Movies like The Assault

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The Assault
Original name: L'assaut
Genre: Action, History, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Saturday 24th December 1994. Four GIA terrorists hijack an Air France A300 Airbus at the Algiers airport. The Airbus, bound for Paris, has 227 passengers on board. No one knows exactly what the terrorists’ intentions are, just that they are armed and extremely determined. They demand the liberation of their “brothers in arms” and want the aircraft to take off at once. After very lengthy and intense negotiations between the French and Algerian governments, the plane is finally allowed to leave. There are three main characters at the heart of the action: a member of the GIGN, Carole Jeanton, an ambitious technocrat willing to do anything it takes to achieve personal gain from the events, and Yahia Abdallah, a determined jihadist who grew up in the slums of Algiers and was being manipulated by an obscure GIA envoy, Ali Touchent.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, captivating, tense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostages, terrorism, airport, hijacking, airplane, danger, law enforcement, military, hijacker, confined, deadly, heroes, negotiation, honest law enforcer, algerian, french history, french military, terrorist group, hostage situation, airplane hijack, foreplay, christmas eve, swat team, terrorist, kissing ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1994
Place: europe, france, algeria
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about danger, heroes, chases and races, confined, crimes, deadly and terrorism mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Assault: Raid on Entebbe (1976), Hijack (1998), Another Meltdown (1998), Victory at Entebbe (1976), Executive Decision (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Raid on Entebbe
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Based on a true Military operation by Israeli commandos. An Air France flight is hijacked by the PFLP. The plane has about 100 Jewish passengers. The plane is grounded in Uganda. Israelis would not negotiate. The movie then shows how less than 500 ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: africa, uganda
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Hijack
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, serious, exciting, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, martial arts, hostages, race against time, save the day, terrorism, hijacking, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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Another Meltdown
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
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    User:   83%
 
Victory at Entebbe
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The film is based on an actual event: Operation Entebbe and the freeing of Israeli hostages at Entebbe Airport (now Entebbe International Airport) in Uganda.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: uganda
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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 ...
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System:   81%
    User:   86%
 
Operation Thunderbolt
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Israel
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In July 1976, an Air France flight from Tel-Aviv to Paris via Athens was hijacked and forced to land in Entebbe, Uganda. The Jewish passengers were separated and held hostage in demand to release many terrorists held in Israeli prisons. After much ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
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Under Siege
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Country: France, USA
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Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 125 min.
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System:   59%
    User:   63%
 
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Passenger 57
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Duration: 84 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   65%
 
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    User:   49%
 
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Die Hard
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Detonator
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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 ...
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    User:   54%
 
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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 ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
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System:   50%
    User:   43%
 
The Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This made-for-television film documents the takeover of the TWA airliner in flight from Athens to Rome in 1985. The focus is on the flight attendant, Uli Derickson, whose courage and hope helped save all but one of the passengers on the plane. The ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostages, leadership, save the day, terrorism, airplane, hijacking, confined, crimes, danger, deadly, heroes, rescue ...
Time: 80s
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System:   48%
    User:   42%
 
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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 ...
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System:   46%
    User:   39%
 
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The Nada Gang
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Nada, named after a gang of Spanish anarchists, is a small, confused band of French terrorists. They kidnap the American ambassador after one of his regular visits to an exclusive brothel. The gang starts to quarrel amongst themselves as to the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic, rough ...
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Plot: hostages, gory, rescue, terrorism, farm, kidnapping, countryside, confined, crimes, politics, anarchist, danger ...
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Place: europe, france, belgium, paris france
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System:   46%
    User:   54%
 
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Armstrong
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Cold War has just heated up! CIA Agent Bob Taylor (Charles Napier) arrives in Moscow with his new wife Susan (Kimberley Kates) with a highly secret video tape of Russian missiles leaving an unknown base near Moscow under the cover of darkness. ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
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    User:   46%
 
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Zero Tolerance
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After surviving a sneak attack on himself and fellow agents Jimmy and Gene as they were transporting drug kingpin Raymond Manta out of a Mexican jail, FBI agent Jeff Douglas becomes an uwitting pawn of the White Hand drug cartel. Mistakenly told ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, mexico, nevada, usa
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System:   44%
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Submerged
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ocean or sea, daring rescue, save the day, airplane, terrorism, heroic mission, hijacking, tough heroes, danger, escapades, heroes, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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System:   44%
    User:   43%
 
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Dead Silence
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Three escaped convicts take a group of deaf students hostage but their teacher is Marlee Matlin!
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fugitives, hostages, bus, murderous pair, crime, one man army, school, betrayal, crime gone awry, mind game, on the run, race against time ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   47%
 
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Death Train
Genre: Action, 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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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The Fourth Angel
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Action
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Workaholic reporter, Jack Elgin takes his family on a working trip to India, but their aircraft is hijacked in Cyprus by a previously-unknown terrorist movement, and his wife and daughter are among the slaughtered. With western governments ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
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Time: contemporary
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System:   40%
    User:   47%
 
 4.0
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Black Thunder
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...
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System:   40%
    User:   45%
 
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Skyjacked
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A crazed Vietnam vet bomber hijacks a Boeing 707 in this disaster film filled with the usual early '70s stereotypes, and demands to be taken to Russia.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, save the day, confined, adventure, crimes, deadly, escapades, heroes, hostages, love triangle, forces of nature ...
Time: 70s
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System:   40%
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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, train, undercover cop, heist, hostage, visceral, murder, gangster, hostages, mayor, hijacking, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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System:   39%
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