Movies like Firestorm 1998

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Firestorm (1998)
 4.8
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Firestorm (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Firefighter Jesse Graves has to save ornithologist Jennifer and other people caught in a forest fire, which was set up by the lawyer of convicted killer Earl Shaye, who escaped from the prison with several of his inmates posing as firefighters to recover $37,000,000 in stashed loot.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, humorous, ridiculous, unusual plot structure, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, forest fire, hostage, heroes, escape, rescue, criminal, fire, fugitives, catastrophe, adventure, survival, crimes, athlete's life, hostages, confined, kidnapping, prison life, danger, chases and races, forces of nature, escapades, wilderness, rivalry, race against time ...
Time: 90s
Place: wyoming

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Most similar movies to Firestorm

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about danger, chases and races, rivalry, heroes, crimes, confined and terrorism mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Firestorm: Blast (2004), The President's Man (2000), Diplomatic Siege (1999), Storm Catcher (1999), Hijack (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, race against time, hidden identity, daring rescue, isolation, rivalry, save the day, law enforcement, danger, undercover, escapades, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The President's Man (2000)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: To many, Joshua McCord (Chuck Norris) is a charismatic Asian studies professor. To the President of the United States, he's America's greatest secret weapon; a covert operative charged with only the most sensitive and dangerous missions.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, adventure, daring rescue, race against time, save the day, chases and races, head of state, escapades, danger, state affairs, undercover, missing person ...
Time: 90s
Place: colombia, latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, heroic mission, politics, danger, save the day, crimes, rescue, race against time, hostages, law enforcement, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, balkan, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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: rough, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, conspiracy, heroes, terrorist, political conspiracy, false accusation, dishonesty, state affairs, one man army, fighting the system, confined, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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 4.1
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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, exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, terrorism, martial arts, hijacking, chases and races, crimes, confined, danger, race against time, save the day, heroes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 5.2
 7K
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, profanity, one man army, survival, danger, fugitives, tough heroes, parents and children, heroes, kidnapping, forest, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 4.0
 8K
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, train, bio weapon, race against time, secret agents, rescue, terrorism, train explosion, one man army, save the day, adventure, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, vienna, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, prison, daring rescue, adventure, confined, tough heroes, danger, chases and races, crimes, heroes, rescue, one man army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, russia, balkan
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, soldier, hostage, kidnapping, one man army, daring rescue, save the day, danger, crimes, rivalry, tough heroes, hostages ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 5.6
 20K
Drop Zone (1994)
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, serious, suspense, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, parachuting, airplane, terrorist, heroes, hijacking, chase, danger, track down, race against time, faked death, stewardess ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 4.1
 316
Hangfire (1991)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a large group of escaped convicts take Ike Slayton, a Vietnam veteran's wife hostage, Slayton enlists the help of his old army friend in a furious search to find her, while a hard-nosed National Guardsman leads a platoon of solders ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: evacuation, hostage, kidnapping, small town, heroes, danger, escape, profanity, fugitives, confined, save the day, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 3.9
 295
Terminal Rush (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of terrorists, led by a Brit and a psycho (in a great performance by "Rowdy" Roddy Piper) take control of the Hoover Dam and demand $25 million or they will kill civilians and dam workers they have taken hostage. But the terrorists ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, one man army, heroes, martial arts, daring rescue, race against time, crimes, confined, escapades, good versus evil, save the day, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, rescue, prison, martial arts, confined, partners, tough heroes, master warrior, on the run, danger, heroes, foot chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.7
 234K
Escape Plan (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's ...
Style: suspenseful, twist ending, serious, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, lone hero, outsmarting, prison escape, escape plan, escape, against the odds, revenge, torture, resourceful, survival, convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 2013, 80s ...
Place: usa, colorado, morocco, los angeles, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, kidnapping, mercenary, heroes, one man army, hostage, prison, vengeance, escapades, danger, adventure, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary
Place: miami, cape town south africa, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 3.4
 415
Critical Mass (2001)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jeffers works security at a nuclear power plant. The plant is being decommissioned, and a politician is touring the plant and videotaping his comments regarding the closing. A terrorist group led by Samson gets inside the gates, with their ultimate ...
Style: semi serious, suspense, captivating, exciting, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, heroes, rescue, terrorist, bomb, terrorist group, hostile takeover, danger, confined, journalism, race against time, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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, espionage, rescue, undercover, heroes, soldier, martial arts, deadly, working undercover, daring rescue, good versus evil, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, hijacking, rescue, fear of flying, stewardess, danger, heroes, save the day, adventure, daring rescue, one man army, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Prison Break: The Final Break (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The movie covers the events which occurred in between the downfall of The Company and the finale of the series. It details the arrest and incarceration of Sara Tancredi, the final escape plan which Michael devises for Sara. It also reveals the ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: prison, prison life, escape, fugitives, woman in danger, chases and races, freedom, race against time, confined, resourceful, daring rescue, against the odds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, israel, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.8
 33K
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, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, ice hockey, terrorist, terrorism, ransom, stadium, one man army, danger, heroes, race against time, hockey, vice president ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 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: heroes, espionage, martial arts, save the day, undercover, adventure, deadly, race against time, rivalry, danger, master criminal, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, romania, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Detonator (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sonni Griffith, a top US Secret Agent must protect a witness as he crosses Europe.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly, terrorism, woman in danger, special agents, undercover, on the run, adventure, save the day, gang, survival, race against time, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 4.8
 633
Final Approach (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 180 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, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, terrorism, daring rescue, crimes, race against time, rescue, danger, master criminal, deadly, save the day, tough heroes, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Behind Enemy Lines III: 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, manhunt, military, secret agents, daring rescue, deadly, danger, war, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.5
 81K
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, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: one man army, mercenary, nuclear threat, u.s. navy, battleship, tough law enforcer, hijacking, race against time, warship, terrorism, save the day, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: hawaii, pentagon, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.1
 994
Arctic Blue (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An environmentalist gets involved in transporting an accused killer (Ben) from an isolated Alaskan town to the authorities. Ben is determined to escape, and his fellow trappers are ready to help
Style: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wilderness, airplane, escapades, adventure, crimes, prison, survival, isolation, prison life, danger, confined, catastrophe ...
Time: 90s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.3
 4K
Detonator (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Croatia, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a renegade Russian general sends a nuclear bomb hurtling toward the Middle East aboard a hijacked train, special agents are dispatched to disarm the deadly device. Ten tons of steel and one ounce of hot plutonium are now riding roughshod ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, hostage, heroes, terrorism, general, scientist, mercenary, hijacking, race against time, confined, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, europe, middle east, iran, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 3.5
 287
Tunnel (2002)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An ex-SAS agent and a thief battle for their lives as air runs out in a maze of abandoned mine tunnels while they're searching for $200 million in stolen diamonds.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, save the day, adventure, one man army, bounty hunter, escapades, crimes, crime gone awry, race against time, rivalry, danger, gang ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Wild Geese II (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A group of mercenaries is hired to spring Rudolf Hess from Spandau Prison in Berlin.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, prison, rescue, heroes, rescue mission, graphic violence, deadly, kidnapping, terrorism, siblings relations, escape, world war two ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany, west berlin west germany, europe, east germany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 2.9
 2K
Skyscraper (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A helicopter charter turns deadly when the pilot finds that she is on a building held by terrorists. It is up to her and her husband to save the hostages.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, sexy, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, skyscraper, adventure, deadly, rescue, escapades, danger, good versus evil, rivalry, confined, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%