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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:rocket propelled grenade,  hand grenade,  fbi agent,  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,  safe room,  flash bang,  child uses gun,  reference to mohammed,  factionalism,  ironic ending,  explosive vest,  scapegoating,  political manipulation,  theocracy,  george bush,  urban combat,  bomb making,  ronald reagan,  shrapnel,  compound,  sleep deprivation,  marbles,  reference to charles manson,  richard nixon,  sheikh,  bullet hole,  stabbed in the crotch,  postmodernism,  marble,  saudi arabia,  shot through a wall,  al qaeda,  mass killing,  softball,  fingerprints,  saddam hussein,  falcon,  convoy,  bloody body of a child,  car wreck,  cap,  car rollover,  bludgeoning,  board game,  overturning car,  shot in the throat,  kicked in the head,  camcorder,  suicide bomber,  lollipop,  ambassador,  impersonating a police officer,  shot in the neck,  suv,  hit in the face,  swastika,  beheading,  praying,  camel,  government agent,  palace,  rpg,  disfigurement,  assault rifle,  stabbed in the leg,  evidence,  stabbed in the head,  arab,  oil,  iraq war,  severed finger,  apartment building,  rocket launcher,  fish out of water,  exploding building,  loss of wife,  loss of friend,  islam,  royalty,  revelation,  grenade,  washington d.c.,  child murder,  prince,  die hard scenario,  exploding body,  witness,  gym,  uniform,  fbi,  attempted murder,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  latex gloves,  shot in the leg,  child in peril,  exploding car,  death of friend,  basketball,  video camera,  ambush,  bound and gagged,  prayer,  interrogation,  car crash,  archive footage,  vomiting,  mask,  investigation,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  violence,  blood,  police,  death,  flashback,  gun

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,  interrogation,  car crash,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  blood,  violence,  flashback,  death

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,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  violence,  flashback,  blood,  death

The Double (2011)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Double (2011)

Story kicks off with the mysterious murder of a senator bearing the marks of a Soviet assassin, who was long thought to be dead. To hunt down the killer, a retired CIA operative, who spent his career going toe-to-toe with his Soviet nemesis, is teamed with a young FBI agent.

Themes:deception,  torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:fbi agent,  impersonating a police officer,  revelation,  washington d.c.,  fbi,  attempted murder,  ambush,  interrogation,  car crash,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  flashback,  death,  violence,  blood

American Sniper (2014) is one of the best movies like The Kingdom (2007)
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,  car accident,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  violence,  flashback,  blood,  death

White House Down (2013)
Action, Drama, Thriller

White House Down (2013)

Capitol Policeman John Cale has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer. Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation's government falling into chaos and time running out, it's up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  deception,  torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:hand grenade,  shot through a wall,  rpg,  assault rifle,  rocket launcher,  exploding building,  grenade,  washington d.c.,  die hard scenario,  exploding body,  fbi,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  child in peril,  death of friend,  interrogation,  car crash,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  helicopter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  death,  violence

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,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  death,  violence

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: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,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  death,  violence

Solace (2015) is one of the best movies like The Kingdom (2007)
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,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  death,  flashback,  violence,  police,  blood,  gun

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,  investigation,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  violence,  flashback,  police

The Last Stand (2013)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Last Stand (2013)

Sheriff Owens is a man who has resigned himself to a life of fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction after leaving his LAPD post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with failure and defeat after his partner was crippled. After a spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy, the most notorious, wanted drug kingpin in the hemisphere is hurtling toward the border at 200 mph in a specially outfitted car with a hostage and a fierce army of gang members. He is headed, it turns out, straight for Summerton Junction, where the whole of U.S. law enforcement will have their last opportunity to make a stand and intercept him before he slips across the border forever. At first reluctant to become involved, and then counted out because of the perceived ineptitude of his small town force, Owens ultimately accepts responsibility for the face off. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Story:fbi agent,  convoy,  car rollover,  overturning car,  assault rifle,  stabbed in the leg,  rocket launcher,  die hard scenario,  exploding body,  fbi,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  exploding car,  death of friend,  ambush,  interrogation,  car crash,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  police,  death,  violence

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,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  death,  violence,  blood

13 Hours (2016) is one of the best movies like The Kingdom (2007)
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,  car crash,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  death,  blood,  violence

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,  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,  machine gun,  car accident,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  police,  violence,  blood,  death

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

Body Of Lies (2008)

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

Themes:terrorism,  deception,  torture,  kidnapping
Story:sheikh,  saudi arabia,  al qaeda,  suicide bomber,  suv,  government agent,  rpg,  arab,  oil,  exploding building,  loss of friend,  grenade,  die hard scenario,  exploding body,  exploding car,  death of friend,  video camera,  bound and gagged,  prayer,  car crash,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  gun,  death,  violence,  blood,  flashback

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,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  violence,  gun,  blood,  police,  death

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,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  police,  blood,  violence,  death

Sicario (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Sicario (2015)

When drug violence worsens on the USA Mexico border, the FBI sends an idealistic agent, Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) on a mission to eradicate a drug cartel responsible for a bomb that had killed members of her team.

Themes:deception,  torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:usa
Characters:hostage
Story:fbi agent,  shot in the throat,  assault rifle,  child murder,  fbi,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  ambush,  interrogation,  vomiting,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  violence,  death

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,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  death,  police,  violence,  gun,  blood,  flashback

The Raid: Redemption (2011)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Raid: Redemption (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:shot in the throat,  kicked in the head,  shot in the neck,  assault rifle,  stabbed in the leg,  stabbed in the head,  apartment building,  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,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  flashback,  blood,  police,  death,  violence

Collateral Damage (2002) is one of the best movies like The Kingdom (2007)
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,  police,  violence

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,  title spoken by character,  blood,  gun,  violence,  flashback

New Police Story (2004)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

New Police Story (2004)

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

Themes:deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:hand grenade,  overturning car,  shot in the throat,  impersonating a police officer,  shot in the neck,  assault rifle,  revelation,  die hard scenario,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  exploding car,  death of friend,  ambush,  interrogation,  car crash,  vomiting,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  police,  violence,  death,  flashback,  blood

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,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  flashback,  violence,  blood,  death

Criminal (2016) is one of the best movies like The Kingdom (2007)
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,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  flashback,  police,  death,  blood,  violence

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:terrorism,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:hand grenade,  car rollover,  overturning car,  government agent,  disfigurement,  assault rifle,  rocket launcher,  grenade,  exploding body,  attempted murder,  shot in the forehead,  latex gloves,  shot in the leg,  ambush,  interrogation,  car crash,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  helicopter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  violence,  flashback,  gun,  death

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

Bad Boys II (2003)

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

Themes:deception
Mood:gore
Story:kicked in the head,  hit in the face,  severed finger,  rocket launcher,  exploding body,  fbi,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  exploding car,  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,  chase,  explosion,  gun,  death,  violence,  blood,  police

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

A couple are driving home when their car breaks down just as the Purge commences. Meanwhile, a police sergeant goes out into the streets to get revenge on the man who killed his son, and a mother and daughter run from their home after assailants destroy it. The five people meet up as they attempt to survive the night in Los Angeles. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Story:hand grenade,  shot in the throat,  assault rifle,  apartment building,  die hard scenario,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  exploding car,  ambush,  car crash,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  violence,  police,  death,  blood

Live Free Or Die Hard (2007) is one of the best movies like The Kingdom (2007)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Live Free Or Die Hard (2007)

When someone hacks into the computers at the FBI's Cyber Crime Division; the Director decides to round up all the hackers who could have done this. When he's told that because it's the 4th of July most of their agents are not around so they might have trouble getting people to get the hackers. So he instructs them to get local PD'S to take care of it. And one of the cops they ask is John McClane who is tasked with bringing a hacker named Farrell to the FBI. But as soon as he gets there someone starts shooting at them. McClane manages to get them out but they're still being pursued. And it's just when McClane arrives in Washington that the whole system breaks down and chaos ensues. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Story:hand grenade,  impersonating a police officer,  rocket launcher,  washington d.c.,  die hard scenario,  fbi,  attempted murder,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  child in peril,  exploding car,  ambush,  car crash,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  police,  violence,  gun,  blood,  death

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,  pistol,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  death,  violence,  blood,  flashback

Alex Cross (2012)
Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Alex Cross (2012)

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

Themes:deception,  torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:rocket propelled grenade,  kicked in the head,  severed finger,  rocket launcher,  die hard scenario,  police officer killed,  exploding car,  interrogation,  car crash,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  police,  flashback,  death,  violence,  blood

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:terrorism,  deception,  torture,  kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Story:hand grenade,  shot through a wall,  falcon,  overturning car,  impersonating a police officer,  hit in the face,  government agent,  rocket launcher,  fish out of water,  exploding building,  loss of friend,  revelation,  washington d.c.,  die hard scenario,  police officer killed,  exploding car,  car crash,  archive footage,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  violence,  blood,  flashback,  death

Doomsday (2008) is one of the best movies like The Kingdom (2007)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Doomsday (2008)

A lethal virus spreads throughout Scotland, infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands. To contain the threat, acting authorities brutally quarantine the country as it succumbs to fear and chaos. The quarantine is successful. Three decades later, the Reaper virus violently resurfaces in London. An elite group of specialists, including Eden Sinclair, is urgently dispatched into Scotland to retrieve a cure by any means necessary. Shut off from the rest of the world, the unit must battle through a landscape that has become a waking nightmare. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Story:hand grenade,  shot in the throat,  disfigurement,  stabbed in the head,  grenade,  exploding body,  police officer killed,  shot in the leg,  child in peril,  exploding car,  ambush,  interrogation,  car crash,  vomiting,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  police,  death,  violence,  blood

Clear And Present Danger (1994)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Clear And Present Danger (1994)

Jack Ryan is back and this time the bad guys are in his own government. When Admiral James Greer becomes sick with cancer, Ryan is appointed acting CIA Deputy Director of Intelligence. Almost before he can draw a breath in his new position, one of the president's closest friends and his family are murdered in their sleep by what appears to by drug cartels. Ryan is called in to investigate, but unknown to him the CIA has already sent a secret field operative to lead an illegal paramilitary force in Colombia against cartels. Things get even more complicated when his team is set up and he loses an agent in the field and a friend of his wife's, who was the murdered agent's secretary, is murdered that same day. Ryan must then risk not only his career, but his life to expose the truth behind the mystery. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  deception,  torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:usa
Characters:hostage
Story:hand grenade,  fbi agent,  camcorder,  ambassador,  suv,  rpg,  rocket launcher,  washington d.c.,  fbi,  attempted murder,  exploding car,  death of friend,  ambush,  interrogation,  car crash,  machine gun,  car accident,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  death,  violence,  blood

Deja Vu (2006)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi

Deja Vu (2006)

A ferry filled with crewmen from the USS Nimitz and their families was blown up in New Orleans on Mardi Gras. BATF Doug Carlin is brought in to assist in the massive investigation, and gets attached to an experimental FBI surveillance unit, one that uses spacefolding technology to directly look back a little over four days into the past. While tracking down the bomber, Carlin gets an idea in his head: could they use the device to actually travel back in time and not only prevent the bombing but also the murder of a local woman whose truck was used in the bombing? (Read More)

Themes:terrorism
Characters:hostage
Story:fbi agent,  severed finger,  child murder,  die hard scenario,  exploding body,  fbi,  exploding car,  death of friend,  bound and gagged,  prayer,  interrogation,  car crash,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  blood,  flashback,  death

Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995)

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

Themes:terrorism,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Story:hand grenade,  fbi agent,  impersonating a police officer,  stabbed in the leg,  exploding building,  die hard scenario,  fbi,  attempted murder,  police officer killed,  shot in the leg,  child in peril,  exploding car,  car crash,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  flashback,  violence,  police,  blood,  death

The Negotiator (1998) is one of the best movies like The Kingdom (2007)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Negotiator (1998)

In the midst of an elaborate conspiracy, an expert negotiator is driven to the edge when he's framed for the murder of his partner, as well as embezzling money from his department's pension fund. His only chance to prove his innocence is to take hostages himself, acquire the services of another expert negotiator, and find out who's running the conspiracy before it's too late. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:hand grenade,  fbi agent,  revelation,  die hard scenario,  fbi,  police officer killed,  interrogation,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  gun,  death,  violence,  police

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,  car accident,  blood splatter,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  police,  violence,  death,  flashback,  blood,  gun

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. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Story:fbi agent,  car rollover,  overturning car,  assault rifle,  fbi,  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,  chase,  explosion,  police,  death

American Ultra (2015)
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,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  flashback,  police,  blood,  violence,  death

Robocop (2014) is one of the best movies like The Kingdom (2007)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Robocop (2014)

The year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years - and it's meant billions for OmniCorp's bottom line. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) - a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit - is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine pursuing justice. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  deception,  torture,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:hand grenade,  war on terrorism,  explosive vest,  bullet hole,  suicide bomber,  assault rifle,  washington d.c.,  exploding body,  attempted murder,  shot in the leg,  child in peril,  exploding car,  interrogation,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  flashback,  violence,  police,  death,  gun

Executive Decision (1996)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Executive Decision (1996)

Terrorists take over a 747 bound from Athens to Washington D.C., supposedly to effect the release of their leader. Intelligence expert David Grant suspects another reason and convinces the military that the 'plane should not be allowed to enter U.S. airspace. An assault mission is devised, using a specially equipped 'plane designed for mid-air crew transfers, and Grant finds himself aboard the 747 with a team of military anti-terrorists who have to defuse a bomb and overpower the terrorists. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  deception,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:suicide bomber,  arab,  rocket launcher,  exploding building,  washington d.c.,  die hard scenario,  exploding body,  child in peril,  exploding car,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  flashback,  death,  violence,  blood

The Expendables (2010)
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:torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Story:kicked in the head,  palace,  rocket launcher,  exploding building,  grenade,  die hard scenario,  exploding body,  uniform,  shot in the leg,  exploding car,  basketball,  video camera,  bound and gagged,  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,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  violence,  blood

Surrogates (2009)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Surrogates (2009)

People are living their lives remotely from the safety of their own homes via robotic surrogates -- sexy, physically perfect mechanical representations of themselves. It's an ideal world where crime, pain, fear and consequences don't exist. When the first murder in years jolts this utopia, FBI agent Greer discovers a vast conspiracy behind the surrogate phenomenon and must abandon his own surrogate, risking his life to unravel the mystery. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:fbi agent,  car rollover,  stabbed in the head,  fbi,  latex gloves,  shot in the leg,  car crash,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  gun,  violence,  blood

The Take (2016) is one of the best movies like The Kingdom (2007)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Take (2016)

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

Themes:terrorism,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:shot in the throat,  camcorder,  impersonating a police officer,  assault rifle,  revelation,  attempted murder,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  ambush,  interrogation,  car crash,  mask,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  helicopter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  death,  flashback,  police,  blood,  violence

Passenger 57 (1992)
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,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  flashback,  death,  violence,  police,  blood,  gun

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,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  violence,  flashback,  gun,  blood,  death

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,  federal bureau of investigation,  car rollover,  overturning car,  disfigurement,  severed finger,  witness,  fbi,  attempted murder,  police officer killed,  exploding car,  ambush,  interrogation,  car crash,  investigation,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  flashback,  police,  blood,  death

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013) is one of the best movies like The Kingdom (2007)
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,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  flashback,  violence,  death,  blood

Machete Kills (2013)
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,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  police,  flashback,  blood,  death,  violence

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