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Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Over 10 years have passed since the first cyborg called The Terminator tried to kill Sarah Connor and her unborn son, John Connor. John Connor, the future leader of the human resistance, is now a healthy young boy. However another Terminator is sent back through time called the T-1000, which is more advanced and more powerful than its predecessor. The Mission: to kill John Connor when he's still a child. However, Sarah and John do not have to face this threat of a Terminator alone. Another Terminator is also sent back through time. The mission: to protect John and Sarah Connor at all costs. The battle for tomorrow has begun... (Read More)

Themes:courage, prejudice, apocalypse, hope, youth, redemption, anger, escape, suicide, friendship, love
Mood:suspense, nightmare, gore
Locations:usa, elevator, desert
Characters:acquaintance, latino, waitress, boy, warrior, hostage, policeman, friend, teenager
Period:2020s, 1990s
Story:arcade machine, dangerous mission, gas attack, dangerous driving, bullet wound, cyborg, gunshot wound, driving a truck, car motorcycle chase, teenage boy with long hair, child driving a car, child driving car, adolescent boy, car driving, driving a car, running after a car, running to escape, tough woman, handheld minigun, cutting arm

The Terminator (1984)
Action, Sci-fi

The Terminator (1984)

A cyborg is sent from the future on a deadly mission. He has to kill Sarah Connor, a young woman whose life will have a great significance in years to come. Sarah has only one protector - Kyle Reese - also sent from the future. The Terminator uses his exceptional intelligence and strength to find Sarah, but is there any way to stop the seemingly indestructible cyborg ? (Read More)

Themes:hope
Mood:suspense, gore
Characters:waitress, warrior
Period:2020s
Story:mission, human versus machine, machine, humanoid cyborg, man on a mission, cyborg, on the run, exploding truck, self sacrifice, robot as menace, killer robot, post apocalypse, tough guy, machine gun, pump action shotgun, car chase, hand to hand combat, los angeles california, exploding car, police shootout

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:escape, suicide
Mood:suspense, gore
Locations:elevator
Characters:warrior, policeman
Story:car motorcycle chase, tough girl, cigar smoking, on the run, running out of ammo, final showdown, tough guy, female warrior, machine gun, car chase, hand to hand combat, escape attempt, action hero, slide locked back, shot in the knee, cigarette smoking, suit and tie, sequel to cult favorite, handshake, bulletproof vest

Logan (2017)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Logan (2017)

In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins - In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are aging, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over. (Read More)

Themes:hope, redemption, anger, escape
Mood:suspense, nightmare, gore
Locations:desert
Characters:warrior, hostage
Period:2020s
Story:bullet wound, car motorcycle chase, swat team, on the run, driving in reverse, exploding truck, self sacrifice, final showdown, tough guy, watching tv, machine gun, car chase, hand to hand combat, exploding car, police car, action hero, year 2029, gun violence, day, invulnerability

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) is one of the best movies like Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
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:escape, friendship
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:driving a car, blond hair, pool table, self sacrifice, security guard, final showdown, tough guy, watching tv, machine gun, car chase, hand to hand combat, exploding car, police car, action hero, cigarette smoking, day, two way mirror, teamwork, strong language, suit and tie

Baby Driver (2017)
Action, Crime, Music, Thriller

Baby Driver (2017)

Baby is a young and partially hearing impaired getaway driver who can make any wild move while in motion with the right track playing. It's a critical talent he needs to survive his indentured servitude to the crime boss, Doc, who values his role in his meticulously planned robberies. However, just when Baby thinks he is finally free and clear to have his own life with his new girlfriend, Deborah, Doc coerces him back for another job. Now saddled with a crew of thugs too violently unstable to keep to Doc's plans, Baby finds himself and everything he cares for in terrible danger. To survive and escape the coming maelstrom, it will take all of Baby's skill, wits and daring, but even on the best track, can he make it when life is forcing him to face the music? This is why Baby Driver (2017) is one of the best movies like Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). (Read More)

Themes:anger, escape, love
Locations:usa, elevator
Characters:waitress, warrior
Story:car driving, driving a car, swat team, on the run, driving backwards, driving in reverse, self sacrifice, reckless driving, security guard, final showdown, tough guy, watching tv, machine gun, car chase, escape attempt, exploding car, police shootout, police car, foster father, flames

Terminator Genisys (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Terminator Genisys (2015)

When John Connor ('Jason Clarke (I)' (qv)), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese ('Jai Courtney' (qv)) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor ('Emilia Clarke' (qv)) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured time-line. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian ('Arnold Schwarzenegger' (qv)), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future... (Read More)

Themes:hope
Story:human versus machine, humanoid cyborg, gas mask, tough girl, on the run, self sacrifice, security guard, killer robot, post apocalypse, tough guy, female warrior, machine gun, exploding helicopter, car chase, hand to hand combat, los angeles california, exploding car, action hero, person on fire, nuclear explosion

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

Alice awakes at home with her daughter Becky and her husband. But soon she realizes that she is actually in an Umbrella Corporation's underground facility. Out of the blue, the computer security system shuts-down and Alice flees to the central control room of the facility. She meets Ada Wong, who works with Albert Wesker, and she learns that a five-man team has been sent by Wesker to rescue them. However, the Red Queen sends Jill Valentine and Rain to hunt them down. (Read More)

Themes:hope, escape
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:car motorcycle chase, gas mask, tough girl, self sacrifice, helicopter explosion, post apocalypse, tough guy, female warrior, machine gun, car chase, hand to hand combat, action hero, woman with a gun, security system, invulnerability, bulletproof vest, alternate reality, artificial intelligence, shot in the face, cyberpunk

Ghost In The Shell (2017) is one of the best movies like Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ghost In The Shell (2017)

In the near future, Major Motoko Kusanagi (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible terrorist attack, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people's minds and control them, Major Kusanagi is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major Kusanagi discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, escape, suicide
Mood:suspense
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:attack, car motorcycle chase, tough girl, enemy, cigar smoking, on the run, security guard, robot as pathos, robot as menace, killer robot, final showdown, tough guy, female warrior, machine gun, exploding helicopter, hand to hand combat, action hero, hand gun, being shot at, dangerous

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Action, Thriller

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

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

Themes:hope, redemption, escape, suicide
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator, desert
Characters:warrior, hostage, policeman
Story:car motorcycle chase, gas mask, tough girl, swat team, on the run, self sacrifice, security guard, final showdown, tough guy, female warrior, motorcycle stunt, watching tv, machine gun, hand to hand combat, escape attempt, exploding car, police shootout, action hero, nuclear explosion, mushroom cloud

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:courage, hope, redemption, anger, escape, friendship
Mood:nightmare
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:on the run, self sacrifice, final showdown, tough guy, hand to hand combat, action hero, idealism, burned to death, fast motion scene, shot in the face, dual wield, bravery, explosive, guard, pool, blockbuster, beard, burned alive, exploding body, shot in the shoulder

Xxx (2002)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx (2002)

Xander "XXX" Cage is a thrill seeker who until now has been deemed untouchable by the law. NSA Agent Gibbons forces XXX to cooperate with the government to infiltrate an underground Russian crime ring, and avoid going to prison. Gibbons sends XXX to enter this world of crime undetected where others have failed, using his natural athletic prowess and a whole lot of attitude. Xander must combat an organization led by a clever, ruthless and nihilistic Yorgi whose first target is the city of Prague. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, escape
Mood:suspense
Characters:waitress, warrior
Story:car motorcycle chase, swat team, weapon of mass destruction, tough guy, motorcycle stunt, machine gun, pump action shotgun, car chase, gun fire, exploding car, police shootout, police car, action hero, gun shot, cigarette smoking, gatling gun, lasersight, bloody nose, explosive, honor

The Dark Knight (2008) is one of the best movies like Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Dark Knight (2008)

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

Themes:courage, hope, anger, escape, love, friendship
Mood:suspense
Locations:usa, elevator
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:car motorcycle chase, pool cue, pool table, swat team, cigar smoking, self sacrifice, security guard, hero, tough guy, motorcycle stunt, machine gun, exploding helicopter, car chase, hand to hand combat, escape attempt, exploding car, police shootout, action hero, person on fire, number in character's name

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. (Read More)

Themes:hope, redemption, anger, escape, suicide, friendship
Mood:suspense
Locations:desert
Characters:hostage
Story:self sacrifice, post apocalypse, final showdown, machine gun, exploding helicopter, future war, mercy, hug, gatling gun, main character dies, lasersight, bulletproof vest, social commentary, exploding building, blockbuster, beard, handgun, dystopia, exploding body, tragic event

X-men: Apocalypse (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

X-men: Apocalypse (2016)

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction. (Read More)

Themes:apocalypse, courage, hope, anger, escape
Mood:suspense, nightmare
Locations:desert
Characters:warrior, hostage, teenager
Story:tough girl, team, on the run, self sacrifice, final showdown, tough guy, female warrior, watching tv, machine gun, hand to hand combat, arcade game, escape attempt, action hero, ally, cigarette smoking, invulnerability, shape shifter, alternate history, burned to death, stabbed in the throat

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)

The general public is concerned over having Superman on their planet and letting the "Dark Knight" - Batman - pursue the streets of Gotham. While this is happening, a power-phobic Batman tries to attack Superman.,Meanwhile Superman tries to settle on a decision, and Lex Luthor, the criminal mastermind and millionaire, tries to use his own advantages to fight the "Man of Steel". This is why Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016) is one of the best movies like Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). (Read More)

Themes:hope, redemption, anger, escape, love
Mood:suspense, nightmare
Locations:desert
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:steel, tough girl, exploding truck, self sacrifice, final showdown, tough guy, female warrior, watching tv, machine gun, exploding helicopter, car chase, hand to hand combat, exploding car, action hero, dream sequence, nuclear explosion, multiple versions, invulnerability, famous line, gatling gun

Mad Max 2 (1981) is one of the best movies like Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Mad Max 2 (1981)

A former Australian policeman now living in the post-apocalyptic Australian outback as a warrior agrees to help a community of survivors living in a gasoline refinery to defend them and their gasoline supplies from evil barbarian warriors.

Themes:apocalypse, hope, friendship
Locations:desert
Characters:warrior, policeman, boy, friend
Story:car motorcycle chase, biker gang, tanker truck, semi truck, post apocalypse, tough guy, female warrior, motorcycle gang, car chase, exploding car, police shootout, action hero, person on fire, nuclear war, killing a dog, sequel to cult favorite, bravery, biker, blockbuster, dystopia

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:redemption, friendship
Locations:desert
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:chain link fence, tough girl, on the run, weapon of mass destruction, security guard, tough guy, female warrior, machine gun, hand to hand combat, exploding car, action hero, nuclear explosion, gatling gun, bulletproof vest, dual wield, gun fu, team, explosive, exploding building, burned alive

Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009)

A youth chooses manhood. The week Sam Witwicky starts college, the Decepticons make trouble in Shanghai. A presidential envoy believes it's because the Autobots are around; he wants them gone. He's wrong: the Decepticons need access to Sam's mind to see some glyphs imprinted there that will lead them to a fragile object that, when inserted in an alien machine hidden in Egypt for centuries, will give them the power to blow out the sun. Sam, his girlfriend Mikaela Banes, and Sam's parents are in danger. Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are Sam's principal protectors. If one of them goes down, what becomes of Sam? (Read More)

Themes:courage, apocalypse, youth
Locations:desert
Characters:warrior, teenager
Story:handheld minigun, human versus machine, on the run, semi truck, self sacrifice, security guard, machine gun, exploding helicopter, car chase, los angeles california, exploding car, machine, head blown off, thrown through a window, shot in the face, bravery, end of the world, android, exploding building, blockbuster

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

Predators (2010)

The mercenary Royce; the military Isabelle; the Russian soldier Nikolai; the San Quentin criminal Stans; the Sierra Leone militia Mombasa; the drug lord Cuchillo; the Yakuza Hanzo; and the Doctor Edwin awake in free fall but they succeed to open their parachutes landing in a jungle. Soon they find that they are on another planet and they are prey of aliens in a deadly hunting game, and they need to join forces to destroy their predators and survive. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, escape, suicide
Mood:suspense, gore
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:tough girl, self sacrifice, tough guy, female warrior, machine gun, action hero, stabbed through back, voice imitation, minigun, teamwork, gatling gun, lasersight, shot in the face, stabbed in the throat, dual wield, lifting someone into the air, strong female character, trust, exploding body, shot in the shoulder

Suicide Squad (2016) is one of the best movies like Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Suicide Squad (2016)

It feels good to be bad...Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren't picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it's every man for himself? This is why Suicide Squad (2016) is one of the best movies like Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). (Read More)

Themes:courage, hope, redemption, escape, suicide, love
Locations:usa, elevator
Characters:latino, warrior, hostage
Story:team, mission, dangerous, tough girl, swat team, self sacrifice, security guard, final showdown, tough guy, female warrior, machine gun, exploding helicopter, car chase, hand to hand combat, escape attempt, exploding car, action hero, person on fire, multiple versions, villain turns good

The Mummy (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Mummy (2017)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Themes:courage, redemption, anger, escape, friendship
Locations:desert
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:self sacrifice, security guard, final showdown, tough guy, machine gun, hand to hand combat, escape attempt, police car, action hero, day, bulletproof vest, bravery, guard, pool, injection, opening action scene, skeleton, character's point of view camera shot, product placement, attack

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:redemption, anger, escape, friendship
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:tough girl, team, swat team, exploding truck, security guard, final showdown, tough guy, female warrior, machine gun, exploding helicopter, car chase, hand to hand combat, exploding car, police car, action hero, teamwork, gatling gun, bulletproof vest, thrown through a window, explosive

Rogue One (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Rogue One (2016)

All looks lost for the Rebellion against the Empire as they learn of the existence of a new super weapon, the Death Star. Once a possible weakness in its construction is uncovered, the Rebel Alliance must set out on a desperate mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. The future of the entire galaxy now rests upon its success. (Read More)

Themes:courage, hope, redemption, anger, escape, friendship
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator, desert
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:gas mask, tough girl, on the run, weapon of mass destruction, self sacrifice, mission, robot as pathos, tough guy, female warrior, weapon, machine gun, escape attempt, action hero, rebel leader, mushroom cloud, extreme close up, laser gun, artificial intelligence, bravery, social commentary

Red 2 (2013) is one of the best movies like Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Red 2 (2013)

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

Themes:escape, love
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:car motorcycle chase, tough girl, swat team, on the run, weapon of mass destruction, nuclear weapon, security guard, tough guy, female warrior, machine gun, pump action shotgun, car chase, hand to hand combat, exploding car, action hero, nuclear explosion, dangerous, gatling gun, mental hospital, dual wield

Priest (2011)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Priest (2011)

PRIEST, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller, is set in an alternate world -- one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on a quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece's boyfriend, a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess who possesses otherworldly fighting skills. This is why Priest (2011) is one of the best movies like Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). (Read More)

Themes:redemption
Mood:nightmare, gore
Locations:elevator, desert
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:tough girl, on the run, self sacrifice, post apocalypse, tough guy, bar brawl, female warrior, motorcycle stunt, machine gun, hand to hand combat, action hero, person on fire, cigarette smoking, cyberpunk, bar fight, team, social commentary, guard, honor, cowboy hat

Tomorrowland (2015)
Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery, Sci-fi

Tomorrowland (2015)

Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as "Tomorrowland." (Read More)

Themes:apocalypse, hope, redemption, escape
Locations:elevator
Characters:warrior, boy
Story:child driving a car, on the run, self sacrifice, security guard, robot as pathos, robot as menace, killer robot, danger, female warrior, hand to hand combat, escape attempt, swimming pool, person on fire, nuclear explosion, day, mushroom cloud, machine, laser gun, juvenile delinquent, lasersight

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There's Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa, a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland. (Read More)

Themes:escape, apocalypse, hope, redemption
Mood:nightmare
Locations:desert
Characters:warrior, hostage, policeman, boy
Story:car motorcycle chase, gas mask, tough girl, on the run, exploding truck, self sacrifice, post apocalypse, final showdown, tough guy, female warrior, truck, motorcycle stunt, machine gun, car chase, hand to hand combat, escape attempt, exploding car, high speed chase, action hero, run

Man Of Steel (2013) is one of the best movies like Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Man Of Steel (2013)

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

Themes:apocalypse, hope, escape
Locations:desert
Characters:waitress, warrior, hostage, boy
Story:gas mask, exploding truck, self sacrifice, tough guy, machine gun, exploding helicopter, hand to hand combat, exploding car, action hero, person on fire, hero, foster parent, steel, invulnerability, two way mirror, laser gun, gatling gun, thrown through a window, artificial intelligence, end of the world

Underworld Awakening (2012)
Action, Fantasy, Horror

Underworld Awakening (2012)

Mankind discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan species and they begin a war to annihilate the races. When Selene meets with Michael in the harbor, they are hit by a grenade and Selene passes out. Twelve years later, Selene awakes from a cryogenic sleep in the Antigen laboratory and meets the Vampire David. She learns that she had been the subject of the scientist Dr. Jacob Lane and the Vampire and Lycan species have been practically eradicated from Earth. But Selene is still connected to Michael and has visions that she believes that belongs to Michael's sight. However she has a surprise and finds that she has a powerful daughter named Eve that has been raised in the laboratory. Now Selene and David have to protect Eve against the Lycans that intend to use her to inoculate their species against silver. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:tough girl, security guard, female warrior, machine gun, hand to hand combat, stabbed in the mouth, stabbed in the eye, thrown through a window, shot in the face, stabbed in the throat, cyberpunk, gun fu, explosive, social commentary, fish out of water, dystopia, exploding body, shot in the shoulder, injection, character's point of view camera shot

X-men: Days Of Future Past (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

X-men: Days Of Future Past (2014)

In the future, the mutants and the humans that help them are slaughtered by powerful robots named Sentinels. Professor Xavier, Wolverine, Magneto, Storm, Kitty Pryde and her friends meet at a monastery in China and Xavier explains that the invincible Sentinels were created using the DNA of Mystique that was captured in 1973 when she tried to assassinate their creator Dr. Bolivar Trask. Xavier tells that their only chance is return to 1973 using Pryde's ability to join Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr to convince Mystique to give up of her intention. . However, only Wolverine can withstand the damages of the time travel. Will he succeed in stopping Mystique and the Sentinel Program and save the mutants and their human friends from annihilation? This is why X-men: Days Of Future Past (2014) is one of the best movies like Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). (Read More)

Themes:hope, redemption
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator
Story:tough girl, security guard, robot as menace, killer robot, post apocalypse, tough guy, machine gun, hand to hand combat, exploding car, action hero, person on fire, hand gun, altering history, future war, shape shifter, shapeshifting, laser gun, gatling gun, burned to death, artificial intelligence

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? (Read More)

Themes:escape
Characters:hostage, teenager
Story:bullet wound, car motorcycle chase, swat team, on the run, tough guy, machine gun, car chase, hand to hand combat, exploding car, police car, action hero, day, lasersight, exploding building, syringe, trust, injection, product placement, danger, one against many

The Expendables (2010) is one of the best movies like Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

The Expendables (2010)

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

Themes:redemption, escape
Mood:gore
Locations:usa
Characters:hostage
Story:pool table, cigar smoking, exploding truck, tough guy, machine gun, exploding helicopter, car chase, hand to hand combat, swimming pool, exploding car, action hero, person on fire, shot in the knee, cigarette smoking, teamwork, head blown off, lasersight, bulletproof vest, shot in the face, stabbed in the throat

Hell Or High Water (2016)
Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western

Hell Or High Water (2016)

In Texas, after the death of his mother, the unemployed oil and gas worker Toby Howard is losing his ranch to the Texas Midlands Bank. Toby is divorced from his wife who lives with their two sons. When his brother Tanner Howard is released from the prison, they team up to rob agencies of the Texas Midlands Bank to raise money to pay the loan so that Toby may leave the real estate to his sons. Meanwhile the Texas Ranger Marcus Hamilton who is near retirement and his Indian descendant partner Alberto Parker try to anticipate the next move of the thieves. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, escape
Locations:desert
Characters:waitress, warrior, hostage
Story:bullet wound, gunshot wound, bullet hole, on the run, driving in reverse, self sacrifice, security guard, final showdown, tough guy, watching tv, machine gun, car chase, exploding car, police shootout, police car, gun shot victim, gun shooting, guns and bullets, gun shot, cigarette smoking

Kokaku Kidotai (1995)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Kokaku Kidotai (1995)

It is the year 2029. Technology has advanced so far that cyborgs are commonplace. In addition, human brains can connect to the internet directly. Major Motoko Kasunagi is an officer in Section 9, an elite, secretive police division that deals with special operations, including counter terrorism and cyber crime. She is currently on the trail of the Puppet Master, a cyber criminal who hacks into the brains of cyborgs in order to obtain information and to commit other crimes. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator
Characters:warrior
Period:2020s
Story:year 2029, tough woman, tough girl, swat team, robot as pathos, female warrior, machine gun, car chase, hand to hand combat, exploding car, police shootout, gatling gun, artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, social commentary, cyborg, android, dystopia, character's point of view camera shot, mixed martial arts

Lone Survivor (2013)
Action, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War

Lone Survivor (2013)

Marcus Luttrell, a Navy Seal, and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. After running into mountain herders and capturing them, they were left with no choice but to follow their rules of engagement or be imprisoned. Now Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare. This is why Lone Survivor (2013) is one of the best movies like Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). (Read More)

Themes:courage, friendship
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:bullet wound, team, self sacrifice, mission, tough guy, machine gun, exploding helicopter, escape attempt, exploding car, gatling gun, shot in the face, honor, beard, wound, shot in the shoulder, character's point of view camera shot, argument, shot in the leg, child in peril, axe

Wonder Woman (2017) is one of the best movies like Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, War

Wonder Woman (2017)

Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when a pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny. (Read More)

Themes:courage, hope, anger, escape, love
Characters:warrior
Story:gas attack, tough woman, gas mask, tough girl, exploding truck, self sacrifice, warrior woman, final showdown, tough guy, female warrior, machine gun, hand to hand combat, action hero, flames, cigarette smoking, invulnerability, flame, idealism, gatling gun, 20th century

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:escape
Mood:nightmare
Locations:elevator
Story:gas mask, tough girl, swat team, on the run, security guard, killer robot, post apocalypse, tough guy, machine gun, car chase, hand to hand combat, police shootout, action hero, dream sequence, run, gatling gun, lasersight, bulletproof vest, artificial intelligence, cyberpunk

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)
Crime, Thriller

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)

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

Themes:redemption, suicide
Mood:nightmare, gore
Characters:waitress, warrior
Story:car motorcycle chase, biker gang, tough girl, cigar smoking, tough guy, motorcycle gang, machine gun, car chase, hand to hand combat, swimming pool, exploding car, action hero, person on fire, loading a gun, cigarette smoking, thrown through a window, shot in the face, stabbed in the throat, dual wield, biker

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

After saving Xandar from Ronan's wrath, the Guardians are now recognized as heroes. Now the team must help their leader Star Lord (Chris Pratt) uncover the truth behind his true heritage. Along the way, old foes turn to allies and betrayal is blooming. And the Guardians find that they are up against a devastating new menace who is out to rule the galaxy. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, anger, escape, suicide, love
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:tough girl, on the run, self sacrifice, final showdown, tough guy, female warrior, machine gun, hand to hand combat, action hero, foster father, invulnerability, shape shifter, teamwork, jacket, laser gun, gatling gun, father figure, shot in the face, dual wield, gun fu

Death Race (2008) is one of the best movies like Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Death Race (2008)

In 2012, amid economic chaos and high unemployment, Americans watch by the millions as criminals with life sentences race armored cars on Terminal Island. Two-thirds of the combatants die but the winner may earn his freedom. On the day he loses his job, steelworker Jensen Ames is arrested for his wife's murder. Sent to Terminal Island, he's offered an out by the steely and manipulative Warden Hennessey - race as the popular mask-wearing (but now dead) champion, Frankenstein, or rot in prison. Jensen makes the bargain. As the three-stage race approaches, he realizes that the whole thing may be a set up - can an anonymous man behind a mask get revenge and win his release? This is why Death Race (2008) is one of the best movies like Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). (Read More)

Period:2020s
Story:chain link fence, swat team, exploding truck, tough guy, machine gun, car chase, hand to hand combat, exploding car, action hero, person on fire, minigun, day, gatling gun, exploding building, burned alive, dystopia, exploding body, shot in the shoulder, opening action scene, shot in the leg

The Matrix (1999)
Action, Sci-fi

The Matrix (1999)

Thomas A. Anderson is a man living two lives. By day he is an average computer programmer and by night a hacker known as Neo. Neo has always questioned his reality, but the truth is far beyond his imagination. Neo finds himself targeted by the police when he is contacted by Morpheus, a legendary computer hacker branded a terrorist by the government. Morpheus awakens Neo to the real world, a ravaged wasteland where most of humanity have been captured by a race of machines that live off of the humans' body heat and electrochemical energy and who imprison their minds within an artificial reality known as the Matrix. As a rebel against the machines, Neo must return to the Matrix and confront the agents: super-powerful computer programs devoted to snuffing out Neo and the entire human rebellion. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:elevator
Period:1990s
Story:day, computer, human versus machine, man versus machine, tough girl, swat team, self sacrifice, security guard, telephone booth, post apocalypse, tough guy, machine gun, pump action shotgun, exploding helicopter, hand to hand combat, police shootout, police car, action hero, dream sequence, technology gone amok

Desperado (1995)
Action, Thriller

Desperado (1995)

With this sequel to his prize-winning independent previous film, "El Mariachi," director Robert Rodriquez joins the ranks of Sam Peckinpah and John Woo as a master of slick, glamorized ultra-violence. We pick up the story as a continuation of "El Mariachi," where an itinerant musician, looking for work, gets mistaken for a hitman and thereby entangled in a web of love, corruption, and death. This time, he is out to avenge the murder of his lover and the maiming of his fretting hand, which occurred at the end of the earlier movie. However, the plot is recapitulated, and again, a case of mistaken identity leads to a very high body count, involvement with a beautiful woman who works for the local drug lord, and finally, the inevitable face-to-face confrontation and bloody showdown. (Read More)

Themes:love
Mood:gore
Period:1990s
Story:tough girl, cigar smoking, tough guy, machine gun, pump action shotgun, hand to hand combat, exploding car, action hero, gun shooting, cigarette smoking, head blown off, dual wield, bar fight, gun fu, mexican, cowboy hat, bullet, exploding body, shot in the shoulder, opening action scene

Rush Hour (1998)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Rush Hour (1998)

Cultures clash and tempers flares as the two cops named Detective Inspector Lee a Hong Kong Detective and Detective James Carter FBI, a big-mouthed work-alone Los Angeles cop who are from different worlds discovers one thing in common: they can't stand each other. With time running out, they must join forces to catch the criminals and save the eleven-year-old Chinese girl of the Chinese consul named Soo Yung. (Read More)

Locations:usa
Characters:waitress, warrior, hostage, friend
Period:1990s
Story:cop, pool cue, pool table, swat team, tough guy, bar brawl, machine gun, hand to hand combat, los angeles california, exploding car, police shootout, police car, action hero, telephone call, cigarette smoking, impersonating a police officer, shot in the face, dual wield, bar fight, bravery

Assassin's Creed (2016) is one of the best movies like Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Assassin's Creed (2016)

Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar de Nerha, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day. (Read More)

Themes:courage, redemption, anger, escape
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator, desert
Characters:warrior, hostage, boy
Story:tough girl, security guard, tough guy, female warrior, machine gun, hand to hand combat, escape attempt, action hero, day, baton, machine, stabbed in the throat, cyberpunk, bravery, social commentary, caucasian, enemy, injection, character's point of view camera shot, mission

Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

With many people fearing the actions of super heroes, the government decides to push for the Hero Registration Act, a law that limits a hero's actions. This results in a division in The Avengers. Iron Man stands with this Act, claiming that their actions must be kept in check otherwise cities will continue to be destroyed, but Captain America feels that saving the world is daring enough and that they cannot rely on the government to protect the world. This escalates into an all-out war between Team Iron Man (Iron Man, Black Panther, Vision, Black Widow, War Machine, and Spider-Man) and Team Captain America (Captain America, Bucky Barnes, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, and Ant Man) while a new villain emerges. This is why Captain America: Civil War (2016) is one of the best movies like Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). (Read More)

Themes:redemption, anger, escape, suicide, friendship
Mood:suspense
Characters:warrior, hostage, friend, teenager
Period:1990s
Story:team, car motorcycle chase, arm cut off, machine, gas mask, tough girl, swat team, on the run, exploding truck, security guard, final showdown, tough guy, female warrior, watching tv, machine gun, exploding helicopter, car chase, hand to hand combat, escape attempt, exploding car

Alien: Covenant (2017)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Alien: Covenant (2017)

Almost eleven years after the futile and disastrous expedition on the distant moon LV-223, the deep-space colonisation vessel Covenant equipped with more than 2,000 colonists in cryogenic hibernation, sets a course for the remote planet Origae-6 with the intention to build a new world. Instead, a rogue transmission will entice the crew to a nearby habitable small planet which resembles The Earth. The unsuspecting members of Covenant will have to cope with biological foes, beyond human comprehension. Ultimately, what was intended as a peaceful exploratory mission, will soon turn into a desperate rescue operation deep into the cold infinite space. (Read More)

Themes:anger, escape
Mood:suspense, gore
Characters:hostage
Story:tough girl, cigar smoking, mission, robot as pathos, robot as menace, final showdown, female warrior, machine gun, person on fire, dangerous, cigarette smoking, head blown off, sequel to cult favorite, burned to death, tank top, lasersight, artificial intelligence, mexican, android, beard

The Nice Guys (2016)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Nice Guys (2016)

Set against the backdrop of 1977 Los Angeles, The Nice Guys opens when single father and licensed PI Holland March (Gosling) is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of famous porn star Misty Mountains. As the trail leads him to track down a girl named Amelia (Qualley), he encounters less licensed and less hands-off private eye Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) and his brass knuckles, both hired by the young hippie. However, the situation takes a turn for the worse when Amelia vanishes and it becomes apparent that March wasn't the only party interested. As both men are forced to team up, they'll have to take on a world filled with eccentric goons, strippers dressed as mermaids and even a possible government conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:courage, redemption, escape, suicide, friendship
Locations:elevator
Characters:warrior, hostage, teenager
Story:child driving a car, cut arm, gas mask, cigar smoking, on the run, tough guy, watching tv, machine gun, pump action shotgun, car chase, swimming pool, los angeles california, exploding car, police car, action hero, dream sequence, cigarette smoking, thrown through a window, dual wield, team

Blade Runner 2049 (2017) is one of the best movies like Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years. (Read More)

Themes:escape, love
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:on the run, car chase, hand to hand combat, los angeles california, exploding car, police car, sequel to cult favorite, main character dies, artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, social commentary, beard, dystopia, exploding body, tragic event, opening action scene, skeleton, character's point of view camera shot, product placement, mission

The Island (2005)
Action, Adventure, Romance, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Island (2005)

Lincoln Six Echo is just like everyone else - he's waiting to go to the Island, the only place left in the world to actually live a life. Thousands of people stay at a facility waiting to go to the Island. It all sounds like paradise, but Lincoln Six Echo soon discovers that there's actually a sinister purpose going on at that facility and that he must escape - but not before stopping the sinister plan. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, escape
Mood:nightmare
Locations:desert
Characters:warrior
Story:on the run, final showdown, watching tv, exploding helicopter, car chase, hand to hand combat, swimming pool, los angeles california, exploding car, police car, dream sequence, shot in the knee, pc, impersonating a police officer, laser gun, social commentary, compassion, fish out of water, dystopia, product placement

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