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The Terrorists (1975)
Original name: Ransom
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
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 the passengers will not be freed until their demands are met. Colonel Nils Tahlvik, Scandinavia's resourceful and ruthless head of security, seeks to take an uncompromising stance against the terrorists yet his attempts meet resistance from unknown forces at every turn...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, surprise ending
Plot: airplane, hijacking, terrorism, terrorist, hostages, race against time, tough heroes, chases and races, confined, danger, law enforcement, state affairs, politics, one man army, daring rescue, save the day, captivity, heroes, rivalry, bait, undercover agent, british, pursuit, chase, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: norway, oslo norway, scandinavia

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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, confined, hijacking, crimes, heroes, deadly and terrorism mostly in Thriller, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like The Terrorists: The Bullet Train (1975), Flight 93 (2006), Strategic Command (1997), Crash Landing (2005), United 93 (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Bullet Train (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 152 min.
Story: One of the Japanese Shinkansen “Bullet Trains” is threatened with a bomb that will explode automatically if the train slows below 80 km/h, unless a ransom is paid. Police race to find the bombers and to learn how to defuse the bomb.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, train, master criminal, race against time, speed, save the day, crime, chases and races, confined, crimes, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.3
 8K
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, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: hijacking, airplane, passenger, terrorist, terrorism, anti heroes, hostages, war on terror, daring rescue, race against time, save the day, heroic mission ...
Time: 2000s, year 2001
Place: usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, gulf war, hostages, airplane, one man army, daring rescue, race against time, save the day, terrorism, tough heroes, chases and races, confined ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 3.7
 713
Crash Landing (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a hostage situation arises on-board a private plane with the daughter of a billionaire on-board. Major John Masters (Sabato Jr.) teams up with Captain Williams (Michael Paré) to stop the terrorist and land the plane.
Style: suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, kidnapping, one man army, hostage, airplane, hijacker, hurricane, terrorist, martial arts, hostages, island ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 90K
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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: hijacking, airplane, terrorism, 9/11, passenger, september 11 2001, crimes, untimely death, stabbing, self sacrifice, tragic event, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, 2000s
Place: manhattan new york city, usa, virginia, cleveland ohio, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.8
 567
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, hostages, master criminal, one man army, daring rescue, race against time, rescue, save the day, terrorism, hijacking, kidnapping, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, hostage, railway, hostages, crime, race against time, ransom, save the day, train, tunnel, control room, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.2
 1K
Mogadischu (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The incredible true story of Lufthansa Flight 181, which was hijacked by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in October of 1977, and the noble efforts of stewardess Gabriele Dillmann (Nadja Uhl) to ensure the safety of the terrified ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: passenger, daring rescue, airplane, terrorism, hijacking, crimes, danger, hostages, confined, deadly, stewardess, group of strangers ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977
Place: germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 41K
Passenger 57 (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An infamous terrorist has evaded capture for a long time by being extremely clever and ruthless. Things get interesting when he hijacks a plane carrying famous security expert John Cutter, who isn't about to stand this sort of thing.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, terrorism, fbi, airport, one man army, danger, passenger, hostages, ex-cop, save the day, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, florida, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
S.O.S. Concorde (1979)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A reporter tries to stop the crash of an aircraft after uncovering an airline's plot to save their business by sabotaging Concorde flights and have them decommissioned.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: airplane, daring rescue, crimes, danger, race against time, corporate crimes, crime, ocean or sea, escapades, criminal heroes, gangsters, hostages ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: brazil, england, france, rio de janeiro, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Aurora: Operation Intercept (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: There have been two mysterious plane crashes in only 48 hours. The aircraft suddenly lose control and crash, killing everyone aboard. A woman of Russian descent, Francesca Zaborszin, the daughter of a slain Federal investigator, claims ...
Style: rough, serious, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: law enforcement, airplane, race against time, terrorism, one man army, adventure, secret agents, special agents, daring rescue, espionage, save the day, heroic mission ...
Time: 90s
Place: pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.6
 1K
Skyjacked (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A crazed Vietnam vet bomber hijacks a Boeing 707 in this disaster film filled with the usual early '70s stereotypes, and demands to be taken to Russia.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, save the day, adventure, confined, crimes, deadly, escapades, heroes, hostages, love triangle, forces of nature ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This made-for-television film documents the takeover of the TWA airliner in flight from Athens to Rome in 1985. The focus is on the flight attendant, Uli Derickson, whose courage and hope helped save all but one of the passengers on the plane. The ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, hijacking, hostages, leadership, aviation, save the day, confined, crimes, danger, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.4
 716
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, terrorism, hijacking, one man army, save the day, ocean or sea, heroic mission, confined, danger, deadly, heroes, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, based on true events ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airport, airplane, terrorism, hijacking, hostages, daring rescue, aviation, hostage, race against time, save the day, tough heroes, chases and races ...
Place: uganda
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, one man army, daring rescue, adventure, rescue, save the day, forces of nature, tough heroes, danger, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, soldier, rescue, terrorism, hijacking, military, fugitives, hostages, one man army, adventure, daring rescue, race against time ...
Time: 70s
Place: israel, africa, middle east, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.1
 397
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: hijacking, airplane, special agents, confined, crimes, danger, hostages, daring rescue, law enforcement, airplane hijack, hijacker, fbi agent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 2.8
 451
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, terrorism, hijacking, hostages, secret agents, special agents, adventure, witnessing a crime, daring rescue, race against time, save the day, political conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Counter Measures (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, hijacking, russian, ambassador, u.s. navy, terrorism, chases and races, terrorist plot, confined, danger, heroes, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Voyage of Terror: The Achille Lauro Affair (1990)
Genre: Drama
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hijacking, hostages, ship, one man army, ocean or sea, kidnapping, missing person, confined, crimes, danger, heroes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, airplane, hijacking, missing person, chases and races, destiny, confined, crime, crimes, danger, bounty hunter, on the run ...
Time: 70s, 1930s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: radiation, firefighter, government agency, hostages, secret agents, special agents, race against time, save the day, hijacking, terrorism, political conspiracy, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 162K
Air Force One (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Russian terrorists conspire to hijack the aircraft with the president and his family on board. The commander in chief finds himself facing an impossible predicament: give in to the terrorists and sacrifice his family, or risk everything to uphold ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, secret service, president, one man army, prison, negotiation, white house, hostages, conspiracy, terrorism, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia, afghanistan, kazakhstan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.9
 3K
Hijacked (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A special agent's plans to reconcile with his ex-fiancé are ruined when she boards a private jet that is targeted by hijackers working for the same crime lord that he is chasing.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, airplane, save the day, terrorism, hijacking, danger, heroes, hostages, secret agents, rescue, tough heroes, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airport, terrorism, hostages, realism, daring rescue, race against time, save the day, heroic mission, chases and races, confined, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: uganda, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Cassandra Crossing (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The Cassandra Crossing is an all-star disaster spectacular telling of the terrifying odyssey of 1000 doomed passengers trapped aboard a plague-infested train. A terrorist infected with a deadly virus boards the Stockholm to Geneva Express and ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, plague, drug dealing, adventure, survival, one man army, save the day, danger, quarantine, fake priest, suicide bomber, hippie ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: europe, sweden, poland, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.1
 612
Rosebud (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In a bold coup a Palestinian terrorist group captures the yacht Rosebud and kidnaps the millionaires five daughters on it. At first they demand film clips to be shown on major European TV stations. Undercover agent Martin is hired to hunt the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yacht, terrorist, terrorism, kidnapping, hostages, ocean or sea, secret agents, terror, mediterranean, daring rescue, chases and races, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Murder on Flight 502 (1975)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: On a flight to London, a note is found stating that there will be murders taking place on the airliner before it lands.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airport, airplane, stewardess, prank, save the day, terrorism, crime, mystery, hijacking, chases and races, confined, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.5
 285
No Contest II (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Sharon Bell is back, this time she must stop a terrorist plot to smuggle Nazi nerve gas.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, murder, martial artist, terrorist plot, femme fatale, terrorist, hostages, one man army, nazism, race against time, save the day, adventure ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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