Movies like The Elite

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The Elite (2001)
 3.7
 478
The Elite (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: terrorism, secret agents, race against time, undercover, danger, airplane, crimes, chases and races, special agents, heroes, good versus evil, one man army, heroic mission, deadly, government agency, daring rescue, save the day, terrorist plot, hostage, hijacking, orphan, vengeance, terrorist, spy, exploding car ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 2000s, year 1987
Place: europe, greece, austria, washington d.c., athens greece, utah

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Most similar movies to The Elite

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, explosion, heroes, gunfight, race against time, gun and hostage mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Elite: In the Blood (2014), Olympus Has Fallen (2013), Diplomatic Siege (1999), Under Siege (1992), Hunter Killer (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.7
 11K
In the Blood (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Puerto Rico, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When her husband goes missing during their Caribbean vacation, a woman sets off on her own to take down the men she thinks are responsible.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, one woman army, tough girl, vengeance, track down, danger, crimes, missing person, spouse in danger, kidnapping, anti heroine, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean, puerto rico, dominican republic
⇓ 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: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: secret service, terrorism, president, one man army, white house, terrorist attack, hostage, nuclear threat, daring rescue, danger, secret agents, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa, north korea, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
100%
 6.5
 77K
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: one man army, mercenary, nuclear threat, tough law enforcer, hijacking, race against time, warship, terrorism, save the day, tough heroes, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: hawaii, pentagon, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 55K
Hunter Killer (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, China, France, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An untested American submarine captain teams with U.S. Navy SEALs to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, warship, u.s. navy, battleship, commando unit, race against time, world war three, navy, swat team, ocean, save the day, aircraft carrier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 2017
Place: pentagon, washington d.c., scottish highlands, moscow russia, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 627
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: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, terrorism, rescue, battles, martial arts, soldier, heroes, good versus evil, daring rescue, vengeance, military life, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, year 1995
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: runaway train, bio weapon, train, race against time, rescue, secret agents, terrorism, train explosion, one man army, save the day, adventure, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, vienna, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 3.0
 955
He Who Dares (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On Christmas Eve a group of ruthless masked terrorists kidnap the Prime Ministers daughter, fortifying themselves in an underground car park rigged with explosives. Crack SAS operative Chris Lowe and his team are sent in and must take the building ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, military, race against time, soldier, crimes, daring rescue, danger, escapades, law enforcement, confined, hostage, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, scotland yard, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
 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, rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, rescue, espionage, undercover, heroes, soldier, martial arts, deadly, working undercover, daring rescue, good versus evil, government agency ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 3.8
 503
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, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pilot, military, airplane, save the day, undercover, danger, escapades, rivalry, aviation, secret mission, one man army, terrorism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, soldier, hostage, kidnapping, one man army, daring rescue, save the day, danger, crimes, rivalry, tough heroes, hostages ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.5
 798
No Contest (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A beauty contest turns into a hostage situation, when the Miss Galaxy competition is taken over by a gang, demanding a ransom of diamonds. Sharon, a kick-boxing actress, is the host of the show, and the thorn in the terrorists side.
Style: exciting, sexy, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, martial arts, hostage, terrorist, race against time, danger, kidnapping, swimming pool, femme fatale, terrorist plot, beauty pageant, blood ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.9
 45K
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, airplane, hostage, danger, passenger, heroes, save the day, fbi, crimes, hostages, one man army ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: florida, los angeles, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.9
 2K
The Defender (2004)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Romania
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The global war on terror rages on. When a government official goes missing, Lance, a man with an impressive record of service to his country, finds himself protecting the man who embodies everything he has dedicated his life to fight against.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, danger, daring rescue, state affairs, one man army, tough heroes, save the day, chases and races, law enforcement, heroes, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s
Place: romania, europe, washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 3.2
 327
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: terrorism, train, one man army, save the day, on the run, undercover, race against time, hostages, danger, hostage, deadly, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.3
 437
Riot (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An heiress is kidnapped during the chaos of a riot.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, cult film, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ira, terrorism, kidnapping, martial arts, hostage, one man army, daring rescue, hostages, crimes, deadly, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.8
 32K
Sudden Death (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: International action superstar Jean Claude Van Damme teams with Powers Boothe in a Tension-packed, suspense thriller, set against the back-drop of a Stanley Cup game.Van Damme portrays a father whose daughter is suddenly taken during a championship ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, terrorist, terrorism, stadium, hockey, ransom, danger, heroes, one man army, race against time, vice president, explosive ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.6
 3K
A Good Man (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After an illustrious special ops career ends in disaster, Alexander goes off the grid and attempts to lead a quiet life as a handyman at an apartment complex. But when one of his tenants and her family fall under the thumb of a Russian gangster, ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: heroes, gangsters, martial arts, one man army, save the day, crimes, gang, danger, deadly, rivalry, gory, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: russia, eastern europe, romania, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
 3.6
 7K
Ticker (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ray Nettles, a detective of San Francisco, and his partner Fuzzy must take up to one of the most dangerous terrorist gangs of the city. When one of the terrorists, the beautiful scientist Claire Manning is arrested, Swan, the leader of the ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, chase, hostage, race against time, daring rescue, police investigation, save the day, master criminal, hostages, crimes, unlikely partners, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: kidnapping, military, terrorism, jungle, soldier, danger, confined, graphic violence, heroes, crimes, rescue, bomb ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, the philippines, southeast asia, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, bomber, pilot, betrayal, chases and races, soldier, espionage, terrorism, adventure, gang, rescue, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.7
 15K
Half Past Dead (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This movie tells the story of a man who goes undercover in a hi-tech prison to find out information to help prosecute those who killed his wife. While there he stumbles onto a plot involving a death-row inmate and his $200 million stash of gold.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: undercover, prison, secret agents, gangsters, working undercover, one man army, gang, tough heroes, danger, law enforcement, crimes, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.8
 4K
Black Dawn (2005)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jonathan Cold returns, this time he goes Undercover to stop a group of Terrorists before they bomb Los Angeles.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, secret agents, martial arts, one man army, race against time, chase, undercover, nuclear bomb, special agents, danger, espionage, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, utah, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 4.1
 4K
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, heroes, martial arts, save the day, adventure, undercover, government agency, rivalry, intrigue, secret agents, race against time, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, romania, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.8
 7K
7 Seconds (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Romania, Switzerland, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When an experienced thief accidentally makes off with a Van Gogh, his partner is kidnapped by gangsters in pursuit of the painting, forcing the criminal to hatch a rescue plan.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, hostage, criminal heroes, chases and races, rivalry, dishonesty, disorder, kidnapping, daring rescue, gangsters, one man army, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: bucharest, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Navy SEALS mount an attack on Colombian special forces to clear their names and rescue a hostage.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, heroes, battles, soldier, rescue, danger, deadly, secret agents, manhunt, military, war, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An assassin teams up with a woman to help her find her father and uncover the mysteries of her ancestry.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, one man army, super soldier, assassin, danger, crimes, deadly, secret identity, secret agent, killer, murder, track down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: berlin germany, singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.8
 608
Final Approach (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: FBI hostage rescue team leader Jack Bender has been sacked for not being a team player, and months later he finds himself in the ultimate hostage nightmare: stuck aboard a plane that's been taken over by a group of well-armed terrorists who ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, terrorism, daring rescue, rescue, race against time, crimes, deadly, heroes, tough heroes, save the day, danger, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Mercenary for Justice (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA, South Africa
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mercenary John Seeger is one of the best in the business. John and his crew battle some soldiers on Galmoral Island in Southern Africa as they're trying to rescue the French Ambassador -- there's a coup going on. Some of John's ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, mercenary, heroes, rescue, one man army, hostage, prison, vengeance, escapades, danger, rivalry, adventure ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cape town south africa, miami, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.6
 75K
Machete Kills (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ex-Federale agent Machete is recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man – he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to ...
Style: absurd, stylized, not serious, brutal, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parody, machete, mercenary, gory, heroic mission, tough heroes, hotshot hero, save the world, deadly, machismo, lone hero, anti heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, texas, san antonio texas, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%