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Taken 2 (2012)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Taken 2 (2012)

The retired CIA agent Bryan Mills invites his teenage daughter Kim and his ex-wife Lenore, who has separated from her second husband, to spend a couple of days in Istanbul where he is working. Meanwhile, the patriarch of the community of the Albanian gang of human trafficking, Murad Krasniqi, seeks revenge for the death of his son and organizes another gang to kidnap Bryan and his family. Bryan and Lenore are abducted by the Albanians, but Kim escapes and is the only hope that Bryan has to escape and save Lenore. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  terrorism,  brutality,  divorce,  funeral,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:ship,  cemetery,  hotel
Characters:muslim,  killer,  friend
Period:2010s
Story:east meets west,  grand bazaar istanbul,  albanian mafia,  tirana albania,  istanbul,  albanian,  kidnapped girl,  murder of a security guard,  handcuffed to a pipe,  hiding in closet,  refusing a handshake,  istanbul turkey,  hiding in a closet,  locker room,  death of son,  hand grenade,  automatic weapon,  car crash,  hotel maid,  hotel suite,  hotel room,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  old friend,  father saving daughter's life,  revenge motive,  return to the scene of the crime,  losing consciousness,  breaking someone's neck,  jumping from rooftop to rooftop,  reference to paris,  standing on a ledge,  deserted building,  begging for one's life,  combat boots,  perfect score,  speaking arabic,  mortal enemy,  fare evasion,  digital clock,  goodbye kiss,  fruit stand,  in love,  flip flop,  american embassy,  blood feud,  police car chase,  iron gate,  cut on face,  neck slashing,  hood over head,  mail delivery,  niqab,  lying in wait,  surprise visit,  travel guide,  tired,  shopper,  divorced,  east,  jetlag,  turkish bath,  driving in reverse,  food market,  driving test,  sixth sense,  lane,  bosphorus,  hammam,  family honor,  entrance,  bloodletting,  car hit by a train,  lobby,  phone message,  burka,  hog tied,  ex cia agent,  music lesson,  corpse with eyes open,  introduction,  u.s. embassy,  ex husband,  rooftop chase,  golfing,  learning to drive,  reservation,  west,  tarmac,  nemesis,  bullet hole,  overprotective father,  killed in an elevator,  alleyway,  newsstand,  courtyard,  cupid,  bazaar,  albania,  family in danger,  ipad,  phone ringing,  running for your life,  kidnapped,  returning character with different actor,  driving lesson,  steam,  shooting a police officer,  number 2 in title,  timer,  hung upside down,  criticism,  stabbed with scissors,  boarding house,  555 phone number,  arms tied overhead,  throat cut,  gps,  vendetta,  family feud,  ex wife,  pen,  retribution,  family man,  bleeding to death,  bloodshed,  golf course,  child custody,  teenage daughter,  handcuffed,  car wash,  teasing,  border crossing,  crash,  security,  scooter,  locker,  woman crying,  bag over head,  barking dog,  barbed wire,  closet,  handshake,  leather jacket,  turkey the country,  asia,  imprisonment,  bloodbath,  ferry,  lens flare,  bulletproof vest,  pier,  barbecue,  boyfriend,  slaughter,  stabbed in the leg,  safe,  falling to death,  shot in the face,  headphones,  son,  stealing a car,  trapped,  passport,  murder of a police officer,  violin,  teddy bear,  jumping from height,  first love,  police chase,  warehouse,  grenade,  ak 47,  corrupt cop,  subtitled scene,  killing,  europe,  fireworks,  die hard scenario,  neck breaking,  american abroad,  brother,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  falling in love,  race against time,  cigarette smoking,  suitcase,  vacation,  liar,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  grave,  smoking,  gunshot,  van,  one man army,  coffin,  exploding car,  map,  tied to a chair,  weapon,  impalement,  stabbing,  mansion,  terrorist,  gang,  dysfunctional family,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  television,  numbered sequel,  second part,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  taxi,  falling from height,  paris france,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  digit in title,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  teenage girl,  telephone call,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  number in title,  sequel,  gun,  flashback,  murder,  violence

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:betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Story:car crash,  father saving daughter's life,  police car chase,  shooting a police officer,  555 phone number,  family man,  teenage daughter,  ferry,  lens flare,  barbecue,  stealing a car,  murder of a police officer,  teddy bear,  jumping from height,  police chase,  subtitled scene,  die hard scenario,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  van,  impalement,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  taxi,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  teenage girl,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  violence,  flashback,  murder

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:brutality,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Period:2010s
Story:car crash,  handshake,  bulletproof vest,  stabbed in the leg,  shot in the face,  stealing a car,  violin,  warehouse,  subtitled scene,  neck breaking,  american abroad,  cigarette smoking,  suitcase,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one man army,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  second part,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  digit in title,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  number in title,  murder,  flashback,  gun,  violence,  sequel

2 Guns (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

2 Guns (2013)

Robert Trench, an undercover DEA agent, takes advantage of gunman Michael Stigman's idea to rob a bank to bust him and a mob boss. However, it proves too successful with much more money seized than anticipated with Trench's forces not stopping the getaway. Complicating things still more, Stigman turns out to be a Naval Intelligence agent who shoots Trench and takes the money. The interservice debacle suddenly finds Trench and Stigman in a bloody web of corrupt clandestine rivalries as they are hunted, blackmailed and isolated for the money on both sides of the law. Now, the fugitives must work together to find a way out of this situation with no one to turn to but themselves. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Characters:killer
Period:2010s
Story:hand grenade,  automatic weapon,  car crash,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bullet hole,  number 2 in title,  hung upside down,  border crossing,  locker,  bloodbath,  lens flare,  bulletproof vest,  barbecue,  safe,  stealing a car,  passport,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  brother,  race against time,  cigarette smoking,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  impalement,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  digit in title,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  number in title,  flashback,  violence,  murder

Killer Elite (2011) is one of the best movies like Taken 2 (2012)
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. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Characters:killer
Story:death of son,  car crash,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  east,  stabbed with scissors,  bag over head,  lens flare,  cigarette smoking,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one man army,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  paris france,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  flashback,  murder,  violence

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The Purge: Anarchy (2014)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

A couple are driving home when their car breaks down just as the Purge commences. Meanwhile, a police sergeant goes out into the streets to get revenge on the man who killed his son, and a mother and daughter run from their home after assailants destroy it. The five people meet up as they attempt to survive the night in Los Angeles. This is why The Purge: Anarchy (2014) is one of the best movies like Taken 2 (2012). (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:friend
Story:hiding in a closet,  death of son,  hand grenade,  car crash,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  teenage daughter,  bag over head,  lens flare,  bulletproof vest,  shot in the face,  son,  stealing a car,  ak 47,  die hard scenario,  neck breaking,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  mansion,  gang,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  second part,  los angeles california,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  sequel,  violence,  murder

Homefront (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Homefront (2013)

Phil Broker is a former DEA agent who has gone through a crisis after his actions against a biker gang went horribly wrong and it cost the life of his bosses son. He is recently widowed and is left with a 9 year old daughter, Maddy. He decides to quit the turbulent and demanding life of thrill for Maddy's sake and retires to a small town. His daughter fights off a boy who is bullying her at school, and this sets in motion a round of events that end in his direct confrontation with the local Meth drug lord. His past history with the biker gang also enters the arena, making matters more complex. But he has a mission in his mind to protect his daughter and he is ready to pay any cost that it demands. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Story:kidnapped girl,  death of son,  car crash,  running for your life,  lens flare,  son,  stealing a car,  murder of a police officer,  ak 47,  die hard scenario,  cigarette smoking,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one man army,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  impalement,  gang,  dysfunctional family,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  murder,  flashback,  violence

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:terrorism,  funeral,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Characters:killer
Story:hand grenade,  car crash,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  ex cia agent,  throat cut,  bag over head,  grenade,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  die hard scenario,  american abroad,  race against time,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  weapon,  terrorist,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  numbered sequel,  second part,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  paris france,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  digit in title,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  number in title,  murder,  sequel,  gun,  violence

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Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017) is one of the best movies like Taken 2 (2012)
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:terrorism,  brutality,  funeral,  betrayal,  revenge
Period:2010s
Story:hand grenade,  car crash,  bulletproof vest,  falling to death,  stealing a car,  jumping from height,  warehouse,  grenade,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  american abroad,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  van,  one man army,  exploding car,  map,  weapon,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  television,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  murder,  sequel,  violence

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

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Period:2010s
Story:hand grenade,  car crash,  barbecue,  stealing a car,  jumping from height,  police chase,  ak 47,  die hard scenario,  race against time,  cigarette smoking,  one man army,  tied to a chair,  foot chase,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  violence,  flashback,  murder

Furious Seven (2015)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Furious Seven (2015)

Dominic and his crew thought they'd left the criminal mercenary life behind. They'd defeated international terrorist Owen Shaw and went their separate ways. But now, Shaw's brother, Deckard Shaw, is out killing the crew one by one for revenge. Worse, a Somalian terrorist called Jakarde and a shady government official called "Mr. Nobody" are both competing to steal a computer terrorism program called "God's Eye," that can turn any technological device into a weapon. Torretto must reconvene with his team to stop Shaw and retrieve the God's Eye program while caught in a power struggle between the terrorist and the United States government. This is why Furious Seven (2015) is one of the best movies like Taken 2 (2012). (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  funeral,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:cemetery
Period:2010s
Story:brother,  hand grenade,  car crash,  terrorist,  bag over head,  bulletproof vest,  stabbed in the leg,  stealing a car,  murder of a police officer,  police chase,  grenade,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  killing,  american abroad,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  exploding car,  weapon,  mansion,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  falling from height,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  number in title,  flashback,  sequel,  murder,  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:terrorism,  brutality,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Period:2010s
Story:istanbul turkey,  car crash,  terrorist,  hotel room,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  east,  bag over head,  stabbed in the leg,  shot in the face,  stealing a car,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  american abroad,  race against time,  cigarette smoking,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  van,  one man army,  exploding car,  map,  tied to a chair,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  flashback,  violence,  murder

Body Of Lies (2008) is one of the best movies like Taken 2 (2012)
Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War

Body Of Lies (2008)

Roger Ferris is a CIA operative in the Middle East; Ed Hoffman is his control at Langley. Cynicism is everywhere. In Amman, Roger works with Hani Salaam, Jordan's head of security, whose only dictum is "Don't lie to me." The Americans are in pursuit of a cleric who leads a group placing bombs all over Europe. When Hani rebukes Ed's demand that Jordan allow the Americans to use one of Jordan's double agents, Roger and Ed hatch a plan to bring the cleric to them. The plan is complicated by its being a secret from Hani and by Roger's attraction to a local nurse. Satellites and cell phones, bodies and lies: modern warfare. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  divorce,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Characters:muslim,  friend
Story:east,  car crash,  u.s. embassy,  alleyway,  border crossing,  security,  bag over head,  turkey the country,  passport,  grenade,  subtitled scene,  europe,  die hard scenario,  american abroad,  falling in love,  cigarette smoking,  van,  exploding car,  weapon,  stabbing,  terrorist,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  car chase,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  telephone call,  pistol,  explosion,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  flashback,  gun,  violence,  murder

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:brutality,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Story:car crash,  hotel room,  stabbed in the leg,  shot in the face,  stealing a car,  passport,  jumping from height,  police chase,  subtitled scene,  killing,  neck breaking,  american abroad,  race against time,  cigarette smoking,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  gunshot,  van,  exploding car,  impalement,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  taxi,  falling from height,  paris france,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  gun,  violence,  murder,  flashback

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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,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Story:hiding in a closet,  boyfriend,  locker room,  car crash,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  stabbed in the leg,  shot in the face,  stealing a car,  murder of a police officer,  die hard scenario,  race against time,  cigarette smoking,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one man army,  exploding car,  mansion,  dysfunctional family,  shot in the back,  car chase,  falling from height,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  beating,  shootout,  teenage girl,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  flashback,  violence,  murder,  gun

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. This is why The Fate Of The Furious (2017) is one of the best movies like Taken 2 (2012). (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  terrorism,  brutality,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Period:2010s
Story:hand grenade,  car crash,  bulletproof vest,  barbecue,  jumping from height,  police chase,  warehouse,  grenade,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  american abroad,  race against time,  suitcase,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  van,  one man army,  exploding car,  map,  tied to a chair,  terrorist,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  taxi,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  flashback,  murder,  sequel,  violence

Ride Along (2014) is one of the best movies like Taken 2 (2012)
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:torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Period:2010s
Story:hand grenade,  car crash,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  lens flare,  barbecue,  stealing a car,  police chase,  warehouse,  grenade,  ak 47,  corrupt cop,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  car chase,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  violence,  murder

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Taken (2008)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Taken (2008)

Seventeen year-old Kim is the pride and joy of her father Bryan Mills. Bryan is a retired agent who left the Central Intelligence Agency to be near Kim in California. Kim lives with her mother Lenore and her wealthy stepfather Stuart. Kim manages to convince her reluctant father to allow her to travel to Paris with her friend Amanda. When the girls arrive in Paris they share a cab with a stranger named Peter, and Amanda lets it slip that they are alone in Paris. Using this information an Albanian gang of human traffickers kidnaps the girls. Kim barely has time to call her father and give him information. Her father gets to speak briefly to one of the kidnappers and he promises to kill the kidnappers if they do not let his daughter go free. The kidnapper wishes him "good luck," so Bryan Mills travels to Paris to search for his daughter and her friend. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:friend
Story:kidnapped,  gang,  albanian mafia,  albanian,  handcuffed to a pipe,  car crash,  rescue,  divorced,  ex cia agent,  killed in an elevator,  teenage daughter,  woman crying,  barbecue,  slaughter,  stabbed in the leg,  stealing a car,  die hard scenario,  neck breaking,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  one man army,  tied to a chair,  stabbing,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  car chase,  taxi,  falling from height,  paris france,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  teenage girl,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  flashback,  murder,  gun,  violence

Takers (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Takers (2010)

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

Themes:torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Story:handcuffed to a pipe,  car crash,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bulletproof vest,  stealing a car,  murder of a police officer,  jumping from height,  police chase,  ak 47,  corrupt cop,  cigarette smoking,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  map,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  car chase,  taxi,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  violence,  murder

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

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

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

Themes:terrorism,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Story:hand grenade,  returning character with different actor,  lens flare,  bulletproof vest,  falling to death,  jumping from height,  grenade,  ak 47,  american abroad,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  impalement,  terrorist,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  second part,  hand to hand combat,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  violence,  flashback,  murder,  sequel

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A Good Day To Die Hard (2013) is one of the best movies like Taken 2 (2012)
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. This is why A Good Day To Die Hard (2013) is one of the best movies like Taken 2 (2012). (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Story:son,  hand grenade,  car crash,  lens flare,  bulletproof vest,  stabbed in the leg,  jumping from height,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  killing,  die hard scenario,  neck breaking,  american abroad,  vacation,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one man army,  exploding car,  terrorist,  shot in the back,  car chase,  taxi,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  murder,  sequel

Spy (2015)
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:betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Story:car crash,  hotel room,  pier,  stealing a car,  subtitled scene,  europe,  american abroad,  race against time,  cigarette smoking,  tied to a chair,  impalement,  mansion,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  taxi,  falling from height,  paris france,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  telephone call,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  violence,  murder,  flashback

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:terrorism,  brutality,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:ship,  hotel
Period:2010s
Story:brother,  car crash,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bulletproof vest,  stealing a car,  jumping from height,  police chase,  warehouse,  ak 47,  fireworks,  neck breaking,  race against time,  cigarette smoking,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one man army,  exploding car,  map,  impalement,  terrorist,  dysfunctional family,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  flashback,  violence,  murder

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Run All Night (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Run All Night (2015)

Professional Brooklyn hitman Jimmy Conlon is more commonly known as THE GRAVEDIGGER. Jimmy was a mob hit-man, who was best friends with his boss Sean Maguire. But when Jimmy's son, Michael, is marked for death by the mob, Jimmy must go up against Sean to protect Michael at all costs. Together, he and Michael must avoid corrupt cops, contract killers and the mob to survive the night. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  revenge
Characters:friend
Story:son,  locker room,  death of son,  car crash,  albanian,  bleeding to death,  lens flare,  bulletproof vest,  stabbed in the leg,  stealing a car,  murder of a police officer,  corrupt cop,  subtitled scene,  killing,  cigarette smoking,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one man army,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  taxi,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  explosion,  mother daughter relationship,  murder,  violence,  flashback

London Has Fallen (2016) is one of the best movies like Taken 2 (2012)
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:funeral,  terrorism,  brutality,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Period:2010s
Story:security,  hand grenade,  car crash,  driving in reverse,  bulletproof vest,  stabbed in the leg,  safe,  murder of a police officer,  jumping from height,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  die hard scenario,  neck breaking,  american abroad,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one man army,  exploding car,  map,  tied to a chair,  impalement,  terrorist,  shot in the back,  second part,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  explosion,  mother daughter relationship,  sequel,  murder,  violence

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

The Raid 2: Berandal (2014)

He thought it was over. After fighting his way out of a building filled with gangsters and madmen - a fight that left the bodies of police and gangsters alike piled in the halls - rookie Jakarta cop Rama thought it was done and he could resume a normal life. He couldn't have been more wrong. Formidable though they may have been, Rama's opponents in that fateful building were nothing more than small fish swimming in a pond much larger than he ever dreamed possible. And his triumph over the small fry has attracted the attention of the predators farther up the food chain. His family at risk, Rama has only one choice to protect his infant son and wife: He must go undercover to enter the criminal underworld himself and climb through the hierarchy of competing forces until it leads him to the corrupt politicians and police pulling the strings at the top of the heap. And so Rama begins a new odyssey of violence, a journey that will force him to set aside his own life and history and take on a new identity as the violent offender "Yuda." In prison he must gain the confidence of Uco - the son of a prominent gang kingpin - to join the gang himself, laying his own life on the line in a desperate all-or-nothing gambit to bring the whole rotten enterprise to an end. This is why The Raid 2: Berandal (2014) is one of the best movies like Taken 2 (2012). (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  betrayal,  revenge
Story:car crash,  driving in reverse,  bag over head,  stabbed in the leg,  safe,  falling to death,  shot in the face,  son,  murder of a police officer,  police chase,  warehouse,  corrupt cop,  neck breaking,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  cigarette smoking,  one man army,  impalement,  gang,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  second part,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  taxi,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  tattoo,  martial arts,  flashback,  murder,  violence,  sequel

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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:justice,  brutality,  funeral,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:cemetery
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  returning character with different actor,  lens flare,  bulletproof vest,  stabbed in the leg,  shot in the face,  murder of a police officer,  warehouse,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  neck breaking,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  van,  exploding car,  mansion,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  second part,  hand to hand combat,  taxi,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  teenage girl,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  murder,  violence,  flashback,  sequel

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. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  torture,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:cemetery,  hotel
Story:car crash,  returning character with different actor,  throat cut,  stabbed in the leg,  safe,  shot in the face,  stealing a car,  murder of a police officer,  jumping from height,  police chase,  corrupt cop,  neck breaking,  cigarette smoking,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one man army,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  impalement,  mansion,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  second part,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  violence,  sequel,  murder,  flashback

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) is one of the best movies like Taken 2 (2012)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

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

Themes:brutality,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Characters:killer
Period:2010s
Story:car crash,  rooftop chase,  phone ringing,  handcuffed,  bulletproof vest,  stealing a car,  jumping from height,  corrupt cop,  fireworks,  neck breaking,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one man army,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  second part,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  taxi,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  teenage girl,  telephone call,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  violence,  flashback,  murder,  sequel

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Spartan (2004)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Spartan (2004)

In the US-government's special ops, Scott is a shooter, not a planner, doing the job without regard to quaint or obsolete convention. When a Harvard undergrad goes missing (the daughter of a US leader), it's Scott who applies the pressure, first to her boyfriend, then to a madam whose cathouse is the initial stop en route to a white slavery auction in Dubai. The abductors may not know the girl's identity, but once they figure it out, she's doomed. Deadly double crosses force Scott to become a planner. Through it all, earnest TV newscasters read the drivel they're handed. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  funeral,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Story:locker room,  car crash,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  throat cut,  woman crying,  bulletproof vest,  boyfriend,  stealing a car,  race against time,  cigarette smoking,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  gunshot,  one man army,  stabbing,  mansion,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  taxi,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  telephone call,  pistol,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  murder,  violence,  gun

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. This is why 3 Days To Kill (2014) is one of the best movies like Taken 2 (2012). (Read More)

Themes:torture,  kidnapping
Locations:hotel
Story:car crash,  terrorist,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  teenage daughter,  lens flare,  bulletproof vest,  stealing a car,  subtitled scene,  american abroad,  race against time,  suitcase,  one man army,  exploding car,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  falling from height,  paris france,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  number in title,  murder,  violence,  flashback

The Guest (2014)
Mystery, Thriller

The Guest (2014)

Themes:betrayal,  revenge
Story:death of son,  car crash,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  running for your life,  555 phone number,  stabbed in the leg,  stealing a car,  grenade,  cigarette smoking,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one man army,  shot in the back,  car chase,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  violence,  murder

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Hardcore Henry (2015) is one of the best movies like Taken 2 (2012)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Hardcore Henry (2015)

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

Themes:terrorism,  brutality,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Story:hand grenade,  car crash,  kidnapped,  throat cut,  bulletproof vest,  stabbed in the leg,  shot in the face,  stealing a car,  jumping from height,  police chase,  ak 47,  corrupt cop,  subtitled scene,  neck breaking,  cigarette smoking,  van,  one man army,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  impalement,  terrorist,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  violence,  flashback,  gun,  murder

White House Down (2013)
Action, Drama, Thriller

White House Down (2013)

Capitol Policeman John Cale has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer. Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation's government falling into chaos and time running out, it's up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Story:security,  hiding in a closet,  death of son,  hand grenade,  automatic weapon,  car crash,  bag over head,  bloodbath,  lens flare,  murder of a police officer,  grenade,  ak 47,  die hard scenario,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one man army,  terrorist,  shot in the back,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  paris france,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  violence,  gun,  murder

Taken 3 (2014)
Action, Thriller

Taken 3 (2014)

Liam Neeson returns as ex-covert operative Bryan Mills, whose long awaited reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered. Consumed with rage, and framed for the crime, he goes on the run to evade the relentless pursuit of the CIA, FBI and the police. For one last time, Mills must use his "particular set of skills," to track down the real killers, exact his unique brand of justice, and protect the only thing that matters to him now - his daughter. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  funeral,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:cemetery
Characters:killer
Story:car crash,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  returning character with different actor,  golf course,  lens flare,  pier,  safe,  stealing a car,  police chase,  grenade,  subtitled scene,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  one man army,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  mansion,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  sequel,  murder,  violence,  flashback

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The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Action, Thriller

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of The Dark Knight, in which he took the rap for Dent's crimes, Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which is struggling to cope with Bane's plans to destroy the city. This is why The Dark Knight Rises (2012) is one of the best movies like Taken 2 (2012). (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  brutality,  funeral,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:cemetery
Period:2010s
Story:hand grenade,  car crash,  ipad,  shooting a police officer,  crash,  bag over head,  imprisonment,  lens flare,  bulletproof vest,  safe,  stealing a car,  trapped,  murder of a police officer,  jumping from height,  police chase,  ak 47,  die hard scenario,  neck breaking,  american abroad,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one man army,  exploding car,  impalement,  mansion,  terrorist,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  hand to hand combat,  taxi,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  sequel,  murder,  flashback

Criminal (2016) is one of the best movies like Taken 2 (2012)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Criminal (2016)

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

Themes:terrorism,  brutality,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Period:2010s
Story:car crash,  bleeding to death,  stealing a car,  passport,  police chase,  subtitled scene,  american abroad,  race against time,  cigarette smoking,  van,  one man army,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  impalement,  terrorist,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  car chase,  taxi,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  murder,  violence,  flashback

Banlieue 13 (2004)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Banlieue 13 (2004)

In the near future, the worst ghettos of Paris, France are literally walled off and among the worst is District B13. Controlled by the ruthless crime lord, Taha, a young righteous punk named Leito is determined to bring him down. When the boss retaliates by kidnapping his sister, Lola, a rescue attempt by Leito is destroyed by betrayal that gets him arrested and Lola kept in the clutches in Taha. Six months later, a crackerjack undercover cop named Damien is given a urgent mission: a neutron bomb has been stolen by Taha in District B13 which has an automatic timer function engaged and set to detonate in less than 24 hours. Now with time running out, Damien and Leito must work together to find and stop the bomb, but there is far more to this crisis than any of the field players realize. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Period:2010s
Story:car crash,  running for your life,  timer,  handcuffed,  bulletproof vest,  barbecue,  murder of a police officer,  jumping from height,  ak 47,  corrupt cop,  die hard scenario,  neck breaking,  race against time,  gang,  foot chase,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  falling from height,  paris france,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  number in title,  murder,  violence

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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:terrorism,  brutality,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Period:2010s
Story:hand grenade,  car crash,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  safe,  shot in the face,  warehouse,  subtitled scene,  neck breaking,  american abroad,  race against time,  cigarette smoking,  suitcase,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  exploding car,  map,  tied to a chair,  impalement,  mansion,  shot in the back,  second part,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  taxi,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  murder,  flashback,  gun,  violence,  sequel

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:betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Story:car crash,  lens flare,  bulletproof vest,  safe,  falling to death,  murder of a police officer,  corrupt cop,  subtitled scene,  die hard scenario,  neck breaking,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one man army,  mansion,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  martial arts,  violence,  murder,  flashback

Patriots Day (2016) is one of the best movies like Taken 2 (2012)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Patriots Day (2016)

On April 15, 2013 Boston, Massachusetts, Police Sgt, Tommy Saunders is pulling security duty on the annual Boston Marathon when the Tsarnaev brothers strike with their homemade bombs in an act of terrorism. In the resulting chaos as the wounded are cared for, Saunders and his comrades join forces with the FBI to get to the bottom of this attack. As the investigation continues, the Tsarnaev brothers realize that the authorities are close to identifying them and attempt to flee the city to continue their fanatical mayhem. To stop them, a police manhunt is performed that would have bloody confrontations and a massive dragnet shutting down the City of Boston to make sure there is no escape from the law. This is why Patriots Day (2016) is one of the best movies like Taken 2 (2012). (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  brutality,  funeral,  kidnapping
Characters:muslim
Period:2010s
Story:car crash,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  security,  bulletproof vest,  shot in the face,  stealing a car,  police chase,  warehouse,  grenade,  subtitled scene,  fireworks,  cigarette smoking,  van,  exploding car,  terrorist,  car chase,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  gun,  murder,  violence

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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:terrorism,  brutality,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Period:2010s
Story:hand grenade,  car crash,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  shooting a police officer,  lens flare,  murder of a police officer,  grenade,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  die hard scenario,  brother,  race against time,  exploding car,  shot in the back,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  teenage girl,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  violence,  murder

Alex Cross (2012)
Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Alex Cross (2012)

Dr. Alex Cross is on his last police duty to track down an assassin called Picasso, who's been torturing and killing rich businessmen in Detroit. Soon when the mission gets personal, Cross is pushed to the edge of his moral and psychological limits to end this once and for all.

Themes:funeral,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:killer
Story:locker room,  car crash,  returning character with different actor,  murder of a police officer,  police chase,  killing,  die hard scenario,  race against time,  exploding car,  mansion,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  hand to hand combat,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  murder,  flashback,  gun,  violence

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,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:friend
Story:security,  hand grenade,  terrorist,  jumping from height,  die hard scenario,  neck breaking,  race against time,  van,  one man army,  exploding car,  gang,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  hand to hand combat,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  digit in title,  beating,  shootout,  telephone call,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  number in title,  violence,  flashback,  murder,  gun

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Serbuan Maut (2011) is one of the best movies like Taken 2 (2012)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Serbuan Maut (2011)

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

Themes:brutality,  torture,  betrayal
Story:hiding in a closet,  safe,  killed in an elevator,  shooting a police officer,  stabbed in the leg,  falling to death,  shot in the face,  trapped,  murder of a police officer,  grenade,  corrupt cop,  die hard scenario,  neck breaking,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one man army,  impalement,  gang,  hand to hand combat,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  violence,  murder,  flashback

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

Machete Kills (2013)

During an operation of a Mexican Cartel, Machete Cortez and Sartana Rivera intercept the criminals alone, but another group arrives and a masked man kills Sartana. Machete is arrested, accused of killing his beloved Sartana and Sheriff Doakes hangs Machete. But the President of the USA Rathcock pardons and recruits Machete to kill the revolutionary Marcos Mendez that has threatened the USA with a missile with a bomb. Machete goes to San Antonio to meet the Miss San Antonio Blanca Vasquez that will be the liaison between Machete and President Rathcock. Then Machete goes to the brothel of Madame Desdemona to seek out the prostitute Cereza that is Mendez's mistress. Machete meets Mendez and learns that his heart is connected to the missile and only the arm dealer Luther Voz is capable to disarm the bomb. Now Machete needs to bring Mendez to the USA in less than twenty-four hours and save his new country in a dangerous journey with betrayals. This is why Machete Kills (2013) is one of the best movies like Taken 2 (2012). (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Story:car crash,  border crossing,  stealing a car,  jumping from height,  ak 47,  corrupt cop,  subtitled scene,  killing,  neck breaking,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one man army,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  impalement,  terrorist,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  second part,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  mother daughter relationship,  flashback,  violence,  murder,  sequel

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:brutality,  funeral,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:cemetery,  hotel
Story:hand grenade,  car crash,  hotel room,  driving in reverse,  car hit by a train,  bloodshed,  barbed wire,  lens flare,  bulletproof vest,  stabbed in the leg,  shot in the face,  stealing a car,  subtitled scene,  neck breaking,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  van,  one man army,  exploding car,  impalement,  gang,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  cell phone,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  violence,  murder,  gun,  sequel

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Kiss Of The Dragon (2001)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Kiss Of The Dragon (2001)

Liu Jian, a police officer from China, comes to Paris to help the vice squad apprehend a Chinese drug lord and his unknown French connection. The French connection is Richard, the head of the vice squad, who intends to kill the drug lord then frame Jian. Jian ducks a bullet and escapes with a tape of what really happened. By chance, Jian turns to Jessica - a US farm girl who is one of Richard's hookers - for help. She has her own problems, including the fact that Richard has her daughter locked in an orphanage to keep Jessica on the streets and silent about his activities. Can Jian protect Jessica, rescue her daughter, and give Richard the kiss of the dragon? (Read More)

Themes:brutality
Story:handcuffed to a pipe,  hand grenade,  shooting a police officer,  bleeding to death,  locker,  grenade,  corrupt cop,  neck breaking,  gunshot,  one man army,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  paris france,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  mother daughter relationship,  violence,  murder,  gun

No Escape (2015) is one of the best movies like Taken 2 (2012)
Action, Thriller

No Escape (2015)

When Jack (Owen Wilson) finds an opportunity to move to Southeast Asia to head his water manufacturing company's new plant there, he immediately jumps at the opportunity and moves his family there. When they get there; they seem to be having problems, the electronics don't work and rarely any cars are seen in the streets. When he goes to the market the next morning, he finds himself caught in the middle of a violent rebellion headed by armed rebels executing foreigners. Jack must get back to the hotel and with the help of a mysterious British "tourist" (Pierce Brosnan), must get his family to the American Embassy in the midst of the chaos. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Characters:friend
Period:2010s
Story:asia,  american embassy,  car crash,  jumping from rooftop to rooftop,  u.s. embassy,  border crossing,  falling to death,  trapped,  murder of a police officer,  teddy bear,  ak 47,  american abroad,  race against time,  cigarette smoking,  map,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  television,  taxi,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  violence,  flashback,  murder

The Gunman (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Gunman (2015)

A sniper on a mercenary assassination team, working for an unknown client, kills the minister of mines of the Congo. Terrier's (Sean Penn's) successful kill shot forces him to go into hiding to protect himself and the members of the team from retribution. This includes abruptly abandoning his girlfriend who has no idea what is going on. The assassination, paid for by a foreign mining company, triggers wide spread chaos and death in an already inflamed Congo. Terrier returns to the Congo years later working for an NGO, but eventually finds himself to be the target of a paid hit squad somehow connected to the ministers assassination. This leads to immediate deaths and the endangerment of the people working around him, and forces him back into hiding. In trying to discover who has put a price on his head, he begins to reconnect to the members of his old assassination team, including his old girlfriend. Always aware there is no path to redemption for his crimes, he is also periodically incapacitated by a type of accumulated and evolving physical brain damage caused by the hard knocks of his occupation. Unexpectedly, given the time that has elapsed, his reconnection to his old assassination team exposes additional intrigues with immediate deadly consequences. All of his years spent in hiding, have merely delayed the twisted end game that now enfolds. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  funeral,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:cemetery,  hotel
Story:boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  retribution,  bag over head,  bulletproof vest,  stabbed in the leg,  stealing a car,  grenade,  subtitled scene,  neck breaking,  american abroad,  cigarette smoking,  one man army,  exploding car,  impalement,  mansion,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  hand to hand combat,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  violence,  murder,  flashback

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