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Unknown (2011)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Unknown (2011)

A biochemist and his dishy wife arrive in Berlin for a conference at which a scientist and his controversial Arab funder will announce breakthrough research. While his wife checks into the hotel, he grabs a cab to return to the airport for his briefcase, left at the curb. En route, an auto accident puts him in a coma, from which he awakes four days later without identification and with gaps in his memory. He goes to the hotel: his wife refuses to recognize him and another man has claimed his identity. With help from a nurse, the cab driver, a retired Stasi agent, and an academic friend, he tries to unravel what's going on. Is the answer in the briefcase? (Read More)

Themes:amnesia,  trauma,  surveillance,  terrorism,  conspiracy,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:airport,  hotel,  laboratory,  nightclub,  hospital
Characters:german,  professor,  waitress,  detective,  nurse,  doctor
Story:baggage handler,  baggage claim,  cardiopulmonary resuscitation,  mercedes limousine,  lost luggage,  mercedes benz,  language barrier,  bomb explosion,  speaking german,  suicide by poison,  coma,  surveillance footage,  african immigrant,  video surveillance,  subway station,  surveillance camera,  illegal immigrant,  research scientist,  bomb victim,  defusing bomb,  bomb threat,  airport bar,  airport terminal,  time bomb,  female taxi driver,  tearing a page from a book,  taxi ride,  dead nurse,  taxi driver,  hotel security guard,  hotel receptionist,  hotel suite,  escape from a car in water,  narrow escape,  two in a shower,  male in shower,  female in shower,  sex in shower,  murder of friend,  driving on the sidewalk,  hearing sex through a wall,  passport control,  magnetic resonance imaging,  car into water,  whistling kettle,  car off a bridge,  posing as husband and wife,  combination lock,  man fainting,  forehead cut,  computer password,  political refugee,  professional assassin,  sound of sex,  car falls into water,  stabbed with glass,  driving in reverse,  attacked from behind,  plastic explosive,  car truck chase,  bosnian,  ex policeman,  car hit by a train,  overturned car,  baggage,  thrown through a wall,  biotechnology,  resuscitation,  mri,  glass shard,  false passport,  public telephone,  fake passport,  pack of money,  summit,  tenement,  stolen identity,  cyanide,  false memory,  fake id,  flash drive,  defibrillation,  secret code,  passenger train,  false name,  crushed by a car,  cpr,  identity theft,  mercedes,  woman's neck broken,  public phone,  loss of memory,  dead woman on floor,  scientific research,  streetcar,  payphone,  breaking a mirror,  luggage,  woman slaps a man,  bilingualism,  overturning car,  hitchcockian,  newscast,  crashing through a window,  volkswagen,  climbing through a window,  coughing,  loud sex,  language,  suv,  timebomb,  agriculture,  taser,  private investigator,  laptop computer,  dead woman with eyes open,  thanksgiving,  briefcase,  eye gouging,  tuxedo,  punched in the stomach,  stabbed in the neck,  impostor,  false identity,  parking garage,  kicked in the stomach,  exploding building,  wristwatch,  security camera,  scene during opening credits,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  syringe,  berlin germany,  subtitled scene,  prince,  braless,  secret agent,  neck breaking,  exploding body,  american abroad,  stalking,  injection,  university,  character's point of view camera shot,  poison,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  underwater scene,  home invasion,  child in peril,  hit by a car,  drawing,  exploding car,  security guard,  subway,  immigrant,  death of friend,  terrorist,  foot chase,  subjective camera,  scientist,  river,  car crash,  bomb,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  book,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  car accident,  beating,  cell phone,  shower,  surprise ending,  knife,  party,  explosion,  photograph,  dancing,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  one word title,  death,  murder,  violence,  fight,  flashback

Criminal (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Criminal (2016)

Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous convict Jericho Stewart (Kevin Costner). When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and make the deal with him before the hacker launches ICBM's and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  conspiracy,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:laboratory,  airport
Characters:german,  professor,  doctor
Story:subway station,  taxi driver,  car into water,  pack of money,  flash drive,  bilingualism,  overturning car,  suv,  taser,  kicked in the stomach,  wristwatch,  security camera,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  assassination attempt,  subtitled scene,  secret agent,  american abroad,  injection,  character's point of view camera shot,  news report,  underwater scene,  home invasion,  child in peril,  exploding car,  security guard,  subway,  terrorist,  foot chase,  subjective camera,  car crash,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  punched in the face,  car accident,  beating,  cell phone,  shower,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  one word title,  death,  fight,  murder,  violence,  flashback

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Survivor (2015)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Survivor (2015)

A State Department employee newly posted to the American embassy in London is charged with stopping terrorists from getting into the U.S. That puts her right in the line of fire and she is targeted for death and framed for crimes. Discredited, she is forced to go on the run while she tries to clear her name and stop a large-scale terrorist attack set for New Year's Eve in Times Square. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  conspiracy,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:laboratory,  airport,  hotel
Characters:detective,  doctor
Story:taxi driver,  flash drive,  bilingualism,  eye gouging,  stabbed in the neck,  impostor,  exploding building,  wristwatch,  security camera,  assassination attempt,  subtitled scene,  american abroad,  news report,  home invasion,  exploding car,  subway,  terrorist,  foot chase,  scientist,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  one word title,  murder,  fight,  death,  flashback,  violence

Morgan (2016)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Morgan (2016)

Themes:surveillance,  conspiracy,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:laboratory
Characters:doctor
Story:surveillance footage,  woman's neck broken,  bilingualism,  climbing through a window,  stabbed in the neck,  kicked in the stomach,  security camera,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  head butt,  subtitled scene,  neck breaking,  injection,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  death of friend,  foot chase,  scientist,  river,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  car accident,  beating,  cell phone,  shower,  surprise ending,  knife,  bare chested male,  one word title,  death,  murder,  fight,  violence,  flashback

Scanners (1981) is one of the best movies like Unknown (2011)
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:surveillance,  terrorism,  conspiracy,  deception,  escape
Locations:hotel
Characters:professor,  doctor
Story:subway station,  surveillance camera,  thrown through a wall,  public telephone,  public phone,  crashing through a window,  security camera,  assassination attempt,  exploding body,  injection,  character's point of view camera shot,  home invasion,  exploding car,  security guard,  subway,  terrorist,  foot chase,  subjective camera,  scientist,  car crash,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  falling from height,  face slap,  car accident,  surprise ending,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  one word title,  murder,  violence,  flashback,  death

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Atomic Blonde (2017)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Atomic Blonde (2017)

The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies. This is why Atomic Blonde (2017) is one of the best movies like Unknown (2011). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:airport,  nightclub,  hotel
Characters:german
Story:escape from a car in water,  car into water,  car falls into water,  fake passport,  crushed by a car,  bilingualism,  overturning car,  kicked in the stomach,  wristwatch,  scene during opening credits,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  berlin germany,  subtitled scene,  secret agent,  neck breaking,  american abroad,  stalking,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  underwater scene,  home invasion,  hit by a car,  exploding car,  foot chase,  car crash,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  beating,  surprise ending,  knife,  party,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  flashback,  death,  murder,  violence,  fight

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

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)

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

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:hotel
Story:car into water,  flash drive,  woman slaps a man,  overturning car,  crashing through a window,  taser,  parking garage,  kicked in the stomach,  exploding building,  wristwatch,  security camera,  scene during opening credits,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  berlin germany,  subtitled scene,  secret agent,  american abroad,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  underwater scene,  child in peril,  hit by a car,  exploding car,  security guard,  terrorist,  foot chase,  subjective camera,  car crash,  bomb,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  car accident,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  bare chested male,  flashback,  fight,  death,  violence,  murder

American Assassin (2017)
Action, Thriller

American Assassin (2017)

Twenty three-year-old Mitch lost his parents to a tragic car accident at the age of fourteen, and his girlfriend to a terrorist attack just as they were engaged. Seeking revenge, he is enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy as a black ops recruit. Kennedy then assigns Cold War veteran Stan Hurley to train Mitch. Together they will later on investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets. The discovery of a pattern in the violence leads them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative intent on starting a world war in the Middle East. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  conspiracy,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:laboratory,  airport,  hotel,  hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:surveillance footage,  terrorist,  crushed by a car,  bilingualism,  timebomb,  eye gouging,  parking garage,  kicked in the stomach,  wristwatch,  assassination attempt,  subtitled scene,  secret agent,  american abroad,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  underwater scene,  hit by a car,  exploding car,  foot chase,  subjective camera,  scientist,  car crash,  bomb,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  car accident,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  murder,  death,  fight,  flashback,  violence

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Don't Say A Word (2001) is one of the best movies like Unknown (2011)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Don't Say A Word (2001)

A group of thieves steal a rare gem, but in the process, two of the men double cross the leader of the thieving group, Patrick, and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, prominent psychiatrist Nathan Conrad is invited to examine a disturbed young woman named Elisabeth. Patrick immediately kidnaps Nathan's daughter, forcing Nathan to attempt to get Elisabeth to reveal a secret number which will ultimately lead Patrick to the whereabouts of the precious gem that has eluded him. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Characters:detective
Story:subway station,  surveillance camera,  plastic explosive,  thanksgiving,  punched in the stomach,  parking garage,  kicked in the stomach,  wristwatch,  security camera,  scene during opening credits,  head butt,  syringe,  stalking,  injection,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  child in peril,  drawing,  exploding car,  security guard,  subway,  death of friend,  foot chase,  river,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  based on novel,  death,  fight,  violence,  flashback,  murder

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

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

After the Kingsman headquarters are blown up by a psychotic criminal named Poppy Adams. The surviving agents find their way to an allied secret organisation based in Kentucky, named Statesman. The two agencies must now work together in order to save the world and take down the so called 'Golden Circle'. (Read More)

Themes:amnesia,  surveillance,  terrorism,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:laboratory,  hospital
Story:surveillance footage,  taxi driver,  flash drive,  loss of memory,  bilingualism,  crashing through a window,  kicked in the stomach,  exploding building,  wristwatch,  security camera,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  subtitled scene,  secret agent,  neck breaking,  exploding body,  american abroad,  injection,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  underwater scene,  exploding car,  security guard,  death of friend,  subjective camera,  car crash,  bomb,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  dancing,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  fight,  violence,  flashback

Ride Along (2014)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance

Ride Along (2014)

Ben must prove he is good enough to date cop James' sister. By doing this he goes on a "Ride Along" to show that he is not weak and he will do whatever it takes to get James' approval but along the way runs into a few obstacles that he has to overcome in a very funny way. This is why Ride Along (2014) is one of the best movies like Unknown (2011). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:hospital
Characters:detective,  doctor
Story:false passport,  fake passport,  overturning car,  impostor,  kicked in the stomach,  exploding building,  security camera,  scene during opening credits,  head butt,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  home invasion,  exploding car,  security guard,  foot chase,  subjective camera,  car crash,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  bare chested male,  fight,  violence,  murder,  death

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Ngo Si Seoi (1998)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)

Jackie Chan, a top secret militant soldier, crashes into the South African jungle after his mission of kidnapping three scientists (who were experimenting with a powerful mineral) has gone awry. Waking up in a village of local natives, Chan has no memory of who he is, thus being addressed as "Who Am I". His journey with aid from two female sidekicks to find out his identity leads him all the way to Rotterdam where he coincidentally discovers the location of the organization that kidnapped the three scientists. With no memory, Chan is thirsty for answers by any means necessary. (Read More)

Themes:amnesia,  surveillance,  conspiracy,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:laboratory,  hotel,  hospital
Characters:detective,  nurse,  doctor
Story:loss of memory,  overturning car,  parking garage,  kicked in the stomach,  scene during opening credits,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  subtitled scene,  secret agent,  hit by a car,  exploding car,  foot chase,  scientist,  car crash,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  fight,  flashback,  murder

Knight And Day (2010) is one of the best movies like Unknown (2011)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Knight And Day (2010)

June has a garage in Boston. At an airport heading home, a man bumps into her a few times and tries to keep her off the plane. He's under FBI surveillance; they wonder if he and she are working together, so they let both on a flight full of armed men wanting to arrest the stranger. He's Roy, he shoots his way out of trouble and tells her she's in danger. She's home the next day, miraculously, when agents pick her up; Roy saves her again, and a transcontinental chase ensues with Roy convincing her that he's the good guy, protecting an energy source that a rogue agent wants to sell on the black market. Can she trust Roy, and will trust matter when the bullets start flying? (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:laboratory,  airport,  hotel,  hospital
Characters:german
Story:crushed by a car,  overturning car,  parking garage,  exploding building,  security camera,  head butt,  syringe,  secret agent,  american abroad,  injection,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  hit by a car,  exploding car,  foot chase,  subjective camera,  scientist,  river,  car crash,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  car accident,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  fight,  murder,  violence,  death

Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)

HITMAN: AGENT 47 centers on an elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. He is the culmination of decades of research and forty-six earlier Agent clones -- endowing him with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence. His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent 47's past to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own. Teaming up with a young woman who may hold the secret to overcoming their powerful and clandestine enemies, 47 confronts stunning revelations about his own origins and squares off in an epic battle with his deadliest foe. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  conspiracy,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:laboratory,  airport,  hotel
Characters:doctor
Story:subway station,  false passport,  fake passport,  overturning car,  crashing through a window,  false identity,  parking garage,  kicked in the stomach,  security camera,  scene during opening credits,  head butt,  berlin germany,  secret agent,  neck breaking,  american abroad,  exploding body,  injection,  hit by a car,  exploding car,  foot chase,  car crash,  bomb,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  death,  violence,  flashback,  murder

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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.

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:laboratory,  airport,  nightclub
Characters:professor,  doctor
Story:stolen identity,  false memory,  streetcar,  overturning car,  taser,  kicked in the stomach,  wristwatch,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  assassination attempt,  neck breaking,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  exploding car,  security guard,  subjective camera,  scientist,  car crash,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  death,  flashback,  violence,  fight,  murder

Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017)

Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang (Donnie Yen) and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora's Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments. This is why Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017) is one of the best movies like Unknown (2011). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  conspiracy,  deception,  escape
Locations:nightclub
Story:surveillance footage,  time bomb,  overturning car,  newscast,  timebomb,  kicked in the stomach,  exploding building,  wristwatch,  security camera,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  subtitled scene,  secret agent,  american abroad,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  underwater scene,  hit by a car,  exploding car,  security guard,  foot chase,  car crash,  bomb,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  party,  explosion,  bare chested male,  fight,  murder,  violence,  death

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016) is one of the best movies like Unknown (2011)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:surveillance,  conspiracy,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:nightclub,  hospital
Characters:detective,  doctor
Story:time bomb,  car truck chase,  overturning car,  crashing through a window,  timebomb,  taser,  impostor,  kicked in the stomach,  coma,  assassination attempt,  character's point of view camera shot,  news report,  home invasion,  hit by a car,  exploding car,  security guard,  foot chase,  subjective camera,  car crash,  bomb,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  car accident,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  death,  fight,  flashback,  murder,  violence

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Brick Mansions (2014)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Characters:waitress,  detective
Story:crashing through a window,  timebomb,  taser,  kicked in the stomach,  wristwatch,  security camera,  head butt,  news report,  home invasion,  security guard,  foot chase,  car crash,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  beating,  cell phone,  shower,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  flashback,  fight,  murder,  violence,  death

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

The G.I. Joe team is framed for crimes against the country by Zartan, disguised as the President, and Cobra Commander has all the world leaders under his influence, with their advanced warheads headed towards innocent populaces around the world. Outnumbered and outgunned, the surviving team members form a plan with their original leader, General Joseph Colton, to rescue the President and face off Cobra Commander, his accomplices and the world leaders. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  conspiracy,  deception,  kidnapping
Story:summit,  laptop computer,  briefcase,  impostor,  kicked in the stomach,  exploding building,  security camera,  assassination attempt,  american abroad,  exploding body,  injection,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  underwater scene,  hit by a car,  exploding car,  security guard,  death of friend,  terrorist,  foot chase,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  party,  explosion,  dancing,  bare chested male,  murder,  fight,  flashback,  violence,  death

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:deception,  escape
Locations:hotel
Story:subway station,  professional assassin,  crushed by a car,  woman's neck broken,  bilingualism,  crashing through a window,  stabbed in the neck,  kicked in the stomach,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  assassination attempt,  subtitled scene,  neck breaking,  american abroad,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  hit by a car,  subway,  foot chase,  car crash,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  party,  explosion,  photograph,  murder,  fight,  flashback,  violence,  death

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Spy (2015) is one of the best movies like Unknown (2011)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Spy (2015)

Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global crisis. This is why Spy (2015) is one of the best movies like Unknown (2011). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:airport,  nightclub,  hotel
Story:surveillance camera,  taxi driver,  fake passport,  timebomb,  tuxedo,  false identity,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  subtitled scene,  american abroad,  home invasion,  foot chase,  subjective camera,  car crash,  bomb,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  party,  explosion,  photograph,  one word title,  flashback,  murder,  fight,  violence,  death

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

Hardcore Henry (2015)

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

Themes:amnesia,  surveillance,  terrorism,  conspiracy,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:laboratory
Characters:doctor
Story:loss of memory,  bilingualism,  crashing through a window,  climbing through a window,  taser,  eye gouging,  parking garage,  kicked in the stomach,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  subtitled scene,  neck breaking,  exploding body,  character's point of view camera shot,  underwater scene,  home invasion,  hit by a car,  exploding car,  security guard,  subway,  terrorist,  foot chase,  subjective camera,  scientist,  car crash,  bomb,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  bare chested male,  fight,  flashback,  murder,  violence,  death

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

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)

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

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  deception,  escape
Locations:airport,  nightclub,  hotel
Characters:detective
Story:taxi driver,  bilingualism,  crashing through a window,  security camera,  head butt,  subtitled scene,  neck breaking,  american abroad,  exploding body,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  underwater scene,  exploding car,  terrorist,  car crash,  bomb,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  murder

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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:conspiracy,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:laboratory,  hotel,  hospital
Characters:professor,  nurse,  doctor
Story:driving in reverse,  car hit by a train,  crushed by a car,  bilingualism,  overturning car,  stabbed in the neck,  kicked in the stomach,  scene during opening credits,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  assassination attempt,  subtitled scene,  neck breaking,  exploding body,  stalking,  injection,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  child in peril,  hit by a car,  drawing,  exploding car,  foot chase,  subjective camera,  scientist,  car crash,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  book,  punched in the face,  car accident,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  one word title,  violence,  fight,  murder,  death

Paranoia (2013) is one of the best movies like Unknown (2011)
Drama, Thriller

Paranoia (2013)

The high stakes thriller Paranoia takes us deep behind the scenes of global success to a deadly world of greed and deception. The two most powerful tech billionaires in the world ('Harrison Ford (I)' (qv) and 'Gary Oldman (I)' (qv)) are bitter rivals with a complicated past who will stop at nothing to destroy each other. A young superstar ('Liam Hemsworth' (qv)), seduced by unlimited wealth and power falls between them, and becomes trapped in the middle of the twists and turns of their life-and-death game of corporate espionage. By the time he realizes his life is in danger, he is in far too deep and knows far too much for them to let him walk away. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  conspiracy,  deception,  escape
Locations:nightclub,  hospital
Characters:nurse,  doctor
Story:surveillance footage,  taxi driver,  male in shower,  female in shower,  flash drive,  parking garage,  security camera,  scene during opening credits,  news report,  hit by a car,  security guard,  subway,  foot chase,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  cell phone,  shower,  surprise ending,  party,  photograph,  dancing,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  one word title,  flashback,  death,  murder

Grimsby (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Grimsby (2016)

MI6's top assassin (Mark Strong) has a brother. Unfortunately for him, he's a football hooligan (Sacha Baron Cohen) from the town of Grimsby. Nobby has everything a man from the poor English fishing town of Grimsby could want - 9 children and the most attractive girlfriend in northern England (Rebel Wilson). There's only one thing missing in his life: his little brother, Sebastian. After they were adopted by different families as children, Nobby spent 28 years searching for him. Upon hearing of his location, Nobby sets off to reunite with his brother, unaware that not only is his brother an MI6 agent, but he's just uncovered a plot that puts the world in danger. On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realizes that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot. This is why Grimsby (2016) is one of the best movies like Unknown (2011). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  conspiracy,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:hotel,  hospital
Story:taser,  impostor,  kicked in the stomach,  exploding building,  scene during opening credits,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  secret agent,  neck breaking,  exploding body,  injection,  character's point of view camera shot,  poison,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  underwater scene,  child in peril,  hit by a car,  exploding car,  security guard,  terrorist,  foot chase,  subjective camera,  scientist,  car crash,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  one word title,  violence,  fight,  flashback,  murder,  death

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Ghostbusters (2016)
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Ghostbusters (2016)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape
Locations:laboratory,  hotel
Characters:professor
Story:subway station,  taxi driver,  newscast,  timebomb,  exploding building,  wristwatch,  exploding body,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  drawing,  exploding car,  security guard,  subway,  scientist,  bomb,  taxi,  book,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  car accident,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  dancing,  bare chested male,  one word title,  fight,  flashback

Inferno (2016)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Inferno (2016)

Famous symbologist on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks, a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to stop a madman from unleashing a global virus that would wipe out half of the world's population. (Read More)

Themes:trauma,  amnesia,  surveillance,  terrorism,  conspiracy,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:airport,  hotel,  hospital
Characters:professor,  doctor,  nurse
Story:surveillance footage,  taxi driver,  loss of memory,  bilingualism,  stabbed in the neck,  wristwatch,  security camera,  scene during opening credits,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  assassination attempt,  subtitled scene,  american abroad,  injection,  character's point of view camera shot,  underwater scene,  security guard,  terrorist,  foot chase,  subjective camera,  scientist,  car crash,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  one word title,  based on novel,  murder,  death,  fight,  flashback

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) is one of the best movies like Unknown (2011)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

After accomplishing the assignment of dismantling a human trafficking organization, the former military and drifter Jack Reacher goes to Washington to invite his liaison, Major Susan Turner, to have dinner with him. However, he meets her substitute, Colonel Sam Morgan, who explains that Major Turner has been arrested and accused of espionage. Jack seeks out her veteran lawyer, Colonel Bob Moorcroft, who explains that Major Turner has also been accused of the murders of two soldiers in Afghanistan. Further, he also tells Jack he is being sued, accused by a woman of being the father of her fifteen year-old daughter, Samantha. When Moorcroft is murdered, Jack is accused of being the killer and sent to a prison. He sees that Turner and he have been framed and also that Turner will be killed by two assassins. However, he rescues her and they flee. Soon, they realize that there is a conspiracy involving military people from the army and a government contractor that is a powerful arms dealer. Jack also learns that Samantha is in danger and Turner and he rescue her. They decide to protect her since a skilled assassin is hunting them down while they try to find the motive of the conspiracy. Who can be trusted? (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  conspiracy,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:airport,  hotel
Characters:waitress
Story:taxi driver,  flash drive,  taser,  kicked in the stomach,  security camera,  scene during opening credits,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  neck breaking,  exploding body,  stalking,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  home invasion,  child in peril,  exploding car,  security guard,  foot chase,  car crash,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  beating,  cell phone,  shower,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  fight,  death,  murder,  violence,  flashback

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Underworld Awakening (2012)
Action, Fantasy, Horror

Underworld Awakening (2012)

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

Themes:surveillance,  conspiracy,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:laboratory
Characters:detective,  doctor
Story:woman's neck broken,  parking garage,  kicked in the stomach,  security camera,  neck breaking,  exploding body,  injection,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  underwater scene,  home invasion,  child in peril,  hit by a car,  security guard,  subjective camera,  scientist,  car crash,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  car accident,  beating,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  violence

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... This is why Taking Lives (2004) is one of the best movies like Unknown (2011). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:nightclub,  hotel,  hospital
Characters:detective
Story:stolen identity,  identity theft,  bilingualism,  overturning car,  crashing through a window,  laptop computer,  impostor,  false identity,  security camera,  subtitled scene,  american abroad,  stalking,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  home invasion,  hit by a car,  drawing,  exploding car,  security guard,  foot chase,  car crash,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  car accident,  beating,  cell phone,  shower,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  flashback,  murder,  death

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

The Mummy (2017)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:laboratory
Characters:professor,  doctor
Story:woman slaps a man,  bilingualism,  taser,  stabbed in the neck,  kicked in the stomach,  security camera,  assassination attempt,  subtitled scene,  american abroad,  injection,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  underwater scene,  security guard,  subway,  death of friend,  foot chase,  subjective camera,  scientist,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  car accident,  beating,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  bare chested male,  fight,  flashback,  murder,  violence,  death

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The Transporter Refueled (2015) is one of the best movies like Unknown (2011)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

The Transporter Refueled (2015)

Frank Martin, played by newcomer Ed Skrein, a former special-ops mercenary, is now living a less perilous life - or so he thinks - transporting classified packages for questionable people. When Frank's father (Ray Stevenson) pays him a visit in the south of France, their father-son bonding weekend takes a turn for the worse when Frank is engaged by a cunning femme-fatale, Anna (Loan Chabanol), and her three seductive sidekicks to orchestrate the bank heist of the century. Frank must use his covert expertise and knowledge of fast cars, fast driving and fast women to outrun a sinister Russian kingpin, and worse than that, he is thrust into a dangerous game of chess with a team of gorgeous women out for revenge. From the producers of LUCY and the TAKEN trilogy, THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED is a fresh personification of the iconic role of Frank Martin, that launches the high-octane franchise into the present-day and introduces it to the next generation of thrill-seekers. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  conspiracy,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:airport,  nightclub,  hotel,  hospital
Characters:detective,  doctor
Story:surveillance footage,  fake passport,  overturning car,  taser,  parking garage,  kicked in the stomach,  wristwatch,  security camera,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  head butt,  american abroad,  underwater scene,  hit by a car,  exploding car,  security guard,  death of friend,  foot chase,  car crash,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  photograph,  dancing,  bare chested male,  flashback,  death,  fight,  murder,  violence

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

Allegiant (2016)

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

Themes:amnesia,  surveillance,  terrorism,  conspiracy,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:airport
Story:video surveillance,  loss of memory,  overturning car,  stabbed in the neck,  kicked in the stomach,  security camera,  head butt,  injection,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  child in peril,  exploding car,  security guard,  foot chase,  subjective camera,  scientist,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  beating,  shower,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  bare chested male,  one word title,  based on novel,  death,  fight,  murder,  violence

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:surveillance,  terrorism,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:hospital
Characters:detective,  nurse,  doctor
Story:bomb explosion,  surveillance footage,  bilingualism,  eye gouging,  exploding building,  security camera,  subtitled scene,  news report,  exploding car,  security guard,  terrorist,  car crash,  bomb,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  fight,  violence,  murder,  death

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Seeking Justice (2011)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Seeking Justice (2011)

In New Orleans, English teacher of the high school Rampart High, Will Gerard, and his wife, musician Laura Gerard, are in love with each other. One night, Laura leaves a rehearsal and is assaulted, while Will is playing chess with his friend Jimmy. Will is visiting her in hospital when, out of the blue, a stranger named Simon tells him that he belongs to an organization of vigilantes and offers to eliminate the assailant. In return, the organisation would want a favor from Will in the future. Will agrees, and the criminal is murdered. Six months later, Simon collects his debt with Will. He demands that Will kill Alan Marsh, a pedophile. Will accidentally kills Alan and soon he learns that the victim was an awarded journalist that was investigating the organization. Now he seeks evidences to prove his innocence but the network of the organization is powerful and is seeking Will out to eliminate him. This is why Seeking Justice (2011) is one of the best movies like Unknown (2011). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  conspiracy,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:hospital
Characters:detective,  nurse,  doctor
Story:surveillance footage,  false name,  parking garage,  security camera,  scene during opening credits,  stalking,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  home invasion,  hit by a car,  security guard,  foot chase,  car crash,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  photograph,  bare chested male,  one word title,  fight,  flashback,  murder,  death

Red 2 (2013) is one of the best movies like Unknown (2011)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Red 2 (2013)

Retired CIA agent Frank Moses is in love with Sarah Ross and enjoying their normal life. Out of the blue, Marvin Boggs meets Frank in the supermarket and tells that Wikileaks has released the information that they had participated and know the whereabouts of the Nightshade, a portable nuclear weapon that was smuggled in pieces and hidden in Russia. Now the top agents in the world are under contract to seek them out to discover where Nightshade is. The trio travels to Paris and teams-up with the Russian Katja to track down the former Russian Agent 'The Frog' to get more information about the operation. They learn that the brilliant inventor Dr. Edward Bailey might know where the weapon is. They discover that Bailey has been interned in an asylum in London by the MI-6 for thirty-two years and the British Victoria joins the team. They rescue Bailey and find that the nuclear device is hidden in the Kremlin. Soon the dangerous South Korean Han joins the group expecting to retrieve the weapon. But dangerous killer Jack Horton is hunting Frank down and will not stop until he recovers the nuclear bomb. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  conspiracy,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:airport,  hotel
Story:timebomb,  taser,  stabbed in the neck,  security camera,  assassination attempt,  subtitled scene,  secret agent,  exploding body,  american abroad,  injection,  hit by a car,  exploding car,  security guard,  terrorist,  foot chase,  scientist,  car crash,  bomb,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  car accident,  cell phone,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  murder,  fight,  violence,  death

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Action, Thriller

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

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

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  conspiracy,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:airport,  hospital
Characters:detective,  doctor
Story:time bomb,  flash drive,  crashing through a window,  timebomb,  parking garage,  kicked in the stomach,  exploding building,  security camera,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  neck breaking,  american abroad,  exploding body,  injection,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  home invasion,  child in peril,  exploding car,  security guard,  subway,  terrorist,  foot chase,  subjective camera,  scientist,  car crash,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  car accident,  beating,  surprise ending,  knife,  party,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  fight,  murder,  death,  flashback

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

American Ultra (2015)

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

Themes:amnesia,  surveillance,  conspiracy,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:airport,  hotel
Story:secret code,  bilingualism,  crashing through a window,  taser,  stabbed in the neck,  exploding building,  security camera,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  secret agent,  neck breaking,  american abroad,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  home invasion,  drawing,  exploding car,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  car accident,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  bare chested male,  flashback,  death,  murder,  violence,  fight

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:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:hospital
Characters:nurse,  doctor
Story:plastic explosive,  fake passport,  bilingualism,  crashing through a window,  timebomb,  taser,  stabbed in the neck,  false identity,  kicked in the stomach,  wristwatch,  security camera,  scene during opening credits,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  subtitled scene,  neck breaking,  american abroad,  exploding body,  poison,  news report,  underwater scene,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  dancing,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  fight,  violence

Machete Kills (2013) is one of the best movies like Unknown (2011)
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 Unknown (2011). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  conspiracy,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Characters:nurse,  doctor
Story:timebomb,  stabbed in the neck,  exploding building,  security camera,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  subtitled scene,  secret agent,  neck breaking,  exploding body,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  exploding car,  terrorist,  foot chase,  scientist,  car crash,  bomb,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  flashback,  murder,  violence,  fight,  death

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Stolen (2012)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Stolen (2012)

In New Orleans, the notorious bank thief and family man Will Montgomery steals $10m with his partners Vincent, Riley Jeffers and Hoyt. However, he has an argument with Vincent in the runaway and Hoyt leaves Will behind. He tries to flee but the FBI agent Tim Harlend organizes a manhunt and Will is captured, but he burns the stolen money to get rid of the evidence against him. Eight years later, Will leaves the prison and he goes to the house of his teenage daughter Alison Loeb, who has issues against him. Alison leaves Will alone in a coffee shop and takes a cab to go to a session with her shrink. However, a couple of minutes later, Will receives a phone call from Vincent, who is presumed dead, telling that he has abducted Alison and will kill her unless he receives the $10m of the last robbery. Now Will has twelve hours to find a way to rescue his daughter from the hands of the psychopath Vincent. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Story:taxi driver,  escape from a car in water,  overturned car,  eye gouging,  parking garage,  security camera,  head butt,  syringe,  subtitled scene,  injection,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  underwater scene,  hit by a car,  foot chase,  subjective camera,  car crash,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  car accident,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  one word title,  fight,  flashback,  violence,  murder,  death

3 Days To Kill (2014)
Action, Drama, Thriller

3 Days To Kill (2014)

Dying of brain cancer, a dangerous international spy is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, whom he's previously kept at arm's length to keep out of danger; but first, he must complete one last mission - even if it means juggling the two toughest assignments yet: hunt down the world's most ruthless terrorist and look after his teenage daughter for the first time in ten years while his wife is out of town. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  kidnapping
Locations:nightclub,  hotel,  hospital
Story:subway station,  terrorist,  breaking a mirror,  scene during opening credits,  assassination attempt,  syringe,  subtitled scene,  secret agent,  american abroad,  injection,  hit by a car,  exploding car,  subway,  foot chase,  car crash,  bomb,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  party,  explosion,  photograph,  flashback,  fight,  death,  violence,  murder

Ride Along 2 (2016)
Action, Comedy

Ride Along 2 (2016)

The RIDE ALONG 2 sequel picks up about a year after our heroes' last adventure. Plans for a quick trip to Miami go bad. With the wedding upcoming, James reluctantly takes Ben with him to Miami to follow up on a lead connected to a drug ring case he's been trying to crack. In Miami, they meet Maya, a no-BS homicide detective who lets them know Miami is her turf. They also encounter AJ, a shady cocky computer hacker who reveals evidence that implicates a well-respected local businessman, the wealthy Antonio Pope. Pope harbors a vicious streak and rules South Florida's drug trade. If Ben and James can convince the authorities that Pope is a brutal crime boss they'll stop his spree. If they fail, well there may not be a wedding after all. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape
Locations:nightclub,  hospital
Characters:detective
Story:car truck chase,  flash drive,  overturning car,  impostor,  parking garage,  scene during opening credits,  assassination attempt,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  exploding car,  foot chase,  car crash,  bomb,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  car accident,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  party,  explosion,  dancing,  murder,  violence,  death

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From Paris With Love (2010) is one of the best movies like Unknown (2011)
Action, Crime, Thriller

From Paris With Love (2010)

James Reece is an ambitious aide to the U.S. Ambassador in Paris, doing little jobs for the CIA and hoping to get into black ops. On the night he and his girlfriend, Caroline, become engaged, he's told to pick up Charlie Wax at Orly. Charlie is an unorthodox government employee - large, bald and bearded, foul-mouthed and eccentric. Charlie immediately takes James on a wild ride of murder and mayhem, through ethnic enclaves. As bodies pile up, the purpose remains opaque to James. Caroline, unhappy that James has been out of touch for a day, tells him to bring Charlie for dinner. Charlie can be charming - where will it lead? Does the chess-playing James have what it takes? (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  deception
Locations:airport
Story:summit,  crashing through a window,  loud sex,  parking garage,  wristwatch,  security camera,  assassination attempt,  subtitled scene,  secret agent,  neck breaking,  american abroad,  exploding body,  exploding car,  terrorist,  foot chase,  car crash,  bomb,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  beating,  cell phone,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  fight,  murder,  death,  violence

Non-stop (2014)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Non-stop (2014)

Bill Marks, a former cop dealing with his daughter's death by drinking, is now a federal air marshal. While on a flight from New York to London, Marks gets a text telling him that unless 150 million dollars is transferred to an offshore account, someone will die every 20 minutes. Can he find the terrorist in time and save everyone? This is why Non-stop (2014) is one of the best movies like Unknown (2011). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  conspiracy,  deception
Locations:airport
Characters:doctor
Story:bomb explosion,  terrorist,  hitchcockian,  timebomb,  briefcase,  punched in the stomach,  wristwatch,  head butt,  neck breaking,  american abroad,  poison,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  child in peril,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  beating,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  death,  fight,  violence,  murder

Hummingbird (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Hummingbird (2013)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape
Story:tuxedo,  punched in the stomach,  exploding building,  scene during opening credits,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  head butt,  subtitled scene,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  home invasion,  death of friend,  foot chase,  punched in the face,  beating,  surprise ending,  knife,  party,  explosion,  photograph,  bare chested male,  one word title,  flashback,  violence,  death,  murder,  fight

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Safe (2012)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Safe (2012)

In China, the girl Mei is a genius that looks like a computer in numbers. She is abducted by the Chinese Triads and the boss Han Jiao ends Mei to Chinatown, in New York, to help him in the control of his activities. Meanwhile, the fighter Luke Wright has his life destroyed when he wins a fight against the will of the Russian Mafia and accidentally kills his opponent. The Russian mobsters kill his wife and the alcoholic Luke wanders on the streets and hostels with no objective in life. One day, Han Jiao asks Mei to memorize a long number and soon the Russian Mafia abducts the girl from the Chinese mobs. She escapes from the mobsters and is chased by the Russians; by the corrupt detectives from the NYPD; and by the Triads. When Luke sees the girl fleeing from the Russian mobs in the subway, he protects the girl and discovers that the number she had memorized is the combination of a safe where the Triads keep 30 million dollars. Luke is an elite agent and uses his skills to protect the girl. (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy,  kidnapping
Locations:nightclub,  hotel,  hospital
Characters:detective
Story:subway station,  stabbed in the neck,  kicked in the stomach,  head butt,  subtitled scene,  neck breaking,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  news report,  child in peril,  hit by a car,  security guard,  subway,  foot chase,  car crash,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  car accident,  beating,  cell phone,  knife,  party,  bare chested male,  one word title,  fight,  flashback,  violence,  murder,  death

The Man From U.n.c.l.e. (2015) is one of the best movies like Unknown (2011)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

The Man From U.n.c.l.e. (2015)

In the 1960s with the Cold War in play, CIA agent Napoleon Solo successfully helps Gaby Teller defect to West Germany despite the intimidating opposition of KGB agent Illya Kuryakin. Later, all three unexpectedly find themselves working together in a joint mission to stop a private criminal organization from using Gaby's father's scientific expertise to construct their own nuclear bomb. Through clenched teeth and stylish poise, all three must find a way to cooperate for the sake of world peace, even as they each pursue their own agendas. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  conspiracy,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:laboratory,  hotel
Characters:german,  professor
Story:scientist,  bomb,  bilingualism,  woman slaps a man,  climbing through a window,  loud sex,  wristwatch,  scene during opening credits,  berlin germany,  subtitled scene,  secret agent,  american abroad,  injection,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  underwater scene,  security guard,  terrorist,  foot chase,  subjective camera,  car crash,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  beating,  surprise ending,  knife,  party,  explosion,  photograph,  dancing,  fight,  murder,  flashback

The November Man (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The November Man (2014)

Peter Devereaux is a former CIA agent who is asked by the man he worked for to extract a woman who is in Russia and is presently close to a man running for President, who is believed to have committed crimes during the Chechen war. She can give them the name of someone who can prove it. His friend says that she will only come to him. So he goes and she gets the info and tries to get out but the man finds out and tries to stop her. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  conspiracy,  deception,  kidnapping
Locations:airport,  nightclub,  hotel
Story:flash drive,  taser,  parking garage,  kicked in the stomach,  security camera,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  subtitled scene,  american abroad,  news report,  home invasion,  child in peril,  hit by a car,  exploding car,  foot chase,  car crash,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  taxi,  falling from height,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  beating,  cell phone,  shower,  surprise ending,  knife,  photograph,  bare chested male,  based on novel,  fight,  flashback,  murder,  violence,  death

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