Movies like Live Wire

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Live Wire (1992)
 5.7
 3K
Live Wire (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Danny O'Neill is a bomb disposal expert assigned to a case where terrorists have developed an "invisible" liquid explosive which is activated within the human body.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, assassination, explosive, senator, crimes, investigation, danger, undercover, special agents, politics, police detective, government agency, terrorist, bomb, extramarital affair, heroes, partners, destiny, secret agents, political conspiracy, political corruption, chases and races, dishonesty, master criminal, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.

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Most similar movies to Live Wire

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about danger, deadly, heroes, terrorism, chases and races, crimes and terrorist mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Live Wire: Deadly Outbreak (1995), Blown Away (1994), Unstoppable (2004), Detonator (2003), Diplomatic Siege (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Deadly Outbreak (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dutton Hatfield, played by Jeff Speakman, is working for the American embassy. He finds himself inside a biochemical weapon laboratory when terrorists headed by Colonel Baron (played by TimeCop villain Ron Silver) take over the place. Baron is ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bio weapon, terrorism, heroes, one man army, tough heroes, graphic violence, danger, special agents, rivalry, law enforcement, crimes, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: israel, pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
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Blown Away (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Blown Away tells the story of Jimmy Dove who works for the Boston bomb squad. Shortly after Dove leaves the force his partner is killed by a bomb that Dove thinks might have been made by someone he knows.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, terrorism, psychopath, stalking, anarchist, revenge, investigation, government agency, criminal's revenge, race against time, vengeance, master criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, ireland, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
 5K
Unstoppable (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The deranged military and former CIA agent Dean Cage is in a rehab program, trying to forget the traumatic loss of his best friend Scott in Bosnia. When he dates with his girl-friend and Scott's sister, Detective Amy Knight, in a dinning ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, antidote, on the run, crimes, investigation, law enforcement, unstoppable, undercover, race against time, secret agents, manhunt, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.2
 367
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, undercover, save the day, terrorism, vengeance, rivalry, race against time, deadly, danger, master criminal, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, heroic mission, save the day, hostages, crimes, rescue, politics, danger, race against time, heroes, special agents ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, balkan, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 3.1
 504
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, race against time, secret agents, confined, danger, deadly, law enforcement, adventure, save the day ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The President's Man: A Line in the Sand (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A counterterrorism specialist is assigned by the President to track down a terrorist who is suspected of planning to set off a nuclear device in the U.S.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, terrorism, one man army, good versus evil, heroes, undercover, race against time, crimes, secret agents, law enforcement, confined, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, chicago illinois, middle east, illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 3.9
 430
Days of Terror (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the midst of a personal crisis, junior senator Maggie Davidson (Holly) ascertains that she's the subject of a terrorist plot.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, political conspiracy, politics, danger, crimes, undercover, terrorism, dishonesty, rivalry, state affairs, murder, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Collateral Damage (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Firefighter Gordon Brewer is plunged into the complex and dangerous world of international terrorism after he loses his wife and child in a bombing credited to Claudio 'The Wolf' Perrini.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, fbi, explosion, revenge, investigation, profanity, danger, crimes, heroes, race against time, special agents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, 2000s
Place: colombia, los angeles, washington d.c., south america, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 2.8
 716
The Alternate (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The President of the United States, in the midst of negative public opinion, is kidnapped while attending a charity function. However, this is all part of a plan to boost his ratings, the 'kidnappers' being a CIA black ops team. It seems ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, undercover, save the day, heroes, rescue, crimes, daring rescue, special agents, dishonesty, law enforcement, secret agents ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Way of War (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Paramilitary operative David Wolfe stumbles upon an international conspiracy connecting presidential cabinet members to a Middle Eastern terrorist plot. Wanting to expose the truth, Wolfe defies orders and returns to the US as an army of one ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, revenge plot, political corruption, political conspiracy, terrorism, assassination, danger, state affairs, political intrigue, deadly, military, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.9
 103K
Patriot Games (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When CIA Analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination, a renegade faction targets Jack and his family as revenge.
Style: intense, suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, spy, cia, assassination, boat chase, danger, rivalry, revenge, hitman, master criminal, family in danger, secret agents ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, ireland, london, north africa, new england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Critical Assembly (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Critical Assembly is based on two college students (Katherine Heigl and Kerr Smith) who build a nuclear device, which is stolen by a fellow student. When it ends up in the hands of a terrorist, they work with an FBI agent (Beach) in a race against ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, race against time, danger, chases and races, law enforcement, undercover, state affairs, deadly, heroes, betrayal, professor, fbi agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, danger, save the day, law enforcement, head of state, secret agents, state affairs, deadly, special agents, race against time, heroes, government agency ...
Time: september 11 2001, 90s
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Assassination (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jay Killon is the bodyguard of the recently elected US president, but he is assigned to the first lady (Lara Royce). Lara hates Killon so she does all she can to escape. The story complicates when someone tries to kill Lara.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: assassination, terrorism, secret agents, heroes, bodyguard, survival, terminal illness, deadly, state affairs, crimes, undercover, espionage ...
Time: 80s
Place: wyoming, washington d.c., ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Shadow Conspiracy (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Bobby Bishop (Sheen) is a special assistant to the President of the United States. Accidentally, he meets his friend professor Pochenko on the street. Pochenko has time to tell Bishop about some conspiracy in the White House but then immediately ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, political corruption, on the run, assassination, betrayal, witnessing a crime, intrigue, crimes, assassination attempt, conspiracy, political intrigue ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.2
 317
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, serious, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, terrorism, martial arts, hijacking, chases and races, crimes, deadly, race against time, law enforcement, danger, save the day, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Dying of the Light (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Bahamas, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Evan Lake, a veteran CIA agent, has been ordered to retire. But when his protégé uncovers evidence that Lake's nemesis, the terrorist Banir, has resurfaced, Lake goes rogue, embarking on a perilous, intercontinental mission to eliminate his ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, track down, espionage, retirement, danger, secret agents, undercover, special agents, revenge, cia, vengeance, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., bucharest, kenya, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 5.1
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Ignition (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A web of intrigue and conspiracy lies beneath the euphoria as the U.S. is about to put a man on the moon for the first time in over thirty years
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, manhunt, fighting the system, life turned upside down, special agents, assassination, deadly, politics, undercover, political conspiracy, space travel, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 3.5
 1K
Captured (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Matt Hendricks (Dolph Lundgren) is the US Navy's top Marine Special Operations Commander and is facing his toughest challenge yet - Escorting the deadliest viral weapon on the planet back to a safe Storage Faciliy.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, special agents, terrorism, working undercover, race against time, state affairs, save the day, military, government agency, danger, frame up, russian ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, russia, moscow russia, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Art of War III: Retribution (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When international diplomacy comes up short, extreme measures must be taken. In the newest installment of The Art of War, Agent Neil Shaw (Treach) is on a covert mission to stop North Korean terrorists from obtaining a nuclear bomb. But when the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, un, martial arts, heroes, heroic mission, race against time, secret agents, master warrior, betrayal, protagonist as suspect, mysterious character, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, new york, asia, usa, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.4
 548
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 ⇓
50%
The Contractor (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria, UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Former CIA Operative, James Dial is coaxed back into action to kill a terrorist in London, but it all goes wrong and he is forced into hiding, where he meets and befriends a 12 year old girl.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, betrayal, assassination, manhunt, heroes, murder, hitman, crimes, friendship, danger, deadly, law enforcer killer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, heroes, conspiracy, terrorist, false accusation, political conspiracy, state affairs, dishonesty, one man army, danger, rivalry, confined ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
 1K
Dirty War (2004)
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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: radical, firefighter, terrorism, secret agents, save the day, government agency, crimes, undercover, deadly, special agents, danger, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.2
 177
Midnight Man (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, Luxembourg, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: British soldiers force a recently captured IRA terrorist to cooperate with them and then assign him to go undercover with a gang of terrorists and prevent them from killing the U.S. President. But the spy isn't in long before he realizes that ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, undercover, terrorism, ira, adventure, crimes, dishonesty, assassination, downfall, state affairs, graphic violence, working undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Devil's Own (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Frankie McGuire, one of the IRA's deadliest assassins, draws an American family into the crossfire of terrorism. But when he is sent to the U.S. to buy weapons, Frankie is housed with the family of Tom O'Meara, a New York cop who knows ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, police investigation, terrorist, murder, friendship, vengeance, betrayal, rebelliousness, danger, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, northern ireland, ireland, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Point Men (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: UK, France, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Some time after their botched operation to capture a known Palestinian terrorist, a team of Israeli agents starts to get killed off one by one. Their leader must get to the bottom of things before the killer(s) plan is complete.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, espionage, race against time, undercover, assassination, secret agents, assassination attempt, working undercover, save the day, crimes, vengeance, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, tel aviv israel, zurich switzerland, austria, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.7
 744
The Grid (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 266 min.
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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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, counter terrorism, murder, fbi, muslim, save the day, investigation, rivalry, political conspiracy, danger, undercover, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, africa, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.6
 7K
Ticker (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ray Nettles, a detective of San Francisco, and his partner Fuzzy must take up to one of the most dangerous terrorist gangs of the city. When one of the terrorists, the beautiful scientist Claire Manning is arrested, Swan, the leader of the ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, chase, hostage, race against time, daring rescue, police investigation, save the day, master criminal, hostages, crimes, unlikely partners, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%