Movies like By Dawn's Early Light

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By Dawn's Early Light
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a nuclear missile is launched by presumably Soviet forces toward Turkey, the beginning of the ultimate war to end all wars WW 3 is started. Powers Boothe, his girlfriend and copilot Rebecca DeMornay and their flight crew take off in a B 52 on what they believe is just another drill only to find out that this is the real deal.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, race against time, terrorism, apocalypse, war, danger, deadly, heroes, state affairs, against the odds, military, save the world, false accusation, nuclear missile, chases and races, life is a bitch, escapades, rebellion, society, undercover, chaos, nuclear holocaust, oxygen mask, nuclear weapon, nuclear war ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, soviet union
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Battlestar Galactica
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
USA
44 min.
 8.7
Seven Days in May
Drama, Thriller
USA
118 min.
 7.9
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about heroes, danger, chases and races, terrorism, deadly, state affairs and undercover mostly in Thriller, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like By Dawn's Early Light: Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977), Killer Wave (2007), The Chaos Factor (2000), Seven Days in May (1964), Hennessy (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Twilight's Last Gleaming
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President reveals details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, fighting the system, military, politics, government agency, hostages, prison, one man army, assassination, secret agents, race against time, terrorism ...
Place: asia, montana, usa, vietnam
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System:   95%
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Killer Wave
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Suddenly the US east coast is hit by a type of natural disaster formerly reserved, except after a major earthquake, for the Pacific and Indian ocean rims: tidal waves of the destructive tsunami type. Scientist and fiction author John McAdams attends ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, secret agents, adventure, investigation, race against time, rescue, save the day, save the world, terrorism, forces of nature, heroic mission, political conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine
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System:   83%
    User:   71%
 
The Chaos Factor
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An American army intelligence officer discovers corruption and murder by American soldiers in Vietnam.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, government agency, secret agents, soldier, espionage, investigation, war, fighting the system, race against time, terrorism, vengeance, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, cambodia, china, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   80%
    User:   74%
 
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Seven Days in May
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A U.S. Army general alerts the president of a planned military coup against him.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, conspiracy, cold war, secret service, military, terrorism, betrayal, nuclear, president, white house, fighting the system, political ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future
Place: russia, latin america, california, pentagon, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   63%
 
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Hennessy
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Set in the Seventies, Hennessy is a Irishman who believes in peace, but who has had connections to the IRA. Hennessy's family is killed, and he plots revenge, setting out to assassinate Queen Elizabeth of England.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, hidden identity, assassination attempt, terrorism, adventure, vengeance, rebelliousness, revenge, war hero, political corruption, political intrigue, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
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System:   59%
    User:   62%
 
Diplomatic Siege
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Steve Mitchell is clandestinely sent to the US embassy in Bucharest, Romania to disarm a nuclear bomb that has secretly remained in the building since the end of the Cold War, little does he know that other problems will soon erupt. He must ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, government agency, hostages, one man army, secret agents, special agents, terrorism, race against time, rescue, save the day, heroic mission, hijacking ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, romania, bucharest
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System:   57%
    User:   51%
 
Jarhead 2: Field of Fire
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Battle-scarred and disillusioned by the war, Corporal Chris Merrimette is put in charge of a unit whose next mission is to resupply a remote outpost on the edge of Taliban-controlled territory. While driving through the hostile Helmand province, a ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, battle zone, war, anti war, military, military life, taliban, tough heroes, danger, heroes, against the odds, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, afghanistan
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System:   57%
    User:   47%
 
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The Enemy Within
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Colonel Casey discovers what appears to be plans by General Lloyd to use fake military excercises to assist Jack Giddings in his plans to remove President Foster from office. Colonel Casey, and President Foster must find evidence that there is a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: fighting the system, politics, government agency, special agents, army investigation, betrayal, conspiracy, manhunt, terrorism, uncover truth, political conspiracy, political corruption ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   48%
 
Sword of Gideon
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, France
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Chronicles a Mossad team hand picked to hunt down the terrorists involved in the 1972 Munich Olympic massacre of Israeli athletes.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: vengeance, crimes, danger, deadly, rivalry, fighting the system, terrorism, assassination, contests and competitions, murder, workplace situations, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: israel, middle east, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   60%
 
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Assassin
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A retired agent from an Intelligence Agency is contacted by the Agency in order to stop an ultra-secret robot who is killing some government officials. That will be not an easy task, because the robot looks human and it was specifically built to be ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: a.i., androids and robots, experiment gone awry, future dystopia, technology gone awry, chases and races, crimes, deadly, heroes, politics, imaginary, mad scientist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   56%
 
 4.0
 350
Armstrong
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Cold War has just heated up! CIA Agent Bob Taylor (Charles Napier) arrives in Moscow with his new wife Susan (Kimberley Kates) with a highly secret video tape of Russian missiles leaving an unknown base near Moscow under the cover of darkness. ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, one man army, secret agents, espionage, race against time, terrorism, hijacking, political conspiracy, political intrigue, working undercover, tough heroes, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   48%
 
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World War III
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Soviet paratroopers drop into Alaska to sabotage the oil pipeline in retaliation against a United States grain embargo. A skirmish occurs at a pumping station, lightly defended by Col. Jake Caffey and a National Guard reckon unit. A stalemate ensues ...
Style: epic, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: anti war, battles, danger, military, war, heroes, state affairs, soldier, leadership, wartime life, chases and races, escapades ...
Time: 80s, near future
Place: alaska, russia, usa, soviet union, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   58%
 
The Evil That Men Do
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Professional killer Holland is forced out of retirement to break a Central American government's political torture ring when one of his friends, a Latin American journalist, is killed. The murderer, Doctor Clement Molloch, is the master sadist ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, bounty hunter, secret agents, gory, special agents, assassination attempt, chase, espionage, manhunt, torture, martial arts, serial killer ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, holland, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   53%
 
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Sleeping Dogs
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Recluse Smith (Sam Neill) is drawn into a revolutionary struggle between guerillas and right-wingers in New Zealand. Implicated in a murder and framed as a revolutionary conspirator, Smith tries to maintain an attitude of non-violence while caught ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tragic ending
Plot: fighting the system, politics, government agency, witnessing a crime, intrigue, manhunt, civil war, chaos and mayhem, false accusation, frame up, future dystopia, murder ...
Time: 70s, near future
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   47%
 
Eve of Destruction
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Eve is a military robot made to look exactly like her creator, Dr. Eve Simmons. When she is damaged during a bank robbery, the robot becomes an unstoppable killing machine. Colonel Jim McQuade is assigned to stop the robot and with the help from Dr. ...
Style: futuristic, serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   61%
 
Victory at Entebbe
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The film is based on an actual event: Operation Entebbe and the freeing of Israeli hostages at Entebbe Airport (now Entebbe International Airport) in Uganda.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airport, hostages, airplane, daring rescue, race against time, terrorism, save the day, hijacking, tough heroes, chases and races, confined, crimes ...
Place: uganda
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   54%
 
The Genius Club
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Seven geniuses, with IQs over 200, are plucked from their lives on Christmas Eve to try to solve the world's problems in one night
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: special agents, casino, save the day, terrorism, apocalypse, religions or cults, danger, deadly, heroes, government agency, prodigy, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   55%
 
The Wilby Conspiracy
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Having spent 10 years in prison for nationalist activities, Shack Twala is finally ordered released by the South African Supreme Court but he finds himself almost immediately on the run after a run-in with the police. Assisted by his lawyer Rina Van ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting the system, politics, fugitives, secret agents, on the run, against the rules, police, terrorism, interracial relations, racism, custody, false accusation ...
Time: 70s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   43%
 
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The Final Option
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Switzerland
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When SAS Captain Peter Skellen is thrown out of the service for gross misconduct due to unnecessary violence and bullying, he is soon recruited by The People's Lobby, a fanatical group aiming to hold several US dignitaries hostage. But ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostages, terrorism, working undercover, danger, adventure, heroes, undercover, state affairs, espionage, anti war, isolation, politics ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, london, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   42%
 
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Venomous
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Mutant snakes survived a terrorist attack on a government laboratory, and they now threaten the town of Santa Mira Springs, California. Seismic activity has brought snakes to the surface, where residents are being bitten. Victims can transmit the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, dangerous animal, gory, laboratory, deadly creature, zombie, race against time, save the world, survival, snake, terrorism, apocalypse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   52%
 
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Natural City
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Two cops, R and Noma, hunt down renegade cyborgs. Cyborgs are used as commandos by the military, as lust objects and for companionship. Normaly they have a limited lifespan of three years but black market technology is being developed to be able to ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, a.i., neo noir, androids and robots, man versus machine, save the world, terrorism, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, heroic mission, technology gone awry ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   51%
 
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The Insurgents
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Set in a post-9/11 America, four Americans come together to build a truck bomb and plan to detonate it on a target in the U.S. Highlighting the days leading up to the event.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, crimes, danger, deadly, state affairs, soldier, criminal heroes, politics, bomb, prostitute, revolution, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   40%
 
 5.0
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The Zone
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Former Gulf War hero Rowdy Welles is framed for murder by unscrupulous CIA boss Dick Althorp. As his price of freedom, Welles is ordered to undertake a deadly mission to destroy a nuclear processing plant in a foreign nation, owned by dangerous ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, hostages, one man army, adventure, secret agents, special agents, espionage, manhunt, race against time, save the day, terrorism, heroic mission ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   49%
 
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The Chairman
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An American scientist is sent to Red China to steal the formula for a newly developed agricultural enzyme. What he is not told by his bosses is that a micro-sized bomb has been planted in his brain so that should the mission ever look likely to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, secret agents, espionage, political intrigue, working undercover, chases and races, spy, cold war, countdown, danger, undercover, politics ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: asia, china, russia, usa, taiwan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   37%
 
Crash Point Zero
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a plane carrying a legendary and recently found death ray machine from Siberia to Canada is hijacked and crashes in the remote mountains of Alaska, only a fearless government agent (Treat Williams) will risk his life to save the world. A modern ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostages, adventure, special agents, race against time, airplane, save the day, tough heroes, chases and races, danger, escapades, heroes, one man army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   37%
 
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Meteor
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After a collision with a comet, a nearly 8km wide piece of the asteroid "Orpheus" is heading towards Earth. If it will hit it will cause a incredible catastrophe which will probably extinguish mankind. To stop the meteor NASA wants to use ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nasa, adventure, space travel, end of the world, cold war, russian, government agency, natural disaster, man versus machine, weapons, first contact, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, future
Place: russia, manhattan new york city, hong kong, washington d.c., moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   49%
 
The President's Man: A Line in the Sand
Genre: Drama, Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A counterterrorism specialist is assigned by the President to track down a terrorist who is suspected of planning to set off a nuclear device in the U.S.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, secret agents, leadership, terrorism, race against time, hijacking, terrorist, tough heroes, chases and races, danger, deadly, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, afghanistan, campus, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   49%
 
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Dirty War
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After years of meticulous planning, a terrorist operation is reaching its final stages. The authorities have received no intelligence; they are in a race against time but don't yet know it. As the operation unfolds, we see the working lives of ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, hostages, secret agents, special agents, race against time, save the day, hijacking, terrorism, political conspiracy, working undercover, chases and races, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   44%
    User:   36%
 

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Ignition
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 99 min.
Story: A web of intrigue and conspiracy lies beneath the euphoria as the U.S. is about to put a man on the moon for the first time in over thirty years
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: moon, fighting the system, politics, government agency, special agents, witnessing a crime, assassination attempt, manhunt, military life, police corruption, political conspiracy, political corruption ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   43%
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Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: On a US nuclear missile sub, a young first officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, suspense, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, military, underwater, cold war, nuclear, russian, rebellion, radio, against the rules, weapons, nuclear war, intrigue ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, alabama, pacific ocean, mediterranean sea
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System:   43%
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