Movies like The Kidnapping of the President

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The Kidnapping of the President
Original name: The Kidnapping Of The President
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A South American quasi-revolutionary/guerilla/terrorist and a misled, admiring girl compatriot manage to kidnap the U.S. President during a diplomatic visit to Toronto. With a nondescript armored truck, crudely yet somehow elaborately rigged with high explosives (and the President trapped inside), the two terrorists keep the Secret Service at bay until in the end, Assanti is killed and Shatner has to find a way into the truck anyway.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, rough, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, head of state, hostages, special agents, terrorism, chases and races, politics, confined, danger, state affairs, secret agents, race against time, rescue, crimes, heroes, law enforcement, rivalry, undercover, armored car, oval office, vice president, u.s. vice president, strapped to a bomb, secret service, white house ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada, south america
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State of Siege
Drama, Thriller
France, Italy, West Germany
120 min.
 7.9
The Nada Gang
Thriller
France, Italy
110 min.
 6.7
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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, chases and races, deadly, crimes, heroes, confined and rivalry mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like The Kidnapping of the President: Diplomatic Siege (1999), Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977), The Nada Gang (1974), Icon (2005), Two-Minute Warning (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Diplomatic Siege
Genre: Action, Thriller
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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, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
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Twilight's Last Gleaming
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President reveals details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, fighting the system, military, politics, government agency, hostages, prison, one man army, assassination, secret agents, race against time, terrorism ...
Place: asia, montana, usa, vietnam
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System:   92%
    User:   100%
 
 6.7
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The Nada Gang
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Nada, named after a gang of Spanish anarchists, is a small, confused band of French terrorists. They kidnap the American ambassador after one of his regular visits to an exclusive brothel. The gang starts to quarrel amongst themselves as to the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, clever, rough ...
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    User:   93%
 
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Icon
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Duration: 166 min.
Story: A former US Operative, who lived in Russia in his earlier years and had been married there with a child, comes out of retirement to face down a former enemy, now running as a candidate for President in modern Russia. Working with a Russian ...
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    User:   60%
 
Two-Minute Warning
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Duration: 90 min.
Story: A pilot must safely land a 747 on which deadly nerve gas has been planted.
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    User:   72%
 
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Hijack
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
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    User:   72%
 
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The Domino Killings
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tucker is a chronic underachiever and a loser. A Vietnam war veteran who just can't seem to keep out of trouble, in the years since his discharge. The only thing he got out of the war was his skill with a rifle. Now, serving a long stretch in ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, government agency, protagonist as suspect, secret agents, prison, witnessing a crime, assassination attempt, espionage, manhunt, terrorism, frame up, political conspiracy ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, europe, spain, vietnam, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   52%
 
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The Grid
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
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Story: A team of American and British counter-terrorists are tasked with stopping a terrorist cell who's operating on a global level.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london, chicago illinois, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   69%
 
The MacKintosh Man
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A member of British Intelligence assumes a fictitious criminal identity and allows himself to be caught, imprisoned, and freed in order to infiltrate a spy organization and expose a traitor.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, ireland, russia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   59%
 
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Dead Silence
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Three escaped convicts take a group of deaf students hostage but their teacher is Marlee Matlin!
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fugitives, hostages, bus, crime, murderous pair, school, one man army, betrayal, crime gone awry, mind game, on the run, race against time ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   62%
 
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Blind Heat
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Duration: 95 min.
Story: An industrialist's wife is kidnapped and held for ransom.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: hostages, kidnapping, crime, missing person, confined, crimes, danger, crime gone awry, daring rescue, race against time, survival, chases and races ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   57%
 
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Sharpshooter
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    User:   54%
 
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83 Hours 'Til Dawn
Genre: Thriller
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Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wealthy man's daughter is kidnapped and placed in a box with air for only 83 hours.
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Audience: boys' night
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System:   52%
    User:   43%
 
The President's Man
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: To many, Joshua McCord (Chuck Norris) is a charismatic Asian studies professor. To the President of the United States, he's America's greatest secret weapon; a covert operative charged with only the most sensitive and dangerous missions.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: daring rescue, race against time, adventure, save the day, kidnapping, missing person, working undercover, martial arts, pistol, first lady, chases and races, danger ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   42%
 
American Roulette
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Carlos Quintas, the democratically-elected president of an unnamed South American country, has been deposed by a military coup. He is in London, the head of a government in exile, rallying international support. He is also a poet of talent and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: politics, head of state, assassination attempt, espionage, political conspiracy, political corruption, political intrigue, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, state affairs, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   42%
 
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Dirty War
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After years of meticulous planning, a terrorist operation is reaching its final stages. The authorities have received no intelligence; they are in a race against time but don't yet know it. As the operation unfolds, we see the working lives of ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, hostages, secret agents, special agents, race against time, save the day, hijacking, terrorism, political conspiracy, working undercover, chases and races, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   49%
 
Midnight in Saint Petersburg
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Russia, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Harry Palmer heads a private investigation business based in Moscow. His associates are Nikolai "Nick" Petrov (Jason Connery), ex-CIA agent Craig (Michael Sarrazin), and ex-KGB Colonel Gradsky (Lev Prygunov). They take on the job of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, track down, woman in danger, danger, secret agents, save the day, kidnapping, political conspiracy, chases and races, crimes, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   50%
 
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Perfect Witness
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A witness to a mob killing has second thoughts about testifying when he realizes his family might become a target.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, dedicated lawyer, prison, crime, witnessing a crime, murder, crimes, restaurant, deadly, legal, witness, courtroom ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   53%
 
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Cavite
Genre: Thriller
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Adam, a security guard, travels from California to the Philippines, his native land, for his father's funeral. He arrives in Manila. As he waits, a phone rings in his backpack; he answers it, and a male voice tells him that his mother and ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: hostages, terrorism, airport, crimes, bank, bus, danger, deadly, leadership, politics, homecoming, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, the philippines, mcdonald's restaurant, san diego california, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   53%
 
 4.9
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Special Forces
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When the crazed commander (Eli Danker) of a sadistic army in Moldavia kidnaps an American photojournalist (Daniella Deutscher) and holds her hostage, his misguided actions ignite a targeted response from Maj. Don Harding (Marshall R. Teague) and his ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hostages, one man army, soldier, war, special agents, daring rescue, rescue, terrorism, race against time, kidnapping, hijacking ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   49%
 
Funeral in Berlin
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Colonel Stok, a Soviet intelligence officer responsible for security at the Berlin Wall, appears to want to defect but the evidence is contradictory. Stok wants the British to handle his defection and asks for one of their agents, Harry Palmer, to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, cerebral, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, cold war, espionage, chase, betrayal, british, hotel, murder, spies, politics, secret service, brainwashing ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, east germany, europe, russia, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   41%
 
The Little Drummer Girl
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An American Actress with a penchant for lying is forceably recruited by Mosad, the Israeli intelligence agency to trap a Palestinian bomber, by pretending to be the girlfriend of his dead brother.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, espionage, terrorism, politics, dishonesty, state affairs, undercover, intrigue, leadership, mistaken identity, political intrigue, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, germany, greece, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   52%
 
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Blowback
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Whitman is a psychotic religious killer who was caught by Inspector Morell a former seminarian, whose religious knowledge led to Whitman's capture. Whitman was tried and sentenced to death. However, he was rescued by a secret government group ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, serial killer, special agents, psychopath, crime, chases and races, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, murder, legal, race against time ...
Time: 90s
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   51%
 
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Shadow Man
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Romania
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An intelligence operative discovers that no one is what they seem in the shadowy world of espionage.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, government agency, hostages, adventure, master criminal, one man army, espionage, secret agents, cia, race against time, kidnapping, save the day ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, romania, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   37%
 
The Detonator
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sonni Griffith, a top US Secret Agent must protect a witness as he crosses Europe.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, master criminal, adventure, master villain, secret agents, special agents, witnessing a crime, espionage, on the run, race against time, save the day, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   41%
 
Held for Ransom
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Held for Ransom is a 2000 direct-to-video film about five high-school students that are kidnapped and held for ransom in a remote swamp area in Florida. It was directed and written by Lee Stanley based on the novel by Lois Duncan.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, scary ...
Plot: kidnapping, hostages, murderous pair, bus, one man army, crime, school, high school, wilderness, family in danger, hijacking, confined ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   49%
 
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Tripfall
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A serial killer turns the life of a family on vacation into a nightmare.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: criminal heroes, murderous pair, theme park, crimes, danger, deadly, gang, hostages, kidnapping, daring rescue, race against time, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   37%
 

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Danger Beneath the Sea
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military life, chases and races, submarine, adventure, danger, heroes, military, race against time, terrorism, rebelliousness, hijacking, injustice ...
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System:   40%
    User:   42%
 
Secrets of State
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In France, terrorist groups and intelligence agencies battle in a merciless war everyday, in the name of radically opposed ideologies. Yet, terrorist and secret agents lead almost the same lives. Condemned to secrecy, these masters of manipulation ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, suspense
Plot: government agency, one man army, secret agents, assassination attempt, terrorism, espionage, terrorist, political conspiracy, working undercover, workplace intrigue, politics, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france
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System:   40%
    User:   32%
 
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