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The Town (2010)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Town (2010)

The Charlestown neighborhood of Boston is renowned for churning out a high number of armed robbers, generation after generation. These robbers never leave their Charlestown life on their own volition, the neighborhood where there is an unwritten code to protect that lifestyle. Such robbers include friends Doug MacRay, James Coughlin, Albert 'Gloansy' Magloan and Desmond Elden. Doug and James in particular treat each other like family, as the Coughlins have realistically been as such to Doug since Doug's mother ran off and Doug's father, Stephen MacRay, was sent to prison. James' single mother sister, the drugged out Krista Coughlin, and Doug have a casual sexual relationship. The foursome carry out a mostly successful bank robbery, but due to circumstances take the bank manager, Claire Keesey, hostage for a short period before releasing her physically unharmed. They find out that Claire lives in Charlestown, so they want to ensure that she did not see anything that could incriminate them if they were to ever run into her. As such, Doug begins a personal relationship with her to find out what she knows and what she's told the police and the FBI, who have taken charge of the investigation. He learns that she has kept some information from the authorities for her own protection but information that could identify James in particular. But Doug slowly falls for her, as she does for him. Ultimately, Doug dreams about leaving his Charlestown life to be with Claire anywhere but there. But Doug has to try and keep his true identity from her, and keep the fact that he is seeing her from his colleagues. But leaving is not as easy as he would like as he and the gang are tasked with a big job by a local gangster named Fergie whether Doug likes it or not. And Adam Frawley, the FBI's lead investigator, comes into evidence that links the foursome to the bank robbery and a subsequent armored car heist, so is on their tail for evidence that will send them away dead or alive. (Read More)

Themes:heist, abduction, surveillance, anger, revenge
Locations:usa, bar
Characters:hostage
Story:bank manager, heist gone wrong, ex convict, police surveillance, surveillance footage, prison visit, pistol whip, tattoo on neck, payroll robbery, town in title, silent alarm, destroying evidence, hard drive, telephoto lens, 12 step program, oxycontin, tangerine, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, fenway park, diamond necklace

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

Baby Driver (2017)

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

Themes:heist, surveillance, anger, revenge
Locations:usa
Story:heist gone wrong, pistol whip, tattoo on neck, armored car robbery, tinnitus, suicide by cop, robbery gone awry, one last job, bank robber, laundromat, bag of money, blood on shirt, masked man, swat team, security camera, crime boss, bank robbery, self sacrifice, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead

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

Hell Or High Water (2016)

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

Themes:heist, surveillance, revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage
Story:ex convict, pistol whip, masked robber, bank manager, driver's license, car set on fire, money laundering, bank robber, bag of money, blood on shirt, assault rifle, casino, bank robbery, self sacrifice, binoculars, shot in the forehead, exploding car, shot in the back, f word, death of mother

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:surveillance
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage
Story:money laundering, irish american, impersonating a police officer, assault rifle, boston massachusetts, security camera, fbi agent, threat, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, home invasion, no opening credits, disguise, shot in the back, f word, interrogation, held at gunpoint, punched in the face, slow motion scene

Heat (1995) is one of the best movies like The Town (2010)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Heat (1995)

Hunters and their prey--Neil and his professional criminal crew hunt to score big money targets (banks, vaults, armored cars) and are, in turn, hunted by Lt. Vincent Hanna and his team of cops in the Robbery/Homicide police division. A botched job puts Hanna onto their trail while they regroup and try to put together one last big 'retirement' score. Neil and Vincent are similar in many ways, including their troubled personal lives. At a crucial moment in his life, Neil disobeys the dictum taught to him long ago by his criminal mentor--'Never have anything in your life that you can't walk out on in thirty seconds flat, if you spot the heat coming around the corner'--as he falls in love. Thus the stage is set for the suspenseful ending.... (Read More)

Themes:heist, surveillance, anger, revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:heat, heist gone wrong, ex convict, police surveillance, pistol whip, telephoto lens, armored car robbery, masked robber, career criminal, one last job, money laundering, criminal gang, armored car, bag of money, assault rifle, swat team, bank robbery, shot in the forehead, ambulance, f word

Killer Elite (2011)
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. This is why Killer Elite (2011) is one of the best movies like The Town (2010). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:pistol whip, film starts with text, assault rifle, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, exploding car, death of friend, disguise, shot in the back, car crash, car chase, held at gunpoint, secret, punched in the face, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, blood splatter, shot to death

Public Enemies (2009)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Romance

Public Enemies (2009)

This is the story of the last few years of the notorious bank robber John Dillinger. He loved what he did and could imagine little else that would make him happier. Living openly in 1930s Chicago, he had the run of the city with little fear of reprisals from the authorities. It's there that he meets Billie Frechette with whom he falls deeply in love. In parallel we meet Melvin Purvis, the FBI agent who would eventually track Dillinger down. The FBI was is in its early days and Director J. Edgar Hoover was keen to promote the clean cut image that so dominated the organization through his lifetime. Purvis realizes that if he is going to get Dillinger, he will have to use street tactics and imports appropriate men with police training. Dillinger is eventually betrayed by an acquaintance who tells the authorities just where to find him on a given night. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage
Story:bank robber, pistol whip, hit with a rifle butt, bank vault, money laundering, impersonating a police officer, bag of money, blood on shirt, convict, shot in the face, fbi agent, bank robbery, binoculars, shot in the leg, no opening credits, death of friend, disguise, shot in the back, interrogation, car chase

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

2 Guns (2013)

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

Themes:heist, surveillance, revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:masked robber, bank vault, bank robber, bag of money, masked man, swat team, security camera, crime boss, bank robbery, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, home invasion, no opening credits, exploding car, cocaine, disguise, shot in the back, interrogation, car crash

The Purge: Anarchy (2014) is one of the best movies like The Town (2010)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

A couple are driving home when their car breaks down just as the Purge commences. Meanwhile, a police sergeant goes out into the streets to get revenge on the man who killed his son, and a mother and daughter run from their home after assailants destroy it. The five people meet up as they attempt to survive the night in Los Angeles. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:car set on fire, film starts with text, armored car, assault rifle, shot in the face, masked man, self sacrifice, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, home invasion, no opening credits, exploding car, ambulance, shot in the back, f word, car crash, psychopath, held at gunpoint, slow motion scene

The Heat (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime

The Heat (2013)

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

Themes:surveillance, revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage
Story:ex convict, fbi agent, pistol whip, shot in the crotch, heat, boston massachusetts, swat team, crime boss, shot in the forehead, home invasion, exploding car, cocaine, ambulance, shot in the back, f word, interrogation, car crash, car chase, held at gunpoint, watching tv

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

Kick-ass 2 (2013)

After Kick-Ass' insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes, our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist -- reborn as The Mother F%&*^r -- only the blade-wielding Hit Girl can prevent their annihilation. When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world's first superhero team with Mindy. Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she's forced to retire-leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes. Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world's first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there's only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all. This is why Kick-ass 2 (2013) is one of the best movies like The Town (2010). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage
Story:ex convict, prison visit, assault rifle, punched in the stomach, shot in the face, masked man, crime boss, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the leg, home invasion, exploding car, death of friend, disguise, shot in the back, f word, death of mother, interrogation, psychopath, held at gunpoint, punched in the face

Spy (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Spy (2015)

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

Themes:surveillance, revenge
Locations:usa, bar
Characters:hostage
Story:pistol whip, fully clothed sex, assault rifle, casino, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, home invasion, disguise, shot in the back, f word, interrogation, car crash, car chase, held at gunpoint, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, blood splatter

Death Race (2008) is one of the best movies like The Town (2010)
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:revenge
Story:ex convict, pull ups, car set on fire, film starts with text, armored car, punched in the stomach, swat team, shot in the leg, exploding car, f word, car chase, punched in the face, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, machine gun, blood splatter, shot to death, shootout, prison

Chappie (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Chappie (2015)

In Johannesburg, the police department reduced the high rating of criminality using robots from the Tetravaal Company, designed by the engineer Deon Wilson. The former military Vincent Moore is envious of Deon, since he has developed another project called Moose, but neither Tetravaal nor the police department is interested. Deon has just developed an Artificial Intelligence but the Tetravaal's CEO Michelle Bradley asks him to abort the project. Deon decides to bring the damaged Robot 22 that was sent to be crushed to test his A.I. However he is kidnapped by the criminals Ninja, Yo-Landi and Amerika that want him to stop the robot cops. When they see the damaged robot in the van, they force Deon to program it to heist banks with them and they call it Chappie. However, Chappie acts like a child and need to be trained to learn and grow. Meanwhile Vincent follows Deon and plots an evil scheme to activate his robot. (Read More)

Themes:heist, surveillance, revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:pistol whip, armored car robbery, armored car, bag of money, police raid, assault rifle, swat team, security camera, crime boss, self sacrifice, character repeating someone else's dialogue, binoculars, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, no opening credits, exploding car, death of friend, shot in the back, f word, interrogation

Sicario (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Sicario (2015)

When drug violence worsens on the USA Mexico border, the FBI sends an idealistic agent, Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) on a mission to eradicate a drug cartel responsible for a bomb that had killed members of her team.

Themes:surveillance, revenge
Locations:usa, bar
Characters:hostage
Story:surveillance footage, money laundering, film starts with text, armored car, assault rifle, swat team, security camera, fbi agent, crime boss, threat, character repeating someone else's dialogue, binoculars, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, home invasion, no opening credits, cocaine, shot in the back, f word, interrogation

Swordfish (2001)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Swordfish (2001)

When the DEA shut down its dummy corporation operation codenamed SWORDFISH in 1986, they had generated $400 million which they let sit around; fifteen years of compound interest has swelled it to $9.5 billion. A covert counter-terrorist unit called Black Cell, headed by the duplicitious and suave Gabriel Shear, wants the money to help finance their raise-the-stakes vengeance war against international terrorism, but it's all locked away behind super-encryption. He brings in convicted hacker Stanley Jobson, who only wants to see his daughter Holly again but can't afford the legal fees, to slice into the government mainframes and get the money. This is why Swordfish (2001) is one of the best movies like The Town (2010). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance
Characters:hostage
Story:ex convict, punched in the stomach, swat team, fbi agent, bank robbery, hairy chest, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, exploding car, disguise, interrogation, car crash, car chase, held at gunpoint, slow motion scene, shot in the chest, machine gun, blood splatter, shot to death, pistol

The Accountant (2016) is one of the best movies like The Town (2010)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Accountant (2016)

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

Themes:surveillance, anger, revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage
Story:ex convict, surveillance footage, pistol whip, flash grenade, money laundering, security camera, fbi agent, crime boss, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, home invasion, no opening credits, death of friend, shot in the back, f word, death of mother, interrogation, held at gunpoint, punched in the face

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:anger, revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage
Story:pistol whip, armored car, blood on shirt, assault rifle, shot in the face, swat team, casino, self sacrifice, stalking, character repeating someone else's dialogue, binoculars, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, home invasion, exploding car, shot in the back, f word, interrogation, car crash, car chase

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:surveillance, revenge
Story:ex convict, prison, car set on fire, assault rifle, convict, punched in the stomach, masked man, security camera, self sacrifice, character repeating someone else's dialogue, binoculars, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, no opening credits, exploding car, disguise, shot in the back, f word, interrogation, held at gunpoint

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:heist, surveillance, anger, revenge
Locations:usa, bar
Characters:hostage
Story:bank manager, bank vault, car set on fire, money laundering, bank robber, armored car, bag of money, police raid, assault rifle, convict, masked man, swat team, crime boss, bank robbery, threat, self sacrifice, character repeating someone else's dialogue, home invasion, no opening credits, exploding car

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014) is one of the best movies like The Town (2010)
Crime, Thriller

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)

Marv is unconscious on a highway surrounded by corpses. When he awakes, he has amnesia and tries to recall his last steps from the Kadie's saloon on the Saturday night. He recalls that he found four playboys burning a homeless man alive and defended the poor man. Marv hunts them down and kills the group. The cocky gambler Johnny hits jackpot in slot machines in the Kadie's saloon and invites the waitress Marcie to go with him to play poker game against the powerful Senator Roark. He wins the game and suffers the consequence of his arrogance. The private detective Dwight McCarthy is contacted by his former lover Ava Lord that asks to meet him at the Kadie's saloon. Ava asks him for forgiveness for leaving him to marry the wealthy Damian Lord. However her strong chauffeur Manute takes her home. Dwight snoops around Ava's house but is found and beaten by Manute and the bodyguards. When he returns home, Ava is waiting for him naked in the bed and seduces him again. Then she tells that Damian and Manute torture her and soon she will be killed. Once again Manute takes Ava with him and hits Dwight that invites Marv to help him to rescue Ava. Damian denies the accusation but Dwight beats him to death while Marv tear Manute's eye out. But soon Dwight finds that he was lured by Ava that shoots him. Marv rescues Dwight and takes him to the Old Town where Dwight finds his former lover Gail that helps him to recover while Dwight plots revenge against Ava. This is why Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014) is one of the best movies like The Town (2010). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:bar
Story:pistol whip, car set on fire, punched in the stomach, shot in the face, crime boss, premarital sex, character repeating someone else's dialogue, binoculars, shot in the forehead, strip club, shot in the leg, home invasion, exploding car, disguise, shot in the back, car crash, car chase, held at gunpoint, punched in the face, slow motion scene

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

Black Mass (2015)

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

Themes:revenge
Locations:bar
Story:ex convict, fbi agent, money laundering, shot point blank, irish american, bag of money, shot in the face, boston massachusetts, crime boss, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, no opening credits, cocaine, shot in the back, f word, death of mother, interrogation, car crash, psychopath

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:revenge
Locations:bar
Story:blood on shirt, shot in the face, crime boss, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, no opening credits, shot in the back, f word, car crash, car chase, held at gunpoint, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, machine gun, blood splatter, neo noir

Savages (2012)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Savages (2012)

In California, the former Navy SEAL Chon and his best friend, the peaceful botanist Ben, are successful entrepreneurs producing and dealing high-quality weed. Chon brought seeds from Afghanistan and Ben used his knowledge to develop the best marijuana in the country. Chon and Ben share the pothead lover Ophelia and she loves both of them since they complete each other - Chon is a powerful and strong lover and Ben is a sensible and loving lover. Their comfortable life changes when the Mexican Baja Cartel demands a partnership in their business. Chon and Ben refuse the deal and the leader of the cartel Elena sends her right-arm in America, Lado, to abduct Ophelia to press the American drug dealers. Chon and Ben ask the support of the dirty DEA Agent Dennis and get inside information to begin a secret war against the Baja Cartel to release Ophelia. (Read More)

Themes:abduction, surveillance, revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:money laundering, blindfolded, impersonating a police officer, assault rifle, masked man, security camera, crime boss, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the leg, home invasion, exploding car, shot in the back, interrogation, held at gunpoint, secret, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, machine gun

Pain & Gain (2013) is one of the best movies like The Town (2010)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama

Pain & Gain (2013)

Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo ('Mark Wahlberg (I)' (qv)) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal ('Anthony Mackie' (qv)) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle ('Dwayne Johnson (I)' (qv)). Their kidnapping and extortion scheme goes terribly wrong since they have muscles for brains and they're left to haphazardly try to hold onto the elusive American dream. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:convict, ex convict, pull ups, bank vault, fully clothed sex, car set on fire, blindfolded, bag of money, police raid, masked man, swat team, premarital sex, character repeating someone else's dialogue, strip club, shot in the leg, home invasion, no opening credits, exploding car, cocaine, disguise

Contraband (2012)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Contraband (2012)

Chris Faraday once smuggled illegal items or contraband into the country on freighters. He left that life behind, got married, has a family and went legit. But when his brother-in-law got involved with Briggs, a drug dealer and when he blew a deal, Briggs demands restitution which he can't deliver. So Chris offers to find a way to pay Briggs but then he threatens Chris' family if he doesn't deliver. So he gets on a freighter destined for Panama and he sets out to bring back some counterfeit currency. Briggs "goes to see" Chris' family. When Chris learns of this he asks his friend Sebastian to take care of them which he does. He tells Chris that it would be better to bring drugs instead of the cash. This is why Contraband (2012) is one of the best movies like The Town (2010). (Read More)

Themes:heist, revenge
Locations:bar
Story:alcoholics anonymous, convict, masked man, swat team, crime boss, threat, character repeating someone else's dialogue, home invasion, cocaine, car crash, car chase, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, blood splatter, neo noir, shot to death, beating

The Departed (2006)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Departed (2006)

In South Boston, the state police force is waging war on Irish-American organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Frank Costello. While Billy quickly gains Costello's confidence, Colin Sullivan, a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the state police as an informer for the syndicate is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by their double lives, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations they have penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the mob and the police that there is a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly in danger of being caught and exposed to the enemy - and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save themselves. But is either willing to turn on their friends and comrades they've made during their long stints undercover? (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, anger
Locations:bar
Story:police surveillance, oxycontin, car set on fire, criminal gang, irish american, bag of money, police raid, blood on shirt, boston massachusetts, shot in the face, fbi agent, crime boss, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, no opening credits, exploding car, cocaine, death of friend, ambulance, death of mother

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

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

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

Locations:bar
Characters:hostage
Story:film starts with text, casino, premarital sex, character repeating someone else's dialogue, binoculars, shot in the forehead, no opening credits, exploding car, shot in the back, f word, interrogation, car crash, car chase, held at gunpoint, secret, punched in the face, shot in the head, shot in the chest, blood splatter, neo noir

Trance (2013) is one of the best movies like The Town (2010)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Trance (2013)

A fine art auctioneer mixed up with a gang joins forces with a hypnotherapist to recover a lost painting. As boundaries between desire, reality and hypnotic suggestion begin to blur the stakes rise faster than anyone could have anticipated.

Themes:heist, surveillance, revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:heist gone wrong, hit with a rifle butt, shot in the crotch, car set on fire, security camera, premarital sex, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, no opening credits, exploding car, shot in the back, f word, interrogation, held at gunpoint, secret, punched in the face, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter

8mm (1999)
Mystery, Thriller

8mm (1999)

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

Themes:surveillance, anger, revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage
Story:pistol whip, impersonating a police officer, masked man, premarital sex, threat, binoculars, strip club, home invasion, ambulance, shot in the back, f word, interrogation, psychopath, held at gunpoint, punched in the face, shot in the chest, blood splatter, neo noir, shot to death, beating

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. This is why Total Recall (2012) is one of the best movies like The Town (2010). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance
Locations:bar
Story:flash grenade, film starts with text, swat team, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, no opening credits, ambulance, disguise, shot in the back, interrogation, car crash, car chase, held at gunpoint, secret, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, shot to death

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

Lone Survivor (2013)

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

Themes:surveillance, revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:assault rifle, shot in the face, self sacrifice, character repeating someone else's dialogue, binoculars, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, exploding car, death of friend, shot in the back, f word, interrogation, held at gunpoint, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, blood splatter, shot to death, beating

Looper (2012) is one of the best movies like The Town (2010)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Looper (2012)

Joe is classified as a "looper", a job in which his employers use time travel to send men from the future to be killed into the past, where Joe can properly dispose of their bodies. However, to tie up loose ends and erase the evidence of his ever being a looper, Joe knows that one day his future self will be sent back for him to kill. When this day comes, Joe's future self is prepared and escapes, and the two men struggle separately in the past trying to evade capture and attempting to fulfill their own personal agendas. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Story:shot in the face, crime boss, self sacrifice, drug addiction, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, strip club, shot in the leg, death of friend, single mother, shot in the back, f word, held at gunpoint, slow motion scene, shotgun, shot in the chest, machine gun, blood splatter, neo noir, shot to death

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, anger, revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage
Story:ex convict, pistol whip, car set on fire, armored car, irish american, swat team, security camera, character repeating someone else's dialogue, binoculars, exploding car, disguise, shot in the back, car crash, car chase, held at gunpoint, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest

Fast Five (2011)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Fast Five (2011)

Former cop Brian O'Conner partners with ex-con Dom Toretto on the opposite side of the law. Since Brian and Mia Toretto broke Dom out of custody, they've blown across many borders to elude authorities. Now backed into a corner in Rio de Janeiro, they must pull one last job in order to gain their freedom. As they assemble their elite team of top racers, the unlikely allies know their only shot of getting out for good means confronting the corrupt businessman who wants them dead. But he's not the only one on their tail. Hard-nosed federal agent Luke Hobbs never misses his target. When he is assigned to track down Dom and Brian, he and his strike team launch an all-out assault to capture them. But as his men tear through Brazil, Hobbs learns he can't separate the good guys from the bad. Now, he must rely on his instincts to corner his prey... before someone else runs them down first. (Read More)

Themes:heist, surveillance, revenge
Locations:usa
Story:ex convict, robbery gone awry, one last job, armored car, impersonating a police officer, bag of money, punched in the stomach, masked man, security camera, fbi agent, casino, home invasion, exploding car, death of friend, shot in the back, car crash, car chase, held at gunpoint, punched in the face, slow motion scene

Shooter (2007)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Shooter (2007)

Bob Lee Swagger, one of the world's great marksmen and the son of a Congressional Medal of Honoree, is a loner living in the Rockies. He's left the military, having been hung out to dry in a secret Ethiopian mission a few years before, when he's recruited by a colonel to help find a way that the President of the US might be assassinated in one of three cities in the next two weeks. He does his work, but the shot is fired notwithstanding and Bob Lee is quickly the fall guy: wounded and hunted by thousands, he goes to ground and, aided by two unlikely allies, searches for the truth and for those who double-crossed him. All roads lead back to Ethiopia. This is why Shooter (2007) is one of the best movies like The Town (2010). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Story:shooting a police officer, assault rifle, fbi agent, binoculars, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, exploding car, death of friend, car crash, car chase, secret, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, beating, shootout

Gangster Squad (2013) is one of the best movies like The Town (2010)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Gangster Squad (2013)

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

Themes:revenge
Locations:bar
Story:pistol whip, robbery gone awry, sledgehammer, money laundering, police raid, masked man, crime boss, casino, premarital sex, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, home invasion, no opening credits, exploding car, death of friend, shot in the back, interrogation, car crash, car chase

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:surveillance, anger, revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:pistol whip, film starts with text, armored car, security camera, self sacrifice, character repeating someone else's dialogue, binoculars, shot in the leg, no opening credits, death of friend, ambulance, shot in the back, car crash, held at gunpoint, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shotgun, shot in the chest, machine gun, blood splatter

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)

Story:bullet proof vest, film starts with text, convict, punched in the stomach, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, shot in the back, f word, interrogation, car chase, held at gunpoint, punched in the face, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, machine gun, blood splatter, shot to death, shootout, prison

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:surveillance, revenge
Locations:usa
Characters:hostage
Story:bullet proof vest, punched in the stomach, shot in the face, security camera, fbi agent, directed by star, written and directed by cast member, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the leg, exploding car, shot in the back, f word, interrogation, car crash, psychopath, car chase, held at gunpoint, punched in the face, shot in the head, shotgun

Furious 6 (2013) is one of the best movies like The Town (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Furious 6 (2013)

Since Dom (Diesel) and Brian's (Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin's empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe. But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete. Meanwhile, Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Evans) is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (Rodriguez). The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London. Payment? Full pardons for all of them so they can return home and make their families whole again. This is why Furious 6 (2013) is one of the best movies like The Town (2010). (Read More)

Themes:heist, surveillance
Characters:hostage
Story:assault rifle, punched in the stomach, swat team, security camera, fbi agent, crime boss, threat, self sacrifice, character repeating someone else's dialogue, exploding car, death of friend, disguise, shot in the back, interrogation, car crash, car chase, held at gunpoint, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shotgun

Killing Them Softly (2012)
Crime, Thriller

Killing Them Softly (2012)

Three amateurs stickup a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse. Brad Pitt plays the hitman hired to track them down and restore order.

Locations:bar
Story:masked robber, punched in the stomach, shot in the face, masked man, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, exploding car, f word, car crash, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, beating, pistol, cigarette smoking, based on novel

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:surveillance
Story:swat team, shooting a police officer, bullet proof vest, police raid, assault rifle, punched in the stomach, shot in the face, security camera, crime boss, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the leg, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, machine gun, blood splatter, shot to death, beating

The Mechanic (2011)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Mechanic (2011)

Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) is a 'mechanic' - an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. It's a job that requires professional perfection and total detachment, and Bishop is the best in the business. But when his mentor and close friend Harry (Donald Sutherland) is murdered, Bishop is anything but detached. His next assignment is self-imposed - he wants those responsible dead. His mission grows complicated when Harry's son Steve (Ben Foster) approaches him with the same vengeful goal and a determination to learn Bishop's trade. Bishop has always acted alone but he can't turn his back on Harry's son. A methodical hit man takes an impulsive student deep into his world and a deadly partnership is born. But while in pursuit of their ultimate mark, deceptions threaten to surface and those hired to fix problems become problems themselves. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage
Story:punched in the stomach, premarital sex, hairy chest, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, no opening credits, exploding car, death of friend, interrogation, car crash, car chase, held at gunpoint, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, blood splatter, shot to death

The Dark Knight Rises (2012) is one of the best movies like The Town (2010)
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:heist, surveillance, revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage
Story:pistol whip, shooting a police officer, armored car, police raid, masked man, swat team, security camera, threat, self sacrifice, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the leg, home invasion, no opening credits, exploding car, ambulance, disguise, shot in the back, interrogation, car crash, psychopath

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 Town (2010). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:armored car, assault rifle, masked man, security camera, character repeating someone else's dialogue, binoculars, no opening credits, exploding car, death of friend, disguise, shot in the back, interrogation, held at gunpoint, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, shot to death, beating

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)

Story:film starts with text, premarital sex, self sacrifice, character repeating someone else's dialogue, binoculars, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, no opening credits, exploding car, death of friend, shot in the back, f word, held at gunpoint, shot in the head, shot in the chest, machine gun, blood splatter, shot to death, beating, shootout

22 Jump Street (2014)
Action, Comedy, Crime

22 Jump Street (2014)

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

Locations:bar
Characters:hostage
Story:pistol whip, blood on shirt, crime boss, character repeating someone else's dialogue, home invasion, no opening credits, exploding car, disguise, shot in the back, f word, car crash, car chase, held at gunpoint, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shotgun, shot in the chest, machine gun, blood splatter, shot to death

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013) is one of the best movies like The Town (2010)
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:heist, surveillance, revenge
Story:armored car, assault rifle, convict, masked man, security camera, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the leg, exploding car, shot in the back, car crash, car chase, held at gunpoint, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, machine gun, blood splatter, shot to death

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
Action, Thriller

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential Secret Service Agent Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning's inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President and avert an even bigger disaster. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance
Characters:hostage
Story:secret, shooting a police officer, shot point blank, armored car, assault rifle, punched in the stomach, masked man, swat team, security camera, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, shot in the leg, exploding car, ambulance, disguise, shot in the back, f word, death of mother, interrogation, car crash

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