Movies like Con Air

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Con Air (1997)
 6.9
 294K
Con Air (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the government puts all its rotten criminal eggs in one airborne basket, it's asking for trouble. Before you can say, "Pass the barf bag," the crooks control the plane, led by creepy Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom. Watching his every move is the just-released Cameron Poe, who'd rather reunite with his family.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, intense, rough, stylized, entertaining, buddy movie ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, master criminal, convict, one man army, prison, machismo, helicopter, law enforcement, confined, tough heroes, war hero, gunfight, terrorism, federal agent, brutality, heroes, rapist, husband wife relationship, terrorist, escape, desert, undercover, war veteran, airport ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, north america, california, san francisco, united states

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Most similar movies to Con Air

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, suspenseful, realistic and serious films with plots about violence, murder, danger, gun, gunfight, tough guy and crimes mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Con Air: Passenger 57 (1992), Speed (1994), Executive Decision (1996), Face/Off (1997), Broken Arrow (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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%
 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%
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
 370K
Face/Off (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: An antiterrorism agent goes under the knife to acquire the likeness of a terrorist and gather details about a bombing plot. When the terrorist escapes custody, he undergoes surgery to look like the agent so he can get close to the agent's ...
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, master criminal, fbi, revenge, special agents, hidden identity, undercover, arch villain, mexican standoff, prison, race against time, bomb ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 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%
 7.1
 357K
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%
 7.4
 333K
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 ⇓
67%
 5.8
 34K
Sudden Death (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: International action superstar Jean Claude Van Damme teams with Powers Boothe in a Tension-packed, suspense thriller, set against the back-drop of a Stanley Cup game.Van Damme portrays a father whose daughter is suddenly taken during a championship ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, ice hockey, terrorist, terrorism, heroes, race against time, one man army, ransom, vice president, firefighter, graphic violence, undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.2
 856K
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 ⇓
75%
 6.3
 201K
Transporter 2 (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Professional driver Frank Martin is living in Miami, where he is temporarily filling in for a friend as the chauffeur for a government narcotics control policymaker and his family. The young boy in the family is targeted for kidnapping, and Frank ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, car chase, fight scenes, kidnapping, martial arts, weapons, deadly virus, race against time, virus, chase, bodyguard, helicopter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, florida, usa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Urban Justice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Seagal plays a man with a dark and violent past, who seeks revenge for the murder of his son.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, revenge, murder, chase, investigation, martial arts, gangsters, car chase, death in the family, track down, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 110K
Eraser (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: U.S. Marshall John Kruger erases the identities of people enrolled in the Witness Protection Program. His current assignment is to protect Lee Cullen, who's uncovered evidence that the weapons manufacturer she works for has been selling to ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: betrayal, conspiracy, treason, rogue agent, witness protection, gunfight, witness, woman in danger, on the run, deception, corporate crime, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1996, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, baltimore, california, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.0
 345
Hangfire (1991)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a large group of escaped convicts take Ike Slayton, a Vietnam veteran's wife hostage, Slayton enlists the help of his old army friend in a furious search to find her, while a hard-nosed National Guardsman leads a platoon of solders ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: escape, evacuation, heroes, kidnapping, small town, hostage, state trooper, graphic violence, crimes, fugitives, rivalry, confined ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.0
 166K
Transporter 3 (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Frank Martin puts the driving gloves on to deliver Valentina, the kidnapped daughter of a Ukranian government official, from Marseilles to Odessa on the Black Sea. En route, he has to contend with thugs who want to intercept Valentina's safe ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: one man army, car chase, tough guy, fistfight, car, delivery, martial arts, heroes, murder, disobey, tough heroes, mercenary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, ukraine, budapest
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.9
 430
Lion Strike (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr. Johnny Wu becomes involved in a global Mafia arms cartel when they kidnap his son Bobby. The cartel, made-up of underworld leaders from around the world, become aware that he stumbled onto valuable information on a computer disk he possesses. ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: forest, one man army, master warrior, chase, heroes, gangsters, hitman, murder, kidnapping, martial arts, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.6
 29K
12 Rounds (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When New Orleans cop Danny Fisher prevents a brilliant thief from successfully carrying out his latest heist, the thief's girlfriend is accidentally killed. Hungry for revenge, the criminal mastermind breaks out of prison and kidnaps ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, police, vengeance, crimes, mind game, woman in danger, family, rescue, moral dilemma, police officer, life philosophy, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 383K
Furious 7 (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Japan, Canada, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for his comatose brother.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, car race, car, street racing, race, chase, rescue mission, crimes, vengeance, friends, revenge, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, tokyo, azerbaijan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.0
 47K
A Man Apart (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diablo but it's easier said than done when ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, vengeance, crimes, drug cartel, graphic violence, police officer, cocaine, machismo, vigilantism, organized crime, heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, los angeles, usa, latin america, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.9
 122K
The Raid 2 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: After fighting his way through an apartment building populated by an army of dangerous criminals and escaping with his life, SWAT team member Rama goes undercover, joining a powerful Indonesian crime syndicate to protect his family and uncover ...
Style: stylized, realistic, rough, brutal, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, warrior, one man army, organized crime, gangsters, mission, fight, police corruption, undercover, fighting crime, swat team, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.0
 528
Sonic Impact (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A dangerous criminal hijacks a plane with his fellow prisoners and threatens to crash it into a populated area. The agent who captured him sets out to stop him.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: hijacking, airplane, hostage, daring rescue, special agents, confined, law enforcement, crimes, airplane hijack, abduction, murder, hijacker ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.4
 59K
Blackhat (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A man is released from prison to help American and Chinese authorities pursue a mysterious cyber criminal. The dangerous search leads them from Chicago to Hong Kong.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hacker, terrorism, terrorist, terrorist plot, computer, conspiracy, technology, computers and web, race against time, special agents, state affairs, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: hong kong, malaysia, chicago illinois, usa, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 6.7
 240K
Escape Plan (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, twists and turns, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison escape, lone hero, outsmarting, escape plan, escape, against the odds, revenge, torture, resourceful, survival, convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2013, 2010s, 80s ...
Place: usa, morocco, new orleans, miami, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.3
 372
Mask of Death (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While attempting to flee from the FBI, the criminal Frank Dallio kills Detective McKenna's wife, Rachel. McKenna himself is shot in the face by the professional killer Lyle Mason, who dies in a car crash shortly thereafter. The FBI persuades ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, hitman, betrayal, undercover, assassination attempt, gangsters, fbi, plastic surgery, timebomb, tattoo, fistfight, helicopter ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.9
 4K
The Package (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A courier for a local crime lord must deliver a mysterious package while being chased by a horde of unusual gangsters.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, crimes, tough heroes, crime boss, organized crime, husband wife relationship, hostage, deception, brother brother relationship, delivery man, escapades, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Numbers Station (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When the moral values of a longtime wetwork black ops agent is tested during his last operation, he receives an unfavorable psych evaluation. Now he is given a break and a seemingly uncomplicated assignment of simply protecting the security of a ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, undercover, survival, woman in danger, assassination, vengeance, adaptation, betrayal, happy ending, secret service, confined, special agents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, nevada, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Maximum Conviction (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When former black ops operative Tom Steele and his partner Manning are assigned to decommission an old prison, they must oversee the arrival of two mysterious female prisoners. Before long, an elite force of mercenaries assault the prison in search ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, rescue, prison, martial arts, partners, confined, tough heroes, master warrior, on the run, heroes, graphic violence, woman fights a man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Hungary
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, finds himself for the first time on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack - unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: cia, agent, car chase, one man army, heroes, escape, bomb, tough cop, heroic mission, save the day, partners against crime, snitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: russia, langley virginia, moscow russia, new york, chernobyl
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Upon learning that he has to come out of retirement to steal 50 cars in one night to save his brother Kip's life, former car thief Randall "Memphis" Raines enlists help from a few "boost happy" pals to accomplish a seemingly ...
Style: intense, exciting, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: heist, car chase, car thief, car, chase, master criminal, race against time, thief, blackmail, organized crime, theft, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%