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Toy Story 3 (2010)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Toy Story 3 (2010)

Woody, Buzz and the whole gang are back. As their owner Andy prepares to depart for college, his loyal toys find themselves in daycare where untamed tots with their sticky little fingers do not play nice. So, it's all for one and one for all as they join Barbie's counterpart Ken, a thespian hedgehog named Mr. Pricklepants and a pink, strawberry-scented teddy bear called Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear to plan their great escape. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  panic,  bullying,  deception,  betrayal,  friendship
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:college,  loss of eye,  garbage dumpster,  garbage dump,  garbage truck,  spanish music,  anthropomorphic toy,  toy bear,  toy comes to life,  held captive,  troll doll,  ken doll,  cowboy boot,  barbie doll,  prison escape,  cowboy hat,  struggle for survival,  college student,  escape plan,  escape attempt,  prison break,  slinky dog,  animated dog,  3d sequel to 2d film,  female emasculating a male,  money bag with dollar sign,  throwing money into the air,  saved from a fire,  evil teddy bear,  two faced person,  facing death,  just desserts,  female dressed as male,  space ranger,  multiple villains,  emotional shock,  day care center,  mr potato head,  mislaid trust,  playtime,  tortilla,  turning the tables,  exploding bridge,  guards,  incineration,  day care,  sneaking,  deformed,  locked in a cage,  caught on tape,  money bag,  personality change,  erased memory,  door lock,  deus ex machina,  balladeer,  going home,  patrol,  calling someone an idiot,  change of heart,  third in trilogy,  male tied up,  peril,  returning character with different actor,  security system,  magnet,  deeply disturbed person,  sexual arousal,  tragic villain,  555 phone number,  cat and mouse,  female to male foot in crotch,  toddler,  taunting,  comeuppance,  stupid victim,  locked in a room,  friends who live together,  menace,  clothing,  nazism,  garbage,  female hero,  leader,  test,  lava,  degradation,  abandonment,  eye,  ohio,  video surveillance,  holding hands,  wilhelm scream,  gay stereotype,  growing up,  box,  cgi animation,  love at first sight,  surveillance camera,  nostalgia,  spanish,  near death experience,  woman in jeopardy,  trapped,  tension,  anthropomorphism,  teddy bear,  part of trilogy,  loss,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  computer animation,  toy,  group of friends,  captive,  sociopath,  strong female character,  flirting,  maniac,  henchman,  sadness,  isolation,  threat,  scene during end credits,  manipulation,  doll,  terror,  fantasy sequence,  cowboy,  suburb,  third part,  no opening credits,  child,  apology,  gambling,  security guard,  tied to a chair,  prisoner,  video camera,  dark comedy,  survival,  little girl,  numbered sequel,  psychopath,  rescue,  black comedy,  digit in title,  prison,  crying,  teenage boy,  brother sister relationship,  mother son relationship,  number in title,  sequel,  flashback,  dog,  violence

Toy Story 2 (1999)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Toy Story 2 (1999)

While Andy is away at summer camp Woody has been toynapped by Al McWiggin, a greedy collector and proprietor of "Al's Toy Barn"! In this all-out rescue mission, Buzz and his friends Mr. Potato Head, Slinky Dog, Rex and Hamm springs into action to rescue Woody from winding up as a museum piece. They must find a way to save him before he gets sold in Japan forever and they'll never see him again! (Read More)

Themes:escape,  friendship
Story:toy,  slinky dog,  anthropomorphic toy,  toy comes to life,  troll doll,  barbie doll,  rescue,  mr potato head,  friends who live together,  ohio,  box,  cgi animation,  anthropomorphism,  part of trilogy,  blockbuster,  computer animation,  doll,  cowboy,  suburb,  no opening credits,  apology,  numbered sequel,  digit in title,  dog,  number in title,  sequel,  violence

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Toy Story (1995)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Toy Story (1995)

A little boy named Andy loves to be in his room, playing with his toys, especially his doll named "Woody". But, what do the toys do when Andy is not with them, they come to life. Woody believes that he has life (as a toy) good. However, he must worry about Andy's family moving, and what Woody does not know is about Andy's birthday party. Woody does not realize that Andy's mother gave him an action figure known as Buzz Lightyear, who does not believe that he is a toy, and quickly becomes Andy's new favorite toy. Woody, who is now consumed with jealousy, tries to get rid of Buzz. Then, both Woody and Buzz are now lost. They must find a way to get back to Andy before he moves without them, but they will have to pass through a ruthless toy killer, Sid Phillips. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  friendship
Story:toy,  space ranger,  toy comes to life,  troll doll,  cowboy boot,  doll,  slinky dog,  animated dog,  mr potato head,  calling someone an idiot,  comeuppance,  friends who live together,  leader,  ohio,  wilhelm scream,  cgi animation,  anthropomorphism,  part of trilogy,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  computer animation,  threat,  cowboy,  suburb,  apology,  little girl,  rescue,  violence,  dog

Allegiant (2016)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Allegiant (2016)

After the earth-shattering revelations of INSURGENT, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  deception,  escape,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:prison escape,  escape attempt,  erased memory,  deus ex machina,  video surveillance,  near death experience,  strong female character,  henchman,  manipulation,  fantasy sequence,  third part,  no opening credits,  security guard,  prisoner,  survival,  rescue,  prison,  brother sister relationship,  mother son relationship,  violence,  sequel

Now You See Me 2 (2016) is one of the best movies like Toy Story 3 (2010)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public's adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, The Four Horsemen resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry, a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:prison escape,  escape attempt,  near death experience,  sociopath,  henchman,  threat,  manipulation,  no opening credits,  security guard,  prisoner,  rescue,  black comedy,  digit in title,  prison,  number in title,  sequel,  flashback

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

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. This is why War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017) is one of the best movies like Toy Story 3 (2010). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  friendship
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:prison escape,  escape plan,  exploding bridge,  leader,  near death experience,  blockbuster,  captive,  doll,  third part,  no opening credits,  prisoner,  survival,  little girl,  rescue,  mother son relationship,  violence,  sequel,  flashback

The Cable Guy (1996)
Comedy, Drama, Thriller

The Cable Guy (1996)

Steven Kovak has been kicked out of his apartment by his girlfriend. Steven has a new apartment, and decides to slip the cable guy (Chip) $50 for free cable. Steven then fakes an interest in Chip's line of work. However Chip takes this to heart trying to become Steven's best bud. When Steven no longer wants to be Chips friend the man who can do it all goes on an all out assault to ruin Steven's life. In the backdrop is the delicate sub-plot of the trial of a former kid star for murdering his brother. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  friendship
Characters:hostage
Story:deeply disturbed person,  tragic villain,  menace,  woman in jeopardy,  lifting someone into the air,  sociopath,  maniac,  threat,  manipulation,  terror,  prisoner,  dark comedy,  psychopath,  rescue,  black comedy,  prison,  mother son relationship,  flashback,  violence

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:panic,  deception,  escape,  betrayal
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:prison escape,  threat,  escape attempt,  prison break,  locked in a cage,  leader,  near death experience,  blockbuster,  sociopath,  henchman,  scene during end credits,  manipulation,  fantasy sequence,  no opening credits,  security guard,  tied to a chair,  prisoner,  survival,  psychopath,  rescue,  black comedy,  prison,  brother sister relationship,  flashback,  violence

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Bride Of Chucky (1998) is one of the best movies like Toy Story 3 (2010)
Comedy, Horror

Bride Of Chucky (1998)

Chucky hooks up with another murderous doll, the bridal gown-clad Tiffany, for a Route 66 murder spree with their unwitting hosts, two eloping high-school graduates.

Themes:panic,  deception,  escape,  betrayal
Characters:hostage
Story:doll,  escape attempt,  change of heart,  stupid victim,  near death experience,  woman in jeopardy,  toy,  sociopath,  flirting,  maniac,  tied to a chair,  psychopath,  rescue,  black comedy,  crying,  teenage boy,  sequel,  violence

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:panic,  betrayal,  deception,  escape,  friendship
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:prison escape,  test,  near death experience,  woman in jeopardy,  blockbuster,  sociopath,  henchman,  manipulation,  security guard,  tied to a chair,  prisoner,  rescue,  black comedy,  prison,  mother son relationship,  violence,  sequel,  flashback

Avatar (2009)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Avatar (2009)

When his brother is killed in a robbery, paraplegic Marine Jake Sully decides to take his place in a mission on the distant world of Pandora. There he learns of greedy corporate figurehead Parker Selfridge's intentions of driving off the native humanoid "Na'vi" in order to mine for the precious material scattered throughout their rich woodland. In exchange for the spinal surgery that will fix his legs, Jake gathers intel for the cooperating military unit spearheaded by gung-ho Colonel Quaritch, while simultaneously attempting to infiltrate the Na'vi people with the use of an "avatar" identity. While Jake begins to bond with the native tribe and quickly falls in love with the beautiful alien Neytiri, the restless Colonel moves forward with his ruthless extermination tactics, forcing the soldier to take a stand - and fight back in an epic battle for the fate of Pandora. This is why Avatar (2009) is one of the best movies like Toy Story 3 (2010). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  betrayal,  friendship
Mood:suspense
Story:escape attempt,  deeply disturbed person,  leader,  degradation,  wilhelm scream,  woman in jeopardy,  anthropomorphism,  loss,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  group of friends,  captive,  sociopath,  strong female character,  terror,  no opening credits,  survival,  psychopath,  rescue,  violence

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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:panic,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  friendship
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:prison escape,  escape attempt,  wilhelm scream,  tension,  blockbuster,  captive,  sociopath,  strong female character,  no opening credits,  tied to a chair,  prisoner,  survival,  little girl,  rescue,  prison,  number in title,  violence,  flashback

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016) is one of the best movies like Toy Story 3 (2010)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:panic,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  friendship
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:college student,  locked in a cage,  tragic villain,  near death experience,  sociopath,  henchman,  scene during end credits,  manipulation,  no opening credits,  gambling,  security guard,  psychopath,  rescue,  violence,  flashback

Rescue Dawn (2006)
Adventure, Biography, Drama, War

Rescue Dawn (2006)

In 1965, while bombing Laos in a classified mission, the propeller plane of the German-American US Navy pilot Dieter Dengler is hit and crashes in the jungle. Dieter is arrested by the peasants, tortured by the Vietcong and sent to a prisoner camp, where he meets five other mentally deranged prisoners and guards. He becomes close to Duane and organizes an escape plan; however, the unstable Gene opposes to Dieter's plan. When they discover that there is no more food due to the constant American bombings in the area and their guards intend to kill them, Dieter sets his plan in motion. However, an unexpected betrayal splits the group and Dieter and Duane find that the jungle is their actual prison. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  betrayal,  friendship
Story:struggle for survival,  escape plan,  prison break,  guards,  captive,  apology,  prisoner,  survival,  rescue,  prison,  crying,  dog,  violence

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

Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)

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

Themes:deception,  escape,  betrayal,  friendship
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:troll doll,  prison escape,  escape plan,  female hero,  near death experience,  anthropomorphism,  blockbuster,  strong female character,  scene during end credits,  gambling,  prisoner,  rescue,  prison,  dog,  flashback,  violence

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

After accomplishing the assignment of dismantling a human trafficking organization, the former military and drifter Jack Reacher goes to Washington to invite his liaison, Major Susan Turner, to have dinner with him. However, he meets her substitute, Colonel Sam Morgan, who explains that Major Turner has been arrested and accused of espionage. Jack seeks out her veteran lawyer, Colonel Bob Moorcroft, who explains that Major Turner has also been accused of the murders of two soldiers in Afghanistan. Further, he also tells Jack he is being sued, accused by a woman of being the father of her fifteen year-old daughter, Samantha. When Moorcroft is murdered, Jack is accused of being the killer and sent to a prison. He sees that Turner and he have been framed and also that Turner will be killed by two assassins. However, he rescues her and they flee. Soon, they realize that there is a conspiracy involving military people from the army and a government contractor that is a powerful arms dealer. Jack also learns that Samantha is in danger and Turner and he rescue her. They decide to protect her since a skilled assassin is hunting them down while they try to find the motive of the conspiracy. Who can be trusted? This is why Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) is one of the best movies like Toy Story 3 (2010). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:prison escape,  cowboy hat,  escape attempt,  prison break,  woman in jeopardy,  henchman,  security guard,  tied to a chair,  prisoner,  survival,  rescue,  black comedy,  prison,  sequel,  violence,  flashback

Star Trek: Beyond (2016) is one of the best movies like Toy Story 3 (2010)
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:panic,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  friendship
Characters:hostage
Story:menace,  escape attempt,  tragic villain,  wilhelm scream,  near death experience,  blockbuster,  captive,  strong female character,  henchman,  third part,  no opening credits,  prisoner,  survival,  rescue,  sequel,  violence

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Power Rangers (2017)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Power Rangers (2017)

High school outcasts stumble upon an old alien ship, where they acquire superpowers and are dubbed the Power Rangers. Learning that an old enemy of the previous generation has returned to exact vegenance, the group must harness their powers and use them to work together and save the world.

Themes:panic,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  friendship
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:leader,  wilhelm scream,  near death experience,  group of friends,  threat,  scene during end credits,  manipulation,  fantasy sequence,  no opening credits,  security guard,  tied to a chair,  psychopath,  rescue,  black comedy,  teenage boy,  brother sister relationship,  mother son relationship,  violence

War Of The Worlds (2005)
Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

War Of The Worlds (2005)

Ray Ferrier (Cruise) is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. When his ex-wife and her new husband drop off his teenage son Robbie and young daughter Rachel for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm suddenly touches down. What follows is the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive it in this contemporary retelling of H.G. Wells seminal classic sci-fi thriller. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  deception,  escape,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:escape attempt,  near death experience,  tension,  blockbuster,  video camera,  survival,  little girl,  rescue,  crying,  teenage boy,  brother sister relationship,  mother son relationship,  violence

The Prophecy (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The Prophecy (1995)

"Some people lose their faith because Heaven shows them too little," says Thomas Daggett. "But how many people lose their faith because Heaven showed them too much?" Daggett nearly became a priest; now he's a cop. He may want to put religion behind him, but one morning a weird, eyeless, hermaphroditic corpse turns up. Suddenly he is on a path that will put him right in the middle of a war in Heaven. And once again, Heaven will show him too much: gore, blood, charred flesh, living corpses and much worse. Even more central to the heavenly war effort is a young girl. This American Indian child has something Gabriel wants. And Gabriel is willing to kill her and anyone in his path - or even reanimate a corpse or two - to get it. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  deception,  escape,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:taunting,  near death experience,  sociopath,  maniac,  henchman,  manipulation,  child,  survival,  little girl,  psychopath,  rescue,  black comedy,  crying,  violence,  flashback

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Sneakers (1992) is one of the best movies like Toy Story 3 (2010)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Sneakers (1992)

Martin Bishop is the head of a group of experts who specialise in testing security systems. When he is blackmailed by Government agents into stealing a top secret black box, the team find themselves embroiled in a game of danger and intrigue. After they recover the box, they discover that it has the capability to decode all existing encryption systems around the world, and that the agents who hired them didn't work for the Government after all... This is why Sneakers (1992) is one of the best movies like Toy Story 3 (2010). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  friendship
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:box,  college student,  555 phone number,  cat and mouse,  leader,  video surveillance,  trapped,  blockbuster,  sociopath,  henchman,  threat,  security guard,  rescue,  black comedy,  prison,  flashback,  dog

Cabin Fever (2002)
Comedy, Horror

Cabin Fever (2002)

The college friends Paul, Karen, Bert, Marcy and Jeff rent an isolated cabin in the woods to spend a week together. When they arrive, a man contaminated with a weird disease asks for help to them, but they get in panic and burn the man, who falls in the water reservoir and dies. The whole group, except Karen, makes a pact of drinking only beer along the week without knowing where the dead body is. When Karen drinks tap water and gets the disease, the group begins their journey to hell. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  escape,  friendship
Mood:suspense
Story:college student,  college,  escape attempt,  stupid victim,  tension,  group of friends,  isolation,  scene during end credits,  tied to a chair,  survival,  black comedy,  dog,  violence,  flashback

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

After saving Xandar from Ronan's wrath, the Guardians are now recognized as heroes. Now the team must help their leader Star Lord (Chris Pratt) uncover the truth behind his true heritage. Along the way, old foes turn to allies and betrayal is blooming. And the Guardians find that they are up against a devastating new menace who is out to rule the galaxy. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  betrayal
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:leader,  troll doll,  menace,  wilhelm scream,  near death experience,  anthropomorphism,  blockbuster,  scene during end credits,  manipulation,  tied to a chair,  psychopath,  rescue,  black comedy,  digit in title,  number in title,  flashback,  sequel,  violence

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Hardcore Henry (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Hardcore Henry (2015)

Hardcore Henry is an action film told from a first person perspective: You remember nothing. Mainly because you've just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who's got her? His name's Akan; he's a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You're also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy. He may be on your side, but you aren't sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You're likely going to need it... (Read More)

Themes:panic,  deception,  escape,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:garbage truck,  escape attempt,  wilhelm scream,  near death experience,  sociopath,  henchman,  manipulation,  fantasy sequence,  security guard,  tied to a chair,  survival,  psychopath,  rescue,  black comedy,  violence,  dog,  flashback

Kick-ass 2 (2013) is one of the best movies like Toy Story 3 (2010)
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:deception,  betrayal,  friendship
Characters:hostage
Story:sneaking,  patrol,  returning character with different actor,  lifting someone into the air,  sociopath,  strong female character,  henchman,  fantasy sequence,  suburb,  prisoner,  psychopath,  rescue,  black comedy,  prison,  mother son relationship,  flashback,  dog,  violence,  sequel

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

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

After the Kingsman headquarters are blown up by a psychotic criminal named Poppy Adams. The surviving agents find their way to an allied secret organisation based in Kentucky, named Statesman. The two agencies must now work together in order to save the world and take down the so called 'Golden Circle'. This is why Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) is one of the best movies like Toy Story 3 (2010). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  friendship
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:cowboy hat,  near death experience,  sociopath,  maniac,  henchman,  manipulation,  cowboy,  no opening credits,  security guard,  tied to a chair,  rescue,  black comedy,  violence,  sequel,  flashback,  dog

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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:panic,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  friendship
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:escape attempt,  tragic villain,  stupid victim,  near death experience,  manipulation,  fantasy sequence,  no opening credits,  security guard,  rescue,  black comedy,  dog,  flashback,  violence

Wall.e (2008)
Adventure, Animation, Family, Sci-fi

Wall.e (2008)

In a distant, but not so unrealistic, future where mankind has abandoned earth because it has become covered with trash from products sold by the powerful multi-national Buy N Large corporation, WALL-E, a garbage collecting robot has been left to clean up the mess. Mesmerized with trinkets of Earth's history and show tunes, WALL-E is alone on Earth except for a sprightly pet cockroach. One day, EVE, a sleek (and dangerous) reconnaissance robot, is sent to Earth to find proof that life is once again sustainable. WALL-E falls in love with EVE. WALL-E rescues EVE from a dust storm and shows her a living plant he found amongst the rubble. Consistent with her "directive", EVE takes the plant and automatically enters a deactivated state except for a blinking green beacon. WALL-E, doesn't understand what has happened to his new friend, but, true to his love, he protects her from wind, rain, and lightning, even as she is unresponsive. One day a massive ship comes to reclaim EVE, but WALL-E, out of love or loneliness, hitches a ride on the outside of the ship to rescue EVE. The ship arrives back at a large space cruise ship, which is carrying all of the humans who evacuated Earth 700 years earlier. The people of Earth ride around this space resort on hovering chairs which give them a constant feed of TV and video chatting. They drink all of their meals through a straw out of laziness and/or bone loss, and are all so fat that they can barely move. When the auto-pilot computer, acting on hastily-given instructions sent many centuries before, tries to prevent the people of Earth from returning by stealing the plant, WALL-E, EVE, the portly captain, and a band of broken robots stage a mutiny. (Read More)

Story:garbage dump,  garbage,  lava,  degradation,  video surveillance,  holding hands,  box,  cgi animation,  loss,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  computer animation,  scene during end credits,  no opening credits,  child,  rescue,  crying

The River Wild (1994) is one of the best movies like Toy Story 3 (2010)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

The River Wild (1994)

The teacher Gail Hartman is facing problems with her marriage with her husband, the workaholic architect Tom Hartman. On the birthday of their son Roarke, Gail decides to leave her daughter with her parents and take her family to raft down a wild river where she was a guide. On the departure, a young man named Wade befriends Roarke and leaves the place with his friends Terry and Frank. Later the family encounters Wade and Terry, who do not have rafting experience, and Gail helps them to cross a whitewater. They get closer to the family and soon Gail and Tom learn a dark secret about Wade and Terry. What will they do to get rid of the men? (Read More)

Themes:panic,  deception
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:escape attempt,  deeply disturbed person,  degradation,  woman in jeopardy,  captive,  sociopath,  strong female character,  maniac,  psychopath,  black comedy,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  mother son relationship,  dog

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Critters (1986)
Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Critters (1986)

A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople.

Themes:panic,  deception,  escape
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:escape attempt,  deus ex machina,  stupid victim,  near death experience,  woman in jeopardy,  survival,  rescue,  black comedy,  brother sister relationship,  mother son relationship,  violence

Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016)
Action, Comedy

Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016)

Themes:panic,  deception,  escape,  betrayal
Story:wilhelm scream,  henchman,  fantasy sequence,  no opening credits,  security guard,  tied to a chair,  rescue,  flashback,  violence

Dracula 2000 (2000)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Dracula 2000 (2000)

In the millenium version of this classic Gothic horror we find Abraham Van Helsing (Plummer), who has tangled with Count Dracula (Butler) in the past, working as an English antiques dealer. Simon (Miller) is a vampire hunter in training under his apprenticeship. Van Helsing and Simon travel from London to New Orleans to rescue Van Helsing's daughter Mary (Waddell) from the family's life long nemesis - Dracula. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  friendship
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:college student,  stupid victim,  manipulation,  security guard,  survival,  rescue,  black comedy,  number in title,  violence,  flashback

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The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) is one of the best movies like Toy Story 3 (2010)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:panic,  deception,  escape,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:near death experience,  scene during end credits,  manipulation,  fantasy sequence,  no opening credits,  little girl,  rescue,  black comedy,  violence,  sequel,  flashback

Parenthood (1989)
Comedy, Drama

Parenthood (1989)

The story of the Buckman family and friends, attempting to bring up their children. They suffer/enjoy all the events that occur: estranged relatives, the "black sheep" of the family, the eccentrics, the skeletons in the closet, and the rebellious teenagers.

Story:cowboy hat,  blockbuster,  sadness,  cowboy,  gambling,  little girl,  college,  black comedy,  crying,  teenage boy,  brother sister relationship,  mother son relationship

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. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  friendship
Characters:hostage
Story:prison escape,  returning character with different actor,  leader,  no opening credits,  security guard,  tied to a chair,  prisoner,  survival,  rescue,  prison,  flashback,  sequel,  violence

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The Rescuers (1977)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

The Rescuers (1977)

When a bottle containing a plea for help from a little girl named Penny makes its way to the Rescue Aid Society, a mouse organization in the basement of the United Nations building dedicated to the rescue and well-being of anyone in need, it is up to the brave mouse Miss Bianca and her chosen partner, the shy janitor Bernard, to rescue the girl. Searching for clues at Penny's home at Morningside Orphanage in New York City, the two mice discover that the girl has been kidnapped by the evil pawn shop owner Madame Medusa and her companion Mr. Snoops. On the back of Orville the albatross, Miss Bianca and Bernard travel to the terrifyingly gloomy Devil's Bayou where they learn the shocking truth: the innocent young girl is being forced down into a dangerous, dark underground pirate's cave where she must find the Devil's Eye, the world's largest diamond and Madame Medusa's greatest obsession. Before returning safely home, Miss Bianca, Bernard, and Penny will have to combat Madame Medusa's two ferocious pet alligators Brutus and Nero with the help of Ellie Mae and Evinrude the dragonfly, as well as survive the raging tides inside the horrible pirate's cave. This is why The Rescuers (1977) is one of the best movies like Toy Story 3 (2010). (Read More)

Themes:bullying,  friendship
Story:rescue,  escape attempt,  balladeer,  friends who live together,  eye,  box,  tension,  anthropomorphism,  teddy bear,  blockbuster,  sadness,  threat,  little girl,  crying,  dog,  flashback

Captain America: Civil War (2016) is one of the best movies like Toy Story 3 (2010)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

With many people fearing the actions of super heroes, the government decides to push for the Hero Registration Act, a law that limits a hero's actions. This results in a division in The Avengers. Iron Man stands with this Act, claiming that their actions must be kept in check otherwise cities will continue to be destroyed, but Captain America feels that saving the world is daring enough and that they cannot rely on the government to protect the world. This escalates into an all-out war between Team Iron Man (Iron Man, Black Panther, Vision, Black Widow, War Machine, and Spider-Man) and Team Captain America (Captain America, Bucky Barnes, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, and Ant Man) while a new villain emerges. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  betrayal,  friendship
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:garbage truck,  escape attempt,  prison break,  tragic villain,  leader,  eye,  near death experience,  blockbuster,  henchman,  scene during end credits,  manipulation,  third part,  no opening credits,  security guard,  prisoner,  rescue,  prison,  teenage boy,  violence,  flashback,  sequel

The 5th Wave (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The 5th Wave (2016)

Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth in ruin. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal fifth wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope - if she can only trust him. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  betrayal,  friendship
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:escape attempt,  ohio,  love at first sight,  teddy bear,  manipulation,  no opening credits,  survival,  rescue,  digit in title,  teenage boy,  brother sister relationship,  mother son relationship,  number in title,  flashback,  violence

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Pan (2015)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Pan (2015)

Themes:deception,  escape,  betrayal,  friendship
Characters:hostage
Story:cowboy hat,  comeuppance,  near death experience,  flirting,  henchman,  no opening credits,  rescue,  mother son relationship,  violence

X2 (2003)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Thriller

X2 (2003)

Several months have passed since The X-Men defeated Magneto and imprisoned him in a seemingly impregnable plastic chamber. One day, a mutant by the name of Nightcrawler infiltrates the White House and attempts to assassinate the president, setting off a chain reaction of anti-mutant measures by the government. Meanwhile, Logan is trying to discover his past. As scientist named William Stryker discovers Professor X's secret school and Cerebro, Magneto's partner, Mystique, is planning to break her leader out of prison. But when Professor X's school is attacked by Stryker's forces, Logan, Rogue, Iceman and a few are lucky to escape. Those who remain meet in Boston, where they form an uneasy alliance with Magneto to stop Stryker and rescue Professor X. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  deception,  betrayal
Story:leader,  held captive,  prison escape,  prison,  returning character with different actor,  tragic villain,  female hero,  blockbuster,  strong female character,  no opening credits,  security guard,  prisoner,  rescue,  mother son relationship,  violence,  sequel,  flashback

A Nightmare On Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989) is one of the best movies like Toy Story 3 (2010)
Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Thriller

A Nightmare On Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989)

Alice, having survived the previous installment of the Nightmare series, finds the deadly dreams of Freddy Krueger starting once again. This time, the taunting murderer is striking through the sleeping mind of Alice's unborn child. His intention is to be "born again" into the real world. The only one who can stop Freddy is his dead mother, but can Alice free her spirit in time to save her own son? This is why A Nightmare On Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989) is one of the best movies like Toy Story 3 (2010). (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Story:taunting,  ohio,  tension,  lifting someone into the air,  maniac,  doll,  terror,  child,  mother son relationship,  violence,  sequel

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows (2016)

The Turtles continue to live in the shadows and no one knows they were the ones who took down Shredder. And Vernon is the one everyone thinks is the one who took Shredder down. April O'Neill does some snooping and learns a scientist named, Baxter Stockman is working for Shredder. He plans to break him out while he's being transported. April tells the turtles who try to stop it but can't. Stockman tries to teleport Shredder but he some how ends up in another dimension and meets a warlord named Krang who instructs Shredder to assemble a teleportation device he sent to Earth a long time ago. He gives Shredder some mutagen which he uses to transform two criminals who were also in the transport with him, Rock Steady and Bebop into mutants. And they set out to find the device. April saw the transformation while investigating Stockman, She would take the mutagen and she would be chased by Shredder's minions, the Foot Clan. He is saved by a man named Casey Jones who was the one who transporting Shredder. The Turtles show up and they try to work together. In the melee the mutagen ends up with the police. Knowing Shredder will try and get it back, April tries to get it first she asks Vern to help. Eventually she and Casey are arrested. The Turtles get the mutagen and Donatello analyzes it learns it could make them human, which he tells Leonardo who tells him to forget it and not to tell the others. But Michelangelo tells Raphael who feels that Leonardo doesn't respect them. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  betrayal,  friendship
Period:2010s
Story:garbage truck,  escape attempt,  magnet,  leader,  near death experience,  anthropomorphism,  blockbuster,  henchman,  no opening credits,  security guard,  prisoner,  rescue,  black comedy,  violence,  sequel

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:deception,  escape,  betrayal
Characters:hostage
Story:3d sequel to 2d film,  returning character with different actor,  female hero,  leader,  sociopath,  henchman,  scene during end credits,  prisoner,  survival,  rescue,  prison,  brother sister relationship,  dog,  sequel,  flashback,  violence

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,  deception,  betrayal
Characters:hostage
Story:survival,  escape attempt,  leader,  near death experience,  loss,  captive,  sociopath,  henchman,  no opening credits,  child,  rescue,  black comedy,  violence,  sequel,  flashback

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Peter Pan (2003) is one of the best movies like Toy Story 3 (2010)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Peter Pan (2003)

In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbuckling, and the fearsome Captain Hook. But the children become the heroes of an even greater story, when Peter Pan flies into their nursery one night and leads them over moonlit rooftops through a galaxy of stars and to the lush jungles of Neverland. Wendy and her brothers join Peter and the Lost Boys in an exhilarating life--free of grown-up rules--while also facing the inevitable showdown with Hook and his bloodthirsty pirates. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  friendship
Story:male tied up,  wilhelm scream,  growing up,  teddy bear,  lifting someone into the air,  no opening credits,  child,  rescue,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  mother son relationship,  dog,  violence

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

X-men: Apocalypse (2016)

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction. This is why X-men: Apocalypse (2016) is one of the best movies like Toy Story 3 (2010). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  deception,  escape,  betrayal
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:escape attempt,  tragic villain,  ohio,  near death experience,  blockbuster,  captive,  strong female character,  henchman,  third part,  no opening credits,  survival,  rescue,  teenage boy,  mother son relationship,  dog,  violence,  sequel,  flashback

American Ultra (2015)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

American Ultra (2015)

Small-town stoner Mike Howell ('Jesse Eisenberg' (qv)) spends most of his time getting high and writing a graphic novel about a superhero monkey. What Mike doesn't know is that he was trained by the CIA to be a lethal killing machine. When the agency targets him for termination, his former handler activates his latent skills, turning the mild-mannered slacker into a deadly weapon. Now, the utterly surprised Mike must use his newfound abilities to save himself and his girlfriend from getting wasted by the failed test subjects that are sent after him by the CIA. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  betrayal
Characters:hostage
Story:escape attempt,  erased memory,  test,  near death experience,  teddy bear,  manipulation,  no opening credits,  survival,  psychopath,  rescue,  black comedy,  violence,  flashback

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Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009)

A youth chooses manhood. The week Sam Witwicky starts college, the Decepticons make trouble in Shanghai. A presidential envoy believes it's because the Autobots are around; he wants them gone. He's wrong: the Decepticons need access to Sam's mind to see some glyphs imprinted there that will lead them to a fragile object that, when inserted in an alien machine hidden in Egypt for centuries, will give them the power to blow out the sun. Sam, his girlfriend Mikaela Banes, and Sam's parents are in danger. Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are Sam's principal protectors. If one of them goes down, what becomes of Sam? (Read More)

Themes:deception
Story:college student,  exploding bridge,  magnet,  blockbuster,  scene during end credits,  suburb,  no opening credits,  security guard,  college,  rescue,  teenage boy,  mother son relationship,  flashback,  violence,  sequel,  dog

22 Jump Street (2014) is one of the best movies like Toy Story 3 (2010)
Action, Comedy, Crime

22 Jump Street (2014)

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

Themes:friendship
Characters:hostage
Story:college student,  college,  wilhelm scream,  henchman,  fantasy sequence,  no opening credits,  security guard,  prisoner,  black comedy,  digit in title,  prison,  number in title,  sequel,  flashback

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:panic,  deception,  escape,  betrayal,  friendship
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:escape attempt,  nostalgia,  henchman,  threat,  manipulation,  no opening credits,  security guard,  rescue,  black comedy,  flashback,  violence

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