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: 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, speed, crimes, heroes, confined, crime, mastermind, danger, chases and races, chaos and mayhem, master criminal, law enforcement, grudge, deadly, rivalry, race against time, save the day, heist, police, motorcycle, misfit, railway ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, danger, chases and races, rivalry, terrorism, deadly and confined mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Bullet Train: Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972), The Terrorists (1974), Death Train (2003), Hijack (1998), Tube (2003). 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: suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, hostage, danger, race against time, save the day, hostages, law enforcement, crimes, mind game, crime, confined, tunnel ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
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100%
Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After being cruelly set up by a crooked detective named Sugimi (Isao Natsuyagi), whom she loved, Nami Matsushima (aka Matsu the Scorpion) (Meiko Kaji) is sentenced to do hard time in a women's prison, which is run by sadistic and horny male ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: prison, vengeance, women's prison, corrupt law enforcer, prison life, uninhibited rivalry, crime, crimes, danger, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, fugitives ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorist, airplane, hijacking, terrorism, law enforcement, save the day, chases and races, race against time, heroes, one man army, hostage, mountain ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: norway, scandinavia, oslo norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, danger, hostages, hostage, deadly, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, terrorism, martial arts, hijacking, chases and races, crimes, deadly, race against time, law enforcement, danger, save the day, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Tube (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, danger, rescue, hostage, save the day, law enforcement, deadly, isolation, train, police investigation, love affair, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south korea, hong kong, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Final Approach (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 240 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, daring rescue, rescue, crimes, race against time, save the day, tough heroes, one man army, heroes, deadly, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Born to Be King (2000)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Triad member Chicken is designated by Taiwan's San Luen Gang to marry Nanako, the daughter of the fifth generation leader of the Yamada Gang in Japan. Later, the leader of the triad group gets murdered. Actually, all the San Luen Gang members ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, criminal heroes, vengeance, master criminal, crimes, rivalry, heroes, righting the wronged, good versus evil, crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: taiwan, hong kong, japan, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, serious, suspenseful
Plot: rivalry, heroes, private detective, terrorism, chases and races, deadly virus, against humanity, mind game, child in peril, race against time, deadly, radical ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting, serious
Plot: state affairs, terrorism, kidnapping, political conspiracy, confined, racism, heroes, crimes, dishonesty, danger, conspiracy, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Towards Darkness (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Deals with 90 minutes in a kidnapped hostage's life, and the frustration his family, a special ops team, and a man in charge of delivering the ransom money all feel as they rush to save him.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, tense, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, deadly, crime gone awry, rivalry, danger, chase, race against time, car chase, missing child, destiny, terrorism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Hostage (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Greece, Turkey, Austria
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Inspired by the real-life story of a bus hijacking in Northern Greece, HOSTAGE explores the sensitive issue of Greek-Albanian relations through a young Albanian who takes over an intercity bus. Upon hijacking the bus, he takes the seven passengers ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, racism, hijacking, terrorism, danger, immigrants, rivalry, confined, one man army, against the odds, society, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: albania, europe, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, one man army, undercover, vengeance, terrorism, crimes, race against time, master criminal, law enforcement, rivalry, special agents, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, vengeance, deadly, law enforcement, mentally unstable, danger, doctors and patients, chases and races, crimes, rivalry, crime, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Point of Origin (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fact-based drama about an arson investigator searching for the perpetrator of a string of deadly fires in 1980s California.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: arson, crimes, law enforcement, investigation, deadly, danger, firefighter, race against time, rescue, escapades, tragic hero, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, one man army, state affairs, political conspiracy, race against time, secret agents, undercover, adventure, save the day, confined, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Dirty War (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After years of meticulous planning, a terrorist operation is reaching its final stages. The authorities have received no intelligence; they are in a race against time but don't yet know it. As the operation unfolds, we see the working lives of ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: radical, firefighter, terrorism, save the day, secret agents, government agency, race against time, special agents, undercover, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Matsu, known to the prisoners as Scorpion, is locked away in the bowels of the prison as revenge for disrupting the smooth operation of the prison and for her disfiguring attack on the warden. Granted a one day reprieve due to the visit of a ...
Style: stylized, bleak, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: escape, punishment, uninhibited rivalry, corrupt law enforcer, sleazy, chases and races, danger, criminal heroes, confined, life is a bitch, crimes, village ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, airplane, deadly, crimes, strong violent content, danger, heroes, one man army, muslim, terrorist, hijacker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, race against time, save the day, crimes, disorder, rivalry, crime gone awry, danger, deadly, master criminal, partners, one man army ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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One (2002)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Après quinze ans passés derrière les barreaux, Bruno, qui prône la révolution prolétarienne, s'évade. Ce dernier veut continuer la lutte, faire sortir ses camarades de prison, libérer les masses du joug capitaliste. Tous ses anciens ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: betrayal, drug dealing, police investigation, on the run, crime, crimes, confined, terrorism, deadly, manhunt, imprisonment, crime boss ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Face of Terror (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A police officer searching for his missing sister in Spain uncovers a terrorist cell.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, drug dealing, confined, secret agents, police investigation, undercover, terrorism, partners against crime, race against time, life is a bitch, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona, los angeles, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The City of Lost Souls (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Brazilian-Japanese gangster Mario rescues his Chinese girlfriend Kei as she's about to be deported from Japan. Desperate to escape, he hides in Tokyo's booming Japanese-Portuguese community and seeks passage from the country from a Russian ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, love triangle, lovers on the run, criminal's revenge, master criminal, rivalry, crimes, chase, drug dealing, crime, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: tense, serious, realistic, intense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, kidnapping, gangsters, mafia, neo noir, crime, crimes, friendship, culture clash, rescue, haunted by the past, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, kyoto japan, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Nowhere to Land (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A pilot must safely land a 747 on which deadly nerve gas has been planted.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, save the day, airplane, deadly, special agents, crimes, heroes, chases and races, law enforcement, danger, race against time, nerve gas ...
Time: 90s, year 2000, 2000s
Place: usa, australia, california, new south wales, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: serious, tense, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: race against time, train, terrorism, vengeance, danger, swat, bollywood, uninhibited rivalry, life is a bitch, immigrants, deportation, bomb ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: dark humor, tense, exciting, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: terrorism, satire, car chase, atomic bomb, high school teacher, plutonium, unlikely criminals, track down, laboratory, urban, teachers and students, radiation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, deadly, hostages, daring rescue, danger, one man army, crimes, escapades, race against time, airplane, tough heroes, gulf war ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, law enforcement, danger, rivalry, deadly, chases and races, dishonesty, police officer, tough heroes, police, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, asia, usa, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
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Five Fingers (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Martijn, an idealistic Dutch pianist, travels to Morocco to help start a food program for malnourished children. Within moments of his arrival, however, Martijn is abducted by a group of terrorists, injected with a debilitating drug, and imprisoned. ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, torture, idealism, charity, confined, missing person, race against time, danger, rivalry, deadly, presumed dead ...
Time: contemporary
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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