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The Kingdom (2007)
Action, Drama, Thriller

The Kingdom (2007)

After a terrorist attack on an American housing compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where families and FBI Agent Francis Manner are murdered, FBI agent Ronald Fleury blackmails the Saudi Arabian consul to get five days of investigation in the location. He travels with agent Grant Sykes, Janet Mayes and Adam Leavitt to avenge their friend and try to find those responsible for the bombing. The agents find all sorts of difficulties in their investigation, but they are supported by Colonel Faris Al Ghazi that advises the team how to act in a hostile environment. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, deception, torture, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:usa
Characters:hostage
Story:fbi agent, saudi arabia, fbi, compound, rocket propelled grenade, hand grenade, war on terrorism, federal bureau of investigation, reference to shaquille o'neal, reference to the hulk, shooting baskets, attempted coverup, u.s. attorney general, reference to george s. patton, shot on location, flash bang, safe room, child uses gun, reference to mohammed, factionalism

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

Lone Survivor (2013)

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

Themes:terrorism, deception, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Story:rocket propelled grenade, hand grenade, war on terrorism, shrapnel, shot in the throat, assault rifle, severed finger, rocket launcher, grenade, attempted murder, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, child in peril, exploding car, death of friend, ambush, interrogation, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun

Red Dawn (2012)
Action, Thriller

Red Dawn (2012)

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

Themes:terrorism, deception, kidnapping, revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:rocket propelled grenade, hand grenade, shot through a wall, rpg, assault rifle, rocket launcher, exploding building, grenade, die hard scenario, exploding body, witness, police officer killed, shot in the leg, child in peril, exploding car, death of friend, ambush, car crash, vomiting, shot in the head

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

13 Hours (2016)

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

Themes:deception
Mood:gore
Story:compound, shot through a wall, convoy, ambassador, praying, government agent, rpg, assault rifle, severed finger, rocket launcher, fish out of water, exploding building, washington d.c., die hard scenario, exploding body, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, exploding car, death of friend, ambush

Ride Along (2014) is one of the best movies like The Kingdom (2007)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance

Ride Along (2014)

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

Themes:deception, torture, kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Story:hand grenade, car rollover, overturning car, impersonating a police officer, assault rifle, exploding building, grenade, shot in the leg, exploding car, basketball, ambush, interrogation, car crash, investigation, shot in the chest, machine gun, car accident, shot to death, beating, shootout

Blood Father (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:deception, kidnapping, revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:hand grenade, shot in the throat, shot in the neck, suv, swastika, assault rifle, exploding body, attempted murder, police officer killed, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, death of friend, ambush, shot in the head, face slap, shot in the chest, machine gun, car accident, blood splatter, shot to death

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)

Themes:deception, torture
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Story:fbi agent, shot in the throat, impersonating a police officer, shot in the neck, assault rifle, stabbed in the head, exploding building, die hard scenario, exploding body, fbi, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, interrogation, investigation, shot in the head, face slap, shot in the chest, machine gun, helicopter, blood splatter

Criminal (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Criminal (2016)

Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous convict Jericho Stewart (Kevin Costner). When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and make the deal with him before the hacker launches ICBM's and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, deception, torture, kidnapping, revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:car rollover, overturning car, suv, government agent, assault rifle, fish out of water, attempted murder, police officer killed, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, child in peril, exploding car, bound and gagged, interrogation, car crash, investigation, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, car accident

Body Of Lies (2008) is one of the best movies like The Kingdom (2007)
Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War

Body Of Lies (2008)

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

Themes:terrorism, deception, torture, kidnapping
Story:sheikh, saudi arabia, al qaeda, suicide bomber, suv, government agent, rpg, evidence, arab, oil, exploding building, loss of friend, grenade, die hard scenario, exploding body, exploding car, death of friend, video camera, bound and gagged, prayer

Shooter (2007)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Shooter (2007)

Bob Lee Swagger, one of the world's great marksmen and the son of a Congressional Medal of Honoree, is a loner living in the Rockies. He's left the military, having been hung out to dry in a secret Ethiopian mission a few years before, when he's recruited by a colonel to help find a way that the President of the US might be assassinated in one of three cities in the next two weeks. He does his work, but the shot is fired notwithstanding and Bob Lee is quickly the fall guy: wounded and hunted by thousands, he goes to ground and, aided by two unlikely allies, searches for the truth and for those who double-crossed him. All roads lead back to Ethiopia. (Read More)

Themes:deception, torture, kidnapping, revenge
Story:fbi agent, government agent, assault rifle, severed finger, washington d.c., die hard scenario, exploding body, fbi, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, exploding car, death of friend, car crash, shot in the head, face slap, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, beating, shootout

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

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:deception, torture, kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Story:hand grenade, car rollover, overturning car, disfigurement, rocket launcher, loss of wife, grenade, attempted murder, police officer killed, shot in the forehead, exploding car, ambush, interrogation, car crash, mask, investigation, shot in the head, face slap, shot in the chest, machine gun

Fury (2014)
Action, Drama, War

Fury (2014)

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

Mood:gore
Story:hand grenade, swastika, praying, rpg, exploding building, grenade, child murder, exploding body, uniform, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, exploding car, death of friend, ambush, vomiting, shot in the head, face slap, shot in the chest, machine gun, blood splatter

Machete Kills (2013) is one of the best movies like The Kingdom (2007)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Machete Kills (2013)

During an operation of a Mexican Cartel, Machete Cortez and Sartana Rivera intercept the criminals alone, but another group arrives and a masked man kills Sartana. Machete is arrested, accused of killing his beloved Sartana and Sheriff Doakes hangs Machete. But the President of the USA Rathcock pardons and recruits Machete to kill the revolutionary Marcos Mendez that has threatened the USA with a missile with a bomb. Machete goes to San Antonio to meet the Miss San Antonio Blanca Vasquez that will be the liaison between Machete and President Rathcock. Then Machete goes to the brothel of Madame Desdemona to seek out the prostitute Cereza that is Mendez's mistress. Machete meets Mendez and learns that his heart is connected to the missile and only the arm dealer Luther Voz is capable to disarm the bomb. Now Machete needs to bring Mendez to the USA in less than twenty-four hours and save his new country in a dangerous journey with betrayals. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, deception, torture, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:usa
Characters:hostage
Story:shot in the throat, shot in the neck, government agent, disfigurement, assault rifle, stabbed in the head, exploding building, washington d.c., exploding body, police officer killed, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, exploding car, ambush, car crash, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, car accident, helicopter

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

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

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

Themes:terrorism, deception, torture, kidnapping, revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:hand grenade, reference to george s. patton, assault rifle, stabbed in the head, rocket launcher, exploding building, grenade, washington d.c., exploding body, gym, exploding car, death of friend, ambush, interrogation, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, helicopter, shot to death, beating

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:deception, revenge
Mood:gore
Story:stabbed in the crotch, shot through a wall, shot in the throat, shot in the neck, rpg, stabbed in the leg, stabbed in the head, rocket launcher, attempted murder, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, ambush, car crash, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, car accident, blood splatter, shot to death, shootout

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 Kingdom (2007). (Read More)

Themes:torture, kidnapping, revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:fbi agent, hand grenade, fbi, rpg, stabbed in the leg, apartment building, rocket launcher, revelation, attempted murder, shot in the forehead, exploding car, ambush, interrogation, car crash, investigation, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, car accident, shot to death

Atomic Blonde (2017) is one of the best movies like The Kingdom (2007)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Atomic Blonde (2017)

The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies. (Read More)

Themes:deception, torture, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Story:car rollover, overturning car, shot in the throat, assault rifle, stabbed in the leg, stabbed in the head, revelation, attempted murder, police officer killed, shot in the forehead, latex gloves, shot in the leg, exploding car, ambush, interrogation, car crash, investigation, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun

The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Action, Thriller

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

A down and out cynical detective teams up with a down and out ex-quarterback to try and solve a murder case involving a pro football team and a politician.

Themes:deception, torture, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Story:overturning car, assault rifle, stabbed in the leg, die hard scenario, exploding body, police officer killed, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, child in peril, exploding car, death of friend, ambush, interrogation, car crash, investigation, shot in the head, face slap, shot in the chest, machine gun, car accident

Swordfish (2001)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Swordfish (2001)

When the DEA shut down its dummy corporation operation codenamed SWORDFISH in 1986, they had generated $400 million which they let sit around; fifteen years of compound interest has swelled it to $9.5 billion. A covert counter-terrorist unit called Black Cell, headed by the duplicitious and suave Gabriel Shear, wants the money to help finance their raise-the-stakes vengeance war against international terrorism, but it's all locked away behind super-encryption. He brings in convicted hacker Stanley Jobson, who only wants to see his daughter Holly again but can't afford the legal fees, to slice into the government mainframes and get the money. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, deception
Characters:hostage
Story:fbi agent, compound, rpg, revelation, washington d.c., die hard scenario, exploding body, police officer killed, shot in the forehead, child in peril, exploding car, interrogation, car crash, shot in the chest, machine gun, blood splatter, shot to death, pistol, surprise ending, explosion

Patriots Day (2016)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Patriots Day (2016)

On April 15, 2013 Boston, Massachusetts, Police Sgt, Tommy Saunders is pulling security duty on the annual Boston Marathon when the Tsarnaev brothers strike with their homemade bombs in an act of terrorism. In the resulting chaos as the wounded are cared for, Saunders and his comrades join forces with the FBI to get to the bottom of this attack. As the investigation continues, the Tsarnaev brothers realize that the authorities are close to identifying them and attempt to flee the city to continue their fanatical mayhem. To stop them, a police manhunt is performed that would have bloody confrontations and a massive dragnet shutting down the City of Boston to make sure there is no escape from the law. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, deception, kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Story:fbi agent, exploding building, islam, grenade, fbi, police officer killed, exploding car, interrogation, car crash, investigation, shot in the chest, machine gun, car accident, helicopter, blood splatter, shot to death, beating, shootout, pistol, surprise ending

The Expendables (2010) is one of the best movies like The Kingdom (2007)
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. This is why The Expendables (2010) is one of the best movies like The Kingdom (2007). (Read More)

Themes:torture, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:usa
Characters:hostage
Story:fbi agent, kicked in the head, palace, rocket launcher, exploding building, grenade, die hard scenario, exploding body, uniform, fbi, shot in the leg, exploding car, basketball, video camera, bound and gagged, interrogation, car crash, vomiting, shot in the head, shot in the chest

Taking Lives (2004)
Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Taking Lives (2004)

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

Themes:deception, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Story:fbi agent, fbi, federal bureau of investigation, car rollover, overturning car, disfigurement, severed finger, witness, attempted murder, police officer killed, exploding car, ambush, interrogation, car crash, investigation, face slap, shot in the chest, machine gun, car accident, blood splatter

Solace (2015)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Solace (2015)

A psychic doctor, John Clancy (Sir Anthony Hopkins), works with an F.B.I. Special Agent (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) in search of serial killer Charles Ambrose (Colin Farrell). After having lived in isolation for two years, since the death of his daughter, Clancy is asked by his friend Joe, an F.B.I. Special Agent to help him solve several murders committed by a serial killer. The problem is that Ambrose is also psychic, and far ahead of Clancy. (Read More)

Themes:deception
Mood:gore
Story:fbi agent, overturning car, shot in the neck, assault rifle, child murder, fbi, police officer killed, shot in the forehead, latex gloves, shot in the leg, death of friend, ambush, car crash, investigation, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, car accident, blood splatter, shot to death

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. (Read More)

Themes:deception, kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Story:rocket propelled grenade, safe room, explosive vest, kicked in the head, suicide bomber, impersonating a police officer, rpg, severed finger, rocket launcher, grenade, washington d.c., die hard scenario, exploding body, fbi, shot in the forehead, latex gloves, exploding car, bound and gagged, interrogation, car crash

American Ultra (2015) is one of the best movies like The Kingdom (2007)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

American Ultra (2015)

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

Themes:deception, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Story:hand grenade, car wreck, assault rifle, stabbed in the leg, stabbed in the head, exploding building, revelation, die hard scenario, gym, police officer killed, shot in the forehead, exploding car, ambush, car crash, vomiting, shot in the head, face slap, shot in the chest, machine gun, car accident

Point Break (2015)
Action, Crime, Sport, Thriller

Point Break (2015)

A young FBI agent infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists. Deep undercover, and with his life in danger, he strives to prove these athletes are the architects of the mind-boggling crimes that are devastating the world's financial markets. This is why Point Break (2015) is one of the best movies like The Kingdom (2007). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Story:fbi agent, fbi, car rollover, overturning car, assault rifle, police officer killed, shot in the forehead, death of friend, ambush, car crash, investigation, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, car accident, helicopter, shot to death, shootout, pistol, surprise ending

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

Triple 9 (2016)

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

Themes:deception, torture, kidnapping, revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:shot in the neck, assault rifle, evidence, loss of friend, grenade, exploding body, fbi, attempted murder, police officer killed, shot in the forehead, child in peril, exploding car, death of friend, ambush, bound and gagged, interrogation, car crash, investigation, shot in the head, shot in the chest

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
Action, Thriller

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential Secret Service Agent Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning's inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President and avert an even bigger disaster. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, deception, torture, kidnapping
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Story:hand grenade, shot through a wall, suicide bomber, government agent, rpg, assault rifle, stabbed in the leg, stabbed in the head, rocket launcher, exploding building, washington d.c., die hard scenario, exploding body, fbi, police officer killed, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, child in peril, exploding car, bound and gagged

London Has Fallen (2016) is one of the best movies like The Kingdom (2007)
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:terrorism, deception, torture, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Story:rocket propelled grenade, hand grenade, shot through a wall, car rollover, suicide bomber, impersonating a police officer, assault rifle, stabbed in the leg, rocket launcher, exploding building, revelation, washington d.c., die hard scenario, exploding body, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, exploding car, ambush, car crash, shot in the head

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:terrorism, deception, torture, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Story:hand grenade, shot through a wall, assault rifle, rocket launcher, exploding building, loss of friend, washington d.c., exploding body, attempted murder, shot in the forehead, latex gloves, exploding car, death of friend, ambush, interrogation, car crash, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, car accident

Colombiana (2011)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Colombiana (2011)

A young woman grows up to be a stone-cold assassin after witnessing her parents' murder as a child in Bogota. She works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she hopes will lead her to her ultimate target - the mobster responsible for her parents' death. This is why Colombiana (2011) is one of the best movies like The Kingdom (2007). (Read More)

Themes:torture, revenge
Story:rocket propelled grenade, hand grenade, fbi agent, kicked in the head, die hard scenario, fbi, shot in the leg, car crash, investigation, shot in the chest, machine gun, car accident, blood splatter, beating, shootout, pistol, chase, explosion, violence, death

Serbuan Maut (2011)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Serbuan Maut (2011)

In Jakarta, Indonesia, Lieutenant Wahyu organizes the invasion of an apartment building that is the safe house of the powerful and cruel drug lord Tama and his gang. The SWAT team breaks in the building but one lookout sees and warns the gangsters and the police force is trapped on the seventh floor. They learn that Lt. Wahyu has not informed his superiors about the operation. Now the police officers have to fight with limited ammunition against the armed and dangerous gangsters. (Read More)

Themes:torture
Mood:gore
Story:apartment building, shot in the throat, kicked in the head, shot in the neck, assault rifle, stabbed in the leg, stabbed in the head, grenade, child murder, die hard scenario, shot in the leg, ambush, bound and gagged, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, blood splatter, shot to death, beating, shootout

Harry Brown (2009) is one of the best movies like The Kingdom (2007)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Harry Brown (2009)

In England, retired Royal Marine Harry Brown spends his lonely life between the hospital, where his beloved wife Kath is terminally ill, and playing chess with his only friend Leonard Attwell in the Barge pub owned by Sid Rourke. After the death of Kath, Len tells his grieving friend that the local gang is harassing him and he is carrying an old bayonet for self-defense; the widower suggests him to go to the police. When Len is beaten, then stabbed to death in an underground passage, Inspector Alice Frampton and her partner Sergeant Terry Hicock are sent to investigate. They pay Harry a visit but don't have good news; the police have not found any other evidence, other than the bayonet, in order to arrest the hoodlums. This mean that should the case go to trial the gang would claim self-defense. Harry Brown sees that justice will not be granted and decides to take matters into his own hands. (Read More)

Themes:deception, torture, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Story:shot in the neck, evidence, exploding building, revelation, attempted murder, police officer killed, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, exploding car, death of friend, basketball, ambush, interrogation, car crash, investigation, shot in the head, shot in the chest, car accident, blood splatter, shot to death

Collateral Damage (2002)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Collateral Damage (2002)

Firefighter Gordon Brewer is plunged into the complex and dangerous world of international terrorism after he loses his wife and child in a bombing credited to Claudio "The Wolf" Perrini. Frustrated with the official investigation and haunted by the thought that the man responsible for murdering his family might never be brought to justice, Brewer takes matters into his own hands and tracks his quarry ultimately to Colombia. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, deception, torture, revenge
Story:hand grenade, impersonating a police officer, shot in the neck, rocket launcher, loss of wife, washington d.c., die hard scenario, fbi, shot in the forehead, investigation, shot in the head, machine gun, helicopter, shot to death, shootout, pistol, surprise ending, explosion, title spoken by character, violence

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

American Sniper (2014)

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

Themes:terrorism, torture, kidnapping, revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:hand grenade, flash bang, suicide bomber, rpg, disfigurement, assault rifle, iraq war, rocket launcher, grenade, exploding body, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, exploding car, death of friend, ambush, interrogation, vomiting, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun

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? This is why Knight And Day (2010) is one of the best movies like The Kingdom (2007). (Read More)

Themes:deception, kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Story:fbi agent, overturning car, exploding building, grenade, washington d.c., gym, fbi, shot in the leg, exploding car, ambush, interrogation, car crash, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, car accident, helicopter, blood splatter, shot to death, shootout

Passenger 57 (1992) is one of the best movies like The Kingdom (2007)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Passenger 57 (1992)

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

Themes:terrorism, deception, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Story:hand grenade, fbi agent, die hard scenario, fbi, shot in the forehead, child in peril, exploding car, ambush, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, car accident, helicopter, blood splatter, shot to death, beating, shootout, pistol, surprise ending, chase

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

Act Of Valor (2012)

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

Themes:terrorism, torture, kidnapping
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Story:rocket propelled grenade, hand grenade, explosive vest, shot through a wall, suicide bomber, assault rifle, rocket launcher, exploding building, die hard scenario, exploding body, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, exploding car, death of friend, interrogation, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, helicopter, blood splatter

Rendition (2007)
Drama, Thriller

Rendition (2007)

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

Themes:terrorism, deception, torture, kidnapping
Story:war on terrorism, bomb making, shrapnel, bloody body of a child, suicide bomber, washington d.c., exploding body, witness, bound and gagged, prayer, interrogation, investigation, shot in the chest, blood splatter, beating, pistol, explosion, title spoken by character, gun, death

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

The Way Of The Gun (2000)

Two petty if violent criminals kidnap a girl being paid $1m to be a surrogate mother. As the baby is for a gangster the pair's demand for money sees several henchmen and assorted other ruthless characters head after them to Mexico. Bullets rather than talking are always going to settle this one.

Themes:deception, torture, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Story:shot through a wall, shot in the throat, shot in the neck, revelation, attempted murder, police officer killed, shot in the leg, ambush, interrogation, car crash, face slap, shot in the chest, machine gun, blood splatter, shot to death, beating, shootout, pistol, surprise ending, violence

Spy (2015) is one of the best movies like The Kingdom (2007)
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 Kingdom (2007). (Read More)

Themes:deception, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:usa
Characters:hostage
Story:assault rifle, fish out of water, revelation, washington d.c., shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, ambush, interrogation, car crash, vomiting, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, car accident, helicopter, blood splatter, shot to death, beating, shootout, pistol

The Guest (2014)
Mystery, Thriller

The Guest (2014)

Themes:deception, revenge
Story:shot through a wall, shot in the neck, assault rifle, stabbed in the leg, grenade, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, death of friend, car crash, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, blood splatter, shot to death, beating, shootout, pistol, surprise ending, explosion, violence

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

Kiss Of The Dragon (2001)

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

Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Story:hand grenade, kicked in the head, grenade, exploding body, police officer killed, shot in the forehead, child in peril, death of friend, ambush, vomiting, shot in the head, face slap, shot in the chest, machine gun, blood splatter, shot to death, beating, shootout, pistol, chase

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:deception, torture, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Story:hand grenade, convoy, overturning car, shot in the throat, shot in the neck, assault rifle, stabbed in the leg, stabbed in the head, fish out of water, exploding body, attempted murder, police officer killed, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, child in peril, exploding car, interrogation, car crash, shot in the head, shot in the chest

Street Kings (2008) is one of the best movies like The Kingdom (2007)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Street Kings (2008)

LAPD detective Tom Ludlow is a ruthlessly efficient, unorthodox undercover cop. Captain Jack Wander always covers for Tom, as do even his somewhat jealous colleagues. After technically excessive violence against a vicious Korean gang during the liberation of a kidnapped kid sex slave, Tom becomes the target of IA's hotshot, captain James Biggs, who feels passed over after Wander's promotion to chief. Tom's corrupt, disloyal ex-patrol partner Terrence Washington sides with IA but is killed during a shop robbery in Tom's presence. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Story:shot in the throat, shot in the neck, stabbed in the head, loss of wife, revelation, die hard scenario, police officer killed, shot in the leg, investigation, shot in the chest, machine gun, car accident, blood splatter, shot to death, beating, shootout, pistol, surprise ending, violence, death

Scanners (1981)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Scanners (1981)

Darryl Revok is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of the underground scanner movement for world domination. Scanners have great psychic power, strong enough to control minds; they can inflict enormous pain/damage on their victims. Doctor Paul Ruth finds a scanner that Revok hasn't, and converts him to their cause - to destroy the underground movement. This is why Scanners (1981) is one of the best movies like The Kingdom (2007). (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, deception, torture
Mood:gore
Story:hit in the face, revelation, exploding body, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, exploding car, interrogation, car crash, investigation, shot in the head, face slap, shot in the chest, machine gun, car accident, helicopter, blood splatter, shot to death, pistol, surprise ending, chase

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

Tomorrow, When The War Began (2010)

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

Story:hand grenade, camcorder, rocket launcher, attempted murder, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, exploding car, ambush, car crash, vomiting, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, car accident, helicopter, blood splatter, shot to death, shootout, pistol, chase

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:terrorism, deception, torture, kidnapping, revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:hand grenade, shot in the throat, ambassador, grenade, washington d.c., die hard scenario, exploding body, fbi, shot in the leg, exploding car, ambush, bound and gagged, interrogation, car crash, shot in the head, face slap, shot in the chest, machine gun, car accident, helicopter

Survivor (2015) is one of the best movies like The Kingdom (2007)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Survivor (2015)

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

Themes:terrorism, deception, kidnapping, revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:hand grenade, bomb making, stabbed in the crotch, ambassador, rocket launcher, exploding building, die hard scenario, attempted murder, exploding car, ambush, machine gun, helicopter, shootout, pistol, surprise ending, chase, explosion, flashback, violence, death

Homefront (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Homefront (2013)

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

Themes:deception, torture, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Story:exploding building, die hard scenario, police officer killed, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, child in peril, exploding car, ambush, interrogation, car crash, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, car accident, helicopter, blood splatter, shot to death, beating, shootout, pistol

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