Movies like The Rock

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The Rock (1996)
 7.4
 285K
The Rock (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: FBI chemical warfare expert Stanley Goodspeed is sent on an urgent mission with a former British spy, John Patrick Mason, to stop Gen. Francis X. Hummel from launching chemical weapons on Alcatraz Island into San Francisco. Gen. Hummel demands $100 million in war reparations to be paid to the families of slain servicemen who died on covert operations. After their SEAL team is wiped out, Stanley and John deal with the soldiers on their own.
Style: exciting, realistic, tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, stylized, surprise ending, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, terrorism, crimes, fbi, marines, alcatraz, chases and races, hostages, race against time, rescue, island, adventure, ransom, mexican standoff, helicopter, commander, partners, escape, rock, hostage situation, heroic mission, confined, danger, heroes, unlikely partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california

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Most similar movies to The Rock

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, suspenseful, realistic and serious films with plots about chases and races, danger, gunfight, violence, martial arts, heroes and rivalry mostly in Action, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Rock: Broken Arrow (1996), Con Air (1997), Speed (1994), Die Hard (1988), Under Siege (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 6.0
 84K
Broken Arrow (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When rogue stealth-fighter pilot Vic Deakins deliberately drops off the radar while on maneuvers, the Air Force ends up with two stolen nuclear warheads -- and Deakins's co-pilot, Riley Hale, is the military's only hope for getting them ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, mexican standoff, helicopter, gunfight, military, betrayal, mercenary, boxing, train, countdown, canyon, park ranger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: utah, usa, mine, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 249K
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hijacking, airplane, helicopter, convict, master criminal, fugitives, prison, violence, brutality, gunfight, one man army, desert ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 292K
Speed (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Los Angeles SWAT cop Jack Traven is up against bomb expert Howard Payne, who's after major ransom money. First it's a rigged elevator in a very tall building. Then it's a rigged bus--if it slows, it will blow, bad enough any day, but ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hostages, bomb, danger, rescue, bus, hijacking, unlikely partners, save the day, chase, terrorism, highway, ransom ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 689K
Die Hard (1988)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: NYPD cop, John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking ...
Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, heist, skyscraper, confined, fbi, hostage, tough law enforcer, violence, save the day, hostages, law enforcement, master criminal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 6.5
 68K
Under Siege (1992)
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, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, ship, mercenary, one man army, cook, terrorism, race against time, nuclear threat, navy, tough law enforcer, nuclear missile, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: battleship, pentagon, hawaii, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 230K
The A-Team (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A group of Iraq War veterans goes on the run from U.S. military forces while they try to clear their names after being framed for a crime they didn't commit. Along the way, Col. Hannibal Smith, Capt. H.M. ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock , Sgt. Bosco ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, mercenary, commander, adventure, chases and races, leader, team, on the run, cia, machismo, escape, anti heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010, year 2002, 2010s ...
Place: colorado, mexico, florida, frankfurt germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 107K
Cliffhanger (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A year after losing his friend in a tragic 4,000-foot fall, former ranger Gabe Walker and his partner, Hal, are called to return to the same peak to rescue a group of stranded climbers, only to learn the climbers are actually thieving hijackers who ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, rescue, mountain climbing, heroes, forces of nature, money, one man army, air disaster, suitcase, snow, hijacking, mountain ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Executive Decision (1996)
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, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, terrorism, rescue, stewardess, hostage, surveillance, bomb, explosion, hand to hand combat, covert operation, nerve gas ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the national ...
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: white house, terrorism, president, secret service, hostages, daring rescue, head of state, one man army, secret agents, save the day, tough heroes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, north korea, pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A new Soviet nuclear missile sub (a Boomer) heading out on her maiden voyage that is being tracked by a Los Angeles class American submarine suddenly goes silent and "disappears". This focuses the attention of both U.S. Intelligence and ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, navy, submarine, underwater, cia, politics, spy, defection, against the rules, mind game, political intrigue, russian ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, russia, soviet union, atlantic ocean, iceland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 8K
Black Dog (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France, Germany, Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An ex-con takes a job driving a truck cross country. What he doesn't know is that the truck is filled with illegal weapons and now he must fight to survive and save his family.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, car chase, fugitives, one man army, chases and races, rivalry, rescue, fbi, danger, truck, hijacking, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Never Say Never Again (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, West Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: James Bond returns as the secret agent 007 one more time to battle the evil organization SPECTRE. Bond must defeat Largo, who has stolen two atomic warheads for nuclear blackmail. But Bond has an ally in Largo's girlfriend, the willowy Domino, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, island, british secret service, british, scuba diving, race against time, terrorism, undercover, adventure, video game, motorcycle chase ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: bahamas, french riviera, england, europe, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: John McClane is back and badder than ever, and this time he's working for Homeland Security. He calls on the services of a young hacker in his bid to stop a ring of Internet terrorists intent on taking control of America's computer ...
Style: exciting, suspense, twists and turns, semi serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: terrorism, fbi, hacker, car chase, explosion, tough law enforcer, violence, kidnapping, hostage, master criminal, surveillance, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: New York detective John McClane is back and kicking bad-guy butt in the third installment of this action-packed series, which finds him teaming with civilian Zeus Carver to prevent the loss of innocent lives. McClane thought he'd seen it all, ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, heist, gold, bomb, explosion, deception, tough law enforcer, violence, gunfight, police, robbery, subway ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, quebec, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Assault on Devil's Island (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When one of Mike McBride's men goes rogue and takes a group of gymnasts hostage to Devil's Island in exchange for the return of drug lord Carlos Gallindo, the SEALS face their most perilous assignment yet.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, race against time, kidnapping, island, danger, betrayal, hostages, daring rescue, tough heroes, heroes, rivalry, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: caribbean, seattle, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.7
 3K
Firestorm (1998)
Genre: Thriller, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Firefighter Jesse Graves has to save ornithologist Jennifer and other people caught in a forest fire, which was set up by the lawyer of convicted killer Earl Shaye, who escaped from the prison with several of his inmates posing as firefighters to ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, forest fire, criminal, fire, rescue, adventure, fugitives, wilderness, hostages, firemen, tragic hero, daring rescue ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Maximum Conviction (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When former black ops operative Tom Steele and his partner Manning are assigned to decommission an old prison, they must oversee the arrival of two mysterious female prisoners. Before long, an elite force of mercenaries assault the prison in search ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, prison, chase, rescue, tough heroes, confined, danger, heroes, master warrior, on the run, chases and races, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.6
 17K
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: suspense, rough, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorist, one man army, terrorism, hijacking, stewardess, faked death, chase, criminal's revenge, hostages, prison, parachuting ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 7.1
 302K
Die Hard 2 (1990)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: John McClane is an off-duty cop gripped with a feeling of déjà vu when on a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation's capital, terrorists seize a major international airport, holding thousands of holiday travelers hostage. Renegade military ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, christmas, airport, save the day, chase, lone hero, gunfight, airplane, danger, master criminal, fight scenes, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
CIA Code Name: Alexa (1992)
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, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, microchip, cia, terrorist, espionage, terrorism, kidnapping, undercover, femme fatale, strong sexual content, government agency, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 128K
Commando (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: John Matrix, the former leader of a special commando strike force that always got the toughest jobs done, is forced back into action when his young daughter is kidnapped. To find her, Matrix has to fight his way through an array of punks, killers, ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, kidnapping, daring rescue, island, heroes, tough heroes, race against time, vengeance, adventure, rescue mission, daughter, father ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1985, twentieth century
Place: latin america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 315K
Face/Off (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: An antiterrorism agent goes under the knife to acquire the likeness of a terrorist and gather details about a bombing plot. When the terrorist escapes custody, he undergoes surgery to look like the agent so he can get close to the agent's ...
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, master criminal, hidden identity, fbi, gunfight, undercover, revenge, prison escape, arch villain, race against time, boat chase, mexican standoff ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.1
 4K
The Marksman (2005)
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: rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: helicopter, terrorism, soldier, military, government agency, hostages, adventure, one man army, secret agents, special agents, daring rescue, espionage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 5.5
 14K
Navy Seals (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: During a rescue mission, a team of Navy Seals discover that a terrorist group have access to deadly US built Stinger missiles, and must set out to locate and destroy them before they can be used.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, race against time, rescue, terrorism, adventure, daring rescue, war, save the day, redemption, heroic mission, military life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: middle east, seaport, beirut lebanon, lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 92K
Thunderball (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A criminal organization has obtained two nuclear bombs and are asking for a 100 million pound ransom in the form of diamonds in seven days or they will use the weapons. The secret service sends James Bond to the Bahamas to once again save the world.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, shark, secret service, secret agent, secret organization, scuba diving, scuba, british secret service, terrorism, adventure, nuclear threat ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: bahamas, florida, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.2
 271
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, serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, martial arts, terrorism, hostages, race against time, kidnapping, save the day, hijacking, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.5
 40K
Stolen (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Master thief Will Montgomery is just released from the State penitentiary after serving a 10 year sentence, is contacted by Vincent, his ex comrade in crime, who is holding Will’s teenage daughter ransom in a hijacked taxi cab. Vincent will only ...
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, car chase, taxi driver, fbi, father daughter relationship, heist, chase, race against time, thief, crime, rescue, presumed dead ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 3.7
 187
Warhead (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Terrorists seize an American nuclear missile site and threaten to launch the missiles at Washington unless the President resigns immediately and $1 billion is placed in a Swiss account in 8 hours.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: race against time, terrorism, chases and races, adventure, danger, heroes, save the world, chaos and mayhem, confined, crimes, deadly, escapades ...
Time: 90s
Place: haiti, idaho, pentagon, switzerland, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Invasion U.S.A. (1985)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A one-man army comes to the rescue of the United States when a spy attempts an invasion.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: terrorism, violence, vigilante, one man army, rescue, christmas, invasion, cold war, martial arts, vigilantism, armored car, adventure ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, miami, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Best of the Best 4: Without Warning (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of Russian mobsters have stolen a huge supply of paper for printing U.S. currency, and are now flooding the market with conterfeit bills. When one of the mobsters decides to give herself in and hand over a data CD to the DA, she is shot and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, adventure, master warrior, partners against crime, crime, fighting crime, forgery, crimes, heroes, law enforcement, rivalry, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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