Movies like Executive Decision

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Executive Decision (1996)
 6.4
 45K
Executive Decision
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 assigned to intercept the plane and hijackers.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, twists and turns, rough, serious, tense, realistic, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, airplane, hostage, surveillance, hijacking, conspiracy, rescue, revenge, hostages, corruption, survival, arms dealer, islam, one man army, weapons, death, chase, military, save the day, catastrophe, explosions, mentor, lone hero, natural disaster, fight scenes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: athens greece, washington d.c.
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128 min.
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132 min.
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Most similar movies to Executive Decision

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out entertaining, suspenseful, serious and realistic films with plots about mentor, revenge, vengeance, catastrophe, car chase, chase and lone hero mostly in Action, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like Executive Decision: The Rock (1996), Drop Zone (1994), Cliffhanger (1993), Passenger 57 (1992), Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.4
 283K
The Rock
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, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, alcatraz, terrorism, island, adventure, chase, car chase, gunfight, revenge, betrayal, hostages, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 5.6
 17K
Drop Zone
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, suspense, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, airplane, prison, martial arts, criminal's revenge, fight scenes, hostages, violence, master criminal, one man army, mentor, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   90%
    User:   100%
 
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 6.4
 107K
Cliffhanger
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mountain climbing, heist, money, chase, violence, gunfight, one man army, revenge, redemption, explosions, crime gone awry, wilderness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   86%
    User:   100%
 
 5.9
 41K
Passenger 57
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, rough, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, fbi, airport, chase, hijacking, hostage, gunfight, hostages, martial arts, one man army, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, florida, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   86%
    User:   96%
 
Under Siege 2: Dark Territory
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, chase, one man army, revenge, satellite, martial arts, brutality, violence, death, fight scenes, save the day, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: pentagon, denver colorado, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   82%
    User:   70%
 
 6.5
 68K
Under Siege
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, serious, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, violence, gunfight, one man army, ship, lone hero, weapons, fight scenes, heist, mercenary, explosions, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: battleship, san francisco, new jersey, pentagon, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   78%
    User:   67%
 
Die Hard with a Vengeance
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, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, heist, violence, gunfight, chase, revenge, crime, terrorism, gold, vengeance, police investigation, bomb ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, california, quebec, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   89%
 
Movie in collections
 7.2
 289K
Speed
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, suspense, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   75%
    User:   64%
 
 6.0
 83K
Broken Arrow
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, stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   71%
 
 6.7
 127K
Commando
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: John Matrix, the former leader of a special commando strike force that always got the toughest jobs done, is forced back into action when his young daughter is kidnapped. To find her, Matrix has to fight his way through an array of punks, killers, ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, island, vengeance, violence, chase, one man army, assassination, gunfight, hostage, revenge, car chase, race against time ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, twentieth century, year 1985
Place: latin america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   100%
 
Olympus Has Fallen
Genre: Action, Drama, 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, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret service, terrorism, president, white house, hostage, chase, torture, secret agents, lone hero, kidnapping, betrayal, assassin ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pentagon, north korea, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   100%
 
 5.9
 50K
The Peacemaker
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: When a train carrying atomic warheads mysteriously crashes in the former Soviet Union, a nuclear specialist discovers the accident is really part of a plot to cover up the theft of the weapons. Assigned to help her recover the missing bombs is a ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, nuclear, nuclear bomb, car chase, special agents, helicopter, military, weapons, chase, race against time, conspiracy, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, new york, usa, chechnya, sarajevo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   68%
 
 5.7
 29K
Sudden Death
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, suspenseful, serious, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, terrorism, one man army, martial arts, lone hero, fight scenes, secret agents, explosions, assassin, secret service, violence, stadium ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   61%
 
Movie in collections
 5.5
 14K
Navy Seals
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: During a rescue mission, a team of Navy Seals discover that a terrorist group have access to deadly US built Stinger missiles, and must set out to locate and destroy them before they can be used.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, adventure, redemption, arms dealer, soldier, weapons, car chase, daring rescue, war, gunfight, chase, race against time ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: middle east, seaport, beirut lebanon, lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   76%
 
The Delta Force
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A 707 aircraft jetliner on its way from Athens to Rome and then to New York City is hijacked by Lebanese terrorists. The terrorists demand that the pilot take them to Beirut. What the terrorists don't realize is that an elite team of commandoes ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, adventure, military, motorcycle, chase, violence, hostage, martial arts, hostages, brutality, soldier, kung fu ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, israel, lebanon, beirut lebanon, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   63%
 
 6.9
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Patriot Games
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, suspense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, assassination, assassin, cia, spy, revenge, espionage, chase, irish, conspiracy, violence, ira ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: ireland, usa, london, north africa, new england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   69%
 
Mission: Impossible
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When Ethan Hunt, the leader of a crack espionage team whose perilous operation has gone awry with no explanation, discovers that a mole has penetrated the CIA, he's surprised to learn that he's the No. 1 suspect. To clear his name, Hunt ...
Style: exciting, suspense, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, undercover, mission, secret service, cia, heist, betrayal, master villain, conspiracy, secret agents, murder, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: prague, shanghai china, czech republic, prague czech republic, kiev ukraine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   63%
 
 6.8
 247K
Con Air
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, suspense, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: violence, prison, airplane, brutality, hijacking, gunfight, revenge, helicopter, fugitives, murder, convict, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   69%
 
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 7.2
 215K
GoldenEye
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: James Bond must unmask the mysterious head of the Janus Syndicate and prevent the leader from utilizing the GoldenEye weapons system to inflict devastating revenge on Britain.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, spy, 007, secret service, chase, assassin, james bond, vengeance, russian, car chase, verbal byplay, satellite ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995, year 1986, 1990s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, cuba, riviera, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   68%
 
 7.1
 300K
Die Hard 2
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 ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, suspense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airport, terrorism, gunfight, airplane, lone hero, save the day, fight scenes, adventure, chase, danger, christmas, master criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   62%
 
On Deadly Ground
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Forrest Taft is an environmental agent who works for the Aegis Oil Company in Alaska. Aegis Oil's corrupt CEO, Michael Jennings, is the kind of person who doesn't care whether or not oil spills into the ocean or onto the land, just as long ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wilderness, adventure, oil, environment, violence, chase, one man army, martial arts, environmental, corruption, brutality, assassin ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   63%
 
 7.0
 225K
Non-Stop
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: suspenseful, tense, clever, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, conspiracy, surveillance, paranoia, terrorism, revenge, murder, torture, drugs/alcohol, mysterious character, twists & turns, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: london, usa, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   61%
 
The World Is Not Enough
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Greed, revenge, world dominance and high-tech terrorism – it's all in a day's work for Bond, who's on a mission to a protect beautiful oil heiress from a notorious terrorist. In a race against time that culminates in a dramatic ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, oil, terrorism, secret service, spy, 007, chase, james bond, murder, submarine, master villain, assassin ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: london, asia, england, europe, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   49%
 
Movie in collections
 6.1
 93K
Eraser
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: U.S. Marshall John Kruger erases the identities of people enrolled in the Witness Protection Program. His current assignment is to protect Lee Cullen, who's uncovered evidence that the weapons manufacturer she works for has been selling to ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: conspiracy, betrayal, gunfight, violence, arms dealer, chase, treason, corruption, mafia, one man army, weapons, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future, twentieth century, year 1996 ...
Place: new york, usa, california, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   55%
 
 6.2
 52K
Proof of Life
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Alice hires a professional negotiator to obtain the release of her engineer husband, who has been kidnapped by anti-government guerrillas in South America.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: kidnapping, jungle, hostage, corruption, hostages, torture, love story, romance, confined, dialogue, crimes, mentor ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, africa, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   60%
 
Live Free or Die Hard
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, twists and turns, semi serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: terrorism, car chase, violence, surveillance, chase, father daughter relationship, gunfight, murder, hacking, master criminal, hacker, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   49%
 
Rambo: First Blood Part II
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: John Rambo is released from prison by the government for a top-secret covert mission to the last place on Earth he'd want to return - the jungles of Vietnam.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, chase, revenge, vengeance, vietnam war, jungle, torture, brutality, violence, betrayal, prison, one man army ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   49%
 
Behind Enemy Lines
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: While flying a routine reconnaissance mission over Bosnia, fighter pilot Chris Burnett photographs something he wasn't supposed to see and gets shot down behind enemy lines, where he must outrun an army led by a ruthless Serbian general. With ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspense, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, war, survival, chase, adventure, soldier, atrocity, sniper, courage, daring rescue, weapons, genocide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, iraq, serbia, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   46%
 

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White House Down
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Capitol Policeman John Cale has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer. Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is ...
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System:   53%
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The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   63%
 
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