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Savages (2012)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Savages (2012)

In California, the former Navy SEAL Chon and his best friend, the peaceful botanist Ben, are successful entrepreneurs producing and dealing high-quality weed. Chon brought seeds from Afghanistan and Ben used his knowledge to develop the best marijuana in the country. Chon and Ben share the pothead lover Ophelia and she loves both of them since they complete each other - Chon is a powerful and strong lover and Ben is a sensible and loving lover. Their comfortable life changes when the Mexican Baja Cartel demands a partnership in their business. Chon and Ben refuse the deal and the leader of the cartel Elena sends her right-arm in America, Lado, to abduct Ophelia to press the American drug dealers. Chon and Ben ask the support of the dirty DEA Agent Dennis and get inside information to begin a secret war against the Baja Cartel to release Ophelia. (Read More)

Themes:abduction,  surveillance,  cancer,  brutality,  corruption,  robbery,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  suicide,  revenge
Locations:desert,  hotel,  beach
Characters:hitman,  lawyer,  hostage
Story:dea agent,  man slaps a woman,  woman slaps a man,  sniper rifle,  smoking marijuana,  marijuana joint,  sawed off shotgun,  horse trailer,  woman on top,  improvised explosive device,  surrogate daughter,  mexican flag,  homemade explosive,  female crime boss,  spitting in face,  eurocopter as350 squirrel,  afghanistan veteran,  reference to paul newman,  soft focus,  sex on a sofa,  alternate ending,  skull mask,  navy sea air and land force,  videoconferencing,  rewind,  iraq veteran,  amorality,  briefcase of money,  one female two males threesome,  shot in the knee,  southern california,  tijuana mexico,  dea,  enforcer,  chihuahua,  polyamory,  title spoken by narrator,  starts with narration,  arms tied overhead,  u.s. mexico border,  reference to shakespeare's hamlet,  throne,  film starts with sex,  immolation,  drug cartel,  repeated line,  rogue agent,  informer,  shot in the throat,  filmed killing,  polygamy,  money laundering,  held captive,  shot in the eye,  greenhouse,  drug deal,  gardener,  spit in the face,  gun in mouth,  stabbed in the hand,  blindfolded,  impersonating a police officer,  bong,  interrupted sex,  bribery,  imprisonment,  drug lord,  rpg,  lens flare,  eye gouging,  homoeroticism,  assault rifle,  ex soldier,  black and white scene,  shopping mall,  reverse footage,  damsel in distress,  masked man,  rocket launcher,  press conference,  security camera,  burned alive,  grenade,  strong female character,  crime boss,  chainsaw,  freeze frame,  subtitled scene,  reference to william shakespeare,  death of husband,  obscene finger gesture,  death of son,  whipping,  character says i love you,  silencer,  mercenary,  american abroad,  laptop,  wig,  shot in the shoulder,  race against time,  person on fire,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  sniper,  severed head,  exploding car,  nonlinear timeline,  baseball,  internet,  widow,  drug dealer,  woman,  mansion,  ambush,  bound and gagged,  assassin,  gay slur,  subjective camera,  decapitation,  menage a trois,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  marijuana,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  vomiting,  love triangle,  gunfight,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  horse,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  shootout,  voice over narration,  rape,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  interracial sex,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  one word title,  flashback,  violence,  death,  murder

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

Sicario (2015)

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

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  corruption,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:desert
Characters:hitman,  lawyer,  hostage
Story:dea agent,  sniper rifle,  u.s. mexico border,  drug cartel,  shot in the throat,  money laundering,  drug lord,  assault rifle,  reverse footage,  security camera,  crime boss,  subtitled scene,  death of son,  silencer,  mercenary,  american abroad,  laptop,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  sniper,  severed head,  mansion,  ambush,  assassin,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  vomiting,  arrest,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  violence,  death,  murder

Machete (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Machete (2010)

The highly skilled Federale Machete is hired by some unsavory types to assassinate a senator. But just as he's about to take the shot, he notices someone aiming at him and realizes he's been set up. He barely survives the sniper's bullet, and is soon out for revenge on his former employers, with the reluctant assistance of his brother Cheech Marin, who has become a priest and taken a vow of nonviolence. If you hire him to take out the bad guys, make sure the bad guys aren't you! (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  corruption,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:desert
Characters:hitman,  hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  sawed off shotgun,  shot in the knee,  u.s. mexico border,  repeated line,  filmed killing,  shot in the eye,  gardener,  stabbed in the hand,  impersonating a police officer,  drug lord,  reverse footage,  masked man,  rocket launcher,  press conference,  security camera,  freeze frame,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  laptop,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  sniper,  severed head,  exploding car,  mansion,  bound and gagged,  assassin,  decapitation,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  vomiting,  gunfight,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  interracial sex,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  violence,  flashback,  murder

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:surveillance,  brutality,  corruption,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:desert,  hotel
Characters:hostage
Story:dea agent,  sniper rifle,  shot in the knee,  dea,  u.s. mexico border,  drug cartel,  stabbed in the hand,  drug lord,  lens flare,  masked man,  rocket launcher,  security camera,  crime boss,  freeze frame,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  shot in the shoulder,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  sniper,  severed head,  exploding car,  nonlinear timeline,  drug dealer,  bound and gagged,  assassin,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  love triangle,  gunfight,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  horse,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  violence,  flashback

The Purge: Anarchy (2014) is one of the best movies like Savages (2012)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

A couple are driving home when their car breaks down just as the Purge commences. Meanwhile, a police sergeant goes out into the streets to get revenge on the man who killed his son, and a mother and daughter run from their home after assailants destroy it. The five people meet up as they attempt to survive the night in Los Angeles. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  shot in the throat,  lens flare,  assault rifle,  masked man,  burned alive,  chainsaw,  death of son,  mercenary,  laptop,  shot in the shoulder,  race against time,  person on fire,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  sniper,  exploding car,  mansion,  ambush,  shot in the back,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  murder

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:surveillance,  brutality,  corruption,  robbery,  torture
Characters:hitman,  hostage
Story:man slaps a woman,  sawed off shotgun,  enforcer,  shot in the throat,  money laundering,  impersonating a police officer,  lens flare,  assault rifle,  ex soldier,  security camera,  burned alive,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  laptop,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  mansion,  assassin,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  violence,  flashback

Sabotage (2014)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Sabotage (2014)

An elite DEA team raids the safe house of a drug cartel and hide $10 million in the plumbing. When they go back to retrieve the money it is not there. The team is under investigation for the missing $10 million. Then after a couple months the investigation is lifted. The team trains together again and then celebrates at a strip club. Then one of the team is murdered. He wakes up in his RV on railroad tracks. Then a second team member is nailed to the ceiling. The third team member is gunned down at his remote cabin. There is a female City of Atlanta investigator in charge of the murders. After investigating the cartel angle, the twisted truth comes to light. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  corruption,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:dea agent,  sniper rifle,  mexican flag,  dea,  drug cartel,  rogue agent,  filmed killing,  lens flare,  assault rifle,  ex soldier,  subtitled scene,  character says i love you,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  woman,  mansion,  bound and gagged,  assassin,  decapitation,  shot in the back,  interrogation,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  death,  violence,  murder,  flashback

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:brutality,  torture,  kidnapping,  suicide,  revenge
Locations:desert,  beach
Characters:hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  improvised explosive device,  navy sea air and land force,  filmed killing,  rpg,  assault rifle,  rocket launcher,  grenade,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  mercenary,  american abroad,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  severed head,  exploding car,  nonlinear timeline,  woman,  ambush,  assassin,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  vomiting,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  horse,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  flashback,  murder,  violence

Gangster Squad (2013) is one of the best movies like Savages (2012)
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)

Themes:brutality,  corruption,  torture,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Characters:hitman,  lawyer
Story:man slaps a woman,  title spoken by narrator,  money laundering,  lens flare,  ex soldier,  masked man,  burned alive,  grenade,  strong female character,  crime boss,  freeze frame,  silencer,  shot in the shoulder,  person on fire,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  exploding car,  drug dealer,  mansion,  ambush,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  love triangle,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  murder

The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Action, Thriller

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

A down and out cynical detective teams up with a down and out ex-quarterback to try and solve a murder case involving a pro football team and a politician.

Themes:brutality,  corruption,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  suicide,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Characters:hitman,  hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  sawed off shotgun,  repeated line,  bribery,  assault rifle,  reverse footage,  burned alive,  shot in the shoulder,  race against time,  person on fire,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  exploding car,  mansion,  ambush,  assassin,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  horse,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  flashback,  murder,  violence

Alex Cross (2012)
Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Alex Cross (2012)

Dr. Alex Cross is on his last police duty to track down an assassin called Picasso, who's been torturing and killing rich businessmen in Detroit. Soon when the mission gets personal, Cross is pushed to the edge of his moral and psychological limits to end this once and for all.

Themes:surveillance,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hitman,  hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  sawed off shotgun,  shot in the knee,  interrupted sex,  ex soldier,  rocket launcher,  security camera,  crime boss,  silencer,  laptop,  shot in the shoulder,  race against time,  sniper,  exploding car,  mansion,  assassin,  shot in the back,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  rape,  pistol,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  violence,  death,  murder,  flashback

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

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:desert
Characters:hitman,  hostage
Story:man slaps a woman,  sawed off shotgun,  shot in the throat,  stabbed in the hand,  assault rifle,  damsel in distress,  crime boss,  shot in the shoulder,  race against time,  organized crime,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  sniper,  drug dealer,  ambush,  assassin,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  horse,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  murder,  violence,  death

New Police Story (2004) is one of the best movies like Savages (2012)
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:surveillance,  robbery,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:lawyer,  hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  repeated line,  shot in the throat,  filmed killing,  impersonating a police officer,  assault rifle,  shopping mall,  reverse footage,  damsel in distress,  masked man,  press conference,  security camera,  death of son,  whipping,  shot in the shoulder,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  exploding car,  nonlinear timeline,  internet,  ambush,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  vomiting,  gunfight,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  flashback,  death

Snitch (2013)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Snitch (2013)

Construction company owner John Matthews learns that his estranged son, Jason, has been arrested for drug trafficking. Facing an unjust prison sentence for a first time offender courtesy of mandatory minimum sentence laws, Jason has nothing to offer for leniency in good conscience. Desperately, John convinces the DEA and the opportunistic DA Joanne Keeghan to let him go undercover to help make arrests big enough to free his son in return. With the unwitting help of an ex-con employee, John enters the narcotics underworld where every move could be his last in an operation that will demand all his resources, wits and courage to survive. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance
Characters:lawyer
Story:dea agent,  sniper rifle,  dea,  u.s. mexico border,  drug cartel,  drug lord,  lens flare,  crime boss,  subtitled scene,  character says i love you,  laptop,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  exploding car,  drug dealer,  woman,  mansion,  ambush,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  one word title,  murder,  violence,  death

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. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  corruption,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  shot in the knee,  immolation,  rogue agent,  lens flare,  reverse footage,  damsel in distress,  rocket launcher,  security camera,  burned alive,  grenade,  subtitled scene,  reference to william shakespeare,  mercenary,  laptop,  shot in the shoulder,  person on fire,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  severed head,  exploding car,  bound and gagged,  assassin,  decapitation,  shot in the back,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  vomiting,  gunfight,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  horse,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder

Machete Kills (2013)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Machete Kills (2013)

During an operation of a Mexican Cartel, Machete Cortez and Sartana Rivera intercept the criminals alone, but another group arrives and a masked man kills Sartana. Machete is arrested, accused of killing his beloved Sartana and Sheriff Doakes hangs Machete. But the President of the USA Rathcock pardons and recruits Machete to kill the revolutionary Marcos Mendez that has threatened the USA with a missile with a bomb. Machete goes to San Antonio to meet the Miss San Antonio Blanca Vasquez that will be the liaison between Machete and President Rathcock. Then Machete goes to the brothel of Madame Desdemona to seek out the prostitute Cereza that is Mendez's mistress. Machete meets Mendez and learns that his heart is connected to the missile and only the arm dealer Luther Voz is capable to disarm the bomb. Now Machete needs to bring Mendez to the USA in less than twenty-four hours and save his new country in a dangerous journey with betrayals. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:desert
Characters:hitman,  hostage
Story:sawed off shotgun,  mexican flag,  shot in the knee,  u.s. mexico border,  drug cartel,  shot in the throat,  shot in the eye,  assault rifle,  masked man,  security camera,  burned alive,  subtitled scene,  obscene finger gesture,  whipping,  silencer,  mercenary,  shot in the shoulder,  race against time,  person on fire,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  severed head,  exploding car,  ambush,  assassin,  decapitation,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  interracial sex,  mother daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  death,  flashback

Bullet To The Head (2012) is one of the best movies like Savages (2012)
Action, Thriller

Bullet To The Head (2012)

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

Themes:corruption,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Characters:hitman,  lawyer,  hostage
Story:briefcase of money,  filmed killing,  impersonating a police officer,  ex soldier,  black and white scene,  masked man,  crime boss,  freeze frame,  silencer,  mercenary,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  exploding car,  nonlinear timeline,  mansion,  bound and gagged,  assassin,  shot in the back,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  flashback,  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)

Themes:brutality,  corruption,  revenge
Locations:desert
Story:dea agent,  tijuana mexico,  dea,  drug cartel,  impersonating a police officer,  drug lord,  lens flare,  masked man,  crime boss,  subtitled scene,  death of son,  character says i love you,  silencer,  american abroad,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  exploding car,  drug dealer,  mansion,  gay slur,  handcuffs,  gunfight,  arrest,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  husband wife relationship,  violence,  murder

The Gunman (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Gunman (2015)

A sniper on a mercenary assassination team, working for an unknown client, kills the minister of mines of the Congo. Terrier's (Sean Penn's) successful kill shot forces him to go into hiding to protect himself and the members of the team from retribution. This includes abruptly abandoning his girlfriend who has no idea what is going on. The assassination, paid for by a foreign mining company, triggers wide spread chaos and death in an already inflamed Congo. Terrier returns to the Congo years later working for an NGO, but eventually finds himself to be the target of a paid hit squad somehow connected to the ministers assassination. This leads to immediate deaths and the endangerment of the people working around him, and forces him back into hiding. In trying to discover who has put a price on his head, he begins to reconnect to the members of his old assassination team, including his old girlfriend. Always aware there is no path to redemption for his crimes, he is also periodically incapacitated by a type of accumulated and evolving physical brain damage caused by the hard knocks of his occupation. Unexpectedly, given the time that has elapsed, his reconnection to his old assassination team exposes additional intrigues with immediate deadly consequences. All of his years spent in hiding, have merely delayed the twisted end game that now enfolds. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  corruption,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel,  beach
Characters:hitman,  hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  shot in the throat,  stabbed in the hand,  eye gouging,  assault rifle,  ex soldier,  damsel in distress,  press conference,  security camera,  grenade,  subtitled scene,  death of husband,  silencer,  mercenary,  american abroad,  person on fire,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  sniper,  exploding car,  mansion,  ambush,  assassin,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  horse,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  violence,  death,  flashback,  murder

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)
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:surveillance,  corruption,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Characters:hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  arms tied overhead,  rogue agent,  impersonating a police officer,  assault rifle,  black and white scene,  reverse footage,  strong female character,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  american abroad,  laptop,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  sniper,  exploding car,  ambush,  assassin,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  violence,  flashback

Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) is one of the best movies like Savages (2012)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)

HITMAN: AGENT 47 centers on an elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. He is the culmination of decades of research and forty-six earlier Agent clones -- endowing him with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence. His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent 47's past to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own. Teaming up with a young woman who may hold the secret to overcoming their powerful and clandestine enemies, 47 confronts stunning revelations about his own origins and squares off in an epic battle with his deadliest foe. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  suicide,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Characters:hitman,  hostage
Story:man slaps a woman,  sniper rifle,  starts with narration,  shot in the throat,  greenhouse,  assault rifle,  security camera,  silencer,  mercenary,  american abroad,  laptop,  shot in the shoulder,  race against time,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  exploding car,  woman,  ambush,  assassin,  decapitation,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  death,  violence,  flashback,  murder

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

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:surveillance,  corruption,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  drug lord,  ex soldier,  damsel in distress,  security camera,  crime boss,  silencer,  mercenary,  race against time,  organized crime,  racial slur,  home invasion,  sniper,  drug dealer,  ambush,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  gangster,  machine gun,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  violence,  flashback

The Purge: Election Year (2016)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Purge: Election Year (2016)

It's been seventeen years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for president and survive the annual ritual that targets the poor and innocent. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive until dawn...or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  corruption,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  shot in the throat,  filmed killing,  assault rifle,  damsel in distress,  masked man,  press conference,  security camera,  burned alive,  chainsaw,  obscene finger gesture,  silencer,  mercenary,  laptop,  shot in the shoulder,  race against time,  person on fire,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  sniper,  severed head,  ambush,  bound and gagged,  decapitation,  shot in the back,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  bare chested male,  death,  flashback,  murder,  violence

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

Triple 9 (2016)

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

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  corruption,  robbery,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hitman,  hostage
Story:marijuana joint,  iraq veteran,  lens flare,  assault rifle,  ex soldier,  reverse footage,  masked man,  security camera,  grenade,  crime boss,  subtitled scene,  laptop,  race against time,  organized crime,  racial slur,  severed head,  exploding car,  drug dealer,  ambush,  bound and gagged,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  arrest,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  murder

The Dark Knight (2008) is one of the best movies like Savages (2012)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Dark Knight (2008)

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

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  corruption,  robbery,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:lawyer,  hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  sawed off shotgun,  videoconferencing,  filmed killing,  money laundering,  rpg,  lens flare,  assault rifle,  ex soldier,  damsel in distress,  masked man,  rocket launcher,  press conference,  burned alive,  grenade,  crime boss,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  american abroad,  race against time,  person on fire,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  home invasion,  sniper,  exploding car,  drug dealer,  ambush,  bound and gagged,  assassin,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  love triangle,  gunfight,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  horse,  helicopter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  death

Homefront (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Homefront (2013)

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

Themes:brutality,  torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hitman,  lawyer,  hostage
Story:dea agent,  sniper rifle,  marijuana joint,  dea,  stabbed in the hand,  drug lord,  lens flare,  death of son,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  sniper,  exploding car,  widow,  drug dealer,  ambush,  shot in the back,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  horse,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  based on novel,  one word title,  flashback,  violence,  murder,  death

Escape Plan (2013)
Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Escape Plan (2013)

Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's framed and incarcerated in a master prison he designed himself. He needs to escape and find the person who put him behind bars. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel,  beach
Characters:lawyer
Story:sniper rifle,  assault rifle,  masked man,  security camera,  burned alive,  freeze frame,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  mercenary,  shot in the shoulder,  person on fire,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  exploding car,  gay slur,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  death,  flashback

Clear And Present Danger (1994)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Clear And Present Danger (1994)

Jack Ryan is back and this time the bad guys are in his own government. When Admiral James Greer becomes sick with cancer, Ryan is appointed acting CIA Deputy Director of Intelligence. Almost before he can draw a breath in his new position, one of the president's closest friends and his family are murdered in their sleep by what appears to by drug cartels. Ryan is called in to investigate, but unknown to him the CIA has already sent a secret field operative to lead an illegal paramilitary force in Colombia against cartels. Things get even more complicated when his team is set up and he loses an agent in the field and a friend of his wife's, who was the murdered agent's secretary, is murdered that same day. Ryan must then risk not only his career, but his life to expose the truth behind the mystery. (Read More)

Themes:cancer,  corruption,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Characters:hitman,  hostage
Story:dea agent,  sniper rifle,  navy sea air and land force,  dea,  drug cartel,  rogue agent,  money laundering,  drug lord,  rpg,  rocket launcher,  press conference,  crime boss,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  mercenary,  american abroad,  organized crime,  sniper,  exploding car,  mansion,  ambush,  assassin,  shot in the back,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  gangster,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  based on novel,  violence,  death,  murder

Jack Reacher (2012) is one of the best movies like Savages (2012)
Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Jack Reacher (2012)

In an innocent heartland city, five are shot dead by an expert sniper. The police quickly identify and arrest the culprit, and build a slam-dunk case. But instead of confessing, the accused man writes the words, "Get Jack Reacher." Reacher himself sees the news report and turns up in the city. The defense is immensely relieved, but Reacher has come to bury the guy. Shocked at the accused's request, Reacher sets out to confirm for himself the absolute certainty of the man's guilt, but comes up with more than he bargained for. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Characters:hitman,  hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  afghanistan veteran,  iraq veteran,  lens flare,  eye gouging,  assault rifle,  ex soldier,  damsel in distress,  security camera,  crime boss,  american abroad,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  sniper,  ambush,  assassin,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  flashback,  murder,  death,  violence

13 Hours (2016)
Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War

13 Hours (2016)

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

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  betrayal
Story:sniper rifle,  videoconferencing,  repeated line,  rpg,  lens flare,  assault rifle,  ex soldier,  reverse footage,  rocket launcher,  press conference,  security camera,  burned alive,  obscene finger gesture,  silencer,  mercenary,  american abroad,  laptop,  shot in the shoulder,  race against time,  person on fire,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  exploding car,  mansion,  ambush,  gay slur,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  death,  murder

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. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  rogue agent,  filmed killing,  rpg,  assault rifle,  masked man,  rocket launcher,  press conference,  security camera,  strong female character,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  mercenary,  shot in the shoulder,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  exploding car,  bound and gagged,  assassin,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  flashback,  murder,  violence

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:brutality,  betrayal,  suicide,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Characters:hitman
Story:sniper rifle,  female crime boss,  shot in the knee,  repeated line,  shot in the throat,  stabbed in the hand,  rpg,  rocket launcher,  crime boss,  subtitled scene,  obscene finger gesture,  silencer,  american abroad,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  ambush,  assassin,  shot in the back,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  death,  murder,  flashback,  violence

New Jack City (1991) is one of the best movies like Savages (2012)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

New Jack City (1991)

The gangster Nino has a gang who call themselves Cash Money Brothers. They get into the crack business and not before long they make a million dollars every week. A cop, Scotty, is after them. He tries to get into the gang by letting an ex-drug addict infiltrate the gang, but the attempt fails miserably. The only thing that remains is that Scotty himself becomes a drug pusher. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  corruption,  torture,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:beach
Characters:hitman,  lawyer,  hostage
Story:enforcer,  stabbed in the hand,  bong,  bribery,  drug lord,  ex soldier,  security camera,  crime boss,  character says i love you,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  racial slur,  home invasion,  drug dealer,  mansion,  ambush,  gay slur,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  violence,  flashback

American Assassin (2017)
Action, Thriller

American Assassin (2017)

Twenty three-year-old Mitch lost his parents to a tragic car accident at the age of fourteen, and his girlfriend to a terrorist attack just as they were engaged. Seeking revenge, he is enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy as a black ops recruit. Kennedy then assigns Cold War veteran Stan Hurley to train Mitch. Together they will later on investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets. The discovery of a pattern in the violence leads them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative intent on starting a world war in the Middle East. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  suicide,  revenge
Locations:hotel,  beach
Characters:hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  rogue agent,  filmed killing,  gun in mouth,  eye gouging,  assault rifle,  reverse footage,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  mercenary,  american abroad,  laptop,  shot in the shoulder,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  exploding car,  ambush,  assassin,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  violence,  death,  flashback,  murder

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

Criminal (2016)

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

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  robbery,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:beach
Characters:hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  repeated line,  assault rifle,  security camera,  burned alive,  subtitled scene,  death of husband,  obscene finger gesture,  mercenary,  american abroad,  laptop,  shot in the shoulder,  race against time,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  sniper,  exploding car,  nonlinear timeline,  widow,  bound and gagged,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  arrest,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  violence,  death,  murder,  flashback

Run All Night (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Run All Night (2015)

Professional Brooklyn hitman Jimmy Conlon is more commonly known as THE GRAVEDIGGER. Jimmy was a mob hit-man, who was best friends with his boss Sean Maguire. But when Jimmy's son, Michael, is marked for death by the mob, Jimmy must go up against Sean to protect Michael at all costs. Together, he and Michael must avoid corrupt cops, contract killers and the mob to survive the night. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  revenge
Characters:hitman
Story:woman slaps a man,  eurocopter as350 squirrel,  starts with narration,  filmed killing,  lens flare,  crime boss,  freeze frame,  subtitled scene,  death of son,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  home invasion,  nonlinear timeline,  drug dealer,  assassin,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  explosion,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  flashback,  death,  violence,  murder

El Mariachi (1992) is one of the best movies like Savages (2012)
Action, Crime, Thriller

El Mariachi (1992)

El Mariachi just wants to play his guitar and carry on the family tradition. Unfortunately, the town he tries to find work in has another visitor...a killer who carries his guns in a guitar case. The drug lord and his henchmen mistake El Mariachi for the killer, Azul, and chase him around town trying to kill him and get his guitar case. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  corruption,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:desert,  hotel
Characters:hitman,  hostage
Story:sawed off shotgun,  repeated line,  drug lord,  assault rifle,  reverse footage,  crime boss,  silencer,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  racial slur,  severed head,  drug dealer,  mansion,  ambush,  assassin,  subjective camera,  held at gunpoint,  love triangle,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  violence

Domino (2005)
Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Domino (2005)

The daughter of an actor father and a social-climber mother, Domino Harvey, bored with her life, decides to join the team of Ed Moseby and becomes a bounty hunter. But she gets in trouble when the Mafia's money is stolen from an armored truck, while Moseby and his crew are participating in a reality show produced by Mark Heiss. The situation gets out of control when the sons of a rival mobster are kidnapped while the FBI is monitoring two gangs of mobsters. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:desert
Characters:hostage
Story:soft focus,  title spoken by narrator,  repeated line,  black and white scene,  reverse footage,  masked man,  strong female character,  freeze frame,  subtitled scene,  character says i love you,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  exploding car,  nonlinear timeline,  woman,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  flashback

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:surveillance,  betrayal,  suicide,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Story:sawed off shotgun,  rpg,  lens flare,  assault rifle,  masked man,  rocket launcher,  security camera,  freeze frame,  subtitled scene,  character says i love you,  mercenary,  american abroad,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  exploding car,  assassin,  shot in the back,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  bare chested male,  murder

The Raid: Redemption (2011)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Raid: Redemption (2011)

In Jakarta, Indonesia, Lieutenant Wahyu organizes the invasion of an apartment building that is the safe house of the powerful and cruel drug lord Tama and his gang. The SWAT team breaks in the building but one lookout sees and warns the gangsters and the police force is trapped on the seventh floor. They learn that Lt. Wahyu has not informed his superiors about the operation. Now the police officers have to fight with limited ammunition against the armed and dangerous gangsters. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  torture,  betrayal
Story:sniper rifle,  shot in the throat,  filmed killing,  shot in the eye,  stabbed in the hand,  drug lord,  assault rifle,  security camera,  grenade,  crime boss,  character says i love you,  silencer,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  ambush,  bound and gagged,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  flashback,  death

The Take (2016) is one of the best movies like Savages (2012)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Take (2016)

Michael Mason, a pick-pocket living in Paris steals a bag with a teddy bear in it. Not realizing the toy contains a timed bomb, he tosses it aside on a busy street. A few seconds later it explodes, killing four people. CCTV footage reveals Masons face and the French police tag him as a terrorist threat. The explosion, although botched, was set up by a select group of the French Interior Ministry as a decoy so they can make a half billion dollar digital transfer from a bank, (closed on French National Day) -hence the title Bastille Day. In a separate CIA investigation the unruly agent Sean Briar, discovers the real story behind Masons "terrorist attack". The two men, on different sides of the law, collaborate to bring the corrupt members of the Ministry down. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  corruption,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  rogue agent,  shot in the throat,  gun in mouth,  impersonating a police officer,  assault rifle,  ex soldier,  press conference,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  american abroad,  wig,  shot in the shoulder,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  sniper,  internet,  ambush,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  flashback,  violence,  murder,  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)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  torture,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Characters:hitman,  hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  money laundering,  ex soldier,  reverse footage,  damsel in distress,  press conference,  security camera,  crime boss,  obscene finger gesture,  silencer,  mercenary,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  sniper,  nonlinear timeline,  mansion,  assassin,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  death,  flashback,  murder

Ride Along (2014)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance

Ride Along (2014)

Ben must prove he is good enough to date cop James' sister. By doing this he goes on a "Ride Along" to show that he is not weak and he will do whatever it takes to get James' approval but along the way runs into a few obstacles that he has to overcome in a very funny way.

Themes:torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Story:impersonating a police officer,  bribery,  lens flare,  assault rifle,  shopping mall,  damsel in distress,  security camera,  grenade,  crime boss,  freeze frame,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  exploding car,  ambush,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  murder

Killer Elite (2011)
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:brutality,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:desert,  hotel
Characters:hitman,  hostage
Story:woman on top,  eurocopter as350 squirrel,  briefcase of money,  filmed killing,  stabbed in the hand,  interrupted sex,  lens flare,  assault rifle,  ex soldier,  death of son,  silencer,  mercenary,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  exploding car,  assassin,  shot in the back,  held at gunpoint,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  murder,  violence,  death,  flashback

Bad Boys II (2003) is one of the best movies like Savages (2012)
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:dea agent,  woman on top,  dea,  money laundering,  shot in the eye,  drug lord,  lens flare,  eye gouging,  rocket launcher,  crime boss,  silencer,  organized crime,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  severed head,  exploding car,  drug dealer,  mansion,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  vomiting,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  death

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:revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:navy sea air and land force,  shot in the throat,  lens flare,  assault rifle,  rocket launcher,  grenade,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  american abroad,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  exploding car,  nonlinear timeline,  ambush,  subjective camera,  decapitation,  shot in the back,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  bare chested male,  murder,  flashback,  violence,  death

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:surveillance,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  afghanistan veteran,  rogue agent,  filmed killing,  rpg,  lens flare,  assault rifle,  masked man,  rocket launcher,  security camera,  grenade,  death of son,  character says i love you,  silencer,  mercenary,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  shot in the back,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  death,  violence,  murder

Hardcore Henry (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Hardcore Henry (2015)

Hardcore Henry is an action film told from a first person perspective: You remember nothing. Mainly because you've just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who's got her? His name's Akan; he's a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You're also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy. He may be on your side, but you aren't sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You're likely going to need it... (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:beach
Characters:hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  marijuana joint,  sawed off shotgun,  spit in the face,  stabbed in the hand,  eye gouging,  damsel in distress,  masked man,  rocket launcher,  burned alive,  crime boss,  subtitled scene,  obscene finger gesture,  character says i love you,  silencer,  mercenary,  shot in the shoulder,  person on fire,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  sniper,  severed head,  exploding car,  ambush,  assassin,  gay slur,  subjective camera,  decapitation,  shot in the back,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  horse,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  rape,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  death,  violence,  murder

Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels (1998) is one of the best movies like Savages (2012)
Comedy, Crime

Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

Four Jack-the-lads find themselves heavily - seriously heavily - in debt to an East End hard man and his enforcers after a crooked card game. Overhearing their neighbours in the next flat plotting to hold up a group of out-of-their-depth drug growers, our heros decide to stitch up the robbers in turn. In a way the confusion really starts when a pair of antique double-barrelled shotguns go missing in a completely different scam. (Read More)

Themes:robbery,  torture
Story:smoking marijuana,  marijuana joint,  sawed off shotgun,  spit in the face,  drug lord,  masked man,  crime boss,  freeze frame,  subtitled scene,  race against time,  person on fire,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  home invasion,  drug dealer,  ambush,  bound and gagged,  gay slur,  subjective camera,  marijuana,  held at gunpoint,  vomiting,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  voice over narration,  pistol,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  violence,  flashback

The Devil's Rejects (2005)
Crime, Horror

The Devil's Rejects (2005)

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

Themes:brutality,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  suicide,  revenge
Locations:desert
Characters:hostage
Story:marijuana joint,  woman on top,  shot in the throat,  spit in the face,  stabbed in the hand,  masked man,  freeze frame,  obscene finger gesture,  death of son,  whipping,  shot in the shoulder,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  drug dealer,  ambush,  bound and gagged,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  marijuana,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  vomiting,  gunfight,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  horse,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  rape,  pistol,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  death,  murder,  violence

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