Movies like Die Hard

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Die Hard
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: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, clever, witty, suspense, rough, serious, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, hostage, violence, gunfight, one man army, skyscraper, crime, police, terrorism, good versus evil, revenge, master criminal, lone hero, explosions, vengeance, chase, foul language, visceral, violent, dark hero, mentor, tough law enforcer, dialogue, fight scenes, weapons ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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The Rock
Action, Adventure, Thriller
USA
136 min.
 7.4
Speed
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
USA
116 min.
 7.2
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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 rough films with plots about violence, chase, mentor, dialogue, gunfight, revenge and murder mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Die Hard: Olympus Has Fallen (2013), The Rock (1996), Speed (1994), Under Siege (1992), Nighthawks (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.1
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Die Hard 2
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: exciting, suspenseful, tense, suspense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airport, terrorism, gunfight, airplane, lone hero, save the day, fight scenes, adventure, chase, danger, christmas, master criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, washington d.c.
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Die Hard with a Vengeance
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: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, heist, violence, gunfight, chase, revenge, crime, terrorism, gold, vengeance, police investigation, bomb ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, california, quebec, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   100%
 
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Olympus Has Fallen
Genre: Action, Drama, 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: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret service, terrorism, president, white house, hostage, chase, torture, secret agents, lone hero, kidnapping, betrayal, assassin ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pentagon, north korea, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   80%
 
 7.4
 283K
The Rock
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: exciting, tense, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, alcatraz, terrorism, island, adventure, chase, car chase, gunfight, revenge, betrayal, hostages, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   80%
 
 7.2
 289K
Speed
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, 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, suspense, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, bomb, hostages, terrorism, unlikely partners, rescue, bus, save the day, twists & turns, danger, surveillance, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   100%
 
 6.5
 68K
Under Siege
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, serious, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, violence, gunfight, one man army, ship, lone hero, weapons, fight scenes, heist, mercenary, explosions, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: battleship, san francisco, new jersey, pentagon, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   56%
 
Live Free or Die Hard
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, twists and turns, semi serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: terrorism, car chase, violence, surveillance, chase, father daughter relationship, gunfight, murder, hacking, master criminal, hacker, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   48%
 
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 6.4
 14K
Nighthawks
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, serious, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, police investigation, crime, undercover cop, violence, police, murder, hostage, chase, hostages, surveillance, corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, london, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   54%
 
 6.9
 90K
Patriot Games
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When CIA Analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination, a renegade faction targets Jack and his family as revenge.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, assassination, assassin, cia, spy, revenge, espionage, chase, irish, conspiracy, violence, ira ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: ireland, usa, london, north africa, new england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   46%
 
Under Siege 2: Dark Territory
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A passenger train has been hijacked by an electronics expert and turned into an untraceable command center for a weapons satellite. He has planned to blow up Washington DC and only one man can stop him, former Navy SEAL Casey Ryback.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, chase, one man army, revenge, satellite, martial arts, brutality, violence, death, fight scenes, save the day, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: pentagon, denver colorado, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   57%
 
A Good Day to Die Hard
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
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, semi serious, rough, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, cia, father son relationship, master criminal, gunfight, explosions, betrayal, revenge, chase, assassin, murder, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, langley virginia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   45%
 
 5.9
 41K
Passenger 57
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: exciting, serious, rough, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, fbi, airport, chase, hijacking, hostage, gunfight, hostages, martial arts, one man army, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, florida, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   50%
 
Invasion U.S.A.
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A one-man army comes to the rescue of the United States when a spy attempts an invasion.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: violence, vigilante, vigilantism, chase, terrorism, brutality, one man army, revenge, arms dealer, lone hero, rescue, weapons ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, miami, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   47%
 
Movie in collections
 6.2
 9K
Trespass
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two Arkansas firemen, Vince and Don, get hold of a map that leads to a cache of stolen gold in an abandoned factory in East St. Louis. What they don't know is that the factory is in the turf of a local gang, who come by to execute one of their ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, gangsters, murder, chase, police investigation, hitman, revenge, gang, gangster, violence, drug dealing, hostage ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: arkansas, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   39%
 
 6.7
 15K
F/X
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A movies special effects man is hired by a government agency to help stage the assassination of a well known gangster. When the agency double cross him, he uses his special effects to trap the gangster and the corrupt agents.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, clever, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corruption, chase, murder, car chase, assassination, assassin, gangsters, buddies, chases and races, crime, mentor, twists & turns ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   48%
 
Bullet to the Head
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After watching their respective partners die, a cop and a hitman form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, hitman, father daughter relationship, revenge, corruption, assassin, violence, assassination, kidnapping, betrayal, police corruption, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   50%
 
 7.2
 143K
Lethal Weapon 2
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the opening chase, Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh stumble across a trunk full of Krugerrands. They follow the trail to a South African diplomat who's using his immunity to conceal a smuggling operation. When he plants a bomb under ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, revenge, violence, car chase, death, gunfight, verbal byplay, buddies, torture, brutality, police, betrayal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, south africa, usa, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   52%
 
 6.4
 123K
The Last Stand
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ray Owens is sheriff of the quiet US border town of Sommerton Junction after leaving the LAPD following a bungled operation. Following his escape from the FBI, a notorious drug baron, his gang, and a hostage are heading toward Sommerton Junction ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, car chase, hostage, fbi, chase, violence, tough law enforcer, revenge, violent, weapons, gunfight, fighting crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2010s
Place: usa, las vegas, california, mexico, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   38%
 
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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, train, undercover cop, heist, hostage, visceral, murder, gangster, hostages, mayor, hijacking, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   45%
 
 6.7
 127K
Commando
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: John Matrix, the former leader of a special commando strike force that always got the toughest jobs done, is forced back into action when his young daughter is kidnapped. To find her, Matrix has to fight his way through an array of punks, killers, ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, island, vengeance, violence, chase, one man army, assassination, gunfight, hostage, revenge, car chase, race against time ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, twentieth century, year 1985
Place: latin america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   41%
 
 8.2
 498K
Heat
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the ...
Style: realistic, suspense, bleak, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, heist, chase, betrayal, robbery, obsession, gunfight, bank robbery, gangster, violence, police, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   44%
 
 5.7
 57K
Cobra
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gang, chase, motorcycle, violence, car chase, hostage, tough law enforcer, slasher, lone hero, gunfight, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   36%
 
 6.8
 36K
The Enforcer
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dirty Harry Callahan returns again, this time saddled with a rookie female partner. Together, they must stop a terrorist group consisting of angry Vietnam veterans.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alcatraz, crime, kidnapping, police investigation, chase, violence, gunfight, revenge, murder, tough law enforcer, police, vigilante ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   39%
 
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 6.8
 247K
Con Air
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, suspense, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: violence, prison, airplane, brutality, hijacking, gunfight, revenge, helicopter, fugitives, murder, convict, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   42%
 
 6.1
 39K
Hard Target
Genre: Action, 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, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, chase, gunfight, violence, motorcycle, master warrior, revenge, fight scenes, death, brutality, kung fu, explosions ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   45%
 
 4.7
 3K
Firestorm
Genre: Thriller, Action
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, adventure, fugitives, hostages, wilderness, violence, hostage, mentor, chase, tragic hero, daring rescue, lone hero ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   39%
 
Executive Decision
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: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, airplane, hostage, surveillance, hijacking, conspiracy, rescue, revenge, hostages, corruption, survival, arms dealer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: athens greece, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   47%
 
The Last Boy Scout
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: clever, exciting, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, corruption, assassin, murder, football, secret service, violence, chase, car chase, revenge, gunfight, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   44%
 

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 7.7
 81K
The Warriors
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Prominent gang leader Cyrus calls a meeting of New York's gangs to set aside their turf wars and take over the city. At the meeting, a rival leader kills Cyrus, but a Coney Island gang called the Warriors is wrongly blamed for Cyrus' ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, suspense, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cult, chase, crime, vengeance, survival, gang, murder, violence, brutality, revenge, gangster, friendship ...
Time: future, 80s, near future, year 1979
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, los angeles, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
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System:   42%
    User:   41%
 
 7.2
 268K
The Equalizer
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ...
Style: suspense, stylized, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, vigilantism, violence, corruption, hitman, vengeance, assassin, gory, revenge, crime, surveillance, russian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   47%
 
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