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The Mummy (1999)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The Mummy (1999)

An English librarian called Evelyn Carnahan becomes interested in starting an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra. She gains the help of Rick O'Connell, after saving him from his death. What Evelyn, her brother Jonathan and Rick are unaware of is that another group of explorers are interested in the same dig. Unfortunately for everyone, this group ends up unleashing a curse which been laid on the dead High Priest Imhotep. Now 'The Mummy' is awake and it's going to take a lot more than guns to send him back to where he came from. (Read More)

Themes:escape, drunkenness, religion, suicide
Locations:ship, desert
Characters:priest, american
Period:1920s
Story:egyptian mummy, giza egypt, cairo egypt, mummy, ancient egypt, tomb, hidden treasure, human versus undead, american man, saved from hanging, public hanging, airplane chase, egyptian curse, ancient curse, american abroad, curse, ancient book, color remake of black and white film, airplane accident, horror movie remake

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

The Mummy (2017)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Themes:escape
Locations:desert
Characters:priest
Story:ancient egypt, american abroad, horror movie remake, hand to hand combat, anti hero, action hero, pharoah, sandstorm, chained, babe scientist, secret society, buried alive, mummy, tomb, dagger, egypt, reverse footage, guard, torch, treasure

The Scorpion King (2002)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Scorpion King (2002)

In an ancient time, predating the pyramids, the evil king Memnon is using the psychic powers of his sorceress Cassandra to fortell his great victories. In a last ditch effort to stop Memnon from taking over the world, the leaders of the remaining free tribes hire the assassin Mathayus to kill the sorceress. But Mathayus ends up getting much more than he bargained for. Now with the help of the trickster Arpid, tribal leader Balthazar and an unexpected ally, it's up to Mathayus to fufill his destiny and become the great Scorpion King. (Read More)

Locations:desert
Story:ancient egypt, hand to hand combat, sword fight, action hero, swordplay, sandstorm, camel, dagger, dual wield, sand, king, disarming someone, no opening credits, mixed martial arts, ambush, combat, fighting, showdown, brawl, sword

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:escape
Locations:ship
Story:hand to hand combat, anti hero, action hero, fireball, prophecy, dual wield, reverse footage, guard, torch, blockbuster, head butt, power, severed arm, king, disarming someone, map, mixed martial arts, ambush, combat, fighting

Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014) is one of the best movies like The Mummy (1999)
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:escape, religion
Locations:ship, desert
Story:ancient egypt, public hanging, egypt, hand to hand combat, sword fight, person on fire, biblical plagues, cavalry charge, locust, sandstorm, pyramid, plague, mummy, tomb, camel, dagger, prophecy, guard, torch, hanging

300: Rise Of An Empire (2014)
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. This is why 300: Rise Of An Empire (2014) is one of the best movies like The Mummy (1999). (Read More)

Locations:ship, desert
Characters:priest
Story:hand to hand combat, anti hero, sword fight, action hero, person on fire, dagger, prophecy, dual wield, guard, torch, severed arm, king, no opening credits, ambush, combat, showdown, brawl, sword, battle, horse

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-fi

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

In this continuation to the adventure of the demon superhero, an evil elf breaks an ancient pact between humans and creatures, as he declares war against humanity. He is on a mission to release The Golden Army, a deadly group of fighting machines that can destroy the human race. As Hell on Earth is ready to erupt, Hellboy and his crew set out to defeat the evil prince before The Golden Army can destroy humanity's existence. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, suicide
Story:hand to hand combat, anti hero, sword fight, action hero, person on fire, severed arm, no opening credits, map, mixed martial arts, fighting, showdown, book, brawl, gunfight, battle, hero, fistfight, shootout, brother sister relationship, pistol

The Mummy Returns (2001)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Mummy Returns (2001)

Many years ago, in Ancient Egypt, the Scorpion King led a menacing army, but when he sold his soul to Anubis, he was erased from history. Now he is only a myth...or is he? Rick and Evelyn O'Connell are still discovering new artifacts, along with their 8 year old son Alex. They discover the Bracelet of Anubis. But someone else is after the bracelet. High Priest Imhotep has been brought back from the dead once again and wants the bracelet, to control the Scorpion King's army. That's not the only problem. Imhotep now has Alex and with the bracelet attached to him, doesn't have long to live. (Read More)

Locations:desert
Characters:priest
Story:ancient egypt, egypt, king, hand to hand combat, sword fight, action hero, shoulder holster, pyramid, mummy, dynamite, dual wield, undead, mixed martial arts, ambush, combat, revolver, showdown, brawl, gunfight, sword

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) is one of the best movies like The Mummy (1999)
Adventure, Fantasy

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)

After successfully crossing over (and under) the Misty Mountains, Thorin and Company must seek aid from a powerful stranger before taking on the dangers of Mirkwood Forest--without their Wizard. If they reach the human settlement of Lake-town it will be time for the hobbit Bilbo Baggins to fulfill his contract with the dwarves. The party must complete the journey to Lonely Mountain and burglar Baggins must seek out the Secret Door that will give them access to the hoard of the dragon Smaug. And, where has Gandalf got off to? And what is his secret business to the south? (Read More)

Themes:escape, drunkenness
Story:hand to hand combat, sword fight, action hero, person on fire, flies, secret door, tomb, prophecy, dual wield, guard, blockbuster, treasure, king, no opening credits, map, mixed martial arts, ambush, combat, brawl, sword

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:escape, drunkenness
Story:hand to hand combat, sword fight, action hero, person on fire, chained, dagger, dual wield, torch, head butt, severed arm, king, no opening credits, map, ambush, combat, fighting, showdown, sword, battle, horse

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:escape, suicide
Story:american abroad, hand to hand combat, anti hero, action hero, secret society, car chase, dual wield, disarming someone, no opening credits, mixed martial arts, ambush, showdown, brawl, gunfight, mirror, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, shootout, fire

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:religion
Locations:desert
Characters:priest
Story:fighting, hand to hand combat, anti hero, action hero, person on fire, gramophone, dagger, dynamite, sand, guard, head butt, power, severed arm, no opening credits, ambush, combat, showdown, brawl, battle, hero

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) is one of the best movies like The Mummy (1999)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)

A member of a rich British aristocratic family, Lara Croft is a "tomb raider" who enjoys collecting ancient artifacts from ruins of temples, cities, etc. worldwide, and doesn't mind going through death-defying dangers to get them. She is skilled in hand-to-hand combat, weapons training, and foreign languages - and does them all in tight outfits. Well, the planets of the solar system are going into planetary alignment (Which occurs every 5,000 years), and a secret society called the Illuminati is seeking an ancient talisman that gives its possessor the ability to control time. However, they need a certain clock/key to help them in their search, and they have to find the talisman in one week or wait until the next planetary alignment to find it again. Lara happens to find that key hidden in a wall of her mansion. The Illuminati steal it, and Lara gets an old letter from her deceased father telling her about the society's agenda (Her father was also the one who hid the key). Now, she must retrieve the key and find and destroy the talisman before the Illuminati can get their hands on it. (Read More)

Story:tomb, secret society, hand to hand combat, british woman, pyramid, dual wield, reverse footage, treasure, power, first part, library, disarming someone, ambush, combat, revolver, showdown, brawl, gunfight, sword, blood splatter

Rambo III (1988)
Action, Adventure, Thriller, War

Rambo III (1988)

John Rambo's former Vietnam superior, Colonel Samuel Trautman, has been assigned to lead a mission to help the Mujahedeen rebels who are fighting the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, but the Buddhist Rambo turns down Trautman's request that Rambo help out. When the mission goes belly up and Trautman is kidnapped and tortured by Russian Colonel Zaysen, Rambo launches a rescue effort and allies himself with the Mujahedeen rebels and gets their help in trying to rescue Trautman from Zaysen. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:desert
Story:american abroad, hand to hand combat, anti hero, action hero, cavalry charge, blockbuster, head butt, hanging, disarming someone, mixed martial arts, ambush, combat, fighting, showdown, brawl, gunfight, battle, hero, horse, fistfight

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? (Read More)

Themes:escape, drunkenness
Story:anti hero, sword fight, action hero, dagger, reverse footage, guard, torch, blockbuster, head butt, severed arm, curse, library, king, no opening credits, map, ambush, combat, showdown, book, brawl

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. This is why Wonder Woman (2017) is one of the best movies like The Mummy (1999). (Read More)

Themes:escape, drunkenness
Locations:ship
Characters:american
Story:airplane chase, american abroad, hand to hand combat, anti hero, sword fight, action hero, biplane, crash landing, dynamite, dual wield, blockbuster, power, disarming someone, no opening credits, map, mixed martial arts, combat, fighting, revolver, showdown

Shanghai Noon (2000) is one of the best movies like The Mummy (1999)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Western

Shanghai Noon (2000)

A 19th century Western. Chon Wang is a clumsy Imperial Guard to the Emperor of China. When Princess Pei Pei is kidnapped from the Forbidden City, Wang feels personally responsible and insists on joining the guards sent to rescue the Princess, who has been whisked away to the United States. In Nevada and hot on the trail of the kidnappers, Wang is separated from the group and soon finds himself an unlikely partner with Roy O'Bannon, a small time robber with delusions of grandeur. Together, the two forge onto one misadventure after another. (Read More)

Themes:escape, drunkenness
Story:hand to hand combat, sword fight, action hero, dynamite, reverse footage, guard, hanging, disarming someone, revolver, showdown, book, brawl, gunfight, sword, hero, mirror, horse, fistfight, shootout, pistol

X-men: Apocalypse (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

X-men: Apocalypse (2016)

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction. (Read More)

Themes:escape, drunkenness
Locations:desert
Story:cairo egypt, ancient egypt, american abroad, hand to hand combat, action hero, pyramid, buried alive, tomb, dual wield, egypt, reverse footage, earthquake, torch, blockbuster, head butt, disarming someone, no opening credits, map, mixed martial arts, ambush

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

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

Themes:escape, drunkenness
Story:american abroad, hand to hand combat, anti hero, action hero, lost city, car chase, dual wield, reverse footage, head butt, severed arm, king, disarming someone, no opening credits, map, mixed martial arts, ambush, fighting, revolver, showdown, brawl

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

Death Race (2008)

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

Story:hand to hand combat, anti hero, action hero, person on fire, car chase, first part, disarming someone, mixed martial arts, combat, showdown, brawl, gunfight, hero, remake, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, shootout, prison, martial arts

Robin Hood (2010) is one of the best movies like The Mummy (1999)
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? This is why Robin Hood (2010) is one of the best movies like The Mummy (1999). (Read More)

Locations:ship
Story:hand to hand combat, sword fight, action hero, person on fire, dagger, torch, head butt, king, disarming someone, no opening credits, map, ambush, combat, brawl, sword, battle, horse, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death

The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)

Renowned adventurer Allan Quatermain leads a team of extraordinary figures with legendary powers to battle the technological terror of a madman known as "The Fantom." This "League" comprises seafarer/inventor Captain Nemo, vampiress Mina Harker, an invisible man named Rodney Skinner, American secret service agent Tom Sawyer, the ageless and invincible Dorian Gray, and the dangerous split personality of Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde. (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Characters:american
Story:hand to hand combat, anti hero, sword fight, action hero, battle, person on fire, studio logo segues into film, gramophone, library, disarming someone, mixed martial arts, revolver, showdown, brawl, gunfight, sword, hero, mirror, fistfight, shot to death

The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller

The Brothers Grimm (2005)

Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. They are put to the test, however, when they encounter a real magical curse in a haunted forest with real magical beings, requiring genuine courage. (Read More)

Themes:escape, drunkenness
Characters:priest
Story:curse, anti hero, eclipse, plague, tomb, dagger, reverse footage, guard, torch, severed arm, king, map, book, sword, battle, cat, mirror, horse, prison, fire

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)

Themes:escape
Locations:desert
Story:hand to hand combat, anti hero, sword fight, action hero, person on fire, fireball, head butt, severed arm, curse, ambush, combat, showdown, brawl, sword, battle, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, fire, brother sister relationship

Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time (2010) is one of the best movies like The Mummy (1999)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time (2010)

Set in the mystical lands of Persia, a rogue prince and a mysterious princess race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time -- a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world.

Themes:escape
Locations:desert
Story:dagger, king, power, hand to hand combat, anti hero, sword fight, action hero, battle, sandstorm, swashbuckler, dual wield, sand, reverse footage, no opening credits, mixed martial arts, ambush, combat, showdown, sword, hero

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. This is why Alexander (2004) is one of the best movies like The Mummy (1999). (Read More)

Themes:escape, drunkenness
Locations:desert
Story:ancient egypt, egypt, king, hand to hand combat, anti hero, sword fight, action hero, cavalry charge, camel, torch, blockbuster, power, severed arm, no opening credits, map, mixed martial arts, combat, brawl, sword, battle

The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor (2008)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor (2008)

Centuries ago, the evil Emperor Han was cursed by the sorceress Zi Yuan who transformed him and his army into mummies. In 1946, the explorer Rick O'Connell and his wife Evelyn O'Connell are invited by the British government to take a relic, the diamond "The Eye of Shangri-La" to China. The ancient stone is capable of resurrecting the Emperor Han and of pointing the way to Shangri-La and the eternal pool of life. When the couple reaches China, they meet their son Alex O'Connell, who has discovered the tomb of Han, and Evelyn's brother Jonathan Carnahan. The O'Connells are betrayed by their friend Prof. Roger Wilson, who is associated with General Yang. Yang wants to serve Emperor Han, so he resurrects the mummy and they head for Shangri-La. The guardian of Han's tomb (and Zi's daughter) Lin tells them that the only ways to destroy Han are to prevent him from reaching Shangri-La or by stabbing his heart with a cursed dagger. (Read More)

Story:mummy, dagger, hand to hand combat, sword fight, action hero, shoulder holster, tomb, dynamite, dual wield, disarming someone, mixed martial arts, ambush, combat, fighting, showdown, brawl, gunfight, sword, battle, hero

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
Story:american abroad, hand to hand combat, person on fire, bolt action rifle, no opening credits, map, ambush, combat, fighting, revolver, gunfight, battle, horse, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, shootout, fire, pistol, knife

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) is one of the best movies like The Mummy (1999)
Action, Adventure, Thriller, War

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

John Rambo is removed from prison by his former superior, Colonel Samuel Troutman, for a top-secret operation to bring back POW's still held in Vietnam. Rambo's assignment is to only take pictures of where the POWs are being held, but Rambo wants to get the POWs out of Vietnam. Teamed up with female Vietnamese freedom fighter Co Bao, Rambo embarks on a mission to rescue the POWs, who are being held by sadistic Vietnamese Captain Vinh and his Russian comrade, Lieutenant Colonel Padovsky. Rambo starts killing every enemy in sight while still focusing on his intentions to rescue the POWs. There are also corrupt American officials involved in the mission, including Marshall Murdock, one of Rambo's superiors. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Characters:american
Story:hand to hand combat, anti hero, action hero, prison, person on fire, blockbuster, first part, disarming someone, mixed martial arts, ambush, combat, showdown, brawl, gunfight, battle, hero, blood splatter, fistfight, shootout, pistol

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

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

Themes:escape
Locations:desert
Story:american abroad, hand to hand combat, anti hero, action hero, sandstorm, chained, car chase, dual wield, sand, head butt, disarming someone, no opening credits, ambush, combat, fighting, revolver, brawl, gunfight, chase, blood splatter

Knight And Day (2010)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Knight And Day (2010)

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

Themes:escape
Story:american abroad, hand to hand combat, anti hero, action hero, car chase, reverse footage, head butt, disarming someone, ambush, revolver, showdown, brawl, gunfight, airplane, hero, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, shootout, pistol

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:suicide
Story:hand to hand combat, sword fight, action hero, person on fire, babe scientist, prophecy, reverse footage, severed arm, first part, disarming someone, mixed martial arts, ambush, brawl, gunfight, sword, battle, hero, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death

Cowboys & Aliens (2011) is one of the best movies like The Mummy (1999)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller, Western

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

The Old West.. where a lone cowboy leads an uprising against a terror from beyond our world. 1873. New Mexico Territory. A stranger with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don't welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford). It's a town that lives in fear. But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known. Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he's been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. With the help of the elusive traveler Ella (Olivia Wilde), he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents-townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors-all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival. (Read More)

Themes:escape, drunkenness, suicide
Locations:desert
Story:anti hero, action hero, colt .45, chained, crash landing, dynamite, sand, torch, severed arm, disarming someone, mixed martial arts, ambush, combat, fighting, revolver, showdown, brawl, gunfight, battle, horse

The Adventures Of Tintin (2011)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Family, Mystery

The Adventures Of Tintin (2011)

Having bought a model ship, the Unicorn, for a pound off a market stall Tintin is initially puzzled that the sinister Mr. Sakharine should be so eager to buy it from him, resorting to murder and kidnapping Tintin - accompanied by his marvellous dog Snowy - to join him and his gang as they sail to Morocco on an old cargo ship. Sakharine has bribed the crew to revolt against the ship's master, drunken Captain Haddock, but Tintin, Snowy and Haddock escape, arriving in Morocco at the court of a sheikh, who also has a model of the Unicorn. Haddock tells Tintin that over three hundred years earlier his ancestor Sir Francis Haddock was forced to scuttle the original Unicorn when attacked by a piratical forebear of Sakharine but he managed to save his treasure and provide clues to its location in three separate scrolls, all of which were secreted in models of the Unicorn. Tintin and Sakharine have one each and the villain intends to use the glass-shattering top Cs of operatic soprano the Milanese Nightingale to secure the third. With aid from bumbling Interpol agents the Thompson Twins our boy hero, his dog and the captain must prevent Sakharine from obtaining all three scrolls to fulfil the prophesy that only the last of the Haddocks can discover the treasure's whereabouts. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:ship, desert
Characters:american
Story:sword fight, north africa, swashbuckler, camel, car chase, dynamite, torch, treasure, library, map, book, gunfight, sword, cat, airplane, hero, shot to death, shootout, fire, pistol

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:escape
Locations:ship, desert
Characters:priest
Story:american abroad, hand to hand combat, anti hero, sword fight, action hero, babe scientist, secret society, dagger, torch, power, no opening credits, mixed martial arts, ambush, combat, brawl, sword, battle, horse, fistfight, shot to death

The Legend Of Tarzan (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance

The Legend Of Tarzan (2016)

Following his parents' death in Africa, John Clayton has been be raised by an ape, was known by the name Tarzan, but eventually left Africa and for his parents' home in England, along with the woman he fell in love with and married, Jane Porter. He is asked by Belgian King Leopold to go to Africa to see what he has done there to help the country. Initially, he refuses. But an American, George Washington Williams, wants him to accept so he can accompany him. He says that Leopold might be committing all sorts of atrocities to achieve his goal, like slavery. Clayton agrees and his wife insists that she accompany him because she misses Africa. When they arrive, a man named Rom, who works for Leopold, attacks their village and captures Tarzan and Jane. With Washington's help he escapes and sets out to rescue Jane by going across the jungle. Washington joins him despite being told that he might not make it. This is why The Legend Of Tarzan (2016) is one of the best movies like The Mummy (1999). (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:ship
Characters:american
Story:american abroad, king, hand to hand combat, anti hero, action hero, swashbuckler, dual wield, torch, blockbuster, head butt, disarming someone, no opening credits, map, mixed martial arts, ambush, combat, revolver, showdown, brawl, gunfight

Predators (2010) is one of the best movies like The Mummy (1999)
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. (Read More)

Themes:escape, suicide
Story:anti hero, sword fight, action hero, crash landing, dual wield, head butt, severed arm, no opening credits, ambush, combat, gunfight, sword, battle, blood splatter, shot to death, shootout, fire, pistol, chase, knife

Quantum Of Solace (2008)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Quantum Of Solace (2008)

Is there solace in revenge? Bond and "M" sniff a shadowy international network of power and corruption reaping billions. As Bond pursues the agents of an assassination attempt on "M," all roads lead to Dominic Greene, a world-renowned developer of green technology. Greene, a nasty piece of work, is intent on securing a barren area of Bolivia in exchange for assisting a strongman stage a coup there. The CIA looks the other way, and only Bond, with help from a retired spy and from a mysterious beauty, stands in Greene's way. "M" wonders if she can trust Bond, or if vengeance possesses him. Beyond that, can anyone drawn to Bond live to tell the tale? (Read More)

Story:hand to hand combat, action hero, shoulder holster, power, disarming someone, mixed martial arts, ambush, combat, showdown, brawl, gunfight, hero, fistfight, shootout, pistol, chase, martial arts, kiss, gun, violence

Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)

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

Themes:escape, drunkenness, suicide
Story:hand to hand combat, anti hero, sword fight, action hero, crash landing, dual wield, blockbuster, power, severed arm, first part, mixed martial arts, combat, showdown, brawl, gunfight, sword, battle, fistfight, shot to death, shootout

Hellboy (2004)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-fi

Hellboy (2004)

In the final days of World War II, the Nazis attempt to use black magic to aid their dying cause. The Allies raid the camp where the ceremony is taking place, but not before a demon - Hellboy - has already been conjured. Joining the Allied forces, Hellboy eventually grows to adulthood, serving the cause of good rather than evil. (Read More)

Story:hand to hand combat, anti hero, sword fight, action hero, person on fire, severed tongue, reverse footage, undead, first part, no opening credits, mixed martial arts, fighting, revolver, showdown, brawl, gunfight, sword, battle, hero, fistfight

The Revenant (2015) is one of the best movies like The Mummy (1999)
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. This is why The Revenant (2015) is one of the best movies like The Mummy (1999). (Read More)

Themes:escape, drunkenness
Story:hand to hand combat, anti hero, action hero, buried alive, torch, hanging, disarming someone, no opening credits, mixed martial arts, ambush, combat, showdown, brawl, gunfight, sword, battle, horse, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death

Mononoke-hime (1997)
Adventure, Animation, Fantasy

Mononoke-hime (1997)

While protecting his village from rampaging boar-god/demon, a confident young warrior, Ashitaka, is stricken by a deadly curse. To save his life, he must journey to the forests of the west. Once there, he's embroiled in a fierce campaign that humans were waging on the forest. The ambitious Lady Eboshi and her loyal clan use their guns against the gods of the forest and a brave young woman, Princess Mononoke, who was raised by a wolf-god. Ashitaka sees the good in both sides and tries to stem the flood of blood. This is met be animosity by both sides as they each see him as supporting the enemy. (Read More)

Story:curse, hand to hand combat, sword fight, dagger, dual wield, blockbuster, severed arm, disarming someone, combat, showdown, sword, battle, hero, horse, blood splatter, chase, knife, martial arts, title spoken by character, two word title

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (2014)
Adventure, Fantasy

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (2014)

After the Dragon leaves the Lonely Mountain, the people of Lake-town see a threat coming. Orcs, dwarves, elves and people prepare for war. Bilbo sees Thorin going mad and tries to help. Meanwhile, Gandalf is rescued from the Necromancer's prison and his rescuers realize who the Necromancer is.

Themes:escape
Locations:desert
Story:battle, king, hand to hand combat, sword fight, action hero, person on fire, coward, dual wield, blockbuster, treasure, head butt, severed arm, no opening credits, map, ambush, combat, showdown, sword, horse, shot to death

Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves (1991)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance

Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves (1991)

After being captured by Turks during the Crusades, Robin of Locksley and a Moor, Azeem, escape back to England, where Azeem vows to remain until he repays Robin for saving his life. Meanwhile, Robin's father, a nobleman loyal to King Richard the Lionhearted, has been murdered by the brutal Sheriff of Nottingham, who helped install Richard's treacherous brother, Prince John, as king while Richard is overseas fighting the Crusades. When Robin returns home, he vows to avenge his father's death and restore Richard to the throne. Even though Maid Marian, his childhood friend, cannot help him, he escapes to the Forest of Sherwood where he joins a band of exiled villagers and becomes their leader. With their help he attempts to cleanse the land of the evil that the Sheriff has spread. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Characters:priest
Story:saved from hanging, public hanging, king, hand to hand combat, sword fight, action hero, person on fire, swashbuckler, dagger, english, guard, torch, disarming someone, ambush, combat, fighting, showdown, sword, horse, fistfight

Xxx (2002) is one of the best movies like The Mummy (1999)
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
Characters:american
Story:american abroad, anti hero, action hero, car chase, blockbuster, head butt, no opening credits, combat, revolver, gunfight, battle, airplane, hero, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, shootout, prison, fire, pistol

Rush Hour 3 (2007)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Rush Hour 3 (2007)

After an attempted assassination on Ambassador Han, Inspector Lee and Detective Carter are back in action as they head to Paris to protect a French woman with knowledge of the Triads' secret leaders. Lee also holds secret meetings with a United Nations authority, but his personal struggles with a Chinese criminal mastermind named Kenji, which reveals that it's Lee's long-lost...brother. But their race will take them across the city, from the depths of the Paris underground to the breathtaking heights of the Eiffel Tower, as they fight to outrun the world's most deadly criminals and save the day. This is why Rush Hour 3 (2007) is one of the best movies like The Mummy (1999). (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Characters:american
Story:american abroad, hand to hand combat, sword fight, action hero, car chase, disarming someone, ambush, showdown, brawl, gunfight, sword, airplane, hero, blood splatter, fistfight, shootout, pistol, chase, knife, martial arts

The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones (2013)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance

The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones (2013)

Set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray, discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother, Clary must join forces with a group of Shadow Hunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called the Shadow World, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures. (Read More)

Themes:escape, suicide
Story:hand to hand combat, anti hero, sword fight, action hero, dagger, dual wield, library, mixed martial arts, ambush, combat, showdown, brawl, sword, battle, fistfight, chase, knife, martial arts, blood, kiss

The Expendables (2010)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

The Expendables (2010)

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

Themes:escape
Locations:ship
Characters:american
Story:hand to hand combat, anti hero, action hero, person on fire, fireball, car chase, reverse footage, first part, mixed martial arts, showdown, gunfight, sword, battle, airplane, horse, blood splatter, shot to death, shootout, fire, pistol

The Chronicles Of Riddick (2004) is one of the best movies like The Mummy (1999)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Chronicles Of Riddick (2004)

Riddick, now a hunted man, finds himself in the middle of two opposing forces in a major crusade. 'Colm Feore' (qv) plays Lord Marshal, a warrior priest who is the leader of a sect that is waging the tenth and perhaps final crusade 500 years in the future. 'Judi Dench' (qv) is Aereon, an ambassador from the Elemental race. She is an ethereal being who helps Riddick unearth his origins. (Read More)

Themes:escape, suicide
Locations:desert
Characters:priest
Story:hand to hand combat, action hero, dagger, undead, disarming someone, mixed martial arts, ambush, combat, showdown, brawl, gunfight, battle, hero, blood splatter, fistfight, shootout, prison, pistol, chase, knife

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:drunkenness, suicide
Locations:ship
Characters:priest
Story:king, sword fight, battle, person on fire, dagger, prophecy, treasure, power, severed arm, curse, no opening credits, combat, brawl, sword, hero, blood splatter, fire, chase, title spoken by character, violence

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