Movies like What Lies Above

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What Lies Above (2004)
 3.9
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What Lies Above (2004)
Original name: Snowman's Pass
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Still struggling to accept her fiancé's death in a rock climbing accident, mountain guide Diana Pennington gratefully accepts industrialist Curt Seaver's offer to find the body using a new satellite imagery technology his company has developed. But while traversing the legendary "Snowman's Pass" with Curt and his companions Hugo and Tyler, Diana is horrified to discover the search for her fiancé is a decoy; they are in fact hunting for a fallen spy satellite, property of an enemy foreign power. Barely escaping with her life, Diana finds herself pursued through the cold and threatening mountains in a deadly cat and mouse game, with only a backpack full of climbing gear and her instincts to defend herself against the dangerous, and increasingly desperate men.
Style: enigmatic, suspense, disturbing, twists and turns
Plot: mountain, missing person, mountain climbing, rock climbing, woman in danger, outdoor, tracking device, search, danger, dishonesty, gun, female protagonist, marriage proposal, cell phone, nightmare, camping, jeep, guide, groom, satellite, computer program, laptop, headphones, electrocution, fiance fiancee relationship ...
Place: vancouver

Most similar movies to What Lies Above

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, suspenseful, serious and exciting films with plots about danger, murder, violence, gun, pistol, car chase and chase mostly in Thriller, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like What Lies Above: Gone (2012), Cliffhanger (1993), Vertical Limit (2000), The Vanished (2020), Ultimate Desires (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.9
 42K
Gone (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jill Parrish is trying to rebuild her life after surviving a terrifying kidnapping attempt. Though she is having a difficult time, she takes small steps toward normalcy by starting a new job and inviting her sister, Molly, to move in with her. ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, twist ending, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, haunted by the past, woman in danger, serial killer, paranoia, danger, crimes, police investigation, track down, vigilante, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.4
 118K
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: mountain climbing, heist, climbing, mountain, rescue, money, rocky mountains, heroes, save the day, one man army, escapades, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.9
 58K
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: exciting, serious, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: survival, mountaineer, adventurer, expedition, adventure, forces of nature, daring rescue, danger, heroic mission, woman in danger, siblings relations, wilderness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: himalaya, pakistan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.7
 1K
The Vanished (2020)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A family vacation takes a terrifying turn when parents Paul and Wendy discover their young daughter has vanished without a trace. Stopping at nothing to find her, the search for the truth leads to a shocking revelation.
Style: captivating, twists and turns, psychological, tense, suspense
Plot: missing child, accidental killing, police, search, camping, husband wife relationship, cold case, suspicion, investigation, disappearance, missing person, couples ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Ultimate Desires (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Samantha Stewart is a successful public defender whose life gets turned upside-down one night when a prostitute named Vicki gets thrown out of a limo at Samantha's feet. Vicki slips a brooch into Sam's hand before disappering, then turns ...
Plot: caucasian, limousine, police detective, car chase, strong female character, brooch, gun, murder, nightmare, public defender, woman with glasses, white panties ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Borderline Murder (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young law student, Abby Porter, suspects that her sister, a stripper, may have been murdered. She discovers an illegal network of cross border plastic surgery centers providing crude, but inexpensive cosmetic surgery to young women in the United ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, uncover truth, doctors and patients, amateur detective, society, dishonesty, missing, plastic surgery, journalist, kidnapping, theft, missing in action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Deadly Descent: The Abominable Snowman (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Friends go on a snowy adventure and come face to face with a deadly creature.
Style: rough, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense ...
Plot: skiing, mountain, deadly creature, danger, isolation, survival, friendship, supernatural, deadly, missing person, violence, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Instinct to Kill (2001)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Escaped serial killer James Becket, who killed his own father whose expectations he never fulfilled, but now especially targets his wife Theresa 'Tess' and her family, is too good at disguising himself and other deceit for detective Diffs ...
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, martial arts, police investigation, psychopath, danger, law enforcement, rivalry, master criminal, deadly, vengeance, murder, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
 3.4
 538
Sub Zero (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A device that controls a powerful Russian-made satellite weapon is stolen by Russian terrorists, who try to escape by flying out but are shot down. The device is now on top of K2. The device is still active and where it will strike is ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, race against time, adventure, daring rescue, undercover, survival, government agency, intrigue, danger, deadly, forces of nature, climbing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: himalaya, pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Bourne Legacy (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: New CIA operative, Aaron Cross experiences life-or-death stakes that have been triggered by the previous actions of Jason Bourne.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, chase, cia, spy, on the run, off the grid, secret agents, manhunt, undercover, cover up, tracking device, hunted ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maryland, virginia, manila philippines, seoul, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Project X-Traction (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Story: When a China-run oil refinery is attacked in Mosul, Iraq, a Chinese private security contractor is called in to extract the oil workers. He learns, however, that the attackers’ real plan is to steal a fortune in oil, and teams up with an American ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, exciting
Plot: survival, soldier, danger, chase, escapades, deadly, rescue, society, runaway, hopes, culture clash, friendship ...
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Alita: Battle Angel (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido, a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic. When Alita awakens, she has no memory of who she is, nor does ...
Style: exciting, captivating, enigmatic, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: cyberpunk, cyborgs, martial arts, distopia, female protagonist, bounty hunter, danger, female warrior, nanotechnology, woman fights a man, space station, adaptation ...
Time: near future, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
12 Rounds 2: Reloaded (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Nick Malloy portrays an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) who finds himself caught in a deadly 12-round game of cat and mouse with a vigilante tied to the paramedic's past. With little time to spare and his wife's life hanging in the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, race against time, kidnapping, mind game, paramedic, deadly, confined, violence spree, woman in danger, spouse in danger, criminal's revenge, foot chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Into the Blue 2: The Reef (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When they're hired to recover the lost treasure of Columbus, married scuba divers Sebastian (Chris Carmack) and Dani (Laura Vandervoort) think they've hit the jackpot. But as they get closer to the fortune, the couple begins to suspect ...
Style: exciting, suspense, twists and turns, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, terrorist, treasure hunt, heroes, couple relations, ocean or sea, danger, crimes, rivalry, drowning, deception, underwater scene ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: honolulu hawaii, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 8K
Unhinged (2020)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A case of road rage turns into full-blown terror when an unstable driver follows a woman and her son.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, suspense, road movie ...
Plot: maniac, on the road, road rage, driving, mentally unstable, psychopath, woman in danger, violence, villain played by lead actor, pursuit, danger, insanity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Numbers Station (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When the moral values of a longtime wetwork black ops agent is tested during his last operation, he receives an unfavorable psych evaluation. Now he is given a break and a seemingly uncomplicated assignment of simply protecting the security of a ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, undercover, survival, woman in danger, danger, assassination, twists & turns, vengeance, adaptation, betrayal, plot twist, happy ending ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, nevada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, China, France, Norway, UK
Duration: 147 min.
Story: When an IMF mission ends badly, the world is faced with dire consequences. As Ethan Hunt takes it upon himself to fulfil his original briefing, the CIA begin to question his loyalty and his motives. The IMF team find themselves in a race against ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense
Plot: spy, pistol, terrorist, countdown, race against time, plutonium, handgun, violence, gun, helicopter, hand to hand combat, motorcycle ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france, kashmir, rome italy, london, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.0
 1K
Dragonquest (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When an ancient warlord summons a mythological beast, a young hero must complete a series of quests to awaken the dragon that will defeat the monster.
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, suspense
Plot: dragon, mythical creature, warrior, sword, sword and sorcery, adventure, quest, good versus evil, heroic mission, danger, riddles and clues, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
Mission: Impossible II (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: With computer genius Luther Stickell at his side and a beautiful thief on his mind, agent Ethan Hunt races across Australia and Spain to stop a former IMF agent from unleashing a genetically engineered biological weapon called Chimera. This mission, ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: espionage, secret agents, undercover, cia, helicopter, deadly virus, violence, antidote, double agent, motorcycle chase, heroes, computer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: spain, sydney australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 379K
Spectre (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Austria, Mexico, Italy, Morocco
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.
Style: exciting, suspense, sexy, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, secret agent, spy, espionage, james bond, british secret service, secret service, 007, heroic mission, car chase, secret mission, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: london, rome italy, tokyo, austria, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, cia, espionage, mission, undercover, chase, spy, betrayal, double agent, terrorist, embassy, secret service ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: prague, paris france, virginia, berlin germany, langley virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 26K
Time Trap (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A group of students become trapped inside a mysterious cave where they discover time passes differently underground than on the surface.
Style: twists and turns, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: time travel, time loop, missing person, adventurer, adventure, climbing, college professor, investigation, cave, legend, rock climbing, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Universal Squadrons (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Captain Lance Deakin has returned home after serving his country in Iraq. In his civilian life, he is a Texan ranch handler who lives with his partner, Becca. Deakin tries to get back into his simple way of life but strange images, memories and ...
Style: exciting, suspense, captivating, tense, serious ...
Plot: soldier, uncover truth, danger, homecoming, memory loss, military, gunfight, army, life is a bitch, superhuman powers, woman in danger, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, China, Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Retired from active duty to train new IMF agents, Ethan Hunt is called back into action to confront sadistic arms dealer, Owen Davian. Hunt must try to protect his girlfriend while working with his new team to complete the mission.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: secret agents, espionage, spy, disguise, mission, nurse, secret, double agent, spies, outsmarting, gunfight, cia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, frogman
Place: berlin germany, shanghai, italy, washington d.c., shanghai china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 209K
San Andreas (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey across the state in order to rescue his estranged daughter.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, disaster movie ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: catastrophe, natural disaster, adventure, forces of nature, earthquake, survival, danger, daring rescue, chaos and mayhem, chaos, tsunami, rescue mission ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, san francisco, usa, los angeles, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 11K
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, adventure, chase, mountain, serial killer, investigation, wilderness, on the run, fbi, police, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, vancouver, san francisco, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hijacking, airplane, hostage, rescue, bomb, violence, explosion, surveillance, hand to hand combat, ransom, deception ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., london, los angeles, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 3.3
 1K
Awaken (2015)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A random group of people wake up on an Island where they are being hunted down in a sinister plot to harvest their organs.
Style: enigmatic, captivating, exciting, suspense, tense
Plot: missing person, island, abduction, survival, female protagonist, amnesia, jungle, shooting, violence, danger, group of strangers, death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Two Shades of Blue (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Susan Price has written a #1 bestseller, a steamy novel about a woman's search for the ultimate sexual experience entitled, "The Dark Side of Judith." When Susan is framed for the murder of her fiance, billionare publisher Jack ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, enigmatic, sexy ...
Plot: murder, undercover, danger, frame up, life turned upside down, woman in danger, dishonesty, deadly, protagonist as suspect, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), phone sex ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Da Vinci Treasure (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An anthropologist must unlock the code hidden in the works of Leonardo Da Vinci in order to find the greatest treasure ever, one that could change Christianity forever.
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, enigmatic
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, uncover truth, riddles and clues, investigation, escapades, rivalry, danger, leonardo da vinci, cardinal the priest, murder, break in ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%