Movies about the setups

List of the best movies about the setups selected by visitors to our site: A Most Violent Year, The Crush, Ava, The A-Team, Vice Principals, Empire, Graceland, Wrecked, Human Capital, Taken 3.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
A Most Violent Year (2014)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration02:05

A thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, and centered on a the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.

The Crush (1993)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:29

A precocious and obsessive teenager develops a crush on a naive writer with harrowing consequences.

Ava (2020)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA

A black ops assassin is forced to fight for her own survival after a job goes dangerously wrong.

The A-Team (2010)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:58

A group of Iraq War veterans goes on the run from U.S. military forces while they try to clear their names after being framed for a crime they didn't commit. Along the way, Col. Hannibal Smith, Capt. H.M. ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock , Sgt. Bosco ‘B.A.’ Baracus, and Lt. Templeton ‘Faceman’ Peck help out various people they encounter.

Vice Principals (2016)
Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:59

The story of a high school and the people who almost run it, the vice principals.

Empire (2015)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:19

A powerful family drama about the head of a music empire whose three sons and ex-wife all battle for his throne.

Graceland (2013)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryUSA

Somewhere in Southern California, in a drug raid run by the US government, a beachfront property was seized and turned into a residence for undercover cops. They are all top agents of the DEA, FBI, and Customs and they are living in this house unofficially known as "Graceland". "Graceland" is a place full of secrets, and bad, good, and blurred moments too. The only idyllic thing is its outside look, but the lives of its residents are nothing like it. The lies which are in the base of their undercover work, are formed a web of lies that pervades everything. Coming of a new graduating at the top of his class, FBI rookie, Mike Warren, could make the life of a legendary FBI agent Paul Briggs and the others, more complicated or it could reveal the truth. It is based upon actual events.

Wrecked (2016)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:52

Single-camera comedy centering on a diverse group of survivors adjusting to being stranded on an uninhabited island, a dangerous new world where they must face many threats – mostly brought on by themselves. No longer plugged into the rest of the world, the group struggles to navigate their makeshift society while also learning to live without such modern comforts as indoor plumbing, Wi-Fi, social media and Chipotle.

Human Capital (2020)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA

The lives of two different families collide when their children begin a relationship that leads to a tragic accident.

Taken 3 (2014)
Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryFrance, USA, Spain
Duration01:49

Ex-government operative Bryan Mills finds his life is shattered when he's falsely accused of a murder that hits close to home. As he's pursued by a savvy police inspector, Mills employs his particular set of skills to track the real killer and exact his unique brand of justice.

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Blood of Redemption (2013)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:25

Quinn Forte had it all: power, money, a brother who idolized him, and a woman who loved him. He also had enemies. In the course of one night, he loses everything. Betrayed by someone in his inner circle, Quinn is set up and arrested. His father, the patriarch of the criminal empire is killed and his brother suspects that Quinn is behind it all. When he's released from jail he tries to escape the demons from his past, but that becomes an impossible task. Campbell, the ruthless new leader of "The Company" won't let him leave in peace. So instead of escaping them, Quinn fights back. He joins forces with his former henchman and friend, The Swede, and takes on his enemies head on.

The Condemned 2 (2015)
Markimdb: 4.2
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:28

A former bounty hunter who finds himself on the run as part of a revamped Condemned tournament, in which convicts are forced to fight each other to the death as part of a game that's broadcast to the public.

The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Germany, Sweden
Duration01:55

In Stockholm, Sweden, hacker Lisbeth Salander is hired by Frans Balder, a computer engineer, to retrieve a program that he believes it is too dangerous to exist.

Jack Reacher (2012)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA, China
Duration02:10

When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: "Get Jack Reacher!" So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher against an unexpected enemy, with a skill for violence and a secret to keep.

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:12

Ethan Hunt and his team are racing against time to track down a dangerous terrorist named Hendricks, who has gained access to Russian nuclear launch codes and is planning a strike on the United States. An attempt to stop him ends in an explosion causing severe destruction to the Kremlin and the IMF to be implicated in the bombing, forcing the President to disavow them. No longer being aided by the government, Ethan and his team chase Hendricks around the globe, although they might still be too late to stop a disaster.

Salvation Boulevard (2011)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:36

Set in the world of mega-churches in which a former Deadhead-turned-born again-Christian finds himself on the run from fundamentalist members of his mega-church who will do anything to protect their larger-than-life pastor.

House of the Rising Sun (2011)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA

Ray, an ex-cop, is starting a new life looking to stay out of trouble. One evening, on Ray's watch, the nightclub he works for is robbed and the owner's son is shot dead. As his criminal past is exposed Ray hunts for the person responsible for this crime in an effort to clear his own name. Ray must get to the bottom of this as both the mob and cops start to close in on him as their target suspect.

Locked Down (2010)
Markimdb: 4.2
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:28

Danny, a respected cop, is setup after an investigation goes wrong. While laying low in his new jail cell, Danny is forced to get involved in the inmates underground cage fighting circuit. With the help of Irving, a former mixed martial arts champion, Danny devises a scheme to bring justice and innocence to his family's name, if he can get out of the cage alive.

Wedlock (1991)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:41

A male prison escapee heads for his hidden loot, electronically attached to a female prisoner.

Persecuted (2014)
Markimdb: 3.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:33

Nationally acclaimed evangelist John Luther is the last obstacle in the way of sweeping religious reform in the States. When a U.S. Senator and Luther's own supporters abduct and frame him in the murder of an innocent teenage girl, an unprecedented era of persecution is unleashed. Out on personal recognizance, Luther escapes police surveillance in search of the truth. And suddenly, a once-normal life is targeted by a team of ex-military operatives who wage a relentless campaign to eliminate the incriminating evidence. As evangelist turned fugitive, Luther vows to expose anyone involved with or profiting from the girl's murder; a mission that brings him face-to-face with the coming storm of persecution that will threaten the entire Christian community in America.

Black Moon Rising (1986)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

An FBI free-lancer stashes a stolen Las Vegas-crime tape in a high-tech car stolen by someone else.

St. Ives (1976)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:34

A dabbler-in-crime and his assistant hire an ex-police reporter to recover some stolen papers.

36 Hours (1964)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:55

Germans kidnap an American major and try to convince him that World War II is over, so that they can get details about the Allied invasion of Europe out of him.

The Marksman (2005)
Markimdb: 4.1
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA

Chechen rebels take over a Russian nuclear plant and it's up to a mysterious agent(Snipes) to stop them.

52 Pick-Up (1986)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA

Harry Mitchell is a successful Los Angeles manufacturer whose wife is running for city council. His life is turned upside down when three blackmailers confront him with a video tape of him with his young mistress and demand $100,000. Fearing that the story will hurt his wife's political campaign if he goes to the police, Harry pretends that he will pay the men, but does not follow through.

The Mighty Quinn (1989)
Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA

Police chief Xavier Quinn investigates the gruesome murder of Donald Pater, one of the wealthiest residents on a Caribbean island. He was found decapitated in his Jacuzzi. Although the local political establishment, especially crooked Governor Chalk, insists that small-time thief Maubee is responsible, Xavier has his doubts. This view is complicated by the police chief's personal history with Maubee: The men have been friends since childhood.

Murphy's Law (1986)
Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

A tough police detective escapes from custody after being framed and arrested for the murder of his ex-wife, and must now find the real killer and prove his innocence.

Out of Time (2003)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:45

Matt Lee Whitlock, respected chief of police in small Banyan Key, Florida, must solve a vicious double homicide before he himself falls under suspicion. Matt Lee has to stay a few steps ahead of his own police force and everyone he's trusted in order to find out the truth.

Deception (2008)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

As a corporate auditor who works in a number of different offices, Jonathan McQuarry wanders without an anchor among New York's power brokers. A chance meeting with charismatic lawyer Wyatt Bose leads to Jonathan's introduction to The List, an underground sex club. Jonathan begins an affair with a woman known only as S, who introduces Jonathan to a world of treachery and murder.

The Negotiator (1998)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryGermany, USA
Duration02:14

The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman, who insists he's being framed for his partner's murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking there's evidence in the Internal Affairs offices that might clear him, he takes everyone in the office hostage and demands that another well-known negotiator be brought in to handle the situation and secretly investigate the conspiracy.




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