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Taken 3 (2014)
Action, Thriller

Taken 3 (2014)

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

Themes:deception,  funeral,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  suicide,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  sewer,  elevator,  airport,  cemetery
Characters:russian,  hostage
Story:russian villain,  pistol whip,  police officer bitten,  los angeles storm drain,  tattoo on hand,  afghanistan veteran,  santa monica california,  car falling off a cliff,  stolen police car,  spetsnaz,  malibu california,  police officer knocked unconscious,  waterboarding,  ex special forces,  returning character with different actor,  thrown from a car,  husband murders wife,  lapd,  private jet,  shot through the mouth,  golf course,  loan shark,  body in a trunk,  arms dealer,  returning character killed off,  reference to facebook,  framed for murder,  shot in the neck,  stuffed animal,  death of loved one,  final showdown,  impersonating a police officer,  text messaging,  tracking device,  drugged drink,  police inspector,  lens flare,  pier,  jumping through a window,  safe,  convenience store,  stealing a car,  crime scene,  parking garage,  security camera,  morgue,  police chase,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  grenade,  police investigation,  henchman,  subtitled scene,  character says i love you,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  bodyguard,  manipulation,  college student,  university,  product placement,  debt,  death of wife,  fugitive,  electrocution,  prologue,  one against many,  gas station,  on the run,  cigar smoking,  news report,  third part,  double cross,  one man army,  anti hero,  police detective,  exploding car,  security guard,  tied to a chair,  diner,  throat slitting,  mansion,  assassin,  police station,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  death of mother,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  birthday,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  pregnancy,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  murder,  death,  flashback,  violence,  sequel

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

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  elevator
Characters:hostage
Story:pistol whip,  thrown from a car,  body in a trunk,  arms dealer,  tracking device,  jumping through a window,  stealing a car,  security camera,  police chase,  head butt,  henchman,  one against many,  cigar smoking,  news report,  one man army,  anti hero,  police detective,  security guard,  tied to a chair,  diner,  police station,  foot chase,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  machine gun,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  violence,  flashback,  death,  murder

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Ride Along (2014)
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,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Story:arms dealer,  impersonating a police officer,  text messaging,  lens flare,  jumping through a window,  stealing a car,  security camera,  police chase,  head butt,  grenade,  police investigation,  henchman,  bodyguard,  product placement,  news report,  double cross,  anti hero,  police detective,  exploding car,  security guard,  tied to a chair,  police station,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  violence,  death,  murder

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Locations:sewer,  apartment,  elevator
Characters:hostage
Story:framed for murder,  death of loved one,  final showdown,  tracking device,  crime scene,  police chase,  assassination attempt,  grenade,  henchman,  bodyguard,  manipulation,  college student,  death of wife,  fugitive,  electrocution,  prologue,  one against many,  on the run,  cigar smoking,  news report,  double cross,  one man army,  anti hero,  police detective,  exploding car,  security guard,  mansion,  assassin,  foot chase,  interrogation,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  pregnancy,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  murder,  violence,  flashback,  death

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) is one of the best movies like Taken 3 (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:deception,  escape,  betrayal,  suicide,  revenge
Locations:elevator
Characters:russian
Story:thrown from a car,  arms dealer,  shot in the neck,  final showdown,  stealing a car,  assassination attempt,  henchman,  subtitled scene,  bodyguard,  manipulation,  product placement,  fugitive,  prologue,  one against many,  on the run,  cigar smoking,  double cross,  one man army,  anti hero,  throat slitting,  assassin,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  murder,  death,  violence,  flashback,  sequel

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

Criminal (2016)

Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous convict Jericho Stewart (Kevin Costner). When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and make the deal with him before the hacker launches ICBM's and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal. This is why Criminal (2016) is one of the best movies like Taken 3 (2014). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:airport
Characters:russian,  hostage
Story:pistol whip,  ex special forces,  thrown from a car,  private jet,  stuffed animal,  text messaging,  tracking device,  stealing a car,  security camera,  police chase,  assassination attempt,  subtitled scene,  bodyguard,  product placement,  fugitive,  electrocution,  one against many,  on the run,  news report,  double cross,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  security guard,  tied to a chair,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  death,  flashback,  murder,  violence

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:deception,  funeral,  escape,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  elevator
Characters:russian,  hostage
Story:arms dealer,  framed for murder,  final showdown,  impersonating a police officer,  tracking device,  jumping through a window,  convenience store,  stealing a car,  security camera,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  grenade,  henchman,  subtitled scene,  bodyguard,  manipulation,  product placement,  electrocution,  prologue,  one against many,  news report,  third part,  double cross,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  security guard,  assassin,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  murder,  violence,  sequel,  death

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

The Transporter Refueled (2015)

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

Themes:deception,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:airport
Characters:russian,  hostage
Story:pistol whip,  returning character with different actor,  private jet,  body in a trunk,  text messaging,  tracking device,  drugged drink,  police inspector,  jumping through a window,  safe,  stealing a car,  parking garage,  security camera,  morgue,  police chase,  head butt,  henchman,  bodyguard,  manipulation,  product placement,  prologue,  one against many,  double cross,  one man army,  anti hero,  police detective,  exploding car,  security guard,  police station,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  flashback,  violence,  sequel,  murder,  death

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Takers (2010) is one of the best movies like Taken 3 (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Takers (2010)

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

Themes:deception,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  airport
Characters:russian
Story:lapd,  private jet,  impersonating a police officer,  jumping through a window,  stealing a car,  parking garage,  security camera,  police chase,  police investigation,  product placement,  gas station,  cigar smoking,  double cross,  police detective,  security guard,  police station,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  murder,  violence,  death

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)

Jackie Chan, a top secret militant soldier, crashes into the South African jungle after his mission of kidnapping three scientists (who were experimenting with a powerful mineral) has gone awry. Waking up in a village of local natives, Chan has no memory of who he is, thus being addressed as "Who Am I". His journey with aid from two female sidekicks to find out his identity leads him all the way to Rotterdam where he coincidentally discovers the location of the organization that kidnapped the three scientists. With no memory, Chan is thirsty for answers by any means necessary. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Story:arms dealer,  tracking device,  parking garage,  police chase,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  henchman,  subtitled scene,  bodyguard,  product placement,  fugitive,  prologue,  one against many,  on the run,  cigar smoking,  double cross,  one man army,  police detective,  exploding car,  assassin,  police station,  foot chase,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  murder,  flashback,  violence,  death

Knight And Day (2010)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Knight And Day (2010)

June has a garage in Boston. At an airport heading home, a man bumps into her a few times and tries to keep her off the plane. He's under FBI surveillance; they wonder if he and she are working together, so they let both on a flight full of armed men wanting to arrest the stranger. He's Roy, he shoots his way out of trouble and tells her she's in danger. She's home the next day, miraculously, when agents pick her up; Roy saves her again, and a transcontinental chase ensues with Roy convincing her that he's the good guy, protecting an energy source that a rogue agent wants to sell on the black market. Can she trust Roy, and will trust matter when the bullets start flying? This is why Knight And Day (2010) is one of the best movies like Taken 3 (2014). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:airport
Characters:hostage
Story:body in a trunk,  arms dealer,  tracking device,  drugged drink,  parking garage,  security camera,  police chase,  head butt,  grenade,  product placement,  fugitive,  one against many,  gas station,  on the run,  news report,  double cross,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  diner,  mansion,  assassin,  foot chase,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  death,  murder,  violence

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The Equalizer (2014)
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:deception,  torture
Characters:russian,  hostage
Story:shot in the neck,  final showdown,  impersonating a police officer,  lens flare,  crime scene,  security camera,  assassination attempt,  henchman,  subtitled scene,  product placement,  electrocution,  one against many,  gas station,  one man army,  anti hero,  police detective,  security guard,  diner,  throat slitting,  mansion,  assassin,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  explosion,  murder,  violence,  death,  flashback

The Way Of The Gun (2000) is one of the best movies like Taken 3 (2014)
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,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  suicide,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  elevator
Characters:hostage
Story:pistol whip,  thrown from a car,  shot in the neck,  convenience store,  stealing a car,  head butt,  bodyguard,  product placement,  fugitive,  one against many,  gas station,  on the run,  double cross,  anti hero,  diner,  police station,  shot in the back,  interrogation,  car crash,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  pregnancy,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  violence,  murder,  death

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:deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  suicide,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  airport
Characters:hostage
Story:assassin,  pistol whip,  stolen police car,  tracking device,  jumping through a window,  stealing a car,  parking garage,  security camera,  head butt,  bodyguard,  product placement,  fugitive,  electrocution,  prologue,  one against many,  on the run,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  death,  murder,  flashback,  violence

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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:deception,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:airport
Characters:russian,  hostage
Story:pistol whip,  private jet,  arms dealer,  tracking device,  drugged drink,  pier,  stealing a car,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  subtitled scene,  bodyguard,  one against many,  double cross,  tied to a chair,  mansion,  assassin,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  flashback,  murder,  violence,  death

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

After accomplishing the assignment of dismantling a human trafficking organization, the former military and drifter Jack Reacher goes to Washington to invite his liaison, Major Susan Turner, to have dinner with him. However, he meets her substitute, Colonel Sam Morgan, who explains that Major Turner has been arrested and accused of espionage. Jack seeks out her veteran lawyer, Colonel Bob Moorcroft, who explains that Major Turner has also been accused of the murders of two soldiers in Afghanistan. Further, he also tells Jack he is being sued, accused by a woman of being the father of her fifteen year-old daughter, Samantha. When Moorcroft is murdered, Jack is accused of being the killer and sent to a prison. He sees that Turner and he have been framed and also that Turner will be killed by two assassins. However, he rescues her and they flee. Soon, they realize that there is a conspiracy involving military people from the army and a government contractor that is a powerful arms dealer. Jack also learns that Samantha is in danger and Turner and he rescue her. They decide to protect her since a skilled assassin is hunting them down while they try to find the motive of the conspiracy. Who can be trusted? This is why Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) is one of the best movies like Taken 3 (2014). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  airport
Characters:hostage
Story:stolen police car,  arms dealer,  framed for murder,  shot in the neck,  final showdown,  text messaging,  tracking device,  convenience store,  stealing a car,  security camera,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  henchman,  product placement,  fugitive,  electrocution,  one against many,  on the run,  double cross,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  security guard,  tied to a chair,  diner,  assassin,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  death,  flashback,  violence,  sequel,  murder

Machete Kills (2013) is one of the best movies like Taken 3 (2014)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Machete Kills (2013)

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

Themes:deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:arms dealer,  returning character killed off,  shot in the neck,  death of loved one,  tracking device,  jumping through a window,  stealing a car,  security camera,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  henchman,  subtitled scene,  bodyguard,  death of wife,  electrocution,  one against many,  gas station,  on the run,  news report,  double cross,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  throat slitting,  assassin,  police station,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  flashback,  murder,  death,  sequel,  violence

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American Assassin (2017)
Action, Thriller

American Assassin (2017)

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

Themes:deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  suicide,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  elevator,  airport
Characters:russian,  hostage
Story:pistol whip,  ex special forces,  body in a trunk,  arms dealer,  death of loved one,  final showdown,  tracking device,  jumping through a window,  stealing a car,  parking garage,  assassination attempt,  henchman,  subtitled scene,  bodyguard,  electrocution,  one against many,  news report,  double cross,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  assassin,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  death,  violence,  flashback,  murder

Blood Father (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:deception,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:santa monica california,  body in a trunk,  shot in the neck,  final showdown,  text messaging,  stealing a car,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  henchman,  manipulation,  product placement,  fugitive,  on the run,  news report,  double cross,  one man army,  anti hero,  diner,  assassin,  shot in the back,  birthday,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  murder,  violence,  death

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

After the Kingsman headquarters are blown up by a psychotic criminal named Poppy Adams. The surviving agents find their way to an allied secret organisation based in Kentucky, named Statesman. The two agencies must now work together in order to save the world and take down the so called 'Golden Circle'. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:sewer,  apartment
Characters:hostage
Story:thrown from a car,  returning character killed off,  reference to facebook,  stuffed animal,  final showdown,  text messaging,  tracking device,  safe,  security camera,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  henchman,  subtitled scene,  character says i love you,  bodyguard,  manipulation,  product placement,  electrocution,  one against many,  news report,  double cross,  anti hero,  exploding car,  security guard,  tied to a chair,  diner,  mansion,  assassin,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  sequel,  death,  violence,  flashback,  murder

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The Last Boy Scout (1991) is one of the best movies like Taken 3 (2014)
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. This is why The Last Boy Scout (1991) is one of the best movies like Taken 3 (2014).

Themes:deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  suicide,  revenge
Locations:apartment
Characters:hostage
Story:pistol whip,  car falling off a cliff,  framed for murder,  death of loved one,  stealing a car,  crime scene,  parking garage,  assassination attempt,  henchman,  bodyguard,  manipulation,  product placement,  electrocution,  one against many,  double cross,  one man army,  anti hero,  police detective,  exploding car,  mansion,  assassin,  police station,  shot in the back,  interrogation,  car crash,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  flashback,  violence,  death,  murder

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

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)

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

Themes:betrayal,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:russian,  hostage
Story:pistol whip,  ex special forces,  returning character killed off,  final showdown,  tracking device,  parking garage,  security camera,  police chase,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  grenade,  henchman,  subtitled scene,  bodyguard,  manipulation,  product placement,  electrocution,  one against many,  double cross,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  security guard,  tied to a chair,  assassin,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  death,  sequel,  flashback,  violence,  murder

Seeking Justice (2011)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Seeking Justice (2011)

In New Orleans, English teacher of the high school Rampart High, Will Gerard, and his wife, musician Laura Gerard, are in love with each other. One night, Laura leaves a rehearsal and is assaulted, while Will is playing chess with his friend Jimmy. Will is visiting her in hospital when, out of the blue, a stranger named Simon tells him that he belongs to an organization of vigilantes and offers to eliminate the assailant. In return, the organisation would want a favor from Will in the future. Will agrees, and the criminal is murdered. Six months later, Simon collects his debt with Will. He demands that Will kill Alan Marsh, a pedophile. Will accidentally kills Alan and soon he learns that the victim was an awarded journalist that was investigating the organization. Now he seeks evidences to prove his innocence but the network of the organization is powerful and is seeking Will out to eliminate him. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  elevator
Characters:hostage
Story:framed for murder,  impersonating a police officer,  lens flare,  parking garage,  security camera,  police chase,  character says i love you,  manipulation,  product placement,  debt,  fugitive,  gas station,  on the run,  news report,  double cross,  anti hero,  police detective,  security guard,  assassin,  police station,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  murder,  flashback,  death

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Hardcore Henry (2015)
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:deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  elevator
Characters:russian,  hostage
Story:pistol whip,  thrown from a car,  final showdown,  text messaging,  tracking device,  jumping through a window,  stealing a car,  parking garage,  police chase,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  henchman,  subtitled scene,  character says i love you,  bodyguard,  manipulation,  fugitive,  electrocution,  one against many,  on the run,  double cross,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  security guard,  tied to a chair,  throat slitting,  assassin,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  interrogation,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  death,  flashback,  violence,  murder

Patriots Day (2016) is one of the best movies like Taken 3 (2014)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Patriots Day (2016)

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

Themes:deception,  funeral,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:apartment
Characters:hostage
Story:text messaging,  convenience store,  stealing a car,  crime scene,  security camera,  police chase,  grenade,  subtitled scene,  college student,  product placement,  fugitive,  gas station,  on the run,  news report,  double cross,  police detective,  exploding car,  security guard,  diner,  police station,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  death,  murder,  violence

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

Red 2 (2013)

Retired CIA agent Frank Moses is in love with Sarah Ross and enjoying their normal life. Out of the blue, Marvin Boggs meets Frank in the supermarket and tells that Wikileaks has released the information that they had participated and know the whereabouts of the Nightshade, a portable nuclear weapon that was smuggled in pieces and hidden in Russia. Now the top agents in the world are under contract to seek them out to discover where Nightshade is. The trio travels to Paris and teams-up with the Russian Katja to track down the former Russian Agent 'The Frog' to get more information about the operation. They learn that the brilliant inventor Dr. Edward Bailey might know where the weapon is. They discover that Bailey has been interned in an asylum in London by the MI-6 for thirty-two years and the British Victoria joins the team. They rescue Bailey and find that the nuclear device is hidden in the Kremlin. Soon the dangerous South Korean Han joins the group expecting to retrieve the weapon. But dangerous killer Jack Horton is hunting Frank down and will not stop until he recovers the nuclear bomb. This is why Red 2 (2013) is one of the best movies like Taken 3 (2014). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  funeral,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:airport
Characters:russian,  hostage
Story:pistol whip,  private jet,  drugged drink,  security camera,  assassination attempt,  grenade,  subtitled scene,  product placement,  fugitive,  on the run,  double cross,  anti hero,  exploding car,  security guard,  tied to a chair,  diner,  assassin,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  death,  sequel,  murder,  violence

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Ride Along 2 (2016)
Action, Comedy

Ride Along 2 (2016)

The RIDE ALONG 2 sequel picks up about a year after our heroes' last adventure. Plans for a quick trip to Miami go bad. With the wedding upcoming, James reluctantly takes Ben with him to Miami to follow up on a lead connected to a drug ring case he's been trying to crack. In Miami, they meet Maya, a no-BS homicide detective who lets them know Miami is her turf. They also encounter AJ, a shady cocky computer hacker who reveals evidence that implicates a well-respected local businessman, the wealthy Antonio Pope. Pope harbors a vicious streak and rules South Florida's drug trade. If Ben and James can convince the authorities that Pope is a brutal crime boss they'll stop his spree. If they fail, well there may not be a wedding after all. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  betrayal
Story:pistol whip,  thrown from a car,  text messaging,  safe,  stealing a car,  parking garage,  police chase,  assassination attempt,  police investigation,  henchman,  bodyguard,  product placement,  double cross,  anti hero,  police detective,  exploding car,  mansion,  assassin,  police station,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  car crash,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  murder,  sequel,  violence,  death

Central Intelligence (2016)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Central Intelligence (2016)

Calvin Joyner was voted in high school the guy most likely to succeed. 20 years later he's an accountant. As his high school reunion approaches, he tries to make contact with his old schoolmates. And someone named Bob Stone contacts him. He says that he was known as Robbie Weirdicht in school. Calvin remembers that he was picked on, as a matter of fact after an extremely nasty prank he left school. They agree to meet and Calvin is surprised by how much he has changed. Bob asks Calvin to help him out. He says yes and the next thing he knows some men burst into his home. They're CIA, the one in charge is looking for Stone, she says he's a rogue agent. When they can't find Bob they leave. Later he approaches Calvin telling him, he is not a rogue agent, he's trying to find a person known as the Black Badger who is planning to sell some information that in the wrong hands can be disastrous. so he needs Calvin's help to stop him. Calvin's not sure whom he should believe. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:elevator
Characters:hostage
Story:pistol whip,  shot in the neck,  final showdown,  tracking device,  jumping through a window,  parking garage,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  henchman,  bodyguard,  manipulation,  product placement,  fugitive,  electrocution,  prologue,  one against many,  on the run,  double cross,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  security guard,  assassin,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  pregnancy,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  flashback,  death,  murder,  violence

Self/less (2015) is one of the best movies like Taken 3 (2014)
Action, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Self/less (2015)

An extremely wealthy man, dying from cancer, undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause.

Themes:deception,  funeral,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  airport,  cemetery
Characters:hostage
Story:pistol whip,  private jet,  stealing a car,  assassination attempt,  product placement,  fugitive,  electrocution,  one against many,  gas station,  on the run,  double cross,  anti hero,  exploding car,  security guard,  diner,  mansion,  assassin,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  murder,  death,  flashback,  violence

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The Guest (2014)
Mystery, Thriller

The Guest (2014)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  revenge
Story:arms dealer,  framed for murder,  shot in the neck,  jumping through a window,  stealing a car,  grenade,  character says i love you,  one against many,  double cross,  one man army,  diner,  throat slitting,  shot in the back,  death of mother,  car crash,  car chase,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  violence,  murder,  death

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

American Ultra (2015)

Small-town stoner Mike Howell ('Jesse Eisenberg' (qv)) spends most of his time getting high and writing a graphic novel about a superhero monkey. What Mike doesn't know is that he was trained by the CIA to be a lethal killing machine. When the agency targets him for termination, his former handler activates his latent skills, turning the mild-mannered slacker into a deadly weapon. Now, the utterly surprised Mike must use his newfound abilities to save himself and his girlfriend from getting wasted by the failed test subjects that are sent after him by the CIA. This is why American Ultra (2015) is one of the best movies like Taken 3 (2014). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:elevator,  airport
Characters:hostage
Story:pistol whip,  text messaging,  jumping through a window,  convenience store,  security camera,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  character says i love you,  bodyguard,  manipulation,  product placement,  fugitive,  one against many,  gas station,  on the run,  news report,  double cross,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  assassin,  police station,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  death,  flashback,  murder,  violence

Total Recall (2012)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Total Recall (2012)

For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he's got a beautiful wife who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life - real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man as he finds himself on the run from the police. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal
Locations:apartment,  elevator
Story:husband murders wife,  lens flare,  jumping through a window,  police chase,  grenade,  character says i love you,  manipulation,  fugitive,  on the run,  news report,  double cross,  one man army,  anti hero,  security guard,  tied to a chair,  assassin,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  interrogation,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  murder,  death,  violence,  flashback

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Alex Cross (2012) is one of the best movies like Taken 3 (2014)
Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Alex Cross (2012)

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

Themes:deception,  funeral,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:ex special forces,  returning character with different actor,  tracking device,  crime scene,  parking garage,  security camera,  police chase,  police investigation,  bodyguard,  death of wife,  police detective,  exploding car,  security guard,  mansion,  assassin,  police station,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  death of mother,  interrogation,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  pregnancy,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  murder,  violence,  flashback,  death

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:deception,  funeral,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  suicide
Locations:airport
Characters:russian,  hostage
Story:private jet,  shot in the neck,  impersonating a police officer,  tracking device,  convenience store,  stealing a car,  college student,  product placement,  fugitive,  gas station,  on the run,  news report,  double cross,  one man army,  anti hero,  throat slitting,  mansion,  assassin,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  interrogation,  car crash,  action hero,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  murder,  violence,  death

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,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  elevator,  airport
Characters:russian,  hostage
Story:pistol whip,  stolen police car,  arms dealer,  final showdown,  stealing a car,  morgue,  police chase,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  henchman,  subtitled scene,  manipulation,  product placement,  prologue,  one against many,  on the run,  news report,  double cross,  exploding car,  throat slitting,  assassin,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  interrogation,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  murder,  violence,  flashback,  death

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

Triple 9 (2016)

In TRIPLE 9, a crew of dirty cops are blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for "officer down". Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge. This is why Triple 9 (2016) is one of the best movies like Taken 3 (2014). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  elevator
Characters:russian,  hostage
Story:ex special forces,  body in a trunk,  reference to facebook,  shot in the neck,  lens flare,  safe,  convenience store,  crime scene,  security camera,  morgue,  police chase,  grenade,  police investigation,  henchman,  subtitled scene,  bodyguard,  manipulation,  electrocution,  cigar smoking,  news report,  double cross,  police detective,  exploding car,  security guard,  police station,  foot chase,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  death,  murder,  violence

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014) is one of the best movies like Taken 3 (2014)
Crime, Thriller

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)

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

Themes:deception,  torture,  betrayal,  suicide,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  cemetery
Story:pistol whip,  returning character with different actor,  thrown from a car,  body in a trunk,  returning character killed off,  jumping through a window,  safe,  stealing a car,  crime scene,  police chase,  head butt,  bodyguard,  manipulation,  one against many,  cigar smoking,  double cross,  one man army,  anti hero,  police detective,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  diner,  throat slitting,  mansion,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  violence,  death,  murder,  flashback,  sequel

Don't Say A Word (2001)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Don't Say A Word (2001)

A group of thieves steal a rare gem, but in the process, two of the men double cross the leader of the thieving group, Patrick, and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, prominent psychiatrist Nathan Conrad is invited to examine a disturbed young woman named Elisabeth. Patrick immediately kidnaps Nathan's daughter, forcing Nathan to attempt to get Elisabeth to reveal a secret number which will ultimately lead Patrick to the whereabouts of the precious gem that has eluded him. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  elevator,  cemetery
Characters:hostage
Story:stuffed animal,  final showdown,  crime scene,  parking garage,  security camera,  morgue,  head butt,  police investigation,  henchman,  manipulation,  prologue,  double cross,  police detective,  exploding car,  security guard,  police station,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  flashback,  murder,  violence,  death

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Survivor (2015)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Survivor (2015)

A State Department employee newly posted to the American embassy in London is charged with stopping terrorists from getting into the U.S. That puts her right in the line of fire and she is targeted for death and framed for crimes. Discredited, she is forced to go on the run while she tries to clear her name and stop a large-scale terrorist attack set for New Year's Eve in Times Square. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  airport
Characters:hostage
Story:framed for murder,  tracking device,  police inspector,  crime scene,  security camera,  police chase,  assassination attempt,  subtitled scene,  product placement,  fugitive,  prologue,  on the run,  news report,  police detective,  exploding car,  assassin,  foot chase,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  murder,  violence,  death,  flashback

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

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

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

Themes:deception,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:returning character with different actor,  returning character killed off,  framed for murder,  tracking device,  lens flare,  security camera,  assassination attempt,  grenade,  bodyguard,  on the run,  news report,  double cross,  exploding car,  security guard,  tied to a chair,  assassin,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  flashback,  sequel,  violence,  murder,  death

The Dark Knight Rises (2012) is one of the best movies like Taken 3 (2014)
Action, Thriller

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of The Dark Knight, in which he took the rap for Dent's crimes, Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which is struggling to cope with Bane's plans to destroy the city. This is why The Dark Knight Rises (2012) is one of the best movies like Taken 3 (2014). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  funeral,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  suicide,  revenge
Locations:sewer,  apartment,  elevator,  airport,  cemetery
Characters:russian,  hostage
Story:pistol whip,  returning character killed off,  final showdown,  tracking device,  lens flare,  jumping through a window,  safe,  stealing a car,  parking garage,  security camera,  police chase,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  henchman,  bodyguard,  product placement,  fugitive,  one against many,  on the run,  news report,  third part,  double cross,  one man army,  anti hero,  police detective,  exploding car,  security guard,  mansion,  assassin,  police station,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  interrogation,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  flashback,  death,  murder,  sequel

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Homefront (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Homefront (2013)

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

Themes:deception,  escape,  torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:stolen police car,  stuffed animal,  lens flare,  stealing a car,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  one against many,  gas station,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  diner,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  interrogation,  car crash,  birthday,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  violence,  flashback,  murder,  death

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

London Has Fallen (2016)

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

Themes:funeral,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  suicide,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  airport
Characters:hostage
Story:pistol whip,  ex special forces,  arms dealer,  returning character killed off,  final showdown,  impersonating a police officer,  tracking device,  police inspector,  safe,  parking garage,  security camera,  assassination attempt,  henchman,  subtitled scene,  bodyguard,  product placement,  prologue,  one against many,  news report,  one man army,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  throat slitting,  assassin,  police station,  shot in the back,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  pregnancy,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  death,  murder,  sequel,  violence

Safe (2012)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Safe (2012)

In China, the girl Mei is a genius that looks like a computer in numbers. She is abducted by the Chinese Triads and the boss Han Jiao ends Mei to Chinatown, in New York, to help him in the control of his activities. Meanwhile, the fighter Luke Wright has his life destroyed when he wins a fight against the will of the Russian Mafia and accidentally kills his opponent. The Russian mobsters kill his wife and the alcoholic Luke wanders on the streets and hostels with no objective in life. One day, Han Jiao asks Mei to memorize a long number and soon the Russian Mafia abducts the girl from the Chinese mobs. She escapes from the mobsters and is chased by the Russians; by the corrupt detectives from the NYPD; and by the Triads. When Luke sees the girl fleeing from the Russian mobs in the subway, he protects the girl and discovers that the number she had memorized is the combination of a safe where the Triads keep 30 million dollars. Luke is an elite agent and uses his skills to protect the girl. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:russian,  hostage
Story:body in a trunk,  lens flare,  safe,  head butt,  subtitled scene,  bodyguard,  death of wife,  fugitive,  on the run,  news report,  one man army,  anti hero,  police detective,  security guard,  mansion,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  death of mother,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  flashback,  death,  murder,  violence

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3 Days To Kill (2014) is one of the best movies like Taken 3 (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:apartment,  elevator
Characters:hostage
Story:pistol whip,  body in a trunk,  arms dealer,  lens flare,  stealing a car,  assassination attempt,  subtitled scene,  character says i love you,  bodyguard,  electrocution,  one against many,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  assassin,  police station,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  murder,  violence,  flashback,  death

Red Dawn (2012)
Action, Thriller

Red Dawn (2012)

The city of Spokane, Washington is awakened by a North Korean paratrooper invasion. Marine Corps veteran Jed Eckert and his civilian brother, Matt, escape with a group of friends to an isolated cabin in the woods, where they witness the execution of their father at the hands of the ruthless Captain Cho. The brothers unite with their friends to form a guerrilla resistance group--the Wolverines--to drive the invaders from their home. This is why Red Dawn (2012) is one of the best movies like Taken 3 (2014). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:russian,  hostage
Story:spetsnaz,  tracking device,  lens flare,  jumping through a window,  security camera,  assassination attempt,  grenade,  subtitled scene,  character says i love you,  product placement,  one against many,  news report,  double cross,  anti hero,  exploding car,  police station,  shot in the back,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  death,  violence,  murder

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

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)

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

Themes:deception,  escape,  betrayal,  suicide,  revenge
Locations:elevator,  airport
Characters:russian
Story:arms dealer,  final showdown,  lens flare,  jumping through a window,  security camera,  head butt,  subtitled scene,  character says i love you,  manipulation,  on the run,  news report,  double cross,  one man army,  anti hero,  police detective,  exploding car,  assassin,  police station,  shot in the back,  car crash,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  sequel,  murder

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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,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:pistol whip,  ex special forces,  drugged drink,  lens flare,  jumping through a window,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  bodyguard,  one man army,  exploding car,  tied to a chair,  assassin,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  flashback,  violence,  death,  murder

The November Man (2014) is one of the best movies like Taken 3 (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:deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  elevator,  airport
Characters:russian,  hostage
Story:text messaging,  safe,  stealing a car,  parking garage,  security camera,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  subtitled scene,  bodyguard,  fugitive,  on the run,  news report,  double cross,  one man army,  anti hero,  exploding car,  throat slitting,  assassin,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  interrogation,  car crash,  hand to hand combat,  car chase,  action hero,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  father daughter relationship,  flashback,  murder,  violence,  death

Kick-ass 2 (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Kick-ass 2 (2013)

After Kick-Ass' insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes, our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist -- reborn as The Mother F%&*^r -- only the blade-wielding Hit Girl can prevent their annihilation. When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world's first superhero team with Mindy. Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she's forced to retire-leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes. Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world's first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there's only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  funeral,  torture,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:elevator,  cemetery
Characters:russian,  hostage
Story:returning character with different actor,  returning character killed off,  reference to facebook,  text messaging,  lens flare,  convenience store,  crime scene,  henchman,  subtitled scene,  bodyguard,  electrocution,  news report,  police detective,  exploding car,  mansion,  assassin,  police station,  foot chase,  shot in the back,  death of mother,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  death,  flashback,  murder,  sequel,  violence

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