Movies like What Lies Above

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What Lies Above (2004)
 4.0
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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, dishonesty, camping, female protagonist, cell phone, satellite, marriage proposal, nightmare, guide, computer program, electrocution, laptop, fiance fiancee relationship, wedding ring, groom, death of fiance, mountaineer, tracking device, search, danger, jeep ...
Place: vancouver

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Most similar movies to What Lies Above

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, suspenseful, exciting and serious films with plots about danger, murder, gun, violence, survival, death and adventure mostly in Thriller, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like What Lies Above: Gone (2012), Cliffhanger (1993), Break (2019), The Ledge (2022), Vertical Limit (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.9
 44K
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, twist ending, psychological, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, woman in danger, missing person, haunted by the past, serial killer, paranoia, crimes, manhunt, police investigation, track down, justice, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.5
 129K
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: climbing, mountain, heist, rocky mountains, rescue, air disaster, mountain climbing, one man army, heroes, save the day, crime gone awry, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.6
 2K
Break (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The company of three guys and two girls makes their way to the old funicular to have an unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebration at the top of the mountain. A fun adventure turns into a nightmare when the funicular stops over the abyss. Coldness, ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, tense
Plot: mountain, winter, survival, disaster, new year's eve, trapped, new year, mountain climbing, trap, abyss, struggle for survival, deathtrap ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 5.1
 3K
The Ledge (2022)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A rock climbing adventure between two friends turns into a terrifying nightmare. After Kelly captures the murder of her best friend on camera, she becomes the next target of a tight-knit group of friends who will stop at nothing to destroy the ...
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: mountain, murder, trapped, mountain climbing, struggle for survival, climbing, murder witness, threat to kill, death threat, survival, mountaineer, witnessing a crime ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 62K
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, climbing, adventure, daring rescue, forces of nature, race against time, heroic mission, wilderness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: himalaya, pakistan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, race against time, kidnapping, mind game, paramedic, violence spree, confined, spouse in danger, woman in danger, criminal's revenge, crimes, cat and mouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, tense, captivating ...
Plot: skiing, mountain, isolation, survival, deadly creature, friendship, supernatural, missing person, murder, violence, friends, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: female nudity, sex, erotica, caucasian, bullying, police detective, murder, nightmare, limousine, strong female character, car chase, public defender ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Movie in collections
 3.4
 599
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, race against time, survival, daring rescue, undercover, adventure, intrigue, government agency, forces of nature, climbing, soldier, mountain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: himalaya, pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: serious, suspenseful, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Plot: plastic surgery, crimes, uncover truth, amateur detective, doctors and patients, dishonesty, society, journalist, theft, kidnapping, missing person, legal ...
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: serious, rough, disturbing, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, martial arts, police investigation, psychopath, rivalry, master criminal, law enforcement, vengeance, murder, dishonesty, infidelity, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Destruction: Los Angeles (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A fatal explosion and sudden earthquake rock Los Angeles, and reporter John Benson seizes his chance to cover the breaking news of increasing seismic activity.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, brutal, disturbing, tense ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: asthma, volcanic eruption, death, reporter, fear, survival, apocalypse, adventure, earthquake, wounded, hospital, self sacrifice ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: suspense, surprise ending, political, psychological thriller
Plot: tough guy, female spy, terrorist, spy, fistfight, plutonium, race against time, countdown, cia agent, rogue agent, terrorist group, agent ...
Time: 2010s
Place: kashmir, paris france, rome italy, london, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, espionage, cia, spy, tough guy, cia agent, intelligence agency, government conspiracy, intelligence, assassin, on the run, loner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maryland, manila philippines, the philippines, virginia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.3
 360K
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: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: hostage, unlikely partners, bomb, highway, rescue, save the day, trapped, hijacking, bus, master criminal, swat team, terrorism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 436K
Spectre (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: james bond, secret agents, secret service, spy, espionage, british secret service, undercover, computer cracker, 007, heroes, heroic mission, secret society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: united kingdom, london, rome italy, morocco, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: espionage, secret agents, cia, undercover, showdown, lone hero, spy, infected, antidote, heroes, helicopter, graphic violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: spain, sydney australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Nothing Without You (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A psych-patient, accused of a violent murder, turns to her court-appointed psychiatrist to prove her innocence and sanity. Her psychiatrist must help her decipher delusion from truth to unravel the mystery of her reality.
Style: suspense, exciting, disturbing, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychiatrist, psychopath, patient, psychiatrist patient relationship, doctor patient relationship, female psychopath, society, dishonesty, female protagonist, woman in danger, murder, danger
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 4.3
 149
Pain Threshold (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Four friends travel to the Altai for a rafting trip on a mountain river. Cut off from civilization and face-to-face with nature at its wildest, the heroes are not able to relax but instead are forced to fight for survival. They ask for help from a ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, suspense
Plot: wilderness, survival, relationships, crimes, runaway, group of friends, struggle for survival, social problems, gang, friendship, friends, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
 216K
Everest (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Iceland
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, "Everest" documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one ...
Style: realistic, dramatic, scenic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: survival, mountain, stranded, natural disaster, mountaineer, mountain climbing, forces of nature, climbing, adventure, beautiful scenery, blizzard, adventurer ...
Time: 90s, year 1996, 20th century
Place: mount everest, himalaya, asia, texas, nepal
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, assassination, vengeance, adaptation, betrayal, happy ending, secret service, graphic violence, mission gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, nevada, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, captivating, suspense, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: terrorist, adventure, heroes, ocean, treasure hunt, crimes, couple relations, rivalry, deception, murder, drowning, beach ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: honolulu hawaii, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, suspense, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: cyberpunk, cyborgs, female warrior, distopia, tough girl, female protagonist, nanotechnology, martial arts, woman fights a man, bounty hunter, amnesia, post apocalypse ...
Time: near future, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, cia, mission, espionage, chase, undercover, spy, secret service, terrorist, double agent, betrayal, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: prague, paris france, shanghai, london, kiev ukraine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 2.9
 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: tense, captivating, suspense, exciting
Plot: dragon, sword, warrior, mythical creature, sword and sorcery, adventure, quest, riddles and clues, heroic mission, good versus evil, medieval, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.1
 3K
The Serpent (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Top special agent Lucinda Kavsky works for a secret part of the CIA. She's given a special assignment but then set up by her own agency
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: spy, special agents, female spy, female killer, martial arts, heroes, fight, violence, female martial artist, co worker co worker relationship, policewoman, death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, europe, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, hijacking, rescue, hostage, ransom, surveillance, violence, save the day, bomb, flight attendant, deception ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: pentagon, los angeles, london, athens greece, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: soldier, uncover truth, homecoming, military, memory loss, gunfight, army, conspiracy, graphic violence, life is a bitch, superhuman powers, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Survival Quest (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A bunch of city slickers from different backgrounds go into the wild mountains to be one with nature, but basically to have a good time. However, a paramilitary group has chosen the same time to go camping. When one of the soldiers thinks their boss ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wilderness, survival, mountain, adventure, murder, rivalry, hostage, treasure hunt, escapades, crimes, heroes, confined ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.5
 5K
Diablo (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Western
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young civil war veteran is forced on a desperate journey to save his kidnapped wife.
Style: twists and turns, captivating, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: mental illness, split personality, murderer, ex soldier, horse, evil, kidnapping, rescue, chase, showdown, horse riding, hunt down ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%