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Source Code (2011)
Mystery, Romance, Sci-fi, Thriller

Source Code (2011)

Army Captain Colter Stevens finds himself working on a special program where his consciousness can be inserted into another human being. The only catch is can only be there for 8 minutes at any given time. That morning, a bomb exploded on a commuter train just outside Chicago. He occupies the body of teacher going to work on that train and is confused as to what he is doing or why he is there as his last memory is of flying his helicopter on a combat mission in Afghanistan. Those in charge of the program explain to him that there is a bomb on the train, and that he must locate it. More importantly, he must identify the bomber as another bombing is expected later that day. He is also told however that he cannot change the past and can only gather information. As he develops a liking for his traveling companion Christina, he sets out to test that theory. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  memory,  military,  escape,  surrealism
Mood:suspense
Characters:teacher,  comedian,  soldier
Story:commuter train,  time travel,  bomber,  trapped in a time loop,  time freeze,  time limit,  time loop,  averting disaster,  wrongful suspicion,  time machine,  afghanistan,  assumed identity,  time,  helicopter pilot,  chicago illinois,  captain,  race against time,  science experiment,  u.s. army,  dirty bomb,  defusing bomb,  nuclear bomb,  memory games,  military mission,  military base,  train explosion,  looking at self in mirror,  u.s. soldier,  jumping from a moving train,  falling onto train tracks,  bomb,  exploding train,  jumping from a train,  train conductor,  hit by a train,  death by explosion,  preventing a murder,  taking the law into one's own hands,  taking control of someone's body,  handcuffed to something,  reliving same event,  voice over e mail,  rewinding action,  top secret project,  quantum leap,  motion sickness,  multiple suspects,  changing the future,  broken jaw,  computer program,  stare,  seeing the future,  dying repeatedly,  handcuffed to a pipe,  containment,  exposed brain,  altering history,  cnn reporter,  precognition,  air vent,  chamber,  area 51,  single set production,  psychological manipulation,  hidden truth,  paradox,  repeated event,  multiple outcomes,  alternate timeline,  driver's license,  nuclear threat,  detonator,  deja vu,  cat and mouse,  cityscape,  shot through a door,  u.s. air force,  parallel universe,  kiss on the lips,  in medias res,  enigma,  woman shot,  hitchcockian,  high tech,  top secret,  illinois,  monitor,  alternate history,  knocked unconscious,  premonition,  mind game,  megalomaniac,  repeated scene,  wallet,  hit in the face,  minimal cast,  timebomb,  psychopathic killer,  taser,  saving a life,  text messaging,  torso cut in half,  laptop computer,  reflection,  alternate reality,  one day,  aerial shot,  title appears in writing,  evacuation,  surveillance camera,  inventor,  haunted by the past,  bombing,  woman in jeopardy,  paranormal phenomena,  promise,  psycho thriller,  following someone,  railway station,  kicked in the stomach,  swat team,  mass murder,  captive,  sociopath,  destiny,  identity,  disaster,  strong female character,  severed arm,  die hard scenario,  exploding body,  suspicion,  tragic event,  stalking,  american flag,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  pilot,  gunshot,  news report,  van,  nonlinear timeline,  internet,  immigrant,  toilet,  army,  video camera,  massacre,  terrorist,  train,  scientist,  criminal,  science,  revolver,  hallucination,  handcuffs,  bathroom,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  travel,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  mirror,  serial killer,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father son relationship,  two word title,  gun,  murder,  death,  blood,  fight,  kiss,  flashback

Predestination (2014)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Predestination (2014)

PREDESTINATION chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career for all eternity. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.

Themes:terrorism,  surrealism
Story:time travel,  time loop,  time machine,  race against time,  nuclear bomb,  in medias res,  bomber,  time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  nonlinear timeline,  terrorist,  criminal,  revolver,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  travel,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  death,  blood,  flashback,  murder

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The Time Machine (2002)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

The Time Machine (2002)

Based on the classic sci-fi novel by H.G. Wells, scientist and inventor, Alexander Hartdegen, is determined to prove that time travel is possible. His determination is turned to desperation by a personal tragedy that now drives him to want to change the past. Testing his theories with a time machine of his own invention, Hartdegen is hurtled 800,000 years into the future, where he discovers that mankind has divided into the hunter - and the hunted. (Read More)

Themes:memory
Mood:suspense
Characters:teacher
Story:time travel,  time machine,  inventor,  time,  scientist,  travel,  dying repeatedly,  altering history,  alternate history,  title appears in writing,  severed arm,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  fire,  pistol,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  death,  blood,  murder,  fight

Allegiant (2016)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Allegiant (2016)

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

Themes:terrorism,  memory,  military,  escape,  surrealism
Mood:suspense
Characters:soldier
Story:chicago illinois,  race against time,  science experiment,  detonator,  cityscape,  high tech,  knocked unconscious,  aerial shot,  time,  kicked in the stomach,  destiny,  strong female character,  suspicion,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  pilot,  army,  scientist,  revolver,  hallucination,  handcuffs,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  blood,  fight,  murder,  death

Deja Vu (2006) is one of the best movies like Source Code (2011)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi

Deja Vu (2006)

A ferry filled with crewmen from the USS Nimitz and their families was blown up in New Orleans on Mardi Gras. BATF Doug Carlin is brought in to assist in the massive investigation, and gets attached to an experimental FBI surveillance unit, one that uses spacefolding technology to directly look back a little over four days into the past. While tracking down the bomber, Carlin gets an idea in his head: could they use the device to actually travel back in time and not only prevent the bombing but also the murder of a local woman whose truck was used in the bombing? (Read More)

Themes:terrorism
Story:time,  time travel,  averting disaster,  race against time,  terrorist,  travel,  preventing a murder,  dying repeatedly,  altering history,  repeated event,  alternate timeline,  deja vu,  shot through a door,  in medias res,  bomber,  bombing,  swat team,  mass murder,  destiny,  identity,  severed arm,  die hard scenario,  exploding body,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  criminal,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  explosion,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  murder,  two word title,  blood,  death,  flashback

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Non-stop (2014)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Non-stop (2014)

Bill Marks, a former cop dealing with his daughter's death by drinking, is now a federal air marshal. While on a flight from New York to London, Marks gets a text telling him that unless 150 million dollars is transferred to an offshore account, someone will die every 20 minutes. Can he find the terrorist in time and save everyone? This is why Non-stop (2014) is one of the best movies like Source Code (2011). (Read More)

Themes:terrorism
Mood:suspense
Characters:teacher
Story:race against time,  terrorist,  multiple suspects,  containment,  psychological manipulation,  hidden truth,  cat and mouse,  hitchcockian,  mind game,  timebomb,  text messaging,  one day,  psycho thriller,  time,  sociopath,  die hard scenario,  suspicion,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  pilot,  news report,  toilet,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot to death,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  death,  murder,  fight

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:terrorism,  military,  escape
Mood:suspense
Characters:soldier
Story:helicopter pilot,  race against time,  nuclear bomb,  terrorist,  nuclear threat,  top secret,  timebomb,  aerial shot,  evacuation,  kicked in the stomach,  sociopath,  suspicion,  tragic event,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  van,  massacre,  scientist,  hallucination,  handcuffs,  bomb,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  two word title,  death,  flashback,  murder,  blood,  fight

Tomorrowland (2015)
Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery, Sci-fi

Tomorrowland (2015)

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

Themes:memory,  escape,  surrealism
Story:time travel,  time freeze,  inventor,  race against time,  seeing the future,  high tech,  timebomb,  taser,  torso cut in half,  alternate reality,  aerial shot,  title appears in writing,  time,  kicked in the stomach,  destiny,  strong female character,  severed arm,  exploding body,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  nonlinear timeline,  scientist,  science,  bomb,  sunglasses,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  corpse,  cell phone,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  flashback,  gun,  murder,  fight,  death

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Brick Mansions (2014) is one of the best movies like Source Code (2011)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:military,  escape
Characters:soldier
Story:race against time,  u.s. army,  nuclear bomb,  nuclear threat,  timebomb,  taser,  kicked in the stomach,  swat team,  die hard scenario,  american flag,  news report,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  two word title,  flashback,  death,  murder,  fight

Southland Tales (2006)
Comedy, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

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 developing her own reality television project, and Ronald Taverner, a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  memory,  military,  escape,  surrealism
Characters:soldier
Story:time travel,  disaster,  u.s. army,  paradox,  alternate timeline,  alternate history,  megalomaniac,  taser,  alternate reality,  aerial shot,  afghanistan,  evacuation,  inventor,  kicked in the stomach,  swat team,  mass murder,  destiny,  identity,  american flag,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  internet,  toilet,  video camera,  terrorist,  scientist,  science,  revolver,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  mirror,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  two word title,  fight,  flashback,  kiss,  murder,  gun,  death,  blood

Survivor (2015)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Survivor (2015)

A State Department employee newly posted to the American embassy in London is charged with stopping terrorists from getting into the U.S. That puts her right in the line of fire and she is targeted for death and framed for crimes. Discredited, she is forced to go on the run while she tries to clear her name and stop a large-scale terrorist attack set for New Year's Eve in Times Square. This is why Survivor (2015) is one of the best movies like Source Code (2011). (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  escape
Mood:suspense
Story:assumed identity,  helicopter pilot,  race against time,  aerial shot,  afghanistan,  sociopath,  die hard scenario,  suspicion,  news report,  terrorist,  scientist,  revolver,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  corpse,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  death,  fight,  murder,  flashback

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

Criminal (2016)

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

Themes:terrorism,  memory,  escape
Mood:suspense
Characters:soldier,  teacher
Story:race against time,  nuclear threat,  megalomaniac,  taser,  text messaging,  aerial shot,  kicked in the stomach,  swat team,  sociopath,  news report,  van,  nonlinear timeline,  terrorist,  criminal,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  murder,  fight,  blood,  death,  flashback

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) is one of the best movies like Source Code (2011)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

After a car accident, Michelle awakens to find herself in a mysterious bunker with two men named Howard and Emmett. Howard offers her a pair of crutches to help her remain mobile with her leg injury sustained from the car crash and tells her to "get good on those" before leaving the bunker. She has been given the information that there has been an alien attack and the outside world is poisoned. However, Howard and Emmett's intentions soon become questionable and Michelle is faced with a question: Is it better in here or out there? (Read More)

Themes:escape
Mood:suspense
Story:containment,  handcuffed to a pipe,  air vent,  single set production,  psychological manipulation,  hidden truth,  cat and mouse,  hitchcockian,  mind game,  wallet,  minimal cast,  aerial shot,  title appears in writing,  woman in jeopardy,  psycho thriller,  captive,  sociopath,  strong female character,  die hard scenario,  suspicion,  stalking,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  gunshot,  news report,  toilet,  revolver,  handcuffs,  slow motion scene,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  murder,  death,  gun,  blood,  flashback

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

Suicide Squad (2016)

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

Themes:military,  escape,  surrealism
Characters:soldier
Story:race against time,  u.s. army,  bomb,  hit by a train,  psychological manipulation,  top secret,  megalomaniac,  taser,  torso cut in half,  aerial shot,  evacuation,  haunted by the past,  time,  swat team,  kicked in the stomach,  sociopath,  captain,  exploding body,  van,  nonlinear timeline,  army,  massacre,  terrorist,  scientist,  criminal,  revolver,  hallucination,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  two word title,  death,  fight,  flashback,  murder

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

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

After accomplishing the assignment of dismantling a human trafficking organization, the former military and drifter Jack Reacher goes to Washington to invite his liaison, Major Susan Turner, to have dinner with him. However, he meets her substitute, Colonel Sam Morgan, who explains that Major Turner has been arrested and accused of espionage. Jack seeks out her veteran lawyer, Colonel Bob Moorcroft, who explains that Major Turner has also been accused of the murders of two soldiers in Afghanistan. Further, he also tells Jack he is being sued, accused by a woman of being the father of her fifteen year-old daughter, Samantha. When Moorcroft is murdered, Jack is accused of being the killer and sent to a prison. He sees that Turner and he have been framed and also that Turner will be killed by two assassins. However, he rescues her and they flee. Soon, they realize that there is a conspiracy involving military people from the army and a government contractor that is a powerful arms dealer. Jack also learns that Samantha is in danger and Turner and he rescue her. They decide to protect her since a skilled assassin is hunting them down while they try to find the motive of the conspiracy. Who can be trusted? (Read More)

Themes:military,  escape
Mood:suspense
Characters:soldier
Story:race against time,  u.s. army,  military base,  taser,  text messaging,  aerial shot,  afghanistan,  woman in jeopardy,  following someone,  kicked in the stomach,  captain,  suspicion,  exploding body,  stalking,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  internet,  toilet,  army,  handcuffs,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  blood,  flashback,  death,  murder,  fight

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

American Ultra (2015)

Small-town stoner Mike Howell ('Jesse Eisenberg' (qv)) spends most of his time getting high and writing a graphic novel about a superhero monkey. What Mike doesn't know is that he was trained by the CIA to be a lethal killing machine. When the agency targets him for termination, his former handler activates his latent skills, turning the mild-mannered slacker into a deadly weapon. Now, the utterly surprised Mike must use his newfound abilities to save himself and his girlfriend from getting wasted by the failed test subjects that are sent after him by the CIA. This is why American Ultra (2015) is one of the best movies like Source Code (2011). (Read More)

Themes:military,  escape
Characters:soldier
Story:race against time,  u.s. army,  psychological manipulation,  shot through a door,  in medias res,  top secret,  taser,  text messaging,  time,  swat team,  die hard scenario,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  nonlinear timeline,  massacre,  criminal,  revolver,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  two word title,  death,  flashback,  murder,  blood,  fight

Money Monster (2016) is one of the best movies like Source Code (2011)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Money Monster (2016)

In the real-time, high stakes thriller Money Monster, George Clooney and Julia Roberts star as financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty, who are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor who has lost everything (Jack O'Connell) forcefully takes over their studio. During a tense standoff broadcast to millions on live TV, Lee and Patty must work furiously against the clock to unravel the mystery behind a conspiracy at the heart of today's fast-paced, high-tech global markets. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  escape
Mood:suspense
Story:high tech,  race against time,  air vent,  detonator,  text messaging,  one day,  title appears in writing,  evacuation,  time,  swat team,  strong female character,  die hard scenario,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  van,  internet,  toilet,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the chest,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  gun,  death,  kiss

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X-men: Days Of Future Past (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

X-men: Days Of Future Past (2014)

In the future, the mutants and the humans that help them are slaughtered by powerful robots named Sentinels. Professor Xavier, Wolverine, Magneto, Storm, Kitty Pryde and her friends meet at a monastery in China and Xavier explains that the invincible Sentinels were created using the DNA of Mystique that was captured in 1973 when she tried to assassinate their creator Dr. Bolivar Trask. Xavier tells that their only chance is return to 1973 using Pryde's ability to join Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr to convince Mystique to give up of her intention. . However, only Wolverine can withstand the damages of the time travel. Will he succeed in stopping Mystique and the Sentinel Program and save the mutants and their human friends from annihilation? (Read More)

Themes:military,  surrealism
Mood:suspense
Characters:soldier
Story:time travel,  time freeze,  time,  race against time,  altering history,  inventor,  kicked in the stomach,  captain,  strong female character,  severed arm,  exploding body,  tragic event,  american flag,  news report,  army,  massacre,  scientist,  revolver,  hallucination,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  travel,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  corpse,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  death,  flashback,  gun,  blood,  murder,  fight

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

Spectral (2016)

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

Themes:military,  escape
Mood:suspense
Characters:soldier
Story:race against time,  u.s. army,  military base,  exposed brain,  high tech,  top secret,  aerial shot,  evacuation,  inventor,  captain,  exploding body,  massacre,  scientist,  science,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  death,  murder,  blood

Don't Say A Word (2001)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Don't Say A Word (2001)

A group of thieves steal a rare gem, but in the process, two of the men double cross the leader of the thieving group, Patrick, and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, prominent psychiatrist Nathan Conrad is invited to examine a disturbed young woman named Elisabeth. Patrick immediately kidnaps Nathan's daughter, forcing Nathan to attempt to get Elisabeth to reveal a secret number which will ultimately lead Patrick to the whereabouts of the precious gem that has eluded him. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Mood:suspense
Story:race against time,  hit by a train,  surveillance camera,  haunted by the past,  following someone,  kicked in the stomach,  sociopath,  suspicion,  tragic event,  stalking,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  gunshot,  van,  criminal,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  murder,  fight,  flashback,  blood,  death

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Patriots Day (2016) is one of the best movies like Source Code (2011)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Patriots Day (2016)

On April 15, 2013 Boston, Massachusetts, Police Sgt, Tommy Saunders is pulling security duty on the annual Boston Marathon when the Tsarnaev brothers strike with their homemade bombs in an act of terrorism. In the resulting chaos as the wounded are cared for, Saunders and his comrades join forces with the FBI to get to the bottom of this attack. As the investigation continues, the Tsarnaev brothers realize that the authorities are close to identifying them and attempt to flee the city to continue their fanatical mayhem. To stop them, a police manhunt is performed that would have bloody confrontations and a massive dragnet shutting down the City of Boston to make sure there is no escape from the law. This is why Patriots Day (2016) is one of the best movies like Source Code (2011). (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  escape
Mood:suspense
Characters:soldier
Story:bomber,  text messaging,  aerial shot,  swat team,  sociopath,  tragic event,  american flag,  news report,  van,  terrorist,  handcuffs,  bomb,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  two word title,  murder,  fight,  blood,  gun,  death

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

The Mummy (2017)

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

Themes:military,  escape,  surrealism
Characters:soldier
Story:destiny,  race against time,  u.s. army,  megalomaniac,  taser,  aerial shot,  evacuation,  paranormal phenomena,  kicked in the stomach,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  pilot,  news report,  army,  massacre,  scientist,  hallucination,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  train,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  death,  fight,  flashback,  blood,  murder

Wonder Woman (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, War

Wonder Woman (2017)

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

Themes:military,  escape,  surrealism
Characters:soldier
Story:pilot,  assumed identity,  destiny,  race against time,  bomber,  megalomaniac,  aerial shot,  following someone,  time,  kicked in the stomach,  sociopath,  captain,  exploding body,  suspicion,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  van,  nonlinear timeline,  army,  massacre,  scientist,  revolver,  psychopath,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  train,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  fight,  two word title,  flashback,  death,  murder

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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:terrorism,  memory,  escape,  surrealism
Mood:suspense
Characters:soldier
Story:army,  detonator,  shot through a door,  high tech,  megalomaniac,  taser,  text messaging,  one day,  inventor,  kicked in the stomach,  sociopath,  identity,  severed arm,  exploding body,  van,  massacre,  terrorist,  scientist,  revolver,  psychopath,  bomb,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  fight,  death,  flashback,  gun,  blood,  murder

The 5th Wave (2016) is one of the best movies like Source Code (2011)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The 5th Wave (2016)

Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth in ruin. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal fifth wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope - if she can only trust him. (Read More)

Themes:military,  escape
Mood:suspense
Characters:soldier
Story:race against time,  u.s. army,  military base,  detonator,  text messaging,  evacuation,  following someone,  disaster,  suspicion,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  nonlinear timeline,  army,  massacre,  revolver,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  fight,  flashback,  gun,  murder,  blood,  death,  kiss

Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001)

The year is 2071. Following a terrorist bombing, a deadly virus is released on the populace of Mars and the government has issued a 300 million woo-long reward, the largest bounty in history, for the capture of whoever is behind it. The bounty hunter crew of the spaceship Bebop; Spike, Faye, Jet and Ed, take the case with hopes of cashing in the bounty. However, the mystery surrounding the man responsible, Vincent, goes deeper than they ever imagined, and they aren't the only ones hunting him. The original creators of the virus have dispatched Electra to deal with Vincent and take out anyone who may stumble on the truth behind him. As the hunt for the man with no past and no future continues to escalate, they begin to question what about the world is reality and what is a dream as the line between sanity and insanity becomes more apparent. This is why Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001) is one of the best movies like Source Code (2011). (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  military,  escape,  surrealism
Characters:soldier
Story:race against time,  detonator,  megalomaniac,  bombing,  railway station,  swat team,  mass murder,  sociopath,  captain,  news report,  army,  terrorist,  scientist,  revolver,  handcuffs,  hallucination,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  death,  flashback,  gun,  blood,  murder,  fight

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Nick Of Time (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Nick Of Time (1995)

Gene Watson is a public accountant who arrives on a train at Union Station in Los Angeles, accompanied by his 6-year-old daughter Lynn. Because of his ordinary looks, he is approached by a pair of sinister people named Smith and Jones. Pretending to be cops, Smith and Jones kidnap Lynn and confront Gene with a simple choice -- kill California governor Eleanor Grant in 90 minutes or less, or Lynn will die. Watson is given a gun, six bullets, and a name tag, and he is told to go to the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and kill Eleanor, who is giving an afternoon speech. While Jones is watching Lynn in a van, Smith watches Watson in order to prevent Watson from alerting the authorities. Watson must quickly find some way to get himself and Lynn out of this seemingly impossible situation. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Mood:suspense
Story:race against time,  cat and mouse,  hitchcockian,  one day,  evacuation,  psycho thriller,  following someone,  time,  captive,  sociopath,  die hard scenario,  suspicion,  stalking,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  van,  toilet,  video camera,  revolver,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  gun,  blood,  death,  flashback,  fight,  murder

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)

Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game-and the rest of the crew has been exonerated-the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime he can't seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before. From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, the elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world's stage... and to bring home the man who made them a family. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  escape
Characters:soldier
Story:race against time,  psychological manipulation,  nuclear threat,  high tech,  top secret,  taser,  aerial shot,  woman in jeopardy,  kicked in the stomach,  swat team,  sociopath,  american flag,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  pilot,  van,  terrorist,  handcuffs,  bomb,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  travel,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  father son relationship,  fight,  murder,  blood,  death,  kiss,  flashback

Ghost In The Shell (2017) is one of the best movies like Source Code (2011)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ghost In The Shell (2017)

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

Themes:terrorism,  memory,  escape,  surrealism
Mood:suspense
Characters:soldier
Story:terrorist,  race against time,  exposed brain,  cityscape,  high tech,  taser,  aerial shot,  haunted by the past,  kicked in the stomach,  identity,  severed arm,  exploding body,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  gunshot,  van,  massacre,  scientist,  criminal,  revolver,  hallucination,  handcuffs,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  explosion,  murder,  fight,  flashback,  gun,  death

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The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Action, Thriller

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of The Dark Knight, in which he took the rap for Dent's crimes, Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which is struggling to cope with Bane's plans to destroy the city.

Themes:terrorism,  military,  escape
Mood:suspense
Characters:soldier
Story:race against time,  u.s. army,  nuclear bomb,  nuclear threat,  detonator,  hit in the face,  timebomb,  aerial shot,  evacuation,  haunted by the past,  time,  swat team,  kicked in the stomach,  sociopath,  captain,  die hard scenario,  exploding body,  tragic event,  american flag,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  army,  massacre,  terrorist,  scientist,  hallucination,  psychopath,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  flashback,  kiss,  murder,  fight,  death

Midnight Special (2016)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Midnight Special (2016)

Alton Meyer is a boy unlike any other in the world with bizarrely powerful abilities and strange weaknesses. In the middle of the night, his father, Roy, spirits him away from the isolated cult that practically worships him and is determined to regain him at all costs. At the same time, Alton's abilities have been noticed by the US government as well and they are equally insistent on getting to the bottom of this mystery with Paul Sevier of the National Security Agency leading the Federal pursuit with his own questions. These rival hunts force father and son into a desperate run towards a looming date with destiny that could change everything. This is why Midnight Special (2016) is one of the best movies like Source Code (2011). (Read More)

Themes:military,  escape,  surrealism
Mood:suspense
Characters:soldier
Story:race against time,  u.s. army,  u.s. soldier,  parallel universe,  aerial shot,  paranormal phenomena,  time,  swat team,  destiny,  news report,  van,  video camera,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  mirror,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  father son relationship,  two word title,  murder,  fight,  blood,  gun,  death

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)

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

Themes:terrorism,  military,  escape
Mood:suspense
Characters:soldier
Story:race against time,  u.s. army,  cnn reporter,  u.s. air force,  aerial shot,  evacuation,  haunted by the past,  bombing,  following someone,  kicked in the stomach,  sociopath,  disaster,  strong female character,  severed arm,  exploding body,  american flag,  news report,  army,  massacre,  terrorist,  scientist,  criminal,  handcuffs,  hallucination,  bomb,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father son relationship,  death,  blood,  flashback,  murder,  fight

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G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013) is one of the best movies like Source Code (2011)
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:terrorism,  military
Characters:soldier
Story:race against time,  cnn reporter,  nuclear threat,  high tech,  megalomaniac,  laptop computer,  kicked in the stomach,  exploding body,  american flag,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  army,  massacre,  terrorist,  handcuffs,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  fight,  flashback,  blood,  murder,  death

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:terrorism,  escape
Mood:suspense
Story:race against time,  terrorist,  one day,  haunted by the past,  swat team,  kicked in the stomach,  die hard scenario,  pilot,  van,  toilet,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  travel,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  flashback,  fight,  death,  murder,  blood,  gun

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:military,  escape
Mood:suspense
Characters:soldier
Story:race against time,  military base,  shot through a door,  torso cut in half,  aerial shot,  evacuation,  severed arm,  die hard scenario,  suspicion,  exploding body,  american flag,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  van,  massacre,  bomb,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  death,  murder,  blood

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

Machete Kills (2013)

During an operation of a Mexican Cartel, Machete Cortez and Sartana Rivera intercept the criminals alone, but another group arrives and a masked man kills Sartana. Machete is arrested, accused of killing his beloved Sartana and Sheriff Doakes hangs Machete. But the President of the USA Rathcock pardons and recruits Machete to kill the revolutionary Marcos Mendez that has threatened the USA with a missile with a bomb. Machete goes to San Antonio to meet the Miss San Antonio Blanca Vasquez that will be the liaison between Machete and President Rathcock. Then Machete goes to the brothel of Madame Desdemona to seek out the prostitute Cereza that is Mendez's mistress. Machete meets Mendez and learns that his heart is connected to the missile and only the arm dealer Luther Voz is capable to disarm the bomb. Now Machete needs to bring Mendez to the USA in less than twenty-four hours and save his new country in a dangerous journey with betrayals. This is why Machete Kills (2013) is one of the best movies like Source Code (2011). (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  escape,  surrealism
Characters:soldier
Story:race against time,  nuclear threat,  megalomaniac,  timebomb,  inventor,  swat team,  severed arm,  exploding body,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  massacre,  terrorist,  scientist,  revolver,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  murder,  fight,  flashback,  blood,  death

Red 2 (2013) is one of the best movies like Source Code (2011)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Red 2 (2013)

Retired CIA agent Frank Moses is in love with Sarah Ross and enjoying their normal life. Out of the blue, Marvin Boggs meets Frank in the supermarket and tells that Wikileaks has released the information that they had participated and know the whereabouts of the Nightshade, a portable nuclear weapon that was smuggled in pieces and hidden in Russia. Now the top agents in the world are under contract to seek them out to discover where Nightshade is. The trio travels to Paris and teams-up with the Russian Katja to track down the former Russian Agent 'The Frog' to get more information about the operation. They learn that the brilliant inventor Dr. Edward Bailey might know where the weapon is. They discover that Bailey has been interned in an asylum in London by the MI-6 for thirty-two years and the British Victoria joins the team. They rescue Bailey and find that the nuclear device is hidden in the Kremlin. Soon the dangerous South Korean Han joins the group expecting to retrieve the weapon. But dangerous killer Jack Horton is hunting Frank down and will not stop until he recovers the nuclear bomb. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  military,  escape
Characters:soldier
Story:race against time,  u.s. army,  nuclear bomb,  u.s. air force,  timebomb,  taser,  inventor,  swat team,  die hard scenario,  exploding body,  terrorist,  scientist,  revolver,  handcuffs,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  cell phone,  pistol,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  murder,  death,  fight,  gun

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

Logan (2017)

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

Themes:escape
Mood:suspense
Characters:soldier
Story:time freeze,  race against time,  hit by a train,  torso cut in half,  haunted by the past,  time,  swat team,  kicked in the stomach,  sociopath,  severed arm,  exploding body,  stalking,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  van,  army,  massacre,  scientist,  revolver,  handcuffs,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  mirror,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  train,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  murder,  fight,  gun,  blood,  death

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Odd Thomas (2013)
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Odd Thomas (2013)

Small-town fry cook Odd Thomas ('Anton Yelchin' (qv)) is an ordinary guy with a paranormal secret: he sees dead people, everywhere. When a creepy stranger shows-up with an entourage of ghostly bodachs - predators who feed on pain and portend mass destruction - Odd knows that his town is in serious trouble. Teaming up with his sweetheart Stormy ('Addison Timlin' (qv)) and the local sheriff ('Willem Dafoe' (qv)), Odd plunges into an epic battle of good vs evil to try to stop a disaster of apocalyptic proportions. Based on the best-selling thriller by Dean Koontz. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  memory,  escape,  surrealism
Story:race against time,  seeing the future,  bomber,  premonition,  timebomb,  paranormal phenomena,  sociopath,  disaster,  severed arm,  exploding body,  van,  massacre,  terrorist,  revolver,  handcuffs,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  two word title,  kiss,  fight,  flashback,  murder,  blood,  death

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

Man Of Steel (2013)

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

Themes:military,  escape
Characters:soldier
Story:assumed identity,  race against time,  u.s. army,  u.s. soldier,  exploding train,  u.s. air force,  megalomaniac,  kicked in the stomach,  captain,  exploding body,  american flag,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  nonlinear timeline,  army,  scientist,  criminal,  handcuffs,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  father son relationship,  flashback,  death,  fight,  murder

Ngo Si Seoi (1998) is one of the best movies like Source Code (2011)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)

Jackie Chan, a top secret militant soldier, crashes into the South African jungle after his mission of kidnapping three scientists (who were experimenting with a powerful mineral) has gone awry. Waking up in a village of local natives, Chan has no memory of who he is, thus being addressed as "Who Am I". His journey with aid from two female sidekicks to find out his identity leads him all the way to Rotterdam where he coincidentally discovers the location of the organization that kidnapped the three scientists. With no memory, Chan is thirsty for answers by any means necessary. This is why Ngo Si Seoi (1998) is one of the best movies like Source Code (2011). (Read More)

Themes:memory,  military,  escape
Mood:suspense
Characters:soldier
Story:air vent,  shot through a door,  high tech,  top secret,  aerial shot,  kicked in the stomach,  identity,  die hard scenario,  internet,  scientist,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  corpse,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  death,  flashback,  fight,  murder

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Kokaku Kidotai (1995)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Kokaku Kidotai (1995)

It is the year 2029. Technology has advanced so far that cyborgs are commonplace. In addition, human brains can connect to the internet directly. Major Motoko Kasunagi is an officer in Section 9, an elite, secretive police division that deals with special operations, including counter terrorism and cyber crime. She is currently on the trail of the Puppet Master, a cyber criminal who hacks into the brains of cyborgs in order to obtain information and to commit other crimes. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  escape,  surrealism
Mood:suspense
Characters:soldier
Story:helicopter pilot,  race against time,  cityscape,  high tech,  torso cut in half,  swat team,  kicked in the stomach,  severed arm,  internet,  massacre,  scientist,  criminal,  revolver,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  murder,  fight,  blood,  death

Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015)

Tony Stark creates the Ultron Program to protect the world, but when the peacekeeping program becomes hostile, The Avengers go into action to try and defeat a virtually impossible enemy together. Earth's mightiest heroes must come together once again to protect the world from global extinction.

Themes:terrorism
Characters:soldier
Story:race against time,  commuter train,  high tech,  megalomaniac,  timebomb,  torso cut in half,  evacuation,  inventor,  haunted by the past,  swat team,  sociopath,  captain,  strong female character,  severed arm,  die hard scenario,  exploding body,  american flag,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  internet,  army,  terrorist,  scientist,  revolver,  hallucination,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  father son relationship,  fight,  flashback,  murder,  death

Morgan (2016)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Morgan (2016)

Themes:escape
Mood:suspense
Story:science experiment,  high tech,  aerial shot,  evacuation,  kicked in the stomach,  suspicion,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  scientist,  science,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  mirror,  corpse,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  fight,  flashback,  murder,  blood,  death

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Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) is one of the best movies like Source Code (2011)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

It is 1942, America has entered World War II, and sickly but determined Steve Rogers is frustrated at being rejected yet again for military service. Everything changes when Dr. Erskine recruits him for the secret Project Rebirth. Proving his extraordinary courage, wits and conscience, Rogers undergoes the experiment and his weak body is suddenly enhanced into the maximum human potential. When Dr. Erskine is then immediately assassinated by an agent of Nazi Germany's secret HYDRA research department (headed by Johann Schmidt, a.k.a. the Red Skull), Rogers is left as a unique man who is initially misused as a propaganda mascot; however, when his comrades need him, Rogers goes on a successful adventure that truly makes him Captain America, and his war against Schmidt begins. (Read More)

Themes:military,  terrorism,  escape
Characters:soldier
Story:captain,  race against time,  u.s. army,  army,  scientist,  in medias res,  top secret,  megalomaniac,  timebomb,  inventor,  kicked in the stomach,  exploding body,  american flag,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  pilot,  nonlinear timeline,  terrorist,  science,  psychopath,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  train,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  fight,  kiss,  death,  blood,  flashback,  murder

Total Recall (2012)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Total Recall (2012)

For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he's got a beautiful wife who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life - real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man as he finds himself on the run from the police. This is why Total Recall (2012) is one of the best movies like Source Code (2011). (Read More)

Themes:memory,  escape
Story:train explosion,  megalomaniac,  taser,  torso cut in half,  railway station,  swat team,  strong female character,  severed arm,  exploding body,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  army,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  two word title,  murder,  death,  flashback

P2 (2007)
Crime, Horror, Thriller

P2 (2007)

The story centers on a corporate climber who gets stuck working late on Christmas Eve and finds herself the target of an unhinged security guard. With no help in sight, the woman must overcome physical and psychological challenges to survive.

Themes:escape
Mood:suspense
Story:psychopath,  single set production,  cat and mouse,  mind game,  taser,  one day,  aerial shot,  title appears in writing,  surveillance camera,  woman in jeopardy,  psycho thriller,  time,  kicked in the stomach,  captive,  sociopath,  die hard scenario,  exploding body,  stalking,  nonlinear timeline,  video camera,  handcuffs,  punched in the face,  mirror,  corpse,  cell phone,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  murder,  death,  fight,  blood

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Jonah Hex (2010)
Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller, Western

Jonah Hex (2010)

During Grant's presidency, Jonah Hex is a remorseless bounty hunter. In the Civil War, he was a rebel whose honor put him afoul of a Confederate general, Quentin Turnbull, who murdered Jonah's family while Jonah watched. As a result of the ordeal, Jonah's face is disfigured and he can talk with the dead. After staging his own death, Turnbull, with a group of rebel stalwarts, hatches a plan to bring the Union to its knees. Grant wants Hex to stop it. While the nation readies to celebrate Independence Day, Hex and an unlikely ally have little time to stop Turnbull and his weapon of mass destruction. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  military,  surrealism
Characters:soldier
Story:race against time,  u.s. army,  train explosion,  exploding train,  megalomaniac,  time,  exploding body,  american flag,  massacre,  terrorist,  revolver,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  train,  fire,  pistol,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  murder,  flashback,  death,  fight

Arrival (2016) is one of the best movies like Source Code (2011)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Arrival (2016)

Linguistics professor Louise Banks leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touchdown in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind. (Read More)

Themes:military,  memory,  escape,  surrealism
Mood:suspense
Characters:soldier
Story:time,  time travel,  race against time,  u.s. army,  u.s. soldier,  seeing the future,  precognition,  timebomb,  aerial shot,  evacuation,  captain,  strong female character,  news report,  nonlinear timeline,  army,  scientist,  hallucination,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  flashback,  death

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

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:escape
Mood:suspense
Story:race against time,  cityscape,  timebomb,  taser,  aerial shot,  kicked in the stomach,  sociopath,  tragic event,  news report,  nonlinear timeline,  criminal,  revolver,  psychopath,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  corpse,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  murder,  death,  fight,  flashback,  blood,  gun,  kiss

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