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Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
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Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Maya is a CIA operative whose first experience is in the interrogation of prisoners following the Al Qaeda attacks against the U.S. on the 11th September 2001. She is a reluctant participant in extreme duress applied to the detainees, but believes that the truth may only be obtained through such tac…tics. For several years, she is single-minded in her pursuit of leads to uncover the whereabouts of Al Qaeda's leader, Osama Bin Laden. Finally, in 2011, it appears that her work will pay off, and a U.S. Navy SEAL team is sent to kill or capture Bin Laden. But only Maya is confident Bin Laden is where she says he is. (Read More)

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
surveillance humiliation terrorism obsession military torture politics 
Locations:
prison camp suv spain london england desert nightclub paris france helicopter hotel 
Characters:
american abroad soldier 
Period:
year 2003 year 2009 year 2005 year 2011 2010s 2000s 
Story:
commando raid islamabad pakistan commando mission commando unit cia director cia agent undercover agent suspected terrorist terrorist bombing terrorist attack woman spy terrorist group assassination attempt terrorist plot female spy β€¦war on terrorism military drone helicopter crash exploding helicopter street shootout u.s. invasion of afghanistan hero murders a woman intelligence analyst u.s. invasion of iraq historical revisionism reference to bob marley kidney disease false flag shooting a woman langley virginia sleep deprivation navy seal strapped to a bomb exploding bus tinnitus baghdad iraq reference to osama bin laden area 51 intelligence agent car dealer waterboarding lamborghini male tied up al qaeda mossad motivational bucket night vision goggles workaholic tear on cheek post september 11 2001 shot through a door text message wiretapping aircraft carrier body bag suicide bomber no title at beginning time in title pakistan bribery satellite dead woman with eyes open war crime raid poland blood on face assault rifle commando special forces senator manhunt phone booth crying woman ak 47 subtitled scene monkey cia espionage silencer mercenary exploding body wig character's point of view camera shot undercover character repeating someone else's dialogue shot in the forehead van controversy assassination no opening credits exploding car prisoner death of friend terrorist subjective camera spy shot in the back f word combat interrogation lie gunfight punched in the face shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death title directed by female shootout based on true story pistol explosion cigarette smoking number in title f rated blood bondage nudity dog  (See All)

American Assassin (2017)
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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 Hu…rley 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)

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
surveillance terrorism military torture politics 
Locations:
london england helicopter hotel 
Characters:
american abroad soldier 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
commando raid cia director cia agent undercover agent terrorist attack terrorist group assassination attempt terrorist plot female spy street shootout mossad wiretapping aircraft carrier no title at beginning assault rifle β€¦commando special forces ak 47 subtitled scene cia espionage silencer mercenary character's point of view camera shot undercover character repeating someone else's dialogue shot in the forehead van no opening credits exploding car terrorist subjective camera spy shot in the back f word interrogation gunfight punched in the face shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol explosion cigarette smoking dog blood  (See All)

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Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
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Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential Secret Service Agent Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced t…o rely on Banning's inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President and avert an even bigger disaster. (Read More)

Themes:
surveillance terrorism military torture politics 
Locations:
helicopter 
Characters:
soldier 
Story:
commando raid commando mission commando unit terrorist attack terrorist group terrorist plot helicopter crash exploding helicopter street shootout exploding bus aircraft carrier suicide bomber assault rifle commando special forces β€¦ak 47 subtitled scene silencer mercenary exploding body character's point of view camera shot character repeating someone else's dialogue shot in the forehead exploding car terrorist subjective camera shot in the back f word combat interrogation gunfight punched in the face shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol explosion cigarette smoking blood  (See All)

Act Of Valor (2012)
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Act Of Valor (2012)

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

Themes:
terrorism military torture 
Locations:
helicopter hotel 
Characters:
soldier 
Story:
commando raid commando mission commando unit cia agent undercover agent terrorist plot navy seal tear on cheek shot through a door aircraft carrier suicide bomber no title at beginning satellite assault rifle commando β€¦special forces manhunt ak 47 subtitled scene cia silencer exploding body character's point of view camera shot undercover shot in the forehead no opening credits exploding car death of friend terrorist subjective camera shot in the back combat interrogation gunfight punched in the face shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death based on true story pistol explosion blood  (See All)

London Has Fallen (2016) is one of the best movies like Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
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London Has Fallen (2016)

After the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances, all leaders of the Western world must attend his funeral. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a deadly plot to kill the world's most powerful leaders and unleash a terrifying vision of t…he future. The President of the United States, his formidable secret service head and a British MI-6 agent who trusts no one are the only people that have any hope of stopping it. (Read More)

Themes:
surveillance terrorism military torture politics 
Locations:
london england desert helicopter 
Characters:
american abroad soldier 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
commando raid commando mission commando unit terrorist attack terrorist group assassination attempt terrorist plot helicopter crash exploding helicopter street shootout tear on cheek shot through a door suicide bomber pakistan satellite β€¦assault rifle commando special forces ak 47 subtitled scene mercenary exploding body character's point of view camera shot character repeating someone else's dialogue shot in the forehead assassination exploding car terrorist subjective camera spy shot in the back f word punched in the face shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol explosion  (See All)

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Lone Survivor (2013)
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Lone Survivor (2013)

Marcus Luttrell, a Navy Seal, and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. After running into mountain herders and capturing them, they were left with no choice but to follow their rules of engagement or be imprisoned. Now Marcus and hi…s team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare. (Read More)

Themes:
terrorism military 
Locations:
helicopter 
Characters:
american abroad soldier 
Period:
year 2005 2000s 
Story:
commando mission commando unit war on terrorism helicopter crash exploding helicopter navy seal night vision goggles blood on face assault rifle commando special forces ak 47 subtitled scene silencer character's point of view camera shot β€¦character repeating someone else's dialogue shot in the forehead exploding car death of friend terrorist subjective camera shot in the back f word combat interrogation gunfight shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout based on true story pistol explosion blood  (See All)

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)
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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)

CIA chief Hunley (Baldwin) convinces a Senate committee to disband the IMF (Impossible Mission Force), of which Ethan Hunt (Cruise) is a key member. Hunley argues that the IMF is too reckless. Now on his own, Hunt goes after a shadowy and deadly rogue organization called the Syndicate.

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
surveillance terrorism torture 
Locations:
london england paris france helicopter hotel 
Characters:
american abroad 
Story:
commando raid cia agent undercover agent terrorist attack terrorist group terrorist plot female spy langley virginia strapped to a bomb assault rifle phone booth ak 47 subtitled scene cia espionage β€¦silencer character's point of view camera shot character repeating someone else's dialogue assassination exploding car terrorist subjective camera spy shot in the back interrogation punched in the face shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol  (See All)

Criminal (2016)
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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)

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
surveillance terrorism torture 
Locations:
suv london england helicopter 
Characters:
american abroad soldier 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
commando raid commando unit cia agent undercover agent assassination attempt terrorist plot female spy street shootout satellite assault rifle commando special forces manhunt subtitled scene cia β€¦espionage mercenary character's point of view camera shot undercover shot in the forehead van no opening credits exploding car prisoner terrorist subjective camera spy shot in the back f word interrogation gunfight punched in the face shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol explosion cigarette smoking blood  (See All)

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Executive Decision (1996) is one of the best movies like Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
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Executive Decision (1996)

Terrorists take over a 747 bound from Athens to Washington D.C., supposedly to effect the release of their leader. Intelligence expert David Grant suspects another reason and convinces the military that the 'plane should not be allowed to enter U.S. airspace. An assault mission is devised, using a s…pecially equipped 'plane designed for mid-air crew transfers, and Grant finds himself aboard the 747 with a team of military anti-terrorists who have to defuse a bomb and overpower the terrorists. (Read More)

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
surveillance terrorism military politics 
Locations:
london england helicopter hotel 
Characters:
soldier 
Story:
commando raid commando mission commando unit terrorist group terrorist plot strapped to a bomb intelligence agent night vision goggles suicide bomber commando special forces senator ak 47 silencer mercenary β€¦exploding body exploding car terrorist shot in the back gunfight shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol explosion blood  (See All)

13 Hours (2016)
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13 Hours (2016)

Libya, 2012. At an unofficial CIA base in Benghazi a group of ex-military contractors are providing security. In the aftermath of Gaddafi's downfall a power vacuum exists and the climate is volatile. Military weapons are freely available. The US Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, makes a visit to t…he area, staying in a compound near the CIA base. On the night of 11 September, 2012, the Ambassador's compound is attacked by hordes of heavily armed locals. The only forces willing and able to defend it are six CIA contractors. (Read More)

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
surveillance military politics 
Locations:
helicopter 
Characters:
american abroad soldier 
Period:
year 2011 2010s 
Story:
commando unit cia agent undercover agent terrorist attack female spy street shootout langley virginia exploding bus shot through a door aircraft carrier body bag satellite assault rifle commando special forces β€¦ak 47 cia silencer mercenary exploding body undercover character repeating someone else's dialogue shot in the forehead van no opening credits exploding car death of friend subjective camera shot in the back f word combat gunfight shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout based on true story pistol explosion number in title blood  (See All)

Clear And Present Danger (1994)
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Clear And Present Danger (1994)

Jack Ryan is back and this time the bad guys are in his own government. When Admiral James Greer becomes sick with cancer, Ryan is appointed acting CIA Deputy Director of Intelligence. Almost before he can draw a breath in his new position, one of the president's closest friends and his family are m…urdered in their sleep by what appears to by drug cartels. Ryan is called in to investigate, but unknown to him the CIA has already sent a secret field operative to lead an illegal paramilitary force in Colombia against cartels. Things get even more complicated when his team is set up and he loses an agent in the field and a friend of his wife's, who was the murdered agent's secretary, is murdered that same day. Ryan must then risk not only his career, but his life to expose the truth behind the mystery. (Read More)

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
terrorism military torture politics 
Locations:
suv nightclub helicopter hotel 
Characters:
american abroad soldier 
Story:
commando raid commando mission commando unit cia agent assassination attempt terrorist plot street shootout aircraft carrier dead woman with eyes open commando special forces senator ak 47 subtitled scene cia β€¦espionage silencer mercenary undercover van assassination exploding car death of friend terrorist spy shot in the back combat interrogation gunfight machine gun shot to death shootout pistol explosion blood  (See All)

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Sicario (2015)
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Sicario (2015)

When drug violence worsens on the USA Mexico border, the FBI sends an idealistic agent, Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) on a mission to eradicate a drug cartel responsible for a bomb that had killed members of her team.

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
surveillance torture 
Locations:
desert helicopter 
Characters:
american abroad soldier 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
commando raid commando unit cia agent night vision goggles no title at beginning satellite assault rifle commando special forces ak 47 subtitled scene cia silencer mercenary character's point of view camera shot β€¦character repeating someone else's dialogue shot in the forehead assassination no opening credits subjective camera shot in the back f word interrogation punched in the face shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol explosion cigarette smoking dog  (See All)

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013) is one of the best movies like Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
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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 bat…tling a countdown to war, the two McClanes discover that their opposing methods make them unstoppable heroes. (Read More)

Themes:
surveillance terrorism 
Locations:
nightclub helicopter hotel 
Characters:
american abroad 
Story:
cia agent undercover agent terrorist group terrorist plot helicopter crash exploding helicopter langley virginia assault rifle ak 47 subtitled scene cia mercenary exploding body character's point of view camera shot undercover β€¦character repeating someone else's dialogue exploding car prisoner terrorist shot in the back gunfight punched in the face shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol explosion  (See All)

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
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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 military torture 
Locations:
london england desert helicopter 
Characters:
american abroad soldier 
Story:
commando raid commando mission commando unit terrorist group assassination attempt terrorist plot night vision goggles pakistan satellite assault rifle commando special forces ak 47 silencer mercenary β€¦exploding body character's point of view camera shot undercover character repeating someone else's dialogue no opening credits exploding car prisoner death of friend terrorist shot in the back interrogation punched in the face shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol explosion blood  (See All)

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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)

In the fourth installment of the Mission Impossible series, Ethan Hunt and a new team race against time to track down Hendricks, a dangerous terrorist who has gained access to Russian nuclear launch codes and is planning a strike on the United States. An attempt by the team to stop him at the Kremli…n ends in a disaster, with an explosion causing severe damage to the Kremlin and the IMF being implicated in the bombing, forcing the President to invoke Ghost Protocol, under which the IMF is disavowed, and will be offered no help or backup in any form. Undaunted, Ethan and his team chase Hendricks to Dubai, and from there to Mumbai, but several spectacular action sequences later, they might still be too late to stop a disaster. (Read More)

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
surveillance terrorism 
Locations:
desert hotel 
Characters:
american abroad soldier 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
undercover agent terrorist bombing terrorist attack terrorist group assassination attempt terrorist plot female spy satellite subtitled scene espionage silencer character's point of view camera shot undercover character repeating someone else's dialogue shot in the forehead β€¦assassination prisoner terrorist subjective camera spy shot in the back gunfight punched in the face shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol explosion number in title  (See All)

Skyfall (2012)
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Skyfall (2012)

When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Gareth Mallory (Ralph Fiennes), the new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee. W…ith MI6 now compromised from both inside and out, M is left with one ally she can trust: Bond. 007 takes to the shadows - aided only by field agent, Eve (Naomie Harris) - following a trail to the mysterious Silva (Javier Bardem), whose lethal and hidden motives have yet to reveal themselves. (Read More)

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
surveillance terrorism torture politics 
Locations:
london england helicopter hotel 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
undercover agent terrorist bombing terrorist attack terrorist group assassination attempt terrorist plot female spy helicopter crash exploding helicopter street shootout intelligence agent male tied up dead woman with eyes open raid assault rifle β€¦manhunt espionage silencer mercenary undercover character repeating someone else's dialogue exploding car terrorist spy shot in the back interrogation gunfight punched in the face shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol explosion  (See All)

White House Down (2013) is one of the best movies like Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
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White House Down (2013)

Capitol Policeman John Cale has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer. Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, wit…h the nation's government falling into chaos and time running out, it's up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country. (Read More)

Themes:
surveillance terrorism military torture politics 
Locations:
paris france helicopter 
Characters:
soldier 
Story:
commando raid commando mission commando unit terrorist attack terrorist plot helicopter crash exploding helicopter shot through a door assault rifle commando special forces senator ak 47 silencer mercenary β€¦exploding body character repeating someone else's dialogue shot in the forehead death of friend terrorist shot in the back interrogation gunfight punched in the face shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol explosion  (See All)

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

For Steve Rogers, awakening after decades of suspended animation involves more than catching up on pop culture; it also means that this old school idealist must face a world of subtler threats and difficult moral complexities. That becomes clear when Director Nick Fury is killed by the mysterious as…sassin, the Winter Soldier, but not before warning Rogers that SHIELD has been subverted by its enemies. When Rogers acts on Fury's warning to trust no one there, he is branded as a traitor by the organization. Now a fugitive, Captain America must get to the bottom of this deadly mystery with the help of the Black Widow and his new friend, The Falcon. However, the battle will be costly for the Sentinel of Liberty, with Rogers finding enemies where he least expects them while learning that the Winter Soldier looks disturbingly familiar. (Read More)

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
surveillance terrorism torture politics 
Locations:
helicopter 
Characters:
soldier 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
commando raid commando mission commando unit undercover agent terrorist group assassination attempt terrorist plot female spy street shootout no title at beginning satellite commando special forces senator manhunt β€¦subtitled scene espionage silencer mercenary undercover character repeating someone else's dialogue no opening credits exploding car terrorist spy shot in the back combat gunfight punched in the face shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol explosion blood  (See All)

American Sniper (2014)
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American Sniper (2014)

Chris Kyle was nothing more than a Texan man who dreamed of becoming a cowboy, but in his thirties he found out that maybe his life needed something different, something where he could express his real talent, something that could help America in its fight against terrorism. So he joined the SEALs i…n order to become a sniper. After marrying, Kyle and the other members of the team are called for their first tour of Iraq. Kyle's struggle isn't with his missions, but about his relationship with the reality of the war and, once returned at home, how he manages to handle it with his urban life, his wife and kids. (Read More)

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
terrorism military torture 
Locations:
desert helicopter 
Characters:
american abroad soldier 
Story:
commando raid assassination attempt street shootout u.s. invasion of afghanistan u.s. invasion of iraq suicide bomber assault rifle ak 47 subtitled scene silencer mercenary exploding body character's point of view camera shot character repeating someone else's dialogue shot in the forehead β€¦no opening credits exploding car death of friend terrorist shot in the back f word combat interrogation shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout based on true story pistol explosion dog blood  (See All)

The Expendables 3 (2014)
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The Expendables 3 (2014)

Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill... or so he thought. Stonebanks, w…ho eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables -- but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables' most personal battle yet. (Read More)

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surveillance terrorism 
Locations:
nightclub helicopter hotel 
Characters:
soldier 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
commando raid commando mission commando unit cia agent helicopter crash exploding helicopter assault rifle commando special forces ak 47 subtitled scene cia silencer mercenary undercover β€¦van no opening credits exploding car prisoner terrorist shot in the back combat gunfight punched in the face shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol explosion cigarette smoking number in title blood  (See All)

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The November Man (2014) is one of the best movies like Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
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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 s…ays 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 politics 
Locations:
nightclub hotel 
Characters:
american abroad 
Period:
2010s 2000s 
Story:
cia agent undercover agent assassination attempt female spy ak 47 subtitled scene cia espionage silencer wig undercover shot in the forehead assassination no opening credits exploding car β€¦spy shot in the back f word interrogation gunfight punched in the face shot in the head shot in the chest shot to death shootout pistol blood  (See All)

The Double (2011)
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The Double (2011)

The mysterious murder of a US senator bearing the distinctive trademark of the legendary Soviet assassin 'Cassius', forces retired CIA operative, Paul Shepherson to team with rookie FBI agent, Ben Geary to solve the crime. Having spent his career chasing Cassius, Shepherdson is convinced his nemesi…s is long dead, but is pushed to take on the case by his former supervisor, Tom Highland. Geary, who wrote his Master's thesis on Shepherdson's pursuit of the Soviet killer, is certain that Cassius has resurfaced. (Read More)

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
surveillance obsession torture 
Locations:
paris france 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
cia agent undercover agent assassination attempt senator subtitled scene cia espionage silencer mercenary undercover assassination prisoner terrorist spy interrogation β€¦gunfight shot in the chest shot to death shootout pistol dog blood  (See All)

Jason Bourne (2016)
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Jason Bourne (2016)

Jason Bourne is again being hunted by the CIA. It begins when Nicky Parson a former CIA operative who helped Bourne, who went under and now works with a man who's a whistle blower and is out to expose the CIA's black ops. Nicky hacks into the CIA and downloads everything on all their Black Ops, incl…uding Treadstone which Bourne was a part of. And Heather Lee, a CIA agent, discovers the hack and brings it to the attention of CIA Director Dewey, the man behind the Black Ops. He orders Parsons be found and, hopefully, Bourne, too. (Read More)

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suspense 
Themes:
surveillance torture 
Locations:
london england helicopter hotel 
Characters:
american abroad 
Period:
2010s 2000s 
Story:
cia director cia agent assassination attempt female spy langley virginia satellite assault rifle subtitled scene cia espionage silencer character's point of view camera shot van assassination no opening credits β€¦exploding car subjective camera spy shot in the back interrogation gunfight punched in the face shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol explosion  (See All)

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Furious Seven (2015)
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Furious Seven (2015)

Dominic and his crew thought they'd left the criminal mercenary life behind. They'd defeated international terrorist Owen Shaw and went their separate ways. But now, Shaw's brother, Deckard Shaw, is out killing the crew one by one for revenge. Worse, a Somalian terrorist called Jakarde and a shady g…overnment official called "Mr. Nobody" are both competing to steal a computer terrorism program called "God's Eye," that can turn any technological device into a weapon. Torretto must reconvene with his team to stop Shaw and retrieve the God's Eye program while caught in a power struggle between the terrorist and the United States government. (Read More)

Themes:
surveillance terrorism 
Locations:
london england desert helicopter 
Characters:
american abroad 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
commando unit terrorist group terrorist plot helicopter crash exploding helicopter reference to osama bin laden assault rifle commando special forces manhunt ak 47 subtitled scene espionage silencer mercenary β€¦exploding body character repeating someone else's dialogue exploding car death of friend terrorist shot in the back punched in the face shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol explosion number in title  (See All)

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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 military torture 
Locations:
london england paris france helicopter hotel 
Characters:
american abroad soldier 
Story:
cia agent undercover agent terrorist group assassination attempt terrorist plot female spy helicopter crash senator ak 47 subtitled scene cia espionage silencer exploding body wig β€¦undercover exploding car terrorist spy shot in the back interrogation gunfight punched in the face shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol explosion number in title  (See All)

The Take (2016)
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The Take (2016)

Michael Mason, a pick-pocket living in Paris steals a bag with a teddy bear in it. Not realizing the toy contains a timed bomb, he tosses it aside on a busy street. A few seconds later it explodes, killing four people. CCTV footage reveals Masons face and the French police tag him as a terrorist thr…eat. The explosion, although botched, was set up by a select group of the French Interior Ministry as a decoy so they can make a half billion dollar digital transfer from a bank, (closed on French National Day) -hence the title Bastille Day. In a separate CIA investigation the unruly agent Sean Briar, discovers the real story behind Masons "terrorist attack". The two men, on different sides of the law, collaborate to bring the corrupt members of the Ministry down. (Read More)

Themes:
surveillance terrorism 
Locations:
paris france helicopter 
Characters:
american abroad 
Story:
cia agent terrorist attack terrorist group terrorist plot female spy no title at beginning assault rifle subtitled scene cia espionage silencer wig character's point of view camera shot character repeating someone else's dialogue shot in the forehead β€¦van no opening credits terrorist subjective camera spy shot in the back f word interrogation gunfight punched in the face shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol explosion blood  (See All)

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Escape Plan (2013)
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Escape Plan (2013)

Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's framed and incarcerated in a master prison he designed himself. He… needs to escape and find the person who put him behind bars. (Read More)

Themes:
surveillance torture 
Locations:
helicopter hotel 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
cia agent undercover agent female spy waterboarding satellite assault rifle phone booth subtitled scene silencer mercenary character's point of view camera shot undercover character repeating someone else's dialogue shot in the forehead no opening credits β€¦exploding car prisoner subjective camera shot in the back f word interrogation punched in the face shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol explosion cigarette smoking blood  (See All)

Patriot Games (1992)
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Patriot Games (1992)

Former CIA analyst, Jack Ryan is in England with his family on vacation when he suddenly witnesses an explosion outside Buckingham Palace. It is revealed that some people are trying to abduct a member of the Royal Family but Jack intervenes, killing one of them and capturing the other, and stops the… plan in its tracks. Afterwards, he learns that they're Irish revolutionaries and the two men are brothers. During his court hearing the one that's still alive vows to get back at Jack but is sentenced and that seems to be the end of it. However, whilst the man is being transported, he is broken out. Jack learns of this but doesn't think there's anything to worry about. But, when he is at the Naval Academy someone tries to kill him. He learns that they are also going after his family and so he rushes to find them, safe but having also been the victims of a failed assassination. That's when Jack decides to rejoin the CIA, and they try to find the man before he makes another attempt. (Read More)

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
terrorism politics 
Locations:
london england desert helicopter 
Characters:
american abroad 
Story:
commando raid cia agent terrorist attack terrorist group assassination attempt terrorist plot street shootout night vision goggles satellite special forces ak 47 cia espionage silencer wig β€¦assassination exploding car terrorist spy combat gunfight shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol explosion blood  (See All)

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World War Z (2013)

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

Themes:
surveillance military 
Locations:
desert paris france helicopter 
Characters:
american abroad soldier 
Story:
commando unit cia agent helicopter crash exploding helicopter mossad night vision goggles aircraft carrier assault rifle commando special forces ak 47 subtitled scene silencer mercenary exploding body β€¦character repeating someone else's dialogue shot in the forehead exploding car death of friend shot in the back combat interrogation gunfight shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol explosion blood dog  (See All)

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Who Am I? (1998)
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Who Am I? (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)

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
surveillance military torture 
Locations:
desert helicopter hotel 
Characters:
soldier 
Story:
commando mission commando unit cia agent undercover agent assassination attempt female spy helicopter crash shot through a door wiretapping commando special forces subtitled scene cia espionage silencer β€¦mercenary undercover exploding car spy combat interrogation gunfight punched in the face machine gun shootout pistol explosion dog  (See All)

3 Days To Kill (2014)
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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 m…eans 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:
torture 
Locations:
nightclub paris france hotel 
Characters:
american abroad 
Story:
cia agent undercover agent assassination attempt female spy langley virginia subtitled scene cia espionage silencer wig undercover shot in the forehead exploding car terrorist spy β€¦shot in the back interrogation gunfight punched in the face shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol explosion number in title blood  (See All)

From Paris With Love (2010)
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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 bea…rded, 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 
Locations:
paris france 
Characters:
american abroad 
Story:
cia agent undercover agent assassination attempt terrorist plot female spy hero murders a woman strapped to a bomb shot through a door suicide bomber pakistan satellite subtitled scene cia silencer exploding body β€¦undercover shot in the forehead exploding car terrorist spy f word punched in the face shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol explosion blood  (See All)

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Eye In The Sky (2015)

Colonel Katherine Powell is a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from "capture" to "kill." But …as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute, reaching the highest levels of US and British government, over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare. (Read More)

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
surveillance terrorism military politics 
Locations:
london england desert hotel 
Characters:
soldier 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
undercover agent terrorist plot war on terrorism military drone bucket suicide bomber special forces ak 47 subtitled scene exploding body undercover van no opening credits terrorist spy β€¦f word combat machine gun f rated  (See All)

Predator (1987)
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Predator (1987)

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

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
military 
Locations:
helicopter 
Characters:
american abroad soldier 
Story:
commando mission commando unit exploding helicopter commando special forces cia mercenary exploding body character's point of view camera shot character repeating someone else's dialogue shot in the forehead exploding car death of friend subjective camera shot in the back β€¦combat gunfight punched in the face shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol explosion cigarette smoking blood  (See All)

Ghost In The Shell (2017)
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Ghost In The Shell (2017)

In the near future, Major Motoko Kusanagi (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible terrorist attack, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the abilit…y to hack into people's minds and control them, Major Kusanagi is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major Kusanagi discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. (Read More)

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suspense 
Themes:
terrorism 
Locations:
nightclub helicopter 
Characters:
soldier 
Story:
terrorist attack terrorist group assassination attempt terrorist plot female spy helicopter crash exploding helicopter street shootout night vision goggles raid assault rifle subtitled scene exploding body character's point of view camera shot character repeating someone else's dialogue β€¦shot in the forehead van terrorist subjective camera spy combat interrogation gunfight punched in the face shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol explosion cigarette smoking dog  (See All)

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Blackhat (2015)
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Blackhat (2015)

Nick Hathaway, an extremely talented hacker who has gone astray, finds his way out of a 15 year prison sentence when parts of a computer code he once wrote during his youth appears in a malware that triggered a terrorist attack in a nuclear power plant in China. This opportunity will reunite him wit…h an old friend but will also put him in the middle of a power game between the American and Chinese government as well as an arch villain hacker whose identity he has to find if he wants to keep his freedom and his life. (Read More)

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
surveillance terrorism 
Locations:
desert nightclub helicopter hotel 
Characters:
american abroad soldier 
Story:
terrorist attack terrorist plot wiretapping assault rifle ak 47 subtitled scene mercenary character repeating someone else's dialogue shot in the forehead no opening credits exploding car prisoner death of friend terrorist shot in the back β€¦gunfight shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol explosion  (See All)

The Dark Knight Rises (2012) is one of the best movies like Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
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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.

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
surveillance terrorism military torture 
Locations:
desert helicopter 
Characters:
american abroad soldier 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
commando mission commando unit cia agent terrorist attack terrorist group assassination attempt terrorist plot street shootout body bag no title at beginning satellite commando special forces ak 47 cia β€¦mercenary exploding body character's point of view camera shot character repeating someone else's dialogue no opening credits exploding car prisoner terrorist subjective camera shot in the back combat interrogation gunfight punched in the face shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol explosion  (See All)

Patriots Day (2016)
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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 wi…th 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)

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
surveillance terrorism 
Locations:
helicopter 
Characters:
soldier 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
commando raid commando unit terrorist bombing terrorist attack terrorist plot street shootout no title at beginning commando special forces manhunt subtitled scene van no opening credits exploding car terrorist β€¦f word interrogation gunfight punched in the face shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout based on true story pistol explosion cigarette smoking dog blood  (See All)

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The Expendables 2 (2012)
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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:
terrorism torture 
Locations:
paris france helicopter 
Characters:
soldier 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
commando mission commando unit cia agent terrorist group terrorist plot helicopter crash exploding helicopter commando special forces ak 47 subtitled scene cia mercenary exploding body shot in the forehead β€¦no opening credits exploding car death of friend terrorist shot in the back combat interrogation gunfight punched in the face shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol explosion number in title blood  (See All)

Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017)
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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. (Read More)

Themes:
surveillance terrorism 
Locations:
london england nightclub helicopter 
Characters:
american abroad soldier 
Period:
2010s 
Story:
commando raid commando unit cia agent undercover agent assassination attempt female spy satellite commando special forces ak 47 subtitled scene cia espionage silencer mercenary β€¦undercover character repeating someone else's dialogue shot in the forehead van exploding car spy shot in the back gunfight punched in the face shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol explosion  (See All)

Mission: Impossible II (2000) is one of the best movies like Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
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Mission: Impossible II (2000)

Chimera is a deadly virus that will bare a deathly death unless you are given the antidote. The creator of Chimera is murdered and the antidote is stolen by a disavowed IMF agent, Sean Ambrose. The Impossible Mission Force, IMF, hire the skilled and charming Ethan Hunt, and the beautiful Nyah Nirdof…f-Hall, who has had her share with Ambrose. Their mission, should they choose to accept it is to send Hirdoff-Hall undercover to Ambrose and learn what she can for Hunt to bring down Chimera, but they will have to break into a secure lab by jumping off buildings and dodging bullets. Its impossible. (Read More)

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
terrorism 
Locations:
spain desert helicopter 
Characters:
american abroad 
Period:
2000s 
Story:
undercover agent terrorist group assassination attempt terrorist plot satellite cia espionage silencer undercover exploding car terrorist spy shot in the back gunfight punched in the face β€¦shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol explosion blood  (See All)

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'71 (2014)
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'71 (2014)

A young British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a terrifying riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, the raw recruit must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorienting, alien and deadly landscape.

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
terrorism obsession military 
Characters:
soldier 
Story:
terrorist group street shootout body bag raid assault rifle manhunt undercover no opening credits shot in the back f word combat interrogation gunfight shot in the head shot in the chest β€¦machine gun shot to death shootout pistol explosion cigarette smoking number in title blood  (See All)

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

This new version of the saga of CIA analyst Jack Ryan begins as Jack attends the London School of Economics. 9/11 happens. He subsequently enlists in the Marines, sustaining severe injuries when the chopper deploying him to Afghanistan is shot down. While in intense rehab, he grabs the attention of …Harper, a man who works for the CIA and who would like Jack to finish his studies, get a job on Wall Street, and seek out terrorist plots through their financial transactions. Ten years pass. Jack finds anomalies in the accounts of a Russian named Cherevin and thinks he should go to Russia to check out what's going on. He's told not to tell anyone who he is, including his girlfriend Cathy, which makes her doubt him when she catches him in some lies. In Russia, Cherevin assigns someone to assist Jack, but when the two are alone, the man tries to kill Jack instead, so Jack kills him. Obviously, Cherevin is hiding something. Jack goes to meet him and says he'll bring his fiancee along, but when Cathy shows up, Jack has to tell her the truth. Harper says Cathy has to go with Jack when she meets Cherevin. Jack doesn't want her to but Cathy says she's going, so the action begins that leads to the climax. (Read More)

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
surveillance terrorism 
Locations:
london england helicopter hotel 
Characters:
american abroad soldier 
Period:
year 2003 2010s 2000s 
Story:
cia agent undercover agent assassination attempt terrorist plot female spy exploding helicopter subtitled scene cia espionage silencer character's point of view camera shot undercover character repeating someone else's dialogue no opening credits exploding car β€¦terrorist spy gunfight punched in the face shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol explosion dog  (See All)

Body Of Lies (2008)
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Body Of Lies (2008)

Roger Ferris is a CIA operative in the Middle East; Ed Hoffman is his control at Langley. Cynicism is everywhere. In Amman, Roger works with Hani Salaam, Jordan's head of security, whose only dictum is "Don't lie to me." The Americans are in pursuit of a cleric who leads a group placing bombs all ov…er Europe. When Hani rebukes Ed's demand that Jordan allow the Americans to use one of Jordan's double agents, Roger and Ed hatch a plan to bring the cleric to them. The plan is complicated by its being a secret from Hani and by Roger's attraction to a local nurse. Satellites and cell phones, bodies and lies: modern warfare. (Read More)

Themes:
terrorism torture 
Locations:
suv desert helicopter 
Characters:
american abroad 
Story:
cia agent terrorist bombing terrorist attack false flag langley virginia baghdad iraq al qaeda suicide bomber raid subtitled scene cia exploding body van no opening credits exploding car β€¦death of friend terrorist spy shot in the back f word lie punched in the face shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol explosion cigarette smoking dog blood  (See All)

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Dr. No (1962) is one of the best movies like Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
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Dr. No (1962)

James Bond (007) is Britain's top agent and is on an exciting mission, to solve the mysterious murder of a fellow agent. The task sends him to Jamaica, where he joins forces with Quarrel and a loyal CIA agent, Felix Leiter. While dodging tarantulas, "fire breathing dragons" and a trio of assassins, …known as the three blind mice. Bond meets up with the beautiful Honey Ryder and goes face to face with the evil Dr. No. (Read More)

Themes:
surveillance terrorism 
Locations:
london england nightclub hotel 
Story:
cia agent assassination attempt terrorist plot phone booth cia espionage silencer assassination exploding car prisoner death of friend terrorist spy shot in the back gunfight β€¦shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol explosion cigarette smoking  (See All)

The Purge: Election Year (2016)
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The Purge: Election Year (2016)

It's been seventeen years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for president and survive the annual ritual that targets t…he poor and innocent. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive until dawn...or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state. (Read More)

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
surveillance politics 
Locations:
helicopter 
Story:
commando raid commando unit assassination attempt street shootout assault rifle commando special forces senator manhunt ak 47 silencer mercenary exploding body character repeating someone else's dialogue shot in the forehead β€¦van no opening credits death of friend shot in the back f word combat gunfight punched in the face shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol explosion blood  (See All)

Survivor (2015)
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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)

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
surveillance terrorism 
Locations:
london england helicopter hotel 
Characters:
american abroad 
Story:
terrorist attack terrorist group assassination attempt terrorist plot helicopter crash exploding helicopter manhunt ak 47 subtitled scene silencer no opening credits exploding car terrorist f word combat β€¦gunfight punched in the face machine gun shootout pistol explosion  (See All)

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Salt (2010)
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Salt (2010)

Evelyn Salt is a CIA agent and highly respected by all, including her boss, Ted Winter. Out of the blue, a Russian spy walks into their offices and offers a vital piece of information: the President of Russia will be assassinated during his forthcoming visit to New York City to attend the funeral of… the recently deceased U.S. Vice President. The name of the assassin: Evelyn Salt. Concerned about the safety of her husband, who she cannot contact, she goes on the run. Winter refuses to accept that she is a mole or a double agent but her actions begin to raise doubts. Just who is Evelyn Salt and what is she planning? (Read More)

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
surveillance terrorism torture politics 
Locations:
nightclub helicopter hotel 
Characters:
soldier 
Story:
cia agent assassination attempt female spy shot through a door suicide bomber ak 47 subtitled scene cia espionage exploding body undercover assassination no opening credits spy shot in the back β€¦interrogation punched in the face shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol explosion f rated dog  (See All)

Atomic Blonde (2017) is one of the best movies like Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
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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. (Read More)

Subgenre:
suspense 
Themes:
torture 
Locations:
london england nightclub paris france hotel 
Characters:
american abroad soldier 
Story:
cia agent undercover agent assassination attempt female spy wiretapping blood on face assault rifle phone booth subtitled scene cia espionage silencer wig undercover character repeating someone else's dialogue β€¦shot in the forehead van exploding car spy shot in the back f word interrogation gunfight punched in the face shot in the head shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol explosion cigarette smoking f rated blood  (See All)

Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
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Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

Since Dom (Diesel) and Brian's (Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin's empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe. But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete. Meanwhile, Hobbs (Johnson) has been track…ing an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Evans) is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (Rodriguez). The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London. Payment? Full pardons for all of them so they can return home and make their families whole again. (Read More)

Themes:
surveillance terrorism torture 
Locations:
spain london england helicopter 
Characters:
american abroad soldier 
Story:
terrorist group assassination attempt terrorist plot street shootout assault rifle ak 47 subtitled scene silencer mercenary exploding body undercover character repeating someone else's dialogue exploding car prisoner death of friend β€¦terrorist shot in the back interrogation gunfight punched in the face shot in the chest machine gun shot to death shootout pistol explosion number in title  (See All)

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