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Surrogates (2009)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Surrogates (2009)

People are living their lives remotely from the safety of their own homes via robotic surrogates -- sexy, physically perfect mechanical representations of themselves. It's an ideal world where crime, pain, fear and consequences don't exist. When the first murder in years jolts this utopia, FBI agent Greer discovers a vast conspiracy behind the surrogate phenomenon and must abandon his own surrogate, risking his life to unravel the mystery. (Read More)

Themes:military, deception, suicide, revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:laboratory, nightclub, hospital
Characters:lawyer, hostage, detective, soldier, doctor
Period:future, 2010s
Story:fbi investigation, computer hacker, laptop computer, ch 47 chinook helicopter, helicopter crash, exploding helicopter, suicide by poison, controversial technology, dorchester massachusetts, camera shot of a woman's legs, brain in a vat, apb, eurocopter as350 squirrel, pantsuit, superhuman speed, reflection in eye, internet research, futurism, secret weapon, prototype

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

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:military, deception, revenge
Characters:hostage, detective, soldier
Period:2010s, future
Story:kicking in a door, metal detector, body landing on a car, stealing a car, swat team, kicked in the stomach, police chase, american flag, kicked in the face, news report, foot chase, car crash, car chase, held at gunpoint, falling from height, punched in the face, shot in the head, shotgun, machine gun, motorcycle

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:deception
Locations:laboratory
Characters:soldier, doctor
Period:future
Story:computer hacker, tech noir, superhuman strength, hit by a truck, torso cut in half, cyberpunk, android, swat team, kicked in the stomach, police chase, severed arm, kicked in the face, based on comic book, foot chase, subjective camera, shot in the back, robot, car crash, car chase, based on comic

Atomic Blonde (2017)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Atomic Blonde (2017)

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

Themes:deception, revenge
Locations:nightclub
Characters:hostage, soldier
Story:car rollover, rogue agent, metal detector, based on graphic novel, suit and tie, body landing on a car, stabbed in the head, stealing a car, kicked in the stomach, caucasian, scene during opening credits, beard, police chase, handgun, kicked in the face, prologue, latex gloves, shot in the leg, news report, hit by a car

Ride Along (2014) is one of the best movies like Surrogates (2009)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance

Ride Along (2014)

Ben must prove he is good enough to date cop James' sister. By doing this he goes on a "Ride Along" to show that he is not weak and he will do whatever it takes to get James' approval but along the way runs into a few obstacles that he has to overcome in a very funny way.

Themes:deception
Locations:hospital
Characters:hostage, detective, doctor
Period:2010s
Story:car rollover, body landing on a car, impostor, stealing a car, kicked in the stomach, scene during opening credits, police chase, kicked in the face, shot in the leg, news report, foot chase, subjective camera, shot in the back, car crash, car chase, held at gunpoint, punched in the face, investigation, shotgun, shot in the chest

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. This is why Takers (2010) is one of the best movies like Surrogates (2009). (Read More)

Themes:deception, revenge
Locations:nightclub, hospital
Story:exploding helicopter, body landing on a car, gash in the face, stealing a car, murder of a police officer, swat team, nosebleed, police chase, kicked in the face, shot in the leg, hit by a car, subway, foot chase, shot in the back, car crash, car chase, held at gunpoint, punched in the face, shotgun, shot in the chest

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:deception, revenge
Locations:laboratory
Characters:hostage, soldier, doctor
Period:2010s
Story:computer hacker, car rollover, hit by a truck, stealing a car, duct tape over mouth, kicked in the stomach, swat team, beard, police chase, electrocution, shot in the leg, news report, subway, foot chase, subjective camera, shot in the back, car crash, car chase, held at gunpoint, punched in the face

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

After the Kingsman headquarters are blown up by a psychotic criminal named Poppy Adams. The surviving agents find their way to an allied secret organisation based in Kentucky, named Statesman. The two agencies must now work together in order to save the world and take down the so called 'Golden Circle'. (Read More)

Themes:deception, revenge
Locations:laboratory, hospital
Characters:lawyer, hostage, soldier
Period:2010s
Story:computer hacker, hit with a chair, superhuman strength, rogue agent, suit and tie, torso cut in half, body landing on a car, android, kicked in the stomach, caucasian, character says i love you, severed arm, handgun, american flag, kicked in the face, electrocution, latex gloves, news report, based on comic book, subjective camera

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) is one of the best movies like Surrogates (2009)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:deception, suicide, revenge
Period:2010s
Story:suit and tie, body landing on a car, stabbed in the head, stealing a car, kicked in the stomach, beard, kicked in the face, prologue, limousine, shot in the leg, hit by a car, subway, foot chase, shot in the back, car crash, car chase, held at gunpoint, falling from height, punched in the face, shot in the head

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

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:deception
Locations:nightclub, hospital
Characters:hostage, detective, doctor
Story:camera shot of a woman's legs, hit with a chair, car rollover, based on graphic novel, impostor, kicked in the stomach, nosebleed, police chase, kicked in the face, electrocution, prologue, news report, hit by a car, based on comic book, foot chase, subjective camera, car crash, car chase, held at gunpoint, based on comic

Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017)

Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang (Donnie Yen) and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora's Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments. This is why Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017) is one of the best movies like Surrogates (2009). (Read More)

Themes:deception, revenge
Locations:nightclub
Characters:hostage, soldier
Period:2010s
Story:prototype, hit with a chair, car rollover, rogue agent, newscast, body landing on a car, stealing a car, swat team, kicked in the stomach, beard, kicked in the face, electrocution, prologue, limousine, shot in the leg, news report, hit by a car, foot chase, shot in the back, car crash

Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)

HITMAN: AGENT 47 centers on an elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. He is the culmination of decades of research and forty-six earlier Agent clones -- endowing him with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence. His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent 47's past to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own. Teaming up with a young woman who may hold the secret to overcoming their powerful and clandestine enemies, 47 confronts stunning revelations about his own origins and squares off in an epic battle with his deadliest foe. (Read More)

Themes:deception, suicide, revenge
Locations:laboratory
Characters:hostage, doctor
Story:computer hacker, helicopter crash, exploding helicopter, megacorporation, metal detector, body landing on a car, stealing a car, kicked in the stomach, scene during opening credits, kicked in the face, factory, electrocution, prologue, shot in the leg, hit by a car, foot chase, shot in the back, car crash, car chase, held at gunpoint

Total Recall (2012) is one of the best movies like Surrogates (2009)
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. (Read More)

Themes:deception
Mood:nightmare
Period:future
Story:factory, megacorporation, torso cut in half, cyberpunk, murder of a police officer, swat team, police chase, severed arm, character says i love you, news report, subway, foot chase, shot in the back, robot, car crash, car chase, held at gunpoint, falling from height, punched in the face, shot in the head

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:deception, revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:laboratory, hospital
Characters:hostage, soldier, doctor
Period:future
Story:megacorporation, hit by a truck, torso cut in half, body landing on a car, stabbed in the head, cyberpunk, stealing a car, swat team, kicked in the stomach, scene during opening credits, severed arm, kicked in the face, electrocution, limousine, shot in the leg, hit by a car, based on comic book, foot chase, subjective camera, shot in the back

Underworld Awakening (2012)
Action, Fantasy, Horror

Underworld Awakening (2012)

Mankind discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan species and they begin a war to annihilate the races. When Selene meets with Michael in the harbor, they are hit by a grenade and Selene passes out. Twelve years later, Selene awakes from a cryogenic sleep in the Antigen laboratory and meets the Vampire David. She learns that she had been the subject of the scientist Dr. Jacob Lane and the Vampire and Lycan species have been practically eradicated from Earth. But Selene is still connected to Michael and has visions that she believes that belongs to Michael's sight. However she has a surprise and finds that she has a powerful daughter named Eve that has been raised in the laboratory. Now Selene and David have to protect Eve against the Lycans that intend to use her to inoculate their species against silver. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:laboratory
Characters:hostage, detective, doctor
Period:future
Story:megacorporation, torso cut in half, body landing on a car, stabbed in the head, cyberpunk, stealing a car, kicked in the stomach, severed arm, kicked in the face, shot in the leg, news report, hit by a car, subjective camera, shot in the back, car crash, held at gunpoint, falling from height, punched in the face, investigation, shot in the head

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

Morgan (2016)

Themes:deception, suicide, revenge
Locations:laboratory
Characters:hostage, doctor
Story:prototype, gash in the face, stealing a car, android, kicked in the stomach, beard, kicked in the face, latex gloves, foot chase, shot in the back, car chase, held at gunpoint, computer, punched in the face, investigation, shot in the head, shot in the chest, corpse, beating, cell phone

The Fate Of The Furious (2017) is one of the best movies like Surrogates (2009)
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:deception, revenge
Characters:hostage, soldier
Period:2010s
Story:computer hacker, helicopter crash, exploding helicopter, car rollover, body landing on a car, duct tape over mouth, kicked in the stomach, swat team, scene during opening credits, beard, police chase, american flag, kicked in the face, electrocution, limousine, hit by a car, foot chase, subjective camera, shot in the back, car crash

Terminator Genisys (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Terminator Genisys (2015)

When John Connor ('Jason Clarke (I)' (qv)), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese ('Jai Courtney' (qv)) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor ('Emilia Clarke' (qv)) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured time-line. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian ('Arnold Schwarzenegger' (qv)), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future... (Read More)

Themes:deception
Locations:laboratory, hospital
Characters:soldier, doctor
Period:future
Story:helicopter crash, exploding helicopter, megacorporation, facial scar, hit by a truck, body landing on a car, gash in the face, cyberpunk, impostor, stealing a car, android, murder of a police officer, kicked in the stomach, scene during opening credits, severed arm, factory, person on fire, electrocution, shot in the leg, news report

Ride Along 2 (2016)
Action, Comedy

Ride Along 2 (2016)

The RIDE ALONG 2 sequel picks up about a year after our heroes' last adventure. Plans for a quick trip to Miami go bad. With the wedding upcoming, James reluctantly takes Ben with him to Miami to follow up on a lead connected to a drug ring case he's been trying to crack. In Miami, they meet Maya, a no-BS homicide detective who lets them know Miami is her turf. They also encounter AJ, a shady cocky computer hacker who reveals evidence that implicates a well-respected local businessman, the wealthy Antonio Pope. Pope harbors a vicious streak and rules South Florida's drug trade. If Ben and James can convince the authorities that Pope is a brutal crime boss they'll stop his spree. If they fail, well there may not be a wedding after all. (Read More)

Themes:deception
Locations:nightclub, hospital
Characters:detective
Period:2010s
Story:computer hacker, car rollover, impostor, stealing a car, scene during opening credits, police chase, shot in the leg, foot chase, shot in the back, car crash, car chase, held at gunpoint, falling from height, computer, punched in the face, investigation, shot in the chest, machine gun, motorcycle, helicopter

Knight And Day (2010)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Knight And Day (2010)

June has a garage in Boston. At an airport heading home, a man bumps into her a few times and tries to keep her off the plane. He's under FBI surveillance; they wonder if he and she are working together, so they let both on a flight full of armed men wanting to arrest the stranger. He's Roy, he shoots his way out of trouble and tells her she's in danger. She's home the next day, miraculously, when agents pick her up; Roy saves her again, and a transcontinental chase ensues with Roy convincing her that he's the good guy, protecting an energy source that a rogue agent wants to sell on the black market. Can she trust Roy, and will trust matter when the bullets start flying? (Read More)

Themes:deception
Locations:laboratory, hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:rogue agent, hit by a truck, body landing on a car, swat team, fbi agent, police chase, kicked in the face, shot in the leg, news report, hit by a car, foot chase, subjective camera, car crash, car chase, held at gunpoint, falling from height, computer, punched in the face, shot in the head, shotgun

The Salton Sea (2002) is one of the best movies like Surrogates (2009)
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. This is why The Salton Sea (2002) is one of the best movies like Surrogates (2009). (Read More)

Themes:deception, revenge
Locations:hospital
Story:fbi investigation, car rollover, impostor, murder of a police officer, fbi agent, american flag, kicked in the face, person on fire, shot in the leg, hit by a car, shot in the back, car crash, held at gunpoint, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, machine gun, motorcycle, shot to death, corpse

Scanners (1981)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Scanners (1981)

Darryl Revok is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of the underground scanner movement for world domination. Scanners have great psychic power, strong enough to control minds; they can inflict enormous pain/damage on their victims. Doctor Paul Ruth finds a scanner that Revok hasn't, and converts him to their cause - to destroy the underground movement. (Read More)

Themes:deception, suicide
Characters:doctor
Story:megacorporation, kicking in a door, gash in the face, nosebleed, factory, person on fire, shot in the leg, subway, foot chase, subjective camera, shot in the back, car crash, car chase, held at gunpoint, falling from height, computer, investigation, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011)

Autobots Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide, Mirage (aka Dino), Wheeljack (aka Que) and Sideswipe led by Optimus Prime, are back in action taking on the evil Decepticons, who are eager to avenge their recent defeat. The Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the United States and Russia to reach a hidden Cybertronian spacecraft on the moon and learn its secrets, and once again Sam Witwicky has to go to the aid of his robot friends. The new villain Shockwave is on the scene while the Autobots and Decepticons continue to battle it out on Earth. (Read More)

Themes:military, deception, revenge
Characters:hostage, soldier
Period:2010s
Story:computer hacker, laptop computer, exploding helicopter, newscast, body landing on a car, gash in the face, swat team, kicked in the stomach, character says i love you, severed arm, american flag, electrocution, prologue, limousine, shot in the leg, news report, shot in the back, robot, car crash, car chase

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

Self/less (2015)

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

Themes:deception, revenge
Locations:laboratory, nightclub
Characters:hostage, doctor
Period:2010s
Story:car rollover, cyberpunk, stealing a car, kicked in the stomach, kicked in the face, person on fire, electrocution, limousine, shot in the leg, subjective camera, car crash, car chase, held at gunpoint, punched in the face, investigation, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, shot to death, corpse

Seeking Justice (2011) is one of the best movies like Surrogates (2009)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Seeking Justice (2011)

In New Orleans, English teacher of the high school Rampart High, Will Gerard, and his wife, musician Laura Gerard, are in love with each other. One night, Laura leaves a rehearsal and is assaulted, while Will is playing chess with his friend Jimmy. Will is visiting her in hospital when, out of the blue, a stranger named Simon tells him that he belongs to an organization of vigilantes and offers to eliminate the assailant. In return, the organisation would want a favor from Will in the future. Will agrees, and the criminal is murdered. Six months later, Simon collects his debt with Will. He demands that Will kill Alan Marsh, a pedophile. Will accidentally kills Alan and soon he learns that the victim was an awarded journalist that was investigating the organization. Now he seeks evidences to prove his innocence but the network of the organization is powerful and is seeking Will out to eliminate him. (Read More)

Themes:deception, revenge
Locations:hospital
Characters:hostage, detective, doctor
Period:future
Story:metal detector, hit by a truck, body landing on a car, duct tape over mouth, scene during opening credits, police chase, character says i love you, shot in the leg, news report, hit by a car, foot chase, shot in the back, car crash, car chase, held at gunpoint, falling from height, punched in the face, investigation, shot in the head, shot in the chest

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

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)

Marv is unconscious on a highway surrounded by corpses. When he awakes, he has amnesia and tries to recall his last steps from the Kadie's saloon on the Saturday night. He recalls that he found four playboys burning a homeless man alive and defended the poor man. Marv hunts them down and kills the group. The cocky gambler Johnny hits jackpot in slot machines in the Kadie's saloon and invites the waitress Marcie to go with him to play poker game against the powerful Senator Roark. He wins the game and suffers the consequence of his arrogance. The private detective Dwight McCarthy is contacted by his former lover Ava Lord that asks to meet him at the Kadie's saloon. Ava asks him for forgiveness for leaving him to marry the wealthy Damian Lord. However her strong chauffeur Manute takes her home. Dwight snoops around Ava's house but is found and beaten by Manute and the bodyguards. When he returns home, Ava is waiting for him naked in the bed and seduces him again. Then she tells that Damian and Manute torture her and soon she will be killed. Once again Manute takes Ava with him and hits Dwight that invites Marv to help him to rescue Ava. Damian denies the accusation but Dwight beats him to death while Marv tear Manute's eye out. But soon Dwight finds that he was lured by Ava that shoots him. Marv rescues Dwight and takes him to the Old Town where Dwight finds his former lover Gail that helps him to recover while Dwight plots revenge against Ava. This is why Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014) is one of the best movies like Surrogates (2009). (Read More)

Themes:deception, suicide, revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:hospital
Characters:detective, doctor
Story:superhuman strength, facial scar, based on graphic novel, body landing on a car, stabbed in the head, gash in the face, stealing a car, murder of a police officer, kicked in the stomach, police chase, handgun, kicked in the face, person on fire, limousine, shot in the leg, foot chase, subjective camera, shot in the back, car crash, car chase

Safe (2012)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Safe (2012)

In China, the girl Mei is a genius that looks like a computer in numbers. She is abducted by the Chinese Triads and the boss Han Jiao ends Mei to Chinatown, in New York, to help him in the control of his activities. Meanwhile, the fighter Luke Wright has his life destroyed when he wins a fight against the will of the Russian Mafia and accidentally kills his opponent. The Russian mobsters kill his wife and the alcoholic Luke wanders on the streets and hostels with no objective in life. One day, Han Jiao asks Mei to memorize a long number and soon the Russian Mafia abducts the girl from the Chinese mobs. She escapes from the mobsters and is chased by the Russians; by the corrupt detectives from the NYPD; and by the Triads. When Luke sees the girl fleeing from the Russian mobs in the subway, he protects the girl and discovers that the number she had memorized is the combination of a safe where the Triads keep 30 million dollars. Luke is an elite agent and uses his skills to protect the girl. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:nightclub, hospital
Characters:hostage, detective
Story:duct tape over mouth, murder of a police officer, swat team, kicked in the stomach, kicked in the face, limousine, shot in the leg, news report, hit by a car, subway, foot chase, shot in the back, car crash, car chase, held at gunpoint, computer, punched in the face, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

Alice awakes at home with her daughter Becky and her husband. But soon she realizes that she is actually in an Umbrella Corporation's underground facility. Out of the blue, the computer security system shuts-down and Alice flees to the central control room of the facility. She meets Ada Wong, who works with Albert Wesker, and she learns that a five-man team has been sent by Wesker to rescue them. However, the Red Queen sends Jill Valentine and Rain to hunt them down. (Read More)

Themes:military, revenge
Locations:laboratory
Characters:hostage, soldier
Story:helicopter crash, assembly line, megacorporation, hit by a truck, cyberpunk, kicked in the stomach, character says i love you, kicked in the face, shot in the leg, hit by a car, subway, foot chase, shot in the back, car crash, car chase, held at gunpoint, falling from height, computer, punched in the face, shot in the head

Ghost In The Shell (2017) is one of the best movies like Surrogates (2009)
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:deception, suicide, revenge
Locations:nightclub
Characters:hostage, soldier
Period:future
Story:computer hacker, helicopter crash, exploding helicopter, prototype, tech noir, megacorporation, car rollover, metal detector, cyberpunk, android, kicked in the stomach, scene during opening credits, severed arm, handgun, kicked in the face, electrocution, prologue, latex gloves, shot in the leg, foot chase

Chappie (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Chappie (2015)

In Johannesburg, the police department reduced the high rating of criminality using robots from the Tetravaal Company, designed by the engineer Deon Wilson. The former military Vincent Moore is envious of Deon, since he has developed another project called Moose, but neither Tetravaal nor the police department is interested. Deon has just developed an Artificial Intelligence but the Tetravaal's CEO Michelle Bradley asks him to abort the project. Deon decides to bring the damaged Robot 22 that was sent to be crushed to test his A.I. However he is kidnapped by the criminals Ninja, Yo-Landi and Amerika that want him to stop the robot cops. When they see the damaged robot in the van, they force Deon to program it to heist banks with them and they call it Chappie. However, Chappie acts like a child and need to be trained to learn and grow. Meanwhile Vincent follows Deon and plots an evil scheme to activate his robot. (Read More)

Themes:military, deception, revenge
Locations:laboratory
Characters:hostage
Period:future, 2010s
Story:robot, eurocopter as350 squirrel, prototype, assembly line, megacorporation, newscast, torso cut in half, stealing a car, android, swat team, severed arm, factory, electrocution, shot in the leg, news report, foot chase, subjective camera, shot in the back, car crash, held at gunpoint

Killer Elite (2011)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Killer Elite (2011)

Loosely based on a true story, Killer Elite pits two of the worlds' most elite operatives - Danny, a ruthless killer-for-hire ('Jason Statham' (qv)) and Hunter, his longtime mentor ('Robert De Niro' (qv)) - against the cunning leader of a secret society of former Special Air Service operatives('Clive Owen'). Covering the globe from Australia to Paris, London and the Middle East, Danny and Hunter are plunged into a highly dangerous game of revenge and deception - where things are not always what they appear to be. This is why Killer Elite (2011) is one of the best movies like Surrogates (2009). (Read More)

Themes:military, deception, revenge
Locations:hospital
Characters:hostage, soldier
Story:eurocopter as350 squirrel, hit by a truck, death of son, kicked in the face, limousine, shot in the leg, subway, foot chase, shot in the back, car crash, car chase, held at gunpoint, punched in the face, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, motorcycle, shot to death, beating, shootout

Stolen (2012)
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:deception, revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:recreational vehicle, stealing a car, murder of a police officer, swat team, fbi agent, police chase, character says i love you, kicked in the face, person on fire, shot in the leg, hit by a car, foot chase, subjective camera, shot in the back, car crash, car chase, held at gunpoint, falling from height, punched in the face, shotgun

Patriots Day (2016) is one of the best movies like Surrogates (2009)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Patriots Day (2016)

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

Themes:deception
Locations:hospital
Characters:hostage, detective, soldier, doctor
Period:2010s
Story:fbi investigation, stealing a car, swat team, fbi agent, police chase, american flag, death of child, news report, car crash, car chase, held at gunpoint, punched in the face, investigation, shotgun, shot in the chest, machine gun, motorcycle, helicopter, shot to death, corpse

Attack The Block (2011)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Attack The Block (2011)

Attack the Block follows an unlucky young woman and and a gang of tough inner-city kids who make an unlikely alliance to try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, turning a South London apartment complex into a war-zone.

Themes:revenge
Story:hit by a truck, stabbed in the head, gash in the face, stealing a car, swat team, severed arm, character says i love you, death of child, person on fire, limousine, hit by a car, foot chase, car crash, held at gunpoint, falling from height, machine gun, motorcycle, helicopter, shot to death, corpse

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:military, deception, revenge
Characters:hostage, soldier
Story:laptop computer, stabbed in the head, impostor, kicked in the stomach, american flag, kicked in the face, factory, limousine, news report, hit by a car, based on comic book, foot chase, shot in the back, held at gunpoint, based on comic, falling from height, punched in the face, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun

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... This is why Hardcore Henry (2015) is one of the best movies like Surrogates (2009). (Read More)

Themes:deception, revenge
Locations:laboratory
Characters:hostage, soldier, doctor
Story:tech noir, hit with a chair, body landing on a car, stabbed in the head, stealing a car, kicked in the stomach, police chase, severed arm, character says i love you, kicked in the face, person on fire, electrocution, shot in the leg, hit by a car, subway, foot chase, subjective camera, shot in the back, robot, car crash

The Island (2005) is one of the best movies like Surrogates (2009)
Action, Adventure, Romance, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Island (2005)

Lincoln Six Echo is just like everyone else - he's waiting to go to the Island, the only place left in the world to actually live a life. Thousands of people stay at a facility waiting to go to the Island. It all sounds like paradise, but Lincoln Six Echo soon discovers that there's actually a sinister purpose going on at that facility and that he must escape - but not before stopping the sinister plan. (Read More)

Mood:nightmare
Locations:laboratory
Characters:doctor
Period:2010s, future
Story:exploding helicopter, pro life, pc, megacorporation, car rollover, murder of a police officer, american flag, latex gloves, shot in the leg, hit by a car, foot chase, shot in the back, car crash, car chase, falling from height, computer, shot in the chest, motorcycle, helicopter, shot to death

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:deception, suicide, revenge
Characters:detective, hostage
Story:kicking in a door, body landing on a car, stealing a car, murder of a police officer, swat team, american flag, person on fire, electrocution, limousine, shot in the leg, hit by a car, shot in the back, car crash, car chase, held at gunpoint, falling from height, punched in the face, investigation, shot in the head, shotgun

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:military, deception, suicide, revenge
Locations:laboratory, hospital
Characters:hostage, soldier, doctor
Period:2010s
Story:rogue agent, body landing on a car, obesity, stealing a car, kicked in the stomach, beard, electrocution, limousine, shot in the leg, news report, hit by a car, foot chase, subjective camera, shot in the back, car crash, car chase, held at gunpoint, punched in the face, investigation, shot in the head

London Has Fallen (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

London Has Fallen (2016)

After the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances, all leaders of the Western world must attend his funeral. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a deadly plot to kill the world's most powerful leaders and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The President of the United States, his formidable secret service head and a British MI-6 agent who trusts no one are the only people that have any hope of stopping it. (Read More)

Themes:military, deception, suicide, revenge
Characters:hostage, soldier
Period:2010s, future
Story:helicopter crash, exploding helicopter, car rollover, rogue agent, metal detector, body landing on a car, murder of a police officer, swat team, kicked in the stomach, american flag, death of child, prologue, limousine, shot in the leg, news report, hit by a car, subway, subjective camera, shot in the back, car crash

Shooter (2007) is one of the best movies like Surrogates (2009)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Shooter (2007)

Bob Lee Swagger, one of the world's great marksmen and the son of a Congressional Medal of Honoree, is a loner living in the Rockies. He's left the military, having been hung out to dry in a secret Ethiopian mission a few years before, when he's recruited by a colonel to help find a way that the President of the US might be assassinated in one of three cities in the next two weeks. He does his work, but the shot is fired notwithstanding and Bob Lee is quickly the fall guy: wounded and hunted by thousands, he goes to ground and, aided by two unlikely allies, searches for the truth and for those who double-crossed him. All roads lead back to Ethiopia. This is why Shooter (2007) is one of the best movies like Surrogates (2009). (Read More)

Themes:military, deception, suicide, revenge
Story:helicopter crash, exploding helicopter, murder of a police officer, fbi agent, severed arm, american flag, person on fire, shot in the leg, news report, subjective camera, car crash, car chase, falling from height, punched in the face, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, shot to death, beating, shootout

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:deception, revenge
Locations:hospital
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:metal detector, body landing on a car, impostor, obesity, stealing a car, kicked in the stomach, swat team, scene during opening credits, police chase, kicked in the face, person on fire, limousine, shot in the leg, news report, hit by a car, foot chase, subjective camera, shot in the back, car crash, car chase

Strange Days (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Strange Days (1995)

Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. One day he receives a disc which contains the memories of a murderer killing a prostitute. Lenny investigates and is pulled deeper and deeper in a whirl of blackmail, murder and rape. Will he survive and solve the case? (Read More)

Themes:military, deception, suicide, revenge
Locations:nightclub
Characters:soldier
Period:future
Story:tech noir, hit with a chair, body landing on a car, cyberpunk, swat team, electrocution, limousine, latex gloves, news report, subway, foot chase, shot in the back, car chase, held at gunpoint, falling from height, computer, punched in the face, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest

3 Days To Kill (2014)
Action, Drama, Thriller

3 Days To Kill (2014)

Dying of brain cancer, a dangerous international spy is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, whom he's previously kept at arm's length to keep out of danger; but first, he must complete one last mission - even if it means juggling the two toughest assignments yet: hunt down the world's most ruthless terrorist and look after his teenage daughter for the first time in ten years while his wife is out of town. (Read More)

Themes:deception
Locations:nightclub, hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:body landing on a car, stealing a car, duct tape over mouth, nosebleed, scene during opening credits, character says i love you, kicked in the face, electrocution, shot in the leg, hit by a car, subway, foot chase, shot in the back, car crash, car chase, held at gunpoint, falling from height, punched in the face, shot in the head, shotgun

Ngo Si Seoi (1998) is one of the best movies like Surrogates (2009)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)

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

Themes:military, deception
Locations:laboratory, hospital
Characters:hostage, detective, soldier, doctor
Story:helicopter crash, rogue agent, kicked in the stomach, scene during opening credits, police chase, kicked in the face, prologue, hit by a car, foot chase, car crash, car chase, held at gunpoint, falling from height, punched in the face, machine gun, motorcycle, helicopter, corpse, beating, shootout

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 Surrogates (2009). (Read More)

Themes:military, revenge
Characters:hostage, detective
Story:kicking in a door, facial scar, newscast, body landing on a car, stabbed in the head, gash in the face, duct tape over mouth, swat team, fbi agent, severed arm, american flag, kicked in the face, death of child, person on fire, shot in the leg, based on comic book, shot in the back, falling from height, punched in the face, shot in the head

World War Z (2013)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

World War Z (2013)

Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls. (Read More)

Themes:military, suicide
Locations:laboratory
Characters:soldier, doctor
Story:helicopter crash, exploding helicopter, recreational vehicle, hit by a truck, body landing on a car, stabbed in the head, stealing a car, severed arm, person on fire, news report, foot chase, shot in the back, car crash, falling from height, investigation, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, machine gun, motorcycle

Lone Survivor (2013)
Action, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War

Lone Survivor (2013)

Marcus Luttrell, a Navy Seal, and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. After running into mountain herders and capturing them, they were left with no choice but to follow their rules of engagement or be imprisoned. Now Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare. (Read More)

Themes:military, deception, revenge
Characters:hostage, soldier
Story:ch 47 chinook helicopter, helicopter crash, exploding helicopter, gash in the face, scene during opening credits, beard, american flag, shot in the leg, foot chase, subjective camera, shot in the back, held at gunpoint, falling from height, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, helicopter, shot to death, corpse, beating

The Guest (2014) is one of the best movies like Surrogates (2009)
Mystery, Thriller

The Guest (2014)

Themes:deception, revenge
Story:stealing a car, nosebleed, character says i love you, death of son, shot in the leg, subjective camera, shot in the back, car crash, car chase, punched in the face, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, machine gun, shot to death, corpse, beating, shootout, pistol, surprise ending

Kick-ass 2 (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Kick-ass 2 (2013)

After Kick-Ass' insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes, our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist -- reborn as The Mother F%&*^r -- only the blade-wielding Hit Girl can prevent their annihilation. When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world's first superhero team with Mindy. Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she's forced to retire-leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes. Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world's first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there's only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all. (Read More)

Themes:deception, revenge
Locations:hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:based on graphic novel, body landing on a car, stabbed in the head, gash in the face, murder of a police officer, kicked in the stomach, scene during opening credits, severed arm, american flag, kicked in the face, electrocution, shot in the leg, news report, hit by a car, based on comic book, foot chase, shot in the back, held at gunpoint, falling from height, punched in the face

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