Movies like Hangfire

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Hangfire (1991)
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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 determined to kill or capture all the convicts, even if it means killing all the hostages in the crossfire.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: hostage, crimes, heroes, hostages, confined, hijacking, kidnapping, graphic violence, captivity, fugitives, danger, chases and races, small town, evacuation, rivalry, escape, tough law enforcer, save the day, profanity, prison, serial killer, terrorist, prison escape, military, rapist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new mexico, usa

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Most similar movies to Hangfire

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and exciting films with plots about confined, danger, rivalry, terrorism, chases and races, crimes and hostage mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Hangfire: Hijack (1998), Freezer (2014), Target (2004), Diplomatic Siege (1999), Sonic Impact (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.2
 317
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
Plot: train, terrorism, martial arts, hijacking, chases and races, crimes, deadly, race against time, law enforcement, danger, save the day, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.2
 3K
Freezer (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Robert Saunters, a mechanic is knocked unconscious at his birthday dinner and wakes up to find himself locked up inside the restaurant's freezer. Knowing nothing of why he's there, he realizes he has been mistaken as someone else.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: confined, hostages, survival, hostage, crimes, danger, freezer, kidnapping, graphic violence
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 2.9
 567
Target (2004)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: U.S. Army sniper Charlie Snow finds himself at the other end of the crosshairs when the brother of an Eastern European arms dealer whom he killed decides to take vengeance on Charlie and his family in L.A.
Style: rough, realistic, serious
Plot: rivalry, crimes, soldier, chases and races, law enforcement, state affairs, danger, terrorism, vengeance, kidnapping, criminal's revenge, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 ⇓
57%
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 4.3
 435
Sonic Impact (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A dangerous criminal hijacks a plane with his fellow prisoners and threatens to crash it into a populated area. The agent who captured him sets out to stop him.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: hijacking, airplane, law enforcement, daring rescue, danger, confined, hostages, special agents, hostage, crimes, airplane hijack, cabin ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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%
 4.2
 326
Heaven's Fire (1999)
Genre: Thriller, Action
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Terrorists seize a building with intent to blow it up. However, one of the men trapped in the building is an ex-treasury agent, who just happens to be there with his wife and children in a tour group. Having to fight the terrorists and fires that ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, fire, dishonesty, one man army, crimes, danger, heroes, secret agents, crime, confined, rivalry, hostage ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.7
 4K
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 ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, forest fire, catastrophe, hostage, heroes, rescue, escape, fire, criminal, fugitives, adventure, tragic hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Operation Delta Force 2: Mayday (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A ship captained by the father (Dale Dye) of the leader (Michael McGrady) of Delta Force is taken hostage by terrorists. As might be expected the force is sent in to stop them.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, hostage, terrorist, admiral, exploding helicopter, cruise ship, captain, save the day, law enforcement, chases and races, danger, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.6
 259
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, realistic, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, adventure, bounty hunter, one man army, save the day, rivalry, crime gone awry, race against time, criminal heroes, escapades, gang, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, heroes, conspiracy, terrorist, false accusation, political conspiracy, state affairs, dishonesty, one man army, danger, rivalry, confined ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.4
 791
Crash Dive (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The crew of the nuclear submarine USS Ulysses rescues supposed victims of a boat disaster, but the victims turn out to be terrorists intent on capturing nuclear weapons aboard the sub. Only a former SEAL, now a submarine consultant, can save the ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, terrorism, submarine, hijacking, military, race against time, danger, ocean or sea, tough heroes, ocean, heroes, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.4
 433
Depth Charge (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jason Gedrick and Eric Roberts lead the cast of this thriller about a submarine captain who attempts to hold Washington, D.C. hostage for a billion dollars, and the heroic doctor who struggles to thwart the plan before the situation escalates.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: submarine, confined, hostage, hostages, save the world, save the day, state affairs, danger, adventure, good versus evil, nuclear threat, terrorism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 3.8
 4K
Hijacked (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A special agent's plans to reconcile with his ex-fiancé are ruined when she boards a private jet that is targeted by hijackers working for the same crime lord that he is chasing.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, save the day, danger, crimes, confined, secret agents, rivalry, hijacking, police officer, murder, spouse in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Operation Delta Force 5: Random Fire (2000)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Delta Force team are brought in once again to deal with an evil villain in foreign lands.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: soldier, terrorism, crimes, heroes, military, escapades, danger, deadly, rescue, undercover, hostages, confined ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.2
 352
Steel Sharks (1997)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Submarine crews wage a silent war beneath the waves in this undersea thriller.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, hostages, chases and races, rescue, confined, heroes, daring rescue, danger, underwater scene, ocean, terrorism, escapades ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Counter Measures (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: US Navy medical officer Jake Fuller is assigned to a goodwill visit aboard a Russian submarine. But he and his companion, Lt. Swain, end up alone among terrorists, who have taken over the submarine and threaten to fire its nuclear weapons.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, hijacking, terrorism, ambassador, u.s. navy, confined, chases and races, deadly, heroes, danger, race against time, military ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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 ⇓
39%
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 3.0
 625
Submerged (2000)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Navy SEALs launch a rescue mission after terrorists plunge a jet carrying a missile-launching computer into the sea.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, heroic mission, daring rescue, gang, race against time, heroes, rivalry, confined, save the day, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.2
 6K
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, suspenseful, serious, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: daughter, profanity, one man army, survival, danger, fugitives, tough heroes, parents and children, heroes, kidnapping, father daughter relationship, forest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Operation Delta Force (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands, South Africa
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A team of military experts and scientists go after a terrorist group that has seized a deadly virus and is threatening to release it.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, military, terrorist group, virus, rescue, daring rescue, heroic mission, chaos, battles, tough heroes, adventure, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, south africa, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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 ⇓
36%
Strategic Command (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rick Harding is a former Marines officer, now working in the FBI as a chemical weapons designer. While packing up for the night, a group of armed soldiers led by wanted criminal Carlos Gruber, break into the FBI research lab. They steal large ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, save the day, danger, chases and races, crimes, heroes, confined, escapades, hostage, airplane, tough heroes, terrorism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 6.9
 277K
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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: hijacking, master criminal, airplane, convict, helicopter, one man army, prison, machismo, confined, law enforcement, tough heroes, war hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, united states, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 2.6
 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
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, airplane, crimes, deadly, strong violent content, danger, heroes, one man army, terrorist, muslim, hijacker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.8
 2K
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, frogman
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 3.4
 389
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, hostile takeover, terrorist group, bomb, danger, confined, journalism, race against time, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Flight of Black Angel (1991)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A top US Air Force fighter pilot decides that his call sign of Black Angel means that he's a messenger of God. Freely committing murders as he goes, he steals a nuclear weapon and his plane. Taking a family hostage to help him, he works on ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, semi serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, hostage, hijacking, tough heroes, confined, adventure, daring rescue, chases and races, escapades, military, one man army, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, stewardess, fear of flying, heroes, save the day, adventure, forces of nature, deadly, danger, one man army, daring rescue ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.6
 684
Cold Steel (1987)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Detective Johnny Modine gets his Christmas celebration spoiled with news of his father's death, which seems the work of psychopathic junkies ...
Style: rough, realistic, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, psychopath, investigation, police detective, crimes, rivalry, femme fatale, deadly, ex cop, vengeance, christmas eve, strong female presence ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%