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The Terrorists (1974)
 5.6
 2K
The Terrorists (1974)
Original name: Ransom
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 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: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: terrorist, airplane, hijacking, terrorism, mountain, heroes, hostages, hostage, confined, politics, graphic violence, captivity, danger, one man army, chases and races, law enforcement, rivalry, bait, race against time, state affairs, daring rescue, save the day, tough heroes, aviation, kidnapping ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: norway, scandinavia, oslo norway

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Most similar movies to The Terrorists

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about danger, terrorism, confined, hijacking, hostage, crimes and hostages mostly in Thriller, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like The Terrorists: Crash Landing (2005), Strategic Command (1997), Air Marshal (2003), Final Approach (2007), Mogadischu (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 3.7
 777
Crash Landing (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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, captivating, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, terrorist, hostage, airplane, kidnapping, one man army, martial arts, hijacker, tough heroes, confined, hostages ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, crimes, escapades, chases and races, hostages, save the day, confined, daring rescue, heroes, tough heroes, danger, race against time ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 2.6
 497
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, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, airplane, deadly, crimes, one man army, heroes, danger, strong violent content, hijacker, muslim, terrorist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 4.9
 606
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, crimes, rescue, race against time, hostages, save the day, danger, tough heroes, deadly, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, hostage, race against time, save the day, hostages, danger, confined, crimes, mind game, law enforcement, tunnel, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, rough, serious
Plot: terrorism, passenger, daring rescue, crimes, group of strangers, danger, stewardess, airplane, confined, hysteria, deadly, terrorist attack ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977
Place: germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: airplane, catastrophe, conspiracy, gangsters, terrorism, hostage, air disaster, crimes, danger, daring rescue, crime, hostages ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, paris france, england, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, confined, adventure, save the day, terrorism, survival, danger, race against time, deadly, undercover, one man army, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 3.1
 494
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, one man army, state affairs, political conspiracy, law enforcement, deadly, danger, save the day, confined, secret agents, undercover, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.3
 520
Black November (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Nigeria, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A volatile, oil-rich Nigerian community wages war against their corrupt government and a multi-national oil corporation to protect their land from being destroyed by excessive drilling and spills. To seek justice, a rebel organization kidnaps an ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting, serious
Plot: political conspiracy, terrorism, kidnapping, racism, confined, state affairs, dishonesty, crimes, heroes, danger, hijacking, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: rough, serious, bleak, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hijacking, train, speed, runaway train, save the day, chases and races, crime, chaos and mayhem, heroes, crimes, confined ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.3
 9K
Flight 93 (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, History, Sci-Fi, 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, passenger, airplane, terrorist, daring rescue, crimes, confined, save the day, government agency, deadly, race against time ...
Time: september 11 2001, 21st century, year 2001, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: disturbing, rough, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, airplane, save the day, hostage, stewardess, danger, leadership, deadly, chases and races, hostages, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: greece, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 3.1
 323
Death Train (2003)
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: rough, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, train, one man army, save the day, on the run, tough heroes, danger, undercover, race against time, hostages, hostage, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.1
 682
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: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, kidnapping, yacht, terrorist, hostages, secret agents, heroes, confined, chases and races, escapades, save the day ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 3.8
 4K
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: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, save the day, terrorism, danger, crimes, secret agents, confined, rivalry, hijacking, murder, police officer, hostages ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
 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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, torture, idealism, confined, race against time, charity, missing person, rivalry, danger, deadly, presumed dead ...
Time: contemporary
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.0
 262
Terminal Rush (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of terrorists, led by a Brit and a psycho (in a great performance by "Rowdy" Roddy Piper) take control of the Hoover Dam and demand $25 million or they will kill civilians and dam workers they have taken hostage. But the terrorists ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, one man army, terrorism, martial arts, save the day, hostages, confined, crimes, escapades, chases and races, hijacking, race against time ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 4.2
 302
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, rough, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, terrorism, martial arts, hijacking, chases and races, deadly, danger, race against time, law enforcement, confined, heroes, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.4
 545
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, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, adventure, daring rescue, rescue, one man army, special agents, undercover, rivalry, race against time, deadly, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.3
 779
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, submarine, hijacking, terrorism, military life, ocean or sea, tough heroes, heroic mission, danger, deadly, strong violent content, profanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Voyage of Terror: The Achille Lauro Affair (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
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: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, danger, murder, missing person, hostages, save the day, chases and races, ocean or sea, one man army, cruise, hostage ...
Time: 80s, year 1985
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airport, hostage, terrorism, hijacking, airplane, chases and races, crimes, daring rescue, hostages, state affairs, save the day, escapades ...
Place: uganda
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, futuristic ...
Plot: airplane, hostage, terrorism, race against time, law enforcement, adventure, heroes, rivalry, tough heroes, heroic mission, undercover, catastrophe ...
Time: 90s
Place: pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, hijacking, terrorism, u.s. navy, ambassador, save the day, confined, heroes, chases and races, profanity, graphic violence, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.9
 270K
Con Air (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the government puts all its rotten criminal eggs in one airborne basket, it's asking for trouble. Before you can say, "Pass the barf bag," the crooks control the plane, led by creepy Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom. Watching ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: hijacking, master criminal, airplane, convict, one man army, helicopter, prison, machismo, law enforcement, confined, tough heroes, war hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, united states, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.3
 309
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, terrorist, martial artist, femme fatale, terrorist plot, murder, save the day, adventure, chases and races, race against time, hijacking, undercover ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Airline Disaster (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When the President learns that domestic terrorists have skyjacked the passenger jet her brother is flying, she must choose between family and the safety of the people in the cities below
Style: serious, captivating, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, moral dilemma, terrorism, danger, head of state, save the day, adventure, deadly, leadership, undercover, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, terrorism, save the day, secret agents, working undercover, undercover, radical, deadly, political conspiracy, government agency, crimes, special agents ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.8
 1K
Senseless (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Elliott Gast (Jason Behr) is quickly climbing the corporate ladder of international commerce, negotiating deals to generate large fortunes for giant corporations. His success makes him the target for political extremists who kidnap him and broadcast ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: reality, missing person, deadly, confined, captivity, danger, isolation, prison life, terrorism, hostage, internet, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%