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The Island (2005)
Action, Adventure, Romance, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Island (2005)

Lincoln Six Echo is just like everyone else - he's waiting to go to the Island, the only place left in the world to actually live a life. Thousands of people stay at a facility waiting to go to the Island. It all sounds like paradise, but Lincoln Six Echo soon discovers that there's actually a sinister purpose going on at that facility and that he must escape - but not before stopping the sinister plan. (Read More)

Themes:evolution, environment, wealth, greed, redemption, paranoia, conspiracy, memory, escape, surrealism
Mood:nightmare
Locations:laboratory, desert, boat, bar
Characters:warrior, doctor
Period:2010s, future
Story:model boat, non person, male clone, human clone, security camera, fashion model, evil scientist, island prison, science runs amok, long blonde hair, car flip, car rollover, armored car, exploding helicopter, car chase, sports car, prison escape, hit by a car, exploding car, police car

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

Alice awakes at home with her daughter Becky and her husband. But soon she realizes that she is actually in an Umbrella Corporation's underground facility. Out of the blue, the computer security system shuts-down and Alice flees to the central control room of the facility. She meets Ada Wong, who works with Albert Wesker, and she learns that a five-man team has been sent by Wesker to rescue them. However, the Red Queen sends Jill Valentine and Rain to hunt them down. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:laboratory
Characters:warrior
Story:security camera, science runs amok, car flip, armored car, car chase, hit by a car, car crash, car accident, foot chase, corporate crime, megacorporation, evil corporation, female gunfighter, genetic engineering, security, close up of eyes, tracking device, clone, hologram, towel

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. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, paranoia, conspiracy, escape
Mood:nightmare
Locations:laboratory, desert, bar
Characters:warrior, doctor
Period:future
Story:evil scientist, science runs amok, armored car, car chase, hit by a car, exploding car, police car, car crash, car accident, foot chase, actor playing dual role, corporate crime, megacorporation, evil corporation, genetic engineering, final showdown, clone, lens flare, social commentary, fish out of water

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years. (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy, memory, escape
Locations:bar
Period:future
Story:car chase, exploding car, police car, car crash, car accident, megacorporation, cityscape, close up of eye, altered version of studio logo, designer, genetic engineering, tracking device, clone, hologram, social commentary, dystopia, product placement, fugitive, on the run, drowning

The Dark Knight Rises (2012) is one of the best movies like The Island (2005)
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:wealth, redemption, paranoia, conspiracy, escape
Locations:desert, bar
Characters:warrior, doctor
Period:2010s
Story:security camera, armored car, sports car, prison escape, exploding car, car crash, car accident, foot chase, altered version of studio logo, famous score, hanged man, body bag, hit in the face, final showdown, tracking device, lens flare, social commentary, masked man, murder of a police officer, hypodermic needle

Kokaku Kidotai (1995)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Kokaku Kidotai (1995)

It is the year 2029. Technology has advanced so far that cyborgs are commonplace. In addition, human brains can connect to the internet directly. Major Motoko Kasunagi is an officer in Section 9, an elite, secretive police division that deals with special operations, including counter terrorism and cyber crime. She is currently on the trail of the Puppet Master, a cyber criminal who hacks into the brains of cyborgs in order to obtain information and to commit other crimes. This is why Kokaku Kidotai (1995) is one of the best movies like The Island (2005). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, conspiracy, escape, surrealism
Locations:laboratory, boat
Characters:warrior, doctor
Period:future
Story:science runs amok, car chase, exploding car, car crash, car accident, foot chase, cityscape, tracking device, doppelganger, clone, hologram, social commentary, mercenary, dystopia, shot in the back, scientist, hand to hand combat, gunfight, battle, computer

The Mummy (2017)
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:redemption, paranoia, escape, surrealism
Locations:laboratory, desert
Characters:warrior, doctor
Period:2010s
Story:security camera, car rollover, armored car, police car, car crash, car accident, foot chase, altered version of studio logo, final showdown, close up of eyes, hypodermic needle, mercenary, product placement, shot in the leg, drowning, strangulation, good versus evil, shot in the back, scientist, hand to hand combat

Underworld Awakening (2012)
Action, Fantasy, Horror

Underworld Awakening (2012)

Mankind discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan species and they begin a war to annihilate the races. When Selene meets with Michael in the harbor, they are hit by a grenade and Selene passes out. Twelve years later, Selene awakes from a cryogenic sleep in the Antigen laboratory and meets the Vampire David. She learns that she had been the subject of the scientist Dr. Jacob Lane and the Vampire and Lycan species have been practically eradicated from Earth. But Selene is still connected to Michael and has visions that she believes that belongs to Michael's sight. However she has a surprise and finds that she has a powerful daughter named Eve that has been raised in the laboratory. Now Selene and David have to protect Eve against the Lycans that intend to use her to inoculate their species against silver. (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy, escape
Locations:laboratory
Characters:warrior, doctor
Period:future
Story:security camera, hit by a car, car crash, car accident, megacorporation, female gunfighter, genetic engineering, social commentary, fish out of water, hypodermic needle, mercenary, dystopia, stabbed in the back, shot in the leg, search, strangulation, good versus evil, shot in the back, scientist, hand to hand combat

Knight And Day (2010) is one of the best movies like The Island (2005)
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:escape
Locations:laboratory, bar
Story:security camera, car chase, hit by a car, exploding car, police car, car crash, car accident, foot chase, tracking device, mercenary, product placement, fugitive, stabbed in the back, on the run, shot in the leg, strangulation, scientist, island, hand to hand combat, falling from height

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:paranoia, escape
Locations:bar
Characters:warrior
Period:2010s
Story:car chase, hit by a car, car crash, car accident, foot chase, shot in the knee, final showdown, manhunt, product placement, fugitive, stabbed in the back, on the run, shot in the leg, strangulation, shot in the back, hand to hand combat, falling from height, gunfight, shot in the chest, motorcycle

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)

Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game-and the rest of the crew has been exonerated-the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime he can't seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before. From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, the elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world's stage... and to bring home the man who made them a family. This is why The Fate Of The Furious (2017) is one of the best movies like The Island (2005). (Read More)

Themes:redemption, escape
Locations:bar
Characters:warrior
Period:2010s
Story:security camera, car rollover, armored car, exploding helicopter, car chase, prison escape, hit by a car, exploding car, police car, car crash, car accident, foot chase, final showdown, tracking device, mercenary, american flag, product placement, stabbed in the back, prisoner, strangulation

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:conspiracy, escape
Locations:desert, boat
Period:2010s, future
Story:security, security camera, car rollover, armored car, exploding helicopter, car chase, hit by a car, exploding car, police car, car crash, scottish accent, altered version of studio logo, final showdown, impersonating a police officer, tracking device, murder of a police officer, jogging, mercenary, american flag, u.s. president

The 6th Day (2000) is one of the best movies like The Island (2005)
Action, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

The 6th Day (2000)

In the near future, cloning is now technically advanced, but human cloning is still illegal. Adam Gibson (Schwarzenegger) returns home after working with his friend Hank Morgan (Rapaport), only to find a clone of himself with his family. Before he has chance to find out the truth, he is attacked by a group who want him dead. Adam must escape and find out the truth from the creator of the clones, Michael Drucker (Goldwyn). Adam knows for sure he couldn't have been cloned, but isn't ready for what he's about to hear. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Period:future, 2010s
Story:non person, male clone, human clone, clone, security camera, exploding helicopter, car chase, hit by a car, car crash, foot chase, legal rights of artificial life form, artificial human, megacorporation, genetics, genetic engineering, laser gun, hologram, shot in the leg, shot in the back, hand to hand combat

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:redemption, conspiracy
Locations:desert, boat
Characters:warrior
Story:security camera, armored car, prison escape, hit by a car, exploding car, foot chase, tracking device, lens flare, masked man, mercenary, american flag, u.s. president, on the run, prisoner, good versus evil, shot in the back, hand to hand combat, falling from height, battle, shot in the chest

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:paranoia, escape
Locations:laboratory, bar
Characters:warrior
Period:2010s
Story:security camera, armored car, car chase, exploding car, police car, car crash, car accident, scottish accent, final showdown, tracking device, hologram, social commentary, loss of friend, hypodermic needle, mercenary, american flag, u.s. president, product placement, latex gloves, bartender

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

Baby Driver (2017)

Baby is a young and partially hearing impaired getaway driver who can make any wild move while in motion with the right track playing. It's a critical talent he needs to survive his indentured servitude to the crime boss, Doc, who values his role in his meticulously planned robberies. However, just when Baby thinks he is finally free and clear to have his own life with his new girlfriend, Deborah, Doc coerces him back for another job. Now saddled with a crew of thugs too violently unstable to keep to Doc's plans, Baby finds himself and everything he cares for in terrible danger. To survive and escape the coming maelstrom, it will take all of Baby's skill, wits and daring, but even on the best track, can he make it when life is forcing him to face the music? This is why Baby Driver (2017) is one of the best movies like The Island (2005). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, escape
Characters:warrior
Period:2010s
Story:security camera, car rollover, car chase, hit by a car, exploding car, police car, car crash, car accident, foot chase, final showdown, lens flare, manhunt, masked man, glasses, product placement, fugitive, on the run, latex gloves, shot in the leg, prisoner

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016) is one of the best movies like The Island (2005)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)

The general public is concerned over having Superman on their planet and letting the "Dark Knight" - Batman - pursue the streets of Gotham. While this is happening, a power-phobic Batman tries to attack Superman.,Meanwhile Superman tries to settle on a decision, and Lex Luthor, the criminal mastermind and millionaire, tries to use his own advantages to fight the "Man of Steel". (Read More)

Themes:redemption, paranoia, conspiracy, escape
Mood:nightmare
Locations:laboratory, desert, bar
Characters:warrior
Period:2010s
Story:car rollover, armored car, exploding helicopter, car chase, hit by a car, exploding car, dream sequence, car crash, genetic engineering, final showdown, close up of eyes, tracking device, lens flare, masked man, experiment, mercenary, american flag, u.s. president, product placement, stabbed in the back

Assassin's Creed (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Assassin's Creed (2016)

Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar de Nerha, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, paranoia, conspiracy, memory, escape, surrealism
Locations:laboratory, desert
Characters:warrior, doctor
Period:2010s
Story:security camera, foot chase, lethal injection, evil corporation, megacorporation, genetics, social commentary, hypodermic needle, experiment, mercenary, stabbed in the back, latex gloves, shot in the leg, drawing, prisoner, strangulation, good versus evil, shot in the back, scientist, hand to hand combat

Death Race (2008)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Death Race (2008)

In 2012, amid economic chaos and high unemployment, Americans watch by the millions as criminals with life sentences race armored cars on Terminal Island. Two-thirds of the combatants die but the winner may earn his freedom. On the day he loses his job, steelworker Jensen Ames is arrested for his wife's murder. Sent to Terminal Island, he's offered an out by the steely and manipulative Warden Hennessey - race as the popular mask-wearing (but now dead) champion, Frankenstein, or rot in prison. Jensen makes the bargain. As the three-stage race approaches, he realizes that the whole thing may be a set up - can an anonymous man behind a mask get revenge and win his release? (Read More)

Period:2010s
Story:armored car, car chase, hit by a car, exploding car, car accident, title appears in writing, dystopia, american flag, stabbed in the back, shot in the leg, prisoner, strangulation, island, hand to hand combat, gunfight, remake, shot in the chest, helicopter, car, fistfight

Ghost In The Shell (2017)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ghost In The Shell (2017)

In the near future, Major Motoko Kusanagi (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible terrorist attack, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people's minds and control them, Major Kusanagi is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major Kusanagi discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. (Read More)

Themes:evolution, redemption, paranoia, conspiracy, memory, escape, surrealism
Locations:bar
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:car rollover, exploding helicopter, car crash, car accident, foot chase, corporate crime, evil corporation, megacorporation, cityscape, final showdown, hologram, social commentary, hypodermic needle, experiment, dystopia, fugitive, latex gloves, on the run, bartender, shot in the leg

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) is one of the best movies like The Island (2005)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There's Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa, a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland. This is why Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) is one of the best movies like The Island (2005). (Read More)

Themes:escape, redemption, paranoia
Mood:nightmare
Locations:desert
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:armored car, car chase, exploding car, car crash, car accident, foot chase, hit in the face, final showdown, masked man, dystopia, evil man, fugitive, stabbed in the back, on the run, shot in the leg, good versus evil, shot in the back, hand to hand combat, falling from height, gunfight

Tomorrowland (2015)
Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery, Sci-fi

Tomorrowland (2015)

Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as "Tomorrowland." (Read More)

Themes:redemption, memory, escape, surrealism
Locations:laboratory
Characters:warrior, doctor
Period:2010s, future
Story:security camera, hit by a car, car crash, car accident, foot chase, altered version of studio logo, designer, close up of eyes, laser gun, hologram, title appears in writing, social commentary, mercenary, dystopia, product placement, fugitive, on the run, scientist, science, hand to hand combat

Blade Runner (1982)
Sci-fi, Thriller

Blade Runner (1982)

In the futuristic year of 2019, Los Angeles has become a dark and depressing metropolis, filled with urban decay. Rick Deckard, an ex-cop, is a "Blade Runner". Blade runners are people assigned to assassinate "replicants". The replicants are androids that look like real human beings. When four replicants commit a bloody mutiny on the Off World colony, Deckard is called out of retirement to track down the androids. As he tracks the replicants, eliminating them one by one, he soon comes across another replicant, Rachel, who evokes human emotion, despite the fact that she's a replicant herself. As Deckard closes in on the leader of the replicant group, his true hatred toward artificial intelligence makes him question his own identity in this future world, including what's human and what's not human. (Read More)

Themes:memory, escape
Locations:bar
Characters:doctor
Period:future, 2010s
Story:non person, foot chase, legal rights of artificial life form, year 2019, artificial human, nail through hand, person, megacorporation, close up of eye, famous score, siren, lens flare, compassion, dystopia, product placement, fugitive, bartender, search, shot in the back, stripper

Total Recall (2012)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Total Recall (2012)

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

Themes:conspiracy, memory, escape
Mood:nightmare
Locations:bar
Period:future
Story:car chase, dream sequence, car crash, foot chase, megacorporation, lens flare, hologram, murder of a police officer, dystopia, fugitive, on the run, shot in the back, hand to hand combat, falling from height, remake, shot in the chest, helicopter, fistfight, shot to death, shootout

Terminator Genisys (2015) is one of the best movies like The Island (2005)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Terminator Genisys (2015)

When John Connor ('Jason Clarke (I)' (qv)), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese ('Jai Courtney' (qv)) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor ('Emilia Clarke' (qv)) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured time-line. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian ('Arnold Schwarzenegger' (qv)), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future... (Read More)

Themes:memory
Locations:laboratory
Characters:doctor
Period:future
Story:security camera, exploding helicopter, car chase, hit by a car, exploding car, car crash, foot chase, same actor playing two characters simultaneously on screen, actor playing dual role, megacorporation, famous score, impersonating a police officer, laser gun, lens flare, hologram, social commentary, murder of a police officer, product placement, fugitive, stabbed in the back

The Running Man (1987)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Running Man (1987)

In the year 2017, the world economy has collapsed. The great freedoms of the United States are no longer, as the once great nation has sealed off its borders and become a militarized police state, censoring all film, art, literature, and communications. Even so, a small resistance force led by two revolutionaries manages to fight the oppression. With full control over the media, the government attempts to quell the nation's yearning for freedom by broadcasting a number of game shows on which convicted criminals fight for their lives. The most popular and sadistic of these programs is "The Running Man," hosted by Damon Killian. When a peaceful protest of starving citizens gathers in Bakersfield, California, a police officer named Ben Richards is ordered to fire on the crowd, which he refuses to do. Subdued by the other officers, the attack is carried out, and Richards is framed for the murder of almost a hundred unarmed civilians. Following a daring jail break months later, Richards is captured once again and forced to appear on "The Running Man" with three other convicts. With their help, he fights his way through a cadre of sadistic gladiators hunting them down through the ruins of a Los Angeles earthquake, but not promising Killian that he'll return to settle the score when the show's host double-crosses him. In the meantime, the contestants must search through the ruins for the resistance in the hopes of finally broadcasting the truth about the government. This is why The Running Man (1987) is one of the best movies like The Island (2005). (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy, escape
Characters:warrior
Period:2010s, future
Story:security camera, search, prison escape, exploding car, car crash, year 2019, automation, totalitarian, manhunt, innocence, social commentary, murder of a police officer, compassion, mercenary, dystopia, fugitive, stabbed in the back, on the run, prisoner, strangulation

Deadpool (2016)
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, escape
Locations:laboratory, bar
Characters:warrior, doctor
Period:2010s
Story:mercenary, evil scientist, car flip, car rollover, exploding car, car crash, car accident, action violence, final showdown, title appears in writing, masked man, experiment, kissing while having sex, evil man, stabbed in the back, strip club, bartender, shot in the leg, drawing, prisoner

The Nice Guys (2016)
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. (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy, redemption, paranoia, escape
Locations:bar
Characters:warrior
Story:car chase, sports car, hit by a car, exploding car, police car, dream sequence, car crash, car accident, foot chase, corporate crime, altered version of studio logo, title appears in writing, social commentary, on the run, bartender, shot in the leg, strangulation, stripper, reference to jesus christ, falling from height

Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014) is one of the best movies like The Island (2005)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)

After stealing a mysterious orb in the far reaches of outer space, Peter Quill from Earth, is now the main target of a manhunt led by the villain known as Ronan the Accuser. To help fight Ronan and his team and save the galaxy from his power, Quill creates a team of space heroes known as the "Guardians of the Galaxy" to save the world. (Read More)

Themes:escape, surrealism
Locations:bar
Characters:warrior
Period:2010s
Story:manhunt, prison escape, foot chase, genetic engineering, final showdown, laser gun, lens flare, hologram, masked man, experiment, mercenary, fugitive, stabbed in the back, on the run, prisoner, strangulation, good versus evil, shot in the back, hand to hand combat, falling from height

Jurassic World (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Jurassic World (2015)

22 years after the original Jurassic Park failed, the new park (also known as Jurassic World) is open for business. After years of studying genetics the scientists on the park genetically engineer a new breed of dinosaur. When everything goes horribly wrong, will our heroes make it off the island?

Themes:paranoia, escape
Locations:laboratory
Characters:warrior
Period:2010s, future
Story:island, evil scientist, science runs amok, exploding helicopter, hit by a car, genetics, famous score, genetic engineering, security, final showdown, close up of eyes, tracking device, hologram, title appears in writing, social commentary, reality, mercenary, product placement, search, scientist

Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

With many people fearing the actions of super heroes, the government decides to push for the Hero Registration Act, a law that limits a hero's actions. This results in a division in The Avengers. Iron Man stands with this Act, claiming that their actions must be kept in check otherwise cities will continue to be destroyed, but Captain America feels that saving the world is daring enough and that they cannot rely on the government to protect the world. This escalates into an all-out war between Team Iron Man (Iron Man, Black Panther, Vision, Black Widow, War Machine, and Spider-Man) and Team Captain America (Captain America, Bucky Barnes, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, and Ant Man) while a new villain emerges. This is why Captain America: Civil War (2016) is one of the best movies like The Island (2005). (Read More)

Themes:redemption, paranoia, escape
Locations:laboratory, bar
Characters:warrior
Period:2010s
Story:security camera, car rollover, armored car, exploding helicopter, car chase, hit by a car, exploding car, police car, car crash, car accident, foot chase, person, female gunfighter, security, final showdown, tracking device, lens flare, hologram, social commentary, masked man

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)

Locations:bar
Characters:warrior
Story:security camera, foot chase, nail gun, hanged man, final showdown, impersonating a police officer, close up of eyes, lens flare, murder of a police officer, product placement, stabbed in the back, shot in the leg, strangulation, shot in the back, hand to hand combat, gunfight, remake, shot in the chest, helicopter, fistfight

The Expendables (2010) is one of the best movies like The Island (2005)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

The Expendables (2010)

Barney Ross leads the "Expendables", a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, martial arts expert Yin Yang, heavy weapons specialist Hale Caesar, demolitionist Toll Road and loose-cannon sniper Gunner Jensen. When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church to assassinate the merciless dictator of a small South American island, Barney and Lee head to the remote locale to scout out their opposition. Once there, they meet with local rebel Sandra and discover the true nature of the conflict engulfing the city. When they escape the island and Sandra stays behind, Ross must choose to either walk away and save his own life - or attempt a suicidal rescue mission that might just save his soul. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, escape
Story:security camera, exploding helicopter, car chase, island, exploding car, car crash, car accident, shot in the knee, lens flare, title appears in writing, mercenary, evil man, uniform, stabbed in the back, shot in the leg, strangulation, shot in the back, hand to hand combat, falling from height, gunfight

District 9 (2009)
Sci-fi, Thriller

District 9 (2009)

In 1982, a massive star ship bearing a bedraggled alien population, nicknamed "The Prawns," appeared over Johannesburg, South Africa. Twenty-eight years later, the initial welcome by the human population has faded. The refugee camp where the aliens were located has deteriorated into a militarized ghetto called District 9, where they are confined and exploited in squalor. In 2010, the munitions corporation, Multi-National United, is contracted to forcibly evict the population with operative Wikus van der Merwe in charge. In this operation, Wikus is exposed to a strange alien chemical and must rely on the help of his only two new 'Prawn' friends. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:laboratory
Story:car chase, megacorporation, evil corporation, genetics, hit in the face, laser gun, hologram, title appears in writing, social commentary, mercenary, dystopia, fugitive, on the run, shot in the leg, shot in the back, gunfight, battle, urination, shot in the chest, helicopter

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:redemption, paranoia, escape, surrealism
Mood:nightmare
Locations:boat
Characters:warrior
Story:foot chase, altered version of studio logo, final showdown, doppelganger, masked man, evil man, fugitive, stabbed in the back, on the run, shot in the leg, prisoner, strangulation, good versus evil, shot in the back, island, hand to hand combat, falling from height, battle, shot in the chest, fistfight

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. This is why Spy (2015) is one of the best movies like The Island (2005). (Read More)

Themes:redemption, escape
Locations:bar
Story:car chase, sports car, car crash, car accident, foot chase, tracking device, fish out of water, bartender, shot in the leg, strangulation, shot in the back, hand to hand combat, falling from height, gunfight, shot in the chest, motorcycle, helicopter, fistfight, shot to death, swimming pool

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) is one of the best movies like The Island (2005)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

It is 1942, America has entered World War II, and sickly but determined Steve Rogers is frustrated at being rejected yet again for military service. Everything changes when Dr. Erskine recruits him for the secret Project Rebirth. Proving his extraordinary courage, wits and conscience, Rogers undergoes the experiment and his weak body is suddenly enhanced into the maximum human potential. When Dr. Erskine is then immediately assassinated by an agent of Nazi Germany's secret HYDRA research department (headed by Johann Schmidt, a.k.a. the Red Skull), Rogers is left as a unique man who is initially misused as a propaganda mascot; however, when his comrades need him, Rogers goes on a successful adventure that truly makes him Captain America, and his war against Schmidt begins. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:bar
Characters:warrior, doctor
Period:2010s
Story:security camera, experiment, evil scientist, car rollover, scientist, hit by a car, exploding car, car crash, car accident, foot chase, female gunfighter, action violence, tracking device, laser gun, lens flare, masked man, mercenary, american flag, evil man, latex gloves

Jason Bourne (2016)
Action, Thriller

Jason Bourne (2016)

Jason Bourne is again being hunted by the CIA. It begins when Nicky Parson a former CIA operative who helped Bourne, who went under and now works with a man who's a whistle blower and is out to expose the CIA's black ops. Nicky hacks into the CIA and downloads everything on all their Black Ops, including Treadstone which Bourne was a part of. And Heather Lee, a CIA agent, discovers the hack and brings it to the attention of CIA Director Dewey, the man behind the Black Ops. He orders Parsons be found and, hopefully, Bourne, too. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, escape
Characters:warrior
Period:2010s
Story:security camera, car rollover, armored car, car chase, exploding car, police car, car crash, car accident, foot chase, final showdown, impersonating a police officer, tracking device, social commentary, product placement, fugitive, on the run, strangulation, shot in the back, hand to hand combat, falling from height

X-men: Days Of Future Past (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

X-men: Days Of Future Past (2014)

In the future, the mutants and the humans that help them are slaughtered by powerful robots named Sentinels. Professor Xavier, Wolverine, Magneto, Storm, Kitty Pryde and her friends meet at a monastery in China and Xavier explains that the invincible Sentinels were created using the DNA of Mystique that was captured in 1973 when she tried to assassinate their creator Dr. Bolivar Trask. Xavier tells that their only chance is return to 1973 using Pryde's ability to join Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr to convince Mystique to give up of her intention. . However, only Wolverine can withstand the damages of the time travel. Will he succeed in stopping Mystique and the Sentinel Program and save the mutants and their human friends from annihilation? (Read More)

Themes:redemption, surrealism
Locations:laboratory
Period:future
Story:science runs amok, exploding car, foot chase, megacorporation, close up of eye, laser gun, hologram, social commentary, hypodermic needle, experiment, dystopia, american flag, u.s. president, product placement, stabbed in the back, shot in the leg, drowning, strangulation, scientist, hand to hand combat

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:redemption, paranoia, escape
Locations:bar
Period:2010s
Story:armored car, car chase, hit by a car, exploding car, car crash, car accident, person, final showdown, tracking device, mercenary, product placement, fugitive, on the run, strangulation, hand to hand combat, falling from height, gunfight, shot in the chest, motorcycle, helicopter

Red 2 (2013) is one of the best movies like The Island (2005)
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. This is why Red 2 (2013) is one of the best movies like The Island (2005). (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy, escape
Locations:bar
Characters:warrior
Story:security camera, evil scientist, car chase, hit by a car, exploding car, car crash, car accident, foot chase, hypodermic needle, product placement, fugitive, stabbed in the back, on the run, shot in the leg, shot in the back, scientist, hand to hand combat, gunfight, shot in the chest, motorcycle

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011)

Autobots Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide, Mirage (aka Dino), Wheeljack (aka Que) and Sideswipe led by Optimus Prime, are back in action taking on the evil Decepticons, who are eager to avenge their recent defeat. The Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the United States and Russia to reach a hidden Cybertronian spacecraft on the moon and learn its secrets, and once again Sam Witwicky has to go to the aid of his robot friends. The new villain Shockwave is on the scene while the Autobots and Decepticons continue to battle it out on Earth. (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy
Locations:desert, bar
Characters:warrior
Period:2010s
Story:security camera, exploding helicopter, car chase, exploding car, car crash, car accident, scottish accent, tracking device, laser gun, lens flare, mercenary, american flag, u.s. president, product placement, stabbed in the back, shot in the leg, good versus evil, shot in the back, scientist, falling from height

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

For Steve Rogers, awakening after decades of suspended animation involves more than catching up on pop culture; it also means that this old school idealist must face a world of subtler threats and difficult moral complexities. That becomes clear when Director Nick Fury is killed by the mysterious assassin, the Winter Soldier, but not before warning Rogers that SHIELD has been subverted by its enemies. When Rogers acts on Fury's warning to trust no one there, he is branded as a traitor by the organization. Now a fugitive, Captain America must get to the bottom of this deadly mystery with the help of the Black Widow and his new friend, The Falcon. However, the battle will be costly for the Sentinel of Liberty, with Rogers finding enemies where he least expects them while learning that the Winter Soldier looks disturbingly familiar. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, conspiracy, memory
Characters:warrior
Period:2010s
Story:security camera, car flip, armored car, car chase, hit by a car, exploding car, battle, car crash, car accident, foot chase, genetic engineering, hit in the face, impersonating a police officer, hologram, manhunt, fish out of water, loss of friend, jogging, mercenary, product placement

Transformers: Age Of Extinction (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Transformers: Age Of Extinction (2014)

After the battle between the Autobots and Decepticons that leveled Chicago, humanity thinks that all alien robots are a threat. So Harold Attinger, a CIA agent, establishes a unit whose sole purpose is to hunt down all of them. But it turns out that they are aided by another alien robot who is searching for Optimus Prime. Cade Yeager, a "robotics expert", buys an old truck and upon examining it, he thinks it's a Transformer. When he powers it up, he discovers it's Optimus Prime. Later, men from the unit show up looking for Optimus. He helps Yeager and his daughter Tessa escape but are pursued by the hunter. They escape and Yeager learns from technology he took from the men that a technology magnate and defense contractor named Joshua Joyce is part of what's going on, so they go to find out what's going on. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, conspiracy, escape
Locations:laboratory, desert
Story:car rollover, armored car, car chase, sports car, hit by a car, exploding car, battle, car crash, car accident, foot chase, laser gun, lens flare, hologram, loss of friend, mercenary, product placement, fugitive, on the run, good versus evil, shot in the back

The A-team (2010) is one of the best movies like The Island (2005)
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:conspiracy, memory, escape
Locations:desert
Period:2010s
Story:security camera, car flip, exploding helicopter, car chase, prison escape, hit by a car, exploding car, police car, car crash, foot chase, mercenary, evil man, product placement, fugitive, on the run, shot in the back, hand to hand combat, falling from height, los angeles california, shot in the chest

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Over 10 years have passed since the first cyborg called The Terminator tried to kill Sarah Connor and her unborn son, John Connor. John Connor, the future leader of the human resistance, is now a healthy young boy. However another Terminator is sent back through time called the T-1000, which is more advanced and more powerful than its predecessor. The Mission: to kill John Connor when he's still a child. However, Sarah and John do not have to face this threat of a Terminator alone. Another Terminator is also sent back through time. The mission: to protect John and Sarah Connor at all costs. The battle for tomorrow has begun... This is why Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) is one of the best movies like The Island (2005). (Read More)

Themes:redemption, escape
Mood:nightmare
Locations:desert
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:exploding helicopter, car chase, exploding car, police car, dream sequence, shot in the knee, pc, final showdown, impersonating a police officer, laser gun, social commentary, compassion, fish out of water, dystopia, product placement, on the run, shot in the leg, good versus evil, scientist, hand to hand combat

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

Inception (2010)

Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible - inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, memory, escape, surrealism
Locations:bar
Characters:warrior
Period:2010s
Story:fugitive, car rollover, armored car, car chase, hit by a car, dream, exploding car, dream sequence, car crash, car accident, foot chase, person, female gunfighter, altered version of studio logo, famous score, security, reality, hypodermic needle, mercenary, on the run

Xxx (2002)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx (2002)

Xander "XXX" Cage is a thrill seeker who until now has been deemed untouchable by the law. NSA Agent Gibbons forces XXX to cooperate with the government to infiltrate an underground Russian crime ring, and avoid going to prison. Gibbons sends XXX to enter this world of crime undetected where others have failed, using his natural athletic prowess and a whole lot of attitude. Xander must combat an organization led by a clever, ruthless and nihilistic Yorgi whose first target is the city of Prague. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, escape
Locations:laboratory
Characters:warrior
Story:car chase, exploding car, police car, car accident, female gunfighter, woman in a bikini, title appears in writing, kissing while having sex, mercenary, product placement, shot in the back, scientist, falling from height, gunfight, battle, shot in the chest, motorcycle, helicopter, car, fistfight

The Terminator (1984) is one of the best movies like The Island (2005)
Action, Sci-fi

The Terminator (1984)

A cyborg is sent from the future on a deadly mission. He has to kill Sarah Connor, a young woman whose life will have a great significance in years to come. Sarah has only one protector - Kyle Reese - also sent from the future. The Terminator uses his exceptional intelligence and strength to find Sarah, but is there any way to stop the seemingly indestructible cyborg ? (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:car chase, exploding car, car crash, computer, foot chase, megacorporation, impersonating a police officer, laser gun, social commentary, murder of a police officer, kissing while having sex, dystopia, on the run, shot in the back, hand to hand combat, sex in bed, gunfight, battle, los angeles california, blonde

Spectre (2015)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Spectre (2015)

A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia, the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE. Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh, the new head of the Centre of National Security, questions Bond's actions and challenges the relevance of MI6 led by M. Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny and Q to help him seek out Madeleine Swann, the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White, who may hold the clue to untangling the web of SPECTRE. As the daughter of the assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot. As Bond ventures towards the heart of SPECTRE, he learns a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, conspiracy, escape
Locations:laboratory, desert, boat, bar
Characters:warrior
Period:2010s
Story:security camera, armored car, exploding helicopter, car chase, exploding car, car crash, car accident, foot chase, person, security, final showdown, tracking device, masked man, hypodermic needle, evil man, latex gloves, bartender, strangulation, good versus evil, shot in the back

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