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The Nice Guys (2016)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Nice Guys (2016)

Set against the backdrop of 1977 Los Angeles, The Nice Guys opens when single father and licensed PI Holland March (Gosling) is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of famous porn star Misty Mountains. As the trail leads him to track down a girl named Amelia (Qualley), he encounters less licensed and less hands-off private eye Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) and his brass knuckles, both hired by the young hippie. However, the situation takes a turn for the worse when Amelia vanishes and it becomes apparent that March wasn't the only party interested. As both men are forced to team up, they'll have to take on a world filled with eccentric goons, strippers dressed as mermaids and even a possible government conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy, courage, panic, sadism, redemption, paranoia, brutality, corruption, deception, escape, drunkenness, torture, fear, politics, betrayal, money, christmas, revenge, friendship
Locations:apartment, wheelchair, woods, elevator, airport, bathtub, hotel, forest, bar, hospital
Characters:mermaid, secretary, alcoholic, hitman, warrior, lawyer, hostage, dancer, detective, teenager, nudity
Period:1970s
Story:dye pack, female prosecutor, mermaid costume, home aquarium, bowling alley, automobile industry, porn star, protest sign, hit by a van, hand grenade, burbank california, fish tank, birthday party, hollywood california, corporate conspiracy, corporate corruption, government conspiracy, government corruption, in bathtub with clothes on, wearing clothes in a bathtub

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:panic, paranoia, brutality, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, revenge
Locations:elevator, hotel, bar
Characters:hitman, warrior
Story:fire truck, threatened with a knife, foot chase, hidden gun, tragic past, contract killer, man kills a woman, hired killer, shot through a window, car chase, body landing on a car, aerial shot, punched in the chest, dual wield, mercilessness, stealing a car, thug, kicked in the stomach, assassination attempt, falling down stairs

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:panic, paranoia, brutality, deception, escape, drunkenness, torture, fear, betrayal, revenge, friendship
Locations:apartment, woods, forest, bar, hospital
Characters:warrior, lawyer, hostage
Story:bowling alley, hand grenade, street shootout, threatened with a knife, hit with a chair, fight the system, tragic past, car chase, moral dilemma, broken arm, body landing on a car, bowling, mustache, wisecrack humor, aerial shot, punched in the chest, near death experience, cigarette lighter, dual wield, mercilessness

Logan (2017)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Logan (2017)

In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins - In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are aging, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over. (Read More)

Themes:panic, sadism, redemption, paranoia, brutality, conspiracy, corruption, deception, escape, drunkenness, torture, fear, betrayal, money, revenge
Locations:wheelchair, woods, hotel, forest, bar, hospital
Characters:alcoholic, warrior, hostage, nudity
Story:hand grenade, corporate conspiracy, corporate corruption, fire truck, pistol whip, threatened with a knife, foot chase, hit with a car door, corporate crime, fight the system, tragic past, offscreen killing, business card, reluctant hero, hired killer, valet, shot through a window, car chase, moral dilemma, ethnic slur

8mm (1999) is one of the best movies like The Nice Guys (2016)
Mystery, Thriller

8mm (1999)

A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, Welles relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate of a complete stranger. As his work turns into obsession, he drifts farther and farther away from his wife, family and simple life as a small-town private eye. (Read More)

Themes:panic, sadism, paranoia, brutality, conspiracy, corruption, deception, escape, torture, fear, betrayal, money, revenge
Locations:wheelchair, airport, bar, hospital
Characters:lawyer, hostage, detective
Story:hollywood california, private detective, los angeles california, fire truck, pistol whip, threatened with a knife, foot chase, porno shop, film reel, decadence, palm tree, pornographer, film projector, porn industry, porn magazine, private investigator, film producer, thrown through a window, punched in the chest, cynicism

Scream 3 (2000)
Horror, Mystery

Scream 3 (2000)

A new film is currently in production, and a killer is on the loose. The murders draw a reporter, ex-cop, and young woman to the set of the movie inspired by their life. They soon find out that they are dealing with a trilogy, and in a trilogy...anything can happen. This is why Scream 3 (2000) is one of the best movies like The Nice Guys (2016). (Read More)

Themes:courage, paranoia, brutality, deception, escape, drunkenness, fear, betrayal, revenge
Locations:woods, apartment, bar
Characters:hostage, detective
Story:birthday party, hollywood california, los angeles california, threatened with a knife, foot chase, falling down a hill, film reel, hit with a chair, hidden gun, man kills a woman, hollywood sign, quick draw, hiding in a closet, ex cop, falling to death, film producer, aerial shot, booby trap, punched in the chest, mercilessness

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:courage, panic, redemption, paranoia, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, friendship, revenge
Locations:woods, forest
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:hand grenade, pistol whip, threatened with a knife, foot chase, hit with a car door, altered version of studio logo, offscreen killing, man kills a woman, macguffin, unlikely hero, moral dilemma, wisecrack humor, aerial shot, punched in the chest, near death experience, mercilessness, bravery, reverse footage, crime scene, kicked in the stomach

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)
Crime, Thriller

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)

Marv is unconscious on a highway surrounded by corpses. When he awakes, he has amnesia and tries to recall his last steps from the Kadie's saloon on the Saturday night. He recalls that he found four playboys burning a homeless man alive and defended the poor man. Marv hunts them down and kills the group. The cocky gambler Johnny hits jackpot in slot machines in the Kadie's saloon and invites the waitress Marcie to go with him to play poker game against the powerful Senator Roark. He wins the game and suffers the consequence of his arrogance. The private detective Dwight McCarthy is contacted by his former lover Ava Lord that asks to meet him at the Kadie's saloon. Ava asks him for forgiveness for leaving him to marry the wealthy Damian Lord. However her strong chauffeur Manute takes her home. Dwight snoops around Ava's house but is found and beaten by Manute and the bodyguards. When he returns home, Ava is waiting for him naked in the bed and seduces him again. Then she tells that Damian and Manute torture her and soon she will be killed. Once again Manute takes Ava with him and hits Dwight that invites Marv to help him to rescue Ava. Damian denies the accusation but Dwight beats him to death while Marv tear Manute's eye out. But soon Dwight finds that he was lured by Ava that shoots him. Marv rescues Dwight and takes him to the Old Town where Dwight finds his former lover Gail that helps him to recover while Dwight plots revenge against Ava. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, brutality, corruption, deception, drunkenness, torture, betrayal, money, revenge
Locations:apartment, hotel, bar, hospital
Characters:warrior, detective
Story:exotic dancer, private detective, pistol whip, car explosion, threatened with a knife, foot chase, filicide, card trick, social decay, corrupt official, man kills a woman, car chase, body landing on a car, disfigurement, jumping through a window, thrown through a window, punched in the chest, cigarette lighter, dual wield, stealing a car

The Fate Of The Furious (2017) is one of the best movies like The Nice Guys (2016)
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:panic, redemption, betrayal, brutality, deception, escape, fear, friendship, revenge
Locations:hotel, bar
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:hand grenade, car fire, pistol whip, threatened with a knife, foot chase, hit with a car door, offscreen killing, one liner, car chase, moral dilemma, body landing on a car, wisecrack humor, thrown through a window, aerial shot, punched in the chest, near death experience, mercilessness, damsel in distress, thug, jumping from height

Central Intelligence (2016)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Central Intelligence (2016)

Calvin Joyner was voted in high school the guy most likely to succeed. 20 years later he's an accountant. As his high school reunion approaches, he tries to make contact with his old schoolmates. And someone named Bob Stone contacts him. He says that he was known as Robbie Weirdicht in school. Calvin remembers that he was picked on, as a matter of fact after an extremely nasty prank he left school. They agree to meet and Calvin is surprised by how much he has changed. Bob asks Calvin to help him out. He says yes and the next thing he knows some men burst into his home. They're CIA, the one in charge is looking for Stone, she says he's a rogue agent. When they can't find Bob they leave. Later he approaches Calvin telling him, he is not a rogue agent, he's trying to find a person known as the Black Badger who is planning to sell some information that in the wrong hands can be disastrous. so he needs Calvin's help to stop him. Calvin's not sure whom he should believe. (Read More)

Themes:courage, panic, redemption, paranoia, deception, escape, torture, fear, betrayal, money, friendship, revenge
Locations:elevator, bar
Characters:hitman, lawyer, hostage
Story:hand grenade, female lawyer, pistol whip, hit with a chair, buddy movie, contract killer, buddy comedy, one liner, macguffin, hired killer, shot through a window, car chase, body landing on a car, jumping through a window, punched in the chest, cigarette lighter, bravery, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie, assassination attempt

Baby Driver (2017)
Action, Crime, Music, Thriller

Baby Driver (2017)

Baby is a young and partially hearing impaired getaway driver who can make any wild move while in motion with the right track playing. It's a critical talent he needs to survive his indentured servitude to the crime boss, Doc, who values his role in his meticulously planned robberies. However, just when Baby thinks he is finally free and clear to have his own life with his new girlfriend, Deborah, Doc coerces him back for another job. Now saddled with a crew of thugs too violently unstable to keep to Doc's plans, Baby finds himself and everything he cares for in terrible danger. To survive and escape the coming maelstrom, it will take all of Baby's skill, wits and daring, but even on the best track, can he make it when life is forcing him to face the music? This is why Baby Driver (2017) is one of the best movies like The Nice Guys (2016). (Read More)

Themes:panic, paranoia, brutality, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, money, revenge
Locations:apartment, wheelchair, elevator
Characters:warrior
Story:hand grenade, car fire, street shootout, pistol whip, foot chase, hidden gun, tragic past, shot through a window, marijuana joint, car chase, ethnic slur, body landing on a car, wisecrack humor, aerial shot, dual wield, stealing a car, reverse footage, thug, walkie talkie, scene during opening credits

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:courage, panic, redemption, paranoia, brutality, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, money, revenge, friendship
Locations:woods, forest
Characters:mermaid, warrior, hostage
Story:threatened with a knife, foot chase, child swearing, fight the system, tragic past, altered version of studio logo, man kills a woman, reluctant hero, wisecrack humor, disfigurement, aerial shot, punched in the chest, dual wield, mercilessness, reverse footage, bravery, following someone, jumping from height, kicked in the stomach, nosebleed

The Dark Knight (2008) is one of the best movies like The Nice Guys (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Dark Knight (2008)

Set within a year after the events of Batman Begins, Batman, Lieutenant James Gordon, and new district attorney Harvey Dent successfully begin to round up the criminals that plague Gotham City until a mysterious and sadistic criminal mastermind known only as the Joker appears in Gotham, creating a new wave of chaos. Batman's struggle against the Joker becomes deeply personal, forcing him to "confront everything he believes" and improve his technology to stop him. A love triangle develops between Bruce Wayne, Dent and Rachel Dawes. (Read More)

Themes:courage, panic, sadism, paranoia, brutality, corruption, deception, escape, torture, fear, politics, betrayal, money, revenge, friendship
Locations:apartment, wheelchair, elevator, bar, hospital
Characters:secretary, warrior, lawyer, hostage, detective
Story:district attorney, hand grenade, female lawyer, fire truck, street shootout, threatened with a knife, penthouse, fight the system, social decay, tragic past, altered version of studio logo, offscreen killing, business card, urban decay, magic trick, shot through a window, car chase, moral dilemma, body landing on a car, jumping through a window

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:panic, redemption, paranoia, brutality, conspiracy, deception, escape, torture, betrayal, revenge
Locations:apartment, elevator, airport, bar, hospital
Characters:warrior, lawyer, hostage, detective
Story:hand grenade, corporate corruption, street shootout, pistol whip, car explosion, foot chase, fight the system, altered version of studio logo, offscreen killing, reluctant hero, district attorney, sports car, jumping through a window, aerial shot, booby trap, punched in the chest, mercilessness, stealing a car, barefoot, gas mask

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. (Read More)

Themes:panic, brutality, conspiracy, deception, escape, fear, betrayal
Locations:apartment, wheelchair, bar
Characters:hostage, detective
Story:los angeles california, threatened with a knife, fight the system, tragic past, altered version of studio logo, man kills a woman, macguffin, ex cop, car chase, aerial shot, punched in the chest, pollution, mercilessness, social commentary, kicked in the stomach, revelation, shot in the arm, profanity, exploding body, kicked in the face

Spy (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Spy (2015)

Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global crisis. This is why Spy (2015) is one of the best movies like The Nice Guys (2016). (Read More)

Themes:redemption, deception, escape, betrayal, revenge, friendship
Locations:airport, hotel, bar
Characters:hostage
Story:pistol whip, threatened with a knife, foot chase, drive by shooting, man kills a woman, car chase, sports car, wisecrack humor, punched in the chest, dual wield, stealing a car, slapstick comedy, assassination attempt, revelation, shot in the arm, profanity, shot in the shoulder, bodyguard, knocked out, race against time

Knight And Day (2010) is one of the best movies like The Nice Guys (2016)
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? (Read More)

Themes:deception, escape
Locations:airport, bathtub, hotel, bar, hospital
Characters:hostage, teenager
Story:fire truck, foot chase, macguffin, car chase, body landing on a car, reverse footage, damsel in distress, jumping from height, grenade, silencer, kicked in the face, knocked out, undercover, character repeating someone else's dialogue, danger, gas station, on the run, shot in the leg, news report, femme fatale

The Equalizer (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Equalizer (2014)

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloe Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer. (Read More)

Themes:sadism, brutality, corruption, deception, torture, money
Locations:bar, hospital
Characters:hitman, warrior, hostage, detective
Story:threatened with a knife, foot chase, enforcer, strangled to death, social decay, man kills a woman, business card, booby trap, crime scene, assassination attempt, sociopath, ak 47, henchman, silencer, exploding body, shot in the shoulder, kicked in the face, beaten to death, character repeating someone else's dialogue, electrocution

Ghost In The Shell (2017)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ghost In The Shell (2017)

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

Themes:panic, redemption, paranoia, conspiracy, corruption, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, revenge
Locations:apartment, bar
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:hand grenade, corporate conspiracy, corporate corruption, street shootout, foot chase, hit with a car door, corporate crime, fight the system, tragic past, man kills a woman, shot through a window, disfigurement, jumping through a window, aerial shot, punched in the chest, dual wield, reverse footage, social commentary, thug, jumping from height

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

Kick-ass 2 (2013)

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

Themes:brutality, deception, torture, betrayal, friendship, revenge
Locations:elevator, bar, hospital
Characters:hostage, teenager
Story:fish tank, threatened with a knife, foot chase, child swearing, child with gun, reluctant hero, unlikely hero, shot through a window, body landing on a car, wisecrack humor, dual wield, bravery, crime scene, switchblade, gas mask, kicked in the stomach, scene during opening credits, sociopath, strong female character, ak 47

The Heat (2013) is one of the best movies like The Nice Guys (2016)
Action, Comedy, Crime

The Heat (2013)

Sarah Ashburn, an FBI agent, is extremely ambitious and has her eye on a promotion, but she doesn't get along with her co-workers. She is sent to Boston to uncover the identity of an elusive drug lord, Mr. Larkin, by tracking down his proxy, Rojas, and is told that she'll have a good shot at the promotion if she finds Larkin. When she arrives in Boston, she learns that Larkin has been eliminating his competition and taking over their operations. She learns that Rojas is in Boston PD custody and goes to see him to ask him what he knows about Larkin, but is warned that the cop who arrested Rojas, Shannon Mullins, is very territorial, and she is not exactly sociable. When the two meet they don't get along. When Mullins learns why Ashburn is in Boston, she decides to find Larkin herself. Ashburn is told by her boss to work with Mullins, but it won't be easy because Ashburn does things by the book while Mullins does things her way. This is why The Heat (2013) is one of the best movies like The Nice Guys (2016). (Read More)

Themes:panic, redemption, paranoia, brutality, escape, drunkenness, torture, fear, revenge
Locations:apartment, wheelchair, bar, hospital
Characters:hostage, detective
Story:hand grenade, fire truck, pistol whip, threatened with a knife, falling on a car, buddy comedy, buddy cop, marijuana joint, car chase, broken arm, body landing on a car, near death experience, dual wield, revelation, henchman, profanity, suspicion, baseball bat, knocked out, race against time

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

Predators (2010)

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

Themes:panic, redemption, paranoia, brutality, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, revenge
Locations:woods, forest
Characters:hitman, warrior, hostage
Story:hand grenade, threatened with a knife, foot chase, falling down a hill, enforcer, tragic past, moral dilemma, falling to death, booby trap, dual wield, mercilessness, switchblade, nosebleed, strong female character, ak 47, exploding body, shot in the shoulder, kicked in the face, character repeating someone else's dialogue, electrocution

Natural Born Killers (1994)
Crime, Drama

Natural Born Killers (1994)

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

Themes:sadism, paranoia, brutality, corruption, deception, escape, fear, money, revenge
Locations:woods, forest
Characters:hostage, detective
Story:fish tank, dream sequence, threatened with a knife, fight the system, social decay, tragic past, shot through a window, punched in the chest, dual wield, mercilessness, cynicism, stealing a car, crime scene, social commentary, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie, scene during opening credits, sociopath, newspaper headline, witness

American Psycho (2000)
Crime, Drama

American Psycho (2000)

Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated and intelligent. He is twenty-seven and living his own American dream. He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. At night he descends into madness, as he experiments with fear and violence.

Themes:panic, paranoia, brutality, deception, escape, drunkenness, torture, fear, money, christmas, friendship, revenge
Locations:apartment, bathtub, bar
Characters:secretary, lawyer, detective
Story:private detective, christmas tree, foot chase, hedonism, sense of smell, offscreen killing, business card, ethnic slur, barefoot, phone booth, scene during opening credits, sociopath, revelation, pornography, machismo, handgun, shot in the shoulder, kicked in the face, missing person, mistaken identity

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013) is one of the best movies like The Nice Guys (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

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

Themes:redemption, conspiracy, deception, torture, betrayal, friendship, revenge
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:hand grenade, foot chase, hidden gun, falling to death, punched in the chest, dual wield, jumping from height, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie, assassination attempt, falling down stairs, grenade, ak 47, shot in the arm, silencer, exploding body, bodyguard, kicked in the face, knocked out, race against time

Black Mass (2015)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History

Black Mass (2015)

Based on a true story of James "Whitey" Bulger, an Irish Mob godfather and FBI informant who had a "secret trading" deal with his brother, William "Billy" Bulger, a state senator and a Boston public figure, and John Connolly, an FBI agent. They planned to take down the Italian mob and mafia in Boston, which went awry and things turned massively violent. When the credence for each other began fading out, drug dealing, murders, and extortion started to rise, and forced the FBI's Boston office to confirm that Whitey Bulger was one of the most notorious criminals in US history and also one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List criminals. This is why Black Mass (2015) is one of the best movies like The Nice Guys (2016). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, brutality, conspiracy, corruption, deception, drunkenness, torture, fear, betrayal, christmas, revenge, friendship
Locations:hotel, bar, hospital
Characters:hitman, lawyer
Period:1970s
Story:christmas tree, threatened with a knife, strangled to death, altered version of studio logo, drive by shooting, man kills a woman, prosecutor, district attorney, urban decay, disposing of a dead body, shot through a window, bribery, moral dilemma, ethnic slur, aerial shot, punched in the chest, mercilessness, thug, walkie talkie, sociopath

Desperado (1995)
Action, Thriller

Desperado (1995)

With this sequel to his prize-winning independent previous film, "El Mariachi," director Robert Rodriquez joins the ranks of Sam Peckinpah and John Woo as a master of slick, glamorized ultra-violence. We pick up the story as a continuation of "El Mariachi," where an itinerant musician, looking for work, gets mistaken for a hitman and thereby entangled in a web of love, corruption, and death. This time, he is out to avenge the murder of his lover and the maiming of his fretting hand, which occurred at the end of the earlier movie. However, the plot is recapitulated, and again, a case of mistaken identity leads to a very high body count, involvement with a beautiful woman who works for the local drug lord, and finally, the inevitable face-to-face confrontation and bloody showdown. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, corruption, revenge
Locations:bar, hospital
Characters:hitman
Story:hand grenade, pump action shotgun, street shootout, threatened with a knife, quick draw, shot through a window, body landing on a car, wisecrack humor, dual wield, assassination attempt, pot smoking, grenade, machismo, shot in the arm, silencer, exploding body, shot in the shoulder, mistaken identity, shot in the forehead, bartender

Jason Bourne (2016)
Action, Thriller

Jason Bourne (2016)

Jason Bourne is again being hunted by the CIA. It begins when Nicky Parson a former CIA operative who helped Bourne, who went under and now works with a man who's a whistle blower and is out to expose the CIA's black ops. Nicky hacks into the CIA and downloads everything on all their Black Ops, including Treadstone which Bourne was a part of. And Heather Lee, a CIA agent, discovers the hack and brings it to the attention of CIA Director Dewey, the man behind the Black Ops. He orders Parsons be found and, hopefully, Bourne, too. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, brutality, deception, escape, torture, fear, betrayal, revenge
Locations:apartment, elevator, airport, bathtub, hotel, hospital
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:car fire, threatened with a knife, foot chase, u.s. department of justice, fight the system, tragic past, offscreen killing, man kills a woman, hired killer, car chase, body landing on a car, aerial shot, punched in the chest, mercilessness, stealing a car, social commentary, following someone, jumping from height, assassination attempt, revelation

Beverly Hills Cop (1984) is one of the best movies like The Nice Guys (2016)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

Detroit cop Axel Foley is delighted when he receives a surprise visit from his best friend Mikey Tandino, who lives in California. Not long after Mikey arrives in Detroit, Mikey is killed, right in front of Axel, by a man named Zack. Axel follows Zack to Beverly Hills, California, where Beverly Hills police department Lieutenant Andrew Bogomil assigns Detective Billy Rosewood and Rosewood's partner, Sergeant John Taggart, to keep an eye on Axel. Axel visits his friend Jenny Summers, who works in an art gallery. With Jenny's help, Axel discovers that Zack works for Jenny's boss, Victor Maitland, the man who owns the art gallery. Maitland is a drug kingpin who is using the gallery as a front, and Maitland had Zack kill Mikey after Maitland accused Mikey of stealing some of Maitland's bonds. With the help of Jenny, Billy, and Taggart, Axel does what he can to make sure Maitland and Zack won't kill any more people. (Read More)

Themes:deception, escape, drunkenness, revenge
Locations:apartment, hotel, bar
Characters:hitman, hostage, detective
Story:california, pump action shotgun, foot chase, buddy comedy, buddy cop, car chase, sports car, wisecrack humor, thrown through a window, punched in the chest, damsel in distress, walkie talkie, machismo, henchman, shot in the arm, profanity, undercover, limousine, racial slur, coffee

The Accountant (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Accountant (2016)

Christian Wolff is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King, starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise. (Read More)

Themes:panic, redemption, paranoia, brutality, conspiracy, deception, escape, torture, fear, betrayal, money, christmas, revenge
Locations:apartment, hotel, bar
Characters:hitman, warrior, hostage
Story:pistol whip, foot chase, discovering a dead body, tragic past, contract killer, offscreen killing, hired killer, shot through a window, aerial shot, punched in the chest, near death experience, mercilessness, reverse footage, damsel in distress, following someone, kicked in the stomach, nosebleed, assassination attempt, silencer, profanity

Tomorrowland (2015)
Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery, Sci-fi

Tomorrowland (2015)

Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as "Tomorrowland." This is why Tomorrowland (2015) is one of the best movies like The Nice Guys (2016). (Read More)

Themes:redemption, deception, escape, fear, betrayal
Locations:woods, elevator, bathtub, forest
Characters:warrior
Story:danger, fire truck, foot chase, child driving a car, altered version of studio logo, fall from height, reluctant hero, macguffin, unlikely hero, body landing on a car, aerial shot, booby trap, punched in the chest, near death experience, title appears in writing, cynicism, stealing a car, reverse footage, social commentary, jumping from height

Ghostbusters (2016)
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Ghostbusters (2016)

Themes:panic, paranoia, deception, escape, fear, friendship
Locations:hotel, bar
Characters:secretary
Story:fish tank, fire truck, unlikely hero, ethnic slur, body landing on a car, wisecrack humor, thrown through a window, aerial shot, near death experience, aquarium, stealing a car, slapstick comedy, walkie talkie, sociopath, falling down stairs, grenade, exploding body, knocked out, race against time, cover up

Pineapple Express (2008) is one of the best movies like The Nice Guys (2016)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Pineapple Express (2008)

Lazy court-process clerk and stoner Dale Denton has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver: to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop and the city's most dangerous drug lord, he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him--and it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they're not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia: incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Pineapple Express. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, corruption, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, money, friendship
Locations:wheelchair, woods, forest, hospital
Characters:hostage, dancer, teenager
Story:falling down a hill, hidden gun, sense of smell, marijuana joint, car chase, jumping through a window, cigarette lighter, hippie, jumping from height, pot smoking, strong female character, machismo, henchman, shot in the arm, witness, shot in the shoulder, kicked in the face, suitcase, pay phone, prologue

The Green Hornet (2011)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Green Hornet (2011)

Playboy Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) becomes the new publisher of Los Angeles' "The Daily Sentinel" after the sudden death of his father. Britt's party life is about to change when he and his driver and kung fu expert, Kato (Jay Chou), stop a robbery. With the help of Kato, Britt starts a new career of fighting crime as the masked superhero "The Green Hornet". (Read More)

Themes:brutality, corruption, deception, drunkenness, torture, revenge
Characters:secretary
Story:los angeles california, threatened with a knife, hit with a car door, corrupt official, altered version of studio logo, drive by shooting, buddy comedy, business card, district attorney, assistant, two man army, car chase, jumping through a window, thrown through a window, hot tub, title appears in writing, switchblade, gas mask, kicked in the stomach, henchman

Red 2 (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Red 2 (2013)

Retired CIA agent Frank Moses is in love with Sarah Ross and enjoying their normal life. Out of the blue, Marvin Boggs meets Frank in the supermarket and tells that Wikileaks has released the information that they had participated and know the whereabouts of the Nightshade, a portable nuclear weapon that was smuggled in pieces and hidden in Russia. Now the top agents in the world are under contract to seek them out to discover where Nightshade is. The trio travels to Paris and teams-up with the Russian Katja to track down the former Russian Agent 'The Frog' to get more information about the operation. They learn that the brilliant inventor Dr. Edward Bailey might know where the weapon is. They discover that Bailey has been interned in an asylum in London by the MI-6 for thirty-two years and the British Victoria joins the team. They rescue Bailey and find that the nuclear device is hidden in the Kremlin. Soon the dangerous South Korean Han joins the group expecting to retrieve the weapon. But dangerous killer Jack Horton is hunting Frank down and will not stop until he recovers the nuclear bomb. (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy, deception, escape, torture, betrayal, revenge
Locations:airport, hotel, bar
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:hand grenade, pump action shotgun, pistol whip, car explosion, foot chase, contract killer, reluctant hero, car chase, wisecrack humor, booby trap, punched in the chest, dual wield, assassination attempt, grenade, ak 47, shot in the arm, silencer, exploding body, shot in the shoulder, kicked in the face

Hell Or High Water (2016)
Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western

Hell Or High Water (2016)

In Texas, after the death of his mother, the unemployed oil and gas worker Toby Howard is losing his ranch to the Texas Midlands Bank. Toby is divorced from his wife who lives with their two sons. When his brother Tanner Howard is released from the prison, they team up to rob agencies of the Texas Midlands Bank to raise money to pay the loan so that Toby may leave the real estate to his sons. Meanwhile the Texas Ranger Marcus Hamilton who is near retirement and his Indian descendant partner Alberto Parker try to anticipate the next move of the thieves. This is why Hell Or High Water (2016) is one of the best movies like The Nice Guys (2016). (Read More)

Themes:panic, redemption, paranoia, brutality, deception, escape, drunkenness, fear, betrayal, money, revenge
Locations:hotel, bar
Characters:warrior, lawyer, hostage, detective
Story:street shootout, pistol whip, car explosion, fight the system, social decay, quick draw, shot through a window, car chase, ethnic slur, mustache, cigarette lighter, crime scene, social commentary, sociopath, profanity, race against time, danger, gas station, shot in the forehead, on the run

Gangster Squad (2013) is one of the best movies like The Nice Guys (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Gangster Squad (2013)

It's 1949 Los Angeles, and gangster Mickey Cohen has moved in, with the intention of controlling all criminal activity in the city. He has bought local judges and police, and no one is willing to cross him or testify against him. Everyone except Sergeant John O'Mara, a former World War II soldier, whose goal is to settle with his family in a peaceful Los Angeles. Police Chief William Parker decides to form a special unit whose mission is to take down Cohen, and chooses O'Mara to lead the unit. O'Mara chooses 4 cops and asks another cop and vet, Jerry Wooters to join him but Wooters is not interested. But when he witnesses the murder of a young boy by Cohen's people, he joins them, and they decide to take apart Cohen's organization. Cohen wonders if a rival is going after him, but eventually he realizes it's the cops. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, corruption, deception, torture, christmas, revenge
Locations:airport, hotel, bar
Characters:hitman, lawyer
Story:hand grenade, burbank california, hollywood california, male in bathtub, pump action shotgun, los angeles california, street shootout, pistol whip, threatened with a knife, hit with a chair, tommy gun, drive by shooting, car chase, wisecrack humor, cigarette lighter, title appears in writing, dual wield, crime scene, assassination attempt, falling down stairs

Machete (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Machete (2010)

The highly skilled Federale Machete is hired by some unsavory types to assassinate a senator. But just as he's about to take the shot, he notices someone aiming at him and realizes he's been set up. He barely survives the sniper's bullet, and is soon out for revenge on his former employers, with the reluctant assistance of his brother Cheech Marin, who has become a priest and taken a vow of nonviolence. If you hire him to take out the bad guys, make sure the bad guys aren't you! (Read More)

Themes:corruption, deception, escape, drunkenness, torture, betrayal, money, revenge
Locations:hospital
Characters:hitman, hostage, nudity
Story:witness, rescue, threatened with a knife, corrupt official, contract killer, hired killer, shot through a window, ethnic slur, broken arm, body landing on a car, jumping through a window, punched in the chest, title appears in writing, stealing a car, reverse footage, social commentary, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie, assassination attempt, machismo

From Paris With Love (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller

From Paris With Love (2010)

James Reece is an ambitious aide to the U.S. Ambassador in Paris, doing little jobs for the CIA and hoping to get into black ops. On the night he and his girlfriend, Caroline, become engaged, he's told to pick up Charlie Wax at Orly. Charlie is an unorthodox government employee - large, bald and bearded, foul-mouthed and eccentric. Charlie immediately takes James on a wild ride of murder and mayhem, through ethnic enclaves. As bodies pile up, the purpose remains opaque to James. Caroline, unhappy that James has been out of touch for a day, tells him to bring Charlie for dinner. Charlie can be charming - where will it lead? Does the chess-playing James have what it takes? (Read More)

Themes:deception, betrayal
Locations:apartment, elevator, airport
Characters:hitman
Story:foot chase, buddy comedy, assistant, two man army, car chase, ethnic slur, wisecrack humor, jumping through a window, aquarium, stealing a car, switchblade, assassination attempt, falling down stairs, revelation, silencer, profanity, exploding body, automobile, shot in the shoulder, bodyguard

Deadpool (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-fi

Deadpool (2016)

This is the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. (Read More)

Themes:sadism, redemption, brutality, deception, escape, torture, betrayal, christmas, revenge, friendship
Locations:apartment, bar
Characters:warrior, hostage, teenager
Story:hand grenade, pistol whip, christmas tree, threatened with a knife, person in a car trunk, hit with a chair, tragic past, offscreen killing, man kills a woman, business card, one liner, assistant, broken arm, body landing on a car, wisecrack humor, disfigurement, punched in the chest, title appears in writing, dual wield, mercilessness

Star Trek: Beyond (2016) is one of the best movies like The Nice Guys (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Star Trek: Beyond (2016)

After stopping off at Starbase Yorktown, a remote outpost on the fringes of Federation space, the USS Enterprise, halfway into their five-year mission, is destroyed by an unstoppable wave of unknown aliens. With the crew stranded on an unknown planet and with no apparent means of rescue, they find themselves fighting against a ruthless enemy with a well-earned hatred of the Federation and everything it stands for. Only a rebellious alien warrior can help them reunite and leave the planet to stop this deadly menace from beginning a possible galactic war. This is why Star Trek: Beyond (2016) is one of the best movies like The Nice Guys (2016). (Read More)

Themes:courage, panic, paranoia, brutality, deception, escape, fear, betrayal, revenge, friendship
Locations:woods, elevator, forest, bar
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:birthday party, threatened with a knife, foot chase, tragic past, macguffin, falling to death, wisecrack humor, jumping through a window, disfigurement, aerial shot, booby trap, punched in the chest, near death experience, mercilessness, cynicism, bravery, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie, strong female character, henchman

Kick-ass (2010)
Action, Comedy

Kick-ass (2010)

Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan with a few friends and who lives alone with his father. His life is not very difficult and his personal trials not that overwhelming. However, one day he makes the simple decision to become a super-hero even though he has no powers or training. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, deception, torture, betrayal, friendship, revenge
Locations:hospital
Characters:hostage, teenager
Story:bowling alley, pump action shotgun, threatened with a knife, brass knuckles, child swearing, child with gun, ex cop, shot through a window, marijuana joint, body landing on a car, falling to death, aerial shot, title appears in writing, stealing a car, jumping from height, kicked in the stomach, pot smoking, revelation, grenade, strong female character

The Watch (2012)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

The Watch (2012)

In Glenview, Ohio, Evan is the manager of the Costco department store and married to Abby. When the Costco night watchman, Antonio Guzman, is mysteriously murdered, Evan organizes The Neighborhood Watch, a watch team with his suburban neighbors Bob, Franklin and Jamarcus to protect the neighborhood and find the killer of Antonio. Soon they discover that the murderer is an alien that is preparing to invade Earth, and they become the last hope of mankind on Earth. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia, escape, drunkenness, fear, friendship
Story:pump action shotgun, threatened with a knife, foot chase, marijuana joint, jumping through a window, thrown through a window, aerial shot, near death experience, dual wield, crime scene, walkie talkie, scene during opening credits, sociopath, pot smoking, machismo, profanity, suspicion, exploding body, shot in the shoulder, knocked out

The Big Lebowski (1998)
Comedy, Crime

The Big Lebowski (1998)

When "The Dude" Lebowski is mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, two thugs urinate on his rug to coerce him into paying a debt he knows nothing about. While attempting to gain recompense for the ruined rug from his wealthy counterpart, he accepts a one-time job with high pay-off. He enlists the help of his bowling buddy, Walter, a gun-toting Jewish-convert with anger issues. Deception leads to more trouble, and it soon seems that everyone from porn empire tycoons to nihilists want something from The Dude. (Read More)

Themes:money, corruption, deception, drunkenness, torture, betrayal, friendship
Locations:wheelchair, bathtub, bar
Characters:lawyer
Story:bowling alley, bowling, private detective, los angeles california, dream sequence, hidden gun, macguffin, pornographer, assistant, marijuana joint, sports car, ethnic slur, porn star, hippie, stealing a car, stupidity, pot smoking, pornography, profanity, mistaken identity

2 Guns (2013) is one of the best movies like The Nice Guys (2016)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

2 Guns (2013)

Robert Trench, an undercover DEA agent, takes advantage of gunman Michael Stigman's idea to rob a bank to bust him and a mob boss. However, it proves too successful with much more money seized than anticipated with Trench's forces not stopping the getaway. Complicating things still more, Stigman turns out to be a Naval Intelligence agent who shoots Trench and takes the money. The interservice debacle suddenly finds Trench and Stigman in a bloody web of corrupt clandestine rivalries as they are hunted, blackmailed and isolated for the money on both sides of the law. Now, the fugitives must work together to find a way out of this situation with no one to turn to but themselves. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, conspiracy, corruption, deception, escape, torture, betrayal, money, friendship, revenge
Locations:apartment, elevator, hotel
Characters:hostage
Story:hand grenade, foot chase, buddy comedy, macguffin, shot through a window, car chase, wisecrack humor, jumping through a window, stealing a car, assassination attempt, ak 47, shot in the arm, silencer, shot in the shoulder, bodyguard, baseball bat, race against time, undercover, character repeating someone else's dialogue, attempted murder

Chinatown (1974)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Chinatown (1974)

JJ 'Jake' Gittes is a private detective who seems to specialize in matrimonial cases. He is hired by Evelyn Mulwray when she suspects her husband Hollis, builder of the city's water supply system, of having an affair. Gittes does what he does best and photographs him with a young girl but in the ensuing scandal, it seems he was hired by an impersonator and not the real Mrs. Mulwray. When Mr. Mulwray is found dead, Jake is plunged into a complex web of deceit involving murder, incest, and municipal corruption all related to the city's water supply. This is why Chinatown (1974) is one of the best movies like The Nice Guys (2016). (Read More)

Themes:corruption, paranoia, brutality, conspiracy, deception, drunkenness, torture, fear, politics, betrayal, money, friendship
Locations:apartment, bathtub
Characters:detective, secretary, hitman, lawyer, hostage
Story:private detective, private investigator, government corruption, los angeles california, investigation, threatened with a knife, social decay, tragic past, altered version of studio logo, distrust, palm tree, man kills a woman, business card, ex cop, car chase, ethnic slur, wisecrack humor, disfigurement, punched in the chest, aquarium

London Has Fallen (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

London Has Fallen (2016)

After the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances, all leaders of the Western world must attend his funeral. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a deadly plot to kill the world's most powerful leaders and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The President of the United States, his formidable secret service head and a British MI-6 agent who trusts no one are the only people that have any hope of stopping it. (Read More)

Themes:panic, brutality, conspiracy, deception, escape, torture, politics, betrayal, revenge, friendship
Locations:apartment, wheelchair, airport
Characters:hostage
Story:hand grenade, street shootout, pistol whip, threatened with a knife, altered version of studio logo, shot through a window, car chase, ethnic slur, body landing on a car, wisecrack humor, aerial shot, booby trap, punched in the chest, mercilessness, jumping from height, kicked in the stomach, walkie talkie, assassination attempt, sociopath, revelation

22 Jump Street (2014)
Action, Comedy, Crime

22 Jump Street (2014)

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don't have to just crack the case - they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them. (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy, drunkenness, friendship
Locations:hotel, bar
Characters:hostage, detective
Story:hand grenade, undercover, pistol whip, foot chase, buddy comedy, buddy cop, two man army, car chase, ethnic slur, wisecrack humor, punched in the chest, dual wield, stealing a car, switchblade, slapstick comedy, machismo, henchman, shot in the arm, profanity, kicked in the face

Scream 2 (1997) is one of the best movies like The Nice Guys (2016)
Horror, Mystery

Scream 2 (1997)

Two years after the events of Scream, Sidney Prescott and Randy are attending Windsor college. They are trying to get on with their lives...Until a new Ghostface killing spree begins. With the help of Dewey and Gale, Sidney must find out who's behind the murders. As the body count goes up, the list of suspects goes down. (Read More)

Themes:sadism, paranoia, conspiracy, deception, escape, drunkenness, fear, betrayal, revenge
Locations:hospital
Characters:hostage, detective, teenager
Story:fire truck, threatened with a knife, foot chase, cut arm, tragic past, offscreen killing, man kills a woman, business card, hiding in a closet, ex cop, ethnic slur, falling to death, near death experience, mercilessness, crime scene, social commentary, falling down stairs, strong female character, shot in the arm, suspicion

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

Lone Survivor (2013)

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

Themes:courage, deception, friendship, revenge
Locations:woods, forest
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:hand grenade, foot chase, rolling down a hill, falling down a hill, moral dilemma, near death experience, scene during opening credits, grenade, ak 47, shot in the arm, silencer, shot in the shoulder, knocked out, character repeating someone else's dialogue, attempted murder, shot in the forehead, racial slur, shot in the leg, underwater scene, child in peril

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