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Smokin' Aces (2006)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Smokin' Aces (2006)

Mob boss Primo Sparazza has taken out a hefty contract on Buddy "Aces" Israel, a sleazy magician who has agreed to turn state's evidence against the Vegas mob. The FBI, sensing a chance to use this small-time con to bring down big-target Sparazza, places Aces into protective custody-under the supervision of two agents dispatched to Aces' Lake Tahoe hideout. When the word of the price on Aces' head spreads into the community of ex-cons and cons-to-be, it entices bounty hunters, thugs-for-hire, deadly vixens and double-crossing mobsters to join in the hunt. With all eyes on Tahoe, this rogues' gallery collides in a comic race to hit the jackpot and rub out Aces. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  mafia,  torture,  betrayal,  drugs
Mood:gore
Locations:lake,  wheelchair,  elevator,  nightclub,  bathtub,  hotel,  hospital
Characters:hitman,  lawyer,  prostitute
Period:1950s,  2000s
Story:fbi,  magician,  sniper rifle,  lake tahoe nevada,  video surveillance,  fbi agent,  killed in an elevator,  male underwear,  slow motion violence,  oxygen tent,  bail bondsman,  rabbit suit,  closing credits sequence,  soft focus,  magic act,  ritalin,  swede,  blow torch,  contact lens,  theatrical agent,  name change,  slow motion action scene,  penthouse,  card trick,  hitwoman,  mob hit,  witness protection,  stairwell,  pool hall,  plan,  suicidal,  stakeout,  neo nazi,  polaroid,  plastic surgery,  gun in mouth,  fast motion scene,  surgeon,  lens flare,  eye patch,  one day,  black and white scene,  ensemble cast,  shot in the face,  severed finger,  presumed dead,  black humor,  faked death,  impersonation,  self mutilation,  slow motion,  crime boss,  chainsaw,  machismo,  freeze frame,  casino,  las vegas nevada,  grandmother,  shot in the arm,  first part,  split screen,  bodyguard,  character's point of view camera shot,  undercover,  person on fire,  electrocution,  prologue,  organized crime,  police officer killed,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  no opening credits,  security guard,  diner,  cocaine,  death of friend,  stabbing,  disguise,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  rifle,  mask,  thong,  los angeles california,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  underwear,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  erection,  surprise ending,  cult film,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  police,  murder

War (2007)
Action, Crime, Thriller

War (2007)

After his partner Tom Lone and family are killed apparently by the infamous and elusive assassin Rogue, FBI agent John Crawford becomes obsessed with revenge as his world unravels into a vortex of guilt and betrayal. Rogue eventually resurfaces to settle a score of his own, setting off a bloody crime war between Asian mob rivals Chang of the Triad's and Yakuza boss Shiro. When Jack and Rogue finally come face to face, the ultimate truth of their pasts will be revealed. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Mood:gore
Characters:hitman,  prostitute
Period:2000s
Story:sniper rifle,  fbi agent,  mob hit,  shot in the face,  presumed dead,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  fbi,  organized crime,  sniper,  shot in the back,  thong,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  surprise ending

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Raw Deal (1986)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Raw Deal (1986)

Mark Kaminski is kicked out of the FBI for his rough treatment of a suspect. He winds up as the sheriff of a small town in North Carolina. FBI Chief Harry Shannon, whose son has been killed by a mobster named Luigi Patrovita, enlists Kaminski in a personal vendetta with a promise of reinstatement into the FBI if Patrovita is taken down. To accomplish this, Kaminski must go undercover and join Patrovita's gang. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  drugs
Locations:wheelchair,  nightclub
Story:sniper rifle,  fbi agent,  fbi,  witness protection,  crime boss,  machismo,  casino,  undercover,  organized crime,  death of friend,  shot in the back,  rifle,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shootout,  cult film,  murder,  police

New Jack City (1991)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

New Jack City (1991)

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

Themes:surveillance,  mafia,  torture,  betrayal,  drugs
Mood:gore
Locations:nightclub
Characters:hitman,  lawyer,  prostitute
Story:cocaine,  hitwoman,  mob hit,  impersonation,  crime boss,  machismo,  bodyguard,  character's point of view camera shot,  undercover,  organized crime,  police officer killed,  racial slur,  death of friend,  disguise,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  rifle,  thong,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  underwear,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  surprise ending,  cult film,  bare chested male,  police,  murder,  flashback

The Salton Sea (2002) is one of the best movies like Smokin' Aces (2006)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Salton Sea (2002)

After the murder of his beloved wife, Danny Parker is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey he befriends slacker Jimmy the Finn and becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette from her own demons. Danny is antagonized by undercover narcotics agents and sadistic dealer Pooh-Bear. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  torture
Locations:lake,  hospital
Story:fbi agent,  stakeout,  fast motion scene,  black and white scene,  shot in the face,  undercover,  person on fire,  shot in the leg,  cocaine,  disguise,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  rifle,  los angeles california,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  murder,  flashback

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The Boondock Saints (1999)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Boondock Saints (1999)

Two Irish brothers accidentally kill mafia thugs. They turn themselves in and are released as heroes. They then see it as a calling by God and start knocking off mafia gang members one by one. Willem Dafoe plays the detective trying to figure out the killings, but the closer he comes to catching the Irish brothers, the more he thinks the brothers are doing the right thing. This is why The Boondock Saints (1999) is one of the best movies like Smokin' Aces (2006). (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  betrayal
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator,  hotel,  hospital
Characters:hitman
Story:fbi agent,  sniper rifle,  fbi,  severed finger,  crime boss,  machismo,  freeze frame,  shot in the arm,  person on fire,  prologue,  organized crime,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  rifle,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  underwear,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  surprise ending,  cult film,  flashback,  murder,  police

The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)

For the last 8 years the brothers have been living with their father on a sheep farm deep in isolated Ireland. One day their uncle tells them that they have been framed for the murder of a Bostonian Catholic priest. The boys must return to Boston to not only clear their names but find the men who framed them. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  betrayal
Mood:gore
Period:1950s
Story:fbi agent,  presumed dead,  faked death,  shot in the arm,  organized crime,  police officer killed,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  death of friend,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cult film,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  murder,  police

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:mafia,  betrayal
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator,  hotel
Characters:hitman
Story:sniper rifle,  shot in the face,  self mutilation,  crime boss,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  bodyguard,  prologue,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  no opening credits,  shot in the back,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  surprise ending,  murder,  flashback

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Menace II Society (1993) is one of the best movies like Smokin' Aces (2006)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA.

Themes:betrayal,  drugs
Mood:gore
Locations:hospital
Story:slow motion action scene,  black and white scene,  slow motion,  crime boss,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  organized crime,  racial slur,  no opening credits,  cocaine,  death of friend,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  los angeles california,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  surprise ending,  cult film,  bare chested male,  murder,  police,  flashback

The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Action, Thriller

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

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

Themes:torture,  betrayal
Mood:gore
Locations:hotel
Characters:hitman
Story:sniper rifle,  mob hit,  shot in the face,  presumed dead,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  bodyguard,  person on fire,  electrocution,  organized crime,  police officer killed,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  cocaine,  death of friend,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  los angeles california,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  surprise ending,  cult film,  bare chested male,  murder,  police,  flashback

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

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:surveillance,  torture,  betrayal,  drugs
Locations:elevator,  bathtub
Story:sniper rifle,  contact lens,  crime boss,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  undercover,  organized crime,  racial slur,  sniper,  no opening credits,  security guard,  diner,  slow motion scene,  black comedy,  shootout,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  police,  flashback,  murder

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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.

Themes:torture,  betrayal
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator,  nightclub,  hotel
Characters:prostitute
Period:2000s
Story:sniper rifle,  shot in the arm,  bodyguard,  organized crime,  police officer killed,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  diner,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  rifle,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  surprise ending,  cult film,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder

Taking Lives (2004) is one of the best movies like Smokin' Aces (2006)
Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Taking Lives (2004)

The film starts in the early 1980s. Young Martin Asher took a bus for Canada. He meets another teen on the bus Matt Soulsby. When the bus broke they decided to rent a car and drive to Seattle. On the road the car gets a flat tire, and Matt starts changing the tire Martin comments on how he and Matt are about the same height and he quickly pushes Matt in the way of an oncoming truck causing a huge accident where Matt and the driver both die. He took Matt's guitar and left singing like Matt did. Twenty years later, an FBI profiler, Illeana Scott comes to Canada to help hunting down a serial killer Martin Asher who killed multiple men and lived by their identities. Martin's mother claims that she saw Martin in Quebec city and she tells the police that Martin is evil. The police also has an eyewitness James Costa who saw Asher kill his last victim... (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  betrayal
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator,  nightclub,  bathtub,  hotel,  hospital
Period:2000s
Story:fbi agent,  fbi,  killed in an elevator,  stakeout,  lens flare,  black and white scene,  severed finger,  presumed dead,  impersonation,  freeze frame,  bodyguard,  prologue,  police officer killed,  security guard,  disguise,  gay slur,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  surprise ending,  police,  bare chested male,  murder,  flashback

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,  torture,  betrayal
Locations:elevator,  hotel
Story:sniper rifle,  lens flare,  crime boss,  freeze frame,  shot in the arm,  bodyguard,  character's point of view camera shot,  undercover,  fbi,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  no opening credits,  security guard,  diner,  cocaine,  disguise,  shot in the back,  rifle,  mask,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  bare chested male,  murder,  police,  flashback

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The 51st State (2001)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

The 51st State (2001)

Elmo McElroy is a streetwise American master chemist who heads to England to sell his special new formula - a powerful, blue concoction guaranteed to take you to 'the 51st state.' McElroy's new product delivers a feeling 51 times more powerful than any thrill, any pleasure, any high in history. But his plans for a quick, profitable score go comically awry when he gets stuck in Liverpool with an unlikely escort and his ex-girlfriend and becomes entangled in a bizarre web of double-dealing and double-crosses. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  drugs
Locations:nightclub
Period:2000s
Story:sniper rifle,  hitwoman,  neo nazi,  machismo,  las vegas nevada,  prologue,  organized crime,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  shot in the back,  los angeles california,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  surprise ending,  flashback,  murder,  police

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

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:surveillance,  betrayal,  drugs
Characters:hitman
Story:presumed dead,  crime boss,  machismo,  character's point of view camera shot,  organized crime,  police officer killed,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  no opening credits,  diner,  cocaine,  death of friend,  disguise,  shot in the back,  rifle,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  murder,  police

Black Mass (2015) is one of the best movies like Smokin' Aces (2006)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History

Black Mass (2015)

Based on a true story of James "Whitey" Bulger, an Irish Mob godfather and FBI informant who had a "secret trading" deal with his brother, William "Billy" Bulger, a state senator and a Boston public figure, and John Connolly, an FBI agent. They planned to take down the Italian mob and mafia in Boston, which went awry and things turned massively violent. When the credence for each other began fading out, drug dealing, murders, and extortion started to rise, and forced the FBI's Boston office to confirm that Whitey Bulger was one of the most notorious criminals in US history and also one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List criminals. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  torture,  betrayal
Locations:nightclub,  hotel,  hospital
Characters:hitman,  lawyer,  prostitute
Story:fbi agent,  fbi,  mob hit,  ensemble cast,  shot in the face,  crime boss,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  organized crime,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  cocaine,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  rifle,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  father son relationship,  murder,  flashback

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

Hardcore Henry (2015)

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

Themes:surveillance,  torture,  betrayal
Mood:gore
Locations:wheelchair,  elevator
Characters:prostitute
Story:sniper rifle,  plan,  one day,  shot in the face,  faked death,  self mutilation,  crime boss,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  bodyguard,  character's point of view camera shot,  person on fire,  electrocution,  police officer killed,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  security guard,  cocaine,  disguise,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  police,  flashback,  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,  torture,  betrayal
Locations:nightclub,  hotel,  hospital
Story:sniper rifle,  polaroid,  ensemble cast,  machismo,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  no opening credits,  security guard,  death of friend,  disguise,  shot in the back,  los angeles california,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  police,  murder

Donnie Brasco (1997)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Donnie Brasco (1997)

This true story follows FBI agent Joe Pistone as he infiltrates the mafia of New York. Befriending Lefty Ruggiero, Pistone (under the name Donnie Brasco) is able to embed himself in a mafia faction led by Sonny Black. Ruggiero and Pistone become tight as the group goes about collecting money for 'the bosses'. Eventually, the group become big-time when Black himself becomes a boss; all the while, Pistone collects evidence. However, the trials and tribulations of the undercover work become more than Pistone can bear. His marriage falls apart, and to top it off, the mafia suspect a mole in the organization. The real dilemma is afforded to Pistone, who knows if he walks away from the mafia, Ruggiero will be the one punished. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  surveillance,  betrayal,  drugs
Locations:hotel,  hospital
Characters:hitman
Story:fbi agent,  undercover,  fbi,  witness protection,  stakeout,  organized crime,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  cocaine,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  surprise ending,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  police

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Wild Card (2015) is one of the best movies like Smokin' Aces (2006)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Wild Card (2015)

Nick Wild (Jason Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss. Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob. Having raised the stakes, Nick has one last play to change his fortunes...and this time, it's all or nothing. This is why Wild Card (2015) is one of the best movies like Smokin' Aces (2006). (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  torture,  betrayal
Locations:elevator,  hotel,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  prostitute
Story:slow motion action scene,  crime boss,  machismo,  casino,  las vegas nevada,  bodyguard,  organized crime,  racial slur,  diner,  gay slur,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  murder,  flashback

L.a. Confidential (1997)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

L.a. Confidential (1997)

1950's Los Angeles is the seedy backdrop for this intricate noir-ish tale of police corruption and Hollywood sleaze. Three very different cops are all after the truth, each in their own style: Ed Exley, the golden boy of the police force, willing to do almost anything to get ahead, except sell out; Bud White, ready to break the rules to seek justice, but barely able to keep his raging violence under control; and Jack Vincennes, always looking for celebrity and a quick buck until his conscience drives him to join Exley and White down the one-way path to find the truth behind the dark world of L.A. crime. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance
Locations:elevator
Characters:prostitute
Period:1950s
Story:killed in an elevator,  mob hit,  plastic surgery,  gun in mouth,  ensemble cast,  shot in the face,  impersonation,  crime boss,  bodyguard,  prologue,  organized crime,  police officer killed,  racial slur,  diner,  death of friend,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  los angeles california,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  police,  murder,  flashback

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)

On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.

Period:2000s
Story:one day,  shot in the face,  crime boss,  machismo,  undercover,  person on fire,  prologue,  police officer killed,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  no opening credits,  cocaine,  shot in the back,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  surprise ending,  police,  murder

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The Family (2013)
Comedy, Crime, Thriller

The Family (2013)

A mafia boss and his family are relocated to a sleepy town in France under the witness protection program after snitching on the mob. Despite the best efforts of CIA Agent Stansfield ('Tommy Lee Jones' (qv)) to keep them in line, Fred Manzoni ('Robert De Niro' (qv)), his wife Maggie ('Michelle Pfeiffer' (qv)) and their children Belle ('Dianna Agron' (qv)) and Warren ('John D'Leo' (qv)) can't help but revert to old habits and blow their cover by handling their problems the "family" way, enabling their former mafia cronies to track them down. Chaos ensues as old scores are settled in the unlikeliest of settings. (Read More)

Themes:mafia
Locations:hospital
Characters:hitman
Story:witness protection,  fbi agent,  mob hit,  stakeout,  lens flare,  black and white scene,  severed finger,  crime boss,  freeze frame,  fbi,  organized crime,  police officer killed,  no opening credits,  shot in the back,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  father son relationship,  flashback,  murder

Stolen (2012) is one of the best movies like Smokin' Aces (2006)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Stolen (2012)

In New Orleans, the notorious bank thief and family man Will Montgomery steals $10m with his partners Vincent, Riley Jeffers and Hoyt. However, he has an argument with Vincent in the runaway and Hoyt leaves Will behind. He tries to flee but the FBI agent Tim Harlend organizes a manhunt and Will is captured, but he burns the stolen money to get rid of the evidence against him. Eight years later, Will leaves the prison and he goes to the house of his teenage daughter Alison Loeb, who has issues against him. Alison leaves Will alone in a coffee shop and takes a cab to go to a session with her shrink. However, a couple of minutes later, Will receives a phone call from Vincent, who is presumed dead, telling that he has abducted Alison and will kill her unless he receives the $10m of the last robbery. Now Will has twelve hours to find a way to rescue his daughter from the hands of the psychopath Vincent. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  betrayal
Locations:elevator
Story:sniper rifle,  fbi agent,  blow torch,  lens flare,  severed finger,  presumed dead,  faked death,  character's point of view camera shot,  person on fire,  fbi,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  shot in the back,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  flashback,  murder,  police

Punisher: War Zone (2008)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Punisher: War Zone (2008)

Frank Castle, the ex-military man whose family was killed by criminals, who became a vigilante known as the Punisher, goes after a whole mob family and gets everyone except enforcer Billy Russoti. He tracks Russoti down and chases him into a vat that is used for crushing bottles. Frank turns on the crusher hoping it would take care of him but it doesn't. He survives but sustains very severe injuries that even with plastic surgery his face looks like a jigsaw puzzle. So he decides to adopt the name Jigsaw. Frank who killed one of Russoti's people who unknown to him is an undercover Fed, decides to pack it in. But when he learns Russoti didn't die and is looking for the money he entrusted to the Fed and will go looking for it at his home which means his family is in danger. So Frank tries to save them. But Russoti wants revenge on Frank so he breaks out his brother who is so crazed that he is committed to an asylum, to deal with him. And also another Fed who's a friend of the man Frank killed wants him too. This is why Punisher: War Zone (2008) is one of the best movies like Smokin' Aces (2006). (Read More)

Themes:mafia
Mood:gore
Locations:wheelchair
Period:2000s
Story:fbi agent,  plastic surgery,  shot in the face,  self mutilation,  crime boss,  machismo,  undercover,  person on fire,  fbi,  organized crime,  police officer killed,  shot in the leg,  cocaine,  shot in the back,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  surprise ending,  father son relationship,  murder,  flashback,  police

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Heist (2001)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Heist (2001)

David Mamet takes this story of thieves along many twists and turns, some of which work and some of which don't. Gene Hackman plays the brilliant leader of a gang (Delroy Lindo, Ricky Jay & Rebecca Pigeon as Hackman's youngish wife), which pulls off complex heists for a despicable fence (Danny DeVito). After stiffing the gang on a jewelry robbery, DeVito forces the gang to go after a Swiss gold shipment and to use his nephew (Sam Rockwell) in the crime. No one trusts anyone and every step is shaded with the unexpected. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  mafia,  betrayal
Period:2000s
Story:shot in the face,  crime boss,  shot in the arm,  fbi,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  security guard,  diner,  disguise,  shot in the back,  rifle,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  surprise ending,  father son relationship,  murder,  police

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

Domino (2005)

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

Themes:mafia
Story:fbi agent,  fbi,  killed in an elevator,  soft focus,  fast motion scene,  black and white scene,  black humor,  machismo,  freeze frame,  casino,  las vegas nevada,  grandmother,  split screen,  organized crime,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  bare chested male,  flashback,  murder

Snitch (2013) is one of the best movies like Smokin' Aces (2006)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Snitch (2013)

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

Themes:surveillance,  drugs
Characters:lawyer
Story:sniper rifle,  witness protection,  lens flare,  crime boss,  shot in the arm,  undercover,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  diner,  cocaine,  shot in the back,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  father son relationship,  murder

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Hitman (2007)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Hitman (2007)

A gun-for-hire "Hitman" is a genetically-engineered, elite assassin known only as Agent 47 hired by a group known only as 'The Organization' is ensnared in a political conspiracy, which finds him pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military as he treks across Eastern Europe. But even 47 couldn't anticipate a "random equation" in his life exactitude: the unexpected stirrings of his conscience and the unfamiliar emotions aroused in him by a mysterious Russian woman. (Read More)

Themes:torture
Mood:gore
Locations:bathtub,  hotel
Characters:hitman,  prostitute
Story:killed in an elevator,  impersonation,  shot in the arm,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  shot in the back,  thong,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  police,  flashback,  murder

The Departed (2006)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Departed (2006)

In South Boston, the state police force is waging war on Irish-American organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Frank Costello. While Billy quickly gains Costello's confidence, Colin Sullivan, a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the state police as an informer for the syndicate is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by their double lives, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations they have penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the mob and the police that there is a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly in danger of being caught and exposed to the enemy - and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save themselves. But is either willing to turn on their friends and comrades they've made during their long stints undercover? This is why The Departed (2006) is one of the best movies like Smokin' Aces (2006). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  mafia,  torture,  betrayal,  drugs
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator,  hospital
Characters:hitman,  lawyer,  prostitute
Story:undercover,  fbi agent,  killed in an elevator,  mob hit,  ensemble cast,  shot in the face,  black humor,  crime boss,  fbi,  prologue,  organized crime,  police officer killed,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  diner,  cocaine,  death of friend,  stabbing,  gay slur,  thong,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  underwear,  shot to death,  shootout,  surprise ending,  cult film,  police,  bare chested male,  murder,  flashback

Pineapple Express (2008)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Pineapple Express (2008)

Lazy court-process clerk and stoner Dale Denton has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver: to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop and the city's most dangerous drug lord, he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him--and it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they're not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia: incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Pineapple Express. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  betrayal,  drugs
Locations:wheelchair,  hospital
Story:male underwear,  fast motion scene,  eye patch,  black and white scene,  black humor,  crime boss,  machismo,  casino,  shot in the arm,  split screen,  prologue,  shot in the leg,  stabbing,  disguise,  rifle,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  underwear,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  erection,  cult film,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  police,  flashback

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Xxx (2002) is one of the best movies like Smokin' Aces (2006)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx (2002)

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

Themes:torture
Locations:nightclub
Period:2000s
Story:sniper rifle,  male underwear,  faked death,  machismo,  undercover,  fbi,  prologue,  police officer killed,  sniper,  no opening credits,  diner,  cocaine,  disguise,  shot in the back,  thong,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cult film,  bare chested male,  police,  murder

Kick-ass (2010)
Action, Comedy

Kick-ass (2010)

Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan with a few friends and who lives alone with his father. His life is not very difficult and his personal trials not that overwhelming. However, one day he makes the simple decision to become a super-hero even though he has no powers or training. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  torture,  betrayal
Mood:gore
Locations:hospital
Story:sniper rifle,  gun in mouth,  lens flare,  shot in the face,  severed finger,  crime boss,  shot in the arm,  bodyguard,  character's point of view camera shot,  person on fire,  electrocution,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  diner,  cocaine,  disguise,  shot in the back,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  surprise ending,  cult film,  father son relationship,  murder,  flashback

American Assassin (2017)
Action, Thriller

American Assassin (2017)

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

Themes:surveillance,  mafia,  torture,  betrayal
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator,  bathtub,  hotel,  hospital
Story:sniper rifle,  gun in mouth,  shot in the face,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  bodyguard,  character's point of view camera shot,  undercover,  electrocution,  organized crime,  police officer killed,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  no opening credits,  shot in the back,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  murder,  flashback

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Savages (2012)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Savages (2012)

In California, the former Navy SEAL Chon and his best friend, the peaceful botanist Ben, are successful entrepreneurs producing and dealing high-quality weed. Chon brought seeds from Afghanistan and Ben used his knowledge to develop the best marijuana in the country. Chon and Ben share the pothead lover Ophelia and she loves both of them since they complete each other - Chon is a powerful and strong lover and Ben is a sensible and loving lover. Their comfortable life changes when the Mexican Baja Cartel demands a partnership in their business. Chon and Ben refuse the deal and the leader of the cartel Elena sends her right-arm in America, Lado, to abduct Ophelia to press the American drug dealers. Chon and Ben ask the support of the dirty DEA Agent Dennis and get inside information to begin a secret war against the Baja Cartel to release Ophelia. This is why Savages (2012) is one of the best movies like Smokin' Aces (2006). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  torture,  betrayal
Locations:hotel
Characters:hitman,  lawyer
Story:sniper rifle,  soft focus,  gun in mouth,  lens flare,  black and white scene,  crime boss,  chainsaw,  freeze frame,  person on fire,  organized crime,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  murder,  flashback

Serbuan Maut (2011) is one of the best movies like Smokin' Aces (2006)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Serbuan Maut (2011)

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

Themes:surveillance,  torture,  betrayal
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator
Story:sniper rifle,  video surveillance,  killed in an elevator,  one day,  shot in the face,  crime boss,  first part,  undercover,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  rifle,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  surprise ending,  cult film,  police,  bare chested male,  murder,  flashback

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,  torture
Mood:gore
Locations:hospital
Characters:hitman,  prostitute
Story:fbi agent,  lens flare,  character's point of view camera shot,  electrocution,  fbi,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  security guard,  diner,  disguise,  shot in the back,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  bare chested male,  murder,  flashback

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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,  betrayal
Mood:gore
Story:sniper rifle,  contact lens,  lens flare,  severed finger,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  bodyguard,  undercover,  person on fire,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  security guard,  death of friend,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  murder

Looper (2012)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Looper (2012)

Joe is classified as a "looper", a job in which his employers use time travel to send men from the future to be killed into the past, where Joe can properly dispose of their bodies. However, to tie up loose ends and erase the evidence of his ever being a looper, Joe knows that one day his future self will be sent back for him to kill. When this day comes, Joe's future self is prepared and escapes, and the two men struggle separately in the past trying to evade capture and attempting to fulfill their own personal agendas. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  torture,  betrayal
Mood:gore
Locations:nightclub
Characters:hitman
Story:lens flare,  shot in the face,  severed finger,  self mutilation,  crime boss,  organized crime,  shot in the leg,  diner,  death of friend,  shot in the back,  rifle,  thong,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  surprise ending,  flashback,  murder

Spy (2015) is one of the best movies like Smokin' Aces (2006)
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. This is why Spy (2015) is one of the best movies like Smokin' Aces (2006). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  betrayal
Locations:nightclub,  hotel
Characters:prostitute
Story:contact lens,  slow motion action scene,  presumed dead,  faked death,  casino,  shot in the arm,  bodyguard,  undercover,  shot in the leg,  disguise,  shot in the back,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  surprise ending,  flashback,  murder

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The Raid 2: Berandal (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Raid 2: Berandal (2014)

He thought it was over. After fighting his way out of a building filled with gangsters and madmen - a fight that left the bodies of police and gangsters alike piled in the halls - rookie Jakarta cop Rama thought it was done and he could resume a normal life. He couldn't have been more wrong. Formidable though they may have been, Rama's opponents in that fateful building were nothing more than small fish swimming in a pond much larger than he ever dreamed possible. And his triumph over the small fry has attracted the attention of the predators farther up the food chain. His family at risk, Rama has only one choice to protect his infant son and wife: He must go undercover to enter the criminal underworld himself and climb through the hierarchy of competing forces until it leads him to the corrupt politicians and police pulling the strings at the top of the heap. And so Rama begins a new odyssey of violence, a journey that will force him to set aside his own life and history and take on a new identity as the violent offender "Yuda." In prison he must gain the confidence of Uco - the son of a prominent gang kingpin - to join the gang himself, laying his own life on the line in a desperate all-or-nothing gambit to bring the whole rotten enterprise to an end. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Mood:gore
Locations:nightclub
Characters:hitman,  prostitute
Story:sniper rifle,  penthouse,  shot in the face,  presumed dead,  crime boss,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  undercover,  organized crime,  police officer killed,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  no opening credits,  shot in the back,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  police,  flashback

True Romance (1993)
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

True Romance (1993)

In Detroit, Clarence Worley goes to the movie theater alone on the day of his birthday to watch some movies. The gorgeous Alabama Whitman accidentally drops her popcorn on Clarence and they watch the movie together. Later they go to a diner for pie, and end up having a one night stand. In the morning, Alabama confesses that she is a call-girl hired to spend the night with him, but she has fallen in love with him. In the morning they get married and Clarence goes to the club where she worked to bring her some clothes. However, her pimp Drexl Spivey and his partner beat up Clarence and he reacts by killing them both. Clarence asks for Alabama's suitcase with her clothes and the other girls mistakenly give another one with cocaine. When Clarence discovers the mistake, he decides to travel with Alabama to the house of his friend, the aspiring actor Dick Ritchie, to sell the drug and travel to Mexico. He visits his father Clifford Worley and gives his address to him. But the Sicilian Mafia is the owner of the drug and a group of killers are sent to hunt down Clarnece and Alabama. (Read More)

Themes:mafia,  torture,  drugs
Mood:gore
Locations:bathtub,  hotel
Characters:hitman,  prostitute
Story:slow motion violence,  shot in the face,  crime boss,  shot in the arm,  bodyguard,  organized crime,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  diner,  cocaine,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  los angeles california,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  cult film,  father son relationship,  murder

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

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

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

Themes:surveillance,  torture,  betrayal
Story:sniper rifle,  plan,  lens flare,  self mutilation,  shot in the arm,  bodyguard,  character's point of view camera shot,  undercover,  sniper,  no opening credits,  security guard,  death of friend,  disguise,  shot in the back,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  underwear,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  flashback,  murder

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War Dogs (2016) is one of the best movies like Smokin' Aces (2006)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, War

War Dogs (2016)

Two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a 300 million dollar deal to arm the Afghan Military - a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people, not the least of which turns out to be the U.S. Government. Based on true events. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  betrayal,  drugs
Locations:elevator,  nightclub,  hotel,  hospital
Characters:prostitute
Period:2000s
Story:fbi agent,  penthouse,  impersonation,  slow motion,  machismo,  freeze frame,  casino,  las vegas nevada,  fbi,  no opening credits,  security guard,  diner,  slow motion scene,  black comedy,  helicopter,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  flashback

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

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:surveillance,  mafia,  torture,  betrayal
Locations:wheelchair,  elevator,  nightclub,  hospital
Characters:hitman,  prostitute
Story:crime boss,  casino,  bodyguard,  character's point of view camera shot,  electrocution,  prologue,  organized crime,  police officer killed,  no opening credits,  security guard,  gay slur,  mask,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  corpse,  shootout,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  murder,  police,  flashback

Starsky & Hutch (2004)
Comedy, Crime

Starsky & Hutch (2004)

Set in the 1970s in a metropolis called "Bay City," this is the tale of two police detective partners, Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson, and Dave Starsky, who always seem to get the toughest cases from their boss, Captain Dobey, rely on omniscient street informer Huggy Bear and race to the scene of the crimes in their souped-up 1974 Ford Torino hot rod, telling the story of their first big case (as a prequel to the TV show), which involved a former college campus drug dealer who went on to become a white collar criminal. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  drugs
Locations:nightclub,  hospital
Characters:hitman,  lawyer
Story:sniper rifle,  freeze frame,  bodyguard,  undercover,  organized crime,  racial slur,  sniper,  no opening credits,  diner,  cocaine,  disguise,  gay slur,  shot in the chest,  underwear,  corpse,  shootout,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  police,  murder

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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,  torture,  betrayal,  drugs
Mood:gore
Locations:wheelchair,  bathtub,  hotel,  hospital
Characters:hitman
Story:sniper rifle,  contact lens,  fast motion scene,  freeze frame,  bodyguard,  character's point of view camera shot,  undercover,  person on fire,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  security guard,  disguise,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  erection,  surprise ending,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  police,  murder

Four Brothers (2005) is one of the best movies like Smokin' Aces (2006)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Four Brothers (2005)

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

Characters:lawyer
Period:2000s
Story:video surveillance,  mob hit,  stairwell,  crime boss,  chainsaw,  machismo,  organized crime,  police officer killed,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  surprise ending,  cult film,  murder,  police

Passenger 57 (1992)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Passenger 57 (1992)

Air travel is the safest, the FAA says. But the FAA never figured the risk with Charles Rane on board. "The Rane of Terror" has masterminded four terrorist attacks. Soon there will be a fifth -- and that's bad news for the passengers on Flight 163. But there's good news too: the man in seat 57! Wesley Snipes plays John Cutter, an undercover security operative who enters the lavatory and exits to find Rane (Bruce Payne) and his gang have taken over. Cutter's next move is clear. Do. Or be done to. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Mood:gore
Locations:hospital
Characters:lawyer
Story:sniper rifle,  fbi agent,  plastic surgery,  one day,  black and white scene,  machismo,  undercover,  fbi,  sniper,  disguise,  shot in the back,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  surprise ending,  cult film,  police,  flashback,  murder

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