Movies like The Terrorists

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The Terrorists
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, hostages, race against time, terrorism, tough heroes, chases and races, terrorist, 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 serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about confined, danger, heroes, chases and races, deadly, crimes and terrorism mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like The Terrorists: The Bullet Train (1975), Two-Minute Warning (1976), Strategic Command (1997), The Cassandra Crossing (1976), Operation Thunderbolt (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Bullet Train
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, master criminal, race against time, train, save the day, crime, hijacking, chases and races, confined, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, tokyo
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System:   95%
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Two-Minute Warning
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A psychotic sniper plans a massive killing spree in a Los Angeles football stadium during a major championship game. The police, led by Captain Peter Holly (Charlton Heston) and SWAT commander Sergeant Button (John Cassavetes), learn of the plot and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: stadium, police investigation, hostages, master criminal, one man army, partners against crime, reluctant partners, special agents, tough law enforcer, chase, on the run, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   88%
    User:   79%
 
Strategic Command
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   81%
 
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The Cassandra Crossing
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, serious, suspenseful, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, chase, adventure, survival, plague, drug dealing, catastrophe, fugitives, military, government agency, virus, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: europe, sweden, poland, new orleans
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System:   67%
    User:   55%
 
Operation Thunderbolt
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fugitives, airplane, hostages, one man army, adventure, soldier, daring rescue, rescue, race against time, terrorism, hijacking, save the day ...
Time: 70s
Place: africa, israel, europe, greece, france ...
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System:   67%
    User:   55%
 
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Flight 93
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: airplane, anti heroes, passenger, hostages, daring rescue, race against time, terrorism, hijacking, save the day, terrorist, heroic mission, tough heroes ...
Time: 2000s, year 2001
Place: usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   64%
    User:   69%
 
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Death Train
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man is supposed to guard a shipment of diamonds being sent by rail. But a man robs the train and kills the men guarding the diamonds. The robbers derail the train and hope to get away with their crime. The robbers get caught in Mexico and are sent ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   71%
 
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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
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Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   69%
 
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, hostages, crime, race against time, save the day, train, tunnel, control room, confined, railway, hostage, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   62%
 
Aurora: Operation Intercept
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: airplane, one man army, adventure, secret agents, special agents, daring rescue, race against time, espionage, terrorism, save the day, heroic mission, hijacking ...
Time: 90s
Place: pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   53%
 
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Crash Dive
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: save the day, submarine, terrorism, ocean or sea, heroic mission, hijacking, confined, danger, one man army, deadly, heroes, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   62%
 
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Hour of Valor
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostages, one man army, secret agents, adventure, special agents, witnessing a crime, daring rescue, terrorism, hijacking, race against time, save the day, political conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   54%
 
Victory at Entebbe
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airport, hostages, airplane, daring rescue, race against time, terrorism, save the day, hijacking, tough heroes, chases and races, confined, crimes ...
Place: uganda
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   61%
 
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The Grid
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 266 min.
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
Plot: terrorism, politics, government agency, secret agents, special agents, espionage, investigation, counter terrorism, cia, fbi, race against time, save the day ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london, chicago illinois, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   46%
 
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Rosebud
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostages, ocean or sea, secret agents, daring rescue, terrorism, kidnapping, chases and races, yacht, terrorist, confined, danger, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   45%
 
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Mogadischu
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: daring rescue, airplane, terrorism, hijacking, crimes, danger, hostages, confined, deadly, passenger, stewardess, group of strangers ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977
Place: germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   52%
 
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   44%
 
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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
Plot: train, martial arts, hostages, race against time, save the day, terrorism, hijacking, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   54%
 
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Pandora's Clock
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 176 min.
Story: Quantum Airlines flight 66 has just taken off from Frankfurt, Germany bound for New York's JFK International Airport with 247 passengers aboard. After take-off, a man infected with a Doomsday Virus passes out while a flight attendant and doctor ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: airplane, daring rescue, race against time, save the day, airport, terrorism, hijacking, virus, chases and races, danger, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, germany, iceland, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   51%
 
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No Contest
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A beauty contest turns into a hostage situation, when the Miss Galaxy competition is taken over by a gang, demanding a ransom of diamonds. Sharon, a kick-boxing actress, is the host of the show, and the thorn in the terrorists side.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, terrorism, hostages, adventure, one man army, special agents, contests and competitions, race against time, daring rescue, terrorist, daughter, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   46%
 
Raid on Entebbe
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: realism, hostages, airport, daring rescue, race against time, terrorism, save the day, hijacking, heroic mission, chases and races, confined, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: africa, uganda
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   52%
 
Crash Point Zero
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostages, adventure, special agents, race against time, airplane, save the day, tough heroes, chases and races, danger, escapades, heroes, one man army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   47%
 
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Hennessy
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Set in the Seventies, Hennessy is a Irishman who believes in peace, but who has had connections to the IRA. Hennessy's family is killed, and he plots revenge, setting out to assassinate Queen Elizabeth of England.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, hidden identity, assassination attempt, terrorism, adventure, vengeance, rebelliousness, revenge, war hero, political corruption, political intrigue, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   37%
 
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Indian
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 178 min.
Story: DCP Raksekhar Azad (Raj) is an invincible cop with a great aim. He arrests a terrorist by the name of Khan. But Khan lands in a prison cell that looks cushier than the Buckingham Palace. However, this gets Raj promoted, and he is congratulated by ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, prison, crime, special agents, tough law enforcer, terrorism, against the rules, bollywood, vigilantism, political corruption, working undercover, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   49%
 
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Zero Tolerance
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After surviving a sneak attack on himself and fellow agents Jimmy and Gene as they were transporting drug kingpin Raymond Manta out of a Mexican jail, FBI agent Jeff Douglas becomes an uwitting pawn of the White Hand drug cartel. Mistakenly told ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone wolves, one man army, crime, special agents, tough law enforcer, track down, vengeance, vigilantism, tough heroes, chases and races, crimes, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, mexico, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   35%
 
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Airport '77
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Flight 23 has crashed in the Bermuda Triangle while taking VIPs and valuable art to Philip Stevens new museum. But when hijackers take off the plane and knock everyone out with sleeping gas the plane crashes in the sea. The passengers survive but a ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airport, underwater, airplane, survival, rescue, hijacking, hostages, aviation, art, death, ocean or sea, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1977
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   46%
 
Towards Darkness
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, hostages, crime gone awry, daring rescue, race against time, terrorism, kidnapping, missing person, chases and races, confined, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   45%
 
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Counterstrike
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Drama
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, martial arts, hostages, adventure, one man army, secret agents, daring rescue, espionage, terrorism, race against time, rescue, save the day ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   31%
 

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Black Thunder
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