Movies like Die Hard 2

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Die Hard 2 (1990)
 7.1
 310K
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 commandos led by a murderous rogue officer plot to rescue a drug lord from justice and are prepared for every contingency except one: McClane's smart-mouthed heroics.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, clever, twists and turns, rough, serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: christmas, terrorism, airport, lone hero, gunfight, save the day, danger, chase, airplane, one man army, master criminal, violence, survival, police, fight scenes, adventure, mercenary, deception, reporter, race against time, media coverage, snow, journalist, church, explosion ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california, los angeles

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Most similar movies to Die Hard 2

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, exciting and realistic films with plots about danger, gunfight, violence, chase, revenge, death and fistfight mostly in Action, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like Die Hard 2: Olympus Has Fallen (2013), Passenger 57 (1992), Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995), Air Force One (1997), Under Siege (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.2
 711K
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 ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, heist, fbi, christmas, hostage, save the day, marital problem, race against time, terrorist, gunfight, confined, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ 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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, white house, president, one man army, hostages, daring rescue, secret service, tough heroes, secret agents, save the day, danger, terrorist attack ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., north korea, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 42K
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, fbi, terrorism, airplane, danger, one man army, passenger, airport, heroes, deadly, tough heroes, stowaway ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, florida, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, satellite, nuclear threat, terrorism, one man army, hijacking, terrorist, rivalry, weapon system, vengeful fired employee, wrong place wrong time, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: pentagon, colorado, denver colorado, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.5
 166K
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
Plot: hijacking, airplane, secret service, prison, negotiation, one man army, hostage, conspiracy, president, head of state, political prisoner, white house ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia, afghanistan, kazakhstan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, rough, witty, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: fbi, terrorism, hacker, car chase, explosion, surveillance, violence, bomb, one man army, chaos, kidnapping, hostage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 70K
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, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, one man army, race against time, hijacking, terrorism, nuclear threat, save the day, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, deadly, danger, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: battleship, hawaii, pentagon, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 299K
Speed (1994)
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, suspenseful, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: hostages, bomb, danger, rescue, bus, hijacking, save the day, unlikely partners, ransom, twists & turns, terrorism, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The lone inhabitants of an abandoned police station are under attack by the overwhelming numbers of a seemingly unstoppable street gang.
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: siege, police station, survival, police, gunfight, brutality, escape attempt, gang, street gang, prison bus, jail cell, ambush ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, clever, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, bomb, gold, explosion, deception, heist, gunfight, violence, race against time, danger, racial slur, robbery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, quebec ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 255K
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
Plot: hijacking, airplane, helicopter, one man army, master criminal, convict, prison, machismo, confined, law enforcement, tough heroes, war hero ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: las vegas, nevada, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 110K
Cliffhanger (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, France
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
Plot: heist, mountain climbing, rescue, forces of nature, climbing, money, rocky mountains, save the day, one man army, escapades, disorder, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 171K
Unstoppable (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A runaway train, transporting deadly, toxic chemicals, is barreling down on Stanton, Pennsylvania, and only two men can stop it: a veteran engineer and a young conductor. Thousands of lives hang in the balance as these ordinary heroes attempt to ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, chase, runaway train, race against time, save the day, danger, determination, chases and races, partners, characters in danger, unstoppable, resourceful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, terrorism, rescue, hostage, explosion, violence, surveillance, bomb, deception, ransom, hand to hand combat ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: athens greece, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Invasion U.S.A. (1985)
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, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: terrorism, vigilantism, violence, rescue, armored car, one man army, vigilante, invasion, martial arts, christmas, cold war, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, miami, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 232K
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: exciting, tense, twists and turns, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, hijacking, terrorism, air disaster, save the day, danger, hostages, mystery killer, pilot, heroes, deadly, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, iceland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 93K
Patriot Games (1992)
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, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, assassination, assassin, spy, boat chase, danger, rivalry, family in danger, master criminal, government agency, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, ireland, new england, north africa, scotland yard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, soldier, terrorist, one man army, rivalry, military, tough heroes, heroes, danger, chases and races, save the day ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle washington, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 4.1
 277
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, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, terrorism, martial arts, chases and races, hijacking, danger, race against time, heroes, law enforcement, deadly, confined, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.0
 7K
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, awful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, one man army, race against time, rescue, terrorism, train explosion, tough heroes, heroic mission, save the day, runaway train, chases and races, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.6
 16K
The Prince (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A family man who turns out to be a retired mob enforcer must travel across the country to find his daughter who has gone missing.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, partners, crime, drugs/alcohol, forced into action, daring rescue, confined, crimes, danger, justice, missing, missing daughter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.0
 85K
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, realistic, suspenseful, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mexican standoff, helicopter, desert, gunfight, terrorism, betrayal, explosion, chases and races, crimes, race against time, escapades, military ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, utah, mine, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.7
 129K
The Running Man (1987)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: By 2017, the global economy has collapsed and American society has become a totalitarian police state, censoring all cultural activity. The government pacifies the populace by broadcasting a number of game shows in which convicted criminals fight ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, chases and races, danger, tough heroes, rivalry, dishonesty, deadly, resistance, gadget, against the odds, death sentence, prison ...
Time: future, 20th century, near future, twentieth century, 2010s ...
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 5.6
 18K
Drop Zone (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A team of skydiving crooks led by DEA-agent-turned-bad Ty Moncrief (Busey) specialize in landing on police roofs and breaking in so their evil computer nerd can steal undercover agents' files and sell them to drug lords. Federal Marshal Pete ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, faked death, one man army, hijacking, terrorism, stewardess, terrorist, chase, prison, instructor, criminal's revenge, track down ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 3.7
 455
The Elite (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the murder of their families by a terrorist bomb, five young adults are trained as a hi-tech, anti-terrorist team with a mission to search and destroy high-profile terrorist groups.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: airplane, terrorism, undercover, race against time, danger, crimes, chases and races, secret agents, vengeance, good versus evil, one man army, special agents ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 1987
Place: europe, greece, athens greece, washington d.c., austria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.4
 126K
The Last Stand (2013)
Genre: Action, 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, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, small town, tough law enforcer, drug lord, fbi, escape, prisoner, sheriff, law enforcement, fighting crime, crimes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, arizona, las vegas, california, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 3.8
 194
Warhead (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Terrorists seize an American nuclear missile site and threaten to launch the missiles at Washington unless the President resigns immediately and $1 billion is placed in a Swiss account in 8 hours.
Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, race against time, chases and races, escapades, adventure, confined, chaos and mayhem, rivalry, deadly, heroes, law enforcement, save the world ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., switzerland, pentagon, idaho, haiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.4
 15K
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, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, police investigation, crime, master criminal, danger, working undercover, tough law enforcer, hostages, crimes, fighting crime, race against time ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, paris france, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.0
 467
Black Thunder (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When the top secret prototype of the Nova Stealth fighter has been stolen, the Pentagon launches big alarm; the plane shouldn't come into hostile hands...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, terrorism, race against time, airplane, military, pilot, adventure, officers and cadets, heroic mission, confined, on the run, hijacking ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
London Has Fallen (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Bulgaria, USA
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, intense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist attack, danger, assassination, secret service, save the day, heroes, president, surveillance, conspiracy, hostage, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, london, nevada, big ben london, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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