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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, swat team, hostage, hijacking, airplane, military, confined, danger, law enforcement, deadly, negotiation, hijacker, terrorism, airport, murder, abduction, terrorist group, heroes, hostages, honest law enforcer, airplane hijack, christmas, hostage situation, french, kissing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, 1990s
Place: algeria, france, 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, terrorism, hijacking, confined, hostages and deadly mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Assault: Hijack (1998), United 93 (2006), Air Marshal (2003), Raid on Entebbe (1976), Victory at Entebbe (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.2
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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, realistic, rough, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, terrorism, martial arts, hijacking, chases and races, deadly, danger, race against time, law enforcement, confined, heroes, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.5
 97K
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: tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, hijacking, airplane, 9/11, terrorist, tragic event, self sacrifice, death, war on terror, passenger, peril, danger ...
Time: 21st century, september 11 2001, contemporary, 2000s, year 2001
Place: boston, new york, virginia, cleveland ohio, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 2.6
 497
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, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, airplane, deadly, crimes, one man army, heroes, danger, strong violent content, hijacker, muslim, terrorist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: realistic, serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airport, terrorism, hostage, chases and races, confined, hostages, military, realism, deadly, race against time, negotiation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: uganda, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airport, hostage, terrorism, hijacking, airplane, chases and races, crimes, daring rescue, hostages, state affairs, save the day, escapades ...
Place: uganda
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 4.3
 437
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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Plot: hijacking, airplane, special agents, crimes, daring rescue, confined, hostages, hostage, danger, law enforcement, airplane hijack, cabin ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.3
 9K
Flight 93 (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, History, Sci-Fi, 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, passenger, airplane, terrorist, daring rescue, crimes, confined, save the day, government agency, deadly, race against time ...
Time: september 11 2001, 21st century, year 2001, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, politics, rescue, danger, crimes, hostages, save the day, race against time, deadly, one man army ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, balkan, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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, suspenseful, exciting, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, danger, murder, missing person, hostages, save the day, chases and races, ocean or sea, one man army, cruise, hostage ...
Time: 80s, year 1985
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, suspenseful, rough, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, military, virus, terrorist group, rescue, chaos, daring rescue, heroic mission, tough heroes, battles, race against time, hijacking ...
Time: 90s
Place: pentagon, south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 3.7
 777
Crash Landing (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a hostage situation arises on-board a private plane with the daughter of a billionaire on-board. Major John Masters (Sabato Jr.) teams up with Captain Williams (Michael Paré) to stop the terrorist and land the plane.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, terrorist, hostage, airplane, kidnapping, one man army, martial arts, hijacker, tough heroes, confined, hostages ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Operation Thunderbolt (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country:
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, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, hostage, soldier, airplane, military, hijacking, terrorism, adventure, confined, heroes, state affairs, daring rescue ...
Time: 70s
Place: israel, middle east, greece, africa, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: hostage, submarine, terrorist, admiral, exploding helicopter, captain, cruise ship, tough heroes, adventure, daring rescue, tough law enforcer, save the day ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.5
 75K
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: one man army, mercenary, tough law enforcer, hijacking, race against time, warship, nuclear threat, terrorism, save the day, danger, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: hawaii, pentagon, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, daring rescue, forces of nature, tough heroes, deadly, adventure, save the day, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, crimes, escapades, chases and races, hostages, save the day, confined, daring rescue, heroes, tough heroes, danger, race against time ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, based on true events, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane hijack, rescue mission, terrorist, hostage situation, death threat, terrorism, politics, danger, pistol, gun, violence, palestinian ...
Time: year 1976, 70s
Place: israel, uganda, athens greece, frankfurt germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hijacking, airplane, hostage, rescue, bomb, violence, explosion, surveillance, deception, hand to hand combat, ransom ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., athens greece, los angeles, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 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, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, save the day, terrorism, danger, crimes, secret agents, confined, rivalry, hijacking, murder, police officer, hostages ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.1
 494
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, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, one man army, state affairs, political conspiracy, law enforcement, deadly, danger, save the day, confined, secret agents, undercover, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.6
 19K
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, airplane, terrorist, hijacking, heroes, chase, danger, parachuting, track down, hacker, race against time, stewardess ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.9
 10K
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
Plot: stewardess, airplane, hijacking, danger, psychopath, christmas, airplane accident, landing, control room, crimes, murder, arrest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, soldier, heroes, stewardess, hijacking, airplane, adventure, airplane hijack, race against time ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, lebanon, israel, athens greece, beirut lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 4.3
 779
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, submarine, hijacking, terrorism, military life, ocean or sea, tough heroes, heroic mission, danger, deadly, strong violent content, profanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, train, danger, confined, family relations, vengeance, chases and races, negotiation, hostages, race against time, group of strangers, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 3K
Rebellion (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Dissidents in a French colony attack a police station and take hostages.
Style: serious, tense, sincere, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: politics, hostage, rebellion, culture clash, military, political unrest, state affairs, injustice, moral dilemma, terrorism, disorder, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.0
 51K
Baby (2015)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 159 min.
Story: An elite counter-intelligence unit learns of a plot, masterminded by a maniacal madman. With the clock ticking, it's up to them to track the terrorists' international tentacles and prevent them from striking at the heart of India.
Style: exciting, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, espionage, fighting crime, danger, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, graphic violence, tough heroes, behind enemy lines, terrorist plot ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.3
 3K
Detonator (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Croatia, USA
Duration: 100 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, serious, rough, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, heroes, hostage, terrorism, general, mercenary, scientist, hijacking, rivalry, espionage, one man army, heroic mission ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, europe, middle east, iran, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 176K
Air Force One (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Russian terrorists conspire to hijack the aircraft with the president and his family on board. The commander in chief finds himself facing an impossible predicament: give in to the terrorists and sacrifice his family, or risk everything to uphold ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: hijacking, secret service, hostage, negotiation, airplane, terrorism, prison, conspiracy, president, head of state, political prisoner, white house ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: russia, afghanistan, kazakhstan, moscow russia
⇓ 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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, undercover, terrorism, hostage, state affairs, adventure, isolation, danger, anti war, hostages, politics, espionage ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%