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Taken (2008)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Taken (2008)

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

Themes:abduction,  surveillance,  corruption,  voyeurism,  deception,  torture,  politics,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:brothel,  france,  elevator,  boat
Characters:prostitute
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,  paris france,  female in bra and panties,  girl in panties,  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,  car chase,  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,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  shot in the shoulder,  disappearance,  bodyguard,  drug addiction,  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,  taxi,  shooting,  falling from height,  thong,  bikini,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  blonde,  shot in the chest,  horse,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  teenage girl,  panties,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  one word title,  fight,  blood,  gun,  murder,  death,  violence,  flashback

Spy (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Spy (2015)

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

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:prostitute
Story:paris france,  foot chase,  hit with a fire extinguisher,  private jet,  unsubtitled foreign language,  eiffel tower paris,  pistol whip,  misogynist,  car chase,  construction site,  stealing a car,  agent,  cia,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  champagne,  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,  taxi,  falling from height,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  violence,  flashback,  murder,  death,  fight,  blood

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

3 Days To Kill (2014)

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

Themes:deception,  torture,  kidnapping
Locations:elevator
Story:secret agent,  electric torture,  paris france,  foot chase,  teenage daughter,  eiffel tower paris,  pistol whip,  shot through a window,  car chase,  stealing a car,  syringe,  cia,  bodyguard,  kicked in the face,  electrocution,  binoculars,  one against many,  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,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  death,  blood,  fight,  violence,  murder,  flashback

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

Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)

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

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Story:secret agent,  killed in an elevator,  foot chase,  orchid,  overturning car,  pistol whip,  shot through a window,  car chase,  jumping through a window,  stealing a car,  agent,  shot in the arm,  neck breaking,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  kicked in the face,  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,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  flashback,  murder,  violence,  death

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:deception,  revenge
Locations:elevator
Story:foot chase,  dragging a dead body,  stabbed in the arm,  shot through a window,  car chase,  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,  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,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  fight,  murder,  flashback,  gun,  violence,  blood,  death

Criminal (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Criminal (2016)

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

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
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,  car chase,  stealing a car,  agent,  obscene finger gesture,  cia,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  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,  taxi,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  one word title,  fight,  flashback,  blood,  murder,  violence,  death

The November Man (2014)
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:surveillance,  deception,  politics,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:elevator
Story:ex cia agent,  foot chase,  camera phone,  shot through a window,  car chase,  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,  shot in the back,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  falling from height,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  chase,  knife,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  flashback,  murder,  death,  fight,  violence,  blood

The Double (2011)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Double (2011)

Story kicks off with the mysterious murder of a senator bearing the marks of a Soviet assassin, who was long thought to be dead. To hunt down the killer, a retired CIA operative, who spent his career going toe-to-toe with his Soviet nemesis, is teamed with a young FBI agent.

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

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015) is one of the best movies like Taken (2008)
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:surveillance,  corruption,  deception,  torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Story:secret agent,  paris france,  foot chase,  stabbed in the arm,  eiffel tower paris,  impersonating a police officer,  car chase,  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,  one man army,  stabbed in the chest,  shot in the back,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  knife,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  death,  murder,  violence,  flashback

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

Spartan (2004)

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

Themes:abduction,  surveillance,  corruption,  deception,  torture,  politics,  kidnapping
Locations:brothel,  boat
Characters:prostitute
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,  binoculars,  one man army,  stabbing,  shot in the back,  car crash,  taxi,  shooting,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  blonde,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  chase,  knife,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  one word title,  death,  fight,  violence,  gun,  blood,  murder

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

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

Kiss Of The Dragon (2001)

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

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

Brick Mansions (2014) is one of the best movies like Taken (2008)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:surveillance,  corruption,  deception,  torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:elevator
Story:foot chase,  kicking in a door,  pistol whip,  shot through a window,  car chase,  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,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  death,  fight,  flashback,  violence,  murder

District B13 (2004)
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:surveillance,  corruption,  deception,  torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:france,  elevator
Story:government corruption,  paris france,  foot chase,  kicking in a door,  shot through a window,  car chase,  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,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  fight,  violence,  murder,  death

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:deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Story:secret agent,  horse riding,  paris france,  foot chase,  hit by a truck,  eiffel tower paris,  pistol whip,  car chase,  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,  one man army,  tied to a chair,  shot in the back,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  violence,  murder,  death,  flashback,  blood

The Devil's Rejects (2005)
Crime, Horror

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)

Themes:deception,  torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:brothel
Characters:prostitute
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,  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,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  horse,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  panties,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  death,  murder,  violence,  flashback,  blood

American Assassin (2017) is one of the best movies like Taken (2008)
Action, Thriller

American Assassin (2017)

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

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  torture,  politics,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:elevator,  boat
Story:secret agent,  foot chase,  camera phone,  righteous rage,  stabbed in the arm,  pistol whip,  vigilantism,  car chase,  jumping through a window,  stabbed in the leg,  dark hero,  stealing a car,  agent,  cia,  shot in the arm,  shot in the shoulder,  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,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  death,  violence,  flashback,  fight,  blood,  murder

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:torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:elevator,  boat
Characters:prostitute
Story:ex cia agent,  foot chase,  hot wiring a car,  private jet,  overturning car,  hit by a truck,  pistol whip,  shot through a window,  car chase,  stealing a car,  agent,  obscene finger gesture,  shot in the arm,  neck breaking,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  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,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  gun,  murder,  violence,  blood,  flashback,  fight,  death

The Way Of The Gun (2000)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

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.

Themes:deception,  torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:brothel,  elevator
Characters:prostitute
Story:unsubtitled foreign language,  pistol whip,  spit in the face,  shot through a window,  car chase,  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,  shot in the back,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  cult film,  tattoo,  murder,  fight,  gun,  violence,  blood,  death

Machete (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller

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)

Themes:surveillance,  corruption,  deception,  torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
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,  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,  taxi,  falling from height,  bikini,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  one word title,  fight,  flashback,  murder,  violence,  blood

The Equalizer (2014) is one of the best movies like Taken (2008)
Action, Crime, Thriller

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)

Themes:surveillance,  corruption,  deception,  torture
Characters:prostitute
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,  shot in the leg,  one man army,  stabbed in the chest,  strangulation,  shot in the back,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  teenage girl,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  fight,  blood,  violence,  murder,  flashback,  death

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

The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Action, Thriller

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

A down and out cynical detective teams up with a down and out ex-quarterback to try and solve a murder case involving a pro football team and a politician.

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

The Take (2016)
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:surveillance,  corruption,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:elevator
Story:secret agent,  paris france,  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,  shot in the leg,  one man army,  tied to a chair,  shot in the back,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  blood,  death,  fight,  murder,  violence,  flashback

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

Total Recall (1990)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

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 evil Mars administrator Cohaagen. Now the story really begins and it's a rollercoaster ride until the massive end of the movie. (Read More)

Themes:corruption
Locations:brothel,  elevator
Characters:prostitute
Story:secret agent,  foot chase,  spit in the face,  car chase,  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,  shot in the back,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  violence,  murder

Atomic Blonde (2017)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Atomic Blonde (2017)

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

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

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:surveillance,  deception,  torture,  politics,  kidnapping
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,  one man army,  stabbed in the chest,  strangulation,  bound and gagged,  shot in the back,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  death,  flashback,  murder,  violence,  fight,  blood

Hardcore Henry (2015) is one of the best movies like Taken (2008)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Hardcore Henry (2015)

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

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:brothel,  elevator
Characters:prostitute
Story:foot chase,  climbing through a window,  stabbed in the arm,  pistol whip,  spit in the face,  shot through a window,  shot multiple times,  car chase,  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,  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,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  horse,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  death,  fight,  blood,  gun,  violence,  murder,  flashback

The Bourne Identity (2002)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

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 implanted 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)

Themes:surveillance
Story:secret agent,  paris france,  foot chase,  stabbed in the arm,  eiffel tower paris,  shot through a window,  car chase,  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,  shot in the leg,  one man army,  shot in the back,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  explosion,  martial arts,  murder,  flashback

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:surveillance,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Story:foot chase,  teenage daughter,  auction,  stealing a car,  shot in the stomach,  shot in the arm,  die hard scenario,  neck breaking,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  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,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  death,  violence,  blood,  murder

Double Impact (1991)
Action, Crime

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)

Themes:deception,  torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:boat
Story:foot chase,  kicking in a door,  shot through a window,  car chase,  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,  taxi,  falling from height,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  blonde,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  death,  murder,  fight,  gun,  violence,  blood

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

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.

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  torture,  revenge
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,  car chase,  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,  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,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  death,  flashback,  fight,  violence,  murder,  blood

Nick Of Time (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

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,  revenge
Locations:elevator
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,  screaming,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  strangulation,  shot in the back,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  chase,  father daughter relationship,  violence,  blood,  gun,  death,  flashback,  murder,  fight

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:surveillance,  deception,  torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:boat
Story:secret agent,  girl in panties,  white panties,  foot chase,  camera phone,  pistol whip,  shot through a window,  car chase,  jumping through a window,  kicked in the crotch,  stealing a car,  agent,  neck breaking,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  kicked in the face,  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,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  panties,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  one word title,  fight,  flashback,  gun,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

Safe House (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:corruption,  torture
Story:paris france,  foot chase,  eiffel tower paris,  impersonating a police officer,  shot through a window,  car chase,  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,  car crash,  tough guy,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  death,  murder,  flashback

Harry Brown (2009) is one of the best movies like Taken (2008)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

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)

Themes:voyeurism,  deception,  torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:elevator
Characters:prostitute
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,  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,  tough guy,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  death,  gun,  flashback,  violence,  murder,  blood

Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)
Crime, Thriller, Action

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 group. The cocky gambler Johnny hits jackpot in slot machines in the Kadie's saloon and invites the waitress Marcie to go with him to play poker game against the powerful Senator Roark. He wins the game and suffers the consequence of his arrogance. The private detective Dwight McCarthy is contacted by his former lover Ava Lord that asks to meet him at the Kadie's saloon. Ava asks him for forgiveness for leaving him to marry the wealthy Damian Lord. However her strong chauffeur Manute takes her home. Dwight snoops around Ava's house but is found and beaten by Manute and the bodyguards. When he returns home, Ava is waiting for him naked in the bed and seduces him again. Then she tells that Damian and Manute torture her and soon she will be killed. Once again Manute takes Ava with him and hits Dwight that invites Marv to help him to rescue Ava. Damian denies the accusation but Dwight beats him to death while Marv tear Manute's eye out. But soon Dwight finds that he was lured by Ava that shoots him. Marv rescues Dwight and takes him to the Old Town where Dwight finds his former lover Gail that helps him to recover while Dwight plots revenge against Ava. (Read More)

Themes:corruption,  voyeurism,  deception,  torture,  revenge
Locations:brothel
Characters:prostitute
Story:foot chase,  righteous rage,  stabbed in the arm,  pistol whip,  shot multiple times,  car chase,  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,  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,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  gun,  fight,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood,  flashback

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:surveillance,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:elevator
Story:foot chase,  camera phone,  overturning car,  hit by a truck,  impersonating a police officer,  shot through a window,  car chase,  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,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  one man army,  strangulation,  shot in the back,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  falling from height,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  teenage girl,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  death,  fight,  flashback,  violence,  murder,  blood

The Purge: Election Year (2016)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

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 the 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)

Themes:surveillance,  corruption,  deception,  politics,  kidnapping,  revenge
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,  tied to a chair,  stabbed in the chest,  immigrant,  bound and gagged,  shot in the back,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  flashback,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood,  fight

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

From Paris With Love (2010)

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

Themes:surveillance,  deception
Locations:brothel,  france,  elevator
Characters:prostitute
Story:secret agent,  paris france,  foot chase,  listening device,  audi,  kicking in a door,  eiffel tower paris,  car chase,  jumping through a window,  stealing a car,  cia,  neck breaking,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  binoculars,  shot in the forehead,  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,  martial arts,  murder,  fight,  violence,  death,  blood

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:surveillance,  deception,  torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
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,  shot in the back,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  murder,  violence,  blood,  death,  fight,  flashback

8mm (1999)
Mystery, Thriller

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)

Themes:surveillance,  corruption,  deception,  torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:brothel
Characters:prostitute
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,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  shooting,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  cell phone,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  fight,  murder,  gun,  violence,  blood,  death

Vampires (1998)
Action, Horror, Thriller

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.

Themes:voyeurism,  deception,  torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:elevator
Characters: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,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  blonde,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  violence,  death,  blood,  murder

Ride Along (2014) is one of the best movies like Taken (2008)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance

Ride Along (2014)

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

Themes:deception,  torture,  kidnapping
Story:foot chase,  camera phone,  overturning car,  impersonating a police officer,  car chase,  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,  shot in the back,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  death,  fight,  violence,  blood,  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:surveillance,  corruption,  deception,  revenge
Locations:elevator
Story:secret agent,  government corruption,  foot chase,  camera phone,  overturning car,  impersonating a police officer,  shot through a window,  car chase,  jumping through a window,  stealing a car,  obscene finger gesture,  cia,  shot in the arm,  bodyguard,  kicked in the face,  product placement,  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,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  death,  murder,  violence,  fight

Near Dark (1987)
Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller

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.

Themes:deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Story:horse riding,  foot chase,  hit by a truck,  spit in the face,  shot through a window,  car chase,  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,  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,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  murder,  death,  violence,  gun,  blood,  fight

Spectre (2015)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

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. Meanwhile 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)

Themes:surveillance,  voyeurism,  deception,  torture,  politics,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:elevator,  boat
Story:secret agent,  foot chase,  kiss on the cheek,  overturning car,  unsubtitled foreign language,  pistol whip,  needle,  shot through a window,  car chase,  jumping through a window,  stealing a car,  neck breaking,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  product placement,  champagne,  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,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  blonde,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  fight,  murder,  gun,  violence,  blood,  death

No Escape (2015) is one of the best movies like Taken (2008)
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:deception,  revenge
Locations:brothel,  elevator,  boat
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,  shot in the leg,  stabbed in the chest,  shot in the back,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  flashback,  violence,  murder,  death

Sicario (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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
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,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  knife,  explosion,  one word title,  fight,  murder,  death,  violence

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