Movies like The Rock

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The Rock (1996)
 7.4
 333K
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: twists and turns, exciting, tense, serious, suspense, intense, realistic, rough, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, alcatraz, hostage, crimes, fbi, marines, lone hero, mercenary, prison, escape, commander, bio weapon, traitor, island, military, ransom, mexican standoff, war veteran, hostage situation, disney, swat team, heroes, helicopter, race against time, adventure ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, 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, serious and realistic films with plots about gun, danger, chases and races, heroes, terrorism, gunfight and violence mostly in Action, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Rock: Executive Decision (1996), Die Hard (1988), Broken Arrow (1996), Speed (1994), Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, hijacking, rescue, hostage, ransom, surveillance, deception, stewardess, save the day, bomb, flight attendant ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: los angeles, london, washington d.c., athens greece, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 856K
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: intense, suspenseful, exciting, serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, hostage, gunfight, terrorist, christmas, heist, storage unit, courage, save the day, marital problem, race against time, fbi ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.1
 98K
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mexican standoff, desert, terrorism, race against time, helicopter, betrayal, gunfight, escapades, crimes, military, rivalry, nuclear ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, utah, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.3
 356K
Speed (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: hostage, bomb, highway, rescue, unlikely partners, save the day, hijacking, bus, master criminal, swat team, terrorism, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense, buddy comedy, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, gunfight, car chase, bomb, race against time, police officer, lone hero, gold, deception, puzzle, master criminal, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem, north america ...
⇓ 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, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, cold war, navy, spy, warship, nuclear threat, politics, cia, desertion, weapons, mutiny, political intrigue ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: russia, usa, washington d.c., ussr, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.3
 370K
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, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, master criminal, fbi, revenge, special agents, hidden identity, undercover, arch villain, mexican standoff, prison, race against time, bomb ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 86K
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, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: one man army, mercenary, nuclear threat, u.s. navy, tough law enforcer, race against time, battleship, hostage, warship, terrorism, hijacking, save the day ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: pentagon, hawaii, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 6.9
 294K
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, airplane, master criminal, convict, one man army, prison, machismo, helicopter, law enforcement, confined, tough heroes, war hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, north america, nevada, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.5
 128K
Cliffhanger (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, France, Japan
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, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: climbing, mountain, heist, rocky mountains, rescue, air disaster, mountain climbing, one man army, heroes, save the day, crime gone awry, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 357K
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: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, airplane, fight scenes, airport, christmas, lone hero, police officer, terrorism, one man army, swat team, chase, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1990
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Mission: Impossible (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When Ethan Hunt, the leader of a crack espionage team whose perilous operation has gone awry with no explanation, discovers that a mole has penetrated the CIA, he's surprised to learn that he's the No. 1 suspect. To clear his name, Hunt ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, cia, mission, espionage, chase, undercover, spy, secret service, double agent, betrayal, terrorist, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: prague, paris france, berlin germany, united kingdom, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.5
 193K
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: secret service, airplane, hijacking, hostage, president, usa president, negotiation, prison, terrorism, conspiracy, head of state, political prisoner ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., russia, turkey, afghanistan, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 58K
The Peacemaker (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: When a train carrying atomic warheads mysteriously crashes in the former Soviet Union, a nuclear specialist discovers the accident is really part of a plot to cover up the theft of the weapons. Assigned to help her recover the missing bombs is a ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: sniper, helicopter, terrorism, terrorist, nuclear, military, smuggling, race against time, train, politics, train crash, swat team ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, russia, bosnia herzegovina, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 257K
The A-Team (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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: exciting, ridiculous, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chase, team, adventure, frame up, ex military, mercenary, cia, crimes, on the run, gunfight, machismo, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, year 2010, 2010s ...
Place: baghdad iraq, los angeles, germany, usa, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.2
 10K
Chill Factor (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A store clerk and an ice cream truck driver are thrown together when a dying scientist entrusts them with a deadly chemical kept in ice. This chemical will kill every living thing once it melts. They have to take the chemical codenamed ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: save the day, terrorism, reluctant partners, police investigation, race against time, misfit partners, undercover, island, heroic mission, machismo, mad scientist, bio weapon ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
Genre: Action, 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, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hacker, fbi, terrorism, hostage, gunfight, one man army, lone hero, geek, bomb, chaos, police officer, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c., baltimore, new york, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
White House Down (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Capitol Policeman John Cale has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer. Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: white house, president, conspiracy, secret service, terrorism, save the day, nuclear threat, siege, ex military, hostage, treason, security guard ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c., pentagon, paris france, north america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 5.5
 17K
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, suspenseful, intense, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, soldier, race against time, battles, heroes, military, heroic mission, war, save the day, adventure, tough heroes, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: middle east, lebanon, beirut lebanon, usa, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Never Say Never Again (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
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: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, spy, island, terrorism, world domination, motorcycle chase, secret agents, race against time, undercover, heroes, scuba diving, theft ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: french riviera, bahamas, europe, france, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.0
 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: serious, suspenseful, rough, captivating, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, soldier, black american, military, heroes, rescue, daring rescue, adventure, crimes, heroic mission, frame up, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A passenger train has been hijacked by an electronics expert and turned into an untraceable command center for a weapons satellite. He has planned to blow up Washington DC and only one man can stop him, former Navy SEAL Casey Ryback.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, satellite, terrorist, nuclear threat, one man army, heroes, terrorism, hijacking, u.s. air force, good versus evil, runaway train, uncontrollable ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: pentagon, denver colorado, colorado, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 111K
Patriot Games (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When CIA Analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination, a renegade faction targets Jack and his family as revenge.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, spy, cia, assassination, terrorist, rivalry, hitman, revenge, state affairs, government agency, secret agents, master criminal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., ireland, london, maryland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, island, kidnapping, woman in danger, race against time, betrayal, tough heroes, graphic violence, criminal's revenge, escapades, daring rescue, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: caribbean, washington d.c., seattle, miami, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.0
 399
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, exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, terrorism, martial arts, hijacking, race against time, heroes, confined, law enforcement, crimes, save the day, terrorist plot, hostage ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.7
 4K
Firestorm (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
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: realistic, serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, forest fire, disaster, hostage, escape, rescue, heroes, criminal, fire, fugitives, catastrophe, adventure ...
Time: 90s
Place: wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: secret service, terrorism, president, one man army, white house, terrorist attack, hostage, secret agents, daring rescue, nuclear threat, save the day, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa, north korea, pentagon, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Operation Delta Force (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands, South Africa
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A team of military experts and scientists go after a terrorist group that has seized a deadly virus and is threatening to release it.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, military, terrorist group, rescue, chaos, heroic mission, daring rescue, virus, tough heroes, battles, hijacking, adventure ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, south africa, pentagon, johannesburg south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 2.9
 442
Special Ops (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When an American soldier’s Black Ops Unit is ambushed during a raid to rescue a nano-nuclear device that has fallen into the wrong hands, he must run for his life to not only track down the missing device, but also clear his name when he is ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, betrayal, soldier, one man army, heroic mission, tough heroes, race against time, daring rescue, military, escapades, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.7
 246K
First Blood (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When former Green Beret John Rambo is harassed by local law enforcement and arrested for vagrancy, the Vietnam vet snaps, runs for the hills and rat-a-tat-tats his way into the action-movie hall of fame. Hounded by a relentless sheriff, Rambo ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, soldier, ex military, manhunt, tough heroes, gunfight, lone wolves, vietnam veteran, police brutality, humiliation, loner, small town ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: vietnam, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%