Movies like The Burning Train

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The Burning Train (1980)
 6.8
 1K
The Burning Train (1980)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The plot revolves around a train named Super Express that catches fire on its inaugural run from New Delhi to Mumbai.
Style: exciting, serious, emotional, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: friendship, train, race against time, hostages, hostage, friends, terrorism, betrayal, bollywood, unsupportive friend, ambition, workplace intrigue, danger, family problems, chases and races, dishonesty, a vision, crumbling marriage, workplace, estrangement, unsupportive spouse, relationship vs career, workplace situations, unsupportive coworkers, control room ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: india, asia, new delhi

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Most similar movies to The Burning Train

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, exciting, realistic and serious films with plots about chases and races, danger, rivalry, crimes, deadly, terrorism and heroes mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like The Burning Train: Players (2012), Wanted (2009), Hijack (1998), Holiday (2014), D-Day (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.1
 4K
Players (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Learning of a fortune in gold being secretly shipped to Romania, master thieves Charlie and Riya assemble a crack team to steal it.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: heist, gang, vengeance, cons and scams, crimes, partners, betrayal, safecracker, bollywood, rivalry, caper, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.6
 18K
Wanted (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Radhe is a hardcore gangster. A sharpshooter with a sharp brain, he works for Gani Bhai, the dreaded Mafioso, but on his own terms. Totally fearless, Radhe single handedly eliminates Gani Bhai's enemies one by one; making more enemies than he ...
Style: stylized, exciting, rough, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: gangsters, one man army, fall in love, gang war, bollywood, crimes, hitman, criminal heroes, vigilantism, rivalry, crime, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, bangkok thailand, mumbai india, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 4.1
 305
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, realistic, serious, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, terrorism, martial arts, hijacking, chases and races, crimes, deadly, race against time, law enforcement, danger, save the day, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.2
 25K
Holiday (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: A soldier on vacation finds himself hunting down a terrorist. A military officer attempts to hunt down a terrorist, destroy a terrorist gang and deactivate the sleeper cells under its command.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: soldier, fall in love, heroes, tough heroes, love and romance, special agents, rivalry, vengeance, terrorism, couple relations, military, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 9K
D-Day (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 153 min.
Story: 9 years ago Wali Khan (Irrfan Khan) was sent into Karachi, Pakistan by the Chief of RAW Ashwini Rao (Nasser) to report the activities of The Most Wanted Man in India. 9 days ago Rudra Pratap Singh (Arjun Rampal) Indian Armed Forces, MARCOS unit, ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: spy, bollywood, behind enemy lines, terrorism, mission gone awry, danger, espionage, working undercover, rivalry, manhunt, terrorist, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, pakistan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 3.9
 2K
Bullet Train (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, India
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The story revolves around a set of Indians, fighting to get what is their own, while another set of Indians working for the Scotland Yard Police chase them hard to stop them from spreading terror. The film in entirety has been been shot in London, ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: race against time, train, terrorism, vengeance, danger, swat, bollywood, uninhibited rivalry, life is a bitch, immigrants, deportation, bomb ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Desh Prem the Real Hero (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: A blind man with his 'Echolocation' power takes on a revenge mission.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, bollywood, revenge, murder, blindness, betrayal, danger, crimes, rivalry, conspiracy, mastermind, motorcycle chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, new delhi, asia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.4
 670
Ambition (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 159 min.
Story: Elaan (Hindi: एलान, translation: Manifesto) is a 2005 Bollywood action thriller film. Elaan is a mission film about five characters and their plan against one man. Produced by Ganesh Jain and Ratan Jain and directed by Vikram Bhatt, the film ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: vengeance, murder, prison, vigilantism, betrayal, crimes, danger, rivalry, track down, chases and races, parents and children, bollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, europe, italy, india, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 23K
Dhoom 2 (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 152 min.
Story: In the second installment of the Dhoom series, Jai and Ali are back as the buddy cops on their toughest job so far. "Mr.A" is an international thief who has planned to steal a priceless artifact in Mumbai and the police have got to nab ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: heist, disguise, motorcycle chase, buddy cop, buddies, crime, gang, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crimes, betrayal, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, india, asia, mumbai india, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 3.6
 259
Tunnel (2002)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An ex-SAS agent and a thief battle for their lives as air runs out in a maze of abandoned mine tunnels while they're searching for $200 million in stolen diamonds.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, one man army, bounty hunter, save the day, adventure, race against time, gang, escapades, criminal heroes, rivalry, crime gone awry, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.8
 2K
Call (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 176 min.
Story: Major Jaidev Rajvansh (Anil Kapoor) and his fellow officer Hussein (Om Puri) manage to rescue a leading politician as well as capture his kidnapper, Abhrush (Danny Denzongpa). The terrorist has been wanted for years and he is finally captured by the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: love and romance, criminal's revenge, vengeance, unfulfilled love, rivalry, danger, deadly, master villain, crimes, bollywood, love triangle, terrorist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.8
 182K
Unstoppable (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A runaway train, transporting deadly, toxic chemicals, is barreling down on Stanton, Pennsylvania, and only two men can stop it: a veteran engineer and a young conductor. Thousands of lives hang in the balance as these ordinary heroes attempt to ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: train, race against time, runaway train, chase, save the day, determination, danger, partners, helicopter, chases and races, profanity, unstoppable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bio weapon, train, race against time, runaway train, terrorism, rescue, secret agents, train explosion, one man army, save the day, adventure, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, vienna, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.0
 52K
Baby (2015)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 159 min.
Story: An elite counter-intelligence unit learns of a plot, masterminded by a maniacal madman. With the clock ticking, it's up to them to track the terrorists' international tentacles and prevent them from striking at the heart of India.
Style: exciting, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, espionage, fighting crime, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, danger, graphic violence, tough heroes, behind enemy lines, terrorist plot ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Democratic Terrorist (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hamilton is assigned to infiltrate a terrorist group in West Germany, a part of the Red Army Faction (RAF), that supposedly are planning an operation in Sweden. Hamilton is chosen because of his background in the leftist movement. As a member of the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, espionage, secret agents, undercover, deadly, impossible love, moral dilemma, rivalry, race against time, chases and races, heroes, danger ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany, sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe, west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Family: Ties of Blood (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The story is on the concept of karma and bad deeds. It follows Viren Sahai (Amitabh Bachchan), underworld don who rules over India. His son Abhir (Sushant Singh) is spoilt and believes he can do anything due to his father's power. When ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, kidnapping, vengeance, hostage, rivalry, dishonesty, confined, hostages, danger, vigilantism, bollywood, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Action Jackson (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India, Austria
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A man meets his lookalike, who's not just a killer of evil, but also a kind hearted man. Together, they team up to fight against a dreaded gangster.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, semi serious ...
Plot: crimes, killer, law enforcement, rivalry, fighting crime, chase, bollywood, friends, love, tough heroes, impersonation, lust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, bangkok thailand, mumbai india, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Diplomatic Siege (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Steve Mitchell is clandestinely sent to the US embassy in Bucharest, Romania to disarm a nuclear bomb that has secretly remained in the building since the end of the Cold War, little does he know that other problems will soon erupt. He must ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, heroic mission, hostages, race against time, crimes, danger, rescue, save the day, politics, state affairs, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, balkan, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
Cheetah: The Power of One (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 172 min.
Story: Nandu, an orphan, is a top-notch professional killer in town. He manoeuvres his operations with the help of his buddy. In one such operation, he falls into the eyes of the cops. While fleeing from the crime scene, he unintentionally becomes the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: assassination, one against many, hidden identity, on the run, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, romance, chases and races, assassination attempt, frame up, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.9
 1K
Red Line (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Terrified commuters are on the ride of their lives when terrorists send a subway train speeding out of control during rush hour. With the saboteur among them, a group of citizens are now trapped underground and in a race against time if they hope to ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, train, confined, race against time, tunnel, deadly, danger, escapades, bomb, terrorist, survival, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Bullet to Beijing (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Russia, Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When long-time British agent Harry Palmer loses his job because the Cold War is over, he's promptly approached by a Russian bossman, Alex. In St. Petersburg Alex tells Harry of his plan for Russia's future, which is threatened because a ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, cynical
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, intrigue, danger, espionage, secret agents, state affairs, political conspiracy, save the day, undercover, betrayal, rivalry, political corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, asia, korea, europe, st. petersburg russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.8
 2K
Blast (2004)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Germany, South Africa, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A terrorist posing as environmentalist hijacks an oil rig off the coast of California with the intent of detonating an electromagnetic bomb over the US.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, terrorism, hidden identity, daring rescue, isolation, danger, rivalry, law enforcement, save the day, undercover, escapades, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, frogman
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.2
 7K
Agent Vinod (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 157 min.
Story: In Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhua, RAW Agent Vinod (Saif Ali Khan) is rescued by colleague Rajan (Ravi Kishan) from a rogue Pakistani army officer (Shahbaz Khan). In Russia/Uzbekistan, an ex-KGB Officer is tortured and murdered. In Cape Town, a ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: espionage, threat, undercover, danger, nuclear threat, chase, dishonesty, spy, escape, car chase, nuclear bomb, villain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, morocco, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 2.9
 387
Special Ops (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When an American soldier’s Black Ops Unit is ambushed during a raid to rescue a nano-nuclear device that has fallen into the wrong hands, he must run for his life to not only track down the missing device, but also clear his name when he is ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, terrorism, soldier, one man army, danger, heroic mission, profanity, tough heroes, escapades, race against time, daring rescue, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 34K
Don (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 171 min.
Story: A huge South Asian law enforcement contingent embarks on a dangerous cat-and-mouse game of capturing DON (Shah Rukh Khan) - high-ranking member of the ruthless drug mafia in Malaysia. When DON gets seriously injured in a police encounter, the word ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: bollywood, jealousy, drug lord, on the run, mistaken identity, gang, danger, undercover, crime, drug dealing, crimes, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, goa india, malaysia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 2.9
 507
Speed (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Action / Foreign / Suspense - Sandeep Malhotra comes to London to convince his girlfriend to give him another chance. Meanwhile, Siddharth, an undercover MI5 agent, receives a CD, which contains the recording of his kidnapped wife, Richa, and is ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, tense, rough ...
Plot: race against time, hostage, hidden identity, undercover, secret agents, working undercover, danger, assassination, crimes, politics, missing person, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 18K
Dhoom (2004)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A gang of bikers headed by the cool-headed and arrogant Kabir is on a robbing spree in Mumbai. They rob establishments and then zip away on their superbikes. ACP Jai Dixit is the case in-charge and he recruits a bumbling bike mechanic and racer ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, motorcycle, biker, obsessive quest, gang, leadership, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, rivalry, law enforcement, bollywood, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Qayamat: City Under Threat (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 156 min.
Story: CBI Officer Akram Sheikh (Sunil Shetty) is on the verge of nabbing three dreaded Pakistan-backed arms dealers , the brothers Ali (Arbaaz Khan) and Abbas (Sanjay Kapoor) and their common moll Laila (Isha Koppikar) . When Sheikh busts an important ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, prison, law enforcement, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, danger, crimes, daring rescue, heist, bollywood, car chase, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, russia, pakistan, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, mayor, train, runaway train, negotiation, tunnel, passenger, ransom, hijacking, police officer, crimes, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.2
 324
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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, train, one man army, on the run, save the day, race against time, undercover, danger, hostages, hostage, deadly, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%