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Critical Assembly (2002)
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Critical Assembly (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Critical Assembly is based on two college students (Katherine Heigl and Kerr Smith) who build a nuclear device, which is stolen by a fellow student. When it ends up in the hands of a terrorist, they work with an FBI agent (Beach) in a race against time.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, race against time, danger, chases and races, law enforcement, heroes, deadly, undercover, state affairs, hitman, betrayal, fbi agent, professor, terrorist group, media coverage, sex, sniper, swat team, terrorist, student, police, scientist, hotel, fbi, arms dealer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about danger, chases and races, terrorism, deadly, race against time, heroes and crimes mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Critical Assembly: Hour of Valor (2000), Collateral Damage (2002), American Meltdown (2004), Detonator (2003), Hijack (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The President's Man: A Line in the Sand (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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.
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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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Collateral Damage (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Firefighter Gordon Brewer is plunged into the complex and dangerous world of international terrorism after he loses his wife and child in a bombing credited to Claudio 'The Wolf' Perrini.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, 2000s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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American Meltdown (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: serious, exciting, suspense, tense, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Duration: 92 min.
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Genre: Action, Thriller
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Duration: 94 min.
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Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, rough
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Dying of the Light (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Bahamas, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Evan Lake, a veteran CIA agent, has been ordered to retire. But when his protégé uncovers evidence that Lake's nemesis, the terrorist Banir, has resurfaced, Lake goes rogue, embarking on a perilous, intercontinental mission to eliminate his ...
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Duration: 85 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough
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Counterstrike (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 3.6
 722
Panic (2002)
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Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Unstoppable (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
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Story: The deranged military and former CIA agent Dean Cage is in a rehab program, trying to forget the traumatic loss of his best friend Scott in Bosnia. When he dates with his girl-friend and Scott's sister, Detective Amy Knight, in a dinning ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 716
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.3
 4K
Sniper 3 (2004)
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Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, intense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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