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White House Down (2013)
 6.4
 207K
White House Down (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Capitol Policeman John Cale has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer. Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation's government falling into chaos and time running out, it's up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, intense, visually appealing, humorous, surprise ending, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: white house, secret service, terrorism, president, nuclear threat, save the day, conspiracy, siege, hostage, treason, security guard, head of state, danger, ex military, rescue, helicopter, forced into action, child in peril, hostages, profanity, good versus evil, terrorist plot, swat team, tour guide, radical ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa, paris france, pentagon, u.s. capitol building, middle east

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, suspenseful and realistic films with plots about pistol, danger, gun, heroes, machine gun, terrorism and murder mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like White House Down: Olympus Has Fallen (2013), London Has Fallen (2016), Angel Has Fallen (2019), Air Force One (1997), Die Hard (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: secret service, terrorism, president, one man army, white house, terrorist attack, hostage, nuclear threat, daring rescue, danger, secret agents, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa, north korea, pentagon
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100%
London Has Fallen (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Bulgaria, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In London for the Prime Minister's funeral, Mike Banning discovers a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, psychotronic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, secret service, terrorist attack, terrorist, assassination, secret agents, save the day, danger, head of state, graphic violence, conspiracy, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, pakistan, nevada, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Angel Has Fallen (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Secret Service Agent Mike Banning is framed for the attempted assassination of the President and must evade his own agency and the FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: secret service, terrorist, lone hero, fbi, agent, president, assassination plot, manhunt, white house, attempted murder, false accusation, political conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, north carolina, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 6.5
 181K
Air Force One (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Russian terrorists conspire to hijack the aircraft with the president and his family on board. The commander in chief finds himself facing an impossible predicament: give in to the terrorists and sacrifice his family, or risk everything to uphold ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: secret service, hijacking, hostage, airplane, negotiation, terrorism, prison, conspiracy, president, head of state, political prisoner, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: russia, kazakhstan, afghanistan, germany, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 8.2
 796K
Die Hard (1988)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: NYPD cop, John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking ...
Style: intense, suspenseful, exciting, serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, hostage, gunfight, terrorist, christmas, heist, fbi, storage unit, courage, save the day, race against time, marital problem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 172K
24 (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: 24 is an American television series produced for the Fox network and syndicated worldwide, starring Kiefer Sutherland as Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer. Each 24-episode season covers 24 hours in the life of Bauer, using the real time method ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist plot, terrorism, special agents, race against time, government agency, terrorist, revenge, against the rules, heroes, secret service, interrogation, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 141 min.
Story: CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, cia, ambush, conspiracy, sniper, espionage, mercenary, helicopter, politics, president, assassination, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: colombia, usa, washington d.c., langley virginia, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 118K
The Kingdom (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A team of U.S. government agents is sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in the Middle East.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, special agents, investigation, fbi, terrorist, prince, chase, interrogation, evidence, loss of friend, deception, muslim ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: saudi arabia, middle east, washington d.c., usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, secret agents, terrorism, conspiracy, sniper, undercover agent, surveillance, political conspiracy, undercover, murder, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, year 2003 ...
Place: russia, london, manhattan new york city, pennsylvania, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Avenging Force (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Martial arts expert Matt Hunter was one of the most promising operatives in Army intelligence until his parents were killed by terrorists, and he retired to the family's farm in Louisiana to take care of his 12-year-old sister Sara and their ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, manhunt, rescue, survival, kidnapping, adventure, one man army, race against time, save the day, deadly, danger, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 339K
Die Hard 2 (1990)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: John McClane is an off-duty cop gripped with a feeling of déjà vu when on a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation's capital, terrorists seize a major international airport, holding thousands of holiday travelers hostage. Renegade military ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, airport, lone hero, christmas, fight scenes, terrorism, police officer, save the day, one man army, danger, chase, airplane ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1990, 1990s, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 77K
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, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: hawaii, pentagon, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.9
 2K
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, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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Place: romania, europe, washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 104K
Eraser (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: U.S. Marshall John Kruger erases the identities of people enrolled in the Witness Protection Program. His current assignment is to protect Lee Cullen, who's uncovered evidence that the weapons manufacturer she works for has been selling to ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1996, twentieth century ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 103K
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: intense, suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
In the Line of Fire (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Veteran Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan is a man haunted by his failure to save President Kennedy while serving protection detail in Dallas. Thirty years later, a man calling himself "Booth" threatens the life of the current President, ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Navy SEALS, headed by Lt. Bobby James, are dispatched to North Korea on a covert mission, all in an effort to take out a missile site...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: John McClane is back and badder than ever, and this time he's working for Homeland Security. He calls on the services of a young hacker in his bid to stop a ring of Internet terrorists intent on taking control of America's computer ...
Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: hacker, fbi, terrorism, lone hero, one man army, car chase, gunfight, heroes, police officer, bomb, chaos, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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Duration: 110 min.
Story: Framed for crimes against the country, the G.I. Joe team is terminated by Presidential order. This forces the G.I. Joes into not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: good versus evil, military, world domination, terrorism, rescue, conspiracy, swat team, heroic mission, hidden identity, vengeance, tough heroes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 311K
Shooter (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to track the real killer and find out who exactly set him up, and why.
Style: intense, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 314K
The Rock (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
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Style: exciting, tense, serious, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.0
 6K
The Marine 2 (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rebels seize control of the hotel where a Marine sniper and his wife are staying. Can he save the day?
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.6
 145K
Vantage Point (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The attempted assassination of the American President is told and re-told from several different perspectives.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, terrorism, secret service, bomb, betrayal, chase, president, assassination, terrorist, uncover truth, investigation, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky - shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: survival, invasion, danger, patriotism, battles, resistance, occupation, adventure, heroic mission, save the day, war, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c., russia, latin america, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
American Meltdown (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The telefilm centers on a present-day nuclear plant disaster and its aftermath.
Style: serious, exciting, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 3.5
 1K
Captured (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Matt Hendricks (Dolph Lundgren) is the US Navy's top Marine Special Operations Commander and is facing his toughest challenge yet - Escorting the deadliest viral weapon on the planet back to a safe Storage Faciliy.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Assassination (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jay Killon is the bodyguard of the recently elected US president, but he is assigned to the first lady (Lara Royce). Lara hates Killon so she does all she can to escape. The story complicates when someone tries to kill Lara.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
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Time: 80s
Place: wyoming, washington d.c., ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Command Performance (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Moscow charity concert turns bloody when armed extortionists take the headlining American pop-star, Venus, and the Russian President with his family, hostage. The drummer of a heavy metal warm-up band, an ex-bad ass biker played by Lundgren, and a ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 4.2
 2K
Detention (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A heroic high school teacher leads a band of students trapped in school by violent drug-runners.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: high school, hostage, ex soldier, survival, hostages, confined, one man army, teachers and students, master warrior, dedicated educator, youth, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 118 min.
Story: From the Egyptian desert to deep below the polar ice caps, the elite G.I. JOE team uses the latest in next-generation spy and military equipment to fight the corrupt arms dealer Destro and the growing threat of the mysterious Cobra organization to ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, serious, comic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
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Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 1600s
Place: japan, egypt, washington d.c., france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%