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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: hijacker, airplane, hijacking, terrorism, airport, terrorist, terrorist group, military, heroes, hostages, confined, negotiation, danger, law enforcement, deadly, honest law enforcer, christmas, french, murder, airplane hijack, french history, christmas eve, 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, heroes, terrorism, hijacking, confined, deadly and chases and races 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, serious, rough, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, terrorism, martial arts, chases and races, hijacking, race against time, danger, deadly, law enforcement, save the day, confined, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
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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: suspenseful, exciting, bleak, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airport, hijacking, terrorism, airplane, state affairs, confined, daring rescue, heroes, tough heroes, religions or cults, race against time, danger ...
Place: uganda
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airport, terrorism, negotiation, military, realism, deadly, danger, race against time, confined, heroic mission, daring rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: uganda, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Plot: hijacking, airplane, confined, special agents, hostages, danger, law enforcement, daring rescue, crimes, convict, fbi agent, fbi ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, terrorism, crimes, confined, hostages, save the day, rivalry, heroes, one man army, deadly, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, crimes, save the day, hostages, politics, rescue, danger, race against time, state affairs, special agents, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, bucharest
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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, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hijacking, heroes, confined, hostages, golden years, chases and races, save the day, ship, danger, race against time, one man army ...
Time: 80s, year 1985
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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, fear of flying, stewardess, save the day, adventure, forces of nature, heroes, rescue, danger, daring rescue, one man army ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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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, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, soldier, military, hijacking, terrorism, rescue, escapades, daring rescue, heroes, crimes, save the day, hostages ...
Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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
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Time: 90s
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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, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, airplane, 9/11, tragic event, self sacrifice, death, september 11 2001, passenger, peril, attack, failed attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2001
Place: manhattan new york city, usa, cleveland ohio, virginia, pennsylvania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, hostages, confined, daring rescue, escapades, law enforcement, deadly, tough heroes, rivalry, airplane, terrorism, one man army ...
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52%
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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: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, one man army, terrorism, hijacking, ocean or sea, tough heroes, military life, deadly, confined, heroic mission, heroes, save the day ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: bleak, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: hijacking, airplane, passenger, terrorism, terrorist, save the day, heroic mission, anti heroes, government agency, deadly, misfit, violence spree ...
Time: 2000s, year 2001
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Under Siege (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
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Duration: 103 min.
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Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: battleship, pentagon, hawaii, san francisco, new jersey
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Counter Measures (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama
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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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
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Turbulence (1997)
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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, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: stewardess, airplane, hijacking, psychopath, danger, christmas, landing, crimes, control room, murder, arrest, police officer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, bomb, deception, hand to hand combat, ransom ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
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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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: china, europe, hong kong, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious
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Genre: Action
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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, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, chases and races, crimes, heroic mission, race against time, danger, deadly, ocean or sea, tough heroes, hijacking, save the day, escapades ...
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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, serious, suspenseful, exciting
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Time: 90s, 20th century
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43%
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Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
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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: realistic, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, UK
Duration: 125 min.
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Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, espionage, crime, state affairs, crimes, heroes, mystery, tough heroes, danger, government agency, law enforcement ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, political conspiracy, dishonesty, state affairs, false accusation, one man army, rivalry, danger, heroes, wrongfully committed, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ 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, terrorism, scientist, mercenary, hijacking, rivalry, hostages, heroic mission, danger, race against time, deadly, one man army ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, russia, middle east, iran, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%