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The Matrix (1999)
Action, Sci-fi

The Matrix (1999)

Thomas A. Anderson is a man living two lives. By day he is an average computer programmer and by night a hacker known as Neo. Neo has always questioned his reality, but the truth is far beyond his imagination. Neo finds himself targeted by the police when he is contacted by Morpheus, a legendary computer hacker branded a terrorist by the government. Morpheus awakens Neo to the real world, a ravaged wasteland where most of humanity have been captured by a race of machines that live off of the humans' body heat and electrochemical energy and who imprison their minds within an artificial reality known as the Matrix. As a rebel against the machines, Neo must return to the Matrix and confront the agents: super-powerful computer programs devoted to snuffing out Neo and the entire human rebellion. (Read More)

Themes:evolution,  revolution,  philosophy,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  religion
Locations:elevator,  nightclub
Characters:christianity
Period:future,  1990s
Story:computer hacker,  artificial reality,  hacker,  programmer,  reality,  computer,  jumping between buildings,  first of trilogy,  energy source,  alternative energy,  questioning reality,  false reality,  grim reality,  simulated reality,  truth,  energy,  part of trilogy,  alternate reality,  government agent,  virtual reality,  abandoned subway station,  hit by a subway,  self sacrifice,  subway station,  ringing telephone,  telephone box,  telephone booth,  wearing sunglasses inside,  elevator shaft,  human versus computer,  computer program,  black cat,  female hero,  pump action shotgun,  helicopter crash,  exploding helicopter,  lucid dream,  hand to hand combat,  police shootout,  action hero,  dream sequence,  kiss of life,  character wearing all black,  human machine relationship,  allegory of the cave,  advaita vedanta,  true believer,  punched in the ribs,  technology gone amok,  brain in a vat,  hollow book,  red alert,  chase on the roof,  nuclear winter,  bullet dodging,  roof chase,  dodging bullets,  artificial human,  human versus machine,  reference to alice in wonderland,  utopia quest,  stasis pod,  belly button,  sentinel,  crops,  sheath,  laser cutter,  mutism,  irrational behavior,  war against machines,  fire sprinkler,  cyber thriller,  mescaline,  humanity in peril,  blown to pieces,  men in black,  plato,  floppy disk,  crop,  simulator,  non person,  what if,  man versus machine,  rooftop chase,  electromagnetic pulse,  two directors,  collectivism,  altruism,  time freeze,  white rabbit,  virtuality,  software,  flying man,  tech noir,  maya,  realization,  cyberspace,  cubicle,  shot through a wall,  oracle,  morphing,  location,  acupuncture,  parallel world,  wire fu,  battery,  hit by a train,  555 phone number,  deja vu,  messiah,  revolving door,  dojo,  hinduism,  freedom fighter,  chosen one,  trilogy,  trenchcoat,  digital,  salvation,  spoon,  altered version of studio logo,  christ allegory,  subterranean,  metal detector,  jumping,  watermelon,  code,  role reversal,  belief,  simulation,  spiral staircase,  police arrest,  shot multiple times,  bullet time,  beretta,  gatling gun,  pill,  dead boy,  lasersight,  knife throwing,  buddhism,  artificial intelligence,  punched in the stomach,  mentor,  m 16,  prophecy,  cyberpunk,  reincarnation,  mexican standoff,  slave,  gun fu,  strong female lead,  rebellion,  swat team,  blockbuster,  agent,  red dress,  virus,  slavery,  hypodermic needle,  head butt,  stylized violence,  traitor,  strong female character,  obscene finger gesture,  sacrifice,  first part,  dystopia,  exploding body,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  one against many,  post apocalypse,  shot in the forehead,  training,  transformation,  fictional war,  one man army,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  security guard,  truck,  subway,  mixed martial arts,  police car,  foot chase,  kung fu,  telephone,  combat,  handcuffs,  robot,  interrogation,  sunglasses,  showdown,  vomiting,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  cat,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shot to death,  dream,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  cult film,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  two word title,  kiss,  blood,  violence,  murder

The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
Action, Sci-fi

The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

Six months after the events depicted in The Matrix, Neo has proved to be a good omen for the free humans, as more and more humans are being freed from the matrix and brought to Zion, the one and only stronghold of the Resistance. Neo himself has discovered his superpowers including super speed, ability to see the codes of the things inside the matrix, and a certain degree of precognition. But a nasty piece of news hits the human resistance: 250,000 machine sentinels are digging to Zion and would reach them in 72 hours. As Zion prepares for the ultimate war, Neo, Morpheus and Trinity are advised by the Oracle to find the Keymaker who would help them reach the Source. Meanwhile Neo's recurrent dreams depicting Trinity's death have got him worried and as if it was not enough, Agent Smith has somehow escaped deletion, has become more powerful than before and has chosen Neo as his next target. (Read More)

Themes:philosophy,  religion
Locations:elevator
Period:future
Story:oracle,  false reality,  simulated reality,  part of trilogy,  alternate reality,  virtual reality,  human versus computer,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  technology gone amok,  brain in a vat,  bullet dodging,  human versus machine,  utopia quest,  sentinel,  war against machines,  man versus machine,  morphing,  parallel world,  wire fu,  messiah,  chosen one,  altered version of studio logo,  christ allegory,  code,  beretta,  artificial intelligence,  prophecy,  cyberpunk,  gun fu,  strong female lead,  rebellion,  blockbuster,  agent,  stylized violence,  strong female character,  obscene finger gesture,  dystopia,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  one against many,  post apocalypse,  shot in the forehead,  one man army,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  truck,  kung fu,  combat,  sunglasses,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  rescue,  hero,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  dream,  cell phone,  pistol,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  violence,  blood

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

Total Recall (2012)

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

Themes:deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal
Locations:elevator
Period:future
Story:government agent,  elevator shaft,  hand to hand combat,  police shootout,  action hero,  dream sequence,  gatling gun,  lasersight,  artificial intelligence,  cyberpunk,  strong female lead,  rebellion,  swat team,  agent,  stylized violence,  strong female character,  dystopia,  exploding body,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  post apocalypse,  shot in the forehead,  one man army,  no opening credits,  security guard,  subway,  mixed martial arts,  foot chase,  robot,  interrogation,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  two word title,  violence,  murder

The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
Action, Sci-fi

The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

Neo discovers that somehow he is able to use his powers in the real world too and that his mind can be freed from his body, as a result of which he finds himself trapped on a train station between the Matrix and the Real World. Meanwhile, Zion is preparing for the oncoming war with the machines with very little chances of survival. Neo's associates set out to free him from The Merovingian since it's believed that he is the One who will end the war between humans and the machines. What they do not know is that there is a threat from a third party, someone who has plans to destroy both the worlds. (Read More)

Themes:religion
Period:future
Story:false reality,  part of trilogy,  alternate reality,  virtual reality,  self sacrifice,  human versus computer,  female hero,  hand to hand combat,  police shootout,  action hero,  technology gone amok,  brain in a vat,  human versus machine,  utopia quest,  sentinel,  war against machines,  humanity in peril,  flying man,  oracle,  wire fu,  parallel world,  chosen one,  bullet time,  beretta,  artificial intelligence,  prophecy,  cyberpunk,  mexican standoff,  gun fu,  strong female lead,  blockbuster,  agent,  hypodermic needle,  stylized violence,  strong female character,  sacrifice,  dystopia,  exploding body,  tough girl,  one against many,  post apocalypse,  fictional war,  one man army,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  security guard,  mixed martial arts,  kung fu,  combat,  robot,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  hero,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  martial arts,  murder,  violence,  blood

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) is one of the best movies like The Matrix (1999)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

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

Themes:escape,  torture
Locations:elevator
Story:alternate reality,  self sacrifice,  female hero,  helicopter crash,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  laser cutter,  subterranean,  bullet time,  artificial intelligence,  cyberpunk,  mexican standoff,  gun fu,  red dress,  virus,  hypodermic needle,  stylized violence,  dystopia,  exploding body,  tough girl,  one against many,  post apocalypse,  shot in the forehead,  subway,  mixed martial arts,  foot chase,  combat,  interrogation,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  computer,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  murder,  blood,  violence

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Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001)

The year is 2071. Following a terrorist bombing, a deadly virus is released on the populace of Mars and the government has issued a 300 million woo-long reward, the largest bounty in history, for the capture of whoever is behind it. The bounty hunter crew of the spaceship Bebop; Spike, Faye, Jet and Ed, take the case with hopes of cashing in the bounty. However, the mystery surrounding the man responsible, Vincent, goes deeper than they ever imagined, and they aren't the only ones hunting him. The original creators of the virus have dispatched Electra to deal with Vincent and take out anyone who may stumble on the truth behind him. As the hunt for the man with no past and no future continues to escalate, they begin to question what about the world is reality and what is a dream as the line between sanity and insanity becomes more apparent. This is why Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001) is one of the best movies like The Matrix (1999). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  betrayal
Locations:elevator
Period:future
Story:computer hacker,  government agent,  virtual reality,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  electromagnetic pulse,  truth,  hacker,  bullet time,  punched in the stomach,  cyberpunk,  mexican standoff,  gun fu,  reality,  swat team,  virus,  stylized violence,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  shot in the forehead,  disarming someone,  security guard,  subway,  mixed martial arts,  foot chase,  combat,  handcuffs,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  dream,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  violence,  murder,  blood

Brick Mansions (2014)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal
Locations:elevator
Period:future
Story:hand to hand combat,  police shootout,  action hero,  metal detector,  mexican standoff,  swat team,  head butt,  stylized violence,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  one against many,  one man army,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  security guard,  mixed martial arts,  foot chase,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  machine gun,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  two word title,  murder,  violence

Allegiant (2016)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Allegiant (2016)

After the earth-shattering revelations of INSURGENT, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  betrayal
Locations:elevator
Period:future
Story:virtual reality,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  electromagnetic pulse,  shot through a wall,  chosen one,  altered version of studio logo,  subterranean,  spiral staircase,  lasersight,  cyberpunk,  mexican standoff,  strong female lead,  head butt,  traitor,  strong female character,  sacrifice,  dystopia,  tough girl,  one against many,  post apocalypse,  shot in the forehead,  training,  fictional war,  one man army,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  security guard,  mixed martial arts,  foot chase,  combat,  handcuffs,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  murder,  blood,  violence

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War (2007) is one of the best movies like The Matrix (1999)
Action, Crime, Thriller

War (2007)

After his partner Tom Lone and family are killed apparently by the infamous and elusive assassin Rogue, FBI agent John Crawford becomes obsessed with revenge as his world unravels into a vortex of guilt and betrayal. Rogue eventually resurfaces to settle a score of his own, setting off a bloody crime war between Asian mob rivals Chang of the Triad's and Yakuza boss Shiro. When Jack and Rogue finally come face to face, the ultimate truth of their pasts will be revealed. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Story:pump action shotgun,  hand to hand combat,  police shootout,  action hero,  sheath,  truth,  bullet time,  lasersight,  knife throwing,  mexican standoff,  agent,  stylized violence,  opening action scene,  one against many,  shot in the forehead,  one man army,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  kung fu,  combat,  sunglasses,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shot to death,  shootout,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  blood,  violence

The Terminator (1984)
Action, Sci-fi

The Terminator (1984)

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

Locations:nightclub
Period:future
Story:self sacrifice,  pump action shotgun,  hand to hand combat,  police shootout,  action hero,  computer,  technology gone amok,  human versus machine,  war against machines,  tech noir,  shot through a wall,  555 phone number,  lasersight,  artificial intelligence,  m 16,  cyberpunk,  gun fu,  blockbuster,  first part,  dystopia,  exploding body,  opening action scene,  one against many,  post apocalypse,  shot in the forehead,  fictional war,  one man army,  disarming someone,  truck,  mixed martial arts,  foot chase,  combat,  robot,  interrogation,  sunglasses,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shot to death,  dream,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  two word title,  kiss,  blood,  murder,  violence

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:deception,  escape,  betrayal
Story:self sacrifice,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  chosen one,  altered version of studio logo,  christ allegory,  subterranean,  bullet time,  knife throwing,  mentor,  prophecy,  slave,  rebellion,  blockbuster,  slavery,  head butt,  stylized violence,  traitor,  exploding body,  opening action scene,  one against many,  training,  transformation,  fictional war,  one man army,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  foot chase,  combat,  interrogation,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  blood,  murder,  violence

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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)

Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began - The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  betrayal
Story:self sacrifice,  female hero,  helicopter crash,  hand to hand combat,  laser cutter,  subterranean,  bullet time,  gatling gun,  knife throwing,  artificial intelligence,  cyberpunk,  mexican standoff,  reality,  gun fu,  strong female lead,  virus,  hypodermic needle,  head butt,  stylized violence,  traitor,  obscene finger gesture,  dystopia,  exploding body,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  one against many,  post apocalypse,  shot in the forehead,  fictional war,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  security guard,  mixed martial arts,  kung fu,  combat,  interrogation,  sunglasses,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  violence,  blood,  murder

Ghost In The Shell (2017) is one of the best movies like The Matrix (1999)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ghost In The Shell (2017)

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

Themes:evolution,  philosophy,  deception,  escape,  betrayal
Locations:nightclub
Period:future
Story:computer hacker,  government agent,  helicopter crash,  exploding helicopter,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  virtuality,  tech noir,  metal detector,  hacker,  bullet time,  gatling gun,  lasersight,  artificial intelligence,  cyberpunk,  gun fu,  strong female lead,  hypodermic needle,  stylized violence,  obscene finger gesture,  dystopia,  exploding body,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  one against many,  shot in the forehead,  disarming someone,  security guard,  mixed martial arts,  foot chase,  combat,  handcuffs,  robot,  interrogation,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  cat,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  murder,  violence

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:deception,  escape,  betrayal
Locations:elevator
Story:subway station,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  shot through a wall,  spiral staircase,  gun fu,  stylized violence,  obscene finger gesture,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  one against many,  shot in the forehead,  one man army,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  subway,  mixed martial arts,  foot chase,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  violence,  blood,  murder

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The Condemned (2007)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Condemned (2007)

The story of Jack Conrad, who is awaiting the death penalty in a corrupt Central American prison. He is "purchased" by a wealthy television producer and taken to a desolate island where he must fight to the death against nine other condemned killers from all corners of the world, with freedom going to the sole survivor. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Story:pump action shotgun,  exploding helicopter,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  punched in the stomach,  dystopia,  exploding body,  one against many,  one man army,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  foot chase,  combat,  showdown,  vomiting,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  murder,  blood,  violence

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

Kokaku Kidotai (1995)

It is the year 2029. Technology has advanced so far that cyborgs are commonplace. In addition, human brains can connect to the internet directly. Major Motoko Kasunagi is an officer in Section 9, an elite, secretive police division that deals with special operations, including counter terrorism and cyber crime. She is currently on the trail of the Puppet Master, a cyber criminal who hacks into the brains of cyborgs in order to obtain information and to commit other crimes. This is why Kokaku Kidotai (1995) is one of the best movies like The Matrix (1999). (Read More)

Themes:philosophy,  deception,  escape
Locations:elevator
Period:future
Story:computer hacker,  government agent,  virtual reality,  hand to hand combat,  police shootout,  virtuality,  tech noir,  cyberspace,  watermelon,  hacker,  gatling gun,  artificial intelligence,  cyberpunk,  swat team,  dystopia,  tough girl,  mixed martial arts,  foot chase,  robot,  interrogation,  brawl,  gunfight,  computer,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  murder,  violence,  blood

Hardcore Henry (2015) is one of the best movies like The Matrix (1999)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Hardcore Henry (2015)

Hardcore Henry is an action film told from a first person perspective: You remember nothing. Mainly because you've just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who's got her? His name's Akan; he's a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You're also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy. He may be on your side, but you aren't sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You're likely going to need it... (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal
Locations:elevator
Story:self sacrifice,  hand to hand combat,  police shootout,  action hero,  tech noir,  shot through a wall,  battery,  truth,  shot multiple times,  bullet time,  gatling gun,  knife throwing,  artificial intelligence,  gun fu,  head butt,  stylized violence,  obscene finger gesture,  exploding body,  one against many,  shot in the forehead,  one man army,  disarming someone,  security guard,  truck,  subway,  mixed martial arts,  police car,  foot chase,  combat,  robot,  interrogation,  sunglasses,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  cat,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  murder,  violence,  blood

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Xxx (2002)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx (2002)

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

Themes:escape,  torture
Locations:nightclub
Story:pump action shotgun,  police shootout,  action hero,  subterranean,  beretta,  gatling gun,  lasersight,  mexican standoff,  swat team,  blockbuster,  agent,  head butt,  opening action scene,  one against many,  training,  one man army,  no opening credits,  police car,  telephone,  combat,  interrogation,  sunglasses,  falling from height,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  cult film,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  blood,  kiss,  murder

Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)

HITMAN: AGENT 47 centers on an elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. He is the culmination of decades of research and forty-six earlier Agent clones -- endowing him with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence. His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent 47's past to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own. Teaming up with a young woman who may hold the secret to overcoming their powerful and clandestine enemies, 47 confronts stunning revelations about his own origins and squares off in an epic battle with his deadliest foe. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal
Story:computer hacker,  agent,  subway station,  helicopter crash,  exploding helicopter,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  metal detector,  lasersight,  hypodermic needle,  head butt,  stylized violence,  exploding body,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  one against many,  shot in the forehead,  one man army,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  foot chase,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  violence,  murder

Takers (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Takers (2010)

A seasoned team of bank robbers, including Gordon Jennings (Idris Elba), John Rahway (Paul Walker), A.J. (Hayden Christensen), and brothers Jake (Michael Ealy) and Jesse (Chris Brown) Attica successfully complete their latest heist and lead a life of luxury while planning their next job. When Ghost (Tip T.I. Harris), a former member of their team, is released from prison he convinces the group to strike an armored car carrying $20 million. As the "takers" carefully plot their strategy and draw nearer to exacting the grand heist, a reckless police officer (Matt Dillon) inches closer to apprehending the criminals. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  torture,  betrayal
Locations:nightclub
Story:abandoned subway station,  pump action shotgun,  exploding helicopter,  police shootout,  shot through a wall,  lasersight,  punched in the stomach,  m 16,  mexican standoff,  swat team,  shot in the forehead,  no opening credits,  security guard,  subway,  foot chase,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  showdown,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  murder,  blood,  violence

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Knight And Day (2010) is one of the best movies like The Matrix (1999)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Knight And Day (2010)

June has a garage in Boston. At an airport heading home, a man bumps into her a few times and tries to keep her off the plane. He's under FBI surveillance; they wonder if he and she are working together, so they let both on a flight full of armed men wanting to arrest the stranger. He's Roy, he shoots his way out of trouble and tells her she's in danger. She's home the next day, miraculously, when agents pick her up; Roy saves her again, and a transcontinental chase ensues with Roy convincing her that he's the good guy, protecting an energy source that a rogue agent wants to sell on the black market. Can she trust Roy, and will trust matter when the bullets start flying? This is why Knight And Day (2010) is one of the best movies like The Matrix (1999). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape
Story:energy source,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  battery,  hit by a train,  code,  energy,  lasersight,  knife throwing,  swat team,  agent,  head butt,  one against many,  one man army,  disarming someone,  police car,  foot chase,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  sunglasses,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  computer,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  murder,  blood,  violence,  kiss

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

Criminal (2016)

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

Themes:deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal
Story:computer hacker,  government agent,  subway station,  action hero,  hacker,  shot multiple times,  swat team,  agent,  hypodermic needle,  obscene finger gesture,  opening action scene,  one against many,  shot in the forehead,  one man army,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  security guard,  subway,  police car,  foot chase,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  sunglasses,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  violence,  blood,  murder

Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017)

Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang (Donnie Yen) and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora's Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  betrayal
Locations:elevator,  nightclub
Story:government agent,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  spiral staircase,  bullet time,  lasersight,  knife throwing,  mexican standoff,  gun fu,  swat team,  head butt,  stylized violence,  obscene finger gesture,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  one against many,  shot in the forehead,  one man army,  disarming someone,  security guard,  mixed martial arts,  foot chase,  kung fu,  sunglasses,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  violence,  murder

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

The Way Of The Gun (2000)

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

Themes:deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal
Locations:elevator,  nightclub
Story:pump action shotgun,  police shootout,  shot through a wall,  police arrest,  mexican standoff,  hypodermic needle,  head butt,  stylized violence,  opening action scene,  one against many,  disarming someone,  truck,  police car,  interrogation,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  cult film,  tattoo,  violence,  murder,  blood

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) is one of the best movies like The Matrix (1999)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

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

Themes:escape
Locations:elevator
Period:future,  1990s
Story:alternate reality,  self sacrifice,  telephone booth,  pump action shotgun,  exploding helicopter,  hand to hand combat,  police shootout,  action hero,  dream sequence,  technology gone amok,  human versus machine,  man versus machine,  morphing,  gatling gun,  lasersight,  artificial intelligence,  cyberpunk,  gun fu,  swat team,  blockbuster,  strong female character,  sacrifice,  dystopia,  exploding body,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  one against many,  post apocalypse,  fictional war,  one man army,  security guard,  truck,  mixed martial arts,  police car,  telephone,  combat,  handcuffs,  robot,  sunglasses,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  computer,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  dream,  shootout,  cult film,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  kiss,  violence,  murder,  blood

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

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal
Locations:elevator,  nightclub
Story:pump action shotgun,  hand to hand combat,  police shootout,  action hero,  knife throwing,  mentor,  stylized violence,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  one against many,  shot in the forehead,  one man army,  no opening credits,  security guard,  truck,  mixed martial arts,  police car,  foot chase,  kung fu,  interrogation,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  murder,  kiss,  blood,  violence

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

Kiss Of The Dragon (2001)

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

Story:subway station,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  acupuncture,  revolving door,  punched in the stomach,  gun fu,  swat team,  hypodermic needle,  head butt,  exploding body,  one against many,  shot in the forehead,  one man army,  subway,  police car,  foot chase,  vomiting,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  kiss,  blood,  violence,  murder

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

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)

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

Themes:betrayal,  deception,  escape
Story:computer hacker,  government agent,  helicopter crash,  exploding helicopter,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  electromagnetic pulse,  gatling gun,  mexican standoff,  swat team,  blockbuster,  head butt,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  one against many,  one man army,  disarming someone,  security guard,  truck,  mixed martial arts,  police car,  foot chase,  handcuffs,  sunglasses,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  kiss,  blood,  murder,  violence

Passenger 57 (1992) is one of the best movies like The Matrix (1999)
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:deception,  escape,  betrayal
Period:1990s
Story:hand to hand combat,  police shootout,  action hero,  beretta,  m 16,  mexican standoff,  swat team,  opening action scene,  one against many,  shot in the forehead,  one man army,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  police car,  foot chase,  kung fu,  handcuffs,  sunglasses,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  murder,  blood,  violence

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Blade (1998)
Action, Horror

Blade (1998)

In a world where vampires walk the earth, Blade has a goal. His goal is to rid the world of all vampire evil. When Blade witnesses a vampire bite Dr. Karen Jenson, he fights away the beast and takes Jenson back to his hideout. Here, alongside Abraham Whistler, Blade attempts to help heal Jenson. The vampire Quinn who was attacked by Blade, reports back to his master Deacon Frost, who is planning a huge surprise for the human population. (Read More)

Themes:torture
Locations:elevator,  nightclub
Period:1990s
Story:part of trilogy,  pump action shotgun,  hand to hand combat,  police shootout,  action hero,  bullet dodging,  blown to pieces,  chosen one,  bullet time,  mentor,  prophecy,  gun fu,  hypodermic needle,  stylized violence,  first part,  exploding body,  one against many,  shot in the forehead,  one man army,  disarming someone,  subway,  mixed martial arts,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  hero,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cult film,  martial arts,  blood,  violence

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)

Jackie Chan, a top secret militant soldier, crashes into the South African jungle after his mission of kidnapping three scientists (who were experimenting with a powerful mineral) has gone awry. Waking up in a village of local natives, Chan has no memory of who he is, thus being addressed as "Who Am I". His journey with aid from two female sidekicks to find out his identity leads him all the way to Rotterdam where he coincidentally discovers the location of the organization that kidnapped the three scientists. With no memory, Chan is thirsty for answers by any means necessary. This is why Ngo Si Seoi (1998) is one of the best movies like The Matrix (1999). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal
Period:1990s
Story:helicopter crash,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  location,  beretta,  head butt,  stylized violence,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  one against many,  one man army,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  foot chase,  kung fu,  combat,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  hero,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  violence,  murder

Priest (2011)
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:deception,  torture,  betrayal,  religion
Locations:elevator
Period:future
Story:self sacrifice,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  wire fu,  hit by a train,  subterranean,  christ allegory,  knife throwing,  cyberpunk,  head butt,  stylized violence,  strong female character,  dystopia,  exploding body,  tough girl,  one against many,  post apocalypse,  transformation,  fictional war,  one man army,  no opening credits,  kung fu,  combat,  interrogation,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  violence,  blood,  murder

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X-men: Days Of Future Past (2014) is one of the best movies like The Matrix (1999)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

X-men: Days Of Future Past (2014)

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

Themes:deception
Locations:elevator,  nightclub
Period:future
Story:sentinel,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  time freeze,  trilogy,  metal detector,  bullet time,  gatling gun,  artificial intelligence,  cyberpunk,  blockbuster,  hypodermic needle,  strong female character,  dystopia,  exploding body,  tough girl,  post apocalypse,  transformation,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  security guard,  subway,  mixed martial arts,  foot chase,  combat,  robot,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  blood,  murder,  violence

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows (2016)

The Turtles continue to live in the shadows and no one knows they were the ones who took down Shredder. And Vernon is the one everyone thinks is the one who took Shredder down. April O'Neill does some snooping and learns a scientist named, Baxter Stockman is working for Shredder. He plans to break him out while he's being transported. April tells the turtles who try to stop it but can't. Stockman tries to teleport Shredder but he some how ends up in another dimension and meets a warlord named Krang who instructs Shredder to assemble a teleportation device he sent to Earth a long time ago. He gives Shredder some mutagen which he uses to transform two criminals who were also in the transport with him, Rock Steady and Bebop into mutants. And they set out to find the device. April saw the transformation while investigating Stockman, She would take the mutagen and she would be chased by Shredder's minions, the Foot Clan. He is saved by a man named Casey Jones who was the one who transporting Shredder. The Turtles show up and they try to work together. In the melee the mutagen ends up with the police. Knowing Shredder will try and get it back, April tries to get it first she asks Vern to help. Eventually she and Casey are arrested. The Turtles get the mutagen and Donatello analyzes it learns it could make them human, which he tells Leonardo who tells him to forget it and not to tell the others. But Michelangelo tells Raphael who feels that Leonardo doesn't respect them. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  betrayal
Locations:elevator
Story:computer hacker,  elevator shaft,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  electromagnetic pulse,  altered version of studio logo,  subterranean,  metal detector,  mentor,  swat team,  blockbuster,  head butt,  stylized violence,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  one against many,  training,  transformation,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  security guard,  subway,  mixed martial arts,  police car,  foot chase,  kung fu,  combat,  handcuffs,  robot,  interrogation,  sunglasses,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  computer,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  hero,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  fistfight,  cell phone,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  violence

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Action, Thriller

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of The Dark Knight, in which he took the rap for Dent's crimes, Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which is struggling to cope with Bane's plans to destroy the city.

Themes:revolution,  deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal
Locations:elevator
Story:self sacrifice,  female hero,  hand to hand combat,  police shootout,  action hero,  altered version of studio logo,  christ allegory,  subterranean,  metal detector,  truth,  gatling gun,  dead boy,  swat team,  blockbuster,  hypodermic needle,  head butt,  stylized violence,  exploding body,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  one against many,  training,  fictional war,  one man army,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  security guard,  truck,  subway,  mixed martial arts,  foot chase,  combat,  interrogation,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  computer,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  kiss,  murder

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

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years. This is why Blade Runner 2049 (2017) is one of the best movies like The Matrix (1999). (Read More)

Themes:philosophy,  deception,  escape,  betrayal
Locations:nightclub
Period:future
Story:hand to hand combat,  tech noir,  shot through a wall,  freedom fighter,  trenchcoat,  altered version of studio logo,  artificial intelligence,  cyberpunk,  dystopia,  exploding body,  opening action scene,  shot in the forehead,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  mixed martial arts,  police car,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shot to death,  dream,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  violence,  blood,  murder

Bulletproof Monk (2003) is one of the best movies like The Matrix (1999)
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Bulletproof Monk (2003)

For 60 years a mysterious monk with no name has zigzagged the globe to protect an ancient scroll - a scroll that holds the key to unlimited power. Now the Monk must look for a new scrollkeeper. Kar is an unlikely candidate, a streetwise young man whose only interest is himself. But when he inadvertently saves the Bulletproof Monk from capture, the two become partners in a scheme to save the world from the scroll's most avid pursuer. Packed with spectacular special effects and martial arts action, the Monk, Kar, and a sexy Russian mob princess called Bad Girl must struggle to find, face, and fight the ultimate enemy. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  betrayal
Story:subway station,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  dodging bullets,  wire fu,  chosen one,  jumping,  bullet time,  beretta,  knife throwing,  buddhism,  mentor,  prophecy,  gun fu,  stylized violence,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  training,  disarming someone,  subway,  mixed martial arts,  police car,  foot chase,  kung fu,  combat,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  slow motion scene,  hero,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  two word title,  kiss,  blood,  violence

Suicide Squad (2016)
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:deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal
Locations:elevator,  nightclub
Story:government agent,  self sacrifice,  subway station,  helicopter crash,  exploding helicopter,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  electromagnetic pulse,  hit by a train,  altered version of studio logo,  subterranean,  spiral staircase,  gatling gun,  lasersight,  reality,  swat team,  blockbuster,  agent,  hypodermic needle,  head butt,  stylized violence,  exploding body,  tough girl,  one against many,  shot in the forehead,  transformation,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  security guard,  subway,  mixed martial arts,  combat,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  sunglasses,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  two word title,  violence,  murder

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Atomic Blonde (2017)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Atomic Blonde (2017)

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

Themes:deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal
Locations:elevator,  nightclub
Story:hand to hand combat,  police shootout,  freedom fighter,  metal detector,  knife throwing,  strong female lead,  agent,  head butt,  stylized violence,  traitor,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  one against many,  shot in the forehead,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  police car,  foot chase,  kung fu,  telephone,  interrogation,  sunglasses,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  two word title,  murder,  blood,  violence

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:deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal
Story:government agent,  self sacrifice,  exploding helicopter,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  gatling gun,  knife throwing,  mexican standoff,  swat team,  head butt,  stylized violence,  obscene finger gesture,  exploding body,  tough girl,  one against many,  shot in the forehead,  one man army,  mixed martial arts,  foot chase,  handcuffs,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  blood,  violence,  murder

The Last Boy Scout (1991) is one of the best movies like The Matrix (1999)
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. This is why The Last Boy Scout (1991) is one of the best movies like The Matrix (1999).

Themes:deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal
Period:1990s
Story:self sacrifice,  pump action shotgun,  police shootout,  action hero,  m 16,  gun fu,  swat team,  stylized violence,  exploding body,  opening action scene,  one against many,  shot in the forehead,  one man army,  disarming someone,  combat,  interrogation,  sunglasses,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  murder,  blood,  violence

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Ride Along 2 (2016)
Action, Comedy

Ride Along 2 (2016)

The RIDE ALONG 2 sequel picks up about a year after our heroes' last adventure. Plans for a quick trip to Miami go bad. With the wedding upcoming, James reluctantly takes Ben with him to Miami to follow up on a lead connected to a drug ring case he's been trying to crack. In Miami, they meet Maya, a no-BS homicide detective who lets them know Miami is her turf. They also encounter AJ, a shady cocky computer hacker who reveals evidence that implicates a well-respected local businessman, the wealthy Antonio Pope. Pope harbors a vicious streak and rules South Florida's drug trade. If Ben and James can convince the authorities that Pope is a brutal crime boss they'll stop his spree. If they fail, well there may not be a wedding after all. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  betrayal
Locations:nightclub
Story:computer hacker,  police shootout,  action hero,  maya,  hacker,  mexican standoff,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  disarming someone,  truck,  foot chase,  handcuffs,  sunglasses,  showdown,  falling from height,  gunfight,  tough guy,  computer,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  violence,  murder

Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)

The second "Highlander" movie, again with Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery. It's the year 2024 and all the ozone above Earth has gone. To protect people from dying, MacLeod helped in the construction of a giant "shield", several years ago. But, since there isn't left anyone Immortal after MacLeod's victory in the previous film, he has stopped being an Immortal himself. Now he is just an old man, until one day some other Immortals arrive on our planet. You see, the Immortals come from another planet... (Read More)

Themes:deception
Locations:elevator
Period:future,  1990s
Story:self sacrifice,  action hero,  freedom fighter,  spiral staircase,  mentor,  cyberpunk,  head butt,  dystopia,  exploding body,  tough girl,  one against many,  training,  fictional war,  one man army,  disarming someone,  security guard,  subway,  mixed martial arts,  police car,  combat,  showdown,  falling from height,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  violence,  blood,  kiss,  murder

Strange Days (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Strange Days (1995)

Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. One day he receives a disc which contains the memories of a murderer killing a prostitute. Lenny investigates and is pulled deeper and deeper in a whirl of blackmail, murder and rape. Will he survive and solve the case? (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Locations:elevator,  nightclub
Period:future,  1990s
Story:virtual reality,  pump action shotgun,  hand to hand combat,  tech noir,  revolving door,  spiral staircase,  beretta,  cyberpunk,  swat team,  strong female character,  dystopia,  opening action scene,  shot in the forehead,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  subway,  foot chase,  handcuffs,  showdown,  vomiting,  falling from height,  brawl,  computer,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  murder,  two word title,  blood,  violence

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) is one of the best movies like The Matrix (1999)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

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

Themes:deception,  escape,  torture,  betrayal
Story:computer hacker,  self sacrifice,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  shot through a wall,  gatling gun,  gun fu,  virus,  hypodermic needle,  head butt,  stylized violence,  traitor,  obscene finger gesture,  exploding body,  opening action scene,  one against many,  shot in the forehead,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  security guard,  mixed martial arts,  police car,  handcuffs,  robot,  interrogation,  sunglasses,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  computer,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  violence,  blood,  murder

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. This is why G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013) is one of the best movies like The Matrix (1999). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  torture,  betrayal
Story:hand to hand combat,  action hero,  subterranean,  gatling gun,  mexican standoff,  gun fu,  red dress,  stylized violence,  traitor,  obscene finger gesture,  exploding body,  opening action scene,  tough girl,  training,  no opening credits,  security guard,  mixed martial arts,  foot chase,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  murder,  blood,  violence

Black Dynamite (2009)
Action, Comedy

Black Dynamite (2009)

This is the story of 1970s African-American action legend Black Dynamite. The Man killed his brother, pumped heroin into local orphanages, and flooded the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor. Black Dynamite was the one hero willing to fight The Man all the way from the blood-soaked city streets to the hallowed halls of the Honky House.. (Read More)

Locations:nightclub
Story:jumping between buildings,  exploding helicopter,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  m 16,  gun fu,  one against many,  one man army,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  foot chase,  kung fu,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  two word title,  murder,  blood,  violence

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Southland Tales (2006)
Comedy, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Southland Tales (2006)

Southland Tales is an ensemble piece set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an adult film star developing her own reality television project, and Ronald Taverner, a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:revolution,  deception,  escape,  betrayal
Locations:elevator
Characters:christianity
Period:future
Story:alternative energy,  alternate reality,  government agent,  reality,  self sacrifice,  pump action shotgun,  police shootout,  police officer,  messiah,  freedom fighter,  christ allegory,  energy,  m 16,  prophecy,  cyberpunk,  mexican standoff,  swat team,  hypodermic needle,  dystopia,  fictional war,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  police car,  foot chase,  sunglasses,  vomiting,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  computer,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shot to death,  dream,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  cult film,  tattoo,  explosion,  two word title,  murder,  kiss,  blood,  violence

Killer Elite (2011) is one of the best movies like The Matrix (1999)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Killer Elite (2011)

Loosely based on a true story, Killer Elite pits two of the worlds' most elite operatives - Danny, a ruthless killer-for-hire ('Jason Statham' (qv)) and Hunter, his longtime mentor ('Robert De Niro' (qv)) - against the cunning leader of a secret society of former Special Air Service operatives('Clive Owen'). Covering the globe from Australia to Paris, London and the Middle East, Danny and Hunter are plunged into a highly dangerous game of revenge and deception - where things are not always what they appear to be. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape
Story:jumping between buildings,  government agent,  subway station,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  beretta,  mentor,  m 16,  agent,  head butt,  shot in the forehead,  one man army,  subway,  foot chase,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  two word title,  blood,  murder,  violence

Ride Along (2014)
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,  escape,  torture,  betrayal
Story:police shootout,  action hero,  lasersight,  mexican standoff,  head butt,  opening action scene,  disarming someone,  security guard,  police car,  foot chase,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  sunglasses,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  two word title,  murder,  blood,  violence

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