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, truck driver, chase, car chase, veteran, bar fight, machine gun, scar, drag racing, korean war veteran, plutonium, dancing, computer cracker, casino, money, car, cia, motorcycle, friendship, hotel, military, desert, death ...
Place: las vegas, mine, nevada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out surprise ending, suspense, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about fight, machine gun, pistol, murder, explosion, death and held at gunpoint 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), The Condemned 2 (2015), Hardcore Henry (2015). 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: american flag, death, escape, stabbed in the chest, brutality, security camera, murder, fire, faked death, man with glasses, saxophone, seduction ...
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: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, soldier, kidnapping, terrorist, one man army, rivalry, military, chases and races, crimes, save the day, hostages, daring rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington state, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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, murder, city, battle, zombie, fight, scientist, survival, good versus evil, illness, runner ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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: tied to a chair, cell phone, beating, blood splatter, axe, explosion, rifle, sheriff, machine gun, battle, survival, shot to death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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 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, gore, cloning ...
Time: near future
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 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: british, terrorist, commando, shot to death, binoculars, held at gunpoint, photograph, electrocution, suicide, police car, knife, falling from height ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ukraine, iran, big ben london, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 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, rogue agent, amnesia, assassin, espionage, surveillance, betrayal, survival, cia agent, danger, martial arts ...
Time: 1990s, 2010s, 2000s
Place: las vegas, greece, usa, athens greece, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 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, surprise ending, tense, captivating ...
Plot: betrayal, chase, rescue mission, mysterious woman, car chase, technology, revenge, cars, racing, submarine, fight scenes, family ...
Time: 2010s
Place: havana cuba, cuba, russia, manhattan new york city, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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, hallucination, interpol, shooting, reincarnation, deadline, sniper rifle, shot in the hand, attempted murder, slum, injection ...
Time: 2010s
Place: south africa, florida, cape town south africa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, tense, serious, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, one man army, race against time, soldier, military, nuclear threat, super soldier, super strength, superhuman, dynamite, massacre, police car ...
Time: 1960s, 2000s, 80s
Place: virginia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, military, soldier, danger, heroic mission, terrorist, future dystopia, government, attack, gunfight, person on fire, world domination ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 1600s
Place: egypt, moscow russia, japan, france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 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, brutal, serious, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: released from prison, father son relationship, gun shooting, teenage boy, adopted son, murder, brother brother relationship, police arrest, burglary, strip club, moral ambiguity, abusive parent ...
Time: 2010s
Place: detroit, iowa, nevada, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, recruit, counter terrorism, terrorist plot, terrorism, one man army, cia, nuclear war, spy hero, bomb ...
Time: 2010s
Place: romania, istanbul turkey, rome italy, warsaw poland, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, explosion, good versus evil, gadget, mission, soldier, deception, disguise, shield, political thriller, superhuman powers, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, stylized, serious, surprise ending, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: military, good versus evil, president, nuclear threat, world domination, soldier, terrorism, surveillance, battle, explosion, conspiracy, missile ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pakistan, pentagon, big ben london, north korea, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, apocalypse, survival, zombie, chaos, danger, siege, rivalry, heroic mission, future dystopia, life is a bitch, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future, year 1977, near future
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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: captivating, tense, surprise ending, suspense, humorous
Plot: violence, criminal, rescue, foot chase, car chase, revenge, murder, betrayal, brutality, crime boss, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, anti hero ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france, france, french riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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: realistic, exciting, stylized, serious, bilingual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, military, soldier, kidnapping, explosion, mission, missile, conspiracy, danger, rivalry, terrorism, off the grid ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq, syria, st. petersburg russia, pentagon ...
⇓ 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: realistic, offbeat, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: car chase, bet, hitchhiker, hippie, race against time, on the road, police, drugs/alcohol, chases and races, escapades, delivery, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, utah, san diego california, colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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: light, surprise ending, suspense
Plot: mind control, shot in the chest, violence, stabbed in the chest, exploding car, disarming someone, redemption, lens flare, space station, tragedy, escape, deception ...
Place: alaska, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, bleak, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, hitman, rescue, rivalry, chase, explosion, robot, corporation, assassin, chases and races, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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: apocalyptic, exciting, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: storm, tsunami, apocalypse, end of the world, conspiracy, catastrophe, brother brother relationship, happy ending, climate change, malfunction, frozen alive, covert operation ...
Time: future, near future
Place: atlanta georgia, mumbai india, manhattan new york city, hong kong, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 3.5
 669
The Cure (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a young female scientist discovers that the pharmaceutical company she works for had developed a cure for cancer years earlier, she attempts to release it to the world. Knowing that they make more money from chemotherapy drugs than the cure, ...
Style: surprise ending, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: death, betrayal, deception, corporation, redemption, chase, cancer, self sacrifice, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder, scientist, laboratory ...
Place: new zealand, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 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: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: invasion, small town, resistance, survival, occupation, patriotism, danger, adventure, heroic mission, against the odds, rivalry, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, russia, latin america, china, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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, experiment, pilot, helicopter pilot, alternate world, interrogation, news report, torture, shot to death, machine gun, uncle nephew relationship ...
Time: near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, suspenseful, futuristic, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, island, police shootout, imaginary, crimes, experiment gone awry, technology gone awry, escapades, life is a bitch, superhuman powers, future dystopia, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 1990s
Place: caribbean, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: rough, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, car race, desert, ambition, life is a bitch, chases and races, confined, future dystopia, criminal heroes, tough heroes, media, danger ...
Time: future
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: chase, on the run, gas station, hostage, meteor, helicopter, motel, goggles, fbi, government, military, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, louisiana, texas, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Tactical Assault (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this high-flying action thriller, an expert Air Force flyer finds himself forced to use every trick he has ever learned to stop a murderous, insane former colleague and friend from exacting deadly revenge upon him.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, soldier, military, chase, gulf war, tough heroes, battles, escapades, wartime life, adventure, chases and races, save the day ...
Time: 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: running, man with glasses, murder, brutality, death, underwear, kicking, junkyard, peril, firearm, hostility, injury ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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