Movies like Detention 2003

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Detention (2003)
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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, suspense, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: high school, hostage, ex soldier, survival, hostages, confined, one man army, youth, teachers and students, danger, master warrior, dedicated educator, mercenary, kidnapping, rescue, tough heroes, school, heist, heroes, corrupt cop, crimes, armored car, deadly, rivalry, hardcase students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia

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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 gun, fistfight, gunfight, heroes, pistol, martial arts and violence mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Detention: Maximum Conviction (2012), The Substitute (1996), Command Performance (2009), Air Force One (1997), Deadly Outbreak (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Maximum Conviction (2012)
Genre: Action, 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, rescue, prison, martial arts, confined, partners, tough heroes, master warrior, on the run, danger, heroes, foot chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, oregon
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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, suspenseful, serious, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: teachers and students, high school, hidden identity, danger, high school life, crime, undercover, gang, youth, society, crimes, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, cuba
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, confined, hostages, siege, tough heroes, crimes, danger, deadly, heroes, american abroad, russian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Air Force One (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Russian terrorists conspire to hijack the aircraft with the president and his family on board. The commander in chief finds himself facing an impossible predicament: give in to the terrorists and sacrifice his family, or risk everything to uphold ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: secret service, hijacking, airplane, hostage, president, negotiation, usa president, prison, terrorism, conspiracy, head of state, political prisoner ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Deadly Outbreak (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dutton Hatfield, played by Jeff Speakman, is working for the American embassy. He finds himself inside a biochemical weapon laboratory when terrorists headed by Colonel Baron (played by TimeCop villain Ron Silver) take over the place. Baron is ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bio weapon, computer cracker, heroes, terrorism, one man army, tough heroes, crimes, danger, save the day, deadly, master criminal, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: israel, pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
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The Last Patrol (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Israel, USA
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, rough, suspenseful, bleak, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
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Time: future, near future
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 4K
The Mechanik (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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Special Forces (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When the crazed commander (Eli Danker) of a sadistic army in Moldavia kidnaps an American photojournalist (Daniella Deutscher) and holds her hostage, his misguided actions ignite a targeted response from Maj. Don Harding (Marshall R. Teague) and his ...
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Time: contemporary, year 1995
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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.
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Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, russia, moscow russia, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.0
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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: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, marine, terrorism, one man army, heroes, resort, sniper, danger, crimes, save the day, tough heroes, spouse in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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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 ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: rough, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, soldier, hostage, kidnapping, one man army, daring rescue, save the day, danger, crimes, rivalry, tough heroes, hostages ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.8
 12K
Arena (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: David Lord finds himself forced into the savage world of a modern gladiatorial arena, where men fight to the death for the entertainment of the online masses.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seattle washington, hong kong, london, seattle, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, race against time, nuclear threat, chase, one man army, secret agents, danger, law enforcement, hostages, daring rescue, crimes, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., pentagon, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Born to Fight (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a remote Thai village is overrun by terrorists armed with a nuclear missile, an elite undercover operative leads the most unique fighting force ever assembled in a heroic bid to save their nation.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, martial arts, race against time, hostage, tough law enforcer, danger, adventure, terrorism, tough heroes, confined, good versus evil, save the day ...
Time: contemporary
Place: bangkok thailand, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, one man army, heroes, martial arts, daring rescue, race against time, crimes, confined, escapades, good versus evil, save the day, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.2
 48K
Hard Target (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a woman's father goes missing, she enlist a local to aid in her search. The pair soon discover that her father has died at the hands of a wealthy sportsman who hunts homeless men as a form of recreation.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.9
 422
Running Red (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Gregori is an ex-Soviet Commando haunted by the death of his brother, and trying to forget his old life in the US. However, Gregori realizes after he has already started a family of his own that the past is never far behind. A former superior from ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: martial arts, heroes, behind enemy lines, one against many, gunfight, terrorist, chases and races, crimes, danger, starting over, assassination, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, terrorism, survival, rescue, kidnapping, adventure, one man army, race against time, save the day, deadly, danger, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 848
No Contest (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 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: exciting, sexy, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, martial arts, hostage, terrorist, race against time, danger, swat team, kidnapping, beauty pageant, showdown, swimming pool, one woman army ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The President's Man: A Line in the Sand (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, terrorism, one man army, heroes, secret agents, undercover, race against time, good versus evil, law enforcement, confined, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, middle east, illinois, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, gangsters, hitman, modern western, criminal's revenge, murder, deadly, crimes, fighting crime, danger, lone wolves, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%