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The Fugitive (1993)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Fugitive (1993)

A well respected Chicago surgeon Dr. Richard Kimble has found out that his wife, Helen, has been murdered ferociously in her own home. The police found Kimble and accused him of the murder. Then, Kimble (without Justifiable Reason) was tried, convicted, and sentenced to death. However, on the way to prison, Kimble's transport crashed. Kimble escapes and is now on the run. Deputy Samuel Gerard from Chicago takes charge of the chase of Kimble. Meanwhile, Kimble takes up his own investigation to find who really killed his wife, and to lure Gerard and his team into it as well. (Read More)

Themes:escape, greed, abduction, surveillance, guilt, paranoia, conspiracy, corruption, robbery, deception, drunkenness, betrayal, money, infidelity
Mood:night, suspense
Locations:sewer, tunnel, usa, rooftop, lake, elevator, snow, hotel, forest, hospital
Characters:sheriff, psychiatrist, thief, hostage, nurse, doctor
Period:winter, 1990s
Story:prison bus, surgeon, chicago skyline, escaped convict, ex convict, falling through a rooftop window, chicago illinois, subway station, exploding bus, bus accident, computer database, train explosion, hostage situation, computer cracker, police helicopter, escape from custody, escape from prison, prison escape, elevated train, train crash

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:greed, surveillance, paranoia, robbery, deception, escape, betrayal, money
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator
Characters:psychiatrist, thief, hostage
Period:1990s
Story:ex convict, subway station, computer cracker, el train, hit by a train, foot chase, police escort, red herring, mugshot, marching band, punched in the stomach, parade, kicked in the stomach, threatened with a knife, suspicion, injection, scar, race against time, attempted murder, police officer killed

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

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:surveillance, corruption, deception, escape, betrayal
Locations:rooftop, elevator
Characters:hostage
Story:ex convict, action hero, foot chase, mugshot, taser, car chase, tough cop, prison guard, jumping from height, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie, threatened with a knife, race against time, undercover, beaten to death, cigar smoking, home invasion, police detective, disarming someone, false accusation

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. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, paranoia, conspiracy, robbery, deception, escape, betrayal, money
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage, doctor
Story:subway station, computer cracker, escape from custody, action hero, semiautomatic pistol, foot chase, death row, taser, car chase, convict, manhunt, prison guard, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie, injection, scar, race against time, mistaken identity, undercover, fugitive

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) is one of the best movies like The Fugitive (1993)
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:surveillance, paranoia, conspiracy, corruption, deception, escape, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop, hotel
Characters:sheriff, thief, hostage
Story:prison escape, action hero, foot chase, falling off a roof, knocked out with a gun butt, head bashed in, framed for murder, taser, car chase, prison guard, parade, jumping from height, kicked in the stomach, corrupt cop, threatened with a knife, suspicion, scar, race against time, cover up, undercover

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

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:surveillance, paranoia, conspiracy, robbery, deception, escape, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:sewer, rooftop, elevator, hospital
Characters:hostage, doctor
Story:computer cracker, action hero, foot chase, hit with a chair, framed for murder, taser, car chase, manhunt, jumping from height, kicked in the stomach, loss of loved one, walkie talkie, race against time, death of wife, fugitive, beaten to death, attempted murder, police officer killed, on the run, cigar smoking

Takers (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Takers (2010)

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

Themes:surveillance, robbery, deception, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:tunnel, hotel, hospital
Characters:thief
Story:ex convict, foot chase, handcuffed to a pipe, mugshot, glock, police raid, news reporter, car chase, punched in the stomach, murder of a police officer, jumping from height, walkie talkie, falling down stairs, corrupt cop, scar, cigar smoking, home invasion, double cross, police detective, subway

The Last Boy Scout (1991)
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:conspiracy, corruption, deception, escape, betrayal, money
Mood:night, suspense
Locations:hotel, forest
Characters:hostage
Period:1990s
Story:action hero, semiautomatic pistol, marching band, knocked unconscious, framed for murder, taser, bribery, car chase, tough cop, murder of a police officer, loss of loved one, street, threatened with a knife, scar, cover up, race against time, pay phone, police officer killed, double cross, police detective

Ngo Si Seoi (1998) is one of the best movies like The Fugitive (1993)
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:greed, surveillance, paranoia, conspiracy, deception, escape, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop, hotel, hospital
Characters:hostage, nurse, doctor
Period:1990s
Story:action hero, semiautomatic pistol, foot chase, car chase, black and white scene, jumping from height, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie, cover up, undercover, fugitive, pay phone, beaten to death, on the run, cigar smoking, double cross, police detective, disarming someone, bridge, assassin

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.

Themes:paranoia, deception, escape
Mood:suspense
Locations:sewer, snow, forest
Characters:psychiatrist, hostage
Story:exploding bus, prison bus, foot chase, tough cop, convict, prison guard, corrupt cop, suspicion, undercover, attempted murder, police officer killed, police detective, weapon, drug dealer, police station, shot in the back, held at gunpoint, showdown, brawl, gunfight

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:paranoia, deception, escape, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:tunnel, rooftop, elevator, hotel
Story:subway station, action hero, foot chase, blood on shirt, car chase, manhunt, kicked in the stomach, falling down stairs, threatened with a knife, basement, cover up, fugitive, attempted murder, on the run, cigar smoking, double cross, disarming someone, subway, assassin, shot in the back

Survivor (2015)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Survivor (2015)

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

Themes:surveillance, conspiracy, deception, escape, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:tunnel, rooftop, hotel
Characters:hostage, doctor
Story:computer cracker, foot chase, microscope, framed for murder, manhunt, suspicion, cover up, race against time, fugitive, pay phone, attempted murder, on the run, home invasion, police detective, false accusation, subway, ambulance, disguise, assassin, revolver

Atomic Blonde (2017) is one of the best movies like The Fugitive (1993)
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:paranoia, deception, escape, drunkenness, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:tunnel, rooftop, elevator, snow, hotel
Characters:hostage
Story:hotel room, foot chase, knocked out with a gun butt, police raid, blood on shirt, car chase, hit in the crotch, jumping from height, kicked in the stomach, falling down stairs, threatened with a knife, suspicion, scar, race against time, cover up, undercover, pay phone, beaten to death, attempted murder, police officer killed

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Action, Thriller

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

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

Themes:surveillance, paranoia, conspiracy, robbery, deception, escape, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:sewer, tunnel, rooftop, elevator, snow, hospital
Characters:thief, hostage, doctor
Period:winter
Story:hostage situation, computer cracker, prison escape, action hero, foot chase, police department, wet jeans, blockade, knocked out with a gun butt, garbage truck, mugshot, police raid, murder of a police officer, prison guard, jumping from height, press conference, kicked in the stomach, blockbuster, walkie talkie, injection

Knight And Day (2010)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Knight And Day (2010)

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

Themes:surveillance, deception, escape
Locations:tunnel, rooftop, snow, hotel, hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:hit by a train, hotel room, action hero, semiautomatic pistol, foot chase, drugged, car chase, mechanic, jumping from height, injection, undercover, fugitive, on the run, double cross, disarming someone, bridge, ambulance, disguise, police car, assassin

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. This is why Allegiant (2016) is one of the best movies like The Fugitive (1993). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, paranoia, conspiracy, corruption, deception, escape, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:tunnel, rooftop, elevator, forest
Characters:hostage
Story:chicago illinois, computer cracker, prison escape, action hero, foot chase, blockade, knocked out with a gun butt, knocked unconscious, prison guard, kicked in the stomach, falling down stairs, suspicion, injection, scar, cover up, race against time, fugitive, beaten to death, attempted murder, on the run

Ride Along (2014) is one of the best movies like The Fugitive (1993)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance

Ride Along (2014)

Ben must prove he is good enough to date cop James' sister. By doing this he goes on a "Ride Along" to show that he is not weak and he will do whatever it takes to get James' approval but along the way runs into a few obstacles that he has to overcome in a very funny way.

Themes:paranoia, deception, escape, betrayal
Locations:hospital
Characters:hostage, doctor
Story:hostage situation, action hero, foot chase, bribery, car chase, tough cop, kicked in the stomach, falling down stairs, corrupt cop, threatened with a knife, undercover, home invasion, double cross, police detective, disarming someone, ambulance, police car, police station, shot in the back, revolver

16 Blocks (2006)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

16 Blocks (2006)

Jack Mosley, a burnt-out detective, is assigned the unenviable task of transporting a fast-talking convict from jail to a courthouse 16 blocks away. However, along the way he learns that the man is supposed to testify against Mosley's colleagues, and the entire NYPD wants him dead. Mosley must choose between loyalty to his colleagues and protecting the witness, and never has such a short distance seemed so long... (Read More)

Themes:guilt, paranoia, conspiracy, deception, drunkenness
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop, elevator
Characters:hostage
Story:subway station, tracing a telephone call, foot pursuit, scene of the crime, police raid, blood on shirt, snowing, convict, black and white scene, murder of a police officer, tape recorder, corrupt cop, court, race against time, attempted murder, on the run, double cross, police detective, subway, ambulance

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:surveillance, paranoia, conspiracy, deception, escape, betrayal
Mood:night, suspense
Locations:elevator, hospital
Characters:hostage, nurse, doctor
Story:escape from custody, foot chase, mugshot, framed for murder, bribery, car chase, corrupt cop, cover up, fugitive, pay phone, on the run, home invasion, double cross, police detective, disarming someone, disguise, assassin, police station, shot in the back, revolver

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.

Themes:paranoia, conspiracy, deception, escape, betrayal, money, infidelity
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator, hotel
Characters:hostage, doctor
Story:laundry, blood on shirt, car chase, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie, injection, scar, fugitive, pay phone, attempted murder, police officer killed, on the run, double cross, disarming someone, ambulance, police car, police station, shot in the back, revolver, held at gunpoint

American Ultra (2015) is one of the best movies like The Fugitive (1993)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

American Ultra (2015)

Small-town stoner Mike Howell ('Jesse Eisenberg' (qv)) spends most of his time getting high and writing a graphic novel about a superhero monkey. What Mike doesn't know is that he was trained by the CIA to be a lethal killing machine. When the agency targets him for termination, his former handler activates his latent skills, turning the mild-mannered slacker into a deadly weapon. Now, the utterly surprised Mike must use his newfound abilities to save himself and his girlfriend from getting wasted by the failed test subjects that are sent after him by the CIA. This is why American Ultra (2015) is one of the best movies like The Fugitive (1993). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, paranoia, conspiracy, deception, escape, betrayal
Locations:elevator, hotel
Characters:sheriff, hostage
Story:blockade, taser, blood on shirt, manhunt, threatened with a knife, ring, race against time, cover up, undercover, fugitive, beaten to death, police officer killed, on the run, home invasion, double cross, disarming someone, weapon, drug dealer, bridge, ambulance

Morgan (2016)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Morgan (2016)

Themes:surveillance, paranoia, conspiracy, deception, escape, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:lake, forest
Characters:psychiatrist, hostage, doctor
Story:foot chase, climbing through a window, car chase, compassion, kicked in the stomach, falling down stairs, threatened with a knife, suspicion, injection, cover up, beaten to death, attempted murder, double cross, disarming someone, assassin, shot in the back, held at gunpoint, showdown, brawl, computer

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:surveillance, paranoia, corruption, robbery, deception, escape, betrayal, money
Mood:night, suspense
Locations:usa, rooftop, elevator, hospital
Characters:thief, hostage, nurse, doctor
Story:hero, computer cracker, prison escape, action hero, knocked out with a gun butt, sitting, garbage truck, police raid, news reporter, car chase, convict, prison guard, parade, jumping from height, press conference, kicked in the stomach, blockbuster, loss of loved one, walkie talkie, falling down stairs

Taking Lives (2004)
Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Taking Lives (2004)

The film starts in the early 1980s. Young Martin Asher took a bus for Canada. He meets another teen on the bus Matt Soulsby. When the bus broke they decided to rent a car and drive to Seattle. On the road the car gets a flat tire, and Matt starts changing the tire Martin comments on how he and Matt are about the same height and he quickly pushes Matt in the way of an oncoming truck causing a huge accident where Matt and the driver both die. He took Matt's guitar and left singing like Matt did. Twenty years later, an FBI profiler, Illeana Scott comes to Canada to help hunting down a serial killer Martin Asher who killed multiple men and lived by their identities. Martin's mother claims that she saw Martin in Quebec city and she tells the police that Martin is evil. The police also has an eyewitness James Costa who saw Asher kill his last victim... (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, deception, escape, betrayal
Mood:night, suspense
Locations:elevator, snow, hotel, hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:serial killer, foot chase, red herring, scene of the crime, head bashed in, stakeout, blood on shirt, car chase, black and white scene, hit in the crotch, murder of a police officer, walkie talkie, threatened with a knife, scar, race against time, cover up, mistaken identity, attempted murder, police officer killed, home invasion

U.s. Marshals (1998) is one of the best movies like The Fugitive (1993)
Action, Crime, Thriller

U.s. Marshals (1998)

When a prisoner transport plane crashes, one prisoner, Mark Sheridan, skillfully escapes and saves lives at the same time. Deputy Sam Gerard and his team of U.S. Marshals pursue relentlessly, but Gerard begins to suspect that there is more to the exceptional fugitive than what he has been told. Meanwhile, Sheridan struggles to avoid capture while seeking answers of his own. Until the final scene, both Gerard and Sheridan are in jeopardy of the unknown. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, conspiracy, corruption, escape
Mood:suspense
Locations:hospital
Characters:sheriff, hostage
Story:escaped convict, chicago illinois, fugitive, escape from custody, prison escape, action hero, semiautomatic pistol, foot chase, escapee, u.s. marshal, miscarriage of justice, wrongful conviction, stakeout, glock, car chase, tough cop, punched in the stomach, manhunt, tape recorder, cover up

The A-team (2010)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

The A-team (2010)

Four American soldiers who are in Iraq are sent on a mission to recover plates for printing 100 dollar bills that were used to print a billion dollars. After doing the job and returning to the base their commanding officer is killed in an explosion and the plates are stolen by another operative. They would be court martialed and sent to different prisons. 6 months later, the leader, Hannibal Smith is visited by a CIA spook who tells him he knows where the man who took the plates is and wants him and his men to recover it. So he helps him escape and he breaks out the others and they go after the plates. But after doing it, they discover that the spook might not be ok. And a military intelligence officer who was involved with one of them is pursuing them. This is why The A-team (2010) is one of the best movies like The Fugitive (1993). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, conspiracy, corruption, robbery, deception, escape, betrayal, money
Locations:sewer, tunnel, rooftop, lake, snow, hotel, hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:falling through a rooftop window, court, prison bus, escape from prison, prison escape, action hero, foot chase, photo booth, overhead camera shot, framed for murder, car chase, prison guard, kicked in the stomach, blockbuster, corrupt cop, cover up, fugitive, based on tv series, on the run, cigar smoking

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:surveillance, betrayal, deception, escape
Locations:rooftop, snow, hotel
Characters:hostage
Story:ex convict, prison bus, computer cracker, prison escape, action hero, foot chase, knocked out with a gun butt, federal agent, taser, car chase, hit in the crotch, prison guard, jumping from height, kicked in the stomach, blockbuster, walkie talkie, falling down stairs, threatened with a knife, scar, race against time

Lock Up (1989)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Lock Up (1989)

Frank Leone is nearing the end of his prison term for a relatively minor crime. Just before he is paroled, however, Warden Drumgoole takes charge. Drumgoole was assigned to a hell-hole prison after his administration was publicly humiliated by Leone, and has now arrived on the scene to ensure that Leone never sees the light of day. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, conspiracy, corruption, deception, betrayal
Locations:snow
Characters:hostage
Story:escaped convict, escape from prison, prison escape, action hero, foot chase, convict, hit in the crotch, manhunt, prison guard, mechanic, walkie talkie, threatened with a knife, ring, cigar smoking, disarming someone, handcuffs, jail, psychopath, held at gunpoint, showdown

Blood Father (2016) is one of the best movies like The Fugitive (1993)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:surveillance, paranoia, deception, escape, betrayal, money
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:ex convict, action hero, prison guard, scar, race against time, fugitive, pay phone, beaten to death, attempted murder, police officer killed, on the run, home invasion, double cross, disarming someone, drug dealer, disguise, police car, assassin, shot in the back, revolver

The Bone Collector (1999)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Bone Collector (1999)

Quadripeligic ex-cop Lincoln Rhyme was looking forward to his assisted suicide when he got the news: some sicko was abducting people in a taxi and leaving them to die in particularly sadistic ways. With time counting down between each abduction and possible death, Rhyme recruits rather-unwilling Amelia Donaghy, haunted by her cop father's suicide and thinking she's next, into working the crime scenes to track down the killer. (Read More)

Themes:abduction, surveillance, paranoia, deception, escape, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:sewer, tunnel
Characters:hostage, nurse, doctor
Period:1990s
Story:ex convict, subway station, handcuffed to a pipe, red herring, microscope, scene of the crime, seizure, glock, car chase, walkie talkie, scar, race against time, pay phone, attempted murder, police officer killed, van, home invasion, double cross, police detective, subway

Scanners (1981)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Scanners (1981)

Darryl Revok is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of the underground scanner movement for world domination. Scanners have great psychic power, strong enough to control minds; they can inflict enormous pain/damage on their victims. Doctor Paul Ruth finds a scanner that Revok hasn't, and converts him to their cause - to destroy the underground movement. This is why Scanners (1981) is one of the best movies like The Fugitive (1993). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, conspiracy, deception, escape
Mood:night, suspense
Locations:hotel
Characters:doctor
Story:subway station, foot chase, seizure, telephone booth, needle, car chase, black and white scene, press conference, falling down stairs, automobile, injection, cover up, pay phone, on the run, cigar smoking, home invasion, subway, assassin, shot in the back, revolver

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

Triple 9 (2016)

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

Themes:greed, surveillance, paranoia, corruption, robbery, deception, escape, drunkenness, betrayal, money
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator, hospital
Characters:thief, hostage
Story:ex convict, foot chase, knocked out with a gun butt, taser, police raid, blood on shirt, tough cop, convict, murder of a police officer, walkie talkie, falling down stairs, corrupt cop, threatened with a knife, suspicion, race against time, cover up, attempted murder, police officer killed, cigar smoking, van

Passenger 57 (1992) is one of the best movies like The Fugitive (1993)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Passenger 57 (1992)

Air travel is the safest, the FAA says. But the FAA never figured the risk with Charles Rane on board. "The Rane of Terror" has masterminded four terrorist attacks. Soon there will be a fifth -- and that's bad news for the passengers on Flight 163. But there's good news too: the man in seat 57! Wesley Snipes plays John Cutter, an undercover security operative who enters the lavatory and exits to find Rane (Bruce Payne) and his gang have taken over. Cutter's next move is clear. Do. Or be done to. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, deception, escape, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:hospital
Characters:sheriff, hostage
Period:1990s
Story:action hero, semiautomatic pistol, foot chase, glock, black and white scene, jumping from height, kicked in the stomach, threatened with a knife, race against time, mistaken identity, undercover, beaten to death, van, double cross, disarming someone, false accusation, ambulance, disguise, police car, shot in the back

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:surveillance, robbery, deception, escape, drunkenness, betrayal, money
Locations:sewer, elevator
Characters:thief, hostage
Story:ex convict, escape from custody, foot chase, prosthetic limb, mugshot, car chase, manhunt, murder of a police officer, jumping from height, injection, race against time, fugitive, on the run, van, police car, shot in the back, revolver, handcuffs, psychopath, held at gunpoint

The Salton Sea (2002)
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:surveillance, paranoia, corruption, robbery, deception, drunkenness
Locations:lake, hospital
Characters:sheriff
Story:ex convict, stakeout, taser, black and white scene, murder of a police officer, falling down stairs, corrupt cop, injection, ring, death of wife, undercover, double cross, police detective, drug dealer, disguise, shot in the back, psychopath, held at gunpoint, slow motion scene, shotgun

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. This is why Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017) is one of the best movies like The Fugitive (1993). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, conspiracy, corruption, robbery, deception, escape, betrayal
Locations:rooftop, elevator, forest
Characters:hostage
Story:computer cracker, action hero, foot chase, hit with a chair, framed for murder, car chase, jumping from height, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie, threatened with a knife, suspicion, scar, cover up, race against time, undercover, beaten to death, attempted murder, van, double cross, disarming someone

Broken City (2013) is one of the best movies like The Fugitive (1993)
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. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, paranoia, conspiracy, corruption, deception, escape, drunkenness, betrayal, infidelity
Locations:hotel
Characters:hostage
Story:police department, framed for murder, car chase, tape recorder, street, suspicion, court, cover up, race against time, undercover, home invasion, double cross, police detective, false accusation, judge, subway, weapon, police car, handcuffs, held at gunpoint

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:surveillance, paranoia, robbery, deception, escape, betrayal, money
Locations:tunnel, usa, elevator
Characters:thief
Story:foot chase, blood on shirt, car chase, reckless driving, black and white scene, headphones, manhunt, prison guard, loss of loved one, walkie talkie, tape recorder, corrupt cop, scar, court, undercover, fugitive, beaten to death, attempted murder, police officer killed, on the run

The Condemned (2007)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Condemned (2007)

The story of Jack Conrad, who is awaiting the death penalty in a corrupt Central American prison. He is "purchased" by a wealthy television producer and taken to a desolate island where he must fight to the death against nine other condemned killers from all corners of the world, with freedom going to the sole survivor. (Read More)

Themes:greed, surveillance, betrayal
Story:action hero, semiautomatic pistol, foot chase, death penalty, death row, punched in the stomach, loss of loved one, threatened with a knife, death of wife, beaten to death, cigar smoking, double cross, disarming someone, shot in the back, showdown, falling from height, brawl, gunfight, tough guy, punched in the face

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:surveillance, paranoia, corruption, deception, escape, money
Locations:forest
Characters:psychiatrist, hostage
Period:1990s
Story:escaped convict, prison bus, prison escape, knocked out with a gun butt, death row, taser, news reporter, blood on shirt, black and white scene, prison guard, mechanic, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie, tape recorder, corrupt cop, threatened with a knife, ring, fugitive, beaten to death, police officer killed

Hardcore Henry (2015) is one of the best movies like The Fugitive (1993)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Hardcore Henry (2015)

Hardcore Henry is an action film told from a first person perspective: You remember nothing. Mainly because you've just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who's got her? His name's Akan; he's a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You're also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy. He may be on your side, but you aren't sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You're likely going to need it... This is why Hardcore Henry (2015) is one of the best movies like The Fugitive (1993). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, conspiracy, deception, escape, drunkenness, betrayal
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop, elevator, forest
Characters:hostage, doctor
Story:action hero, foot chase, prosthetic arm, prosthetic limb, hit with a chair, knocked out with a gun butt, garbage truck, climbing through a window, taser, car chase, jumping from height, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie, corrupt cop, fugitive, beaten to death, attempted murder, police officer killed, on the run, van

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:abduction, surveillance, paranoia, conspiracy, corruption, deception, escape, betrayal, money
Mood:suspense
Locations:hotel, elevator
Characters:hostage
Period:1990s
Story:foot chase, prosthetic limb, red herring, hitchcockian, marching band, news reporter, punched in the stomach, janitor, jumping from height, press conference, loss of loved one, walkie talkie, falling down stairs, corrupt cop, suspicion, speech, race against time, pay phone, van, double cross

Cop Land (1997)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Cop Land (1997)

Sometime in the 1970's, police officers from New York City wanted a safe haven to live, away from the dangers of the streets of New York City, this is when they established a "Cop Land" in the small New Jersey town of Garrison. Freddy Heflin who was always admired by the New York cops wanted to become one, but because he was deaf in one ear this prevents him from achieving his goal, but has become sheriff of Garrison. Recently there have been a dark omen surrounding the NYPD, and Freddy is now investigating on this case, then Internal Affairs officer Mo Tilden is also on the case and asks Freddy for help, but Freddy could not. Now Freddy suspects that a New York City cop named Ray Donlan might be one of the many cops who is corrupted by the mob and other criminals. Now, Freddy must find a cop who is nicknamed "Superboy" who can testify against Donlan and protect him, before Donlan finds Superboy and kills him. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, conspiracy, corruption, escape, drunkenness, infidelity
Locations:rooftop, forest
Characters:sheriff, hostage
Period:1990s
Story:small town, foot chase, planting evidence, falling off a roof, car chase, tough cop, punched in the stomach, murder of a police officer, press conference, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie, corrupt cop, suspicion, cover up, pay phone, attempted murder, police officer killed, on the run, cigar smoking, home invasion

Kiss Of The Dragon (2001)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Kiss Of The Dragon (2001)

Liu Jian, a police officer from China, comes to Paris to help the vice squad apprehend a Chinese drug lord and his unknown French connection. The French connection is Richard, the head of the vice squad, who intends to kill the drug lord then frame Jian. Jian ducks a bullet and escapes with a tape of what really happened. By chance, Jian turns to Jessica - a US farm girl who is one of Richard's hookers - for help. She has her own problems, including the fact that Richard has her daughter locked in an orphanage to keep Jessica on the streets and silent about his activities. Can Jian protect Jessica, rescue her daughter, and give Richard the kiss of the dragon? (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, conspiracy
Mood:suspense
Locations:sewer, tunnel, hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:subway station, action hero, foot chase, falling down a shaft, handcuffed to a pipe, framed for murder, needle, car chase, tough cop, punched in the stomach, kicked in the stomach, corrupt cop, police officer killed, on the run, subway, police car, drug use, shot in the back, psychopath, held at gunpoint

The Mummy (2017) is one of the best movies like The Fugitive (1993)
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:surveillance, paranoia, deception, escape, betrayal
Locations:tunnel, rooftop, forest
Characters:thief, hostage, doctor
Story:action hero, foot chase, taser, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie, tape recorder, threatened with a knife, injection, scar, race against time, cover up, beaten to death, attempted murder, police officer killed, double cross, disarming someone, subway, ambulance, police car, shot in the back

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 Fugitive (1993). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, paranoia, deception, escape
Mood:suspense
Locations:rooftop, hospital
Characters:hostage, nurse, doctor
Story:cop killer, police raid, car chase, manhunt, press conference, scar, fugitive, police officer killed, on the run, van, double cross, police detective, disarming someone, drug dealer, ambulance, police car, police station, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, brawl

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:surveillance, paranoia, corruption, deception, escape, betrayal, money, infidelity
Locations:snow
Characters:hostage
Period:1990s
Story:action hero, police raid, bribery, tough cop, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie, street, falling down stairs, threatened with a knife, suspicion, court, cover up, undercover, beaten to death, police officer killed, home invasion, double cross, police detective, disarming someone, false accusation

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:surveillance, conspiracy, deception, betrayal
Locations:snow
Characters:hostage
Story:computer cracker, prison escape, action hero, foot chase, chain link fence, framed for murder, prison guard, jumping from height, press conference, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie, falling down stairs, injection, race against time, cover up, undercover, based on tv series, on the run, double cross, bridge

Total Recall (2012) is one of the best movies like The Fugitive (1993)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Total Recall (2012)

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

Themes:surveillance, conspiracy, deception, escape, drunkenness, betrayal
Locations:elevator, hotel
Story:falling through a rooftop window, train explosion, action hero, foot chase, fake id, taser, car chase, murder of a police officer, jumping from height, injection, scar, fugitive, on the run, double cross, subway, ambulance, disguise, assassin, shot in the back, held at gunpoint

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:surveillance, paranoia, deception, escape, drunkenness, betrayal
Locations:sewer, snow, forest, hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:computer cracker, action hero, semiautomatic pistol, prosthetic limb, hit with a chair, knocked out with a gun butt, car chase, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie, threatened with a knife, injection, scar, race against time, undercover, pay phone, beaten to death, attempted murder, double cross, disarming someone, false accusation

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