Movies like Cliffhanger

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Cliffhanger (1993)
 6.4
 121K
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, cliffhanger, bloody, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: climbing, mountain climbing, heist, mountain, air disaster, rescue, rocky mountains, heroes, save the day, one man army, danger, escapades, disorder, crime gone awry, money, forces of nature, hijacking, snow, suitcase, wilderness, hostage, crimes, hostages, graphic violence, group of criminals ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: colorado

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Most similar movies to Cliffhanger

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, exciting and entertaining films with plots about heroes, mentor, danger, fight scenes, chase, gun and dialogue mostly in Action, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like Cliffhanger: Executive Decision (1996), Speed (1994), The Rock (1996), Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), Broken Arrow (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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, airplane, hijacking, hostage, rescue, violence, surveillance, explosion, hand to hand combat, ransom, deception, stewardess ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995, 1990s
Place: london, los angeles, athens greece, washington d.c., pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 335K
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, danger, highway, rescue, bomb, hostages, unlikely partners, save the day, hijacking, chases and races, bus, master criminal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 317K
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: exciting, tense, serious, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, alcatraz, fbi, crimes, hostage, chases and races, marines, prison, escape, hostages, commander, mercenary ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, 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: car chase, gunfight, bomb, explosion, lone hero, gold, deception, race against time, police officer, police, puzzle, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.0
 92K
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mexican standoff, helicopter, desert, terrorism, race against time, betrayal, danger, explosion, gunfight, escapades, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, utah, united states, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 342K
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: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, airport, fight scenes, lone hero, christmas, terrorism, police officer, airplane, save the day, one man army, danger, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1990, 90s
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 804K
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, fbi, storage unit, courage, save the day, race against time, marital problem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 46K
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, terrorism, airplane, hostage, danger, passenger, heroes, save the day, fbi, hostages, crimes, one man army ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: florida, los angeles, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
 148K
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: one man army, mercenary, gunfight, kidnapping, commando, father, heroes, danger, hostage, vengeance, machismo, warrior ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, twentieth century
Place: los angeles, latin america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Expendables 2 (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Bulgaria, 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, rough, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, ex military, gunfight, battles, machismo, violence, master warrior, tough heroes, danger, heroes, escapades, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 80s
Place: albania, europe, nepal, new orleans, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 46K
Hard Target (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ex military, chase, survival, mercenary, crimes, danger, deadly, tough heroes, track down, one against many, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Expendables 3 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Germany, Bulgaria
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: danger, battles, partners, heroes, cia, commando, mercenary, rescue, mission, terrorism, rescue mission, revolver ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014, 2010s, 80s
Place: moscow russia, wyoming, romania, new york, bucharest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 59K
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: mountaineer, adventurer, survival, expedition, mountain climbing, adventure, forces of nature, danger, daring rescue, woman in danger, siblings relations, wilderness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: himalaya, pakistan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.5
 5K
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: extreme sports, terrorism, survival, danger, avalanche, skiing, chase, adventure, deadly, rivalry, leadership, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: austria, europe, former yugoslavia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 68K
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: catastrophe, tunnel, survival, race against time, heroes, danger, rescue, trapped, explosion, save the day, daring rescue, dog ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 70s
Place: new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle warfare, terrorism, rescue, heroes, race against time, hostage, kidnapping, martial arts, terrorist attack, behind enemy lines, female fighter, colonel ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, the philippines, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 220K
Rambo (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, Thailand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When governments fail to act on behalf of captive missionaries, ex-Green Beret John James Rambo sets aside his peaceful existence along the Salween River in a war-torn region of Thailand to take action. Although he's still haunted by violent ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, brutal, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, warrior, mercenary, boat, sniper, bomb, heroes, torture, lone hero, hostage, soldier, doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: burma, thailand, asia, arizona, southeast asia
⇓ 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, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: espionage, secret agents, cia, undercover, spy, helicopter, violence, heroes, secret service, deadly virus, top secret, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: spain, sydney australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, one man army, lone hero, gunfight, bomb, chaos, police officer, heroes, hostage, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, california, new york, los angeles, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, girls' night, teens
Plot: secret service, terrorism, president, one man army, white house, terrorist attack, hostage, daring rescue, danger, nuclear threat, secret agents, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa, north korea, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 390K
Spectre (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Austria, Mexico, Italy, Morocco
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, secret agent, james bond, spy, espionage, computer cracker, secret service, british secret service, undercover, danger, 007, one against many ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: united kingdom, london, rome italy, tokyo, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, chase, police detective, on the run, attempted murder, chinatown, police raid, revenge, crime, crimes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: china, los angeles, hong kong, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 12K
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, adventure, chase, mountain, serial killer, investigation, wilderness, on the run, fbi, police, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, vancouver, san francisco, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 6.5
 79K
Under Siege (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This action-packed thriller takes place on the soon-to-be-decommissioned USS Missouri. Disgruntled ex-CIA operative Strannix, his assistant Krill and their group of terrorists seize the battleship with nuclear blackmail in mind. They've planned ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: one man army, mercenary, nuclear threat, battleship, tough law enforcer, u.s. navy, hijacking, race against time, warship, terrorism, save the day, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: hawaii, pentagon, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 5.1
 1K
Bulletproof (1987)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of dangerous terrorists succeeds to get hold of a tank of the army and all its crew.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, hijacking, adventure, crimes, danger, daring rescue, heroes, one man army, deadly, terrorist, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Licence to Kill (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, Mexico, 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, 007, cia, gadget, drug lord, undercover, secret agents, heroes, british secret service, corruption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: mexico, florida, latin america, miami, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Sandra Bullock and Jason Patric star as a young couple whose dream cruise turns to terror when a lunatic computer genius (Willem Dafoe) sets a new course for destruction.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: cruise, catastrophe, boat chase, one man army, race against time, heroes, danger, spouse in danger, boat, ship, heist, master criminal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong, Austria, UK, Morocco
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: suspenseful, exciting, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: spy, espionage, cia, secret agents, mission, conspiracy, hand to hand combat, heroic mission, villain, escapades, chases and races, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, london, vienna, morocco, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.3
 69K
Ninja Assassin (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ninja Assassin follows Raizo, one of the deadliest assassins in the world. Taken from the streets as a child, he was transformed into a trained killer by the Ozunu Clan, a secret society whose very existence is considered a myth. But haunted by the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, intense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, one man army, vengeance, martial arts, assassination, violence spree, assassin, ninja master, haunted by the past, punishment, revenge, hand to hand combat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: china, asia, osaka japan, berlin germany, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Poseidon Adventure (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: A cruise ship succumbs to a terrorist act and capsizes on New Year's eve. A rag-tag group of survivors, spearheaded by a priest and a homeland security agent, must journey through the upside down vessel and attempt an escape.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, cruise ship, christmas, new year's eve, survival, adventure, danger, deadly, save the day, daring rescue, isolation, cruise ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%