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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,  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,  breaking someone's neck,  losing consciousness,  return to the scene of the crime,  jumping from rooftop to rooftop,  reference to paris,  deserted building,  standing on a ledge,  begging for one's life,  perfect score,  combat boots,  speaking arabic,  fare evasion,  mortal enemy,  digital clock,  goodbye kiss,  in love,  fruit stand,  flip flop,  blood feud,  police car chase,  american embassy,  neck slashing,  cut on face,  iron gate,  hood over head,  mail delivery,  niqab,  travel guide,  lying in wait,  surprise visit,  tired,  shopper,  divorced,  jetlag,  east,  turkish bath,  sixth sense,  driving test,  driving in reverse,  food market,  bosphorus,  lane,  hammam,  family honor,  entrance,  car hit by a train,  bloodletting,  lobby,  phone message,  burka,  hog tied,  ex cia agent,  music lesson,  corpse with eyes open,  u.s. embassy,  introduction,  ex husband,  rooftop chase,  learning to drive,  reservation,  golfing,  west,  tarmac,  nemesis,  bullet hole,  istanbul,  killed in an elevator,  overprotective father,  alleyway,  newsstand,  courtyard,  cupid,  bazaar,  albanian,  albania,  family in danger,  ipad,  phone ringing,  running for your life,  kidnapped,  returning character with different actor,  driving lesson,  steam,  number 2 in title,  shooting a police officer,  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,  brother,  american abroad,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  falling in love,  race against time,  cigarette smoking,  suitcase,  vacation,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  liar,  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,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  number in title,  flashback,  murder,  gun,  sequel,  violence

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. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  kidnapping,  revenge
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,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  murder,  sequel,  violence

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
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,  flashback,  sequel,  violence,  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. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  funeral,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:cemetery
Period:2010s
Story:hand grenade,  car crash,  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,  brother,  american abroad,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  exploding car,  weapon,  mansion,  terrorist,  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,  sequel,  flashback,  murder,  violence

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015) is one of the best movies like Taken 2 (2012)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)

CIA chief Hunley (Baldwin) convinces a Senate committee to disband the IMF (Impossible Mission Force), of which Ethan Hunt (Cruise) is a key member. Hunley argues that the IMF is too reckless. Now on his own, Hunt goes after a shadowy and deadly rogue organization called the Syndicate.

Themes:terrorism,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:cemetery,  hotel
Story:car crash,  arms tied overhead,  bag over head,  stabbed in the leg,  falling to death,  stealing a car,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  neck breaking,  american abroad,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one man army,  exploding car,  map,  terrorist,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  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,  pistol,  martial arts,  murder,  flashback,  violence,  sequel

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:terrorism,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Story:hand grenade,  car crash,  lens flare,  bulletproof vest,  stabbed in the leg,  son,  jumping from height,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  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

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
Action, Thriller

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential Secret Service Agent Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning's inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President and avert an even bigger disaster. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Story:hand grenade,  automatic weapon,  car crash,  kidnapped,  shooting a police officer,  security,  bag over head,  bulletproof vest,  stabbed in the leg,  trapped,  murder of a police officer,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  die hard scenario,  neck breaking,  race against time,  cigarette smoking,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one man army,  exploding car,  terrorist,  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,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  murder,  flashback,  violence

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:hiding in a closet,  death of son,  hand grenade,  automatic weapon,  car crash,  security,  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,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  murder,  violence

Safe House (2012) is one of the best movies like Taken 2 (2012)
Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Safe House (2012)

Matt Weston ('Ryan Reynolds (I)' (qv)) is a CIA rookie who is manning a safe house in Cape Town, South Africa, when Tobin Frost ('Denzel Washington' (qv)) the CIA's most wanted rogue agent is captured and taken to the safe house. During Frost's interrogation, the safe house is overtaken by mercenaries who want Frost. Weston and Frost escape and must stay out of the gunmen's sight until they can get to another safe house. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  betrayal
Period:2010s
Story:car crash,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  american embassy,  shooting a police officer,  bag over head,  stabbed in the leg,  safe,  murder of a police officer,  subtitled scene,  die hard scenario,  neck breaking,  american abroad,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  paris france,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  martial arts,  flashback,  murder

Skyfall (2012)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Skyfall (2012)

When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Gareth Mallory (Ralph Fiennes), the new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee. With MI6 now compromised from both inside and out, M is left with one ally she can trust: Bond. 007 takes to the shadows - aided only by field agent, Eve (Naomie Harris) - following a trail to the mysterious Silva (Javier Bardem), whose lethal and hidden motives have yet to reveal themselves. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  funeral,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:cemetery,  hotel
Period:2010s
Story:grand bazaar istanbul,  istanbul turkey,  hand grenade,  car crash,  rooftop chase,  returning character with different actor,  retribution,  security,  turkey the country,  lens flare,  falling to death,  grenade,  neck breaking,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  grave,  one man army,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  weapon,  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,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  sequel,  murder,  violence

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:albanian mafia,  handcuffed to a pipe,  car crash,  ex cia agent,  killed in an elevator,  albanian,  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,  gang,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  car chase,  taxi,  falling from height,  paris france,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  teenage girl,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  flashback,  gun,  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,  murder,  flashback

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) is one of the best movies like Taken 2 (2012)
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,  flashback,  sequel,  gun,  murder,  violence

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
Story:locker room,  death of son,  car crash,  albanian,  bleeding to death,  lens flare,  bulletproof vest,  stabbed in the leg,  son,  stealing a car,  murder of a police officer,  corrupt cop,  subtitled scene,  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,  violence,  flashback,  murder

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

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)

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

Themes:terrorism,  brutality,  betrayal,  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,  violence,  sequel,  flashback,  murder

Killer Elite (2011)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Killer Elite (2011)

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

2 Guns (2013) is one of the best movies like Taken 2 (2012)
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

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,  revenge motive,  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,  flashback,  violence,  murder

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

London Has Fallen (2016)

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

Themes:terrorism,  brutality,  funeral,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Period:2010s
Story:hand grenade,  car crash,  driving in reverse,  bulletproof vest,  stabbed in the leg,  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,  violence,  murder

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,  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,  gun,  murder,  violence

American Assassin (2017) is one of the best movies like Taken 2 (2012)
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,  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,  terrorist,  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,  murder,  flashback,  violence

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:torture,  kidnapping
Locations:hotel
Story:car crash,  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,  terrorist,  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,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  number in title,  murder,  violence,  flashback

The Expendables 3 (2014)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

The Expendables 3 (2014)

Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill... or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables -- but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables' most personal battle yet. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:ship,  hotel
Period:2010s
Story:albanian mafia,  hand grenade,  car crash,  bulletproof vest,  warehouse,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  die hard scenario,  neck breaking,  race against time,  cigarette smoking,  van,  exploding car,  mansion,  terrorist,  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,  swimming pool,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  number in title,  sequel,  murder,  violence

Escape Plan (2013)
Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Escape Plan (2013)

Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's framed and incarcerated in a master prison he designed himself. He needs to escape and find the person who put him behind bars. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:ship,  hotel
Characters:muslim
Period:2010s
Story:security,  bag over head,  stabbed in the leg,  falling to death,  subtitled scene,  neck breaking,  cigarette smoking,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one man army,  exploding car,  map,  tied to a chair,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  hand to hand combat,  los angeles california,  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,  violence,  flashback,  murder

The November Man (2014) is one of the best movies like Taken 2 (2012)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The November Man (2014)

Peter Devereaux is a former CIA agent who is asked by the man he worked for to extract a woman who is in Russia and is presently close to a man running for President, who is believed to have committed crimes during the Chechen war. She can give them the name of someone who can prove it. His friend says that she will only come to him. So he goes and she gets the info and tries to get out but the man finds out and tries to stop her. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Characters:friend
Period:2010s
Story:hiding in a closet,  car crash,  ex cia agent,  stabbed in the leg,  safe,  shot in the face,  stealing a car,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  american abroad,  one man army,  exploding car,  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,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  murder,  violence,  flashback

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Action, Thriller

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

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

Themes:terrorism,  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,  murder,  flashback,  sequel

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,  flashback,  murder,  violence

The Raid: Redemption (2011)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Raid: Redemption (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,  killed in an elevator,  shooting a police officer,  stabbed in the leg,  safe,  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,  flashback,  murder,  violence

Red 2 (2013) is one of the best movies like Taken 2 (2012)
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,  violence,  gun

Fire With Fire (2012)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Fire With Fire (2012)

After witnessing the brutal murders of a convenience store owner and his son, firefighter Jeremy Coleman barely escapes with his life. As he is forced to testify against the crime lord, Hagan, he is placed in the witness protection program under the watch of the U.S. Marshals. When his new identity becomes compromised Jeremy is forced to take an unexpected course of action in order to get his life back and save the lives of those he loves. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  brutality,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Period:2010s
Story:locker room,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  running for your life,  lens flare,  stabbed in the leg,  falling to death,  son,  die hard scenario,  race against time,  van,  one man army,  impalement,  gang,  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,  murder

Body Of Lies (2008)
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:car crash,  east,  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

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

Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017)

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

The Take (2016) is one of the best movies like Taken 2 (2012)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Take (2016)

Michael Mason, a pick-pocket living in Paris steals a bag with a teddy bear in it. Not realizing the toy contains a timed bomb, he tosses it aside on a busy street. A few seconds later it explodes, killing four people. CCTV footage reveals Masons face and the French police tag him as a terrorist threat. The explosion, although botched, was set up by a select group of the French Interior Ministry as a decoy so they can make a half billion dollar digital transfer from a bank, (closed on French National Day) -hence the title Bastille Day. In a separate CIA investigation the unruly agent Sean Briar, discovers the real story behind Masons "terrorist attack". The two men, on different sides of the law, collaborate to bring the corrupt members of the Ministry down. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  brutality,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Story:car crash,  rooftop chase,  bag over head,  bulletproof vest,  shot in the face,  passport,  teddy bear,  corrupt cop,  subtitled scene,  killing,  american abroad,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  van,  one man army,  tied to a chair,  terrorist,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  hand to hand combat,  paris france,  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,  murder,  flashback,  violence

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
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,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  flashback,  murder,  violence

Last Action Hero (1993)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Last Action Hero (1993)

Young Danny Madigan is a big fan of Jack Slater, a larger-than-life action hero played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. When his best friend, Nick the projectionist, gives him a magic ticket to the new Jack Slater film, Danny is transported into Slater's world, where the good guys always win. One of Slater's enemies, Benedict the hitman, gets hold of the ticket and ends up in Danny's world, where he realises that if he can kill Schwarzenegger, Slater will be no more. Slater and Danny must travel back and stop him. (Read More)

Themes:funeral
Characters:killer,  friend
Story:handcuffed to a pipe,  death of son,  car crash,  555 phone number,  bulletproof vest,  stabbed in the leg,  stealing a car,  murder of a police officer,  corrupt cop,  killing,  die hard scenario,  neck breaking,  exploding car,  weapon,  mansion,  gang,  shot in the back,  car chase,  taxi,  falling from height,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  flashback,  violence,  murder

Jason Bourne (2016)
Action, Thriller

Jason Bourne (2016)

Jason Bourne is again being hunted by the CIA. It begins when Nicky Parson a former CIA operative who helped Bourne, who went under and now works with a man who's a whistle blower and is out to expose the CIA's black ops. Nicky hacks into the CIA and downloads everything on all their Black Ops, including Treadstone which Bourne was a part of. And Heather Lee, a CIA agent, discovers the hack and brings it to the attention of CIA Director Dewey, the man behind the Black Ops. He orders Parsons be found and, hopefully, Bourne, too. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Period:2010s
Story:car crash,  locker,  bulletproof vest,  stealing a car,  jumping from height,  police chase,  subtitled scene,  neck breaking,  american abroad,  race against time,  van,  one man army,  exploding car,  map,  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,  telephone call,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  violence,  sequel,  flashback,  murder

District B13 (2004) is one of the best movies like Taken 2 (2012)
Action, Crime, Thriller, Sci-fi

District B13 (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,  violence,  murder

No Escape (2015)
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
Period:2010s
Story:car crash,  jumping from rooftop to rooftop,  american embassy,  u.s. embassy,  border crossing,  asia,  falling to death,  murder of a police officer,  teddy bear,  ak 47,  american abroad,  race against time,  cigarette smoking,  map,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  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,  flashback,  murder,  violence

New Police Story (2004)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

New Police Story (2004)

Inspector Wing of the Hong Kong Police Force has become the victim of a gang, led by the evil Joe. When his entire team is killed, Wing becomes a hapless drunk, feeling guilty for the deaths of his team. A young man with a troubled past pretends to be a police officer working on the case with Wing, to get him back on his feet and begin an adventure to get revenge on the evil Joe and his Gang of Five, especially when it becomes personal. (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Story:death of son,  hand grenade,  car crash,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  scooter,  bulletproof vest,  murder of a police officer,  jumping from height,  police chase,  ak 47,  corrupt cop,  die hard scenario,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one man army,  exploding car,  gang,  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,  teenage girl,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  murder,  violence,  flashback,  sequel

Inception (2010)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Inception (2010)

Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible - inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Locations:hotel
Period:2010s
Story:hand grenade,  car crash,  hotel room,  car hit by a train,  security,  bag over head,  safe,  falling to death,  jumping from height,  grenade,  subtitled scene,  die hard scenario,  american abroad,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  van,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  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,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  flashback,  murder,  gun,  violence

Atomic Blonde (2017) is one of the best movies like Taken 2 (2012)
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,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  flashback,  violence,  murder,  gun

The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)
Action, Comedy, Crime

The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)

With his reputation in tatters after a painfully unsuccessful delivery of a distinguished Japanese client, former triple-A executive protection agent, Michael Bryce, two long years after the disgraceful incident, is now reduced to a mere second-class bodyguard for hire. Under those circumstances, Bryce would do anything to prove his worth once again, and as a result, it won't be long before he accepts an offer from Interpol to escort the renowned international assassin Darius Kincaid from Manchester to the Hague. The task seems simple: Bryce only needs to transport the contract killer from point A to point B, nevertheless, Kincaid, as the only one with the guts and enough hard evidence to testify against a tyrannical Belarusian dictator, is an obvious target, while the trip to the Netherlands is long and hazardous. Without a doubt, this a race against the clock as the mismatched duo will have to put aside their grudges, in a non-stop concerto for bullets. (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:killer
Story:automatic weapon,  car crash,  ex cia agent,  rooftop chase,  car wash,  bulletproof vest,  falling to death,  stealing a car,  jumping from height,  police chase,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  neck breaking,  american abroad,  race against time,  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,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  telephone call,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  gun,  murder,  violence,  flashback

Face/off (1997)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Face/off (1997)

Sean Archer, a very tough, rugged FBI Agent, is still grieving for his dead son Michael. Archer believes that his son's killer is his sworn enemy and a very powerful criminal, Castor Troy. One day, Archer has finally cornered Castor, however, their fight has knocked out Troy cold. As Archer finally breathes easy over the capture of his enemy, he finds out that Troy has planted a bomb that will destroy the entire city of Los Angeles and all of its inhabitants. Unfortunately the only other person who knows its location is Castor's brother Pollux, and he refuses to talk. The solution, a special operation doctor that can cut off people's faces, and can place a person's face onto another person. Archer undergoes one of those surgeries to talk to Pollux. However, Castor Troy somehow regains consciousness and now wants revenge on Archer for taking his face. Not only is Troy ruining Archer's mission, but his personal life as well. Archer must stop Troy again. This time, it's personal. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  brutality,  funeral,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:killer
Story:death of son,  nemesis,  shooting a police officer,  vendetta,  stabbed in the leg,  falling to death,  son,  murder of a police officer,  brother,  race against time,  cigarette smoking,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  one man army,  terrorist,  dysfunctional family,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  hand to hand combat,  falling from height,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  teenage girl,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  gun,  flashback,  murder,  violence

Mr. Nice Guy (1997)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Adventure

Mr. Nice Guy (1997)

In Melbourne, the Chinese Chef Jackie has a successful show on television. The drug lord Giancarlo and his gang are dealing cocaine with The Demons gang, but they fight against each other. During the shooting, the snoopy reporter Diana and her partner are accidentally exposed and they flee with a VHS tape with the footage of the negotiation. On the street, she stumbles with Jackie and he helps her fighting against the gangsters. When they are escaping in his car, her tape accidentally mixes with other videotapes that Jackie has in a box on the backseat of his car. Jackie goes to his apartment and meets his girlfriend Miki while his nephews "borrow" the tape to watch. Meanwhile Giancarlo's gangsters are looking for the tape and abduct Miki. Jackie's friend Romeo, who is a police detective, chases the gangsters with other policemen while Jackie teams up with Diana and his friend Lakisha to release Miki from Giancarlo. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:friend
Story:hand grenade,  car crash,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bulletproof vest,  pier,  warehouse,  grenade,  american abroad,  race against time,  van,  one man army,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  mansion,  gang,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  television,  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,  swimming pool,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  murder,  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,  murder,  violence

The Expendables 2 (2012)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

The Expendables 2 (2012)

Barney Ross is approached by CIA man Church, who wants him and his guns for hire to go to the former Soviet Union to retrieve something that was on a plane that crashed. Church doesn't tell him what he is getting. And Church sends a woman, Maggie with him to make sure he gets it. They find the plane and get the thing but some men take one of Barney's people hostage and the leader tells him to give him what they got or he'll kill his hostage. They give it to him but he kills his hostage anyway. Barney asks Maggie what was so important about that thing. She says that it showed the location of a Russian plutonium storage mine. Barney decides to track the man down and deal with him. They track them down and discover that the man they seek is Vilain who leads a group known as The Sangs and that they have taken all the men from the surrounding villages to work the mine. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  funeral,  torture,  revenge
Period:2010s
Story:albania,  number 2 in title,  bag over head,  bulletproof vest,  slaughter,  stabbed in the leg,  shot in the face,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  die hard scenario,  neck breaking,  one man army,  exploding car,  map,  tied to a chair,  impalement,  terrorist,  shot in the back,  numbered sequel,  second part,  hand to hand combat,  falling from height,  paris france,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  digit in title,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  number in title,  sequel,  gun,  violence,  murder

The Dark Knight (2008)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Dark Knight (2008)

Set within a year after the events of Batman Begins, Batman, Lieutenant James Gordon, and new district attorney Harvey Dent successfully begin to round up the criminals that plague Gotham City until a mysterious and sadistic criminal mastermind known only as the Joker appears in Gotham, creating a new wave of chaos. Batman's struggle against the Joker becomes deeply personal, forcing him to "confront everything he believes" and improve his technology to stop him. A love triangle develops between Bruce Wayne, Dent and Rachel Dawes. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  terrorism,  brutality,  funeral,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:ship
Story:hand grenade,  car crash,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  returning character with different actor,  ferry,  lens flare,  bulletproof vest,  jumping from height,  police chase,  warehouse,  grenade,  ak 47,  corrupt cop,  subtitled scene,  die hard scenario,  american abroad,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  van,  one man army,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  impalement,  terrorist,  gang,  shot in the back,  second part,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  murder,  violence,  sequel

The Expendables (2010)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

The Expendables (2010)

Barney Ross leads the "Expendables", a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, martial arts expert Yin Yang, heavy weapons specialist Hale Caesar, demolitionist Toll Road and loose-cannon sniper Gunner Jensen. When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church to assassinate the merciless dictator of a small South American island, Barney and Lee head to the remote locale to scout out their opposition. Once there, they meet with local rebel Sandra and discover the true nature of the conflict engulfing the city. When they escape the island and Sandra stays behind, Ross must choose to either walk away and save his own life - or attempt a suicidal rescue mission that might just save his soul. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:ship
Story:car crash,  fruit stand,  lens flare,  bulletproof vest,  pier,  shot in the face,  passport,  grenade,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  die hard scenario,  neck breaking,  cigarette smoking,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  impalement,  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,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  violence,  murder

John Wick (2014) is one of the best movies like Taken 2 (2012)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick (2014)

After John Wick loses his wife Helen to a terminal illness, he receives a beagle puppy named Daisy from her to help him cope with his grief. Despite John's almost stoic demeanor, he bonds with the puppy and they spend their day driving around in his vintage 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429. At a gas station, he encounters a trio of Russian gangsters whose leader Iosef insists on buying his car, but John repeatedly states that it is not for sale. Frustrated, the mobsters learn where John's home is, knock him unconscious, steal his car, and kill Daisy.

Iosef takes the Mustang to a chop shop to have the VIN changed. Aurelio, the shop's owner, recognizes the car and, upon learning that Iosef stole it from John, punches Iosef before throwing him out of his shop. John visits Aurelio, who identifies Iosef as the son of Viggo Tarasov, the head of the Russian crime syndicate in New York City. Viggo, notified by Aurelio of Iosef's activities, beats and berates Iosef before explaining to him who John Wick is: A famed assassin formerly in Viggo's employ, nicknamed 'Baba Yaga' (A deformed looking old witch, incorrectly translated in the film as Russian for 'Boogeyman'). Previously, when John wanted to retire and marry Helen, Viggo gave him an 'impossible task', implied to involve multiple assassinations in a short period of time. John succeeded, and his efforts were key in establishing the Tarasov syndicate.

Viggo tries to talk John out of seeking retribution, but John refuses. Viggo then…
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Themes:brutality,  funeral,  torture,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:cemetery,  hotel
Characters:friend
Story:car crash,  retribution,  bleeding to death,  bloodshed,  handcuffed,  bag over head,  lens flare,  bulletproof vest,  stabbed in the leg,  shot in the face,  son,  stealing a car,  warehouse,  grenade,  neck breaking,  cigarette smoking,  one man army,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  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,  swimming pool,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  murder,  violence,  flashback

The Brothers Grimsby (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

The Brothers 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:car crash,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bulletproof vest,  stealing a car,  jumping from height,  police chase,  warehouse,  ak 47,  fireworks,  neck breaking,  brother,  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,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  murder,  flashback,  gun,  violence

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