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Tropic Thunder (2008)
Action, Comedy

Tropic Thunder (2008)

Action movie star Tugg Speedman is on the downslide of his professional career. He wants to be considered a serious actor, but his latest serious role as the title character in "Simple Jack" resulted in negative reviews and ridicule. Comedian Jeff Portnoy is best known for his leading roles in sophomoric comedies, and may be less well known for his rampant drug use. Five time Oscar winner Kirk Lazarus is a serious method actor, who immerses himself in whatever the role. On location in southeast Vietnam, they are the stars of "Tropic Thunder", based on Vietnam war veteran 'Four Leaf' Tayback's memoirs of his rescue during the war, that rescue which was considered a near suicide mission for the assigned army force and resulted in him losing both hands. For his role, Caucasian Australian Lazarus even went through a controversial surgical skin dying procedure so that he could convincingly play a black man. Production is not going well since rookie director Damien Cockburn is unable to control the prima-donna attitude of his three stars. Cockburn and Tayback decide that the five primary actors - Speedman, Portnoy, Lazarus, rapper Alpa Chino, and newcomer Kevin Sandusky - need to work together as a unit as did their real life characters. The five are placed in the middle of the jungle, and with only a map and their prop machine guns in hand, are asked to work together to battle through the stunt pyrotechnics in their way. What none of the seven of them know is that they have been dropped into a real life drug war led by the Flaming Dragons. It isn't until Speedman is captured by the Flaming Dragons and tortured that they all realize that what they believed was make believe gunfire and land mines was actually real life. As the four actors try to figure out what to do concerning Speedman's situation, all five go through their own journey of self-discovery. Meanwhile, the movie's megalomaniacal profanity spewing producer Les Grossman and Speedman's faithful agent Rick Peck argue about what to do about Speedman's situation. And Tayback inadvertently shows a little of his true self. (Read More)

Themes:filmmaking,  torture,  drugs,  kidnapping
Mood:parody,  spoof,  satire,  gore
Locations:jungle
Characters:actor,  comedian,  american,  hostage
Period:2000s
Story:thunder,  vietnam,  oscar,  vietnam veteran,  gay african american,  war filmmaking,  uh 1 huey helicopter,  helicopter crash,  exploding helicopter,  animal skinning,  oscars ceremony,  reference to burt reynolds,  destroyed bridge,  thrown from a bridge,  child smoking a cigarette,  loss of hearing,  hand signal,  balding man,  blow up,  method acting,  film executive,  exploding bridge,  academy awards ceremony,  fake gun,  white male pretending to be black,  comic violence,  reference to al pacino,  ox,  see you in hell,  videoconferencing,  hook for hand,  child uses a gun,  war paint,  frat pack,  head cut in half,  theatrical agent,  dentures,  multiple cameos,  drug withdrawal,  napalm,  punched in the crotch,  southeast asia,  land mine,  fake trailer,  fat suit,  hand cut off,  c4 explosives,  flame thrower,  blackface,  begins with text,  child with a gun,  panda,  shackles,  famous line,  hip hop music,  cut hand,  guerrilla,  butt slap,  fiction,  mugshot,  underage smoking,  drug trafficking,  bayonet,  fireball,  shot multiple times,  bat,  drug lord,  wilhelm scream,  crude humor,  flamethrower,  rpg,  title appears in writing,  kicked in the crotch,  hit in the crotch,  m 16,  severed finger,  bloody nose,  explosive,  covered in blood,  barefoot,  ransom,  flatulence,  blockbuster,  killing an animal,  grenade,  closeted homosexual,  tv news,  machismo,  heroin,  profanity,  exploding body,  film within a film,  directed by star,  scene during end credits,  drug addiction,  written and directed by cast member,  film director,  stabbed in the back,  drug addict,  binoculars,  author,  controversy,  gonzo,  severed head,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  stabbing,  disguise,  bound and gagged,  shot in the back,  rifle,  vomiting,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  rain,  swimming pool,  fire,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  blood,  violence

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:torture,  drugs,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Characters:american,  hostage
Story:exploding helicopter,  punched in the crotch,  butt slap,  fireball,  title appears in writing,  hit in the crotch,  explosive,  ransom,  grenade,  machismo,  exploding body,  directed by star,  scene during end credits,  written and directed by cast member,  stabbed in the back,  severed head,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  bound and gagged,  shot in the back,  vomiting,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  fire,  cult film,  explosion,  blood,  violence

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The Condemned (2007)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Condemned (2007)

The story of Jack Conrad, who is awaiting the death penalty in a corrupt Central American prison. He is "purchased" by a wealthy television producer and taken to a desolate island where he must fight to the death against nine other condemned killers from all corners of the world, with freedom going to the sole survivor. (Read More)

Locations:jungle
Characters:american
Period:2000s
Story:exploding helicopter,  title appears in writing,  kicked in the crotch,  covered in blood,  machismo,  exploding body,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  shot in the back,  vomiting,  punched in the face,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  rain,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  blood,  violence

The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Action, Thriller

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

A down and out cynical detective teams up with a down and out ex-quarterback to try and solve a murder case involving a pro football team and a politician.

Themes:torture,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Story:child uses a gun,  c4 explosives,  child with a gun,  title appears in writing,  kicked in the crotch,  m 16,  bloody nose,  explosive,  killing an animal,  machismo,  profanity,  exploding body,  drug addiction,  drug addict,  exploding car,  shot in the back,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  fire,  cult film,  explosion,  dancing,  violence,  blood

Red Dawn (2012) is one of the best movies like Tropic Thunder (2008)
Action, Thriller

Red Dawn (2012)

The city of Spokane, Washington is awakened by a North Korean paratrooper invasion. Marine Corps veteran Jed Eckert and his civilian brother, Matt, escape with a group of friends to an isolated cabin in the woods, where they witness the execution of their father at the hands of the ruthless Captain Cho. The brothers unite with their friends to form a guerrilla resistance group--the Wolverines--to drive the invaders from their home. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Period:2000s
Story:child uses a gun,  c4 explosives,  flame thrower,  guerrilla,  flamethrower,  rpg,  explosive,  killing an animal,  grenade,  machismo,  exploding body,  binoculars,  exploding car,  disguise,  shot in the back,  rifle,  vomiting,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  shot to death,  explosion,  violence

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Machete Kills (2013)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Machete Kills (2013)

During an operation of a Mexican Cartel, Machete Cortez and Sartana Rivera intercept the criminals alone, but another group arrives and a masked man kills Sartana. Machete is arrested, accused of killing his beloved Sartana and Sheriff Doakes hangs Machete. But the President of the USA Rathcock pardons and recruits Machete to kill the revolutionary Marcos Mendez that has threatened the USA with a missile with a bomb. Machete goes to San Antonio to meet the Miss San Antonio Blanca Vasquez that will be the liaison between Machete and President Rathcock. Then Machete goes to the brothel of Madame Desdemona to seek out the prostitute Cereza that is Mendez's mistress. Machete meets Mendez and learns that his heart is connected to the missile and only the arm dealer Luther Voz is capable to disarm the bomb. Now Machete needs to bring Mendez to the USA in less than twenty-four hours and save his new country in a dangerous journey with betrayals. This is why Machete Kills (2013) is one of the best movies like Tropic Thunder (2008). (Read More)

Themes:torture,  kidnapping
Mood:parody,  spoof,  gore
Characters:hostage
Story:exploding helicopter,  punched in the crotch,  fake trailer,  wilhelm scream,  flamethrower,  hit in the crotch,  covered in blood,  exploding body,  stabbed in the back,  severed head,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  disguise,  shot in the back,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  blood,  violence

Black Dynamite (2009)
Action, Comedy

Black Dynamite (2009)

This is the story of 1970s African-American action legend Black Dynamite. The Man killed his brother, pumped heroin into local orphanages, and flooded the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor. Black Dynamite was the one hero willing to fight The Man all the way from the blood-soaked city streets to the hallowed halls of the Honky House.. (Read More)

Themes:drugs
Mood:spoof
Characters:american
Story:vietnam veteran,  exploding helicopter,  comic violence,  drug lord,  m 16,  heroin,  severed head,  exploding car,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  violence,  blood

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Action, Adventure, Thriller, War

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

John Rambo is removed from prison by his former superior, Colonel Samuel Troutman, for a top-secret operation to bring back POW's still held in Vietnam. Rambo's assignment is to only take pictures of where the POWs are being held, but Rambo wants to get the POWs out of Vietnam. Teamed up with female Vietnamese freedom fighter Co Bao, Rambo embarks on a mission to rescue the POWs, who are being held by sadistic Vietnamese Captain Vinh and his Russian comrade, Lieutenant Colonel Padovsky. Rambo starts killing every enemy in sight while still focusing on his intentions to rescue the POWs. There are also corrupt American officials involved in the mission, including Marshall Murdock, one of Rambo's superiors. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  kidnapping
Locations:jungle
Characters:american,  hostage
Story:vietnam,  vietnam veteran,  helicopter crash,  exploding helicopter,  rescue,  rpg,  blockbuster,  machismo,  exploding body,  exploding car,  shot in the back,  rifle,  shot in the head,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  cult film,  explosion,  violence,  blood

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Rambo III (1988) is one of the best movies like Tropic Thunder (2008)
Action, Adventure, Thriller, War

Rambo III (1988)

John Rambo's former Vietnam superior, Colonel Samuel Trautman, has been assigned to lead a mission to help the Mujahedeen rebels who are fighting the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, but the Buddhist Rambo turns down Trautman's request that Rambo help out. When the mission goes belly up and Trautman is kidnapped and tortured by Russian Colonel Zaysen, Rambo launches a rescue effort and allies himself with the Mujahedeen rebels and gets their help in trying to rescue Trautman from Zaysen. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Story:vietnam veteran,  helicopter crash,  exploding helicopter,  rescue,  napalm,  rpg,  flamethrower,  explosive,  blockbuster,  vietnam,  machismo,  exploding body,  exploding car,  rifle,  punched in the face,  helicopter,  cult film,  explosion,  violence

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. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Story:uh 1 huey helicopter,  punched in the crotch,  begins with text,  kicked in the crotch,  m 16,  hit in the crotch,  author,  exploding car,  stabbed to death,  disguise,  shot in the back,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  explosion,  violence,  blood

Attack The Block (2011)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Attack The Block (2011)

Attack the Block follows an unlucky young woman and and a gang of tough inner-city kids who make an unlikely alliance to try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, turning a South London apartment complex into a war-zone. This is why Attack The Block (2011) is one of the best movies like Tropic Thunder (2008). (Read More)

Mood:gore
Story:covered in blood,  killing an animal,  profanity,  exploding body,  stabbed in the back,  drug addict,  binoculars,  severed head,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  fire,  cult film,  explosion,  violence,  blood

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Homefront (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Homefront (2013)

Phil Broker is a former DEA agent who has gone through a crisis after his actions against a biker gang went horribly wrong and it cost the life of his bosses son. He is recently widowed and is left with a 9 year old daughter, Maddy. He decides to quit the turbulent and demanding life of thrill for Maddy's sake and retires to a small town. His daughter fights off a boy who is bullying her at school, and this sets in motion a round of events that end in his direct confrontation with the local Meth drug lord. His past history with the biker gang also enters the arena, making matters more complex. But he has a mission in his mind to protect his daughter and he is ready to pay any cost that it demands. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  drugs,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Story:mugshot,  drug lord,  hit in the crotch,  bloody nose,  machismo,  drug addict,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  disguise,  shot in the back,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  fire,  explosion,  violence,  blood

The Expendables 2 (2012) is one of the best movies like Tropic Thunder (2008)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

The Expendables 2 (2012)

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

Themes:torture
Mood:gore
Locations:jungle
Characters:hostage
Story:helicopter crash,  exploding helicopter,  rescue,  exploding bridge,  kicked in the crotch,  explosive,  machismo,  exploding body,  stabbed in the back,  binoculars,  severed head,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  disguise,  shot in the back,  rifle,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  cult film,  explosion,  violence,  blood

Blood Father (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:drugs,  kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Story:vietnam veteran,  drug withdrawal,  machismo,  heroin,  profanity,  exploding body,  drug addict,  disguise,  shot in the back,  rifle,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  explosion,  violence,  blood

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Machete (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Machete (2010)

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

Themes:torture,  kidnapping
Mood:spoof,  gore
Characters:hostage
Period:2000s
Story:rescue,  head cut in half,  flame thrower,  drug lord,  wilhelm scream,  flamethrower,  title appears in writing,  explosive,  covered in blood,  machismo,  stabbed in the back,  drug addict,  severed head,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  disguise,  bound and gagged,  shot in the back,  rifle,  vomiting,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  violence,  blood

Pineapple Express (2008)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Pineapple Express (2008)

Lazy court-process clerk and stoner Dale Denton has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver: to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop and the city's most dangerous drug lord, he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him--and it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they're not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia: incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Pineapple Express. This is why Pineapple Express (2008) is one of the best movies like Tropic Thunder (2008). (Read More)

Themes:drugs,  kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Story:punched in the crotch,  butt slap,  underage smoking,  drug lord,  kicked in the crotch,  bloody nose,  machismo,  stabbed in the back,  drug addict,  exploding car,  stabbing,  disguise,  rifle,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  fire,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  violence,  blood

Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993) is one of the best movies like Tropic Thunder (2008)
Action, Comedy

Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)

Topper Harley is found working as an odd-job-man in a monastery. The CIA wants him to lead a rescue mission into Iraq, to rescue the last rescue team, who went in to rescue the last rescue team who... who went in to rescue hostages left behind after Desert Storm. The President is Tug Benson, who also likes to be in on the action. Basically, it's a send-up of all the big shoot-em-up Rambo/Robocop/T2/Commando-type movies. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  kidnapping
Mood:spoof
Locations:jungle
Characters:hostage
Story:rescue,  comic violence,  kicked in the crotch,  hit in the crotch,  flatulence,  grenade,  exploding body,  severed head,  shot in the back,  vomiting,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  shot to death,  cult film

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Kiss Of The Dragon (2001)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Kiss Of The Dragon (2001)

Liu Jian, a police officer from China, comes to Paris to help the vice squad apprehend a Chinese drug lord and his unknown French connection. The French connection is Richard, the head of the vice squad, who intends to kill the drug lord then frame Jian. Jian ducks a bullet and escapes with a tape of what really happened. By chance, Jian turns to Jessica - a US farm girl who is one of Richard's hookers - for help. She has her own problems, including the fact that Richard has her daughter locked in an orphanage to keep Jessica on the streets and silent about his activities. Can Jian protect Jessica, rescue her daughter, and give Richard the kiss of the dragon? (Read More)

Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Story:drug lord,  grenade,  heroin,  exploding body,  stabbed in the back,  binoculars,  stabbed in the chest,  shot in the back,  vomiting,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  violence,  blood

The 51st State (2001)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

The 51st State (2001)

Elmo McElroy is a streetwise American master chemist who heads to England to sell his special new formula - a powerful, blue concoction guaranteed to take you to 'the 51st state.' McElroy's new product delivers a feeling 51 times more powerful than any thrill, any pleasure, any high in history. But his plans for a quick, profitable score go comically awry when he gets stuck in Liverpool with an unlikely escort and his ex-girlfriend and becomes entangled in a bizarre web of double-dealing and double-crosses. (Read More)

Themes:drugs
Characters:american
Period:2000s
Story:drug lord,  hit in the crotch,  covered in blood,  flatulence,  machismo,  exploding body,  scene during end credits,  shot in the back,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  violence,  blood

This Is The End (2013)
Comedy, Fantasy

This Is The End (2013)

All 'Jay Baruchel' (qv) expected coming to LA was a fun time with 'Seth Rogen' (qv) with all the wild partying to have both by themselves and at 'James Franco' (qv)'s housewarming party. Suddenly, the Rapture hits and the Biblical Apocalypse has begun. Now, Jay and Seth are desperately sheltering in James' house for rescue along with a few other friends. Together, they must band together to attempt to survive the end of the world, only for Jay to find that they are all too dumb and superficial to do it until they discover the only way out. (Read More)

Mood:parody,  satire,  gore
Characters:actor
Story:helicopter crash,  exploding helicopter,  butt slap,  crude humor,  exploding body,  film within a film,  severed head,  exploding car,  vomiting,  punched in the face,  rescue,  face slap,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fire,  explosion,  blood

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The Hills Have Eyes II (2007) is one of the best movies like Tropic Thunder (2008)
Action, Horror, Thriller

The Hills Have Eyes II (2007)

A team of trainees of the National Guard brings supply to the New Mexico Desert for a group of soldiers and scientists that are installing a monitoring system in Sector 16. They do not find anybody in the camp, and they receive a blurred distress signal from the hills. Their sergeant gathers a rescue team, and they are attacked and trapped by deformed cannibals, having to fight to survive. This is why The Hills Have Eyes II (2007) is one of the best movies like Tropic Thunder (2008). (Read More)

Themes:torture
Mood:gore
Story:bayonet,  hit in the crotch,  severed finger,  exploding body,  stabbed in the back,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  stabbing,  rifle,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  fire,  explosion

Team America: World Police (2004)
Action, Comedy

Team America: World Police (2004)

The North American counter-terrorism force Team America attacks a group of terrorists in Paris. Later, the leader of the organization, Spottswoode, invites the famous Broadway actor Gary Johnston to join his world police and work undercover in Cairo, infiltrating a terrorist organization in the hope they will disclose their plan of destroying the world. Team America destroy the cell of terrorists, but then the Panama Canal is attacked by the criminals as a payback. Gary feels responsible for the death of many innocents and leaves the counter-terrorism organization. When the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Il, joins a group of pacifist actors and actresses with the intention of using weapons of massive destruction, Team America tries to avoid the destruction of the world. (Read More)

Themes:torture
Mood:parody,  spoof,  satire,  gore
Characters:american,  actor
Period:2000s
Story:wilhelm scream,  tv news,  profanity,  exploding body,  written and directed by cast member,  disguise,  shot in the back,  vomiting,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  blood,  violence

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)

Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Period:2000s
Story:helicopter crash,  exploding helicopter,  shot multiple times,  severed finger,  grenade,  binoculars,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  shot in the back,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  explosion,  dancing,  violence,  blood

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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. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  kidnapping
Story:helicopter crash,  exploding helicopter,  napalm,  severed finger,  exploding body,  stabbed in the back,  binoculars,  exploding car,  stabbed to death,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  violence,  blood

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) is one of the best movies like Tropic Thunder (2008)
Action, Fantasy, Horror

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

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

Themes:kidnapping
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Story:fireball,  shot multiple times,  bloody nose,  covered in blood,  exploding body,  stabbed in the back,  severed head,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  stabbing,  shot in the back,  rifle,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  fire,  explosion,  violence,  blood

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

Predators (2010)

The mercenary Royce; the military Isabelle; the Russian soldier Nikolai; the San Quentin criminal Stans; the Sierra Leone militia Mombasa; the drug lord Cuchillo; the Yakuza Hanzo; and the Doctor Edwin awake in free fall but they succeed to open their parachutes landing in a jungle. Soon they find that they are on another planet and they are prey of aliens in a deadly hunting game, and they need to join forces to destroy their predators and survive. This is why Predators (2010) is one of the best movies like Tropic Thunder (2008). (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Mood:gore
Locations:jungle
Characters:hostage
Story:drug lord,  severed finger,  killing an animal,  exploding body,  severed head,  stabbed to death,  shot in the back,  vomiting,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  fire,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  violence,  blood

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Hobo With A Shotgun (2011)
Action, Comedy, Horror, Thriller

Hobo With A Shotgun (2011)

A vigilante homeless man pulls into a new city and finds himself trapped in urban chaos, a city where crime rules and where the city's crime boss reigns. Seeing an urban landscape filled with armed robbers, corrupt cops, abused prostitutes and even a pedophile Santa, the Hobo goes about bringing justice to the city the best way he knows how - with a 20-gauge shotgun. Mayhem ensues when he tries to make things better for the future generation. Street justice will indeed prevail. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  drugs,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Story:flame thrower,  shot multiple times,  flamethrower,  severed finger,  covered in blood,  stabbed in the back,  binoculars,  severed head,  stabbed in the chest,  shot in the back,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  violence,  blood

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Story:fireball,  bat,  explosive,  blockbuster,  profanity,  exploding body,  stabbed in the back,  severed head,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  disguise,  shot in the back,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  rain,  fire,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  blood,  violence

Predator (1987) is one of the best movies like Tropic Thunder (2008)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Predator (1987)

A team of special force ops, led by a tough but fair soldier, Major "Dutch" Schaefer, are ordered to assist CIA man, Colonel Al Dillon, on a rescue mission for potential survivors of a Helicopter downed over remote South American jungle. Not long after they land, Dutch and his team discover that they have been sent in under false pretenses. This deception turns out to be the least of their worries though, when they find themselves being methodically hunted by something not of this world. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Locations:jungle
Characters:american,  hostage
Story:rescue,  helicopter,  exploding helicopter,  famous line,  guerrilla,  killing an animal,  machismo,  profanity,  exploding body,  binoculars,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  shot in the back,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  cult film,  explosion,  violence,  blood

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Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011)

Autobots Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide, Mirage (aka Dino), Wheeljack (aka Que) and Sideswipe led by Optimus Prime, are back in action taking on the evil Decepticons, who are eager to avenge their recent defeat. The Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the United States and Russia to reach a hidden Cybertronian spacecraft on the moon and learn its secrets, and once again Sam Witwicky has to go to the aid of his robot friends. The new villain Shockwave is on the scene while the Autobots and Decepticons continue to battle it out on Earth. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Story:uh 1 huey helicopter,  exploding helicopter,  kicked in the crotch,  explosive,  barefoot,  blockbuster,  grenade,  exploding body,  scene during end credits,  stabbed in the back,  binoculars,  severed head,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  disguise,  shot in the back,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  shot to death,  explosion,  blood,  violence

Bullet To The Head (2012)
Action, Thriller

Bullet To The Head (2012)

In New Orleans, the hit men James Bonomo, a.k.a. Jimmy Bobo, and Louis Blanchard execute the dirty cop Hank Greely in a hotel room. But they are betrayed and Louis is stabbed in a bar by the mercenary Keegan while waiting for the payment of the contract. Meanwhile the Washington D.C. police detective Taylor Kwon comes to New Orleans to investigate the murder of Greely, who had stolen evidences from the Police Department. Soon he is shot by two dirty detectives but Jimmy saves his life. Jimmy brings Taylor to the shop of his daughter Lisa and she removes the bullet from his shoulder and nurses him. Taylor and Jimmy form the most unlikely partnership to investigate the crimes and after contacting the intermediate Ronnie Earl that had hired Jimmy and Louis, they discover a network of corruption formed by the lawyer Marcus Baptiste and the entrepreneur Robert Nkomo Morel. This is why Bullet To The Head (2012) is one of the best movies like Tropic Thunder (2008). (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Story:c4 explosives,  mugshot,  machismo,  stabbed in the back,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  bound and gagged,  shot in the back,  rifle,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  violence,  blood

Xxx (2002)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx (2002)

Xander "XXX" Cage is a thrill seeker who until now has been deemed untouchable by the law. NSA Agent Gibbons forces XXX to cooperate with the government to infiltrate an underground Russian crime ring, and avoid going to prison. Gibbons sends XXX to enter this world of crime undetected where others have failed, using his natural athletic prowess and a whole lot of attitude. Xander must combat an organization led by a clever, ruthless and nihilistic Yorgi whose first target is the city of Prague. (Read More)

Themes:torture
Characters:american
Period:2000s
Story:flame thrower,  title appears in writing,  bloody nose,  explosive,  blockbuster,  machismo,  binoculars,  exploding car,  disguise,  bound and gagged,  shot in the back,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  fire,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  blood

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Fury (2014) is one of the best movies like Tropic Thunder (2008)
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)

Mood:gore
Story:rpg,  title appears in writing,  grenade,  machismo,  exploding body,  binoculars,  exploding car,  stabbed to death,  shot in the back,  rifle,  vomiting,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  fire,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  violence,  blood

Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)

Arthur Bishop, the master assassin who faked his death in hopes of putting that part of his ;life behind him, now lives a quiet life in Rio. But someone who knows who he is shows up and tells him, that if he wants to continue living this life, he will do three jobs for someone. Bishop tries to tell them he has the wrong man but they know who he is and if he won't do the job, they will take him but he gets away. He then goes to a resort in Thailand run by a friend, Mae, where he tries to find out who is looking for him. Later a woman named Gina shows up looking for medical assistance and Mae can't help but notice bruises all over her body. Mae deduces she's a battered woman and when Mae hears her being beaten, Mae asks Bishop to help her. He goes and kills the guy she's with. He kills the man and then sets fire to the boat he's on. But he sees that Gina has a photo of him. He deduces that they one who wants him, sent her. He confronts her and she admits that she works at a children's shelter in Cambodia and that someone told her if she didn't do what he said, the children would be endanger. While waiting for the man to come, they get close. And when the man's people comes, they grab them. Bishop is brought to the man who wants him to do the jobs and he tells Bishop that if he doesn't do it, Gina will be killed. So Bishop has no choice but to do it. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Story:vietnam veteran,  videoconferencing,  kicked in the crotch,  explosive,  exploding body,  stabbed in the back,  binoculars,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  disguise,  shot in the back,  rifle,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  fire,  explosion,  dancing,  violence,  blood

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)
Action, Horror, Romance

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)

The five highly trained Bennett sisters in Georgian England must try to protect themselves from the growing zombie threat, find suitable husbands for themselves, battle marriage proposals and unlikely suitors, and save the country before it's too late.

Themes:kidnapping
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Story:exploding bridge,  hit in the crotch,  explosive,  grenade,  exploding body,  scene during end credits,  stabbed in the back,  severed head,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  rifle,  punched in the face,  rescue,  blood splatter,  rain,  fire,  explosion,  dancing,  violence,  blood

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Vampires (1998)
Action, Horror, Thriller

Vampires (1998)

The church has long known that vampires exist. However, it is discovered that a group of vampires are searching for a powerful doom for mankind. The Vatican then secretly enlists a team of vampire-hunters, led by Jack Crow, to hunt down and destroy the vampires before they find the crucifix. This is why Vampires (1998) is one of the best movies like Tropic Thunder (2008). (Read More)

Themes:torture,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Story:thunder,  machismo,  exploding body,  stabbed in the back,  binoculars,  severed head,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  bound and gagged,  shot in the back,  punched in the face,  rescue,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  fire,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  violence,  blood

Act Of Valor (2012) is one of the best movies like Tropic Thunder (2008)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War

Act Of Valor (2012)

An unprecedented blend of real-life heroism and original filmmaking, Act of Valor stars a group of active-duty Navy SEALs in a powerful story of contemporary global anti-terrorism. Inspired by true events, the film combines stunning combat sequences, up-to-the minute battlefield technology and heart-pumping emotion for the ultimate action adventure. Act of Valor takes audiences deep into the secretive world of the most elite, highly trained group of warriors in the modern world. When the rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative leads to the discovery of a deadly terrorist plot against the U.S., a team of SEALs is dispatched on a worldwide manhunt. As the valiant men of Bandito Platoon race to stop a coordinated attack that could kill and wound thousands of American civilians, they must balance their commitment to country, team and their families back home. Each time they accomplish their mission, a new piece of intelligence reveals another shocking twist to the deadly terror plot, which stretches from Chechnya to the Philippines and from Ukraine to Somalia. The widening operation sends the SEALs across the globe as they track the terrorist ring to the U.S.-Mexico border, where they engage in an epic firefight with an outcome that has potentially unimaginable consequences for the future of America. (Read More)

Themes:filmmaking,  torture,  drugs,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Locations:jungle
Characters:american,  hostage
Story:war paint,  shot multiple times,  explosive,  exploding body,  binoculars,  exploding car,  shot in the back,  rifle,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  fire,  explosion,  violence,  blood

Harry Brown (2009)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Harry Brown (2009)

In England, retired Royal Marine Harry Brown spends his lonely life between the hospital, where his beloved wife Kath is terminally ill, and playing chess with his only friend Leonard Attwell in the Barge pub owned by Sid Rourke. After the death of Kath, Len tells his grieving friend that the local gang is harassing him and he is carrying an old bayonet for self-defense; the widower suggests him to go to the police. When Len is beaten, then stabbed to death in an underground passage, Inspector Alice Frampton and her partner Sergeant Terry Hicock are sent to investigate. They pay Harry a visit but don't have good news; the police have not found any other evidence, other than the bayonet, in order to arrest the hoodlums. This mean that should the case go to trial the gang would claim self-defense. Harry Brown sees that justice will not be granted and decides to take matters into his own hands. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  drugs,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Period:2000s
Story:bayonet,  shot multiple times,  covered in blood,  heroin,  stabbed in the back,  drug addict,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  shot in the back,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  fire,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  violence,  blood

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

Kick-ass 2 (2013)

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

Themes:torture,  kidnapping
Mood:satire,  gore
Characters:hostage
Story:punched in the crotch,  kicked in the crotch,  hit in the crotch,  flatulence,  stabbed in the back,  severed head,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  disguise,  shot in the back,  vomiting,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  explosion,  violence,  blood

Riddick (2013)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Riddick (2013)

The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he's encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty. The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won't leave the planet without Riddick's head as their trophy. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Story:head cut in half,  title appears in writing,  killing an animal,  machismo,  exploding body,  stabbed in the back,  severed head,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  shot in the back,  vomiting,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  rain,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  blood,  violence

Looper (2012) is one of the best movies like Tropic Thunder (2008)
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. This is why Looper (2012) is one of the best movies like Tropic Thunder (2008). (Read More)

Themes:torture
Mood:gore
Story:drug withdrawal,  severed finger,  covered in blood,  grenade,  exploding body,  drug addiction,  drug addict,  bound and gagged,  shot in the back,  rifle,  vomiting,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  blood,  violence

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Centurion (2010)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, War

Centurion (2010)

Britain, A.D. 117. Quintus Dias, the sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus' legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the Earth and destroy their leader, Gorlacon.

Themes:torture,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Story:war paint,  punched in the crotch,  begins with text,  guerrilla,  fireball,  covered in blood,  killing an animal,  stabbed in the back,  severed head,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  stabbing,  shot in the back,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  fire,  title spoken by character,  violence,  blood

Battle Los Angeles (2011)
Action, Sci-fi

Battle Los Angeles (2011)

Los Angeles and other cities around the world are being bombarded by meteors that seem to be slowing down once they hit the earth's atmosphere. The earth is suddenly being invaded by space aliens that have landed off the shore of LA, and who begin killing everybody along the beach. The military is ordered into action. Marine Staff Sergeant Nantz (Aaron Eckhart), who was about to retire, is reassigned to a new platoon. The platoon, flown by chopper to the forward operating base at Santa Monica Airport, is being led by a new 2nd Lt. Martinez (Ramon Rodriguez). They are sent on a mission to rescue some civilians who are trapped at the police station within alien territory. They only have 3 hours to complete their mission and get out before the Air Force bombs that zone. (Read More)

Story:uh 1 huey helicopter,  helicopter crash,  exploding helicopter,  c4 explosives,  fireball,  m 16,  grenade,  exploding body,  binoculars,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  shot in the back,  rifle,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  fire,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  violence

World War Z (2013)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

World War Z (2013)

Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls. (Read More)

Story:helicopter crash,  exploding helicopter,  hand cut off,  child with a gun,  flamethrower,  explosive,  grenade,  tv news,  exploding body,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  shot in the back,  rifle,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  shot to death,  rain,  explosion,  violence,  blood

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Near Dark (1987) is one of the best movies like Tropic Thunder (2008)
Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller

Near Dark (1987)

A mid-western farm boy reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl he meets turns out to be part of a band of southern vampires who roam the highways in stolen cars. Part of his initiation includes a bloody assault on a hick bar.

Themes:kidnapping
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Story:see you in hell,  child with a gun,  underage smoking,  hit in the crotch,  machismo,  exploding body,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  shot in the back,  rifle,  vomiting,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  fire,  cult film,  explosion,  blood,  violence

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. This is why Gamer (2009) is one of the best movies like Tropic Thunder (2008). (Read More)

Mood:satire
Story:butt slap,  kicked in the crotch,  machismo,  exploding body,  stabbed in the back,  stabbed in the chest,  shot in the back,  vomiting,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  cult film,  explosion,  dancing,  blood

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:torture,  kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Story:uh 1 huey helicopter,  helicopter crash,  hook for hand,  drug lord,  hit in the crotch,  explosive,  killing an animal,  severed head,  exploding car,  disguise,  bound and gagged,  shot in the back,  rifle,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  fire,  explosion,  violence,  blood

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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:torture,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Characters:hostage
Story:helicopter crash,  exploding helicopter,  guerrilla,  shot multiple times,  rpg,  m 16,  killing an animal,  machismo,  exploding body,  stabbed in the back,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  disguise,  bound and gagged,  shot in the back,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  violence,  blood

Hancock (2008) is one of the best movies like Tropic Thunder (2008)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi

Hancock (2008)

The powerful superhero John Hancock has become a joke because of his alcoholism and clumsiness. He has also become the most hated man in Los Angeles. Though he has saved many lives, he also destroyed a lot of property, costing the city millions every time he goes into action. When he saves the life of PR expert Ray Embrey from an oncoming train, the executive is thankful and believes he can restore Hancock's image as a true superhero. He brings the anti-hero home for dinner and introduces him to his son Aaron, a big fan, and to his wife, Mary. But for some mysterious reason Mary doesn't want Hancock anywhere near her or her family. (Read More)

Characters:hostage
Story:hook for hand,  c4 explosives,  mugshot,  shot multiple times,  wilhelm scream,  title appears in writing,  m 16,  blockbuster,  scene during end credits,  stabbed in the back,  exploding car,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  fire,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  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:kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Story:helicopter crash,  exploding helicopter,  hit in the crotch,  explosive,  blockbuster,  grenade,  stabbed in the back,  binoculars,  exploding car,  stabbed in the chest,  disguise,  bound and gagged,  shot in the back,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  fire,  explosion,  violence,  blood

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