Movies like Die Hard 2

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Die Hard 2 (1990)
 7.2
 324K
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: lone hero, gunfight, christmas, terrorism, airport, save the day, fight scenes, one man army, danger, chase, airplane, master criminal, violence, survival, police, adventure, mercenary, deception, reporter, race against time, media coverage, profanity, swat team, snow, journalist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1990, 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 exciting, serious, suspenseful and realistic films with plots about danger, chase, gunfight, violence, pistol, murder and fistfight mostly in Action, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like Die Hard 2: Olympus Has Fallen (2013), Passenger 57 (1992), The Rock (1996), Speed (1994), Under Siege (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.2
 754K
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: intense, suspenseful, exciting, serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, hostage, terrorist, heist, fbi, courage, save the day, gunfight, race against time, marital problem, christmas, confined ...
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, president, white house, one man army, terrorist attack, secret service, hostage, daring rescue, nuclear threat, secret agents, danger, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa, pentagon, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 43K
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, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, danger, airplane, passenger, save the day, fbi, crimes, hostages, heroes, hostage, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: florida, louisiana, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 302K
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: exciting, tense, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, alcatraz, fbi, crimes, prison, chases and races, marines, escape, hostages, commander, hostage situation, hostage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.2
 316K
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: hostage, danger, bomb, rescue, hostages, save the day, twists & turns, bus, hijacking, trapped, chases and races, unlikely partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 73K
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, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, mercenary, tough law enforcer, race against time, hijacking, terrorism, nuclear threat, warship, save the day, chases and races, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: pentagon, hawaii, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 179K
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, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, race against time, chase, save the day, runaway train, danger, determination, partners, chases and races, characters in danger, unstoppable, resourceful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, california
⇓ 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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, satellite, terrorist, one man army, terrorism, nuclear threat, hijacking, heroes, chases and races, crimes, confined, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: pentagon, colorado, denver colorado, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.5
 173K
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, secret service, airplane, hostage, negotiation, terrorism, prison, conspiracy, president, head of state, political prisoner, white house ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, afghanistan, moscow russia, 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, realistic, twists and turns, humorous, clever ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: hacker, fbi, terrorism, car chase, explosion, hostage, surveillance, violence, gunfight, chaos, one man army, bomb ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.9
 10K
Turbulence (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: On a flight transporting dangerous convicts, murderer Ryan Weaver manages to break free and cause complete chaos throughout the plane. As various people on board fall victim to Weaver, it is ultimately down to flight attendant Teri Halloran to keep ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: stewardess, airplane, hijacking, psychopath, danger, christmas, airplane accident, landing, crimes, control room, murder, arrest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, survival, siege, police station, brutality, convict, danger, crimes, confinement indoors, child killer, reluctant partners, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 243K
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, rough, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, airplane, air disaster, hijacking, danger, save the day, false accusation, hostage, deadly, conspiracy, pilot, special agents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, iceland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 267K
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: hijacking, master criminal, convict, one man army, airplane, helicopter, prison, machismo, law enforcement, confined, tough heroes, war hero ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: las vegas, nevada, california, san francisco
⇓ 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, rough, realistic, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, bomb, explosion, gold, deception, heist, gunfight, violence, racial slur, danger, race against time, henchman ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, quarry, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, quebec ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 115K
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: mountain climbing, heist, forces of nature, rescue, climbing, money, rocky mountains, save the day, one man army, crime gone awry, danger, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
⇓ 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, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, airplane, rescue, hostage, violence, explosion, surveillance, ransom, deception, hand to hand combat, bomb ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: athens greece, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, one man army, profanity, rescue, armored car, vigilante, martial arts, christmas, invasion, cold war ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, miami, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, soldier, kidnapping, one man army, daring rescue, tough heroes, save the day, danger, rivalry, crimes, hostage, hostages ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle washington, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
 98K
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: intense, suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, spy, cia, assassination, danger, boat chase, rivalry, revenge, family in danger, secret agents, state affairs, master criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, ireland, washington d.c., north africa, new england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.6
 17K
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: exciting, suspenseful, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, daring rescue, partners, forced into action, danger, crimes, crime, justice, missing daughter, confined, retired, one man army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.6
 19K
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, serious, suspense, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, airplane, terrorist, hijacking, chase, danger, parachuting, race against time, hacker, track down, heroes, faked death ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.8
 2K
Blast (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, 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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, race against time, hidden identity, daring rescue, one man army, isolation, danger, undercover, adventure, escapades, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, awful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, terrorism, rescue, train explosion, train, one man army, tough heroes, save the day, runaway train, secret agents, chases and races, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 3.9
 486
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: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, airplane, pilot, danger, undercover, save the day, rivalry, escapades, secret mission, aviation, one man army, race against time ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.8
 95K
Skyscraper (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, 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, emotional, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: skyscraper, protective parent, lone hero, fire, family in danger, father, daring rescue, penthouse, heroes, panic, heroism, happy ending ...
Time: 2010s
Place: hong kong, china, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, secret service, terrorist attack, danger, assassination, save the day, terrorist, heroes, president, surveillance, conspiracy, world politics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, london, big ben london, nevada, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.7
 220K
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, lone hero, prison escape, outsmarting, against the odds, revenge, torture, resourceful, survival, convict, off the grid, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s, future
Place: usa, morocco, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.1
 299
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, realistic, rough, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, terrorism, martial arts, hijacking, chases and races, heroes, crimes, deadly, confined, save the day, law enforcement, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Maximum Conviction (2012)
Genre: Action, 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, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, rescue, prison, martial arts, confined, partners, tough heroes, on the run, danger, master warrior, foot chase, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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