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Mission Istaanbul (2008)
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Mission Istaanbul (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A promising journalist Vikas Sagar (Zayed Khan) is offered a position to head a controversial news station in Istanbul by its owner Owais Husain (Sunil Shetty). With this offer comes the promise of money and many other perks that make this offer hard to refuse, especially since Vikas is currently going through a very painful divorce with his wife Anjali (Shriya Saran). After working for the channel that in turn changes his life, he decides to quit, however, it is brought to his attention by a Turkish commando Rizwan Khan (Vivek Oberoi), that others who have quit had been killed for knowing too much. Does it become a battle - which will win, the sword or the pen?
Plot: martial arts, terrorist, terrorism, gun, divorce, chase, helicopter, car chase, submachine gun, explosion, estranged couple, divorced divorcee, loss of wife, news reporter, exploding bus
Place: istanbul turkey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about explosion, gun, chase, terrorism, danger, chases and races and violence mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Mission Istaanbul: Ek: The Power of One (2009), A Common Man (2013), Die My Way (1994), Sweepers (1998), Sudden Death (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Ek: The Power of One (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Mumbai-based Nandkumar Sharma is a high-priced hit-man. He is paid a princely 1.5 Crore Rupees to injure Anna Mhatre, so that the later can get enough 'sympathy' votes to get him elected as the next Chief Minister, but ends up killing him. ...
Plot: betrayal by friend, prostitute, farm, jumping from height, hit by a car, investigator, train, tough guy, fair, suicide by gunshot, accidental killing, one against many ...
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95%
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A Common Man (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sri Lanka, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A terrorist plants several bombs throughout the city of Colombo, Sri Lanka and threatens to detonate them unless prisoners are released.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, terrorism, law enforcement, track down, danger, deadly, urban, crimes, graphic violence, chase, race against time, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, sri lanka
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Die My Way (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A group of terrorists cause chaos in a small mexican city, now Mario, the town's mayor, and a special forces group must restore peace in the city.
Plot: blood, terrorist, gun, terrorism, gore, chaos, crimes, crime, television
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Sweepers (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dolph Lundgren is Christian Erickson, a leading demolition expert trained to disarm mine fields in a humanitarian minesweeping operation in Angola. His son is killed and he discovers that mines are being planted during the war to kill people in the ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, terrorist, bar, one man army, battle, battles, son, espionage, heroic mission, vengeance, tough heroes, save the day ...
Time: 90s
Place: angola
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Sudden Death (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Ed Neilson's entire family is viciously murdered, he pleads with retired CIA operative Duke Smith (Robert Conrad) to investigate. He refuses, but relents after Neilson too meets an explosive death. Deception, international intrigue and a ...
Style: cult film
Plot: explosion, helicopter, mercenary, male in bathtub, man in swimsuit, violence, exploding car, murder, killer, fortune, car bomb, burned alive ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Karma (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 193 min.
Story: When senior police inspector Vishwa Pratap Singh arrests Dr. Michael Dang, the leader of the international terrorist group PSO, the group blast the jail Dang is lodged in killing huge numbers of inmates including two of Vishwa's sons and his ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: terrorism, prison, death row, assassination, master criminal, adventure, on the run, criminal heroes, law enforcement, danger, dishonesty, fugitives ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Ashanti (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Dr. Anansa Linderby is kidnapped in a medical mission in Africa by a slave trader. From this moment, her husband will do anything to recover her and to punish the bad guys, but that will be not an easy task.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, slave, danger, village life, missing person, intrigue, hostages, race against time, village, terrorism, hostage, rescue ...
Time: 70s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Collateral Damage (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Firefighter Gordon Brewer is plunged into the complex and dangerous world of international terrorism after he loses his wife and child in a bombing credited to Claudio 'The Wolf' Perrini.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, fbi, explosion, revenge, profanity, investigation, crimes, vigilantism, danger, heroes, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, 2000s
Place: colombia, los angeles, washington d.c., south america, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.5
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Lucifer (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 175 min.
Story: In God's own country, the supreme leader of the ruling party dies, leaving a huge vacuum, not only in the electoral and leadership sphere of the party but also that of the state. In the inevitable succession squabble and the power struggle that ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, exciting, surprise ending
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Police Story 4: First Strike (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jackie Chan reprises his role as Chan Ka-Kui (also known in some versions as Jackie) yet again as a Hong Kong cop who works with Interpol to track down and arrest an illegal weapons dealer. Later Jackie realizes that things are not as simple as they ...
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Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, helicopter, one man army, heroes, secret agents, undercover, hitman, chase, espionage, adventure, master criminal, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Hero: Love Story of a Spy (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Arun Khanna is a spy for the Indian government whose aid is enlisted to stop ISI Chief Ishak Khan. Khan is trying to build a nuclear bomb with which he can liberate Kashmir from the Indians. A battle of wits ensues. When Khan detonates a bomb at ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.6
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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: exciting, serious, suspense, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, airplane, terrorist, hijacking, heroes, chase, danger, parachuting, track down, hacker, race against time, faked death ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Rhythm Section (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After the death of her family in an airplane crash on a flight that she was meant to be on, Stephanie Patrick discovers the crash was not an accident. She then seeks to uncover the truth by adapting the identity of an assassin to track down those ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense
Plot: terrorist, revenge, sex scene, tough girl, spy, terrorism, assassin, drug addict, female warrior, airplane, conspiracy, terrorist plot ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: england, manhattan new york city, madrid, scotland, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
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Country: India
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, twists and turns ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Sniper: Ghost Shooter (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
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Story: Elite snipers Brandon Beckett and Richard Miller are tasked with protecting a gas pipeline from terrorists looking to make a statement. When battles with the enemy lead to snipers being killed by a ghost shooter who knows their exact location, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, disturbing, exciting ...
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Place: istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
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Genre: Action, Drama, Adventure
Country: Australia, Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: semi serious, realistic, cult film
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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38%
 6.1
 89K
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Duration: 108 min.
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The Delta Force (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
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Story: A 707 aircraft jetliner on its way from Athens to Rome and then to New York City is hijacked by Lebanese terrorists. The terrorists demand that the pilot take them to Beirut. What the terrorists don't realize is that an elite team of commandoes ...
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34%
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31%
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