Movies like The Kidnapping of the President

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The Kidnapping of the President (1980)
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The Kidnapping of the President (1980)
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: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, rough, realistic, political thriller, psychotronic, political
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, hostage, armored car, rescue, race against time, danger, head of state, crimes, secret agents, law enforcement, explosive, politics, special agents, heroes, hostages, confined, chases and races, rivalry, undercover, state affairs, terrorist, cia, truck, president ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada, south america

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Most similar movies to The Kidnapping of the President

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about danger, chases and races, crimes, confined, race against time, terrorism and deadly mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like The Kidnapping of the President: Tripfall (2000), Homeland Security (2004), Diplomatic Siege (1999), Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977), The Ignorance of Blood (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 3.9
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Tripfall (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A serial killer turns the life of a family on vacation into a nightmare.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, psychopath, race against time, danger, daring rescue, crimes, deadly, rivalry, gang, confined, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, save the day, danger, law enforcement, head of state, deadly, government agency, state affairs, race against time, heroes, secret agents, special agents ...
Time: september 11 2001, 90s
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, heroic mission, politics, danger, save the day, crimes, rescue, race against time, hostages, law enforcement, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, balkan, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)
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: serious, realistic, tense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, assassination, hostage, general, government agency, rebellion, frame up, political intrigue, terrorism, captivity, state affairs, race against time ...
Place: usa, montana, vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Ignorance of Blood (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Javier Falcón, Chief of the Sevilla Homicide Division, must solve two different cases in a short time. In the first case he is personally involved. An old friend of his infiltrated an Islamic terrorist cell and now the group is trying to recruit ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, kidnapping, terrorism, danger, crimes, law enforcement, rescue, ransom, crime, police officer, father son relationship, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Agent Hamilton: But Not If It Concerns Your Daughter (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Swedish intelligence officer Carl Hamilton's 7-year-old goddaughter Nathalie is kidnapped. When the kidnapping's underlying motive becomes known, the Swedish authorities assume a passive role, forcing Hamilton to action. With the help of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: terrorism, rescue, kidnapping, track down, danger, deadly, assassination attempt, heroes, law enforcement, crimes, special agents, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.1
 150
Blind Heat (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An industrialist's wife is kidnapped and held for ransom.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: hostage, daring rescue, missing person, survival, rivalry, confined, crimes, crime gone awry, danger, escapades, race against time, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.1
 384
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, terrorism, martial arts, hijacking, chases and races, crimes, race against time, danger, save the day, heroes, law enforcement, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 6.1
 12K
Brake (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Secret Service Agent is held captive in the trunk of a car and endures high-speed mental and physical torture as terrorists attempt to extract needed information for their sinister plot.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: agent as target, confined, captivity, terrorism, isolation, secret place, race against time, secret agents, danger, running out of air, husband wife relationship, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.4
 581
Counterstrike (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Secret Service agent and his brother, a reckless ATF agent, try to stop a group of extreme right-wing U.S. military mercenaries, led by a fanatic Taiwanese vixen, who hijack the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner with the U.S. and Chinese presidents on ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, rescue, adventure, daring rescue, confined, deadly, danger, save the day, race against time, special agents, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Devil's in the Details (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 7 minutes from now in Nogales, Arizona, Thomas Conrad's life will forever change when he gets caught up in a Mexican cartels poetic game of drug mule chess.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, drug dealing, race against time, drug cartel, danger, rivalry, strong violent content, chases and races, mexican
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 3.3
 603
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, one man army, state affairs, political conspiracy, deadly, race against time, secret agents, save the day, danger, law enforcement, adventure, undercover ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Teenage Bank Heist (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Cassie works as a teller at the bank where her mother is the branch manager. When the bank is robbed, Cassie is taken hostage. She soon finds out that the bank robbers are teenage girls, one of whom is her best friend, Abbie. In this propulsive real ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, heist, track down, danger, race against time, confined, parents and children, friendship, on the run, crimes, abduction, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Nowhere to Land (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A pilot must safely land a 747 on which deadly nerve gas has been planted.
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, save the day, airplane, crimes, deadly, special agents, law enforcement, heroes, danger, chases and races, race against time, nerve gas ...
Time: 90s, 2000s, year 2000
Place: usa, australia, california, new south wales, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.9
 4K
Wolf (2004)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Based on a true story. In the 70s, during the last stages of Franco's dictatorship, Txema, a basque construction worker, is arrested because of his connection to some terrorists who have just committed a murder. The secret service see in him an ...
Style: rough, tense, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, double agent, on the run, life turned upside down, fish out of water, working undercover, infiltration, undercover, espionage, danger, track down, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Held for Ransom (2000)
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, rough, realistic, serious, scary ...
Plot: kidnapping, captivity, crimes, confined, teenage life, survival, psychopath, deadly, rivalry, danger, ransom, wilderness ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 2.9
 619
Target (2004)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: U.S. Army sniper Charlie Snow finds himself at the other end of the crosshairs when the brother of an Eastern European arms dealer whom he killed decides to take vengeance on Charlie and his family in L.A.
Style: serious, realistic, rough
Plot: rivalry, crimes, danger, state affairs, soldier, chases and races, law enforcement, adventure, undercover, deadly, vengeance, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Troubled Waters (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Intrepid FBI agent Beck, assigned to solve the case of a multimillionaire couple's missing daughter. As clues begin to reveal themselves, Beck draws an explosive line connecting the kidnapper and the girl's mother -- and brings to light ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, riddles and clues, supernatural ability, missing child, infidelity, who done it, danger, deadly, race against time, supernatural, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 5.3
 928
Endure (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After a shocking photo of a young woman is found inside the twisted metal of a fatal car crash, veteran detective Emory Lloyd must risk everything to identify and find the woman before it's too late.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: kidnapping, police detective, swamp, woman in danger, race against time, police investigation, partners, crimes, reluctant partners, confined, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.8
 647
Final Approach (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 180 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, suspenseful, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, terrorism, daring rescue, crimes, race against time, rescue, tough heroes, save the day, deadly, master criminal, danger, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.3
 8K
Five Fingers (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Martijn, an idealistic Dutch pianist, travels to Morocco to help start a food program for malnourished children. Within moments of his arrival, however, Martijn is abducted by a group of terrorists, injected with a debilitating drug, and imprisoned. ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, torture, idealism, charity, confined, missing person, race against time, danger, rivalry, deadly, presumed dead ...
Time: contemporary
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: tense, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, special agents, soldier, tough heroes, working undercover, race against time, heroes, politics, crimes, secret agents, political conspiracy, undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, england, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.1
 406
Detonator (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A former FBI agent must stop a crazy man from blowing up bombs.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, undercover, one man army, terrorism, vengeance, law enforcement, deadly, special agents, race against time, danger, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 4.4
 1K
The Employer (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Five highly qualified applicants interview for a coveted job with the Carcharias Corporation, a powerful conglomerate whose business practices are shrouded in mystery. On the night before the last round of interviews, they are all kidnapped and ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, confined, danger, rivalry, contests and competitions, survival, kidnapping, death, corporate crimes
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.5
 308
Tunnel (2002)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An ex-SAS agent and a thief battle for their lives as air runs out in a maze of abandoned mine tunnels while they're searching for $200 million in stolen diamonds.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, save the day, adventure, one man army, bounty hunter, escapades, crimes, crime gone awry, race against time, rivalry, danger, gang ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 644
Cavite (2005)
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: tense, rough, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, hostage, heroes, deadly, confined, crimes, leadership, danger, homecoming, politics, chases and races, extremist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia, manila philippines, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.5
 987
Sharpshooter (2007)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An assassin working for the CIA decides to take one final job before quitting only to find out that he is the target of his CIA boss.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, sniper, betrayal, conspiracy, assassin, danger, adventure, on the run, save the day, undercover, special agents, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.9
 1K
Red Line (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Terrified commuters are on the ride of their lives when terrorists send a subway train speeding out of control during rush hour. With the saboteur among them, a group of citizens are now trapped underground and in a race against time if they hope to ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, tunnel, train, confined, race against time, escapades, danger, deadly, bomb, terrorist, survival, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
 116K
Red Eye (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After attending the funeral of her grandmother in Dallas, the Lux Atlantic Hotel manager Lisa is waiting for a flight to Miami. Due to the bad weather and consequent flight delay, she meets in the airport bar Jack Rippner, who is also in the waiting ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, psychological, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: woman in danger, terrorism, airplane, hostage, fear, psychology, kidnapping, crimes, danger, stewardess, villain, hitman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Danger Beneath the Sea (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, submarine, military life, rebelliousness, danger, race against time, adventure, military, rivalry, undercover, nuclear holocaust, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, russia, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%