Movies like Cliffhanger

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Cliffhanger (1993)
 6.4
 118K
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: mountain climbing, heist, climbing, mountain, forces of nature, rescue, money, rocky mountains, heroes, save the day, one man army, danger, escapades, disorder, crime gone awry, hijacking, snow, suitcase, air disaster, wilderness, hostage, crimes, hostages, graphic violence, group of criminals ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s

Most similar movies to Cliffhanger

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, exciting and serious films with plots about danger, heroes, pistol, gun, helicopter, rivalry and chase mostly in Thriller, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like Cliffhanger: Executive Decision (1996), Speed (1994), The Rock (1996), Daylight (1996), Vertical Limit (2000). 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, hijacking, airplane, hostage, rescue, bomb, explosion, violence, surveillance, deception, hand to hand combat, ransom ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: athens greece, london, los angeles, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 322K
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, danger, highway, rescue, hostages, unlikely partners, save the day, bus, hijacking, trapped, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 307K
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, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, fbi, crimes, alcatraz, hostage, chases and races, marines, prison, escape, hostages, commander, mercenary ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 65K
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, explosion, trapped, daring rescue, save the day, dog ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 70s
Place: new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 58K
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: exciting, rough, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: survival, mountaineer, expedition, adventurer, adventure, forces of nature, daring rescue, danger, heroic mission, woman in danger, siblings relations, wilderness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: himalaya, pakistan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 41K
The River Wild (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: While on a family vacation, rafting expert Gail takes on a pair of armed killers while navigating a spectacularly violent river.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, intense, realistic ...
Plot: river, hostage, wilderness, criminal, rafting, family in danger, danger, forces of nature, survival, adventure, hostages, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, usa, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, avalanche, danger, survival, chase, adventure, isolation, deadly, rivalry, leadership, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: austria, former yugoslavia, europe, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 768K
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, heist, storage unit, fbi, courage, christmas, save the day, race against time, marital problem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
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: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, gunfight, bomb, explosion, gold, deception, heist, violence, hung over, racial slur, danger, race against time ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, quarry
Place: new york, usa, quebec, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 75K
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, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: one man army, mercenary, tough law enforcer, hijacking, race against time, nuclear threat, terrorism, warship, save the day, tough heroes, danger, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: hawaii, pentagon, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 330K
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, lone hero, airport, christmas, fight scenes, terrorism, police officer, save the day, one man army, danger, chase, airplane ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1990, 1990s, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 89K
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, desert, helicopter, terrorism, betrayal, explosion, gunfight, race against time, chases and races, escapades, crimes, military ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, utah, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 120K
Rambo III (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure
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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, kidnapping, military base, heroes, one man army, freedom fighter, profanity, swat team, heroic mission, captivity, political unrest, strong violent content ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, pakistan, thailand, middle east, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.6
 479
The Eliminator (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Former LAPD cop, Dakota Varley, enters a power boat race seeking the prize of $250,000, but immediately discovers, first hand, that this race's risk matches the prize: one racer is killed, 3 others seriously injured in multiple action-packed ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, survival, one man army, heroes, most dangerous game, chase, martial arts, island, jungle, rivalry, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 144K
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, kidnapping, commando, father, heroes, mercenary, danger, gunfight, hostage, vengeance, machismo, warrior ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, twentieth century, year 1985
Place: latin america, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.9
 44K
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, crimes, hostages, one man army ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, florida, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 19K
Drop Zone (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A team of skydiving crooks led by DEA-agent-turned-bad Ty Moncrief (Busey) specialize in landing on police roofs and breaking in so their evil computer nerd can steal undercover agents' files and sell them to drug lords. Federal Marshal Pete ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, airplane, terrorist, hijacking, heroes, chase, danger, parachuting, track down, hacker, race against time, faked death ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.6
 564
Avalanche (1994)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Duncan (Hasselhoff) is a murderous thief. When he jumps out of his plane, it crashes into the Rockies and produces an avalanche. A quiet family trapped inside their house will rescue him. They will have to survive the disaster and the madman.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: against the odds, rescue, adventure, confined, chases and races, rivalry, escapades, crimes, deadly, criminal heroes, heroes, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: John Rambo is released from prison by the government for a top-secret covert mission to the last place on Earth he'd want to return - the jungles of Vietnam.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, war, revenge, pow, helicopter, swat team, heroes, one man army, vietnam veteran, soldier, vietnam war, strong violent content ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, arizona, usa, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
On Deadly Ground (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Forrest Taft is an environmental agent who works for the Aegis Oil Company in Alaska. Aegis Oil's corrupt CEO, Michael Jennings, is the kind of person who doesn't care whether or not oil spills into the ocean or onto the land, just as long ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, heroes, fight, heroic mission, rivalry, danger, save the day, deadly, righting the wronged, environmentalism, tough heroes, violence spree ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
 44K
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: ex military, chase, martial arts, survival, mercenary, crimes, danger, deadly, tough heroes, track down, gunfight, drifter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.2
 6K
Hunt to Kill (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A U.S. Border Patrol agent Jim Rhodes, a tough divorcée mourning the loss of his murdered partner while struggling to raise his rebellious daughter in the mountains of Montana. But when a crew of trigger-happy fugitives takes Rhodes and his ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: daughter, profanity, one man army, survival, danger, fugitives, tough heroes, parents and children, heroes, kidnapping, forest, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.1
 305
Hijack (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A prestigious senator and the passengers on board a train are kidnapped by a militia group.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, terrorism, martial arts, hijacking, chases and races, crimes, deadly, race against time, law enforcement, danger, save the day, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 16K
Navy Seals (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: During a rescue mission, a team of Navy Seals discover that a terrorist group have access to deadly US built Stinger missiles, and must set out to locate and destroy them before they can be used.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, soldier, race against time, heroes, battles, military, heroic mission, danger, save the day, war, adventure, leadership ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, frogman, 90s
Place: middle east, lebanon, beirut lebanon, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, ex military, gunfight, battles, machismo, asian woman, violence, village, henchman, mine, nuclear, beard ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, 2010s, 80s
Place: albania, europe, new orleans, nepal, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 3.7
 537
Final Run (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Grand Royale is a new high-tech passenger train with a computerized engine. On its maiden voyage, it suffers a severe technical failure, killing the controller and gradually increasing its already high speed, at the rate of 2 more miles per ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Plot: train, chases and races, adventure, save the day, crimes, rivalry, on the run, androids and robots, danger, one man army, confined, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.7
 4K
Firestorm (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Firefighter Jesse Graves has to save ornithologist Jennifer and other people caught in a forest fire, which was set up by the lawyer of convicted killer Earl Shaye, who escaped from the prison with several of his inmates posing as firefighters to ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, forest fire, catastrophe, hostage, escape, heroes, rescue, fire, criminal, fugitives, adventure, daring rescue ...
Time: 90s
Place: wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.8
 66K
Cobra (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: gang, tough law enforcer, serial killer, police investigation, murder, rivalry, law enforcement, fighting crime, crimes, resistance, danger, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 3.1
 497
Hour of Valor (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Presidential candidate running against the Vice-President plans a trip to the Balkans to negotiate the release of American servicemen being held hostage. Before he leaves, he receives a disk documenting evidence that the Vice-President has been ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, one man army, state affairs, political conspiracy, race against time, secret agents, undercover, adventure, save the day, confined, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, danger, arms dealer, battle, rescue mission, hospital, revolver, cia, rivalry, crimes, partners, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014, 2010s, 80s
Place: mexico, wyoming, moscow russia, romania, bucharest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%