Movies like Detention 2003

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Detention (2003)
 4.3
 2K
Detention (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A heroic high school teacher leads a band of students trapped in school by violent drug-runners.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: high school, school, mercenary, ex soldier, one man army, survival, heist, hardcase students, tough heroes, confined, danger, deadly, heroes, rivalry, youth, dedicated educator, hostages, master warrior, teachers and students, crimes, drive away, armored car, teacher, juvenile delinquent, high school student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bosnia

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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 pistol, gunfight, martial arts, violence, heroes, danger and hand to hand combat mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Detention: Command Performance (2009), The Killing Machine (2010), The Russian Specialist (2005), Captured (2000), Direct Action (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Command Performance (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Moscow charity concert turns bloody when armed extortionists take the headlining American pop-star, Venus, and the Russian President with his family, hostage. The drummer of a heavy metal warm-up band, an ex-bad ass biker played by Lundgren, and a ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, siege, rock, gory, one man army, tough heroes, confined, danger, deadly, heroes, rivalry, ghost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Killing Machine (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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, one man army, tough heroes, killer, danger, deadly, heroes, rivalry, gangsters, secret identity, special agents, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, vancouver british columbia canada, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
The Russian Specialist (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Russian ex-hit man is called back to Russia for one last job. This time against his former employees, the Russian mob.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, vengeance, kidnapping, prostitute, tough heroes, hitman, crimes, rivalry, gang, gangsters, soldier, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 3.3
 950
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, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, chase, submarine, race against time, terrorism, military, government agency, leadership, save the day, frame up, hijacking, working undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, russia, usa, washington d.c., moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Direct Action (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Frank Gannon, a veteran cop, is being hunted by his fellow police officers after they learned he has betrayed the brotherhood and exposed to the feds wide scale corruption of the LAPD. He has one day left to prove his case and survive.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police detective, crime, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, fighting the system, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, workplace, tough law enforcer, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 4K
The Package (2013)
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, crime lord, tough heroes, chases and races, danger, escapades, heroes, crimes, impalement, one man army, one against many, tough guy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Silent Trigger (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Waxman is a former Special Forces soldier who is now working as a heavily armed assassin for a top secret government agency. When a covert mission goes terribly wrong, Waxman and fellow assassin Clegg become that agency's prime targets.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, soldier, criminal's revenge, government agency, adventure, hostages, secret agents, special agents, assassination attempt, betrayal, chase, manhunt ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.0
 5K
The Marine 2 (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rebels seize control of the hotel where a Marine sniper and his wife are staying. Can he save the day?
Style: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, resort, marine, sniper, terrorism, hostages, hotel, save the day, tough heroes, crimes, danger, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Direct Contact (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An imprisoned ex-US Special forces operative in Eastern Europe, is offered his freedom and money to rescue an American woman, who has been kidnapped by a ruthless warlord. But, shortly after freeing her discovers that the kidnap story was just a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, prison, tough heroes, adventure, chases and races, confined, crimes, danger, deadly, heroes, daring rescue, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.1
 1K
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: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, one man army, daring rescue, save the day, tough heroes, chases and races, danger, deadly, heroes, government agency, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: romania, europe, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.9
 3K
Blackjack (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After saving Casey, a daughter of his friend, from hired assassins, Jack Devlin is hit with a strange phobia - fear of white color. But when his other friend, who works as a bodyguard for a supermodel, is wounded, Jack decides to step in for him. ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, hitman, danger, assassination attempt, chase, witnessing a crime, heroic mission, woman in danger, tough heroes, crimes, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, terrorist, terrorism, kidnapping, one man army, daring rescue, tough heroes, danger, heroes, military, hostages, save the day ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington state, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, hostage, daughter, kidnapping, tough heroes, chases and races, in the woods, wilderness, crimes, danger, deadly, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, montana, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, chase, race against time, terrorism, nuclear threat, government agency, hostages, secret agents, assassination attempt, daring rescue, save the day, car chase ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, washington d.c., pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.4
 709
No Contest (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A beauty contest turns into a hostage situation, when the Miss Galaxy competition is taken over by a gang, demanding a ransom of diamonds. Sharon, a kick-boxing actress, is the host of the show, and the thorn in the terrorists side.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, terrorism, hostage, machine gun, swimming pool, blood, one woman army, terrorist plot, femme fatale, senator, explosion, terrorist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.8
 3K
Men of War (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Nick Gunar is a burnt-out, jaded and hard-up former mercenary who is having a difficult time adjusting to civilian life. At the end of his rope, he is hired by the Nitro Mine Corporation to strong-arm the natives of a South China Sea island into ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, village, jungle, mercenary, bar fight, lone wolves, one man army, adventure, betrayal, rescue, vengeance, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Maximum Conviction (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, prison, chase, rescue, tough heroes, confined, danger, heroes, master warrior, on the run, chases and races, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Mercenary for Justice (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA, South Africa
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mercenary John Seeger is one of the best in the business. John and his crew battle some soldiers on Galmoral Island in Southern Africa as they're trying to rescue the French Ambassador -- there's a coup going on. Some of John's ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, prison, mercenary, ambassador, lighthouse, one man army, rescue, hostages, master criminal, cia, bank vault, bank robbery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cape town south africa, miami, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Missionary Man (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A mysterious stranger rolls into town on a unique motorcycle. All he carries is the bible and a desire for justice. Past vengeance collides as Ryder rights an injustice from his past and liberates the small town from a malicious oppressor.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, modern western, one man army, hitman, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, lone wolves, fighting crime, vengeance, vigilantism, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The President's Man: A Line in the Sand (2002)
Genre: Drama, Action, 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.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, terrorism, one man army, secret agents, nuclear bomb, leadership, race against time, hijacking, tough heroes, chases and races, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, middle east, illinois, campus ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Storm Catcher (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A renegade general plots to bomb Washington using a new top secret jet called the Storm Catcher. The only trouble is only one man is capable of flying it. So they seek to put him on the run in a conspiracy that makes him appear to have murdered ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, terrorism, fighting the system, airplane, on the run, crime, false accusation, political conspiracy, righting the wronged, chases and races, danger, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
 2K
Deadly Prey (1987)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of sadistic mercenaries led by Col. John Hogan kidnap Michael Danton from his home, and set him loose on the grounds of their secret camp to be used as training for new recruits. Danton has been called the "most perfect killer ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, manhunt, most dangerous game, military, violence, rifle, psychopath, machine gun, swamp, martial arts, mercenary, exploding body ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
 10K
The Substitute (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After he did some jobs for CIA, ex-marine John Shale is visiting his high school love Jane. She's now a teacher in Columbus High School in Miami. Soon after his arriving Jane has her knee cap broken while jogging. After that, John decides to go ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: high school, teachers and students, high school life, hardcase students, hidden identity, gang, crime, urban ghetto, working undercover, tough heroes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: florida, miami, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 4.0
 465
Black Thunder (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When the top secret prototype of the Nova Stealth fighter has been stolen, the Pentagon launches big alarm; the plane shouldn't come into hostile hands...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, airplane, pilot, race against time, terrorism, military, secret agents, adventure, daring rescue, save the day, officers and cadets, basic training ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.7
 187
Warhead (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Terrorists seize an American nuclear missile site and threaten to launch the missiles at Washington unless the President resigns immediately and $1 billion is placed in a Swiss account in 8 hours.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: race against time, terrorism, adventure, chases and races, danger, heroes, save the world, chaos and mayhem, confined, crimes, deadly, escapades ...
Time: 90s
Place: haiti, idaho, pentagon, switzerland, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Avenging Force (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Martial arts expert Matt Hunter was one of the most promising operatives in Army intelligence until his parents were killed by terrorists, and he retired to the family's farm in Louisiana to take care of his 12-year-old sister Sara and their ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, one man army, rescue, survival, terrorism, kidnapping, racism, government agency, wilderness, adventure, secret agents, special agents ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
 13K
6 Bullets (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary known for finding missing children is hired by a mixed martial arts fighter whose daughter has been kidnapped.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, danger, urban, crime, daring rescue, missing child, tough heroes, crimes, heroes, master warrior, accidental killing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: rough, serious, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: airplane, race against time, terrorism, law enforcement, one man army, adventure, secret agents, special agents, daring rescue, espionage, save the day, heroic mission ...
Time: 90s
Place: pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 7K
Skin Trade (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Thailand, Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After his family is killed by a Serbian gangster with international interests. NYC detective Nick goes to S.E. Asia and teams up with a Thai detective to get revenge and destroy the syndicates human trafficking network.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, sex slavery, human trafficking, drugs/alcohol, tough law enforcer, vengeance, strong sexual content, crime, tough heroes, crimes, heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, usa, bangkok thailand, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 68K
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, mercenary, one man army, ship, cook, terrorism, race against time, nuclear threat, tough law enforcer, nuclear missile, save the day, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: battleship, pentagon, hawaii, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%