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The Cable Guy (1996)
Comedy, Drama, Thriller

The Cable Guy (1996)

Steven Kovak has been kicked out of his apartment by his girlfriend. Steven has a new apartment, and decides to slip the cable guy (Chip) $50 for free cable. Steven then fakes an interest in Chip's line of work. However Chip takes this to heart trying to become Steven's best bud. When Steven no longer wants to be Chips friend the man who can do it all goes on an all out assault to ruin Steven's life. In the backdrop is the delicate sub-plot of the trial of a former kid star for murdering his brother. (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  blackmail,  obsession,  deception,  jealousy,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship,  revenge
Mood:nightmare,  satire
Locations:apartment,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:secretary,  waitress,  hostage,  prostitute,  friend
Period:1990s
Story:cable guy,  satellite dish,  director cameo,  media coverage,  cable television,  threatening telephone call,  jail cell,  wrongful arrest,  polaroid camera,  character's point of view camera shot,  sword fight,  prison guard,  subjective camera,  dangerous friend,  foot chase,  mending friendship,  antisocial personality disorder,  reference to jason voorhees,  narcissistic personality disorder,  reference to kevin costner,  mentally disturbed person,  reference to jerry springer,  fake mustache,  homosexual overtones,  deranged man,  coveralls,  personality disorder,  wanting to die,  dry hump,  head in a toilet,  joust,  reference to pepsi,  reference to spiderman,  reference to star trek,  frat pack,  speech impediment,  sex joke,  broken back,  stapler,  lisp,  movie reference,  peephole,  studio logo segues into film,  mental,  gay subtext,  dinner date,  homoerotic,  power drill,  double entendre,  tv set,  deeply disturbed person,  hands tied,  dutch angle,  tragic villain,  villain not really dead cliche,  crime of passion,  man with no name,  breaking through a door,  homosexual subtext,  tongue in cheek,  reference to james bond,  cheating boyfriend,  repeated line,  self referential,  menace,  tv studio,  business card,  knocking on a door,  arena,  foreplay,  young version of character,  directed by cast member,  construction worker,  villain played by lead actor,  cartoon on tv,  set up,  mysterious man,  close up of eyes,  bribery,  physical abuse,  intimidation,  satellite,  crude humor,  public humiliation,  loner,  musical number,  medieval times,  rainstorm,  frame up,  power outage,  karaoke,  attempted suicide,  construction site,  impostor,  reverse footage,  woman in jeopardy,  cameo,  shield,  false identity,  parking garage,  black humor,  jumping from height,  psycho,  eccentric,  videotape,  media,  architect,  lifting someone into the air,  scene during opening credits,  sociopath,  heavy rain,  head butt,  actor playing himself,  answering machine,  sabotage,  destiny,  ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship,  eavesdropping,  maniac,  premarital sex,  suspicion,  threat,  directed by star,  stalking,  manipulation,  lightning,  actor playing multiple roles,  race against time,  massage,  terror,  fired from the job,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stalker,  break up,  news report,  van,  home invasion,  double cross,  false accusation,  trial,  prisoner,  montage,  basketball,  disguise,  dark comedy,  telephone,  television,  handcuffs,  jail,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  beer,  falling from height,  brawl,  kissing,  arrest,  sword,  camera,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  blonde,  police officer,  horse,  black comedy,  helicopter,  fistfight,  dream,  beating,  prison,  cell phone,  shower,  surprise ending,  cult film,  three word title,  chase,  party,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  flashback,  violence,  police,  fight

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

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  restaurant
Characters:waitress,  hostage
Story:jail cell,  prison guard,  foot chase,  set up,  satellite,  jumping from height,  head butt,  ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship,  race against time,  news report,  home invasion,  false accusation,  prisoner,  handcuffs,  falling from height,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  black comedy,  fistfight,  beating,  prison,  cell phone,  shower,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  police,  fight,  flashback,  violence

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Natural Born Killers (1994)
Crime, Drama

Natural Born Killers (1994)

Mickey Knox and Mallory Wilson aren't your typical lovers - after killing her abusive father, they go on a road trip where, every time they stop somewhere, they kill pretty well everyone around them. They do however leave one person alive at every shootout to tell the story and they soon become a media sensation thanks to sensationalized reporting. Told in a highly visual style. (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:nightmare,  satire
Characters:waitress,  hostage,  prostitute
Period:1990s
Story:media,  media coverage,  jail cell,  character's point of view camera shot,  prison guard,  subjective camera,  dutch angle,  villain played by lead actor,  close up of eyes,  black humor,  scene during opening credits,  sociopath,  maniac,  premarital sex,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  double cross,  trial,  prisoner,  montage,  television,  handcuffs,  jail,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  beer,  brawl,  arrest,  camera,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  horse,  black comedy,  fistfight,  dream,  beating,  prison,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  cult film,  three word title,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  fight,  flashback,  violence,  police

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

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

After accomplishing the assignment of dismantling a human trafficking organization, the former military and drifter Jack Reacher goes to Washington to invite his liaison, Major Susan Turner, to have dinner with him. However, he meets her substitute, Colonel Sam Morgan, who explains that Major Turner has been arrested and accused of espionage. Jack seeks out her veteran lawyer, Colonel Bob Moorcroft, who explains that Major Turner has also been accused of the murders of two soldiers in Afghanistan. Further, he also tells Jack he is being sued, accused by a woman of being the father of her fifteen year-old daughter, Samantha. When Moorcroft is murdered, Jack is accused of being the killer and sent to a prison. He sees that Turner and he have been framed and also that Turner will be killed by two assassins. However, he rescues her and they flee. Soon, they realize that there is a conspiracy involving military people from the army and a government contractor that is a powerful arms dealer. Jack also learns that Samantha is in danger and Turner and he rescue her. They decide to protect her since a skilled assassin is hunting them down while they try to find the motive of the conspiracy. Who can be trusted? (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  restaurant
Characters:waitress,  hostage,  prostitute
Story:jail cell,  wrongful arrest,  prison guard,  foot chase,  loner,  frame up,  reverse footage,  woman in jeopardy,  cameo,  jumping from height,  scene during opening credits,  heavy rain,  head butt,  eavesdropping,  suspicion,  stalking,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  double cross,  false accusation,  prisoner,  montage,  disguise,  telephone,  handcuffs,  sunglasses,  falling from height,  brawl,  arrest,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  police officer,  black comedy,  fistfight,  beating,  prison,  cell phone,  shower,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  character name in title,  police,  fight,  flashback,  violence

Blood Father (2016) is one of the best movies like The Cable Guy (1996)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage
Story:character's point of view camera shot,  prison guard,  subjective camera,  tv set,  hands tied,  dutch angle,  woman in jeopardy,  sociopath,  head butt,  threat,  manipulation,  race against time,  news report,  home invasion,  double cross,  prisoner,  montage,  disguise,  telephone,  sunglasses,  brawl,  arrest,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  horse,  black comedy,  fistfight,  beating,  prison,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  chase,  party,  photograph,  police,  fight,  violence

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:deception,  jealousy,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Characters:hostage,  prostitute
Story:director cameo,  jail cell,  character's point of view camera shot,  subjective camera,  foot chase,  hands tied,  young version of character,  medieval times,  impostor,  reverse footage,  cameo,  shield,  jumping from height,  scene during opening credits,  head butt,  sabotage,  manipulation,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  prisoner,  montage,  disguise,  falling from height,  brawl,  sword,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  horse,  black comedy,  fistfight,  beating,  prison,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  flashback,  violence,  fight

New Jack City (1991)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

New Jack City (1991)

The gangster Nino has a gang who call themselves Cash Money Brothers. They get into the crack business and not before long they make a million dollars every week. A cop, Scotty, is after them. He tries to get into the gang by letting an ex-drug addict infiltrate the gang, but the attempt fails miserably. The only thing that remains is that Scotty himself becomes a drug pusher. (Read More)

Themes:obsession,  deception,  betrayal,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hostage,  prostitute,  friend
Period:1990s
Story:character's point of view camera shot,  subjective camera,  reference to star trek,  speech impediment,  dutch angle,  tragic villain,  villain played by lead actor,  bribery,  rainstorm,  cameo,  sociopath,  heavy rain,  suspicion,  threat,  manipulation,  lightning,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  double cross,  false accusation,  trial,  montage,  basketball,  disguise,  telephone,  handcuffs,  sunglasses,  falling from height,  brawl,  arrest,  camera,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  police officer,  black comedy,  fistfight,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  party,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  fight,  police,  violence,  flashback

Now You See Me 2 (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public's adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, The Four Horsemen resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry, a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hostage
Story:media coverage,  character's point of view camera shot,  prison guard,  subjective camera,  young version of character,  power outage,  impostor,  reverse footage,  sociopath,  heavy rain,  sabotage,  threat,  manipulation,  race against time,  actor playing multiple roles,  news report,  van,  double cross,  prisoner,  montage,  disguise,  telephone,  handcuffs,  jail,  sunglasses,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  black comedy,  fistfight,  prison,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  photograph,  father son relationship,  fight,  flashback

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Batman: The Killing Joke (2016) is one of the best movies like The Cable Guy (1996)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:insanity,  obsession,  deception,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:apartment,  bar
Characters:hostage,  prostitute
Story:character's point of view camera shot,  subjective camera,  foot chase,  tragic villain,  public humiliation,  musical number,  rainstorm,  frame up,  impostor,  jumping from height,  sociopath,  heavy rain,  eavesdropping,  premarital sex,  manipulation,  lightning,  race against time,  news report,  home invasion,  double cross,  psychopath,  falling from height,  brawl,  arrest,  camera,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  police officer,  fistfight,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  violence,  fight,  flashback,  police

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

Nick Of Time (1995)

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

Themes:blackmail,  obsession,  deception,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage
Period:1990s
Story:media coverage,  character's point of view camera shot,  subjective camera,  foot chase,  deeply disturbed person,  dutch angle,  menace,  business card,  mysterious man,  physical abuse,  intimidation,  impostor,  jumping from height,  sociopath,  eavesdropping,  maniac,  suspicion,  stalking,  manipulation,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stalker,  news report,  van,  double cross,  disguise,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  falling from height,  brawl,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  police officer,  black comedy,  fistfight,  dream,  beating,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  violence,  fight,  flashback

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. This is why Menace II Society (1993) is one of the best movies like The Cable Guy (1996).

Themes:betrayal,  friendship,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Characters:friend
Period:1990s
Story:jail cell,  foot chase,  menace,  rainstorm,  parking garage,  videotape,  heavy rain,  premarital sex,  lightning,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  prisoner,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  beer,  brawl,  arrest,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  police officer,  black comedy,  fistfight,  beating,  prison,  surprise ending,  cult film,  three word title,  chase,  party,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  violence,  police,  flashback,  fight

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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:insanity,  deception,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:apartment
Characters:hostage
Period:1990s
Story:foot chase,  mentally disturbed person,  dutch angle,  parking garage,  scene during opening credits,  sociopath,  heavy rain,  head butt,  suspicion,  stalking,  manipulation,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  van,  home invasion,  double cross,  telephone,  handcuffs,  brawl,  arrest,  camera,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  police officer,  black comedy,  fistfight,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  flashback,  police,  violence,  fight

Baby Driver (2017) is one of the best movies like The Cable Guy (1996)
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? (Read More)

Themes:blackmail,  deception,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  restaurant
Characters:waitress
Story:jail cell,  character's point of view camera shot,  prison guard,  subjective camera,  foot chase,  villain not really dead cliche,  repeated line,  young version of character,  construction worker,  mysterious man,  construction site,  reverse footage,  parking garage,  scene during opening credits,  sociopath,  heavy rain,  eavesdropping,  manipulation,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  van,  trial,  prisoner,  montage,  disguise,  handcuffs,  jail,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  falling from height,  arrest,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  police officer,  black comedy,  helicopter,  dream,  beating,  prison,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  violence,  flashback,  police

The Dark Knight (2008)
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:insanity,  blackmail,  obsession,  deception,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:secretary,  hostage
Story:media coverage,  jail cell,  wrongful arrest,  character's point of view camera shot,  prison guard,  subjective camera,  homoerotic,  hands tied,  tragic villain,  man with no name,  menace,  business card,  mysterious man,  loner,  power outage,  impostor,  parking garage,  jumping from height,  lifting someone into the air,  sociopath,  maniac,  threat,  manipulation,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  van,  home invasion,  double cross,  false accusation,  trial,  prisoner,  montage,  disguise,  handcuffs,  jail,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  falling from height,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  police officer,  horse,  helicopter,  fistfight,  beating,  prison,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  cult film,  three word title,  chase,  party,  title spoken by character,  police,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  fight,  violence

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

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)

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

Themes:betrayal,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:hostage
Story:jail cell,  character's point of view camera shot,  prison guard,  subjective camera,  foot chase,  broken back,  double entendre,  man with no name,  mysterious man,  satellite,  woman in jeopardy,  parking garage,  jumping from height,  scene during opening credits,  sociopath,  head butt,  sabotage,  eavesdropping,  manipulation,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  van,  double cross,  prisoner,  disguise,  handcuffs,  sunglasses,  falling from height,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  black comedy,  helicopter,  fistfight,  beating,  prison,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  chase,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  fight,  flashback,  violence

American Psycho (2000)
Crime, Drama

American Psycho (2000)

Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated and intelligent. He is twenty-seven and living his own American dream. He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. At night he descends into madness, as he experiments with fear and violence. This is why American Psycho (2000) is one of the best movies like The Cable Guy (1996). (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  blackmail,  deception,  jealousy,  revenge,  friendship
Mood:satire
Locations:apartment,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:secretary,  prostitute
Story:foot chase,  antisocial personality disorder,  narcissistic personality disorder,  deeply disturbed person,  business card,  villain played by lead actor,  impostor,  woman in jeopardy,  black humor,  psycho,  eccentric,  lifting someone into the air,  scene during opening credits,  sociopath,  answering machine,  maniac,  premarital sex,  massage,  terror,  break up,  double cross,  montage,  telephone,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  camera,  watching tv,  blonde,  police officer,  black comedy,  helicopter,  dream,  beating,  cell phone,  shower,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  party,  photograph,  violence,  police

The Guest (2014) is one of the best movies like The Cable Guy (1996)
Mystery, Thriller

The Guest (2014)

Themes:blackmail,  deception,  betrayal,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:waitress
Story:subjective camera,  villain not really dead cliche,  man with no name,  villain played by lead actor,  mysterious man,  false identity,  premarital sex,  suspicion,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  double cross,  psychopath,  beer,  brawl,  arrest,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  black comedy,  fistfight,  beating,  surprise ending,  party,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  violence

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Bride Of Chucky (1998)
Comedy, Horror

Bride Of Chucky (1998)

Chucky hooks up with another murderous doll, the bridal gown-clad Tiffany, for a Route 66 murder spree with their unwitting hosts, two eloping high-school graduates.

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Period:1990s
Story:reference to jerry springer,  villain not really dead cliche,  tongue in cheek,  repeated line,  self referential,  close up of eyes,  rainstorm,  frame up,  woman in jeopardy,  black humor,  scene during opening credits,  sociopath,  heavy rain,  head butt,  sabotage,  ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship,  maniac,  premarital sex,  suspicion,  stalking,  lightning,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stalker,  news report,  van,  double cross,  false accusation,  montage,  telephone,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  police officer,  black comedy,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  photograph,  character name in title,  fight,  police,  violence

Atomic Blonde (2017)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Atomic Blonde (2017)

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

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hostage
Story:foot chase,  set up,  jumping from height,  eccentric,  scene during opening credits,  heavy rain,  head butt,  premarital sex,  suspicion,  stalking,  manipulation,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stalker,  news report,  van,  home invasion,  double cross,  montage,  disguise,  telephone,  sunglasses,  beer,  falling from height,  brawl,  camera,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  blonde,  police officer,  black comedy,  fistfight,  beating,  surprise ending,  chase,  party,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  fight,  flashback,  violence,  police

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

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

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

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship,  revenge
Mood:satire
Locations:apartment,  bar
Characters:hostage
Story:media coverage,  character's point of view camera shot,  subjective camera,  sex joke,  double entendre,  young version of character,  crude humor,  reverse footage,  cameo,  shield,  eccentric,  sociopath,  head butt,  sabotage,  ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship,  eavesdropping,  maniac,  manipulation,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  double cross,  false accusation,  montage,  handcuffs,  sunglasses,  brawl,  arrest,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  horse,  black comedy,  helicopter,  fistfight,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  fight,  flashback,  violence

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Ride Along (2014) is one of the best movies like The Cable Guy (1996)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance

Ride Along (2014)

Ben must prove he is good enough to date cop James' sister. By doing this he goes on a "Ride Along" to show that he is not weak and he will do whatever it takes to get James' approval but along the way runs into a few obstacles that he has to overcome in a very funny way. This is why Ride Along (2014) is one of the best movies like The Cable Guy (1996). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Story:character's point of view camera shot,  subjective camera,  foot chase,  mysterious man,  bribery,  construction site,  impostor,  scene during opening credits,  head butt,  eavesdropping,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  home invasion,  double cross,  basketball,  handcuffs,  sunglasses,  brawl,  arrest,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  fistfight,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  fight,  violence,  police

Grimsby (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Grimsby (2016)

MI6's top assassin (Mark Strong) has a brother. Unfortunately for him, he's a football hooligan (Sacha Baron Cohen) from the town of Grimsby. Nobby has everything a man from the poor English fishing town of Grimsby could want - 9 children and the most attractive girlfriend in northern England (Rebel Wilson). There's only one thing missing in his life: his little brother, Sebastian. After they were adopted by different families as children, Nobby spent 28 years searching for him. Upon hearing of his location, Nobby sets off to reunite with his brother, unaware that not only is his brother an MI6 agent, but he's just uncovered a plot that puts the world in danger. On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realizes that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship,  revenge
Mood:satire
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage
Story:wrongful arrest,  character's point of view camera shot,  subjective camera,  foot chase,  sex joke,  double entendre,  young version of character,  cartoon on tv,  satellite,  crude humor,  impostor,  reverse footage,  jumping from height,  scene during opening credits,  head butt,  eavesdropping,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  double cross,  false accusation,  montage,  disguise,  sunglasses,  beer,  falling from height,  brawl,  arrest,  camera,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  police officer,  black comedy,  helicopter,  fistfight,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  flashback,  violence,  fight,  police

Dracula 2000 (2000)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Dracula 2000 (2000)

In the millenium version of this classic Gothic horror we find Abraham Van Helsing (Plummer), who has tangled with Count Dracula (Butler) in the past, working as an English antiques dealer. Simon (Miller) is a vampire hunter in training under his apprenticeship. Van Helsing and Simon travel from London to New Orleans to rescue Van Helsing's daughter Mary (Waddell) from the family's life long nemesis - Dracula. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge,  friendship
Mood:nightmare
Characters:secretary,  hostage
Story:foot chase,  reverse footage,  parking garage,  jumping from height,  scene during opening credits,  destiny,  premarital sex,  manipulation,  lightning,  race against time,  news report,  van,  home invasion,  double cross,  disguise,  handcuffs,  falling from height,  brawl,  arrest,  sword,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  black comedy,  fistfight,  dream,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  party,  photograph,  character name in title,  fight,  flashback,  violence

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

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

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

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:media coverage,  character's point of view camera shot,  sword fight,  prison guard,  foot chase,  young version of character,  satellite,  frame up,  power outage,  impostor,  jumping from height,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  double cross,  prisoner,  disguise,  handcuffs,  falling from height,  brawl,  sword,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  helicopter,  fistfight,  beating,  prison,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  chase,  party,  character name in title,  fight,  flashback,  violence

P2 (2007) is one of the best movies like The Cable Guy (1996)
Crime, Horror, Thriller

P2 (2007)

The story centers on a corporate climber who gets stuck working late on Christmas Eve and finds herself the target of an unhinged security guard. With no help in sight, the woman must overcome physical and psychological challenges to survive.

Themes:insanity,  obsession,  deception,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:character's point of view camera shot,  psychopath,  subjective camera,  foot chase,  personality disorder,  deeply disturbed person,  tragic villain,  crime of passion,  menace,  physical abuse,  intimidation,  loner,  power outage,  woman in jeopardy,  parking garage,  videotape,  sociopath,  answering machine,  eavesdropping,  maniac,  stalking,  stalker,  double cross,  false accusation,  handcuffs,  brawl,  punched in the face,  police officer,  black comedy,  fistfight,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  chase,  party,  police,  fight,  violence

Paranoia (2013)
Drama, Thriller

Paranoia (2013)

The high stakes thriller Paranoia takes us deep behind the scenes of global success to a deadly world of greed and deception. The two most powerful tech billionaires in the world ('Harrison Ford (I)' (qv) and 'Gary Oldman (I)' (qv)) are bitter rivals with a complicated past who will stop at nothing to destroy each other. A young superstar ('Liam Hemsworth' (qv)), seduced by unlimited wealth and power falls between them, and becomes trapped in the middle of the twists and turns of their life-and-death game of corporate espionage. By the time he realizes his life is in danger, he is in far too deep and knows far too much for them to let him walk away. This is why Paranoia (2013) is one of the best movies like The Cable Guy (1996). (Read More)

Themes:blackmail,  deception,  betrayal,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:apartment,  restaurant,  bar
Story:foot chase,  power outage,  parking garage,  scene during opening credits,  answering machine,  sabotage,  eavesdropping,  premarital sex,  manipulation,  race against time,  fired from the job,  news report,  double cross,  montage,  basketball,  handcuffs,  sunglasses,  beer,  arrest,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  blonde,  black comedy,  helicopter,  cell phone,  shower,  surprise ending,  chase,  party,  photograph,  father son relationship,  flashback

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Seeking Justice (2011)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Seeking Justice (2011)

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

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hostage,  friend
Story:wrongful arrest,  foot chase,  bribery,  intimidation,  frame up,  parking garage,  scene during opening credits,  stalking,  manipulation,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  stalker,  news report,  home invasion,  double cross,  disguise,  handcuffs,  falling from height,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  blonde,  fistfight,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  flashback,  police,  fight

The Bodyguard (1992)
Action, Drama, Music, Romance

The Bodyguard (1992)

A pop singer has been receiving threatening notes, and her manager hires a bodyguard known for his good work. The bodyguard ruffles the singer's feathers and most of her entourage by tightening security more than they feel is necessary. The bodyguard is haunted by the fact that he was on Reagan's secret service staff but wasn't there to prevent the attack by Hinckley. Eventually the bodyguard and the singer start an affair, and she begins to believe his precautions are necessary when the stalker strikes close to home. (Read More)

Themes:obsession,  jealousy,  betrayal,  friendship
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Period:1990s
Story:media coverage,  mysterious man,  rainstorm,  attempted suicide,  woman in jeopardy,  sociopath,  heavy rain,  premarital sex,  stalking,  manipulation,  lightning,  stalker,  home invasion,  sunglasses,  falling from height,  brawl,  sword,  camera,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  helicopter,  fistfight,  beating,  chase,  party,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  fight,  violence

Ngo Si Seoi (1998) is one of the best movies like The Cable Guy (1996)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)

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

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Period:1990s
Story:foot chase,  man with no name,  business card,  power outage,  parking garage,  jumping from height,  scene during opening credits,  head butt,  answering machine,  sabotage,  eavesdropping,  directed by star,  double cross,  handcuffs,  falling from height,  brawl,  arrest,  camera,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  black comedy,  helicopter,  fistfight,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  police,  fight,  violence,  flashback

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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:deception,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge,  friendship
Characters:hostage
Story:media coverage,  destiny,  character's point of view camera shot,  subjective camera,  foot chase,  tragic villain,  construction worker,  close up of eyes,  power outage,  construction site,  reverse footage,  manipulation,  lightning,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  double cross,  sunglasses,  beer,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  police officer,  horse,  black comedy,  helicopter,  fistfight,  dream,  beating,  surprise ending,  chase,  police,  flashback,  violence,  fight

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

Criminal (2016)

Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous convict Jericho Stewart (Kevin Costner). When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and make the deal with him before the hacker launches ICBM's and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal. This is why Criminal (2016) is one of the best movies like The Cable Guy (1996). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:restaurant
Characters:hostage
Story:character's point of view camera shot,  prison guard,  subjective camera,  foot chase,  repeated line,  satellite,  cameo,  sociopath,  sabotage,  eavesdropping,  race against time,  news report,  van,  home invasion,  double cross,  prisoner,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  rescue,  black comedy,  helicopter,  fistfight,  beating,  prison,  cell phone,  shower,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  fight,  flashback,  violence,  police

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:insanity,  obsession,  deception,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:sword fight,  subjective camera,  studio logo segues into film,  young version of character,  reverse footage,  shield,  jumping from height,  heavy rain,  head butt,  eavesdropping,  manipulation,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  double cross,  false accusation,  montage,  brawl,  sword,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  horse,  black comedy,  fistfight,  beating,  surprise ending,  chase,  character name in title,  flashback,  fight,  violence

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Runaway Jury (2003) is one of the best movies like The Cable Guy (1996)
Drama, Thriller

Runaway Jury (2003)

Wendell Rohr is a torts lawyer taking on the gun lobby. Rankin Fitch is the jury consultant for the Defendants and between them the battle is for the hearts and minds of the jury. But there is someone on the inside. Nicholas Easter is a juror with a girlfriend, Marlee, on the outside. they have a past ..... and their own agenda. (Read More)

Themes:blackmail,  deception,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:secretary,  waitress
Story:media coverage,  foot chase,  set up,  bribery,  intimidation,  false identity,  videotape,  heavy rain,  sabotage,  manipulation,  race against time,  news report,  home invasion,  double cross,  trial,  montage,  basketball,  disguise,  telephone,  psychopath,  brawl,  arrest,  camera,  slow motion scene,  black comedy,  fistfight,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  fight

Stolen (2012)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Stolen (2012)

In New Orleans, the notorious bank thief and family man Will Montgomery steals $10m with his partners Vincent, Riley Jeffers and Hoyt. However, he has an argument with Vincent in the runaway and Hoyt leaves Will behind. He tries to flee but the FBI agent Tim Harlend organizes a manhunt and Will is captured, but he burns the stolen money to get rid of the evidence against him. Eight years later, Will leaves the prison and he goes to the house of his teenage daughter Alison Loeb, who has issues against him. Alison leaves Will alone in a coffee shop and takes a cab to go to a session with her shrink. However, a couple of minutes later, Will receives a phone call from Vincent, who is presumed dead, telling that he has abducted Alison and will kill her unless he receives the $10m of the last robbery. Now Will has twelve hours to find a way to rescue his daughter from the hands of the psychopath Vincent. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hostage
Story:character's point of view camera shot,  subjective camera,  foot chase,  villain not really dead cliche,  power outage,  parking garage,  jumping from height,  head butt,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  van,  montage,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  falling from height,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  rescue,  black comedy,  helicopter,  fistfight,  beating,  prison,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  police,  violence,  fight,  flashback

Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017)

Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang (Donnie Yen) and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora's Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hostage
Story:foot chase,  double entendre,  satellite,  frame up,  cameo,  jumping from height,  eccentric,  head butt,  sabotage,  eavesdropping,  premarital sex,  suspicion,  manipulation,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  van,  double cross,  montage,  television,  sunglasses,  falling from height,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  helicopter,  fistfight,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  chase,  party,  character name in title,  fight,  violence

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Broken City (2013)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Broken City (2013)

In New York City, detective Billy Taggart goes to court for the murder of the rapist Mikey Tavarez, but the Mayor Nicholas Hostetler and the Chief of Police Carl Fairbanks vanish with important evidence and Billy is declared not guilty by the judge; however, he leaves the police department. Seven years later, Billy is a private detective and lives with his girlfriend Natalie Barrow, who is an aspiring actress and the sister of Mikey's victim. His secretary Katy Bradshaw (Alona Tal) is trying to collect part of the debts to save their business. In the week of the elections, Hostetler summons Billy and offers $25,000 to investigate his wife, Cathleen Hostetler, whom he believes is having a love affair. Billy discovers that Cathleen is meeting Paul Andrews, who is the coordinator of the campaign of Jack Valliant, the opponent of Hostetler and favorite in the election. When Paul is found dead on the street, Billy finds that he had been double-crossed by Hostetler and he decides to investigate the truth behind Paul's murder. This is why Broken City (2013) is one of the best movies like The Cable Guy (1996). (Read More)

Themes:blackmail,  deception,  betrayal
Locations:apartment,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:secretary,  hostage
Story:media coverage,  frame up,  videotape,  eavesdropping,  suspicion,  manipulation,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  home invasion,  double cross,  false accusation,  trial,  handcuffs,  brawl,  arrest,  camera,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  black comedy,  fistfight,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  party,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  fight,  flashback,  police,  violence

The Last Boy Scout (1991) is one of the best movies like The Cable Guy (1996)
Action, Thriller

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

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

Themes:blackmail,  deception,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  bar
Characters:hostage
Period:1990s
Story:repeated line,  self referential,  bribery,  frame up,  reverse footage,  parking garage,  heavy rain,  answering machine,  manipulation,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  double cross,  false accusation,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  falling from height,  brawl,  arrest,  camera,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  police officer,  horse,  black comedy,  helicopter,  fistfight,  beating,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  police,  violence,  fight,  flashback

The Equalizer (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Equalizer (2014)

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

Themes:deception
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:hostage,  prostitute
Story:character's point of view camera shot,  subjective camera,  foot chase,  power drill,  business card,  mysterious man,  close up of eyes,  loner,  power outage,  construction site,  sociopath,  threat,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  disguise,  handcuffs,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  police officer,  helicopter,  fistfight,  beating,  cell phone,  shower,  chase,  photograph,  flashback,  violence,  fight

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Allegiant (2016)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Allegiant (2016)

After the earth-shattering revelations of INSURGENT, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:jail cell,  character's point of view camera shot,  prison guard,  subjective camera,  foot chase,  reverse footage,  shield,  heavy rain,  head butt,  sabotage,  destiny,  eavesdropping,  suspicion,  manipulation,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  double cross,  trial,  prisoner,  handcuffs,  falling from height,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  fistfight,  beating,  prison,  shower,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  fight,  violence

8mm (1999)
Mystery, Thriller

8mm (1999)

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

Themes:obsession,  deception,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage,  prostitute
Period:1990s
Story:foot chase,  mysterious man,  rainstorm,  videotape,  scene during opening credits,  sociopath,  heavy rain,  answering machine,  eavesdropping,  premarital sex,  threat,  lightning,  home invasion,  double cross,  prisoner,  telephone,  psychopath,  sunglasses,  falling from height,  brawl,  punched in the face,  fistfight,  beating,  prison,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  fight,  violence

Kick-ass 2 (2013) is one of the best movies like The Cable Guy (1996)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Kick-ass 2 (2013)

After Kick-Ass' insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes, our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist -- reborn as The Mother F%&*^r -- only the blade-wielding Hit Girl can prevent their annihilation. When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world's first superhero team with Mindy. Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she's forced to retire-leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes. Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world's first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there's only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all. This is why Kick-ass 2 (2013) is one of the best movies like The Cable Guy (1996). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge,  friendship
Mood:satire
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage,  prostitute
Story:media coverage,  sword fight,  foot chase,  self referential,  close up of eyes,  lifting someone into the air,  scene during opening credits,  sociopath,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  van,  home invasion,  prisoner,  montage,  disguise,  handcuffs,  jail,  psychopath,  falling from height,  brawl,  arrest,  sword,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  black comedy,  fistfight,  beating,  prison,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  flashback,  police,  violence

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15 Minutes (2001)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

15 Minutes (2001)

When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. When they learn how the American media circus can make a remorseless killer look like the victim and make them rich, they target media-savvy NYPD Homicide Detective Eddie Flemming and media-naive FDNY Fire Marshal Jordy Warsaw, the cops investigating their murder and torching of their former criminal partner, filming everything to sell to the local tabloid TV show "Top Story." (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  jealousy,  betrayal,  revenge,  friendship
Mood:satire
Locations:apartment,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hostage,  prostitute
Story:media coverage,  foot chase,  close up of eyes,  videotape,  media,  sociopath,  news report,  home invasion,  prisoner,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  falling from height,  brawl,  arrest,  camera,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  fistfight,  prison,  cell phone,  chase,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  police,  violence,  fight

Fallen (1998)
Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller

Fallen (1998)

Det. John Hobbes is convinced that when killer Edgar Reese is executed, all of his troubles are over. But when people he knows and people on the street start to sing the same tune that Reese sang in the gas chamber, and those same people taunt him, he is told that maybe the cursed fallen angel Azazel is behind it all. Azazel is cursed to roam the Earth without a form, and he can switch bodies by any contact, making him hard to track. When Hobbes is forced to kill a man possessed by Azazel, he must clear his name while protecting his family and others from the evil, vengeful Azazel. (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  deception,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:apartment,  bar
Characters:hostage
Period:1990s
Story:jail cell,  character's point of view camera shot,  prison guard,  subjective camera,  foot chase,  business card,  cartoon on tv,  frame up,  reverse footage,  videotape,  scene during opening credits,  heavy rain,  answering machine,  eavesdropping,  maniac,  suspicion,  stalking,  stalker,  news report,  double cross,  false accusation,  prisoner,  basketball,  telephone,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  beer,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  police officer,  black comedy,  prison,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  father son relationship,  flashback,  violence,  police

Critters (1986)
Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Critters (1986)

A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople.

Themes:deception,  kidnapping
Mood:satire
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage
Story:jail cell,  character's point of view camera shot,  subjective camera,  close up of eyes,  power outage,  impostor,  reverse footage,  woman in jeopardy,  eccentric,  scene during opening credits,  sabotage,  lightning,  race against time,  news report,  home invasion,  telephone,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  police officer,  black comedy,  helicopter,  surprise ending,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  violence

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Triple 9 (2016) is one of the best movies like The Cable Guy (1996)
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:blackmail,  deception,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hostage,  prostitute
Story:foot chase,  hands tied,  rainstorm,  reverse footage,  shield,  scene during opening credits,  sociopath,  heavy rain,  sabotage,  eavesdropping,  suspicion,  manipulation,  lightning,  race against time,  news report,  van,  double cross,  prisoner,  montage,  handcuffs,  sunglasses,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  police officer,  helicopter,  beating,  prison,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  chase,  party,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  police,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  violence

Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm (1993)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Crime, Drama, Family, Mystery, Romance, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm (1993)

Batman, the costumed crime-fighter who prowls the night skies in Gotham City, soon finds there's another vigilante in town knocking off prominent mob figures. Despite the scythe-like blade for a hand, a mechanical voice and the cloud of smoke that follows the figure wherever it goes, the police and outraged officials mistake the homicidal crusader for Batman himself and demand that the city's longtime hero be brought to justice. Meanwhile, Andrea Beaumont returns to town. She is the lost love of Bruce Wayne, the billionaire playboy who is Batman's alter ego, and was an integral part of Wayne's decision ten years earlier to don the cape and cowl. Now, she is back in his life and is no less a disruption than the return of his old archenemy, The Joker, who has a stake in seeing the annihilation of this new vigilante, whoever it proves to be. This is why Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm (1993) is one of the best movies like The Cable Guy (1996). (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  obsession,  deception,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  restaurant
Characters:hostage
Period:1990s
Story:character's point of view camera shot,  subjective camera,  foot chase,  tragic villain,  loner,  rainstorm,  construction site,  parking garage,  black humor,  jumping from height,  heavy rain,  head butt,  ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship,  eavesdropping,  maniac,  lightning,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  double cross,  false accusation,  disguise,  psychopath,  falling from height,  brawl,  sword,  camera,  punched in the face,  rescue,  police officer,  black comedy,  helicopter,  fistfight,  beating,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  party,  photograph,  police,  character name in title,  violence,  fight,  flashback

A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Crime, Drama, Sci-fi

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Protagonist Alex DeLarge is an "ultraviolent" youth in futuristic Britain. As with all luck, his eventually runs out and he's arrested and convicted of murder and rape. While in prison, Alex learns of an experimental program in which convicts are programmed to detest violence. If he goes through the program, his sentence will be reduced and he will be back on the streets sooner than expected. But Alex's ordeals are far from over once he hits the mean streets of Britain that he had a hand in creating. (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  deception,  betrayal,  friendship,  revenge
Mood:satire
Locations:apartment,  restaurant,  bar
Period:1990s
Story:character's point of view camera shot,  jail,  prison guard,  subjective camera,  prison,  villain played by lead actor,  close up of eyes,  public humiliation,  rainstorm,  reverse footage,  woman in jeopardy,  eccentric,  sociopath,  heavy rain,  premarital sex,  manipulation,  lightning,  van,  home invasion,  double cross,  prisoner,  montage,  disguise,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  falling from height,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  police officer,  black comedy,  fistfight,  dream,  beating,  surprise ending,  cult film,  three word title,  photograph,  violence,  police,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  fight

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Machete Kills (2013)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Machete Kills (2013)

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

Themes:insanity,  deception,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage,  prostitute
Story:sword fight,  foot chase,  man with no name,  tongue in cheek,  satellite,  cameo,  jumping from height,  eccentric,  head butt,  premarital sex,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  double cross,  disguise,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  falling from height,  brawl,  arrest,  sword,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  black comedy,  helicopter,  fistfight,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  character name in title,  police,  fight,  flashback,  violence

American Ultra (2015) is one of the best movies like The Cable Guy (1996)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

American Ultra (2015)

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

Themes:insanity,  blackmail,  deception,  betrayal,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:satire
Characters:hostage
Story:jail cell,  hands tied,  repeated line,  satellite,  power outage,  reverse footage,  heavy rain,  head butt,  sabotage,  manipulation,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  home invasion,  double cross,  montage,  disguise,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  police officer,  black comedy,  helicopter,  fistfight,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  chase,  police,  violence,  fight,  flashback

Hummingbird (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Hummingbird (2013)

Themes:deception,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  restaurant
Characters:prostitute
Story:foot chase,  young version of character,  loner,  scene during opening credits,  head butt,  answering machine,  premarital sex,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  home invasion,  montage,  brawl,  camera,  punched in the face,  fistfight,  beating,  surprise ending,  chase,  party,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  flashback,  violence,  police,  fight

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