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Wanted (2008)
Action, Crime, Fantasy, Thriller

Wanted (2008)

A young man finds out his long lost father is an assassin. When his father is murdered, the son is recruited into his father's old organization and trained by a man named Sloan to follow in his dad's footsteps.

Themes:superhero, brutality, deception, betrayal, suicide, revenge, surrealism
Mood:gore
Locations:tunnel, castle, elevator, bathtub
Characters:bully
Period:2000s
Story:naked woman, woman moaning from pleasure, moaning woman, woman moaning, blonde woman, mauser pistol, reference to ikea, naked butt, butt naked, bullet proof automobile, bullet dodging, silver bullet, bullet hole, bullet wound, bullet ballet, bullet time, overweight woman, woman shot in the forehead, woman in bra, birthday party

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:brutality, deception, betrayal, suicide, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:tunnel, elevator
Story:bullet ballet, car chase, hit by a car, car crash, knife fight, threatened with a knife, pool of blood, gun duel, crashing through a window, blood on camera lens, stabbed in the hand, shot through a window, blood on shirt, gun fu, female warrior, machismo, obscene finger gesture, shot in the arm, silencer, shot in the shoulder

Shoot 'em Up (2007)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Shoot 'em Up (2007)

Late at night, in an unnamed U.S. city, a solitary man sits at a bus stop. A pregnant woman runs by, pursued by a man with a gun. With reluctance, the man at the bus stop rescues her and assists with the baby's delivery, while additional pursuers fire at them, including the gang's particularly nasty leader, an intuitive man named Hertz. Our hero, known only as Smith, determines to save the child and find out why Hertz wants the baby dead. At a local bordello, he tries to employ a lactating hooker to watch the child, but things quickly escalate, and this makeshift family is soon on the run. Heavy metal music calms the baby. Why? A laboratory, gun factory, and presidential campaign all figure in Smith's quest for the child's safe deliverance. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Period:2000s
Story:naked woman, woman moaning from pleasure, moaning woman, woman moaning, bullet ballet, bullet time, woman shot in the forehead, woman, car chase, bus, car crash, threatened with a knife, pool of blood, decoy, gun duel, naked, shot in the hand, blood on camera lens, stabbed in the hand, shot through a window

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:brutality, deception, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Story:car chase, car crash, knife fight, threatened with a knife, broken windshield, broken hand, secret organization, hit with a chair, branding, red bra, superhuman strength, crashing through a window, broken arm, accidental killing, gun fu, explosive, exploding building, wristwatch, head butt, bullet

The Green Hornet (2011) is one of the best movies like Wanted (2008)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Green Hornet (2011)

Playboy Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) becomes the new publisher of Los Angeles' "The Daily Sentinel" after the sudden death of his father. Britt's party life is about to change when he and his driver and kung fu expert, Kato (Jay Chou), stop a robbery. With the help of Kato, Britt starts a new career of fighting crime as the masked superhero "The Green Hornet". (Read More)

Themes:superhero, brutality, deception, revenge
Story:bullet ballet, bullet time, car chase, hit by a car, car crash, threatened with a knife, murder of father, gun duel, crashing through a window, fast motion scene, lasersight, jumping through a window, title appears in writing, gun battle, boss, exploding building, head butt, newspaper headline, loss of father, exploding body

Spy (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Spy (2015)

Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global crisis. This is why Spy (2015) is one of the best movies like Wanted (2008). (Read More)

Themes:deception, betrayal, revenge
Story:car chase, knife in hand, car crash, knife throwing, knife fight, threatened with a knife, stabbed in the hand, accidental killing, mexican standoff, head butt, europe, shot in the arm, shot in the shoulder, mission, shot in the forehead, tied to a chair, impalement, assassin, shot in the back, bomb

Kick-ass (2010)
Action, Comedy

Kick-ass (2010)

Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan with a few friends and who lives alone with his father. His life is not very difficult and his personal trials not that overwhelming. However, one day he makes the simple decision to become a super-hero even though he has no powers or training. (Read More)

Themes:superhero, brutality, deception, betrayal, suicide, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:bully
Story:hit by a car, knife in the chest, knife throwing, threatened with a knife, brass knuckles, based on graphic novel, shot through a window, title appears in writing, gash in the face, strong female lead, boss, exploding building, burned alive, head butt, strong female character, newspaper headline, shot in the arm, silencer, exploding body, shot in the shoulder

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

2 Guns (2013)

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

Themes:brutality, deception, betrayal, revenge
Locations:elevator
Story:bullet hole, bullet wound, car chase, hit by a car, car crash, audi, slaughterhouse, based on graphic novel, stabbed in the hand, shot through a window, jumping through a window, explosive, mexican standoff, boss, exploding building, killing an animal, shot in the arm, silencer, shot in the shoulder, shot in the forehead

300: Rise Of An Empire (2014) is one of the best movies like Wanted (2008)
Action, Fantasy

300: Rise Of An Empire (2014)

After its victory over Leonidas' 300, the Persian Army under the command of Xerxes marches towards the major Greek city-states. The Democratic city of Athens, first on the path of Xerxes' army, bases its strength on its fleet, led by admiral Themistocles. Themistocles is forced to an unwilling alliance with the traditional rival of Athens, oligarchic Sparta whose might lies with its superior infantry troops. But Xerxes still reigns supreme in numbers over sea and land. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, deception, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Story:woman moaning from pleasure, moaning woman, woman moaning, knife throwing, threatened with a knife, based on graphic novel, blood on camera lens, female warrior, burned alive, destiny, machismo, exploding body, shot in the shoulder, moaning, femme fatale, no opening credits, impalement, montage, shot in the back, falling from height

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

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

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

Themes:deception, betrayal, revenge
Story:hit by a car, knife fight, healing, gun fu, explosive, female warrior, mexican standoff, exploding building, burned alive, obscene finger gesture, shot in the arm, silencer, exploding body, factory, limousine, sniper, no opening credits, tied to a chair, impalement, bridge

Desperado (1995)
Action, Thriller

Desperado (1995)

With this sequel to his prize-winning independent previous film, "El Mariachi," director Robert Rodriquez joins the ranks of Sam Peckinpah and John Woo as a master of slick, glamorized ultra-violence. We pick up the story as a continuation of "El Mariachi," where an itinerant musician, looking for work, gets mistaken for a hitman and thereby entangled in a web of love, corruption, and death. This time, he is out to avenge the murder of his lover and the maiming of his fretting hand, which occurred at the end of the earlier movie. However, the plot is recapitulated, and again, a case of mistaken identity leads to a very high body count, involvement with a beautiful woman who works for the local drug lord, and finally, the inevitable face-to-face confrontation and bloody showdown. This is why Desperado (1995) is one of the best movies like Wanted (2008). (Read More)

Themes:brutality, revenge
Mood:gore
Story:woman, hit by a car, knife in the chest, knife throwing, threatened with a knife, bulletproof glass, shot in the hand, shot in the eye, shot through a window, blood on shirt, gun battle, gun fu, bullet, machismo, shot in the arm, silencer, exploding body, shot in the shoulder, shot in the forehead, cigar smoking

Machete (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Machete (2010)

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

Themes:deception, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Period:2000s
Story:naked woman, time bomb, hit by a car, knife in the chest, car crash, knife throwing, threatened with a knife, woman's bare butt, naked, shot in the eye, stabbed in the hand, shot through a window, fast motion scene, broken arm, jumping through a window, title appears in writing, gash in the face, explosive, boss, buttocks

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) is one of the best movies like Wanted (2008)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

Alice awakes at home with her daughter Becky and her husband. But soon she realizes that she is actually in an Umbrella Corporation's underground facility. Out of the blue, the computer security system shuts-down and Alice flees to the central control room of the facility. She meets Ada Wong, who works with Albert Wesker, and she learns that a five-man team has been sent by Wesker to rescue them. However, the Red Queen sends Jill Valentine and Rain to hunt them down. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator
Story:bullet time, time bomb, car chase, hit by a car, knife held to throat, car crash, threatened with a knife, blood on camera lens, gun fu, explosive, female warrior, mexican standoff, wristwatch, shot in the arm, exploding body, shot in the shoulder, mission, shot in the forehead, impalement, assassin

Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-fi

Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)

In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice (Jovovich), continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead that promises a safe haven from the Undead takes them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead - and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, deception, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:tunnel, elevator
Story:bullet dodging, bullet ballet, bullet time, knife in hand, knife throwing, gun duel, crashing through a window, stabbed in the hand, gash in the face, gun battle, chaos, gun fu, explosive, female warrior, exploding building, killing an animal, shot in the arm, exploding body, trap, shot in the shoulder

Deadpool (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-fi

Deadpool (2016)

This is the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. (Read More)

Themes:superhero, brutality, deception, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Story:healing, reference to ikea, bullet ballet, bullet time, car crash, knife throwing, knife fight, threatened with a knife, broken hand, alias, hit with a chair, superhuman strength, garbage truck, blood on camera lens, blood on shirt, broken arm, title appears in writing, gun fu, female warrior, wristwatch

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. This is why The Fate Of The Furious (2017) is one of the best movies like Wanted (2008). (Read More)

Themes:betrayal, brutality, deception, revenge
Story:woman, car chase, hit by a car, car crash, threatened with a knife, decoy, crashing through a window, chaos, explosive, female warrior, mexican standoff, fate, exploding building, wristwatch, head butt, destruction, silencer, mission, limousine, femme fatale

Kick-ass 2 (2013) is one of the best movies like Wanted (2008)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Kick-ass 2 (2013)

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

Themes:superhero, brutality, deception, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator
Characters:bully
Story:hit by a car, knife throwing, knife fight, threatened with a knife, murder of father, based on graphic novel, stabbed in the hand, shot through a window, accidental killing, gash in the face, female warrior, strong female lead, strong female character, newspaper headline, shot in the shoulder, montage, based on comic book, assassin, shot in the back, held at gunpoint

Knight And Day (2010)
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:deception
Locations:tunnel, bathtub
Story:bullet wound, car chase, hit by a car, knife in the chest, car crash, knife throwing, knife fight, lasersight, chaos, exploding building, head butt, silencer, femme fatale, tied to a chair, bridge, woman, assassin, river, held at gunpoint, falling from height

From Paris With Love (2010)
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:deception, betrayal
Locations:tunnel, elevator
Story:wax, woman shot in the forehead, car chase, car crash, energy drink, stapler, audi, crashing through a window, jumping through a window, explosive, wristwatch, silencer, exploding body, shot in the shoulder, limousine, shot in the forehead, femme fatale, bridge, woman, assassin

The Nice Guys (2016)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Nice Guys (2016)

Set against the backdrop of 1977 Los Angeles, The Nice Guys opens when single father and licensed PI Holland March (Gosling) is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of famous porn star Misty Mountains. As the trail leads him to track down a girl named Amelia (Qualley), he encounters less licensed and less hands-off private eye Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) and his brass knuckles, both hired by the young hippie. However, the situation takes a turn for the worse when Amelia vanishes and it becomes apparent that March wasn't the only party interested. As both men are forced to team up, they'll have to take on a world filled with eccentric goons, strippers dressed as mermaids and even a possible government conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, deception, betrayal, suicide, revenge
Locations:elevator, bathtub
Story:birthday party, woman, car chase, hit by a car, car crash, threatened with a knife, self inflicted gunshot wound, brass knuckles, hit with a chair, cut arm, shot through a window, broken arm, jumping through a window, title appears in writing, strong female character, machismo, newspaper headline, shot in the arm, silencer, exploding body

Total Recall (2012) is one of the best movies like Wanted (2008)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Total Recall (2012)

For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he's got a beautiful wife who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life - real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man as he finds himself on the run from the police. This is why Total Recall (2012) is one of the best movies like Wanted (2008). (Read More)

Themes:deception, betrayal
Locations:elevator
Story:factory, car chase, car crash, knife fight, shot in the hand, stabbed in the hand, lasersight, jumping through a window, strong female lead, strong female character, shot in the arm, exploding body, shot in the shoulder, mission, shot in the forehead, no opening credits, tied to a chair, assassin, shot in the back, bomb

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:brutality, deception, betrayal, revenge, surrealism
Locations:castle
Story:bullet time, knife throwing, threatened with a knife, fast motion scene, chaos, explosive, burned alive, head butt, destruction, shot in the arm, loss of father, exploding body, rat, shot in the shoulder, femme fatale, impalement, bridge, montage, candle, shot in the back

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

A young man named Eggsy whose father died when he was a young boy, is dealing with living with the creep his mother is with now, who mistreats her and him. He goes out and does something to one of the creep's friends. He gets arrested and he calls a number a man gave him around the time his father died, to call if he needs help. A man named Harry approaches him and tells him he's the one who helped him. He tells him that he knew his father. When the man Eggsy slighted wants some payback, Harry takes care of him and his companions single handed. Harry then tells Eggsy that he's part of a secret organization called the Kingsman and his father was also part of it. He died trying to make the world safe. Harry offers Eggsy the opportunity to be a Kingsman and he takes it. He undergoes a grueling training course. Harry is looking into the demise of another Kingsman and the trail leads him to tech billionaire named Valentine aka V who is also curious about the group following him, the Kingsman. (Read More)

Themes:deception, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator
Story:bullet time, car chase, knife held to throat, car crash, threatened with a knife, secret organization, crashing through a window, shot in the eye, jumping through a window, black eye, chaos, wristwatch, buttocks, burned alive, bullet, newspaper headline, silencer, exploding body, shot in the forehead, sniper

The Expendables (2010)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

The Expendables (2010)

Barney Ross leads the "Expendables", a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, martial arts expert Yin Yang, heavy weapons specialist Hale Caesar, demolitionist Toll Road and loose-cannon sniper Gunner Jensen. When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church to assassinate the merciless dictator of a small South American island, Barney and Lee head to the remote locale to scout out their opposition. Once there, they meet with local rebel Sandra and discover the true nature of the conflict engulfing the city. When they escape the island and Sandra stays behind, Ross must choose to either walk away and save his own life - or attempt a suicidal rescue mission that might just save his soul. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Story:car chase, knife in the chest, car crash, knife throwing, threatened with a knife, lasersight, title appears in writing, gash in the face, explosive, mexican standoff, exploding building, burned alive, machismo, shot in the arm, exploding body, shot in the shoulder, mission, cigar smoking, sniper, tied to a chair

The Mechanic (2011) is one of the best movies like Wanted (2008)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Mechanic (2011)

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

Themes:brutality, deception, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Story:bullet ballet, bullet time, assassin, car chase, hit by a car, car crash, gun duel, garbage truck, jumping through a window, gun battle, newspaper headline, mission, shot in the forehead, chicago illinois, no opening credits, impalement, bomb, held at gunpoint, falling from height, bus

Pineapple Express (2008)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Pineapple Express (2008)

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

Themes:deception, betrayal
Story:shot from a car, car chase, hit by a car, car crash, snack, fast motion scene, jumping through a window, black eye, exploding building, wristwatch, head butt, strong female character, machismo, obscene finger gesture, shot in the arm, shot in the shoulder, tied to a chair, montage, birthday, bomb

Natural Born Killers (1994)
Crime, Drama

Natural Born Killers (1994)

Mickey Knox and Mallory Wilson aren't your typical lovers - after killing her abusive father, they go on a road trip where, every time they stop somewhere, they kill pretty well everyone around them. They do however leave one person alive at every shootout to tell the story and they soon become a media sensation thanks to sensationalized reporting. Told in a highly visual style. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, deception, revenge, surrealism
Mood:gore
Story:bullet time, knife throwing, threatened with a knife, pool of blood, dutch angle, drugstore, shot in the hand, patricide, blood on camera lens, shot through a window, fast motion scene, blood on shirt, accidental killing, chaos, mexican standoff, fate, burned alive, newspaper headline, breaking the fourth wall, shot in the forehead

Xxx (2002)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx (2002)

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

Locations:castle
Period:2000s
Story:car chase, teeth knocked out, corvette, target, lasersight, title appears in writing, explosive, mexican standoff, exploding building, head butt, machismo, europe, mission, femme fatale, sniper, no opening credits, bridge, shot in the back, river, bomb

Wonder Woman (2017) is one of the best movies like Wanted (2008)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, War

Wonder Woman (2017)

Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when a pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny. (Read More)

Themes:superhero, brutality, deception, betrayal, revenge, surrealism
Locations:castle
Story:bullet time, destiny, woman, threatened with a knife, superhuman strength, jumping through a window, chaos, female warrior, strong female lead, fate, exploding building, wristwatch, bullet, destruction, newspaper headline, shot in the arm, exploding body, mission, factory, sniper

Crank (2006)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Crank (2006)

When the hit-man Chev Chelios is poisoned by the criminal Verona, his friend and doctor Miles advises him that he must keep his adrenaline levels elevated to stay alive. Chev meets his girlfriend Eve and together they look for Verona to kill him.

Themes:suicide, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator
Period:2000s
Story:woman moaning from pleasure, moaning woman, woman moaning, car chase, energy drink, shot in the hand, killing an animal, head butt, machismo, silencer, exploding body, moaning, breaking the fourth wall, shot in the forehead, cigar smoking, assassin, taxi, shooting, falling from height, shot in the head

Hitman (2007)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Hitman (2007)

A gun-for-hire "Hitman" is a genetically-engineered, elite assassin known only as Agent 47 hired by a group known only as 'The Organization' is ensnared in a political conspiracy, which finds him pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military as he treks across Eastern Europe. But even 47 couldn't anticipate a "random equation" in his life exactitude: the unexpected stirrings of his conscience and the unfamiliar emotions aroused in him by a mysterious Russian woman. This is why Hitman (2007) is one of the best movies like Wanted (2008). (Read More)

Themes:brutality
Mood:gore
Locations:bathtub
Story:bullet time, mexican standoff, bullet, obscene finger gesture, europe, shot in the arm, silencer, exploding body, shot in the forehead, sniper, woman, candle, assassin, shot in the back, bomb, slow motion scene, shot in the head, shot in the chest, blood splatter, fistfight

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)
Crime, Thriller

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)

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

Themes:brutality, deception, betrayal, suicide, revenge
Mood:gore
Story:car chase, car crash, threatened with a knife, naked, superhuman strength, crashing through a window, based on graphic novel, shot in the eye, jumping through a window, gash in the face, burned alive, head butt, silencer, shot in the shoulder, limousine, shot in the forehead, cigar smoking, femme fatale, tied to a chair, impalement

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

The Expendables 2 (2012)

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

Themes:revenge
Mood:gore
Story:bullet ballet, mission, knife throwing, knife fight, brass knuckles, crashing through a window, hit in the face, shot through a window, jumping through a window, gash in the face, gun battle, gun fu, explosive, female warrior, mexican standoff, exploding building, destruction, machismo, europe, shot in the arm

Max Payne (2008)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Max Payne (2008)

Three years ago, NYPD detective Max Payne's wife and baby were murdered. Max gets himself transferred to the cold case office where he can continue searching for the killer who got away. He's a loner, but two people reach out to him during a fateful week: Alex, his ex-partner who may have found a clue, and BB, the security chief at the pharmaceutical company where Max's wife worked. Meanwhile, bodies are piling up, some as a result of a drug on the street that is highly addictive and, for many who take it, brings hideous hallucinations. When one of the bodies is a woman Payne was the last to see alive, her sister comes looking for him armed to the teeth; Max must move fast. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal, suicide, revenge
Mood:gore
Story:bullet ballet, bullet time, gun duel, jumping through a window, title appears in writing, gun battle, mexican standoff, wristwatch, rage, head butt, shot in the shoulder, tied to a chair, woman, assassin, shot in the back, bomb, held at gunpoint, falling from height, punched in the face, slow motion scene

The Equalizer (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Equalizer (2014)

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloe Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, deception
Mood:gore
Story:threatened with a knife, black eye, exploding building, wristwatch, burned alive, silencer, exploding body, trap, shot in the shoulder, limousine, shot in the forehead, no opening credits, impalement, bridge, assassin, shot in the back, held at gunpoint, gunfight, bus, punched in the face

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

Predators (2010)

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

Themes:brutality, deception, betrayal, suicide, revenge
Mood:gore
Story:threatened with a knife, lasersight, female warrior, killing an animal, head butt, strong female character, exploding body, trap, shot in the shoulder, sniper, no opening credits, impalement, assassin, shot in the back, held at gunpoint, falling from height, gunfight, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the head

The Crow (1994) is one of the best movies like Wanted (2008)
Action, Drama, Fantasy

The Crow (1994)

A poetic guitarist Eric Draven is brought back to life by a crow a year after he and his fiancee are murdered. The crow guides him through the land of the living, and leads him to his killers: knife thrower Tin-tin, drugetic Funboy, car buff T-Bird, and the unsophisticated Skank. One by one, Eric gives these thugs a taste of their own medicine. However their leader Top-Dollar, a world-class crime lord who will dispatch his enemies with a Japanese sword and joke about it later, will soon learn the legend of the crow and the secret to the vigilante's invincibility. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:bathtub
Story:bullet ballet, boss, knife in hand, knife throwing, gun duel, shot in the hand, based on graphic novel, stabbed in the hand, lasersight, gun battle, gun fu, exploding building, bullet, shot in the arm, tied to a chair, impalement, montage, woman, based on comic book, shot in the back

Killer Elite (2011)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Killer Elite (2011)

Loosely based on a true story, Killer Elite pits two of the worlds' most elite operatives - Danny, a ruthless killer-for-hire ('Jason Statham' (qv)) and Hunter, his longtime mentor ('Robert De Niro' (qv)) - against the cunning leader of a secret society of former Special Air Service operatives('Clive Owen'). Covering the globe from Australia to Paris, London and the Middle East, Danny and Hunter are plunged into a highly dangerous game of revenge and deception - where things are not always what they appear to be. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, deception, revenge
Story:car chase, car crash, jumping between buildings, stabbed in the hand, jumping through a window, head butt, bullet, shot in the arm, silencer, shot in the shoulder, limousine, shot in the forehead, tied to a chair, assassin, shot in the back, held at gunpoint, punched in the face, shot in the head, shot in the chest, blood splatter

Central Intelligence (2016)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Central Intelligence (2016)

Calvin Joyner was voted in high school the guy most likely to succeed. 20 years later he's an accountant. As his high school reunion approaches, he tries to make contact with his old schoolmates. And someone named Bob Stone contacts him. He says that he was known as Robbie Weirdicht in school. Calvin remembers that he was picked on, as a matter of fact after an extremely nasty prank he left school. They agree to meet and Calvin is surprised by how much he has changed. Bob asks Calvin to help him out. He says yes and the next thing he knows some men burst into his home. They're CIA, the one in charge is looking for Stone, she says he's a rogue agent. When they can't find Bob they leave. Later he approaches Calvin telling him, he is not a rogue agent, he's trying to find a person known as the Black Badger who is planning to sell some information that in the wrong hands can be disastrous. so he needs Calvin's help to stop him. Calvin's not sure whom he should believe. (Read More)

Themes:deception, betrayal, revenge
Locations:elevator
Characters:bully
Story:car chase, hit by a car, car crash, knife throwing, secret code, hit with a chair, crashing through a window, shot through a window, accountant, jumping through a window, explosive, mexican standoff, head butt, silencer, no opening credits, bridge, montage, assassin, held at gunpoint, falling from height

Sucker Punch (2011)
Action, Fantasy

Sucker Punch (2011)

A young girl (Baby Doll) is locked away in a mental asylum by her abusive stepfather where she will undergo a lobotomy in five days' time. Faced with unimaginable odds, she retreats to a fantastical world in her imagination where she and four other female inmates at the asylum, plot to escape the facility. The lines between reality and fantasy blur as Baby Doll and her four companions, as well as a mysterious guide, fight to retrieve the five items they need that will allow them to break free from their captors before it's too late... (Read More)

Themes:betrayal, surrealism
Locations:castle
Story:bullet time, threatened with a knife, shot in the eye, accidental killing, black eye, gash in the face, explosive, female warrior, fate, killing an animal, sacrifice, silencer, exploding body, shot in the shoulder, mission, shot in the forehead, cigar smoking, sniper, no opening credits, candle

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) is one of the best movies like Wanted (2008)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There's Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa, a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland. This is why Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) is one of the best movies like Wanted (2008). (Read More)

Themes:brutality, deception, betrayal, revenge
Story:car chase, car crash, threatened with a knife, branding, shot in the hand, shot in the eye, hit in the face, shot through a window, fast motion scene, chaos, explosive, female warrior, head butt, destruction, shot in the arm, exploding body, no opening credits, impalement, woman, assassin

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:superhero, brutality, deception, betrayal, revenge
Locations:elevator
Period:2000s
Story:bullet proof automobile, chaos, car chase, hit by a car, car crash, threatened with a knife, decoy, garbage truck, crashing through a window, shot through a window, accountant, lasersight, jumping through a window, gash in the face, explosive, exploding building, burned alive, destruction, newspaper headline, silencer

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, brutality, deception, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:bully
Story:bullet wound, car chase, hit by a car, car crash, threatened with a knife, shot in the hand, blood on camera lens, shot through a window, blood on shirt, rage, bullet, newspaper headline, shot in the arm, exploding body, shot in the shoulder, mission, limousine, shot in the forehead, impalement, montage

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:superhero, brutality, deception, betrayal, revenge
Locations:bathtub
Story:car chase, hit by a car, car crash, threatened with a knife, branding, crashing through a window, jumping through a window, chaos, explosive, female warrior, strong female lead, exploding building, head butt, burned alive, bullet, destruction, strong female character, newspaper headline, silencer, exploding body

Riddick (2013) is one of the best movies like Wanted (2008)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Riddick (2013)

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

Themes:deception, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Story:knife throwing, threatened with a knife, lasersight, title appears in writing, killing an animal, machismo, shot in the arm, silencer, exploding body, trap, shot in the shoulder, sniper, impalement, montage, shot in the back, bomb, held at gunpoint, falling from height, punched in the face, slow motion scene

Hanna (2011)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Hanna (2011)

Hanna (Ronan) is a teenage girl. Uniquely, she has the strength, the stamina, and the skills of a soldier; these come from being raised by her father (Bana), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland. Living a life unlike any other teenager, her upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. The turning point in her adolescence is a sharp one; sent into the world by her father on a mission, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe while eluding agents dispatched after her by a ruthless intelligence operative with secrets of her own (Blanchett). As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity. This is why Hanna (2011) is one of the best movies like Wanted (2008). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Story:car crash, knife throwing, target, shot in the eye, dead animal, female warrior, strong female lead, killing an animal, head butt, strong female character, europe, silencer, mission, tied to a chair, impalement, woman, assassin, shot in the back, punched in the face, slow motion scene

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

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011)

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

Themes:deception, betrayal, revenge
Locations:elevator
Story:car chase, car crash, secret organization, crashing through a window, shot in the eye, accountant, lasersight, jumping through a window, gash in the face, chaos, explosive, mexican standoff, exploding building, wristwatch, head butt, shot in the arm, exploding body, mission, limousine, chicago illinois

Suicide Squad (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Suicide Squad (2016)

It feels good to be bad...Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren't picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it's every man for himself? (Read More)

Themes:superhero, brutality, deception, betrayal, suicide, revenge, surrealism
Locations:elevator
Story:mission, car chase, bomb, car crash, knife fight, lasersight, accidental killing, jumping through a window, chaos, explosive, female warrior, burned alive, head butt, destruction, newspaper headline, silencer, exploding body, shot in the forehead, femme fatale, sniper

Ronin (1998) is one of the best movies like Wanted (2008)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Ronin (1998)

Ronin is the Japanese word used for Samurai without a master. In this case, the Ronin are outcast specialists of every kind, whose services are available to everyone - for money. Dierdre (undoubtedly from Ireland) hires several Ronin to form a team in order to retrieve an important suitcase from a man who is about to sell it to the Russians. After the mission has been completed successfully, the suitcase immediately gets switched by a member of the team who seems to work into his own pocket. The complex net of everyone tricking everyone begins to surface slowly, and deadly... (Read More)

Themes:deception, betrayal
Story:car chase, car crash, audi, blood on camera lens, title appears in writing, gun battle, shot in the shoulder, mission, shot in the forehead, sniper, no opening credits, bridge, woman, shot in the back, held at gunpoint, lie, falling from height, gunfight, punched in the face, shot in the head

Priest (2011)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Priest (2011)

PRIEST, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller, is set in an alternate world -- one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on a quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece's boyfriend, a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess who possesses otherworldly fighting skills. (Read More)

Themes:deception, betrayal, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator
Story:train wreck, knife throwing, threatened with a knife, superhuman strength, based on graphic novel, blood on shirt, jumping through a window, gash in the face, female warrior, killing an animal, head butt, bullet, strong female character, exploding body, mission, no opening credits, impalement, based on comic book, held at gunpoint, falling from height

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