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The Assault (2010)
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The Assault (2010)
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, hostage, swat team, military, confined, hijacking, law enforcement, airplane, negotiation, terrorism, airport, murder, terrorist group, airplane hijack, heroes, honest law enforcer, police raid, christmas, abduction, hostage situation, christmas eve, islamic terrorism, foreplay, assault, french ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, 1990s
Place: france, algeria, europe

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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, hostage, hijacking, confined, terrorism, deadly and crimes mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Assault: Hijack (1998), Flight 93 (2006), United 93 (2006), Victory at Entebbe (1976), Raid on Entebbe (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, race against time, heroes, confined, law enforcement, crimes, save the day, terrorist plot, hostage ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california
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Flight 93 (2006)
Genre: Action, History, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Flight 93 is a 2006 made-for-TV film, directed by Peter Markle, which chronicles the events aboard United Airlines Flight 93 during the September 11 attacks. It premiered January 30, 2006 on the A&E Network and was re-broadcast several times ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, airplane, passenger, 9/11, terrorist, daring rescue, heroic mission, crimes, confined, government agency, race against time ...
Time: year 2001, 2000s, 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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United 93 (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A real time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, airplane, hijacking, 9/11, al qaeda, terrorist, tragic event, death, self sacrifice, war on terror, passenger, peril ...
Time: 21st century, september 11 2001, contemporary, 2000s, year 2001
Place: boston, new york, new jersey, pennsylvania, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Victory at Entebbe (1976)
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: exciting, rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, airport, terrorism, airplane, hijacking, head of state, daring rescue, military, soldier, confined, heroes, save the day ...
Place: uganda
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Raid on Entebbe (1976)
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, realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, airport, hostage, race against time, confined, escapades, daring rescue, save the day, heroes, military, realism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: uganda, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, heroic mission, politics, crimes, save the day, rescue, race against time, secret agents, state affairs, government agency, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, balkan, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: hijacking, airplane, hostage, daring rescue, special agents, confined, law enforcement, crimes, airplane hijack, abduction, murder, hijacker ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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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, exciting ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Voyage of Terror: The Achille Lauro Affair (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, USA, West Germany, UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Genua, 3rd October 1985. Together with over 500 other passengers Margot and Pierre Bergeron, a married couple from France, the Serafinis, an Italian family, Anne Higgins, an Englishwoman, Gitta and Helmut Holzer from Germany and an American couple ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s, year 1985
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Operation Thunderbolt (1977)
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, hostage, hijacking, rescue, military, soldier, terrorism, tough heroes, captivity, political unrest, heroes, escapades ...
Time: 70s
Place: israel, africa, europe, greece, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, hostage, terrorist, admiral, cruise ship, captain, tough heroes, hijacking, ship, heroes, tough law enforcer, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, hijacking, rescue, hostage, ransom, surveillance, deception, stewardess, save the day, bomb, flight attendant ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
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 3.7
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Crash Landing (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense, exciting
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Rebellion (2011)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Under Siege (1992)
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Duration: 103 min.
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Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, one man army, hijacking, political conspiracy, state affairs, secret agents, confined, undercover, save the day, adventure, race against time, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, save the day, terrorism, crimes, hijacking, confined, secret agents, rivalry, murder, police officer, tough heroes, spouse in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
7 Days in Entebbe (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France, Malta
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1976, four hijackers take over an Air France airplane with 248 passengers on board and force it to land in Entebbe, Uganda.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue mission, airplane hijack, terrorist, death threat, terrorism, counter terrorism, politics, violence, hostage situation, terrorist group, culture clash, military police ...
Time: year 1976, 70s
Place: uganda, israel, jerusalem, frankfurt germany, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Last Passenger (2013)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Independent British thriller starring Dougray Scott and Kara Tointon. Lewis (Scott), an overworked doctor, is on his way home from London with his young son Max (Joshua Kaynama). Clearly exhausted from his work, Lewis decides to take a nap on the ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, stewardess, fear of flying, forces of nature, disaster, tough heroes, one man army, daring rescue, heroes, save the day ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 2K
Blast (2004)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Germany, South Africa, USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: terrorist, terrorism, hostage, military, fight, martial arts, soldier, heroes, stewardess, hijacking, rescue mission, gunfight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Final Option (1982)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, UK
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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, undercover, terrorism, hostage, isolation, adventure, state affairs, anti war, working undercover, politics, rivalry, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.3
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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: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, hijacking, one man army, terrorism, ocean, military life, heroic mission, strong violent content, tough heroes, confined, race against time, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.8
 2K
Colt 45 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The young police man Vincent is the best in his class, and denies to be recruited to the special forces. But when the corrupt Milo manages to get a grip on him, his life is turned into a living nightmare.
Style: exciting, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Fatal Vacation (1990)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Philippines
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A pleasent trip to the Phillipines is turned into tragedy when the tour bus is kidnapped by a group of rebels that want to exchange the prisoners for the Rebel Leader's brother...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.8
 762
Special Forces (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When the crazed commander (Eli Danker) of a sadistic army in Moldavia kidnaps an American photojournalist (Daniella Deutscher) and holds her hostage, his misguided actions ignite a targeted response from Maj. Don Harding (Marshall R. Teague) and his ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, terrorism, rescue, battles, heroes, good versus evil, soldier, martial arts, daring rescue, military life, vengeance, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, year 1995
⇓ similarity ⇓
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