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The Running Man (1987)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Running Man (1987)

In the year 2017, the world economy has collapsed. The great freedoms of the United States are no longer, as the once great nation has sealed off its borders and become a militarized police state, censoring all film, art, literature, and communications. Even so, a small resistance force led by two revolutionaries manages to fight the oppression. With full control over the media, the government attempts to quell the nation's yearning for freedom by broadcasting a number of game shows on which convicted criminals fight for their lives. The most popular and sadistic of these programs is "The Running Man," hosted by Damon Killian. When a peaceful protest of starving citizens gathers in Bakersfield, California, a police officer named Ben Richards is ordered to fire on the crowd, which he refuses to do. Subdued by the other officers, the attack is carried out, and Richards is framed for the murder of almost a hundred unarmed civilians. Following a daring jail break months later, Richards is captured once again and forced to appear on "The Running Man" with three other convicts. With their help, he fights his way through a cadre of sadistic gladiators hunting them down through the ruins of a Los Angeles earthquake, but not promising Killian that he'll return to settle the score when the show's host double-crosses him. In the meantime, the contestants must search through the ruins for the resistance in the hopes of finally broadcasting the truth about the government. (Read More)

Themes:absurdism, courage, exploitation, surveillance, sadism, brutality, conspiracy, corruption, deception, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, friendship, revenge
Mood:satire, gore
Locations:airport
Characters:warrior, hostage
Period:2010s, future, 1980s
Story:police state, year 2017, hockey stick, resistance movement, resistance fighter, media manipulation, chainsaw murder, media coverage, resistance, prison escape, hispanic woman, escaped prisoner, future noir, pirate television, near future, black lingerie, government conspiracy, government corruption, old woman, female warrior

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:exploitation, brutality, deception, escape, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior
Period:2010s
Story:female warrior, hand to hand combat, escape attempt, anti hero, action hero, woman's neck broken, fight to the death, dressing room, castration, manhunt, mercilessness, honor, neck breaking, opening action scene, kicked in the face, tough girl, cover up, fugitive, character repeating someone else's dialogue, stabbed in the back

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:surveillance, brutality, conspiracy, deception, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:airport
Characters:warrior, hostage
Period:2010s
Story:media coverage, prison escape, female warrior, reluctant hero, hand to hand combat, escape attempt, anti hero, prison guard, action hero, shooting a police officer, knocked out with a gun butt, fight the system, filmed killing, flare, computer cracker, fight to the death, gatling gun, gadget, mercilessness, faked death

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

Death Race (2008)

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

Themes:betrayal, revenge
Period:2010s
Story:police brutality, hand to hand combat, anti hero, prison guard, action hero, minigun, filmed killing, film starts with text, framed for murder, barbed wire, gatling gun, flamethrower, frame up, punched in the stomach, camera shot of feet, exploding building, sabotage, riot, neck breaking, dystopia

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013) is one of the best movies like The Running Man (1987)
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:surveillance, conspiracy, deception, betrayal, kidnapping, friendship, revenge
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:media coverage, prison escape, female warrior, hand to hand combat, prison guard, action hero, computer cracker, framed for murder, gatling gun, frame up, exploding building, security camera, mercenary, exploding body, opening action scene, kicked in the face, tough girl, cover up, race against time, character repeating someone else's dialogue

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

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years. This is why Blade Runner 2049 (2017) is one of the best movies like The Running Man (1987). (Read More)

Themes:brutality, conspiracy, deception, escape, betrayal, kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Period:future
Story:resistance fighter, future noir, near future, hand to hand combat, fight the system, film starts with text, female fighter, ex cop, fight to the death, cyberpunk, mercilessness, resistance, faked death, social commentary, electronic music score, revelation, chainsaw, dystopia, exploding body, opening action scene

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

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)

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

Themes:surveillance, betrayal, brutality, deception, escape, kidnapping, revenge, friendship
Characters:warrior, hostage
Period:2010s
Story:woman, prison escape, female warrior, hand to hand combat, anti hero, prison guard, action hero, knocked out with a gun butt, computer hacker, flare, computer cracker, fight to the death, gatling gun, wisecrack humor, hit in the crotch, mercilessness, exploding building, security camera, head butt, sabotage

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:courage, brutality, deception, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge, friendship
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:resistance fighter, reluctant hero, hand to hand combat, anti hero, action hero, snorricam, fight the system, totalitarianism, film starts with text, burned to death, oppression, wisecrack humor, mercilessness, resistance, bravery, head butt, sabotage, riot, exploding body, self sacrifice

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) is one of the best movies like The Running Man (1987)
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:absurdism, surveillance, brutality, deception, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge, friendship
Mood:satire, gore
Characters:warrior, hostage
Period:2010s
Story:media coverage, hand to hand combat, anti hero, action hero, knocked out with a gun butt, fight the system, filmed killing, computer hacker, computer cracker, burned to death, fight to the death, gatling gun, gadget, wisecrack humor, mercilessness, social commentary, exploding building, security camera, head butt, sabotage

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

Rogue One (2016)

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

Themes:courage, brutality, deception, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge, friendship
Characters:warrior, hostage
Period:future
Story:resistance fighter, prison escape, escaped prisoner, female warrior, escape attempt, anti hero, action hero, against the odds, knocked out with a gun butt, fight the system, totalitarianism, film starts with text, computer cracker, female fighter, mercilessness, resistance, bravery, social commentary, exploding building, sabotage

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

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

After young Katniss Everdeen agrees to be the symbol of rebellion, the Mockingjay, she tries to return Peeta to his normal state, tries to get to the Capitol, and tries to deal with the battles coming her way...but all for her main goal: assassinating President Snow and returning peace to the Districts of Panem. As her squad starts to get smaller and smaller, will she make it to the Capitol? Will she get revenge on Snow or will her target change? Will she be with her "Star-Crossed Lover," Peeta, or her long-time friend, Gale? Deaths, bombs, bow and arrows, a love triangle, hope... What will happen? This is why The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) is one of the best movies like The Running Man (1987). (Read More)

Themes:courage, surveillance, brutality, deception, escape, betrayal, revenge
Characters:warrior, hostage
Period:future
Story:resistance fighter, media coverage, female warrior, reluctant hero, anti hero, action hero, pirate broadcasting, caught in a net, fight the system, social decay, totalitarianism, sole black character dies cliche, filmed killing, female fighter, abandoned building, oppression, flamethrower, cyberpunk, resistance, bravery

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:sadism, brutality, conspiracy, corruption, deception, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior, hostage
Period:future
Story:near future, reluctant hero, hand to hand combat, anti hero, action hero, knocked out with a gun butt, fight the system, filmed killing, head blown off, abandoned building, barbed wire, poetic justice, fight to the death, gatling gun, wisecrack humor, hit in the crotch, cyberpunk, mercilessness, social commentary, mercenary

Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014) is one of the best movies like The Running Man (1987)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)

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

Themes:surveillance, deception, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, friendship, revenge
Characters:warrior, hostage
Period:2010s, 1980s
Story:manhunt, prison escape, female warrior, hand to hand combat, anti hero, prison guard, action hero, lifted by the throat, female fighter, gadget, wisecrack humor, exploding building, mercenary, neck breaking, exploding body, self sacrifice, kicked in the face, tough girl, fugitive, character repeating someone else's dialogue

Underworld Awakening (2012)
Action, Fantasy, Horror

Underworld Awakening (2012)

Mankind discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan species and they begin a war to annihilate the races. When Selene meets with Michael in the harbor, they are hit by a grenade and Selene passes out. Twelve years later, Selene awakes from a cryogenic sleep in the Antigen laboratory and meets the Vampire David. She learns that she had been the subject of the scientist Dr. Jacob Lane and the Vampire and Lycan species have been practically eradicated from Earth. But Selene is still connected to Michael and has visions that she believes that belongs to Michael's sight. However she has a surprise and finds that she has a powerful daughter named Eve that has been raised in the laboratory. Now Selene and David have to protect Eve against the Lycans that intend to use her to inoculate their species against silver. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, conspiracy, escape, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior, hostage
Period:future
Story:female warrior, police brutality, hand to hand combat, anti hero, woman's neck broken, poetic justice, flamethrower, cyberpunk, social commentary, security camera, mercenary, neck breaking, dystopia, exploding body, kicked in the face, tough girl, cover up, character repeating someone else's dialogue, locker room, stabbed in the back

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:brutality, deception, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:female warrior, anti hero, action hero, game of death, minigun, most dangerous game, flare, fight to the death, gatling gun, convict, punched in the stomach, mercilessness, head butt, mercenary, exploding body, self sacrifice, kicked in the face, tough girl, character repeating someone else's dialogue, electrocution

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

The Mummy (2017)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension. This is why The Mummy (2017) is one of the best movies like The Running Man (1987). (Read More)

Themes:courage, surveillance, deception, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge, friendship
Characters:warrior, hostage
Period:2010s
Story:media coverage, hand to hand combat, escape attempt, anti hero, action hero, film starts with text, fight to the death, wisecrack humor, mercilessness, bravery, security camera, mercenary, self sacrifice, opening action scene, cover up, race against time, character repeating someone else's dialogue, electrocution, news report, security guard

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016) is one of the best movies like The Running Man (1987)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)

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

Themes:surveillance, brutality, conspiracy, deception, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Characters:warrior, hostage
Period:2010s
Story:media coverage, female warrior, hand to hand combat, anti hero, action hero, knocked out with a gun butt, social decay, filmed killing, computer hacker, urban decay, computer cracker, framed for murder, burned to death, abandoned building, fight to the death, gatling gun, flamethrower, gadget, frame up, bravery

Priest (2011)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Priest (2011)

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

Themes:deception, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior, hostage
Period:future
Story:female warrior, hand to hand combat, anti hero, action hero, totalitarian, fight the system, flare, poetic justice, gadget, cyberpunk, social commentary, honor, head butt, revelation, mercenary, neck breaking, dystopia, exploding body, self sacrifice, kicked in the face

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

Total Recall (2012)

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

Themes:surveillance, conspiracy, deception, escape, betrayal
Period:future
Story:resistance fighter, media coverage, reluctant hero, hand to hand combat, anti hero, action hero, fight the system, totalitarianism, film starts with text, abandoned building, oppression, gatling gun, cyberpunk, resistance, murder of a police officer, dystopia, exploding body, opening action scene, tough girl, fugitive

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

Assassin's Creed (2016)

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

Themes:courage, exploitation, surveillance, conspiracy, deception, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Characters:warrior, hostage
Period:2010s, 1980s
Story:female warrior, hand to hand combat, escape attempt, anti hero, prison guard, action hero, fight the system, totalitarianism, female fighter, convict, cyberpunk, faked death, bravery, social commentary, security camera, revelation, riot, mercenary, neck breaking, kicked in the face

Demolition Man (1993) is one of the best movies like The Running Man (1987)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Demolition Man (1993)

Frozen in 1996, Simon Phoenix, a convicted crime lord, is revived for a parole hearing well into the 21st century. Revived into a society free from crime, Phoenix resumes his murderous rampage, and no one can stop him. John Spartan, the police officer who captured Phoenix in 1996, has also been cryogenically frozen, this time for a crime he did not commit. In 2032, the former cities of Los Angeles, San Diego and Santa Barbara have merged into peaceful, utopian San Angeles. Unable to stop him with their non-violent solutions, the police release Spartan to help recapture Phoenix. Now after 36 years, Spartan has to adapt himself to the future society he has no knowledge about. This is why Demolition Man (1993) is one of the best movies like The Running Man (1987). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, sadism, conspiracy, escape, betrayal, revenge
Mood:satire, gore
Characters:warrior, hostage
Period:future
Story:prison escape, near future, police brutality, hand to hand combat, anti hero, action hero, automation, totalitarianism, wrongful imprisonment, computer cracker, ex cop, fight to the death, wisecrack humor, 20th century, exploding head, kicked in the crotch, cyberpunk, mercilessness, murder of a police officer, censorship

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, sadism, brutality, corruption, deception, escape, betrayal, revenge, friendship
Locations:airport
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:government conspiracy, government corruption, woman, reluctant hero, anti hero, action hero, fight the system, social decay, hedonism, urban decay, ex cop, wisecrack humor, mercilessness, bravery, social commentary, revelation, exploding body, kicked in the face, race against time, cover up

Suicide Squad (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Suicide Squad (2016)

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

Themes:courage, surveillance, sadism, brutality, deception, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:airport
Characters:warrior, hostage
Period:2010s
Story:prison escape, female warrior, hand to hand combat, escape attempt, anti hero, prison guard, action hero, filmed killing, flare, head blown off, burned to death, abandoned building, gatling gun, wisecrack humor, convict, exploding head, bravery, security camera, head butt, sabotage

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. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, deception, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge, friendship
Locations:airport
Characters:hostage
Story:hand to hand combat, filmed killing, abandoned building, gadget, wisecrack humor, hit in the crotch, faked death, head butt, revelation, opening action scene, tough girl, race against time, gambling, impalement, strangulation, ambush, shot in the back, car crash, held at gunpoint, falling from height

Killer Elite (2011) is one of the best movies like The Running Man (1987)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Killer Elite (2011)

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

Themes:brutality, deception, escape, kidnapping, revenge
Characters:warrior, hostage
Period:1980s
Story:reluctant hero, hand to hand combat, escape attempt, action hero, punched in the crotch, filmed killing, film starts with text, kicked in the crotch, hit in the crotch, head butt, mercenary, kicked in the face, character repeating someone else's dialogue, exploding car, death of friend, shot in the back, car crash, held at gunpoint, brawl, tough guy

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

Kokaku Kidotai (1995)

It is the year 2029. Technology has advanced so far that cyborgs are commonplace. In addition, human brains can connect to the internet directly. Major Motoko Kasunagi is an officer in Section 9, an elite, secretive police division that deals with special operations, including counter terrorism and cyber crime. She is currently on the trail of the Puppet Master, a cyber criminal who hacks into the brains of cyborgs in order to obtain information and to commit other crimes. This is why Kokaku Kidotai (1995) is one of the best movies like The Running Man (1987). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, conspiracy, deception, escape
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:female warrior, helicopter pilot, hand to hand combat, computer hacker, computer cracker, ex cop, abandoned building, gatling gun, gadget, exploding head, cyberpunk, social commentary, sabotage, mercenary, dystopia, kicked in the face, tough girl, cover up, race against time, exploding car

The Dark Knight (2008)
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, surveillance, sadism, brutality, corruption, deception, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, friendship, revenge
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:media coverage, prison escape, hero, police brutality, hand to hand combat, escape attempt, anti hero, prison guard, action hero, caught in a net, knocked out with a gun butt, fight the system, corrupt police, social decay, filmed killing, urban decay, computer cracker, burned to death, gatling gun, gadget

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:surveillance, conspiracy, deception, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:airport
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:female warrior, reluctant hero, hand to hand combat, anti hero, action hero, filmed killing, contract, gatling gun, wisecrack humor, frame up, faked death, security camera, exploding body, kicked in the face, tough girl, cover up, race against time, fugitive, stabbed in the back, on the run

Knight And Day (2010) is one of the best movies like The Running Man (1987)
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:surveillance, deception, escape, kidnapping
Locations:airport
Characters:hostage
Story:hand to hand combat, anti hero, action hero, exploding building, security camera, head butt, mercenary, kicked in the face, fugitive, character repeating someone else's dialogue, stabbed in the back, on the run, news report, exploding car, woman, strangulation, ambush, car crash, held at gunpoint, showdown

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

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

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

Themes:escape, sadism, brutality, deception, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Characters:warrior, hostage
Period:future
Story:female warrior, reluctant hero, survival, hand to hand combat, escape attempt, anti hero, action hero, flare, ex cop, gatling gun, flamethrower, head butt, revelation, chainsaw, dystopia, exploding body, self sacrifice, opening action scene, tough girl, fugitive

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. This is why The Equalizer (2014) is one of the best movies like The Running Man (1987). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, sadism, brutality, corruption, deception
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:hand to hand combat, anti hero, action hero, social decay, barbed wire, murder of a police officer, exploding building, security camera, neck breaking, exploding body, kicked in the face, character repeating someone else's dialogue, electrocution, stabbed in the back, security guard, throat slitting, impalement, strangulation, shot in the back, held at gunpoint

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

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

Themes:surveillance, escape, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:female warrior, hand to hand combat, action hero, filmed killing, female fighter, cyberpunk, resistance, security camera, chainsaw, mercenary, dystopia, exploding body, self sacrifice, kicked in the face, tough girl, race against time, impalement, strangulation, survival, shot in the back

Machete (2010) is one of the best movies like The Running Man (1987)
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:surveillance, corruption, deception, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Story:resistance fighter, media coverage, police brutality, hand to hand combat, anti hero, action hero, rescue, shooting a police officer, minigun, filmed killing, betting, female fighter, framed for murder, poetic justice, gatling gun, flamethrower, frame up, resistance, murder of a police officer, social commentary

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, deception, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, friendship, revenge
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:hand to hand combat, escape attempt, anti hero, action hero, computer cracker, faked death, bravery, head butt, revelation, sabotage, mercenary, kicked in the face, race against time, fugitive, electrocution, locker room, on the run, coffee, false accusation, exploding car

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:exploitation, sadism, brutality, corruption, deception, escape, betrayal, friendship, revenge
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:female warrior, reluctant hero, anti hero, action hero, female fighter, fight to the death, mercilessness, honor, exploding building, head butt, revelation, neck breaking, exploding body, self sacrifice, kicked in the face, tough girl, race against time, character repeating someone else's dialogue, electrocution, stabbed in the back

The Island (2005)
Action, Adventure, Romance, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Island (2005)

Lincoln Six Echo is just like everyone else - he's waiting to go to the Island, the only place left in the world to actually live a life. Thousands of people stay at a facility waiting to go to the Island. It all sounds like paradise, but Lincoln Six Echo soon discovers that there's actually a sinister purpose going on at that facility and that he must escape - but not before stopping the sinister plan. This is why The Island (2005) is one of the best movies like The Running Man (1987). (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy, escape
Characters:warrior
Period:2010s, future
Story:prison escape, hand to hand combat, year 2019, automation, totalitarian, manhunt, murder of a police officer, social commentary, compassion, security camera, mercenary, dystopia, fugitive, stabbed in the back, on the run, exploding car, prisoner, strangulation, good versus evil, shot in the back

The A-team (2010) is one of the best movies like The Running Man (1987)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

The A-team (2010)

Four American soldiers who are in Iraq are sent on a mission to recover plates for printing 100 dollar bills that were used to print a billion dollars. After doing the job and returning to the base their commanding officer is killed in an explosion and the plates are stolen by another operative. They would be court martialed and sent to different prisons. 6 months later, the leader, Hannibal Smith is visited by a CIA spook who tells him he knows where the man who took the plates is and wants him and his men to recover it. So he helps him escape and he breaks out the others and they go after the plates. But after doing it, they discover that the spook might not be ok. And a military intelligence officer who was involved with one of them is pursuing them. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, conspiracy, corruption, deception, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:prison escape, hand to hand combat, anti hero, prison guard, action hero, wrongful imprisonment, flare, framed for murder, gatling gun, frame up, exploding building, security camera, head butt, mercenary, neck breaking, exploding body, kicked in the face, cover up, fugitive, character repeating someone else's dialogue

Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
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:surveillance, brutality, deception, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:female warrior, anti hero, flare, head blown off, poetic justice, exploding head, cyberpunk, mercilessness, faked death, camera shot of feet, social commentary, exploding building, security camera, revelation, mercenary, dystopia, exploding body, kicked in the face, tough girl, stabbed in the back

Escape Plan (2013)
Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Escape Plan (2013)

Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's framed and incarcerated in a master prison he designed himself. He needs to escape and find the person who put him behind bars. (Read More)

Themes:escape, surveillance, sadism, conspiracy, deception, betrayal, kidnapping, friendship, revenge
Characters:warrior
Period:2010s
Story:prison escape, escaped prisoner, hand to hand combat, escape attempt, prison guard, prison, computer hacker, computer cracker, wisecrack humor, convict, punched in the stomach, security camera, head butt, mercenary, neck breaking, self sacrifice, character repeating someone else's dialogue, electrocution, exploding car, prisoner

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

The Legend Of Tarzan (2016)

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

Themes:courage, exploitation, brutality, corruption, deception, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge, friendship
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:female warrior, reluctant hero, hand to hand combat, escape attempt, anti hero, action hero, rescue, caught in a net, fight the system, film starts with text, gatling gun, mercilessness, bravery, social commentary, head butt, revelation, sabotage, mercenary, self sacrifice, opening action scene

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017) is one of the best movies like The Running Man (1987)
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. This is why War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017) is one of the best movies like The Running Man (1987). (Read More)

Themes:brutality, deception, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge, friendship
Characters:hostage
Period:future
Story:prison escape, near future, prison guard, knocked out with a gun butt, mercy, film starts with text, abandoned building, gatling gun, mercilessness, social commentary, exploding building, sabotage, dystopia, exploding body, self sacrifice, opening action scene, race against time, death of friend, prisoner, impalement

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)
Action, Thriller

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)

Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, for the first time, finds himself on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack - unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons heist. With the Russian underworld in pursuit, and battling a countdown to war, the two McClanes discover that their opposing methods make them unstoppable heroes. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, deception, escape, betrayal, revenge
Locations:airport
Characters:warrior
Story:media coverage, escaped prisoner, police brutality, anti hero, action hero, burned to death, gatling gun, gadget, wisecrack humor, convict, security camera, head butt, mercenary, neck breaking, exploding body, character repeating someone else's dialogue, protest, on the run, news report, exploding car

Gamer (2009)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Gamer (2009)

Ken Castle is extremely rich, popular and powerful since he invented and started exploiting the virtual online parallel reality games, in which people can either pay as user or be paid as 'actor' in a system of mind-control. The ultimate version, Slayers, fields death row convicts as gladiators in a desperate dim bid for survival, which no-one made yet. The champion, John 'Kable' Tillman, was scheduled to die just before he'ld gain release, but he persuades his teenage 'handler' to hand over the reins so he can fully use his talents and experience. Thus Kable escapes to freedom, only to be chased illegally by Castle's men, yet fights back all the way to his HQ and challenges his evil hidden plans. (Read More)

Themes:exploitation
Mood:satire
Story:near future, fictional game show, miscarriage of justice, wrongful imprisonment, fictional reality show, film starts with text, head blown off, convict, exploding head, kicked in the crotch, punched in the stomach, exploding building, neck breaking, dystopia, exploding body, stabbed in the back, survival, shot in the back, combat, held at gunpoint

Star Trek: Beyond (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. (Read More)

Themes:courage, brutality, deception, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge, friendship
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:female warrior, hand to hand combat, escape attempt, action hero, lifted by the throat, female fighter, wisecrack humor, mercilessness, bravery, self sacrifice, kicked in the face, tough girl, race against time, electrocution, coffee, death of friend, prisoner, impalement, strangulation, ambush

Kick-ass 2 (2013) is one of the best movies like The Running Man (1987)
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, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge, friendship
Mood:satire, gore
Characters:hostage
Story:media coverage, female warrior, reluctant hero, hand to hand combat, punched in the crotch, wisecrack humor, kicked in the crotch, punched in the stomach, hit in the crotch, murder of a police officer, bravery, neck breaking, kicked in the face, tough girl, character repeating someone else's dialogue, electrocution, stabbed in the back, news report, exploding car, death of friend

Die Hard 2 (1990)
Action, Thriller

Die Hard 2 (1990)

After the terrifying events in LA, John McClane (Willis) is about to go through it all again. A team of terrorists, led by Col. Stuart (Sadler) is holding the entire airport hostage. The terrorists are planning to rescue a drug lord from justice. In order to do so, they have seized control of all electrical equipment affecting all planes. With no runway lights available, all aircraft have to remain in the air, with fuel running low, McClane will need to be fast. This is why Die Hard 2 (1990) is one of the best movies like The Running Man (1987). (Read More)

Themes:sadism, brutality, deception, escape, betrayal
Mood:gore
Locations:airport
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:media coverage, reluctant hero, hand to hand combat, anti hero, action hero, flare, computer cracker, poetic justice, fight to the death, wisecrack humor, kicked in the crotch, mercilessness, janitor, sabotage, mercenary, kicked in the face, race against time, security guard, throat slitting, massacre

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:conspiracy, corruption, deception, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Characters:warrior, hostage
Period:future
Story:near future, female warrior, hand to hand combat, anti hero, action hero, fight the system, computer hacker, gatling gun, exploding head, cyberpunk, social commentary, electronic music score, dystopia, exploding body, opening action scene, kicked in the face, tough girl, cover up, race against time, fugitive

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

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

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

Themes:escape, betrayal, kidnapping
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Story:hand to hand combat, anti hero, action hero, head blown off, burned to death, fight to the death, gatling gun, wisecrack humor, exploding head, punched in the stomach, mercilessness, head butt, exploding body, opening action scene, tough girl, race against time, character repeating someone else's dialogue, stabbed in the back, impalement, massacre

The Magnificent Seven (2016) is one of the best movies like The Running Man (1987)
Action, Adventure, Western

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

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

Themes:courage, brutality, corruption, deception, escape, betrayal, friendship, revenge
Characters:warrior
Story:anti hero, action hero, knocked out with a gun butt, poetic justice, fight to the death, gatling gun, wisecrack humor, mercilessness, murder of a police officer, bravery, honor, revelation, mercenary, exploding body, self sacrifice, fugitive, character repeating someone else's dialogue, stabbed in the back, on the run, gambling

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:courage, brutality, deception, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, revenge
Characters:warrior, hostage
Period:2010s
Story:resistance, resistance fighter, female warrior, reluctant hero, hand to hand combat, anti hero, action hero, film starts with text, female fighter, flamethrower, wisecrack humor, mercilessness, bravery, exploding building, sabotage, opening action scene, tough girl, race against time, fugitive, character repeating someone else's dialogue

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