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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: exciting, tense, rough, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, hijacking, terrorism, airport, hijacker, military, heroes, hostages, confined, negotiation, danger, law enforcement, deadly, honest law enforcer, christmas, terrorist, french, murder, airplane hijack, french history, christmas eve, terrorist group, hostage, kissing, swat team ...
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, confined, terrorism, chases and races, hijacking, deadly and heroes mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Assault: Hijack (1998), Victory at Entebbe (1976), Raid on Entebbe (1976), Sonic Impact (1999), Air Marshal (2003). 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, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, terrorism, martial arts, chases and races, hijacking, race against time, danger, law enforcement, deadly, heroes, crimes, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airport, hijacking, terrorism, airplane, save the day, state affairs, confined, hostages, escapades, daring rescue, chases and races, showbiz ...
Place: uganda
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airport, terrorism, realism, deadly, danger, race against time, negotiation, chases and races, daring rescue, heroic mission, heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: uganda, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 4.1
 400
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, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: hijacking, airplane, special agents, hostages, crimes, danger, law enforcement, daring rescue, confined, fbi agent, fbi, convict ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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 2.7
 475
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, terrorism, confined, deadly, one man army, danger, rivalry, hostages, heroes, crimes, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, confined, golden years, chases and races, heroes, hostages, crimes, save the day, murder, missing person, one man army ...
Time: 80s, year 1985
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, adventure, rescue, one man army, tough heroes, deadly, daring rescue, forces of nature ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, airplane, rescue, terrorism, hijacking, adventure, crimes, fugitives, escapades, chases and races, daring rescue ...
Time: 70s
Place: israel, middle east, europe, france, greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, law enforcement, government agency, politics, heroes, crimes, chases and races, confined, escapades, special agents, deadly, leadership ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.3
 750
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, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, one man army, hijacking, submarine, race against time, danger, military, confined, heroes, save the day, heroic mission, military life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, escapades, deadly, law enforcement, gulf war, airplane, rivalry, tough heroes, danger, race against time, one man army, terrorism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.5
 93K
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, serious, rough ...
Plot: hijacking, airplane, terrorism, 9/11, tragic event, death, self sacrifice, september 11 2001, passenger, peril, danger, attack ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2001
Place: new jersey, cleveland ohio, virginia, pennsylvania, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, terrorism, terrorist group, virus, rescue, chaos, heroic mission, daring rescue, one man army, hijacking, crimes, adventure ...
Time: 90s
Place: south africa, africa, mine, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 3.0
 594
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, crimes, save the day, heroic mission, daring rescue, heroes, race against time, danger, deadly, hijacking, escapades, confined ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, rough, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, danger, best friends, undercover, tough heroes, partners against crime, working undercover, criminal heroes, crimes, confined, chases and races, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, europe, china, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, hijacking, terrorism, u.s. navy, ambassador, russian, race against time, confined, save the day, heroes, chases and races, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.5
 72K
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, mercenary, tough law enforcer, race against time, hijacking, terrorism, nuclear threat, save the day, deadly, law enforcement, tough heroes, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: battleship, pentagon, hawaii, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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: rough, realistic, bleak, suspenseful, serious
Plot: hijacking, airplane, passenger, terrorism, terrorist, heroic mission, escapades, misfit, deadly, government agency, rivalry, violence spree ...
Time: year 2001, 2000s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, realistic, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, airplane, rescue, hostage, violence, explosion, surveillance, ransom, deception, bomb, hand to hand combat ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: athens greece, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, scary, psychological, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hijacking, airplane, stewardess, christmas, danger, psychopath, serial killer, deadly, isolation, woman in danger, race against time, landing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.1
 216
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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Plot: chases and races, heroes, crimes, save the day, confined, captivity, fugitives, tough law enforcer, hostages, small town, hijacking, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, exploding helicopter, hostage, cruise ship, admiral, captain, race against time, government agency, law enforcement, deadly, leadership ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.8
 582
Final Approach (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: FBI hostage rescue team leader Jack Bender has been sacked for not being a team player, and months later he finds himself in the ultimate hostage nightmare: stuck aboard a plane that's been taken over by a group of well-armed terrorists who ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, daring rescue, crimes, race against time, rescue, deadly, danger, one man army, save the day, heroes, hostages, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 4.1
 306
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, crime, confined, dishonesty, deadly, one man army, heist, hijacking, good versus evil, vengeance, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.5
 1K
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, martial arts, janitor, hostage, contests and competitions, rivalry, law enforcement, deadly, danger, alcohol abuse, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 316K
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, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: christmas, terrorism, airport, lone hero, gunfight, save the day, one man army, danger, chase, airplane, master criminal, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1990
Place: usa, washington d.c., california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.6
 699
Panic (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: FAA system analyzer named Neil McCabe is the only person who seems to have this different hunch towards a group of international terrorists after a horrific plane incident occured. He thinks that an evil genius computer hacker sets out and ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: psychopath, airplane, insubordination, airport, terrorism, danger, crimes, mind game, rivalry, chases and races, escapades, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.0
 379
Armstrong (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Cold War has just heated up! CIA Agent Bob Taylor (Charles Napier) arrives in Moscow with his new wife Susan (Kimberley Kates) with a highly secret video tape of Russian missiles leaving an unknown base near Moscow under the cover of darkness. ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, chase, crimes, criminal heroes, computers and web, secret agents, heroes, working undercover, state affairs, gangsters, espionage, hijacking ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
 18K
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: airplane, terrorism, hijacking, chase, danger, parachuting, heroes, track down, hacker, race against time, stewardess, faked death ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
 4K
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: rough, serious, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: confined, escapades, violence spree, chases and races, adventure, danger, woman in danger, on the run, survival, gang, deadly, chase ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%