Movies like Sudden Death

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Sudden Death (1995)
 5.7
 30K
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: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, entertaining, intense, clever, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, one man army, ransom, race against time, stadium, terrorist, explosive, vice president, crimes, firefighter, heroes, hostages, confined, secret agents, danger, chases and races, law enforcement, deadly, rivalry, undercover, state affairs, daring rescue, tough heroes, hockey ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, pittsburgh

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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 gunfight, danger, machine gun, violence, pistol, martial arts and rivalry mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Sudden Death: Transporter 2 (2005), Derailed (2002), Riot (1996), Half Past Dead (2002), Death Train (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.3
 178K
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: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, entertaining, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, kidnapping, lone hero, martial arts, race against time, danger, chases and races, war on drugs, chase, virus, deadly virus, one man army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, miami, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.0
 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, exciting, rough, awful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, one man army, race against time, terrorism, rescue, train explosion, heroic mission, tough heroes, save the day, runaway train, chases and races, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.1
 394
Riot (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An heiress is kidnapped during the chaos of a riot.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, one man army, ira, kidnapping, martial arts, crimes, save the day, daring rescue, state affairs, special agents, adventure, missing person ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 4.6
 14K
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, prison, one man army, secret agents, gang, gangsters, tough heroes, danger, crimes, save the day, confined, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 3.0
 301
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, terrorism, one man army, chase, confined, chases and races, adventure, hostages, isolation, hijacking, race against time, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.8
 13K
Knock Off (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Aruba, Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Marcus Ray (Jean-Claude Van Damme), a sales representative for "V SIX" jeans, and his partner, Tommy Hendricks (Rob Schneider), are about to be busted for selling "knock off" jeans. Their American contact, Karan Leigh, who by the ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, realistic, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, undercover, terrorism, fashion, chase, special agents, chases and races, working undercover, law enforcement, race against time, black market, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, white house, president, hostages, daring rescue, one man army, secret service, tough heroes, secret agents, save the day, danger, terrorist attack ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., north korea, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 3.7
 455
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: airplane, terrorism, race against time, undercover, danger, crimes, secret agents, chases and races, deadly, government agency, heroes, special agents ...
Time: contemporary, year 1987, 2000s
Place: europe, greece, athens greece, washington d.c., austria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, one man army, false accusation, state affairs, dishonesty, political conspiracy, rivalry, danger, confined, chases and races, crime, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.5
 70K
Under Siege (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This action-packed thriller takes place on the soon-to-be-decommissioned USS Missouri. Disgruntled ex-CIA operative Strannix, his assistant Krill and their group of terrorists seize the battleship with nuclear blackmail in mind. They've planned ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, one man army, race against time, hijacking, terrorism, nuclear threat, save the day, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, deadly, danger, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: battleship, hawaii, pentagon, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, race against time, terrorism, master criminal, daring rescue, save the day, police investigation, reluctant partners, hostages, confined, one man army, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: serious, realistic, suspense, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, nuclear threat, one man army, race against time, chase, tough heroes, secret agents, heroic mission, danger, state affairs, save the day, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, border patrol, mercenary, heroic mission, crimes, working undercover, hostages, tough law enforcer, rivalry, danger, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, mexico, new orleans, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.4
 15K
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, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, police investigation, crime, master criminal, danger, crimes, hostages, tough law enforcer, working undercover, fighting crime, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, paris france, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.1
 277
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, exciting, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, martial arts, terrorism, rivalry, danger, hostages, crimes, save the day, confined, state affairs, chases and races, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.6
 26K
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: exciting, serious, twists and turns, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, police, vengeance, danger, crimes, mind game, deadly, chases and races, woman in danger, family, revenge, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.9
 93K
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, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, assassination, assassin, spy, boat chase, danger, rivalry, secret agents, government agency, master criminal, family in danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, ireland, new england, north africa, maryland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, police corruption, murder, undercover, drug lord, undercover cop, gangsters, vengeance, betrayal, police investigation, crime, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, china, beijing china, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 299K
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hostages, bomb, danger, rescue, bus, hijacking, unlikely partners, save the day, ransom, twists & turns, terrorism, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.8
 255K
Con Air (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the government puts all its rotten criminal eggs in one airborne basket, it's asking for trouble. Before you can say, "Pass the barf bag," the crooks control the plane, led by creepy Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom. Watching ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: hijacking, one man army, airplane, helicopter, master criminal, convict, prison, machismo, law enforcement, confined, tough heroes, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: las vegas, nevada, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Hard Corps (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An Army veteran assembles a team of bodyguards to protect a former boxer. Complications arise when the boxer suspects his sister may be romantically involved with the bodyguard.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bodyguard, martial arts, tough heroes, crimes, athlete's life, vengeance, gang, rivalry, heroes, gunfight, security, violence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, terrorism, rescue, hostage, explosion, violence, surveillance, bomb, deception, ransom, hand to hand combat ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: athens greece, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, kidnapping, tough heroes, crime, daring rescue, crimes, missing child, tough guy, father son relationship, organized crime, martial arts, government agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 1K
The Defender (2004)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Romania
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The global war on terror rages on. When a government official goes missing, Lance, a man with an impressive record of service to his country, finds himself protecting the man who embodies everything he has dedicated his life to fight against.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, one man army, state affairs, daring rescue, danger, law enforcement, tough heroes, chases and races, save the day, undercover agent, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: romania, europe, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.5
 35K
Double Impact (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jean Claude Van Damme plays a dual role as Alex and Chad, twins separated at the death of their parents. Chad is raised by a family retainer in Paris, Alex becomes a petty crook in Hong Kong. Seeing a picture of Alex, Chad rejoins him and convinces ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: twins, martial arts, revenge, tough heroes, rivalry, brother brother relationship, murder, blood, karate, vengeance, gang, mortal combat ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1991, 80s
Place: hong kong, asia, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.9
 42K
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, fbi, terrorism, airplane, one man army, danger, passenger, airport, stowaway, rivalry, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, florida, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, terrorist, deadly, undercover, government agency, heroes, danger, rivalry, working undercover, escapades, chases and races, special agents ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When DEA agents are taken captive by a ruthless South American kingpin, the Delta Force is reunited to rescue them in this sequel to the 1986 film.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rescue, undercover, soldier, drug cartel, vengeance, criminal's revenge, deadly, race against time, one man army, police investigation, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Second in Command (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Romania
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Armed insurgents attempt a coup d'etat in a troubled Eastern European country, and the president flees to the U.S. embassy for protection. When the U.S. ambassador is murdered by the ruthless and gun-happy rebels, it comes down to the ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, martial arts, political unrest, rescue, revolution, politics, rebellion, heroes, danger, heroic mission, military, terrorist plot ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.6
 110K
Ransom (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a rich man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then tries a unique tactic against the criminals.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: kidnapping, millionaire, rescue, ransom, reward, crime, tough heroes, danger, parents and children, forced into action, hostage, fbi ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harlem manhattan new york city, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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