Movies like The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper

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The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper (1981)
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The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A speculation on the fate of the famous hijacker who parachuted with his ransom and disappeared in the mountains. Has Cooper succeeded in following a meticulous plan to disappear into anonymity despite the best efforts of a dogged cop?
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, based on true events, harsh, talky, unusual plot structure, fairy tale ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, airplane, hijacking, destiny, crimes, heroes, confined, missing person, bounty hunter, crime, on the run, danger, chases and races, escapades, deadly, money, caper, ransom, escape, parachute, jumping from an airplane, insurance investigator, mentor, pornography, vengeance ...
Time: 70s, 1930s
Place: new jersey, california

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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 chases and races, danger, crimes, chase, rivalry, heroes and deadly mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper: The Outfit (1973), Breakout (1975), Crash Point Zero (2001), Shining Moon (1975), Air Marshal (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Outfit (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A two-bit criminal takes on the Mafia to avenge his brother's death. Earl Macklin is a small time criminal who is released from prison after an unsuccessful bank robbery only to discover that a pair of gunmen killed his brother.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, hitman, revenge, danger, crime, crimes, rivalry, crime gone awry, neo noir, bookies, brother brother relationship, bank robbery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: st. louis missouri
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95%
 6.2
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Breakout (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A bush pilot is hired for $250,000 to go to Mexico to free an innocent prisoner.
Style: suspenseful, light, exciting, entertaining, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, escape, false accusation, fugitives, chase, manhunt, danger, rescue, adventure, prison life, captivity, warden ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Crash Point Zero (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a plane carrying a legendary and recently found death ray machine from Siberia to Canada is hijacked and crashes in the remote mountains of Alaska, only a fearless government agent (Treat Williams) will risk his life to save the world. A modern ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, survival, terrorism, save the day, confined, adventure, danger, daring rescue, race against time, undercover, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.0
 5K
Shining Moon (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Mike Locken is one of the principle members of a group of freelance spies. A significant portion of their work is for the C.I.A. and while on a case for them one of his friends turns on him and shoots him in the elbow and knee. His assignment, to ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, hitman, chase, vengeance, danger, secret agents, state affairs, deadly, government agency, manhunt, conspiracy, spy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 2.6
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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, terrorism, airplane, deadly, crimes, strong violent content, danger, heroes, one man army, muslim, terrorist, hijacker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.4
 5K
The Hunter (1980)
Genre: Action, Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During his long career, bounty hunter Ralph "Papa" Thorson has caught over 5,000 criminals. Now, while he is working on apprehending fugitives in Illinois, Texas and Nebraska, he himself is being hunted by a psychotic killer.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: bounty hunter, chase, stalking, heroes, ghetto, pregnancy, hostage, bail bondsman, vengeance, rivalry, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.8
 319
Birds of Prey (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Harry Walker, a former military pilot, works as a helicopter pilot and traffic reporter for a Salt Lake City radio station. One day while working he observes a bank robbery in progress and the kidnapping of a young woman who worked at the bank. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: chase, hostage, bank robbery, criminal heroes, heroes, crimes, crime, heist, missing person, kidnapping, confined, buddies ...
Time: 70s
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, runaway train, mayor, train, negotiation, tunnel, passenger, ransom, hijacking, police officer, crimes, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 6.8
 11K
Shoot to Kill (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a cunning murderer vanishes into the rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest, pursuing FBI agent Warren Stantin must exchange familiar city streets for unknown wilderness trails. Completely out of his element, Stantin is forced to enlist the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, kidnapping, adventure, chase, mountain, serial killer, investigation, wilderness, on the run, fbi, police, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, vancouver, san francisco, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Strangers in 7A (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Andy Griffith plays a philandering apartment house manager who picks up a pretty young girl (Suzanne Hildur) in a bar. He takes her home, whereupon the girl's male cronies show up armed with guns. Griffith and his wife (Ida Lupino) are held ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: crime gone awry, gangsters, hostages, dishonesty, criminal heroes, deadly, danger, hostage, couple relations, kidnapping, hijacking, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Night of the Running Man (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Las Vegas cab driver finds a million dollars of stolen money in his cab after his fare is murdered. Soon after, a ruthless hitman is in persuit; he will stop at nothing to recover the money and dispose of all witnesses.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: hitman, on the run, gangsters, chase, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, danger, law enforcement, heist, tough heroes, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.9
 611
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: hostage, terrorism, daring rescue, rescue, crimes, race against time, save the day, tough heroes, one man army, heroes, deadly, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
2010: Moby Dick (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: That infamous whale is bigger, badder and a whole lot stronger in this sci-fi reimagining of Herman Melville’s classic tale of the battle between man, sea and sea creature starring “Xena” alum Rene O’Connor as the (traditionally male) ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, obsessive quest, obsession, submarine, escapades, deadly, rivalry, danger, losing-it hero, chases and races, dangerous animal, deadly creature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
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Survival Quest (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A bunch of city slickers from different backgrounds go into the wild mountains to be one with nature, but basically to have a good time. However, a paramilitary group has chosen the same time to go camping. When one of the soldiers thinks their boss ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, mountain, adventure, murder, rivalry, danger, deadly, hostage, hostages, treasure hunt, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Terrorists (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Following a series of bomb attacks in London, a group of terrorists seize Britain's ambassador to Scandinavia. With the ambassador now a hostage in his residence, another group hijacks an airliner at the capital's airport, announcing that ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorist, airplane, hijacking, terrorism, law enforcement, save the day, chases and races, race against time, heroes, one man army, hostage, mountain ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: norway, scandinavia, oslo norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Falcon Rising (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Chapman is an ex-marine in Brazil's slums, battling the yakuza outfit who attacked his sister and left her for dead.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: marine, martial arts, chases and races, master warrior, danger, gangsters, vengeance, track down, rivalry, crimes, urban ghetto, yakuza ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
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The Lightship (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A trio of robbers, two brothers and their twisted genius leader, invade a lightship, but don't reckon on the crew fighting back.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, on the run, survival, forces of nature, family in danger, ship, vengeance, haunted by the past, ocean or sea, battles, catastrophe, escapades ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.4
 801
Ready 2 Die (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After a violent bank robbery, the trio of hoods make their way across East L.A. carrying a blood-soaked bag of money. When word gets out, they must fend off gangs and crooked cops alike as they strive to keep the loot and stay alive.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gang, murder, heist, dishonesty, law enforcement, danger, crime gone awry, deadly, criminal's revenge, crimes, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 297
Getting Even (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A soldier-of-fortune steals some Russian nerve gas from Afghanistan, and brings it to the U.S. to be analyzed. A greedy millionaire rancher finds out about it and sets out to steal it.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, adventure, deadly, hostages, rivalry, chase, danger, crimes, chases and races, escapades, hostage, confined ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: terrorism, airplane, terrorist, parachuting, heroes, hijacking, chase, danger, track down, hacker, race against time, faked death ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Eddie Macon's Run (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Eddie Macon is running from a nightmare... running to a dream... running for his life and his time is running out. He's escaped a Texas prison for the second time (risking life imprisonment if caught) to make it back to his wife and son. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, chase, manhunt, injustice, family relations, crimes, obsessive quest, dishonesty, chases and races, fugitives, confined, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, alabama, mexico, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.5
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Cold Blooded (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A female police officer has to keep a prisoner from escaping a nearly abandoned hospital unit at the same time his violent partners come looking for him.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, chase, chases and races, reluctant partners, confined, partners, criminal heroes, crimes, isolation, indoor, strong violent content, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, save the day, airplane, deadly, special agents, crimes, heroes, chases and races, law enforcement, danger, race against time, nerve gas ...
Time: 90s, year 2000, 2000s
Place: usa, australia, california, new south wales, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Age of Dinosaurs (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Using breakthrough flesh-regeneration technology, a biotech firm creates a set of living dinosaurs. But when the creatures escape their museum exhibit and terrorize Los Angeles, a former firefighter must rescue his teenage daughter from the chaos ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: dinosaur, chase, cloning, danger, dangerous animal, race against time, chaos and mayhem, genetics, genetic engineering, parents and children, swat, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Black Moon Rising (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An FBI free-lancer stashes a stolen Las Vegas-crime tape in a high-tech car stolen by someone else.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, car chase, heist, investigation, car, fbi, murder, violence, revenge, crimes, crime, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
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In Too Deep (1999)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A fearless cop is taking on a ruthless crimelord. He knew the risks. He just didn't know how far he would have to go.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, twists and turns, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: undercover, police detective, working undercover, gang, crimes, gangsters, police investigation, criminal heroes, ghetto, drug dealing, adaptation, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Surviving the Game (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mason is a man down on his luck with nothing to lose when he's approached to lead a group of wealthy hunters on an expedition in the Pacific Northwest. But things get really twisted when Mason discovers the group isn't after wild animals ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, suspense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: homeless, survival, psychopath, chase, chases and races, deadly, hunting, isolation, escapades, rivalry, danger, brutality ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle washington, seattle, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 8K
Gloria (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When a young boy's family is killed by the mob, their tough neighbor Gloria becomes his reluctant guardian. In possession of a book that the gangsters want, the pair go on the run in New York.
Style: tense, twists and turns, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: gangsters, chase, child in peril, brat, neighbor, woman in danger, chases and races, danger, crimes, crime, on the run, graphic violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, pittsburgh, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
King of Africa (1968)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A British colonial policeman in Africa, circa 1900, pursues a band of escaped killers across territory so wild, it lies just "one step to hell."
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wilderness, gang, manhunt, escapades, jungle, on the run, crimes, captivity, prison, heroes, confined, rescue ...
Time: 60s, 1900s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Towards Darkness (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Deals with 90 minutes in a kidnapped hostage's life, and the frustration his family, a special ops team, and a man in charge of delivering the ransom money all feel as they rush to save him.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, tense, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, deadly, crime gone awry, rivalry, danger, chase, race against time, car chase, missing child, destiny, terrorism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%