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The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2007)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Western

The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2007)

Taking place in the American Northwest in the early 1880s, the film dramatizes the last seven months in the life of famed outlaw Jesse James, beginning with the Blue Cut train robbery of 1881 and culminating in his assassination at the hands of Robert Ford the following April. In the time between these two fateful events, the young and jealous Ford befriends the increasingly mistrustful outlaw, even as he plots his demise. (Read More)

Themes:depression,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  revenge,  friendship
Characters:photographer
Story:pinkerton agent,  reference to p.t. barnum,  palm sunday,  celebrity criminal,  reference to jezebel,  kansas city missouri,  good friday,  killing a snake,  april fool's day,  hero worship,  colt 45,  cold blooded killer,  last supper,  reference to mark twain,  amazing grace hymn,  train robbery,  photo studio,  frozen lake,  knife held to throat,  cowardice,  shot in the foot,  shot in the hand,  american civil war,  knocked unconscious,  theatre production,  no title at beginning,  suicide by gunshot,  gun held to head,  secret identity,  rainstorm,  theatre audience,  sociopath,  bank robbery,  cousin cousin relationship,  19th century,  older man younger woman relationship,  shot in the leg,  assassination,  no opening credits,  shot in the back,  shot in the head,  brother sister relationship,  brother brother relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA.

Themes:drunkenness,  betrayal,  friendship,  revenge
Story:shot in the hand,  rainstorm,  cousin cousin relationship,  no opening credits,  shot in the back,  shot in the head,  brother brother relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

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Gangs Of New York (2002)
Crime, Drama

Gangs Of New York (2002)

Having seen his father killed in a major gang fight in New York, young Amsterdam Vallon is spirited away for his own safety. Some years later, he returns to the scene of his father's death, the notorious Five Points district in New York. It's 1863 and lower Manhattan is run by gangs, the most powerful of which is the Natives, headed by Bill "The Butcher" Cutting. He believes that America should belong to native-born Americans and opposes the waves of immigrants, mostly Irish, entering the city. It's also the time of the Civil War and forced conscription leads to the worst riots in US history. Amid the violence and corruption, young Vallon tries to establish himself in the area and also seek revenge over his father's death. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  revenge
Story:reference to p.t. barnum,  amazing grace hymn,  american civil war,  no title at beginning,  19th century,  assassination,  no opening credits,  shot in the back,  shot in the head,  father son relationship

The Revenant (2015)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western

The Revenant (2015)

While exploring g uncharted wilderness in 1823, legendary fronjitiersman Hugh Glass sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home while avoiding natives on their own hunt. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald, the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  betrayal,  friendship,  revenge
Story:shot in the foot,  shot in the hand,  gun held to head,  rainstorm,  19th century,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  shot in the back,  shot in the head,  father son relationship

The Lone Ranger (2013) is one of the best movies like The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2007)
Action, Adventure, Western

The Lone Ranger (2013)

In the 1930s, an elderly Tonto tells a young boy the tale of John Reid, the Lone Ranger. An idealistic lawyer, he rides with his brother and fellow Texas Rangers in pursuit of the notorious Butch Cavendish. Ambushed by the outlaw and left for dead, John Reid is rescued by the renegade Comanche, Tonto, at the insistence of a mysterious white horse and offers to help him to bring Cavendish to justice. Becoming a reluctant masked rider with a seemingly incomprehensible partner, Reid pursues the criminal against all obstacles. However, John and Tonto learn that Cavendish is only part of a far greater injustice and the pair must fight it in an adventure that would make them a legend. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  revenge
Story:train robbery,  shot in the hand,  no title at beginning,  bank robbery,  19th century,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  shot in the back,  shot in the head,  brother brother relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship

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Trespass (2011)
Crime, Thriller

Trespass (2011)

Kyle and Sarah Miller have it all: a huge gated house on the water, fancy cars, and the potential for romance in their relationship. He's just back from a business trip (he brokers diamonds) and their teen daughter Avery is sneaking out to a party, when four thugs in security uniforms and ski masks stage a home invasion. They want what's in the safe: cash and diamonds. Kyle stalls them, trying to negotiate for Sarah's freedom. Over the next few hours, the back stories of the four robbers (two brothers, a girlfriend, and the representative of a local drug kingpin) as well as the fault lines in Kyle and Sarah's marriage come into play. Is there room here for heroism? This is why Trespass (2011) is one of the best movies like The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2007). (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Story:knife held to throat,  shot in the foot,  gun held to head,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  shot in the back,  brother brother relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship

Heist (2001)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Heist (2001)

David Mamet takes this story of thieves along many twists and turns, some of which work and some of which don't. Gene Hackman plays the brilliant leader of a gang (Delroy Lindo, Ricky Jay & Rebecca Pigeon as Hackman's youngish wife), which pulls off complex heists for a despicable fence (Danny DeVito). After stiffing the gang on a jewelry robbery, DeVito forces the gang to go after a Swiss gold shipment and to use his nephew (Sam Rockwell) in the crime. No one trusts anyone and every step is shaded with the unexpected. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  friendship
Story:shot in the foot,  knocked unconscious,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  shot in the back,  shot in the head,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship

The Proposition (2005)
Crime, Drama, Western

The Proposition (2005)

Rural Australia in the late nineteenth century: Capt. Stanley and his men capture two of the three Burns brothers, Charlie and Mike. Their gang is held responsible for attacking the Hopkins farm, raping pregnant Mrs. Hopkins and murdering the whole family. Arthur Burns, the eldest brother and the gang's mastermind, remains on the loose and has retreated to a mountain hideout. Capt. Stanley's proposition to Charlie is to gain pardon and - more importantly - save his beloved younger brother Mike from the gallows by finding and killing Arthur within nine days. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  betrayal,  revenge
Characters:photographer
Story:shot in the foot,  gun held to head,  19th century,  shot in the back,  shot in the head,  brother brother relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships

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The Magnificent Seven (2016) is one of the best movies like The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2007)
Action, Adventure, Western

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in The Magnificent Seven. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns. As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  betrayal,  friendship,  revenge
Story:cowardice,  shot in the foot,  shot in the hand,  sociopath,  19th century,  shot in the leg,  shot in the back,  shot in the head,  husband wife relationship

The Devil's Double (2011)
Biography, Drama, Thriller

The Devil's Double (2011)

Baghdad, the playground for the rich and infamous, where anything can be bought - but for a price. This is Uday Hussein's world and with his depraved lust for debauchery and immorality, he helps himself to whatever turns him on. When army lieutenant Latif Yahia is summoned to Saddam's palace, he is faced with an impossible request - to be Uday's 'fiday' - his body double, or have his family condemned to death. In a world entrenched in betrayal and corruption, knowing who to trust becomes a matter of life or death for Latif, as he battles to escape from his forced existence. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  betrayal,  revenge
Story:shot in the hand,  sociopath,  shot in the head,  brother brother relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship

Animal Kingdom (2010)
Crime, Drama

Animal Kingdom (2010)

Despite being no saint herself, Julia Cody has shielded her seventeen year old son, Joshua "J" Cody, from her Melbourne-based criminal relatives who they have not seen in years. After Julia dies in front of J's eyes from a self-inflicted heroin overdose, J, who is slightly detached from life, feels he has no choice but to contact his maternal grandmother, Janine "Smurf" Cody, the family matriarch, for a place to live. Smurf rules the family with a borderline incestuous love over her three sons, the quietly menacing Andrew "Pope" Cody, the hyperactive Craig Cody, and the barely of age Darren Cody. Pope and his best friend, Barry "Baz" Brown, are armed robbers, with Darren their up and coming apprentice, while Craig is a mid level drug dealer. Melbourne's Armed Robbery Squad is after specifically Pope, who is hiding out. But when the standoff between the Codys and the Armed Robbery Squad is brought up a notch, an all out war ensues, with some casualties and J caught in the middle. The only grounding in J's life is his girlfriend, Nicky Henry. With those casualties comes an investigation by Homicide Detective Senior Sergeant Nathan Leckie, who knows the Codys are involved in some of those deaths. As Leckie tries to get J on his side, J has to figure out how best to get himself out from the middle, where he trusts neither side. J also wants to figure out how to exact what he considers justice in an all around bad situation. This is why Animal Kingdom (2010) is one of the best movies like The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2007). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  betrayal,  revenge,  friendship
Story:gun held to head,  sociopath,  bank robbery,  shot in the back,  shot in the head,  brother brother relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

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The Last Samurai (2003)
Action, Drama, History, War

The Last Samurai (2003)

In the 1870s, Captain Nathan Algren, a cynical veteran of the American Civil war who will work for anyone, is hired by Americans who want lucrative contracts with the Emperor of Japan to train the peasant conscripts for the first standing imperial army in modern warfare using firearms. The imperial Omura cabinet's first priority is to repress a rebellion of traditionalist Samurai -hereditary warriors- who remain devoted to the sacred dynasty but reject the Westernizing policy and even refuse firearms. Yet when his ill-prepared superior force sets out too soon, their panic allows the sword-wielding samurai to crush them. Badly wounded Algren's courageous stand makes the samurai leader Katsumoto spare his life; once nursed to health he learns to know and respect the old Japanese way, and participates as advisor in Katsumoto's failed attempt to save the Bushido tradition, but Omura gets repressive laws enacted- he must now choose to honor his loyalty to one of the embittered sides when the conflict returns to the battlefield... (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  revenge,  friendship
Story:american civil war,  theatre production,  19th century,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  shot in the back,  shot in the head,  brother sister relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship

Takers (2010) is one of the best movies like The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2007)
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:betrayal,  revenge
Story:no title at beginning,  bank robbery,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  shot in the back,  brother sister relationship,  brother brother relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship

Alex Cross (2012)
Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Alex Cross (2012)

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

Themes:betrayal,  revenge
Story:amazing grace hymn,  assassination,  no opening credits,  shot in the back,  shot in the head,  brother sister relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

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Ben-hur (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History

Ben-hur (2016)

Themes:betrayal,  revenge
Story:rainstorm,  assassination,  no opening credits,  shot in the head,  brother sister relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

Public Enemies (2009)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Romance

Public Enemies (2009)

This is the story of the last few years of the notorious bank robber John Dillinger. He loved what he did and could imagine little else that would make him happier. Living openly in 1930s Chicago, he had the run of the city with little fear of reprisals from the authorities. It's there that he meets Billie Frechette with whom he falls deeply in love. In parallel we meet Melvin Purvis, the FBI agent who would eventually track Dillinger down. The FBI was is in its early days and Director J. Edgar Hoover was keen to promote the clean cut image that so dominated the organization through his lifetime. Purvis realizes that if he is going to get Dillinger, he will have to use street tactics and imports appropriate men with police training. Dillinger is eventually betrayed by an acquaintance who tells the authorities just where to find him on a given night. This is why Public Enemies (2009) is one of the best movies like The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2007). (Read More)

Themes:depression,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  friendship
Characters:photographer
Story:celebrity criminal,  no title at beginning,  theatre audience,  bank robbery,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  shot in the back,  shot in the head

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) is one of the best movies like The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2007)
Comedy, Drama

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

Three grown prodigies, all with a unique genius of some kind, and their mother are staying at the family household. Their father, Royal had left them long ago, and comes back to make things right with his family.

Themes:depression,  friendship
Story:shot in the hand,  theatre audience,  brother sister relationship,  brother brother relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

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Shane (1953)
Drama, Western

Shane (1953)

Shane rides into a conflict between cattleman Ryker and a bunch of settlers, like Joe Starrett and his family, whose land Ryker wants. When Shane beats up Ryker's man Chris, Ryker tries to buy him. Then Shane and Joe take on the whole Ryker crew. Ryker sends to Cheyenne for truly evil gunslinger Wilson. Shane must clear out all the guns from the valley. (Read More)

Themes:revenge,  friendship
Story:cold blooded killer,  cowardice,  knocked unconscious,  rainstorm,  19th century,  brother brother relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

Faster (2010)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Faster (2010)

A lone man, recently released from prison, seeks out the people from his past who he believes betrayed him. While he forces each to atone for their sins, he must also face what meting out vengeance will do to his immortal soul. Meanwhile, he's not the only one looking to settle old scores. Hired by the man responsible for the events which lead him to prison, an eccentric contract killer follows his every move. Scenes of them crossing paths, sometimes violently, are interspersed with the assassin's self-realizations of how to deal with struggles within his own life. As if old enemies & hired guns aren't enough, a young female detective begrudgingly works alongside a veteran investigator looking to simply survive his last two weeks on the force before retirement, as they seek out the brazen ex-con who has been blazing a path of gasoline-powered destruction in his vintage Chevelle. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Story:shot in the hand,  bank robbery,  shot in the back,  shot in the head,  brother brother relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship

Valkyrie (2008)
Drama, History, Thriller, War

Valkyrie (2008)

In Nazi Germany during World War II, as the tide turned in favor of The Allies, a cadre of senior German officers and politicians desperately plot to topple the Nazi regime before the nation is crushed in a near-inevitable defeat. To this end, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, an Army officer convinced he must save Germany from Hitler, is recruited to mastermind a real plan. To do so, he arranges for the internal emergency measure, Operation: Valkyrie, to be changed to enable his fellows to seize control of Berlin after the assassination of the Fuhrer. However, even as the plan is put into action, a combination of bad luck and human failings conspire on their own to create a tragedy that would prolong the greater one gripping Europe. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  friendship,  revenge
Characters:photographer
Story:suicide by gunshot,  assassination,  no opening credits,  shot in the back,  shot in the head,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

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Sabotage (2014) is one of the best movies like The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2007)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Sabotage (2014)

An elite DEA team raids the safe house of a drug cartel and hide $10 million in the plumbing. When they go back to retrieve the money it is not there. The team is under investigation for the missing $10 million. Then after a couple months the investigation is lifted. The team trains together again and then celebrates at a strip club. Then one of the team is murdered. He wakes up in his RV on railroad tracks. Then a second team member is nailed to the ceiling. The third team member is gunned down at his remote cabin. There is a female City of Atlanta investigator in charge of the murders. After investigating the cartel angle, the twisted truth comes to light. This is why Sabotage (2014) is one of the best movies like The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2007). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  betrayal,  friendship,  revenge
Story:gun held to head,  sociopath,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  shot in the back,  shot in the head,  husband wife relationship

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:betrayal,  revenge
Story:shot in the foot,  shot in the leg,  assassination,  no opening credits,  shot in the back,  shot in the head,  brother sister relationship

Live By Night (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Live By Night (2016)

Boston, 1926. The '20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world. Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city's most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw. But life on the dark side carries a heavy price. In a time when ruthless men of ambition, armed with cash, illegal booze, and guns, battle for control, no one-neither family nor friend, enemy nor lover-can be trusted. Beyond money and power, even the threat of prison, one fate seems most likely for men like Joe: an early death. But until that day, he and his friends are determined to live life to the hilt. Joe embarks on a dizzying journey up the ladder of organized crime that takes him from the flash of Jazz Age Boston to the sensual shimmer of Tampa's Latin Quarter to the sizzling streets of Cuba. Live by Night is a riveting epic layered with a diverse cast of loyal friends and callous enemies, tough rumrunners and sultry femmes fatales, Bible-quoting evangelists and cruel Klansmen, all battling for survival and their piece of the American dream. At once a sweeping love story and a compelling saga of revenge, it is a spellbinding tour de force of betrayal and redemption, music and murder, that brings fully to life a bygone era when sin was cause for celebration and vice was a national virtue. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  revenge,  friendship
Characters:photographer
Story:sociopath,  bank robbery,  shot in the leg,  assassination,  no opening credits,  shot in the back,  shot in the head,  brother sister relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

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Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
Action, Biography, Crime, Drama

Bonnie And Clyde (1967)

1934. Young adults Bonnie Parker, a waitress, and Clyde Barrow, a criminal just released from prison, are immediately attracted to what the other represents for their life when they meet by chance in West Dallas, Texas. Bonnie is fascinated with Clyde's criminal past, and his matter-of-factness and bravado in talking about it. Clyde sees in Bonnie someone sympatico to his goals in life. Although attracted to each other physically, a sexual relationship between the two has a few obstacles to happen. Regardless, they decide to join forces to embark on a life of crime, holding up whatever establishments, primarily banks, to make money and to have fun. They don't plan on hurting anyone physically or killing anyone despite wielding loaded guns. They amass a small gang of willing accomplices, including C.W. Moss, a mechanic to fix whatever cars they steal which is important especially for their getaways, and Buck Barrow, one of Clyde's older brothers. The only reluctant tag-along is Buck's nervous wife, Blanche Barrow, a preacher's daughter. The gang's life changes after the first fatal shot is fired. Following, their willingness to shoot to kill increases to protect themselves and their livelihood. Their notoriety precedes them, so much so that no matter what one's opinion is of them, most want to have some association to the Barrow gang, to help them, to be spoken in the same breath as them, or to capture and or kill them. Of the many people they encounter in their crime spree, the one who may have the most profound effect on their lives is Texas Ranger Frank Hamer, who is looking for a little retribution. (Read More)

Themes:depression,  betrayal,  revenge
Characters:photographer
Story:celebrity criminal,  theatre audience,  bank robbery,  shot in the leg,  shot in the back,  shot in the head,  brother brother relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

Jonah Hex (2010) is one of the best movies like The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2007)
Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller, Western

Jonah Hex (2010)

During Grant's presidency, Jonah Hex is a remorseless bounty hunter. In the Civil War, he was a rebel whose honor put him afoul of a Confederate general, Quentin Turnbull, who murdered Jonah's family while Jonah watched. As a result of the ordeal, Jonah's face is disfigured and he can talk with the dead. After staging his own death, Turnbull, with a group of rebel stalwarts, hatches a plan to bring the Union to its knees. Grant wants Hex to stop it. While the nation readies to celebrate Independence Day, Hex and an unlikely ally have little time to stop Turnbull and his weapon of mass destruction. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  revenge
Story:train robbery,  knife held to throat,  american civil war,  gun held to head,  no opening credits,  shot in the back,  shot in the head

The Last King Of Scotland (2006)
Biography, Drama, History, Thriller

The Last King Of Scotland (2006)

In the early 1970s, Nicholas Garrigan, a young semi-idealistic Scottish doctor, comes to Uganda to assist in a rural hospital. Once there, he soon meets up with the new President, Idi Amin, who promises a golden age for the African nation. Garrigan hits it off immediately with the rabid Scotland fan, who soon offers him a senior position in the national health department and becomes one of Amin's closest advisers. However as the years pass, Garrigan cannot help but notice Amin's increasingly erratic behavior that grows beyond a legitimate fear of assassination into a murderous insanity that is driving Uganda into bloody ruin. Realizing his dire situation with the lunatic leader unwilling to let him go home, Garrigan must make some crucial decisions that could mean his death if the despot finds out. This is why The Last King Of Scotland (2006) is one of the best movies like The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2007). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  betrayal,  friendship
Characters:photographer
Story:assassination,  shot in the back,  shot in the head,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

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Cidade De Deus (2002)
Crime, Drama

Cidade De Deus (2002)

Brazil, 1960s, City of God. The Tender Trio robs motels and gas trucks. Younger kids watch and learn well...too well. 1970s: Li'l Ze has prospered very well and owns the city. He causes violence and fear as he wipes out rival gangs without mercy. His best friend Bene is the only one to keep him on the good side of sanity. Rocket has watched these two gain power for years, and he wants no part of it. Yet he keeps getting swept up in the madness. All he wants to do is take pictures. 1980s: Things are out of control between the last two remaining gangs...will it ever end? Welcome to the City of God. (Read More)

Themes:friendship,  revenge
Characters:photographer
Story:shot in the foot,  sociopath,  bank robbery,  assassination,  shot in the back,  shot in the head,  brother brother relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)

For the last 8 years the brothers have been living with their father on a sheep farm deep in isolated Ireland. One day their uncle tells them that they have been framed for the murder of a Bostonian Catholic priest. The boys must return to Boston to not only clear their names but find the men who framed them. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  revenge,  friendship
Story:shot in the hand,  shot in the leg,  shot in the back,  shot in the head,  brother brother relationship,  father son relationship

Victor Frankenstein (2015) is one of the best movies like The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2007)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Victor Frankenstein (2015)

James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe star in a dynamic and thrilling twist on a legendary tale. Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protege Igor Strausman (Radcliffe) share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But Victor's experiments go too far, and his obsession has horrifying consequences. Only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness and save him from his monstrous creation. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  friendship,  revenge
Story:no title at beginning,  rainstorm,  19th century,  no opening credits,  shot in the back,  father son relationship

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The Count Of Monte Cristo (2002)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller

The Count Of Monte Cristo (2002)

'The Count of Monte Cristo' is a remake of the Alexander Dumas tale by the same name. Dantes, a sailor who is falsely accused of treason by his best friend Fernand, who wants Dantes' girlfriend Mercedes for himself. Dantes is imprisoned on the island prison of Chateau d'If for 13 years, where he plots revenge against those who betrayed him. With the help of another prisoner, he escapes the island and proceeds to transform himself into the wealthy Count of Monte Cristo as part of his plan to exact revenge. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  betrayal,  friendship,  revenge
Story:secret identity,  19th century,  shot in the back,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship

The Gunman (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Gunman (2015)

A sniper on a mercenary assassination team, working for an unknown client, kills the minister of mines of the Congo. Terrier's (Sean Penn's) successful kill shot forces him to go into hiding to protect himself and the members of the team from retribution. This includes abruptly abandoning his girlfriend who has no idea what is going on. The assassination, paid for by a foreign mining company, triggers wide spread chaos and death in an already inflamed Congo. Terrier returns to the Congo years later working for an NGO, but eventually finds himself to be the target of a paid hit squad somehow connected to the ministers assassination. This leads to immediate deaths and the endangerment of the people working around him, and forces him back into hiding. In trying to discover who has put a price on his head, he begins to reconnect to the members of his old assassination team, including his old girlfriend. Always aware there is no path to redemption for his crimes, he is also periodically incapacitated by a type of accumulated and evolving physical brain damage caused by the hard knocks of his occupation. Unexpectedly, given the time that has elapsed, his reconnection to his old assassination team exposes additional intrigues with immediate deadly consequences. All of his years spent in hiding, have merely delayed the twisted end game that now enfolds. This is why The Gunman (2015) is one of the best movies like The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2007). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  betrayal,  friendship,  revenge
Story:shot in the hand,  shot in the leg,  assassination,  shot in the back,  shot in the head,  husband wife relationship

The Wild Bunch (1969)
Action, Adventure, Western

The Wild Bunch (1969)

It's 1913, and the traditional American West is dying. Among the inhabitants of this dying time era are a outlaw gang called "The Wild Bunch". After a failed bank robbery, the gang head to Mexico to do one last job. Seeing their times and lives drifting away in the newly formed world of the 20th century, the gang take the job and end up in a brutally, violent last stand against their enemies who deemed to be corrupt in a small Mexican town, ruled by a ruthless general. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  betrayal,  friendship,  revenge
Story:train robbery,  sociopath,  bank robbery,  shot in the leg,  shot in the back,  shot in the head,  brother brother relationship,  husband wife relationship

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We Own The Night (2007) is one of the best movies like The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

We Own The Night (2007)

Brooklyn, 1988. Crime is rife, especially drugs and drug violence. A Russian thug is building his heroin trade, while everyone laughs at the cops. Brothers have chosen different paths: Joe has followed his father Bert into New York's Finest; he's a rising star. Bobby, who uses his mother's maiden name, manages a club. Bobby too is on the rise: he has a new girlfriend and a green-light to develop a Manhattan club. Joe and Bert ask him to help with intelligence gathering; he declines. Then, Joe raids Bobby's club to arrest the Russian. From there, things spiral out of control: the Russian puts out a hit on Joe, personal losses mount, and Bobby's loyalties face the test. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  revenge
Characters:photographer
Story:assassination,  no opening credits,  shot in the back,  shot in the head,  brother brother relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

Straw Dogs (2011)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Straw Dogs (2011)

Screenwriter David Sumner travels with his wife Amy in his Jaguar to her homeland Blackwater, in the Mississippi. Amy's father has passed away and David intends to write his screenplay about Stalingrad in the house. David hires the contractor Charlie and his team to repair the roof of the Barn. Amy was the sweetheart of Charlie when she lived there and neither him nor his crew show respect to her. Charlie invites David to hunt deers with his group and him but they leave David alone in the woods and rape Amy. She does not tell to David what happened but when the drunken coach Tom Heddon calls Charlie and his friends to hunt down the slow Jeremy Niles that likes his daughter, David decides to protect not only Jeremy, but also Amy and his honor. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  revenge
Story:shot in the foot,  shot in the hand,  no opening credits,  shot in the back,  brother brother relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship

Tomorrow, When The War Began (2010)
Action, Adventure, Drama

Tomorrow, When The War Began (2010)

Seven Australian teenage friends from a small town go on a camping trip to be with nature. During their trip, they see military aircraft fly overhead. What they didn't know was their country was being invaded by another country. Returning home, they discover that they are at war. With no training, they band together to fight the enemy. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Story:shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  shot in the back,  shot in the head,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

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Open Range (2003)
Drama, Romance, Western

Open Range (2003)

Boss Spearman, Charley Waite, Mose Harrison and Button freegraze their cattle across the vast prairies of the West, sharing a friendship forged by a steadfast code of honor and living a life unencumbered by civilization. When their wayward herd forces them near the small town of Harmonville, the cowboys encounter a corrupt sheriff and kingpin rancher who govern the territory through fear, tyranny and violence. Boss and Charley find themselves inextricably drawn towards an inevitable showdown, as they are forced to defend the freedom and values of a lifestyle that is all too quickly vanishing. Amidst the turmoil, life suddenly takes an unexpected turn for the loner Charley when he meets the beautiful and warm spirited Sue Barlow, a woman who embraces both his heart and his soul. This is why Open Range (2003) is one of the best movies like The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2007). (Read More)

Themes:friendship,  revenge
Story:shot in the foot,  knocked unconscious,  rainstorm,  19th century,  shot in the leg,  shot in the back,  shot in the head,  brother sister relationship

Another Year (2010) is one of the best movies like The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2007)
Comedy, Drama

Another Year (2010)

A married couple who have managed to remain blissfully happy into their autumn years, are surrounded over the course of the four seasons of one average year by friends, colleagues, and family who all seem to suffer some degree of unhappiness.

Themes:depression,  drunkenness,  friendship
Story:cousin cousin relationship,  older man younger woman relationship,  brother brother relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

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. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  betrayal,  friendship,  revenge
Story:shot in the hand,  rainstorm,  sociopath,  bank robbery,  shot in the head,  brother brother relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

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Slow West (2015)
Western

Slow West (2015)

'Slow West' follows a 16-year-old boy on a journey across 19th Century frontier America in search of the woman he loves, while accompanied by mysterious traveler Silas.

Story:19th century,  shot in the leg,  shot in the back,  shot in the head,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships

The Last House On The Left (2009)
Crime, Horror, Thriller

The Last House On The Left (2009)

While being transported by two detectives in a car, the dangerous criminal Krug is rescued by his brother Francis and his girlfriend Sadie, and they brutally kill the detectives. Meanwhile Emma, her husband John, and their daughter Mari Collingwood head to their summer home near the lake. Mari borrows the family car to meet her friend Paige that is working in a store in the town. While in the store, they befriend a teen boy named Justin, who offers some marijuana to Paige in the motel where he is lodged. While they are smoking marijuana in Justin's room, Krug, Francis, and Sadie arrive and abduct the girls. Krug drives Mari's car and she causes them to crash into a tree. Krug stabs Paige and rapes Mari; however Mari manages to escape, swimming in the lake, but Krug shoots her in the back. They walk through the isolated road in the woods and they reach Collingwood's house telling that they have just had a car accident. Emma and John welcome the strangers until they discover what has happened to their beloved daughter. (Read More)

Themes:friendship,  revenge
Story:knife held to throat,  rainstorm,  sociopath,  shot in the back,  shot in the head,  brother brother relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship

War (2007) is one of the best movies like The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2007)
Action, Crime, Thriller

War (2007)

After his partner Tom Lone and family are killed apparently by the infamous and elusive assassin Rogue, FBI agent John Crawford becomes obsessed with revenge as his world unravels into a vortex of guilt and betrayal. Rogue eventually resurfaces to settle a score of his own, setting off a bloody crime war between Asian mob rivals Chang of the Triad's and Yakuza boss Shiro. When Jack and Rogue finally come face to face, the ultimate truth of their pasts will be revealed. This is why War (2007) is one of the best movies like The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2007). (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  revenge
Story:shot in the foot,  assassination,  shot in the back,  shot in the head,  father daughter relationship

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

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:betrayal,  friendship
Story:no title at beginning,  secret identity,  rainstorm,  sociopath,  no opening credits,  shot in the head,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship

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:betrayal,  friendship,  revenge
Characters:photographer
Story:sociopath,  bank robbery,  older man younger woman relationship,  shot in the back,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship

Silverado (1985)
Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Western

Silverado (1985)

In 1880, four men travel together to the city of Silverado. They come across many dangers before they finally engage the "bad guys" and bring peace and equality back to the city.

Themes:friendship
Story:shot in the hand,  19th century,  shot in the leg,  brother sister relationship,  brother brother relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

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Out Of Sight (1998) is one of the best movies like The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2007)
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Out Of Sight (1998)

A career bank robber busts out of jail (Clooney) with the help of his buddy (Rhames) and kidnaps a US Marshal (Lopez) in the process. When the two cons head for Detroit to pull off their final big scam, the Marshal is put on their case but she finds she is attracted to one of them and has second thoughts about bringing them in. (Read More)

Story:bank robbery,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  shot in the back,  shot in the head,  brother sister relationship,  father daughter relationship

Repo Men (2010)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Repo Men (2010)

In the future humans have extended and improved our lives through highly sophisticated and expensive mechanical organs created by a company called "The Union". The dark side of these medical breakthroughs is that if you don't pay your bill, "The Union" sends its highly skilled repo men to take back its property... with no concern for your comfort or survival. Former soldier Remy is one of the best organ repo men in the business. But when he suffers a cardiac failure on the job, he awakens to find himself fitted with the company's top-of-the-line heart-replacement... as well as a hefty debt. But a side effect of the procedure is that his heart's no longer in the job. When he can't make the payments, The Union sends its toughest enforcer, Remy's former partner Jake, to track him down. This is why Repo Men (2010) is one of the best movies like The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2007). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  betrayal,  friendship,  revenge
Story:shot in the foot,  knocked unconscious,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  shot in the back,  shot in the head,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship

The Killer Inside Me (2010)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Killer Inside Me (2010)

Sadism and masochism beneath a veneer of revenge. Lou Ford is a mild-mannered sheriff's deputy in a Texas oil town in the mid 1950's. His boss sends him to roust a prostitute living in a rural house. She slaps him; he hits her, then, after daily sex for the next few weeks, he decides it's love. She's devoted to him and becomes his pawn in a revenge plot she thinks is to shakedown the son of Chester Conway, the town's wealthy king of construction. Lou has a different plan, and bodies pile up as murder leads to murder. The district attorney suspects Lou, and Conway may have an inkling, but Lou stays cool. Is love, or at least peace, in the cards? (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  revenge
Story:cold blooded killer,  sociopath,  shot in the leg,  shot in the back,  shot in the head,  mother son relationship

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

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:betrayal,  revenge,  friendship
Story:sociopath,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  shot in the back,  shot in the head,  father daughter relationship

Green Room (2015) is one of the best movies like The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2007)
Crime, Horror, Thriller

Green Room (2015)

A band straying into a secluded part of the Pacific Northwest stumbles onto a horrific act of violence. Because they are the only witnesses, they become the targets of a terrifying gang of skinheads who want to make sure all the evidence is eliminated.

Themes:betrayal,  revenge,  friendship
Story:sociopath,  cousin cousin relationship,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  shot in the back,  shot in the head

Blood Diamond (2006)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Blood Diamond (2006)

A story following Archer, a man tortured by his roots. With a strong survival instinct, he has made himself a key player in the business of conflict diamonds. Political unrest is rampant in Sierra Leone as people fight tooth for tooth. Upon meeting Solomon, and the beautiful Maddy, Archer's life changes forever as he is given a chance to make peace with the war around him. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  betrayal
Characters:photographer
Story:knife held to throat,  rainstorm,  shot in the leg,  shot in the back,  shot in the head,  brother sister relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

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