Movies like Sudden Death

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Sudden Death (1995)
 5.7
 29K
Sudden Death (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: International action superstar Jean Claude Van Damme teams with Powers Boothe in a Tension-packed, suspense thriller, set against the back-drop of a Stanley Cup game.Van Damme portrays a father whose daughter is suddenly taken during a championship hockey game. With the captors demanding a billion dollars by game's end, Van Damme frantically sets a plan in motion to rescue his daughter and abort an impending explosion before the final buzzer...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, realistic, suspense, entertaining, intense, clever, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, one man army, terrorism, vice president, explosive, terrorist, stadium, race against time, ransom, secret agents, tough heroes, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly, heroes, rivalry, undercover, hostages, daring rescue, confined, law enforcement, state affairs, hockey, firefighter ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pittsburgh, usa

Most similar movies to Sudden Death

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, rough and realistic films with plots about pistol, gunfight, fistfight, danger, martial arts, rivalry and machine gun mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Sudden Death: Transporter 2 (2005), Riot (1996), Derailed (2002), Death Train (2003), The Shepherd (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 6.3
 174K
Transporter 2 (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Professional driver Frank Martin is living in Miami, where he is temporarily filling in for a friend as the chauffeur for a government narcotics control policymaker and his family. The young boy in the family is targeted for kidnapping, and Frank ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, kidnapping, martial arts, lone hero, race against time, war on drugs, chases and races, danger, deadly virus, bodyguard, virus, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 384
Riot (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An heiress is kidnapped during the chaos of a riot.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, one man army, kidnapping, terrorism, ira, gangsters, adventure, urban ghetto, hostages, secret agents, daring rescue, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 3.9
 7K
Derailed (2002)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: NATO operative Jacques Kristoff (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is summoned into action—on his birthday, no less—to track down Galina Konstantin (Laura Harring), who has stolen an extremely valuable and dangerous top-secret container from the Slovakian ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, awful, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, train explosion, one man army, race against time, rescue, terrorism, undercover, government agency, adventure, hostages, runaway train, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 3.0
 297
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, terrorism, one man army, chase, hostages, special agents, countryside, adventure, tough heroes, chases and races, confined, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 6K
The Shepherd (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Texas cop battles ex-navy seals who are trying to traffic drugs from Mexico into the USA.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, border patrol, kidnapping, mercenary, criminal heroes, police investigation, drug traffic, crime, hostages, master criminal, partners against crime, reluctant partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, new mexico, new orleans, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.6
 6K
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, race against time, terrorism, police investigation, crime, hostages, master criminal, one man army, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, unlikely partners, save the day ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.6
 13K
Half Past Dead (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This movie tells the story of a man who goes undercover in a hi-tech prison to find out information to help prosecute those who killed his wife. While there he stumbles onto a plot involving a death-row inmate and his $200 million stash of gold.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, ridiculous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, martial arts, prison, alcatraz, island, one man army, electric chair, secret agents, crime, stolen money, resistance, save the day ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 14K
Nighthawks (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An international terrorist has New York in a grip of panic and it's up to Det. Sgt. Deke DaSilva to take him down.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, police investigation, undercover, crime, hostages, master criminal, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, race against time, working undercover, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, manhattan new york city, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Marine 3: Homefront (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A Marine must do whatever it takes to save his kidnapped niece and stop a terrorist attack masterminded by a radical militia group.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, soldier, terrorist, terrorism, kidnapping, daring rescue, tough heroes, danger, heroes, military, hostages, save the day ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington state, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.2
 271
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, serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, martial arts, terrorism, hostages, race against time, kidnapping, save the day, hijacking, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 3.7
 450
The Elite (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the murder of their families by a terrorist bomb, five young adults are trained as a hi-tech, anti-terrorist team with a mission to search and destroy high-profile terrorist groups.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: airplane, terrorist, missile, exploding car, spy, race against time, terrorism, hijacking, danger, undercover, orphan, government agency ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 1987
Place: europe, greece, utah, washington d.c., battleship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the national ...
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: white house, terrorism, president, secret service, hostages, daring rescue, head of state, one man army, secret agents, save the day, tough heroes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, north korea, pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
CIA II: Target Alexa (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Movie Info When a top secret nuclear guidance system is stolen by an ex-CIA operative looking to sell the deadly device to the top bidder, it's up to a determined CIA agent and the international terrorist who he has vowed to capture to team up ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, terrorist, government agency, secret agents, espionage, terrorism, working undercover, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly, escapades ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
 25K
12 Rounds (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When New Orleans cop Danny Fisher prevents a brilliant thief from successfully carrying out his latest heist, the thief's girlfriend is accidentally killed. Hungry for revenge, the criminal mastermind breaks out of prison and kidnaps ...
Style: rough, serious, twists and turns, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, kidnapping, race against time, terrorism, family, criminal's revenge, vengeance, tough law enforcer, cat and mouse, mind game, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new orleans, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.7
 713
Crash Landing (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, kidnapping, one man army, hostage, airplane, hijacker, hurricane, terrorist, martial arts, hostages, island ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 292K
Speed (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, 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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hostages, bomb, danger, rescue, bus, hijacking, unlikely partners, save the day, chase, terrorism, highway, ransom ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.4
 709
No Contest (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A beauty contest turns into a hostage situation, when the Miss Galaxy competition is taken over by a gang, demanding a ransom of diamonds. Sharon, a kick-boxing actress, is the host of the show, and the thorn in the terrorists side.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, terrorism, gang, machine gun, swimming pool, hostage, blood, one woman army, terrorist plot, femme fatale, senator, daughter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
 41K
Passenger 57 (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An infamous terrorist has evaded capture for a long time by being extremely clever and ruthless. Things get interesting when he hijacks a plane carrying famous security expert John Cutter, who isn't about to stand this sort of thing.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, terrorism, fbi, airport, one man army, danger, passenger, hostages, ex-cop, save the day, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, florida, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 91K
Patriot Games (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When CIA Analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination, a renegade faction targets Jack and his family as revenge.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, assassination, assassin, rivalry, cia, spy, danger, ira, boat chase, boat, repayment, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, ireland, north africa, new england, maryland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 7K
Rapid Fire (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: College student Jake Lo is pursued by smugglers, mobsters and crooked federal agents after he witnesses a murder by a Mafia kingpin.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police corruption, martial arts, drug lord, undercover cop, murder, gangsters, undercover, crime, betrayal, vengeance, partners against crime, college ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, bangkok thailand, china, beijing china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 13K
6 Bullets (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary known for finding missing children is hired by a mixed martial arts fighter whose daughter has been kidnapped.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, danger, master warrior, urban, daring rescue, crime, missing child, tough heroes, crimes, heroes, motorcycle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Storm Catcher (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A renegade general plots to bomb Washington using a new top secret jet called the Storm Catcher. The only trouble is only one man is capable of flying it. So they seek to put him on the run in a conspiracy that makes him appear to have murdered ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, terrorism, fighting the system, airplane, on the run, false accusation, crime, political conspiracy, righting the wronged, chases and races, danger, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.6
 17K
Drop Zone (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A team of skydiving crooks led by DEA-agent-turned-bad Ty Moncrief (Busey) specialize in landing on police roofs and breaking in so their evil computer nerd can steal undercover agents' files and sell them to drug lords. Federal Marshal Pete ...
Style: suspense, rough, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorist, one man army, terrorism, hijacking, stewardess, faked death, chase, criminal's revenge, hostages, prison, parachuting ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 6.1
 39K
Hard Target (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a woman's father goes missing, she enlist a local to aid in her search. The pair soon discover that her father has died at the hands of a wealthy sportsman who hunts homeless men as a form of recreation.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, chase, survival, track down, union, mercenary, human prey, drifter, money, master warrior, ex military, sailor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Peacekeeper (1997)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a terrorist group steals the US President's personal communications computer for launching the US arsenal in case of war, only a heroic Major has the key to prevent a Presidential assassination or a nuclear holocaust.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, chase, race against time, terrorism, car chase, nuclear threat, government agency, hostages, secret agents, assassination attempt, daring rescue, save the day ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, pentagon, chicago illinois, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Aurora: Operation Intercept (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: There have been two mysterious plane crashes in only 48 hours. The aircraft suddenly lose control and crash, killing everyone aboard. A woman of Russian descent, Francesca Zaborszin, the daughter of a slain Federal investigator, claims ...
Style: rough, serious, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: law enforcement, airplane, race against time, terrorism, one man army, adventure, secret agents, special agents, daring rescue, espionage, save the day, heroic mission ...
Time: 90s
Place: pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 2.9
 374
Special Ops (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When an American soldier’s Black Ops Unit is ambushed during a raid to rescue a nano-nuclear device that has fallen into the wrong hands, he must run for his life to not only track down the missing device, but also clear his name when he is ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, soldier, betrayal, terrorism, daring rescue, race against time, heroic mission, chases and races, danger, deadly, heroes, military ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 3.7
 187
Warhead (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Terrorists seize an American nuclear missile site and threaten to launch the missiles at Washington unless the President resigns immediately and $1 billion is placed in a Swiss account in 8 hours.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: race against time, terrorism, chases and races, adventure, danger, heroes, save the world, chaos and mayhem, confined, crimes, deadly, escapades ...
Time: 90s
Place: haiti, idaho, pentagon, switzerland, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The President's Man: A Line in the Sand (2002)
Genre: Drama, Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A counterterrorism specialist is assigned by the President to track down a terrorist who is suspected of planning to set off a nuclear device in the U.S.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, terrorism, one man army, secret agents, nuclear bomb, leadership, race against time, hijacking, tough heroes, chases and races, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, illinois, middle east, campus ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.5
 5K
Dragon Eyes (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In St. Jude, drug dealers and corrupt cops have destroyed an urban neighborhood. But newcomer, Hong, has the fighting skills and moral vision to save this town from itself.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, martial arts, fight, one man army, small town, gang, vigilantism, police corruption, good versus evil, master warrior, crime, street gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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