Movies like Riot

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Riot (1996)
 5.1
 378
Riot
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An heiress is kidnapped during the chaos of a riot.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, urban ghetto, gangsters, adventure, hostages, one man army, secret agents, daring rescue, kidnapping, save the day, missing person, confined, crimes, terrorism, danger, heroes, rivalry, undercover, government agency, special agents, vengeance, chaos and mayhem, deadly, law enforcement, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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Die Hard
Action, Thriller
USA
132 min.
 8.2
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
Action, Crime, Thriller
USA
104 min.
 7.7
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Most similar movies to Riot

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about heroes, danger, rivalry, confined, crimes, terrorism and deadly mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Riot: Sudden Death (1995), Ticker (2001), Passenger 57 (1992), CIA Code Name: Alexa (1992), The Elite (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 5.7
 29K
Sudden Death
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: International action superstar Jean Claude Van Damme teams with Powers Boothe in a Tension-packed, suspense thriller, set against the back-drop of a Stanley Cup game.Van Damme portrays a father whose daughter is suddenly taken during a championship ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, terrorism, one man army, martial arts, lone hero, fight scenes, secret agents, explosions, assassin, secret service, violence, stadium ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   80%
 
 3.6
 6K
Ticker
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, hostages, crime, master criminal, one man army, reluctant partners, chase, tough law enforcer, race against time, unlikely partners, terrorism, save the day ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   84%
    User:   86%
 
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 5.9
 41K
Passenger 57
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: exciting, serious, rough, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, fbi, airport, chase, hijacking, hostage, gunfight, hostages, martial arts, one man army, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, florida, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   81%
    User:   81%
 
CIA Code Name: Alexa
Genre: Action, Thriller, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A CIA operative kills a terrorist during a prison break. When a group of terrorists attempts to recover a microchip implanted in the man's body, one of them is captured and convinced by the CIA to work for them as an informer.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, strong sexual content, government agency, one man army, secret agents, adventure, espionage, special agents, terrorism, kidnapping, microchip, cia ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   81%
    User:   89%
 
 3.7
 450
The Elite
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the murder of their families by a terrorist bomb, five young adults are trained as a hi-tech, anti-terrorist team with a mission to search and destroy high-profile terrorist groups.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: airplane, government agency, hostages, one man army, secret agents, race against time, daring rescue, terrorism, missile, exploding car, terrorist, spy ...
Time: contemporary, year 1987, 2000s
Place: europe, greece, utah, austria, athens greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   70%
 
 4.4
 702
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   48%
 
 5.3
 444
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, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone wolves, one man army, special agents, crime, 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:   58%
    User:   53%
 
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 6.8
 247K
Con Air
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, suspense, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: violence, prison, airplane, brutality, hijacking, gunfight, revenge, helicopter, fugitives, murder, convict, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   66%
 
 4.9
 3K
Blackjack
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After saving Casey, a daughter of his friend, from hired assassins, Jack Devlin is hit with a strange phobia - fear of white color. But when his other friend, who works as a bodyguard for a supermodel, is wounded, Jack decides to step in for him. ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, witnessing a crime, heroic mission, woman in danger, hitman, tough heroes, danger, crimes, assassination attempt, deadly, heroes, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   60%
 
 3.9
 7K
Derailed
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: NATO operative Jacques Kristoff (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is summoned into action—on his birthday, no less—to track down Galina Konstantin (Laura Harring), who has stolen an extremely valuable and dangerous top-secret container from the Slovakian ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, awful, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, adventure, virus, government agency, martial arts, hostages, betrayal, clones, one man army, violence, death, car chase ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   52%
 
 4.1
 4K
The Marksman
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Chechen rebels take over a Russian nuclear plant and it's up to a mysterious agent(Snipes) to stop them.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, hostages, adventure, one man army, secret agents, special agents, daring rescue, helicopter, espionage, terrorism, race against time, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   43%
 
 4.1
 3K
Shadow Man
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Romania
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An intelligence operative discovers that no one is what they seem in the shadowy world of espionage.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, government agency, hostages, adventure, master criminal, one man army, espionage, secret agents, cia, race against time, kidnapping, save the day ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, romania, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   48%
 
Avenging Force
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Martial arts expert Matt Hunter was one of the most promising operatives in Army intelligence until his parents were killed by terrorists, and he retired to the family's farm in Louisiana to take care of his 12-year-old sister Sara and their ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, government agency, one man army, secret agents, adventure, wilderness, special agents, espionage, rescue, race against time, survival, terrorism ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   62%
 
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Skyscraper
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A helicopter charter turns deadly when the pilot finds that she is on a building held by terrorists. It is up to her and her husband to save the hostages.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: skyscraper, terrorism, missing person, confined, crimes, adventure, danger, deadly, heroes, good versus evil, hostages, rescue ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   59%
 
Diplomatic Siege
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, government agency, hostages, one man army, secret agents, special agents, terrorism, race against time, rescue, save the day, heroic mission, hijacking ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, romania, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   53%
 
 4.9
 551
Special Forces
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When the crazed commander (Eli Danker) of a sadistic army in Moldavia kidnaps an American photojournalist (Daniella Deutscher) and holds her hostage, his misguided actions ignite a targeted response from Maj. Don Harding (Marshall R. Teague) and his ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hostages, one man army, soldier, war, special agents, daring rescue, rescue, terrorism, race against time, kidnapping, hijacking ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   54%
 
 6.5
 68K
Under Siege
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This action-packed thriller takes place on the soon-to-be-decommissioned USS Missouri. Disgruntled ex-CIA operative Strannix, his assistant Krill and their group of terrorists seize the battleship with nuclear blackmail in mind. They've planned ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, violence, gunfight, one man army, ship, lone hero, weapons, fight scenes, heist, mercenary, explosions, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: battleship, san francisco, new jersey, pentagon, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   40%
 
 2.8
 445
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostages, one man army, secret agents, special agents, adventure, witnessing a crime, daring rescue, terrorism, hijacking, race against time, save the day, political conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   54%
 
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Death Before Dishonor
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gunnery Sergeant Burns reports for duty to an American Embassy in the Middle East. However due to the 'enlightened' views of the Ambassador, the marine security detachment he is in charge of is severely restricted in their functions and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, military, kidnapping, hostages, one man army, torture, soldier, revenge, daring rescue, war, pornography, leadership ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   46%
 
The President's Man
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: To many, Joshua McCord (Chuck Norris) is a charismatic Asian studies professor. To the President of the United States, he's America's greatest secret weapon; a covert operative charged with only the most sensitive and dangerous missions.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: daring rescue, adventure, race against time, save the day, kidnapping, missing person, working undercover, first lady, martial arts, pistol, chases and races, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, colombia, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   44%
 
 3.1
 1K
Epicenter
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Epicenter concerns brassy, beautiful Amanda Foster, a down-on-her-luck Los Angeles detective who's been assigned to protect a mobster-turned-State's-Witness, Nick Constantine, from the mob. On the night of the assignment, the city is ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, partners against crime, special agents, adventure, chase, tough law enforcer, prison, race against time, terrorism, kidnapping, working undercover, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   46%
 
 4.1
 269
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, exciting, realistic, 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:   49%
 
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: serious, rough, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: airplane, one man army, secret agents, adventure, special agents, daring rescue, race against time, espionage, terrorism, save the day, heroic mission, hijacking ...
Time: 90s
Place: pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   53%
 
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 4.5
 846
Sharpshooter
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An assassin working for the CIA decides to take one final job before quitting only to find out that he is the target of his CIA boss.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, one man army, secret agents, adventure, betrayal, special agents, manhunt, assassination, assassin, on the run, race against time, save the day ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   42%
 
 4.0
 464
Black Thunder
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When the top secret prototype of the Nova Stealth fighter has been stolen, the Pentagon launches big alarm; the plane shouldn't come into hostile hands...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, airplane, secret agents, adventure, daring rescue, race against time, terrorism, save the day, pilot, officers and cadets, basic training, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   56%
 
 2.6
 350
Lethal
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A sexy and lethal female mercenary takes on an international syndicate of weapons smugglers run by the Russian Mafia.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, hostages, adventure, one man army, secret agents, special agents, espionage, on the run, race against time, rescue, save the day, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   47%
 
 5.7
 836
First Daughter
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A female Secret Service agent goes against protocol to save the U.S. president from an assassination attempt. She is reassigned to protect the president's daughter, which she considers a demotion. When the first daughter is kidnapped during a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, wilderness, hostages, adventure, one man army, secret agents, assassination attempt, terrorism, daring rescue, kidnapping, save the day, political conspiracy ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   43%
 
Executive Decision
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Terrorists hijack a 747 inbound to Washington D.C., demanding the the release of their imprisoned leader. Intelligence expert David Grant (Kurt Russell) suspects another reason and he is soon the reluctant member of a special assault team that is ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, airplane, hostage, surveillance, hijacking, conspiracy, rescue, revenge, hostages, corruption, survival, arms dealer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: athens greece, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   44%
 

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 5.3
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Detonator
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Croatia, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a renegade Russian general sends a nuclear bomb hurtling toward the Middle East aboard a hijacked train, special agents are dispatched to disarm the deadly device. Ten tons of steel and one ounce of hot plutonium are now riding roughshod ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, fugitives, hostages, adventure, one man army, secret agents, daring rescue, espionage, terrorism, mercenary, scientist, soviet ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, iran, middle east, russia, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   45%
 
Executive Target
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: His wife held hostage, a stunt driver is forced to drive a getaway car in a plot to kidnap the President from a motorcade.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Plot: prison, politics, terrorism, missing person, chases and races, crime, confined, crimes, danger, kidnapping, good versus evil, car chase ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   35%
 
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