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Unbreakable (2000)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Unbreakable (2000)

This suspense thriller unfolds as the audience is introduced to David Dunn. Not only is he the sole survivor of a horrific train-crash that killed 131 people he doesn't have a scratch on him. Elijah Price is an obscure character who approaches Dunn with a seemingly far fetched theory behind it all.

Themes:superhero,  disability,  terrorism
Locations:pennsylvania,  wheelchair,  hospital
Characters:villain,  hostage
Period:1960s
Story:sole survivor,  survivor,  train crash,  comic book,  philadelphia pennsylvania,  arch villain,  man in a wheelchair,  security guard,  origin of hero,  train,  riding a train,  osteogenesis imperfecta,  driving at night in the rain,  genetic abnormality,  comic book store,  shattered bone,  fall down stairs,  brittle bones,  removing wedding ring,  writer cameo,  former football player,  bench press,  reference to prince,  broken rib,  sixth sense,  soothsayer,  sleeper hold,  birth defect,  archenemy,  comic book shop,  comic book art,  reference to bruce lee,  memorial service,  implied rape,  physical therapy,  child with gun,  shoplifter,  mugger,  broken hand,  marital crisis,  art dealer,  ends with biographical notes,  begins with text,  troubled marriage,  multiple time frames,  invulnerability,  arm sling,  close up of eye,  protection,  clairvoyant,  overhead camera shot,  crime fighter,  art exhibition,  crying baby,  film starts with text,  newspaper article,  weightlifting,  super strength,  director cameo,  cartoon on tv,  newspaper clipping,  marital problem,  broken arm,  ghetto,  plot twist,  vision,  broken leg,  art gallery,  mass murder,  blockbuster,  what happened to epilogue,  injury,  falling down stairs,  destiny,  single parent,  written and directed by cast member,  product placement,  home invasion,  subway,  good versus evil,  hallucination,  supernatural power,  car crash,  psychopath,  water,  rescue,  hero,  car accident,  serial killer,  swimming pool,  surprise ending,  cult film,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  one word title,  murder,  gun,  flashback

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:terrorism,  superhero
Characters:hostage
Story:origin of hero,  invulnerability,  super strength,  vision,  mass murder,  destiny,  single parent,  product placement,  home invasion,  security guard,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  car crash,  psychopath,  water,  rescue,  hero,  car accident,  train,  surprise ending,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder

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Inspector Gadget (1999)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-fi

Inspector Gadget (1999)

A remake of the television series, Matthew Broderick stars as Gadget, who suffers an accident at the beginning of the film, and befriends Brenda, a robotic surgeon who repairs Gadget so that he can defeat the villain Claw. In the meantime, Gadget and Brenda fall in love.

Themes:superhero
Locations:hospital
Characters:villain
Story:crime fighter,  cartoon on tv,  blockbuster,  product placement,  security guard,  good versus evil,  car crash,  rescue,  hero,  cult film,  murder

Scanners (1981)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Scanners (1981)

Darryl Revok is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of the underground scanner movement for world domination. Scanners have great psychic power, strong enough to control minds; they can inflict enormous pain/damage on their victims. Doctor Paul Ruth finds a scanner that Revok hasn't, and converts him to their cause - to destroy the underground movement. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism
Story:art gallery,  falling down stairs,  product placement,  home invasion,  security guard,  subway,  supernatural power,  hallucination,  car crash,  psychopath,  car accident,  train,  surprise ending,  cult film,  one word title,  murder,  flashback

Hancock (2008) is one of the best movies like Unbreakable (2000)
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)

Themes:superhero
Locations:hospital
Characters:villain,  hostage
Story:invulnerability,  super strength,  blockbuster,  product placement,  supernatural power,  rescue,  hero,  car accident,  train,  surprise ending,  one word title

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Rocky III (1982)
Drama, Sport

Rocky III (1982)

Three years and 10 successful title defenses after beating Apollo Creed, with whom he has become great friends, a now wealthy Rocky Balboa is considering retirement. Fame and complacency soon cause Balboa to lose his title to Clubber Lang, who inadvertently causes the death of Rocky's trainer Mickey. Rocky sinks into a depression, and Apollo decides to train Rocky for a rematch against Lang so Rocky can try to win the title back. This is why Rocky III (1982) is one of the best movies like Unbreakable (2000). (Read More)

Locations:pennsylvania
Story:philadelphia pennsylvania,  sleeper hold,  weightlifting,  ghetto,  blockbuster,  written and directed by cast member,  product placement,  security guard,  hero,  swimming pool,  train,  surprise ending,  cult film,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  flashback

Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm (1993)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Crime, Drama, Family, Mystery, Romance, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm (1993)

Batman, the costumed crime-fighter who prowls the night skies in Gotham City, soon finds there's another vigilante in town knocking off prominent mob figures. Despite the scythe-like blade for a hand, a mechanical voice and the cloud of smoke that follows the figure wherever it goes, the police and outraged officials mistake the homicidal crusader for Batman himself and demand that the city's longtime hero be brought to justice. Meanwhile, Andrea Beaumont returns to town. She is the lost love of Bruce Wayne, the billionaire playboy who is Batman's alter ego, and was an integral part of Wayne's decision ten years earlier to don the cape and cowl. Now, she is back in his life and is no less a disruption than the return of his old archenemy, The Joker, who has a stake in seeing the annihilation of this new vigilante, whoever it proves to be. (Read More)

Themes:superhero
Locations:hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:origin of hero,  archenemy,  crime fighter,  plot twist,  mass murder,  home invasion,  security guard,  good versus evil,  car crash,  psychopath,  rescue,  hero,  car accident,  serial killer,  surprise ending,  cult film,  flashback,  murder

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.

Characters:hostage
Story:destiny,  film starts with text,  vision,  product placement,  security guard,  subway,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  hallucination,  car crash,  rescue,  car accident,  train,  surprise ending,  murder,  flashback

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Odd Thomas (2013) is one of the best movies like Unbreakable (2000)
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Odd Thomas (2013)

Small-town fry cook Odd Thomas ('Anton Yelchin' (qv)) is an ordinary guy with a paranormal secret: he sees dead people, everywhere. When a creepy stranger shows-up with an entourage of ghostly bodachs - predators who feed on pain and portend mass destruction - Odd knows that his town is in serious trouble. Teaming up with his sweetheart Stormy ('Addison Timlin' (qv)) and the local sheriff ('Willem Dafoe' (qv)), Odd plunges into an epic battle of good vs evil to try to stop a disaster of apocalyptic proportions. Based on the best-selling thriller by Dean Koontz. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism
Locations:wheelchair,  hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:clairvoyant,  newspaper clipping,  vision,  single parent,  product placement,  home invasion,  security guard,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  car crash,  rescue,  hero,  car accident,  swimming pool,  surprise ending,  flashback,  murder

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)

Characters:hostage
Story:invulnerability,  super strength,  destiny,  product placement,  home invasion,  security guard,  good versus evil,  hallucination,  supernatural power,  rescue,  surprise ending,  cult film,  flashback,  murder,  gun

Solace (2015)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Solace (2015)

A psychic doctor, John Clancy (Sir Anthony Hopkins), works with an F.B.I. Special Agent (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) in search of serial killer Charles Ambrose (Colin Farrell). After having lived in isolation for two years, since the death of his daughter, Clancy is asked by his friend Joe, an F.B.I. Special Agent to help him solve several murders committed by a serial killer. The problem is that Ambrose is also psychic, and far ahead of Clancy. This is why Solace (2015) is one of the best movies like Unbreakable (2000). (Read More)

Locations:hospital
Story:clairvoyant,  film starts with text,  vision,  home invasion,  subway,  supernatural power,  car crash,  rescue,  car accident,  serial killer,  train,  surprise ending,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  one word title,  flashback,  murder,  gun

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Self/less (2015)
Action, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Self/less (2015)

An extremely wealthy man, dying from cancer, undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause.

Locations:wheelchair
Characters:hostage
Story:physical therapy,  single parent,  product placement,  home invasion,  security guard,  hallucination,  car crash,  rescue,  car accident,  swimming pool,  surprise ending,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder,  flashback

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) is one of the best movies like Unbreakable (2000)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Characters:hostage
Story:origin of hero,  film starts with text,  super strength,  director cameo,  vision,  blockbuster,  falling down stairs,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  water,  rescue,  surprise ending,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  flashback,  murder

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Action, Thriller

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of The Dark Knight, in which he took the rap for Dent's crimes, Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which is struggling to cope with Bane's plans to destroy the city.

Themes:terrorism,  superhero
Locations:hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:crime fighter,  super strength,  newspaper clipping,  broken leg,  blockbuster,  product placement,  home invasion,  security guard,  subway,  good versus evil,  hallucination,  car crash,  psychopath,  water,  rescue,  car accident,  surprise ending,  cult film,  flashback,  murder

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Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)

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

Themes:terrorism,  superhero
Locations:wheelchair
Characters:hostage
Story:origin of hero,  invulnerability,  crime fighter,  super strength,  newspaper clipping,  vision,  broken leg,  blockbuster,  product placement,  good versus evil,  hallucination,  supernatural power,  car crash,  rescue,  hero,  surprise ending,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  flashback,  murder

Super (2010)
Comedy, Drama

Super (2010)

Frank Darrbo is a hapless fry cook. When his wife Sarah falls off the wagon and dumps him for Jacques, a drug dealer, Frank tries to get her back by reporting her kidnapped, grabbing her from Jacques' car, and wailing for her to return. After watching Christian TV and having a vision, he becomes a superhero to fight evil. He sews a costume, finds a weapon (a pipe wrench) and looks for crimes to stop. He has problems: his wrench inflicts real injury, so the cops want him for being a vigilante, his sense of boundaries is flawed, and Jacques' gang has guns. Libby, a clerk at a comic book store, becomes his sidekick, and it's time to go save Sarah. What chance do they have? This is why Super (2010) is one of the best movies like Unbreakable (2000). (Read More)

Themes:superhero
Locations:wheelchair
Story:comic book store,  comic book shop,  vision,  comic book,  injury,  home invasion,  one word title,  murder,  flashback

X-men: Apocalypse (2016) is one of the best movies like Unbreakable (2000)
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. (Read More)

Themes:superhero
Locations:wheelchair
Characters:hostage
Story:origin of hero,  invulnerability,  super strength,  newspaper clipping,  broken arm,  vision,  broken leg,  blockbuster,  comic book,  single parent,  product placement,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  rescue,  surprise ending,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  flashback,  murder,  gun

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Fallen (1998)
Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller

Fallen (1998)

Det. John Hobbes is convinced that when killer Edgar Reese is executed, all of his troubles are over. But when people he knows and people on the street start to sing the same tune that Reese sang in the gas chamber, and those same people taunt him, he is told that maybe the cursed fallen angel Azazel is behind it all. Azazel is cursed to roam the Earth without a form, and he can switch bodies by any contact, making him hard to track. When Hobbes is forced to kill a man possessed by Azazel, he must clear his name while protecting his family and others from the evil, vengeful Azazel. (Read More)

Characters:hostage
Story:philadelphia pennsylvania,  serial killer,  overhead camera shot,  cartoon on tv,  plot twist,  product placement,  security guard,  subway,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  psychopath,  train,  surprise ending,  cult film,  father son relationship,  one word title,  gun,  flashback,  murder

World Trade Center (2006)
Drama, History, Thriller

World Trade Center (2006)

On September, 11th 2001, after the terrorist attack to the World Trade Center, the building collapses over the rescue team from the Port Authority Police Department. Will Jimeno and his sergeant John McLoughlin are found alive trapped under the wreckage while the rescue teams fight to save them.

Themes:terrorism
Locations:hospital
Story:rescue,  ends with biographical notes,  cartoon on tv,  what happened to epilogue,  subway,  hallucination,  train,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  gun,  flashback

The Dark Knight (2008)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Dark Knight (2008)

Set within a year after the events of Batman Begins, Batman, Lieutenant James Gordon, and new district attorney Harvey Dent successfully begin to round up the criminals that plague Gotham City until a mysterious and sadistic criminal mastermind known only as the Joker appears in Gotham, creating a new wave of chaos. Batman's struggle against the Joker becomes deeply personal, forcing him to "confront everything he believes" and improve his technology to stop him. A love triangle develops between Bruce Wayne, Dent and Rachel Dawes. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  superhero
Locations:wheelchair,  hospital
Characters:villain,  hostage
Story:hero,  crime fighter,  newspaper clipping,  broken leg,  mass murder,  blockbuster,  falling down stairs,  home invasion,  security guard,  good versus evil,  car crash,  psychopath,  rescue,  car accident,  surprise ending,  cult film,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  murder

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New Nightmare (1994) is one of the best movies like Unbreakable (2000)
Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

New Nightmare (1994)

It's nearing the 10th Anniversary of the film 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' and one of the stars, Heather Langenkamp is being scared by a voice on a phone, sounding very similar to the film's villain, Freddy Krueger. When Heather's husband is killed in a car accident and is discovered with slash marks on him, Heather starts to wonder something. Especially when she discovers that Wes Craven is writing another 'Nightmare' film. Soon, she realizes that Freddy has now entered the real world, and the only way to defeat him is to become Nancy Thompson once again. This is why New Nightmare (1994) is one of the best movies like Unbreakable (2000). (Read More)

Locations:wheelchair,  hospital
Characters:villain,  hostage
Story:car accident,  injury,  security guard,  good versus evil,  hallucination,  supernatural power,  car crash,  water,  rescue,  serial killer,  swimming pool,  surprise ending,  cult film,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  murder

Haute Tension (2003)
Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Haute Tension (2003)

Alexia travels with her friend Marie to spend a couple of days with her family in their farm in the country. They arrive late and they are welcomed by Alexia's father. Late in the night, a sadistic and sick killer breaks into the farmhouse, slaughters Alexia's family--including their dog--and kidnaps Alexia. Marie hides from the criminal and tries to help the hysterical and frightened Alexia, chase the maniac, and disclose his identity in the end. (Read More)

Locations:hospital
Characters:villain,  hostage
Story:sole survivor,  plot twist,  mass murder,  survivor,  home invasion,  car crash,  psychopath,  car accident,  serial killer,  surprise ending,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  gun,  flashback,  murder

The Dead Zone (1983)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Dead Zone (1983)

Johnny Smith wakes from a coma due to a car accident, only to find he has lost five years of his life, and yet gained psychic powers. Foreseeing the future appears to be a 'gift' at first, but ends up causing problems...

Themes:disability
Locations:wheelchair,  hospital
Characters:villain
Story:car accident,  vision,  destiny,  product placement,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  car crash,  psychopath,  rescue,  serial killer,  surprise ending,  cult film,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder,  flashback

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Taking Lives (2004)
Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Taking Lives (2004)

The film starts in the early 1980s. Young Martin Asher took a bus for Canada. He meets another teen on the bus Matt Soulsby. When the bus broke they decided to rent a car and drive to Seattle. On the road the car gets a flat tire, and Matt starts changing the tire Martin comments on how he and Matt are about the same height and he quickly pushes Matt in the way of an oncoming truck causing a huge accident where Matt and the driver both die. He took Matt's guitar and left singing like Matt did. Twenty years later, an FBI profiler, Illeana Scott comes to Canada to help hunting down a serial killer Martin Asher who killed multiple men and lived by their identities. Martin's mother claims that she saw Martin in Quebec city and she tells the police that Martin is evil. The police also has an eyewitness James Costa who saw Asher kill his last victim... (Read More)

Locations:pennsylvania,  hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:serial killer,  art dealer,  art gallery,  mass murder,  home invasion,  security guard,  car crash,  psychopath,  car accident,  train,  surprise ending,  mother son relationship,  flashback,  murder

13 Hours (2016) is one of the best movies like Unbreakable (2000)
Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War

13 Hours (2016)

Libya, 2012. At an unofficial CIA base in Benghazi a group of ex-military contractors are providing security. In the aftermath of Gaddafi's downfall a power vacuum exists and the climate is volatile. Military weapons are freely available. The US Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, makes a visit to the area, staying in a compound near the CIA base. On the night of 11 September, 2012, the Ambassador's compound is attacked by hordes of heavily armed locals. The only forces willing and able to defend it are six CIA contractors. (Read More)

Story:ends with biographical notes,  begins with text,  film starts with text,  weightlifting,  broken arm,  broken leg,  what happened to epilogue,  home invasion,  security guard,  car crash,  rescue,  car accident,  swimming pool,  surprise ending,  murder

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:superhero
Locations:wheelchair,  hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:crime fighter,  newspaper clipping,  home invasion,  security guard,  good versus evil,  car crash,  psychopath,  rescue,  car accident,  surprise ending,  gun,  murder,  flashback

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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.

Characters:hostage
Story:super strength,  broken arm,  broken leg,  home invasion,  supernatural power,  car crash,  rescue,  car accident,  surprise ending,  cult film,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  one word title,  murder

Tomorrowland (2015)
Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery, Sci-fi

Tomorrowland (2015)

Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as "Tomorrowland." (Read More)

Period:1960s
Story:multiple time frames,  super strength,  falling down stairs,  destiny,  single parent,  product placement,  home invasion,  security guard,  car crash,  rescue,  car accident,  swimming pool,  surprise ending,  father son relationship,  one word title,  murder,  gun,  flashback

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) is one of the best movies like Unbreakable (2000)
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

In part six of the Nightmare on Elm Street series, dream monster Freddy Krueger has finally killed all the children of his hometown, and seeks to escape its confines to hunt fresh prey. To this end, he recruits the aid of his (previously unmentioned) daughter. However, she discovers the demonic origin of her father's powers and meets Dad head-on in a final showdown (originally presented in 3-D). (Read More)

Characters:villain
Period:1960s
Story:broken hand,  newspaper clipping,  falling down stairs,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  psychopath,  rescue,  serial killer,  cult film,  father son relationship,  flashback,  murder

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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)

Locations:hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:invulnerability,  super strength,  newspaper clipping,  vision,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  hallucination,  psychopath,  rescue,  car accident,  surprise ending,  cult film,  murder,  gun,  flashback

Astro Boy (2009)
Action, Animation, Comedy, Family, Sci-fi

Astro Boy (2009)

Set in futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist in the image of the son he has lost. Unable to fulfill the grieving man's expectations, our hero embarks on a journey in search of acceptance, experiencing betrayal and a netherworld of robot gladiators, before he returns to save Metro City and reconcile with the father who had rejected him. This is why Astro Boy (2009) is one of the best movies like Unbreakable (2000). (Read More)

Themes:superhero
Story:hero,  origin of hero,  super strength,  destiny,  single parent,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  car crash,  rescue,  car accident,  surprise ending,  father son relationship

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

Locations:hospital
Characters:villain
Story:comic book art,  comic book,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  water,  serial killer,  swimming pool,  surprise ending,  cult film,  mother son relationship,  gun,  murder

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Catch Me If You Can (2002) is one of the best movies like Unbreakable (2000)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

New Rochelle, the 1960s. High schooler Frank Abagnale Jr. idolizes his father, who's in trouble with the IRS. When his parents separate, Frank runs away to Manhattan with $25 in his checking account, vowing to regain dad's losses and get his parents back together. Just a few years later, the FBI tracks him down in France; he's extradited, tried, and jailed for passing more than $4,000,000 in bad checks. Along the way, he's posed as a Pan Am pilot, a pediatrician, and an attorney. And, from nearly the beginning of this life of crime, he's been pursued by a dour FBI agent, Carl Hanratty. What starts as cat and mouse becomes something akin to father and son. (Read More)

Locations:hospital
Period:1960s
Story:overhead camera shot,  newspaper article,  broken leg,  blockbuster,  comic book,  what happened to epilogue,  product placement,  security guard,  swimming pool,  cult film,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  flashback

Logan (2017)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Logan (2017)

In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins - In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are aging, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over. (Read More)

Themes:superhero
Locations:wheelchair,  hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:invulnerability,  super strength,  comic book,  product placement,  home invasion,  supernatural power,  car crash,  rescue,  car accident,  train,  surprise ending,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  one word title,  gun,  murder

The Final Destination (2009)
Horror, Thriller

The Final Destination (2009)

In a car race in McKinley Speedway, twenty-something Nick has a premonition of a deadly car crash with many casualties in the audience and convinces his girlfriend Lori and his friends Hunt and Janet to leave the place. They are followed by the security guard; a racist guy; a mother with her children and a mechanic, that are saved from death. When the racist guy and the mother die in mysterious and creepy incidents, Nick and Lori research and find many similar cases in Internet. They try to lure The Reaper to break the chain of deadly events and survive, but destiny does not help them. (Read More)

Locations:hospital
Story:cartoon on tv,  vision,  destiny,  product placement,  security guard,  car crash,  surprise ending,  mother son relationship,  flashback

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Misery (1990)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Misery (1990)

Best-selling novelist Paul Sheldon is on his way home from his Colorado hideaway after completing his latest book, when he crashes his car in a freak blizzard. Paul is critically injured, but is rescued by former nurse Annie Wilkes, Paul's "number one fan", who takes Paul back to her remote house in the mountains (without bothering to tell anybody). Unfortunately for Paul, Annie is also a headcase. When she discovers that Paul has killed off the heroine in her favorite novels, her reaction leaves Paul shattered (literally)... This is why Misery (1990) is one of the best movies like Unbreakable (2000). (Read More)

Locations:wheelchair
Characters:villain,  hostage
Story:newspaper clipping,  broken leg,  car crash,  psychopath,  rescue,  car accident,  serial killer,  surprise ending,  one word title,  murder,  gun

Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001) is one of the best movies like Unbreakable (2000)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001)

The year is 2071. Following a terrorist bombing, a deadly virus is released on the populace of Mars and the government has issued a 300 million woo-long reward, the largest bounty in history, for the capture of whoever is behind it. The bounty hunter crew of the spaceship Bebop; Spike, Faye, Jet and Ed, take the case with hopes of cashing in the bounty. However, the mystery surrounding the man responsible, Vincent, goes deeper than they ever imagined, and they aren't the only ones hunting him. The original creators of the virus have dispatched Electra to deal with Vincent and take out anyone who may stumble on the truth behind him. As the hunt for the man with no past and no future continues to escalate, they begin to question what about the world is reality and what is a dream as the line between sanity and insanity becomes more apparent. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism
Characters:hostage
Story:vision,  mass murder,  product placement,  security guard,  subway,  good versus evil,  hallucination,  water,  hero,  surprise ending,  cult film,  murder,  flashback,  gun

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

After a car accident, Michelle awakens to find herself in a mysterious bunker with two men named Howard and Emmett. Howard offers her a pair of crutches to help her remain mobile with her leg injury sustained from the car crash and tells her to "get good on those" before leaving the bunker. She has been given the information that there has been an alien attack and the outside world is poisoned. However, Howard and Emmett's intentions soon become questionable and Michelle is faced with a question: Is it better in here or out there? (Read More)

Characters:hostage
Story:sole survivor,  car accident,  arm sling,  overhead camera shot,  broken arm,  broken leg,  injury,  car crash,  water,  surprise ending,  gun,  murder,  flashback

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Patriots Day (2016)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Patriots Day (2016)

On April 15, 2013 Boston, Massachusetts, Police Sgt, Tommy Saunders is pulling security duty on the annual Boston Marathon when the Tsarnaev brothers strike with their homemade bombs in an act of terrorism. In the resulting chaos as the wounded are cared for, Saunders and his comrades join forces with the FBI to get to the bottom of this attack. As the investigation continues, the Tsarnaev brothers realize that the authorities are close to identifying them and attempt to flee the city to continue their fanatical mayhem. To stop them, a police manhunt is performed that would have bloody confrontations and a massive dragnet shutting down the City of Boston to make sure there is no escape from the law. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism
Locations:wheelchair,  hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:broken leg,  what happened to epilogue,  product placement,  security guard,  car crash,  rescue,  car accident,  surprise ending,  gun,  murder

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.

Characters:hostage
Story:sole survivor,  survivor,  begins with text,  film starts with text,  broken leg,  what happened to epilogue,  rescue,  surprise ending,  father son relationship,  one word title,  murder

Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015) is one of the best movies like Unbreakable (2000)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015)

Tony Stark creates the Ultron Program to protect the world, but when the peacekeeping program becomes hostile, The Avengers go into action to try and defeat a virtually impossible enemy together. Earth's mightiest heroes must come together once again to protect the world from global extinction. This is why Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015) is one of the best movies like Unbreakable (2000). (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  superhero
Characters:hostage
Story:invulnerability,  protection,  super strength,  vision,  blockbuster,  falling down stairs,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  hallucination,  rescue,  surprise ending,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder,  flashback

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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)

Characters:hostage
Story:cartoon on tv,  blockbuster,  survivor,  subway,  good versus evil,  rescue,  car accident,  train,  surprise ending,  cult film,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  gun,  murder

The Spirit (2008)
Action, Crime, Fantasy, Thriller

The Spirit (2008)

Down these mean streets a man must come. A hero born, murdered, and born again. When a Rookie cop named Denny Colt returns from the beyond as The Spirit, a hero whose mission is to fight against the bad forces from the shadows of Central City. The Octopus who kills anyone unfortunate enough to see his face who has other plans. He's going to wipe out the entire city. The Spirit tracks this cold hearted killer from the city's rundown warehouses, to the damp catacombs, to the windswept waterfront all the while facing a bevy of beautiful women who either want to seduce, love or kill the masked crusader. (Read More)

Themes:superhero
Characters:villain
Story:arch villain,  close up of eye,  crime fighter,  super strength,  falling down stairs,  hero,  cult film,  flashback

Ant-man (2015)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi

Ant-man (2015)

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. (Read More)

Themes:superhero
Characters:hostage
Story:origin of hero,  super strength,  art gallery,  blockbuster,  falling down stairs,  product placement,  home invasion,  security guard,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  car crash,  water,  rescue,  hero,  swimming pool,  train,  surprise ending,  one word title,  murder,  flashback

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Scream 3 (2000) is one of the best movies like Unbreakable (2000)
Horror, Mystery

Scream 3 (2000)

A new film is currently in production, and a killer is on the loose. The murders draw a reporter, ex-cop, and young woman to the set of the movie inspired by their life. They soon find out that they are dealing with a trilogy, and in a trilogy...anything can happen.

Characters:hostage
Story:director cameo,  newspaper clipping,  survivor,  falling down stairs,  home invasion,  security guard,  hallucination,  car crash,  rescue,  car accident,  serial killer,  swimming pool,  surprise ending,  murder

Man Of Steel (2013)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Man Of Steel (2013)

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind. This is why Man Of Steel (2013) is one of the best movies like Unbreakable (2000). (Read More)

Themes:superhero
Characters:hostage
Story:origin of hero,  hero,  invulnerability,  super strength,  blockbuster,  product placement,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  car crash,  rescue,  surprise ending,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  flashback,  murder

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:terrorism,  superhero
Locations:hospital
Characters:villain,  hostage
Story:super strength,  broken arm,  blockbuster,  good versus evil,  hallucination,  supernatural power,  rescue,  surprise ending,  flashback,  murder

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Scream 2 (1997)
Horror, Mystery

Scream 2 (1997)

Two years after the events of Scream, Sidney Prescott and Randy are attending Windsor college. They are trying to get on with their lives...Until a new Ghostface killing spree begins. With the help of Dewey and Gale, Sidney must find out who's behind the murders. As the body count goes up, the list of suspects goes down. (Read More)

Locations:hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:broken hand,  director cameo,  blockbuster,  survivor,  falling down stairs,  product placement,  good versus evil,  hallucination,  car crash,  psychopath,  rescue,  car accident,  serial killer,  surprise ending,  cult film,  murder

Superman (1978) is one of the best movies like Unbreakable (2000)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi

Superman (1978)

Just before the destruction of the planet Krypton, scientist Jor-El sends his infant son Kal-El on a spaceship to Earth. Raised by kindly farmers Jonathan and Martha Kent, young Clark discovers the source of his superhuman powers and moves to Metropolis to fight evil. As Superman, he battles the villainous Lex Luthor, while, as novice reporter Clark Kent, he attempts to woo co-worker Lois Lane (Read More)

Themes:superhero
Period:1960s
Story:origin of hero,  mugger,  invulnerability,  crime fighter,  super strength,  blockbuster,  product placement,  subway,  good versus evil,  rescue,  hero,  swimming pool,  train,  father son relationship,  one word title

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

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

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

Locations:wheelchair
Characters:hostage
Story:close up of eye,  film starts with text,  super strength,  product placement,  car crash,  water,  rescue,  car accident,  surprise ending,  murder,  flashback

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