Movies like Detonator 2003

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Detonator (2003)
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Detonator (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A former FBI agent must stop a crazy man from blowing up bombs.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, one man army, save the day, special agents, crimes, terrorism, master criminal, vengeance, rivalry, law enforcement, race against time, fbi, heroes, campaign, government agency, state affairs, revenge, fight, kidnapping, fire, gunfight, bomb, false identity, fistfight, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california

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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 deadly, danger, terrorism, rivalry, chases and races, crimes and race against time mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Detonator: Target (2004), Christmas Rush (2002), Counterstrike (2002), Shakedown (2002), Hour of Valor (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Target (2004)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: U.S. Army sniper Charlie Snow finds himself at the other end of the crosshairs when the brother of an Eastern European arms dealer whom he killed decides to take vengeance on Charlie and his family in L.A.
Style: realistic, serious, rough
Plot: crimes, rivalry, state affairs, soldier, law enforcement, graphic violence, hostage, save the day, vengeance, adventure, criminal's revenge, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, turkey
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95%
 5.1
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Christmas Rush (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the season of giving, the department took his badge. Criminals took his wife. Now, one cop is taking matters into his own hands
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, law enforcement, race against time, rivalry, partners, crimes, disorder, master criminal, crime gone awry, one man army, ice hockey, hostage ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 4.3
 589
Counterstrike (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Secret Service agent and his brother, a reckless ATF agent, try to stop a group of extreme right-wing U.S. military mercenaries, led by a fanatic Taiwanese vixen, who hijack the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner with the U.S. and Chinese presidents on ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, daring rescue, adventure, rescue, save the day, special agents, rivalry, confined, race against time, undercover, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 3.9
 346
Shakedown (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In Los Angeles a deadly plague called the 'Pandora' virus is stolen from a high-security installation...
Style: futuristic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, plague, virus, fbi, save the day, one man army, law enforcement, government agency, terrorism, secret agents, race against time, hijacking ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 3.3
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Hour of Valor (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, one man army, hijacking, political conspiracy, state affairs, secret agents, confined, undercover, save the day, adventure, race against time, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bio weapon, computer cracker, terrorism, heroes, one man army, graphic violence, tough heroes, law enforcement, rivalry, crimes, special agents, save the day ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: israel, pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, heroic mission, politics, crimes, save the day, rescue, race against time, secret agents, state affairs, government agency, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, balkan, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 2.8
 1K
Hangmen (1987)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rob Greene has information about an undercover terror team inside the CIA led by Joe Connelly. To stay alive with the knowledge, he is advised to stay undercover by his supervisor Andrews. Connelly's men try to kill Greene, but he can escape ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, psychopath, tough heroes, vengeance, working undercover, boss and employee, heroes, save the day, secret agents, law enforcement, race against time, state affairs ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Lethal (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A sexy and lethal female mercenary takes on an international syndicate of weapons smugglers run by the Russian Mafia.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female martial artist, rescue, save the day, adventure, secret agents, undercover, government agency, espionage, confined, law enforcement, dishonesty, one man army ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Homeland Security (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Admiral McKee (Tom Skerritt) is retired, when following the events of 9/11 he receives a call from the White House informing him that his commander in chief requires him to serve his country once again. Shortly after this he is sworn into office as ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, save the day, head of state, law enforcement, secret agents, special agents, heroes, race against time, state affairs, government agency, political conspiracy ...
Time: september 11 2001, 90s
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.8
 659
Final Approach (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: FBI hostage rescue team leader Jack Bender has been sacked for not being a team player, and months later he finds himself in the ultimate hostage nightmare: stuck aboard a plane that's been taken over by a group of well-armed terrorists who ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, terrorism, rescue, daring rescue, race against time, crimes, one man army, tough heroes, heroes, save the day, master criminal, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Dying of the Light (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Bahamas, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Evan Lake, a veteran CIA agent, has been ordered to retire. But when his protégé uncovers evidence that Lake's nemesis, the terrorist Banir, has resurfaced, Lake goes rogue, embarking on a perilous, intercontinental mission to eliminate his ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, espionage, track down, retirement, undercover, special agents, secret agents, revenge, cia, law enforcement, rivalry, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., bucharest, kenya, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.6
 206
The Zone (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Former Gulf War hero Rowdy Welles is framed for murder by unscrupulous CIA boss Dick Althorp. As his price of freedom, Welles is ordered to undertake a deadly mission to destroy a nuclear processing plant in a foreign nation, owned by dangerous ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, adventure, one man army, good versus evil, race against time, confined, escapades, terrorism, manhunt, law enforcement, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 2K
Blast (2004)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Germany, South Africa, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A terrorist posing as environmentalist hijacks an oil rig off the coast of California with the intent of detonating an electromagnetic bomb over the US.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, terrorism, hidden identity, daring rescue, escapades, law enforcement, rivalry, save the day, undercover, adventure, isolation, one man army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.0
 399
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, exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, terrorism, martial arts, hijacking, race against time, heroes, confined, law enforcement, crimes, save the day, terrorist plot, hostage ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Detonator (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sonni Griffith, a top US Secret Agent must protect a witness as he crosses Europe.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, woman in danger, undercover, special agents, adventure, on the run, save the day, gang, gangsters, escapades, witnessing a crime, survival ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Crash Point Zero (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a plane carrying a legendary and recently found death ray machine from Siberia to Canada is hijacked and crashes in the remote mountains of Alaska, only a fearless government agent (Treat Williams) will risk his life to save the world. A modern ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, confined, terrorism, save the day, adventure, survival, tough heroes, undercover, race against time, heroes, daring rescue, one man army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Dead in a Heartbeat (2002)
Genre: Drama, Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An unlikely duo, Lieutenant Tom Royko of the Seattle Bomb Squad and renowned heart surgeon, Dr. Gillian Hayes, find themselves in a race against time to track down a disturbed bomber who is inexplicably causing Dr. Hayes' patients to explode.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, vengeance, mentally unstable, law enforcement, doctors and patients, rivalry, crimes, murder investigation, bomb, confined, violence spree, medical ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Air Panic (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: FAA system analyzer named Neil McCabe is the only person who seems to have this different hunch towards a group of international terrorists after a horrific plane incident occured. He thinks that an evil genius computer hacker sets out and ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: terrorism, psychopath, disaster, airplane, insubordination, airport, crimes, mind game, escapades, rivalry, law enforcement, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Fourth Angel (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Workaholic reporter, Jack Elgin takes his family on a working trip to India, but their aircraft is hijacked in Cyprus by a previously-unknown terrorist movement, and his wife and daughter are among the slaughtered. With western governments ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, vigilantism, terrorist, fbi, vengeance, special agents, rivalry, survival, race against time, save the day, investigative reporter, one man army ...
Time: contemporary
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Strategic Command (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rick Harding is a former Marines officer, now working in the FBI as a chemical weapons designer. While packing up for the night, a group of armed soldiers led by wanted criminal Carlos Gruber, break into the FBI research lab. They steal large ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, confined, one man army, terrorism, law enforcement, daring rescue, save the day, race against time, escapades, rivalry, crimes, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Hamilton 2: But Not If It Concerns Your Daughter (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Swedish intelligence officer Carl Hamilton's 7-year-old goddaughter Nathalie is kidnapped. When the kidnapping's underlying motive becomes known, the Swedish authorities assume a passive role, forcing Hamilton to action. With the help of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, rescue, track down, special agents, law enforcement, assassination attempt, crimes, heroes, rivalry, secret agents, child abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Days of Terror (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the midst of a personal crisis, junior senator Maggie Davidson (Holly) ascertains that she's the subject of a terrorist plot.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, political conspiracy, undercover, politics, crimes, terrorism, rivalry, dishonesty, state affairs, murder, heroes, government agency ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Live Wire (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Danny O'Neill is a bomb disposal expert assigned to a case where terrorists have developed an "invisible" liquid explosive which is activated within the human body.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, assassination, senator, investigation, crimes, undercover, police detective, politics, special agents, government agency, terrorist, bomb ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, terrorism, heroes, undercover, law enforcement, race against time, good versus evil, secret agents, crimes, one man army, confined, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: They'll never see him coming... It's Personal. It's War. A blinded ex special agent is given his sight back by a special serum in order for him to stop a nuke that's hidden somewhere in the city. Things are just starting to ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, secret agents, manhunt, terrorism, vengeance, government agency, law enforcement, state affairs, race against time, undercover, federal agent, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.0
 4K
Shadow Man (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Romania
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An intelligence operative discovers that no one is what they seem in the shadowy world of espionage.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, espionage, martial arts, save the day, adventure, undercover, government agency, rivalry, master criminal, terrorism, secret agents, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: romania, europe, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.5
 1K
Sharpshooter (2007)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An assassin working for the CIA decides to take one final job before quitting only to find out that he is the target of his CIA boss.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, sniper, betrayal, conspiracy, assassin, adventure, save the day, on the run, rivalry, undercover, law enforcement, manhunt ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.2
 377
Heaven's Fire (1999)
Genre: Thriller, Action
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Terrorists seize a building with intent to blow it up. However, one of the men trapped in the building is an ex-treasury agent, who just happens to be there with his wife and children in a tour group. Having to fight the terrorists and fires that ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, fire, disaster, heist, hijacking, vengeance, secret agents, undercover, save the day, confined, heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Tidal Wave: No Escape (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A retired and disgruntled scientist is brought out of retirement to explain why tidal waves are wiping out coastal communities. But is he part of the problem?
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disaster, tsunami, catastrophe, save the planet, escapades, government agency, undercover, mysterious character, heroes, law enforcement, special agents, alien encounter ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%