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

The Patriot (2000)

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

Themes:revolution, freedom, vengeance, sadism, brutality, wedding, suicide, revenge
Mood:epic, gore
Locations:ship, village, church, beach
Characters:french, deafness, soldier, friend
Story:american revolution, south carolina, british, georgian fashion, cavalry saber, cavalry charge, independence day, gun duel, exploding ship, axe throwing, axe murder, gun battle, war hero, tin soldier, wedding reception, hand to hand combat, sword fight, action hero, knife fight, slow motion violence

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. (Read More)

Themes:sadism, brutality, revenge
Mood:epic, gore
Locations:ship, beach
Characters:soldier
Story:exploding ship, axe murder, hand to hand combat, sword fight, action hero, infantry, standoff, severed leg, stabbed in the head, stabbed in the neck, stabbed in the throat, slave, torch, burned alive, battlefield, general, shot in the shoulder, stabbed in the back, shot in the leg, massacre

The Revenant (2015)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western

The Revenant (2015)

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

Themes:vengeance, brutality, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:french
Story:hand to hand combat, action hero, knife fight, tomahawk, guerilla warfare, musket, shot in the hand, stabbed in the arm, severed leg, stabbed in the head, fight to the death, loss of son, haunted by the past, torch, loss of wife, wound, battlefield, arson, shot in the arm, shot in the shoulder

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:brutality, suicide
Mood:gore
Characters:soldier
Story:gun battle, war hero, hand to hand combat, last stand, bloody body of child, war violence, standoff, severed leg, stabbed in the throat, cannon, burned alive, child murder, battlefield, shot in the arm, shot in the shoulder, mission, shot in the leg, massacre, ambush, decapitation

Glory (1989) is one of the best movies like The Patriot (2000)
Biography, Drama, History, War

Glory (1989)

Shaw was an officer in the Federal Army during the American Civil War who volunteered to lead the first company of black soldiers. Shaw was forced to deal with the prejudices of both the enemy (who had orders to kill commanding officers of blacks), and of his own fellow officers.

Themes:freedom
Mood:epic, gore
Locations:beach
Characters:soldier, friend
Story:cavalry charge, war hero, hand to hand combat, sword fight, south carolina, cavalry, infantry, musket, war violence, military officer, cannon, slave, rage, shot in the arm, general, stabbed in the back, shot in the leg, stabbing, shot in the back, combat

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:brutality, revenge
Locations:ship, village
Characters:soldier
Story:hand to hand combat, action hero, bullet time, stabbed in the head, haunted by the past, slave, torch, loss of wife, burned alive, sabotage, battlefield, arson, shot in the arm, general, shot in the shoulder, stabbed in the back, shot in the leg, one man army, massacre, axe

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:brutality, suicide, revenge
Mood:gore
Story:gun duel, hand to hand combat, action hero, knife fight, bullet ballet, stabbed in the arm, stabbed in the head, stabbed in the neck, stabbed in the throat, fight to the death, mute, arson, shot in the arm, shot in the shoulder, widower, stabbed in the back, shot in the leg, one man army, massacre, ambush

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:revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:village
Characters:soldier
Story:hand to hand combat, sword fight, action hero, knife fight, stabbed in the arm, stabbed in the head, swamp, stabbed in the throat, mute, haunted by the past, torch, battlefield, shot in the arm, general, shot in the shoulder, stabbed in the back, shot in the leg, one man army, massacre, axe

The Last Samurai (2003) is one of the best movies like The Patriot (2000)
Action, Drama, History, War

The Last Samurai (2003)

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

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

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:brutality, revenge
Characters:friend
Story:cavalry charge, mission, war hero, hand to hand combat, action hero, knife fight, cavalry, standoff, cannon, battlefield, shot in the shoulder, hanging, duel, shot in the leg, necklace, one man army, massacre, ambush, combat, showdown

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 Patriot (2000). (Read More)

Themes:brutality, wedding, revenge
Mood:epic, gore
Characters:soldier, friend
Story:cavalry charge, war hero, hand to hand combat, sword fight, action hero, executing the wounded, cavalry, war violence, colonialism, stabbed in the arm, passionate kiss, severed leg, stabbed in the head, stabbed in the neck, stabbed in the throat, slave, torch, battlefield, shot in the arm, general

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

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

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

Mood:gore
Locations:village
Story:hand to hand combat, sword fight, action hero, stabbed in the arm, passionate kiss, stabbed in the head, fight to the death, haunted by the past, burned alive, battlefield, shot in the arm, trap, shot in the shoulder, mission, stabbed in the back, shot in the leg, stabbing, massacre, axe, ambush

Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014) is one of the best movies like The Patriot (2000)
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:freedom, brutality, wedding, revenge
Mood:epic
Locations:ship, village, beach
Characters:soldier, friend
Story:cavalry charge, hand to hand combat, sword fight, guerilla warfare, stabbed in the arm, dead boy, stabbed in the throat, loss of son, slave, torch, rage, sabotage, battlefield, arson, general, hanging, shot in the leg, axe, shot in the back, combat

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:sadism, brutality, revenge
Mood:epic
Locations:village, church
Characters:soldier
Story:sword fight, action hero, cavalry, colonialism, stabbed in the head, swamp, stabbed in the neck, fight to the death, loss of son, slave, torch, single parent, battlefield, widower, stabbed in the back, duel, massacre, axe, ambush, decapitation

The Magnificent Seven (2016)
Action, Adventure, Western

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

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

Themes:brutality, revenge
Locations:church
Story:axe throwing, action hero, knife fight, tomahawk, guerilla warfare, last stand, shot in the hand, standoff, fight to the death, haunted by the past, torch, battlefield, arson, shot in the arm, shot in the shoulder, stabbed in the back, duel, shot in the leg, massacre, axe

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

Predators (2010)

The mercenary Royce; the military Isabelle; the Russian soldier Nikolai; the San Quentin criminal Stans; the Sierra Leone militia Mombasa; the drug lord Cuchillo; the Yakuza Hanzo; and the Doctor Edwin awake in free fall but they succeed to open their parachutes landing in a jungle. Soon they find that they are on another planet and they are prey of aliens in a deadly hunting game, and they need to join forces to destroy their predators and survive. This is why Predators (2010) is one of the best movies like The Patriot (2000). (Read More)

Themes:brutality, suicide, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:soldier
Story:exploding ship, sword fight, action hero, militia, severed leg, stabbed in the throat, fight to the death, battlefield, trap, shot in the shoulder, one man army, ambush, decapitation, shot in the back, combat, gunfight, sword, tough guy, battle, slow motion scene

Robin Hood (2010) is one of the best movies like The Patriot (2000)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance

Robin Hood (2010)

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

Themes:revenge
Mood:epic
Locations:ship, village, church, beach
Characters:french, soldier
Story:hand to hand combat, sword fight, action hero, war violence, torch, burned alive, battlefield, stabbed in the back, shot in the leg, axe, ambush, decapitation, shot in the back, combat, sword, tough guy, battle, slow motion scene, shot in the chest, horse

Serbuan Maut (2011)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Serbuan Maut (2011)

In Jakarta, Indonesia, Lieutenant Wahyu organizes the invasion of an apartment building that is the safe house of the powerful and cruel drug lord Tama and his gang. The SWAT team breaks in the building but one lookout sees and warns the gangsters and the police force is trapped on the seventh floor. They learn that Lt. Wahyu has not informed his superiors about the operation. Now the police officers have to fight with limited ammunition against the armed and dangerous gangsters. (Read More)

Themes:brutality
Mood:gore
Story:axe murder, hand to hand combat, action hero, knife fight, child knocked unconscious, child shot, boy killed, child killed, bloody body of child, dead boy, stabbed in the head, stabbed in the neck, fight to the death, child murder, shot in the shoulder, mission, shot in the leg, one man army, massacre, ambush

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

47 Ronin (2013)

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

Themes:wedding, suicide, revenge
Mood:epic
Locations:ship, village
Characters:soldier
Story:sword fight, action hero, musket, stabbed in the arm, stabbed in the head, stabbed in the throat, fight to the death, slave, burned alive, battlefield, shot in the arm, trap, stabbed in the back, shot in the leg, necklace, massacre, axe, ambush, decapitation, shot in the back

Braveheart (1995)
Biography, Drama, History, War

Braveheart (1995)

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

Themes:freedom, wedding, revenge
Mood:epic, gore
Characters:french
Story:wedding reception, hand to hand combat, sword fight, cavalry, war violence, dead children, loss of brother, loss of wife, burned alive, battlefield, hanging, massacre, ambush, decapitation, combat, sword, tough guy, battle, hero, horse

The Last Of The Mohicans (1992) is one of the best movies like The Patriot (2000)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War

The Last Of The Mohicans (1992)

The last members of a dying Native American tribe, the Mohicans -- Uncas, his father Chingachgook, and his adopted half-white brother Hawkeye -- live in peace alongside British colonists. But when the daughters of a British colonel are kidnapped by a traitorous scout, Hawkeye and Uncas must rescue them in the crossfire of a gruesome military conflict of which they wanted no part: the French and Indian War. This is why The Last Of The Mohicans (1992) is one of the best movies like The Patriot (2000). (Read More)

Themes:freedom, brutality, revenge
Mood:epic
Characters:french
Story:british, militia, axe murder, hand to hand combat, sword fight, battle, colonial america, tomahawk, musket, war violence, colonialism, passionate kiss, cannon, torch, stabbing, massacre, axe, ambush, gunfight, sword

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

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

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

Themes:brutality, suicide, revenge
Mood:epic
Locations:village, beach
Characters:soldier
Story:guerilla warfare, loss of family, flag, loss of brother, mute, loss of son, torch, loss of wife, sabotage, battlefield, mission, massacre, axe, ambush, shot in the back, combat, showdown, gunfight, battle, slow motion scene

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:revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:church, ship
Characters:soldier
Story:hand to hand combat, action hero, stabbed in the arm, stabbed in the neck, stabbed in the throat, cannon, burned alive, shot in the arm, general, shot in the shoulder, mission, stabbed in the back, shot in the leg, massacre, decapitation, shot in the back, showdown, gunfight, sword, tough guy

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, revenge
Mood:gore
Story:gun battle, hand to hand combat, action hero, shot in the hand, stabbed in the arm, passionate kiss, confrontation, shot in the arm, shot in the shoulder, stabbed in the back, shot in the leg, one man army, massacre, ambush, shot in the back, showdown, gunfight, tough guy, hero, shot in the chest

Logan (2017) is one of the best movies like The Patriot (2000)
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:sadism, brutality, revenge
Mood:epic, gore
Characters:soldier
Story:hand to hand combat, action hero, shot in the hand, stabbed in the arm, severed leg, stabbed in the head, stabbed in the neck, stabbed in the throat, fight to the death, mute, haunted by the past, rage, shot in the arm, shot in the shoulder, mission, stabbed in the back, shot in the leg, one man army, massacre, axe

The Crow (1994)
Action, Drama, Fantasy

The Crow (1994)

A poetic guitarist Eric Draven is brought back to life by a crow a year after he and his fiancee are murdered. The crow guides him through the land of the living, and leads him to his killers: knife thrower Tin-tin, drugetic Funboy, car buff T-Bird, and the unsophisticated Skank. One by one, Eric gives these thugs a taste of their own medicine. However their leader Top-Dollar, a world-class crime lord who will dispatch his enemies with a Japanese sword and joke about it later, will soon learn the legend of the crow and the secret to the vigilante's invincibility. This is why The Crow (1994) is one of the best movies like The Patriot (2000). (Read More)

Themes:brutality, wedding, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:church
Story:gun duel, gun battle, hand to hand combat, sword fight, action hero, shot in the hand, bullet ballet, stabbed in the arm, stabbed in the throat, arson, shot in the arm, duel, one man army, shot in the back, combat, showdown, gunfight, sword, slow motion scene, hero

The Equalizer (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Equalizer (2014)

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

Themes:vengeance, sadism, brutality
Mood:gore
Story:exploding ship, hand to hand combat, action hero, stabbed in the head, stabbed in the neck, stabbed in the throat, burned alive, arson, trap, shot in the shoulder, stabbed in the back, shot in the leg, one man army, shot in the back, gunfight, tough guy, slow motion scene, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shootout

Hitman (2007)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Hitman (2007)

A gun-for-hire "Hitman" is a genetically-engineered, elite assassin known only as Agent 47 hired by a group known only as 'The Organization' is ensnared in a political conspiracy, which finds him pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military as he treks across Eastern Europe. But even 47 couldn't anticipate a "random equation" in his life exactitude: the unexpected stirrings of his conscience and the unfamiliar emotions aroused in him by a mysterious Russian woman. (Read More)

Themes:brutality
Mood:gore
Locations:church
Story:hand to hand combat, sword fight, action hero, stabbed in the arm, bullet time, stabbed in the neck, impersonation, shot in the arm, stabbed in the back, shot in the leg, one man army, shot in the back, slow motion scene, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shootout, martial arts, violence, gun, murder

Lone Survivor (2013) is one of the best movies like The Patriot (2000)
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:revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:village
Characters:soldier
Story:mission, cannon, wound, battlefield, shot in the arm, shot in the shoulder, shot in the leg, massacre, axe, ambush, decapitation, shot in the back, combat, gunfight, tough guy, battle, slow motion scene, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shootout

The Expendables 2 (2012)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

The Expendables 2 (2012)

Barney Ross is approached by CIA man Church, who wants him and his guns for hire to go to the former Soviet Union to retrieve something that was on a plane that crashed. Church doesn't tell him what he is getting. And Church sends a woman, Maggie with him to make sure he gets it. They find the plane and get the thing but some men take one of Barney's people hostage and the leader tells him to give him what they got or he'll kill his hostage. They give it to him but he kills his hostage anyway. Barney asks Maggie what was so important about that thing. She says that it showed the location of a Russian plutonium storage mine. Barney decides to track the man down and deal with him. They track them down and discover that the man they seek is Vilain who leads a group known as The Sangs and that they have taken all the men from the surrounding villages to work the mine. (Read More)

Themes:vengeance, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:church, village
Characters:soldier
Story:mission, gun battle, hand to hand combat, action hero, knife fight, bullet ballet, stabbed in the arm, stabbed in the head, stabbed in the neck, stabbed in the throat, cannon, battlefield, shot in the arm, shot in the shoulder, stabbed in the back, shot in the leg, one man army, decapitation, shot in the back, combat

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? This is why Beowulf (2007) is one of the best movies like The Patriot (2000). (Read More)

Themes:vengeance, brutality, suicide, revenge
Mood:epic, gore
Locations:ship, church, beach
Characters:soldier
Story:sword fight, battle, stabbed in the arm, severed leg, stabbed in the head, swamp, stabbed in the throat, fight to the death, loss of son, burned alive, stabbed in the back, duel, stabbing, massacre, decapitation, combat, sword, slow motion scene, hero, blood splatter

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:revenge
Locations:ship, village, church
Characters:soldier
Story:hand to hand combat, sword fight, action hero, knife fight, colonialism, stabbed in the arm, stabbed in the neck, stabbed in the throat, haunted by the past, torch, battlefield, shot in the arm, mission, stabbed in the back, shot in the leg, massacre, axe, ambush, shot in the back, combat

Gladiator (2000) is one of the best movies like The Patriot (2000)
Action, Adventure, Drama

Gladiator (2000)

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

Themes:freedom, vengeance, brutality, revenge
Mood:epic, gore
Characters:soldier
Story:general, sword fight, infantry, stabbed in the arm, flag, stabbed in the throat, fight to the death, loss of son, slave, crying man, torch, loss of wife, burned alive, wound, child murder, battlefield, hanging, stabbed in the back, shot in the leg, stabbing

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

Wonder Woman (2017)

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

Themes:sadism, brutality, revenge
Mood:epic
Locations:ship, village, church, beach
Characters:soldier
Story:axe throwing, hand to hand combat, sword fight, action hero, bullet time, loss of brother, fight to the death, cannon, sabotage, battlefield, shot in the arm, general, mission, shot in the leg, massacre, axe, shot in the back, combat, showdown, gunfight

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

Dracula Untold (2014)

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

Themes:brutality, suicide, revenge
Locations:church
Characters:soldier
Story:hand to hand combat, sword fight, action hero, stabbed in the throat, haunted by the past, cannon, torch, loss of wife, burned alive, battlefield, general, shot in the shoulder, stabbed in the back, one man army, massacre, axe, ambush, combat, showdown, sword

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

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

The G.I. Joe team is framed for crimes against the country by Zartan, disguised as the President, and Cobra Commander has all the world leaders under his influence, with their advanced warheads headed towards innocent populaces around the world. Outnumbered and outgunned, the surviving team members form a plan with their original leader, General Joseph Colton, to rescue the President and face off Cobra Commander, his accomplices and the world leaders. This is why G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013) is one of the best movies like The Patriot (2000). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Characters:soldier
Story:hand to hand combat, sword fight, action hero, knife fight, pretending to be dead, stabbed in the head, mute, burned alive, battlefield, shot in the arm, general, massacre, ambush, shot in the back, british, showdown, sword, tough guy, battle, slow motion scene

Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) is one of the best movies like The Patriot (2000)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-fi

Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)

In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice (Jovovich), continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead that promises a safe haven from the Undead takes them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead - and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:ship, beach
Characters:soldier, friend
Story:gun duel, gun battle, child uses a gun, bullet ballet, bullet time, torch, shot in the arm, trap, shot in the shoulder, stabbed in the back, shot in the leg, massacre, axe, decapitation, shot in the back, combat, sword, battle, slow motion scene, shot in the chest

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:vengeance, revenge
Locations:church
Characters:soldier
Story:gun battle, hand to hand combat, action hero, stabbed in the neck, fight to the death, torch, battlefield, shot in the leg, one man army, massacre, axe, ambush, shot in the back, combat, showdown, gunfight, tough guy, battle, slow motion scene, shot in the chest

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. (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Characters:french
Story:hand to hand combat, sword fight, action hero, flag, loss of brother, impersonation, shot in the arm, mission, duel, ambush, shot in the back, showdown, gunfight, sword, tough guy, hero, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shootout, knife

Once Upon A Time In Mexico (2003)
Action, Thriller

Once Upon A Time In Mexico (2003)

In the third movie of Rodriguez's "Mariachi" trilogy, a Mexican drug lord pretends to overthrow the Mexican government, and is connected to a corrupt CIA agent who at that time, demands retribution from his worst enemy to carry out the drug lord's uprising against the government.

Themes:revolution, wedding, revenge
Mood:epic, gore
Locations:village, church
Story:general, gun battle, hand to hand combat, action hero, standoff, stabbed in the head, cannon, shot in the arm, trap, shot in the shoulder, duel, shot in the leg, necklace, one man army, shot in the back, showdown, gunfight, tough guy, battle, slow motion scene

Enemy At The Gates (2001) is one of the best movies like The Patriot (2000)
Drama, History, War

Enemy At The Gates (2001)

In World War II, the fall of Stalingrad will mean the collapse of the whole country. The Germans and Russians are fighting over every block, leaving only ruins behind. The Russian sniper Vassili Zaitsev stalks the Germans, taking them out one by one, thus hurting the morale of the German troops. The political officer Danilov leads him on, publishing his efforts to give his countrymen some hope. But Vassili eventually start to feel that he can not live up to the expectations on him. He and Danilov fall in love with the same girl, Tanya, a female soldier. From Germany comes the master sniper Konig to put an end to the extraordinary skilled Russian sniper. This is why Enemy At The Gates (2001) is one of the best movies like The Patriot (2000). (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Mood:epic
Characters:soldier, friend
Story:pretending to be dead, shot in the hand, ruins, severed leg, wound, shot in the arm, trap, shot in the shoulder, hanging, mission, duel, massacre, shot in the back, showdown, battle, hero, shot in the chest, horse, blood splatter, fire

Dances With Wolves (1990)
Adventure, Drama, Western

Dances With Wolves (1990)

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

Themes:brutality, wedding, suicide
Mood:epic
Characters:soldier
Story:hand to hand combat, knife fight, tomahawk, musket, war violence, military officer, battlefield, general, massacre, ambush, combat, gunfight, sword, tough guy, battle, slow motion scene, hero, horse, blood splatter, shootout

Star Wars: Episode Vii - The Force Awakens (2015)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Star Wars: Episode Vii - The Force Awakens (2015)

30 years after the defeat of Darth Vader and the Empire, Rey, a scavenger from the planet Jakku, finds a BB-8 droid that knows the whereabouts of the long lost Luke Skywalker. Rey, as well as a rogue stormtrooper and two smugglers, are thrown into the middle of a battle between the Resistance and the daunting legions of the First Order. (Read More)

Themes:freedom, brutality, revenge
Mood:epic
Locations:village
Characters:soldier
Story:exploding ship, hand to hand combat, sword fight, action hero, cannon, rage, sabotage, battlefield, shot in the arm, general, shot in the shoulder, mission, duel, one man army, massacre, ambush, shot in the back, combat, showdown, gunfight

Equilibrium (2002)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Equilibrium (2002)

In a futuristic world, a strict regime has eliminated war by suppressing emotions: books, art and music are strictly forbidden and feeling is a crime punishable by death. Cleric John Preston (Bale) is a top ranking government agent responsible for destroying those who resist the rules. When he misses a dose of Prozium, a mind-altering drug that hinders emotion, Preston, who has been trained to enforce the strict laws of the new regime, suddenly becomes the only person capable of overthrowing it. (Read More)

Themes:revolution, freedom
Characters:soldier, friend
Story:hand to hand combat, sword fight, stabbed in the arm, standoff, passionate kiss, ruins, flag, rage, burned alive, shot in the arm, trap, mission, widower, one man army, stabbing, massacre, shot in the back, tears, showdown, gunfight

Troy (2004) is one of the best movies like The Patriot (2000)
Drama, History, Romance

Troy (2004)

As the Greeks fall, they decided to head back home. King Priam decides to have one last battle with the Greeks to leave Troy for good. It was a night battle so the Greeks didn't knew, raining them down with flaming arrows and lighting huge balls of dry branches and rolling them down at the beach. It was a battle that Achilles wasn't in, but his cousin Patroclus pretended to be him by wearing his armor, his sword, his helmet, and his moves. Hector finally had a battle with Achilles not knowing it wasn't him. Patroclus was fast but Hector was faster, causing him to cut Patroclus's neck and finishing him with a sword to the heart. (Read More)

Themes:vengeance, brutality, revenge
Mood:epic, gore
Locations:ship, village, beach
Characters:soldier
Story:hand to hand combat, sword fight, battle, stabbed in the arm, stabbed in the head, stabbed in the throat, fight to the death, loss of son, slave, battlefield, stabbed in the back, duel, sword, hero, blood splatter, knife, martial arts, father son relationship, kiss, blood

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. This is why London Has Fallen (2016) is one of the best movies like The Patriot (2000). (Read More)

Themes:brutality, wedding, suicide, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:church
Characters:soldier
Story:british, hand to hand combat, action hero, knife fight, guerilla warfare, stabbed in the throat, burned alive, sabotage, shot in the arm, general, trap, shot in the shoulder, stabbed in the back, shot in the leg, one man army, massacre, ambush, shot in the back, tough guy, battle

Batoru Rowaiaru (2000)
Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batoru Rowaiaru (2000)

Forty-two students, three days, one deserted Island: welcome to Battle Royale. A group of ninth-grade students from a Japanese high school have been forced by legislation to compete in a Battle Royale. The students are each given a bag with a randomly selected weapon and a few rations of food and water and sent off to kill each other in a no-holds-barred (with a few minor rules) game to the death, which means that the students have three days to kill each other until one survives--or they all die. The movie focuses on a few of the students and how they cope. Some decide to play the game like the psychotic Kiriyama or the sexual Mitsuko, while others like the heroes of the movie--Shuya, Noriko, and Kawada--are trying to find a way to get off the Island without violence. However, as the numbers dwell down lower and lower on an hourly basis, is there any way for Shuya and his classmates to survive? (Read More)

Themes:brutality, suicide, revenge
Mood:epic, gore
Locations:beach
Characters:soldier, friend
Story:battle, hand to hand combat, sword fight, knife fight, stabbed in the neck, fight to the death, mute, wound, shot in the arm, trap, hanging, stabbed in the back, shot in the leg, necklace, stabbing, massacre, axe, decapitation, shot in the back, combat

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
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:freedom, brutality, revenge
Characters:soldier
Story:mission, war hero, hand to hand combat, action hero, guerilla warfare, standoff, battlefield, one man army, massacre, ambush, shot in the back, combat, showdown, gunfight, tough guy, battle, hero, blood splatter, shootout, knife

Platoon (1986) is one of the best movies like The Patriot (2000)
Drama, War

Platoon (1986)

Chris Taylor is a young, naive American who gives up college and volunteers for combat in Vietnam. Upon arrival, he quickly discovers that his presence is quite nonessential, and is considered insignificant to the other soldiers, as he has not fought for as long as the rest of them and felt the effects of combat. Chris has two non-commissioned officers, the ill-tempered and indestructible Staff Sergeant Robert Barnes and the more pleasant and cooperative Sergeant Elias Grodin. A line is drawn between the two NCOs and a number of men in the platoon when an illegal killing occurs during a village raid. As the war continues, Chris himself draws towards psychological meltdown. And as he struggles for survival, he soon realizes he is fighting two battles, the conflict with the enemy and the conflict between the men within his platoon. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:village
Characters:soldier
Story:massacre, combat, guerilla warfare, infantry, war violence, battlefield, stabbed in the back, ambush, shot in the back, gunfight, tough guy, battle, slow motion scene, hero, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shootout, knife, blood, violence

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

Rogue One (2016)

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

Themes:brutality, revenge
Mood:epic
Locations:beach
Characters:soldier
Story:exploding ship, mission, action hero, war veteran, haunted by the past, loss of wife, sabotage, battlefield, shot in the arm, general, shot in the shoulder, stabbed in the back, massacre, ambush, shot in the back, combat, gunfight, sword, tough guy, battle

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