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Dirty War (2004)
 6.5
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Dirty War (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After years of meticulous planning, a terrorist operation is reaching its final stages. The authorities have received no intelligence; they are in a race against time but don't yet know it. As the operation unfolds, we see the working lives of men and women directly affected by terrorism. Among them: a firemen worried about the increasingly dangerous conditions he and his men are expected to work under; the head of the anti-terrorist branch whose responsibility it is to protect London and a female Muslim detective brought into Scotland Yard to investigate another suspected terrorist cell. But it is too late to stop the attack.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: radical, firefighter, terrorism, secret agents, save the day, crimes, special agents, political conspiracy, working undercover, danger, deadly, race against time, undercover, government agency, nuclear holocaust, nuclear threat, terrorist plot, radiation, terrorist, heroes, hostages, hostage, confined, conspiracy, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about danger, terrorism, deadly, heroes, chases and races, crimes and race against time mostly in Thriller, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Dirty War: The Cassandra Crossing (1976), Counterstrike (2002), Hour of Valor (2000), The Genius Club (2006), Homeland Security (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Cassandra Crossing (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The Cassandra Crossing is an all-star disaster spectacular telling of the terrifying odyssey of 1000 doomed passengers trapped aboard a plague-infested train. A terrorist infected with a deadly virus boards the Stockholm to Geneva Express and ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train crash, survival, plague, terrorism, drug dealing, save the day, train, catastrophe, race against time, isolation, terrorist, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: europe, sweden, poland, germany, switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.4
 548
Counterstrike (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Secret Service agent and his brother, a reckless ATF agent, try to stop a group of extreme right-wing U.S. military mercenaries, led by a fanatic Taiwanese vixen, who hijack the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner with the U.S. and Chinese presidents on ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, rescue, adventure, daring rescue, confined, deadly, danger, save the day, race against time, special agents, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 3.1
 504
Hour of Valor (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Presidential candidate running against the Vice-President plans a trip to the Balkans to negotiate the release of American servicemen being held hostage. Before he leaves, he receives a disk documenting evidence that the Vice-President has been ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, one man army, state affairs, political conspiracy, race against time, secret agents, confined, danger, deadly, law enforcement, adventure, save the day ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Genius Club (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Seven geniuses, with IQs over 200, are plucked from their lives on Christmas Eve to try to solve the world's problems in one night
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, futuristic ...
Plot: save the day, psychopath, prodigy, danger, mastermind, redemption, undercover, deadly, society, race against time, special agents, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Homeland Security (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Admiral McKee (Tom Skerritt) is retired, when following the events of 9/11 he receives a call from the White House informing him that his commander in chief requires him to serve his country once again. Shortly after this he is sworn into office as ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, danger, save the day, law enforcement, head of state, secret agents, state affairs, deadly, special agents, race against time, heroes, government agency ...
Time: september 11 2001, 90s
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Enemy Within (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Colonel Casey discovers what appears to be plans by General Lloyd to use fake military excercises to assist Jack Giddings in his plans to remove President Foster from office. Colonel Casey, and President Foster must find evidence that there is a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: conspiracy, manhunt, undercover, government agency, race against time, betrayal, state affairs, political corruption, fighting the system, military, dishonesty, special agents ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Diplomatic Siege (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Steve Mitchell is clandestinely sent to the US embassy in Bucharest, Romania to disarm a nuclear bomb that has secretly remained in the building since the end of the Cold War, little does he know that other problems will soon erupt. He must ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, heroic mission, save the day, hostages, crimes, rescue, politics, danger, race against time, heroes, special agents ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, balkan, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The President's Man: A Line in the Sand (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A counterterrorism specialist is assigned by the President to track down a terrorist who is suspected of planning to set off a nuclear device in the U.S.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, terrorism, one man army, good versus evil, heroes, undercover, race against time, crimes, secret agents, law enforcement, confined, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, chicago illinois, middle east, illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 4.2
 367
Detonator (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A former FBI agent must stop a crazy man from blowing up bombs.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, undercover, save the day, terrorism, vengeance, rivalry, race against time, deadly, danger, master criminal, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Eavesdropper (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Fifteen deaf patients took part in an experimental clinical trail aimed at hearing restoration. Within days, fourteen of the fifteen participants in the trial become violently psychotic, ultimately taking their lives to stop violent side effects ...
Style: experimental, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, psychopath, disorder, experiment gone awry, danger, mute or deaf, rivalry, mind game, undercover, special agents, government agency, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.9
 430
Days of Terror (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the midst of a personal crisis, junior senator Maggie Davidson (Holly) ascertains that she's the subject of a terrorist plot.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, political conspiracy, politics, danger, crimes, undercover, terrorism, dishonesty, rivalry, state affairs, murder, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.4
 612
The Agency (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Agency is a CBS television drama that followed the inner-workings of the CIA. The series was created by Michael Frost Beckner and was executive produced by Michael Frost Beckner, Shaun Cassidy Productions and Radiant Productions in association ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, cia, undercover, working undercover, secret service, state affairs, deadly, government agency, secret agents, spy, terrorist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
American Meltdown (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The telefilm centers on a present-day nuclear plant disaster and its aftermath.
Style: serious, exciting, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nuclear threat, terrorism, save the day, conspiracy, danger, race against time, betrayal, catastrophe, nuclear reactor, scientist, cancer, terrorist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.8
 300
Shakedown (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In Los Angeles a deadly plague called the 'Pandora' virus is stolen from a high-security installation...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, hijacking, plague, virus, fbi, government agency, deadly, law enforcement, one man army, danger, secret agents, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Secrets of State (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In France, terrorist groups and intelligence agencies battle in a merciless war everyday, in the name of radically opposed ideologies. Yet, terrorist and secret agents lead almost the same lives. Condemned to secrecy, these masters of manipulation ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense
Plot: terrorist, espionage, secret agents, state affairs, race against time, good versus evil, political conspiracy, deadly, politics, working undercover, danger, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.7
 3K
Live Wire (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Danny O'Neill is a bomb disposal expert assigned to a case where terrorists have developed an "invisible" liquid explosive which is activated within the human body.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, assassination, explosive, senator, danger, investigation, undercover, crimes, police detective, politics, special agents, government agency ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 8K
Five Fingers (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Martijn, an idealistic Dutch pianist, travels to Morocco to help start a food program for malnourished children. Within moments of his arrival, however, Martijn is abducted by a group of terrorists, injected with a debilitating drug, and imprisoned. ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, torture, idealism, charity, confined, missing person, race against time, danger, rivalry, deadly, presumed dead ...
Time: contemporary
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President reveals details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, assassination, hostage, general, rebellion, life is a bitch, administration, psychopath, captivity, false accusation, government agency, crimes ...
Place: asia, usa, vietnam, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Nowhere to Land (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A pilot must safely land a 747 on which deadly nerve gas has been planted.
Style: rough, serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, save the day, airplane, crimes, special agents, deadly, chases and races, law enforcement, heroes, danger, nerve gas, race against time ...
Time: 90s, 2000s, year 2000
Place: usa, australia, california, new south wales, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Critical Assembly (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Critical Assembly is based on two college students (Katherine Heigl and Kerr Smith) who build a nuclear device, which is stolen by a fellow student. When it ends up in the hands of a terrorist, they work with an FBI agent (Beach) in a race against ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, race against time, danger, chases and races, law enforcement, undercover, state affairs, deadly, heroes, betrayal, professor, fbi agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Crash Point Zero (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a plane carrying a legendary and recently found death ray machine from Siberia to Canada is hijacked and crashes in the remote mountains of Alaska, only a fearless government agent (Treat Williams) will risk his life to save the world. A modern ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, survival, terrorism, save the day, confined, adventure, danger, daring rescue, race against time, undercover, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.8
 304
The Insurgents (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Set in a post-9/11 America, four Americans come together to build a truck bomb and plan to detonate it on a target in the U.S. Highlighting the days leading up to the event.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, politics, conspiracy, bomb, rebellion, vengeance, terrorism, danger, rivalry, society, crimes, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Domino Killings (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tucker is a chronic underachiever and a loser. A Vietnam war veteran who just can't seem to keep out of trouble, in the years since his discharge. The only thing he got out of the war was his skill with a rifle. Now, serving a long stretch in ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, prison, conspiracy, vietnam veteran, state affairs, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, confined, heroes, secret agents, government agency, assassination attempt ...
Time: 70s
Place: spain, europe, vietnam, asia, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Fourth Angel (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Workaholic reporter, Jack Elgin takes his family on a working trip to India, but their aircraft is hijacked in Cyprus by a previously-unknown terrorist movement, and his wife and daughter are among the slaughtered. With western governments ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, vigilantism, vengeance, terrorist, fbi, special agents, survival, rivalry, save the day, race against time, deadly, danger ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.7
 171
The Zone (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Former Gulf War hero Rowdy Welles is framed for murder by unscrupulous CIA boss Dick Althorp. As his price of freedom, Welles is ordered to undertake a deadly mission to destroy a nuclear processing plant in a foreign nation, owned by dangerous ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 744
The Grid (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 266 min.
TV show
Story: A team of American and British counter-terrorists are tasked with stopping a terrorist cell who's operating on a global level.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, counter terrorism, murder, fbi, muslim, save the day, investigation, rivalry, political conspiracy, danger, undercover, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, africa, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Tidal Wave: No Escape (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A retired and disgruntled scientist is brought out of retirement to explain why tidal waves are wiping out coastal communities. But is he part of the problem?
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, tsunami, changing the past or future, mysterious character, environmentalism, heroes, chases and races, special agents, save the planet, contests and competitions, alien encounter, forces of nature ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.4
 543
Black November (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Nigeria, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A volatile, oil-rich Nigerian community wages war against their corrupt government and a multi-national oil corporation to protect their land from being destroyed by excessive drilling and spills. To seek justice, a rebel organization kidnaps an ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, serious, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 503
Air Marshal (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A commercial jet plane has been hijacked by a group of terrorists who don't realize that a U.S. Air Marshal, Brett Prescott (Dean Cochran), is among the passengers. The fate of dozens of people lies in the hands of Prescott, who must forge a ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%