Movies like Die Hard

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Die Hard (1988)
 8.2
 856K
Die Hard (1988)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: NYPD cop, John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking McClane sets out to single-handedly rescue the hostages and bring the bad guys down.
Style: intense, suspenseful, exciting, serious, clever, witty, realistic, entertaining, heroic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, hostage, gunfight, terrorist, christmas, heist, storage unit, courage, save the day, race against time, marital problem, fbi, tough guy, peril, confined, tough law enforcer, violence, machismo, police officer, heroes, rescue, deception, holiday, skyscraper, reporter ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california

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Most similar movies to Die Hard

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, suspenseful, realistic and serious films with plots about gunfight, violence, gun, heroes, explosion, revenge and fistfight mostly in Action, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like Die Hard: Speed (1994), Olympus Has Fallen (2013), Air Force One (1997), Under Siege (1992), Skyscraper (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 357K
Die Hard 2 (1990)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: John McClane is an off-duty cop gripped with a feeling of déjà vu when on a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation's capital, terrorists seize a major international airport, holding thousands of holiday travelers hostage. Renegade military ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, airplane, fight scenes, airport, christmas, lone hero, police officer, terrorism, one man army, swat team, chase, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1990
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 356K
Speed (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Los Angeles SWAT cop Jack Traven is up against bomb expert Howard Payne, who's after major ransom money. First it's a rigged elevator in a very tall building. Then it's a rigged bus--if it slows, it will blow, bad enough any day, but ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: hostage, bomb, highway, rescue, unlikely partners, save the day, hijacking, bus, master criminal, swat team, terrorism, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: New York detective John McClane is back and kicking bad-guy butt in the third installment of this action-packed series, which finds him teaming with civilian Zeus Carver to prevent the loss of innocent lives. McClane thought he'd seen it all, ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense, buddy comedy, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, gunfight, car chase, bomb, race against time, police officer, lone hero, gold, deception, puzzle, master criminal, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem, north america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
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: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: secret service, terrorism, president, one man army, white house, terrorist attack, hostage, secret agents, daring rescue, nuclear threat, save the day, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa, north korea, pentagon, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: John McClane is back and badder than ever, and this time he's working for Homeland Security. He calls on the services of a young hacker in his bid to stop a ring of Internet terrorists intent on taking control of America's computer ...
Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hacker, fbi, terrorism, hostage, gunfight, one man army, lone hero, geek, bomb, chaos, police officer, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c., baltimore, new york, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 193K
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, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: secret service, airplane, hijacking, hostage, president, usa president, negotiation, prison, terrorism, conspiracy, head of state, political prisoner ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., russia, turkey, afghanistan, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 86K
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, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: one man army, mercenary, nuclear threat, u.s. navy, tough law enforcer, race against time, battleship, hostage, warship, terrorism, hijacking, save the day ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: pentagon, hawaii, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 120K
Skyscraper (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Framed and on the run, a former FBI agent must save his family from a blazing fire in the world's tallest building.
Style: tense, suspense, psychotronic, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: skyscraper, heroism, lone hero, protective parent, fire, panic, ex soldier, penthouse, hi-tech, family in danger, betrayal, kidnapping ...
Time: 2010s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 7.4
 333K
The Rock (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: FBI chemical warfare expert Stanley Goodspeed is sent on an urgent mission with a former British spy, John Patrick Mason, to stop Gen. Francis X. Hummel from launching chemical weapons on Alcatraz Island into San Francisco. Gen. Hummel demands $100 ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, tense, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, alcatraz, hostage, crimes, fbi, marines, lone hero, mercenary, prison, escape, commander, bio weapon ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
White House Down (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Capitol Policeman John Cale has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer. Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: white house, president, conspiracy, secret service, terrorism, save the day, nuclear threat, siege, ex military, hostage, treason, security guard ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c., pentagon, paris france, north america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Angel Has Fallen (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Secret Service Agent Mike Banning is framed for the attempted assassination of the President and must evade his own agency and the FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat.
Style: exciting, tense, suspense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: secret service, terrorist, lone hero, fbi, president, agent, white house, false accusation, manhunt, justice, assassination plot, attempted murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., west virginia, virginia, north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 128K
Cliffhanger (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, France, Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A year after losing his friend in a tragic 4,000-foot fall, former ranger Gabe Walker and his partner, Hal, are called to return to the same peak to rescue a group of stranded climbers, only to learn the climbers are actually thieving hijackers who ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: climbing, mountain, heist, rocky mountains, rescue, air disaster, mountain climbing, one man army, heroes, save the day, crime gone awry, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 254K
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Veteran buttoned-down LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh is partnered with unhinged cop Martin Riggs, who -- distraught after his wife's death -- has a death wish and takes unnecessary risks with criminals at every turn. The odd couple embark on ...
Style: humorous, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: reluctant partners, police investigation, gunfight, police, chase, crimes, partners against crime, verbal byplay, adventure, mercenary, henchman, sarcasm ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, vietnam, beverly hills, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
London Has Fallen (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Bulgaria
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In London for the Prime Minister's funeral, Mike Banning discovers a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, psychotronic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, secret service, terrorist, assassination, terrorist attack, head of state, president, conspiracy, secret agents, save the day, graphic violence, world politics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, tokyo, washington d.c., europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 294K
Con Air (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the government puts all its rotten criminal eggs in one airborne basket, it's asking for trouble. Before you can say, "Pass the barf bag," the crooks control the plane, led by creepy Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom. Watching ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, master criminal, convict, one man army, prison, machismo, helicopter, law enforcement, confined, tough heroes, war hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, north america, nevada, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.9
 48K
Passenger 57 (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An infamous terrorist has evaded capture for a long time by being extremely clever and ruthless. Things get interesting when he hijacks a plane carrying famous security expert John Cutter, who isn't about to stand this sort of thing.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hijacking, airplane, terrorism, hostage, heroes, passenger, save the day, fbi, airport, crimes, one man army, criminal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, los angeles, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Hungary
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, finds himself for the first time on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack - unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: cia, agent, car chase, one man army, heroes, escape, bomb, tough cop, heroic mission, save the day, partners against crime, snitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: russia, langley virginia, moscow russia, new york, chernobyl
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.8
 34K
Sudden Death (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: International action superstar Jean Claude Van Damme teams with Powers Boothe in a Tension-packed, suspense thriller, set against the back-drop of a Stanley Cup game.Van Damme portrays a father whose daughter is suddenly taken during a championship ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, ice hockey, terrorist, terrorism, heroes, race against time, one man army, ransom, vice president, firefighter, graphic violence, undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the girl that detective Joe Hallenback is protecting gets murdered, the boyfriend of the murdered girl (ex-football player Jimmy Dix) attempts to investigate and solve the case. What they discover is that there is deep seated corruption going ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, buddy comedy, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, corruption, ex athlete, machismo, bribery, police detective, reluctant partners, ex law enforcer, stripper, football ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Executive Decision (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Terrorists hijack a 747 inbound to Washington D.C., demanding the the release of their imprisoned leader. Intelligence expert David Grant (Kurt Russell) suspects another reason and he is soon the reluctant member of a special assault team that is ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, hijacking, rescue, hostage, ransom, surveillance, deception, stewardess, save the day, bomb, flight attendant ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: los angeles, london, washington d.c., athens greece, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 20K
Nighthawks (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An international terrorist has New York in a grip of panic and it's up to Det. Sgt. Deke DaSilva to take him down.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, hostage, crimes, master criminal, fighting crime, working undercover, tough law enforcer, chase, police, murder, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, london, paris france, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 240K
Escape Plan (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, twists and turns, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison escape, lone hero, outsmarting, escape plan, escape, against the odds, revenge, torture, resourceful, survival, convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2013, 2010s, 80s ...
Place: usa, morocco, new orleans, miami, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
100%
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The Taking of Beverly Hills (1991)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A chemical spill has caused the occupants of Beverly Hills to be forcibly evacuated. A retiring football player left behind, finds that the toxic gas emulating from the spill is a bogus front for a heist set up by fired police officers out to ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evacuation, car chase, race against time, on the run, master criminal, one man army, chase, heist, strong violent content, graphic violence, injustice, righting the wronged ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: beverly hills, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.7
 4K
Firestorm (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Firefighter Jesse Graves has to save ornithologist Jennifer and other people caught in a forest fire, which was set up by the lawyer of convicted killer Earl Shaye, who escaped from the prison with several of his inmates posing as firefighters to ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, forest fire, disaster, hostage, escape, rescue, heroes, criminal, fire, fugitives, catastrophe, adventure ...
Time: 90s
Place: wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 98K
Broken Arrow (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When rogue stealth-fighter pilot Vic Deakins deliberately drops off the radar while on maneuvers, the Air Force ends up with two stolen nuclear warheads -- and Deakins's co-pilot, Riley Hale, is the military's only hope for getting them ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mexican standoff, desert, terrorism, race against time, helicopter, betrayal, gunfight, escapades, crimes, military, rivalry, nuclear ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, utah, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.9
 6K
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, serious, realistic, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, marine, terrorism, heroes, resort, sniper, one man army, tough heroes, spouse in danger, crimes, save the day, swat team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 122K
The Raid 2 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: After fighting his way through an apartment building populated by an army of dangerous criminals and escaping with his life, SWAT team member Rama goes undercover, joining a powerful Indonesian crime syndicate to protect his family and uncover ...
Style: stylized, realistic, rough, brutal, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, warrior, one man army, organized crime, gangsters, mission, fight, police corruption, undercover, fighting crime, swat team, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 262K
Non-Stop (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bill Marks is a burned-out veteran of the Air Marshals service. He views the assignment not as a life-saving duty, but as a desk job in the sky. However, today's flight will be no routine trip. Shortly into the transatlantic journey from New ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, air disaster, hijacking, save the day, special agents, mystery killer, hostage, heroes, race against time, false accusation, lone hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, iceland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.9
 8K
Derailed (2002)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: NATO operative Jacques Kristoff (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is summoned into action—on his birthday, no less—to track down Galina Konstantin (Laura Harring), who has stolen an extremely valuable and dangerous top-secret container from the Slovakian ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: runaway train, train, bio weapon, race against time, rescue, terrorism, secret agents, one man army, save the day, adventure, heroic mission, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: vienna, europe, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%