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Taken (2008)
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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 trav…el 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)

Subgenre:
cult film martial arts 
Themes:
drug addiction abduction surveillance corruption voyeurism deception torture politics kidnapping revenge murder death 
Mood:
car chase neo noir 
Locations:
paris france brothel france elevator taxi boat 
Characters:
ex husband ex wife relationship tough guy prostitute teenage girl tattoo father daughter relationship 
Story:
ex cia agent albanian mafia karaoke machine teenage abduction secret agent forced prostitution killed in an elevator trapped in an elevator hiding under a bed government corruption electric torture horse riding international politics female in bra and panties girl in panties β€¦white panties foot chase car crashes into building driving through fire chinese carryout food wrapping a present french secret service firearm pointed at the camera shot at the camera lunch date city night scape protective father hit with a fire extinguisher thrown off a balcony arc de triomphe paris female exploitation birthday song id badge woman trafficking hit in the throat hot wiring a car tied to a bedpost divorced couple tortured to death fearlessness slamming a door handcuffed to a pipe listening device sony dragging a dead body intravenous lasciviousness sex trade milkshake albanian loud music orchid jumping off a bridge audi cherry protective male sex trafficking cut arm translation kicking in a door kiss on the cheek determination private jet camera phone white slavery righteous rage overturning car unsubtitled foreign language sexual violence teenage daughter hit by a truck climbing through a window stabbed in the arm broken mirror jacket degradation mini dress eiffel tower paris sex slave stepfather pistol whip spit in the face birthday present woman crying misogynist vigilantism impersonating a police officer human trafficking needle shot through a window shot multiple times reflection auction sexual assault extortion barbecue jumping through a window slaughter stabbed in the leg dark hero sexploitation kicked in the crotch karaoke construction site stealing a car woman in jeopardy pop star virginity home movie agent shot in the stomach tape recorder poker syringe obscene finger gesture cia shot in the arm first part die hard scenario neck breaking shot in the shoulder disappearance bodyguard kicked in the face product placement champagne electrocution attempted murder screaming binoculars one against many shot in the forehead shot in the leg birthday party one man army scantily clad female tied to a chair stabbed in the chest immigrant stabbing strangulation concert bound and gagged cleavage shot in the back voyeur prostitution car crash bed lingerie held at gunpoint beer shooting falling from height thong bikini punched in the face rescue blonde shot in the chest horse blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout cell phone panties chase knife explosion title spoken by character one word title fight blood gun violence flashback  (See All)

Spy (2015)
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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 glo…bal crisis. (Read More)

Subgenre:
martial arts 
Themes:
surveillance deception kidnapping murder death revenge 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
paris france taxi 
Characters:
tough guy prostitute 
Story:
foot chase hit with a fire extinguisher private jet unsubtitled foreign language eiffel tower paris pistol whip misogynist construction site stealing a car agent cia shot in the arm shot in the shoulder bodyguard champagne β€¦one against many shot in the forehead shot in the leg tied to a chair strangulation concert cleavage shot in the back car crash held at gunpoint falling from height punched in the face rescue shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout cell phone chase knife explosion title spoken by character one word title violence flashback fight blood  (See All)

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3 Days To Kill (2014)
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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 m…eans 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)

Subgenre:
martial arts 
Themes:
deception torture kidnapping death murder 
Mood:
car chase neo noir 
Locations:
paris france elevator 
Characters:
tough guy tattoo father daughter relationship 
Story:
secret agent electric torture foot chase teenage daughter eiffel tower paris pistol whip shot through a window stealing a car syringe cia bodyguard kicked in the face electrocution binoculars one against many β€¦shot in the forehead shot in the leg one man army bound and gagged shot in the back car crash held at gunpoint falling from height punched in the face shot in the chest shot to death corpse shootout cell phone chase knife explosion title spoken by character blood fight violence flashback  (See All)

Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)
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Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)

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

Themes:
surveillance deception torture kidnapping murder revenge death 
Mood:
car chase 
Characters:
tough guy tattoo father daughter relationship 
Story:
secret agent killed in an elevator foot chase orchid overturning car pistol whip shot through a window jumping through a window stealing a car agent shot in the arm neck breaking shot in the shoulder bodyguard kicked in the face β€¦product placement electrocution one against many shot in the forehead shot in the leg one man army tied to a chair stabbed in the chest strangulation shot in the back car crash held at gunpoint falling from height punched in the face rescue shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout cell phone knife explosion flashback violence  (See All)

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) is one of the best movies like Taken (2008)
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John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Subgenre:
martial arts 
Themes:
deception revenge murder death 
Mood:
car chase neo noir 
Locations:
elevator 
Characters:
tough guy 
Story:
foot chase dragging a dead body stabbed in the arm shot through a window stabbed in the leg dark hero stealing a car obscene finger gesture shot in the arm neck breaking shot in the shoulder bodyguard kicked in the face product placement attempted murder β€¦one against many shot in the forehead shot in the leg one man army stabbed in the chest strangulation concert shot in the back car crash held at gunpoint falling from height punched in the face shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout cell phone chase knife explosion fight flashback gun violence blood  (See All)

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Criminal (2016)
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Criminal (2016)

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

Themes:
surveillance deception torture kidnapping murder revenge death 
Mood:
car chase neo noir 
Locations:
taxi 
Characters:
tough guy father daughter relationship 
Story:
secret agent foot chase tortured to death private jet overturning car hit by a truck pistol whip shot through a window shot multiple times stealing a car agent obscene finger gesture cia shot in the shoulder bodyguard β€¦product placement electrocution attempted murder one against many shot in the forehead shot in the leg one man army tied to a chair stabbed in the chest strangulation bound and gagged shot in the back car crash held at gunpoint punched in the face rescue shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout cell phone chase knife explosion title spoken by character one word title fight flashback blood violence  (See All)

The November Man (2014)
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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 s…ays 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)

Subgenre:
martial arts 
Themes:
surveillance deception politics kidnapping murder death revenge 
Mood:
car chase neo noir 
Locations:
elevator taxi 
Characters:
tough guy father daughter relationship 
Story:
ex cia agent foot chase camera phone shot through a window stabbed in the leg dark hero stealing a car agent cia bodyguard kicked in the face shot in the forehead one man army stabbed in the chest strangulation β€¦shot in the back car crash held at gunpoint falling from height punched in the face rescue shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death shootout cell phone chase knife title spoken by character flashback fight violence blood  (See All)

The Double (2011)
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The Double (2011)

The mysterious murder of a US senator bearing the distinctive trademark of the legendary Soviet assassin 'Cassius', forces retired CIA operative, Paul Shepherson to team with rookie FBI agent, Ben Geary to solve the crime. Having spent his career chasing Cassius, Shepherdson is convinced his nemesi…s is long dead, but is pushed to take on the case by his former supervisor, Tom Highland. Geary, who wrote his Master's thesis on Shepherdson's pursuit of the Soviet killer, is certain that Cassius has resurfaced. (Read More)

Themes:
surveillance deception torture kidnapping murder revenge death 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
paris france elevator 
Characters:
tattoo 
Story:
ex cia agent secret agent foot chase righteous rage eiffel tower paris impersonating a police officer agent cia attempted murder strangulation car crash held at gunpoint shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death β€¦corpse shootout cell phone chase knife violence blood flashback  (See All)

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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015) is one of the best movies like Taken (2008)
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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.

Subgenre:
martial arts 
Themes:
surveillance corruption deception torture kidnapping death revenge murder 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
paris france 
Characters:
tough guy 
Story:
secret agent foot chase stabbed in the arm eiffel tower paris impersonating a police officer auction jumping through a window stabbed in the leg stealing a car cia shot in the arm neck breaking bodyguard kicked in the face electrocution β€¦one man army stabbed in the chest shot in the back car crash held at gunpoint falling from height punched in the face rescue shot in the chest shot to death shootout cell phone knife title spoken by character violence flashback  (See All)

Spartan (2004)
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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 th…e 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:
abduction surveillance corruption deception torture politics kidnapping death murder 
Mood:
neo noir 
Locations:
brothel taxi boat 
Characters:
tough guy prostitute father daughter relationship 
Story:
secret agent foot chase sex trade sex trafficking private jet white slavery sex slave woman crying impersonating a police officer shot through a window auction construction site stealing a car cia product placement β€¦binoculars one man army stabbing shot in the back car crash shooting punched in the face rescue blonde shot in the chest shot to death shootout cell phone chase knife title spoken by character one word title fight violence gun blood  (See All)

Taken 2 (2012)
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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)

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

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Kiss Of The Dragon (2001)
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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 o…f 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)

Subgenre:
martial arts 
Themes:
surveillance murder death 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
paris france 
Characters:
tough guy prostitute 
Story:
secret agent forced prostitution hiding under a bed foot chase arc de triomphe paris hit in the throat handcuffed to a pipe eiffel tower paris needle neck breaking shot in the shoulder kicked in the face binoculars one against many shot in the forehead β€¦one man army stabbed in the chest shot in the back held at gunpoint thong punched in the face rescue shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death shootout panties chase explosion title spoken by character violence gun blood fight  (See All)

Brick Mansions (2014) is one of the best movies like Taken (2008)
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Brick Mansions (2014)

Subgenre:
martial arts 
Themes:
surveillance corruption deception torture kidnapping death revenge murder 
Mood:
car chase neo noir 
Locations:
elevator 
Characters:
tough guy tattoo 
Story:
foot chase kicking in a door pistol whip shot through a window auction barbecue jumping through a window stealing a car shot in the arm die hard scenario kicked in the face one against many one man army tied to a chair car crash β€¦held at gunpoint falling from height punched in the face rescue shootout cell phone chase knife explosion title spoken by character fight flashback violence  (See All)

District B13 (2004)
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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 atte…mpt 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)

Subgenre:
martial arts 
Themes:
surveillance corruption deception torture kidnapping revenge murder death 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
paris france france elevator 
Characters:
tough guy tattoo 
Story:
government corruption foot chase kicking in a door shot through a window barbecue jumping through a window construction site obscene finger gesture shot in the arm first part die hard scenario neck breaking kicked in the face shot in the forehead strangulation β€¦car crash held at gunpoint falling from height punched in the face rescue shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death shootout cell phone chase knife explosion title spoken by character fight violence  (See All)

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Killer Elite (2011)
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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('Cliv…e 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)

Subgenre:
martial arts 
Themes:
deception kidnapping revenge murder death 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
paris france 
Characters:
tough guy 
Story:
secret agent horse riding foot chase hit by a truck eiffel tower paris pistol whip jumping through a window kicked in the crotch agent shot in the arm shot in the shoulder bodyguard kicked in the face shot in the forehead shot in the leg β€¦one man army tied to a chair shot in the back car crash held at gunpoint punched in the face rescue shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death shootout knife explosion violence flashback blood  (See All)

The Devil's Rejects (2005)
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The Devil's Rejects (2005)

In Ruggsville, Texas, the police under the command of Sheriff John Quincy Wydell attack the house of the sadistic serial killers Firefly family (a.k.a. The Devil's Reject) and they arrest mother Firefly, but Otis B. Driftwood and Baby Firefly escape from the siege. Tiny is wandering nearby the house… and also escapes. Otis and Baby call their patriarch, the mad clown Captain Spaulding and they schedule to reunite at an isolated motel in the desert. When Otis and Baby arrive, they kidnap two families of singers, using sadism and violence against the harmless persons. Meanwhile, Sheriff Wydell promises to capture and kill the runaways, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, the Deputy George Wydell. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
deception torture kidnapping revenge death murder 
Locations:
brothel 
Characters:
tough guy prostitute tattoo father daughter relationship 
Story:
white panties foot chase sexual violence hit by a truck pistol whip spit in the face misogynist shot through a window sexual assault barbecue jumping through a window slaughter stabbed in the leg stealing a car obscene finger gesture β€¦shot in the arm neck breaking shot in the shoulder electrocution screaming shot in the forehead shot in the leg tied to a chair stabbed in the chest strangulation bound and gagged shot in the back held at gunpoint beer punched in the face rescue shot in the chest horse blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout panties chase knife explosion title spoken by character violence flashback blood  (See All)

American Assassin (2017) is one of the best movies like Taken (2008)
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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 Hu…rley 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)

Subgenre:
martial arts 
Themes:
surveillance deception torture politics kidnapping death revenge murder 
Mood:
car chase neo noir 
Locations:
elevator boat 
Characters:
tough guy 
Story:
secret agent foot chase camera phone righteous rage stabbed in the arm pistol whip vigilantism jumping through a window stabbed in the leg dark hero stealing a car agent cia shot in the arm shot in the shoulder β€¦bodyguard electrocution attempted murder one against many shot in the forehead shot in the leg one man army tied to a chair stabbed in the chest strangulation shot in the back car crash held at gunpoint punched in the face rescue shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout cell phone chase knife explosion violence flashback fight blood  (See All)

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The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)
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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, Br…yce 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)

Subgenre:
martial arts 
Themes:
torture kidnapping revenge murder death 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
elevator boat 
Characters:
tough guy prostitute tattoo 
Story:
ex cia agent foot chase hot wiring a car private jet overturning car hit by a truck pistol whip shot through a window stealing a car agent obscene finger gesture shot in the arm neck breaking shot in the shoulder bodyguard β€¦product placement attempted murder one against many shot in the forehead shot in the leg one man army tied to a chair stabbed in the chest shot in the back car crash held at gunpoint falling from height punched in the face shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death shootout cell phone chase knife explosion gun violence blood flashback fight  (See All)

The Way Of The Gun (2000)
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The Way Of The Gun (2000)

Two petty if violent criminals kidnap a girl being paid $1m to be a surrogate mother. As the baby is for a gangster the pair's demand for money sees several henchmen and assorted other ruthless characters head after them to Mexico. Bullets rather than talking are always going to settle this one.

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
deception torture kidnapping revenge murder death 
Mood:
car chase neo noir 
Locations:
brothel elevator 
Characters:
tough guy prostitute tattoo 
Story:
unsubtitled foreign language pistol whip spit in the face shot through a window stealing a car shot in the stomach shot in the arm shot in the shoulder bodyguard product placement attempted murder screaming binoculars one against many shot in the leg β€¦shot in the back car crash held at gunpoint punched in the face rescue shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout cell phone fight gun violence blood  (See All)

Machete (2010)
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Machete (2010)

The highly skilled Federale Machete is hired by some unsavory types to assassinate a senator. But just as he's about to take the shot, he notices someone aiming at him and realizes he's been set up. He barely survives the sniper's bullet, and is soon out for revenge on his former employers, with the… reluctant assistance of his brother Cheech Marin, who has become a priest and taken a vow of nonviolence. If you hire him to take out the bad guys, make sure the bad guys aren't you! (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film martial arts 
Themes:
surveillance corruption deception torture kidnapping revenge murder 
Locations:
taxi 
Characters:
tough guy tattoo father daughter relationship 
Story:
firearm pointed at the camera shot at the camera tortured to death stabbed in the arm impersonating a police officer shot through a window jumping through a window stabbed in the leg construction site stealing a car shot in the arm first part shot in the shoulder bodyguard kicked in the face β€¦electrocution shot in the forehead shot in the leg one man army stabbed in the chest immigrant strangulation bound and gagged shot in the back car crash held at gunpoint falling from height bikini punched in the face rescue shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout cell phone chase knife explosion title spoken by character one word title fight flashback violence blood  (See All)

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The Equalizer (2014) is one of the best movies like Taken (2008)
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The Equalizer (2014)

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloe Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly… by - he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer. (Read More)

Subgenre:
martial arts 
Themes:
surveillance corruption deception torture murder death 
Mood:
neo noir 
Characters:
tough guy prostitute teenage girl tattoo 
Story:
foot chase hit with a fire extinguisher camera phone vigilantism impersonating a police officer extortion construction site die hard scenario neck breaking shot in the shoulder kicked in the face product placement electrocution one against many shot in the forehead β€¦shot in the leg one man army stabbed in the chest strangulation shot in the back held at gunpoint punched in the face shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout cell phone chase knife explosion fight blood violence flashback  (See All)

Jason Bourne (2016)
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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, incl…uding 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)

Subgenre:
martial arts 
Themes:
surveillance deception torture kidnapping revenge death murder 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
elevator taxi 
Characters:
tough guy tattoo 
Story:
secret agent foot chase kicking in a door camera phone righteous rage overturning car impersonating a police officer dark hero stealing a car agent cia neck breaking bodyguard product placement binoculars β€¦one against many one man army strangulation shot in the back car crash held at gunpoint falling from height punched in the face rescue shot in the chest shot to death shootout chase knife explosion title spoken by character fight flashback violence  (See All)

The Last Boy Scout (1991)
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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.

Subgenre:
cult film martial arts 
Themes:
drug addiction corruption deception torture kidnapping murder death revenge 
Mood:
car chase neo noir 
Characters:
tough guy teenage girl tattoo father daughter relationship 
Story:
kicking in a door overturning car pistol whip stabbed in the leg kicked in the crotch stealing a car shot in the arm die hard scenario shot in the shoulder bodyguard product placement electrocution one against many shot in the forehead shot in the leg β€¦one man army shot in the back car crash held at gunpoint falling from height punched in the face rescue shot in the chest horse blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout chase knife explosion fight blood flashback gun violence  (See All)

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The Take (2016)
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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 thr…eat. 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)

Subgenre:
martial arts 
Themes:
surveillance corruption deception kidnapping revenge death murder 
Locations:
paris france elevator 
Characters:
tough guy tattoo 
Story:
secret agent foot chase camera phone eiffel tower paris impersonating a police officer shot through a window agent cia shot in the arm shot in the shoulder kicked in the face electrocution attempted murder one against many shot in the forehead β€¦shot in the leg one man army tied to a chair shot in the back car crash held at gunpoint punched in the face rescue shot in the chest shot to death corpse shootout cell phone chase knife explosion title spoken by character blood fight violence flashback  (See All)

Taken 3 (2014) is one of the best movies like Taken (2008)
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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 l…ast 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:
deception torture kidnapping revenge death murder 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
elevator 
Characters:
ex husband ex wife relationship tough guy father daughter relationship 
Story:
foot chase private jet pistol whip impersonating a police officer jumping through a window stealing a car cia bodyguard product placement electrocution one against many one man army tied to a chair shot in the back car crash β€¦held at gunpoint punched in the face rescue shot in the chest shot to death corpse shootout cell phone explosion flashback violence  (See All)

Total Recall (1990)
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Total Recall (1990)

Douglas Quaid is haunted by a recurring dream about a journey to Mars. He hopes to find out more about this dream and buys a holiday at Rekall Inc. where they sell implanted memories. But something goes wrong with the memory implantation and he remembers being a secret agent fighting against the evi…l Mars administrator Cohaagen. Now the story really begins and it's a rollercoaster ride until the massive end of the movie. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
corruption murder 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
brothel elevator taxi 
Characters:
tough guy prostitute 
Story:
secret agent foot chase spit in the face jumping through a window kicked in the crotch construction site agent shot in the arm neck breaking shot in the shoulder kicked in the face product placement shot in the forehead one man army stabbed in the chest β€¦shot in the back held at gunpoint punched in the face shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout chase knife explosion title spoken by character violence  (See All)

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Atomic Blonde (2017)
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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)

Subgenre:
martial arts 
Themes:
deception torture kidnapping murder death revenge 
Mood:
car chase neo noir 
Locations:
paris france elevator taxi 
Characters:
tattoo father daughter relationship 
Story:
secret agent foot chase overturning car stabbed in the arm pistol whip stabbed in the leg stealing a car agent cia neck breaking kicked in the face product placement attempted murder binoculars one against many β€¦shot in the forehead shot in the leg stabbed in the chest strangulation shot in the back car crash bed held at gunpoint beer falling from height punched in the face rescue blonde shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout chase knife explosion gun blood fight flashback violence  (See All)

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
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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 t…o rely on Banning's inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President and avert an even bigger disaster. (Read More)

Subgenre:
martial arts 
Themes:
surveillance deception torture politics kidnapping death murder 
Characters:
tough guy 
Story:
foot chase shot through a window shot multiple times stabbed in the leg agent shot in the stomach shot in the arm first part die hard scenario neck breaking shot in the shoulder bodyguard one against many shot in the forehead shot in the leg β€¦one man army stabbed in the chest strangulation bound and gagged shot in the back car crash held at gunpoint falling from height punched in the face rescue shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout chase knife explosion title spoken by character flashback violence fight blood  (See All)

Hardcore Henry (2015) is one of the best movies like Taken (2008)
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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 yo…u 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)

Subgenre:
martial arts 
Themes:
surveillance deception torture kidnapping revenge death murder 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
brothel elevator 
Characters:
tough guy prostitute tattoo 
Story:
foot chase climbing through a window stabbed in the arm pistol whip spit in the face shot through a window shot multiple times jumping through a window stabbed in the leg stealing a car obscene finger gesture shot in the arm neck breaking shot in the shoulder bodyguard β€¦kicked in the face electrocution attempted murder one against many shot in the forehead shot in the leg one man army tied to a chair stabbed in the chest strangulation shot in the back car crash held at gunpoint falling from height punched in the face rescue shot in the chest horse blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout cell phone chase knife explosion fight blood gun violence flashback  (See All)

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The Bourne Identity (2002)
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The Bourne Identity (2002)

Based very loosely on Robert Ludlum's novel, the Bourne Identity is the story of a man whose wounded body is discovered by fishermen who nurse him back to health. He can remember nothing and begins to try to rebuild his memory based on clues such as a Swiss bank account, the number of which is impla…nted in his hip. He soon realizes that he is being hunted and takes off with Marie on a search to find out who he is - and why he is being hunted. (Read More)

Subgenre:
martial arts 
Themes:
surveillance murder 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
paris france 
Characters:
tough guy 
Story:
secret agent foot chase stabbed in the arm eiffel tower paris shot through a window jumping through a window stabbed in the leg cia shot in the arm first part die hard scenario bodyguard attempted murder one against many shot in the forehead β€¦shot in the leg one man army shot in the back car crash held at gunpoint falling from height punched in the face shot in the chest corpse shootout cell phone explosion flashback  (See All)

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)
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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:
surveillance deception kidnapping revenge death murder 
Characters:
ex husband ex wife relationship tough guy tattoo father daughter relationship 
Story:
foot chase teenage daughter auction stealing a car shot in the stomach shot in the arm die hard scenario neck breaking shot in the shoulder shot in the forehead shot in the leg tied to a chair stabbed in the chest shot in the back car crash β€¦held at gunpoint rescue shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout cell phone knife explosion violence blood  (See All)

Double Impact (1991)
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Double Impact (1991)

Jean Claude Van Damme plays a dual role as Alex and Chad, twins separated at the death of their parents. Chad is raised by a family retainer in Paris, Alex becomes a petty crook in Hong Kong. Seeing a picture of Alex, Chad rejoins him and convinces him that his rival in Hong Kong is also the man who… killed their parents. Alex is suspicious of Chad, especially when it comes to his girlfriend. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film martial arts 
Themes:
deception torture kidnapping revenge death murder 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
taxi boat 
Characters:
tough guy 
Story:
foot chase kicking in a door shot through a window kicked in the crotch woman in jeopardy neck breaking shot in the shoulder kicked in the face electrocution shot in the leg stabbed in the chest stabbing strangulation shot in the back held at gunpoint β€¦falling from height punched in the face rescue blonde shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death shootout cell phone chase knife explosion fight gun violence blood  (See All)

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The Tournament (2009) is one of the best movies like Taken (2008)
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The Tournament (2009)

Every seven years in an unsuspecting town, The Tournament takes place. A battle royale between 30 of the world's deadliest assassins. The last man standing receiving the $10,000,000 cash prize and the title of Worlds No 1, which itself carries the legendary million dollar a bullet price tag.

Subgenre:
martial arts 
Themes:
surveillance deception torture death revenge murder 
Mood:
car chase 
Story:
killed in an elevator righteous rage broken mirror stabbed in the arm spit in the face impersonating a police officer shot through a window jumping through a window stabbed in the leg kicked in the crotch stealing a car shot in the stomach obscene finger gesture shot in the arm neck breaking β€¦shot in the shoulder kicked in the face product placement champagne shot in the forehead shot in the leg stabbed in the chest stabbing strangulation shot in the back car crash held at gunpoint punched in the face shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout cell phone chase knife explosion title spoken by character flashback fight violence blood  (See All)

Nick Of Time (1995)
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Nick Of Time (1995)

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

Themes:
abduction surveillance corruption deception torture politics kidnapping death revenge murder 
Mood:
neo noir 
Locations:
elevator taxi 
Characters:
father daughter relationship 
Story:
secret agent government corruption foot chase thrown off a balcony pistol whip impersonating a police officer kicked in the crotch shot in the stomach obscene finger gesture shot in the arm die hard scenario shot in the shoulder bodyguard product placement electrocution β€¦screaming shot in the forehead shot in the leg strangulation shot in the back held at gunpoint falling from height punched in the face rescue shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout chase violence blood gun flashback fight  (See All)

The Brothers Grimsby (2016)
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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)

Subgenre:
martial arts 
Themes:
surveillance deception torture kidnapping revenge murder death 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
boat 
Characters:
tough guy tattoo father daughter relationship 
Story:
secret agent girl in panties white panties foot chase camera phone pistol whip shot through a window jumping through a window kicked in the crotch stealing a car agent neck breaking shot in the shoulder bodyguard kicked in the face β€¦binoculars one against many shot in the forehead shot in the leg one man army scantily clad female stabbed in the chest strangulation shot in the back car crash held at gunpoint beer falling from height punched in the face rescue shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout cell phone panties chase knife explosion title spoken by character one word title fight flashback gun blood violence  (See All)

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Safe House (2012)
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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 mercenari…es 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)

Subgenre:
martial arts 
Themes:
corruption torture death murder 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
paris france 
Characters:
tough guy 
Story:
foot chase eiffel tower paris impersonating a police officer shot through a window stabbed in the leg agent shot in the stomach cia die hard scenario neck breaking shot in the shoulder shot in the forehead tied to a chair strangulation shot in the back β€¦car crash shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death shootout title spoken by character flashback  (See All)

Harry Brown (2009) is one of the best movies like Taken (2008)
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Harry Brown (2009)

In England, retired Royal Marine Harry Brown spends his lonely life between the hospital, where his beloved wife Kath is terminally ill, and playing chess with his only friend Leonard Attwell in the Barge pub owned by Sid Rourke. After the death of Kath, Len tells his grieving friend that the local …gang is harassing him and he is carrying an old bayonet for self-defense; the widower suggests him to go to the police. When Len is beaten, then stabbed to death in an underground passage, Inspector Alice Frampton and her partner Sergeant Terry Hicock are sent to investigate. They pay Harry a visit but don't have good news; the police have not found any other evidence, other than the bayonet, in order to arrest the hoodlums. This mean that should the case go to trial the gang would claim self-defense. Harry Brown sees that justice will not be granted and decides to take matters into his own hands. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
voyeurism deception torture kidnapping death murder revenge 
Mood:
neo noir 
Locations:
elevator 
Characters:
tough guy prostitute tattoo 
Story:
camera phone righteous rage hit by a truck stabbed in the arm sex slave pistol whip vigilantism shot through a window shot multiple times karaoke stealing a car shot in the stomach shot in the arm shot in the shoulder attempted murder β€¦shot in the forehead shot in the leg one man army tied to a chair stabbed in the chest strangulation shot in the back voyeur car crash held at gunpoint shooting rescue shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout cell phone chase knife explosion title spoken by character gun flashback violence blood  (See All)

Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)
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Frank Miller's 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 g…roup. 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)

Subgenre:
martial arts 
Themes:
corruption voyeurism deception torture revenge death murder 
Mood:
car chase neo noir 
Locations:
brothel 
Characters:
tough guy prostitute tattoo 
Story:
foot chase righteous rage stabbed in the arm pistol whip shot multiple times jumping through a window stabbed in the leg kicked in the crotch stealing a car poker neck breaking shot in the shoulder bodyguard kicked in the face attempted murder β€¦binoculars one against many shot in the forehead shot in the leg one man army tied to a chair stabbed in the chest strangulation shot in the back voyeur car crash bed held at gunpoint falling from height punched in the face rescue shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout chase knife explosion title spoken by character gun fight violence blood flashback  (See All)

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New Police Story (2004)
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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)

Subgenre:
cult film martial arts 
Themes:
surveillance deception kidnapping death revenge murder 
Mood:
car chase neo noir 
Locations:
elevator taxi 
Characters:
tough guy teenage girl father daughter relationship 
Story:
foot chase camera phone overturning car hit by a truck impersonating a police officer shot through a window jumping through a window dark hero shot in the arm die hard scenario shot in the shoulder kicked in the face product placement binoculars one against many β€¦shot in the forehead shot in the leg one man army strangulation shot in the back car crash held at gunpoint falling from height punched in the face rescue shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout cell phone chase explosion fight flashback violence blood  (See All)

The Purge: Election Year (2016)
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The Purge: Election Year (2016)

It's been seventeen years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for president and survive the annual ritual that targets t…he poor and innocent. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive until dawn...or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state. (Read More)

Subgenre:
martial arts 
Themes:
surveillance corruption deception politics kidnapping revenge murder death 
Characters:
tough guy tattoo 
Story:
hit by a truck stabbed in the arm shot through a window obscene finger gesture shot in the arm shot in the shoulder bodyguard kicked in the face product placement electrocution attempted murder binoculars shot in the forehead shot in the leg one man army β€¦tied to a chair stabbed in the chest immigrant bound and gagged shot in the back car crash held at gunpoint beer punched in the face rescue shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout cell phone chase knife explosion flashback violence blood fight  (See All)

From Paris With Love (2010) is one of the best movies like Taken (2008)
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From Paris With Love (2010)

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

Subgenre:
martial arts 
Themes:
surveillance deception murder death 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
paris france brothel france elevator 
Characters:
prostitute 
Story:
secret agent foot chase listening device audi kicking in a door eiffel tower paris jumping through a window stealing a car cia neck breaking shot in the shoulder bodyguard binoculars shot in the forehead car crash β€¦held at gunpoint falling from height punched in the face shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death shootout cell phone chase knife explosion fight violence blood  (See All)

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Escape Plan (2013)
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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)

Subgenre:
martial arts 
Themes:
surveillance deception torture kidnapping murder death revenge 
Characters:
tough guy tattoo father daughter relationship 
Story:
foot chase shot through a window stabbed in the leg shot in the stomach shot in the arm neck breaking shot in the shoulder electrocution binoculars shot in the forehead shot in the leg one man army tied to a chair stabbed in the chest strangulation β€¦shot in the back held at gunpoint punched in the face rescue shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout cell phone chase knife explosion violence blood fight flashback  (See All)

8mm (1999)
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8mm (1999)

A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, Welles relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate of a complete stranger. As his work turns into… obsession, he drifts farther and farther away from his wife, family and simple life as a small-town private eye. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
surveillance corruption deception torture kidnapping murder revenge death 
Mood:
neo noir 
Locations:
brothel taxi 
Characters:
prostitute tattoo 
Story:
foot chase climbing through a window degradation pistol whip impersonating a police officer tape recorder shot in the shoulder bodyguard kicked in the face binoculars stabbed in the chest strangulation bound and gagged shot in the back prostitution β€¦held at gunpoint shooting falling from height punched in the face shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse cell phone chase knife title spoken by character fight gun violence blood  (See All)

Vampires (1998)
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Vampires (1998)

The church has long known that vampires exist. However, it is discovered that a group of vampires are searching for a powerful doom for mankind. The Vatican then secretly enlists a team of vampire-hunters, led by Jack Crow, to hunt down and destroy the vampires before they find the crucifix.

Subgenre:
cult film martial arts 
Themes:
voyeurism deception torture kidnapping death revenge murder 
Locations:
elevator 
Characters:
tough guy prostitute 
Story:
spit in the face slaughter shot in the arm neck breaking shot in the shoulder binoculars shot in the forehead shot in the leg scantily clad female stabbed in the chest bound and gagged cleavage shot in the back voyeur prostitution β€¦car crash held at gunpoint punched in the face rescue blonde shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse chase knife explosion title spoken by character one word title violence blood  (See All)

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Ride Along (2014) is one of the best movies like Taken (2008)
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Ride Along (2014)

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

Themes:
deception torture kidnapping death murder 
Mood:
car chase 
Characters:
tough guy tattoo 
Story:
foot chase camera phone overturning car impersonating a police officer barbecue jumping through a window construction site stealing a car shot in the arm shot in the shoulder bodyguard kicked in the face product placement shot in the leg tied to a chair β€¦shot in the back car crash held at gunpoint punched in the face rescue shot in the chest shot to death shootout cell phone chase knife explosion title spoken by character fight violence blood  (See All)

Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017)
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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)

Subgenre:
martial arts 
Themes:
surveillance corruption deception death revenge murder 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
elevator 
Characters:
tough guy tattoo 
Story:
secret agent government corruption foot chase camera phone overturning car impersonating a police officer shot through a window jumping through a window stealing a car obscene finger gesture cia shot in the arm bodyguard kicked in the face product placement β€¦electrocution attempted murder one against many shot in the forehead shot in the leg one man army stabbed in the chest shot in the back car crash held at gunpoint falling from height punched in the face rescue shot in the chest shot to death shootout cell phone chase knife explosion violence fight  (See All)

Near Dark (1987)
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Near Dark (1987)

A mid-western farm boy reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl he meets turns out to be part of a band of southern vampires who roam the highways in stolen cars. Part of his initiation includes a bloody assault on a hick bar.

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
deception kidnapping murder death revenge 
Mood:
car chase neo noir 
Characters:
tattoo father daughter relationship 
Story:
horse riding foot chase hit by a truck spit in the face shot through a window jumping through a window stealing a car shot in the stomach poker neck breaking product placement attempted murder screaming shot in the forehead shot in the leg β€¦stabbed in the chest strangulation shot in the back held at gunpoint beer punched in the face rescue shot in the chest horse blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout chase knife explosion violence gun blood fight  (See All)

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Spectre (2015)
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Spectre (2015)

A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia, the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE. Meanwhi…le back in London, Max Denbigh, the new head of the Centre of National Security, questions Bond's actions and challenges the relevance of MI6 led by M. Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny and Q to help him seek out Madeleine Swann, the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White, who may hold the clue to untangling the web of SPECTRE. As the daughter of the assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot. As Bond ventures towards the heart of SPECTRE, he learns a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks. (Read More)

Subgenre:
martial arts 
Themes:
surveillance voyeurism deception torture politics kidnapping revenge murder death 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
elevator boat 
Characters:
tough guy tattoo 
Story:
secret agent foot chase kiss on the cheek overturning car unsubtitled foreign language pistol whip needle shot through a window jumping through a window stealing a car neck breaking shot in the shoulder bodyguard product placement champagne β€¦one against many one man army tied to a chair strangulation bound and gagged shot in the back voyeur car crash held at gunpoint falling from height punched in the face rescue blonde shot in the chest shot to death shootout cell phone chase knife explosion title spoken by character one word title fight gun violence blood  (See All)

No Escape (2015) is one of the best movies like Taken (2008)
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No Escape (2015)

Themes:
deception revenge murder death 
Locations:
brothel elevator taxi boat 
Characters:
father daughter relationship 
Story:
foot chase kicking in a door overturning car unsubtitled foreign language hit by a truck climbing through a window shot through a window shot multiple times karaoke shot in the stomach shot in the arm shot in the shoulder bodyguard one against many shot in the forehead β€¦shot in the leg stabbed in the chest shot in the back car crash held at gunpoint falling from height punched in the face rescue shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout explosion flashback violence  (See All)

Sicario (2015)
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Sicario (2015)

When drug violence worsens on the USA Mexico border, the FBI sends an idealistic agent, Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) on a mission to eradicate a drug cartel responsible for a bomb that had killed members of her team.

Themes:
surveillance corruption deception torture kidnapping revenge murder death 
Mood:
neo noir 
Characters:
tough guy 
Story:
kicking in a door private jet dark hero agent cia shot in the arm shot in the shoulder bodyguard binoculars shot in the forehead shot in the leg tied to a chair immigrant strangulation shot in the back β€¦held at gunpoint beer punched in the face rescue shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout cell phone knife explosion one word title fight violence  (See All)

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