print a billion dollars. After doing the job and returning to the base their commanding officer is killed in an explosion and the plates are stolen by another operative. They would be court martialed and sent to different prisons. 6 months later, the leader, Hannibal Smith is visited by a CIA spook who tells him he knows where the man who took the plates is and wants him and his men to recover it. So he helps him escape and he breaks out the others and they go after the plates. But after doing it, they discover that the spook might not be ok. And a military intelligence officer who was involved with one of them is pursuing them. This is why The A-team (2010) is one of the best movies like Ronin (1998). (Read More)

Themes:heist, deception, betrayal
Characters:american
Story:sniper rifle, hit with a car door, car chase, exploding car, car crash, foot chase, case, rogue agent, cia agent, impostor, rocket launcher, traitor, mercenary, suitcase, van, sniper, double cross, shot in the back, handcuffs, held at gunpoint

Four Brothers (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Four Brothers (2005)

Four adopted brothers come to avenge their mother's death in what appears to be a random killing in a grocery store robbery. However, the boys' investigation of the death reveals more nefarious activities involving the one brother's business dealings with a notorious local hoodlum. Two cops who are trying to solve the case may also not be what they seem. (Read More)

Themes:heist
Story:automatic weapon, car chase, car crash, car accident, case, desert eagle, automobile, shot in the shoulder, double cross, weapon, woman, falling from height, gunfight, shot in the head, shot in the chest, blood splatter, car, shot to death, neo noir, shootout

Furious 6 (2013) is one of the best movies like Ronin (1998)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Furious 6 (2013)

Since Dom (Diesel) and Brian's (Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin's empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe. But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete. Meanwhile, Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Evans) is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (Rodriguez). The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London. Payment? Full pardons for all of them so they can return home and make their families whole again. (Read More)

Themes:heist, terrorism, deception
Story:american abroad, terrorist group, sniper rifle, car chase, exploding car, street shootout, tunnel chase scene, car crash, car accident, foot chase, rogue agent, desert eagle, assault rifle, ak 47, mercenary, shot in the shoulder, sniper, subway, terrorist, shot in the back

The Expendables 2 (2012)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

The Expendables 2 (2012)

Barney Ross is approached by CIA man Church, who wants him and his guns for hire to go to the former Soviet Union to retrieve something that was on a plane that crashed. Church doesn't tell him what he is getting. And Church sends a woman, Maggie with him to make sure he gets it. They find the plane and get the thing but some men take one of Barney's people hostage and the leader tells him to give him what they got or he'll kill his hostage. They give it to him but he kills his hostage anyway. Barney asks Maggie what was so important about that thing. She says that it showed the location of a Russian plutonium storage mine. Barney decides to track the man down and deal with him. They track them down and discover that the man they seek is Vilain who leads a group known as The Sangs and that they have taken all the men from the surrounding villages to work the mine. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism
Locations:bar
Characters:russian
Story:paris france, eiffel tower paris, terrorist group, sniper rifle, exploding car, cia agent, desert eagle, gun battle, rocket launcher, beard, ak 47, mercenary, shot in the shoulder, shot in the forehead, van, sniper, no opening credits, map, throat slitting, bridge

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:deception
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Characters:russian
Story:foot chase, assault rifle, uzi, ak 47, shot in the shoulder, shot in the forehead, disarming someone, no opening credits, throat slitting, bridge, shot in the back, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, gunfight, punched in the face, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, blood splatter, shot to death

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years. This is why Blade Runner 2049 (2017) is one of the best movies like Ronin (1998). (Read More)

Themes:deception, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Story:car chase, exploding car, car crash, car accident, macguffin, beard, shot in the forehead, disarming someone, no opening credits, throat slitting, shot in the back, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, gunfight, camera, punched in the face, shot in the head, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death

The Nice Guys (2016) is one of the best movies like Ronin (1998)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Nice Guys (2016)

Set against the backdrop of 1977 Los Angeles, The Nice Guys opens when single father and licensed PI Holland March (Gosling) is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of famous porn star Misty Mountains. As the trail leads him to track down a girl named Amelia (Qualley), he encounters less licensed and less hands-off private eye Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) and his brass knuckles, both hired by the young hippie. However, the situation takes a turn for the worse when Amelia vanishes and it becomes apparent that March wasn't the only party interested. As both men are forced to team up, they'll have to take on a world filled with eccentric goons, strippers dressed as mermaids and even a possible government conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:deception, betrayal, christmas
Locations:bar
Story:woman, hit with a car door, car chase, exploding car, street shootout, car crash, car accident, foot chase, macguffin, title appears in writing, ak 47, automobile, shot in the shoulder, suitcase, attempted murder, shot in the forehead, coffee, van, double cross, child in peril

The Man From U.n.c.l.e. (2015)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

The Man From U.n.c.l.e. (2015)

In the 1960s with the Cold War in play, CIA agent Napoleon Solo successfully helps Gaby Teller defect to West Germany despite the intimidating opposition of KGB agent Illya Kuryakin. Later, all three unexpectedly find themselves working together in a joint mission to stop a private criminal organization from using Gaby's father's scientific expertise to construct their own nuclear bomb. Through clenched teeth and stylish poise, all three must find a way to cooperate for the sake of world peace, even as they each pursue their own agendas. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, deception, betrayal
Characters:american, german, russian
Story:cia agent, american abroad, sniper rifle, weapon, car chase, car crash, foot chase, caper, assault rifle, mechanic, jeep, suitcase, attempted murder, shot in the forehead, van, sniper, double cross, map, bridge, terrorist

Eagle Eye (2008)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Eagle Eye (2008)

Jerry Shaw is an amiable slacker with an over-achieving twin brother. After his twin dies in an accident, strange things happen to Jerry at a dizzying pace: a fortune shows up in his bank account, weapons are delivered to his flat, and a voice on his cell phone tells him the police are on their way. Jerry follows the voice's instructions, and soon he and a woman he's never met are racing through the city, on to a plane, and eventually to the Pentagon, chased by the FBI. She is Rachel Holloman, a single mom; the voice has threatened her son's death if she doesn't cooperate. The voice seems to know everything. Who is behind it, what is being planned, and why Jerry and Rachel? (Read More)

Locations:bar
Story:car chase, exploding car, tunnel chase scene, car crash, foot chase, merry go round, title appears in writing, shot in the shoulder, child in peril, assassination, woman, terrorist, shot in the back, falling from height, gunfight, punched in the face, shot in the chest, shootout, cell phone, pistol

Allied (2016)
Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War

Allied (2016)

In the middle of World War II, in turbulent 1942, a plane flies over Morocco and drops a Royal Canadian Air Force paratrooper who comes in to land on a drop zone, somewhere in the desert dunes outside Casablanca. Just in time before anyone notices him, the fearless Wing Commander Max Vatan gets in a car and heads to the town with orders to meet Parisian Marianne Beausejour, a skillful member of the French Resistance. On a mission to assassinate the German Ambassador in Casablanca, the two operatives must convince every one of their true feelings as a married couple, while in the background, they need to make the necessary preparations for the critical soiree. Without delay, after the success of this suicide mission, Max and Marianne flee together to England with plans on marrying and making a family, regardless of the war. Instead, heavy clouds of distrust and suspicion threaten their relationship, when Max receives a call from the Secret Service Division to inform him that his beloved wife is actually an impostor. In disbelief, with a terrible task in his hands and crushed under a devastating dilemma, Max must find the courage to seek for answers in the perilous streets of bombarded London, regardless of the outcome. In the end, amid duty and love, who shall live and who shall die? (Read More)

Themes:deception, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:france
Characters:german, french
Story:american abroad, exploding car, street shootout, posing as husband and wife, impostor, pub, automobile, suitcase, shot in the forehead, double cross, disarming someone, assassination, no opening credits, woman, shot in the back, cafe, held at gunpoint, lie, vomiting, gunfight

Salt (2010) is one of the best movies like Ronin (1998)
Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Salt (2010)

Evelyn Salt is a CIA agent and highly respected by all, including her boss, Ted Winter. Out of the blue, a Russian spy walks into their offices and offers a vital piece of information: the President of Russia will be assassinated during his forthcoming visit to New York City to attend the funeral of the recently deceased U.S. Vice President. The name of the assassin: Evelyn Salt. Concerned about the safety of her husband, who she cannot contact, she goes on the run. Winter refuses to accept that she is a mole or a double agent but her actions begin to raise doubts. Just who is Evelyn Salt and what is she planning? This is why Salt (2010) is one of the best movies like Ronin (1998). (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, deception, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Characters:russian, american, german
Story:cia agent, sniper rifle, car chase, car crash, car accident, foot chase, planning, impostor, honor, uzi, ak 47, shot in the shoulder, suitcase, attempted murder, sniper, double cross, assassination, no opening credits, subway, woman

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Action, Thriller

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

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

Themes:heist, terrorism, deception, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Characters:russian
Story:american abroad, terrorist group, sniper rifle, exploding car, street shootout, car crash, car accident, foot chase, murder of an innocent person, cia agent, uzi, ak 47, mercenary, sniper, double cross, child in peril, disarming someone, no opening credits, subway, bridge

White House Down (2013)
Action, Drama, Thriller

White House Down (2013)

Capitol Policeman John Cale has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer. Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation's government falling into chaos and time running out, it's up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, deception, betrayal
Characters:american
Story:paris france, automatic weapon, terrorist group, sniper rifle, car chase, car crash, car accident, rogue agent, tour guide, assault rifle, rocket launcher, traitor, ak 47, mercenary, shot in the forehead, sniper, child in peril, disarming someone, throat slitting, terrorist

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

Alice awakes at home with her daughter Becky and her husband. But soon she realizes that she is actually in an Umbrella Corporation's underground facility. Out of the blue, the computer security system shuts-down and Alice flees to the central control room of the facility. She meets Ada Wong, who works with Albert Wesker, and she learns that a five-man team has been sent by Wesker to rescue them. However, the Red Queen sends Jill Valentine and Rain to hunt them down. (Read More)

Story:female gunfighter, blood on camera lens, car chase, street shootout, car crash, car accident, foot chase, desert eagle, rocket launcher, mercenary, shot in the shoulder, shot in the forehead, child in peril, map, subway, shot in the back, held at gunpoint, falling from height, gunfight, punched in the face

Kokaku Kidotai (1995) is one of the best movies like Ronin (1998)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Kokaku Kidotai (1995)

It is the year 2029. Technology has advanced so far that cyborgs are commonplace. In addition, human brains can connect to the internet directly. Major Motoko Kasunagi is an officer in Section 9, an elite, secretive police division that deals with special operations, including counter terrorism and cyber crime. She is currently on the trail of the Puppet Master, a cyber criminal who hacks into the brains of cyborgs in order to obtain information and to commit other crimes. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, deception
Mood:suspense
Story:sniper rifle, car chase, exploding car, car crash, car accident, foot chase, uzi, mercenary, sniper, bridge, shot in the back, gunfight, punched in the face, shot in the head, blonde, shot in the chest, machine gun, shot to death, neo noir, shootout

The Mummy (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Mummy (2017)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension. This is why The Mummy (2017) is one of the best movies like Ronin (1998). (Read More)

Themes:deception, betrayal
Story:american abroad, hit with a car door, car crash, car accident, foot chase, macguffin, gun battle, ak 47, pub, mercenary, attempted murder, double cross, disarming someone, assassination, no opening credits, subway, throat slitting, shot in the back, held at gunpoint, gunfight

Swordfish (2001)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Swordfish (2001)

When the DEA shut down its dummy corporation operation codenamed SWORDFISH in 1986, they had generated $400 million which they let sit around; fifteen years of compound interest has swelled it to $9.5 billion. A covert counter-terrorist unit called Black Cell, headed by the duplicitious and suave Gabriel Shear, wants the money to help finance their raise-the-stakes vengeance war against international terrorism, but it's all locked away behind super-encryption. He brings in convicted hacker Stanley Jobson, who only wants to see his daughter Holly again but can't afford the legal fees, to slice into the government mainframes and get the money. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, deception
Story:car chase, exploding car, car crash, foot chase, computer expert, gun battle, impostor, shot in the forehead, child in peril, terrorist, held at gunpoint, falling from height, gunfight, shot in the chest, machine gun, blood splatter, shot to death, pistol, surprise ending, explosion

Vantage Point (2008)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Vantage Point (2008)

The President of the United States is in Salamanca, Spain, about to address the city in a public square. We see a plain-clothes cop, his girlfriend with another man, a mother and child, an American tourist with a video camera, and a Secret Service agent newly returned from medical leave. Shots ring out and the President falls; a few minutes later, we hear a distant explosion, then a bomb goes off in the square. Those minutes are retold, several times, emphasizing different characters' actions. Gradually, we discover who's behind the plot. Is the Secret Service one step ahead, or have the President's adversaries thought of everything? (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, deception, betrayal
Characters:american
Story:tourist, sniper rifle, car chase, car crash, camera, car accident, foot chase, convoy, rogue agent, shot in the stomach, wound, shot in the shoulder, sniper, double cross, child in peril, assassination, terrorist, shot in the back, held at gunpoint, shot in the chest

The Transporter (2002) is one of the best movies like Ronin (1998)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Transporter (2002)

Ex-Special Forces operator Frank Martin lives what seems to be a quiet life along the French Mediterranean, hiring himself out as a mercenary "transporter" who moves goods--human or otherwise--from one place to another. No questions asked. Carrying out mysterious and sometimes dangerous tasks in his tricked-out BMW, Frank adheres to a strict set of rules, which he never breaks. Rule One: Never change the deal. Rule Two: No names--Frank doesn't want to know whom he's working for, or what he's transporting. Rule Three: never look in the package. Frank's newest transport seems no different from the countless ones he's done in the past. He's been hired by an American known only as "Wall Street" to make a delivery; but when Frank stops along the route, he notices his package is moving. Violating Rule Three, Frank looks inside the bag, finding its contents to be a beautiful, gagged woman. Frank's steadfast adherence to his other two rules--which make up his basic code of survival--also quickly fails, hurtling him and his new companion on a road leading to shocking secrets, deadly complications, and the last thing that Frank ever expected to come to believe: that rules are made to be broken. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Locations:france, bar
Characters:american, french
Story:woman, mercenary, reckless driving, car chase, exploding car, car crash, car accident, hero for hire, bmw, rocket launcher, uzi, shot in the forehead, disarming someone, driving, shot in the back, british, vomiting, gunfight, punched in the face, shot in the chest

The Bourne Identity (2002)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

The Bourne Identity (2002)

Based very loosely on Robert Ludlum's novel, the Bourne Identity is the story of a man whose wounded body is discovered by fishermen who nurse him back to health. He can remember nothing and begins to try to rebuild his memory based on clues such as a Swiss bank account, the number of which is implanted in his hip. He soon realizes that he is being hunted and takes off with Marie on a search to find out who he is - and why he is being hunted. (Read More)

Story:paris france, eiffel tower paris, american abroad, sniper rifle, car chase, car crash, foot chase, miniature, seine river, paris, scalpel, cia agent, attempted murder, shot in the forehead, sniper, assassination, no opening credits, bridge, shot in the back, held at gunpoint

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