Movies like Executive Decision

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Executive Decision (1996)
 6.5
 57K
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 assigned to intercept the plane and hijackers.
Style: exciting, suspense, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, intense, tense, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, hijacking, hostage, rescue, bomb, ransom, surveillance, violence, disaster, save the day, islamic terrorism, survival, terrorist, senator, military, corruption, deception, flight attendant, arms dealer, one man army, pilot, islam, tough heroes, aviation ...
Time: 20th century, year 1995, 90s, 1990s
Place: london, los angeles, pentagon, washington d.c., athens greece

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Most similar movies to Executive Decision

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and exciting films with plots about danger, hostage, terrorism, gunfight, heroes, chases and races and terrorist mostly in Action, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like Executive Decision: Air Force One (1997), Cliffhanger (1993), Con Air (1997), Non-Stop (2014), Speed (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 195K
Air Force One (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
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: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, intense, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: airplane, hostage, secret service, hijacking, terrorism, president, terrorist, usa president, conspiracy, white house, political prisoner, prison ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: russia, washington d.c., afghanistan, germany, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 129K
Cliffhanger (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, France, Japan
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, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: heist, climbing, mountain climbing, mountain, rocky mountains, wilderness, snow, rescue, rock climbing, hostage, money, survival ...
Time: 20th century, future, 80s, 90s
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 298K
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: suspense, exciting, serious, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: airplane, hijacking, master criminal, prison, convict, air disaster, machismo, law enforcement, helicopter, prison escape, one man army, aviation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, north america, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 264K
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: suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, air disaster, terrorism, hijacking, hostage, save the day, special agents, terrorist, heroes, lone hero, race against time, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: london, usa, new york, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.3
 360K
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: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: hostage, bomb, bus, rescue, highway, unlikely partners, save the day, terrorism, chase, terrorist, trapped, swat team ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 336K
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: suspense, twists and turns, tense, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, alcatraz, prison, hostage, lone hero, crimes, marines, adventure, disney, military, mercenary, bio weapon ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 87K
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: suspense, exciting, intense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: u.s. navy, one man army, mercenary, terrorist plot, martial arts, battleship, lone hero, hostage, warship, one against many, race against time, navy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: hawaii, new jersey, san francisco, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 48K
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, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, hostage, hijacking, airport, motorcycle, martial arts, tough guy, terrorist, fbi, one man army, airplane hijack ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, louisiana, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 6.5
 121K
Red Eye (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After attending the funeral of her grandmother in Dallas, the Lux Atlantic Hotel manager Lisa is waiting for a flight to Miami. Due to the bad weather and consequent flight delay, she meets in the airport bar Jack Rippner, who is also in the waiting ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, psychological, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, woman in danger, kidnapping, hostage, villain, fear, hitman, crimes, airport, psychology, hotel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, miami, dallas texas, texas
⇓ 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: twists and turns, suspense, entertaining, suspenseful, buddy movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, police officer, gunfight, bomb, lone hero, car chase, police, race against time, terrorism, puzzle, subway, revenge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, california, usa, harlem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: suspense, humorous, thought provoking, funny, saga ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, terrorist, martial arts, railway, violent, adventure, military, disaster, lone hero, satellite, fight, revenge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: colorado, pentagon, denver colorado, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 865K
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, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, heist, gunfight, christmas, terrorist, one man army, tough guy, police officer, one against many, police, courage, machismo ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
London Has Fallen (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Bulgaria
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, intense, realistic, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, secret service, terrorist, president, assassination, terrorist attack, conspiracy, world politics, secret agents, surveillance, head of state, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: london, england, egypt, scotland, united kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 112K
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: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, political, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, spy, terrorist, revenge, assassination, cia, ira, hitman, secret agents, espionage, rivalry, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, ireland, london, washington d.c., north africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Airline Disaster (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When the President learns that domestic terrorists have skyjacked the passenger jet her brother is flying, she must choose between family and the safety of the people in the cities below
Style: serious, captivating, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, hijacking, moral dilemma, terrorism, adventure, save the day, head of state, rivalry, undercover, leadership, air disaster, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.9
 12K
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, intense, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: airplane, stewardess, hijacking, christmas, murder, psychopath, airplane accident, serial killer, aviation, crimes, pilot, disaster ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 35K
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: suspense, exciting, humorous, melancholic, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, hostage, ice hockey, martial arts, terrorism, bomb, kidnapping, fight, assassination, conspiracy, death, violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, chicago illinois, usa
⇓ 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, humorous, entertaining, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hacker, terrorism, lone hero, fbi, gunfight, one man army, police officer, hostage, car chase, tough cop, chaos, hacking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa, maryland, los angeles, baltimore ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 359K
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 ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, airplane, christmas, airport, lone hero, fight scenes, police officer, chase, terrorism, one man army, snow, swat team ...
Time: year 1990, 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, virginia, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 2.8
 552
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
Plot: hijacking, airplane, terrorism, crimes, heroes, strong violent content, terrorist, hijacker, muslim, aviation, air disaster, one man army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Hunt for Eagle One: Crash Point (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The Strike Force team is back in this action-packed sequel to "The Hunt For Eagle One"! Terrorists have stolen a Ground Control Encoder...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle warfare, terrorism, martial arts, lieutenant, rescue, terrorist attack, female fighter, behind enemy lines, heroes, race against time, hostage, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, the philippines, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Turbulence 2: Fear of Flying (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A passenger of a hijacked airliner who happens to be an airplane engineer works to deactivate a chemical weapons bomb after the hijackers kill the pilot and threaten to kill all the passengers on the plane.
Style: serious, suspense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, rescue, hijacking, disaster, forces of nature, tough heroes, one man army, daring rescue, heroes, save the day, adventure, aviation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 3.3
 618
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hijacking, one man army, state affairs, political conspiracy, secret agents, confined, undercover, save the day, adventure, race against time, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 5.5
 17K
Navy Seals (1990)
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, intense, humorous, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, terrorism, adventure, soldier, race against time, battles, heroes, war, save the day, heroic mission, tough heroes, leadership ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: middle east, usa, pentagon, north america, lebanon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Escape from New York (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been walled off and turned into a giant maximum security prison within which the country's worst criminals are left to form their own anarchic society. However, when the President of the United States crash ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, serious, rough, apocalyptic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: distopia, cyberpunk, post apocalypse, prison, future dystopia, hostage, loner, rescue, race against time, lone hero, violence, escape ...
Time: future, year 1997, 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey, usa, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Delta Force (1986)
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, unusual plot structure, buddy movie, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: military, martial arts, hostage, adventure, terrorist, commando, airplane hijack, fight, terrorism, rescue mission, aviation, jewish ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, israel, athens greece, beirut lebanon, lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, terrorism, confined, save the day, adventure, survival, undercover, race against time, heroes, daring rescue, tough heroes, aviation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, suspenseful, rough, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, soldier, kidnapping, daring rescue, save the day, crimes, rivalry, one man army, chase, tough heroes, wrestling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: british columbia, usa, seattle, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.1
 405
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, exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, terrorism, martial arts, hijacking, race against time, heroes, confined, law enforcement, crimes, save the day, terrorist plot, terrorist group ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 3.2
 676
Air Rage (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When a Marine Colonel orders his men to massacre a village they were sent to rescue some hostages but when they found them dead they decide to get some payback. Upon returning to the States the Colonel would be court-martialed and made a plea ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: terrorism, airplane, save the day, daring rescue, rivalry, government agency, hostage, adventure, one man army, tough heroes, hijacking, air disaster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%