Movies like Direct Contact

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Direct Contact (2009)
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Direct Contact (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An imprisoned ex-US Special forces operative in Eastern Europe, is offered his freedom and money to rescue an American woman, who has been kidnapped by a ruthless warlord. But, shortly after freeing her discovers that the kidnap story was just a ruse to bring her out into the open.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, bloody, surprise ending, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, adventure, confined, daring rescue, crimes, tough heroes, rescue, father daughter relationship, one man army, heroes, prison, undercover, escapades, rivalry, uncover truth, sniper, martial arts, tank, combat, fight, karate, train, cia, military, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, russia, balkan

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Most similar movies to Direct Contact

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about martial arts, gunfight, gun, fistfight, machine gun, brawl and danger mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Direct Contact: Icarus (2010), Behind Enemy Lines (1997), Command Performance (2009), Maximum Conviction (2012), Storm Catcher (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Icarus (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Trained KGB assassin, EDWARD GENN (code name ICARUS), worked years ago as a sleeper agent in America. But when the Soviet Union collapsed, he quickly found himself in a foreign country with no one to trust. Determined to escape his muddled ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, secret identity, tough heroes, crimes, confined, special agents, murder, hitman, heroes, one man army, killer, strong violent content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, british columbia, vancouver, hong kong
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100%
Behind Enemy Lines (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An ex-marine returns to Vietnam when he learns his former mercenary partner whom he thought was killed is being held by a sadistic general.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, prison, one man army, heroes, jungle, captivity, heroic mission, buddies, lone wolves, confined, rivalry, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Command Performance (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Moscow charity concert turns bloody when armed extortionists take the headlining American pop-star, Venus, and the Russian President with his family, hostage. The drummer of a heavy metal warm-up band, an ex-bad ass biker played by Lundgren, and a ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, confined, tough heroes, crimes, russian, government agent, american abroad, empire, heroes, rock, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, chase, rescue, martial arts, partners, confined, tough heroes, master warrior, on the run, armed forces, swat team, monster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Storm Catcher (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A renegade general plots to bomb Washington using a new top secret jet called the Storm Catcher. The only trouble is only one man is capable of flying it. So they seek to put him on the run in a conspiracy that makes him appear to have murdered ...
Style: realistic, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, heroes, conspiracy, terrorist, dishonesty, state affairs, false accusation, political conspiracy, crimes, confined, fighting the system, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 3.7
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U.S. Seals (2000)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dozens of American cargos with high valuable goods have disappeared, probably attacked by modern pirates. The United States decide to mobilize a team of expert SWAT, with Mike Bradley as leader, sending them to destroy the pirates' base, namely ...
Style: exciting, serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, military, pirate, ship, undercover, soldier, military life, adventure, daring rescue, crimes, heroes, ocean ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, french riviera, san francisco, turkey, albania
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
One in the Chamber (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A seasoned assassin plays both sides in a Russian gang war and becomes the target of an unknown enemy.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, rivalry, crimes, criminal heroes, violence spree, murder, corruption, mob hit, mob boss, gangsters, money, crime boss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: prague, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 4K
The Mechanik (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Russian ex-hit man is called back to Russia for one last job. This time against his former employees, the Russian mob.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, gangsters, crimes, gang, death, prostitute, kidnapping, soldier, rivalry, hitman, graphic violence, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 4.0
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Warhead (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 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: suspense, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Plot: terrorism, race against time, heroes, computer cracker, save the world, crimes, adventure, escapades, law enforcement, rivalry, confined, chaos ...
Time: 90s
Place: pentagon, idaho, haiti, switzerland, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Hidden Agenda (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Former government Jason Price (Dolph Lundgren) makes people disappear for a living. But when a top lieutenant for a crime syndicate asks Price to help him drop out of sight, things take a grisly, unexpected turn. A mysterious hit man known as The ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, special agents, law enforcement, uncover truth, government agency, dishonesty, car bomb, martial arts, espionage, spy, heroes, computer cracker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 3.7
 5K
Submerged (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Bulgaria
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Chris Kody, imprisoned member of the US military, is released from prison and reunited with his old team in order to pursue a renegade scientist. The catch, the scientist has developed mind control technology that can make even your friends into ...
Style: stylized, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, martial arts, espionage, rescue, undercover, heroes, soldier, daring rescue, good versus evil, working undercover, adventure, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, soldier, kidnapping, daring rescue, save the day, crimes, rivalry, chase, wrestling, terrorist, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: british columbia, usa, seattle, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Flight of Fury (2007)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Romania, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: John, is sent in to recover a stolen Stealth Bomber. His trusty sidekick Rojar and John's ever faithful Jessica, fight the rebel forces of Banansistan, led by the vivacious Ellianna.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, terrorist, martial arts, terrorism, soldier, espionage, tough heroes, crimes, gang, rivalry, escapades, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 2.9
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Special Ops (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When an American soldier’s Black Ops Unit is ambushed during a raid to rescue a nano-nuclear device that has fallen into the wrong hands, he must run for his life to not only track down the missing device, but also clear his name when he is ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, betrayal, soldier, heroic mission, tough heroes, race against time, daring rescue, military, escapades, dishonesty, rivalry, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Silent Trigger (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Waxman is a former Special Forces soldier who is now working as a heavily armed assassin for a top secret government agency. When a covert mission goes terribly wrong, Waxman and fellow assassin Clegg become that agency's prime targets.
Style: bloody, suspense, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, sniper, soldier, terrorism, mercenary, heroes, showdown, firing squad, karate, execution, tough guy, assassin ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Soldiers of Fortune (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Wealthy thrill-seekers pay huge premiums to have themselves inserted into military adventures, only this time things don't go exactly to plan.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, race against time, battles, soldier, on the run, tough heroes, rescue mission, revenge, murder, self sacrifice, fistfight, mixed martial arts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, ukraine, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Hunt to Kill (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A U.S. Border Patrol agent Jim Rhodes, a tough divorcée mourning the loss of his murdered partner while struggling to raise his rebellious daughter in the mountains of Montana. But when a crew of trigger-happy fugitives takes Rhodes and his ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: daughter, forest, survival, fugitives, father daughter relationship, runaway, hostage, heroes, kidnapping, computer cracker, graphic violence, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.3
 1K
Cover-Up (1991)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Israel
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mike Anderson, a tough American reporter on a dangerous foreign assignment, finds his own life in jeopardy when he uncovers a deadly labyrinth of political intrigue that threatens the lives of thousands. Dispatched to investigate a mysterious and ...
Style: suspense, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, spy, reporter, conspiracy, cia, terrorist plot, ambassador, heroes, military, secret agents, journalist, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: middle east, israel, los angeles, tel aviv israel, tel aviv
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Navy SEALS, headed by Lt. Bobby James, are dispatched to North Korea on a covert mission, all in an effort to take out a missile site...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, heroes, battles, military life, mission gone awry, daring rescue, cliche, tough heroes, timebomb, nuclear threat, nuclear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, washington d.c., north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.9
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The Package (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A courier for a local crime lord must deliver a mysterious package while being chased by a horde of unusual gangsters.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, crimes, tough heroes, organized crime, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, hostage, deception, delivery man, mafia, robbery, ex military ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, sexy, exciting, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: runaway train, train, adventure, race against time, fight scenes, rescue, terrorism, secret agents, save the day, betrayal, martial arts, disaster ...
Time: contemporary
Place: vienna, europe, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.1
 2K
Detention (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A heroic high school teacher leads a band of students trapped in school by violent drug-runners.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ex soldier, hostage, rescue, survival, corrupt cop, confined, youth, dedicated educator, master warrior, teachers and students, teacher, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.7
 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, isolation, escapades, law enforcement, rivalry, save the day, undercover, adventure, disguise ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Skin Trade (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Thailand, Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After his family is killed by a Serbian gangster with international interests. NYC detective Nick goes to S.E. Asia and teams up with a Thai detective to get revenge and destroy the syndicates human trafficking network.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sex slavery, martial arts, gangsters, crimes, tough heroes, vengeance, police investigation, master criminal, rivalry, investigation, husband wife relationship, strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, usa, asia, cambodia, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.0
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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: martial arts, heroes, espionage, save the day, adventure, undercover, government agency, rivalry, master criminal, terrorism, secret agents, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, romania, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.9
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Special Forces (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When the crazed commander (Eli Danker) of a sadistic army in Moldavia kidnaps an American photojournalist (Daniella Deutscher) and holds her hostage, his misguided actions ignite a targeted response from Maj. Don Harding (Marshall R. Teague) and his ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, martial arts, military, rescue, heroes, good versus evil, soldier, war on terror, daring rescue, military life, vengeance, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, year 1995
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.6
 19K
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, daring rescue, partners, justice, crimes, retired, confined, haunted by the past, fight, crime boss, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Operation Rogue (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Deep in the jungles of Southeast Asia, a terrorist organization has stolen materials to create a dangerous chemical bomb. It is up to Captain Max Randall and his team of Marines to stop them. But when Randall's team kill the terrorist ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, military, soldier, jungle, confined, graphic violence, crimes, heroes, rescue, kidnapping, bomb, battlefield ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: southeast asia, asia, the philippines, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Hard Corps (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An Army veteran assembles a team of bodyguards to protect a former boxer. Complications arise when the boxer suspects his sister may be romantically involved with the bodyguard.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, one man army, heroes, crimes, athlete's life, rivalry, gang, vengeance, corrupt cop, violence, gunfight, rapper ...
Time: contemporary
Place: british columbia, afghanistan, middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.2
 380
Death Train (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man is supposed to guard a shipment of diamonds being sent by rail. But a man robs the train and kills the men guarding the diamonds. The robbers derail the train and hope to get away with their crime. The robbers get caught in Mexico and are sent ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, terrorism, on the run, save the day, hostage, race against time, undercover, gunfight, hijacking, railway, chase, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%