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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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, captivating, tense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hijacker, airport, hijacking, airplane, hostages, danger, law enforcement, military, confined, deadly, heroes, negotiation, honest law enforcer, christmas, terrorist, french, murder, french history, terrorist group, hostage, kissing, swat team, christmas eve, foreplay ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1994
Place: algeria, europe, france

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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, confined, heroes, terrorism, deadly, crimes and hijacking mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Assault: Victory at Entebbe (1976), Raid on Entebbe (1976), Sonic Impact (1999), Hijack (1998), Air Marshal (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airport, airplane, terrorism, hijacking, hostages, daring rescue, hostage, aviation, race against time, save the day, tough heroes, chases and races ...
Place: uganda
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95%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airport, terrorism, realism, daring rescue, race against time, save the day, heroic mission, chases and races, confined, danger, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: uganda, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 4.2
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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, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: hijacking, airplane, special agents, confined, crimes, danger, hostages, daring rescue, law enforcement, fbi agent, fbi, convict ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 4.1
 277
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, serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, martial arts, terrorism, hostages, race against time, kidnapping, save the day, hijacking, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Air Marshal (2003)
Genre: Action
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, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, terrorism, one man army, save the day, confined, crimes, danger, deadly, heroes, rivalry, hostages ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, one man army, daring rescue, adventure, rescue, save the day, forces of nature, tough heroes, danger, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, politics, government agency, hostages, one man army, secret agents, special agents, race against time, rescue, save the day, heroic mission, hijacking ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, soldier, rescue, terrorism, hijacking, military, fugitives, hostages, one man army, adventure, daring rescue, race against time ...
Time: 70s
Place: israel, africa, france, greece, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, terrorism, hijacking, one man army, save the day, heroic mission, ocean or sea, confined, danger, deadly, heroes, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, gulf war, airplane, hostages, one man army, daring rescue, race against time, save the day, terrorism, tough heroes, chases and races, confined ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Another Meltdown (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A patriotic Chinese cop is reposted to fictional East European country Lavernia as punishment for ignoring orders during a plane hijack operation. There he encounters his ex-girlfriend, who fled to Lavernia after Tiananmen Square. Their paths soon ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, government agency, lone wolves, master criminal, master warrior, one man army, airplane, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, daring rescue, terrorism, track down ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, europe, hong kong, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 2.6
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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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, daring rescue, ocean or sea, airplane, save the day, heroic mission, hijacking, tough heroes, danger, escapades, heroes, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, hijacking, ambassador, u.s. navy, russian, terrorism, chases and races, terrorist plot, confined, danger, heroes, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 92K
United 93 (2006)
Genre: 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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: hijacking, airplane, terrorism, september 11 2001, 9/11, passenger, crimes, stabbing, self sacrifice, tragic event, death, untimely death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, 2000s
Place: virginia, new jersey, manhattan new york city, usa, cleveland ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: fugitives, hostages, small town, tough law enforcer, save the day, hijacking, kidnapping, confined, crimes, danger, captivity, chases and races ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, serious, scary, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
 8K
Flight 93 (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: hijacking, airplane, passenger, terrorist, terrorism, anti heroes, hostages, war on terror, daring rescue, race against time, save the day, heroic mission ...
Time: year 2001, 2000s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.3
 295
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, fire, hostages, one man army, crime, tower, secret agents, save the day, heist, hijacking, confined, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, hostage, cruise ship, exploding helicopter, terrorist, admiral, captain, ship, government agency, adventure, hostages, one man army ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, terrorism, rescue, hostage, explosion, violence, surveillance, bomb, hand to hand combat, ransom, deception ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: athens greece, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Blast (1997)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Terrorists attempt to disrupt the Atlanta Olympics by kidnapping the U.S. women's swim team. If their demands are not met, the team will be executed. Only janitor Jack Bryant, a former Olympic gymnast champion of Tae Kwon Do felled by injuries ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, martial arts, hostage, janitor, swimming pool, swimmer, confined, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
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42%
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: terrorism, soldier, rescue, danger, deadly, hostages, battles, chases and races, confined, crimes, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: medical school, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Escape (2012)
Genre: Action, History, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Ten years after the Black Death devastated the country, a poor family sets out on a journey to search for better living conditions. In a deserted mountain pass, they are attacked by a gang of ruthless killer thieves. The only one spared is 19 year ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, captivity, adventure, woman in danger, chases and races, confined, danger, escapades, gang, chase, survival, violence spree ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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On Dangerous Ground (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Vusi Madlazi returns to the South African village he left as a young boy (he was organizing against apartheid, and left in fear of his life) to bury his father. He meets up with his brother Ernest, who tells him their other brother Stephen ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, politics, government agency, crime, secret agents, special agents, assassination attempt, espionage, political conspiracy, political intrigue, working undercover, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, england, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Die Hard 2 (1990)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: John McClane is an off-duty cop gripped with a feeling of déjà vu when on a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation's capital, terrorists seize a major international airport, holding thousands of holiday travelers hostage. Renegade military ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, christmas, terrorism, airport, save the day, gunfight, chase, airplane, danger, master criminal, one man army, fight scenes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 232K
Non-Stop (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bill Marks is a burned-out veteran of the Air Marshals service. He views the assignment not as a life-saving duty, but as a desk job in the sky. However, today's flight will be no routine trip. Shortly into the transatlantic journey from New ...
Style: exciting, tense, twists and turns, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, hijacking, terrorism, air disaster, danger, save the day, mystery killer, hostages, conspiracy, deadly, mysterious character, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, iceland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, virus, terrorist group, soldier, terrorism, hostages, one man army, secret agents, adventure, daring rescue, race against time, save the day ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, south africa, pentagon, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
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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
Plot: hijacking, mercenary, cook, one man army, ship, terrorism, race against time, nuclear threat, tough law enforcer, nuclear missile, save the day, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: battleship, hawaii, pentagon, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, airplane, save the day, terrorism, hijacking, danger, heroes, hostages, secret agents, rescue, tough heroes, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.5
 135
Terror Squad (1988)
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hardcase students, hostages, high school, hijacking, school, confined, crimes, danger, law enforcement, rebellion, chase ...
Time: 80s
Place: indiana, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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