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Swordfish (2001)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Swordfish (2001)

When the DEA shut down its dummy corporation operation codenamed SWORDFISH in 1986, they had generated $400 million which they let sit around; fifteen years of compound interest has swelled it to $9.5 billion. A covert counter-terrorist unit called Black Cell, headed by the duplicitious and suave Gabriel Shear, wants the money to help finance their raise-the-stakes vengeance war against international terrorism, but it's all locked away behind super-encryption. He brings in convicted hacker Stanley Jobson, who only wants to see his daughter Holly again but can't afford the legal fees, to slice into the government mainframes and get the money. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  brutality,  deception
Locations:airport,  nightclub
Characters:hostage
Story:los angeles international airport,  computer hacker,  laptop computer,  crashing through a wall,  police sniper,  reference to j. edgar hoover,  reference to houdini,  hit with a door,  stopped time,  reference to thomas jefferson,  reference to al pacino,  programming,  falling down a hill,  360 degree pan,  misdirection,  monte carlo,  wearing a sound wire,  punched in the nose,  strapped to a bomb,  malibu california,  bank account,  fly fishing,  hanged woman,  black ops,  c4 explosives,  getaway,  dyed hair,  finnish,  villain not really dead cliche,  coercion,  reference to shakespeare's hamlet,  gun duel,  exploding ship,  in medias res,  altered version of studio logo,  two way mirror,  self referential,  burnt body,  african american woman,  unsubtitled foreign language,  oregon,  woman in bra and panties,  interracial kiss,  pornographer,  car bomb,  shot through a window,  coffee shop,  black bra and panties,  bullet time,  exploding helicopter,  rpg,  lens flare,  raised middle finger,  sexy woman,  punched in the stomach,  senator,  gun battle,  dual wield,  impostor,  false identity,  faked death,  told in flashback,  swat team,  mass murder,  fbi agent,  morgue,  police chase,  revelation,  washington d.c.,  reference to william shakespeare,  secret agent,  ex convict,  silencer,  bank robbery,  die hard scenario,  exploding body,  hairy chest,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  manipulation,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  cigar smoking,  femme fatale,  police officer killed,  child in peril,  exploding car,  nonlinear timeline,  disguise,  terrorist,  foot chase,  interrogation,  car crash,  sunglasses,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  kissing,  gunfight,  bus,  los angeles california,  computer,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  party,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  blood,  murder,  flashback,  violence,  gun

The Salton Sea (2002)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Salton Sea (2002)

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

Themes:surveillance,  deception
Story:dyed hair,  reference to shakespeare's hamlet,  impostor,  false identity,  told in flashback,  fbi agent,  revelation,  reference to william shakespeare,  ex convict,  silencer,  nonlinear timeline,  disguise,  car crash,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  los angeles california,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  party,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  blood,  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:surveillance,  terrorism,  brutality,  deception
Locations:airport
Characters:hostage
Story:computer hacker,  two way mirror,  shot through a window,  raised middle finger,  told in flashback,  swat team,  police chase,  secret agent,  shot in the forehead,  police officer killed,  child in peril,  exploding car,  nonlinear timeline,  terrorist,  foot chase,  interrogation,  car crash,  sunglasses,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  bus,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  flashback,  blood,  murder,  violence

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:brutality,  deception
Characters:hostage
Story:punched in the nose,  c4 explosives,  gun duel,  self referential,  car bomb,  senator,  gun battle,  dual wield,  swat team,  die hard scenario,  exploding body,  manipulation,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  police officer killed,  child in peril,  exploding car,  interrogation,  car crash,  sunglasses,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  gunfight,  los angeles california,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  gun,  violence,  flashback,  blood

Takers (2010) is one of the best movies like Swordfish (2001)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Takers (2010)

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

Themes:surveillance,  deception
Locations:airport,  nightclub
Story:c4 explosives,  shot through a window,  exploding helicopter,  punched in the stomach,  swat team,  police chase,  ex convict,  bank robbery,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  cigar smoking,  disguise,  foot chase,  interrogation,  car crash,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  los angeles california,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  violence,  murder,  blood

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Atomic Blonde (2017)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Atomic Blonde (2017)

The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies. This is why Atomic Blonde (2017) is one of the best movies like Swordfish (2001). (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  deception
Locations:airport,  nightclub
Characters:hostage
Story:wearing a sound wire,  two way mirror,  told in flashback,  morgue,  police chase,  revelation,  secret agent,  silencer,  manipulation,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  femme fatale,  police officer killed,  exploding car,  nonlinear timeline,  disguise,  foot chase,  interrogation,  car crash,  sunglasses,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  party,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  gun,  murder,  flashback,  blood,  violence

Xxx (2002)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx (2002)

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

Themes:terrorism
Locations:nightclub
Story:coercion,  woman in bra and panties,  interracial kiss,  senator,  false identity,  faked death,  swat team,  mass murder,  police chase,  washington d.c.,  secret agent,  femme fatale,  police officer killed,  exploding car,  disguise,  terrorist,  interrogation,  sunglasses,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  kissing,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  cult film,  party,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  one word title,  gun,  blood,  murder

Grimsby (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Grimsby (2016)

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

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  brutality,  deception
Characters:hostage
Story:black ops,  shot through a window,  bullet time,  raised middle finger,  impostor,  swat team,  police chase,  revelation,  secret agent,  silencer,  exploding body,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  femme fatale,  child in peril,  exploding car,  disguise,  terrorist,  foot chase,  interrogation,  car crash,  sunglasses,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  gunfight,  bus,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  flashback,  murder,  violence,  blood

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Spy (2015) is one of the best movies like Swordfish (2001)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Spy (2015)

Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global crisis. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception
Locations:airport,  nightclub
Characters:hostage
Story:unsubtitled foreign language,  raised middle finger,  sexy woman,  dual wield,  false identity,  faked death,  revelation,  washington d.c.,  shot in the forehead,  disguise,  foot chase,  interrogation,  car crash,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  party,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  one word title,  flashback,  violence,  murder,  blood

Taking Lives (2004)
Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Taking Lives (2004)

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

Themes:surveillance,  deception
Locations:nightclub
Characters:hostage
Story:laptop computer,  wearing a sound wire,  two way mirror,  burnt body,  lens flare,  impostor,  false identity,  swat team,  mass murder,  fbi agent,  morgue,  police chase,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  police officer killed,  exploding car,  disguise,  foot chase,  interrogation,  car crash,  sunglasses,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  bus,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  murder,  flashback,  blood

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? This is why Knight And Day (2010) is one of the best movies like Swordfish (2001). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception
Locations:airport
Characters:hostage
Story:swat team,  fbi agent,  police chase,  washington d.c.,  secret agent,  silencer,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  femme fatale,  exploding car,  disguise,  foot chase,  interrogation,  car crash,  sunglasses,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  gunfight,  bus,  computer,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  violence,  blood,  murder

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

American Ultra (2015)

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

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  deception
Locations:airport
Characters:hostage
Story:black ops,  in medias res,  two way mirror,  unsubtitled foreign language,  car bomb,  shot through a window,  bullet time,  told in flashback,  swat team,  revelation,  secret agent,  die hard scenario,  manipulation,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  femme fatale,  police officer killed,  exploding car,  nonlinear timeline,  disguise,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  bare chested male,  flashback,  blood,  violence,  murder

Brick Mansions (2014) is one of the best movies like Swordfish (2001)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:surveillance,  deception
Characters:hostage
Story:shot through a window,  raised middle finger,  dual wield,  swat team,  police chase,  silencer,  ex convict,  die hard scenario,  cigar smoking,  foot chase,  interrogation,  car crash,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  flashback

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:surveillance,  terrorism,  brutality,  deception
Story:burnt body,  shot through a window,  revelation,  exploding body,  shot in the forehead,  cigar smoking,  exploding car,  terrorist,  foot chase,  interrogation,  car crash,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  computer,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  one word title,  violence,  murder,  blood,  flashback

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

Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)

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

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  deception
Locations:airport
Characters:hostage
Story:computer hacker,  two way mirror,  car bomb,  shot through a window,  exploding helicopter,  dual wield,  false identity,  secret agent,  silencer,  exploding body,  shot in the forehead,  exploding car,  disguise,  foot chase,  interrogation,  car crash,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  bus,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  murder,  violence,  flashback

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. This is why Ride Along 2 (2016) is one of the best movies like Swordfish (2001). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception
Locations:nightclub
Story:computer hacker,  villain not really dead cliche,  car bomb,  shot through a window,  impostor,  police chase,  silencer,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  exploding car,  disguise,  foot chase,  car crash,  sunglasses,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  gunfight,  computer,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  pistol,  surprise ending,  party,  explosion,  murder,  violence

Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017) is one of the best movies like Swordfish (2001)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017)

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

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  brutality,  deception
Locations:nightclub
Characters:hostage
Story:shot through a window,  bullet time,  raised middle finger,  gun battle,  dual wield,  faked death,  swat team,  revelation,  secret agent,  silencer,  manipulation,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  femme fatale,  exploding car,  foot chase,  car crash,  sunglasses,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  gunfight,  bus,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  pistol,  surprise ending,  party,  explosion,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence

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Triple 9 (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Triple 9 (2016)

In TRIPLE 9, a crew of dirty cops are blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for "officer down". Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  deception
Locations:nightclub
Characters:hostage
Story:strapped to a bomb,  getaway,  car bomb,  shot through a window,  lens flare,  swat team,  morgue,  police chase,  bank robbery,  ex convict,  exploding body,  manipulation,  shot in the forehead,  cigar smoking,  femme fatale,  police officer killed,  child in peril,  exploding car,  foot chase,  interrogation,  car crash,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  computer,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  party,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  violence,  blood,  murder

Dip Huet Seung Hung (1989)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Dip Huet Seung Hung (1989)

A violent Hong Kong action film, this is the story of an assassin, Jeffrey Chow (aka Mickey Mouse) who takes one last job so he can retire and care for his girlfriend Jenny. When his employers betray him, he reluctantly joins forces with Inspector Lee (aka Dumbo), the cop who is pursuing him. Together, the new friends face the final confrontation of the gangsters out to kill them. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  deception
Locations:airport,  nightclub
Characters:hostage
Story:gun duel,  shot through a window,  bullet time,  punched in the stomach,  gun battle,  dual wield,  mass murder,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  child in peril,  exploding car,  disguise,  foot chase,  sunglasses,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  pistol,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  flashback,  gun,  blood,  murder,  violence

Middle Men (2009)
Comedy, Crime, Drama

Middle Men (2009)

Wayne Beering and Buck Dolby are drugged out geniuses with lots of ideas but they can never seem to get their act together. But when they come up with the idea to create a porn site - and charge for it (the first ever site to do so), their idea may be too lucrative for them to handle. Straight-laced business man, Jack Harris, is brought in to team up with them and turn their profitable idea into a legit business. Making money in the pornography industry is pretty easy, but staying true to yourself when surrounded by that much wealth, luxury, sex, crime and temptations, is much harder. (Read More)

Themes:deception
Locations:airport,  nightclub
Story:los angeles international airport,  laptop computer,  pornographer,  raised middle finger,  punched in the stomach,  told in flashback,  fbi agent,  silencer,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  child in peril,  nonlinear timeline,  terrorist,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  los angeles california,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  party,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  flashback,  murder,  blood

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John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) is one of the best movies like Swordfish (2001)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:brutality,  deception
Story:gun duel,  shot through a window,  rpg,  raised middle finger,  dual wield,  silencer,  manipulation,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  cigar smoking,  foot chase,  car crash,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  party,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  gun,  blood,  murder,  flashback

Lat Sau San Taam (1992)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Lat Sau San Taam (1992)

Mobsters are smuggling guns into Hong Kong. The police orchestrate a raid at a teahouse where an ace detective loses his partner. Meanwhile, the two main gun smugglers are having a war over territory, and a young new gun is enlisted to wipe out informants and overcome barriers to growth. The detective, acting from inside sources, gets closer to the ring leaders and eventually must work with the inside man directly. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  deception
Characters:hostage
Story:c4 explosives,  gun duel,  burnt body,  shot through a window,  bullet time,  punched in the stomach,  gun battle,  dual wield,  swat team,  mass murder,  morgue,  reference to william shakespeare,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  exploding car,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  cult film,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  gun,  bare chested male,  violence,  blood

The Transporter Refueled (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

The Transporter Refueled (2015)

Frank Martin, played by newcomer Ed Skrein, a former special-ops mercenary, is now living a less perilous life - or so he thinks - transporting classified packages for questionable people. When Frank's father (Ray Stevenson) pays him a visit in the south of France, their father-son bonding weekend takes a turn for the worse when Frank is engaged by a cunning femme-fatale, Anna (Loan Chabanol), and her three seductive sidekicks to orchestrate the bank heist of the century. Frank must use his covert expertise and knowledge of fast cars, fast driving and fast women to outrun a sinister Russian kingpin, and worse than that, he is thrust into a dangerous game of chess with a team of gorgeous women out for revenge. From the producers of LUCY and the TAKEN trilogy, THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED is a fresh personification of the iconic role of Frank Martin, that launches the high-octane franchise into the present-day and introduces it to the next generation of thrill-seekers. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception
Locations:airport,  nightclub
Characters:hostage
Story:computer hacker,  black ops,  getaway,  burnt body,  woman in bra and panties,  black bra and panties,  morgue,  police chase,  silencer,  bank robbery,  manipulation,  shot in the forehead,  femme fatale,  exploding car,  disguise,  foot chase,  car crash,  sunglasses,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  photograph,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  flashback

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Chaos (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Chaos (2005)

In Seattle, detective Quentin Conners is unfairly suspended and his partner Jason York leaves the police force after a tragic shooting on Pearl Street Bridge, when the hostage and the criminal die. During a bank heist with a hostage situation, Conners is assigned in charge of the operation with the rookie Shane Dekker as his partner. The thieves, lead by Lorenz, apparently do not steal a penny from the bank. While chasing the gangsters, the police team disclose that they planted a virus in the system, stealing one billion dollars from the different accounts, using the principle of the Chaos Theory. Further, they find that Lorenz is killing his accomplices. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance
Locations:airport
Characters:hostage
Story:misdirection,  c4 explosives,  faked death,  swat team,  fbi agent,  morgue,  police chase,  bank robbery,  ex convict,  die hard scenario,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  police officer killed,  exploding car,  foot chase,  interrogation,  car crash,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  murder,  violence,  blood,  flashback

Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016) is one of the best movies like Swordfish (2001)
Action, Comedy

Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016)

Themes:surveillance,  deception
Story:wearing a sound wire,  woman in bra and panties,  shot through a window,  coffee shop,  black bra and panties,  dual wield,  secret agent,  exploding body,  nonlinear timeline,  interrogation,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  pistol,  surprise ending,  party,  explosion,  murder,  violence,  flashback

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. This is why 13 Hours (2016) is one of the best movies like Swordfish (2001). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  deception
Locations:airport
Story:unsubtitled foreign language,  shot through a window,  rpg,  lens flare,  raised middle finger,  washington d.c.,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  exploding body,  hairy chest,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  exploding car,  foot chase,  car crash,  sunglasses,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  bus,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  blood

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

Lone Survivor (2013)

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

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  deception
Characters:hostage
Story:falling down a hill,  exploding helicopter,  lens flare,  silencer,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  child in peril,  exploding car,  nonlinear timeline,  terrorist,  foot chase,  interrogation,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  blood,  flashback

Patriots Day (2016)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Patriots Day (2016)

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

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  brutality,  deception
Characters:hostage
Story:two way mirror,  shot through a window,  gun battle,  swat team,  fbi agent,  police chase,  police officer killed,  exploding car,  terrorist,  interrogation,  car crash,  sunglasses,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  blood,  gun

Stolen (2012) is one of the best movies like Swordfish (2001)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Stolen (2012)

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

Themes:surveillance,  deception
Characters:hostage
Story:punched in the nose,  villain not really dead cliche,  coffee shop,  lens flare,  faked death,  swat team,  fbi agent,  police chase,  bank robbery,  ex convict,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  foot chase,  car crash,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  violence,  flashback,  blood,  murder

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Red 2 (2013)
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:surveillance,  terrorism,  deception
Locations:airport
Characters:hostage
Story:black ops,  car bomb,  senator,  dual wield,  faked death,  swat team,  washington d.c.,  secret agent,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  exploding body,  femme fatale,  exploding car,  disguise,  terrorist,  foot chase,  interrogation,  car crash,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  kissing,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  pistol,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  gun

The Green Hornet (2011)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Green Hornet (2011)

Playboy Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) becomes the new publisher of Los Angeles' "The Daily Sentinel" after the sudden death of his father. Britt's party life is about to change when he and his driver and kung fu expert, Kato (Jay Chou), stop a robbery. With the help of Kato, Britt starts a new career of fighting crime as the masked superhero "The Green Hornet". This is why The Green Hornet (2011) is one of the best movies like Swordfish (2001). (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  deception
Locations:nightclub
Story:crashing through a wall,  gun duel,  altered version of studio logo,  car bomb,  bullet time,  lens flare,  raised middle finger,  punched in the stomach,  gun battle,  swat team,  police chase,  exploding body,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  cigar smoking,  exploding car,  interrogation,  car crash,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  kissing,  gunfight,  los angeles california,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  party,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  violence,  gun,  blood,  murder,  flashback

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)
Action, Thriller

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)

Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, for the first time, finds himself on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack - unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons heist. With the Russian underworld in pursuit, and battling a countdown to war, the two McClanes discover that their opposing methods make them unstoppable heroes. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  deception
Locations:airport,  nightclub
Story:car bomb,  shot through a window,  exploding helicopter,  rpg,  lens flare,  raised middle finger,  die hard scenario,  exploding body,  manipulation,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  femme fatale,  police officer killed,  exploding car,  terrorist,  car crash,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  murder

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Hardcore Henry (2015) is one of the best movies like Swordfish (2001)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Hardcore Henry (2015)

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

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  brutality,  deception
Characters:hostage
Story:shot through a window,  bullet time,  raised middle finger,  gun battle,  dual wield,  faked death,  police chase,  silencer,  exploding body,  manipulation,  shot in the forehead,  femme fatale,  police officer killed,  exploding car,  disguise,  terrorist,  foot chase,  interrogation,  car crash,  sunglasses,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  gunfight,  bus,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  violence,  flashback,  murder,  blood,  gun

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. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception
Story:getaway,  villain not really dead cliche,  lens flare,  swat team,  police chase,  secret agent,  exploding body,  manipulation,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  disguise,  foot chase,  interrogation,  car crash,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  flashback

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
Characters:hostage
Story:terrorist,  shot through a window,  lens flare,  faked death,  secret agent,  silencer,  shot in the forehead,  femme fatale,  exploding car,  disguise,  foot chase,  interrogation,  car crash,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  gunfight,  bus,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  party,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  violence,  blood,  murder,  flashback

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Blackhat (2015)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Blackhat (2015)

Nick Hathaway, an extremely talented hacker who has gone astray, finds his way out of a 15 year prison sentence when parts of a computer code he once wrote during his youth appears in a malware that triggered a terrorist attack in a nuclear power plant in China. This opportunity will reunite him with an old friend but will also put him in the middle of a power game between the American and Chinese government as well as an arch villain hacker whose identity he has to find if he wants to keep his freedom and his life. This is why Blackhat (2015) is one of the best movies like Swordfish (2001). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  deception
Locations:airport,  nightclub
Story:computer hacker,  terrorist,  computer,  unsubtitled foreign language,  interracial kiss,  rpg,  swat team,  fbi agent,  ex convict,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  police officer killed,  exploding car,  foot chase,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  los angeles california,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  one word title,  murder

Survivor (2015) is one of the best movies like Swordfish (2001)
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. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  deception
Locations:airport
Characters:hostage
Story:exploding helicopter,  impostor,  faked death,  police chase,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  exploding car,  disguise,  terrorist,  foot chase,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  photograph,  one word title,  flashback,  murder,  violence

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

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)

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

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  brutality,  deception
Characters:hostage
Story:computer hacker,  black ops,  exploding helicopter,  swat team,  police chase,  secret agent,  ex convict,  silencer,  manipulation,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  femme fatale,  child in peril,  exploding car,  disguise,  terrorist,  foot chase,  car crash,  sunglasses,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  murder,  blood,  violence

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American Assassin (2017)
Action, Thriller

American Assassin (2017)

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

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  brutality,  deception
Locations:airport
Characters:hostage
Story:black ops,  terrorist,  gun battle,  secret agent,  silencer,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  femme fatale,  police officer killed,  exploding car,  foot chase,  interrogation,  car crash,  sunglasses,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  flashback,  murder,  blood,  violence

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

Machete Kills (2013)

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

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  deception
Characters:hostage
Story:exploding helicopter,  dual wield,  swat team,  washington d.c.,  secret agent,  silencer,  exploding body,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  femme fatale,  police officer killed,  exploding car,  disguise,  terrorist,  foot chase,  car crash,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  blood,  flashback

Deja Vu (2006) is one of the best movies like Swordfish (2001)
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? This is why Deja Vu (2006) is one of the best movies like Swordfish (2001). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism
Characters:hostage
Story:fbi agent,  terrorist,  in medias res,  altered version of studio logo,  burnt body,  swat team,  mass murder,  morgue,  die hard scenario,  exploding body,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  exploding car,  interrogation,  car crash,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  explosion,  pistol,  surprise ending,  party,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  blood

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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,  brutality,  deception
Locations:airport
Characters:hostage
Story:terrorist,  swat team,  fbi agent,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  shot in the forehead,  child in peril,  exploding car,  disguise,  foot chase,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  flashback,  gun,  murder,  blood,  violence

Red Dawn (2012)
Action, Thriller

Red Dawn (2012)

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

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  brutality,  deception
Characters:hostage
Story:c4 explosives,  car bomb,  rpg,  lens flare,  raised middle finger,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  exploding body,  police officer killed,  child in peril,  exploding car,  disguise,  car crash,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  bus,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  photograph,  violence,  murder

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

A young man named Eggsy whose father died when he was a young boy, is dealing with living with the creep his mother is with now, who mistreats her and him. He goes out and does something to one of the creep's friends. He gets arrested and he calls a number a man gave him around the time his father died, to call if he needs help. A man named Harry approaches him and tells him he's the one who helped him. He tells him that he knew his father. When the man Eggsy slighted wants some payback, Harry takes care of him and his companions single handed. Harry then tells Eggsy that he's part of a secret organization called the Kingsman and his father was also part of it. He died trying to make the world safe. Harry offers Eggsy the opportunity to be a Kingsman and he takes it. He undergoes a grueling training course. Harry is looking into the demise of another Kingsman and the trail leads him to tech billionaire named Valentine aka V who is also curious about the group following him, the Kingsman. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  deception
Locations:nightclub
Characters:hostage
Story:computer hacker,  two way mirror,  self referential,  bullet time,  mass murder,  police chase,  secret agent,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  exploding body,  hairy chest,  manipulation,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  child in peril,  disguise,  terrorist,  interrogation,  car crash,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  flashback,  gun,  murder,  violence,  blood

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Baby Driver (2017) is one of the best movies like Swordfish (2001)
Action, Crime, Music, Thriller

Baby Driver (2017)

Baby is a young and partially hearing impaired getaway driver who can make any wild move while in motion with the right track playing. It's a critical talent he needs to survive his indentured servitude to the crime boss, Doc, who values his role in his meticulously planned robberies. However, just when Baby thinks he is finally free and clear to have his own life with his new girlfriend, Deborah, Doc coerces him back for another job. Now saddled with a crew of thugs too violently unstable to keep to Doc's plans, Baby finds himself and everything he cares for in terrible danger. To survive and escape the coming maelstrom, it will take all of Baby's skill, wits and daring, but even on the best track, can he make it when life is forcing him to face the music? (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  deception
Story:getaway,  villain not really dead cliche,  shot through a window,  lens flare,  dual wield,  swat team,  police chase,  bank robbery,  manipulation,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  police officer killed,  exploding car,  disguise,  foot chase,  car crash,  sunglasses,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  flashback,  gun,  murder,  blood

From Paris With Love (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller

From Paris With Love (2010)

James Reece is an ambitious aide to the U.S. Ambassador in Paris, doing little jobs for the CIA and hoping to get into black ops. On the night he and his girlfriend, Caroline, become engaged, he's told to pick up Charlie Wax at Orly. Charlie is an unorthodox government employee - large, bald and bearded, foul-mouthed and eccentric. Charlie immediately takes James on a wild ride of murder and mayhem, through ethnic enclaves. As bodies pile up, the purpose remains opaque to James. Caroline, unhappy that James has been out of touch for a day, tells him to bring Charlie for dinner. Charlie can be charming - where will it lead? Does the chess-playing James have what it takes? This is why From Paris With Love (2010) is one of the best movies like Swordfish (2001). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  deception
Locations:airport
Story:strapped to a bomb,  black ops,  lens flare,  swat team,  revelation,  secret agent,  silencer,  exploding body,  shot in the forehead,  femme fatale,  exploding car,  terrorist,  foot chase,  car crash,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  pistol,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  blood

Haywire (2011)
Action, Thriller

Haywire (2011)

Freelance covert operative Mallory Kane is hired out by her handler to various global entities to perform jobs which governments can't authorize and heads of state would rather not know about. After a mission to rescue a hostage in Barcelona, Mallory is quickly dispatched on another mission to Dublin. When the operation goes awry and Mallory finds she has been double crossed, she needs to use all of her skills, tricks and abilities to escape an international manhunt, make it back to the United States, protect her family, and exact revenge on those that have betrayed her. (Read More)

Themes:deception
Characters:hostage
Story:raised middle finger,  punched in the stomach,  swat team,  police chase,  washington d.c.,  secret agent,  die hard scenario,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  police officer killed,  nonlinear timeline,  foot chase,  car chase,  falling from height,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  pistol,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  murder,  flashback

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

The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)

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

Story:gun duel,  bullet time,  gun battle,  faked death,  fbi agent,  silencer,  shot in the forehead,  police officer killed,  nonlinear timeline,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  gun,  violence,  murder,  blood,  flashback

Jcvd (2008) is one of the best movies like Swordfish (2001)
Comedy, Crime, Drama

Jcvd (2008)

Between his tax problems and his legal battle with his wife for the custody of his daughter, these are hard times for the action movie star who finds that even Steven Seagal has pinched a role from him! In JCVD, Jean-Claude Van Damme returns to the country of his birth to seek the peace and tranquility he can no longer enjoy in the United States. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  deception
Locations:airport
Characters:hostage
Story:swat team,  reference to william shakespeare,  bank robbery,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  child in peril,  nonlinear timeline,  held at gunpoint,  los angeles california,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  pistol,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  blood,  violence,  murder

The A-team (2010)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

The A-team (2010)

Four American soldiers who are in Iraq are sent on a mission to recover plates for printing 100 dollar bills that were used to print a billion dollars. After doing the job and returning to the base their commanding officer is killed in an explosion and the plates are stolen by another operative. They would be court martialed and sent to different prisons. 6 months later, the leader, Hannibal Smith is visited by a CIA spook who tells him he knows where the man who took the plates is and wants him and his men to recover it. So he helps him escape and he breaks out the others and they go after the plates. But after doing it, they discover that the spook might not be ok. And a military intelligence officer who was involved with one of them is pursuing them. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception
Characters:hostage
Story:black ops,  dyed hair,  exploding ship,  exploding helicopter,  raised middle finger,  impostor,  police chase,  secret agent,  silencer,  exploding body,  hairy chest,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  cigar smoking,  exploding car,  disguise,  foot chase,  interrogation,  car crash,  sunglasses,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  kissing,  los angeles california,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  murder,  flashback,  blood,  violence

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