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The Heat (2013)
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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)

Subgenre:
buddy comedy black comedy 
Themes:
police brutality near death experience panic home invasion surveillance redemption dysfunctional family paranoia brutality investigation gangster escape drunkenness torture fear prison drugs kidnapping murder death revenge  (See All)
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
fire truck car bomb yacht motel police car police station urban setting apartment wheelchair nightclub bar new york city hospital 
Characters:
brother sister relationship brother brother relationship police detective police shootout police chase police dog police violence coroner father daughter relationship father son relationship father mother daughter relationship mother son relationship mother hostage detective police officer nurse female protagonist prostitute tattoo doctor boyfriend girlfriend relationship husband wife relationship family relationships police  (See All)
Period:
2010s 
Story:
surveillance van dea agent waking up from a coma female fbi agent mini van undercover cop undercover agent fbi agent interrogation room watching television apartment building ginger cat pet cat fake drunkenness release from prison pistol whip throwing a knife knife in chest knife throwing medical doctor threatened with a knife woman dancing police misconduct correctional facility volvo station wagon denny's restaurant fingerless gloves reference to mr. spock weapons cabinet hidden compartment reference to scooby doo woman tied to a chair reference to the internet office cubicle gearing up corrupt agent e. m. t. choking on food women's restroom break door in star wars reference falling on a car drug supplier buxom woman reference to ebay cellular phone reference to darth vader whisky arms smuggling tracheotomy loudmouth hands tied behind back hand gun fish market great dane vagrant special agent woman smoking cigarette dea yearbook surprise during end credits albino broken hand odd couple chrysler building manhattan new york city fridge arsenal innocent person killed federal agent climbing out a window award ceremony cityscape abandoned warehouse kicking in a door anti heroine shot in the crotch one woman army wiretapping night time fingerprint bechdel test passed police captain rogue agent female cop russian roulette hospital room statue of liberty new york city maverick cop watermelon gurney hanging upside down buddy cop brooklyn bridge computer cracker shouting vulgarity german shepherd spiral staircase wallet sarcasm director cameo vomit marijuana joint parking lot drug lord swearing rpg broken arm raised middle finger body landing on a car tied feet bulletproof vest tough cop refrigerator pet dog autopsy stabbed in the leg boston massachusetts dual wield female warrior mexican standoff action heroine rocket launcher swat team morgue jail cell coma head butt hand grenade revelation card game crime boss sister henchman ex convict profanity suspicion brother policewoman scene during end credits baseball bat tough girl knocked out race against time undercover factory fbi attempted murder organized crime shot in the forehead racial slur bartender van double cross hit by a car disarming someone exploding car tied to a chair prisoner diner cocaine impalement drug dealer montage ambulance ambush good versus evil cleavage shot in the back f word criminal television revolver handcuffs interrogation dead body car crash held at gunpoint showdown falling from height gunfight arrest cat watching tv shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest car accident machine gun shot to death corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending chase knife party explosion title spoken by character photograph dancing cigarette smoking two word title f rated dog violence blood  (See All)

Brick Mansions (2014)
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Brick Mansions (2014)

Subgenre:
black comedy 
Themes:
police brutality home invasion surveillance gangster escape torture prison drugs kidnapping revenge murder death 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
fire truck police station urban setting apartment 
Characters:
police detective police shootout police chase hostage detective tattoo police 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
undercover cop pistol whip threatened with a knife abandoned warehouse kicking in a door maverick cop buddy cop drug lord raised middle finger body landing on a car tough cop dual wield mexican standoff swat team jail cell head butt hand grenade crime boss henchman ex convict baseball bat tough girl knocked out race against time undercover organized crime racial slur disarming someone tied to a chair prisoner diner drug dealer ambulance ambush revolver handcuffs interrogation car crash held at gunpoint falling from height gunfight arrest shot in the head shotgun car accident machine gun beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending chase knife explosion title spoken by character photograph cigarette smoking two word title violence  (See All)

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Triple 9 (2016)
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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:
police brutality near death experience panic surveillance paranoia brutality investigation gangster escape drunkenness torture fear prison drugs kidnapping revenge death murder  (See All)
Locations:
fire truck car bomb police car police station urban setting apartment nightclub bar hospital 
Characters:
brother brother relationship police detective police shootout police chase coroner father son relationship mother son relationship hostage detective police officer prostitute tattoo boyfriend girlfriend relationship husband wife relationship family relationships police  (See All)
Period:
2010s 
Story:
threatened with a knife maverick cop marijuana joint bulletproof vest tough cop autopsy swat team morgue crime boss henchman ex convict suspicion policewoman baseball bat race against time fbi attempted murder organized crime shot in the forehead racial slur van double cross disarming someone exploding car prisoner cocaine drug dealer montage ambulance ambush f word criminal revolver handcuffs interrogation car crash held at gunpoint gunfight arrest shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest car accident machine gun shot to death corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending chase knife party explosion title spoken by character photograph cigarette smoking two word title blood violence  (See All)

Exit Wounds (2001)
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Exit Wounds (2001)

Orin Boyd (Seagal) is a Detroit cop who doesn't follow rules. After he saved the Vice President by violating every order he received he is transferred to one of the worst precincts in the city. There he quickly encounters some corrupt cops selling heroin to drug dealers. The problem is, it's very difficult to tell who is the bad guy and who you can trust. (Read More)

Subgenre:
black comedy 
Themes:
police brutality surveillance brutality investigation escape prison drugs kidnapping murder death 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
police car police station urban setting nightclub bar 
Characters:
brother brother relationship police detective police shootout police chase hostage detective police officer police 
Story:
undercover cop threatened with a knife surprise during end credits police captain female cop maverick cop computer cracker body landing on a car bulletproof vest tough cop stabbed in the leg dual wield swat team head butt revelation henchman ex convict policewoman scene during end credits knocked out undercover factory attempted murder organized crime shot in the forehead racial slur bartender van double cross hit by a car disarming someone exploding car prisoner diner impalement drug dealer ambulance ambush shot in the back f word criminal handcuffs car crash held at gunpoint showdown gunfight arrest shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest car accident machine gun shot to death beating shootout cell phone pistol chase knife explosion violence blood  (See All)

Ride Along (2014) is one of the best movies like The Heat (2013)
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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.

Subgenre:
buddy comedy 
Themes:
police brutality home invasion paranoia investigation escape torture kidnapping death murder 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
police car police station hospital 
Characters:
brother sister relationship police detective police shootout police chase hostage detective tattoo doctor boyfriend girlfriend relationship police 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
undercover cop threatened with a knife loudmouth surprise during end credits abandoned warehouse maverick cop buddy cop body landing on a car tough cop mexican standoff head butt hand grenade crime boss sister henchman scene during end credits knocked out undercover racial slur double cross disarming someone exploding car tied to a chair ambulance ambush shot in the back revolver handcuffs interrogation car crash held at gunpoint showdown gunfight arrest watching tv shotgun shot in the chest car accident machine gun shot to death beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending chase knife explosion title spoken by character two word title blood violence  (See All)

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New Police Story (2004)
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New Police Story (2004)

Inspector Wing of the Hong Kong Police Force has become the victim of a gang, led by the evil Joe. When his entire team is killed, Wing becomes a hapless drunk, feeling guilty for the deaths of his team. A young man with a troubled past pretends to be a police officer working on the case with Wing, to get him back on his feet and begin an adventure to get revenge on the evil Joe and his Gang of Five, especially when it becomes personal. (Read More)

Subgenre:
buddy comedy black comedy 
Themes:
police brutality near death experience surveillance redemption investigation gangster escape drunkenness kidnapping revenge death murder 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
fire truck police car police station urban setting apartment bar hospital 
Characters:
brother sister relationship police detective police shootout police chase father daughter relationship father son relationship mother son relationship hostage detective police officer nurse boyfriend girlfriend relationship husband wife relationship family relationships police 
Story:
waking up from a coma whisky innocent person killed abandoned warehouse maverick cop hanging upside down buddy cop computer cracker vomit bulletproof vest tough cop mexican standoff swat team jail cell coma head butt hand grenade revelation henchman policewoman baseball bat knocked out race against time organized crime shot in the forehead double cross disarming someone exploding car montage ambulance ambush good versus evil shot in the back criminal revolver handcuffs interrogation car crash held at gunpoint showdown falling from height gunfight arrest shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest car accident machine gun shot to death corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending chase party explosion photograph blood violence  (See All)

Ride Along 2 (2016)
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Ride Along 2 (2016)

The RIDE ALONG 2 sequel picks up about a year after our heroes' last adventure. Plans for a quick trip to Miami go bad. With the wedding upcoming, James reluctantly takes Ben with him to Miami to follow up on a lead connected to a drug ring case he's been trying to crack. In Miami, they meet Maya, a no-BS homicide detective who lets them know Miami is her turf. They also encounter AJ, a shady cocky computer hacker who reveals evidence that implicates a well-respected local businessman, the wealthy Antonio Pope. Pope harbors a vicious streak and rules South Florida's drug trade. If Ben and James can convince the authorities that Pope is a brutal crime boss they'll stop his spree. If they fail, well there may not be a wedding after all. (Read More)

Subgenre:
buddy comedy black comedy 
Themes:
surveillance investigation gangster escape drunkenness drugs murder death 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
car bomb yacht police station nightclub bar hospital 
Characters:
brother sister relationship police detective police shootout police chase detective police officer tattoo family relationships police 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
undercover cop fake drunkenness pistol whip arms smuggling loudmouth climbing out a window wiretapping police captain female cop buddy cop computer cracker drug lord bulletproof vest tough cop mexican standoff crime boss henchman tough girl knocked out race against time undercover organized crime double cross disarming someone exploding car drug dealer montage shot in the back handcuffs car crash held at gunpoint showdown falling from height gunfight arrest shot in the chest car accident machine gun shot to death shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending chase knife party explosion dancing dog violence  (See All)

Mr. Nice Guy (1997)
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Mr. Nice Guy (1997)

In Melbourne, the Chinese Chef Jackie has a successful show on television. The drug lord Giancarlo and his gang are dealing cocaine with The Demons gang, but they fight against each other. During the shooting, the snoopy reporter Diana and her partner are accidentally exposed and they flee with a VHS tape with the footage of the negotiation. On the street, she stumbles with Jackie and he helps her fighting against the gangsters. When they are escaping in his car, her tape accidentally mixes with other videotapes that Jackie has in a box on the backseat of his car. Jackie goes to his apartment and meets his girlfriend Miki while his nephews "borrow" the tape to watch. Meanwhile Giancarlo's gangsters are looking for the tape and abduct Miki. Jackie's friend Romeo, who is a police detective, chases the gangsters with other policemen while Jackie teams up with Diana and his friend Lakisha to release Miki from Giancarlo. (Read More)

Subgenre:
black comedy 
Themes:
near death experience panic home invasion surveillance redemption paranoia brutality investigation gangster escape torture fear drugs kidnapping revenge death murder  (See All)
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
police car police station urban setting apartment hospital 
Characters:
brother sister relationship police detective police shootout father daughter relationship father son relationship hostage detective police officer tattoo boyfriend girlfriend relationship police 
Story:
threatened with a knife abandoned warehouse police captain director cameo drug lord body landing on a car bulletproof vest head butt hand grenade crime boss henchman knocked out race against time attempted murder organized crime shot in the forehead van double cross hit by a car disarming someone exploding car tied to a chair cocaine drug dealer ambush shot in the back television revolver handcuffs interrogation car crash held at gunpoint showdown falling from height gunfight arrest watching tv shot in the head shot in the chest car accident machine gun shot to death beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending chase knife explosion violence  (See All)

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The Dark Knight (2008) is one of the best movies like The Heat (2013)
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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:
police brutality near death experience panic home invasion surveillance paranoia brutality investigation gangster escape torture fear prison kidnapping murder revenge death  (See All)
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
fire truck car bomb police station urban setting apartment wheelchair nightclub bar hospital 
Characters:
police detective police shootout police chase police dog father daughter relationship father son relationship mother daughter relationship mother son relationship hostage detective police officer nurse tattoo doctor boyfriend girlfriend relationship husband wife relationship police  (See All)
Story:
interrogation room watching television threatened with a knife drug supplier innocent person killed abandoned warehouse kicking in a door fingerprint female cop russian roulette hanging upside down computer cracker rpg body landing on a car bulletproof vest rocket launcher swat team jail cell hand grenade crime boss henchman policewoman knocked out race against time attempted murder organized crime bartender van double cross hit by a car disarming someone exploding car tied to a chair prisoner impalement drug dealer montage ambulance ambush good versus evil shot in the back criminal revolver handcuffs interrogation car crash held at gunpoint showdown falling from height gunfight arrest shotgun shot in the chest car accident machine gun shot to death corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending chase knife party explosion title spoken by character blood violence dog  (See All)

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
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Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:
near death experience panic home invasion surveillance paranoia brutality investigation gangster escape torture fear kidnapping murder death 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
yacht police car urban setting apartment wheelchair nightclub bar hospital 
Characters:
police detective police shootout police chase father daughter relationship hostage detective police officer prostitute doctor boyfriend girlfriend relationship husband wife relationship police 
Story:
waking up from a coma knife throwing hand gun surprise during end credits cityscape abandoned warehouse anti heroine one woman army computer cracker female warrior action heroine rocket launcher coma hand grenade crime boss henchman scene during end credits tough girl knocked out race against time attempted murder organized crime shot in the forehead double cross hit by a car exploding car ambulance ambush good versus evil criminal revolver interrogation car crash held at gunpoint showdown falling from height gunfight arrest shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest car accident machine gun corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending chase knife explosion photograph cigarette smoking blood violence  (See All)

The Double (2011)
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The Double (2011)

The mysterious murder of a US senator bearing the distinctive trademark of the legendary Soviet assassin 'Cassius', forces retired CIA operative, Paul Shepherson to team with rookie FBI agent, Ben Geary to solve the crime. Having spent his career chasing Cassius, Shepherdson is convinced his nemesis is long dead, but is pushed to take on the case by his former supervisor, Tom Highland. Geary, who wrote his Master's thesis on Shepherdson's pursuit of the Soviet killer, is certain that Cassius has resurfaced. (Read More)

Themes:
surveillance investigation escape torture prison kidnapping murder death revenge 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
fire truck police car apartment bar hospital 
Characters:
hostage nurse tattoo doctor husband wife relationship 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
undercover agent fbi agent threatened with a knife bulletproof vest swat team revelation suspicion race against time undercover factory fbi attempted murder double cross hit by a car disarming someone prisoner montage ambulance ambush revolver interrogation car crash held at gunpoint showdown gunfight shot in the chest car accident shot to death corpse shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending chase knife photograph dog blood violence  (See All)

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Cop Out (2010)
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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)

Subgenre:
buddy comedy 
Themes:
police brutality home invasion paranoia investigation gangster escape torture kidnapping murder 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
motel police station apartment bar new york city 
Characters:
brother brother relationship police detective police shootout police chase coroner father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship hostage detective tattoo husband wife relationship police 
Story:
undercover cop surprise during end credits kicking in a door police captain maverick cop buddy cop brooklyn bridge drug lord mexican standoff morgue jail cell scene during end credits baseball bat undercover shot in the forehead racial slur hit by a car tied to a chair diner drug dealer montage ambulance f word revolver handcuffs interrogation car crash held at gunpoint gunfight shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest car accident machine gun shot to death corpse shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending chase violence blood  (See All)

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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)

Subgenre:
black comedy 
Themes:
panic home invasion paranoia brutality investigation escape drunkenness torture fear kidnapping revenge death murder 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
police car apartment nightclub bar 
Characters:
police shootout police chase coroner father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship hostage police officer female protagonist tattoo husband wife relationship police 
Story:
undercover agent pistol whip knife in chest knife throwing threatened with a knife abandoned warehouse anti heroine one woman army wiretapping rogue agent swearing body landing on a car stabbed in the leg female warrior action heroine morgue head butt revelation henchman profanity suspicion tough girl knocked out race against time undercover attempted murder shot in the forehead bartender van double cross hit by a car disarming someone exploding car impalement montage ambush shot in the back f word revolver interrogation dead body car crash held at gunpoint showdown falling from height gunfight shot in the head shot in the chest car accident machine gun shot to death corpse beating shootout pistol surprise ending chase knife party explosion photograph cigarette smoking two word title f rated violence blood  (See All)

Patriots Day (2016)
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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. (Read More)

Subgenre:
black comedy 
Themes:
panic surveillance paranoia brutality investigation escape fear kidnapping death murder 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
fire truck police car police station urban setting apartment wheelchair bar hospital 
Characters:
brother brother relationship police detective police shootout police chase hostage detective police officer nurse tattoo doctor boyfriend girlfriend relationship husband wife relationship police 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
fbi agent watching television innocent person killed kicking in a door fingerprint female cop marijuana joint bulletproof vest boston massachusetts swat team policewoman fbi van double cross disarming someone exploding car diner drug dealer montage ambulance f word handcuffs interrogation car crash held at gunpoint gunfight arrest watching tv shotgun shot in the chest car accident machine gun shot to death corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending chase knife explosion title spoken by character photograph cigarette smoking two word title blood violence dog  (See All)

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Fire With Fire (2012)
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Fire With Fire (2012)

After witnessing the brutal murders of a convenience store owner and his son, firefighter Jeremy Coleman barely escapes with his life. As he is forced to testify against the crime lord, Hagan, he is placed in the witness protection program under the watch of the U.S. Marshals. When his new identity becomes compromised Jeremy is forced to take an unexpected course of action in order to get his life back and save the lives of those he loves. (Read More)

Themes:
near death experience brutality investigation gangster escape torture fear kidnapping death revenge murder 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
fire truck motel police car police station apartment hospital 
Characters:
police detective hostage detective police officer tattoo doctor boyfriend girlfriend relationship 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
female fbi agent threatened with a knife federal agent abandoned warehouse tied feet tough cop stabbed in the leg female warrior action heroine jail cell head butt crime boss henchman profanity baseball bat tough girl race against time attempted murder organized crime shot in the forehead racial slur van double cross disarming someone prisoner impalement montage ambulance ambush shot in the back f word criminal revolver interrogation held at gunpoint showdown falling from height gunfight shot in the head shot in the chest shot to death corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol chase knife explosion photograph violence blood  (See All)

New Jack City (1991)
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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)

Subgenre:
black comedy 
Themes:
police brutality near death experience home invasion surveillance paranoia brutality investigation gangster escape torture fear drugs revenge murder death 
Locations:
police station urban setting apartment nightclub bar new york city 
Characters:
police detective police shootout police chase hostage detective police officer prostitute tattoo boyfriend girlfriend relationship husband wife relationship police 
Story:
undercover cop threatened with a knife chrysler building manhattan new york city police captain statue of liberty new york city maverick cop brooklyn bridge drug lord bulletproof vest tough cop swat team crime boss henchman suspicion baseball bat undercover organized crime racial slur double cross disarming someone tied to a chair cocaine drug dealer montage ambush shot in the back f word criminal revolver handcuffs interrogation held at gunpoint falling from height gunfight arrest shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest machine gun shot to death corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending chase knife party explosion title spoken by character dancing violence blood  (See All)

Menace II Society (1993) is one of the best movies like The Heat (2013)
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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.

Subgenre:
black comedy 
Themes:
police brutality near death experience paranoia brutality gangster escape drunkenness fear prison drugs revenge death murder 
Locations:
police station urban setting hospital 
Characters:
brother brother relationship police detective police chase police dog mother son relationship detective police officer boyfriend girlfriend relationship husband wife relationship family relationships police 
Story:
release from prison pistol whip threatened with a knife vulgarity marijuana joint dual wield jail cell card game crime boss profanity organized crime racial slur prisoner cocaine drug dealer shot in the back f word criminal revolver handcuffs interrogation held at gunpoint gunfight arrest watching tv shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest machine gun shot to death beating shootout pistol surprise ending chase knife party cigarette smoking violence dog blood  (See All)

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
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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)

Subgenre:
black comedy 
Themes:
near death experience panic surveillance paranoia brutality escape drunkenness torture fear drugs kidnapping death murder revenge 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
police car apartment bar new york city hospital 
Characters:
father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship hostage tattoo boyfriend girlfriend relationship husband wife relationship 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
undercover agent threatened with a knife weapons cabinet whisky broken hand chrysler building manhattan new york city wiretapping rogue agent statue of liberty new york city computer cracker drug lord swearing broken arm raised middle finger body landing on a car dual wield rocket launcher head butt hand grenade henchman profanity baseball bat knocked out race against time undercover attempted murder organized crime shot in the forehead bartender double cross disarming someone exploding car tied to a chair diner impalement drug dealer montage ambulance ambush good versus evil shot in the back f word criminal revolver handcuffs interrogation car crash held at gunpoint showdown gunfight arrest watching tv shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest car accident machine gun shot to death beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending chase knife explosion title spoken by character photograph dancing cigarette smoking blood violence dog  (See All)

Sleepless (2017)
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Sleepless (2017)

Vincent Downs is a cop in Las Vegas, who's partnered with a crooked cop. His partner asks him to steal some drugs, which they do. But what they don't know is that the drugs belong to a crime family, the Novaks who goes after anyone who crosses them. And Rob Novak the man who was handling the drug sale sets his sights on the man who sold him the drugs, casino boss Rubino. Rubino discovers Downs was the one who stole the drugs so he has Downs' son abducted and tells Downs to bring the drugs to his casino. Jennifer Bryant, an idealistic cop who wants to take down every criminal including the Novaks. Recently one her busts went bust and she did everything by the book. She thinks all the men are patronizing her. When she meets Downs she gets a vibe off of him and follows him. Downs brings the drugs to the casino and hides the drugs. Downs meets with Rubino and asks for his drugs. Downs wants his son first before he gives him the drugs. Rubino shows him his son and goes to get the drugs but Bryant finds the drugs and takes them. When Downs learns what she did he scrambles to find a way to save his son. And Novak needs the drugs desperately and goes after everyone especially Downs who is latter asisted by his wife and son to defeat these foes. (Read More)

Themes:
panic surveillance paranoia brutality investigation gangster escape torture fear drugs kidnapping murder death 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
fire truck police car police station urban setting nightclub bar hospital 
Characters:
police detective father son relationship mother son relationship hostage detective police officer nurse tattoo police 
Story:
dea agent undercover cop pistol whip threatened with a knife dea anti heroine rogue agent hanging upside down spiral staircase raised middle finger body landing on a car tough cop female warrior henchman suspicion tough girl knocked out race against time undercover organized crime shot in the forehead bartender van double cross hit by a car disarming someone cocaine impalement drug dealer ambulance ambush shot in the back f word criminal revolver handcuffs interrogation car crash held at gunpoint showdown gunfight arrest shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest car accident machine gun shot to death beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending chase knife photograph cigarette smoking blood violence  (See All)

The Last Boy Scout (1991)
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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.

Subgenre:
buddy comedy black comedy 
Themes:
dysfunctional family brutality investigation gangster escape torture kidnapping murder revenge death 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
fire truck car bomb police station apartment bar 
Characters:
police detective police shootout father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship hostage detective police officer tattoo boyfriend girlfriend relationship husband wife relationship police 
Story:
pistol whip threatened with a knife broken hand kicking in a door maverick cop buddy cop body landing on a car tough cop stabbed in the leg dual wield swat team henchman profanity knocked out race against time organized crime shot in the forehead bartender double cross hit by a car disarming someone exploding car cocaine ambush shot in the back f word revolver interrogation car crash held at gunpoint showdown falling from height gunfight arrest shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest car accident machine gun shot to death corpse beating shootout pistol surprise ending chase knife explosion photograph dancing cigarette smoking dog blood violence  (See All)

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Assault On Precinct 13 (2005) is one of the best movies like The Heat (2013)
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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:
police brutality paranoia brutality gangster escape fear prison death murder revenge 
Locations:
police station urban setting 
Characters:
police detective police shootout police chase hostage detective police officer police 
Story:
undercover cop female cop bulletproof vest tough cop dual wield female warrior mexican standoff jail cell crime boss suspicion policewoman baseball bat tough girl undercover attempted murder shot in the forehead racial slur prisoner cocaine drug dealer shot in the back f word criminal held at gunpoint showdown gunfight shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest car accident machine gun shot to death shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending chase cigarette smoking dog violence blood  (See All)

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)
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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)

Subgenre:
black comedy 
Themes:
near death experience panic surveillance redemption brutality escape fear prison kidnapping revenge murder death 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
police car bar new york city 
Characters:
brother brother relationship police chase father daughter relationship father son relationship mother son relationship hostage tattoo husband wife relationship 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
pistol whip threatened with a knife fish market federal agent anti heroine one woman army statue of liberty new york city brooklyn bridge computer cracker body landing on a car bulletproof vest female warrior mexican standoff action heroine rocket launcher swat team jail cell head butt hand grenade henchman ex convict tough girl knocked out race against time attempted murder van double cross hit by a car disarming someone exploding car tied to a chair prisoner ambush shot in the back handcuffs car crash held at gunpoint showdown falling from height gunfight arrest shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest car accident machine gun shot to death corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending chase knife explosion blood violence  (See All)

The Brothers Grimsby (2016)
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The Brothers Grimsby (2016)

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

Subgenre:
buddy comedy black comedy 
Themes:
panic surveillance redemption dysfunctional family brutality escape drunkenness torture drugs kidnapping death revenge murder 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
police car wheelchair bar hospital 
Characters:
brother sister relationship brother brother relationship police chase father daughter relationship father son relationship mother daughter relationship mother son relationship hostage police officer tattoo boyfriend girlfriend relationship husband wife relationship police 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
undercover agent pistol whip surprise during end credits odd couple innocent person killed shot in the crotch vulgarity raised middle finger body landing on a car bulletproof vest mexican standoff rocket launcher swat team head butt revelation henchman profanity brother scene during end credits knocked out race against time undercover shot in the forehead double cross hit by a car disarming someone exploding car impalement drug dealer montage ambush shot in the back f word interrogation car crash held at gunpoint showdown falling from height gunfight arrest watching tv shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest car accident machine gun shot to death corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending chase knife explosion title spoken by character photograph cigarette smoking violence blood dog  (See All)

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22 Jump Street (2014)
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22 Jump Street (2014)

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don't have to just crack the case - they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them. (Read More)

Subgenre:
buddy comedy black comedy 
Themes:
home invasion investigation gangster drunkenness prison drugs kidnapping 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
police station bar 
Characters:
police detective police shootout police chase father daughter relationship hostage detective tattoo boyfriend girlfriend relationship police 
Story:
undercover cop pistol whip surprise during end credits climbing out a window police captain hanging upside down buddy cop vulgarity bulletproof vest dual wield mexican standoff hand grenade crime boss henchman profanity undercover organized crime racial slur hit by a car exploding car prisoner drug dealer montage shot in the back f word criminal handcuffs car crash held at gunpoint showdown falling from height gunfight arrest shotgun shot in the chest car accident machine gun shot to death beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending chase party explosion title spoken by character photograph dancing blood  (See All)

District B13 (2004) is one of the best movies like The Heat (2013)
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District B13 (2004)

In the near future, the worst ghettos of Paris, France are literally walled off and among the worst is District B13. Controlled by the ruthless crime lord, Taha, a young righteous punk named Leito is determined to bring him down. When the boss retaliates by kidnapping his sister, Lola, a rescue attempt by Leito is destroyed by betrayal that gets him arrested and Lola kept in the clutches in Taha. Six months later, a crackerjack undercover cop named Damien is given a urgent mission: a neutron bomb has been stolen by Taha in District B13 which has an automatic timer function engaged and set to detonate in less than 24 hours. Now with time running out, Damien and Leito must work together to find and stop the bomb, but there is far more to this crisis than any of the field players realize. (Read More)

Themes:
police brutality surveillance gangster escape torture prison drugs kidnapping murder death revenge 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
police car police station urban setting apartment 
Characters:
brother sister relationship police shootout hostage tattoo police 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
undercover cop undercover agent threatened with a knife falling on a car kicking in a door police captain hanging upside down buddy cop spiral staircase drug lord body landing on a car bulletproof vest swat team jail cell head butt crime boss sister henchman baseball bat race against time undercover organized crime shot in the forehead drug dealer criminal handcuffs interrogation car crash held at gunpoint falling from height arrest watching tv shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest car accident machine gun shot to death beating shootout cell phone pistol chase knife explosion title spoken by character violence  (See All)

Blood Father (2016)
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Blood Father (2016)

Subgenre:
black comedy 
Themes:
panic home invasion surveillance redemption paranoia brutality gangster escape fear prison drugs kidnapping murder death revenge 
Locations:
motel police car bar 
Characters:
father daughter relationship father hostage tattoo boyfriend girlfriend relationship police 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
head butt hand grenade crime boss henchman ex convict profanity knocked out race against time attempted murder organized crime shot in the forehead racial slur bartender double cross disarming someone prisoner diner cocaine drug dealer montage ambush shot in the back f word criminal revolver held at gunpoint showdown gunfight arrest watching tv shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest car accident machine gun shot to death beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending chase knife party explosion photograph two word title blood violence  (See All)

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The Devil's Rejects (2005)
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The Devil's Rejects (2005)

In Ruggsville, Texas, the police under the command of Sheriff John Quincy Wydell attack the house of the sadistic serial killers Firefly family (a.k.a. The Devil's Reject) and they arrest mother Firefly, but Otis B. Driftwood and Baby Firefly escape from the siege. Tiny is wandering nearby the house and also escapes. Otis and Baby call their patriarch, the mad clown Captain Spaulding and they schedule to reunite at an isolated motel in the desert. When Otis and Baby arrive, they kidnap two families of singers, using sadism and violence against the harmless persons. Meanwhile, Sheriff Wydell promises to capture and kill the runaways, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, the Deputy George Wydell. (Read More)

Subgenre:
black comedy 
Themes:
police brutality near death experience paranoia brutality escape torture fear kidnapping death murder revenge 
Locations:
motel police station bar 
Characters:
brother sister relationship brother brother relationship police shootout father daughter relationship father son relationship mother daughter relationship mother son relationship mother hostage police officer nurse prostitute tattoo boyfriend girlfriend relationship husband wife relationship family relationships police  (See All)
Story:
watching television pistol whip knife throwing threatened with a knife innocent person killed vulgarity marijuana joint bulletproof vest tough cop stabbed in the leg head butt profanity brother knocked out shot in the forehead racial slur double cross tied to a chair cocaine impalement drug dealer ambush shot in the back f word criminal revolver handcuffs interrogation dead body held at gunpoint showdown gunfight arrest shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest machine gun shot to death corpse beating shootout pistol chase knife explosion title spoken by character photograph cigarette smoking violence dog blood  (See All)

The Way Of The Gun (2000)
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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.

Subgenre:
black comedy 
Themes:
redemption paranoia gangster escape torture kidnapping death murder revenge 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
motel police car police station apartment nightclub bar 
Characters:
police shootout father son relationship mother hostage police officer prostitute tattoo doctor husband wife relationship 
Story:
watching television pistol whip innocent person killed shot in the crotch russian roulette bulletproof vest dual wield mexican standoff head butt card game revelation attempted murder organized crime double cross disarming someone diner impalement ambulance ambush shot in the back f word criminal revolver interrogation car crash held at gunpoint showdown gunfight arrest shotgun shot in the chest machine gun shot to death corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending cigarette smoking violence blood  (See All)

Police Story (1985) is one of the best movies like The Heat (2013)
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Police Story (1985)

Kevin Chan (aka Jackie) is a Hong-Kong cop, who scores his first big hit by virtually single-handedly capturing and arresting a big drug- lord. Of course, the drug-lord isn't too happy about this, and frames Kevin with the murder of another cop (who happened to be on the take). Kevin has to clear his name, whilst keeping himself from getting killed or arrested, and keeping his girlfriend from leaving him. (Read More)

Subgenre:
black comedy 
Themes:
near death experience home invasion brutality gangster escape kidnapping murder death revenge 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
police car police station urban setting apartment 
Characters:
police detective police shootout police chase hostage detective police officer boyfriend girlfriend relationship police 
Story:
undercover cop threatened with a knife surprise during end credits police captain maverick cop drug lord body landing on a car tough cop head butt crime boss henchman baseball bat race against time undercover attempted murder organized crime double cross hit by a car disarming someone tied to a chair montage ambush good versus evil criminal revolver handcuffs car crash held at gunpoint showdown gunfight arrest shot in the chest car accident machine gun shot to death beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending chase knife explosion photograph two word title blood violence  (See All)

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Chaos (2005)
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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)

Themes:
police brutality surveillance investigation escape kidnapping murder death revenge 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
motel police station 
Characters:
police detective police shootout police chase hostage detective police 
Story:
fbi agent cityscape police captain female cop maverick cop hanging upside down buddy cop computer cracker spiral staircase autopsy swat team morgue ex convict policewoman fbi van hit by a car exploding car diner impalement drug dealer ambulance ambush shot in the back criminal revolver interrogation car crash held at gunpoint gunfight shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest car accident machine gun shot to death corpse shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending knife explosion title spoken by character blood violence  (See All)

The Take (2016)
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The Take (2016)

Michael Mason, a pick-pocket living in Paris steals a bag with a teddy bear in it. Not realizing the toy contains a timed bomb, he tosses it aside on a busy street. A few seconds later it explodes, killing four people. CCTV footage reveals Masons face and the French police tag him as a terrorist threat. The explosion, although botched, was set up by a select group of the French Interior Ministry as a decoy so they can make a half billion dollar digital transfer from a bank, (closed on French National Day) -hence the title Bastille Day. In a separate CIA investigation the unruly agent Sean Briar, discovers the real story behind Masons "terrorist attack". The two men, on different sides of the law, collaborate to bring the corrupt members of the Ministry down. (Read More)

Subgenre:
buddy comedy black comedy 
Themes:
police brutality panic home invasion surveillance redemption paranoia brutality investigation escape fear kidnapping death murder revenge 
Locations:
urban setting apartment bar 
Characters:
police detective police shootout hostage detective police officer tattoo police 
Story:
threatened with a knife climbing out a window police captain rogue agent wallet bulletproof vest mexican standoff swat team head butt revelation baseball bat knocked out race against time attempted murder shot in the forehead bartender van double cross disarming someone tied to a chair ambulance ambush shot in the back f word criminal handcuffs interrogation car crash held at gunpoint showdown gunfight arrest shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest car accident machine gun shot to death corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending chase knife explosion title spoken by character photograph blood violence  (See All)

Bad Boys II (2003)
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Bad Boys II (2003)

Narcotics cops Mike Lowrey ('Will Smith (I)' (qv)) and Marcus Burnett ('Martin Lawrence (I)' (qv)) head up a task force investigating the flow of ecstasy into Miami. Their search leads to a dangerous kingpin Johnny Tapia ('Jordi Molla' (qv)), whose plan to control the city's drug traffic has touched off an underground war. Meanwhile, things get sexy between Mike and Syd ('Gabrielle Union' (qv)), Marcus's sister. (Read More)

Subgenre:
black comedy 
Themes:
gangster drugs murder death 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
nightclub hospital 
Characters:
brother sister relationship police shootout police chase police officer prostitute boyfriend girlfriend relationship husband wife relationship police 
Story:
dea agent dea buddy cop drug lord autopsy mexican standoff rocket launcher swat team morgue crime boss sister policewoman scene during end credits tough girl knocked out undercover fbi organized crime shot in the forehead racial slur hit by a car exploding car drug dealer ambulance f word interrogation car crash held at gunpoint showdown falling from height shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest car accident machine gun shot to death corpse beating shootout pistol chase explosion cigarette smoking violence blood  (See All)

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John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Subgenre:
black comedy 
Themes:
panic paranoia brutality gangster escape fear revenge murder death 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
fire truck bar new york city 
Characters:
brother sister relationship police officer 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
threatened with a knife gearing up fingerprint brooklyn bridge spiral staircase rpg raised middle finger body landing on a car bulletproof vest stabbed in the leg dual wield female warrior rocket launcher crime boss henchman tough girl attempted murder organized crime shot in the forehead double cross hit by a car disarming someone montage ambush shot in the back f word car crash held at gunpoint showdown falling from height gunfight shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest car accident machine gun shot to death corpse shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending chase knife party explosion photograph cigarette smoking blood dog violence  (See All)

The Accountant (2016)
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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:
near death experience panic home invasion surveillance redemption paranoia brutality investigation gangster escape torture fear prison death revenge murder  (See All)
Locations:
apartment bar new york city 
Characters:
brother sister relationship brother brother relationship father son relationship father mother son relationship hostage husband wife relationship family relationships 
Story:
fbi agent release from prison pistol whip federal agent wiretapping watermelon computer cracker swearing raised middle finger bulletproof vest crime boss ex convict profanity brother knocked out race against time fbi attempted murder organized crime shot in the forehead van double cross disarming someone tied to a chair prisoner montage shot in the back f word criminal handcuffs interrogation held at gunpoint showdown gunfight arrest shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest machine gun shot to death corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending chase title spoken by character photograph two word title violence blood  (See All)

Bad Boys (1995)
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Bad Boys (1995)

Marcus Burnett is a hen-pecked family man. Mike Lowry is a foot-loose and fancy free ladies' man. Both are Miami policemen, and both have 72 hours to reclaim a consignment of drugs stolen from under their station's nose. To complicate matters, in order to get the assistance of the sole witness to a murder, they have to pretend to be each other. (Read More)

Subgenre:
buddy comedy 
Themes:
police brutality home invasion brutality gangster drugs death murder 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
police station apartment wheelchair nightclub 
Characters:
police detective police shootout police chase detective prostitute boyfriend girlfriend relationship husband wife relationship police 
Story:
police captain maverick cop buddy cop computer cracker spiral staircase drug lord tough cop dual wield mexican standoff swat team profanity baseball bat attempted murder exploding car ambush f word handcuffs car crash held at gunpoint showdown gunfight shotgun shot in the chest car accident machine gun shot to death corpse shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending chase explosion title spoken by character violence blood dog  (See All)

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Run All Night (2015)
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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)

Themes:
home invasion redemption brutality gangster escape drunkenness revenge death murder 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
police station urban setting bar new york city hospital 
Characters:
brother sister relationship brother brother relationship police detective father son relationship mother daughter relationship police officer husband wife relationship family relationships police 
Story:
apartment building chrysler building manhattan new york city brooklyn bridge spiral staircase bulletproof vest stabbed in the leg swat team morgue head butt crime boss henchman attempted murder organized crime shot in the forehead disarming someone diner cocaine drug dealer shot in the back f word revolver handcuffs interrogation car crash held at gunpoint falling from height arrest shot in the head shot in the chest shot to death corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol knife explosion photograph cigarette smoking violence blood  (See All)

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Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995)

John McClane is now almost a full-blown alcoholic and is suspended from the NYPD. But when a bomb goes off in the Bonwit Teller Department Store the police go insane trying to figure out what's going on. Soon, a man named Simon calls and asks for McClane. Simon tells Inspector Walter Cobb that McClane is going to play a game called "Simon Says". He says that McClane is going to do the tasks he assigns him. If not, he'll set off another bomb. With the help of a Harlem electrician, John McClane must race all over New York trying to figure out the frustrating puzzles that the crafty terrorist gives him. But when a bomb goes off in a subway station right by the Federal Reserve (the biggest gold storage in the world) things start to get heated. (Read More)

Subgenre:
buddy comedy black comedy 
Themes:
police brutality panic surveillance paranoia brutality escape fear kidnapping revenge death murder 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
police station urban setting new york city 
Characters:
police detective police shootout father son relationship hostage detective police officer police 
Story:
fbi agent knife throwing threatened with a knife chrysler building manhattan new york city female cop maverick cop buddy cop brooklyn bridge tough cop stabbed in the leg swat team head butt hand grenade henchman policewoman knocked out race against time fbi attempted murder racial slur van double cross disarming someone exploding car ambulance f word criminal revolver handcuffs car crash held at gunpoint showdown falling from height gunfight shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest car accident machine gun shot to death corpse beating shootout pistol surprise ending chase knife explosion cigarette smoking blood violence  (See All)

The Nice Guys (2016)
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The Nice Guys (2016)

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

Subgenre:
buddy comedy black comedy 
Themes:
near death experience panic home invasion redemption dysfunctional family paranoia brutality investigation escape drunkenness torture fear death revenge murder 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
fire truck police car urban setting apartment wheelchair bar hospital 
Characters:
father daughter relationship father mother daughter relationship hostage detective police 
Story:
pistol whip threatened with a knife falling on a car buddy cop marijuana joint broken arm body landing on a car dual wield hand grenade revelation henchman profanity suspicion baseball bat knocked out race against time undercover attempted murder shot in the forehead racial slur bartender van double cross hit by a car disarming someone exploding car diner ambulance ambush f word revolver interrogation car crash held at gunpoint showdown falling from height gunfight arrest watching tv shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest car accident machine gun shot to death corpse beating shootout pistol surprise ending chase knife party explosion title spoken by character dancing cigarette smoking blood violence dog  (See All)

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American Assassin (2017)
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American Assassin (2017)

Twenty three-year-old Mitch lost his parents to a tragic car accident at the age of fourteen, and his girlfriend to a terrorist attack just as they were engaged. Seeking revenge, he is enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy as a black ops recruit. Kennedy then assigns Cold War veteran Stan Hurley to train Mitch. Together they will later on investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets. The discovery of a pattern in the violence leads them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative intent on starting a world war in the Middle East. (Read More)

Themes:
near death experience panic surveillance redemption brutality investigation gangster escape torture kidnapping revenge death murder 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
apartment bar hospital 
Characters:
hostage police officer doctor boyfriend girlfriend relationship 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
undercover agent pistol whip knife throwing threatened with a knife innocent person killed anti heroine one woman army wiretapping rogue agent computer cracker vomit body landing on a car stabbed in the leg female warrior action heroine henchman profanity suspicion tough girl knocked out race against time undercover attempted murder organized crime shot in the forehead racial slur bartender van double cross hit by a car disarming someone exploding car tied to a chair montage ambush shot in the back f word handcuffs interrogation car crash held at gunpoint showdown gunfight shot in the head shot in the chest car accident machine gun shot to death corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending chase knife explosion photograph cigarette smoking two word title blood dog violence  (See All)

Criminal (2016)
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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)

Subgenre:
black comedy 
Themes:
panic home invasion surveillance redemption paranoia brutality investigation escape torture fear prison kidnapping death revenge murder 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
fire truck police car 
Characters:
police chase father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship hostage doctor husband wife relationship police 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
undercover agent release from prison pistol whip innocent person killed abandoned warehouse gurney computer cracker raised middle finger swat team knocked out race against time undercover attempted murder shot in the forehead van double cross disarming someone exploding car tied to a chair prisoner impalement ambulance shot in the back f word criminal handcuffs interrogation car crash held at gunpoint showdown gunfight arrest shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest car accident machine gun shot to death corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending chase knife explosion title spoken by character photograph cigarette smoking violence blood  (See All)

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American Ultra (2015)

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

Subgenre:
black comedy 
Themes:
near death experience home invasion surveillance redemption paranoia brutality escape fear kidnapping death murder revenge 
Locations:
fire truck car bomb police car police station 
Characters:
police shootout hostage police officer tattoo boyfriend girlfriend relationship police 
Story:
undercover agent watching television pistol whip threatened with a knife rogue agent marijuana joint parking lot stabbed in the leg swat team jail cell head butt hand grenade revelation tough girl knocked out race against time undercover shot in the forehead double cross disarming someone exploding car impalement drug dealer montage ambulance ambush shot in the back f word criminal revolver handcuffs car crash held at gunpoint showdown gunfight arrest shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest car accident machine gun shot to death corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending chase knife explosion two word title blood violence  (See All)

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Spy (2015)
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Spy (2015)

Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global crisis. (Read More)

Subgenre:
black comedy 
Themes:
home invasion surveillance redemption escape kidnapping death murder revenge 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
nightclub bar 
Characters:
hostage female protagonist prostitute 
Story:
undercover agent pistol whip knife throwing threatened with a knife woman smoking cigarette rogue agent vulgarity raised middle finger dual wield mexican standoff head butt revelation profanity tough girl knocked out race against time undercover shot in the forehead bartender double cross tied to a chair impalement ambush cleavage shot in the back f word handcuffs interrogation dead body car crash held at gunpoint falling from height gunfight arrest shot in the head shot in the chest car accident machine gun shot to death corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending chase knife party explosion title spoken by character photograph cigarette smoking f rated blood violence  (See All)

Black Mass (2015)
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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)

Subgenre:
black comedy 
Themes:
paranoia brutality investigation gangster drunkenness torture fear kidnapping revenge murder death 
Locations:
police station urban setting nightclub bar hospital 
Characters:
brother brother relationship father son relationship mother son relationship police officer prostitute husband wife relationship 
Story:
fbi agent threatened with a knife wiretapping bulletproof vest boston massachusetts head butt card game crime boss henchman ex convict profanity suspicion brother fbi organized crime shot in the forehead racial slur double cross tied to a chair cocaine drug dealer ambush shot in the back f word criminal revolver handcuffs interrogation car crash held at gunpoint arrest cat shot in the head shot in the chest shot to death corpse beating pistol knife photograph cigarette smoking two word title blood violence  (See All)

Homefront (2013)
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Homefront (2013)

Phil Broker is a former DEA agent who has gone through a crisis after his actions against a biker gang went horribly wrong and it cost the life of his bosses son. He is recently widowed and is left with a 9 year old daughter, Maddy. He decides to quit the turbulent and demanding life of thrill for Maddy's sake and retires to a small town. His daughter fights off a boy who is bullying her at school, and this sets in motion a round of events that end in his direct confrontation with the local Meth drug lord. His past history with the biker gang also enters the arena, making matters more complex. But he has a mission in his mind to protect his daughter and he is ready to pay any cost that it demands. (Read More)

Themes:
home invasion redemption dysfunctional family brutality escape torture prison drugs kidnapping murder revenge death 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
fire truck bar 
Characters:
brother sister relationship father daughter relationship mother son relationship hostage tattoo husband wife relationship police 
Story:
dea agent undercover cop undercover agent dea abandoned warehouse marijuana joint drug lord swat team head butt knocked out undercover shot in the forehead exploding car tied to a chair prisoner diner impalement drug dealer ambulance ambush shot in the back f word revolver interrogation car crash held at gunpoint showdown gunfight arrest cat shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest car accident machine gun shot to death beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending chase knife explosion cigarette smoking dog violence blood  (See All)

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2 Guns (2013) is one of the best movies like The Heat (2013)
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2 Guns (2013)

Robert Trench, an undercover DEA agent, takes advantage of gunman Michael Stigman's idea to rob a bank to bust him and a mob boss. However, it proves too successful with much more money seized than anticipated with Trench's forces not stopping the getaway. Complicating things still more, Stigman turns out to be a Naval Intelligence agent who shoots Trench and takes the money. The interservice debacle suddenly finds Trench and Stigman in a bloody web of corrupt clandestine rivalries as they are hunted, blackmailed and isolated for the money on both sides of the law. Now, the fugitives must work together to find a way out of this situation with no one to turn to but themselves. (Read More)

Subgenre:
buddy comedy black comedy 
Themes:
home invasion surveillance brutality investigation gangster escape torture kidnapping death revenge murder 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
motel police station apartment 
Characters:
brother brother relationship hostage tattoo boyfriend girlfriend relationship police 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
dea agent undercover agent dea federal agent russian roulette hanging upside down drug lord bulletproof vest mexican standoff rocket launcher swat team jail cell hand grenade crime boss brother baseball bat race against time undercover fbi attempted murder organized crime shot in the forehead double cross hit by a car exploding car tied to a chair diner cocaine impalement drug dealer shot in the back revolver handcuffs interrogation dead body car crash held at gunpoint gunfight arrest shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest car accident machine gun shot to death corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol chase knife explosion cigarette smoking two word title dog blood violence  (See All)

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
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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)

Subgenre:
black comedy 
Themes:
home invasion surveillance redemption paranoia brutality investigation escape torture fear prison drugs kidnapping death revenge murder 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
motel police car apartment wheelchair 
Characters:
father hostage police officer prostitute police 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
threatened with a knife innocent person killed abandoned warehouse anti heroine one woman army wiretapping fingerprint broken arm raised middle finger bulletproof vest female warrior mexican standoff action heroine rocket launcher jail cell head butt revelation henchman suspicion tough girl knocked out race against time undercover attempted murder double cross disarming someone exploding car tied to a chair prisoner diner montage ambush shot in the back handcuffs interrogation car crash held at gunpoint showdown falling from height gunfight arrest watching tv shot in the head shot in the chest car accident machine gun shot to death corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol surprise ending chase knife explosion photograph blood violence  (See All)

Alex Cross (2012)
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Alex Cross (2012)

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

Themes:
police brutality surveillance escape torture prison kidnapping revenge murder death 
Locations:
police station 
Characters:
brother sister relationship police detective police shootout police chase father daughter relationship father son relationship mother daughter relationship mother son relationship hostage detective tattoo husband wife relationship family relationships police 
Story:
police captain female cop computer cracker broken arm body landing on a car rocket launcher swat team crime boss race against time exploding car shot in the back interrogation car crash held at gunpoint showdown falling from height shot in the head shotgun shot in the chest car accident machine gun shot to death corpse beating shootout cell phone pistol chase explosion title spoken by character two word title violence blood  (See All)

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The Bone Collector (1999)
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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)

Subgenre:
black comedy 
Themes:
panic home invasion surveillance paranoia investigation escape torture fear kidnapping death murder revenge 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
police car police station apartment wheelchair bar new york city 
Characters:
police detective hostage detective police officer nurse tattoo doctor boyfriend girlfriend relationship police 
Story:
broken hand chrysler building manhattan new york city innocent person killed fingerprint police captain female cop brooklyn bridge director cameo bulletproof vest swat team revelation ex convict policewoman knocked out race against time attempted murder racial slur van double cross ambulance ambush shot in the back f word revolver handcuffs held at gunpoint shot in the chest machine gun shot to death corpse pistol surprise ending chase knife title spoken by character photograph blood violence  (See All)

Starsky & Hutch (2004) is one of the best movies like The Heat (2013)
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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)

Subgenre:
buddy comedy 
Themes:
police brutality gangster drunkenness torture prison drugs murder 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
yacht police station apartment nightclub bar hospital 
Characters:
police detective police shootout police chase father daughter relationship hostage detective police officer police 
Story:
surprise during end credits kicking in a door police captain russian roulette buddy cop drug lord body landing on a car scene during end credits knocked out undercover organized crime racial slur bartender hit by a car diner cocaine drug dealer criminal revolver interrogation held at gunpoint shot in the chest car accident corpse shootout pistol surprise ending knife party explosion title spoken by character dancing dog violence  (See All)

Snitch (2013)
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Snitch (2013)

Construction company owner John Matthews learns that his estranged son, Jason, has been arrested for drug trafficking. Facing an unjust prison sentence for a first time offender courtesy of mandatory minimum sentence laws, Jason has nothing to offer for leniency in good conscience. Desperately, John convinces the DEA and the opportunistic DA Joanne Keeghan to let him go undercover to help make arrests big enough to free his son in return. With the unwitting help of an ex-con employee, John enters the narcotics underworld where every move could be his last in an operation that will demand all his resources, wits and courage to survive. (Read More)

Themes:
surveillance gangster prison drugs murder death 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
apartment 
Characters:
father son relationship mother daughter relationship mother son relationship husband wife relationship family relationships 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
dea agent undercover agent release from prison dea federal agent drug lord crime boss ex convict suspicion baseball bat undercover factory attempted murder organized crime double cross exploding car prisoner diner cocaine drug dealer ambush shot in the back revolver handcuffs car crash held at gunpoint gunfight arrest shotgun shot in the chest car accident machine gun shot to death beating shootout cell phone pistol party title spoken by character cigarette smoking blood violence  (See All)

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