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The Hurt Locker (2008)
Drama, History, Thriller, War

The Hurt Locker (2008)

An intense portrayal of elite soldiers who have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world: disarming bombs in the heat of combat. When a new sergeant, James, takes over a highly trained bomb disposal team amidst violent conflict, he surprises his two subordinates, Sanborn and Eldridge, by recklessly plunging them into a deadly game of urban combat, behaving as if he's indifferent to death. As the men struggle to control their wild new leader, the city explodes into chaos, and James' true character reveals itself in a way that will change each man forever. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  panic,  paranoia,  terrorism,  drunkenness,  drinking,  suicide
Mood:suspense
Locations:kitchen,  desert
Characters:australian,  professor,  psychiatrist,  baby,  boy
Period:2000s
Story:army colonel,  smoke bomb,  ch 47 chinook helicopter,  sniper rifle,  sniper fire,  bomb,  donkey cart,  air raid siren,  improvised explosive device,  explosive device,  grocery shopping,  plastic explosive,  u.s. invasion of iraq,  baby boy,  baghdad iraq,  grocery store,  iraq war,  army sergeant,  army ranger,  soccer ball,  u.s. army,  running out of ammo,  bomb detonation device,  disarming a bomb,  defusing a bomb,  defusing bomb,  roadside bomb,  human bomb,  strapped to a bomb,  bomb squad,  car bomb,  rearview mirror,  uh 60 blackhawk helicopter,  taxi driver,  uh 1 huey helicopter,  friendly fire,  death of boy,  car fire,  car on fire,  car set on fire,  crying man,  fire extinguisher,  shower with clothes on,  dead boy,  threatened with a knife,  suicide bomber,  m 113 armored personnel carrirer,  u.s. invasion of afghanistan,  united nations building,  xbox 360 wireless controller,  operation iraqi freedom,  defense contractor,  diversionary tactic,  xbox 360 controller,  reference to david beckham,  dead man switch,  dangerous job,  tour of duty,  climbing over a wall,  i. e. d.,  dramatic irony,  wire cutters,  hanging mobile,  staff sergeant,  marital trouble,  loss of best friend,  rangefinder,  medivac,  reload,  chinook,  viaduct,  wire cutter,  rock throwing,  open air market,  working man,  windshield wiper,  gutter,  whirlwind,  childishness,  minaret,  stray cat,  shrapnel,  summary execution,  blown to pieces,  rough housing,  film starts with quote,  throwing a rock,  punched in the gut,  keychain,  recklessness,  impulsiveness,  armored vehicle,  laundry drying on clothes line,  jack in the box,  fear of death,  tinnitus,  dehydration,  hand through chest,  juice,  searchlight,  washroom,  male camaraderie,  body armor,  headset,  merchant,  padlock,  c4 explosives,  railroad track,  year 2004,  bloody body of a child,  child swearing,  cereal,  humvee,  street vendor,  inner title card,  addict,  hummer,  checkpoint,  hoodie,  car radio,  video footage,  cinema verite,  vegetable,  unsubtitled foreign language,  gun held to head,  shock,  spit,  responsibility,  xbox 360,  kite,  u.s. soldier,  no title at beginning,  traffic jam,  flare,  street market,  crutches,  dvd,  stairway,  united nations,  shot in the neck,  suv,  bag over head,  saving a life,  store,  donkey,  translator,  flat tire,  moral dilemma,  brushing teeth,  smoke,  siren,  raised middle finger,  wedding ring,  handheld camera,  booby trap,  post traumatic stress disorder,  punched in the stomach,  evacuation,  shopping,  kicking,  mobile phone,  confrontation,  sand,  remote control,  middle east,  explosive,  telescope,  bombing,  tension,  redneck,  mechanic,  street life,  iraq,  goat,  colonel,  honor,  fish out of water,  wristwatch,  nosebleed,  male bonding,  loss of friend,  friendship between men,  helmet,  child murder,  loyalty,  supermarket,  shaving,  black american,  die hard scenario,  mercenary,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  opening action scene,  character's point of view camera shot,  tank,  mistaken identity,  passion,  screaming,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  sniper,  no opening credits,  interracial relationship,  death of friend,  prisoner,  army,  bridge,  video camera,  terrorist,  ambush,  flashlight,  soccer,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  alcohol,  robot,  dead body,  running,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  taxi,  shooting,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  urination,  shot in the chest,  mirror,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  title directed by female,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  crying,  fire,  telephone call,  shower,  three word title,  chase,  knife,  new york city,  explosion,  photograph,  african american,  death,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  independent film,  f rated,  fight,  murder,  gun,  violence,  blood

American Sniper (2014)
Action, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War

American Sniper (2014)

Chris Kyle was nothing more than a Texan man who dreamed of becoming a cowboy, but in his thirties he found out that maybe his life needed something different, something where he could express his real talent, something that could help America in its fight against terrorism. So he joined the SEALs in order to become a sniper. After marrying, Kyle and the other members of the team are called for their first tour of Iraq. Kyle's struggle isn't with his missions, but about his relationship with the reality of the war and, once returned at home, how he manages to handle it with his urban life, his wife and kids. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  terrorism,  drunkenness,  suicide
Mood:suspense
Locations:desert
Characters:psychiatrist,  baby
Story:iraq,  sniper,  sniper rifle,  improvised explosive device,  u.s. invasion of iraq,  iraq war,  car bomb,  uh 1 huey helicopter,  suicide bomber,  m 113 armored personnel carrirer,  u.s. invasion of afghanistan,  rangefinder,  laundry drying on clothes line,  humvee,  unsubtitled foreign language,  translator,  moral dilemma,  post traumatic stress disorder,  friendship between men,  helmet,  mercenary,  exploding body,  character's point of view camera shot,  tank,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  death of friend,  terrorist,  ambush,  shot in the back,  f word,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  death,  violence,  fight

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13 Hours (2016)
Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War

13 Hours (2016)

Libya, 2012. At an unofficial CIA base in Benghazi a group of ex-military contractors are providing security. In the aftermath of Gaddafi's downfall a power vacuum exists and the climate is volatile. Military weapons are freely available. The US Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, makes a visit to the area, staying in a compound near the CIA base. On the night of 11 September, 2012, the Ambassador's compound is attacked by hordes of heavily armed locals. The only forces willing and able to defend it are six CIA contractors. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  panic,  paranoia
Mood:suspense
Story:ch 47 chinook helicopter,  sniper rifle,  army ranger,  car set on fire,  male camaraderie,  unsubtitled foreign language,  street market,  translator,  moral dilemma,  smoke,  raised middle finger,  wedding ring,  evacuation,  honor,  fish out of water,  wristwatch,  helmet,  die hard scenario,  mercenary,  exploding body,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  death of friend,  ambush,  flashlight,  soccer,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  crying,  fire,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  violence,  murder

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:panic,  paranoia,  terrorism
Mood:suspense
Characters:professor
Story:sniper rifle,  uh 60 blackhawk helicopter,  taxi driver,  uh 1 huey helicopter,  car fire,  car set on fire,  humvee,  suv,  moral dilemma,  raised middle finger,  fish out of water,  wristwatch,  mercenary,  opening action scene,  character's point of view camera shot,  mistaken identity,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  sniper,  no opening credits,  prisoner,  bridge,  terrorist,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  shower,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  independent film,  bare chested male,  fight,  death,  violence,  blood,  murder

Blood Father (2016) is one of the best movies like The Hurt Locker (2008)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:panic,  paranoia
Mood:suspense
Locations:desert
Story:shot in the neck,  suv,  moral dilemma,  booby trap,  redneck,  supermarket,  shaving,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  character's point of view camera shot,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  sniper,  no opening credits,  death of friend,  prisoner,  ambush,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  alcohol,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  urination,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  telephone call,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  independent film,  gun,  death,  blood,  violence,  fight,  murder

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Lone Survivor (2013)
Action, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War

Lone Survivor (2013)

Marcus Luttrell, a Navy Seal, and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. After running into mountain herders and capturing them, they were left with no choice but to follow their rules of engagement or be imprisoned. Now Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare. This is why Lone Survivor (2013) is one of the best movies like The Hurt Locker (2008). (Read More)

Themes:courage,  terrorism
Period:2000s
Story:ch 47 chinook helicopter,  uh 60 blackhawk helicopter,  medivac,  shrapnel,  flare,  moral dilemma,  goat,  honor,  male bonding,  friendship between men,  self sacrifice,  character's point of view camera shot,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  death of friend,  army,  terrorist,  ambush,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  running,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  fight,  blood,  murder,  violence,  death

Fury (2014)
Action, Drama, War

Fury (2014)

1945, in World War II Germany, the tough Sergeant Don 'Wardaddy' Collier commands a tank and survives a German attack with his veteran crew composed of Boyd 'Bible' Swan, Trini 'Gordo' Garcia and Grady 'Coon-Ass' Travis. He receives a rookie soldier Norman Ellison as the substitute for his deceased gunner and he tries to harden the youth along the way. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  suicide
Story:army sergeant,  tank,  u.s. army,  male camaraderie,  u.s. soldier,  redneck,  child murder,  shaving,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  no opening credits,  death of friend,  army,  ambush,  shot in the back,  f word,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  gunfight,  shot in the head,  urination,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  fire,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  blood,  murder,  death,  violence,  fight

Body Of Lies (2008)
Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War

Body Of Lies (2008)

Roger Ferris is a CIA operative in the Middle East; Ed Hoffman is his control at Langley. Cynicism is everywhere. In Amman, Roger works with Hani Salaam, Jordan's head of security, whose only dictum is "Don't lie to me." The Americans are in pursuit of a cleric who leads a group placing bombs all over Europe. When Hani rebukes Ed's demand that Jordan allow the Americans to use one of Jordan's double agents, Roger and Ed hatch a plan to bring the cleric to them. The plan is complicated by its being a secret from Hani and by Roger's attraction to a local nurse. Satellites and cell phones, bodies and lies: modern warfare. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  terrorism,  drinking,  suicide
Locations:desert
Characters:boy
Story:ch 47 chinook helicopter,  baby boy,  baghdad iraq,  middle east,  suicide bomber,  headset,  u.s. soldier,  street market,  suv,  bag over head,  kicking,  telescope,  street life,  loss of friend,  die hard scenario,  exploding body,  no opening credits,  death of friend,  video camera,  terrorist,  soccer,  shot in the back,  f word,  dead body,  running,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  urination,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  crying,  fire,  telephone call,  chase,  explosion,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  gun,  blood,  violence,  murder,  death

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War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017) is one of the best movies like The Hurt Locker (2008)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  suicide
Mood:suspense
Locations:desert
Characters:baby
Story:sniper rifle,  colonel,  u.s. army,  moral dilemma,  smoke,  helmet,  shaving,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  opening action scene,  character's point of view camera shot,  tank,  sniper,  no opening credits,  death of friend,  prisoner,  army,  bridge,  ambush,  flashlight,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  alcohol,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  shooting,  gunfight,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  fire,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  fight,  violence,  blood

Out Of The Furnace (2013)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Out Of The Furnace (2013)

Russell and his younger brother Rodney live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother becomes involved with one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast - a mistake that will cost him everything. Once released, Russell must choose between his own freedom, or risk it all to seek justice for his brother. (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Period:2000s
Story:sniper rifle,  crying man,  dead boy,  hoodie,  raised middle finger,  post traumatic stress disorder,  punched in the stomach,  kicking,  redneck,  black american,  opening action scene,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  no opening credits,  prisoner,  bridge,  ambush,  flashlight,  shot in the back,  f word,  dead body,  running,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  shooting,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  mirror,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  chase,  photograph,  african american,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  blood,  fight,  violence,  gun

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. This is why Survivor (2015) is one of the best movies like The Hurt Locker (2008). (Read More)

Themes:terrorism
Mood:suspense
Locations:kitchen
Story:sniper rifle,  taxi driver,  fire extinguisher,  booby trap,  explosive,  wristwatch,  die hard scenario,  opening action scene,  home invasion,  sniper,  no opening credits,  terrorist,  ambush,  flashlight,  f word,  running,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  helicopter,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  chase,  knife,  new york city,  explosion,  photograph,  independent film,  death,  murder,  fight,  violence

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Predators (2010)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Predators (2010)

The mercenary Royce; the military Isabelle; the Russian soldier Nikolai; the San Quentin criminal Stans; the Sierra Leone militia Mombasa; the drug lord Cuchillo; the Yakuza Hanzo; and the Doctor Edwin awake in free fall but they succeed to open their parachutes landing in a jungle. Soon they find that they are on another planet and they are prey of aliens in a deadly hunting game, and they need to join forces to destroy their predators and survive. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  suicide
Mood:suspense
Story:sniper rifle,  threatened with a knife,  hand through chest,  body armor,  flare,  moral dilemma,  booby trap,  punched in the stomach,  nosebleed,  mercenary,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  character's point of view camera shot,  sniper,  no opening credits,  ambush,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  fire,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  death,  blood

Rendition (2007) is one of the best movies like The Hurt Locker (2008)
Drama, Thriller

Rendition (2007)

After a terrorist bombing kills an American envoy in a foreign country, an investigation leads to an Egyptian who has been living in the United States for years and who is married to an American. He is apprehended when he's on his way home. The U.S. sends him to the country where the incident occurs for interrogation which includes torture. An American CIA operative observes the interrogation and is at odds whether to keep it going or to stop it. In the meantime, the man's wife raises hell to find him despite being pregnant but the person behind this refuses to help or give her any information. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  drunkenness,  drinking
Characters:boy
Story:strapped to a bomb,  suicide bomber,  shrapnel,  bloody body of a child,  traffic jam,  street market,  bag over head,  donkey,  remote control,  explosive,  middle east,  bombing,  street life,  exploding body,  terrorist,  flashlight,  soccer,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  dead body,  bomb,  rifle,  taxi,  shooting,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  corpse,  cell phone,  telephone call,  explosion,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  gun,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death

Red Dawn (2012)
Action, Thriller

Red Dawn (2012)

The city of Spokane, Washington is awakened by a North Korean paratrooper invasion. Marine Corps veteran Jed Eckert and his civilian brother, Matt, escape with a group of friends to an isolated cabin in the woods, where they witness the execution of their father at the hands of the ruthless Captain Cho. The brothers unite with their friends to form a guerrilla resistance group--the Wolverines--to drive the invaders from their home. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  panic,  paranoia,  terrorism
Period:2000s
Story:sniper rifle,  car bomb,  summary execution,  c4 explosives,  humvee,  raised middle finger,  booby trap,  explosive,  bombing,  die hard scenario,  mercenary,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  tank,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  death of friend,  army,  ambush,  shot in the back,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  gunfight,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  father son relationship,  death,  fight,  violence,  murder

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The Messenger (2009)
Drama, Romance, War

The Messenger (2009)

While on a recent deployment to Iraq, US Army Staff Sergeant Will Montgomery is injured when an improvised explosive device goes off within close proximity to him. He is back in the States recovering from the more serious of those injuries, including one to his eye and leg. He has resumed a sexual relationship with his long time girlfriend Kelly, despite the fact that she is now engaged to another man who Will knows. With the few months Will has left in his enlistment, the army assigns him to the Casualty Notification Team in his area. Not having a background in counseling, psychology or grief management, he is unsure if he is well suited to this job. He is partnered with a career soldier, Captain Tony Stone, who teaches Will the precise protocol involved in the job. Tony tells Will, who quickly learns by on the job experience, that this job has its own dangers. As Will learns to adapt to the range of emotions of the next of kin, he is unprepared for the reaction of Olivia Pitterson, whose husband was killed in Iraq. His initial encounter with Olivia leads to him wanting to get to know her better, which may not be in either her or his best interest. Despite being a recovering alcoholic, the more experienced Tony tries to guide Will as best he can under their collective circumstances. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:kitchen
Characters:baby,  boy
Story:improvised explosive device,  explosive device,  grocery store,  iraq war,  soccer ball,  u.s. army,  rearview mirror,  staff sergeant,  shrapnel,  humvee,  hummer,  hoodie,  car radio,  u.s. soldier,  crutches,  translator,  moral dilemma,  post traumatic stress disorder,  explosive,  iraq,  male bonding,  supermarket,  black american,  interracial relationship,  army,  f word,  bomb,  rifle,  taxi,  punched in the face,  urination,  mirror,  crying,  telephone call,  explosion,  photograph,  african american,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  death,  fight

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

The Way Of The Gun (2000)

Two petty if violent criminals kidnap a girl being paid $1m to be a surrogate mother. As the baby is for a gangster the pair's demand for money sees several henchmen and assorted other ruthless characters head after them to Mexico. Bullets rather than talking are always going to settle this one. This is why The Way Of The Gun (2000) is one of the best movies like The Hurt Locker (2008). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  suicide
Mood:suspense
Locations:desert
Characters:baby
Period:2000s
Story:sniper rifle,  unsubtitled foreign language,  shot in the neck,  siren,  evacuation,  opening action scene,  screaming,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  interracial relationship,  ambush,  shot in the back,  f word,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  shower,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  independent film,  murder,  blood,  death,  fight,  gun,  violence

Spectral (2016) is one of the best movies like The Hurt Locker (2008)
Action, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Spectral (2016)

Civil Unrest in the European country of Moldova has US forces engaging the insurgents however there is a new threat who has decided both are their enemy. This new threat resides in an alternative spectrum that makes them invisible to the naked eye and instant death to anyone confronting them. Locals believe they are Spirits of War but others believe they are superior arms technology fabricated by the Moldova government.. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia
Mood:suspense
Story:sniper rifle,  u.s. army,  uh 60 blackhawk helicopter,  video footage,  translator,  evacuation,  explosive,  helmet,  child murder,  mercenary,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  character's point of view camera shot,  tank,  sniper,  bridge,  ambush,  flashlight,  subjective camera,  robot,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  corpse,  chase,  explosion,  independent film,  death,  violence,  murder,  blood

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Harsh Times (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Harsh Times (2005)

Jim Davis is an ex-Army Ranger who finds himself slipping back into his old life of petty crime after a job offer from the LAPD evaporates. His best friend is pressured by his girlfriend Sylvia to find a job, but Jim is more interested in hanging out and making cash from small heists, while trying to get a law enforcement job so he can marry his Mexican girlfriend. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking
Story:grocery store,  army ranger,  brushing teeth,  post traumatic stress disorder,  punched in the stomach,  mobile phone,  middle east,  black american,  army,  shot in the back,  dead body,  running,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  shooting,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  urination,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  chase,  explosion,  photograph,  african american,  husband wife relationship,  independent film,  fight,  blood,  gun,  violence,  murder,  death

Southland Tales (2006)
Comedy, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Southland Tales (2006)

Southland Tales is an ensemble piece set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an adult film star developing her own reality television project, and Ronald Taverner, a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  terrorism,  drinking,  suicide
Locations:desert
Characters:boy
Period:2000s
Story:sniper rifle,  u.s. army,  friendly fire,  car fire,  headset,  inner title card,  checkpoint,  dvd,  raised middle finger,  evacuation,  middle east,  telescope,  iraq,  mercenary,  self sacrifice,  character's point of view camera shot,  tank,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  no opening credits,  interracial relationship,  death of friend,  video camera,  terrorist,  ambush,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  dead body,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  shooting,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  mirror,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  telephone call,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  african american,  husband wife relationship,  independent film,  bare chested male,  murder,  gun,  blood,  death,  violence,  fight

Act Of Valor (2012)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War

Act Of Valor (2012)

An unprecedented blend of real-life heroism and original filmmaking, Act of Valor stars a group of active-duty Navy SEALs in a powerful story of contemporary global anti-terrorism. Inspired by true events, the film combines stunning combat sequences, up-to-the minute battlefield technology and heart-pumping emotion for the ultimate action adventure. Act of Valor takes audiences deep into the secretive world of the most elite, highly trained group of warriors in the modern world. When the rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative leads to the discovery of a deadly terrorist plot against the U.S., a team of SEALs is dispatched on a worldwide manhunt. As the valiant men of Bandito Platoon race to stop a coordinated attack that could kill and wound thousands of American civilians, they must balance their commitment to country, team and their families back home. Each time they accomplish their mission, a new piece of intelligence reveals another shocking twist to the deadly terror plot, which stretches from Chechnya to the Philippines and from Ukraine to Somalia. The widening operation sends the SEALs across the globe as they track the terrorist ring to the U.S.-Mexico border, where they engage in an epic firefight with an outcome that has potentially unimaginable consequences for the future of America. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism
Story:ch 47 chinook helicopter,  sniper rifle,  uh 60 blackhawk helicopter,  car fire,  suicide bomber,  male camaraderie,  no title at beginning,  explosive,  honor,  nosebleed,  die hard scenario,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  character's point of view camera shot,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  sniper,  no opening credits,  death of friend,  terrorist,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  fire,  three word title,  explosion,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  violence,  gun,  murder,  death

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Blood Diamond (2006) is one of the best movies like The Hurt Locker (2008)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Blood Diamond (2006)

A story following Archer, a man tortured by his roots. With a strong survival instinct, he has made himself a key player in the business of conflict diamonds. Political unrest is rampant in Sierra Leone as people fight tooth for tooth. Upon meeting Solomon, and the beautiful Maddy, Archer's life changes forever as he is given a chance to make peace with the war around him. This is why Blood Diamond (2006) is one of the best movies like The Hurt Locker (2008). (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  drunkenness,  drinking
Characters:baby,  boy
Story:mercenary,  roadside bomb,  car on fire,  summary execution,  punched in the gut,  bloody body of a child,  street market,  united nations,  evacuation,  mobile phone,  bombing,  street life,  goat,  colonel,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  death of friend,  army,  bridge,  video camera,  terrorist,  ambush,  soccer,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  dead body,  running,  bomb,  rifle,  taxi,  shooting,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  mirror,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  crying,  fire,  telephone call,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  murder,  fight,  gun,  blood,  death,  violence

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  suicide
Mood:suspense
Story:sniper rifle,  running out of ammo,  threatened with a knife,  shot in the neck,  raised middle finger,  honor,  opening action scene,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  no opening credits,  ambush,  shot in the back,  f word,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  mirror,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  chase,  knife,  new york city,  explosion,  photograph,  african american,  fight,  gun,  murder,  blood,  death,  violence

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:panic,  paranoia
Mood:suspense
Characters:psychiatrist
Period:2000s
Story:plastic explosive,  threatened with a knife,  hummer,  crutches,  siren,  post traumatic stress disorder,  punched in the stomach,  explosive,  wristwatch,  loss of friend,  opening action scene,  racial slur,  home invasion,  death of friend,  bridge,  ambush,  flashlight,  shot in the back,  f word,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  chase,  knife,  new york city,  explosion,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence,  fight

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Spartan (2004)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Spartan (2004)

In the US-government's special ops, Scott is a shooter, not a planner, doing the job without regard to quaint or obsolete convention. When a Harvard undergrad goes missing (the daughter of a US leader), it's Scott who applies the pressure, first to her boyfriend, then to a madam whose cathouse is the initial stop en route to a white slavery auction in Dubai. The abductors may not know the girl's identity, but once they figure it out, she's doomed. Deadly double crosses force Scott to become a planner. Through it all, earnest TV newscasters read the drivel they're handed. (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Mood:suspense
Characters:australian,  professor
Story:u.s. army,  taxi driver,  uh 1 huey helicopter,  threatened with a knife,  shot in the neck,  wedding ring,  punched in the stomach,  colonel,  black american,  mercenary,  racial slur,  sniper,  no opening credits,  flashlight,  shot in the back,  f word,  running,  rifle,  taxi,  shooting,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  mirror,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  telephone call,  chase,  knife,  photograph,  african american,  bare chested male,  murder,  fight,  blood,  gun,  death,  violence

Midnight Special (2016) is one of the best movies like The Hurt Locker (2008)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Midnight Special (2016)

Alton Meyer is a boy unlike any other in the world with bizarrely powerful abilities and strange weaknesses. In the middle of the night, his father, Roy, spirits him away from the isolated cult that practically worships him and is determined to regain him at all costs. At the same time, Alton's abilities have been noticed by the US government as well and they are equally insistent on getting to the bottom of this mystery with Paul Sevier of the National Security Agency leading the Federal pursuit with his own questions. These rival hunts force father and son into a desperate run towards a looming date with destiny that could change everything. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia
Mood:suspense
Characters:boy
Story:u.s. army,  uh 60 blackhawk helicopter,  threatened with a knife,  armored vehicle,  humvee,  car radio,  u.s. soldier,  traffic jam,  moral dilemma,  nosebleed,  character's point of view camera shot,  no opening credits,  prisoner,  bridge,  video camera,  ambush,  flashlight,  subjective camera,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  shooting,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  mirror,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  telephone call,  shower,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  father son relationship,  death,  murder,  blood,  fight,  gun

The 5th Wave (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The 5th Wave (2016)

Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth in ruin. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal fifth wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope - if she can only trust him. This is why The 5th Wave (2016) is one of the best movies like The Hurt Locker (2008). (Read More)

Themes:courage,  paranoia
Mood:suspense
Story:sniper rifle,  u.s. army,  car fire,  threatened with a knife,  flare,  moral dilemma,  booby trap,  evacuation,  colonel,  helmet,  self sacrifice,  character's point of view camera shot,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  no opening credits,  army,  ambush,  soccer,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  chase,  knife,  new york city,  explosion,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  blood,  violence,  gun,  murder,  death

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

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

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

Themes:terrorism
Locations:desert
Story:sniper rifle,  humvee,  hummer,  xbox 360,  explosive,  helmet,  mercenary,  exploding body,  opening action scene,  character's point of view camera shot,  tank,  sniper,  no opening credits,  death of friend,  prisoner,  army,  bridge,  terrorist,  ambush,  shot in the back,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  bare chested male,  death,  fight,  blood,  violence,  murder

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:panic,  paranoia,  terrorism,  suicide
Mood:suspense
Locations:kitchen,  desert
Story:sniper rifle,  u.s. army,  dead boy,  hummer,  no title at beginning,  flare,  bag over head,  booby trap,  evacuation,  explosive,  helmet,  loyalty,  shaving,  die hard scenario,  mercenary,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  opening action scene,  character's point of view camera shot,  tank,  screaming,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  sniper,  no opening credits,  prisoner,  army,  bridge,  terrorist,  ambush,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  taxi,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  fire,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  murder,  fight,  death

The Mummy (2017) is one of the best movies like The Hurt Locker (2008)
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:courage,  panic,  paranoia
Locations:desert
Characters:professor
Story:u.s. army,  threatened with a knife,  moral dilemma,  evacuation,  middle east,  iraq,  colonel,  mercenary,  self sacrifice,  opening action scene,  character's point of view camera shot,  screaming,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  death of friend,  army,  ambush,  flashlight,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  fire,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  blood,  fight,  violence

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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. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  panic,  paranoia,  terrorism
Mood:suspense
Story:sniper rifle,  car set on fire,  male camaraderie,  hummer,  no title at beginning,  explosive,  helmet,  sniper,  no opening credits,  interracial relationship,  terrorist,  flashlight,  f word,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood,  gun

Jarhead (2005)
Action, Biography, Drama, War

Jarhead (2005)

Anthony "Swoff" Swofford, a Camus-reading kid from Sacramento, enlists in the Marines in the late 1980s. He malingers during boot camp, but makes it through as a sniper, paired with the usually-reliable Troy. The Gulf War breaks out, and his unit goes to Saudi Arabia for Desert Shield. After 175 days of boredom, adrenaline, heat, worry about his girlfriend finding someone else, losing it and nearly killing a mate, demotion, latrine cleaning, faulty gas masks, and desert football, Desert Storm begins. In less than five days, it's over, but not before Swoff sees burned bodies, flaming oil derricks, an oil-drenched horse, and maybe a chance at killing. Where does all the testosterone go? This is why Jarhead (2005) is one of the best movies like The Hurt Locker (2008). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:desert
Characters:baby
Story:sniper rifle,  grocery store,  iraq war,  sniper,  uh 1 huey helicopter,  friendly fire,  staff sergeant,  humvee,  u.s. soldier,  evacuation,  sand,  middle east,  iraq,  honor,  male bonding,  loss of friend,  supermarket,  tank,  flashlight,  subjective camera,  dead body,  running,  rifle,  shooting,  shot in the head,  urination,  machine gun,  helicopter,  corpse,  crying,  fire,  telephone call,  shower,  photograph,  african american,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  death,  blood,  violence,  murder

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

Brick Mansions (2014)

Story:sniper rifle,  u.s. army,  threatened with a knife,  raised middle finger,  wristwatch,  die hard scenario,  mercenary,  opening action scene,  racial slur,  home invasion,  sniper,  no opening credits,  prisoner,  ambush,  flashlight,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  shootout,  cell phone,  shower,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  death,  fight

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Self/less (2015) is one of the best movies like The Hurt Locker (2008)
Action, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Self/less (2015)

An extremely wealthy man, dying from cancer, undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause.

Themes:paranoia
Characters:professor
Story:car fire,  car set on fire,  no title at beginning,  moral dilemma,  wristwatch,  mercenary,  self sacrifice,  character's point of view camera shot,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  interracial relationship,  bridge,  ambush,  flashlight,  subjective camera,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  chase,  new york city,  explosion,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  independent film,  death,  violence,  fight,  murder

Green Zone (2010)
Action, Drama, Thriller, War

Green Zone (2010)

Following the American invasion of Iraq in 2003 Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his men are charged with finding the so-called weapons of mass destruction, whose existence justified American involvement, according to the Pentagon and their man in Baghdad, Poundstone. Veteran CIA operative Marty tells Miller that there are no weapons, it is a deception to allow the Americans to take over the country and install a puppet leader. Also suspicious of Poundstone is Wall Street Journal reporter Lawrie Dayne, who lets slip to Miller that Poundstone told her he had secret talks in Jordan with an important Iraqi, code-named Magellan, who told him about the weapons, though it now seems likely Magellan's true information was to the contrary. So begins a hunt for the truth. Who's playing whom? (Read More)

Story:ch 47 chinook helicopter,  u.s. invasion of iraq,  baghdad iraq,  iraq war,  u.s. army,  uh 60 blackhawk helicopter,  u.s. invasion of afghanistan,  laundry drying on clothes line,  hummer,  bag over head,  translator,  handheld camera,  iraq,  die hard scenario,  sniper,  army,  shot in the back,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  chase,  explosion,  murder

The Equalizer (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Equalizer (2014)

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

Mood:suspense
Story:threatened with a knife,  film starts with quote,  no title at beginning,  shot in the neck,  wedding ring,  booby trap,  wristwatch,  die hard scenario,  exploding body,  character's point of view camera shot,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  bridge,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  shower,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  african american,  bare chested male,  fight,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood

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

Critters (1986)

A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople. This is why Critters (1986) is one of the best movies like The Hurt Locker (2008).

Themes:courage,  panic,  paranoia,  drunkenness
Mood:suspense
Locations:kitchen
Story:dead boy,  child swearing,  shock,  evacuation,  redneck,  mechanic,  exploding body,  character's point of view camera shot,  screaming,  home invasion,  ambush,  flashlight,  subjective camera,  alcohol,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  independent film,  murder,  death,  blood,  violence

War Dogs (2016) is one of the best movies like The Hurt Locker (2008)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, War

War Dogs (2016)

Two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a 300 million dollar deal to arm the Afghan Military - a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people, not the least of which turns out to be the U.S. Government. Based on true events. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  drunkenness
Locations:desert
Characters:baby
Period:2000s
Story:baghdad iraq,  iraq war,  u.s. army,  taxi driver,  uh 1 huey helicopter,  translator,  moral dilemma,  iraq,  tank,  no opening credits,  interracial relationship,  bridge,  f word,  dead body,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  urination,  machine gun,  helicopter,  cell phone,  fire,  telephone call,  chase,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  fight

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

Tomorrow, When The War Began (2010)

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

Characters:australian
Story:wire cutters,  mechanic,  helmet,  mercenary,  tank,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  no opening credits,  army,  bridge,  ambush,  flashlight,  shot in the back,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  chase,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence,  fight

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World War Z (2013)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

World War Z (2013)

Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  suicide
Locations:desert
Story:sniper rifle,  humvee,  traffic jam,  flare,  united nations,  evacuation,  explosive,  colonel,  supermarket,  die hard scenario,  mercenary,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  tank,  sniper,  death of friend,  shot in the back,  bomb,  rifle,  gunfight,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  three word title,  chase,  knife,  new york city,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  gun,  murder,  violence,  blood,  death

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:courage,  panic,  paranoia,  terrorism
Mood:suspense
Locations:kitchen
Period:2000s
Story:sniper rifle,  bomb detonation device,  human bomb,  strapped to a bomb,  car bomb,  car set on fire,  threatened with a knife,  video footage,  no title at beginning,  crutches,  moral dilemma,  booby trap,  evacuation,  explosive,  telescope,  tension,  honor,  helmet,  die hard scenario,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  opening action scene,  character's point of view camera shot,  home invasion,  sniper,  no opening credits,  death of friend,  prisoner,  bridge,  terrorist,  ambush,  flashlight,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  three word title,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  african american,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  blood,  fight,  death

The Fate Of The Furious (2017) is one of the best movies like The Hurt Locker (2008)
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. This is why The Fate Of The Furious (2017) is one of the best movies like The Hurt Locker (2008). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  terrorism
Characters:baby
Story:sniper rifle,  car fire,  car set on fire,  threatened with a knife,  humvee,  hummer,  flare,  moral dilemma,  explosive,  wristwatch,  mercenary,  opening action scene,  character's point of view camera shot,  tank,  sniper,  prisoner,  terrorist,  ambush,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  chase,  knife,  new york city,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  fight,  blood,  murder,  death

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Alien: Covenant (2017)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Alien: Covenant (2017)

Almost eleven years after the futile and disastrous expedition on the distant moon LV-223, the deep-space colonisation vessel Covenant equipped with more than 2,000 colonists in cryogenic hibernation, sets a course for the remote planet Origae-6 with the intention to build a new world. Instead, a rogue transmission will entice the crew to a nearby habitable small planet which resembles The Earth. The unsuspecting members of Covenant will have to cope with biological foes, beyond human comprehension. Ultimately, what was intended as a peaceful exploratory mission, will soon turn into a desperate rescue operation deep into the cold infinite space. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia
Mood:suspense
Story:sniper rifle,  fire extinguisher,  moral dilemma,  raised middle finger,  evacuation,  mechanic,  loss of friend,  helmet,  shaving,  mercenary,  exploding body,  character's point of view camera shot,  screaming,  sniper,  interracial relationship,  death of friend,  flashlight,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  robot,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  urination,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  shower,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  fight,  gun,  murder,  blood,  death

American Assassin (2017)
Action, Thriller

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:panic,  terrorism,  suicide
Mood:suspense
Story:sniper rifle,  terrorist,  threatened with a knife,  no title at beginning,  bag over head,  evacuation,  middle east,  wristwatch,  mercenary,  opening action scene,  character's point of view camera shot,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  no opening credits,  ambush,  flashlight,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  violence,  death,  murder,  blood,  fight

London Has Fallen (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

London Has Fallen (2016)

After the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances, all leaders of the Western world must attend his funeral. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a deadly plot to kill the world's most powerful leaders and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The President of the United States, his formidable secret service head and a British MI-6 agent who trusts no one are the only people that have any hope of stopping it. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  terrorism,  suicide
Locations:desert
Characters:baby
Story:sniper rifle,  air raid siren,  car bomb,  uh 60 blackhawk helicopter,  uh 1 huey helicopter,  threatened with a knife,  suicide bomber,  responsibility,  traffic jam,  flare,  booby trap,  die hard scenario,  mercenary,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  character's point of view camera shot,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  terrorist,  ambush,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  knife,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  death,  violence

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The Last Boy Scout (1991) is one of the best movies like The Hurt Locker (2008)
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:suicide
Mood:suspense
Characters:boy
Story:sniper rifle,  car bomb,  threatened with a knife,  c4 explosives,  child swearing,  explosive,  die hard scenario,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  opening action scene,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  death of friend,  ambush,  shot in the back,  f word,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  shooting,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  fire,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  african american,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  murder,  violence,  blood,  gun,  death

Logan (2017)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Logan (2017)

In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins - In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are aging, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over. This is why Logan (2017) is one of the best movies like The Hurt Locker (2008). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  drunkenness
Mood:suspense
Locations:desert
Characters:professor
Story:threatened with a knife,  wire cutters,  shot in the neck,  moral dilemma,  telescope,  redneck,  fish out of water,  mercenary,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  opening action scene,  character's point of view camera shot,  screaming,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  army,  flashlight,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  alcohol,  running,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  mirror,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  cell phone,  fire,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  fight,  blood,  violence,  gun,  death

Homefront (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

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)

Characters:boy
Story:sniper rifle,  car set on fire,  flat tire,  booby trap,  punched in the stomach,  confrontation,  redneck,  nosebleed,  die hard scenario,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  sniper,  prisoner,  bridge,  ambush,  shot in the back,  f word,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  death,  fight,  murder,  blood,  violence

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No Escape (2015)
Action, Thriller

No Escape (2015)

When Jack (Owen Wilson) finds an opportunity to move to Southeast Asia to head his water manufacturing company's new plant there, he immediately jumps at the opportunity and moves his family there. When they get there; they seem to be having problems, the electronics don't work and rarely any cars are seen in the streets. When he goes to the market the next morning, he finds himself caught in the middle of a violent rebellion headed by armed rebels executing foreigners. Jack must get back to the hotel and with the help of a mysterious British "tourist" (Pierce Brosnan), must get his family to the American Embassy in the midst of the chaos. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  drunkenness,  suicide
Mood:suspense
Story:taxi driver,  car set on fire,  unsubtitled foreign language,  flare,  street market,  translator,  moral dilemma,  siren,  confrontation,  tension,  fish out of water,  mercenary,  self sacrifice,  character's point of view camera shot,  tank,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  sniper,  death of friend,  bridge,  ambush,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  taxi,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  fire,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  independent film,  violence,  murder,  death

Menace II Society (1993) is one of the best movies like The Hurt Locker (2008)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

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

Themes:paranoia,  drunkenness
Story:threatened with a knife,  child swearing,  store,  street life,  honor,  racial slur,  no opening credits,  death of friend,  prisoner,  flashlight,  shot in the back,  f word,  held at gunpoint,  shooting,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  three word title,  chase,  knife,  african american,  husband wife relationship,  independent film,  bare chested male,  gun,  death,  violence,  murder,  blood,  fight

Hardcore Henry (2015)
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... (Read More)

Themes:courage,  panic,  terrorism,  drunkenness
Mood:suspense
Story:sniper rifle,  army,  hand through chest,  hummer,  raised middle finger,  wedding ring,  mercenary,  exploding body,  self sacrifice,  character's point of view camera shot,  tank,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  sniper,  terrorist,  ambush,  subjective camera,  shot in the back,  f word,  robot,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cell phone,  fire,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  independent film,  bare chested male,  death,  gun,  blood,  fight,  violence,  murder

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