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The Interview (2014)
Comedy

The Interview (2014)

In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show "Skylark Tonight." When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un. (Read More)

Themes:humiliation, redemption, deception, drunkenness, revenge, friendship
Locations:laboratory, china, woods, airport, snow, restaurant, bar
Characters:soldier
Story:taking a selfie, military drone, ecstasy the drug, communist dictatorship, sex with a goat, missile silo, nuclear missile, cia agent, one on one basketball, playing basketball, army base, tabloid journalist, male vomiting, sikorsky sh 3 sea king helicopter, helicopter shot down, helicopter crash, female soldier, exploding helicopter, nuclear explosion, reference to matthew mcconaughey

Spy (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime

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)

Themes:redemption, deception, revenge, friendship
Locations:airport, restaurant, bar
Story:cia agent, slow motion action scene, nuclear threat, gadgetry, scatological humor, spy spoof, filmed killing, female spy, night vision, vulgarity, drone, reference to barack obama, tracking device, gadget, faked death, cameo, mexican standoff, assassination attempt, subtitled scene, cia

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

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

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

Themes:deception, drunkenness, revenge, friendship
Locations:laboratory, woods, snow, bar
Characters:soldier
Story:slow motion action scene, gadgetry, shot through a door, armory, spy spoof, filmed killing, top secret, female spy, megalomaniac, drone, armored car, tracking device, media coverage, gatling gun, gadget, puppy, shot in the face, crushed to death, cameo, wristwatch

Red 2 (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Red 2 (2013)

Retired CIA agent Frank Moses is in love with Sarah Ross and enjoying their normal life. Out of the blue, Marvin Boggs meets Frank in the supermarket and tells that Wikileaks has released the information that they had participated and know the whereabouts of the Nightshade, a portable nuclear weapon that was smuggled in pieces and hidden in Russia. Now the top agents in the world are under contract to seek them out to discover where Nightshade is. The trio travels to Paris and teams-up with the Russian Katja to track down the former Russian Agent 'The Frog' to get more information about the operation. They learn that the brilliant inventor Dr. Edward Bailey might know where the weapon is. They discover that Bailey has been interned in an asylum in London by the MI-6 for thirty-two years and the British Victoria joins the team. They rescue Bailey and find that the nuclear device is hidden in the Kremlin. Soon the dangerous South Korean Han joins the group expecting to retrieve the weapon. But dangerous killer Jack Horton is hunting Frank down and will not stop until he recovers the nuclear bomb. (Read More)

Themes:deception, revenge
Locations:airport, restaurant, bar
Characters:soldier
Story:cia agent, helicopter crash, nuclear explosion, reference to josef stalin, shot in the foot, filmed killing, female spy, gatling gun, faked death, cameo, assassination attempt, ak 47, subtitled scene, cia, espionage, shot in the arm, general, exploding body, american abroad, undercover

22 Jump Street (2014) is one of the best movies like The Interview (2014)
Action, Comedy, Crime

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)

Themes:drunkenness, friendship
Locations:restaurant, bar
Story:undercover, exploding helicopter, slow motion action scene, climbing out a window, self referential, vulgarity, tracking device, blood on shirt, bulletproof vest, cameo, mexican standoff, animal attack, shot in the arm, profanity, statue, news report, no opening credits, exploding car, interracial relationship, montage

This Is The End (2013)
Comedy, Fantasy

This Is The End (2013)

All 'Jay Baruchel' (qv) expected coming to LA was a fun time with 'Seth Rogen' (qv) with all the wild partying to have both by themselves and at 'James Franco' (qv)'s housewarming party. Suddenly, the Rapture hits and the Biblical Apocalypse has begun. Now, Jay and Seth are desperately sheltering in James' house for rescue along with a few other friends. Together, they must band together to attempt to survive the end of the world, only for Jay to find that they are all too dumb and superficial to do it until they discover the only way out. This is why This Is The End (2013) is one of the best movies like The Interview (2014). (Read More)

Themes:redemption, drunkenness, friendship
Locations:airport
Story:ecstasy the drug, helicopter crash, exploding helicopter, scatological humor, self referential, ecstasy, crushed to death, cameo, burned alive, exploding body, news report, no opening credits, exploding car, impalement, montage, gay slur, survival, f word, vomiting, slow motion scene

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

A young man named Eggsy whose father died when he was a young boy, is dealing with living with the creep his mother is with now, who mistreats her and him. He goes out and does something to one of the creep's friends. He gets arrested and he calls a number a man gave him around the time his father died, to call if he needs help. A man named Harry approaches him and tells him he's the one who helped him. He tells him that he knew his father. When the man Eggsy slighted wants some payback, Harry takes care of him and his companions single handed. Harry then tells Eggsy that he's part of a secret organization called the Kingsman and his father was also part of it. He died trying to make the world safe. Harry offers Eggsy the opportunity to be a Kingsman and he takes it. He undergoes a grueling training course. Harry is looking into the demise of another Kingsman and the trail leads him to tech billionaire named Valentine aka V who is also curious about the group following him, the Kingsman. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, deception, revenge
Locations:snow
Story:slow motion action scene, filmed killing, self referential, female spy, megalomaniac, head blown off, tracking device, bullet time, gadget, puppy, shot in the face, press conference, wristwatch, burned alive, missile, subtitled scene, espionage, profanity, exploding body, manipulation

Ghostbusters (2016)
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Ghostbusters (2016)

Themes:deception, friendship
Locations:laboratory, restaurant, bar
Story:mob of reporters, slow motion action scene, gadgetry, newscast, megalomaniac, armored car, media coverage, gadget, cameo, press conference, wristwatch, obscene finger gesture, exploding body, news report, controversy, no opening credits, exploding car, map, army, montage

The Man From U.n.c.l.e. (2015) is one of the best movies like The Interview (2014)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

The Man From U.n.c.l.e. (2015)

In the 1960s with the Cold War in play, CIA agent Napoleon Solo successfully helps Gaby Teller defect to West Germany despite the intimidating opposition of KGB agent Illya Kuryakin. Later, all three unexpectedly find themselves working together in a joint mission to stop a private criminal organization from using Gaby's father's scientific expertise to construct their own nuclear bomb. Through clenched teeth and stylish poise, all three must find a way to cooperate for the sake of world peace, even as they each pursue their own agendas. (Read More)

Themes:deception, drunkenness, revenge
Locations:laboratory, woods
Story:cia agent, cia, death by shooting, bechdel test failed, reference to josef stalin, nuclear threat, gadgetry, animated credits, altered version of studio logo, commando unit, female spy, tracking device, gadget, barefoot male, wristwatch, reference to adolf hitler, missile, subtitled scene, espionage, american abroad

Central Intelligence (2016)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Central Intelligence (2016)

Calvin Joyner was voted in high school the guy most likely to succeed. 20 years later he's an accountant. As his high school reunion approaches, he tries to make contact with his old schoolmates. And someone named Bob Stone contacts him. He says that he was known as Robbie Weirdicht in school. Calvin remembers that he was picked on, as a matter of fact after an extremely nasty prank he left school. They agree to meet and Calvin is surprised by how much he has changed. Bob asks Calvin to help him out. He says yes and the next thing he knows some men burst into his home. They're CIA, the one in charge is looking for Stone, she says he's a rogue agent. When they can't find Bob they leave. Later he approaches Calvin telling him, he is not a rogue agent, he's trying to find a person known as the Black Badger who is planning to sell some information that in the wrong hands can be disastrous. so he needs Calvin's help to stop him. Calvin's not sure whom he should believe. (Read More)

Themes:humiliation, redemption, deception, friendship, revenge
Locations:bar
Story:cia agent, armory, armored car, tracking device, bulletproof vest, faked death, mexican standoff, assassination attempt, ak 47, cia, espionage, manipulation, binoculars, no opening credits, exploding car, montage, held at gunpoint, showdown, bare butt, brawl

The Green Hornet (2011)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Green Hornet (2011)

Playboy Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) becomes the new publisher of Los Angeles' "The Daily Sentinel" after the sudden death of his father. Britt's party life is about to change when he and his driver and kung fu expert, Kato (Jay Chou), stop a robbery. With the help of Kato, Britt starts a new career of fighting crime as the masked superhero "The Green Hornet". This is why The Green Hornet (2011) is one of the best movies like The Interview (2014). (Read More)

Themes:deception, drunkenness, revenge
Locations:restaurant
Story:car collection, altered version of studio logo, newscast, armored car, media coverage, bullet time, gatling gun, gadget, shot in the face, crushed to death, cameo, press conference, missile, exploding body, statue, limousine, training, cigar smoking, news report, no opening credits

Knight And Day (2010)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Knight And Day (2010)

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

Themes:deception
Locations:laboratory, airport, snow, restaurant, bar
Story:cia agent, brooklyn bridge, tracking device, animal attack, missile, cia, american abroad, undercover, news report, exploding car, mountain, f word, held at gunpoint, showdown, brawl, gunfight, airplane, rescue, shot in the head, shot in the chest

Deadpool (2016) is one of the best movies like The Interview (2014)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-fi

Deadpool (2016)

This is the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, deception, revenge, friendship
Locations:laboratory, snow, bar
Characters:soldier
Story:taking a selfie, reference to gandalf the character, animated end credits, reference to sylvester stallone, shot in the butt, slow motion action scene, scatological humor, self referential, vulgarity, head blown off, bullet time, blood on shirt, crushed to death, wristwatch, burned alive, obscene finger gesture, shot in the arm, profanity, premarital sex, exploding body

Team America: World Police (2004)
Action, Comedy

Team America: World Police (2004)

The North American counter-terrorism force Team America attacks a group of terrorists in Paris. Later, the leader of the organization, Spottswoode, invites the famous Broadway actor Gary Johnston to join his world police and work undercover in Cairo, infiltrating a terrorist organization in the hope they will disclose their plan of destroying the world. Team America destroy the cell of terrorists, but then the Panama Canal is attacked by the criminals as a payback. Gary feels responsible for the death of many innocents and leaves the counter-terrorism organization. When the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Il, joins a group of pacifist actors and actresses with the intention of using weapons of massive destruction, Team America tries to avoid the destruction of the world. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:bar
Story:dictator, undercover, scatological humor, north korea, altered version of studio logo, commando unit, brooklyn bridge, head blown off, defecation, gatling gun, animal attack, burned alive, missile, profanity, premarital sex, exploding body, limousine, impalement, gay slur, f word

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

The A-team (2010)

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

Themes:deception, revenge
Locations:snow, restaurant
Characters:soldier
Story:cia agent, cia, exploding helicopter, female spy, drone, gatling gun, bulletproof vest, cameo, missile, subtitled scene, obscene finger gesture, shot in the arm, general, exploding body, tank, mission, cigar smoking, exploding car, army, journalist

2 Guns (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

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. This is why 2 Guns (2013) is one of the best movies like The Interview (2014). (Read More)

Themes:deception, revenge, friendship
Characters:soldier
Story:cia agent, helicopter crash, bechdel test failed, head blown off, bulletproof vest, mexican standoff, goat, assassination attempt, ak 47, subtitled scene, cia, shot in the arm, undercover, shot in the forehead, no opening credits, exploding car, interracial relationship, impalement, held at gunpoint, gunfight

War Dogs (2016) is one of the best movies like The Interview (2014)
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:deception, drunkenness, friendship, revenge
Locations:woods, airport, snow, restaurant, bar
Characters:soldier
Story:army base, night vision, armored car, cameo, ak 47, premarital sex, american abroad, tank, no opening credits, interracial relationship, montage, f word, held at gunpoint, taxi, slow motion scene, airplane, machine gun, black comedy, helicopter, cell phone

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

Kick-ass 2 (2013)

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

Themes:deception, friendship, revenge
Locations:bar
Story:self referential, brooklyn bridge, defecation, media coverage, bulletproof vest, shot in the face, ak 47, subtitled scene, training, news report, exploding car, montage, gay slur, f word, held at gunpoint, taxi, showdown, vomiting, brawl, battle

Three Kings (1999)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, War

Three Kings (1999)

A small group of adventurous American soldiers in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War are determined to steal a huge cache of gold reputed to be hidden somewhere near their desert base. Finding a map they believe will take them to the gold, they embark on a journey that leads to unexpected discoveries, enabling them to rise to a heroic challenge that drastically changes their lives. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:bar
Story:map, helicopter crash, exploding helicopter, gatling gun, crushed to death, mexican standoff, shot in the arm, limousine, news report, no opening credits, exploding car, interracial relationship, army, f word, vomiting, undressing, slow motion scene, rescue, shot in the head, shot in the chest

Bad Boys II (2003)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

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)

Themes:deception
Story:ecstasy the drug, ecstasy, shot in the butt, bromance, head blown off, bullet time, crushed to death, severed finger, mexican standoff, ak 47, cia, shot in the arm, exploding body, undercover, shot in the forehead, exploding car, f word, held at gunpoint, showdown, vomiting

The Nice Guys (2016) is one of the best movies like The Interview (2014)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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. This is why The Nice Guys (2016) is one of the best movies like The Interview (2014). (Read More)

Themes:redemption, deception, drunkenness, friendship, revenge
Locations:woods, airport, bar
Story:altered version of studio logo, reference to adolf hitler, assassination attempt, ak 47, shot in the arm, profanity, exploding body, undercover, limousine, shot in the forehead, cigar smoking, news report, exploding car, gay slur, f word, held at gunpoint, taxi, showdown, bare butt, brawl

Get Smart (2008)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Get Smart (2008)

American Maxwell Smart works for a Government spy agency in an administrative capacity. When the agency's head office is attacked, the Chief decides to assign Maxwell as a spy and partners him with sexy Agent 99, much to her chagrin. The duo nevertheless set off to combat their attackers by first parachuting off an airplane and landing in Russian territory - followed closely by an over seven feet tall, 400 pound goon, known simply as Dalip. The duo, handicapped by Maxwell's antics, will eventually have their identities compromised, and may be chalked up as casualties, while back in America their attackers have already planted a bomb that is set-up to explode in a concert. (Read More)

Story:male to male kiss, spy spoof, altered version of studio logo, shot in the foot, top secret, night vision, gadget, shot in the face, obscene finger gesture, espionage, training, exploding car, gay kiss, held at gunpoint, brawl, airplane, face slap, shot in the chest, machine gun, fistfight

Pineapple Express (2008)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Pineapple Express (2008)

Lazy court-process clerk and stoner Dale Denton has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver: to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop and the city's most dangerous drug lord, he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him--and it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they're not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia: incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Pineapple Express. (Read More)

Themes:deception, friendship
Locations:laboratory, woods, restaurant
Story:cia agent, talk show host, bromance, shot in the foot, crushed to death, wristwatch, subtitled scene, obscene finger gesture, shot in the arm, exploding car, montage, f word, best friend, held at gunpoint, slow motion scene, shot in the head, face slap, shot in the chest, machine gun, black comedy

Warm Bodies (2013)
Comedy, Horror, Romance

Warm Bodies (2013)

With much of the world's population now an undead horde, R is a young and oddly introspective zombie. While fighting with and feeding on a human scavenger party, R meets Julie and feels an urge to protect her. What happens next is the beginning of a strangely warm relationship that allows R to begin regaining his humanity. As this change spreads through the local undead population like a virus, Julie and R eventually have to face a larger issue when the very nature of their friendship is challenged. Caught between the paranoid human forces and the ferocious "Bonies", zombies who are a mutual threat, R and Julie must find a way to bridge the differences of each side to fight for a better world no one thought possible. (Read More)

Themes:deception, friendship
Locations:laboratory, airport, bar
Characters:soldier
Story:army base, female soldier, reference to guns 'n' roses, armored car, general, shot in the forehead, impalement, army, montage, survival, guitar, held at gunpoint, showdown, brawl, battle, slow motion scene, airplane, rescue, shot in the head, shot in the chest

Shoot 'em Up (2007) is one of the best movies like The Interview (2014)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Shoot 'em Up (2007)

Late at night, in an unnamed U.S. city, a solitary man sits at a bus stop. A pregnant woman runs by, pursued by a man with a gun. With reluctance, the man at the bus stop rescues her and assists with the baby's delivery, while additional pursuers fire at them, including the gang's particularly nasty leader, an intuitive man named Hertz. Our hero, known only as Smith, determines to save the child and find out why Hertz wants the baby dead. At a local bordello, he tries to employ a lactating hooker to watch the child, but things quickly escalate, and this makeshift family is soon on the run. Heavy metal music calms the baby. Why? A laboratory, gun factory, and presidential campaign all figure in Smith's quest for the child's safe deliverance. (Read More)

Locations:laboratory
Story:animated end credits, shot in the butt, altered version of studio logo, shot in the foot, self referential, bullet time, crushed to death, severed finger, mexican standoff, obscene finger gesture, shot in the arm, shot in the forehead, no opening credits, cleavage, sex standing up, held at gunpoint, gunfight, undressing, slow motion scene, airplane

Red (2010)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Red (2010)

Frank (Bruce Willis) is retired, bored, and lonely living off his government pension in a nondescript suburb in an equally nondescript house. The only joy in Frank's life is his calls to the government pension processing center when he gets to talk to his case worker, Sarah (Mary-Louis Parker). Sarah is as bored and lonely as Frank and marks her conversations with the unknown Frank and her spy novels as the only things fun in her life. When something in Frank's past forces Frank back into his old line of work and puts an unwitting Sarah in the middle of the intrigue, Frank and Sarah begin a journey into Frank's past and the people he used to work with. Like Frank they are all RED ... Retired Extremely Dangerous. This is why Red (2010) is one of the best movies like The Interview (2014). (Read More)

Themes:deception
Locations:airport, snow
Story:cia agent, cia, female spy, bullet time, blood on shirt, shot in the face, severed finger, assassination attempt, exploding body, mission, binoculars, limousine, shot in the forehead, exploding car, cleavage, held at gunpoint, airplane, rescue, shot in the head, face slap

The Watch (2012)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

The Watch (2012)

In Glenview, Ohio, Evan is the manager of the Costco department store and married to Abby. When the Costco night watchman, Antonio Guzman, is mysteriously murdered, Evan organizes The Neighborhood Watch, a watch team with his suburban neighbors Bob, Franklin and Jamarcus to protect the neighborhood and find the killer of Antonio. Soon they discover that the murderer is an alien that is preparing to invade Earth, and they become the last hope of mankind on Earth. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, friendship
Story:newscast, vulgarity, profanity, premarital sex, exploding body, news report, montage, f word, guitar, held at gunpoint, taxi, showdown, brawl, battle, slow motion scene, shot in the head, face slap, shot in the chest, blood splatter, fistfight

Kick-ass (2010)
Action, Comedy

Kick-ass (2010)

Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan with a few friends and who lives alone with his father. His life is not very difficult and his personal trials not that overwhelming. However, one day he makes the simple decision to become a super-hero even though he has no powers or training. (Read More)

Themes:deception, revenge, friendship
Story:girl stripped down to panties, brooklyn bridge, gatling gun, bulletproof vest, shot in the face, crushed to death, severed finger, burned alive, shot in the arm, premarital sex, exploding body, shot in the forehead, training, news report, impalement, montage, sex standing up, held at gunpoint, slow motion scene, shot in the head

Seven Psychopaths (2012) is one of the best movies like The Interview (2014)
Comedy, Crime

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

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

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:bar
Story:woman in lingerie, self referential, head blown off, crying man, burned alive, subtitled scene, shot in the forehead, exploding car, gay slur, vomiting, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shot in the chest, black comedy, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, shootout, pistol, party

Paul (2011)
Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi

Paul (2011)

Two sci-fi geeks take a pilgrimage to America's UFO heartland. While there, they accidentally meet an alien who brings them on an insane road trip that alters their universe forever. For the past 60 years, an alien named Paul (voiced by 'Seth Rogen' (qv)) has been hanging out at a top-secret military base. When he discovers he's been taken prisoner, the space-traveling smart ass decides to escape the compound and hop on the first vehicle out of town - a rented RV containing Earthlings Graeme Willy ('Simon Pegg' (qv)) and Clive Gollings ('Nick Frost (I)' (qv)). Chased by federal agents and the fanatical father of a young woman that they accidentally kidnap, Graeme and Clive hatch a fumbling escape plan to return Paul to his mother ship. And as two nerds struggle to help, one little green man might just take his fellow outcasts from misfits to intergalactic heroes. (Read More)

Themes:deception, drunkenness, friendship
Locations:woods, bar
Story:top secret, book signing, bullet time, crushed to death, cameo, eyeglasses, subtitled scene, shot in the arm, exploding body, no opening credits, exploding car, map, montage, mountain, gay slur, f word, held at gunpoint, brawl, rescue, shot in the head

The Heat (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime

The Heat (2013)

Sarah Ashburn, an FBI agent, is extremely ambitious and has her eye on a promotion, but she doesn't get along with her co-workers. She is sent to Boston to uncover the identity of an elusive drug lord, Mr. Larkin, by tracking down his proxy, Rojas, and is told that she'll have a good shot at the promotion if she finds Larkin. When she arrives in Boston, she learns that Larkin has been eliminating his competition and taking over their operations. She learns that Rojas is in Boston PD custody and goes to see him to ask him what he knows about Larkin, but is warned that the cop who arrested Rojas, Shannon Mullins, is very territorial, and she is not exactly sociable. When the two meet they don't get along. When Mullins learns why Ashburn is in Boston, she decides to find Larkin herself. Ashburn is told by her boss to work with Mullins, but it won't be easy because Ashburn does things by the book while Mullins does things her way. This is why The Heat (2013) is one of the best movies like The Interview (2014). (Read More)

Themes:redemption, drunkenness, revenge
Locations:bar
Story:climbing out a window, brooklyn bridge, vulgarity, bulletproof vest, mexican standoff, profanity, undercover, shot in the forehead, exploding car, impalement, montage, cleavage, f word, held at gunpoint, showdown, gunfight, watching tv, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun

Cars 2 (2011)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Sport

Cars 2 (2011)

The famous race car Lightning McQueen and his team are invited to compete in the World Grand Prix race. There, McQueen's best friend Mater, finds himself involved in international espionage, and alongside two professional British spies, attempts to uncover a secret plan led by a mysterious mastermind and his criminal gang, which threatens the lives of all competitors in the tournament. (Read More)

Themes:humiliation, friendship
Locations:airport, restaurant
Story:lightning, gadgetry, spy spoof, filmed killing, female spy, armored car, media coverage, gatling gun, missile, espionage, undercover, no opening credits, best friend, airplane, explosion, two word title, dog, death

Rush Hour 3 (2007) is one of the best movies like The Interview (2014)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Rush Hour 3 (2007)

After an attempted assassination on Ambassador Han, Inspector Lee and Detective Carter are back in action as they head to Paris to protect a French woman with knowledge of the Triads' secret leaders. Lee also holds secret meetings with a United Nations authority, but his personal struggles with a Chinese criminal mastermind named Kenji, which reveals that it's Lee's long-lost...brother. But their race will take them across the city, from the depths of the Paris underground to the breathtaking heights of the Eiffel Tower, as they fight to outrun the world's most deadly criminals and save the day. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Story:woman in lingerie, crushed to death, assassination attempt, ak 47, shot in the arm, american abroad, mission, exploding car, guitar, held at gunpoint, taxi, showdown, brawl, gunfight, airplane, rescue, face slap, shot in the chest, blood splatter, fistfight

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

John and Jane Smith are a normal married couple, living a normal life in a normal suburb, working normal jobs...well, if you can call secretly being assassins "normal". But neither Jane nor John knows about their spouse's secret, until they are surprised to find each other as targets! But on their quest to kill each other, they learn a lot more about each other than they ever did in five (or six) years of marriage. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, friendship
Locations:restaurant, bar
Story:tank, gatling gun, bulletproof vest, wristwatch, assassination attempt, missile, eyeglasses, ak 47, subtitled scene, cia, shot in the arm, lightning, binoculars, exploding car, basketball, best friend, taxi, watching tv, airplane, rescue

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

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

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

Themes:deception, revenge
Locations:laboratory, restaurant, bar
Story:media coverage, faked death, wristwatch, subtitled scene, american abroad, manipulation, mission, limousine, news report, no opening credits, map, montage, held at gunpoint, brawl, slow motion scene, airplane, rescue, black comedy, fistfight, cell phone

Ant-man (2015)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi

Ant-man (2015)

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. This is why Ant-man (2015) is one of the best movies like The Interview (2014). (Read More)

Themes:redemption, deception, friendship, revenge
Locations:laboratory, restaurant, bar
Story:nuclear missile, icbm, boeing 747, bechdel test failed, bullet time, gadget, cameo, mexican standoff, animal attack, barefoot male, exploding body, manipulation, tank, training, no opening credits, map, montage, held at gunpoint, showdown, brawl

Pain & Gain (2013) is one of the best movies like The Interview (2014)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama

Pain & Gain (2013)

Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo ('Mark Wahlberg (I)' (qv)) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal ('Anthony Mackie' (qv)) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle ('Dwayne Johnson (I)' (qv)). Their kidnapping and extortion scheme goes terribly wrong since they have muscles for brains and they're left to haphazardly try to hold onto the elusive American dream. (Read More)

Themes:deception, drunkenness, friendship, revenge
Locations:restaurant
Story:shot in the foot, night vision, obscene finger gesture, premarital sex, american abroad, manipulation, limousine, cigar smoking, no opening credits, exploding car, interracial relationship, montage, basketball, gay slur, f word, sex standing up, bare butt, brawl, slow motion scene, machine gun

Wild Wild West (1999)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi, Western

Wild Wild West (1999)

Jim West is a guns-a-blazing former Civil War hero. Artemus Gordon is an inventive U.S. Marshal who excels in disguise. When the United States is threatened by psychotic Confederate Arliss Loveless, President Ulysses Grant teams the duo up to bring him to justice. On a hazard-packed train journey from Washington D.C. to Utah, West and Gordon must combine their skills to best Loveless and his diabolical machines. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:bar
Story:general, gadgetry, spy spoof, megalomaniac, gatling gun, gadget, bulletproof vest, shot in the face, mexican standoff, assassination attempt, held at gunpoint, showdown, brawl, gunfight, shot in the head, shot in the chest, fistfight, shot to death, shootout, train

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

Detroit cop Axel Foley is delighted when he receives a surprise visit from his best friend Mikey Tandino, who lives in California. Not long after Mikey arrives in Detroit, Mikey is killed, right in front of Axel, by a man named Zack. Axel follows Zack to Beverly Hills, California, where Beverly Hills police department Lieutenant Andrew Bogomil assigns Detective Billy Rosewood and Rosewood's partner, Sergeant John Taggart, to keep an eye on Axel. Axel visits his friend Jenny Summers, who works in an art gallery. With Jenny's help, Axel discovers that Zack works for Jenny's boss, Victor Maitland, the man who owns the art gallery. Maitland is a drug kingpin who is using the gallery as a front, and Maitland had Zack kill Mikey after Maitland accused Mikey of stealing some of Maitland's bonds. With the help of Jenny, Billy, and Taggart, Axel does what he can to make sure Maitland and Zack won't kill any more people. (Read More)

Themes:deception, drunkenness, revenge
Locations:bar
Story:shot in the arm, profanity, undercover, limousine, map, held at gunpoint, showdown, bare butt, brawl, gunfight, rescue, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, black comedy, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, shootout, pistol

Focus (2015)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance

Focus (2015)

Nicky Spurgeon is an extremely accomplished con man who takes an amateur con artist, Jess, under his wing. Nicky and Jess become romantically involved, and with Nicky's profession of being a liar and a cheater for a living, he realizes that deception and love are things that don't go together. They split, only to see each other three years later... And things get messy. (Read More)

Themes:deception, drunkenness, friendship, revenge
Locations:airport, snow, restaurant, bar
Story:blood on shirt, wristwatch, american abroad, binoculars, training, interracial relationship, montage, f word, held at gunpoint, slow motion scene, shot in the chest, black comedy, cell phone, pistol, new york city, party, title spoken by character, bare chested male, sex scene, blood

Pixels (2015) is one of the best movies like The Interview (2014)
Action, Comedy, Family, Sci-fi

Pixels (2015)

Sam Brenner, Will Cooper, Ludlow Lamonsoff, and Eddie "The Fire Blaster" Plant all played classic arcade video games as teenagers. But now they have to use their skills to try to save the world from aliens. The aliens watched video feeds that they thought was a declaration of war. So they send down the classic arcade games to destroy earth. They also get help from a military specialist. They have three lives and if all three get used then earth will be destroyed, and every time they lose a live the aliens take someone's life. Who will win, us or the aliens? It's an all-out battle to save our planet and everyone on it. This is why Pixels (2015) is one of the best movies like The Interview (2014). (Read More)

Themes:redemption, deception, drunkenness, friendship
Locations:laboratory, bar
Characters:soldier
Story:female soldier, exploding helicopter, air force base, media coverage, cameo, press conference, general, american abroad, exploding body, mission, training, news report, exploding car, montage, survival, showdown, battle, slow motion scene, rescue, helicopter

The Cable Guy (1996)
Comedy, Drama, Thriller

The Cable Guy (1996)

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

Themes:deception, revenge, friendship
Locations:restaurant, bar
Story:self referential, directed by cast member, media coverage, cameo, premarital sex, manipulation, lightning, news report, montage, basketball, brawl, watching tv, slow motion scene, rescue, black comedy, helicopter, fistfight, cell phone, chase, party

Snatch (2000)
Comedy, Crime

Snatch (2000)

Turkish and his close friend/accomplice Tommy get pulled into the world of match fixing by the notorious Brick Top. Things get complicated when the boxer they had lined up gets badly beaten by Pitt, a 'pikey' ( slang for an Irish Gypsy)- who comes into the equation after Turkish, an unlicensed boxing promoter wants to buy a caravan off the Irish Gypsies. They then try to convince Pitt not only to fight for them, but to lose for them too. Whilst all this is going on, a huge diamond heist takes place, and a fistful of motley characters enter the story, including 'Cousin Avi', 'Boris The Blade', 'Franky Four Fingers' and 'Bullet Tooth Tony'. Things go from bad to worse as it all becomes about the money, the guns, and the damned dog! (Read More)

Story:shot in the face, severed finger, burned alive, cigar smoking, impalement, gay slur, f word, held at gunpoint, showdown, brawl, gunfight, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, black comedy, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, shootout

Starsky & Hutch (2004)
Comedy, Crime

Starsky & Hutch (2004)

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

Themes:deception, drunkenness
Locations:restaurant, bar
Story:cameo, assassination attempt, subtitled scene, undercover, limousine, no opening credits, gay slur, guitar, held at gunpoint, brawl, undressing, shot in the chest, fistfight, shootout, pistol, lesbian kiss, party, explosion, title spoken by character, bare chested male

Rush Hour (1998) is one of the best movies like The Interview (2014)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Rush Hour (1998)

Cultures clash and tempers flares as the two cops named Detective Inspector Lee a Hong Kong Detective and Detective James Carter FBI, a big-mouthed work-alone Los Angeles cop who are from different worlds discovers one thing in common: they can't stand each other. With time running out, they must join forces to catch the criminals and save the eleven-year-old Chinese girl of the Chinese consul named Soo Yung. (Read More)

Themes:deception, revenge
Locations:airport, bar
Story:shot in the face, mexican standoff, subtitled scene, undercover, exploding car, held at gunpoint, showdown, brawl, gunfight, airplane, rescue, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, helicopter, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, shootout, cell phone

Last Action Hero (1993)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Last Action Hero (1993)

Young Danny Madigan is a big fan of Jack Slater, a larger-than-life action hero played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. When his best friend, Nick the projectionist, gives him a magic ticket to the new Jack Slater film, Danny is transported into Slater's world, where the good guys always win. One of Slater's enemies, Benedict the hitman, gets hold of the ticket and ends up in Danny's world, where he realises that if he can kill Schwarzenegger, Slater will be no more. Slater and Danny must travel back and stop him. This is why Last Action Hero (1993) is one of the best movies like The Interview (2014). (Read More)

Story:exploding helicopter, self referential, pun, gatling gun, bulletproof vest, cameo, mexican standoff, exploding body, statue, cigar smoking, no opening credits, exploding car, held at gunpoint, taxi, showdown, brawl, gunfight, shot in the head, face slap, shot in the chest

Planet Terror (2007)
Action, Comedy, Horror, Thriller

Planet Terror (2007)

After an experimental bio-nerve gas is accidentally released at a remote U.S. military base in Texas, those exposed to the gas turn into flesh-eating, mutating zombies out to kill. An assortment of various people who include stripper Cherry, her shady mechanic ex-boyfriend Wray, a strong-willed doctor, the local sheriff, and an assortment of various people must join forces to survive the night as the so-called "sickos" threaten to take over the whole town and the world. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:soldier
Story:reference to osama bin laden, head blown off, shot in the face, severed finger, cameo, premarital sex, shot in the forehead, exploding car, survival, held at gunpoint, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, black comedy, helicopter, blood splatter, shot to death, shootout, cell phone, pistol

Rush Hour 2 (2001)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Rush Hour 2 (2001)

It's vacation time for Det. James Carter and he finds himself alongside Det. Lee in Hong Kong wishing for more excitement. While Carter wants to party and meet the ladies, Lee is out to track down a Triad gang lord who may be responsible for killing two men at the American Embassy. Things get complicated as the pair stumble onto a counterfeiting plot by L.A. crime boss Steven Reign and Triad Ricky Tan, an ex-cop who played a mysterious part in the death of Det. Lee's father. Throw in a power struggle between Tan and the gorgeous but dangerous Hu Li and the boys are soon up to their necks in fist fights and life-threatening situations. A trip back to the U.S. may provide the answers about the bombing, the counterfeiting, and the true allegiance of sexy customs agent Isabella. Then again, it may turn up more excitement than Carter was looking for during his vacation. (Read More)

Themes:deception, revenge
Locations:china, airport
Story:faked death, subtitled scene, statue, undercover, mission, interracial relationship, held at gunpoint, showdown, bare butt, brawl, gunfight, undressing, watching tv, airplane, face slap, shot in the chest, machine gun, black comedy, blood splatter, fistfight

In Bruges (2008) is one of the best movies like The Interview (2014)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

In Bruges (2008)

London based hit men Ray and Ken are told by their boss Harry Waters to lie low in Bruges, Belgium for up to two weeks following their latest hit, which resulted in the death of an innocent bystander. Harry will be in touch with further instructions. While they wait for Harry's call, Ken, following Harry's advice, takes in the sights of the medieval city with great appreciation. But the charms of Bruges are lost on the simpler Ray, who is already despondent over the innocent death, especially as it was his first job. Things change for Ray when he meets Chloe, part of a film crew shooting a movie starring an American dwarf named Jimmy. When Harry's instructions arrive, Ken, for whom the job is directed, isn't sure if he can carry out the new job, especially as he has gained a new appreciation of life from his stay in the fairytale Bruges. While Ken waits for the inevitable arrival into Bruges of an angry Harry, who feels he must clean up matters on his own, Ray is dealing with his own problems, not only with Harry, but with a Canadian couple and a half-blind thief named Eirik. Ray hopes he can count on both Chloe and Ken to help him carve out a new life for himself. In the end, Harry, involved in an incident with Jimmy, may have to keep to his own principles. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, revenge
Locations:snow, restaurant, bar
Story:ecstasy the drug, climbing out a window, shot in the foot, head blown off, laughing, eyeglasses, obscene finger gesture, map, gay slur, f word, showdown, watching tv, rescue, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, black comedy, blood splatter, shot to death, shootout

Bad Boys (1995)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

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)

Locations:airport
Story:bullet time, mexican standoff, profanity, exploding car, basketball, f word, best friend, held at gunpoint, showdown, brawl, gunfight, slow motion scene, shot in the chest, machine gun, helicopter, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, shootout, cell phone

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