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The Last Samurai (2003)
Action, Drama, History, War

The Last Samurai (2003)

In the 1870s, Captain Nathan Algren, a cynical veteran of the American Civil war who will work for anyone, is hired by Americans who want lucrative contracts with the Emperor of Japan to train the peasant conscripts for the first standing imperial army in modern warfare using firearms. The imperial Omura cabinet's first priority is to repress a rebellion of traditionalist Samurai -hereditary warriors- who remain devoted to the sacred dynasty but reject the Westernizing policy and even refuse firearms. Yet when his ill-prepared superior force sets out too soon, their panic allows the sword-wielding samurai to crush them. Badly wounded Algren's courageous stand makes the samurai leader Katsumoto spare his life; once nursed to health he learns to know and respect the old Japanese way, and participates as advisor in Katsumoto's failed attempt to save the Bushido tradition, but Omura gets repressive laws enacted- he must now choose to honor his loyalty to one of the embittered sides when the conflict returns to the battlefield... (Read More)

Themes:courage, vengeance, hope, redemption, drunkenness, torture, fear, drinking, politics, suicide, revenge, love, friendship
Mood:savage, epic, nightmare, gore
Locations:japan, woods, village, snow, forest, restaurant
Characters:alcoholic, japanese, warrior, soldier, prostitute, boy, friend
Period:1870s, 1800s, winter
Story:samurai, honor, samurai warrior, samurai sword, katana sword, emperor, code of honor, lieutenant colonel, medal of honor, throwing a spear, held captive, captain, japanese flag, civil war, japanese army, japanese culture, self sacrifice, yokohama japan, warrior race, winchester rifle

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:courage, hope, redemption, fear, revenge, friendship
Mood:nightmare
Locations:woods, village, forest
Characters:warrior, soldier, prostitute
Story:self sacrifice, hand to hand combat, knife throwing, threatened with a knife, stabbed in the side, tragic past, shot in the throat, idealism, palace, tragic hero, stabbed in the leg, dark hero, hatred, reverse footage, bravery, rebellion, rebel, blockbuster, sergeant, bow and arrow

Hercules (2014)
Action, Adventure

Hercules (2014)

1400 B.C., a tormented soul walked the Earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus. For this, he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors, and the death of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years, he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting, and the presence of death. These men and women never question where they go to fight, or why, or whom, just how much they will be paid. Now, the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. It is time for this bunch of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen, when they must train an army to become as ruthless and bloodthirsty as their reputation has become. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, drunkenness, love, revenge
Mood:nightmare, gore
Locations:village, snow, forest
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:self sacrifice, drugged drink, ex soldier, hand to hand combat, sword fight, person on fire, knife throwing, threatened with a knife, ambiguity, tragic past, warlord, shot in the throat, stabbed in the shoulder, stabbed in the arm, palace, tragic hero, stabbed in the leg, dark hero, stabbed in the throat, bow and arrow

Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)
Drama, History, War

Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)

The island of Iwo Jima stands between the American military force and the home islands of Japan. Therefore the Imperial Japanese Army is desperate to prevent it from falling into American hands and providing a launching point for an invasion of Japan. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi is given command of the forces on the island and sets out to prepare for the imminent attack. General Kuribayashi, however, does not favor the rigid traditional approach recommended by his subordinates, and resentment and resistance fester among his staff. In the lower echelons, a young soldier, Saigo, a poor baker in civilian life, strives with his friends to survive the harsh regime of the Japanese army itself, all the while knowing that a fierce battle looms. When the American invasion begins, both Kuribayashi and Saigo find strength, honor, courage, and horrors beyond imagination. (Read More)

Themes:courage, drinking, suicide, friendship
Mood:epic, gore
Locations:japan
Characters:japanese, soldier, boy, friend
Story:katana sword, lieutenant colonel, japanese flag, japanese army, yokohama japan, tokyo japan, hand to hand combat, last stand, defeat, retreat, surrender, bayonet, military officer, u.s. army, imagination, cannon, colonel, honor, severed hand, captain

300: Rise Of An Empire (2014) is one of the best movies like The Last Samurai (2003)
Action, Fantasy

300: Rise Of An Empire (2014)

After its victory over Leonidas' 300, the Persian Army under the command of Xerxes marches towards the major Greek city-states. The Democratic city of Athens, first on the path of Xerxes' army, bases its strength on its fleet, led by admiral Themistocles. Themistocles is forced to an unwilling alliance with the traditional rival of Athens, oligarchic Sparta whose might lies with its superior infantry troops. But Xerxes still reigns supreme in numbers over sea and land. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, politics, revenge
Mood:epic, gore
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:blood on camera lens, hand to hand combat, sword fight, person on fire, knife throwing, threatened with a knife, persian, warlord, greek, palace, stabbed in the leg, stabbed in the neck, stabbed in the throat, bow and arrow, spear, destiny, traitor, civil war, battlefield, general

47 Ronin (2013)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

47 Ronin (2013)

While hunting in the forest, Lord Asano of Ako and his samurai find a young half-breed and take him with them to live in the castle. Several years later, Lord Asano holds a tournament to welcome the Shogun to Ako. The night after the tournament, Lord Asano is bewitched into hurting Lord Kira of Nagato, and is punished into committing seppuku by the Shogun. Realizing that it was a Lord Kira's evil plot, the samurais and the half-breed sets out for revenge against the Shogun's order. This is why 47 Ronin (2013) is one of the best movies like The Last Samurai (2003). (Read More)

Themes:redemption, suicide, revenge, love
Mood:epic
Locations:japan, forest, woods, village, snow
Characters:warrior, soldier, boy
Story:samurai, samurai warrior, samurai sword, code of honor, japanese culture, sword fight, person on fire, bokken, dishonor, seppuku, hara kiri, bowing, jidai geki, chopsticks, head cut off, stabbed in the arm, beheading, tragic hero, dark hero, meditation

Fury (2014)
Action, Drama, War

Fury (2014)

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

Themes:drunkenness, suicide
Mood:gore
Locations:forest
Characters:soldier
Story:sergeant, self sacrifice, hand to hand combat, person on fire, last stand, surrender, war hero, death of loved one, armor, stabbed in the throat, hatred, u.s. army, cannon, mass murder, child murder, captain, subtitled scene, battlefield, shot in the arm, shot in the shoulder

Alexander (2004)
Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War

Alexander (2004)

Conquering 90% of the known world by the age of 25, Alexander the Great led his armies through 22,000 miles of sieges and conquests in just eight years. Coming out of tiny Macedonia (today part of Greece), Alexander led his armies against the mighty Persian Empire, drove west to Egypt, and finally made his way east to India. This film will concentrate on those eight years of battles, as well as his relationship with his boyhood friend and battle mate, Hephaestion. Alexander died young, of illness, at 33. Alexander's conquests paved the way for the spread of Greek culture (facilitating the spread of Christianity centuries later), and removed many of the obstacles that might have prevented the expansion of the Roman Empire. In other words, the world we know today might never have been if not for Alexander's bloody, yet unifying, conquest. (Read More)

Themes:courage, drunkenness, fear, politics, friendship, revenge
Mood:epic, gore
Locations:snow
Characters:warrior, soldier, friend
Story:greek, blood on camera lens, drugged drink, thrown from a horse, hand to hand combat, sword fight, threatened with a knife, shot through the chest, cavalry charge, council, spitting blood, persian, retreat, warlord, shot in the throat, stabbed in the shoulder, stabbed in the arm, emperor, idealism, war hero

The Revenant (2015) is one of the best movies like The Last Samurai (2003)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western

The Revenant (2015)

While exploring g uncharted wilderness in 1823, legendary fronjitiersman Hugh Glass sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home while avoiding natives on their own hunt. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald, the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him. (Read More)

Themes:courage, vengeance, drunkenness, fear, friendship, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:woods, snow, forest
Characters:warrior
Period:winter
Story:attack, blood on camera lens, hand to hand combat, scalping, tragic past, shot in the throat, shot in the eye, stabbed in the arm, shot in the neck, tragic hero, tribe, stabbed in the leg, dark hero, bravery, genocide, stabbed in the stomach, bow and arrow, spear, captain, subtitled scene

Avatar (2009)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Avatar (2009)

When his brother is killed in a robbery, paraplegic Marine Jake Sully decides to take his place in a mission on the distant world of Pandora. There he learns of greedy corporate figurehead Parker Selfridge's intentions of driving off the native humanoid "Na'vi" in order to mine for the precious material scattered throughout their rich woodland. In exchange for the spinal surgery that will fix his legs, Jake gathers intel for the cooperating military unit spearheaded by gung-ho Colonel Quaritch, while simultaneously attempting to infiltrate the Na'vi people with the use of an "avatar" identity. While Jake begins to bond with the native tribe and quickly falls in love with the beautiful alien Neytiri, the restless Colonel moves forward with his ruthless extermination tactics, forcing the soldier to take a stand - and fight back in an epic battle for the fate of Pandora. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, fear, love, friendship, revenge
Mood:epic
Locations:village, forest
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:lieutenant colonel, self sacrifice, warrior race, hand to hand combat, battle, person on fire, knife throwing, threatened with a knife, delegation, arrow in chest, dishonor, english subtitles in original, inter cultural, patriot, heritage, emperor, gatling gun, military officer, translator, loss of brother

Warcraft (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Warcraft (2016)

When the world of the Orcs of Draenor is being destroyed by the evil fel magic that uses life-force, the powerful warlock Gul'dan creates a portal to the world of Azeroth and forms the Horde with members of the Orc clans. He also captures many prisoners to keep the portal open. The king of Azeroth, Llane Wrynn and his brother-in-law, Anduin Lothar are informed by the apprentice of magician Khadgar that he has found fel magic in dead bodies and the king decides to summon the Guardian of Tirisfal, Medivh, to protect his kingdom. Lothar and Khadgar head to Kharazhan to meet Medivh and an ominous shadow points a book out to Khadgar, who takes it and hides. Anduin, Khadgar and Medivh and a group of soldiers are attacked by Orcs and they capture the slave Garona, who is released by King Llane, and she shows them the location of the portal. Garona is contacted by the Orc chief of a clan Durotan that wants to meet King Llane to stop the fel magic. Meanwhile Khadgar learns that the gate was opened with the help of someone in Azeroth. Shall King Llane trust Garona and Durotan, who might be the traitor? This is why Warcraft (2016) is one of the best movies like The Last Samurai (2003). (Read More)

Themes:hope, drunkenness, fear, friendship, revenge
Mood:epic
Locations:woods, village, snow, forest
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:self sacrifice, warrior race, blood on camera lens, sword fight, threatened with a knife, council, retreat, warlord, stabbed in the shoulder, palace, loss of husband, tribe, stabbed in the neck, hatred, reverse footage, barefoot, honor, severed hand, rebel, blockbuster

Wonder Woman (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, War

Wonder Woman (2017)

Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when a pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny. (Read More)

Themes:courage, hope, drunkenness, torture, fear, drinking, love, revenge
Mood:epic
Locations:woods, village, snow, forest
Characters:warrior, alcoholic, soldier
Story:destiny, self sacrifice, warrior race, woman, hand to hand combat, sword fight, threatened with a knife, bayonet, idealism, gatling gun, translator, loss of brother, armor, hatred, bravery, cannon, honor, blockbuster, bow and arrow, spear

The Wolverine (2013) is one of the best movies like The Last Samurai (2003)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Wolverine (2013)

In modern day Japan, Wolverine is out of his depth in an unknown world as he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own near-immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, suicide, revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:japan, woods, snow, forest
Characters:japanese, warrior, soldier, prostitute, friend
Story:samurai, samurai sword, katana sword, self sacrifice, tokyo japan, drugged drink, ex soldier, hand to hand combat, sword fight, threatened with a knife, seppuku, stabbed in the arm, armor, stabbed in the leg, dark hero, stabbed in the neck, stabbed in the throat, monk, honor, stabbed in the stomach

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:fear, suicide, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:restaurant
Characters:warrior
Story:blood on camera lens, hand to hand combat, threatened with a knife, tragic past, shot in the throat, stabbed in the arm, shot in the neck, tragic hero, stabbed in the leg, dark hero, stabbed in the neck, stabbed in the throat, honor, subtitled scene, shot in the arm, neck breaking, shot in the shoulder, kicked in the face, character repeating someone else's dialogue, stabbed in the back

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

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

Themes:hope, redemption, torture, fear, suicide, revenge, friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:woods, village, snow, forest
Characters:soldier
Story:colonel, self sacrifice, gatling gun, death of loved one, loss of brother, tribe, hatred, u.s. army, social commentary, blockbuster, captive, bow and arrow, spear, destruction, traitor, subtitled scene, battlefield, death of son, death of brother, tragic event

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

Predators (2010)

The mercenary Royce; the military Isabelle; the Russian soldier Nikolai; the San Quentin criminal Stans; the Sierra Leone militia Mombasa; the drug lord Cuchillo; the Yakuza Hanzo; and the Doctor Edwin awake in free fall but they succeed to open their parachutes landing in a jungle. Soon they find that they are on another planet and they are prey of aliens in a deadly hunting game, and they need to join forces to destroy their predators and survive. This is why Predators (2010) is one of the best movies like The Last Samurai (2003). (Read More)

Themes:redemption, fear, suicide, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:woods, forest
Characters:japanese, warrior, soldier
Story:self sacrifice, warrior race, ex soldier, sword fight, threatened with a knife, tragic past, stabbed in the shoulder, gatling gun, katana, tragic hero, dark hero, stabbed in the throat, subtitled scene, battlefield, shot in the shoulder, kicked in the face, character repeating someone else's dialogue, no opening credits, severed head, stabbed to death

Cold Mountain (2003) is one of the best movies like The Last Samurai (2003)
Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War

Cold Mountain (2003)

This Civil War saga addresses romance, friendship, and the ravages of war--both in the field and on the home front. Captures the horrors of war for both those fighting it, and for those left behind. This is a tale of hope, longing, redemption, second chances, and faith.

Themes:hope, redemption, drunkenness, torture, drinking, friendship, revenge, love
Mood:epic
Locations:woods, snow, forest
Characters:soldier, friend
Period:winter
Story:held captive, civil war, hand to hand combat, u.s. civil war, american civil war, bayonet, shot in the neck, death of loved one, minister, cannon, rebel, 19th century, flash forward, stabbed in the chest, prisoner, throat slitting, woman, massacre, native american, shot in the back

Rogue One (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Rogue One (2016)

All looks lost for the Rebellion against the Empire as they learn of the existence of a new super weapon, the Death Star. Once a possible weakness in its construction is uncovered, the Rebel Alliance must set out on a desperate mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. The future of the entire galaxy now rests upon its success. (Read More)

Themes:courage, hope, redemption, torture, fear, politics, friendship, revenge
Mood:epic
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:rebellion, self sacrifice, council, tragic past, hatred, bravery, social commentary, rebel, blockbuster, sergeant, temple, captive, destruction, captain, traitor, civil war, subtitled scene, battlefield, shot in the arm, general

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

Assassin's Creed (2016)

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

Themes:courage, redemption, fear, revenge
Locations:village
Characters:warrior, soldier, boy
Story:hand to hand combat, sword fight, knife throwing, threatened with a knife, tragic past, warlord, stabbed in the arm, emperor, stabbed in the leg, dark hero, stabbed in the neck, stabbed in the throat, bravery, social commentary, stabbed in the stomach, bow and arrow, spear, destiny, subtitled scene, battlefield

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:hope, redemption, drunkenness, torture, fear, revenge
Mood:epic, nightmare, gore
Locations:woods, forest
Characters:alcoholic, warrior, soldier
Story:self sacrifice, blood on camera lens, hand to hand combat, threatened with a knife, spitting blood, tragic past, shot in the throat, stabbed in the shoulder, stabbed in the arm, gatling gun, shot in the neck, tragic hero, stabbed in the leg, dark hero, stabbed in the neck, stabbed in the throat, hatred, social commentary, severed hand, subtitled scene

Glory (1989) is one of the best movies like The Last Samurai (2003)
Biography, Drama, History, War

Glory (1989)

Shaw was an officer in the Federal Army during the American Civil War who volunteered to lead the first company of black soldiers. Shaw was forced to deal with the prejudices of both the enemy (who had orders to kill commanding officers of blacks), and of his own fellow officers. This is why Glory (1989) is one of the best movies like The Last Samurai (2003). (Read More)

Themes:torture, friendship
Mood:epic, gore
Characters:soldier, friend
Story:hand to hand combat, sword fight, cavalry charge, regiment, u.s. civil war, american civil war, bayonet, war hero, military officer, hatred, bravery, barefoot, cannon, colonel, honor, civil war, sacrifice, shot in the arm, general, 19th century

Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014)

Epic adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings is the story of one man's daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. (Read More)

Themes:courage, hope, fear, politics, revenge
Mood:epic
Locations:village
Characters:soldier, boy, friend
Story:hand to hand combat, sword fight, person on fire, threatened with a knife, cavalry charge, lance, military training, shot in the throat, stabbed in the shoulder, stabbed in the arm, palace, tribe, armor, stabbed in the throat, irony, mass murder, bow and arrow, spear, destruction, destiny

Yip Man (2008)
Action, Biography, Drama, Sport

Yip Man (2008)

In 1935 in Foshan, south China, there are martial arts schools on every street corner. Ip Man is the undisputed martial arts champion, yet he has not devoted himself to teaching. Despite this, it seems that all the kung fu masters of the city are eager to fight him to improve their reputation.

Themes:redemption, friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:japan
Characters:japanese, warrior
Story:japanese flag, self sacrifice, hand to hand combat, coolie, spitting blood, dojo, surrender, bayonet, foreigner, katana, translator, loss of brother, tragic hero, bravery, social commentary, colonel, compassion, honor, rebellion, blockbuster

The Magnificent Seven (2016)
Action, Adventure, Western

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in The Magnificent Seven. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns. As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money. (Read More)

Themes:courage, drunkenness, friendship, revenge
Locations:woods, forest
Characters:alcoholic, warrior, prostitute
Story:self sacrifice, ex soldier, person on fire, knife throwing, threatened with a knife, last stand, shot in the throat, shot in the eye, gatling gun, death of loved one, stabbed in the leg, dark hero, bravery, honor, bow and arrow, subtitled scene, battlefield, shot in the arm, shot in the shoulder, 19th century

The Expendables (2010) is one of the best movies like The Last Samurai (2003)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

The Expendables (2010)

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

Themes:redemption, torture, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:restaurant
Characters:soldier
Story:hand to hand combat, person on fire, knife throwing, threatened with a knife, stabbed in the shoulder, stabbed in the arm, palace, stabbed in the neck, stabbed in the throat, reverse footage, cannon, severed hand, rebel, traitor, subtitled scene, shot in the arm, general, neck breaking, shot in the shoulder, kicked in the face

The Mummy (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Mummy (2017)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension. This is why The Mummy (2017) is one of the best movies like The Last Samurai (2003). (Read More)

Themes:courage, vengeance, redemption, fear, revenge, friendship
Locations:woods, forest
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:destiny, self sacrifice, hand to hand combat, threatened with a knife, stabbed in the leg, stabbed in the neck, u.s. army, bravery, reverse footage, colonel, sergeant, destruction, subtitled scene, battlefield, attack, character repeating someone else's dialogue, binoculars, flash forward, shot in the leg, no opening credits

Dracula Untold (2014)
Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, War

Dracula Untold (2014)

At the turn of the century, the young lord Vlad and his family live a peaceful life ruling over their small kingdom, but when a Turk warlord demands from Vlad a thousand boys and his son to create an army Vlad seeks a terrible power that will allow him to protect his kingdom and family from the Turks at a terrible cost. (Read More)

Themes:hope, fear, suicide, revenge, love
Locations:woods, forest
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:self sacrifice, ex soldier, hand to hand combat, sword fight, person on fire, knife throwing, threatened with a knife, defeat, warlord, tragic hero, armor, stabbed in the leg, dark hero, stabbed in the throat, hatred, cannon, monk, bow and arrow, spear, destiny

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:vengeance, torture
Mood:gore
Locations:restaurant
Characters:warrior, prostitute
Story:ex soldier, hand to hand combat, threatened with a knife, secret past, shot in the throat, stabbed in the shoulder, shot in the neck, irish american, stabbed in the neck, stabbed in the throat, stabbed in the stomach, spear, subtitled scene, neck breaking, shot in the shoulder, kicked in the face, character repeating someone else's dialogue, stabbed in the back, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg

Braveheart (1995) is one of the best movies like The Last Samurai (2003)
Biography, Drama, History, War

Braveheart (1995)

William Wallace is a Scottish rebel who leads an uprising against the cruel English ruler Edward the Longshanks, who wishes to inherit the crown of Scotland for himself. When he was a young boy, William Wallace's father and brother, along with many others, lost their lives trying to free Scotland. Once he loses another of his loved ones, William Wallace begins his long quest to make Scotland free once and for all, along with the assistance of Robert the Bruce. (Read More)

Themes:courage, torture, politics, love, friendship, revenge
Mood:epic, nightmare, gore
Locations:forest
Characters:warrior, boy
Story:sword throwing, hand to hand combat, sword fight, lance, idealism, loss of brother, tragic hero, bravery, honor, rebellion, rebel, blockbuster, spear, subtitled scene, battlefield, loss of father, tragic event, legend, execution, no opening credits

Beowulf (2007)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Fantasy

Beowulf (2007)

Set against the coming of Christianity, this is the story of the last hero: in 507, a monstrous troll wreaks havoc in the mead hall of the Danish king, Hrothgar. He offers rewards for the death of Grendel, so Beowulf, a great and boastful Geat warrior, arrives with his thanes. Beowulf sets aside his armor and awaits the monster; a fierce battle ensues that leads to Beowolf's entering the watery lair of Grendel's mother, where a devil's bargain awaits. Beowulf returns to Herot, the castle, and becomes king. Jump ahead many years, and the sins of the father are visited upon Beowulf and his kingdom. The hero must face his weakness and be heroic once again. Is the age of demons over? (Read More)

Themes:courage, vengeance, redemption, drunkenness, drinking, suicide, revenge, friendship, love
Mood:epic, gore
Locations:forest
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:sword throwing, sword fight, battle, person on fire, stabbed in the side, stabbed in the shoulder, stabbed in the arm, shame, loss of husband, tragic hero, armor, slaughter, stabbed in the leg, stabbed in the throat, honor, bow and arrow, spear, stabbed in the back, legend, no opening credits

Sucker Punch (2011)
Action, Fantasy

Sucker Punch (2011)

A young girl (Baby Doll) is locked away in a mental asylum by her abusive stepfather where she will undergo a lobotomy in five days' time. Faced with unimaginable odds, she retreats to a fantastical world in her imagination where she and four other female inmates at the asylum, plot to escape the facility. The lines between reality and fantasy blur as Baby Doll and her four companions, as well as a mysterious guide, fight to retrieve the five items they need that will allow them to break free from their captors before it's too late... This is why Sucker Punch (2011) is one of the best movies like The Last Samurai (2003). (Read More)

Locations:snow
Characters:warrior, soldier, prostitute
Story:katana sword, imagination, self sacrifice, hand to hand combat, sword fight, threatened with a knife, dojo, shot in the eye, gatling gun, katana, stabbed in the leg, stabbed in the neck, samurai, temple, bow and arrow, battlefield, sacrifice, shot in the shoulder, kicked in the face, stabbed in the back

The Patriot (2000)
Action, Drama, History, War

The Patriot (2000)

It is 1776 in colonial South Carolina. Benjamin Martin, a French-Indian war hero who is haunted by his past, now wants nothing more than to live peacefully on his small plantation, and wants no part of a war with the most powerful nation in the world, Great Britain. Meanwhile, his two eldest sons, Gabriel and Thomas, can't wait to enlist in the newly formed "Continental Army." When South Carolina decides to join the rebellion against England, Gabriel immediately signs up to fight...without his father's permission. But when Colonel William Tavington, British dragoon, infamous for his brutal tactics, comes and burns the Martin Plantation to the ground, tragedy strikes. Benjamin quickly finds himself torn between protecting his family, and seeking revenge along with being a part of the birth of a new, young, and ambitious nation. (Read More)

Themes:courage, vengeance, suicide, revenge
Mood:savage, epic, gore
Locations:village
Characters:soldier, friend
Story:colonel, rebellion, hand to hand combat, sword fight, cavalry charge, last stand, patriot, stabbed in the arm, war hero, military officer, loss of brother, stabbed in the neck, stabbed in the throat, minister, bravery, cannon, child murder, battlefield, shot in the arm, general

Ying Xiong (2002) is one of the best movies like The Last Samurai (2003)
Action, Adventure, History

Ying Xiong (2002)

In ancient China, before the reign of the first emperor, warring factions throughout the Six Kingdoms plot to assassinate the most powerful ruler, Qin. When a minor official defeats Qin's three principal enemies, he is summoned to the palace to tell Qin the story of his surprising victory.

Themes:courage, vengeance, hope, redemption, fear, suicide, friendship, love
Mood:epic
Locations:snow
Characters:warrior
Story:palace, sword, spear, self sacrifice, hand to hand combat, sword fight, unreliable narrator, calligraphy, patriot, heritage, emperor, idealism, tragic hero, social commentary, compassion, honor, kicked in the face, stabbed in the back, legend, shot in the leg

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

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

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

Themes:redemption, torture, friendship, revenge
Locations:snow
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:tokyo japan, ex soldier, hand to hand combat, sword fight, gatling gun, monk, temple, traitor, battlefield, shot in the arm, general, u.s. president, kicked in the face, ninja, attack, character repeating someone else's dialogue, binoculars, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to 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:courage, revenge, friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:woods, village, forest
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:self sacrifice, shot in the throat, gatling gun, cannon, honor, sergeant, subtitled scene, battlefield, shot in the arm, shot in the shoulder, character repeating someone else's dialogue, binoculars, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, massacre, decapitation, shot in the back, combat

Gladiator (2000)
Action, Adventure, Drama

Gladiator (2000)

Maximus is a powerful Roman general, loved by the people and the aging Emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Before his death, the Emperor chooses Maximus to be his heir over his own son, Commodus, and a power struggle leaves Maximus and his family condemned to death. The powerful general is unable to save his family, and his loss of will allows him to get captured and put into the Gladiator games until he dies. The only desire that fuels him now is the chance to rise to the top so that he will be able to look into the eyes of the man who will feel his revenge. This is why Gladiator (2000) is one of the best movies like The Last Samurai (2003). (Read More)

Themes:courage, vengeance, redemption, politics, revenge, love
Mood:epic, gore
Locations:forest
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:emperor, general, self sacrifice, execution, sword fight, person on fire, lance, stabbed in the side, wisdom, stabbed in the arm, tragic hero, tiger, armor, slaughter, stabbed in the leg, stabbed in the throat, bravery, honor, severed hand, blockbuster

Suicide Squad (2016) is one of the best movies like The Last Samurai (2003)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Suicide Squad (2016)

It feels good to be bad...Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren't picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it's every man for himself? (Read More)

Themes:courage, hope, redemption, torture, fear, suicide, revenge, love
Locations:snow, restaurant
Characters:japanese, warrior, soldier
Story:katana sword, self sacrifice, hand to hand combat, sword fight, person on fire, defeat, street fight, tragic past, gatling gun, tragic hero, dark hero, stabbed in the neck, u.s. army, bravery, samurai, colonel, severed hand, rebel, blockbuster, sergeant

Robin Hood (2010)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance

Robin Hood (2010)

Birth of a legend. Following King Richard's death in France, archer Robin Longstride, along with Will Scarlett, Alan-a-Dale and Little John, returns to England. They encounter the dying Robert of Locksley, whose party was ambushed by treacherous Godfrey, who hopes to facilitate a French invasion of England. Robin promises the dying knight he will return his sword to his father Walter in Nottingham. Here Walter encourages him to impersonate the dead man to prevent his land being confiscated by the crown, and he finds himself with Marian, a ready-made wife. Hoping to stir baronial opposition to weak King John and allow an easy French take-over, Godfrey worms his way into the king's service as Earl Marshal of England and brutally invades towns under the pretext of collecting Royal taxes. Can Robin navigate the politics of barons, royals, traitors, and the French? (Read More)

Themes:politics, revenge
Mood:epic
Locations:village, forest
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:hand to hand combat, sword fight, person on fire, english subtitles in original, shot in the throat, shot in the neck, palace, bow and arrow, traitor, subtitled scene, battlefield, death of son, death of brother, kicked in the face, stabbed in the back, legend, shot in the leg, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
Action, Fantasy, Horror

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

The siblings Hansel and Gretel are left alone in the woods by their father and captured by a dark witch in a candy house. However they kill the witch and escape from the spot. Years later, the orphans have become famous witch hunters. When eleven children go missing in a small village, the Mayor summons Hansel and Gretel to rescue them, and they save the red haired Mina from the local sheriff who wants to burn her, accusing Mina of witchcraft. Soon they discover that the Blood Moon will approach in three days and the powerful dark witch Muriel is responsible for the abduction of children. She intends to use the children together with a secret ingredient in a Sabbath to make the coven of witches protected against the fire. Meanwhile Hansel and Gretel disclose secrets about their parents. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Locations:woods, village, forest
Story:hand to hand combat, sword fight, person on fire, stabbed in the arm, gatling gun, death of loved one, stabbed in the leg, stabbed in the stomach, bow and arrow, battlefield, shot in the arm, shot in the shoulder, character repeating someone else's dialogue, stabbed in the back, shot in the leg, severed head, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, stabbing, massacre

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

After young Katniss Everdeen agrees to be the symbol of rebellion, the Mockingjay, she tries to return Peeta to his normal state, tries to get to the Capitol, and tries to deal with the battles coming her way...but all for her main goal: assassinating President Snow and returning peace to the Districts of Panem. As her squad starts to get smaller and smaller, will she make it to the Capitol? Will she get revenge on Snow or will her target change? Will she be with her "Star-Crossed Lover," Peeta, or her long-time friend, Gale? Deaths, bombs, bow and arrows, a love triangle, hope... What will happen? (Read More)

Themes:courage, hope, fear, politics, revenge, love
Mood:epic
Locations:snow, woods, forest
Characters:warrior, soldier, friend
Story:rebellion, self sacrifice, drugged drink, person on fire, sake, death of loved one, palace, bravery, social commentary, genocide, rebel, bow and arrow, spear, child murder, destruction, destiny, civil war, battlefield, shot in the arm, attack

Dances With Wolves (1990) is one of the best movies like The Last Samurai (2003)
Adventure, Drama, Western

Dances With Wolves (1990)

Lt. John Dunbar is dubbed a hero after he accidentally leads Union troops to a victory during the Civil War. He requests a position on the western frontier, but finds it deserted. He soon finds out he is not alone, but meets a wolf he dubs "Two-socks" and a curious Indian tribe. Dunbar quickly makes friends with the tribe, and discovers a white woman who was raised by the Indians. He gradually earns the respect of these native people, and sheds his white-man's ways. This is why Dances With Wolves (1990) is one of the best movies like The Last Samurai (2003). (Read More)

Themes:courage, suicide, love, friendship
Mood:epic
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:tribe, civil war, warrior race, woman, hand to hand combat, u.s. civil war, scalping, american civil war, bayonet, journal, military officer, honor, blockbuster, bow and arrow, spear, battlefield, general, 19th century, attack, massacre

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

Kick-ass 2 (2013)

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

Themes:torture, friendship, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:prostitute
Story:hand to hand combat, sword fight, knife throwing, threatened with a knife, stabbed in the shoulder, stabbed in the arm, stabbed in the leg, stabbed in the neck, stabbed in the throat, bravery, colonel, severed hand, spear, subtitled scene, neck breaking, shot in the shoulder, kicked in the face, character repeating someone else's dialogue, stabbed in the back, shot in the leg

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)

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

Themes:hope, redemption, torture, fear, politics, love, revenge
Mood:epic, nightmare
Locations:woods, village, snow, forest
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:self sacrifice, hand to hand combat, threatened with a knife, tragic past, warlord, stabbed in the shoulder, gatling gun, ambiguous ending, dark hero, hatred, u.s. army, bravery, reverse footage, cannon, blockbuster, spear, destruction, subtitled scene, battlefield, general

The Hateful Eight (2015)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Western

The Hateful Eight (2015)

Some time after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. Bounty hunter John Ruth and his fugitive captive Daisy Domergue race towards the town of Red Rock, where Ruth will bring Daisy to justice. Along the road, they encounter Major Marquis Warren (an infamous bounty hunter) and Chris Mannix (a man who claims to be Red Rock's new sheriff). Lost in a blizzard, the bunch seeks refuge at Minnie's Haberdashery. When they arrive they are greeted by unfamiliar faces: Bob, who claims to be taking care of the place while Minnie is gone; Oswaldo Mobray, the hangman of Red Rock; Joe Gage, a cow puncher; and confederate general Sanford Smithers. As the storm overtakes the mountainside, the eight travelers come to learn that they might not make it to Red Rock after all... (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:woods, snow, forest
Characters:warrior
Period:1870s, winter
Story:civil war, drugged drink, threatened with a knife, spitting blood, loss of brother, ambiguous ending, stabbed in the leg, captive, subtitled scene, death of son, shot in the arm, death of brother, general, shot in the shoulder, character repeating someone else's dialogue, stabbed in the back, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death

Priest (2011) is one of the best movies like The Last Samurai (2003)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Priest (2011)

PRIEST, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller, is set in an alternate world -- one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on a quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece's boyfriend, a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess who possesses otherworldly fighting skills. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, torture, revenge
Mood:nightmare, gore
Characters:warrior
Story:self sacrifice, ex soldier, hand to hand combat, person on fire, knife throwing, threatened with a knife, council, tragic past, stabbed in the shoulder, stabbed in the leg, dark hero, social commentary, honor, death of brother, neck breaking, kicked in the face, attack, character repeating someone else's dialogue, stabbed in the back, spirituality

The Lone Ranger (2013)
Action, Adventure, Western

The Lone Ranger (2013)

In the 1930s, an elderly Tonto tells a young boy the tale of John Reid, the Lone Ranger. An idealistic lawyer, he rides with his brother and fellow Texas Rangers in pursuit of the notorious Butch Cavendish. Ambushed by the outlaw and left for dead, John Reid is rescued by the renegade Comanche, Tonto, at the insistence of a mysterious white horse and offers to help him to bring Cavendish to justice. Becoming a reluctant masked rider with a seemingly incomprehensible partner, Reid pursues the criminal against all obstacles. However, John and Tonto learn that Cavendish is only part of a far greater injustice and the pair must fight it in an adventure that would make them a legend. This is why The Lone Ranger (2013) is one of the best movies like The Last Samurai (2003). (Read More)

Themes:vengeance, revenge
Locations:village
Characters:boy, warrior, soldier, prostitute
Story:threatened with a knife, u.s. cavalry, unreliable narrator, sideshow, railroad, gatling gun, tribe, u.s. army, bow and arrow, captain, subtitled scene, battlefield, death of brother, shot in the shoulder, san francisco california, 19th century, character repeating someone else's dialogue, spirituality, legend, flash forward

Natural Born Killers (1994)
Crime, Drama

Natural Born Killers (1994)

Mickey Knox and Mallory Wilson aren't your typical lovers - after killing her abusive father, they go on a road trip where, every time they stop somewhere, they kill pretty well everyone around them. They do however leave one person alive at every shootout to tell the story and they soon become a media sensation thanks to sensationalized reporting. Told in a highly visual style. (Read More)

Themes:fear, revenge, love
Mood:nightmare, gore
Locations:woods, forest
Characters:japanese, prostitute, boy
Story:tokyo japan, blood on camera lens, knife in back, knife throwing, threatened with a knife, tragic past, stabbed in the throat, irony, social commentary, mass murder, subtitled scene, neck breaking, kicked in the face, character repeating someone else's dialogue, attack, flash forward, shot in the forehead, severed head, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death

Shichinin No Samurai (1954)
Adventure, Drama

Shichinin No Samurai (1954)

A veteran samurai, who has fallen on hard times, answers a village's request for protection from bandits. He gathers 6 other samurai to help him, and they teach the townspeople how to defend themselves, and they supply the samurai with three small meals a day. The film culminates in a giant battle when 40 bandits attack the village. (Read More)

Themes:courage, hope, drunkenness, fear, suicide, friendship, revenge
Mood:epic
Locations:village, japan, forest
Characters:warrior
Story:samurai, samurai warrior, attack, samurai sword, battle, hand to hand combat, sword fight, sheath, sake, sabre, jidai geki, wisdom, katana, tragic hero, armor, honor, bow and arrow, spear, battlefield, prisoner

Gangs Of New York (2002) is one of the best movies like The Last Samurai (2003)
Crime, Drama

Gangs Of New York (2002)

Having seen his father killed in a major gang fight in New York, young Amsterdam Vallon is spirited away for his own safety. Some years later, he returns to the scene of his father's death, the notorious Five Points district in New York. It's 1863 and lower Manhattan is run by gangs, the most powerful of which is the Natives, headed by Bill "The Butcher" Cutting. He believes that America should belong to native-born Americans and opposes the waves of immigrants, mostly Irish, entering the city. It's also the time of the Civil War and forced conscription leads to the worst riots in US history. Amid the violence and corruption, young Vallon tries to establish himself in the area and also seek revenge over his father's death. (Read More)

Themes:torture, revenge
Mood:epic, gore
Story:hand to hand combat, sword fight, person on fire, knife throwing, u.s. civil war, stabbed in the side, american civil war, stabbed in the arm, shot in the neck, irish american, cannon, stabbed in the stomach, civil war, loss of father, shot in the shoulder, 19th century, stabbed in the back, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death

Black Hawk Down (2001)
Drama, History, War

Black Hawk Down (2001)

Action/war drama based on the best-selling book detailing a near-disastrous mission in Somalia on October 3, 1993. On this date nearly 100 U.S. Army Rangers, commanded by Capt. Mike Steele, were dropped by helicopter deep into the capital city of Mogadishu to capture two top lieutenants of a Somali warlord. This led to a large and drawn-out firefight between the Army Ranges, US Special Forces, and hundreds of Somali gunmen; resulting in the destruction of two U.S. Black Hawk helicopters. The film focuses on the heroic efforts of various Rangers to get to the downed black hawks, centering on SSG Eversmann, leading the Ranger unit Chalk Four to the first black hawk crash site, Chief Warrant Officer Durant who was captured after being the only survivor of the second black hawk crash, as well as many others who were involved. (Read More)

Themes:courage, politics
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:medal of honor, blood on camera lens, warlord, gatling gun, shot in the neck, armor, slaughter, u.s. army, bravery, colonel, honor, genocide, severed hand, sergeant, destruction, captain, civil war, battlefield, sacrifice, general

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