Movies like Cliffhanger

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Cliffhanger (1993)
 6.5
 128K
Cliffhanger (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, France, Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A year after losing his friend in a tragic 4,000-foot fall, former ranger Gabe Walker and his partner, Hal, are called to return to the same peak to rescue a group of stranded climbers, only to learn the climbers are actually thieving hijackers who are looking for boxes full of money.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic, suspense, intense, bloody, entertaining, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: climbing, mountain, heist, rocky mountains, rescue, air disaster, mountain climbing, one man army, heroes, save the day, escapades, disorder, crime gone awry, money, forces of nature, hostage, snow, hijacking, wilderness, airplane, crimes, graphic violence, rivalry, group of criminals, one last job ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: colorado

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Most similar movies to Cliffhanger

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, exciting, suspenseful and entertaining films with plots about danger, heroes, chase, tough guy, gunfight, gun and murder mostly in Action, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like Cliffhanger: Executive Decision (1996), Speed (1994), Die Hard (1988), Broken Arrow (1996), The Rock (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Executive Decision (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Terrorists hijack a 747 inbound to Washington D.C., demanding the the release of their imprisoned leader. Intelligence expert David Grant (Kurt Russell) suspects another reason and he is soon the reluctant member of a special assault team that is ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, hijacking, rescue, hostage, ransom, surveillance, deception, stewardess, save the day, bomb, flight attendant ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: los angeles, london, washington d.c., athens greece, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 356K
Speed (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Los Angeles SWAT cop Jack Traven is up against bomb expert Howard Payne, who's after major ransom money. First it's a rigged elevator in a very tall building. Then it's a rigged bus--if it slows, it will blow, bad enough any day, but ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: hostage, bomb, highway, rescue, unlikely partners, save the day, hijacking, bus, master criminal, swat team, terrorism, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
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Die Hard (1988)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: NYPD cop, John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking ...
Style: intense, suspenseful, exciting, serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, hostage, gunfight, terrorist, christmas, heist, storage unit, courage, save the day, marital problem, race against time, fbi ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 98K
Broken Arrow (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When rogue stealth-fighter pilot Vic Deakins deliberately drops off the radar while on maneuvers, the Air Force ends up with two stolen nuclear warheads -- and Deakins's co-pilot, Riley Hale, is the military's only hope for getting them ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mexican standoff, desert, terrorism, race against time, helicopter, betrayal, gunfight, escapades, crimes, military, rivalry, nuclear ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, utah, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Rock (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: FBI chemical warfare expert Stanley Goodspeed is sent on an urgent mission with a former British spy, John Patrick Mason, to stop Gen. Francis X. Hummel from launching chemical weapons on Alcatraz Island into San Francisco. Gen. Hummel demands $100 ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, tense, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, alcatraz, hostage, crimes, fbi, marines, lone hero, mercenary, prison, escape, commander, bio weapon ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 158K
Commando (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: John Matrix, the former leader of a special commando strike force that always got the toughest jobs done, is forced back into action when his young daughter is kidnapped. To find her, Matrix has to fight his way through an array of punks, killers, ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, one man army, commando, kidnapping, father, gunfight, warrior, heroes, hostage, vengeance, machismo, daring rescue ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: los angeles, latin america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: New York detective John McClane is back and kicking bad-guy butt in the third installment of this action-packed series, which finds him teaming with civilian Zeus Carver to prevent the loss of innocent lives. McClane thought he'd seen it all, ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense, buddy comedy, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, gunfight, car chase, bomb, race against time, police officer, lone hero, gold, deception, puzzle, master criminal, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem, north america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 50K
Hard Target (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a woman's father goes missing, she enlist a local to aid in her search. The pair soon discover that her father has died at the hands of a wealthy sportsman who hunts homeless men as a form of recreation.
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ex military, chase, mercenary, crimes, survival, track down, tough heroes, one against many, gunfight, organized crime, showdown ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, hong kong
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100%
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Die Hard 2 (1990)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: John McClane is an off-duty cop gripped with a feeling of déjà vu when on a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation's capital, terrorists seize a major international airport, holding thousands of holiday travelers hostage. Renegade military ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, airplane, fight scenes, airport, christmas, lone hero, police officer, terrorism, one man army, swat team, chase, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1990
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 48K
Passenger 57 (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An infamous terrorist has evaded capture for a long time by being extremely clever and ruthless. Things get interesting when he hijacks a plane carrying famous security expert John Cutter, who isn't about to stand this sort of thing.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hijacking, airplane, terrorism, hostage, heroes, passenger, save the day, fbi, airport, crimes, one man army, criminal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, los angeles, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Expendables 2 (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, China
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ex military, mercenary, gunfight, tough guy, hotshot, battles, machismo, villain, fistfight, sniper, master warrior, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 2012, 80s
Place: albania, europe, paris france, new orleans, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.4
 6K
Extreme Ops (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Luxembourg
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While filming an advertisement, some extreme sports enthusiasts unwittingly stop a group of terrorists.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: extreme sports, terrorism, survival, avalanche, skiing, chase, adventure, isolation, save the day, leadership, rescue, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: austria, former yugoslavia, europe, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Expendables 3 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, Bulgaria, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Barney, Christmas and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks, 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 ...
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, battles, partners, heroes, cia, commando, rescue, terrorism, mission, rescue mission, hospital, ex military ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2014, 80s
Place: new york, north america, usa, bucharest, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 72K
Daylight (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A group of armed robbers fleeing the police head for the New Jersey Tunnel and run right into trucks transporting toxic waste. The spectacular explosion that follows results in both ends of the tunnel collapsing and the handful of people who ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: tunnel, race against time, catastrophe, survival, disaster, heroes, rescue, trapped, daring rescue, save the day, dog, escape attempt ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.9
 61K
Vertical Limit (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Trapped near the summit of K2, the world's second-highest mountain, Annie Garrett radios to base camp for help. Brother Peter hears Annie's message and assembles a team to save her and her group before they succumb to K2's unforgiving ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: survival, mountaineer, adventurer, mountain climbing, expedition, adventure, daring rescue, forces of nature, race against time, heroic mission, wilderness, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: himalaya, pakistan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 13K
Shoot to Kill (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a cunning murderer vanishes into the rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest, pursuing FBI agent Warren Stantin must exchange familiar city streets for unknown wilderness trails. Completely out of his element, Stantin is forced to enlist the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, kidnapping, mountain, adventure, chase, serial killer, investigation, wilderness, on the run, fbi, police, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, vancouver, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Lonely Place to Die (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of five mountaineers are hiking and climbing in the Scottish Highlands when they discover a young Serbian girl buried in a small chamber in the wilderness. They become caught up in a terrifying game of cat and mouse with the kidnappers as ...
Style: rough, tense, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, hiking, mountaineer, kidnapping, wilderness, child in peril, hunt down, extreme sport, rescue, ransom, group of criminals, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Crackerjack (1994)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A cop on vacation at a mountain resort comes to the rescue when the resort is taken over by violent criminals.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: mountain, resort, terrorism, heroes, good versus evil, hostage, heist, ski resort, terrorist plot, hostile takeover, female assassin, isolation ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Rambo III (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Combat has taken its toll on Rambo, but he's finally begun to find inner peace in a monastery. When Rambo's friend and mentor Col. Trautman asks for his help on a top secret mission to Afghanistan, Rambo declines but must reconsider when ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, heroes, kidnapping, military base, lone hero, freedom fighter, rambo, swat team, behind enemy lines, tough heroes, captivity, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, pakistan, thailand, middle east, ussr ...
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15%
The Hunt for Eagle One: Crash Point (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The Strike Force team is back in this action-packed sequel to "The Hunt For Eagle One"! Terrorists have stolen a Ground Control Encoder...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle warfare, lieutenant, martial arts, terrorism, rescue, heroes, race against time, hostage, kidnapping, behind enemy lines, terrorist attack, female fighter ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, melbourne australia, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the national ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: secret service, terrorism, president, one man army, white house, terrorist attack, hostage, secret agents, daring rescue, nuclear threat, save the day, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa, north korea, pentagon, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 103K
Licence to Kill (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: James Bond and his American colleague Felix Leiter arrest the drug lord Sanchez who succeeds in escaping and takes revenge on Felix and his wife. Bond knows but just one thing: revenge.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, espionage, murder, cia, drug lord, gadget, heroes, secret agents, undercover, british secret service, corruption, secret service ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: mexico, florida, latin america, miami, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: John McClane is back and badder than ever, and this time he's working for Homeland Security. He calls on the services of a young hacker in his bid to stop a ring of Internet terrorists intent on taking control of America's computer ...
Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hacker, fbi, terrorism, hostage, gunfight, one man army, lone hero, geek, bomb, chaos, police officer, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c., baltimore, new york, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Assault on Devil's Island (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When one of Mike McBride's men goes rogue and takes a group of gymnasts hostage to Devil's Island in exchange for the return of drug lord Carlos Gallindo, the SEALS face their most perilous assignment yet.
Style: sexy, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, island, kidnapping, woman in danger, race against time, betrayal, tough heroes, graphic violence, criminal's revenge, escapades, daring rescue, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: caribbean, washington d.c., seattle, miami, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Mission: Impossible II (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: With computer genius Luther Stickell at his side and a beautiful thief on his mind, agent Ethan Hunt races across Australia and Spain to stop a former IMF agent from unleashing a genetically engineered biological weapon called Chimera. This mission, ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: espionage, secret agents, cia, undercover, spy, agent, infected, antidote, heroes, lone hero, showdown, helicopter ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: spain, australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 431K
Spectre (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: james bond, secret agents, secret service, spy, espionage, british secret service, undercover, computer cracker, 007, heroes, heroic mission, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: united kingdom, london, rome italy, tokyo, mexico city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate - an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.
Style: breathtaking, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: cia agent, spy, mission, espionage, cia, secret agents, conspiracy, tough guy, fistfight, heroic mission, villain, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, london, vienna, europe, morocco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 341K
The Expendables (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria, Spain, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Barney Ross leads a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, a martial arts expert, heavy weapons specialist, demolitionist, and a loose-cannon sniper. When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, realistic, heroic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, tough guy, sniper, gunfight, chase, unstoppable, fistfight, escape, master warrior, martial arts, machismo, army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s, 80s
Place: latin america, somalia, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
The Replacement Killers (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Hired assassin John Lee is asked by Chinatown crime boss Terence Wei to murder the young son of policeman Stan Zedkov. Lee has the boy in his sights, but his conscience gets the better of him, and he spares the child's life. Afraid that Wei ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, chase, police detective, on the run, attempted murder, police raid, revenge, crimes, criminal's revenge, gangsters, replacement ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: china, los angeles, hong kong, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 257K
The A-Team (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: exciting, ridiculous, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chase, team, adventure, frame up, ex military, mercenary, cia, crimes, on the run, gunfight, machismo, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, year 2010, 2010s ...
Place: baghdad iraq, los angeles, germany, usa, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%