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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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104 min.
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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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: realism, hostages, airport, daring rescue, race against time, terrorism, save the day, hijacking, heroic mission, chases and races, confined, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: africa, uganda
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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.
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Hijack
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Duration: 94 min.
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    User:   100%
 
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Another Meltdown
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, europe, hong kong, russia
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System:   85%
    User:   90%
 
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 ...
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    User:   49%
 
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   61%
 
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Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, serious, rough ...
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    User:   60%
 
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Detonator
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    User:   49%
 
Operation Delta Force 2: Mayday
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Skyjacked
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   55%
 
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Dead Silence
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 99 min.
Story: Three escaped convicts take a group of deaf students hostage but their teacher is Marlee Matlin!
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   49%
 
Counter Measures
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, hijacking, chases and races, confined, danger, heroes, terrorism, race against time, ambassador, russian, u.s. navy, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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    User:   42%
 
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Turbulence 2: Fear of Flying
Genre: Action, Thriller
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Duration: 101 min.
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Bloodmoon
Genre: Action, Thriller
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Duration: 102 min.
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Escape
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Style: serious, exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
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Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
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Time: 90s
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System:   42%
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Zero Tolerance
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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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 ...
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System:   41%
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Submerged
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ocean or sea, daring rescue, airplane, save the day, terrorism, heroic mission, hijacking, tough heroes, danger, escapades, heroes, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Final Option
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Switzerland
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When SAS Captain Peter Skellen is thrown out of the service for gross misconduct due to unnecessary violence and bullying, he is soon recruited by The People's Lobby, a fanatical group aiming to hold several US dignitaries hostage. But ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Audience: boys' night
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Terror Squad
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A squad of Libyan terrorists infiltrate the city of Kokomo, Indiana, and take over a nuclear power plant. A counter-terrorist expert must stop them before they blow it up.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
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Time: 80s
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    User:   36%
 
21 Hours at Munich
Genre: Drama, History, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
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Time: 70s, year 1972
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Strategic Command
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
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    User:   36%
 
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