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Demolition University (1997)
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Demolition University (1997)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: College students on a field trip encounter terrorists planning to poison the city's water supply.
Style: psychological, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: college, hostage, terrorist, student, explosion, poison, crimes, athlete's life, heroes, hostages, confined, terrorism, anti hero, danger, chases and races, deadly, rivalry, anti heroes, water, veteran, sniper, death, betrayal, traitor, gunfight ...
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and exciting films with plots about danger, crimes, heroes, chases and races, rivalry, deadly and confined mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Demolition University: Demolition High (1996), Blast (1997), Frogmen Operation Stormbringer (2002), Submerged (2000), Bulletproof (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Demolition High (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When a group of terrorists (led by Luther) take over a high school making the students in it their hostages, it is up to several of the students (led by Lenny) to help prevent disaster while the authorities (Slater and General Wainwright) do their ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: high school, hostage, school, confined, soldier, rescue, terrorism, teenage life, chases and races, heroes, hostages, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
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95%
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Blast (1997)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Terrorists attempt to disrupt the Atlanta Olympics by kidnapping the U.S. women's swim team. If their demands are not met, the team will be executed. Only janitor Jack Bryant, a former Olympic gymnast champion of Tae Kwon Do felled by injuries ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, heroes, martial arts, janitor, danger, law enforcement, deadly, alcohol abuse, hostages, confined, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Frogmen Operation Stormbringer (2002)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Captain Rick Jeffries is the head of a group of elite soldiers who swim into action, doing the dirty jobs no else can or wants to do. They are in pursuit of a world traveling terrorist known only as Casper, and have the difficult job of bringing him ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, undercover, adventure, rivalry, heroic mission, terrorism, confined, chases and races, danger, escapades, deadly, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, frogman
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Operation Delta Force 5: Random Fire (2000)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Delta Force team are brought in once again to deal with an evil villain in foreign lands.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: soldier, terrorism, chases and races, rivalry, confined, escapades, heroes, undercover, rescue, crimes, deadly, military ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Submerged (2000)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Navy SEALs launch a rescue mission after terrorists plunge a jet carrying a missile-launching computer into the sea.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, heroic mission, heroes, race against time, daring rescue, rivalry, gang, danger, deadly, crimes, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, terrorism, hijacking, adventure, crimes, danger, daring rescue, heroes, one man army, deadly, love interest, terrorist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.2
 344
Steel Sharks (1997)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Submarine crews wage a silent war beneath the waves in this undersea thriller.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, military, heroes, hostages, adventure, rivalry, underwater, ocean or sea, battles, terrorism, rescue, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 2K
The Defender (2004)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Romania
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The global war on terror rages on. When a government official goes missing, Lance, a man with an impressive record of service to his country, finds himself protecting the man who embodies everything he has dedicated his life to fight against.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, daring rescue, danger, state affairs, one man army, tough heroes, law enforcement, chases and races, save the day, secret agents, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 90s
Place: romania, europe, washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Peacekeeper (1997)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a terrorist group steals the US President's personal communications computer for launching the US arsenal in case of war, only a heroic Major has the key to prevent a Presidential assassination or a nuclear holocaust.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, race against time, nuclear threat, chase, one man army, secret agents, crimes, law enforcement, danger, hostages, daring rescue, save the day ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., pentagon, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 3.7
 983
Icebreaker (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At the the Killington ski resort something has gone awry. Evil terrorists led by the sinister Greig have taken the resort hostage with a stolen nuclear device. It's up to Ski Patrol bum Matt Foster to save the day... and his fiancé.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, hostage, confined, save the day, hostages, danger, deadly, escapades, race against time, isolation, nuclear threat ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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%
American Tigers (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Terrorists from all countries are to be reunited in order to join forces against their governments. The USA army notice it. A group of assassins, waiting in jail to be executed by firing squad get the chance to be exonerated if they participate in ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, adventure, partners, crimes, danger, military, tough heroes, heroic mission, terrorism, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.8
 584
Interceptor (1992)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A U.S. Air Force officer tries to stop a murderous group of terrorists whom are trying to steal two top secret F-117A Stealth Fighters from the cargo hold of a gigantic C-5 Galaxy Transport flying at 30,000 feet over the Atlantic Ocean.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, heroes, airplane, adventure, deadly, rivalry, profanity, confined, crimes, chases and races, injustice, graphic violence ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.7
 179
Fear (1988)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A family living in an isolated cabin in the woods are terrorized by a gang of escaped convicts. Their leader, a serial killer, is a disturbed Vietnam veteran. What the gang doesn't know is that the family's father is also a Vietnam ...
Style: exciting, scary, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: hostage, chases and races, danger, crimes, on the road, vietnam war, violence spree, missing person, family in danger, kidnapping, deadly, gang ...
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.5
 88
Crisis (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Alex reluctantly collects debts for the mob. Alex has led his brother Tony to believe that he is a shoe-salesman. However Alex's real talents will be desperately needed as the story unfolds. Tony has aligned himself with a group of mercenaries ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, hostage, martial arts, terrorism, crimes, deadly, master and servant, hostages, rivalry, siblings relations, chases and races, confined ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, heroic mission, hostages, race against time, crimes, danger, rescue, save the day, politics, state affairs, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, balkan, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
In the Line of Duty III: Force of the Dragon (1988)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In a bloody beginning, a pair of stylish Japanese thieves steal some valuable gems. In a harrowing scene, during their escape, they kill the partner of a ruffled detective (think Columbo with a Chuck Barris hairdo). The detective swears revenge, and ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, graphic violence, crime gone awry, chases and races, rivalry, terrorism, track down, vengeance, law enforcement, danger, partners, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 3.8
 3K
Black Dawn (2005)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jonathan Cold returns, this time he goes Undercover to stop a group of Terrorists before they bomb Los Angeles.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, one man army, undercover, race against time, chase, secret agents, martial arts, nuclear bomb, car chase, confined, rivalry, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, utah, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 3.2
 594
Air Rage (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When a Marine Colonel orders his men to massacre a village they were sent to rescue some hostages but when they found them dead they decide to get some payback. Upon returning to the States the Colonel would be court-martialed and made a plea ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: airplane, save the day, daring rescue, government agency, terrorism, hostage, danger, adventure, hostages, deadly, rivalry, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.2
 421
Con Express (2002)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A hotheaded Alaskan customs agent (Sean Patrick Flannery) unwillingly teams up with a coldhearted but beautiful Soviet agent (Ursula Karven) to capture a rogue Russian general (Arnold Vosloo), selling a shipment of deadly nerve gas. Tensions and ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary
Place: usa, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Genre: Action
Country: USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A gang of four eyed crooks led by Kurt Bishop (McCarthy) are ripping off top dollar computer chips from a list of factories. The night they hit Dynaphase Systems, two dirty employees are staying late using company resources to develop their own ...
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.8
 1K
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Genre: Action
Country: South Korea
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Myung-sin, who has become a pirate, lives with hatred in his heart and endures the hardships, seeks revenge on the two nations, North and South Korea, using nuclear waste that has the devastating power of plutonium. Se-jong, a South Korean naval ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, heroes, politics, secret agents, vengeance, undercover, save the day, heroic mission, haunted by the past, political conspiracy, rivalry, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, russia, asia, southeast asia, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Marine 3: Homefront (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A Marine must do whatever it takes to save his kidnapped niece and stop a terrorist attack masterminded by a radical militia group.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, soldier, kidnapping, one man army, daring rescue, save the day, danger, crimes, rivalry, tough heroes, hostages ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 571
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Genre: Action
Country: USA, France
Duration: 92 min.
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 5.5
 709
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Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
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25%
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 716
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Style: exciting, tense, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 2K
Skyscraper (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A helicopter charter turns deadly when the pilot finds that she is on a building held by terrorists. It is up to her and her husband to save the hostages.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sexy, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: skyscraper, terrorism, hostage, adventure, confined, hostages, rivalry, crimes, heroes, chases and races, good versus evil, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Genre: Action
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Duration: 91 min.
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Style: exciting, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Assassin's Game (2015)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Legendary hitman Vet Jones never expected to accept another mission. But when his son fails to assassinate an important target, and a powerful crime boss gives Jones an ultimatum - finish the job or his son dies - Jones has no choice but to accept. ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.8
 469
Raven (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Martin Grant has been hiding for years to escape his past as a ruthless mercenary in the elite force Raven Team. He's recently been engaged and are trying to forget the nightmares of murder and betrayal. Martin was convinced, that he could ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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