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The Drop (2014)
Crime, Drama, Mystery

The Drop (2014)

Follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters - "money drops" - in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv, Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost. (Read More)

Themes:blackmail, robbery
Locations:snow, church, bar
Characters:catholic, waitress, hitman
Period:winter
Story:neck scar, bartender, planning robbery, botched robbery, attempted robbery, armed robbery, shovelling snow, bar owner, semiautomatic pistol, dog park, abandoned dog, murder confession, body parts in trash bag, unsolved murder, stella artois, recovering drug addict, shot in a car, money roll, vehicular homicide, ford pickup

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:blackmail, robbery
Locations:bar
Characters:waitress
Story:hit on the head, safe, masked man, crime boss, henchman, ex convict, organized crime, hit by a car, diner, criminal, held at gunpoint, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, gangster, blood splatter, shot to death, pistol, murder, police

Killing Them Softly (2012)
Crime, Thriller

Killing Them Softly (2012)

Three amateurs stickup a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse. Brad Pitt plays the hitman hired to track them down and restore order.

Themes:robbery
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman
Story:masked robber, masked man, mobster, character repeating someone else's dialogue, hit by a car, diner, criminal, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, rain, corpse, pistol, murder, dog

Safe (2012)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Safe (2012)

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

Locations:church, bar
Characters:hitman
Story:safe, brooklyn new york city, mobster, crime boss, character repeating someone else's dialogue, organized crime, hit by a car, police detective, bound and gagged, held at gunpoint, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, gangster, shot to death, corpse, pistol, new york city, title spoken by character, police

The Equalizer (2014) is one of the best movies like The Drop (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:robbery
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman
Story:armed robbery, shot in the throat, money laundering, wristwatch, henchman, threat, character repeating someone else's dialogue, organized crime, police detective, diner, criminal, held at gunpoint, shot in the head, shot in the chest, gangster, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, pistol, two word title

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

Blood Father (2016)

Locations:bar
Characters:hitman
Story:shot in the throat, crime boss, pickup truck, henchman, ex convict, threat, scar, organized crime, bartender, diner, criminal, held at gunpoint, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, gangster, blood splatter, shot to death, pistol, two word title

Looper (2012)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Looper (2012)

Joe is classified as a "looper", a job in which his employers use time travel to send men from the future to be killed into the past, where Joe can properly dispose of their bodies. However, to tie up loose ends and erase the evidence of his ever being a looper, Joe knows that one day his future self will be sent back for him to kill. When this day comes, Joe's future self is prepared and escapes, and the two men struggle separately in the past trying to evade capture and attempting to fulfill their own personal agendas. (Read More)

Characters:hitman
Story:mob execution, title spoken by narrator, tear on cheek, disposing of a dead body, pickup truck, crime boss, character repeating someone else's dialogue, organized crime, diner, bound and gagged, criminal, held at gunpoint, shotgun, shot in the chest, gangster, blood splatter, shot to death, voice over narration, pistol, title spoken by character

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

Kick-ass 2 (2013)

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

Themes:robbery
Locations:bar
Story:attempted robbery, stabbed in the foot, masked man, mobster, crime boss, henchman, severed arm, ex convict, character repeating someone else's dialogue, organized crime, van, hit by a car, police detective, held at gunpoint, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, gangster, blood splatter, shot to death

The Salton Sea (2002) is one of the best movies like The Drop (2014)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Salton Sea (2002)

After the murder of his beloved wife, Danny Parker is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey he befriends slacker Jimmy the Finn and becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette from her own demons. Danny is antagonized by undercover narcotics agents and sadistic dealer Pooh-Bear. (Read More)

Themes:blackmail, robbery
Locations:church, bar
Story:masked man, cage, ex convict, hit by a car, police detective, held at gunpoint, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, rain, corpse, voice over narration, pistol, title spoken by character, murder

Bandidas (2006)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Western

Bandidas (2006)

In 1848, a New York bank wants to put a railroad across Mexico, so it buys up small banks around Santa Rita, Durango, and evicts farmers on the proposed rail line who owe money. The bank's henchman is the murderous Jackson. He runs afoul of two women, Maria, the tough but uneducated daughter of a farmer, and Sara, the European-educated daughter of the owner of one of these banks. To feed the now landless people and to seek revenge, Maria and Sara become bank robbers, veritable Robin Hoods. But Jackson and his hired guns are after them. What are the women's options? (Read More)

Themes:blackmail, robbery
Locations:church, bar
Characters:hitman
Story:attempted robbery, safe, henchman, scar, umbrella, character repeating someone else's dialogue, police detective, held at gunpoint, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, shot to death, corpse, pistol, new york city, title spoken by character, dog, murder

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)

On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop. This is why Assault On Precinct 13 (2005) is one of the best movies like The Drop (2014). (Read More)

Locations:snow, church
Story:masked man, mobster, crime boss, love interest, police detective, criminal, held at gunpoint, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, gangster, blood splatter, shot to death, pistol, police, dog, murder

The Guest (2014)
Mystery, Thriller

The Guest (2014)

Themes:blackmail
Locations:bar
Characters:waitress
Story:beer keg, jogging, pickup truck, character repeating someone else's dialogue, bartender, diner, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, brother sister relationship, pistol, murder

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

Brick Mansions (2014)

Characters:waitress
Story:star died before release, wristwatch, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, crime boss, henchman, ex convict, organized crime, police detective, diner, held at gunpoint, shot in the head, shotgun, gangster, pistol, title spoken by character, two word title, police, murder

John Wick (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick (2014)

After John Wick loses his wife Helen to a terminal illness, he receives a beagle puppy named Daisy from her to help him cope with his grief. Despite John's almost stoic demeanor, he bonds with the puppy and they spend their day driving around in his vintage 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429. At a gas station, he encounters a trio of Russian gangsters whose leader Iosef insists on buying his car, but John repeatedly states that it is not for sale. Frustrated, the mobsters learn where John's home is, knock him unconscious, steal his car, and kill Daisy.

Iosef takes the Mustang to a chop shop to have the VIN changed. Aurelio, the shop's owner, recognizes the car and, upon learning that Iosef stole it from John, punches Iosef before throwing him out of his shop. John visits Aurelio, who identifies Iosef as the son of Viggo Tarasov, the head of the Russian crime syndicate in New York City. Viggo, notified by Aurelio of Iosef's activities, beats and berates Iosef before explaining to him who John Wick is: A famed assassin formerly in Viggo's employ, nicknamed 'Baba Yaga' (A deformed looking old witch, incorrectly translated in the film as Russian for 'Boogeyman'). Previously, when John wanted to retire and marry Helen, Viggo gave him an 'impossible task', implied to involve multiple assassinations in a short period of time. John succeeded, and his efforts were key in establishing the Tarasov syndicate.

Viggo tries to talk John out of seeking retribution, but John refuses. Viggo then sends a twelve-man hit group to John's house, but John kills them all and pays for the bodies and evidence of the attack to be professionally cleaned and removed. An unsurprised Viggo places a $2 million bounty on John's head and personally offers the contract to John's mentor, Marcus, who accepts the offer. John seeks refuge at the Continental Hotel, which caters exclusively to the criminal underworld and permits no assassinations on its premises. Viggo doubles the bounty for those willing to break the rules to kill John at the Continental. Winston, the Continental's owner, tells John that Viggo has Iosef under guard at his nightclub, the Red Circle. John enters the Red Circle and fights through to Iosef, but Viggo's henchman Kirill blindsides John, allowing Iosef to escape.

John retreats to the Continental to heal his injuries. Ms. Perkins, an assassin and former acquaintance, sneaks into John's room to kill him, but Marcus alerts John, allowing him to subdue Perkins. John forces Perkins to reveal the location of Viggo's front, knocks her unconscious, and leaves her with Harry, a fellow assassin, to await punishment. However, Perkins frees herself and kills Harry. John travels to the Little Russia church, which serves as Viggo's front, and destroys Viggo's cache of money and blackmail material. When Viggo and his team arrive, John ambushes them, but is subdued and captured. Viggo taunts John for thinking that he could leave his old life behind. Marcus intervenes again, allowing John to free himself and to kill Kirill before accosting Viggo, who (implied to be tired of his son's behavior) reveals Iosef's location. John then travels to the safe house, killing Iosef and his bodyguards.

Perkins learns that John and Marcus have been in contact and tells Viggo, who has Marcus beaten and tortured before executing him in his home. Viggo calls John to report this, planning to have Perkins ambush him. While waiting for John, Perkins is summoned to a meeting with Winston, who orders her executed for killing Harry on Continental grounds. Winston calls John to inform him that Viggo is planning to escape by helicopter. John races to the harbor helipad, where he kills Viggo's remaining henchmen before engaging Viggo in a battle on the dock. Viggo pulls out a knife, and John allows himself to be stabbed, surprising Viggo. John then disarms Viggo and fatally wounds him. John breaks into a waterfront animal clinic to treat his wound and releases a pit bull puppy scheduled to be euthanized. John and the dog walk home along the boardwalk, where he had his last date with Helen.
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Themes:blackmail
Locations:church, bar
Characters:hitman
Story:mob execution, shot in the throat, disposing of a dead body, pet dog, safe, masked man, brooklyn new york city, wristwatch, mobster, crime boss, henchman, organized crime, bartender, hit by a car, bound and gagged, criminal, held at gunpoint, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest

Gomorra (2008)
Crime, Drama

Gomorra (2008)

"Gomorra" is a contemporary Neapolitan mob drama that exposes Italy's criminal underbelly by telling five stories of individuals who think they can make their own compact with Camorra, the area's Mafia.

Themes:robbery
Characters:hitman
Story:armed robbery, shot in the throat, disposing of a dead body, henchman, organized crime, criminal, held at gunpoint, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, gangster, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, pistol, new york city, police, murder

Kill The Irishman (2011)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Kill The Irishman (2011)

The true story of Danny Greene, an impoverished but charismatic young Irish-American who rises to power as president of the longshoreman's local union and is charged with corruption but evades serious jail time by becoming an FBI informant. With fearless nerve he joins forces with a Mafia gangster to rise to power in Cleveland's underworld, gaining the reputation of a Robin Hood-like figure with nine lives as he escapes countless assassination attempts. This is why Kill The Irishman (2011) is one of the best movies like The Drop (2014). (Read More)

Locations:bar
Characters:hitman
Story:mob execution, money laundering, brooklyn new york city, crime boss, organized crime, police detective, bound and gagged, criminal, shot in the head, shotgun, gangster, blood splatter, voice over narration, pistol, new york city, murder, police

Menace II Society (1993) is one of the best movies like The Drop (2014)
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:robbery
Story:attempted robbery, crime boss, cousin cousin relationship, character repeating someone else's dialogue, organized crime, police detective, criminal, held at gunpoint, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, gangster, blood splatter, shot to death, voice over narration, pistol, dog, police, murder

Black Mass (2015)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History

Black Mass (2015)

Based on a true story of James "Whitey" Bulger, an Irish Mob godfather and FBI informant who had a "secret trading" deal with his brother, William "Billy" Bulger, a state senator and a Boston public figure, and John Connolly, an FBI agent. They planned to take down the Italian mob and mafia in Boston, which went awry and things turned massively violent. When the credence for each other began fading out, drug dealing, murders, and extortion started to rise, and forced the FBI's Boston office to confirm that Whitey Bulger was one of the most notorious criminals in US history and also one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List criminals. (Read More)

Locations:church, bar
Characters:catholic, hitman
Period:winter
Story:mob execution, mass, money laundering, disposing of a dead body, intimidation, mobster, crime boss, henchman, ex convict, character repeating someone else's dialogue, organized crime, criminal, held at gunpoint, shot in the head, shot in the chest, gangster, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, voice over narration

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

Baby Driver (2017)

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

Themes:blackmail, robbery
Characters:waitress
Story:masked man, wristwatch, crime boss, pickup truck, love interest, scar, character repeating someone else's dialogue, organized crime, van, hit by a car, diner, criminal, held at gunpoint, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, gangster, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Locations:bar
Characters:hitman
Story:shot in the throat, mobster, crime boss, henchman, character repeating someone else's dialogue, organized crime, hit by a car, held at gunpoint, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, gangster, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, brother sister relationship, pistol, new york city, murder, dog

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

Takers (2010)

A seasoned team of bank robbers, including Gordon Jennings (Idris Elba), John Rahway (Paul Walker), A.J. (Hayden Christensen), and brothers Jake (Michael Ealy) and Jesse (Chris Brown) Attica successfully complete their latest heist and lead a life of luxury while planning their next job. When Ghost (Tip T.I. Harris), a former member of their team, is released from prison he convinces the group to strike an armored car carrying $20 million. As the "takers" carefully plot their strategy and draw nearer to exacting the grand heist, a reckless police officer (Matt Dillon) inches closer to apprehending the criminals. This is why Takers (2010) is one of the best movies like The Drop (2014). (Read More)

Themes:robbery
Locations:bar
Story:armed robbery, masked man, ex convict, scar, character repeating someone else's dialogue, organized crime, hit by a car, police detective, held at gunpoint, shotgun, shot in the chest, gangster, shot to death, corpse, brother sister relationship, pistol, title spoken by character, police, murder

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:blackmail, robbery
Locations:snow, church, bar
Characters:hitman
Story:mobster, crime boss, henchman, love interest, ex convict, threat, scar, character repeating someone else's dialogue, organized crime, diner, bound and gagged, criminal, held at gunpoint, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, gangster, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse

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:robbery
Story:armed robbery, masked man, brooklyn new york city, wristwatch, henchman, ex convict, scar, character repeating someone else's dialogue, van, police detective, criminal, held at gunpoint, shotgun, shot in the chest, shot to death, corpse, pistol, new york city, title spoken by character, dog

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

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:robbery
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman
Story:attempted robbery, masked man, mobster, jogging, crime boss, henchman, organized crime, hit by a car, police detective, criminal, held at gunpoint, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, gangster, blood splatter, corpse, voice over narration, pistol, police

The Family (2013) is one of the best movies like The Drop (2014)
Comedy, Crime, Thriller

The Family (2013)

A mafia boss and his family are relocated to a sleepy town in France under the witness protection program after snitching on the mob. Despite the best efforts of CIA Agent Stansfield ('Tommy Lee Jones' (qv)) to keep them in line, Fred Manzoni ('Robert De Niro' (qv)), his wife Maggie ('Michelle Pfeiffer' (qv)) and their children Belle ('Dianna Agron' (qv)) and Warren ('John D'Leo' (qv)) can't help but revert to old habits and blow their cover by handling their problems the "family" way, enabling their former mafia cronies to track them down. Chaos ensues as old scores are settled in the unlikeliest of settings. (Read More)

Themes:robbery
Characters:hitman
Story:title spoken by narrator, tear on cheek, disposing of a dead body, brooklyn new york city, mobster, crime boss, character repeating someone else's dialogue, organized crime, hit by a car, held at gunpoint, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, gangster, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, voice over narration, brother sister relationship, title spoken by character

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

Triple 9 (2016)

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

Themes:blackmail, robbery
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman
Story:safe, masked man, mobster, crime boss, henchman, ex convict, organized crime, van, police detective, bound and gagged, criminal, held at gunpoint, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, gangster, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, pistol

Cop Out (2010)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Cop Out (2010)

After a clumsy operation trying to capture a drug dealer, the N.Y.P.D Detectives Jimmy Monroe and Paul Hodges are suspended for one month by their Captain Romans. Jimmy decides to sell his rare baseball card to pay for his daughter's expensive wedding while his jealous partner believes that his wife is cheating on him with their next-door neighbor. When Jimmy sells his card to a memorabilia store, the place is burgled by two small-time thieves and the detective loses his card. They track down the thieves. (Read More)

Themes:robbery
Locations:church, bar
Story:semiautomatic pistol, mob execution, money laundering, brooklyn new york city, hit by a car, police detective, diner, bound and gagged, held at gunpoint, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, gangster, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, pistol, new york city, police, murder

The Raid 2: Berandal (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Raid 2: Berandal (2014)

He thought it was over. After fighting his way out of a building filled with gangsters and madmen - a fight that left the bodies of police and gangsters alike piled in the halls - rookie Jakarta cop Rama thought it was done and he could resume a normal life. He couldn't have been more wrong. Formidable though they may have been, Rama's opponents in that fateful building were nothing more than small fish swimming in a pond much larger than he ever dreamed possible. And his triumph over the small fry has attracted the attention of the predators farther up the food chain. His family at risk, Rama has only one choice to protect his infant son and wife: He must go undercover to enter the criminal underworld himself and climb through the hierarchy of competing forces until it leads him to the corrupt politicians and police pulling the strings at the top of the heap. And so Rama begins a new odyssey of violence, a journey that will force him to set aside his own life and history and take on a new identity as the violent offender "Yuda." In prison he must gain the confidence of Uco - the son of a prominent gang kingpin - to join the gang himself, laying his own life on the line in a desperate all-or-nothing gambit to bring the whole rotten enterprise to an end. (Read More)

Locations:snow
Characters:hitman
Story:stabbed in the foot, shot in the throat, disposing of a dead body, safe, crime boss, ex convict, organized crime, hit by a car, police detective, criminal, held at gunpoint, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, gangster, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, brother sister relationship, pistol

Run All Night (2015) is one of the best movies like The Drop (2014)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Run All Night (2015)

Professional Brooklyn hitman Jimmy Conlon is more commonly known as THE GRAVEDIGGER. Jimmy was a mob hit-man, who was best friends with his boss Sean Maguire. But when Jimmy's son, Michael, is marked for death by the mob, Jimmy must go up against Sean to protect Michael at all costs. Together, he and Michael must avoid corrupt cops, contract killers and the mob to survive the night. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Characters:hitman
Story:brooklyn new york city, mobster, crime boss, henchman, character repeating someone else's dialogue, organized crime, police detective, diner, held at gunpoint, shot in the head, shot in the chest, gangster, blood splatter, shot to death, rain, corpse, voice over narration, brother sister relationship, pistol, new york city

The Heat (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime

The Heat (2013)

Sarah Ashburn, an FBI agent, is extremely ambitious and has her eye on a promotion, but she doesn't get along with her co-workers. She is sent to Boston to uncover the identity of an elusive drug lord, Mr. Larkin, by tracking down his proxy, Rojas, and is told that she'll have a good shot at the promotion if she finds Larkin. When she arrives in Boston, she learns that Larkin has been eliminating his competition and taking over their operations. She learns that Rojas is in Boston PD custody and goes to see him to ask him what he knows about Larkin, but is warned that the cop who arrested Rojas, Shannon Mullins, is very territorial, and she is not exactly sociable. When the two meet they don't get along. When Mullins learns why Ashburn is in Boston, she decides to find Larkin herself. Ashburn is told by her boss to work with Mullins, but it won't be easy because Ashburn does things by the book while Mullins does things her way. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Story:pet dog, crime boss, henchman, ex convict, organized crime, bartender, van, hit by a car, police detective, diner, criminal, held at gunpoint, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, gangster, shot to death, corpse, brother sister relationship, pistol

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

The Way Of The Gun (2000)

Two petty if violent criminals kidnap a girl being paid $1m to be a surrogate mother. As the baby is for a gangster the pair's demand for money sees several henchmen and assorted other ruthless characters head after them to Mexico. Bullets rather than talking are always going to settle this one. This is why The Way Of The Gun (2000) is one of the best movies like The Drop (2014). (Read More)

Locations:bar
Story:shot in the throat, masked man, scar, character repeating someone else's dialogue, organized crime, diner, criminal, held at gunpoint, shotgun, shot in the chest, gangster, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, voice over narration, pistol, murder

The Accountant (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Accountant (2016)

Christian Wolff is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King, starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise. (Read More)

Themes:blackmail
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman
Story:criminal, mob execution, tear on cheek, money laundering, mobster, crime boss, pickup truck, ex convict, character repeating someone else's dialogue, organized crime, van, held at gunpoint, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, gangster, blood splatter, shot to death, rain, corpse

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

Rocknrolla (2008)

Lenny Cole, a London mob boss, puts the bite on all local real estate transactions. For substantial fees, he's helping Uri Omovich, a Russian developer. As a sign of good faith, Omovich loans Cole a valuable painting, promptly stolen off Cole's wall. While Cole's men, led by the dependable Archie, look for the canvas, three local petty criminals, the Wild Bunch, steal money from the Russian using inside information from his accountant, the lovely Stella. Meanwhile, a local drug-addled rocker, Johnny Quid, is reported drowned, and his connection to Cole is the key to unraveling the deceits and double crosses of life in the underworld. (Read More)

Themes:robbery
Story:title spoken by narrator, hit on the head, crime boss, scar, organized crime, held at gunpoint, shot in the head, shot in the chest, gangster, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, voice over narration, pistol, title spoken by character

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)

Locations:church, bar
Characters:catholic
Story:shot in the throat, organized crime, bartender, police detective, held at gunpoint, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, pistol, new york city, murder, police

Wild Card (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Wild Card (2015)

Nick Wild (Jason Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss. Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob. Having raised the stakes, Nick has one last play to change his fortunes...and this time, it's all or nothing. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Characters:waitress
Story:screenplay adapted by author, mobster, crime boss, character repeating someone else's dialogue, organized crime, diner, criminal, held at gunpoint, shot in the chest, gangster, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, pistol, two word title, murder

Patriots Day (2016)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Patriots Day (2016)

On April 15, 2013 Boston, Massachusetts, Police Sgt, Tommy Saunders is pulling security duty on the annual Boston Marathon when the Tsarnaev brothers strike with their homemade bombs in an act of terrorism. In the resulting chaos as the wounded are cared for, Saunders and his comrades join forces with the FBI to get to the bottom of this attack. As the investigation continues, the Tsarnaev brothers realize that the authorities are close to identifying them and attempt to flee the city to continue their fanatical mayhem. To stop them, a police manhunt is performed that would have bloody confrontations and a massive dragnet shutting down the City of Boston to make sure there is no escape from the law. This is why Patriots Day (2016) is one of the best movies like The Drop (2014). (Read More)

Locations:church, bar
Story:attempted robbery, run over by a car, jogging, pickup truck, scar, van, police detective, diner, held at gunpoint, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, pistol, title spoken by character, two word title, police, murder, dog

New Jack City (1991) is one of the best movies like The Drop (2014)
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)

Locations:snow, bar
Characters:hitman
Story:safe, mobster, crime boss, henchman, threat, umbrella, character repeating someone else's dialogue, organized crime, police detective, criminal, held at gunpoint, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, gangster, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, pistol, new york city

El Mariachi (1992)
Action, Crime, Thriller

El Mariachi (1992)

El Mariachi just wants to play his guitar and carry on the family tradition. Unfortunately, the town he tries to find work in has another visitor...a killer who carries his guns in a guitar case. The drug lord and his henchmen mistake El Mariachi for the killer, Azul, and chase him around town trying to kill him and get his guitar case. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Characters:hitman
Story:wristwatch, pickup truck, crime boss, henchman, character repeating someone else's dialogue, organized crime, bartender, hit by a car, criminal, held at gunpoint, shotgun, shot in the chest, gangster, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, voice over narration, pistol, title spoken by character, two word title

A History Of Violence (2005)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

A History Of Violence (2005)

This is the story of a mild-mannered man, named Tom Stall, who becomes a local hero through an act of violence, he lives a happy and quiet life with his lawyer wife and their two children in the small town of Millbrook, Indiana. But one night their idyllic existence is shattered when Tom foils a vicious attempted robbery in his diner. Sensing danger, he takes action and saves his customers and friends in the self-defense killings of two-sought-after criminals. Heralded as a hero, Tom's life is changed overnight, attracting a national media circus, which forces him into the spotlight. Uncomfortable with his newfound celebrity, Tom tries to return to the normalcy of his ordinary life only to be confronted by a mysterious and threatening man who arrives in town believing Tom is the man who wronged him in the past. As Tom and his family fight back against this case of mistaken identity and struggle to cope with their changed reality, they are forced to confront their relationships and the divisive issues which surface as a result. (Read More)

Themes:robbery
Locations:church, bar
Characters:waitress
Story:attempted robbery, diner, stabbed in the foot, mobster, ex convict, threat, organized crime, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, gangster, blood splatter, shot to death, brother sister relationship, pistol, murder, 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:blackmail, robbery
Locations:bar
Story:criminal, organized crime, star died before release, money laundering, masked man, mobster, crime boss, henchman, threat, scar, character repeating someone else's dialogue, bartender, van, hit by a car, police detective, bound and gagged, held at gunpoint, shotgun, shot in the chest, gangster

Atomic Blonde (2017) is one of the best movies like The Drop (2014)
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. This is why Atomic Blonde (2017) is one of the best movies like The Drop (2014). (Read More)

Locations:snow, bar
Characters:hitman
Story:shot in the throat, wristwatch, henchman, love interest, scar, umbrella, character repeating someone else's dialogue, bartender, van, hit by a car, held at gunpoint, shot in the head, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, voice over narration, pistol, two word title, police

Seven Psychopaths (2012)
Comedy, Crime

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

A struggling screenwriter ('Colin Farrell (I)' (qv)) inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his friends ('Christopher Walken' (qv) and 'Sam Rockwell' (qv)) kidnap a gangster's ('Woody Harrelson' (qv)) beloved Shih Tzu.

Locations:bar
Story:masked man, jogging, severed arm, scar, character repeating someone else's dialogue, criminal, shot in the head, shot in the chest, gangster, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, voice over narration, pistol, title spoken by character, murder, dog

Hung Fan Kui (1995)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Hung Fan Kui (1995)

Keong comes from Hong Kong to visit New York for his uncle's wedding. His uncle runs a market in the Bronx and Keong offers to help out while Uncle is on his honeymoon. During his stay in the Bronx, Keong befriends a neighbor kid and beats up some neighborhood thugs who cause problems at the market. Meanwhile, one of those petty thugs in the local gang stumbles into a criminal situation way over his head. Blinded by greed, his involvement draws his gang, the kid, Keong, and the whole neighborhood into a deadly crossfire. When the lazy cops fail to successfully resolve matters, Keong takes things into his own hands. Needless to say, much spectacular kung-fu and outrageous action sequences follow.... (Read More)

Themes:robbery
Locations:church, bar
Characters:hitman
Story:crime boss, henchman, umbrella, organized crime, criminal, held at gunpoint, shot in the head, shot in the chest, gangster, blood splatter, shot to death, rain, corpse, brother sister relationship, pistol, new york city, police, murder

Chaos (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Chaos (2005)

In Seattle, detective Quentin Conners is unfairly suspended and his partner Jason York leaves the police force after a tragic shooting on Pearl Street Bridge, when the hostage and the criminal die. During a bank heist with a hostage situation, Conners is assigned in charge of the operation with the rookie Shane Dekker as his partner. The thieves, lead by Lorenz, apparently do not steal a penny from the bank. While chasing the gangsters, the police team disclose that they planted a virus in the system, stealing one billion dollars from the different accounts, using the principle of the Chaos Theory. Further, they find that Lorenz is killing his accomplices. (Read More)

Characters:waitress
Story:ford pickup, tear on cheek, ex convict, van, hit by a car, police detective, diner, criminal, held at gunpoint, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, rain, corpse, pistol, title spoken by character, police, murder

The Mexican (2001) is one of the best movies like The Drop (2014)
Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Romance

The Mexican (2001)

Jerry Welbach is given two ultimatums. His mob boss wants him to travel to Mexico to get a priceless antique pistol called "The Mexican" or he will suffer the consequences. The other ultimatum comes from his girlfriend Samantha, who wants him to end his association with the mob. Jerry figures that being alive, although in trouble with his girlfriend is the better alternative so he heads south of the border. Finding the pistol is easy but getting it home is a whole other matter. The pistol supposedly carries a curse - a curse Jerry is given every reason to believe, especially when Samantha is held hostage by the gay hit man Leroy to ensure the safe return of the pistol. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Characters:hitman
Story:shot in the throat, safe, mobster, character repeating someone else's dialogue, held at gunpoint, shot in the head, shot in the chest, shot to death, corpse, pistol, title spoken by character, murder, dog

Hitman (2007)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Hitman (2007)

A gun-for-hire "Hitman" is a genetically-engineered, elite assassin known only as Agent 47 hired by a group known only as 'The Organization' is ensnared in a political conspiracy, which finds him pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military as he treks across Eastern Europe. But even 47 couldn't anticipate a "random equation" in his life exactitude: the unexpected stirrings of his conscience and the unfamiliar emotions aroused in him by a mysterious Russian woman. This is why Hitman (2007) is one of the best movies like The Drop (2014). (Read More)

Locations:church, bar
Characters:hitman
Story:semiautomatic pistol, breaking and entering, severed arm, umbrella, shot in the head, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, pistol, police, murder

Starsky & Hutch (2004)
Comedy, Crime

Starsky & Hutch (2004)

Set in the 1970s in a metropolis called "Bay City," this is the tale of two police detective partners, Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson, and Dave Starsky, who always seem to get the toughest cases from their boss, Captain Dobey, rely on omniscient street informer Huggy Bear and race to the scene of the crimes in their souped-up 1974 Ford Torino hot rod, telling the story of their first big case (as a prequel to the TV show), which involved a former college campus drug dealer who went on to become a white collar criminal. (Read More)

Themes:robbery
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman
Story:jogging, organized crime, bartender, hit by a car, police detective, diner, criminal, held at gunpoint, shot in the chest, gangster, corpse, pistol, title spoken by character, murder, police, dog

Righteous Kill (2008)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Righteous Kill (2008)

Turk and Rooster, two aging NYPD detectives and longtime partners, are hunting a serial killer who is murdering sociopathic criminals. They both have personal issues, and when they start working with a younger investigative team, Perez and Riley, tensions between the two teams is inevitable, especially since Turk is now living with Perez's ex-girlfriend, also a homicide detective. (Read More)

Locations:church, bar
Story:stained glass window, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, police detective, diner, held at gunpoint, shot in the head, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, pistol, new york city, police, murder

Super (2010) is one of the best movies like The Drop (2014)
Comedy, Drama

Super (2010)

Frank Darrbo is a hapless fry cook. When his wife Sarah falls off the wagon and dumps him for Jacques, a drug dealer, Frank tries to get her back by reporting her kidnapped, grabbing her from Jacques' car, and wailing for her to return. After watching Christian TV and having a vision, he becomes a superhero to fight evil. He sews a costume, finds a weapon (a pipe wrench) and looks for crimes to stop. He has problems: his wrench inflicts real injury, so the cops want him for being a vigilante, his sense of boundaries is flawed, and Jacques' gang has guns. Libby, a clerk at a comic book store, becomes his sidekick, and it's time to go save Sarah. What chance do they have? (Read More)

Characters:waitress
Story:recovering drug addict, pet store, masked man, character repeating someone else's dialogue, hit by a car, police detective, diner, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, voice over narration, pistol, title spoken by character, murder

The Air I Breathe (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Air I Breathe (2007)

A frustrated and clumsy bank clerk overhears the conversation of three coworkers in the toilet about a fix in a horse race, and bets a large amount. He loses the bet and owes the money to the dangerous and powerful mobster Fingers. A gangster who works for Fingers has the ability of foreseeing pieces of the future; he is assigned to collect money for the boss, with his troublemaker nephew Tony, and is beaten up by a gang. The manager of pop-star Trista loses her contract to Fingers without her agreement and she is threatened by the gangster. A dedicated doctor seeks a blood donor that might have a rare blood type to save the life of his secret and unrequited passion, a beautiful epidemiologist who's married to a friend. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Story:mobster, crime boss, henchman, scar, umbrella, character repeating someone else's dialogue, organized crime, hit by a car, bound and gagged, held at gunpoint, shot in the chest, gangster, shot to death, rain, voice over narration, pistol, police, murder

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