Movies like The Rock

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The Rock (1996)
 7.4
 291K
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, serious, tense, suspense, intense, realistic, rough, suspenseful, stylized, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, fbi, marines, terrorism, alcatraz, prison, chases and races, hostages, commander, escape, hostage situation, island, traitor, plot twist, lone hero, adventure, ransom, mexican standoff, rock, race against time, rescue, mercenary, chase, helicopter, 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, realistic, suspenseful and serious films with plots about chase, violence, gunfight, danger, revenge, murder and betrayal mostly in Action, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Rock: Con Air (1997), Broken Arrow (1996), Speed (1994), Cliffhanger (1993), Die Hard (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 255K
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
Plot: hijacking, airplane, one man army, helicopter, master criminal, prison, machismo, convict, confined, law enforcement, tough heroes, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: las vegas, nevada, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 85K
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, fistfight, underground, abandoned mine, explosion, park ranger, river ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: utah, usa, mine, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 299K
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hostages, bomb, bus, danger, rescue, unlikely partners, save the day, hijacking, twists & turns, terrorism, highway, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 110K
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, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, mountain climbing, rescue, climbing, money, forces of nature, rocky mountains, save the day, crime gone awry, one man army, danger, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 8.2
 711K
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, heist, hostage, save the day, violence, skyscraper, terrorist, fbi, race against time, marital problem, confined, machismo ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.5
 70K
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, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, mercenary, cook, one man army, ship, terrorism, race against time, nuclear threat, tough law enforcer, nuclear missile, save the day, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: battleship, hawaii, pentagon, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 234K
The A-Team (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, 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: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, mercenary, commander, adventure, on the run, chases and races, cia, machismo, escape, leader, team, anti heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002, year 2010, 2010s ...
Place: iraq, mexico, germany, usa, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, terrorism, rescue, hostage, explosion, violence, surveillance, bomb, hand to hand combat, ransom, deception ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: athens greece, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.5
 166K
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, secret service, prison, negotiation, white house, president, one man army, conspiracy, hostage, corruption, hostages ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia, kazakhstan, afghanistan
⇓ 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, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: white house, save the day, president, head of state, secret service, hostages, nuclear threat, ex military, conspiracy, siege, forced into action, terrorism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building, pentagon, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: white house, terrorism, president, hostages, daring rescue, one man army, secret service, secret agents, tough heroes, save the day, terrorist attack, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., north korea, pentagon
⇓ 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, submarine, navy, underwater, cia, politics, spy, defection, against the rules, political intrigue, russian, nuclear threat ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, russia, soviet union, atlantic ocean, iceland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: suspense, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, secret agents, cia, undercover, mission, chase, betrayal, spy, secret service, master villain, murder, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: prague, prague czech republic, shanghai china, czech republic, kiev ukraine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, gold, bomb, explosion, deception, heist, violence, gunfight, fistfight, helicopter, taxi, robbery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, quebec ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
 310K
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, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, christmas, terrorism, airport, save the day, gunfight, chase, airplane, danger, master criminal, one man army, fight scenes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, scuba diving, british secret service, british, race against time, terrorism, undercover, adventure, video game, motorcycle chase ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: bahamas, french riviera, england, europe, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 93K
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, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, assassination, assassin, cia, danger, rivalry, spy, boat chase, government agency, secret agents, family in danger, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, ireland, washington d.c., maryland, scotland yard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
 323K
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: special agents, master criminal, hidden identity, fbi, undercover, gunfight, revenge, prison escape, arch villain, prison, boat chase, mexican standoff ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 5.6
 18K
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, serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorist, one man army, terrorism, hijacking, stewardess, faked death, chase, criminal's revenge, hostages, prison, parachuting ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, forest fire, criminal, fire, rescue, adventure, fugitives, wilderness, hostages, firemen, tragic hero, daring rescue ...
Time: 90s
Place: wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 ⇓
33%
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, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, race against time, island, kidnapping, danger, betrayal, hostages, daring rescue, tough heroes, heroes, rivalry, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: caribbean, seattle, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.7
 132K
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: exciting, serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, kidnapping, heroes, father, vengeance, gunfight, danger, commando, hostage, machismo, rescue, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, twentieth century, year 1985
Place: latin america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, suspense, twists and turns, semi serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: fbi, terrorism, hacker, car chase, violence, explosion, tough law enforcer, hostage, kidnapping, surveillance, chaos, one man army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Arthur Bishop thought he had put his murderous past behind him when his most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life. Now he is forced to travel the globe to complete three impossible assassinations, and do what he does best, make them look like ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, tense, surprise ending, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, hitman, criminal's revenge, murder, mechanic, killer, shooting, revenge, gunfight, betrayal, blood, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, sydney australia, rio de janeiro, malaysia, ukraine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.5
 15K
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, serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, race against time, rescue, terrorism, adventure, war, daring rescue, save the day, redemption, heroic mission, military life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: middle east, seaport, beirut lebanon, lebanon, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 94K
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, shark, secret service, british secret service, scuba, secret agent, secret organization, scuba diving, terrorism, adventure, nuclear threat ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: bahamas, florida, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.5
 41K
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, suspenseful, realistic ...
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 ⇓
29%
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, terrorist, cia, microchip, espionage, terrorism, kidnapping, undercover, femme fatale, government agency, strong sexual content, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 133K
Dr. No (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the film that launched the James Bond saga, Agent 007 battles mysterious Dr. No, a scientific genius bent on destroying the U.S. space program. As the countdown to disaster begins, Bond must go to Jamaica, where he encounters beautiful Honey ...
Style: clever, exciting, realistic, sexy, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, assassination, secret agent, villain, casino, secret organization, secret base, terrorism, megalomaniac, sniper, cia ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, future
Place: jamaica, caribbean, england, west indies
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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