Movies like Detention 2003

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Detention (2003)
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Detention
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, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: high school, school, hardcase students, tough heroes, confined, danger, deadly, heroes, ex soldier, mercenary, rivalry, youth, one man army, survival, dedicated educator, heist, hostages, master warrior, teachers and students, crimes, drive away, armored car, detention, juvenile delinquent, high school teacher ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bosnia
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Strike Back
Action, Drama, Thriller
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Die Hard
Action, Thriller
USA
132 min.
 8.2
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, rough and realistic films with plots about danger, rivalry, gunfight, violence, heroes, pistol and crimes mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Detention: Command Performance (2009), The Killing Machine (2010), The Russian Specialist (2005), Captured (2000), Silent Trigger (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Command Performance
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, rock, gory, tough heroes, confined, danger, deadly, heroes, terrorism, rivalry, ghost, hostages ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
The Killing Machine
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: one man army, kgb, tough heroes, danger, deadly, heroes, rivalry, gangsters, secret identity, special agents, kidnapping, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, vancouver british columbia canada, hong kong
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System:   85%
    User:   91%
 
The Russian Specialist
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, tough heroes, hitman, crimes, prostitute, rivalry, gang, gangsters, soldier, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   81%
    User:   92%
 
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Captured
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, special agents, chase, submarine, race against time, leadership, terrorism, save the day, frame up, hijacking, working undercover, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, russia, usa, washington d.c., moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   56%
 
Silent Trigger
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: criminal's revenge, government agency, hostages, adventure, secret agents, special agents, assassination attempt, betrayal, chase, hitman, manhunt, on the run ...
Time: 90s
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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, hotel, resort, save the day, tough heroes, crimes, danger, terrorism, heroes, sniper, marine, hostages ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   52%
 
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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 ...
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Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   52%
 
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Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, Western
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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, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, one man army, lone wolves, fighting crime, modern western, vengeance, vigilantism, hitman, murder ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   56%
 
The President's Man: A Line in the Sand
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, secret agents, leadership, terrorism, race against time, hijacking, terrorist, tough heroes, chases and races, danger, deadly, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, afghanistan, campus, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   45%
 
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Men of War
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
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Time: 90s
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   50%
 
 5.1
 4K
The Package
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, tough heroes, chases and races, danger, escapades, heroes, crime lord, crimes, face mask, one last job, stylized violence, sociopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   47%
 
Mercenary for Justice
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, kidnapping, hostages, master criminal, one man army, adventure, secret agents, tough law enforcer, rescue, daring rescue, ambassador, lighthouse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: miami, cape town south africa, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   41%
 
 5.2
 6K
Hunt to Kill
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, tough heroes, in the woods, chases and races, wilderness, crimes, danger, deadly, daughter, hostage, escapades, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: montana, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   46%
 
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The Last Patrol
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a massive earthquake destroys Los Angeles, a new order is formed. But disagreement among the ranks leads to more war and disruption, and The Last Patrol must bring order if there's to be any hope for the future.
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, criminal heroes, adventure, desert, race against time, rescue, prison, island, survival, apocalypse, earthquake, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future, near future
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   49%
 
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The Defender
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
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System:   45%
    User:   45%
 
 4.0
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Black Thunder
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
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   37%
 
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Blackjack
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, witnessing a crime, heroic mission, woman in danger, hitman, tough heroes, danger, crimes, assassination attempt, deadly, heroes, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   42%
 
The Marine 3: Homefront
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: one man army, soldier, daring rescue, tough heroes, danger, heroes, terrorist, terrorism, military, kidnapping, hostages, save the day ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington state, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   37%
 
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The Marine
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of diamond thieves on the run kidnap the wife of a recently discharged marine who goes on a chase through the South Carolinian wilderness to retrieve her.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, kidnapping, car chase, one man army, violence, daring rescue, explosions, tough heroes, chases and races, lone hero, fight scenes, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2000s
Place: europe, south carolina, usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   46%
 
 4.4
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No Contest
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, terrorism, hostages, adventure, one man army, special agents, contests and competitions, race against time, daring rescue, terrorist, daughter, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   31%
 
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 18K
Toy Soldiers
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: boarding school, adventure, friendship, high school, father son relationship, hostage, violence, hostages, mafia, young heroes, mentor, terrorist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, florida, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   36%
 
Storm Catcher
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting the system, on the run, airplane, crime, false accusation, political conspiracy, righting the wronged, chases and races, danger, one man army, heroes, terrorism ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   38%
 
Aurora: Operation Intercept
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, one man army, adventure, secret agents, special agents, daring rescue, race against time, espionage, terrorism, save the day, heroic mission, hijacking ...
Time: 90s
Place: pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   34%
 
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The Substitute: Failure Is Not an Option
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A former mercenary joins a military academy as a teacher. He soon discovers a neo-Nazi group, code-named Werewolves, formed among the cadets. He also quickly finds that they have military leadership among the officers at the Academy.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: school, gang, hidden identity, college, secret agents, officers and cadets, teachers and students, racism, working undercover, crimes, undercover, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   28%
 
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Deadly Prey
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, one man army, manhunt, wilderness, survival, chases and races, danger, deadly, chase, most dangerous game, fistfight, exploding helicopter ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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System:   35%
    User:   41%
 
 5.8
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Hong Kong 97
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Hong Kong 97 takes place in Hong Kong right before the transfer of power from Britain to China. Reginald Cameron, an assassin affiliated with a large corporation with interests in the colony, guns down key members of the Chinese envoy which will ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, assassination, chase, false accusation, hitman, frame up, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, best friends ...
Time: 90s, near future
Place: asia, china, england, hong kong, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   33%
 
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The Substitute
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, teacher, school, gang, chase, vigilante, drug dealing, crime, drugs, violence, gangs, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, miami, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   32%
 
The Peacekeeper
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, hostages, one man army, secret agents, chase, assassination attempt, race against time, terrorism, daring rescue, save the day, heroic mission, hijacking ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, washington d.c., pentagon
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System:   33%
    User:   30%
 

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Hour of Valor
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
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Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Former LAPD cop, Dakota Varley, enters a power boat race seeking the prize of $250,000, but immediately discovers, first hand, that this race's risk matches the prize: one racer is killed, 3 others seriously injured in multiple action-packed ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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