Movies like Runaway Train

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Runaway Train (1985)
 7.2
 29K
Runaway Train (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A hardened convict and a younger prisoner escape from a brutal prison in the middle of winter only to find themselves on an out-of-control train with a female railway worker while being pursued by the vengeful head of security.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, suspense, intense, exciting, road movie, serious, allegory, harsh ...
Plot: train, prison warden, runaway train, wilderness, survival, adventure, race against time, secret hideout, save the day, crimes, confined, train travel, nothing goes right, violence, escape, warden, prisoner, manhunt, escaped prisoner, criminal heroes, prison escape, fugitives, disaster, crime gone awry, train crash ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: alaska, usa

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Most similar movies to Runaway Train

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and exciting films with plots about danger, catastrophe, chases and races, adventure, escapades, race against time and confined mostly in Thriller, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like Runaway Train: Apocalypto (2006), Unstoppable (2010), The Grey (2011), The Poseidon Adventure (1972), Firestorm (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 308K
Apocalypto (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man's idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious, epic ...
Plot: tribe, survival, slavery, chase, ancient history, native, adventure, sacrifice, manhunt, death, solar eclipse, warrior ...
Time: 16th century
Place: central america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.8
 195K
Unstoppable (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A runaway train, transporting deadly, toxic chemicals, is barreling down on Stanton, Pennsylvania, and only two men can stop it: a veteran engineer and a young conductor. Thousands of lives hang in the balance as these ordinary heroes attempt to ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense, heroic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: train, runaway train, train crash, chase, race against time, save the day, determination, train wreck, partners, helicopter, characters in danger, passenger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, north america, pittsburgh, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 251K
The Grey (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An oil drilling team struggles to survive after a plane crash strands them in the wilds of Alaska. Hunting them is a pack of wolves that sees them as intruders.
Style: bad ending, suspenseful, exciting, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, wolf, dangerous animal, air disaster, wolf attack, forces of nature, snow, stranded, wolf pack, isolation, struggle for survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Poseidon Adventure was one of the first Catastrophe films and began the Disaster Film genre. Director Neame tells the story of a group of people that must fight for their lives aboard a sinking ship. Based on the novel by Paul Gallico.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, girls' night
Plot: ship, survival, adventure, disaster, cruise, sea disaster, catastrophe, race against time, passenger, hysteria, forces of nature, faith ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: atlantic ocean, israel, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
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, terrorism, save the day, adventure, survival, tough heroes, undercover, race against time, heroes, daring rescue, one man army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
 7K
Metro (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Terror strikes the underground train system in Moscow in the form of a flood from a collapsed tunnel. The film follows a diverse group of Moscow citizens who find themselves trapped in the city’s underground rail network, their train derailed and ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tunnel, subway, asthma, survival, adventure, train, disaster, flood, catastrophe, chaos, love triangle, hysteria ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.9
 638
Final Run (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Grand Royale is a new high-tech passenger train with a computerized engine. On its maiden voyage, it suffers a severe technical failure, killing the controller and gradually increasing its already high speed, at the rate of 2 more miles per ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: runaway train, train, disaster, hijacking, technology gone awry, forces of nature, catastrophe, one man army, adventure, escapades, save the day, on the run ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Prison Break: The Final Break (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The movie covers the events which occurred in between the downfall of The Company and the finale of the series. It details the arrest and incarceration of Sara Tancredi, the final escape plan which Michael devises for Sara. It also reveals the ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: prison, woman in danger, self sacrifice, prison life, fugitives, escape, against the odds, resourceful, confined, daring rescue, race against time, freedom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, israel, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.6
 312
Tunnel (2002)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An ex-SAS agent and a thief battle for their lives as air runs out in a maze of abandoned mine tunnels while they're searching for $200 million in stolen diamonds.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, adventure, bounty hunter, save the day, one man army, escape, hostage, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, crimes, race against time, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
 61K
Vertical Limit (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Trapped near the summit of K2, the world's second-highest mountain, Annie Garrett radios to base camp for help. Brother Peter hears Annie's message and assembles a team to save her and her group before they succumb to K2's unforgiving ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: survival, mountaineer, adventurer, mountain climbing, expedition, adventure, daring rescue, forces of nature, race against time, heroic mission, wilderness, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: himalaya, pakistan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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 ⇓
40%
Nature Unleashed: Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, Romania, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A rescue goes terribly wrong for a sheriff when trying to save four dirt bikers when they are trapped by growing forest fires. Desperate, they seek shelter in an abandoned mine, never realizing they are headed straight for evil from the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, bleak
Plot: heroes, rivalry, race against time, adventure, wilderness, crimes, escapades, confined, forces of nature, rescue, catastrophe, forest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.7
 107K
Deliverance (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: wilderness, hillbilly, adventure, survivor, rape, canoe, homosexual rape, survival, friendship, rescue, murder, male rape ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Poseidon Adventure (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: A cruise ship succumbs to a terrorist act and capsizes on New Year's eve. A rag-tag group of survivors, spearheaded by a priest and a homeland security agent, must journey through the upside down vessel and attempt an escape.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, cruise ship, survival, christmas, disaster, new year's eve, adventure, daring rescue, save the day, race against time, cruise, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Air Collision (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a solar storm wipes out the air traffic control system, Air Force One and a passenger jet liner are locked on a collision course in the skies above the midwest.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, save the day, survival, race against time, escapades, confined, disorder, disaster, army, heroes, nothing goes right, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 20K
In Hell (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man must survive a prison where hardened criminals battle to the death for the warden's entertainment.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: martial arts, gladiator, prison, prison life, heroes, revenge, murder, prison riot, warden, isolation, vengeance, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, latin america, hong kong, california, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 72K
Daylight (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A group of armed robbers fleeing the police head for the New Jersey Tunnel and run right into trucks transporting toxic waste. The spectacular explosion that follows results in both ends of the tunnel collapsing and the handful of people who ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: tunnel, race against time, catastrophe, survival, disaster, heroes, rescue, trapped, daring rescue, save the day, dog, escape attempt ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 3.3
 613
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, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, one man army, hijacking, political conspiracy, state affairs, secret agents, confined, undercover, save the day, adventure, race against time, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.4
 1K
Tube (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Burnt-out transit cop Jay forms an unlikely alliance with pickpocket Kay to stop a terrorist hijacker from blowing up a subway car during rush hour.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, rescue, hostage, disaster, save the day, law enforcement, train, police investigation, love affair, good versus evil, crimes, undercover ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, hong kong, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 20K
No Escape (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In the year 2022, a ruthless prison warden has created the ultimate solution for his most troublesome and violent inmates: Absolom, a secret jungle island where prisoners are abandoned and left to die. But Marine Captain John Robbins, convicted of ...
Style: bleak, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, survival, prison, jungle, prison guard, escape, chase, future dystopia, prisoner, adventure, confined, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 ⇓
35%
 5.9
 55K
Sanctum (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The 3-D action-thriller Sanctum, from executive producer James Cameron, follows a team of underwater cave divers on a treacherous expedition to the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth. When a tropical storm forces them ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cave, expedition, survival, forces of nature, underground, disaster, deathtrap, struggle for survival, adventure, death, panic, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: papua new guinea
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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On Deadly Ground (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Forrest Taft is an environmental agent who works for the Aegis Oil Company in Alaska. Aegis Oil's corrupt CEO, Michael Jennings, is the kind of person who doesn't care whether or not oil spills into the ocean or onto the land, just as long ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, corruption, heroes, martial arts, fight, one man army, rivalry, save the day, heroic mission, tough heroes, environmentalism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.1
 1K
Arctic Blue (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An environmentalist gets involved in transporting an accused killer (Ben) from an isolated Alaskan town to the authorities. Ben is determined to escape, and his fellow trappers are ready to help
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wilderness, airplane, catastrophe, disaster, prison life, prison, isolation, adventure, survival, odd couple, rivalry, escapades ...
Time: 90s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 13K
Shoot to Kill (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a cunning murderer vanishes into the rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest, pursuing FBI agent Warren Stantin must exchange familiar city streets for unknown wilderness trails. Completely out of his element, Stantin is forced to enlist the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, kidnapping, mountain, adventure, chase, serial killer, investigation, wilderness, on the run, fbi, police, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, vancouver, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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 ⇓
35%
Disaster on the Coastliner (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Seeking revenge, a railroad employee puts two passenger trains on a collision course in this made-for-TV disaster movie.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: runaway train, disaster, collision, race against time, police, helicopter, catastrophe, negligence, programmer, airplane, escapades, changing the past or future ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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 ⇓
34%
 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 ⇓
34%