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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,  tragedy,  blackmail,  paranoia,  brutality,  corruption,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge,  friendship
Mood:suspense
Locations:tunnel,  texas,  mexico,  motel,  desert,  bar
Characters:hitman,  lawyer,  hostage,  soldier
Period:2010s
Story:drug cartel,  mexican immigrant,  fbi,  tucson arizona,  phoenix arizona,  commando raid,  commando unit,  secret tunnel,  bank account,  mission briefing,  laredo texas,  mexican,  el paso texas,  cia agent,  juarez mexico,  u.s. mexico border,  aerial surveillance,  surveillance footage,  fbi agent,  surveillance camera,  mission,  sniper rifle,  police corruption,  desert eagle,  ah 64 apache helicopter,  uh 60 blackhawk helicopter,  crime scene photograph,  double child murder,  reference to william howard taft,  armored personnel carrier,  body hidden behind a wall,  starts with a definition,  chevrolet tahoe,  iraq war veteran,  man strangles woman,  negative footage,  driving through a wall,  hole in a wall,  wristband,  police convoy,  federale,  naive woman,  trap door,  strangled,  war on drugs,  american midwest,  hanged body,  hole in wall,  air force base,  colombian,  escalation,  british actor playing american character,  dea agent,  black ops,  bait,  u.s. marshal,  woman punches a man,  decoy,  border patrol,  night vision goggles,  kicking in a door,  social decay,  bilingualism,  rookie,  private jet,  woman fights a man,  tragic past,  distrust,  shot in the throat,  soccer match,  airfield,  money laundering,  bloody body of child,  offscreen killing,  prosecutor,  film starts with text,  no title at beginning,  traffic jam,  border crossing,  gun held to head,  night vision,  dead children,  armored car,  drug smuggling,  murder of family,  bag over head,  mysterious man,  tracking device,  southern accent,  satellite,  moral dilemma,  drug lord,  female in shower,  looking at self in mirror,  severed leg,  tragic hero,  dark past,  bulletproof vest,  title at the end,  aerial shot,  booby trap,  assault rifle,  commando,  arizona,  near death experience,  death of daughter,  dark hero,  police officer shot,  special forces,  interracial friendship,  partner,  spanish,  cynicism,  reverse footage,  murder of a police officer,  culture clash,  covered in blood,  severed hand,  swat team,  security camera,  mutilation,  electronic music score,  child murder,  crime boss,  ak 47,  black american,  corrupt cop,  subtitled scene,  death of son,  cia,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  mercenary,  american abroad,  suspicion,  laptop,  death of child,  threat,  split screen,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  manipulation,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  bank,  character's point of view camera shot,  tank,  cover up,  death of wife,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  binoculars,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  police officer killed,  home invasion,  sniper,  double cross,  disarming someone,  assassination,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  severed head,  map,  tied to a chair,  stabbed to death,  immigrant,  cocaine,  throat slitting,  mansion,  strangulation,  ambush,  assassin,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  showdown,  vomiting,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  urination,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  independent film,  one word title,  fight,  interview,  death,  violence,  murder,  dog

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,  tragedy,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:tunnel,  bar
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Period:2010s
Story:black ops,  commando raid,  secret tunnel,  cia agent,  surveillance footage,  cia,  mission,  sniper rifle,  british actor playing american character,  bilingualism,  woman fights a man,  tragic past,  no title at beginning,  armored car,  bag over head,  tracking device,  tragic hero,  dark past,  title at the end,  aerial shot,  assault rifle,  commando,  near death experience,  dark hero,  police officer shot,  special forces,  cynicism,  reverse footage,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  mercenary,  american abroad,  suspicion,  laptop,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  bank,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  police officer killed,  sniper,  double cross,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  map,  tied to a chair,  stabbed to death,  strangulation,  ambush,  assassin,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  death,  fight,  murder,  interview,  violence,  dog

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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,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Period:2010s
Story:commando raid,  commando unit,  cia agent,  sniper rifle,  uh 60 blackhawk helicopter,  air force base,  british actor playing american character,  bilingualism,  private jet,  airfield,  armored car,  tracking device,  satellite,  moral dilemma,  aerial shot,  assault rifle,  commando,  special forces,  swat team,  security camera,  electronic music score,  subtitled scene,  cia,  mercenary,  american abroad,  laptop,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  opening action scene,  character's point of view camera shot,  mission,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  police officer killed,  home invasion,  sniper,  double cross,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  tied to a chair,  stabbed to death,  strangulation,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  independent film,  bare chested male,  one word title,  murder,  fight,  death,  violence

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:tunnel,  bar
Characters:hitman
Period:2010s
Story:sniper rifle,  bilingualism,  woman fights a man,  tragic past,  shot in the throat,  tragic hero,  dark past,  bulletproof vest,  aerial shot,  dark hero,  crime boss,  subtitled scene,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  american abroad,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  manipulation,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  cover up,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  double cross,  disarming someone,  assassination,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  strangulation,  ambush,  assassin,  shot in the back,  f word,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  fight,  dog,  violence,  death

Triple 9 (2016) is one of the best movies like Sicario (2015)
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,  blackmail,  paranoia,  brutality,  corruption,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge,  friendship
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman,  hostage
Period:2010s
Story:rookie,  surveillance footage,  police corruption,  chevrolet tahoe,  british actor playing american character,  social decay,  distrust,  offscreen killing,  armored car,  bag over head,  southern accent,  bulletproof vest,  aerial shot,  assault rifle,  near death experience,  special forces,  police officer shot,  interracial friendship,  partner,  reverse footage,  murder of a police officer,  swat team,  security camera,  electronic music score,  crime boss,  ak 47,  corrupt cop,  subtitled scene,  suspicion,  laptop,  bodyguard,  manipulation,  opening action scene,  bank,  cover up,  mission,  fbi,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  news report,  police officer killed,  double cross,  disarming someone,  severed head,  map,  cocaine,  ambush,  f word,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  independent film,  bare chested male,  violence,  death,  murder

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

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:surveillance,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge,  friendship
Mood:suspense
Locations:motel,  desert,  bar
Characters:hitman,  hostage
Period:2010s
Story:shot in the throat,  southern accent,  moral dilemma,  dark past,  booby trap,  assault rifle,  dark hero,  police officer shot,  cynicism,  mexican,  culture clash,  crime boss,  ak 47,  threat,  shot in the shoulder,  manipulation,  character's point of view camera shot,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  police officer killed,  home invasion,  sniper,  double cross,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  cocaine,  ambush,  assassin,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  urination,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  independent film,  murder,  fight,  violence,  death

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,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:texas,  mexico,  desert,  bar
Characters:hitman,  hostage,  soldier
Story:commando unit,  secret tunnel,  u.s. mexico border,  drug cartel,  shot in the throat,  border crossing,  armored car,  tracking device,  southern accent,  satellite,  severed leg,  assault rifle,  arizona,  death of daughter,  spanish,  mexican,  covered in blood,  swat team,  security camera,  ak 47,  corrupt cop,  subtitled scene,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  mercenary,  split screen,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  tough girl,  death of wife,  mission,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  police officer killed,  double cross,  anti hero,  severed head,  tied to a chair,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  ambush,  assassin,  shot in the back,  f word,  handcuffs,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  independent film,  bare chested male,  murder,  fight,  violence,  death

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,  deception,  torture
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman,  hostage
Story:fbi agent,  police corruption,  social decay,  shot in the throat,  money laundering,  no title at beginning,  mysterious man,  title at the end,  booby trap,  assault rifle,  murder of a police officer,  security camera,  ak 47,  corrupt cop,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  laptop,  threat,  shot in the shoulder,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  fbi,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  mansion,  strangulation,  assassin,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  african american,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  fight,  death

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Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017) is one of the best movies like Sicario (2015)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017)

Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang (Donnie Yen) and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora's Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  corruption,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Period:2010s
Story:commando raid,  commando unit,  cia agent,  surveillance footage,  sniper rifle,  armored personnel carrier,  air force base,  woman fights a man,  soccer match,  traffic jam,  gun held to head,  armored car,  tracking device,  satellite,  bulletproof vest,  title at the end,  aerial shot,  commando,  special forces,  swat team,  security camera,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  cia,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  mercenary,  american abroad,  suspicion,  laptop,  bodyguard,  manipulation,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  cover up,  mission,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  sniper,  double cross,  disarming someone,  anti hero,  map,  ambush,  assassin,  shot in the back,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  bare chested male,  death,  fight,  murder,  violence

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

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:surveillance,  corruption,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Period:2010s
Story:sniper rifle,  desert eagle,  kicking in a door,  social decay,  armored car,  tracking device,  satellite,  drug lord,  special forces,  swat team,  security camera,  crime boss,  ak 47,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  mercenary,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  mission,  organized crime,  news report,  home invasion,  sniper,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  tied to a chair,  ambush,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  machine gun,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  death,  fight,  violence,  murder

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. This is why Sabotage (2014) is one of the best movies like Sicario (2015). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  brutality,  corruption,  deception,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:mexico,  bar
Characters:hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  police corruption,  investigation,  iraq war veteran,  dea agent,  woman punches a man,  drug cartel,  offscreen killing,  gun held to head,  armored car,  murder of family,  bag over head,  southern accent,  bulletproof vest,  booby trap,  assault rifle,  murder of a police officer,  covered in blood,  swat team,  ak 47,  corrupt cop,  subtitled scene,  shot in the arm,  suspicion,  shot in the shoulder,  tough girl,  cover up,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  double cross,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  stabbed to death,  cocaine,  throat slitting,  mansion,  assassin,  shot in the back,  f word,  interrogation,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  independent film,  one word title,  murder,  violence,  death

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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,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Characters:soldier
Period:2010s
Story:commando unit,  cia agent,  sniper rifle,  iraq war veteran,  british actor playing american character,  social decay,  bilingualism,  private jet,  airfield,  film starts with text,  night vision,  armored car,  satellite,  moral dilemma,  bulletproof vest,  aerial shot,  assault rifle,  commando,  special forces,  reverse footage,  covered in blood,  severed hand,  security camera,  ak 47,  cia,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  mercenary,  suspicion,  american abroad,  laptop,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  mission,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  map,  mansion,  ambush,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  violence

Patriots Day (2016) is one of the best movies like Sicario (2015)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Patriots Day (2016)

On April 15, 2013 Boston, Massachusetts, Police Sgt, Tommy Saunders is pulling security duty on the annual Boston Marathon when the Tsarnaev brothers strike with their homemade bombs in an act of terrorism. In the resulting chaos as the wounded are cared for, Saunders and his comrades join forces with the FBI to get to the bottom of this attack. As the investigation continues, the Tsarnaev brothers realize that the authorities are close to identifying them and attempt to flee the city to continue their fanatical mayhem. To stop them, a police manhunt is performed that would have bloody confrontations and a massive dragnet shutting down the City of Boston to make sure there is no escape from the law. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  tragedy,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Period:2010s
Story:commando raid,  commando unit,  surveillance footage,  fbi agent,  sniper rifle,  bilingualism,  bloody body of child,  no title at beginning,  severed leg,  bulletproof vest,  title at the end,  aerial shot,  commando,  police officer shot,  special forces,  swat team,  security camera,  electronic music score,  subtitled scene,  laptop,  death of child,  fbi,  news report,  police officer killed,  sniper,  double cross,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  f word,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  dog,  fight,  violence,  death,  murder

Takers (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Takers (2010)

A seasoned team of bank robbers, including Gordon Jennings (Idris Elba), John Rahway (Paul Walker), A.J. (Hayden Christensen), and brothers Jake (Michael Ealy) and Jesse (Chris Brown) Attica successfully complete their latest heist and lead a life of luxury while planning their next job. When Ghost (Tip T.I. Harris), a former member of their team, is released from prison he convinces the group to strike an armored car carrying $20 million. As the "takers" carefully plot their strategy and draw nearer to exacting the grand heist, a reckless police officer (Matt Dillon) inches closer to apprehending the criminals. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:tunnel,  bar
Story:surveillance footage,  sniper rifle,  desert eagle,  private jet,  no title at beginning,  armored car,  bulletproof vest,  aerial shot,  police officer shot,  interracial friendship,  partner,  reverse footage,  murder of a police officer,  swat team,  security camera,  ak 47,  corrupt cop,  shot in the shoulder,  bank,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  sniper,  double cross,  no opening credits,  map,  ambush,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  murder,  death,  interview,  violence

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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:tragedy,  paranoia,  brutality,  corruption,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:mexico,  motel,  desert,  bar
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Story:commando raid,  commando unit,  el paso texas,  juarez mexico,  u.s. mexico border,  border patrol,  bilingualism,  tragic past,  shot in the throat,  offscreen killing,  armored car,  murder of family,  southern accent,  moral dilemma,  severed leg,  tragic hero,  dark past,  bulletproof vest,  assault rifle,  commando,  dark hero,  special forces,  cynicism,  mexican,  severed hand,  swat team,  subtitled scene,  shot in the arm,  mercenary,  shot in the shoulder,  opening action scene,  character's point of view camera shot,  cover up,  mission,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  binoculars,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  police officer killed,  home invasion,  double cross,  disarming someone,  anti hero,  severed head,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  strangulation,  assassin,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  dog,  murder,  violence,  fight,  death

The Way Of The Gun (2000)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Way Of The Gun (2000)

Two petty if violent criminals kidnap a girl being paid $1m to be a surrogate mother. As the baby is for a gangster the pair's demand for money sees several henchmen and assorted other ruthless characters head after them to Mexico. Bullets rather than talking are always going to settle this one. This is why The Way Of The Gun (2000) is one of the best movies like Sicario (2015). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:mexico,  motel,  desert,  bar
Characters:hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  desert eagle,  federale,  shot in the throat,  offscreen killing,  southern accent,  bulletproof vest,  police officer shot,  ak 47,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  opening action scene,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  binoculars,  shot in the leg,  police officer killed,  sniper,  double cross,  disarming someone,  anti hero,  ambush,  shot in the back,  f word,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  independent film,  bare chested male,  violence,  death,  interview,  murder,  fight

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013) is one of the best movies like Sicario (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

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

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:desert
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Story:commando raid,  commando unit,  sniper rifle,  ah 64 apache helicopter,  night vision goggles,  armored car,  tracking device,  southern accent,  satellite,  bulletproof vest,  assault rifle,  commando,  special forces,  security camera,  ak 47,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  mercenary,  american abroad,  bodyguard,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  character's point of view camera shot,  tank,  cover up,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  binoculars,  news report,  sniper,  double cross,  no opening credits,  tied to a chair,  stabbed to death,  ambush,  assassin,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  violence,  fight

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

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:surveillance,  tragedy,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman,  hostage
Story:woman punches a man,  decoy,  woman fights a man,  offscreen killing,  no title at beginning,  armored car,  tracking device,  tragic hero,  title at the end,  aerial shot,  booby trap,  near death experience,  dark hero,  crime boss,  ak 47,  bodyguard,  manipulation,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  bank,  character's point of view camera shot,  death of wife,  organized crime,  binoculars,  shot in the forehead,  news report,  police officer killed,  home invasion,  double cross,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  mansion,  ambush,  assassin,  subjective camera,  interrogation,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  fight,  violence,  murder

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:surveillance,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:lawyer,  hostage,  soldier
Period:2010s
Story:surveillance footage,  desert eagle,  british actor playing american character,  bilingualism,  drug cartel,  tragic past,  armored car,  tracking device,  southern accent,  moral dilemma,  drug lord,  aerial shot,  assault rifle,  near death experience,  interracial friendship,  reverse footage,  mexican,  culture clash,  severed hand,  security camera,  subtitled scene,  mercenary,  american abroad,  laptop,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  manipulation,  opening action scene,  character's point of view camera shot,  mission,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  news report,  double cross,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  map,  tied to a chair,  mansion,  strangulation,  ambush,  assassin,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  fight,  dog,  violence,  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,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:mexico,  motel,  desert
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Period:2010s
Story:cia agent,  u.s. mexico border,  sniper rifle,  dea agent,  border patrol,  drug cartel,  border crossing,  southern accent,  drug lord,  bulletproof vest,  partner,  spanish,  swat team,  security camera,  crime boss,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  cia,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  bank,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  fbi,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  sniper,  double cross,  no opening credits,  severed head,  tied to a chair,  cocaine,  assassin,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  urination,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  death,  dog,  murder,  violence

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Mechanic: Resurrection (2016) is one of the best movies like Sicario (2015)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)

Arthur Bishop, the master assassin who faked his death in hopes of putting that part of his ;life behind him, now lives a quiet life in Rio. But someone who knows who he is shows up and tells him, that if he wants to continue living this life, he will do three jobs for someone. Bishop tries to tell them he has the wrong man but they know who he is and if he won't do the job, they will take him but he gets away. He then goes to a resort in Thailand run by a friend, Mae, where he tries to find out who is looking for him. Later a woman named Gina shows up looking for medical assistance and Mae can't help but notice bruises all over her body. Mae deduces she's a battered woman and when Mae hears her being beaten, Mae asks Bishop to help her. He goes and kills the guy she's with. He kills the man and then sets fire to the boat he's on. But he sees that Gina has a photo of him. He deduces that they one who wants him, sent her. He confronts her and she admits that she works at a children's shelter in Cambodia and that someone told her if she didn't do what he said, the children would be endanger. While waiting for the man to come, they get close. And when the man's people comes, they grab them. Bishop is brought to the man who wants him to do the jobs and he tells Bishop that if he doesn't do it, Gina will be killed. So Bishop has no choice but to do it. This is why Mechanic: Resurrection (2016) is one of the best movies like Sicario (2015). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  blackmail,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman,  hostage
Period:2010s
Story:woman punches a man,  bilingualism,  woman fights a man,  tragic past,  shot in the throat,  tracking device,  tragic hero,  dark past,  bulletproof vest,  aerial shot,  booby trap,  dark hero,  interracial friendship,  security camera,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  mercenary,  american abroad,  suspicion,  laptop,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  manipulation,  opening action scene,  mission,  binoculars,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  double cross,  disarming someone,  assassination,  anti hero,  map,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  strangulation,  ambush,  assassin,  shot in the back,  f word,  handcuffs,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  showdown,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  independent film,  death,  fight,  murder,  violence

American Ultra (2015)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

American Ultra (2015)

Small-town stoner Mike Howell ('Jesse Eisenberg' (qv)) spends most of his time getting high and writing a graphic novel about a superhero monkey. What Mike doesn't know is that he was trained by the CIA to be a lethal killing machine. When the agency targets him for termination, his former handler activates his latent skills, turning the mild-mannered slacker into a deadly weapon. Now, the utterly surprised Mike must use his newfound abilities to save himself and his girlfriend from getting wasted by the failed test subjects that are sent after him by the CIA. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  blackmail,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hitman,  hostage,  soldier
Story:cia agent,  cia,  black ops,  woman punches a man,  bilingualism,  woman fights a man,  armored car,  bag over head,  satellite,  title at the end,  assault rifle,  near death experience,  police officer shot,  reverse footage,  covered in blood,  swat team,  security camera,  shot in the arm,  mercenary,  american abroad,  bodyguard,  manipulation,  tough girl,  cover up,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  news report,  police officer killed,  home invasion,  double cross,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  strangulation,  ambush,  assassin,  shot in the back,  f word,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  vomiting,  arrest,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  bare chested male,  independent film,  death,  murder,  violence,  fight

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:surveillance,  deception,  friendship,  revenge
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Story:commando unit,  mission briefing,  mission,  desert eagle,  ah 64 apache helicopter,  uh 60 blackhawk helicopter,  air force base,  night vision goggles,  rookie,  shot in the throat,  night vision,  moral dilemma,  assault rifle,  commando,  near death experience,  special forces,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  american abroad,  shot in the shoulder,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  binoculars,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  map,  stabbed to death,  ambush,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  murder,  fight,  violence,  death

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Atomic Blonde (2017)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Atomic Blonde (2017)

The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:tunnel,  bar
Characters:hitman,  hostage,  soldier
Story:cia agent,  sniper rifle,  woman punches a man,  bilingualism,  rookie,  woman fights a man,  shot in the throat,  film starts with text,  aerial shot,  assault rifle,  covered in blood,  electronic music score,  subtitled scene,  cia,  silencer,  american abroad,  suspicion,  manipulation,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  cover up,  mission,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  binoculars,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  police officer killed,  home invasion,  sniper,  double cross,  disarming someone,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  strangulation,  ambush,  assassin,  shot in the back,  f word,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  showdown,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  fight,  murder,  death

The Purge: Election Year (2016) is one of the best movies like Sicario (2015)
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,  paranoia,  brutality,  corruption,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge,  friendship
Mood:suspense
Locations:tunnel
Characters:hostage
Story:commando raid,  commando unit,  secret tunnel,  mission,  sniper rifle,  hanged body,  social decay,  tragic past,  shot in the throat,  murder of family,  tracking device,  moral dilemma,  bulletproof vest,  aerial shot,  booby trap,  assault rifle,  commando,  near death experience,  special forces,  interracial friendship,  cynicism,  mexican,  covered in blood,  security camera,  ak 47,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  mercenary,  laptop,  threat,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  manipulation,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  binoculars,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  home invasion,  sniper,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  severed head,  map,  tied to a chair,  stabbed to death,  immigrant,  ambush,  shot in the back,  f word,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  showdown,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  african american,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  violence,  fight

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

The Mummy (2017)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension. This is why The Mummy (2017) is one of the best movies like Sicario (2015). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:tunnel,  desert
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Period:2010s
Story:bilingualism,  woman fights a man,  offscreen killing,  film starts with text,  armored car,  murder of family,  moral dilemma,  bulletproof vest,  aerial shot,  near death experience,  special forces,  partner,  reverse footage,  security camera,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  mercenary,  american abroad,  laptop,  manipulation,  opening action scene,  character's point of view camera shot,  cover up,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  binoculars,  shot in the leg,  news report,  police officer killed,  double cross,  disarming someone,  assassination,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  strangulation,  ambush,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  showdown,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  dog,  fight,  violence

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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. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  betrayal,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Period:2010s
Story:sniper rifle,  desert eagle,  black ops,  woman punches a man,  decoy,  rookie,  woman fights a man,  soccer match,  offscreen killing,  armored car,  mysterious man,  tracking device,  satellite,  moral dilemma,  bulletproof vest,  aerial shot,  near death experience,  swat team,  security camera,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  mercenary,  american abroad,  bodyguard,  manipulation,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  character's point of view camera shot,  tank,  mission,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  binoculars,  sniper,  double cross,  disarming someone,  anti hero,  map,  tied to a chair,  strangulation,  ambush,  assassin,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  murder,  death,  violence

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:surveillance,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:tunnel,  desert,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  hostage,  soldier
Period:2010s
Story:commando unit,  cia agent,  sniper rifle,  escalation,  british actor playing american character,  rookie,  woman fights a man,  bloody body of child,  offscreen killing,  no title at beginning,  armored car,  bag over head,  tracking device,  satellite,  tragic hero,  bulletproof vest,  title at the end,  aerial shot,  booby trap,  commando,  dark hero,  special forces,  murder of a police officer,  swat team,  security camera,  electronic music score,  ak 47,  cia,  mercenary,  american abroad,  laptop,  death of child,  threat,  bodyguard,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  character's point of view camera shot,  tank,  cover up,  mission,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  news report,  police officer killed,  home invasion,  sniper,  double cross,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  mansion,  strangulation,  ambush,  assassin,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  interrogation,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  murder,  fight,  death

Morgan (2016) is one of the best movies like Sicario (2015)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Morgan (2016)

Themes:surveillance,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:surveillance footage,  british actor playing american character,  bilingualism,  distrust,  southern accent,  moral dilemma,  aerial shot,  security camera,  electronic music score,  subtitled scene,  suspicion,  laptop,  shot in the shoulder,  cover up,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  double cross,  disarming someone,  stabbed to death,  strangulation,  ambush,  assassin,  shot in the back,  f word,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  corpse,  beating,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  independent film,  bare chested male,  one word title,  death,  fight,  murder,  violence,  interview

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Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)
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,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hitman,  hostage
Story:commando unit,  sniper rifle,  assassin,  british actor playing american character,  shot in the throat,  mysterious man,  tracking device,  aerial shot,  booby trap,  assault rifle,  commando,  near death experience,  special forces,  security camera,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  mercenary,  american abroad,  laptop,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  mission,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  disarming someone,  assassination,  anti hero,  map,  tied to a chair,  stabbed to death,  strangulation,  ambush,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  violence,  murder,  death

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

Predators (2010)

The mercenary Royce; the military Isabelle; the Russian soldier Nikolai; the San Quentin criminal Stans; the Sierra Leone militia Mombasa; the drug lord Cuchillo; the Yakuza Hanzo; and the Doctor Edwin awake in free fall but they succeed to open their parachutes landing in a jungle. Soon they find that they are on another planet and they are prey of aliens in a deadly hunting game, and they need to join forces to destroy their predators and survive. This is why Predators (2010) is one of the best movies like Sicario (2015). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:hitman,  hostage,  soldier
Story:sniper rifle,  black ops,  bait,  tragic past,  moral dilemma,  drug lord,  severed leg,  tragic hero,  dark past,  booby trap,  dark hero,  special forces,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  mercenary,  shot in the shoulder,  tough girl,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  sniper,  double cross,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  severed head,  stabbed to death,  ambush,  assassin,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  held at gunpoint,  vomiting,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  one word title,  death,  violence,  murder

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:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage
Story:cia agent,  surveillance camera,  rookie,  private jet,  night vision,  tracking device,  assault rifle,  partner,  subtitled scene,  cia,  shot in the arm,  american abroad,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  mission,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  double cross,  tied to a chair,  mansion,  strangulation,  ambush,  assassin,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  vomiting,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  one word title,  fight,  death,  violence,  murder

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Ride Along (2014) is one of the best movies like Sicario (2015)
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:paranoia,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:desert eagle,  rookie,  mysterious man,  assault rifle,  police officer shot,  security camera,  electronic music score,  crime boss,  ak 47,  corrupt cop,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  opening action scene,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  news report,  home invasion,  double cross,  disarming someone,  anti hero,  tied to a chair,  ambush,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  african american,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  violence,  fight

Spectral (2016)
Action, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Spectral (2016)

Civil Unrest in the European country of Moldova has US forces engaging the insurgents however there is a new threat who has decided both are their enemy. This new threat resides in an alternative spectrum that makes them invisible to the naked eye and instant death to anyone confronting them. Locals believe they are Spirits of War but others believe they are superior arms technology fabricated by the Moldova government.. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  corruption,  escape
Mood:suspense
Characters:soldier
Story:commando raid,  commando unit,  cia agent,  sniper rifle,  uh 60 blackhawk helicopter,  british actor playing american character,  night vision goggles,  bilingualism,  airfield,  film starts with text,  armored car,  bulletproof vest,  aerial shot,  assault rifle,  commando,  near death experience,  special forces,  child murder,  ak 47,  cia,  silencer,  mercenary,  death of child,  threat,  tough girl,  character's point of view camera shot,  tank,  mission,  binoculars,  sniper,  ambush,  subjective camera,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  tough guy,  rescue,  shotgun,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  independent film,  one word title,  death,  murder,  violence

The Guest (2014)
Mystery, Thriller

The Guest (2014)

Themes:blackmail,  deception,  betrayal,  friendship,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Story:british actor playing american character,  mysterious man,  title at the end,  assault rifle,  special forces,  electronic music score,  death of son,  mercenary,  suspicion,  laptop,  shot in the shoulder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  double cross,  no opening credits,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  strangulation,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  beer,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  independent film,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  violence

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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? This is why Suicide Squad (2016) is one of the best movies like Sicario (2015). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman,  hostage,  soldier
Period:2010s
Story:mission,  commando unit,  threat,  sniper rifle,  uh 60 blackhawk helicopter,  bomb,  british actor playing american character,  black ops,  tragic past,  distrust,  night vision,  armored car,  murder of family,  tracking device,  southern accent,  satellite,  tragic hero,  dark past,  bulletproof vest,  aerial shot,  booby trap,  assault rifle,  commando,  near death experience,  dark hero,  special forces,  cynicism,  severed hand,  swat team,  security camera,  crime boss,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  mercenary,  bodyguard,  manipulation,  tough girl,  bank,  character's point of view camera shot,  tank,  cover up,  fbi,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  sniper,  double cross,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  severed head,  map,  tied to a chair,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  strangulation,  ambush,  assassin,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  african american,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  violence,  fight

The Last Boy Scout (1991) is one of the best movies like Sicario (2015)
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:blackmail,  brutality,  corruption,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman,  hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  kicking in a door,  southern accent,  assault rifle,  interracial friendship,  cynicism,  reverse footage,  murder of a police officer,  swat team,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  manipulation,  opening action scene,  cover up,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  organized crime,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  police officer killed,  sniper,  double cross,  disarming someone,  anti hero,  cocaine,  mansion,  ambush,  assassin,  shot in the back,  f word,  interrogation,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  dog,  interview,  violence,  fight

Red Dawn (2012)
Action, Thriller

Red Dawn (2012)

The city of Spokane, Washington is awakened by a North Korean paratrooper invasion. Marine Corps veteran Jed Eckert and his civilian brother, Matt, escape with a group of friends to an isolated cabin in the woods, where they witness the execution of their father at the hands of the ruthless Captain Cho. The brothers unite with their friends to form a guerrilla resistance group--the Wolverines--to drive the invaders from their home. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Period:2010s
Story:commando unit,  sniper rifle,  armored car,  tracking device,  booby trap,  assault rifle,  commando,  special forces,  interracial friendship,  murder of a police officer,  security camera,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  mercenary,  tough girl,  tank,  mission,  binoculars,  shot in the leg,  news report,  police officer killed,  sniper,  double cross,  disarming someone,  anti hero,  ambush,  shot in the back,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  vomiting,  tough guy,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  father son relationship,  murder,  fight,  violence,  death

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Spartan (2004)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Spartan (2004)

In the US-government's special ops, Scott is a shooter, not a planner, doing the job without regard to quaint or obsolete convention. When a Harvard undergrad goes missing (the daughter of a US leader), it's Scott who applies the pressure, first to her boyfriend, then to a madam whose cathouse is the initial stop en route to a white slavery auction in Dubai. The abductors may not know the girl's identity, but once they figure it out, she's doomed. Deadly double crosses force Scott to become a planner. Through it all, earnest TV newscasters read the drivel they're handed. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  corruption,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Story:commando unit,  surveillance camera,  black ops,  private jet,  airfield,  tracking device,  bulletproof vest,  assault rifle,  commando,  special forces,  black american,  cia,  mercenary,  cover up,  mission,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  fbi,  binoculars,  news report,  police officer killed,  sniper,  double cross,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  cocaine,  throat slitting,  mansion,  assassin,  shot in the back,  f word,  interrogation,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  one word title,  death,  fight,  violence,  murder

Grimsby (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Grimsby (2016)

MI6's top assassin (Mark Strong) has a brother. Unfortunately for him, he's a football hooligan (Sacha Baron Cohen) from the town of Grimsby. Nobby has everything a man from the poor English fishing town of Grimsby could want - 9 children and the most attractive girlfriend in northern England (Rebel Wilson). There's only one thing missing in his life: his little brother, Sebastian. After they were adopted by different families as children, Nobby spent 28 years searching for him. Upon hearing of his location, Nobby sets off to reunite with his brother, unaware that not only is his brother an MI6 agent, but he's just uncovered a plot that puts the world in danger. On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realizes that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman,  hostage
Period:2010s
Story:sniper rifle,  desert eagle,  black ops,  social decay,  shot in the throat,  soccer match,  armored car,  drug smuggling,  tracking device,  satellite,  bulletproof vest,  aerial shot,  assault rifle,  reverse footage,  culture clash,  swat team,  ak 47,  silencer,  mercenary,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  opening action scene,  character's point of view camera shot,  cover up,  mission,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  binoculars,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  sniper,  double cross,  disarming someone,  severed head,  map,  strangulation,  ambush,  assassin,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  showdown,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  urination,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  fight,  murder,  death,  dog,  violence

Allegiant (2016) is one of the best movies like Sicario (2015)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Allegiant (2016)

After the earth-shattering revelations of INSURGENT, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love. This is why Allegiant (2016) is one of the best movies like Sicario (2015). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  paranoia,  corruption,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:tunnel,  desert
Characters:lawyer,  hostage,  soldier
Story:commando raid,  escalation,  social decay,  offscreen killing,  armored car,  bag over head,  moral dilemma,  bulletproof vest,  aerial shot,  assault rifle,  commando,  near death experience,  cynicism,  reverse footage,  security camera,  electronic music score,  suspicion,  manipulation,  tough girl,  character's point of view camera shot,  cover up,  mission,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  double cross,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  ambush,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  bare chested male,  one word title,  murder,  death,  fight,  violence

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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,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:texas,  mexico,  desert
Characters:hitman,  hostage
Story:mexican immigrant,  federale,  u.s. mexico border,  surveillance camera,  sniper rifle,  police corruption,  rescue,  drug lord,  bulletproof vest,  title at the end,  partner,  reverse footage,  mexican,  murder of a police officer,  covered in blood,  severed hand,  security camera,  corrupt cop,  subtitled scene,  shot in the arm,  silencer,  laptop,  split screen,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  tough girl,  death of wife,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  home invasion,  sniper,  double cross,  assassination,  anti hero,  severed head,  stabbed to death,  immigrant,  throat slitting,  mansion,  strangulation,  assassin,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  vomiting,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  murder,  fight,  violence

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:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:tunnel,  bar
Characters:hostage
Story:cia agent,  fbi agent,  desert eagle,  gun held to head,  bag over head,  mysterious man,  tracking device,  satellite,  reverse footage,  swat team,  security camera,  cia,  silencer,  mercenary,  american abroad,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  fbi,  shot in the leg,  news report,  double cross,  disarming someone,  anti hero,  tied to a chair,  mansion,  strangulation,  ambush,  assassin,  subjective camera,  f word,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  murder,  fight,  violence,  death

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,  paranoia,  brutality,  corruption,  deception,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman,  hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  black ops,  shot in the throat,  night vision,  bag over head,  bulletproof vest,  booby trap,  assault rifle,  security camera,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  mercenary,  american abroad,  bodyguard,  character's point of view camera shot,  cover up,  mission,  shot in the leg,  news report,  police officer killed,  home invasion,  sniper,  disarming someone,  assassination,  anti hero,  stabbed to death,  mansion,  ambush,  assassin,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  independent film,  death,  violence,  murder

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Homefront (2013) is one of the best movies like Sicario (2015)
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,  deception,  escape,  torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman,  lawyer,  hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  dea agent,  night vision goggles,  southern accent,  drug lord,  title at the end,  booby trap,  murder of a police officer,  culture clash,  swat team,  ak 47,  death of son,  threat,  mission,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  police officer killed,  home invasion,  sniper,  anti hero,  tied to a chair,  stabbed to death,  strangulation,  ambush,  shot in the back,  f word,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  one word title,  murder,  violence,  fight,  dog,  death

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

After accomplishing the assignment of dismantling a human trafficking organization, the former military and drifter Jack Reacher goes to Washington to invite his liaison, Major Susan Turner, to have dinner with him. However, he meets her substitute, Colonel Sam Morgan, who explains that Major Turner has been arrested and accused of espionage. Jack seeks out her veteran lawyer, Colonel Bob Moorcroft, who explains that Major Turner has also been accused of the murders of two soldiers in Afghanistan. Further, he also tells Jack he is being sued, accused by a woman of being the father of her fifteen year-old daughter, Samantha. When Moorcroft is murdered, Jack is accused of being the killer and sent to a prison. He sees that Turner and he have been framed and also that Turner will be killed by two assassins. However, he rescues her and they flee. Soon, they realize that there is a conspiracy involving military people from the army and a government contractor that is a powerful arms dealer. Jack also learns that Samantha is in danger and Turner and he rescue her. They decide to protect her since a skilled assassin is hunting them down while they try to find the motive of the conspiracy. Who can be trusted? This is why Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) is one of the best movies like Sicario (2015). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  paranoia,  brutality,  corruption,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:motel,  desert
Characters:lawyer,  hostage,  soldier
Period:2010s
Story:woman punches a man,  decoy,  woman fights a man,  airfield,  drug smuggling,  tracking device,  southern accent,  bulletproof vest,  aerial shot,  assault rifle,  reverse footage,  security camera,  corrupt cop,  silencer,  mercenary,  suspicion,  laptop,  tough girl,  cover up,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the leg,  police officer killed,  home invasion,  double cross,  disarming someone,  assassination,  anti hero,  tied to a chair,  strangulation,  ambush,  assassin,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  murder,  fight,  death,  violence

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)
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:surveillance,  blackmail,  paranoia,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:desert,  bar
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Period:2010s
Story:commando unit,  cia agent,  surveillance footage,  sniper rifle,  british actor playing american character,  social decay,  bilingualism,  tragic past,  armored car,  bag over head,  tracking device,  southern accent,  satellite,  moral dilemma,  dark past,  bulletproof vest,  aerial shot,  booby trap,  assault rifle,  commando,  near death experience,  dark hero,  special forces,  cynicism,  reverse footage,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  cia,  silencer,  mercenary,  laptop,  threat,  bodyguard,  manipulation,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  tank,  cover up,  news report,  sniper,  double cross,  disarming someone,  anti hero,  tied to a chair,  stabbed to death,  mansion,  strangulation,  ambush,  handcuffs,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  interview,  violence,  death,  fight

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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,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:mexico
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Story:cia agent,  fbi agent,  sniper rifle,  night vision,  southern accent,  bulletproof vest,  title at the end,  special forces,  partner,  reverse footage,  severed hand,  security camera,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  cia,  shot in the arm,  mercenary,  laptop,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  mission,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  fbi,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  anti hero,  severed head,  tied to a chair,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  strangulation,  assassin,  shot in the back,  f word,  interrogation,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  vomiting,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  bare chested male,  murder,  fight,  violence

London Has Fallen (2016) is one of the best movies like Sicario (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:surveillance,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:desert
Characters:hostage,  soldier
Period:2010s
Story:commando raid,  commando unit,  aerial surveillance,  sniper rifle,  uh 60 blackhawk helicopter,  british actor playing american character,  traffic jam,  night vision,  armored car,  tracking device,  satellite,  bulletproof vest,  aerial shot,  booby trap,  assault rifle,  commando,  special forces,  murder of a police officer,  swat team,  security camera,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  shot in the arm,  mercenary,  american abroad,  laptop,  death of child,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  news report,  sniper,  disarming someone,  assassination,  map,  tied to a chair,  stabbed to death,  throat slitting,  strangulation,  ambush,  assassin,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  violence,  death

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)

Jackie Chan, a top secret militant soldier, crashes into the South African jungle after his mission of kidnapping three scientists (who were experimenting with a powerful mineral) has gone awry. Waking up in a village of local natives, Chan has no memory of who he is, thus being addressed as "Who Am I". His journey with aid from two female sidekicks to find out his identity leads him all the way to Rotterdam where he coincidentally discovers the location of the organization that kidnapped the three scientists. With no memory, Chan is thirsty for answers by any means necessary. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  paranoia,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:desert
Characters:hitman,  hostage,  soldier
Story:commando unit,  cia agent,  black ops,  bag over head,  tracking device,  aerial shot,  commando,  special forces,  electronic music score,  subtitled scene,  cia,  silencer,  mercenary,  laptop,  bodyguard,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  cover up,  mission,  binoculars,  double cross,  disarming someone,  map,  ambush,  assassin,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  machine gun,  helicopter,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  independent film,  bare chested male,  fight,  violence,  murder,  death,  dog

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