Movies like Dead Silence 1997

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Dead Silence (1997)
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Dead Silence (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three escaped convicts take a group of deaf students hostage but their teacher is Marlee Matlin!
Style: psychological, exciting, tense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns, surprise ending, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: asthma, hostage, rescue, bus, on the run, school, special agents, heroes, kidnapping, betrayal, hijacking, crimes, missing person, fugitives, rivalry, law enforcement, mind game, confined, mute or deaf, one man army, child in peril, race against time, crime gone awry, dishonesty, murderous pair ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, canada, pennsylvania, new york state

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Most similar movies to Dead Silence

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, danger, rivalry, chases and races, deadly, heroes and law enforcement mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Dead Silence: Sacrifice (2011), Counterstrike (2002), Tunnel (2002), Christmas Rush (2002), Detonator (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Sacrifice (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tough undercover cop inadvertently gets involved in a dangerous heroin ring when a young defector of the drug trade leaves his five year-old sister in his care.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, partners against crime, law enforcement, crimes, police detective, confined, hopes, tough heroes, graphic violence, child in peril, nudity (full frontal - brief), rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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95%
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Counterstrike (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Secret Service agent and his brother, a reckless ATF agent, try to stop a group of extreme right-wing U.S. military mercenaries, led by a fanatic Taiwanese vixen, who hijack the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner with the U.S. and Chinese presidents on ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, daring rescue, adventure, rescue, save the day, special agents, rivalry, confined, race against time, undercover, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, china
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82%
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Tunnel (2002)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An ex-SAS agent and a thief battle for their lives as air runs out in a maze of abandoned mine tunnels while they're searching for $200 million in stolen diamonds.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, adventure, bounty hunter, save the day, one man army, escape, hostage, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, crimes, race against time, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Christmas Rush (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the season of giving, the department took his badge. Criminals took his wife. Now, one cop is taking matters into his own hands
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, law enforcement, race against time, rivalry, partners, crimes, disorder, master criminal, crime gone awry, one man army, ice hockey, hostage ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Detonator (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A former FBI agent must stop a crazy man from blowing up bombs.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, save the day, undercover, master criminal, rivalry, special agents, terrorism, law enforcement, crimes, race against time, vengeance, fbi ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Absolute Deception (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A widowed reporter recruits the help of a federal agent to investigate her late husband's secrets, but the two become the target of unknown attackers. When FBI Agent John Nelson’s key informant, Miles, is abducted and shot, all that’s left ...
Style: psychological, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, special agents, uncover truth, undercover, investigation, manhunt, law enforcement, couple relations, dishonesty, journalism, espionage, agent as target ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, australia, hong kong, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, terrorism, martial arts, hijacking, race against time, heroes, confined, law enforcement, crimes, save the day, terrorist plot, hostage ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Hamilton 2: But Not If It Concerns Your Daughter (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Swedish intelligence officer Carl Hamilton's 7-year-old goddaughter Nathalie is kidnapped. When the kidnapping's underlying motive becomes known, the Swedish authorities assume a passive role, forcing Hamilton to action. With the help of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, rescue, track down, special agents, law enforcement, assassination attempt, crimes, heroes, rivalry, secret agents, child abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Icarus (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Trained KGB assassin, EDWARD GENN (code name ICARUS), worked years ago as a sleeper agent in America. But when the Soviet Union collapsed, he quickly found himself in a foreign country with no one to trust. Determined to escape his muddled ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, one man army, secret identity, crimes, confined, special agents, tough heroes, heroes, murder, tough guy, gangsters, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, hong kong, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Diplomatic Siege (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Steve Mitchell is clandestinely sent to the US embassy in Bucharest, Romania to disarm a nuclear bomb that has secretly remained in the building since the end of the Cold War, little does he know that other problems will soon erupt. He must ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, heroic mission, politics, crimes, save the day, rescue, race against time, secret agents, state affairs, government agency, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, balkan, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.6
 206
The Zone (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Former Gulf War hero Rowdy Welles is framed for murder by unscrupulous CIA boss Dick Althorp. As his price of freedom, Welles is ordered to undertake a deadly mission to destroy a nuclear processing plant in a foreign nation, owned by dangerous ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, adventure, one man army, good versus evil, race against time, confined, escapades, terrorism, manhunt, law enforcement, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Lethal (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A sexy and lethal female mercenary takes on an international syndicate of weapons smugglers run by the Russian Mafia.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female martial artist, rescue, save the day, adventure, secret agents, undercover, government agency, espionage, confined, law enforcement, dishonesty, one man army ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Escape Under Pressure (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A luxury cruise liner is requisitioned by the Greek government in an attempt to give safe passage to national treasures worth millions of pounds. The liner is attacked by an art collector who finds out about the plan. During the hijack the liner ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroic mission, treasure hunt, race against time, confined, heroes, crimes, escapades, one man army, rivalry, obsessive quest, rescue, ship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 3.0
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The Alternate (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The President of the United States, in the midst of negative public opinion, is kidnapped while attending a charity function. However, this is all part of a plan to boost his ratings, the 'kidnappers' being a CIA black ops team. It seems ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, terrorism, undercover, daring rescue, save the day, rescue, heroes, crimes, dishonesty, secret agents, special agents, head of state ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, hostage, race against time, save the day, tunnel, train, mind game, crimes, law enforcement, confined, ransom, extortion ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Scenes of the Crime (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young man about to get married earns extra cash by driving a local mobster, but things go awry when the mobster is shot dead by a rival crime boss.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, crimes, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, gang, dishonesty, gangsters, rivalry, criminal's revenge, woman in danger, hostage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Hostage (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When a mafia accountant is taken hostage on his beat, a police officer – wracked by guilt from a prior stint as a negotiator – must negotiate the standoff, even as his own family is held captive by the mob.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hostage, kidnapping, home invasion, hostage negotiator, one man army, fbi, crimes, small town, swat team, rescue, hostage situation, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Betrayal (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When one of her hits goes wrong, a professional assassin ends up with a suitcase full of a million dollars belonging to a mob boss ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, parody
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, chase, dishonesty, police investigation, crimes, criminal's revenge, hitman, tough heroes, law enforcement, master criminal, criminal heroes, femme fatale ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Mistrial (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a cop-killer goes free, a detective's search for personal justice veers dangerously out of control. Declaring a mistrial, he takes the accused, the judge and the jury hostage...and begins a trial of his own.
Style: realistic, psychological, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, hostage, legal investigation, law enforcement, hotshot lawyer, crimes, murder, false accusation, injustice, confined, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Strategic Command (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rick Harding is a former Marines officer, now working in the FBI as a chemical weapons designer. While packing up for the night, a group of armed soldiers led by wanted criminal Carlos Gruber, break into the FBI research lab. They steal large ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, confined, one man army, terrorism, law enforcement, daring rescue, save the day, race against time, escapades, rivalry, crimes, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Caught in the Headlights (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Story: A federal agent, Kate Parker arrives in a small rural town to extradite Claire Scott, a young woman suspected of murdering a government scientist. Kate is prevented from delivering her prisoner as the mysterious John Lawson, a rouge agent, now ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: injustice, crimes, law enforcement, isolation, female criminal, special agents, fugitives, confined, policewoman, runaway, danger, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Contractor (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria, UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Former CIA Operative, James Dial is coaxed back into action to kill a terrorist in London, but it all goes wrong and he is forced into hiding, where he meets and befriends a 12 year old girl.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, betrayal, assassination, manhunt, heroes, crimes, murder, hitman, on the run, friendship, law enforcer killer, train travel ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, usa, europe, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.6
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Terminal Rush (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of terrorists, led by a Brit and a psycho (in a great performance by "Rowdy" Roddy Piper) take control of the Hoover Dam and demand $25 million or they will kill civilians and dam workers they have taken hostage. But the terrorists ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, one man army, terrorism, martial arts, disaster, catastrophe, haunted by the past, frame up, americana, redemption, hijacking, vigilantism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 6.6
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Toy Soldiers (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After federal agents arrest a drug czar and put him on trial, the cartel leader's vicious son storms a prep school and takes its students hostage. They rebel against the armed intruders and try to take back their academy by any means necessary.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, siege, preparatory school, heroic mission, rescue, friendship, high school, teenage life, rebelliousness, hardcase students, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, virginia, florida, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Captured (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Matt Hendricks (Dolph Lundgren) is the US Navy's top Marine Special Operations Commander and is facing his toughest challenge yet - Escorting the deadliest viral weapon on the planet back to a safe Storage Faciliy.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, special agents, terrorism, working undercover, race against time, save the day, state affairs, military, government agency, frame up, russian, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, russia, washington d.c., pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Night of the Following Day (1969)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two kidnappers snatch a girl off the streets and imprison her in a remote beach house.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, psychopath, cafe, airport, murder, chase, crime gone awry, hitman, stewardess, disorder, cons and scams, woman in danger ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 87K
Haywire (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Mallory Kane is a highly trained operative who works for a government security contractor in the dirtiest, most dangerous corners of the world. After successfully freeing a Chinese journalist held hostage, she is double crossed and left for dead by ...
Style: serious, rough, twists and turns, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one woman army, mercenary, betrayal, rivalry, hitman, one man army, manhunt, dishonesty, rescue, secret agents, mission gone awry, fistfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., barcelona, ireland, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.1
 424
Moving Target (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A bounty hunter with a pregnant wife who is urging him to get a regular job gets framed for murder and trapped in a war between Russian gangsters.
Style: suspenseful, serious, intense, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, chase, heroes, track down, murder, crimes, gangsters, fugitives, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, on the run, violence ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.6
 1K
Rain Fall (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A hit man looks to protect the daughter of one of his victims against CIA assassins.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, police officer, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, tough heroes, chase, police, conspiracy, deception, corrupt official ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, new york, usa, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Aurora: Operation Intercept (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: There have been two mysterious plane crashes in only 48 hours. The aircraft suddenly lose control and crash, killing everyone aboard. A woman of Russian descent, Francesca Zaborszin, the daughter of a slain Federal investigator, claims ...
Style: serious, exciting, futuristic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: hostage, airplane, race against time, terrorism, law enforcement, disaster, tough heroes, catastrophe, crimes, secret agents, undercover, espionage ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%