Movies like Thunder Run

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Thunder Run (1986)
 5.1
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Thunder Run (1986)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A vicious band of nuclear terrorists is threatening America's atomic weapons research. Truck jockey Charlie Morrison (Forrest Tucker) volunteers for a last-ditch, suicide scheme to lure them into a trap, baited with a vital shipment of bomb-grade plutonium. Soon, Charlie's high-balling it down a remote desert road with a small army of lethally equipped bandits zeroing in on him. Charlie's secret weapon? "Big Thunder", a 65-foot, 18-wheeled war wagon of merciless high-tech destruction!
Style: road movie, surprise ending, psychotronic
Plot: terrorist, truck, soldier, chase, car chase, veteran, bar fight, machine gun, scar, drag racing, korean war veteran, plutonium, dancing, computer cracker, casino, money, car, cia, friendship, hotel, military, desert, death, female nudity, psychopath ...
Place: las vegas, mine, nevada

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Most similar movies to Thunder Run

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out surprise ending, exciting, suspense and serious films with plots about fight, pistol, machine gun, death, murder, explosion and deception mostly in Action, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Thunder Run: Chain of Command (1994), The Marine 3: Homefront (2013), Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018), Hardcore Henry (2015), Jason Bourne (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Chain of Command (1994)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Merrill Ross (Michael Dudikoff) is thought to be a C.I.A. agent gone bad and teaming with some other alphabet named agency to take over the oil rich country of Qumir, he finds he's in the middle of a very explosive situation. Not knowing ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: conspiracy, punched in the face, bomb, limousine, cigarette smoking, rooftop, anger, corporate crime, secret police, knocked out with a gun butt, m 16, armored car ...
Time: 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, terrorist, terrorism, kidnapping, one man army, daring rescue, tough heroes, danger, heroes, military, hostages, save the day ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington state, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who ...
Style: suspense, tragic ending, sinister, surprise ending
Plot: desert, cure, city, murder, scientist, battle, zombie, fight, survival, maze, shooting, vaccine ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.7
 75K
Hardcore Henry (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Henry, a newly resurrected cyborg who must save his wife/creator from the clutches of a psychotic tyrant with telekinetic powers, AKAN, and his army of mercenaries. Fighting alongside Henry is Jimmy, who is Henry's only hope to make it through ...
Style: stylized, exciting, bloody, entertaining, intense ...
Plot: murder, car chase, violence, chase, gunfight, mad scientist, extreme violence, stylized violence, revenge, fight scenes, conspiracy, cloning ...
Time: near future
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 188K
Jason Bourne (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The most dangerous former operative of the CIA is drawn out of hiding to uncover hidden truths about his past.
Style: suspense, exciting, intense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: cia, chase, assassin, rogue agent, amnesia, espionage, surveillance, betrayal, cia agent, haunted by the past, survival, investigation ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: las vegas, greece, athens greece, berlin germany, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 4.8
 3K
Stratton (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A British Special Boat Service commando tracks down an international terrorist cell.
Style: suspense, surprise ending
Plot: terrorist, british, commando, shot in the forehead, investigation, rescue, underwater scene, evacuation, helicopter, photograph, knife, cell phone ...
Time: 2010s
Place: big ben london, ukraine, iran, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Condemned 2 (2015)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former bounty hunter who finds himself on the run as part of a revamped Condemned tournament, in which convicts are forced to fight each other to the death as part of a game that's broadcast to the public.
Plot: shotgun, on the run, revolver, flash forward, handcuffs, corpse, axe, beating, desert, police car, cell phone, machine gun ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When terrorists threaten nuclear catastrophe, the world's only hope is to reactivate decommissioned Universal Soldier Luc Deveraux. Rearmed and reprogrammed, Deveraux must take on his nemesis from the original Universal Soldier and a ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, soldier, massacre, super soldier, dynamite, super strength, superhuman, hostage, police car, terrorism, military, race against time ...
Time: 1960s, 2000s, 80s
Place: virginia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 176K
Fast 8 (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: China, USA, Japan
Duration: 136 min.
Story: When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew face trials that will test them as never before.
Style: entertaining, exciting, tense, captivating, surprise ending ...
Plot: betrayal, chase, rescue mission, mysterious woman, car chase, cars, technology, racing, revenge, fight scenes, family, submarine ...
Time: 2010s
Place: manhattan new york city, havana cuba, berlin germany, cuba, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
24 Hours to Live (2017)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, China, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An assassin seeks redemption after being given a second chance at life.
Style: suspense, surprise ending
Plot: assassin, redemption, interpol, hallucination, shooting, reincarnation, deadline, evil corporation, kidnapping, one last job, mercenary, one man army ...
Time: 2010s
Place: south africa, cape town south africa, florida, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, comic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, soldier, military, heroic mission, danger, terrorist, government, attack, future dystopia, treason, gunfight, person on fire ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 1600s
Place: egypt, moscow russia, japan, washington d.c., france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.3
 76K
Geostorm (2017)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world's leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong: ...
Style: surprise ending, apocalyptic
Plot: storm, catastrophe, murder, apocalypse, end of the world, space shuttle, conspiracy, space station, artificial intelligence, nasa, global warming, tsunami ...
Time: future, near future
Place: afghanistan, atlanta georgia, washington d.c., hong kong, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
American Assassin (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Following the murder of his fiancée, Mitch Rapp trains under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley. The pair then is enlisted to investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets.
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending ...
Plot: revenge, terrorist, mentor, terrorism, counter terrorism, recruit, terrorist plot, cia, spy, one man army, spy hero, bomb ...
Time: 2010s
Place: warsaw poland, rome italy, virginia, romania, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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, surprise ending, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: good versus evil, military, president, soldier, conspiracy, explosion, battle, surveillance, missile, assassin, rescue, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., germany, big ben london, pentagon, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America is living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, soldier, shield, political thriller, superhuman powers, good versus evil, adventure, disguise, deception, mission, gadget, explosion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 26K
The Omega Man (1971)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Robert Neville, a doctor, due to an experimental vaccine, is the only survivor of an apocalyptic war waged with biological weapons. The plague caused by the war has killed everyone else except for a few hundred deformed, nocturnal people calling ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, survival, apocalypse, danger, chaos, zombie, siege, survivalist, future dystopia, deadly, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: future, year 1977, near future
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.7
 8K
Kin (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young boy finds a powerful otherworldly weapon, which he uses to save his older adoptive brother from a crew of thugs. Before long, the two of them are also pursued by federal agents and mysterious mercenaries aiming to reclaim their asset.
Style: suspense, social, ambiguous ending, brutal, serious ...
Plot: brother brother relationship, murder, released from prison, father son relationship, gun shooting, teenage boy, adopted son, burglary, police arrest, abusive parent, moral ambiguity, strip club ...
Time: 2010s
Place: detroit, iowa, nevada, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Cyborg 2: Glass Shadow (1993)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the year 2074, the cybernetics market is dominated by two rival companies: USA's Pinwheel Robotics and Japan's Kobayashi Electronics. Cyborgs are commonplace, used for anything from soldiers to prostitutes. Casella Reese is a prototype ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corporation, explosion, robot, assassin, on the run, chase, rivalry, rescue, hitman, strong sexual content, a.i., androids and robots ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Vanishing Point (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Kowalski works for a car delivery service. He takes delivery of a 1970 Dodge Challenger to take from Colorado to San Francisco, California. Shortly after pickup, he takes a bet to get the car there in less than 15 hours.
Style: offbeat, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: car chase, bet, race against time, on the road, police, hitchhiker, hippie, drugs/alcohol, chases and races, obsessive quest, car, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, california, utah, nevada, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.4
 6K
The Recall (2017)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When five friends vacation at a remote lake house, they expect nothing less then a good time, unaware that Earth is under attack by an alien invasion and mass-abductions.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, light
Plot: mind control, memory loss, kidnapping, teenage girl, newspaper clipping, outer space, teenage boy, male nudity, burned alive, hostage, police officer killed, gas station ...
Place: alaska, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.1
 1K
Red Sky (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Disgraced Top Gun fighter pilot Butch Masters leads a rogue squad in recovery of a WMD. Masters must navigate a fractured friendship, a love triangle, and must take to the skies to reclaim his military and personal honor.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, stylized, bilingual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, betrayal, soldier, mission, kidnapping, explosion, missile, conspiracy, hotshot hero, attack, squad, honor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, iraq, syria, pentagon, st. petersburg russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.4
 69K
Red Dawn (2012)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: small town, survival, invasion, adventure, heroic mission, danger, occupation, resistance, patriotism, young heroes, sibling relationship, war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, russia, latin america, china, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Death Race: Inferno (2013)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, South Africa
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Carl Lucas / Frankenstein has won four of his races and needs to win one more to win his freedom. Before his final race, Lucas and his team, car and all, are transferred to another prison where they will compete in a Death Race in the desert. Also, ...
Style: serious, futuristic, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, desert, car race, contests and competitions, car, danger, deadly, rivalry, chases and races, survival, future dystopia, tv show ...
Time: future
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 4.8
 6K
Kill Switch (2017)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A pilot battles to save his family and the planet after an experiment for unlimited energy goes wrong.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: parallel world, physicist, pilot, experiment, kidnapping, interrogation, uncle nephew relationship, machine gun, battle, corpse, survival, hostage ...
Time: near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.4
 10K
Overdrive (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Master car thieves square off against French gangsters in the South of France with money, women and lives all on the line.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: violence, criminal, mansion, car theft, police officer, obesity, ship, train station, german, fight, rescue, kicked in the face ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france, french riviera, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.1
 930
Cyborg Cop (1993)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ex-DEA agent Jack receives an emergency message from his brother Phillip, whose team was ambushed on the Caribbean island of St. Keith. Jack goes to St. Keith to find his brother, who has been turned into a cyborg by the drug runner he was after.
Style: semi serious, humorous, futuristic, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, police shootout, mad scientist, good versus evil, androids and robots, master villain, superhuman powers, fighting crime, manhunt, chaos and mayhem, experiment gone awry, future dystopia ...
Time: 1990s
Place: caribbean, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Midnight Special (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A father and son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, light, surprise ending ...
Plot: chase, on the run, goggles, fbi, motel, gas station, meteor, hostage, military, government, helicopter, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, texas, louisiana, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.7
 129K
The Running Man (1987)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: By 2017, the global economy has collapsed and American society has become a totalitarian police state, censoring all cultural activity. The government pacifies the populace by broadcasting a number of game shows in which convicted criminals fight ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, tough heroes, danger, chases and races, deadly, dishonesty, heroes, rivalry, against the odds, prison, resistance, massacre ...
Time: future, 20th century, twentieth century, near future, 2010s ...
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Warriors of the Apocalypse (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After WWIII has devastated America, a small band of female warriors attempt to survive long enough to make it to the last city left. The problem is dictator Rollins doesn't want her city overpopulating so she sends out her team of mercenaries ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: chase, violence, death, explosion, survival, blood, cruelty, danger, gore, injury, car, fight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, entertaining, intense, exciting ...
Plot: false accusation of murder, false accusations, chase, conspiracy, corruption, assassin, assassination, military, revenge, murder, gunfight, vigilante ...
Time: 2010s
Place: alabama, afghanistan, washington d.c., new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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