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, ex soldier, survival, one man army, mercenary, hostages, confined, tough heroes, youth, teachers and students, danger, master warrior, dedicated educator, kidnapping, rescue, school, heist, corrupt cop, crimes, heroes, armored car, deadly, rivalry, hardcase students, drive away ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 martial arts, hand to hand combat, pistol, gunfight, violence, blood and machine gun 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 Contact (2009). 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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, siege, confined, hostages, crimes, deadly, one man army, danger, tough heroes, american abroad, russian, government agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia
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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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, one man army, secret identity, danger, tough heroes, deadly, crimes, special agents, confined, tough guy, murder, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, vancouver british columbia canada, hong kong
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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, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, one man army, heroes, tough heroes, crimes, danger, deadly, gangsters, gang, kidnapping, prostitute, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 968
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: special agents, terrorism, race against time, submarine, military, save the day, state affairs, danger, government agency, working undercover, frame up, russian ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, russia, new york, moscow russia, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, prison, daring rescue, confined, adventure, danger, tough heroes, chases and races, crimes, one man army, one against many, prison fight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, crime lord, crimes, danger, tough heroes, chases and races, organized crime, deception, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship, hostage, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, captivating
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police detective, tough law enforcer, rivalry, partners, fighting the system, workplace, dishonesty, law enforcement, uncover truth, workplace situations, crime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.8
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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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, suspenseful, exciting ...
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Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ 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: serious, realistic, suspense, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 94 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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 ⇓
47%
 4.4
 721
No Contest (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, sexy ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Marine 3: Homefront (2013)
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Style: rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Missionary Man (2007)
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Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Last Patrol (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, rough, futuristic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Under Siege (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
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46%
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Blackjack (1998)
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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: suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Deadly Prey (1987)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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6 Bullets (2012)
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Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
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Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
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Duration: 119 min.
Story: When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the national ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 7K
Skin Trade (2014)
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Country: Thailand, Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough ...
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Black Thunder (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.9
 11K
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, florida, miami, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%