Movies like The Bullet Train

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The Bullet Train (1975)
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The Bullet Train (1975)
Original name: 新幹線大爆破
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 152 min.
Story: One of the Japanese Shinkansen “Bullet Trains” is threatened with a bomb that will explode automatically if the train slows below 80 km/h, unless a ransom is paid. Police race to find the bombers and to learn how to defuse the bomb.
Style: exciting, rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disaster movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, runaway train, hijacking, train, race against time, speed, heroes, crimes, master criminal, rivalry, law enforcement, confined, mastermind, grudge, save the day, chaos and mayhem, heist, police, motorcycle, car chase, divorce, running, misfit, railway, helicopter ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo, hokkaido

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Most similar movies to The Bullet Train

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and exciting films with plots about danger, crimes, chases and races, rivalry, terrorism, race against time and deadly mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Bullet Train: Aegis (2005), Hijack (1998), Death Train (2003), Tube (2003), Final Approach (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, hostage, race against time, save the day, tunnel, train, mind game, crimes, law enforcement, confined, ransom, extortion ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
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 5.5
 273
Aegis (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The Isokaze, an Aegis-class escort vessel, sets sail on a routine training exercise, playing host to a platoon from the Fleet Training Group. No sooner is the Isokaze on open water, however, then the FTG reveal themselves to be terrorist stowaways ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, terrorism, heroes, crimes, save the day, ship, battleship, hijacking, soldier, confined, navy, national security ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s
Place: asia, japan, tokyo, north korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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 ⇓
46%
 3.1
 373
Death Train (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man is supposed to guard a shipment of diamonds being sent by rail. But a man robs the train and kills the men guarding the diamonds. The robbers derail the train and hope to get away with their crime. The robbers get caught in Mexico and are sent ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, train, one man army, on the run, save the day, race against time, undercover, hostage, tough heroes, chase, heroes, gunfight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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 ⇓
40%
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Final Approach (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: FBI hostage rescue team leader Jack Bender has been sacked for not being a team player, and months later he finds himself in the ultimate hostage nightmare: stuck aboard a plane that's been taken over by a group of well-armed terrorists who ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, terrorism, rescue, daring rescue, race against time, crimes, one man army, tough heroes, heroes, save the day, master criminal, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
 9K
The Yakuza (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Harry Kilmer returns to Japan after several years in order to rescue his friend George's kidnapped daughter - and ends up on the wrong side of the Yakuza, the notorious Japanese mafia...
Style: neo noir, tense, realistic, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, kidnapping, gangsters, crimes, friendship, culture clash, rescue, mafia, haunted by the past, rivalry, male female relationship, war veteran ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, post world war two, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, kyoto japan, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.1
 762
Christmas Rush (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the season of giving, the department took his badge. Criminals took his wife. Now, one cop is taking matters into his own hands
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, law enforcement, race against time, rivalry, partners, crimes, disorder, master criminal, crime gone awry, one man army, ice hockey, hostage ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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%
 4.0
 408
Detonator (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A former FBI agent must stop a crazy man from blowing up bombs.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, save the day, undercover, master criminal, rivalry, special agents, terrorism, law enforcement, crimes, race against time, vengeance, fbi ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Rollercoaster (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The plot is about a guile young terrorist who is able to blackmail a series of companies by placing home-made radio controlled bombs within the central attraction of amusement parks; roller coasters. The young man played by Timothy Bottoms gives a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: investigation, disaster, amusement park, murder, terrorism, fbi, psychopath, police investigation, catastrophe, crimes, law enforcement, master criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, chicago illinois, pittsburgh, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.6
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Rain Fall (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A hit man looks to protect the daughter of one of his victims against CIA assassins.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, police officer, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, tough heroes, chase, police, conspiracy, deception, corrupt official ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, new york, usa, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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 ⇓
34%
L: Change the World (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: "The human whose name is written in the Death Note shall die." After making the hardest decision ever, another serious case confronts L. There are only 23 days left and without his best partner Watari (Shunji Fujimura), L has to solve the ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: heroes, mind game, terrorism, legends and myths, child in peril, rivalry, adventure, against humanity, save the world, heroic mission, private detective, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Dead in a Heartbeat (2002)
Genre: Drama, Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An unlikely duo, Lieutenant Tom Royko of the Seattle Bomb Squad and renowned heart surgeon, Dr. Gillian Hayes, find themselves in a race against time to track down a disturbed bomber who is inexplicably causing Dr. Hayes' patients to explode.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, vengeance, mentally unstable, law enforcement, doctors and patients, rivalry, crimes, murder investigation, bomb, confined, violence spree, medical ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Man Who Stole the Sun (1979)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 147 min.
Story: A high-school teacher (Kenji Sawada) builds an atomic bomb to hold Tokyo hostage, then cannot decide what he wants.
Style: tense, exciting, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: terrorism, car chase, satire, atomic bomb, high school teacher, plutonium, unlikely criminals, law enforcement, track down, crimes, radiation, dark humor ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 3.5
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Ticker (2001)
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, chase, hostage, race against time, master criminal, daring rescue, save the day, police investigation, unlikely partners, reluctant partners, crimes, tough law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.3
 468
Face of Terror (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A police officer searching for his missing sister in Spain uncovers a terrorist cell.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, drug dealing, confined, undercover, police investigation, terrorism, secret agents, crimes, law enforcement, life is a bitch, track down, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona, europe, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Strategic Command (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rick Harding is a former Marines officer, now working in the FBI as a chemical weapons designer. While packing up for the night, a group of armed soldiers led by wanted criminal Carlos Gruber, break into the FBI research lab. They steal large ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, confined, one man army, terrorism, law enforcement, daring rescue, save the day, race against time, escapades, rivalry, crimes, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Return of the Street Fighter (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Martial artist Takuma Tsurugi returns to take on a Yakuza family that may be embezzling money from charities to finance their own operations. Both the police and the Yakuza find themselves battling Tsurugi, but Tsurugi's fight ultimately is ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, martial arts, tough heroes, adventure, tough law enforcer, undercover, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, gang, track down ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Crash Landing (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a hostage situation arises on-board a private plane with the daughter of a billionaire on-board. Major John Masters (Sabato Jr.) teams up with Captain Williams (Michael Paré) to stop the terrorist and land the plane.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, hostage, terrorist, airplane, kidnapping, martial arts, hijacker, one man army, confined, heroic mission, adventure ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.3
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Black November (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Nigeria, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A volatile, oil-rich Nigerian community wages war against their corrupt government and a multi-national oil corporation to protect their land from being destroyed by excessive drilling and spills. To seek justice, a rebel organization kidnaps an ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: kidnapping, political conspiracy, terrorism, state affairs, racism, confined, heroes, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, society, hijacking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.1
 450
The Bodyguard (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Karate master and anti-drug vigilante Chiba returns to his home in Japan, where he holds a press conference announcing his intention to wipe out the nation's drug industry. He also offers his services as a bodyguard to anyone who is willing to ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, gangsters, one man army, abduction, karate, gunfight, showdown, graphic violence, vigilantism, fighting crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan, asia, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Air Marshal (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A commercial jet plane has been hijacked by a group of terrorists who don't realize that a U.S. Air Marshal, Brett Prescott (Dean Cochran), is among the passengers. The fate of dozens of people lies in the hands of Prescott, who must forge a ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, airplane, crimes, strong violent content, heroes, one man army, terrorist, hijacker, muslim, hostage, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.0
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Bullet Train (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, India
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The story revolves around a set of Indians, fighting to get what is their own, while another set of Indians working for the Scotland Yard Police chase them hard to stop them from spreading terror. The film in entirety has been been shot in London, ...
Style: tense, serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: race against time, train, terrorism, vengeance, swat team, immigrants, life is a bitch, uninhibited rivalry, deportation, bomb, graphic violence, forceful separation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.3
 589
Counterstrike (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Secret Service agent and his brother, a reckless ATF agent, try to stop a group of extreme right-wing U.S. military mercenaries, led by a fanatic Taiwanese vixen, who hijack the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner with the U.S. and Chinese presidents on ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, daring rescue, adventure, rescue, save the day, special agents, rivalry, confined, race against time, undercover, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Diplomatic Siege (1999)
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, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, heroic mission, politics, crimes, save the day, rescue, race against time, secret agents, state affairs, government agency, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, balkan, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, hijacking, train, race against time, ransom, crimes, group of criminals, underground, wrong place wrong time, confined, save the day, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Frogmen Operation Stormbringer (2002)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Captain Rick Jeffries is the head of a group of elite soldiers who swim into action, doing the dirty jobs no else can or wants to do. They are in pursuit of a world traveling terrorist known only as Casper, and have the difficult job of bringing him ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, terrorism, adventure, rivalry, race against time, heroic mission, heroes, crimes, confined, escapades, hijacking, bomb ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Terrorists (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Following a series of bomb attacks in London, a group of terrorists seize Britain's ambassador to Scandinavia. With the ambassador now a hostage in his residence, another group hijacks an airliner at the capital's airport, announcing that ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: terrorist, airplane, hijacking, hostage, terrorism, graphic violence, mountain, bait, tough heroes, politics, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: norway, scandinavia, oslo norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%