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Self/less (2015)
Action, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Self/less (2015)

An extremely wealthy man, dying from cancer, undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause.

Themes:redemption, cancer, paranoia, deception, funeral, escape, fear, betrayal, money, kidnapping, revenge, surrealism, friendship
Locations:laboratory, motel, apartment, wheelchair, woods, airport, nightclub, cemetery, forest, school, restaurant, beach, bar
Characters:biologist, daughter, professor, warrior, hostage, doctor
Period:2010s
Story:fire truck, rich man, stolen identity, new identity, secret laboratory, father daughter estrangement, chauffeured limousine, truck stop, playing basketball, dying of cancer, caribbean island, private island, mad scientist, car fire, house fire, car set on fire, school bus, pistol whip, person on fire, bulletproof window

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

Logan (2017)

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

Themes:redemption, paranoia, deception, funeral, escape, fear, betrayal, money, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:laboratory, motel, wheelchair, woods, cemetery, forest, bar
Characters:professor, warrior, hostage, doctor
Story:fire truck, secret laboratory, mad scientist, pistol whip, video recording, water tower, fight the system, science runs amok, spitting blood, overturning car, seizure, near future, englishman abroad, poetic justice, car chase, moral dilemma, alzheimer's disease, punched in the chest, immortality, cyberpunk

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:paranoia, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge, friendship
Locations:laboratory, apartment, woods, forest, bar
Characters:warrior, hostage
Period:2010s
Story:secret laboratory, british actor playing american character, fight the system, shot through a door, camera phone, two way mirror, high tech, top secret, burned to death, englishman abroad, moral dilemma, car chase, aerial shot, ex soldier, punched in the chest, near death experience, interracial friendship, resurrection, reverse footage, presumed dead

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.

Themes:redemption, paranoia, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, kidnapping, surrealism, friendship, revenge
Locations:laboratory, woods, cemetery, forest
Characters:professor, warrior, hostage, doctor
Period:2010s
Story:secret laboratory, mad scientist, pistol whip, flipping car, car rollover, unlikely hero, taser, moral dilemma, aerial shot, punched in the chest, near death experience, immortality, resurrection, reverse footage, back from the dead, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie, assassination attempt, mercenary, laptop

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) is one of the best movies like Self/less (2015)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:paranoia, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, revenge
Locations:restaurant, bar
Characters:warrior
Period:2010s
Story:fire truck, central park manhattan new york city, englishman abroad, car chase, aerial shot, punched in the chest, stealing a car, kicked in the stomach, looking at oneself in a mirror, assassination attempt, heavy rain, arson, neck breaking, kicked in the face, cover up, product placement, fugitive, character repeating someone else's dialogue, widower, one against many

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 Self/less (2015). (Read More)

Themes:redemption, betrayal, deception, escape, fear, kidnapping, revenge, friendship
Locations:restaurant, bar
Characters:warrior, hostage
Period:2010s
Story:car fire, car set on fire, pistol whip, flipping car, car rollover, overturning car, high tech, top secret, taser, englishman abroad, moral dilemma, car chase, aerial shot, ex soldier, punched in the chest, near death experience, kicked in the stomach, wristwatch, walkie talkie, assassination attempt

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, escape, kidnapping
Locations:laboratory, airport, restaurant, beach, bar
Characters:hostage
Story:fire truck, flipping car, abandoned warehouse, overturning car, car chase, lasersight, ex soldier, reverse footage, presumed dead, mercenary, kicked in the face, knocked out, product placement, fugitive, character repeating someone else's dialogue, one against many, gas station, on the run, shot in the leg, double cross

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:redemption, paranoia, deception, funeral, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:apartment, airport, cemetery, bar
Characters:warrior, hostage, doctor
Period:2010s
Story:school bus, pistol whip, experimental technology, british actor playing american character, corporate executive, fight the system, no title at beginning, billionaire, title at the end, aerial shot, punched in the chest, stealing a car, faked death, presumed dead, social commentary, retirement, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie, looking at oneself in a mirror, assassination attempt

Tomorrowland (2015) is one of the best movies like Self/less (2015)
Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery, Sci-fi

Tomorrowland (2015)

Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as "Tomorrowland." (Read More)

Themes:redemption, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, surrealism
Locations:laboratory, woods, forest, restaurant, beach
Characters:warrior, doctor
Period:2010s
Story:fire truck, mad scientist, person on fire, video recording, camera phone, high tech, unlikely hero, taser, lasersight, title at the end, aerial shot, punched in the chest, near death experience, stealing a car, reverse footage, social commentary, kicked in the stomach, wristwatch, walkie talkie, assassination attempt

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:redemption, paranoia, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, money, kidnapping, revenge, friendship
Locations:school, bar
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:pistol whip, bulletproof window, two way mirror, taser, car chase, punched in the chest, interracial friendship, faked death, presumed dead, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie, looking at oneself in a mirror, assassination attempt, revelation, mercenary, laptop, kicked in the face, knocked out, product placement, fugitive

The Nice Guys (2016)
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. This is why The Nice Guys (2016) is one of the best movies like Self/less (2015). (Read More)

Themes:redemption, paranoia, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, money, friendship, revenge
Locations:apartment, wheelchair, woods, airport, forest, bar
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:fire truck, car fire, pistol whip, fight the system, palm tree, unlikely hero, car chase, moral dilemma, aerial shot, punched in the chest, near death experience, stealing a car, reverse footage, social commentary, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie, assassination attempt, revelation, single parent, newspaper headline

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. (Read More)

Themes:deception, escape, fear, betrayal, kidnapping
Locations:apartment, wheelchair, nightclub, restaurant, bar
Characters:hostage
Story:fight the system, no title at beginning, near future, car chase, aerial shot, ex soldier, punched in the chest, cyberpunk, faked death, social commentary, kicked in the stomach, heavy rain, revelation, identity, premarital sex, kicked in the face, character's point of view camera shot, cover up, product placement, fugitive

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016) is one of the best movies like Self/less (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)

The general public is concerned over having Superman on their planet and letting the "Dark Knight" - Batman - pursue the streets of Gotham. While this is happening, a power-phobic Batman tries to attack Superman.,Meanwhile Superman tries to settle on a decision, and Lex Luthor, the criminal mastermind and millionaire, tries to use his own advantages to fight the "Man of Steel". (Read More)

Themes:redemption, paranoia, deception, funeral, escape, fear, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:laboratory, apartment, wheelchair, woods, cemetery, forest, bar
Characters:warrior, hostage
Period:2010s
Story:fire truck, mad scientist, school bus, british actor playing american character, flame thrower, abandoned warehouse, car rollover, billionaire, burned to death, moral dilemma, car chase, flamethrower, aerial shot, punched in the chest, near death experience, immortality, reverse footage, presumed dead, kicked in the stomach, heavy rain

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, money
Locations:restaurant, bar
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:camera phone, no title at beginning, title at the end, ex soldier, retirement, wristwatch, assassination attempt, burned alive, arson, neck breaking, laptop, kicked in the face, character's point of view camera shot, product placement, character repeating someone else's dialogue, electrocution, one against many, limousine, gas station, shot in the leg

Jason Bourne (2016)
Action, Thriller

Jason Bourne (2016)

Jason Bourne is again being hunted by the CIA. It begins when Nicky Parson a former CIA operative who helped Bourne, who went under and now works with a man who's a whistle blower and is out to expose the CIA's black ops. Nicky hacks into the CIA and downloads everything on all their Black Ops, including Treadstone which Bourne was a part of. And Heather Lee, a CIA agent, discovers the hack and brings it to the attention of CIA Director Dewey, the man behind the Black Ops. He orders Parsons be found and, hopefully, Bourne, too. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:apartment, airport, restaurant
Characters:warrior, hostage
Period:2010s
Story:car fire, car set on fire, googling for information, google search, flipping car, safe deposit box, fight the system, car rollover, camera phone, overturning car, reference to google, billionaire, car chase, aerial shot, punched in the chest, stealing a car, social commentary, looking at oneself in a mirror, assassination attempt, revelation

Ghost In The Shell (2017)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ghost In The Shell (2017)

In the near future, Major Motoko Kusanagi (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible terrorist attack, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people's minds and control them, Major Kusanagi is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major Kusanagi discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. This is why Ghost In The Shell (2017) is one of the best movies like Self/less (2015). (Read More)

Themes:redemption, paranoia, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, kidnapping, surrealism, revenge
Locations:apartment, nightclub, cemetery, bar
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:inside the mind, virtuality, false memory, repressed memory, corporate executive, fight the system, car rollover, overturning car, high tech, near future, taser, lasersight, aerial shot, punched in the chest, cyberpunk, reverse footage, presumed dead, social commentary, kicked in the stomach, assassination attempt

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) is one of the best movies like Self/less (2015)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:redemption, paranoia, deception, funeral, escape, fear, betrayal, money, kidnapping, friendship, surrealism, revenge
Locations:woods, forest
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:fight the system, burned to death, aerial shot, punched in the chest, interracial friendship, reverse footage, kicked in the stomach, assassination attempt, fainting, burned alive, arson, father daughter relationship, self sacrifice, scar, knocked out, character's point of view camera shot, fugitive, character repeating someone else's dialogue, one against many, on the run

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

The Dark Knight (2008)

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

Themes:paranoia, deception, funeral, escape, fear, betrayal, money, kidnapping, revenge, friendship
Locations:apartment, wheelchair, nightclub, restaurant, bar
Characters:warrior, hostage, doctor
Story:fire truck, secret laboratory, car set on fire, school bus, person on fire, experimental technology, british actor playing american character, fight the system, abandoned warehouse, private jet, overturning car, two way mirror, no title at beginning, billionaire, burned to death, moral dilemma, car chase, lasersight, title at the end, aerial shot

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)
Crime, Thriller

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)

Marv is unconscious on a highway surrounded by corpses. When he awakes, he has amnesia and tries to recall his last steps from the Kadie's saloon on the Saturday night. He recalls that he found four playboys burning a homeless man alive and defended the poor man. Marv hunts them down and kills the group. The cocky gambler Johnny hits jackpot in slot machines in the Kadie's saloon and invites the waitress Marcie to go with him to play poker game against the powerful Senator Roark. He wins the game and suffers the consequence of his arrogance. The private detective Dwight McCarthy is contacted by his former lover Ava Lord that asks to meet him at the Kadie's saloon. Ava asks him for forgiveness for leaving him to marry the wealthy Damian Lord. However her strong chauffeur Manute takes her home. Dwight snoops around Ava's house but is found and beaten by Manute and the bodyguards. When he returns home, Ava is waiting for him naked in the bed and seduces him again. Then she tells that Damian and Manute torture her and soon she will be killed. Once again Manute takes Ava with him and hits Dwight that invites Marv to help him to rescue Ava. Damian denies the accusation but Dwight beats him to death while Marv tear Manute's eye out. But soon Dwight finds that he was lured by Ava that shoots him. Marv rescues Dwight and takes him to the Old Town where Dwight finds his former lover Gail that helps him to recover while Dwight plots revenge against Ava. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, deception, betrayal, money, revenge
Locations:apartment, cemetery, restaurant, bar
Characters:warrior, doctor
Story:chauffeured limousine, car set on fire, pistol whip, person on fire, woman wearing a thong, immolation, billionaire, car chase, flamethrower, punched in the chest, stealing a car, kicked in the stomach, looking at oneself in a mirror, heavy rain, burned alive, premarital sex, neck breaking, scar, kicked in the face, knocked out

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:redemption, deception, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge, friendship
Locations:airport, nightclub, restaurant, bar
Characters:hostage
Story:pistol whip, video recording, private jet, car chase, punched in the chest, stealing a car, faked death, presumed dead, assassination attempt, fainting, revelation, knocked out, one against many, shot in the leg, home invasion, double cross, mixed martial arts, mansion, concert, ambush

Alien: Covenant (2017) is one of the best movies like Self/less (2015)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Alien: Covenant (2017)

Almost eleven years after the futile and disastrous expedition on the distant moon LV-223, the deep-space colonisation vessel Covenant equipped with more than 2,000 colonists in cryogenic hibernation, sets a course for the remote planet Origae-6 with the intention to build a new world. Instead, a rogue transmission will entice the crew to a nearby habitable small planet which resembles The Earth. The unsuspecting members of Covenant will have to cope with biological foes, beyond human comprehension. Ultimately, what was intended as a peaceful exploratory mission, will soon turn into a desperate rescue operation deep into the cold infinite space. This is why Alien: Covenant (2017) is one of the best movies like Self/less (2015). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, deception, funeral, escape, fear, betrayal
Locations:laboratory, woods, forest
Characters:biologist, hostage, doctor
Story:secret laboratory, mad scientist, person on fire, british actor playing american character, video recording, interracial marriage, unlikely hero, burned to death, moral dilemma, lasersight, aerial shot, punched in the chest, near death experience, presumed dead, looking at oneself in a mirror, heavy rain, burned alive, bullet, mercenary, neck breaking

X-men: Apocalypse (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

X-men: Apocalypse (2016)

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction. (Read More)

Themes:deception, escape, fear, betrayal, money, kidnapping, revenge, surrealism
Locations:laboratory, wheelchair, woods, forest, school, bar
Characters:professor, warrior, hostage
Story:secret laboratory, soul transference, inside the mind, british actor playing american character, abandoned warehouse, burned to death, aerial shot, punched in the chest, near death experience, immortality, resurrection, stealing a car, reverse footage, back from the dead, kicked in the stomach, burned alive, single parent, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, mercenary

Ghostbusters (2016)
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Ghostbusters (2016)

Themes:paranoia, deception, escape, fear, friendship, surrealism
Locations:laboratory, restaurant, bar
Characters:professor
Period:2010s
Story:fire truck, secret laboratory, mad scientist, experimental technology, reference to google, unlikely hero, aerial shot, near death experience, interracial friendship, stealing a car, wristwatch, walkie talkie, knocked out, cover up, product placement, character repeating someone else's dialogue, electrocution, one against many, coffee, double cross

Baby Driver (2017)
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:paranoia, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, money, revenge
Locations:apartment, wheelchair, restaurant
Characters:warrior
Period:2010s
Story:car fire, pistol whip, british actor playing american character, abandoned warehouse, car rollover, overturning car, car chase, aerial shot, stealing a car, reverse footage, wristwatch, walkie talkie, heavy rain, bullet, newspaper headline, self sacrifice, scar, knocked out, character's point of view camera shot, product placement

Spectre (2015) is one of the best movies like Self/less (2015)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Spectre (2015)

A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia, the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE. Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh, the new head of the Centre of National Security, questions Bond's actions and challenges the relevance of MI6 led by M. Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny and Q to help him seek out Madeleine Swann, the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White, who may hold the clue to untangling the web of SPECTRE. As the daughter of the assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot. As Bond ventures towards the heart of SPECTRE, he learns a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, deception, funeral, escape, fear, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:laboratory, apartment, woods, forest, restaurant, bar
Characters:daughter, warrior, hostage
Period:2010s
Story:secret laboratory, father daughter estrangement, widow, assassin, car set on fire, pistol whip, person on fire, overturning car, high tech, englishman abroad, car chase, moral dilemma, lasersight, aerial shot, punched in the chest, near death experience, stealing a car, faked death, presumed dead, wristwatch

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. This is why The Accountant (2016) is one of the best movies like Self/less (2015). (Read More)

Themes:redemption, paranoia, deception, funeral, escape, fear, betrayal, money, revenge
Locations:apartment, restaurant, bar
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:pistol whip, corporate executive, shot through a door, aerial shot, ex soldier, punched in the chest, near death experience, reverse footage, retirement, kicked in the stomach, assassination attempt, bullet, identity, mercenary, kicked in the face, knocked out, cover up, fugitive, character repeating someone else's dialogue, widower

Now You See Me 2 (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public's adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, The Four Horsemen resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry, a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all. (Read More)

Themes:deception, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:laboratory, apartment, restaurant, bar
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:person on fire, fight the system, private jet, high tech, englishman abroad, aerial shot, punched in the chest, near death experience, faked death, reverse footage, presumed dead, social commentary, wristwatch, walkie talkie, heavy rain, revelation, knocked out, character's point of view camera shot, fugitive, limousine

8mm (1999)
Mystery, Thriller

8mm (1999)

A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, Welles relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate of a complete stranger. As his work turns into obsession, he drifts farther and farther away from his wife, family and simple life as a small-town private eye. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, money, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:motel, wheelchair, airport, cemetery, bar
Characters:daughter, hostage
Story:fire truck, pistol whip, person on fire, abandoned warehouse, palm tree, burned to death, punched in the chest, faked death, kicked in the stomach, heavy rain, burned alive, revelation, arson, premarital sex, kicked in the face, cover up, limousine, home invasion, double cross, disarming someone

Captain America: Civil War (2016) is one of the best movies like Self/less (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

With many people fearing the actions of super heroes, the government decides to push for the Hero Registration Act, a law that limits a hero's actions. This results in a division in The Avengers. Iron Man stands with this Act, claiming that their actions must be kept in check otherwise cities will continue to be destroyed, but Captain America feels that saving the world is daring enough and that they cannot rely on the government to protect the world. This escalates into an all-out war between Team Iron Man (Iron Man, Black Panther, Vision, Black Widow, War Machine, and Spider-Man) and Team Captain America (Captain America, Bucky Barnes, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, and Ant Man) while a new villain emerges. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, paranoia, deception, funeral, escape, fear, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge, friendship
Locations:laboratory, apartment, airport, forest, restaurant, bar
Characters:warrior, hostage
Period:2010s
Story:widow, fire truck, secret laboratory, pistol whip, british actor playing american character, shot through a door, car rollover, no title at beginning, billionaire, car chase, moral dilemma, lasersight, title at the end, ex soldier, punched in the chest, near death experience, interracial friendship, stealing a car, social commentary, kicked in the stomach

Red 2 (2013)
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:deception, funeral, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:airport, restaurant, bar
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:mad scientist, car set on fire, pistol whip, safe deposit box, private jet, taser, car chase, title at the end, punched in the chest, faked death, assassination attempt, kicked in the face, cover up, product placement, fugitive, on the run, shot in the leg, double cross, anti hero, exploding car

Assassin's Creed (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Assassin's Creed (2016)

Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar de Nerha, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day. This is why Assassin's Creed (2016) is one of the best movies like Self/less (2015). (Read More)

Themes:redemption, paranoia, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge, surrealism
Locations:laboratory
Characters:daughter, warrior, hostage, doctor
Period:2010s
Story:virtuality, fight the system, high tech, palm tree, aerial shot, punched in the chest, cyberpunk, faked death, social commentary, kicked in the stomach, revelation, father daughter relationship, mercenary, neck breaking, scar, kicked in the face, knocked out, character's point of view camera shot, cover up, character repeating someone else's dialogue

Suicide Squad (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Suicide Squad (2016)

It feels good to be bad...Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren't picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it's every man for himself? (Read More)

Themes:redemption, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge, surrealism
Locations:laboratory, wheelchair, airport, nightclub, restaurant, bar
Characters:warrior, hostage
Period:2010s
Story:house fire, person on fire, latin american, british actor playing american character, top secret, unlikely hero, burned to death, taser, car chase, lasersight, aerial shot, punched in the chest, near death experience, immortality, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie, heavy rain, burned alive, newspaper headline, father daughter relationship

Scream 3 (2000) is one of the best movies like Self/less (2015)
Horror, Mystery

Scream 3 (2000)

A new film is currently in production, and a killer is on the loose. The murders draw a reporter, ex-cop, and young woman to the set of the movie inspired by their life. They soon find out that they are dealing with a trilogy, and in a trilogy...anything can happen.

Themes:paranoia, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:woods, apartment, bar
Characters:hostage
Story:taser, aerial shot, punched in the chest, faked death, presumed dead, kicked in the stomach, wristwatch, revelation, father daughter relationship, premarital sex, kicked in the face, knocked out, cover up, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the leg, home invasion, double cross, disarming someone, no opening credits, security guard

Priest (2011)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Priest (2011)

PRIEST, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller, is set in an alternate world -- one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on a quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece's boyfriend, a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess who possesses otherworldly fighting skills. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, deception, funeral, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:cemetery, bar
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:person on fire, british actor playing american character, fight the system, poetic justice, ex soldier, punched in the chest, cyberpunk, presumed dead, social commentary, kicked in the stomach, heavy rain, revelation, bullet, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, mercenary, neck breaking, self sacrifice, scar, kicked in the face

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

A young man named Eggsy whose father died when he was a young boy, is dealing with living with the creep his mother is with now, who mistreats her and him. He goes out and does something to one of the creep's friends. He gets arrested and he calls a number a man gave him around the time his father died, to call if he needs help. A man named Harry approaches him and tells him he's the one who helped him. He tells him that he knew his father. When the man Eggsy slighted wants some payback, Harry takes care of him and his companions single handed. Harry then tells Eggsy that he's part of a secret organization called the Kingsman and his father was also part of it. He died trying to make the world safe. Harry offers Eggsy the opportunity to be a Kingsman and he takes it. He undergoes a grueling training course. Harry is looking into the demise of another Kingsman and the trail leads him to tech billionaire named Valentine aka V who is also curious about the group following him, the Kingsman. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, deception, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:apartment, nightclub, beach
Characters:professor, hostage
Story:person on fire, necklace yanked off, two way mirror, billionaire, poetic justice, car chase, ex soldier, punched in the chest, stealing a car, kicked in the stomach, wristwatch, burned alive, bullet, newspaper headline, class differences, mercenary, laptop, scar, knocked out, character's point of view camera shot

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. This is why G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013) is one of the best movies like Self/less (2015). (Read More)

Themes:redemption, deception, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge, friendship
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:high tech, ex soldier, punched in the chest, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie, assassination attempt, burned alive, mercenary, kicked in the face, knocked out, character's point of view camera shot, cover up, character repeating someone else's dialogue, limousine, on the run, training, double cross, no opening credits, exploding car, security guard

Wonder Woman (2017) is one of the best movies like Self/less (2015)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, War

Wonder Woman (2017)

Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when a pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, revenge, surrealism
Locations:laboratory, woods, forest, beach
Characters:warrior
Period:2010s
Story:island, mad scientist, no title at beginning, title at the end, aerial shot, punched in the chest, immortality, kicked in the stomach, wristwatch, assassination attempt, revelation, bullet, newspaper headline, mother daughter relationship, laptop, self sacrifice, scar, kicked in the face, knocked out, character repeating someone else's dialogue

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)
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:deception, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:apartment
Characters:daughter, hostage
Story:car set on fire, person on fire, latin american, flamethrower, near death experience, stealing a car, burned alive, class differences, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, mercenary, neck breaking, laptop, self sacrifice, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, limousine, on the run, shot in the leg, home invasion

The Revenant (2015)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western

The Revenant (2015)

While exploring g uncharted wilderness in 1823, legendary fronjitiersman Hugh Glass sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home while avoiding natives on their own hunt. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald, the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, money, kidnapping, friendship, revenge
Locations:woods, forest, bar
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:pistol whip, british actor playing american character, moral dilemma, near death experience, interracial friendship, presumed dead, heavy rain, arson, neck breaking, character's point of view camera shot, widower, one against many, on the run, shot in the leg, double cross, disarming someone, no opening credits, anti hero, interracial relationship, mixed martial arts

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:redemption, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:island, person on fire, immolation, car chase, lasersight, title at the end, new orleans louisiana, reverse footage, kicked in the stomach, assassination attempt, burned alive, father daughter relationship, mercenary, neck breaking, laptop, scar, kicked in the face, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the leg, anti hero

Predators (2010) is one of the best movies like Self/less (2015)
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. This is why Predators (2010) is one of the best movies like Self/less (2015). (Read More)

Themes:redemption, paranoia, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:woods, forest
Characters:warrior, hostage, doctor
Story:moral dilemma, lasersight, ex soldier, mercenary, self sacrifice, kicked in the face, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, electrocution, double cross, no opening credits, anti hero, ambush, assassin, survival, subjective camera, held at gunpoint, gunfight, punched in the face, slow motion scene

Man Of Steel (2013)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Man Of Steel (2013)

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

Themes:escape, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:laboratory, cemetery, school, restaurant, bar
Characters:professor, warrior, hostage
Period:2010s
Story:school bus, person on fire, inside the mind, british actor playing american character, spitting blood, two way mirror, no title at beginning, title at the end, punched in the chest, kicked in the stomach, neck breaking, laptop, self sacrifice, kicked in the face, character's point of view camera shot, product placement, character repeating someone else's dialogue, one against many, gas station, no opening credits

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

For Steve Rogers, awakening after decades of suspended animation involves more than catching up on pop culture; it also means that this old school idealist must face a world of subtler threats and difficult moral complexities. That becomes clear when Director Nick Fury is killed by the mysterious assassin, the Winter Soldier, but not before warning Rogers that SHIELD has been subverted by its enemies. When Rogers acts on Fury's warning to trust no one there, he is branded as a traitor by the organization. Now a fugitive, Captain America must get to the bottom of this deadly mystery with the help of the Black Widow and his new friend, The Falcon. However, the battle will be costly for the Sentinel of Liberty, with Rogers finding enemies where he least expects them while learning that the Winter Soldier looks disturbingly familiar. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, deception, betrayal, kidnapping, friendship
Locations:apartment, cemetery, school
Characters:warrior, hostage
Period:2010s
Story:top secret, widow, assassin, flipping car, overturning car, high tech, no title at beginning, car chase, lasersight, ex soldier, punched in the chest, interracial friendship, resurrection, faked death, presumed dead, back from the dead, kicked in the stomach, assassination attempt, burned alive, revelation

Hell Or High Water (2016)
Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western

Hell Or High Water (2016)

In Texas, after the death of his mother, the unemployed oil and gas worker Toby Howard is losing his ranch to the Texas Midlands Bank. Toby is divorced from his wife who lives with their two sons. When his brother Tanner Howard is released from the prison, they team up to rob agencies of the Texas Midlands Bank to raise money to pay the loan so that Toby may leave the real estate to his sons. Meanwhile the Texas Ranger Marcus Hamilton who is near retirement and his Indian descendant partner Alberto Parker try to anticipate the next move of the thieves. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, paranoia, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, money, revenge
Locations:motel, restaurant, bar
Characters:warrior, hostage
Period:2010s
Story:retirement, car set on fire, pistol whip, fight the system, car chase, social commentary, self sacrifice, product placement, fugitive, gas station, on the run, double cross, anti hero, exploding car, security guard, diner, ambush, flashlight, revolver, car crash

London Has Fallen (2016) is one of the best movies like Self/less (2015)
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:funeral, deception, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge, friendship
Locations:apartment, wheelchair, airport
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:chauffeured limousine, pistol whip, british actor playing american character, shot through a door, car rollover, burned to death, car chase, aerial shot, punched in the chest, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie, assassination attempt, burned alive, revelation, mother daughter relationship, mercenary, neck breaking, laptop, self sacrifice, knocked out

The Wolverine (2013)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Wolverine (2013)

In modern day Japan, Wolverine is out of his depth in an unknown world as he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own near-immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before. This is why The Wolverine (2013) is one of the best movies like Self/less (2015). (Read More)

Themes:funeral, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:laboratory, woods, airport, forest, bar
Characters:daughter, warrior, hostage, doctor
Period:2010s
Story:private jet, no title at beginning, billionaire, burned to death, ex soldier, near death experience, immortality, faked death, looking at oneself in a mirror, assassination attempt, burned alive, father daughter relationship, premarital sex, neck breaking, self sacrifice, scar, fugitive, character repeating someone else's dialogue, electrocution, limousine

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

After young Katniss Everdeen agrees to be the symbol of rebellion, the Mockingjay, she tries to return Peeta to his normal state, tries to get to the Capitol, and tries to deal with the battles coming her way...but all for her main goal: assassinating President Snow and returning peace to the Districts of Panem. As her squad starts to get smaller and smaller, will she make it to the Capitol? Will she get revenge on Snow or will her target change? Will she be with her "Star-Crossed Lover," Peeta, or her long-time friend, Gale? Deaths, bombs, bow and arrows, a love triangle, hope... What will happen? (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, revenge
Locations:wheelchair, woods, forest
Characters:warrior, hostage, doctor
Story:person on fire, repressed memory, fight the system, two way mirror, moral dilemma, flamethrower, title at the end, aerial shot, near death experience, cyberpunk, presumed dead, social commentary, heavy rain, revelation, class differences, mother daughter relationship, mercenary, self sacrifice, knocked out, fugitive

Inferno (2016)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Inferno (2016)

Famous symbologist on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks, a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to stop a madman from unleashing a global virus that would wipe out half of the world's population. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, kidnapping
Locations:apartment, airport, restaurant
Characters:professor, biologist, doctor, hostage
Period:2010s
Story:fire truck, billionaire, bullet, mad scientist, private jet, reference to google, poetic justice, moral dilemma, aerial shot, faked death, wristwatch, walkie talkie, looking at oneself in a mirror, assassination attempt, heavy rain, revelation, mercenary, laptop, scar, knocked out

The Magnificent Seven (2016) is one of the best movies like Self/less (2015)
Action, Adventure, Western

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in The Magnificent Seven. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns. As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money. (Read More)

Themes:deception, escape, betrayal, money, revenge, friendship
Locations:woods, cemetery, forest, bar
Characters:warrior
Story:pistol whip, person on fire, shot in the ear, tycoon, poetic justice, title at the end, aerial shot, ex soldier, near death experience, interracial friendship, revelation, arson, mercenary, self sacrifice, scar, fugitive, character repeating someone else's dialogue, one against many, on the run, training

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. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, escape
Locations:laboratory, nightclub, restaurant, beach
Characters:warrior
Story:flame thrower, shot through a door, unlikely hero, car chase, lasersight, stealing a car, faked death, mercenary, premarital sex, neck breaking, scar, knocked out, product placement, one against many, training, no opening credits, anti hero, exploding car, interracial relationship, diner

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