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Sicario (2015)
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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.

Subgenre:
tragedy suspense independent film 
Themes:
police corruption murder of family near death experience death of daughter murder of a police officer death of wife home invasion surveillance blackmail paranoia brutality corruption deception investigation escape β€¦torture betrayal kidnapping death revenge friendship murder  (See All)
Mood:
neo noir 
Locations:
tunnel texas mexico motel desert helicopter bar 
Characters:
sniper rifle american abroad sniper hitman tough guy lawyer hostage police officer soldier african american husband wife relationship father son relationship 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
mexican immigrant tucson arizona phoenix arizona commando raid commando unit secret tunnel bank account mission briefing laredo texas el paso texas cia agent juarez mexico u.s. mexico border aerial surveillance surveillance footage β€¦fbi agent surveillance camera 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 federale police convoy 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 border patrol decoy night vision goggles kicking in a door social decay bilingualism rookie private jet drug cartel 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 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 dark hero police officer shot special forces interracial friendship partner spanish cynicism reverse footage mexican 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 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 mission character repeating someone else's dialogue fbi organized crime binoculars shot in the forehead shot in the leg news report police officer killed 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 punched in the face rescue shot in the head shotgun urination shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending knife explosion photograph cigarette smoking bare chested male one word title interview violence fight dog  (See All)

American Assassin (2017)
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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 Hu…rley 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)

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

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Triple 9 (2016)
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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, trigge…ring a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge. (Read More)

Subgenre:
suspense independent film 
Themes:
police corruption near death experience murder of a police officer surveillance blackmail paranoia brutality corruption deception investigation escape torture betrayal kidnapping death β€¦murder revenge friendship  (See All)
Mood:
neo noir 
Locations:
helicopter bar 
Characters:
hitman hostage police officer african american husband wife relationship father son relationship 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
surveillance footage chevrolet tahoe british actor playing american character social decay rookie distrust offscreen killing armored car bag over head southern accent bulletproof vest aerial shot assault rifle police officer shot interracial friendship β€¦partner reverse footage 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 shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending knife explosion photograph cigarette smoking bare chested male violence  (See All)

The Purge: Election Year (2016)
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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 t…he 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)

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
murder of family near death experience home invasion surveillance paranoia brutality corruption deception escape betrayal kidnapping revenge friendship death murder 
Locations:
tunnel helicopter 
Characters:
sniper rifle sniper tough guy hostage african american 
Story:
commando raid commando unit secret tunnel hanged body social decay tragic past shot in the throat tracking device moral dilemma bulletproof vest aerial shot booby trap assault rifle commando special forces β€¦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 mission character repeating someone else's dialogue binoculars shot in the forehead shot in the leg news report 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 punched in the face rescue shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol knife explosion photograph bare chested male violence fight  (See All)

Criminal (2016) is one of the best movies like Sicario (2015)
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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)

Subgenre:
suspense independent film 
Themes:
home invasion surveillance paranoia brutality deception investigation escape torture betrayal kidnapping murder revenge death 
Mood:
neo noir 
Locations:
helicopter 
Characters:
sniper rifle american abroad sniper tough guy hostage soldier husband wife relationship 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
commando raid commando unit cia agent 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 β€¦commando special forces swat team security camera electronic music score subtitled scene cia mercenary 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 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 punched in the face rescue shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending knife explosion photograph cigarette smoking bare chested male one word title fight violence  (See All)

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The Take (2016)
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The Take (2016)

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

Subgenre:
independent film 
Themes:
police corruption home invasion surveillance paranoia brutality corruption deception investigation escape betrayal kidnapping death revenge murder 
Locations:
helicopter bar 
Characters:
sniper rifle american abroad sniper tough guy hostage police officer 
Story:
cia agent surveillance footage british actor playing american character decoy social decay bilingualism woman fights a man shot in the throat no title at beginning bag over head tracking device bulletproof vest title at the end aerial shot assault rifle β€¦swat team corrupt cop subtitled scene cia shot in the arm silencer threat shot in the shoulder manipulation bank character's point of view camera shot mission character repeating someone else's dialogue shot in the forehead shot in the leg news report double cross disarming someone no opening credits anti hero tied to a chair ambush subjective camera shot in the back f word handcuffs interrogation bomb held at gunpoint showdown arrest punched in the face rescue shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest machine gun shot to death corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending knife explosion photograph fight violence  (See All)

Sabotage (2014)
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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 a…nd then celebrates at a strip club. Then one of the team is murdered. He wakes up in his RV on railroad tracks. Then a second team member is nailed to the ceiling. The third team member is gunned down at his remote cabin. There is a female City of Atlanta investigator in charge of the murders. After investigating the cartel angle, the twisted truth comes to light. (Read More)

Subgenre:
independent film 
Themes:
police corruption murder of family murder of a police officer paranoia brutality corruption deception investigation torture betrayal kidnapping death murder friendship revenge 
Mood:
neo noir 
Locations:
mexico bar 
Characters:
sniper rifle sniper tough guy hostage husband wife relationship 
Story:
iraq war veteran dea agent woman punches a man drug cartel offscreen killing gun held to head armored car bag over head southern accent bulletproof vest booby trap assault rifle covered in blood swat team ak 47 β€¦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 double cross no opening credits anti hero stabbed to death cocaine throat slitting mansion assassin shot in the back f word interrogation punched in the face shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout pistol surprise ending knife explosion photograph cigarette smoking bare chested male one word title violence  (See All)

Suicide Squad (2016)
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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 deter…mined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren't picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it's every man for himself? (Read More)

Themes:
murder of family near death experience surveillance brutality deception escape torture betrayal kidnapping murder revenge death 
Locations:
helicopter bar 
Characters:
sniper rifle sniper hitman tough guy hostage soldier african american 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
commando unit uh 60 blackhawk helicopter british actor playing american character black ops tragic past distrust night vision armored car tracking device southern accent satellite tragic hero dark past bulletproof vest aerial shot β€¦booby trap assault rifle commando dark hero special forces cynicism severed hand swat team security camera crime boss ak 47 subtitled scene silencer mercenary bodyguard manipulation tough girl character's point of view camera shot tank cover up mission fbi organized crime shot in the forehead 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 bomb held at gunpoint showdown arrest punched in the face rescue shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest machine gun shot to death corpse beating shootout pistol surprise ending knife explosion photograph bare chested male violence fight  (See All)

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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015) is one of the best movies like Sicario (2015)
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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)

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

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
near death experience surveillance corruption deception escape torture betrayal kidnapping death revenge murder 
Locations:
helicopter 
Characters:
sniper rifle american abroad sniper tough guy hostage 
Story:
commando raid cia agent woman fights a man bag over head tracking device moral dilemma assault rifle reverse footage ak 47 subtitled scene cia shot in the arm silencer suspicion laptop β€¦bodyguard manipulation opening action scene tough girl character's point of view camera shot cover up mission character repeating someone else's dialogue double cross assassination map stabbed to death ambush assassin subjective camera shot in the back handcuffs interrogation bomb held at gunpoint showdown punched in the face rescue shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending knife photograph bare chested male violence  (See All)

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
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John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
paranoia brutality deception escape betrayal death murder revenge 
Mood:
neo noir 
Locations:
tunnel bar 
Characters:
sniper rifle american abroad sniper hitman tough guy police officer african american 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
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 shot in the shoulder bodyguard β€¦manipulation opening action scene tough girl cover up character repeating someone else's dialogue organized crime shot in the forehead shot in the leg 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 punched in the face shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending knife explosion photograph cigarette smoking dog fight violence  (See All)

Blood Father (2016)
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Blood Father (2016)

Subgenre:
suspense independent film 
Themes:
home invasion surveillance paranoia brutality deception escape betrayal kidnapping death friendship revenge murder 
Mood:
neo noir 
Locations:
motel desert bar 
Characters:
sniper hitman tough guy 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 β€¦manipulation character's point of view camera shot organized crime shot in the forehead shot in the leg news report police officer killed 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 punched in the face rescue shot in the head shotgun urination shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending knife explosion photograph bare chested male fight violence  (See All)

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New Police Story (2004)
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New Police Story (2004)

Inspector Wing of the Hong Kong Police Force has become the victim of a gang, led by the evil Joe. When his entire team is killed, Wing becomes a hapless drunk, feeling guilty for the deaths of his team. A young man with a troubled past pretends to be a police officer working on the case with Wing, …to get him back on his feet and begin an adventure to get revenge on the evil Joe and his Gang of Five, especially when it becomes personal. (Read More)

Subgenre:
tragedy independent film 
Themes:
near death experience murder of a police officer surveillance deception investigation escape betrayal kidnapping revenge death murder friendship 
Mood:
neo noir 
Locations:
helicopter bar 
Characters:
sniper rifle sniper tough guy lawyer hostage police officer husband wife relationship father son relationship 
Story:
surveillance footage surveillance camera tragic past shot in the throat tragic hero dark past bulletproof vest aerial shot booby trap assault rifle dark hero partner reverse footage swat team security camera β€¦electronic music score ak 47 corrupt cop death of son shot in the arm split screen shot in the shoulder opening action scene bank character's point of view camera shot character repeating someone else's dialogue organized crime binoculars shot in the forehead shot in the leg news report police officer killed double cross disarming someone anti hero strangulation ambush subjective camera shot in the back handcuffs interrogation bomb held at gunpoint showdown vomiting arrest punched in the face rescue shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending explosion photograph bare chested male violence fight  (See All)

London Has Fallen (2016) is one of the best movies like Sicario (2015)
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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 t…he 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:
murder of a police officer surveillance brutality deception escape torture betrayal kidnapping friendship revenge murder death 
Locations:
desert helicopter 
Characters:
sniper rifle american abroad sniper tough guy hostage soldier husband wife relationship 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
commando raid commando unit aerial surveillance 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 β€¦special forces swat team security camera ak 47 subtitled scene shot in the arm mercenary 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 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 punched in the face rescue shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending knife explosion violence  (See All)

Jason Bourne (2016)
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Jason Bourne (2016)

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

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
home invasion surveillance brutality deception investigation escape torture betrayal kidnapping death murder revenge 
Locations:
helicopter 
Characters:
sniper rifle american abroad sniper tough guy hostage 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
cia agent black ops woman punches a man kicking in a door tragic past offscreen killing armored car tracking device satellite tragic hero dark past bulletproof vest aerial shot assault rifle dark hero β€¦swat team security camera subtitled scene cia silencer laptop bodyguard manipulation character's point of view camera shot cover up binoculars police officer killed disarming someone assassination no opening credits anti hero map strangulation ambush assassin subjective camera shot in the back interrogation held at gunpoint showdown punched in the face rescue shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death beating shootout pistol surprise ending knife explosion photograph bare chested male fight violence  (See All)

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Machete Kills (2013)
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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 pard…ons 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)

Subgenre:
independent film 
Themes:
death of daughter death of wife surveillance deception escape torture betrayal kidnapping death revenge murder 
Locations:
texas mexico desert helicopter bar 
Characters:
hitman tough guy 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 spanish mexican β€¦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 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 punched in the face rescue shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending knife explosion photograph bare chested male fight violence  (See All)

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
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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.

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
murder of a police officer home invasion surveillance paranoia brutality deception investigation escape torture betrayal kidnapping death murder revenge 
Mood:
neo noir 
Locations:
tunnel desert helicopter bar 
Characters:
sniper rifle american abroad sniper tough guy lawyer hostage police officer soldier 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
commando unit cia agent 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 β€¦title at the end aerial shot booby trap commando dark hero special forces swat team security camera electronic music score ak 47 cia mercenary laptop death of child 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 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 punched in the face rescue shotgun shot in the chest machine gun shot to death corpse beating shootout pistol surprise ending knife explosion photograph bare chested male fight  (See All)

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The Accountant (2016)

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

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
near death experience death of wife home invasion surveillance blackmail paranoia brutality deception investigation escape torture betrayal murder revenge death 
Mood:
neo noir 
Locations:
bar 
Characters:
sniper rifle sniper hitman tough guy hostage soldier husband wife relationship father son relationship 
Story:
surveillance footage fbi agent hole in a wall hole in wall tragic past money laundering offscreen killing mysterious man tragic hero dark past bulletproof vest aerial shot dark hero reverse footage security camera β€¦crime boss silencer mercenary bodyguard manipulation opening action scene cover up character repeating someone else's dialogue fbi organized crime shot in the forehead shot in the leg double cross disarming someone assassination no opening credits anti hero tied to a chair mansion assassin shot in the back f word handcuffs interrogation held at gunpoint showdown arrest punched in the face rescue shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending photograph bare chested male fight violence  (See All)

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Machete (2010)
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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:
police corruption murder of a police officer death of wife home invasion surveillance corruption deception investigation escape torture betrayal kidnapping murder revenge 
Locations:
texas mexico desert 
Characters:
sniper rifle sniper hitman tough guy hostage police officer husband wife relationship 
Story:
mexican immigrant u.s. mexico border surveillance camera federale drug lord bulletproof vest title at the end partner reverse footage mexican covered in blood severed hand security camera corrupt cop subtitled scene β€¦shot in the arm silencer laptop split screen shot in the shoulder bodyguard tough girl character repeating someone else's dialogue shot in the forehead shot in the leg news report 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 punched in the face rescue shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout cell phone pistol knife explosion photograph cigarette smoking bare chested male one word title fight violence  (See All)

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
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Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential Secret Service Agent Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced t…o rely on Banning's inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President and avert an even bigger disaster. (Read More)

Themes:
murder of a police officer death of wife surveillance deception escape torture betrayal kidnapping murder death 
Locations:
helicopter 
Characters:
sniper rifle sniper tough guy hostage soldier husband wife relationship father son relationship 
Story:
commando raid commando unit secret tunnel uh 60 blackhawk helicopter night vision armored car bag over head bulletproof vest assault rifle commando special forces swat team security camera ak 47 subtitled scene β€¦shot in the arm silencer mercenary shot in the shoulder bodyguard character's point of view camera shot character repeating someone else's dialogue fbi shot in the forehead shot in the leg news report police officer killed anti hero stabbed to death throat slitting strangulation assassin subjective camera shot in the back f word handcuffs interrogation bomb held at gunpoint showdown punched in the face rescue shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death corpse beating shootout pistol knife explosion cigarette smoking bare chested male violence fight  (See All)

The Equalizer (2014)
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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)

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
police corruption murder of a police officer home invasion surveillance brutality corruption deception investigation torture murder death 
Mood:
neo noir 
Locations:
helicopter bar 
Characters:
hitman tough guy hostage police officer african american 
Story:
fbi agent social decay shot in the throat money laundering no title at beginning mysterious man title at the end booby trap assault rifle security camera ak 47 corrupt cop subtitled scene silencer laptop β€¦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 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 punched in the face shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol knife explosion photograph bare chested male fight violence  (See All)

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The Double (2011)

The mysterious murder of a US senator bearing the distinctive trademark of the legendary Soviet assassin 'Cassius', forces retired CIA operative, Paul Shepherson to team with rookie FBI agent, Ben Geary to solve the crime. Having spent his career chasing Cassius, Shepherdson is convinced his nemesi…s is long dead, but is pushed to take on the case by his former supervisor, Tom Highland. Geary, who wrote his Master's thesis on Shepherdson's pursuit of the Soviet killer, is certain that Cassius has resurfaced. (Read More)

Subgenre:
suspense independent film 
Themes:
surveillance deception investigation escape torture betrayal kidnapping death revenge murder 
Locations:
mexico bar 
Characters:
hostage husband wife relationship 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
cia agent fbi agent tragic past dark past bulletproof vest swat team subtitled scene cia silencer mercenary suspicion laptop cover up fbi double cross β€¦disarming someone assassination throat slitting strangulation ambush assassin interrogation held at gunpoint showdown shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending knife photograph violence dog  (See All)

Brick Mansions (2014)
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Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:
home invasion surveillance corruption deception escape torture betrayal kidnapping murder revenge death 
Mood:
neo noir 
Characters:
sniper rifle sniper tough guy hostage soldier 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
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 β€¦opening action scene tough girl mission organized crime news report disarming someone no opening credits anti hero tied to a chair ambush handcuffs interrogation held at gunpoint arrest punched in the face rescue shot in the head shotgun machine gun beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending knife explosion photograph cigarette smoking bare chested male fight violence  (See All)

The Dark Knight (2008)
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The Dark Knight (2008)

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

Subgenre:
tragedy suspense 
Themes:
police corruption near death experience home invasion surveillance blackmail paranoia brutality corruption deception investigation escape torture betrayal kidnapping revenge β€¦friendship death murder  (See All)
Mood:
neo noir 
Locations:
helicopter bar 
Characters:
sniper rifle american abroad sniper tough guy lawyer hostage police officer african american husband wife relationship father son relationship 
Story:
escalation british actor playing american character decoy kicking in a door social decay private jet tragic past money laundering offscreen killing no title at beginning armored car mysterious man moral dilemma tragic hero dark past β€¦bulletproof vest title at the end aerial shot booby trap assault rifle dark hero cynicism swat team mutilation electronic music score crime boss ak 47 corrupt cop subtitled scene silencer bodyguard manipulation opening action scene bank character's point of view camera shot cover up mission character repeating someone else's dialogue organized crime news report police officer killed double cross disarming someone assassination no opening credits anti hero tied to a chair ambush assassin subjective camera shot in the back handcuffs interrogation bomb held at gunpoint showdown arrest punched in the face rescue shotgun shot in the chest machine gun shot to death corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending knife explosion bare chested male dog fight interview violence  (See All)

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The Purge: Anarchy (2014)
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The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

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

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
near death experience home invasion surveillance brutality deception kidnapping revenge murder death 
Characters:
sniper rifle sniper tough guy hostage 
Story:
night vision goggles shot in the throat film starts with text armored car bag over head tracking device bulletproof vest booby trap assault rifle ak 47 death of son shot in the arm mercenary laptop shot in the shoulder β€¦character's point of view camera shot character repeating someone else's dialogue shot in the forehead shot in the leg news report no opening credits anti hero tied to a chair stabbed to death mansion ambush shot in the back f word held at gunpoint rescue shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending knife explosion photograph bare chested male violence  (See All)

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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 murder death 
Locations:
helicopter bar 
Characters:
sniper rifle american abroad sniper tough guy hostage soldier 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
commando raid commando unit cia agent surveillance footage 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 β€¦aerial shot commando special forces swat team security camera ak 47 subtitled scene cia shot in the arm silencer mercenary 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 double cross disarming someone anti hero map ambush assassin shot in the back bomb held at gunpoint showdown arrest punched in the face rescue shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest machine gun shot to death beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending knife explosion bare chested male fight violence  (See All)

Lone Survivor (2013)
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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 hi…s team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare. (Read More)

Themes:
near death experience deception revenge murder friendship death 
Locations:
helicopter 
Characters:
american abroad sniper tough guy hostage soldier 
Story:
commando unit mission briefing 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 special forces ak 47 β€¦subtitled scene shot in the arm silencer shot in the shoulder character's point of view camera shot mission character repeating someone else's dialogue binoculars shot in the forehead shot in the leg map stabbed to death ambush subjective camera shot in the back f word interrogation held at gunpoint rescue shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending knife explosion photograph bare chested male fight violence  (See All)

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Clear And Present Danger (1994)
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Clear And Present Danger (1994)

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

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
corruption deception escape torture betrayal kidnapping death revenge murder 
Locations:
helicopter bar 
Characters:
sniper rifle american abroad sniper hitman tough guy hostage soldier husband wife relationship father son relationship 
Story:
commando raid commando unit bank account cia agent fbi agent war on drugs dea agent black ops bilingualism drug cartel airfield money laundering armored car drug lord bulletproof vest β€¦commando special forces crime boss ak 47 subtitled scene cia silencer mercenary bodyguard cover up mission fbi organized crime binoculars news report double cross disarming someone assassination cocaine mansion strangulation ambush assassin shot in the back interrogation bomb held at gunpoint showdown rescue shotgun machine gun blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending explosion violence  (See All)

Patriots Day (2016)
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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 wi…th 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)

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

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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 t…he 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)

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
home invasion surveillance paranoia brutality deception escape betrayal murder death 
Locations:
helicopter 
Characters:
sniper rifle american abroad tough guy soldier husband wife relationship 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
commando unit cia agent 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 β€¦assault rifle commando special forces reverse footage covered in blood severed hand security camera ak 47 cia shot in the arm silencer mercenary suspicion laptop shot in the shoulder bodyguard mission character repeating someone else's dialogue shot in the forehead shot in the leg news report no opening credits map mansion ambush subjective camera shot in the back f word bomb held at gunpoint rescue shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending knife explosion photograph bare chested male violence  (See All)

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The Fate Of The Furious (2017)
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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 betraya…l 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:
near death experience surveillance brutality deception escape betrayal kidnapping death murder revenge friendship 
Locations:
helicopter bar 
Characters:
sniper rifle american abroad sniper tough guy hostage soldier husband wife relationship father son relationship 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
desert eagle black ops woman punches a man rookie woman fights a man soccer match offscreen killing armored car mysterious man tracking device satellite moral dilemma bulletproof vest aerial shot swat team β€¦security camera ak 47 subtitled scene silencer mercenary bodyguard manipulation opening action scene tough girl character's point of view camera shot tank mission character repeating someone else's dialogue binoculars 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 punched in the face rescue shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending knife explosion bare chested male fight violence  (See All)

Takers (2010)
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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)

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

Logan (2017)
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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 stra…nger 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)

Subgenre:
tragedy suspense 
Themes:
murder of family home invasion paranoia brutality corruption deception escape torture betrayal kidnapping revenge death murder 
Mood:
neo noir 
Locations:
mexico motel desert helicopter bar 
Characters:
tough guy hostage soldier husband wife relationship father son relationship 
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 southern accent moral dilemma severed leg tragic hero β€¦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 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 punched in the face rescue shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death corpse beating cell phone pistol surprise ending knife explosion photograph bare chested male one word title fight dog violence  (See All)

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

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
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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 Circ…le'. (Read More)

Themes:
near death experience surveillance paranoia brutality deception escape torture betrayal kidnapping death revenge friendship murder 
Locations:
helicopter bar 
Characters:
american abroad tough guy lawyer hostage soldier african american husband wife relationship 
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 interracial friendship reverse footage β€¦mexican culture clash severed hand security camera subtitled scene mercenary 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 punched in the face rescue shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending knife explosion photograph cigarette smoking bare chested male fight dog violence  (See All)

Captain America: Civil War (2016)
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Captain America: Civil War (2016)

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

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
murder of family near death experience home invasion surveillance paranoia brutality deception escape torture betrayal kidnapping death friendship murder revenge 
Locations:
helicopter bar 
Characters:
american abroad tough guy hostage soldier father son relationship 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
commando raid commando unit cia agent surveillance footage british actor playing american character black ops woman punches a man kicking in a door bilingualism woman fights a man tragic past no title at beginning armored car tracking device moral dilemma β€¦dark past title at the end booby trap dark hero special forces interracial friendship swat team security camera ak 47 subtitled scene cia mercenary bodyguard manipulation opening action scene tough girl character's point of view camera shot tank mission binoculars shot in the forehead news report double cross disarming someone assassination no opening credits strangulation ambush assassin subjective camera handcuffs interrogation bomb held at gunpoint showdown arrest punched in the face rescue shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest machine gun shot to death corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending knife explosion photograph bare chested male violence fight  (See All)

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The Way Of The Gun (2000)
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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.

Subgenre:
suspense independent film 
Themes:
paranoia deception escape torture betrayal kidnapping death friendship murder revenge 
Mood:
neo noir 
Locations:
mexico motel desert bar 
Characters:
sniper rifle sniper tough guy hostage police officer husband wife relationship father son relationship 
Story:
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 β€¦shot in the leg police officer killed double cross disarming someone anti hero ambush shot in the back f word interrogation held at gunpoint showdown arrest punched in the face rescue shotgun shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending cigarette smoking bare chested male fight violence interview  (See All)

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Blackhat (2015)

Nick Hathaway, an extremely talented hacker who has gone astray, finds his way out of a 15 year prison sentence when parts of a computer code he once wrote during his youth appears in a malware that triggered a terrorist attack in a nuclear power plant in China. This opportunity will reunite him wit…h an old friend but will also put him in the middle of a power game between the American and Chinese government as well as an arch villain hacker whose identity he has to find if he wants to keep his freedom and his life. (Read More)

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
murder of a police officer surveillance blackmail deception investigation betrayal murder death 
Mood:
neo noir 
Locations:
desert helicopter bar 
Characters:
american abroad soldier 
Story:
fbi agent desert eagle u.s. marshal private jet tracking device bulletproof vest assault rifle police officer shot interracial friendship swat team security camera ak 47 subtitled scene shot in the arm mercenary β€¦laptop shot in the shoulder bodyguard bank character repeating someone else's dialogue fbi binoculars shot in the forehead news report police officer killed no opening credits anti hero stabbed to death ambush assassin shot in the back held at gunpoint showdown shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending knife explosion bare chested male one word title fight  (See All)

The Expendables 3 (2014)
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The Expendables 3 (2014)

Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill... or so he thought. Stonebanks, w…ho eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables -- but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables' most personal battle yet. (Read More)

Themes:
surveillance deception betrayal kidnapping friendship death murder revenge 
Locations:
mexico helicopter bar 
Characters:
sniper rifle tough guy hostage soldier 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
commando raid commando unit cia agent juarez mexico air force base woman punches a man woman fights a man airfield armored car tracking device bulletproof vest assault rifle commando special forces culture clash β€¦crime boss ak 47 subtitled scene cia silencer mercenary bodyguard opening action scene tough girl tank mission shot in the leg no opening credits anti hero throat slitting mansion ambush shot in the back bomb held at gunpoint showdown punched in the face rescue shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest machine gun shot to death beating shootout cell phone pistol knife explosion photograph cigarette smoking bare chested male fight violence  (See All)

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Escape Plan (2013)
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Escape Plan (2013)

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

Themes:
surveillance deception escape torture betrayal kidnapping murder death friendship revenge 
Locations:
helicopter 
Characters:
sniper rifle sniper tough guy lawyer 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
cia agent airfield bag over head tracking device satellite assault rifle security camera subtitled scene shot in the arm silencer mercenary shot in the shoulder character's point of view camera shot character repeating someone else's dialogue binoculars β€¦shot in the forehead shot in the leg double cross no opening credits map tied to a chair strangulation subjective camera shot in the back f word handcuffs interrogation held at gunpoint arrest punched in the face rescue shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending knife explosion cigarette smoking bare chested male fight violence  (See All)

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)
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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 mastermi…nd and millionaire, tries to use his own advantages to fight the "Man of Steel". (Read More)

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
near death experience surveillance blackmail paranoia brutality deception investigation escape torture betrayal kidnapping murder revenge death 
Locations:
desert helicopter bar 
Characters:
sniper rifle sniper tough guy hostage police officer soldier father son relationship 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
commando unit cia agent surveillance footage 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 β€¦aerial shot booby trap assault rifle commando dark hero special forces cynicism reverse footage ak 47 subtitled scene cia silencer mercenary laptop bodyguard manipulation opening action scene tough girl tank cover up news report double cross disarming someone anti hero tied to a chair stabbed to death mansion strangulation ambush handcuffs bomb held at gunpoint showdown arrest punched in the face rescue shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest machine gun shot to death corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending knife explosion photograph bare chested male interview fight violence  (See All)

The Last Boy Scout (1991) is one of the best movies like Sicario (2015)
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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.

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
murder of a police officer blackmail brutality corruption deception investigation escape torture betrayal kidnapping death murder revenge friendship 
Mood:
neo noir 
Locations:
helicopter bar 
Characters:
sniper rifle sniper hitman tough guy hostage police officer african american husband wife relationship 
Story:
kicking in a door southern accent assault rifle interracial friendship cynicism reverse footage 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 β€¦shot in the forehead shot in the leg police officer killed double cross disarming someone anti hero cocaine mansion ambush assassin shot in the back f word interrogation bomb held at gunpoint showdown arrest 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 surprise ending knife explosion photograph cigarette smoking bare chested male fight dog violence interview  (See All)

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The Mummy (2017)
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The Mummy (2017)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Themes:
murder of family near death experience surveillance paranoia deception escape betrayal kidnapping revenge friendship murder death 
Locations:
tunnel desert helicopter 
Characters:
american abroad tough guy hostage police officer soldier 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
bilingualism woman fights a man offscreen killing film starts with text armored car moral dilemma bulletproof vest aerial shot special forces partner reverse footage security camera ak 47 subtitled scene mercenary β€¦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 punched in the face rescue shotgun shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death corpse beating shootout pistol surprise ending knife explosion bare chested male dog fight violence  (See All)

Jack Reacher (2012)
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Jack Reacher (2012)

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

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
surveillance deception escape betrayal kidnapping death murder 
Mood:
neo noir 
Locations:
tunnel motel bar 
Characters:
sniper rifle american abroad sniper hitman tough guy hostage soldier 
Story:
surveillance footage british actor playing american character mysterious man assault rifle police officer shot security camera crime boss corrupt cop threat shot in the shoulder character's point of view camera shot cover up character repeating someone else's dialogue organized crime shot in the forehead β€¦news report police officer killed anti hero ambush assassin subjective camera shot in the back held at gunpoint showdown arrest punched in the face rescue shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending knife bare chested male violence  (See All)

American Ultra (2015)
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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 a…ctivates 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)

Subgenre:
independent film 
Themes:
near death experience home invasion surveillance blackmail paranoia brutality deception escape betrayal kidnapping death revenge murder 
Locations:
helicopter 
Characters:
american abroad hitman hostage police officer soldier 
Story:
cia agent black ops woman punches a man bilingualism woman fights a man armored car bag over head satellite title at the end assault rifle police officer shot reverse footage covered in blood swat team security camera β€¦cia shot in the arm mercenary bodyguard manipulation tough girl cover up character repeating someone else's dialogue shot in the forehead news report police officer killed 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 blood splatter shot to death corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending knife explosion bare chested male fight violence  (See All)

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Batman: The Killing Joke (2016) is one of the best movies like Sicario (2015)
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Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Subgenre:
tragedy suspense 
Themes:
near death experience death of wife home invasion surveillance paranoia brutality deception investigation escape torture betrayal kidnapping friendship murder death 
Mood:
neo noir 
Locations:
bar 
Characters:
hitman tough guy hostage police officer husband wife relationship 
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 dark hero crime boss ak 47 bodyguard β€¦manipulation opening action scene tough girl bank character's point of view camera shot organized crime binoculars shot in the forehead news report police officer killed double cross no opening credits anti hero mansion ambush assassin subjective camera interrogation bomb held at gunpoint showdown arrest punched in the face rescue shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending knife explosion photograph cigarette smoking bare chested male fight violence  (See All)

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
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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 murder death friendship revenge 
Locations:
desert helicopter 
Characters:
sniper rifle american abroad sniper tough guy hostage soldier 
Story:
commando raid commando unit 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 β€¦silencer mercenary 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 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 punched in the face rescue shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending knife explosion bare chested male fight violence  (See All)

Underworld: Blood Wars (2016)
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Underworld: Blood Wars (2016)

The next installment in the blockbuster franchise, UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS follows Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) as she fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David (Theo James) and his father Thomas (Charles… Dance), she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice. (Read More)

Themes:
near death experience surveillance paranoia brutality deception escape torture betrayal death murder 
Locations:
tunnel 
Characters:
sniper tough guy hostage soldier father son relationship 
Story:
surveillance footage desert eagle woman punches a man woman fights a man tragic past distrust shot in the throat tracking device dark past aerial shot assault rifle reverse footage covered in blood security camera ak 47 β€¦shot in the arm shot in the shoulder bodyguard manipulation opening action scene tough girl character repeating someone else's dialogue shot in the forehead shot in the leg double cross disarming someone no opening credits severed head stabbed to death throat slitting strangulation ambush assassin shot in the back interrogation bomb held at gunpoint showdown 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 surprise ending knife explosion bare chested male fight violence  (See All)

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Solace (2015)
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Solace (2015)

A psychic doctor, John Clancy (Sir Anthony Hopkins), works with an F.B.I. Special Agent (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) in search of serial killer Charles Ambrose (Colin Farrell). After having lived in isolation for two years, since the death of his daughter, Clancy is asked by his friend Joe, an F.B.I. Speci…al Agent to help him solve several murders committed by a serial killer. The problem is that Ambrose is also psychic, and far ahead of Clancy. (Read More)

Subgenre:
suspense independent film 
Themes:
death of daughter home invasion paranoia brutality deception investigation death murder friendship 
Mood:
neo noir 
Locations:
bar 
Characters:
police officer husband wife relationship father son relationship 
Story:
fbi agent tragic past film starts with text moral dilemma tragic hero dark past bulletproof vest assault rifle dark hero police officer shot swat team child murder death of child shot in the shoulder tough girl β€¦character repeating someone else's dialogue fbi shot in the forehead shot in the leg police officer killed no opening credits anti hero ambush shot in the back f word handcuffs held at gunpoint showdown rescue shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending knife one word title dog violence  (See All)

2 Guns (2013) is one of the best movies like Sicario (2015)
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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 tur…ns 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:
home invasion surveillance brutality corruption deception investigation escape torture betrayal kidnapping murder friendship death revenge 
Mood:
neo noir 
Locations:
mexico motel desert helicopter 
Characters:
sniper rifle sniper hostage soldier 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
cia agent u.s. mexico border dea agent border patrol drug cartel border crossing southern accent drug lord bulletproof vest partner spanish swat team security camera crime boss ak 47 β€¦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 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 shot in the head shotgun urination shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol knife explosion cigarette smoking bare chested male dog violence  (See All)

Southland Tales (2006)
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Southland Tales (2006)

Southland Tales is an ensemble piece set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an adult film star develo…ping her own reality television project, and Ronald Taverner, a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy. (Read More)

Subgenre:
independent film 
Themes:
police corruption surveillance blackmail paranoia brutality corruption deception escape betrayal kidnapping death friendship murder 
Mood:
neo noir 
Locations:
texas desert helicopter bar 
Characters:
sniper rifle sniper hostage police officer soldier african american husband wife relationship 
Story:
desert eagle iraq war veteran escalation british actor playing american character woman punches a man social decay woman fights a man armored car southern accent satellite bulletproof vest aerial shot severed hand swat team security camera β€¦electronic music score ak 47 corrupt cop shot in the arm silencer mercenary laptop split screen shot in the shoulder bodyguard manipulation character's point of view camera shot tank cover up character repeating someone else's dialogue shot in the leg news report police officer killed double cross disarming someone no opening credits anti hero tied to a chair mansion ambush subjective camera shot in the back f word held at gunpoint beer vomiting punched in the face shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest machine gun blood splatter shot to death corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending knife explosion cigarette smoking bare chested male fight violence dog  (See All)

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