Movies about the setups

List of the best movies about the setups selected by visitors to our site: Diaz - Don't Clean Up This Blood, One for the Money, 8213: Gacy House, Messages Deleted, Sword of the Assassin, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Persecuted, Stan Lee's Lucky Man, Jack Reacher, Taken 3.

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Diaz - Don't Clean Up This Blood (2012)
Markimdb: 7.2
CountryItaly, Romania, France
PlotOn real events, Pads, Uprising
PlaceSchool, Italy
StyleAction, Heavy, Makes me think, Serious

A reenactment of the final days of the 2001 G8 Summit.

One for the Money (2012)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, melodrama, crime
CharactersStrong women, Family, Hunters
PlotAdventure, Investigation, Missing people, Pads, Shopping
StyleRomantic, Exciting

An unemployed lingerie buyer convinces her bail bondsman cousin to give her a shot as a bounty hunter. Her first assignment is to track down a former cop on the run for murder – the same man who broke her heart years before. With the help of some friends and the best bounty hunter in the business, she slowly learns what it takes to be a true bounty hunter.

8213: Gacy House (2010)
Markimdb: 3.2
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CharactersSerial killers
PlotInvestigation, Death, Supernatural, Ghosts, Pads
TimeDark ones
StyleHeavy, Serious, Disturbing

A group of paranormal investigators enter the abandoned home of paedophile and serial killer John Gacy, hoping to find evidence of paranormal activity. Upon entering the house they set-up cameras throughout the abandoned house while going room to room with hand-held cameras, performing séance's and asking for John Gacy to come forward. As the evening progresses it seems the investigators are not prepared for the horror still within the house.

Messages Deleted (2010)
Markimdb: 5
Genrethriller, detective
CharactersSerial killers, Teachers, Writers
PlotRevenge, Pads
StyleUnexpected ending, Serious, Disturbing

A quivering voice begs to screenwriter, Joel Brandt, to pick up the phone on a message from his answering machine. Thinking it a prank, Joel deletes the message. The caller is found dead. Another caller leaves Joel a message; there is another murder...then another...then another. The killer has Joel's attention, and Joel has the attention of the police. Now the prime suspect in a series of murders, Joel discovers this psychotic killer has targeted him for a reason found within his body of work. Will Joel be able to re-write his ending, or be forced to pay the ultimate price?

Sword of the Assassin (2012)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, drama, history
PlotMartial Arts, Revenge, Pads
StyleExciting, For men

Nguyen Vu is the sole survivor of his family who was executed by the empress of Vietnam. Upon discovering that his family may have been framed for crimes they did not commit, he sets out to bring justice and clear his family name.

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CharactersHackers, CIA, Spy, Terrorists, Killers
PlotAdventure, Skirmishes, Fight, Intrigue, Mystery
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Serious

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.

Persecuted (2014)
Markimdb: 3.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, detective
CharactersFBI, Priests
PlotAbduction, Political, Chase, Pads, Rivalry
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

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.

Stan Lee's Lucky Man (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSuperhero, Police, Criminals, Losers
PlotGambling, Investigation, Happiness, Conspiracies, Mystery
PlacePrison, England, London
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

London cop and compulsive gambler Harry Clayton is on the verge of losing everything. On the night when his huge debts are to be called in, he meets the enigmatic Eve, who gives him a mysterious bracelet said to endow the wearer with immense luck. Harry's fortunes suddenly begin to shift, but he also soon finds himself sucked into a sinister crime wave sweeping through the city.

Jack Reacher (2012)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA, China
CharactersSnipers, Heroes, Lawyers, Tough guys
PlotSkirmishes, Investigation, Mystery, Conspiracies, Pads
StyleExciting, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

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.

Taken 3 (2014)
Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller
CountryFrance, USA
PlotHostage, Chase, Pads, Rivalry
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

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.

The Prey (2011)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CharactersSerial killers, Heroes
PlotSurvival, Prison Break, Life, Pursuit, Chase
PlacePrison, Forest, France
StyleExciting, Action, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A robber escapes from prison with a single objective in mind: to track down his former cellmate, a serial killer who intends to pin his crimes on him. A cop is sent after the robber who, despite his best efforts, soon becomes Public Enemy Number One. As the protagonists are driven to their limits, it becomes increasingly unclear who is the hunter and who is the prey.

Vivegam (2017)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, drama, crime
CharactersSpy, Military, Soldier, Eagle
PlotSurvival, Skirmishes, Weapon, Conspiracies, Pads
PlaceRussia, India, Serbia

A group of counter-terrorism agents are brought in to track down a man who was once the head of their squad, and is believed to have gone rogue.

House of the Rising Sun (2011)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CharactersGangsters, Heroes
PlotInvestigation, Pads
PlaceNight Clubs
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

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.

Human Capital (2020)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, crime
PlotCheating, Pads
StyleHeavy, Makes me think, For men, Disturbing

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

Empire (2015)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, music
CharactersGay, Rappers, Businessmen, Singers
PlotMusic, Hip Hop, Pads, Rivalry
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleTwisted plot, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

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

Crash Pad (2017)
Markimdb: 5.8
CountryCanada, USA
PlotLove, Betrayal, Pads, Blackmail

A hopeless romantic who thinks he's found true love with an older woman, only to learn that she's married and that his fling is merely an instrument of revenge against her neglectful husband.

Platinum Data (2013)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, detective
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Cyberpunk

Set in the year 2017, the Japanese government attempts to secretly control the DNA of its people. Ryuhei Kagura (Kazunari Ninomiya) is a top scientist in the field of DNA analysis. He works at the DNA analysis institution run by the National Police Agency. When the inventor of the DNA analysis system is murdered, Ryuhei Kagura's own DNA is found at the murder scene. Ryuhei Kagura becomes the prime suspect and then he becomes a fugitive. Veteran detective Reiji Asama (Etsushi Toyokawa) goes in pursuit.

Graceland (2013)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genreaction, drama, crime
CharactersSpecial agents, FBI, Girlfriends
PlaceBeach, USA, Los Angeles
StyleAction, Fascinating, Serious, For men, Disturbing

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.

Confession of Murder (2012)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersSerial killers
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Pads, Rivalry
PlaceAsia, Korea
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy, Black humor

On the day the 15-year statute of limitations expired on a high profile serial murder case that claimed the lives of 10 women, a family member of the victim throws himself off the building in front of Choi Hyeong-goo, the detective in charge of the case. Two years later, a man called Lee Doo-seok publishes a book titled "I am the Murderer" claiming responsibility for the murders that took place 17 years ago. His book becomes a bestseller because of the author’s charming looks and his vivid depiction of the crime. The detective and the self-proclaimed murderer meet face to face on a television debate show. Believing that Lee is nothing but a con artist, Detective Choi renews his search for the ultimate truth. Then another man appears suddenly, claiming he is the real killer.

Switch (2011)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, crime
PlotInvestigation, Chase, Pads, False accusations
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Serious, Disturbing

In Montreal, the unemployed fashion designer Sophie Malaterre is shown a website,, where it is possible to switch houses with a stranger for vacation. Sophie seeks an apartment in Paris nearby the Eiffel Tower that belongs to Bénédicte Serteaux and they change apartments. Sophie arrives in Paris on Saturday morning. The next morning, policemen break in the apartment and arrest Sophie while she is having a bath. Detective Damien Forgeat interrogates Sophie believing that she is Bénédicte and she learns that a beheaded body was found in her room and all evidence of her life has been deleted.