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, gun, murder, violence, 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), 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded (2013), 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, 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, danger, manhunt, police investigation, deadly, nobody believes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.4
 121K
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 climbing, heist, mountain, air disaster, rescue, rocky mountains, heroes, save the day, one man army, danger, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 5.9
 59K
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: mountaineer, adventurer, survival, expedition, mountain climbing, adventure, forces of nature, danger, daring rescue, woman in danger, siblings relations, wilderness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: himalaya, pakistan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, race against time, kidnapping, mind game, paramedic, violence spree, deadly, confined, crimes, criminal's revenge, spouse in danger, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: mountain, skiing, deadly creature, danger, isolation, survival, supernatural, friendship, deadly, missing person, violence, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: gun, murder, strong female character, police detective, nightmare, limousine, brooch, car chase, caucasian, public defender, woman with glasses, stockings ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 3.4
 545
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: race against time, terrorism, survival, undercover, adventure, daring rescue, intrigue, government agency, danger, deadly, forces of nature, climbing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: himalaya, washington d.c., pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, master criminal, law enforcement, deadly, rivalry, danger, vengeance, murder, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ 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, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, chase, cia, spy, on the run, off the grid, government conspiracy, intelligence agency, secret agents, manhunt, undercover, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maryland, manila philippines, the philippines, virginia, seoul ...
⇓ 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
Plot: female spy, terrorist, spy, hand to hand combat, race against time, countdown, plutonium, fistfight, violence, mi6, rogue agent, terrorist group ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france, kashmir, rome italy, london, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: espionage, secret agents, cia, undercover, spy, helicopter, violence, heroes, secret service, deadly virus, top secret, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: spain, sydney australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: captivating, exciting, suspense, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: cyberpunk, cyborgs, female warrior, distopia, female protagonist, nanotechnology, woman fights a man, martial arts, bounty hunter, danger, tough girl, adaptation ...
Time: near future, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.7
 8K
The Vanished (2020)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 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: psychological, twists and turns, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: missing child, accidental killing, sheriff, police, camping, pedophile, suspicion, investigation, disappearance, missing person, husband wife relationship, search ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, twists and turns, captivating, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, terrorist, heroes, ocean, treasure hunt, crimes, danger, ocean or sea, couple relations, rivalry, underwater scene, drowning ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: honolulu hawaii, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 6K
The Vault (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When an engineer learns of a mysterious, impenetrable fortress hidden under The Bank of Spain, he joins a crew of master thieves who plan to steal the legendary lost treasure locked inside while the whole country is distracted by Spain's World ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, disturbing, twists and turns ...
Plot: bank, engineer, plan, assault, heist, bank robbery, bank robber, master criminal, career criminal, crimes, danger, perfect crime ...
Time: 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 ⇓
40%
 6.8
 390K
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, secret agent, james bond, spy, espionage, computer cracker, secret service, british secret service, undercover, danger, 007, one against many ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: united kingdom, london, rome italy, tokyo, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, psychological thriller, disturbing, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, psychiatrist, patient, psychiatrist patient relationship, female psychopath, doctor patient relationship, woman in danger, danger, society, murder, female protagonist, dishonesty
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 12K
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 ⇓
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 and sorcery, sword, adventure, quest, good versus evil, heroic mission, danger, riddles and clues, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 335K
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, danger, highway, rescue, bomb, hostages, unlikely partners, save the day, hijacking, chases and races, bus, master criminal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.5
 1K
Break (2019)
Genre: 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: disaster movie, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, suspense
Plot: mountain, disaster film, winter, cable car, new year's eve, power outage, danger, survival, deadly, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, profanity ...
⇓ 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, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, cia, espionage, mission, chase, undercover, spy, secret service, double agent, betrayal, embassy, terrorist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: prague, paris france, langley virginia, united kingdom, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: secret agents, espionage, spy, mission, disguise, double agent, cia, gunfight, mask, heroic mission, heroes, top secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: berlin germany, shanghai, vatican, virginia, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
 217K
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: disaster movie, exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: catastrophe, natural disaster, adventure, disaster film, forces of nature, earthquake, survival, tsunami, danger, happy ending, chaos and mayhem, daring rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, san francisco, usa, los angeles, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, army, gunfight, life is a bitch, dishonesty, superhuman powers, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Ethan Hunt and his team are racing against time to track down a dangerous terrorist named Hendricks, who has gained access to Russian nuclear launch codes and is planning a strike on the United States. An attempt to stop him ends in an explosion ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, secret agents, espionage, mission, terrorist, courage, teamwork, top secret, frame up, save the day, outsmarting, cia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: russia, dubai, hungary, moscow russia, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 953
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, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wilderness, survival, mountain, adventure, murder, rivalry, danger, deadly, hostage, hostages, treasure hunt, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.5
 5K
Extreme Ops (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Luxembourg
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While filming an advertisement, some extreme sports enthusiasts unwittingly stop a group of terrorists.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: extreme sports, terrorism, survival, danger, avalanche, skiing, chase, adventure, deadly, rivalry, leadership, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: austria, europe, former yugoslavia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%