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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, hijacking, airplane, military, confined, danger, law enforcement, deadly, negotiation, hijacker, swat team, hostage, terrorism, airport, murder, terrorist group, heroes, hostages, honest law enforcer, christmas, hostage situation, french, kissing, airplane hijack, french history ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1994
Place: algeria, france, europe

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Most similar movies to The Assault

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about danger, terrorism, hijacking, confined, terrorist, heroes and crimes mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Assault: Hijack (1998), Raid on Entebbe (1976), Air Marshal (2003), Victory at Entebbe (1976), Flight 93 (2006). 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, realistic, rough, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, terrorism, martial arts, hijacking, chases and races, heroes, crimes, deadly, confined, save the day, law enforcement, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: realistic, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airport, terrorism, negotiation, military, chases and races, hostages, deadly, confined, heroes, escapades, race against time ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: uganda, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 2.6
 489
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, crimes, deadly, one man army, danger, heroes, strong violent content, terrorist, muslim, hijacker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, rough, serious, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airport, airplane, hijacking, terrorism, escapades, hostages, crimes, chases and races, heroes, confined, state affairs, deadly ...
Place: uganda
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 6.3
 9K
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, rough, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, airplane, passenger, terrorist, daring rescue, save the day, heroic mission, 9/11, government agency, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 2000s, year 2001
Place: usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.5
 95K
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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, hijacking, airplane, 9/11, september 11 2001, terrorist, tragic event, self sacrifice, death, passenger, peril, attack ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2001, 2000s
Place: virginia, new jersey, pennsylvania, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ 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, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, heroic mission, save the day, race against time, danger, hostages, crimes, rescue, politics, one man army, hijacking, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 4.1
 407
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, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: hijacking, airplane, confined, special agents, hostages, crimes, daring rescue, law enforcement, danger, federal bureau of investigation, murder, convict ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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, tense, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, deadly, hostages, confined, chases and races, golden years, heroes, one man army, cruise, kidnapping, race against time ...
Time: 80s, year 1985
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, military, soldier, rescue, terrorism, hijacking, state affairs, chases and races, hostages, deadly, heroes, fugitives ...
Time: 70s
Place: israel, europe, middle east, greece, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 3.7
 768
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, kidnapping, one man army, martial arts, airplane, hijacker, hostage, heroic mission, tough heroes, confined ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, military, terrorist group, virus, rescue, chaos, heroic mission, daring rescue, hijacking, race against time, battles, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, south africa, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, terrorist, admiral, exploding helicopter, hostage, cruise ship, captain, daring rescue, tough law enforcer, save the day, good versus evil, one man army ...
Time: 90s
⇓ 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: rescue mission, airplane hijack, terrorist, death threat, hostage situation, terrorism, politics, danger, violence, palestinian, terrorist group, culture clash ...
Time: year 1976
Place: israel, uganda, athens greece, frankfurt germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 50K
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, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, espionage, fighting crime, law enforcement, danger, crimes, mystery, tough heroes, behind enemy lines, terrorist plot, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, vengeance, family relations, chases and races, group of strangers, negotiation, hostages, race against time, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: stewardess, airplane, hijacking, psychopath, danger, christmas, airplane accident, landing, crimes, control room, murder, arrest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ 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, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, airplane, rescue, hostage, violence, explosion, surveillance, ransom, deception, hand to hand combat, bomb ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: athens greece, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 1K
Bulletproof (1987)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of dangerous terrorists succeeds to get hold of a tank of the army and all its crew.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, terrorism, hijacking, danger, crimes, adventure, heroes, deadly, one man army, daring rescue, terrorist, terrorist plot ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, heroes, chases and races, hostages, deadly, confined, escapades, crimes, law enforcement, race against time, terrorism, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 73K
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, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, mercenary, tough law enforcer, race against time, hijacking, terrorism, nuclear threat, warship, save the day, chases and races, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: pentagon, hawaii, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, hijacking, terrorism, russian, ambassador, u.s. navy, confined, chases and races, deadly, heroes, race against time, profanity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.0
 491
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, state affairs, political conspiracy, law enforcement, undercover, save the day, confined, deadly, secret agents, race against time, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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D.C. Sniper: 23 Days of Fear (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Based on the known events that shook the United States for 23 days in 2002. Within 24 hours six people were killed by a sniper in Maryland County. A man and his son get overlooked in all settings where shootings occur. The police, in cooperation ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: terrorism, murder, sniper, police, police detective, deadly, track down, crimes, danger, law enforcement, society, manhunt ...
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, danger, deadly, adventure, heroes, rescue, save the day, forces of nature, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: terrorism, save the day, crimes, danger, confined, hijacking, airplane, rivalry, secret agents, murder, police officer, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, airplane, terrorist, hijacking, chase, danger, parachuting, race against time, hacker, track down, heroes, faked death ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Storm Catcher (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A renegade general plots to bomb Washington using a new top secret jet called the Storm Catcher. The only trouble is only one man is capable of flying it. So they seek to put him on the run in a conspiracy that makes him appear to have murdered ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, false accusation, dishonesty, political conspiracy, state affairs, one man army, rivalry, chases and races, confined, heroes, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.3
 766
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: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, hijacking, terrorism, submarine, confined, military, heroic mission, ocean or sea, tough heroes, save the day, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Homeland Security (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Admiral McKee (Tom Skerritt) is retired, when following the events of 9/11 he receives a call from the White House informing him that his commander in chief requires him to serve his country once again. Shortly after this he is sworn into office as ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, september 11 2001, cia, law enforcement, danger, head of state, save the day, political conspiracy, government agency, political intrigue, heroic mission, race against time ...
Time: 90s
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%